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    • Friday, October 19, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts 1632 U St Washington, DC 20009
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    Presenters: Erin Price, LGSW, Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C,  Julia Rowland, PhD, Kiersten Gallagher


    Category 1 | 3 CEUs 

    Workshop Description: Advances in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer, along with the aging of the US population have resulted in growing numbers of individuals living with, through and beyond cancer. It is currently estimated that there are 16.5 million cancer survivors in the US alone, representing close to 5% of the population. Among older individuals (85+) the proportion of males with a history of cancer is over a third, and almost half of women this age have a cancer history. The result is that a typical social work practice may include several clients who are cancer survivors.

    At the same time, cancer treatments themselves have changed dramatically. Most involve multi-modal therapies (combinations of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and/or immuno-therapy), are delivered largely on an out-patient basis, increasingly rely on administration of oral medications (and adherence to these), and can last for weeks or months. Cancer patients and their families are expected to be active participants in complex decision-making and care, and manage the competing demands of cancer, family and school or work. Several national reports note that despite advances in the physical care of cancer patients, we are lagging behind in meeting their psychosocial needs during and after treatment. Ensuring a cadre of adequately prepared mental health professionals is an important first step in bridging this gap.

    The proposed training is for any level practitioner and will offer tools for effectively working with clients who have been diagnosed with or are early ( < 5 years) post-treatment for cancer. During the training we will provide an overview of cancer epidemiology, describe common treatments and clinical pathways, and discuss current quality standards for survivorship care. We will then examine the psychosocial and emotional ramifications of cancer on the individual at various points along the cancer continuum from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship. Information on specific risk factors for psychosocial distress and screening for these will be reviewed. The training will include the opportunity for participants to explore and experience various integrative modalities that are helpful in working with those affected by cancer, including mindful movement, stress reduction techniques, and creative expression.

    Objectives:

    1. Describe current demographic trends in the prevalent population of cancer survivors.
    2. Enumerate some of the acute, long-term and late effects of cancer that may affect cancer survivors’ well-being and recovery.
    3. Identify individuals at high risk for poor psychosocial outcomes in the context of cancer.
    4. Discuss different integrative strategies for helping survivors better manage the psychosocial challenges imposed by cancer.

    Schedule:

    8:00-8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast
    8:30-9:00 am – Welcome and Mindful Movement (experiential)
    9:00-9:45 am – Cancer 101: Epidemiology, Common Treatments & Clinical Pathways, Care Delivery Trends & Standards
    9:45-10:00 am – Break
    10:00-10:30 am – Stress Management (experiential)
    10:30 am-noon – Psychosocial and Emotional Effects of Cancer
    12:00-12:30 pm – Creative Expression (experiential)

    Recommended Reading:

    • Andersen BL Rowland JH, Somerfield MR. Screening, assessment, and care of anxiety and depressive symptoms in adults with cancer: An American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline Adaptation. J Oncol Pract 2015; 11:133-134.
    • Benegas MP, Dickerson JF, Kent EE, et al. Exploring barriers to the receipt of necessary medical care among cancer survivors under age 65 years. J Cancer Surv 2018; 12: 28-37
    • Carter J, Lachetti C, Rowland JH. Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People With Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Adaptation Summary. J Oncology Practice. 2018; 14: 173-179.
    • Christ G, Messner C, Behar L (eds). Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
    • Dizon DS, Suzin D, McIlvenna S. Sexual health as a survivorship issue for female cancer survivors. Oncologist 2014;19:202-210.
    • Institute of Medicine (IOM). Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2008.
    • Katz A, Dizon DS. Sexuality after cancer: a model for male survivors. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2016;13:70-78.
    • Mehnert A. Employment and work-related issues in cancer survivors. Critical reviews in Oncology/Hematology 2011;77:109-130.
    • Lerner, Michael. Choices in Healing; MIT Press; 1994.
    • Mullan F. Season’s of survival: reflections of a physician with cancer. N Engl J Med 1985;313:270-273.
    • O’Toole, Carole, Hendricks, Carolyn B. Healing Outside the Margins: The Survivor’s Guide to Integrative Cancer Care. Lifeline Press, 2002.
    • Pirl WF, Fann JR, Greer JA, et al. Recommendations for the implementation of distress screening programs in cancer centers: report from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS), Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) joint task force. Cancer 2014;120:2946-2954.
    • Rowland JH. Cancer survivorship: new challenge in cancer medicine. In Bast RC Jr, Croce CM, Hait WM, Hong WK, Kufe DW, Piccart-Gebhart M, Pollock RE, Weichselbaum RR, Wang H, Holland JH (eds), Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine, 9th Edition (pp. 909-916), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.
    • Stanton A, Rowland JH, Ganz PA. Life after cancer diagnosis and treatment in adulthood: contributions from psychosocial oncology research. Am Psychol 2015:70:159-174.
    • Zafar SY. Financial toxicity of cancer care. It’s time to intervene. J Natl Cancer Institute 2016; 108 (5): djv370
    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Aspenwood Senior Living 14400 Homecrest Road Silver Spring, Maryland
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    Presenter: Linda Friskey, LCSW-C

