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The Newsletter of the California Society for Clinical Social Work Volume XL, Number 9—March 2011
In this issue . . . . . Sex, Shopping, Gambling and Gaming: Addictions in the 21st Century—CSCSW 2011 Conference Page 1
Sex, Shopping, Gambling and Gaming, Addictions in the 21st Century CSCSW 2011 Conference
By Joyce Parker, LCSW, Ph.D.
Wow—That Conference! Page 5 Our 2011 CSCSW Conference was a resounding success. We had a large turnout. Over 160 Social Workers, MFTs, Psychologists, Students and Addiction Counselors were in What is Neuromarketing? attendance. They heard from an excellent line‐up of speakers that were informative Page 6 and exceptionally interesting. Rob Weiss, LCSW began by defining “process addictions” as a psycho‐biological‐neurological problem that has most of the characteristics of substance addictions such as AAPSCW Corner loss of control, compulsive use Page 7 in spite of adverse consequences and obsession or Inside the Institute preoccupation about engaging in Page 11 the behavior. Sex, shopping, gambling and gaming all have How Do You Use the Web? the potential to become process Page 12 addictions. He spoke specifically about sex addiction and _________________ discussed the steps required to Left to right: Conference Chair, Joyce Parker, LCSW, PhD, Presenter Heidi Hartston, PhD, and Presenter successfully treat these District Meetings Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT‐S individuals. He described in Calendar detail what sobriety entails. Family participation in the treatment is encouraged. Rob Weiss is an enthusiastic Fresno Page 2 supporter of the Society and was instrumental in helping us find speakers. He Greater Los Angeles encouraged treatment centers to sponsor our event and buy tables. His Sexual Recovery Page 2 Institute along with Promises Treatment Centers helped to sponsor our lunch. We are Mid‐Peninsula Page 8 deeply appreciative of the help Rob gave us and his part in the success of this Sacramento/Davis conference. Page 8 San Diego Page 9 After Rob, Tim Fong M.D. gave an informative presentation on pathological gambling. San Fernando Valley He made us aware of the existence of the California Problem Gambling Treatment Page 10 Services Program which treats problem gamblers for free. He described the South Bay/Torrance characteristics and consequences of pathological gambling and the biological, social and Page 10 psychological aspects of this disorder. He believes treatment should be multi‐modal _________________ (Continued on Page 4)
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2010-2011 CSCSW Board of Directors
President Mick Rogers, LCSW (916) 929‐0808 Ext. 144 firstname.lastname@example.org Finance Chair Jim Badiner, LCSW (707) 544‐2131 email@example.com Past President Diane Meadow, PhD, LCSW (949) 707‐5191 firstname.lastname@example.org Directors Robin Emerson, LCSW (323) 782‐8161 email@example.com Marjorie Milstein, LCSW (619) 543‐1133 firstname.lastname@example.org Joyce Parker, Ph.D., LCSW (310) 371‐8814 email@example.com Anne Petrovich, Ph.D., LCSW (559) 260‐6822 firstname.lastname@example.org Leah Reider, LCSW (650) 325‐5867 email@example.com Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW (916) 487‐8276 JeanR123@aol.com Nina Unger, RN, LCSW (916) 717‐8579 firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Director MaryAnne Bobrow, (916) 560‐9238
District Meetings Calendar
FRESNO DISTRICT Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: CE Credits: Location: March 26, 2011 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Kathy Cromwell, LCSW Grief Counseling 1.5 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) Fresno Breakfast House 3045 E. Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA
Kathy is the director of the Hinds Hospice Center’s Angel Babies and Bereavement Program. Future Meetings Note: There will be no meetings in April or May. Our next presentation will be in June, with the speaker to be announced.
