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 have your Membership Chair send confirmation of your membership and your email address to: sfvcamftmember@gmail.com You will then receive confirmation of registration and an invoice, which must be paid upon receipt.


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.
  • Beginning with the April monthly membership meeting the chapter will now offer 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

    • May 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • October 21, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting
    Join waitlist


    THERAPISTS OF COLOR

    SUPPORT GROUP




    The SFV-CAMFT Diversity Committee is proud to offer our NEW Therapists of Color (TOC) Support Group!


    Mission: To foster a safe and open space for therapists of color to express vulnerabilities and authentically share and process real life experiences.

     

    Description: This is a non-clinical support group for therapists of color. Open to all mental health professionals of color in the community regardless of membership status with SFV-CAMFT. 


    When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm, starting on May 20th, 2020. 

     

    Where: Meeting will be held via Zoom (link will be sent in the confirmation email). 


    Who: The group will be facilitated by Shawn LaRé Brinkley, MS, LMFT, Chair of Diversity Committee and co-facilitated by Mishka Kimball, MS, LMFT, President-Elect. 

     

    Price: FREE (maxed at 20 awesome therapists).

     

    To register: Please click on the register button at the top-left. If you are not logged in yet, please be sure to log in here first.

     

    Questions: Email Shawn LaRé here.


    Thank you!





    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




    • October 04, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

    We are back to our regular monthly morning hikes! Please bring your masks - we are still social distancing.


    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.



    Our next hike is:


    Sunday, October 4, 2020 

    8:45am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    (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. Make sure you are logged in to your account 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:


                


    You can find out more about our other SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair




    • October 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register

    Membership Meeting

    Note:  Presented on Zoom.


    with Barbara Calvi, MS, LMFT, SEP


    "The Sexual Desire Gap:

    Strategies You Can Use in Your Next Session"  


    This is the most common sexual issue for couples. It can trigger pain and suffering; feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, loss, grief, anger, rage, and more. Over time, the desire gap, low, or lack of, sexual desire on one partner's part, can lead to an ever-growing chasm and eventually to sexual aversion. Couples may not be upfront about this issue. They may come into counseling with other complaints, hoping that addressing the other issues in their relationship (like "communication") will help them resolve their sexual issue privately.


    The consequences can be dire, but the treatment, especially if addressed early enough, can be very effective. Here is the good news: You don't have to be an expert in sex therapy in order to treat a couple experiencing a sexual desire gap. In this presentation, Barbara will talk about different reasons the desire gap may exist, and discuss tools, and strategies that can be used in sessions right away. Barbara will also talk about common misconceptions therapists have and mistakes they make that will inadvertently intensify the issue and undermine effective treatment.


    Learning Objectives

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

    1. List 3 reasons for a desire gap and low sexual desire.
    2. List 3 different forms of subtle coercion.
    3. Describe the difference between spontaneous and responsive desire.
    4. Describe 3 ways to address responsive desire.
    5. Identify 3 elements of the Dual Control Model.


    Presenter:

    Barbara Calvi, MS, LMFT, SEP is in private practice in Calabasas, CA. Her practice focuses primarily on trauma, couple therapy from an attachment-based developmental model, and sex therapy. She has been licensed for over 20 years and is a graduate of California State University, Northridge.


    Sponsored by:

       

               

             Newport Healthcare

           Empowering Lives. Restoring Families.


    When:


           Sunday, October 11, 2020


    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 Zoom meeting will be sent in confirmation email upon registration


    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. 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 18, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    • 39
    Register
     



    ""Strategies to Thrive to & Through Licensure""



               

    Bradley Muldrow, JD    Zeahlot Lopez,

                                                      LMFT, LPCC


    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, the event will be virtual (yes, we will miss the headshots too!), but come ready to listen to:

