Mentoring Program

We are pleased to again offer a mentoring program for early career social workers interested in advancing their clinical practice and professional development in the context of psychodynamic and social justice lenses.  Mentees are paired with individual mentors to meet at least once a month in person or remotely during the academic year (September 2023 – June 2024).

In this time of COVID-19 and changing workplace environments, mentoring seeks to provide an added layer of support.  The focus of mentoring varies and can include case discussion, theoretical and contextual formulations, agency practice (individual work and organizational dynamics), and career development (e.g., starting a private practice).  All participants are social workers who share a commitment to integrating psychodynamic thinking into their practice.

Mentees are carefully matched with mentors whose experience, interests, and availability align.  The commitment is taken seriously – mentees must attend all monthly meetings with their mentors and plan to come together as a larger group for the Fall and Spring gatherings. Additionally, CCSW hosts four clinical evenings a year that participants are highly encouraged to attend.   As well as being informative, these evenings offer valuable opportunities for networking and connection.

We encourage you to apply to the CCSW Mentoring Program if you:

  • Graduated from an MSW program within the past 5 years
  • Are interested in becoming part of the CCSW community
  • Would benefit from mentoring by a more experienced clinical social worker
  • Are interested in thinking psychodynamically about your practice
  • Can commit to monthly meetings with a mentor
  • Are able to attend two program-wide gatherings Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Application Process
The application must be submitted by July 31, 2023.  Applicants will be notified as to whether they are accepted into the program by mid-August. Please return your completed application to — and contact us with any questions.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to reviewing your applications.

CCSW Mentoring Committee

Corey Datz-Greenberg, LCSW
Gilda McAfee, ASW
Brooke Pomerantz, LCSW
Julia St. George, LCSW

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division
Graduation Ceremony 2024
Neil Brast, MD (graduation speaker)
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
A Psychoanalytic Playlist with Sasha Frere-Jones
Sasha Frere-Jones (interviewee); Adam Blum, PsyD (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
Wednesdays, September 4, 2024 to September 25, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Corey Datz-Greenberg, LCSW, and Julia St. George, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, September 6, 2024 to June 20, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Inventions of Madness: Grappling with Turmoil
Ania Wertz, PhD, PsyD; Diana C. Fuery, PhD, LCSW; Alexander Zinchenko, PhD; Alice Jones, MD; Deborah Weisinger, PsyD; Fernando Castrillon, PsyD; Inti Flores, MD; Shelley Nathan, PhD; and Catherine Mallouh, MD (instructors)
Fridays, September 13, 2024 to June 6, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 East Bay Yearlong Program: Letting the Unconscious Lead the Way
Graeme Daniels, MFT; Elizabeth Stuart, MD; Eric Miller, PhD; Ben Goldstone, MA, LMFT; Pedro Job, PsyM; and Paul Watsky, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Working with the Harsh Adolescent Superego
Holly Gordon, DMH (presenter); Ann Martini, LCSW (discussant)
Thursdays, September 19 to October 17, 2024
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
CCSW mini-Module: Working with Parents: A Complex and Essential Component of Child Psychotherapy
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, September 20, 2024 to May 23, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Continuous Case Conference
Marc Wallis, LCSW; Paul Alexander, PhD; Kathy Waller, MD; Bronwen Lemmon, LMFT; and Genie Dvorak, PsyD (case conference group leaders)
Wednesdays, October 2, 2024 to October 23, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Winnicott, Creativity, and the Place Where We Live
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Wednesdays, October 16, 2024 to May 7, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 Seasoned Clinicians Program
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW; Clara Kwun, LCSW; Robin Deutsch, PhD; Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW; Amy Glick, LMFT; and Gary Grossman, PhD (instructors)
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