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

    • June 02, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting 


    with Kim Hermanson, PhD 


    "The Power of Metaphor Assists Clients in Unlocking New Perspectives "  



    Metaphor has been fundamentally misunderstood as merely a linguistic device, yet it is much, much more than that. Research demonstrates that at a deep level, metaphor alters how we perceive the world and aligns us with deep soul wisdom. Many of us make decisions and navigate through the world in a pre-verbal, metaphoric way. Whether it's a career path, a place to live or a decision about who to marry, we choose the one that "feels right"-the career that feels inspiring and expansive, the house that feels lighter, the person who brightens our spirits. These decisions are made through our body's ability to metaphorically connect with universal creative energies that lie beyond our 'thinking' mind. The field of metaphor therapy has shown that working with metaphor provides clients with a direct path to creative breakthroughs and remarkable shifts of perception. Metaphor opens a potent way of knowing that most haven't had access to in our culture.


    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Analyze how metaphor is an effective way to assist clients in their everyday life.
    2. List 2 ways that a metaphor's power effects change.
    3. Explain how metaphoric images can provide openings to deep creative energies for clients who feel stuck.
    4. Identify how an experience of metaphoric knowing shifts client perspectives.
    Kim Hermanson, PhD is an author, coach and educator who currently serves as adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her books include Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination and Sky's the Limit, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award. She has co-authored with Anthony S. Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, New York Times bestselling author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and many other books. Mihaly said this of Kim's work: "Not since Carlos Castenada's books 40 years ago have I had such a strong reaction. This is very powerful stuff." Kim has previously taught at Holy Names University, University of California Berkeley, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Esalen Institute. Her PhD is from the University of Chicago, where her doctoral research earned her an Outstanding Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Kim worked as a corporate computer scientist in the field of artificial intelligence before a series of mystical experiences launched her calling to expand our human ways of learning and knowing. She is known for her skill in quickly shifting people out of psychological difficulties into a place of profound beauty, healing and creative flow.

        

       

    Sponsored by:       


         


    When:

    Sunday, June 2, 2019


    Time:

    8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast*

    9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*

    9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

    11am-11:15am Member Announcements/Opportunity Drawing*

    11:15am-11:30am CEU Certificate Pick-Up/Networking*

    11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*

    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

    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.


    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.


    Price/Registration:

    *PLEASE NOTE CHANGES IN PRICING LEVELS

    SFV-CAMFT chapter members

    $15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

    Non chapter members

    $25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

    $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

    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.


         

    Questions

    Contact our VP of Membership here    

       


    Grievances

    Contact our President



    Accommodations

    Contact our Hospitality Chair



    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 LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281


    • June 06, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
    • 24
    Register



                

        


    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, June 6, 2019

    6:30pm-8:30pm

    Aroma Cafe

    Guest: Hunter Michael, LMFT

    Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

    Different locations each meeting.

    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 30 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 an image from our last gathering:





    • June 09, 2019
    • 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.


    Our next hike is this weekend:


    Sunday, June 9, 2019

    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




    • June 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop



    with Benjamin Caldwell, Psy.D.


    "Tough Calls, Moral Dilemmas, Technology, and More"


    In this Law and Ethics update, we will review recent changes to state law, discuss the role of technology in modern practice, and engage in a deep discussion of the morals and values that underlie individual ethical decision-making processes. Difficult decisions without clear or easy answers will be the focus of the day. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will show how our individual morals and values influence therapy work even when we seek to appear neutral; how to identify your own morals and values relevant to your practice; and why owning those values matters.


    Goals for this workshop include (1) Informing therapists about recent and not-widely-known changes in state law and regulation impacting mental health practice; (2) Assisting therapists in understanding the role that their own morals and values play in clinical and ethical decision-making; (3) Encouraging therapists to think critically about that role and its implications for therapy; (4) Informing therapists about recent developments in court cases and ethical standards related to the personal values of the therapist; and (5) Encouraging therapists toward transparency with clients about the therapist's values, in accordance with ethical standards and the therapist's theoretical orientation.


    This course is intended for beginning to advanced therapists.