Members earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Credits for non‐members are $10.00 per unit. Non‐members are welcome and may attend at no charge (no CEU certificate). MSW students are encouraged to attend. We meet the fourth Saturday of each month at the Fresno Breakfast House, 3045 E. Ashlan Ave., northwest corner of Ashlan and First in Fresno. Breakfast, networking, and business begin at 9:30 a.m. with the presentation to follow. Please bring money for a breakfast of your choice and any networking materials you would like to share. The Fresno District meets on the 4th Saturday morning of every month (except July) from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. To volunteer to help or for more information call Laurie Crosbie, co‐coordinator, at 559‐779‐0418. To RSVP, please notify Gabriele Case at (559) 224‐2495. GREATER LOS ANGELES DISTRICT Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: CE Credits: Location: April 9, 2011 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Marc Sadoff, MSW, BCD Anger 1.5 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) The home of Judy Messinger 3267 Corinth Ave., Los Angeles 90066
Not anger management but how to understand the functions, physiology and pathology of anger. Marc will use his own experience of working with
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Continued from Page 2) people with anger issues which have gotten them in trouble in various ways and will present some of the ideas from Daniel Coleman's book, "Vital Lies: Simple Truths‐The Psychology of Self Deception," and Matthew McKay from his book, "When Anger Hurts." Marc has been a popular speaker on several topics and we are pleased to welcome him back. Future Meetings Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: June 4, 2011 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Dr. Mark Thompson Mentalization September 10, 201 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM TBA TBA Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: November 5, 2011 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Dr. James Green Working with gays and lesbians in psychotherapy
Ms. Messinger’s home is 2‐1/2 blocks south of National Bl., 1 block west of Sawtelle Bl. Corinth does not intersect National, within a mile of the junction of the 10 and 405. Please RSVP to Judy at 310.478.0560 or email@example.com. District coordinators are Lynette Sim, 310.394.7484 and Debbie Reese, 818.634.7880. CSCSW members earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Non‐ member CSWs and MFTs may obtain credits for $10.00 per unit. Non‐members are welcome at no charge, no CEU certificate. MSW students are encouraged to attend. (Continued on Page 8)
The Clinical Update
The Clinical Update is published for the benefit of members of the California Society for Clinical Social Work, 6060 Sunrise Vista Drive, Suite 1300, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 916‐560‐9238 Phone 877‐398‐3652 Toll‐Free Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.clinicalsocialworksociety.org. MaryAnne Bobrow, CAE, CMP, CMM Jean Rosenfeld — Sacramento The first of the month prior to issue date December 1, 2010 for January 2011 Issue January 1, 2011 for February 1, 2011 Issue February 1, 2011 for March 1, 2011 Issue 916‐722‐8149 Fax
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The Clinical Update publishes 11 issues per year (no July issue) and is a publication of the California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW). The purpose of the newsletter is to provide timely information to members. CSCSW Editors reserve the right to edit, cut, or not publish all solicited and unsolicited articles. Neither the editors nor CSCSW assumes responsibility for statements made or opinions expressed by authors of articles published in the Clinical Update. Submissions must be authors’ original works or give appropriate attribution. The articles contained in this publication do not necessarily represent an endorsement by or the opinions of the governing board of the California Society for Clinical Social Work. For reprint permission, please contact the California Society for Clinical Social Work.
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using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He encourages the use of Gamblers Anonymous and psycho educational aids. He believes in family involvement. After a delicious lunch we reconvened to Dr. Tim Fong hear Heidi Hartston Ph.D. on shopping addiction which she defines as an inability to resist impulses to shop which are excessive in time spent planning and shopping. It also causes significant distress and role disruption. She described the characteristics and addictive qualities of compulsive shopping. Particularly interesting was her discussion of neuromarketing and how advertisers use subliminal messages and triggers to draw all of us, and particularly compulsive shoppers, into buying merchandise. Treatment includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Heidi Hartston, PhD and Rob Weiss, LCSW Behavior Therapy and Debtors Anonymous. Will Huang M.D. was our last speaker of the day. His talk included video demonstrations of some of the most popular games such as World of Warcraft, Age of Conan and Star Wars. He described how easy it is to become deeply involved in the fantasy and how much peer pressure there is to participate for numerous hours each day. He also described and demonstrated virtual reality as a treatment option for such disorders as ADHD, phobias and addictions. The day ended with
a panel of our experts answering questions from the audience. They talked about the controversy surrounding defining these problem behaviors as addictions and gave their opinions about the diagnoses for these disorders. PowerPoint presentations of Dr. William Huang the talks on sex, shopping and gambling addictions are available on the CSCSW website www.clincialsocialworksociety.org. Any feedback you have about the conference can be communicated by email to email@example.com. Joyce Parker, LCSW, Ph.D. , CSCSW Board Member and Conference Chair, has a private practice in Torrance California treating children, teens, adults and couples. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (310) 371‐8814. _________________________________
The Californai Society for Clinical Social Work extends its sincere thanks to
for their generous sponsorship of the luncheon at the January 29, 2011 Conference. _________________________________ CSCSW also thanks each and every Conference Committee member for their contributions to the overwhelming success of the 2011 C onference!
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Wow – That Conference!
By Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and particularly appreciated the dynamic speakers. • I found the following information interesting and/or fun and surprising and/or particularly useful: • People are “high” before ingesting their chosen substance or becoming active in their process addiction. Anticipation of engaging in the addiction causes changes in the brain and body – heart rate, breathing, perspiration, pupils dilating, more acute hearing, reduced intellectual functioning, and a feeling of rush or intensity. Cognitive narrowing occurs when engaging in the addiction – there is a lowered connection to self – both cognitively and emotionally. Allowing for a time delay before engaging in the addictive behavior can help to restore a connection to self. Gambling is an $83 billion a year business – compared to cigarettes ($20 billion), alcohol ($30 ‐ $40 billion), and the entire National Institutes of Health annual budget ($11 billion.) www.problemgambling.CA.gov is a website that offers help; phone 1‐800‐Gambler or 1‐800‐426‐2537. It is sponsored by the Office of Problem Gambling, California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. There is a free workbook, in 18 languages, that can be downloaded. A network of 200 trained therapists offer eight free sessions for the problem gambler and family members. Six free phone counseling sessions are also available. Shopping addiction is found in all levels of income; about 6% of the population has this problem. It is equal for females and males; although, males often call it “collecting.” Shopping addiction can be considered an impulse problem, focusing on pleasure seeking and emotional avoidance with a goal to gain pleasure; whereas hoarding more closely
resembles a compulsive behavior which is anxiety driven and engaged in with the goals of avoiding risk and reducing worry. During recessions lipstick sales go up. Branding is subtle in very high end and low end merchandise (the one exception being lady’s handbags). Surgeons performing laparoscopy surgery (which entails looking at a screen and manipulating instruments) make fewer mistakes when they warm up before surgery by playing videogames. The definition of infidelity has become more complex when considering emotionally intimate relationships that develop through Facebook, online pornography, etc. Rob Weiss, LCSW suggested that the key issue is the keeping of secrets from an intimate partner.
Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW treats adults in her private practice in Carmichael. She can be reached at 916 487‐8276. She is also editor of this newsletter.
Special thanks to our volunteers for staffing registration: Left: Lynette Sim, Center back: Nina Unger, RN, LCSW, Right: Jan Lipschutz
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What is Neuromarketing?
By Heidi Hartston , Ph.D. Neuromarketing is a term coined in 2002 to describe the use of brain science and research to enhance marketing strategy. Research subjects are consumers hooked to portable EEGs, brain imaging machines or other biological data collecting systems to collect information about what pleases us and increases our motivation to buy. Neuromarketing can tell us a lot about why we think and feel how we do about products, and about why we want to buy them. For example, a well known Baylor College of Medicine study from 2004 repeated the famous Coke vs. Pepsi challenge with added brain scans. Subjects who chose Pepsi as tastier in the blind condition had activation in their brain’s reward center (ventromedial prefrontal cortex). However when brands were revealed, subjects preferring Coke showed activation in memory and association areas, suggesting that Coke preference had more to do with memories and associations than with taste. Neuromarketing can also provide information about how to increase our positive feelings about a product or how to put us in a buying frame of mind. We know from a University of Rochester study, for example, that the color red, whether worn buy a sales person or used to frame a display, influences viewers to attribute power, reliability, desirability and success to the wearer. Respondents in the study rated men wearing something red (not necessarily dressed in all red, but who had something red on) as more powerful or trustworthy. Researchers suggest there could be something biological at work since red is a signal of male dominance in some primate species as well. Women in this study wearing red were rated as more desirable. Either of these effects can increase a sales person’s influence on a potential
buyer since in another study we discovered that men “in a mating frame of mind” were more easily persuadable. A University of Columbia study showed that a light touch on the shoulder from a woman increased risk taking behavior immediately afterwards by 50%. In consumer psychology classes, often a required course for retail managers, sales people are taught to touch shoppers lightly when offering a dressing room or otherwise checking in with them. A Chicago neurology researcher working for the fragrance industry showed that identical Nike sneakers were rated differently by consumers, 84% of whom preferred the one in the flower scented room and were consistently willing to pay $10 more for the perceived superior one. It is hard to criticize marketers for using simple strategies which enhance their sales. Making our shopping environment smell good or trigger pleasant memory associations seems reasonable and benign. Allowing sales people to touch buyers is just part of natural positive human interaction. The issue becomes more complicated when there is intent to influence behavior using scientific information and strategy that the buyer isn’t aware of. Being an informed buyer can level the playing field. A shopper who can inform their decision process by factoring in reasons why they might be driven to buy something can escape manipulation and intervene in impulsive behaviors. Heidi Hartston, Ph.D., is a Psychologist in private practice in Oakland, treating OCD, impulsive buying, eating and hair pulling, as well as anxiety and depression. She has published original research on clinical characteristics, neuropsychological features and treatment outcomes in OCD, compulsive shopping and other OC‐spectrum disorders, and has been featured in print and on television. More information about her can be found at www.HeidiHartstonPhD.com.
