Coalition for Clinical Social Work

The Role of Witnessing and Holding

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 PM


Maria Porch, LCSW
Psychotherapy with Adults, Adolescents and Families

Regina Helena G. Campos, MA, EdS, PhD
Professional Psychologist and Consultant
Private Practice, Los Altos, CA


Francisco J. Gonzalez, MD
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
Instituto Familiar de la Raza

Refreshments & Conversation:
6:30 - 7:00 PM

7:00 - 9:00 PM

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Wheelchair accessible

Please Register:
Click here to register online now

Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW

Cost: $ 15.00 or donation
(no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

2 CME/CE Credits are available for:
$ 24.00  - General
$ 20.00  - SFCP Members



Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to

  1. develop a better understanding of the barriers facing immigrant clients and also clinicians as they address mental health issues in the treatment relationship.
  2. increase their understanding of how the environment and surrounding systems affect immigrant clients seeking mental health support in order to offer appropriate clinical treatment.
  3. identify key themes in the mental health treatment of immigrant clients, including the impact of clients of acculturation, prejudice, racism and assimilation.
  4. learn how loss, trauma, intergenerational trauma, and resiliency are part of the clinical picture in the mental health treatment of immigrant clients.


CE LogoThe San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 2 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 02677, on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW, Clara Kwun, LCSW, Maria Porch, LCSW, Regina Helena G. Campos, MA, EdS, PhD and Francisco J. Gonzalez, MD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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