Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Online ZOOM
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    Co-Sponsored
    with USC 

    Description: In this workshop Dr. Schore will offer a presentation and discuss the essential themes of his recently published book, Right Brain Psychotherapy. Referring to his current clinical, research, and theoretical studies on attachment theory, neuropsychoanalysis, traumatology, and psychotherapy, he will discuss the right brain emotional, relational, and neurobiological change mechanisms that lie at the core of the co-created therapeutic relationship. This lecture will also present an interpersonal neurobiological model of psychotherapeutic expertise for working with early-forming therapeutic reenactments of attachment trauma, especially in heightened affective moments of treatment. Dr. Schore will contend that our conception of the expert clinician has changed, from one who offers left brain insight-oriented interpretations in order make the unconscious conscious to an empathic clinician whose right brain optimally detects, processes, and regulates the patient’s right brain unconsciously communicated implicit bodily-based affective states in order to treat the patient’s symptomatology and promote the patient’s emotional and social development. He will discuss how very recent groundbreaking hyperscanning studies of the brains of both the patient and the therapist in a psychotherapy session confirm his model of synchronized right brain-to-right brain nonverbal emotional communication of attachment dynamics within the burgeoning therapeutic alliance. Offering both clinical data and a large body of interdisciplinary research he will suggest that neurobiologically-informed, emotionally-focused treatment facilitates therapeutic changes in the connectivity of the “emotional” “social” right brain, and that the incorporation of current studies of brain laterality research into models of the therapeutic relationship allows for a deeper understanding of not only why but how psychotherapy works, “beneath the words” of the patient and therapist.

    Mucci review Schore Right Brain Psych 21 .pdf

    Costs:  Member/USC Alumni: $100 | Nonmember: $160 | Student/USC Student: $40 -- Become a member today and get the pro-rated new member rate

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. How the current paradigm shift is emphasizing the primacy of affect and the centrality of implicit, unconscious processes in development, psychopathogenesis, and psychotherapy.
    2. How psychotherapeutic models are being transformed by updated developmental studies of the right brain, which is dominant for processing social-emotional information and relational stress, attachment, clinical intuition, empathy, and creativity.
    3. How right brain-to-right brain nonverbal communication described by regulation theory offers a model of clinical expertise for receiving, processing, and regulating the patient’s bodily-based affective states, and how this model is supported by current hyperscanning research of the interaction between the clinician’ and patient’s right brains in an emotionally focused psychotherapy session.

    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine. He is author of six seminal volumes, including Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Classic Edition, and two recently published books, Right Brain Psychotherapy and The Development of the Unconscious Mind, as well as numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, developmental psychology, infant mental health, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work. He is past editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has received a number of honors for his work, including an Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology from the Division of Trauma Psychology and the Scientific Award from the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association, Honorary Membership by the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center Award for outstanding contributions to Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has extensively lectured internationally, and has had a private psychotherapy practice for more than four decades.

    Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

    • This webinar is planned to be recorded
    • Closed Captioning available

    This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 4.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

    Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.


    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.


    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ONLINE ZOOM
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    Ongoing consultation/support group for CSCSW members regarding the use of Telehealth. Previous meetings have included discussions around practice implications of using a telehealth platform, legal and ethical considerations, navigating insurance, and transitioning back to the office. Members have an opportunity to network and make connections with other practitioners across the state. 

    If you are not a member join today - click here to learn more

    MEMBER'S ONLY EVENT - FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS

    This Consultation/Support Group does not award CEUs.


    • Friday, November 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online ZOOM
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    Co-hosted with USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    Presenter:  

    1 CEU - this will be a meeting and will not be recorded

    Cost: Member/USC Alum - $25 | Nonmember - $40 | Student/USC Student - $10

    Telemental health clinicians should continuously develop their cultural competence to remain ethically compliant. By doing so, you will improve rapport with clients and ensure that cultural needs are met throughout the treatment process. Providing telehealth services often requires that clinicians work with clients outside the clinician’s own community which requires more attentiveness to cultural differences.

    In this course, you will learn about:

    • Cultural competence and cultural humility
    • How bias and privilege can affect the therapeutic experience
    • Disparities in the use of telehealth
    • Health and digital literacy
    • Ways to design and use technology that supports telehealth utilization and is client-centered

    Improving cultural competence on a consistent basis can help your clients feel seen and heard during your telemental health sessions.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this meeting, participants will be able to:

    1. Define cultural competence and cultural humility as it relates to ethical professional practice.
    2. Adapt technology, assessment, and treatment services to fit specific cultural needs.

        About the Presenter:

        Raymond Barrett, CEO (LMHC, LPC) of the Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, is a licensed professional counselor and an expert telehealth trainer/ consultant. Ray’s passion for telehealth emerged from his experience as a clinician seeking practical, high-quality telehealth training. He is a frequent speaker for professional organizations. Since 2014, TCI has delivered comprehensive Telehealth training and consultation to a global network of more than 26,000 healthcare organizations and professionals. TCI now offers over 90 specialized courses, a vast array of telehealth resources, and ongoing free continuing education opportunities for telehealth providers.

        Contact Monica Blauner

        Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

        This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

        Cancellation Policy

        • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
        • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
        • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

        Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.