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

    1. Articulate the impacts of three recent changes in California law impacting mental health practice.
    2. Differentiate between a personal opinion, a clinical opinion, advice-giving, and imposing personal values.
    3. Construct a framework for clinical and ethical decision-making that integrates personal morals and values in a manner that is within professional ethical boundaries and appropriate to their clientele.
    4. Identify three common frameworks for making value-based decisions.
    5. Identify at least two implications from court cases involving mental health students' moral decision-making.             

    About the Presenter:

    Benjamin Caldwell, Psy.D. is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California's first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors, and drove the change in title from "intern" to "associate" for pre-licensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013.

    In his clinical work, he has specialized in working with couples.

     

     
        

    Sponsored by:

         TBA


    When:

         Friday, June 14, 2019


    Time:

    8am-8:30am Registration/Networking/Light Breakfast*

    8:30am-12pm CEU/Speaker Presentation

    12pm-12:30pm Lunch*

    12:30pm-3pm CEU/Speaker Presentation

    3pm-3:15pm CEU Certificate Pick-Up/Networking*

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

    Course meets the qualifications for 6 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


    Place:

         Woodland Hills Country Club (Oak Room)

            21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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

    Room will be chilled; please dress accordingly.

     

    Price:

         SFV-CAMFT chapter members

         $50 (online until Friday prior to event 11:59pm) / 

            $80 (online week of event)

         Non chapter members

         $110 (online until Friday prior to event 11:59pm) / 

            $140 (online week of event)

         $50 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

             No phone or email RSVP. No walk-ins accepted.

             No cash or check, credit cards only (we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover).

             Includes breakfast and lunch.

             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, click 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 Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
    • June 21, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 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.


    Friday, June 21, 2019  

       

    "Changes in Supervision: 2019 and Beyond"

    led by co-chairs Mim Collins and Helen Meek


    Our Supervisors SIG is a quarterly lunch discussion for supervisors and individuals 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.


    If you are an intern/associate viewing this event, please inform your supervisors and spread the word!


    Join the next gathering:


    We will discuss BBS law changes that apply to existing supervisors and individuals who wish to supervise. Learn what is already in effect and what you need to know in the event you are audited. Click here and here to download the articles for this meeting.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Identify at least 1 change in supervision created by AB 93 (in effect in 2019).

    2. Identify at least 1 change in regulations currently under consideration (to be finalized by mid-2020).

    3. Describe what a BBS audit of a supervisor may include.


    Co-Chairs:


    Helen Meek, MA, LMFT is a CAMFT Certified and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is an AAMFT online supervision instructor, teaches supervision workshops, mentors professionals for supervision certifications, and maintains a private practice in Valencia.


    Mim Collins, PsyD, LMFT is a CAMFT Certified & AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a seasoned psychotherapist who has been in private practice for more than 4 decades, currently in Valley Village.



    Event Details:     

             

    When:

         Friday, June 21, 2019

    Time:

         11:45am-12:00pm Check-in*

         12:00pm-1:30pm CEU/Discussion

         1:30pm-1:45pm CEU Certificate Pick-Up*

    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 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. 

    This course is intended for advanced/licensed mental health professionals.

    * = non CEU portion of course


    Place:

    Home Office in Valley Village

    Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.   This location is not ADA compliant.

      


    Price/Registration:

         FREE for chapter licensed members.

    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? Grievances? Accommodations?

             Email or call Mim Collins at

                             818-763-8222.


    Policies:

    View a list of our policies here.

    Find out more about our SIGs 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 23, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    • 10
    Register


       
                  
    "Healing with Nature"

    with Julie Brams, MA, LMFT, LPCC

    led by co-chairs Judith Fraser and Doug Green


                         
    Sunday, June 23, 2019   
    Description
    Nature Therapy is a research-based model that improves psychological well-being by providing people with sensory experiences in the natural world. This type of experience allows for a deeper understanding and repair of the individual's relationship with the rest of the natural world. Current research and applications of nature therapy will be reviewed, including the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, and its Western counterpart Forest Therapy (aka Forest Bathing). Participants will have an opportunity to experience a typical ANFT Forest Bathing walk to deepen their understanding of the differences between this eco-therapy practice from other outdoor activity.

