Calendar of Events


SFV-CAMFT numerous events to encourage professional development, networking opportunities, and access to resources in the field. SFV-CAMFT is an approved continuing education provider #62881 by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Please note there are no regular monthly meetings during the months of May, August and December.


We offer reciprocity to members of LA, SGV, and Santa Clarita Valley chapters of CAMFT. To get the $15 meeting rate, please register online using the chapter member reciprocity link.


PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Starting with the February monthly membership meeting SFV-CAMFT will be providing 1.5 CEU's at each meeting.
  • Due to the longer CEU presentation the meeting agenda will no longer include structured networking, and meetings will now end at 11:15am.
  • The chapter offers a student rate of $20 for non-chapter members, and has made a change to the week of/day of event registration.  Chapter member registration is $25, and non-member registration is $35.


Upcoming Events

    • September 24, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • On-line via ZOOM - Pre-registration link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register


    Special Event


    State of the Profession

    with Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE


    Our annual "State of the Profession" membership meeting is a stand alone event this year!


    Join us, fellow CAMFT chapters and CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members. Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-min presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.


    Learning Objectives

    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:


    1. Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.


    2. Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists.


    3. Identify important components of a Professional Will.


    Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE is the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In this role he represents over 32,000 marriage and family therapists and trainees in the state of California. Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. El-Ghoroury practiced as a pediatric psychologist for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center. He was faculty in Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He won the Student Research Prize from the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his master's thesis examining how family members played with children with autism. Nabil received his Bachelor's in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University.


    Sponsored by:           

             

              TBA


    When:


             Friday, September 24, 2021


    Time:   

    11:45am-12pm Log-in/Technical Check*

    12pm-1:30pm CEU Presentation

    This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

    * = non CEU portion of course


    Place:

              On-line, via Zoom

    The log-in procedure is now a two step process. 

    1.  See 'To Register' below.  After registering and paying for the event, you will be sent a link in the confirmation e-mail.  Click-on the link 'to pre-register', answer a few questions and Zoom will send you a 'calendar reminder' with a new link.

    2.  On the day of the event, open your calendar reminder and Click-on the link.  You will then gain immediate access to the event.

    This event is presented by state CAMFT, in attendance with other chapters.


    Price/Registration:

       SFV-CAMFT chapter members

           FREE!   (online until day of)

       Non chapter members

           $25 (online until day of)


    No phone or email RSVP.

    No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

    Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

    To Register:  Please click on the register button at

    the top-left. If you are not logged in yet and are a

    member of our chapter, please be sure to log in 

    here first.


    Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here   


    Grievances? Contact our President here

      

    Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here


    Policies: View a list of our policies here


    CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

    SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.



    • October 02, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register

     



    ""Strategies to Thrive to & Through Licensure""



             

            Luke Martin, MBA     Dr. Christie Kederian, LMFT

                                       

    Our Annual Pre-licensed Event is set to give you all the information needed for your pre-licensed journey! While our Pre-licensed "3000 Club" Special Interest Group (SIG) gatherings are casual get together's to support each other individually, our annual event gives you specific tools and stories and services to guide you into licensure and your dream practice.


    This year, our virtual event will be in attendance with other fellow CAMFT chapters! Come ready to listen to:

    • Luke Martin, MBA, Esq - (CAMFT speaker) Road to Licensure
    • Dr. Christie Kederian, LMFT - The Thriving Therapist: 
      • How to build a successful career as a pre-licensed MFT.
      • How to create a profitable, multi-passionate business as a therapist; branding & marketing tools you need to stand out through online and offline marketing strategies.
      • How to create passive streams of income as a therapist; and creative ways to build your therapy career before you're licensed, and more!

    Licensed members can register for this event too and share information with their associates!


    You won't want to miss this!


    Presenters:

    ------------------------------------

    Luke Martin, MBA, Esq.  CAMFT speaker


                  


    Luke is a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.


