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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.

CONSULTATION GROUPS OFFERED BY SENIOR SOCIAL WORK CLINICANS

Committee Co-Chairs:
Terry Schulman, PhD, LCSW     [email protected]
  (510) 655-3975
Elyse Miller, LCSW     [email protected]
  (415) 554-2647

The Coalition for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) offers a series of consultation groups aimed primarily toward social workers practicing in agency-based settings. The groups are offered free of charge to all social workers who are looking for a place to discuss the myriad issues related to client work, self-care, agency dynamics, and psychodynamic case formulation.

These groups will provide the opportunity for cases and challenging work settings to be discussed. Through didactics, discussion, and readings as a group we will think together.   This will provide an opportunity learn the basics of psychodynamic and relational practice and to continue one’s clinical development.  By meeting for an extended time with a core group a sense of community can grow among members.

 

SAN FRANCISCO CONSULTATION GROUP
Now Accepting New Members

The Coalition for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) offers a series of consultation groups aimed primarily toward social workers practicing in agency-based settings. The groups are offered free of charge to all social workers who are looking for a place to discuss the myriad issues related to client work, self-care, agency dynamics, and psychodynamic case formulation.

The consultation groups will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) located at 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco. These groups consists of 3 segments of 8 weekly meetings. Each group is limited to 8 participants so individuals can develop a sense of belonging and community with each other. Participants are requested to sign up for only one group. Members from one group will be welcome to continue with the next 8-week segment providing there is space. At the beginning of each series, the group will determine its focus for the 8 sessions.

Previous topics have included:

  • Vicarious traumatization
  • Relational social work
  • Psychodynamic case formulation

Groups are facilitated by a senior social worker and a junior co-facilitator who are happy to share their experiences and expertise, and are committed to helping social workers develop their clinical skills so that they can not only survive but thrive in their practices.

Please note that this refers to San Francisco group at SFCP only.

  • 1st eight week segment will meet Oct 5/12/19/26 & Nov 2/9/16/30 2016
  • 2nd eight week segment will meet Jan 4/11/18/25 & Feb 8/15/22 March 1 2017
  • 3rd eight week segment will meet April 26; May 10/17/24/31 & Jun 7/14/21 2017

Click here to download the Application Form

Fore more information, please contact the CCSW Consultation Group Program Co-Chairs:
Terry Schulman by phone 510-655-3975 or email t[email protected]
Elyse Miller by phone 415-554-2647 or email [email protected]

 

SOUTH BAY CONSULTATION GROUP
Now Accepting New Members

The Coalition for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) offers an ongoing consultation group aimed primarily toward social workers practicing in agency-based settings. The group is offered free of charge to all social workers who are looking for a place to discuss the myriad issues related to client work, self-care, agency dynamics, and psychodynamic case formulation.

The consultation group will meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7 pm at 900 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 201, Los Altos.

Previous topics have included:

  • Vicarious traumatization
  • Relational social work
  • Psychodynamic case formulation

The group is facilitated by two social workers who are happy to share their experiences and expertise, and are committeed to helping social workers develop their clinical skills so that they can not only survive but thrive in their practices.

For more information, please contact the CCSW Consultation Group Program in the South Bay:
Dena Sorbo, email: [email protected] or Sharon Levin, email: [email protected]

 

EAST BAY YEAR-LONG CASE CONFERENCE

Consultant:  Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW
Dates: One Thursday a month (week TBD by the group)
Time: 9:30-10:30 am
Location: 17 Gleneden Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Interested social workers may contact Amy Friedman: (510) 482-9889
 

 

 

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San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


(415) 563-5815
(415) 857-7596
[email protected]
 

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