    Category 1 | 3 CEUs (Qualifies for Ethics CEUs)

    Workshop Description: This workshop will be presented by Linda Friskey, LCSW-C, who presented previously for GWSCSW on the topic of medical marijuana. The focus of this new workshop will be the ethics of discussing medical marijuana with clients/patients and colleagues. It is recommended for mental health professionals working in Maryland who want to be current regarding rapidly changing laws, regulations and attitudes regarding the use of medical marijuana for treatment of health and mental health conditions. Timely information about current status of laws and regulations for Maryland will be presented, as well as an overview of federal laws and regulations. Potential for ethical dilemmas related to the clinician's role in providing information or guidance to clients/patients and colleagues will be explored. Clinicians will gain knowledge of how to guide clients to information and resources. DSM V cannabis use diagnoses and a basic introduction to differentiating between self-medicating versus regulated and monitored cannabis use and related assessment and treatment implications will be discussed. A glossary of terms and definitions as well as a bibliography will be provided.

    About the Presenter: The workshop will be presented by Linda Friskey, LCSW-C, who specializes in the intersection of biological/somatic and emotional/psychological concerns. Linda is a seasoned clinician practicing at Linda Friskey, LLC in Columbia, Maryland. 

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will gain knowledge of current laws regulating medical marijuana in Maryland.
    2. Participants will learn what the DSM V says about cannabis and medical cannabis.
    3. Participants will be able to identify some of their personal and professional values and biases regarding the use of medical marijuana through presented case vignettes.
    4. Participants will be given a lengthy bibliography covering many aspects of cannabis research and facts and a copy of the Maryland Code of Ethics.

    Schedule:

    8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast (a delicious breakfast is included with your registration)
    9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Introduction of participants, presenter,topic and learning objectives
    9:30 to 10:30 History of laws and regulations in Maryland regarding medical marijuana through 2018
    10:30 to 10:45 Break
    10:45 to 11:30 Current status of medical marijuana availability in Maryland and how patients/clients may obtain it. DSM V cannabis diagnoses. 11:30 to 12:30 Case vignettes and discussions

    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Aspenwood Senior Living 14400 Homecrest Road Silver Spring, Maryland
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    Presenters: Melinda Salzman, MSW

    Category 1 | 3 CEUs 

    Workshop Description:  Have you started a "professional will," but never completed it? Do you need to update yours? Join us to brainstorm sticky questions and support one another in "getting it done." This workshop is open to participants in previous Emergency Instructions for Your Practice workshops.

    Objectives:

    1. Devise a "to do" list for finishing or updating their Emergency Instructions.
    2. Create a timeline for competing tasks and distributing the document.
    3. For support work groups, if desired.

    Schedule:

    Bring in your drafts and previous versions. We'll brainstorm together.
      • Thursday, November 01, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Forest Hills of DC | 4901 Connecticut Ave Washington, DC 20008
      • 46
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      Presenter: Marion L. Usher, MSSW, Ph.D

      Category 1 | 3 CEUs 

      Description: This is for social workers who are working with couples who are experiencing religious difficulties. Coming from different religions they have yet to confront the many issues when backgrounds are different and they see no possible resolution to their problems. Co-creating a religious life together requires new skills and the capacity to tolerate loss and disappointment.

      Objectives:

      Participants will: 

      1. Learn about the various conflicts that can arise when two religions are in the home and decisions have not yet been made as to what will occur in the home.
      2. Learn how to help the couple acquire the skills necessary to navigate the process.
      3. Learn how to help the couple examine what each person values and how their own religion guides them in their daily life.
      4. Teach the couple different ways in which they can improve their marriage.
      Agenda:
      • Describe a model for how to do this type of work e.g. "Love and Religion: A Workshop for Jews and Their Partners."
      • Participants will look at the role religion plays in their own lives.
      • The components of a religious identity will be explored.
      • A review of the effectiveness if an early intervention model will be presented.
      Recommended Reading:

      Marion L. Usher, Ph.D. "One Couple Two Faiths; Stories of Love and Religion." available from the instructor or on Amazon. 