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:    
    1. Explain the theoretical premise of Eco-psychology and Eco-therapy.
    2. Identify the effects on brain functioning that occur when experiencing the natural world.
    3. Describe the difference between nature therapy and a common outdoor activity based on their personal experience of a Forest Therapy walk.
    Julie Brams, MA, LMFT, LPCC is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, for twenty-seven years and additionally is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Meditation teacher. Her practice integrates traditional therapy, the latest advances in the field of energy psychology and Eco-psychology practices. Certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, she leads Shinrin Yoku based Forest walks and workshops locally as well as at the Los Angeles Arboretum. She has presented on the topic of Eco-psychology and the neuroscience of nature for California State University Northridge, The American Public Health Association, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, church groups and synagogues.


    When:


         Sunday, June 23, 2019


    Time:

         1:30pm-2pm Check-in*

         2pm-4pm CEU/Speaker Presentation

         4pm-4:15pm CEU Certificate Pick-Up*

    Course meets the qualifications for 2 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 after speaker presentation.

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

    * = non CEU portion of course


    Place:

            Home in Sherman Oaks

               Address will be given upon registration. This location is not ADA compliant.

    Price:
    $25 for SFV-CAMFT members and non-members
    Limited to 10 participants.

    No phone RSVPs; The chapter does not accept cash or checks.

    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? Grievances?

    Contact Judith Fraser here 

     

    Accommodations? 

    Contact Doug Green here  or 818-624-3637 


    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.   
                                               

      

     

    • July 14, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting

     

    with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT


    "The Business of Practice:

    Are You and Your Practice at Risk?"


    Many myths float around the therapist community, like, "Write short, vague notes in case the notes are used in court," or, "Private pay therapists don't really need to keep progress notes," and these mis-truths contribute to therapists making inadvertent documentation errors that can have significant consequences for them and for their clients. This engaging presentation is geared at increasing clinicians' understanding of the legal, ethical, and liability-related factors that come into play with clinical documentation, regardless of whether they accept insurance, public funding like MediCal or MediCare, or private pay. There will also be discussion about strategies for clinicians about how to conceptualize Medical Necessity and efficiently and simply integrate it into different clinical documentation components.



    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Identify at least 3 important components of quality clinical progress notes.
    2. List at least 2 legal/ethical considerations that affect documentation practices.
    3. Provide a general definition of the term 'Medical Necessity' as related to Clinical Documentation.


    Presenter:

    Elizabeth Irias, LMFT is the founder and president of Clearly Clinical, an affordable podcast-based national behavioral health Continuing Education program approved by the APA, CPA, NBCC, NAADAC, CAMFT, and CCAPP. She has specializations in Utilization Review, Clinical Documentation, and Quality Assurance, and works closely with clinical teams across the country to reduce documentation-related liability risks and improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and Utilization Review outcomes. An adjunct graduate professor at Pepperdine University, Beth is an engaging professional conference speaker, and she provides dynamic, targeted presentations for conferences, seminars, universities, and mental health providers. She also operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders.



    Sponsored by:

       

           

    Steven Unruh, MDiv, LMFT  

        (Unruh Mediation)

                    

    When:


              Sunday, July 14, 2019


    Time: 

         8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/

                      Continental Breakfast* 

         9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/

                      Chapter Announcements*

         9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

         11am-11:15am  Member Announce-

                      ments/Opportunity Drawing*

         11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate

                      Pick-Up/Networking*

         11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*

    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.


    Price/Registration:

    SFV-CAMFT chapter members

    $15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

    Non chapter members

    $25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

    $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

    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.



    • August 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
    • 29
    Register

                

        


    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, August 8, 2019

    6:30pm-8:30pm

    Aroma Cafe

    Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

    Different locations each meeting.

    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 30 participants.

