ICYMI: “Becoming a Clinical Social Worker”

NCSCSW co-sponsored with NCAAPCSW a workshop on “Becoming a Clinical Social Worker”.

This was an event about clinical social work with 4 panelists from different career areas.

MaryAnn Black, LCSW 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. She discussed 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, is 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, postpartum 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 recipient of numerous awards for his work.

Amy Olson, MSW, LCSW, 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, 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.


Kay Atchison is Chair of the NCSCSW Program Committee. She maintains a private practice in North Raleigh working with adults and couples facing relationship difficulties, trauma, addiction related struggles, work challenges, or difficult life transitions.

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