Upcoming Trainings

Stay tuned for upcoming training information!

Past Trainings

Saturday January 30th, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 MST"Therapy and Justice: Unpacking Western Bias and Expanding Healing". 

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.


Please save the date of Saturday December 5th, 2020 at 10:00 to 12:30 for an ISCSW sponsored training event.  The presenter will be Charles Pohl, LCSW, CGP. The training is: Charles Dickens Anticipates Psychotherapy in "A Christmas Carol"

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.

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These Trainings are being offered in conjunction with Boise State University, School of Social Work.