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Education Calendar of Events

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hyattsville home of Karin Lee
    • 5
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    Please join us for a book discussion of one of the most wrenching, talked-about books of the year. 

    Amazon calls it “a slamming, heartbreaker of a novel that is rendered with such stinging beauty and restrained emotion that despite the anguish taking place on the page, you won’t want it to end.”

    National Book Award winning Jesmyn Ward, tells the story of Jojo, a young black Mississippi boy raised by his grandparents, who is forced to become a man far before he should because his mother is a drug addict, his father is in jail, and his baby sister needs a guardian.”

    In her review, Celeste Ng says, “This novel is a searing, urgent read for anyone who thinks the shadows of slavery and Jim Crow have passed, and anyone who assumes the ghosts of the past are easy to placate. It’s hard to imagine a more necessary book for this political era.”

    Don’t want to buy the book?  It’s available as a book and e-book at the Fairfax, DC, Prince George’s and Montgomery Public Libraries…or listen to it as an audiobook.

    Category: 2 | CEUs: 2

    • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • River Road Unitarian Universalist 6301 River Road | Bethesda, MD
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    Meet New Members and Network!

    Drinks and Main Entrees provided.
    Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.

    Free to members!

    Please RSVP by May 20



    Location: River Road Unitarian Universalist 6301 River Road | Bethesda, MD

    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Foxhill | 8300 Burdette Rd Bethesda, MD
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    Presenter: Ruthie Arbit, LICSW (ruthiearbit.LICSW@gmail.com | arbitcounseling.com)

    Category: 2
    CE Hours: 1.5

    Workshop Description: In this workshop we will do a brief review of core CBT concepts, a brief review of perinatal mood disorders (depression/anxiety, OCD, psychosis, PTSD) and we will do case examples that highlight 2 specific therapeutic strategies: grounding for panic attacks/PTSD and exposures for OCD and trauma. This class is good for beginners or more advanced practitioners.

    Workshop Objectives: At the end of this class participants will have a basic understanding of CBT, have a basic understanding of PMD's, and will be able to apply specific CBT strategies to their work with perinatal families.

    Specific Agenda:

    12:00: Intro
    12:05-12:20: Intro to CBT
    12:20-12:35: Intro to PMD's
    12:35-12:50: case example and grounding
    12:50-1:05: case example and exposure
    1:05-1:30: Q & A and discussion

    Recommended Books: The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety : Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions by Pamela S. Wiegartz and Kevin L. Gyoerkoe

    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Melanie Froemke's home | Alexandria, VA (address will be sent in confirmation email)
    • 13
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    The Wine & Cheese committee invites you to join clinicians of all levels for evening drinks. Come mingle with fellow social workers; make connections, make friendships! Stay for as little or as long as you'd like.

    We would love to see you! 

    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Melinda Salzman's home Silver Spring, MD (address will be sent in confirmation email)
    • 14
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    The Wine & Cheese committee invites you to join clinicians of all levels for evening drinks. Come mingle with fellow social workers; make connections, make friendships! Stay for as little or as long as you'd like.

    We would love to see you! 

    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • (Cosmos Club -- Washington D.C.)

    Program description will be announced shortly


    Continuing education credit: ­ 3 CE credits available for full attendance. Continuing Education sponsored by the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia Boards of Social Work. The GWSCSW accepts responsibility for this program. Note:  Virginia Licensees need 18 CE's by June 30, 2018.

    Training sponsored by the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia boards of social work to offer continuing education to social workers. 


    GWSCSW honors the memory of Dr. Alice Kassabian, a former president of our Society, clinician, advocate for social justice and excellence in clinical practice. Dr. Kassabian was an active member of the Diversity and Social Action Committee of American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) which promotes excellence in clinical practice by providing opportunities for expanded conversations regarding the centrality of focused attention to culture and issues of diversity.

    • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Cosmos Club -- Washington D.C.

