Coalition for Clinical Social Work

Consultation Group

Sustaining Our Clinical Practices Remotely and During Times of Crisis
5 Wednesday evenings, July 1 – July 29, 6pm-715pm, by Zoom
Facilitator: Rick Nizzardini, LCSW

The purpose of this group is to support social workers who are providing clinical services remotely by focusing on issues related to practicing virtually, including dynamics related to building rapport, technological challenges that can occur in remote practice, the benefits and drawbacks of remote treatment, and the various modalities of remote practice (video, telephone, etc.).  The group will address concerns and issues identified by participants - including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice/injustice – within the context of remote clinical practice.

Rick Nizzardini, LCSW, JD, is Clinical Counselor-Faculty at San Francisco State University's Counseling & Psychological Services Center, where he assisted the Center in spring 2020 in developing its virtual counseling services, particularly focusing on the clinical, legal, and ethical issues that arise with remote clinical work.  He teaches Human Sexuality at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare and CSU-East Bay's Educational Psychology graduate programs, as well as with the National Association of Social Workers. He also teaches trauma-informed assessment and intervention courses at UC Berkeley Extension. Rick completed the two year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at SFCP and has a private practice in the Castro where he sees adult individuals and couples. He serves on the CCSW Outreach Committee and was a long-time Steering Committee member as well. 

To join this virtual group, please RSVP by Friday, June 26, 2020 to Rick, at [email protected]. Feel free to reach out to him with questions as well.