    Dr. Christie Kederian, LMFT

      

               


    Dr. Christie is a nationally renowned relationship expert who specializes in helping clients create lives they love and find love they deserve. With an extensive career as a professional matchmaker and relationship expert for eHarmony and Match.com affiliate company, Christie has helped thousands of people create lives they love and find love they deserve. She is a "Triple Trojan" receiving her Bachelor's, Master's & doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy.  She has been a featured expert in ABC, NBC, KTLA, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan and many more. She is also a professional speaker and provides trainings with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and cocker spaniel, Lady and loves playing music {piano & bass guitar}, writing poetry and riding the peloton.


    When: Saturday, October 2, 2021


    Time: 

         9:30am-10am check-in

         10:00am-12pm CAMFT presentation

         12pm-1pm presentation


    Place: Online via Zoom

    Linking information will be sent in confirmation email upon registration.


    Price/Registration:

         free SFV-CAMFT chapter members

         $25 non chapter members

    Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

    No cash or check, credit cards only. 

    Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm. No phone or email RSVP.

    No CEUs offered, but Associates can claim workshop or training hours, pending supervisor approval.


    To Register:  Please click on the register button at the

    top-left. If you are not logged in yet and are a member

    of our chapter, please be sure to log in here first.


    Questions? Email Tanya Gill.      


    Here is an image from last year's event.


            

                 

    Hope to see you there!

    Tanya Gill

    Pre-licensed Representative/3000 Club SIG Chair

             


    Refund Policy 

    Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, click here



    • October 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register

    Membership Meeting


    Shawn LaRé Brinkley, LMFT


    "What Every Therapist Needs to

    Know about Black Folks and other

    People of Color"

    Note:  Presented on Zoom.

    In 2021, people not of color may be shocked, to hear that the dehumanizing remnants of slavery still paralyzes little black girls and boys sitting in classrooms where the truth is not told as it happened regarding their ancestors. It becomes especially dehumanizing when that black child is living in an area largely inhabited by Caucasian children who may not actually consider him or her as equal. It can feel to that child as though they are on display as the shining example of what a Black can achieve if, "They simply pulled themselves up by the bootstraps and took hold of their lives." Some have said, "See, that one is smart, or speaks the King's English, or wears his pants neatly around his waist." Others, "This little girl, has nice tame curls, not like that girl who has those kinky puffy round things on each side of her head." Are we aware of this history when these children grow up and show up in the therapy room? Do you know they may face the very same challenges in college or later still, in the workplace? Let’s take an inside look, therapeutically. Hold on to your hats!!


    Learning Objectives

    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. They will be here shortly. . . .   

    Presenter:

    Shawn LaRé Brinkley, LMFT s a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Transformational Performance Coach, and Speaker/Trainer/Author is best described as a “people” person. Shawn LaRé possesses a magnetic zest for life as her energy is, boundless, her passion, relentless, and her joyous spirit, infectious! She is pursuing her Doctorate in General Psychology, with an emphasis in Performance Psychology, as she considers herself a lifelong learner as well as a teacher of her acquired life lessons. She lives life on “full tilt boogie” and believes love, laughter, and ADHD are her superpowers. Ms. Brinkley works with trauma survivors and empowers clients to move past the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck and unable to participate fully in their lives. Shawn LaRé enjoys being present in the room when the client makes the breakthrough. A dynamic speaker, Shawn LaRé has spoken at the Success Women’s Conference in Biloxi, MS, and virtually, Black CEO conference, Comeback Champion Summit, Level UP conference, and the Power UP summit. Brinkley has co-authored on two book anthologies and is currently working on her first solo writing project. Shawn LaRé’s motto: “When live gives you lemons, don’t just make lemonade, you gotta’ suck on them til’ it tastes like chocolate.”


    Sponsored by:


       

    When:


           Sunday, October 10, 2021


    Time:

      8:45am-9am Check-In*

      9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

          Chapter Announcements*

      9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

      11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

          Private Practice Announcements*

      11:15am-11:30am Break*

      11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting*

    This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

    * = non CEU portion of course


    Place:

    Online via Zoom. See registration message - below.. 