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The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work www.AAPCSW.org Northern California Chapter
Co‐Chairs: Velia Frost, LCSW; Rita Karuna Cahn, LCSW Our member participation and lively discussion are invigorating and enriching. We look forward to your joining us as we continue to build our community. Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM Penny Schreiber, Ph.D., LCSW Holding A Sense of the Patient’s Future: a Psychodynamic Exploration of Hope and Possibility 2.5 CEUs offered at no charge to members of AAPCSW & CSCSW Office of Velia Frost 151 Tenth Ave. (between California & Lake Streets), San Francisco, CA 94118. expectations that individuals can achieve all they need to through personal ambition and drive can leave them unready to deal with difficulties and failures. They may then arrive for psychotherapy with a sense of foreclosed future. This makes the therapist’s holding a sense of the patient’s future very important. Therapists can be hesitant to address their vision of a patient’s future, out of fear of influence, but often have the experience of seeing possibilities that patients cannot see in their selves. We welcome your questions, case examples and participation in a lively conversation. Penny Schreiber, PhD., LCSW, received her PhD. From the Sanville Institute. She has been in private practice in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, working with adult individuals and couples. Our third program will be in June 2011. Date to be announced. Watch for announcements: Public Transportation: The #1 California bus stops at the corner of 10th & California. #38 Geary stops at 10th & Geary‐a 2 block walk. Seating is limited to 25. Please RSVP early to be assured of your place. RSVP to: For info: email@example.com. Call or email: Rita Karuna Cahn, LCSW 415‐751‐7004
CE Credit: Location:
We invite you to join us for an exploration of how therapists hold a sense of their patients’ futures, and how this impacts their work. The future is a part of every psychotherapy treatment, whether acknowledged and worked with or not. Based on findings from her Sanville Institute dissertation, Dr. Schreiber suggests that holding hope and possibility for the patient provides an often unspoken and unexamined frame of reference in psychotherapeutic work. Often cultural
Left photo: Ros Goldstein and Marjorie Milstein. Right photo: David Kuroda. From all reports, those who attended not only learned from our presenters but also had a great time, some calling it The Best Conference Ever!
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(Continued from Page 3) All are welcome at all CSCSW District meetings, regardless of geography so when you see something interesting please join us. Please remember to RSVP so that we have enough seating and handouts. Chatting, networking and snacking time is built into our meetings so please bring your business cards, flyers et cetera. MID‐PENINSULA DISTRICT Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: CE Credits: Location: March 18, 2011 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mark Rosenthal LCSW DBT – Dialectical Behavorial Therapy 1.5 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) Stanford Department of Psychiatry 401 Quarry Road, Room 1206 Palo Alto, CA Our coordinators are Virginia Frederick LCSW and Myrna Robinson LCSW. For more information, contact Ginny Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650‐324‐ 8988. SACRAMENTO/DAVIS DISTRICT Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: CE Credits: Location: March 19, 2011 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Sharon Thompson Wilson, MFT Long Term Relationships and Sexuality 2.0 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) Friends Meeting House 890 57th Street Sacramento, CA 95819 minutes of our meeting is devoted to introducing new members and sharing professional information. It is a time to network with others so bring flyers and business cards. We meet at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry, 401 Quarry Road, Room 1206, Palo Alto. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month with the exception of February when we meet on the 4th Friday. No need to RSVP.
This presentation in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy will provide a review of Borderline Personality Disorder within the DBT model as well as provide an overview of DBT. A brief introduction to the four skill modules will be discussed. Mark has an extensive background in clinical social work having worked at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. He is the co‐founder of the San Francisco DBT center where he has his private practice. He also trains and is a consultant to other therapist. Upcoming Meetings Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: April 15, 2011 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Elizabeth Simpson LCSW Countertransference Response in Our Work with Difficult Patients – a Clinical Presentation May 20, 2011 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM TBA TBA
Please RSVP to Peggy Martinez, LCSW at email@example.com or 916‐812‐7127.
