Upcoming Trainings



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When: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
CEUs: 2 CEUs will be awarded to all who attend and complete evaluation

Where: via Zoom! All registrants will be emailed information about how to join the training prior to date/time of training.

Cost: Free to ISCSW Members (and good news – membership is also currently FREE!)

Lori Watsen LCSW, Acting Vice President of the ISCSW and Clinical Associate Professor in the BSU School of Social Work and Charles S Pohl LCSW, Acting President of the ISCSW will present on professional ethics, discussing the function of licensing boards, compare and contrast the Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners Code of Professional Conduct and the Code of Ethics of the NASW.  The process for ethical complaints will be reviewed and attendees will have the opportunity to try their hands at evaluating hypothetical cases reflecting real life cases of ethics. 

Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

1) Describe the ethical functions of the Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
2) Summarize the main areas of function of the Code of Professional Conduct and compare and contrast it with the Code of Ethics of the NASW
3) Demonstrate judiciousness in applying the Code of Professional Conduct to case material 

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Past Trainings

Description: We will watch a presentation given in the summer of 2020 via Zoom by Robin Chancer, LCSW (with permission from Robin and  The Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles.  Viewing of the presentation will be followed by a clinical conversation (45 minutes long) about the following:

  • What is the impact of our training on how we see the world?
  • What are some of the limitations and strengths of our training
  • What biases have been introduced to us through our training?

We will also discuss the worldviews inherent in theories, how western white biases have influenced our thinking and therapeutic approaches, and how we might expand our worldview given the inherent limitations therein.

Facilitators: ISCSW Acting President Charles Pohl LCSW,CGP and Eunice Stallman MD, a chief resident in psychiatry from the University of Washington at the Boise VA Medical Center.


Charles Dickens Anticipates Psychotherapy in
A Christmas Carol
Charles Pohl, LCSW, CGP

(*) The term “Christmas” is used to denote the traditional term for a day and a season without its traditional religious connotations intended although it certainly lends itself to that for those who are so inclined.

Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the general premises of psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • List and describe the stages of group development
  • Describe how their own life events have helped shape their characters and influenced their clinical practices.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Where: via Zoom! All registrants will be emailed information about how to join the training prior to date/time of training.

Cost: This training will be provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of Charles Pohl – and due to the fact that ISCSW has been unable to offer our typical trainings due to COVID.

Registration: Registration is required. To register – go to our website, https://iscsw.org/shop/, and click “Register”. If you have any difficulties with this process you can also email us at iscsw.boise@gmail.com.