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Coalition for Clinical Social Work
The Coalition for Clinical Social Work is committed to psychodynamic thinking about the practice of social work across diverse settings. Our dedication to social justice is at the heart of our organization and informs all CCSW programs & education. We value the importance and power of community collaboration, clinical development and theoretically-informed practice. CCSW works to preserve the unique professional identity of social work and our capacity to practice meaningful clinical work with all client populations.
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2016 - 2017 San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars

Suzanne Klein, PhD, Chair

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction.   The courses are offered at a reduced fee to pre- and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Course Title:
Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Wednesdays, August 31; September 7, 14, 21, 2016
07:00pm - 08:30pm
Elyse Miller, LCSW and Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee:
$ 40.00
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This course is intended for beginning social work clinicians and others doing community based client work.  Our intention is to introduce basic psychodynamic concepts that support front-line work, develop thinking and facilitate resilience.

Each week one reading will be suggested which will serve as the basis of a didactic presentation related to our topic.  Case vignettes related to the topics are strongly encouraged

August 31, 2016
Therapeutic Engagement with Our Clients: How Do We Stay Reliable?
This first week we will begin to get to know one another and form a group.

September 7, 2016
How Psychodynamic Principles Ground our Work: The Therapeutic Alliance, the Frame, Case Formulation and Therapeutic Action
We will explore making use of developmental history to form a full and humane picture of our Client.

September 14, 2016
Using our Countertransference to Stay Engaged and Resilient

September 21, 2016
Recognizing Countertransference: A Vehicle to Understanding Our Responses to Clients

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
**Please join CCSW for our first Clinical Evening in our series of 4 programs for 2016-2017 at SFCP! (7-9 PM)

Refund Policy

  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before July 31, 2016.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program after August 1, 2016.





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San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 563-5815
(415) 857-7596
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