      Gabrielle Glaser, "Strangers to the Tribe."
      • Friday, November 02, 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Greenbelt Library | 11 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

      This brown bag has been canceled.  

      • Saturday, November 03, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Cosmos Club 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC
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      Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work in Alliance with American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

      INVITES YOU TO THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ALICE KASSABIAN MEMORIAL CONFERENCE

      Presented by: William S. Meyer, MSW

      This year’s lecture, LGBTQ+ Folks “Cured” Psychiatry - The DSM History You Never Knew!: An Ethical Retrospective will explore the psychiatric diagnosis of homosexuality as a treatable psychopathology and the civil rights struggle that got it deleted from psychiatry’s official nomenclature. Over the years, many people suffered severe psychological injury by the very people who were ostensibly there to help them. Some of this tragic legacy continues today. The clinical and ethical exploration of this multi-media presentation takes place in the 1950’s and takes the audience through the tumultuous 60’s and 70’s up to the present to demonstrate the legacy and implications of psychiatry’s once implacable position that “homosexuality is treatable psychopathology.”

      About the Presenter: Our presenter, William S. Meyer, MSW, is Director of Training for the Department of Social Work and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn at Duke University Medical Center. He also holds faculty appointments at The University of North Carolina, Smith College School of Social Work and the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas. He is a past President of AAPCSW and Associate Editor for the Clinical Social Work Journal. He is the recipient of numerous award, including Duke’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award for exceptional leadership and commitment, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. He has presented for the military and at universities all over the country and is recognized as an outstanding teacher and supervisor.

      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.


      Continuing education credit: ­The Conference provides 3 LGBTQ+ and 3 Ethics CEU credits. Continuing Education sponsored by Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work is accepted by the DC, Maryland and Virginia Boards of Social Work. GWSCSW accepts responsibility for this program. Note:  Virginia Licensees need 15 CE's by June 30, 2019.

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

      • Sunday, November 11, 2018
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • 7313 Millwood Road Bethesda, MD
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      Who: Any GWSCSW member who has joined in the past 2 years are warmly invited to join us! And all current members are invited to come meet new members!

      What: A chance to learn more about what the GWSCSW can provide you, how you can get involved, plus a chance for us all to get to know each other better and enjoy a beautiful brunch!

      • Thursday, November 15, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Aspenwood Senior Living 14400 Homecrest Road Silver Spring, Maryland
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      Presenter: John Chamberlain, Ph.D.

      Category 1 | 4 CEUs 

      Workshop Description: This workshop is designed for clinicians familiar with basic prinicples of cognitive-behavioral therapy to have a better understanding of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OC-spectrum disorders -- how the OC sufferer's mind works and how it can be counteracted. Dr. Chamberlain will give an overview of the CBT model for understanding OCD and the treatment applications of exposure with response prevention, including the cognitive foundation for behavioral work and the application of mindfulness practice, to a variety of OC problems and obsessional themes (including contamination, harm to self or others, sexual deviance, perfectionism, religious or morally based obessions, relationship OCD, and other variations).

      Objectives:

      Participants will be able to:

      1. Differentiate OCD from other similar-appearing problems
      2. Utilize strategies for building rapport with clients who suffer from OCD
      3. Understand, and explain to clients, a clear and plausible theory of why they have OCD and what perpetuates it
      4. Explain the CBT treatment approach of exposure with response prevention (E/RP) and why it is well-designed to target OCD
      5. Name and explain four ways in which exposure works on OCD
      6. Identify the most common obsessional themes - including violence, sexual perversions, contamination, perfectionism, religious and moral scrupulosity, and relationship OCD - and develop E/RP strategies designed for each
      7. Distinguish classic OCD from Tourettic OCD
      8. Know what makes for a good exposure
      9. Provide an approach for handling OCD in day-to-day life, including the role of mindfulness
      10. Know the most common treatment complications and what to do about them
      11. Be conversant in the role of medication and its pros and cons
      12. Apply E/RP principles to other OC-spectrum disorders
      Agenda: 