Date: Time: Presenter: Topic:
Members earn (1.5 of units) CE credits at no cost. Credits for non‐members are $10.00 per unit. MSW students are encouraged to attend. The first 10
Rob Weiss, Richard Goldberg and others enjoyed the conference luncheon.
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(Continued from Page 8) Upcoming Meetings Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: April 16, 2011 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM George Rosenfeld, PhD Contributions from Ethics and Research Toward Integrating Religion into Psychotherapy May 21, 2011 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Peggy Martinez, LCSW Bullying Across the Ages CE Credits: Location: 1.5 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) Mesa Vista Hospital 7850 Vista Hill Avenue, San Diego, CA
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The presentation will highlight factors that impact mental health in an older population. Attendees will: learn several factors impacting mental health that are unique to an elderly population; understand commonly used assessment tools, along with their benefits and limitations; understand differences and similarities in the manifestation of Dementia and Depression; and how to identify several possible approaches to supporting elderly clients including caregiver support, life review, and the use of interdisciplinary resources. Upcoming Meetings
All District meetings will be from 1:30 PM ‐ 4:00 PM on Saturdays. The first half hour will be for people to mingle, connect and network. You are encouraged to bring your flyers and business cards. The guest presentation will be from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. CSCSW presentations meet the BBS requirement for Continuing Education Credit and 2 CEUs can be earned for each presentation this year. CSCSW members will earn 2 CEUs at no cost. Non‐member LCSWs and MFTs can earn CEUs for the fee of $20.00 and by filling out the non‐member CEU form. LCSWs, MFTs, members, non‐members, students and interns are all welcome to attend. We have a very experienced group of presenters this year and hope to see you there! Please share with colleagues. Membership information can be found at the CSCSW website: www.clinicalsocialworksociety.org Please RSVP for each presentation to Peggy Martinez, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 812‐ 7127. SAN DIEGO DISTRICT Date: Time: Presenter: March 4, 2011 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM Lisa Holland, LCSW, Regional Director of Quality Improvement for Southern California Presbyterian Homes Mental Health and the Elderly
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April 1, 2011 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Katie McGuinness The ACT program at St. Vincent DePaul May 6, 2011 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Roseanne Larson PTSD May 6, 2011 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Gita Moreno Archetypes in the Wizard of OZ
There are no meetings in July or August 2011. Members earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Credits for non‐members are $10 per unit. Non‐member are welcome and may attend at no charge (no CEU certificate). MSW students are encouraged to attend. Our meetings begin with a half hour for people to mingle, network & build community. Bring your flyers and business cards. Meetings are held at Mesa Vista Hospital, 7850 Vista Hill Avenue, from 11:45 am to 1:45 pm. Please come early as parking is limited.
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(Continued from Page 9) Please make your reservations by contacting Ros Goldstein, 619‐692‐4038, #3, or email@example.com. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Date: Time: Presenter: CE Credits: Topic: Location: April 9, 2011 10:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM William Poynter, LCSW 1.5 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) Pre‐addiction intervention: Stopping substance abuse before addiction Home of Barbara Weitzberg 5711 Como Circle Woodland Hills, CA 91367 misdiagnose them and apply inappropriate treatments. In this workshop, participants will learn to recognize the characteristics of gifted children and adults that may inadvertently lead to incorrect diagnoses, and to discern them from actual mental health problems in gifted individuals. Dale Stuart, Ph.D., Sc.D. has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a private practice in Torrance, CA. She received her first doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from M.I.T., and had a successful career in Aerospace before returning to her interest in the field of psychology. She has worked in environments with gifted individuals for most of her life and is the proud aunt of a gifted nephew who adores her gifted poodle. She has lectured widely in the U.S. and was a seven‐ time women’s skydiving world champion. Upcoming Meetings Date: Time: Presenters: Topic: May 16, 2011 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM Barbara Schock and Lanning Melville The Soldiers Project: Helping Those Who Give Much to Our Nation
Usually when we work with addiction, we are seeking to help our patient recover. Occasionally, there is an opportunity to work with people at risk before they become addicted. This presentation will look at integrating relapse prevention principles in interventions with employees who fail work place drug tests, utilizing selected motivational interviewing techniques. To RSVP contact Barbara Weitzberg by phone at 818‐703‐3176 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. SOUTH BAY/TORRANCE DISTRICT MEETING Date: Time: Presenter: Topic: March 21, 2011 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM Dale Stuart, Ph.D., Sc.D. Gifted Children and Adults: Avoiding Common Mistakes in their Diagnosis and Treatment 1.5 (1 CE credit per hour of instruction) Torrance Memorial Medical Center Thelma McMillen Center for Chemical Dependency 3333 Skypark Drive, 2nd Floor Torrance CA 90505.
