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    • October 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm 305A/B
    • 85
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    Join us to hear a panel of five experienced clinical social workers share about their diverse experiences and strategies in building fulfilling clinical careers. Panelists will share their career trajectories, with particular focus on methods of building expertise in their area of interest as well as reflections on their path to licensure. Our accomplished speakers bring unique perspectives from a wide array of clinical settings and capacities. Panel members will also answer questions from attendees.


    OBJECTIVES

    • To gain practical knowledge of diverse career trajectories within clinical social work.
    • To understand requirements and strategies for successful attainment of clinical licensure.
    • To learn about paths to clinical expertise and specialization.

     
    About the Presenter
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    Carlos Encalada, LICSW
    is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker whose parents come from Ecuador and Colombia. He has been working in both community mental health and as a private practice psychotherapist/small business owner. His experience in social services include the Peace Corps, clinical internships in hospital and community-based partially supportive team environments, crisis response, and individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

    Jen McCormick, LICSW earned her MSW from the University of Washington in 2002. She began her career in community mental health and worked as a case manager for Sound Mental Health and as a social worker at Harborview, UWMC, and Overlake on the inpatient psychiatric units. Jen has a part-time private practice in the U-district.

    Ross Artwohl, LICSW is a clinical social worker with 18 years of experience as a college counseling center therapist and clinical supervisor. Concurrently, he served as an administrator directing the Oregon College and University Suicide Prevention Project, the Oregon State University Mental Health Promotion Program and Alcohol and Other Drug Response Services at the University of Denver. Ross earned his hours for licensure through fellowships at UC Berkeley and Humboldt State University. 

    Tanya Ranchigoda, LICSW earned her MSW at California State University, Long Beach. She is an adjunct faculty lecturer at the graduate School of Social Work at the University of Washington. In addition to teaching, Tanya is in private practice, counseling individuals and families with adjustment to chronic/terminal illness and significant life transitions, grief and loss, crisis intervention, and family relationships. Her past professional experience includes 10 years at Seattle Children's Hospital as a pediatric oncology social worker.

    Kay Hockeiser, LICSW supervises clinical case managers in an outpatient community mental health setting. Using a variety of interventions, with a focus on cognitive and behavioral therapies, Kay has provided individual and group treatment to adults with chronic mental illness. Prior to mental health, Kay worked as a housing case manager, assisting families with resources to find and maintain permanent housing.

    CEU's Offered

    1.5 ceu's

    Schedule

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Registration & Refreshments: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
    Program: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Meeting Location
    UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
    4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle, WA  98105

    Directions
    The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.

    Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.

    Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.

    Questions?  admin@wsscsw.org

    • November 07, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Seattle- Wallingford

    To join a reading group, email the member host to reserve your seat around the table. Each reading group is free and limited to 6-10 people (members only). Each group will meet once or twice depending on the group and host’s preference. If you have questions about the current groups, or to host more reading groups, email Professional Development Committee Chairperson Lara Okoloko at PD@ WSSCSW.org.


    Counting on Kindness, by author Wendy Lustbader, MSW

    Seattle social worker Wendy Lusbader is known for her engaging storytelling as well as her expertise in the area of aging. Here she writes about a subject that many of us don’t consider until we are personally involved in a care giving relationship, either needing to count on the kindness of others or when life calls on us to care for someone in our own family. Her book touches on sovereignty, autonomy, regret, loyalty and much more. “Many books have been written in support of caregivers, but this is still the only book depicting the dilemmas of dependency from the point of view of the person needing assistance.

    Hosted by: Denise Malm
    Email to RSVP: dmalm@wallingfordseniors.org
    Wallingford, November 7 & 14, 6:30pm


             

     

    • November 30, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm 305A/B
    • 21
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    To provide services effectively, it is important to understand our reactions to the difficult situations we encounter as professional grief-receivers. How can we offer compassion while maintaining protective boundaries? Are there ways to renew the spirit while taking in so much sorrow and pain? What can we do when our own issues from the past are triggered and we become over-involved?  This presentation will look at the human side of helping relationships, exploring creative ways to take care of ourselves while serving others.


    OBJECTIVES

    1. Identify ways to manage the need to rescue.
    2. Depict strategies for enhancing self-awareness in challenging situations.
    3. List at least five self-protective responses to overwhelming predicaments.

    About the Presenter

    Wendy Lustbader, MSW, is the author of several books that have earned her a national reputation in the field of aging. She is also a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, using storytelling to animate complex subjects. Additionally, she is a skilled psychotherapist, having worked almost twenty years with people from all walks of life at a community clinic in downtown Seattle. Currently, she is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle. Wendy's first book was co-authored with Nancy Hooyman, Taking Care of Aging Family Members. Her second book, Counting on Kindness, helps readers to comprehend the complex feelings which arise when we become dependent on others for help. Her latest books are What's Worth Knowing, a collection of pithy insights gathered from older people, and Life Gets Better, which explores how life improves as we get older, on every level except the physical.

    CEU's Offered
    1.5 ceu's



    Schedule

    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Registration & Refreshments: 6:00pm
    Program: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Meeting Location
    UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
    4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle, WA  98105

    Directions
    The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.

    Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.

    Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.

    Questions?  admin@wsscsw.org

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