      9:00-9:05 Introduction
      9:05-9:15 A brief overview of and rationale for cognitive-behavioral therapy
      9:15-9:35 OCD: Differential diagnosis, causes, subtypes, and treatment approaches
      9:35-9:40 Basic principles of CBT for anxiety
      9:40-9:45 Basic principles of exposure with response prevention (E/RP)
      9:45-9:50 Quantitative assessment
      9:50-10:00 Laying the cognitive foundation
      10:00-10:05 Developing an exposure hierarchy
      10:05-10:20 In vivo vs. imaginal exposure with loop tape demo
      10:20-10:25 Tips on response prevention
      10:25-10:35 Elements of a good exposure
      10:35-10:55 E/RP applied to specific themes Part I
      10:55-11:10 BREAK
      11:10-11:30 E/RP applied to specific themes Part II
      11:30-11:35 Tourettic OCD
      11:35-11:55 Managing OCD in day-to-day life
      11:55-12:05 Maintenance and "cure"
      12:05-12:20 Complicating factors and how to handle them
      12:20-12:30 Other treatment considerations
      12:30-12:35 Treating sub-clinical OC tendencies
      12:35-12:50 Treating OC-related disorders
      12:50-1:00 Summary

      Q&A welcomed throughout presentation

      Recommended Reading:

      • Stop Obsessing by Edna Foa and Reid Wilson Freedom from OCD by Jonathan Grayson 
      • Treatment of OCD by Gail Steketee 
      • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well by Fred Penzel 
      • Concepts and Controversies in OCD -- Jonathan Abramowitz and Arthur Houts (Eds.)
      Dr. Chamberlain specializes in treating anxiety disorders, primarily utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at American University in 1999, completing his predoctoral internship training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. He was a staff psychologist at the Catholic University Counseling Center for 11 years, including 2½ years as Director of Internship Training. Dr. Chamberlain also spent 7 years on staff at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, where he received state-of- the-art training in CBT, with a focus on OCD and OC-spectrum disorders. He works with adolescents, adults, and couples. Dr. Chamberlain was voted a Top Therapist for both OCD and Social Anxiety Disorder in Washingtonian’s 2009 survey of DC-area practitioners. He is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International OCD Foundation, the Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
      • Saturday, November 17, 2018
      • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
      • Normandie Farms Restaurant in Potomac, MD
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      Margot Aronson speaking at the Fall 2015 Legislative and Advocacy Program’s luncheon “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Legislation and Advocacy But Were Afraid To Ask”

      FOURTH ANNUAL LEGISLATION AND ADVOCACY LUNCHEON

      FREE PROGRAM AND LUNCH-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 13

      ALL MEMBERS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! THIS LUNCHEON PROGRAM IS A MEMBER BENEFIT.

      2 CATEGORY 2 CEU’S AVAILABLE FOR $40 EXTRA CHARGE

      Our Society needs YOU to help us advocate and impact legislators in many different ways, or our messages simply will not get out. 


      Sue Rowland (our Virginia lobbyist), Pam Metz Kasemeyer (our Maryland lobbyist), Margot Aronson (DC Chair), Judy Ratliff (VA chair), and Judy Gallant, (MD chair and program director), discuss potential new laws and how our voice can make a difference. This is your opportunity to speak about topics you think GWSCSW should be addressing with lawmakers and to find out about issues likely to come up in the next legislative sessions. You will leave the program informed about current issues in each jurisdiction, the impact our local elections have and how you can participate to support our Society, your profession and your principles. Come learn-and help educate us about what’s on your mind!

      Normandie Farm’s offers fine dining including vegan options in an elegant dining room with cathedral beamed ceilings, distinctive and rustic french decor and a classic and unforgettable ambiance .

      • Monday, December 03, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Sunrise Senior Living 8300 Burdette Road Bethesda MD 20817
      • 12
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      Presenter: Gail Guttman, LCSW

      Category 1 | 3 CEUs 

      Workshop Description:  Intermediate clinicians and above.