    • Bradley Muldrow, JD (CAMFT attorney) - The Road to Licensure: The road to licensure is paved with good intentions and ever-evolving regulations. This presentation will provide pre-licensees and supervisors with an overview of the licensure process, including the latest rules of the road set forth in AB 93 and AB 2138. Topics will include Supervised Experience Requirements for MFT Applicants, Supervisor Qualifications, Licensing Examinations, Employment of Pre-Licensees (Common Issues), and Pre-Licensee Advertising Regulations. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the licensure process for marriage and family therapists, the roles and responsibilities of Pre-licensees and supervisors, and how to navigate common challenges these parties often encounter.
    • Zeahlot Lopez, LMFT, LPCC - How to Market Yourself and Your Practice: Zeahlot has a unique vision when working with mental health and wellness professionals wanting to create abundance! As an alumnus of California State University, Northridge, Mount Saint Mary's University, and graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Program, she provides a plethora of knowledge and experience in the industry.

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


    There will also be an opportunity drawing.


    You won't want to miss this!


    Presenters:

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

    Bradley Muldrow, JD is a CAMFT staff attorney. As a staff attorney, Brad takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT's legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He also serves as a board member and Communications Chair for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit, and leads discussion groups for inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility focusing on spirituality and personal development.


    Zeahlot Lopez, LMFT, LPCC is the CEO and Founder of Vida Therapy Inc. and V.I.D.A System Inc. She is a dually licensed Latinx psychotherapist, keynote speaker, practice development coach, and lover of vegan tacos! Knowing the importance of culture as a first generation woman of color, Zeahlot has been able to change various lives in her community. She has been a guest speaker for multiple podcasts and various conferences such as Therapy Reimagined. In addition, Zeahlot has also been a speaker and trainer for the California State University System, Philharmonic Concert Hall, Los Angeles Urban League, World Financial Group, and JP Morgan Chase Bank. She has also been featured on Frame Therapy, Voyage LA, The Chundria Show, Univision, and KTLA.


    When: Sunday, October 18, 2020


    Time: 10am-1pm (9:30am check-in)


    Place: Online via Zoom

    Link will be sent in confirmation email upon registration.


    Price/Registration:

         $10 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.


    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



    • November 01, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

    We are back to our regular monthly morning hikes! Please bring your masks - we are still social distancing.


    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.



    Our next hike is:


    Sunday, November 1, 2020 

    8:45am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    (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. Make sure you are logged in to your account 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:


                


    You can find out more about our other SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair




    • November 08, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • On-line via ZOOM - CAMFT link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register


    Membership Meeting


    State of the Profession

    with Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE


    Join CAMFT Executive Director Nabil El-Ghoroury for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members. Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 75-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.


    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:


             Sunday, November 8, 2020


    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:

       Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

       21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

             The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.

    Online via Zoom. Register using the button below -  link to Zoom meeting will be sent in confirmation    email upon registration



    Price/Registration:

       SFV-CAMFT chapter members

            $15 (online until day of)

       Non chapter members

           $25 (online until day of)

           $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - 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.



    • December 03, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    • 25


                

        


    As pre-licensed therapists, we have so much to offer each other - support, information, horror stories, job recommendations, connections, and more. We continue to support each other throughout our careers and journey to licensure!


    If you are licensed, please pass this on to your associates or any pre-licensed individual in your community ~ open to all!


    Join the next 3000 Club gathering:


    Let's get together and have an open discussion about our struggles and successes over coffee and a salad!


    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    6:30pm - 8:30pm


    On-line via Zoom


    Link will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

    May be at different locations each meeting (i.e. Zoom)

    SIG meets every other month, but there may be other resources available in between.



    Questions?/Registration

    This is a free event for chapter members and non-members, but please register online to let us know you are coming. Email if you have any questions.


    Limited to 25 participants.

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


         Here is a picture from our last gathering in December:

     

                     



    • December 06, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

    We are back to our regular monthly morning hikes! Please bring your masks - we are still social distancing.


    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.



    Our next hike is:


    Sunday, December 6, 2020 

    8:45am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    (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. Make sure you are logged in to your account 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:


                


    You can find out more about our other SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair




Past Events

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 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

2021 Meeting Dates

January 10        July 11

February 8        September 12

March 14          October 10

April 11            November 14

June 6


Upcoming events

October 04, 2020 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
October 11, 2020 9:00 AM • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
October 18, 2020 9:30 AM • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.

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