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Mid Peninsula District Meeting

  • Friday, May 16, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Jewish Family and Children Services


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California Society for Clinical Social Work

Mid Peninsula District


Elise Miller Ph.D. and Gregory Bellow M.S.W. Ph. D.


        "Clinician’s Challenges of Writing for Publication”

When:    Friday, May 16, 2014 

                    NEW TIME:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Where: Jewish Family and Children’s Service 200 Channing Street, Palo Alto (corner of Channing and Emerson) Parking available – 913 Emerson in underground parking (press button to be admitted) as well as parking on 200 Channing and on the street 

Cost: CSCSW members can earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs and LMFTs may earn 2 CE credits for a nominal fee of $20. Free to audit.

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Virginia Frederick, ginnyfred@aol.com; website registration is preferred.

Overview: Two clinicians -- one the  author of a recent memoir, and the other a specialist in the psychology of writing -- will discuss common conflicts about and obstacles to developing, drafting, revising, completing, and submitting a paper/book for publication. The processes of writing and publishing can trigger conscious and unconscious conflicts about: competition, idealization, separation-individuation, and self-esteem that can disable or block those who seek the self-expression and professional promotion that comes publicly exposing your ideas. This presentation, however, will focus on productive authors who have found ways of overcoming these common challenges. Greg Bellow will address how he moved from professional writing to writing a memoir, Saul Bellow’s Heart, and Elise Miller will dicsuss what she has learned about the writing practices of productive clinical writers. This forum will invite discussion from the audience, who will leave with a deeper understanding of the universal challenges of writing as well as with some practical strategies for setting themselves up for success in their writing projects.

Goals and Objectives:


After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand how composition scholars and psychoanalytic theorists describe the writing process.
  2. Recognize common conflicts that can halt the processes of writing, editing, submission, and revision. .
  3. Learn how productive, published authors actually approach writing and publishing.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

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