        • Saturday, December 04, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Online WEBINAR
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         ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

        Presenter: Rich Bradway, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

        Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative approach to working with individuals that helps to facilitate behavior change. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the core MI processes used to cultivate change, understand the spirit of MI including when, where and how to use this evidenced-based practice with clients. We will identify specific tools to use and discuss strategies for implementation in your place of practice.


        Learning Objectives:

        1. Integrate person-centered and strategic components to improve clinical outcomes using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in a positive and supportive way.
        2. Evaluate how the four processes and OARS skills of MI help reduce client ambivalence and empower change.
        3. Employ ways to elicit, recognize and respond to “change talk” to improve treatment outcomes.
        4. Know and understand how MI facilitates the reduction of discord in the therapeutic alliance leading to positive behavioral change.
         ABOUT THE PRESENTER

        Rich Bradway, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker with a professional focus in co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. He currently teaches Motivational Interviewing at San Diego State University and California State University-San Marcos in their respective Schools of Social Work and maintains a private psychotherapy practice. As a non-profit executive, he oversaw his organization’s portfolio of alcohol and drug services programs throughout California and directed four SAMHSA Women, Families and Children Treatment funded projects all of which used MI as part of their treatment protocol.

        Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.  

        • This webinar is planned to be recorded 
        • Closed Captioning available

        This is a District Meeting coordinated by the San Diego District

        This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

        Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

        Attendance and Registration Policies  

        • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
        • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
        • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

        Cancellation Policy

        • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
        • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
        • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

        Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

        • Saturday, January 08, 2022
        • Sunday, January 09, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • Online ZOOM
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        Co-hosted with USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

        Presenter: Ann Steiner Ph.D., LMFT, CGP, FAGPA

        6 CEUs

        Cost: Member/USC Alum - $125 | Student/USC Student - $40 |  Nonmember - $175 -- Become a member today and get the pro-rated new member rate

        This 6 hour Law and Ethics webinar is a deep dive, hands on workshop about the Therapist’s Professional Will. COVID has been a wakeup call and reminder that we all, regardless of age, health and socio-cultural location, need to have backup systems in place. Illnesses, retirement, relocation, sudden emergencies, and death happen. Plus, the Ethics Codes for every discipline require that you have a Professional Will. This workshop helps you plan who will contact your patients if you cannot, and ways to minimize the impact of your absence on your patients, colleagues, and community. All levels of experience welcome!

        Learning Objectives:

        1. List the essential ingredients of a comprehensive Professional Will 
        2. Analyze when and whether it is appropriate to be self-disclosing regarding the psychotherapist’s health, reasons for canceling sessions and termination, factoring in differences in social-economic, power, privilege, racial, cultural, and other differences present in their clinical practice 
        3. List 3 common problems and complications created for patients when the therapist cancels or is ill 
        4. Describe your plan for minimizing the trauma caused to patients when the therapist has to cancel, transfer or terminate earlier than expected 
        5. List your countertransference challenges/concerns re cancelling sessions.

        About the Presenter:

        Ann Steiner Ph.D., is a Certified Group Psychotherapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and consultant in private practice for 30 years. She pioneered the creation of the professional will, has published over 20 articles on the subject, consults to and presents workshops to clinicians throughout the US and in Europe, and has published two books about leading groups. Dr. Steiner served as an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, for 14 years; is on the faculty of the Psychotherapy Institute; and is a Fellow and member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force.

        To read more about the Therapist’s Professional Will or learn about Dr. Steiner’s downloadable Therapist’s Professional Will: Guidelines for Managing Planned and Unplanned Absence check out: www.PsychotherapyTools.com http://www.psychotherapytools.com/profwill_what.html Currently she is writing a manual titled: Your Therapist’s Professional Will: The Ethical Care of Your Practice and Yourself Workbook and Guide.

        Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

        • This webinar is interactive and will not be recorded
        • This webinar meets the requirement for Law and Ethics CEUs
        • Closed Captioning available

        This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

        Cancellation Policy

        • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
        • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
        • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

        Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

        • Tuesday, February 08, 2022
        • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Online WEBINAR (Will be recorded**)
        Register
         ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

        Presenter: Nancy Haug

        The presentation will include an overview of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of intervention which includes six core therapeutic processes. She will discuss how ACT can help clients recover from major life losses, including grief and loss experienced during the global pandemic. Practical ACT strategies and clinical tools will be explained with a focus on mindfulness and self-compassion.


        Learning Objectives:

        1. To review the overall ACT model of intervention.
        2. To apply the ACT “hexaflex” to grief and loss.
        3. To demonstrate practical ACT strategies and tools for addressing grief and loss.
         ABOUT THE PRESENTER

        Dr. Nancy Haug is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She is core faculty in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Haug is a licensed psychologist in California and maintains a small private practice with specialization in the treatment of alcohol/substance use disorders and eating disorders. She has clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies such as ACT and DBT.

        Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.  

        • This webinar is planned to be recorded 
        • Closed Captioning available

        This is a District Meeting coordinated by the Mid-Peninsula District.  

        This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

        Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

        Attendance and Registration Policies  

        • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
        • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
        • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

        Cancellation Policy

        • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
        • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
        • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

        Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.