Calendar of Events


SFV-CAMFT hosts monthly meetings 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 meetings during the months of May, August and December.


Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Map to Monthly Meeting Location
(NO DENIM ALLOWED IN THE COUNTRY CLUB)


We offer reciprocity to members of LA and SGV chapters of CAMFT. To get the $15 meeting rate, please have your Membership Chair send confirmation of your membership and your email address to: sfv.camft@gmail.com You will then receive confirmation of registration and an invoice, which must be paid upon receipt.


PLEASE NOTE: 

Effective January 1, 2018:
  • The following rates will go into effect: Member $15.00, Non-member $25.00, Registration at the door (regardless of membership) $30.00
  • The annual experiential in January will increase prices to $33 for members, $38 for non-members with no walk in registration.  This is a pre-paid event only.


Upcoming Events

    • May 30, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    Register
    Supervisors Special Interest Group 
    A quarterly lunch discussion for supervisors and
    anyone interested in supervision:
    FREE and for licensed members of SFV-CAMFT.        

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 

        
    "Person-of-the-Therapist"
    led by Mim Collins, CAMFT Certified & AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    and Helen Meek, CAMFT Certified & AAMFT Approved Supervisor

    A quarterly lunch discussion for supervisors and anyone interested in supervision. Bring a sack lunch and earn Supervision CEUs in the relaxing company of your peers! Each meeting we read and discuss a journal article regarding the supervision process: Click here to download the article

     

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify how to work with the person-of-the-therapist in supervision without doing therapy.
    2. Describe what a "signature theme" is.
    3. Understand how to use the person-of-the-therapist supervision instrument.                                                                                                
              
    When:
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Time:
    12:00-1:30pm
    Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in the group. Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn 1 additional CEU for reading the article and bringing a 250 word reflective response to the group meeting. You can earn up to 2.5 supervision CEUs by participating!
    This course is intended for advanced/licensed mental health professionals.  Course meets the qualifications for 2.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after group meeting.

    Place:
    home office of Mim Collins
    Valley Village
    Address will be given upon registration. This location is not ADA compliant.

    Price:
    FREE for chapter licensed members, please register online to let us know you are coming.
    If you are an intern/associate receiving this email, please forward to your supervisors and spread the word!

    Questions? Grievances? Accommodations?
            EMAIL Helen Meek or call 661-291-1474.

    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.
                                                            
                 



    • June 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting

       
      with Dr. Catherine Barrett  

                     

        
       
    "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser - Helping Clinicians find their Forensic Lens"


    Dr. Catherine Barrett's experience as a clinician as well as a survivor of narcissistic abuse syndrome has alerted her to the covert tactics and severe pathology that lies within a narcissistically abusive relationship. Dr. Barrett hopes to help clinicians see outside of the textbook definition of the disorder and present a more practical, experiential, and accurate portrayal of this pathology. Her research and experience will also help clinicians identify survivors of this abuse within their practice and assist them in understanding the root of their client's addiction to such relationships. The ultimate goal is to provide information so that practitioners are vigilant in identifying clients with complex post-traumatic stress due to a relationship with a narcissistic personality, thereby putting the diagnosis into context, which in turn improves their clients' self-empowerment and ability to heal.


    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify 6 traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
    2. Describe the 4 phases of the cycle of abuse.
    3. Discuss 2 ways to identify victims of narcissistic abuse.
    4. Identify 3 interventions for treating victims of abuse.



    Dr. Catherine Barrett is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist who has also been practicing as a psychotherapist for 10 years. Dr. Barrett's family practice is with Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills. Her practice includes high-risk teenagers, LGBT youth, and family discord. Dr. Barrett also performs psychological testing for adolescents and facilitates a group for LGBT teens. She has experience working in addiction recovery and with drug and alcohol related offenders. Her pre-and post-doctoral work was in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity, sex offenders, and sexually violent predators. It was here where Dr. Barrett first gained her experience working with severe personality disorders; specifically, Narcissistic and Antisocial personality.


     



      

    Sponsored by:
        

    When:
    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    Time:
    8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/
    Continental Breakfast*
    9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*
    9:30am-10:30am CEU/Speaker Presentation
    This course intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals. Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as 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
    10:30am-11am Structured Networking/
    Member Announcements/Opportunity Drawing*
    11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting~All Welcome*

    Place:
    Woodland Hills Country Club
    The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.

    Price:
    $15 SFV-CAMFT chapter member
    $25 non chapter member
    Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm.
    No phone or email RSVP.          Email sfv.camft@gmail.com for LA and SGV chapter reciprocity                      
    $30 walk-in, regardless of membership
    No cash or check, credit cards only.





    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.



    • June 10, 2018
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

    Join us for a moderate hike about 1 1/2 hours long. 
    Bring water and wear comfortable shoes!


    This is a free event, but please register to let Kelly know you are coming. Also, review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants.  


    Have questions? Contact Kelly Lowry at: KellyLowry@verizon.net
    or 310-403-8562



    (rain or holiday cancels event.)