    SAVE THE DATE:  Alice Kassabian Memorial Conference: "When LGBT  'Cured' Psychiatry: The History You Never Knew!: An Ethical Retrospective"  


    Continuing education credit: ­This Conference provides 3 LGBTQ+ and 3 Ethics CEU credits. Continuing Education sponsored by the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia Boards of Social Work. The GWSCSW accepts responsibility for this program. Note:  Virginia Licensees need 18 CE's by June 30, 2018.


    Training sponsored by the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia boards of social work to offer continuing education to social workers. 


    GWSCSW honors the memory of Dr. Alice Kassabian, a former president of our Society, clinician, advocate for social justice and excellence in clinical practice. Dr. Kassabian was an active member of the Diversity and Social Action Committee of American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) which promotes excellence in clinical practice by providing opportunities for expanded conversations regarding the centrality of focused attention to culture and issues of diversity.

Past events

Sunday, May 20, 2018 Coffee & Bagels Social
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Northern Virginia Leadership Wine and Cheese Gathering
Friday, May 11, 2018 2nd Spring Leadership Wine and Cheese
Friday, May 11, 2018 Understanding Racism From a Personal and Professional Perspective
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Early Career Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Spring Leadership Wine and Cheese
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Volunteer Luncheon
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Board Meeting
Friday, April 20, 2018 Intuition – Case Studies
Sunday, April 15, 2018 New Member Spring Brunch
Friday, April 06, 2018 Wine & Cheese Social
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Effective Therapy for Couples Impacted by Adult ADHD
Friday, March 16, 2018 Wine & Cheese Social
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Ethics and the Single Therapist – ethical dilemmas in the modern age
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Trauma Informing the 12 Steps: Empowerment in Substance Misuse & Addiction Recovery
Friday, February 23, 2018 CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder – Practical Techniques and Usable Insights
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Board Meeting
Friday, February 09, 2018 MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY: OVERVIEW OF DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT TRENDS & ISSUES
Friday, January 19, 2018 Grief 101
Friday, December 15, 2017 What About The Baby? The Basics of Infant Mental Health and Clinical Interventions in the Earliest Years of Life
Friday, December 15, 2017 Social Work Licensing: DC, MD, VA
Monday, December 04, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, December 03, 2017 Early Career Committee Brunch
Friday, December 01, 2017 The Future of Social Work & Mental Health in the 21st Century
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Fall 2017 New Member Brunch!
Monday, November 06, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 05, 2017 GWSCSW Book Meet-Up: When Breath Becomes Air
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Alice Kassabian Memorial Conference | And Where Are You From? Intersectional Identities and Geographic Relocation
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Board Meeting
Friday, October 13, 2017 When Your Patient Becomes Seriously Ill
Sunday, October 08, 2017 GWSCSW Movie Meet-Up: Watch and Discuss the Movie Moonlight
Sunday, October 08, 2017 GWSCSW MOVIE MEET-UP: WILL I HAVE TO LEAVE MY FAMILY? SEEING DACA THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES
Friday, October 06, 2017 MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY: OVERVIEW OF DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT TRENDS & ISSUES
Monday, October 02, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 01, 2017 Our Current Political Climate: How Do We Get What We Want for Clinical Social Work and Our Patients? Health Policies and Beyond….
Sunday, October 01, 2017 Medical Marijuana: Current Issues for Mental Health Providers
Saturday, September 30, 2017 GWSCSW Movie Meet-Up: Absorbing the Impact of Charlottesville
Friday, September 22, 2017 Emergency Instructions for Covering Your Practice
Saturday, September 16, 2017 GWSCSW Book Meet-Up: Between the World and Me
Monday, September 11, 2017 The First 3000 Hours – Part II: THE 3,000TH HOUR AND BEYOND
Monday, September 11, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, September 11, 2017 The First 3000 Hours – Part I: BEGINNING THE LICENSURE JOURNEY