    The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent in confirmation email.


    Price/Registration:

    $15  SFV-CAMFT chapter members  (online , including day of event)

    $25 Non chapter members   (online, including day of event)

    $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - (online, including day of event)

    No phone or email RSVP.
    No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

    Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

    To Register:  Please click on the register button at the top-left.  At the completion of (and paying for the event), you will receive the link in a confirmation e-mail.  On the day of the event - click on the link and you will be connected to the event.  

    If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in  here first. 


    Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here


    Grievances? Contact our President here


    Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here


    Policies: View a list of our policies here



    Refund Policy 

    Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email sfv.camft@gmail.com.



    SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


     

    CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281



    • October 17, 2021
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

    Join us as we spend some relaxing time with colleagues, enjoy the great outdoors, and get in some exercise. Our hikes take about 1½ hours and go over moderate hills. We meet one Sunday every month except July, August, and September. Rain or holiday cancels event. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.


    *Please bring your masks and remember to practice social distancing.*


    Our next hike is this weekend:


    Details

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

    8:45am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    Meet in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Circle Center.


    Questions?/Registration

    This is a free event for chapter members only, but please register online to let us know you are coming. If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here. If you have any questions, please email or call David Eshleman at 818-481-2271.


    Please review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants.


    Here is an image from our last gathering:


                  


           

    Find out more about our SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair

    • November 07, 2021
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

    Join us as we spend some relaxing time with colleagues, enjoy the great outdoors, and get in some exercise. Our hikes take about 1½ hours and go over moderate hills. We meet one Sunday every month except July, August, and September. Rain or holiday cancels event. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.


    *Please bring your masks and remember to practice social distancing.*


    Our next hike is this weekend:


    Details

    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    8:45am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    Meet in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Circle Center.


    Questions?/Registration

    This is a free event for chapter members only, but please register online to let us know you are coming. If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here. If you have any questions, please email or call David Eshleman at 818-481-2271.


    Please review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants.


    Here is an image from our last gathering:


                  


           

    Find out more about our SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair

    • November 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register


    Membership Meeting


    Rena Pollak, LMFT


    "Anti-Group Resistance in Group Therapy: How to turn Destructive

    Forces into Developmental Progress"

    Note:  Presented on Zoom.

    This course will provide education on the resistances that arise in  group therapy (termed the “Anti-Group” by Dr. Morris Nitsun). Through lecture, discussion and experiential learning you will learn about these destructive forces in group and how you can harness them to bring about their creative potential.


    Educational goals include increasing ability to identify the destructive forces in group, improving clinical skills for working with destructive forces, and preparing clinicians for coping with strong feelings in groups.


    Learning Objectives

    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

      1. Explain the 3 core components of Dr. Nitsun’s theory of the anti-group.
      2. Identify 4 indications of anti-group resistance.
      3. List 5 contributors to anti-group resistance.
      4. Describe 5 interventions to promote creative outcomes in groups.

      Presenter:

      Rena Pollak, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Encino. As a group therapist, she specializes in a combination of Interpersonal and Modern Analytic group therapy. When working with couples she works from a blend of theories including Existential, Interpersonal, and Modern Analytic. She’s a fully trained EMDR therapist. Rena has facilitated grief work with children and adolescents through Our House and cancer support at WeSpark in Sherman Oaks. She has given presentations on group therapy at the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles, numerous training centers including Phillips Graduate Institute, Counseling West, Airport Marina Counseling Center, as well as in the community at churches, high schools and Meetup Events. She has been a frequent blogger on her website as well as with GoodTherapy.org. She is currently a board member at large for our chapter and spent five years on the board of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles.


      Sponsored by:


         

      When:


             Sunday, November 14, 2021


      Time:

        8:45am-9am Check-In*

        9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

            Chapter Announcements*

        9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

        11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

            Private Practice Announcements*

        11:15am-11:30am Break*

        11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting*

      This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

      Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

      * = non CEU portion of course


      Place:

      Online via Zoom. See registration message - below.


