Coalition for Clinical Social Work


Wednesday Evenings
06:30pm - 07:00pm  Refreshments & Networking
07:00pm - 09:00pm  Program

Developing a Dynamic Mind in Social Work Practice

This year the CCSW Evening Events will consider the question: How do social workers develop our psychodynamic thinking? We will look at how we create and sustain room in our minds to think therapeutically about our clients and about our impact on them. This year’s 4 evening events will look at personal and environmental issues in the worlds of the therapist and the client, and how those dynamic issues may facilitate, or may disrupt the social worker’s ability to think more deeply about the clinical encounter.

*further information on program participants to be posted soon!

October 1, 2014 The Development of My Thinking
Early, Mid-Career, and Seasoned clinicians will share their experiences of developing their psychodynamic thinking.

December 3, 2014 When Your Personal Life Intrudes: Disruptions in the Mind of the Social Worker
What happens when personal life circumstances interfere with the social worker's ability to think about their clients?

February 4, 2015 Sexual Exploitation of Children and Unthinkable Horrors: How social workers respond
How do social workers think to help their clients in the face of the unthinkable?

May 6, 2015 Attacks on Thinking: A Psychodynamic Perspective on Psychotic Processes
How can psychoanalytic thinking help clinicians reach their most disturbed clients?


Location for all CCSW Programs: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis 444 Natoma Street (between 5th & 6th Streets off Mission) San Francisco, CA 94103 Wheelchair accessible

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

Questions: please contact co-chairs Clara Kwun LCSW; Daniel Yu, LCSW

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