Saturday, August 26, 2017 GWSCSW Movie Meet-Up: Absorbing the Impact of Charlottesville
Sunday, July 16, 2017 July Bagel Brunch (Maryland)
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Independence Day
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Eid (at Adha) (begins at Sundown)
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Father's Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Affordable and Accessible Health Care: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What Now?
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Annual Member Dinner - June 10, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day
Friday, May 26, 2017 Ramadan (begins at Sundown)
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Volunteer Luncheon
Friday, May 19, 2017 Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Mother's Day
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Holistic Health Care for Transgender Clients
Monday, May 01, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, April 28, 2017 April Wine and Cheese in NW DC!
Friday, April 28, 2017 Creativity Unleashed: Playful methods for creating therapeutic change
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Earth Day
Friday, April 21, 2017 Workshop III: Reduction of Grief Symptoms Through Mind-Body Techniques
Friday, April 21, 2017 Intuition: Research & Practice
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday
Friday, April 14, 2017 Good Friday
Monday, April 10, 2017 Passover (begins at Sundown)
Sunday, April 09, 2017 Palm Sunday
Monday, April 03, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, March 24, 2017 Train A Brain, Change A Life: Bringing Neurofeedback Into Practice
Saturday, March 18, 2017 March Wine and Cheese in NE DC
Friday, March 17, 2017 A Systems Approach to Sex Therapy
Friday, March 17, 2017 St. Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Daylight Savings begins
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Purim (begins at Sundown)
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Serious Play: Improvisation in Clinical Practice
Monday, March 06, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, March 05, 2017 Frederic Reamer Conference | The Evolution of Social Work Ethics: The Changing Nature of Challenging Dilemmas
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Ash Wednesday
Friday, February 24, 2017 Understanding and Teaching DBT's Distress Tolerance Skills
Monday, February 20, 2017 President's Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Valentine's Day
Monday, February 06, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, January 16, 2017 MLK Day
Friday, January 13, 2017 Workshop II: Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms through Mind-Body Techniques
Saturday, January 07, 2017 Board Meeting
Sunday, January 01, 2017 New Year's Day
Saturday, December 31, 2016 New Year's Eve
Monday, December 26, 2016 Kwanzaa begins
Sunday, December 25, 2016 Christmas
Saturday, December 24, 2016 Hanukkah (begins at Sundown)
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Takoma, MD Bagel and Coffee hosted by Laura Chesbro
Thursday, December 15, 2016 Social Work Licensing: DC, MD, VA
Monday, December 05, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Understanding Racism from a Personal and Professional Perspective
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 20, 2016 Silver Spring, MD Wine and Cheese
Friday, November 11, 2016 Veterans Day
Monday, November 07, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 06, 2016 Fall 2016 New Member Brunch!
Sunday, November 06, 2016 Daylight Savings ends
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Alice Kassabian Memorial Conference: Reflections on Wisdom~its Nature, Value, and Relevance to Contemporary Practice
Monday, October 31, 2016 Halloween
Friday, October 28, 2016 Divorce Isn't the War of the Roses: How We Can Help
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Friday, October 21, 2016 Rethinking Sex Addiction – An Introduction to a Sexual Health Protocol
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Medical Marijuana: Current Issues for Mental Health Providers
Friday, October 14, 2016 Maryland Wine and Cheese
Friday, October 14, 2016 Workshop 1: Reduction of Depression Symptoms through Mind-Body Techniques
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Yom Kippur (begins at Sundown)
Monday, October 10, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, October 10, 2016 Columbus Day
Sunday, October 09, 2016 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Legislation and Advocacy But Were Afraid to Ask
Friday, October 07, 2016 HIV in DC/ A Snapshot of an Adolescent Clinic