      Price/Registration:

      $15  SFV-CAMFT chapter members  (online , including day of event)

      $25 Non chapter members   (online, including day of event)

      $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - (online, including day of event)

      No phone or email RSVP.
      No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

      Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

      To Register:  Please click on the register button at the top-left.  At the completion of (and paying for the event), you will receive a link in a confirmation e-mail.  On the day of the event - click on the link and you will be connected to the event.  

      If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in  here first. 


      Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here


      Grievances? Contact our President here


      Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here


      Policies: View a list of our policies here



      Refund Policy 

      Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email sfv.camft@gmail.com.



      SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


       

      CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281



      • December 12, 2021
      • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
      Register

      Join us as we spend some relaxing time with colleagues, enjoy the great outdoors, and get in some exercise. Our hikes take about 1½ hours and go over moderate hills. We meet one Sunday every month except July, August, and September. Rain or holiday cancels event. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.


      *Please bring your masks and remember to practice social distancing.*


      Our next hike is this weekend:


      Details

      Sunday, December 12, 2021

      8:45am

      120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

      Topanga, CA 90290

      Meet in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Circle Center.


      Questions?/Registration

      This is a free event for chapter members only, but please register online to let us know you are coming. If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here. If you have any questions, please email or call David Eshleman at 818-481-2271.


      Please review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants.


      Here is an image from our last gathering:


                    


             

      Find out more about our SIGs here.


      Hope to see you there!