The lunch meetings are held bi‐monthly at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Thelma McMillen Center for Chemical Dependency, 3333 Skypark Drive, 2nd Floor, Torrance CA 90505. The cost of the lunch without reservations, paying at the door, $17.00. If reservations are made by 5 pm, March 16, 2011, the cost is $13.00. Parking is free. Members of the Society for Clinical Social Work may earn 1.5 CE credits by attending the presentation. LCSWs and MFTs who are not members may earn the credit by paying a nominal fee of $15.00. Attendees are requested to make reservations, and to cancel 24 hours in advance if unable to attend. For information and reservations, please call David Kuroda, 310‐540‐9128, or send an e‐mail message to email@example.com. RSVP to: Phone: Email: David Kuroda 310‐540‐9128 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Gifted children and adults may exhibit behaviors that resemble symptoms of mental health problems, but which are, in fact, normal characteristics of giftedness. Such behaviors may lead mental health professionals to
Inside the Institute
A Message from Whitney van Nouhuys, PhD Academic Dean of The Sanville Institute The fourth Jean Sanville Day is February 26 in San Francisco ‐‐ Heart, Brain, and Mind: Psychobiological and Intersubjective Systems Approaches to Couples Therapy, a workshop presented by David Shaddock and Stan Tatkin. See details on our website. Our winter convocation in Los Angeles was on Practicing Psychotherapy in an Evidence Based World and gave us a lot to think about, whether we are primarily in private practice or in academic or agency settings. Jim Drisko from Smith’s doctoral program and two Smith doctoral students joined us. Presenters on January 29 were Dr. Drisko, Dr. Mary Coombs and Dr. Bill Dombrowski from the Sanville faculty, and Dr. Rita Ledesma, from Cal State Los Angeles. On January 30, student presentations by LeAnn Egeto from Smith and Kristen Zaleski from Sanville were discussed by Dr. Jim Drisko and by Dr. Steven Zemmelman from Sanville. Unfortunately it was the same weekend as the CSCSW conference, so we hope to coordinate our calendars better for next year. Save the date of Saturday June 25, when Sanville’s new graduates will present on their dissertation topics in Berkeley. We’ll keep you posted. It is always a thrill to hear the students describe their research and findings; their topics are intellectually and clinically stimulating. Last but not least, we are currently accepting applications for the PhD and two‐year certificate programs starting in the fall. Check our website for dates of informational open houses in the north and the south. For further information about the unique learning opportunities at Sanville, and registration please
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contact The Sanville Institute office at 510‐848‐8420 or visit our website www.sanville.edu. The Sanville Institute is a state‐approved educational institution with centers in Berkeley and Los Angeles offering PhD and certificate programs in clinical social work. Currently accepting applications from qualified social workers, MFTs, and psychiatric nurses with a master’s degree in their field.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences Update February 10, 2011
Due to current hiring constraints, the Board is unable to fill vacancies, including those occurring in the application evaluation and renewal processing units. We are making every effort to process applications quickly with our existing resources. Visit http://www.bbs.ca.gov/ for more information.
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HOW DO YOU USE THE WEB?
By Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW One of my favorite places on the Internet, www.lotsahelpinghands.com, is a free website to create and organize a community of friends to help someone in need. A calendar is created with requests – meals, rides, childcare, etc. – and sent out to the email list of people provided who might be interested in helping out. The brother of a client going through chemotherapy for breast cancer organized a calendar where friends and relatives quickly signed up to provide meals, rides to chemotherapy, and after school childcare for the children. This helped the whole family continue to function with some normality – husband could continue to work, four children were cared for, and nutritious food filled the refrigerator. This was particularly helpful for my client and his sister, as they both had great difficulty asking others to help. The website suggests that it can also be used for new parents; military families when the soldier is deployed or arriving home; church, school and neighborhood volunteer activities; and eldercare. Do you have favorite web sites that you use with clients and/or for your own information and support? • For children and teens? • For parents? Stepparents? Grandparents? • For specific disorders? • For information about treatment and medication? • For medical information? • For addictions? • For developmental issues? • Caregivers? • For yourself? • What else?? Please share the sites you find most useful, along with a brief statement about how you use them and with whom. Send to our editor, Jean Rosenfeld @ JeanR123@aol.com, and write “Clinical Update” in the subject box.
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