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, 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)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Jasmine Khor, LMFT, and Tim Kim, PsyD (storytellers); Jyoti Rao, MFT (interweaveer); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Thursdays, January 4 to May 2, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Laura Farha, LCSW, Mdiv, Julia St. George, LCSW, Timothy Sasaki, LCSW, MPH, and Beth Kita, LCSW, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Era A. Loewenstein, PhD (presenter); Michael J. Diamond, PhD, FIPA (discussant); John DiMartini, PhD (moderator)
Monday, January 8, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Salman Akhtar, MD (presenter)
Wednesdays, January 10, 2024 to January 31, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Beth Steinberg, PhD (instructor)
Wednesdays, January 10 to May 15, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Sandra Gaspar, LCSW, Danny Yu, LCSW, and Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW (instructors)
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Olivia Laing (interviewee); Daniel G. Butler, LMFT (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
Saturdays, Jan 20, Feb 24, and Mar 9, 2024
Special Programs
Joseph Aguayo, PhD; Maxine Anderson, MD; Peter Goldberg, PhD, and Bruce Reis, PhD, FIPA, BCPsa (presenters and panelists)
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