      David Eshleman

      Hiking SIG Chair

    Past Events

    September 12, 2021 "Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and Interpersonal Biofeedback: What You the MFT Need to Know - Zoom meeting"
    August 15, 2021 Social Virtual Event - Honoring our members: past, present, future
    August 09, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting in collaboration with LA CAMFT - On Zoom
    July 11, 2021 "Emotion Regulation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Zoom meeting"
    June 13, 2021 Hiking Group
    June 06, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    June 06, 2021 "Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples - Zoom Meeting"
    May 16, 2021 CANCELED - Hiking Group - Temescal-canyon
    April 18, 2021 Hiking Group
    April 12, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    April 11, 2021 "Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Emerging Field - Zoom meeting"
    April 09, 2021 Law and Ethics Workshop - Free for Members
    March 21, 2021 Hiking Group
    March 14, 2021 "Time Management For Individuals With ADHD And Other Executive Functioning Disorders - Zoom meeting"
    February 21, 2021 Hiking Group
    February 12, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    February 07, 2021 "Zoom meeting - Women with an Anxious Attachment Style in Romantic Relationships: Etiology, Misconceptions, and Treatment Tips"
    January 10, 2021 "Zoom meeting - Introduction to Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy"
    December 06, 2020 "Implicit Bias: Tools to Heal, Build, & Connect in the Therapeutic Community"
    December 06, 2020 CANCELLED - Hiking Group
    December 03, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    November 14, 2020 SFV-CAMFT Volunteer Appreciation Event
    November 08, 2020 State of the Profession
    November 01, 2020 Hiking Group
    October 17, 2020 DATE CHANGE TO SATURDAY THE 17th- - > Annual Pre-Licensed Event: "Strategies to Thrive to & Through Licensure.
    October 11, 2020 "Zoom meeting - The Sexual Desire Gap: Strategies You Can Use in Your Next Session"
    October 04, 2020 Hiking Group
    September 13, 2020 Zoom meeting - "Ways in Which an Existential Perspective Can Help Clients Navigate the Pandemic"
    September 06, 2020 CANCELED - Hiking Adventure - set for Sunday, September 6
    August 09, 2020 New Member Social Virtual Event (on ZOOM)
    August 06, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    August 02, 2020 NEW - Hiking Adventure - set for Sunday, August 2
    July 24, 2020 "Note *New Presenter* - The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice"
    July 17, 2020 Therapists Virtual Support Group for Members
    July 12, 2020 "Zoom meeting - Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder"
    July 05, 2020 NEW - Hiking Adventure - set for July 5th
    June 14, 2020 Cancelled - Hiking Group
    June 07, 2020 "Zoom meeting - Divorce Process Options: Do you know if and how children's needs are considered in these options?"
    June 04, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    May 22, 2020 Therapists Virtual Support Group for Members
    May 20, 2020 Therapists of Color Support Group
    May 17, 2020 Cancelled - Hiking Group
    May 15, 2020 "Moved to Zoom - Legal and Ethical Workshop: Supervision in Private Practice"
    April 19, 2020 "Moved to Zoom - The Clinical Application of Mindfulness-Based Recovery for Pornography Addiction"
    April 05, 2020 Canceled - Hiking Group
    April 02, 2020 Moved to Zoom - Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    March 27, 2020 Virtual Support Group for Members
    March 15, 2020 Moved to Zoom - DBT Strategies in the Treatment of Emotion Dysregulation"
    March 08, 2020 Hiking Group
    February 29, 2020 Special Shared Event - "Theatre of the Mind"
    February 16, 2020 Hiking Group
    February 09, 2020 "More than Meets the Eye: Linking Nutrition to Behavioral Health"
    February 06, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    January 19, 2020 Hiking Group
    January 12, 2020 "Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: The Role of Provider Mindfulness and Self Care"
    December 08, 2019 Hiking Group
    December 05, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    November 10, 2019 Therapists and Medical Issues: What You Need to Know and Why
    November 03, 2019 Hiking Group
    November 02, 2019 SFV-CAMFT Volunteer Appreciation Event
    November 01, 2019 2020 Annual Meeting Package Special
    October 20, 2019 "Power, Privilege and Allyship in the Therapy Room"
    October 13, 2019 State of the Profession
    October 06, 2019 Annual Pre-Licensed Event: "Learn It, Live It, Launch It"
    September 29, 2019 Hiking Group
    September 15, 2019 Experiential Process Group Event
    September 08, 2019 Family Grief: How You Can Help Clients Navigate Grief Tsunamis Together
    August 11, 2019 Social Networking Event
    August 08, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    July 14, 2019 The Business of Practice: Are You and Your Practice at Risk?
    July 09, 2019 Special Event at Inneractions IOP - "Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFT-I): The Transforming Power of Emotions"
    June 23, 2019 Experiential Process Group Event
    June 21, 2019 Supervisors Special Interest Group
    June 14, 2019 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
    June 09, 2019 Hiking Group