    • June 21, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
                    
        



    The SFV-CAMFT 3000club wants to meet and know you; join us for our next monthly gathering!

    As a group, we pre-licensed therapists have so much to offer each other - support, information, horror stories, job recommendations, connections - and will continue to throughout our careers alongside each other.  But we have to know each other to benefit! So let's just have some fun and food while we get to know each other better.
             
     Thursday, June 21, 2018 
    Pot Luck (bring a dish)
    7pm-10pm
    Location TBA  
    (address to be given out upon registration - location will change each month.)
      


      
    Contact sfvcamftprl@gmail.com to RSVP with Janet. Please include what you plan to bring and if you have any questions. 


    • June 22, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register
    Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop
           
    with David Jensen, JD      
      
    "Save the Date"

     
    Topic TBA



                 

    Dave Jensen, JD has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, "Go Tigers!," but was raised in Tustin, California. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Thereafter, Dave passed the California bar examination in February 1999, and he did it on his first try! In 2016, Dave was awarded a Master of Liberal Studies degree (English concentration) from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. As an attorney with CAMFT, Dave consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and obligations, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, with 8 rotating topics.

     

     
        

    Sponsored by




    TBA



      
    Time
    9am-4pm
    6 hour CEU presentation
           *8:30am check-in and light breakfast       
    *12pm-1pm lunch (salad bar, included)
        This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    CEU completion certificates will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation at 4pm.

    * = non CEU portion of event


     
      



    Place
    Woodland Hills Country Club
    21150 Dumetz Road
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    (The Country Club does not allow denim; ADA compliant)



    Price
     Registration (online until June 15):

    $75 members, $105 non-members

    (no cash or check, credit card only)



    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, sfv.camft@gmail.com



    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.
    • July 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting

       
      with Katie Vernoy, LMFT 

                     

        
       
    "Sacrificial Helping Syndrome: Why do we give more than we have?"
     

    Helpers are both made and born. Inherent qualities are shaped by life experiences and early relationships to create an individual who is called to help, who finds value and meaning in helping, and who often goes above and beyond for the people s/he helps. The reasons for becoming a helper interact with societal expectations and a professional culture that support sacrificing the helper's well-being for the clients and patients s/he serves. This "Sacrificial Helping Syndrome" (SHS) often leads to burnout, compassion fatigue, and untreated vicarious traumatization. Unchecked, these can lead to much worse personal, professional, and societal outcomes. The causes and implications of Sacrificial Helping as well as specific tactics to combat SHS will be discussed.



    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Define "Sacrificial Helping Syndrome," including the key causes and symptoms.
    2. Identify 3 common negative outcomes of SHS, including the personal and professional impacts to practitioners as well as the impacts to society as a whole.
    3. Identify and utilize 4 strategies to combat SHS and its common outcomes.



    Katie Vernoy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Evolve to Thrive Coaching and Consulting Services. She has held many roles in the mental health field: clinician, program coordinator, director, clinical supervisor, hiring manager, consultant and recruiter. Katie founded Evolve to Thrive Coaching and Consulting to support leaders, visionaries, and helping professionals create meaningful and SUSTAINABLE careers. Katie provides coaching and business strategy to support passionate people in pursuing their mission to help others while avoiding a common trap for these professionals: Sacrificial Helping Syndrome. Too many helpers sacrifice their own well-being for the people they choose to serve. With the right mindset, systems, and team members, Katie's clients can make a larger impact, without burning out. In addition, Katie, together with Curt Widhalm, LMFT, cohosts The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide podcast and has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is currently President-Elect for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

     



      

    Sponsored by:
        

    When:
    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Time:
    8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/
    Continental Breakfast*
    9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*
    9:30am-10:30am CEU/Speaker Presentation
    This course is intended for beginning to advance mental health professionals. Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as 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
    10:30am-11am Structured Networking/
    Member Announcements/Opportunity Drawing*
    11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting~All Welcome*

    Place:
    Woodland Hills Country Club
    The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.

    Price:
    $15 SFV-CAMFT chapter member
    $25 non chapter member
    Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm.
    No phone or email RSVP.          Email sfv.camft@gmail.com for LA and SGV chapter reciprocity                      
    $30 walk-in, regardless of membership
    No cash or check, credit cards only.





    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.



Past Events

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

2018 Meeting Dates

January 14       July 8

February 11      September 23

March 11          October 14

April 8              November 11

June 3


Upcoming events

May 30, 2018 12:00 PM • To be given upon registration
June 03, 2018 9:00 AM • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
June 10, 2018 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir

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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.


Send requests to:

sfv.camft@gmail.com

Refund policy 
Refunds must be requested by 5pm the Sunday before the meeting date, at:  sfvcamftcfo@gmail.com 

Fees will be refunded to the card used, minus a $2 service charge.

No refunds available after this time.

San Fernando Valley Chapter —
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (SFV-CAMFT)

For general info, please call: 818.870.0277

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