      About the Presenter: 

      Objectives:

      1. Identify sexual messages that effect a therapist’s ability to bring up the discuss the topic of sexuality
      2. Name four factors to explore in any case of sexual dysfunction/difficulty
      3. Name four components of the PLISSIT Model
      4. Describe three central concepts in Sensate Focus
      5. Identify themes in individuals or couples which provide opportunities to explore sexuality issues

      Schedule:

      9:00 to 9:30 | Introduction and Exploration of Sexual Messages
      9:30 to 10:30 | Components of Sex Therapy
      10:30 to 10:45 | Break
      10:45 to 11:45 | Basic Skills in Sex Therapy
      11:45 to 12:15 | Identify Themes in Couples Therapy Which Can Lead to Sexuality Exploration and Learnings

      Recommended Reading:

      • Basson, Rosemary. “The Female Sexual Response Cycle”. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. An updated version of the sexual response cycle.
      • Binik, Yitzchak M. and Hall, Kathryn, editors. The Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, 5th Edition. New York: Guildford Press, 2014. An updated version of the diagnosis and treatment of sex therapy, by leading authorities in the field.
      • Buehler, Stephanie. What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex Therapy. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2013. A practical guide for mental health practitioners on how to comfortably discuss, assess, and treat sexual issues that arise in practice.
      • Joannides, Paul. The Guide to Getting It On. Oregon: Goofy Foot Press, 2012. A complete guide to the wide range of sexuality. Goofy Foot Press, 2015.
      • Love, Patricia and Robinson, Jo. Hot Monogamy. New York: Plume Book, 1994. Exercises to improve both the couples’ emotional and sexual relationship, with a focus on low sexual desire.
      • Kaplan, Helen Singer. The Illustrated Manual of Sex Therapy. Florence, Kentucky: Routledge Press, 1988. Reviews the nature and causes of male and female sexual dysfunctions, and describes and portrays the various erotic techniques and exercises employed in sex therapy.
      • Klein, Marty. Sexual Intelligence. California: Harper Collins, 2012. A guide to remove the obsession with sexual normalcy and teach people how to bring the focus back to intimacy.
      • Kerner, Ian. She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman. New York: William Morrow Publishing, 2009. A guide to pleasuring a woman through other methods than intercourse.
      • Nagowski, Emily. Come as You Are. NY: Simon and Shuster, 2015. Research that normalizes and enhances female sexuality.
      • Nelson, Tammy, Getting the Sex You Want. Massachusetts: Quiver Books, 2008. An integration of Imago relationship therapy and sex therapy.
      • Perel, Esther. Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007. Explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust back into a home.
      • Weeks, Gerald, Gambescia, Nancy, and Hertlein. A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy. New York: Routledge: 2016. Overall guide to sex therapy.
      • Weiner, Linda and Avery-Clark, Constance. Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manuel. New York: Routledge, 2015. An in-depth look at sensate focus.
      • Zilbergeld, Bernie. The New Male Sexuality. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. This book describes all aspects of make sexuality and has exercises.
      • Saturday, January 12, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • River Road Unitarian 6301 River Road Bethesda

      Full board meeting


      • Saturday, April 13, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • River Road Unitarian 6301 River Road Bethesda

      Full board meeting


      • Sunday, June 02, 2019
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • River Road Unitarian 6301 River Road Bethesda

      SAVE the DATE

      Meet New Members and Network!

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





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    Friday, October 12, 2018 Wine & Cheese Social
    Friday, October 05, 2018 Book Club Meeting: A Discussion of Emma and Her Selves: A Memoir of Treatment and a Therapist’s Self-Discovery
    Friday, September 28, 2018 The Therapist's Guide to Divorce Mediation: Supporting Clients
    Friday, September 21, 2018 GWSCSW Book Meet-Up: Discuss Unchain My Legacy
    Friday, September 21, 2018 Clinical Significance of Caffeine
    Friday, September 14, 2018 Tips for Treating Anxiety: New tools from the Mindfulness-Based “3rd Wave” of CBT
    Saturday, September 08, 2018 Board Meeting (September 2018)
    Friday, August 17, 2018 Mindfulness Intuitive Painting As A Therapeutic Modality
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 WEBINAR | Improvements to the Quality Payment Program for Medicare
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    Sunday, June 24, 2018 Wine & Cheese Social
    Friday, June 08, 2018 CBT Strategies for Pregnant and Postpartum Families
    Sunday, June 03, 2018 Annual Member Dinner - June 3, 2018
    Saturday, June 02, 2018 GWSCSW Book Meet-Up: Discuss Jesmyn Ward’s powerful new novel, ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’
    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
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    Friday, February 23, 2018 CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder – Practical Techniques and Usable Insights
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    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
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    Saturday, October 14, 2017 Board Meeting
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    Sunday, October 08, 2017 GWSCSW MOVIE MEET-UP: WILL I HAVE TO LEAVE MY FAMILY? SEEING DACA THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES
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    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
    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
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    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
    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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