    June 06, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    June 02, 2019 "The Power of Metaphor Assists Clients in Unlocking New Perspectives "
    May 19, 2019 Annual New Members Welcome Lunch
    May 05, 2019 Hiking Group
    April 28, 2019 Somatic Practices Group
    April 14, 2019 "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser (Part II: Behind the Mask)"
    April 11, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    April 07, 2019 Hiking Group
    March 24, 2019 "Proprioceptive Writing: A Powerful Process for Therapists and Clients"
    March 21, 2019 BONUS MEETING - Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    March 10, 2019 "Creating Authentic Connections: Healing Relational Trauma within the Family System"
    March 03, 2019 Somatic Practices Group
    March 03, 2019 Hiking Group
    February 23, 2019 Special Shared Event - "Theatre of the Mind"
    February 10, 2019 "4 Legal Divorce Options: Are You Prepared to Guide Clients Effectively"
    February 07, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    February 03, 2019 Hiking Group
    January 13, 2019 "SoulCollage®: - Images Start the Conversation Toward Healing"
    January 06, 2019 Hiking Group
    December 06, 2018 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    December 02, 2018 Hiking Group
    November 30, 2018 SFV-CAMFT Appreciation Event
    November 30, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
    November 11, 2018 "De-coding Eating Disorder Urges and Understanding Their Purpose"
    November 04, 2018 Hiking Group
    November 01, 2018 Annual Meeting Package Special
    October 28, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
    October 26, 2018 "Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future."
    October 21, 2018 Pre-Licensed Event: "Your Journey to and through Licensure: Preparing for Success!"
    October 14, 2018 "Your Clients are not Immune: Uncovering the Myth of Modern-Day Slavery in our own Backyard"
    October 07, 2018 "Uncovering Implicit Bias: Cultural Diversity in 2018"
    September 30, 2018 Hiking Group
    September 23, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
    September 23, 2018 State of the Profession
    September 13, 2018 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    September 09, 2018 Experiential Process Group Event
    August 24, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
    August 19, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
    August 12, 2018 Social Networking Event
    August 09, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group
    July 22, 2018 Experiential Process Group Event
    July 08, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
    July 08, 2018 "Sacrificial Helping Syndrome: Why do we give more than we have?"
    June 22, 2018 "NEW TOPIC - Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
    June 21, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    June 10, 2018 Hiking Group
    June 03, 2018 "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser - Helping Clinicians find their Forensic Lens"
    May 30, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
    May 17, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    May 06, 2018 New Members Welcome Lunch
    May 06, 2018 Hiking Group
    April 30, 2018 Member Directory Advertising 2018
    April 29, 2018 Somatic Practices Special Interest Group
    April 16, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    April 15, 2018 Hiking Group
    April 08, 2018 "Sex Therapy Do's and Don'ts: Musings of a Sex Therapist"
    March 25, 2018 Experiential Process Group Event
    March 19, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    March 11, 2018 "The Legal and Ethical Use of Social Media in Your Practice"
    March 04, 2018 Hiking Group
    February 26, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    February 21, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
    February 11, 2018 "The Psychology of Money and Your Practice"
    February 04, 2018 Hiking Group
    January 14, 2018 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Bearing Witness: Reciprocity, Narrative, and Healing"
    January 07, 2018 Hiking Group
    December 11, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    December 03, 2017 Hiking Group
    November 15, 2017 Supervisors Special Interest Group
    November 12, 2017 State of the Profession
    November 05, 2017 Pre-Licensed Event: "On the Journey to Licensure: Preparing for Success"
    November 05, 2017 Hiking Group
    November 01, 2017 Annual Meeting Package Special
    October 26, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    October 22, 2017 Experiential Process Group Event
    October 08, 2017 "Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from DBT"
    October 01, 2017 Hiking Group
    September 17, 2017 Experiential Process Group Event
    September 10, 2017 "Being All That: Building Self-Esteem in our Trumped-Up Age"
    August 24, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    August 13, 2017 Social Networking Event
    July 21, 2017 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
    July 17, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    July 16, 2017 "Legalization of Marijuana: Legal Perspectives Clinicians Need to Know"
    June 25, 2017 "Mindfulness with Children, Teens, and Families"
    June 04, 2017 Hiking Group
    May 07, 2017 Hiking Group
