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, MSW | Julia St. George, LCSW, Committee chair

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW, Gary Grossman, PhD, and Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD (presenters); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Mary Brady, PhD (presenter); Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P (discussant, will join via ZOOM from London); Sharon Tyson, PhD (moderator)
Wednesdays, October 4 to October 25, 2023
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Thursdays, October 5 to October 26, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, October 6, 2023 to April 5, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Celeste Schneider, PhD, Frederick Huang, MD, Adam Blum, PsyD, Peter Goldberg, PhD, Michael Levin, PsyD, Israel Katz, MD, and Ortal Kirson-Trilling, PsyD, FIPA (instructors)
Fridays, October 20, 2023 to June 28, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Jan Chess, PhD, MFT, Graeme Daniels, PhD, Elizabeth Stuart, MD, Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, Gary Grossman, PhD, and Benjamin Morsa, PsyD (instructors)
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Darian Leader (interviewee); Israel Katz, MD (interviewer); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Kira Steifman, PsyD, and Deborah Weisinger, PsyD (presenters); Yen Quoc, PsyD (moderator)
Monday, December 4, 2023
Scientific Meetings
Mitchell Wilson, MD (presenter)
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