On Becoming a Clinical Social Worker and Beyond

The North Carolina Chapter of the  American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) &

The North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work (NCSCSW)


“On Becoming a Clinical Social Worker and Beyond”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9:00 -11:00 am. Registration and refreshments at 8:30

 UNC School of Social Work, Room 135,

325 Pittsboro St.  Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Register HERE

Reception dinner Friday, September 15th at the home of Bill and Gale Meyer.   Please RSVP if interested to william.meyer@duke.edu

Join us for a dynamic and inspirational panel discussion of clinical social workers from a wide variety of backgrounds and specializations as they reflect upon their journey through the field of clinical social work and beyond.


MaryAnn Black, MSW, LCSW, panel discussant

MaryAnn is the Associate Vice President for Community Relations at Duke University Health System and NC General Assembly Representative for District 29, former Durham County Commissioner, and recipient of the National Association of Social Workers Social Worker of the Year award as well as numerous other awards. She will be discussing how her background as a clinical social worker impacts the work she does today as well as how she made the transition from clinical social work into leadership and political positions.

William (Bill) Meyer, MSW, LCSW, panel discussant

Bill, a past president of the AAPCSW, has used his clinical social work and psychoanalytic background in inpatient psychiatric units, urban and rural community mental health centers, post partum depression support groups, work with low income pregnant women and in a private psychotherapy practice. In addition to teaching at Duke and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Center of the Carolinas, he has presented across the country on how the mental health professions have harmed people in the LGBTQ community. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work.

Amy Olson, MSW, LCSW, panel discussant

Amy is a psychodynamic psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Approved Supervisor with The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She has been in private practice for 14 years, and she was selected for the 2016 American Psychoanalytic Association’s Teachers Academy, and has presented lectures on psychosexual development and analytic listening to the NC/NASW.

Natalie Peacock-Corral, MSW, LCSW, CGP panel discussant and moderator

Natalie is a relational and attachment based psychoanalytic individual, family, and certified group psychotherapist in private practice in north Raleigh, NC. She is on the teaching faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas and is a graduate of their advanced psychotherapy program. She has used her clinical social work and psychoanalytic backgrounds in inpatient, intensive outpatient, community mental health treatment settings, and within her private practice over the past twenty one years. She specializes in the fields of addiction, dual diagnosis, chronic childhood and adolescent developmental trauma, the use of creative arts to heal trauma, and integrative/holistic approaches to mental health treatment. In 2013 she gave a presentation to the AAPCSW titled, “From Ruin to Rebirth: Treating Trauma and Addiction Relationally”.

Each panelist will share an “insiders view” of their work in the field of clinical social work (and beyond, touching on):

  • The skills and resources needed to sustain oneself in this rewarding, yet demanding profession. In working on others, they will speak about how have they worked on themselves.
  • What drew each panelist into the field of clinical social work and what kept them in the field of clinical social work.
  • The most rewarding, most demanding, and most difficult aspects of their professional journey.
  • How a psychoanalytic framework impacts the work that they do, and extends far beyond the work of psychotherapy. This includes speaking about which psychoanalytic writers & theorists most impacted their work and why.
  • Their reflections on training, mentoring, and the importance of colleague relationships.
  • Words of wisdom and inspiration, for both beginning and advanced clinical social workers.
  • What they wish they had known earlier, but learned through many years of practice.

  Two Contact hours will be available for this event. 


If you have questions about registration, please contact Liz Liepold at  NCAAPCSW@gmail.com or call 808-896-5364

If you have other questions please contact:

Bill Meyer at william.meyer@duke.edu

Sonia Hsieh at hsieh.sonia@gmail.com