    April 27, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
    April 23, 2017 "Barriers to Multicultural Sex Therapy: What Therapists Need to Know"
    April 02, 2017 Hiking Group
    March 19, 2017 "Affirmative Therapy with Transgender Clients"
    March 05, 2017 New Members Welcome Lunch
    March 05, 2017 Hiking Group
    February 12, 2017 "Bipolar Disorders: Diagnostic and Clinical Considerations"
    February 10, 2017 Member Directory Advertising 2017
    February 05, 2017 Hiking Group
    January 22, 2017 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Creativity Tools for a Mindful Practice"
    January 08, 2017 Hiking Group
    December 04, 2016 Hiking Group
    November 13, 2016 "Branding and Niche Marketing for Therapists: Growing Your Practice by Being Who You Are"
    November 06, 2016 Hiking Group
    November 01, 2016 Annual Meeting Package Special
    October 16, 2016 Pre-Licensed Event: FAQ's for Interns and Trainees
    October 16, 2016 Hiking Group
    October 09, 2016 "Dream Interpretation for the Everyday Clinician"
    September 11, 2016 "State of the Profession"
    August 28, 2016 Social Networking Event
    August 17, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group "Social Media"
    July 15, 2016 Member Directory Advertising
    July 10, 2016 "Networking Strategies to Grow Your Practice"
    June 24, 2016 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
    June 22, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group "Elevator Speech & Branding"
    June 12, 2016 Hiking Group
    June 05, 2016 "Working with the Self-Injury Hidden in Your Practice: Resources for Clinicians"
    June 02, 2016 West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
    May 22, 2016 New Members Welcome Lunch
    May 01, 2016 Hiking Group
    April 20, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group
    April 17, 2016 Mental Health Professionals Networking Mixer
    April 10, 2016 "Flashes, Hunches, and Gut Feelings: The Centrality of Clinical Intuition"
    April 03, 2016 Hiking Group
    March 13, 2016 Hiking Group
    March 07, 2016 MEETINGS BUNDLE
    March 06, 2016 "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Reclaiming the Family Meal as a Way to Connect"
    February 21, 2016 Hiking Group
    February 08, 2016 MEETINGS BUNDLE
    February 07, 2016 "The Brain Science of Love, Monogamy, & Attraction"
    January 17, 2016 Hiking Group
    January 10, 2016 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Laughter Yoga: The 'C' Word"
    December 06, 2015 Hiking Group
    November 23, 2015 Annual Meeting Package Special
    November 08, 2015 "Grief Across the Ages "
    November 01, 2015 Hiking Group
    October 11, 2015 "Helping Children & Teens: Theory, Tips & Tricks "
    October 04, 2015 Hiking Group
    September 27, 2015 Good Vibrations: Using Drums for Yourself and Your Therapy Practice
    September 26, 2015 Afternoon Session-The New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes and Other Insurance Essentials EVERY Therapist Should Know
    September 26, 2015 The New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes and Other Insurance Essentials EVERY Therapist Should Know
    September 20, 2015 "The Healing Music of Afro-Latino Music "
    September 09, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
    July 26, 2015 "Making the Invisible Visible: Therapy with Transgender Youth & Seniors"
    June 28, 2015 Membership Meeting - "From the Top " with Jill Epstein, JD
    June 17, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
    June 07, 2015 EPG: "What's So Good About Bad Feelings? The Inner Journey" with Judith Fraser, LMFT
    June 07, 2015 Hiking Group
    May 03, 2015 New Members Welcome Lunch
    May 03, 2015 Hiking Group
    April 19, 2015 "Beyond the Empty Chair:An Experiential Introduction to Gestalt Therapy"
    April 12, 2015 "Imago Relationship Theory & Therapy"
    March 29, 2015 Hiking Group
    March 23, 2015 Pre-licensee Social
    March 15, 2015 "Natural Personalities: A Resolution Revolution"
    March 11, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
    March 01, 2015 Hiking Group
    February 16, 2015 Pre-licensee Social
    February 15, 2015 "Awaken Your Business Intuition: How to Use Your Inner Power as a Therapist"
    February 08, 2015 "Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-compassion "
    February 01, 2015 Hiking Group
    January 11, 2015 "New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event"
    December 10, 2014 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
    December 07, 2014 Hiking Group
    November 09, 2014 "A Psychiatrist's View on Psychotherapy, Psychotropic Medication, and Collaboration Between the Professions"
    November 02, 2014 "Social Networking Event"
    November 02, 2014 Hiking Group
    October 26, 2014 Annual Pre-licensed Event
    October 17, 2014 Crisis Response Event
    October 14, 2014 Pre-licensee Social
    October 12, 2014 “Finding Order in Personality Disorders: The DSM-V and Beyond”
    October 05, 2014 Hiking Group
    September 28, 2014 “Vibrational Healing: Creating a Sound Bath with Gongs & Tibetan Singing Bowls”
    September 23, 2014 Pre-licensee Social
    September 22, 2014 Annual Meeting Package Special

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    February 6        September 11

    March 13          October 9

    April 10            November 13

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