Sunday, October 02, 2016 Rosh Hashanah (begins at Sundown)
Friday, September 30, 2016 CAN MY CLIENT KEEP DRINKING? HOW YOU CAN HELP THEM DECIDE WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Board Meeting
Friday, September 23, 2016 Holy Attunement: The Spiritual Dimension of Brainspotting
Friday, September 16, 2016 Arlington Wine and Cheese
Monday, September 12, 2016 Eid (at Adha) (begins at Sundown)
Sunday, September 11, 2016 Getting a Head Start on your Career
Friday, September 09, 2016 Understanding Racism from a Personal and Professional Perspective
Monday, September 05, 2016 Labor Day
Sunday, August 21, 2016 Early Career Committee Meeting and Summer Social
Friday, August 12, 2016 NW DC Wine and Cheese
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Early Career July Wine and Cheese
Friday, July 08, 2016 Understanding and Teaching DBT's Distress Tolerance Skills
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Yoga for Social Workers
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Annual Member Dinner
Monday, June 06, 2016 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, May 20, 2016 Relationship Enhancement - Therapy with Couples and Families
Sunday, May 01, 2016 Enlivening Your Practice
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Board Meeting
Friday, April 29, 2016 DC Wine and Cheese
Friday, April 29, 2016 Becoming Yourself: Breaking Out of Denial of Codependence
Friday, April 22, 2016 Development of Clinical Intuition
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Board Election
Friday, April 15, 2016 Working with Transgender Clients
Sunday, April 10, 2016 Early Career Committee Meeting
Friday, April 08, 2016 Virginia Wine and Cheese
Monday, April 04, 2016 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, March 25, 2016 Updating Our Status: Social Media and Social Work Ethics
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Member Appreciation Yoga - a FREE Gift to GWSCSW Members
Friday, March 11, 2016 Genderqueer, Cisgender, Trans & More: The New World of Gender Identity
Monday, March 07, 2016 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, February 26, 2016 Wine & Cheese
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Leadership Wine and Cheese
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Selma Fraiberg, James Robertson and Clare Winnicott: Lessons from Three Social Work “Heroes”
Friday, February 19, 2016 Wine & Cheese
Friday, February 19, 2016 Incorporating Mind/Body Techniques into Clinical Practice
Monday, February 01, 2016 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, January 17, 2016 Leadership Wine and Cheese – Come one, Come all!
Sunday, January 10, 2016 Board Meeting
Friday, January 08, 2016 “Is This Safe?” Kink-Competent Psychotherapy
Friday, December 18, 2015 Wine & Cheese
Friday, December 11, 2015 Dream Pattern Analysis in a Clinical Practice
Monday, December 07, 2015 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, December 04, 2015 Social Work Licensing: DC, MD, VA
Friday, November 13, 2015 How Self Heals: an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Primer
Saturday, November 07, 2015 “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Legislation and Advocacy but Were Afraid to Ask!”
Friday, November 06, 2015 Somatic Psychotherapy: Managing Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Through the Body
Monday, November 02, 2015 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 01, 2015 New Member Brunch
Sunday, October 18, 2015 Celebrating Our Talents and Looking Beyond
Friday, October 16, 2015 Genderqueer, Cisgender, Trans & More: The New World of Gender Identity
Friday, October 09, 2015 Mind-Body Skills to Enhance Your Practice
Friday, October 09, 2015 Relational Ethics and Social Work Practice
Monday, October 05, 2015 Board Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, October 02, 2015 Wine & Cheese
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Prepaid Legal Plan
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Member Event - Transforming Trauma
Sunday, September 20, 2015 Implementation of ICD-10 Basics
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Board Meeting
Friday, September 18, 2015 CEU - A Snapshot of HIV/AIDS in DC
Friday, September 11, 2015 BB - An Introduction to Brainspotting: The Blending of Psychotherapeutic Attunement and a Cutting Edge Tool
Friday, September 11, 2015 CEU - A Kaleidoscope of Play Therapy Techniques for Treatment of Anxiety, Anger and Attachment Issues
Friday, September 04, 2015 Member Event - Depathologizing the challenging client
Monday, August 31, 2015 Board Executive Committee Meeting
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