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

    • September 08, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting


    with 


    "Member speaker"





    Learning Objectives

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




      Sponsored by:
                  

                           

                      

      When:


                Sunday, September 8, 2019


      Time: 

           8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/Continental

               Breakfast* 

           9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/Chapter

               Announcements*

           9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

           11am-11:15am  Member Announcements/

               Opportunity Drawing*

           11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate Pick-Up/

               Networking*

           11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*


      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.


      Price/Registration:

      *PLEASE NOTE CHANGES IN PRICING LEVELS

      SFV-CAMFT chapter members

      $15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /$25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

      Non chapter members

      $25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

      $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)


      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 06, 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
      • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
      Register
       



      "Learn It, Live it, Launch It"


      Dear SFV,


      You Are Invited To Our Annual Pre-Licensed Event!

      SAVE THE DATE!

      Come ready to listen to:

      • Cathy Atkins (CAMFT) - The Road to Licensure
      • Amanda Rowan and Robin Gluck (Therapist Development Center) - How to Prepare and Pass MFT Exams
      • Ariel Cohen - The Journey to Launching Your Private Practice

      Back again - Complimentary professional headshots provided by Carolyn Jordan (a members only benefit)! Become a member today to take advantage of this opportunity.


      Licensed members can register for this event and take headshots too!


      Bring business cards to enter for a chance to win in an opportunity drawing.


      Stay tuned for more information, but in meantime, mark your calendars- you won't want to miss this!!


      Sponsored by:


      When: Sunday, October 6, 2019


      Time: 10am-2pm (9:30am registration)

      Breakfast will be provided.

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


      Place: Woodland Hills Country Club (Sunset and Oak Rooms)

      21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

      The Country Club does not allow denim.


      Price/Registration:

           $25 SFV-CAMFT chapter members

           $35 non chapter members

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

      No walk-ins accepted. 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 Shari Manculich

                 


      Hope to see you there!

      Shari Manculich

      Prelicensed 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 13, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
      • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
      Register

      Membership Meeting


      State of the Profession

      with Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE


      Nabil El-Ghoroury will present an update on the current status of state and federal legislation affecting licensed marriage and family therapists. During this presentation, Nabil will cover state and federal legislation that could impact LMFT practice and he will address regulatory topics from the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, Nabil will discuss resources for legal consultation for legal and ethical practice that CAMFT provides to its members.


      Learning Objectives

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

      1. Learn about at least 3 pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.
      2. Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists.


      Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE began as Executive Director of CAMFT in January 2018. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University, and practiced for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland as a licensed psychologist. Prior to coming to CAMFT, he was an Associate Executive Director for the American Psychological Association, where he served as the director of the graduate student office. Nabil was recognized as an emerging association leader by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) when he was invited into the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (2016-2018 class). He has presented at numerous conferences (in English and in Spanish) on issues such as student development in psychology, professional and legal issues in the use of social media, and health/educational disparities in autism spectrum disorders. Nabil led student delegations on Capitol Hill for 8 years. He recently earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, a certification that demonstrates wide knowledge of association management skills.


      Sponsored by:           


      TBD     


      When:

               Sunday, October 13, 2019

      Time: 

           8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/

                                  Continental Breakfast* 

            9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/

                                    Chapter Announcements*

            9:30-11am     CEU/Speaker Presentation

           11am-11:15am  Member Announcements/

                                       Opportunity Drawing*

           11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate Pick-

                                             Up/ Networking*

           11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*

      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.


      Price/Registration:

      SFV-CAMFT chapter members

           $15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / 

               $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

      Non chapter members

           $25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) / 

               $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

           $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event

                        11:59pm)

      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.



      • November 10, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
      • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
      Register

      Membership Meeting


      with 


      "Member speaker"





      Learning Objectives

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




        Sponsored by:
                    

                             

                        

        When:


                  Sunday, November 10, 2019


        Time: 

             8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/Continental

                 Breakfast* 

             9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/Chapter

                 Announcements*

             9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

             11am-11:15am  Member Announcements/

                 Opportunity Drawing*

             11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate Pick-Up/

                 Networking*

             11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~ All Welcome!*


        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.


        Price/Registration:

        *PLEASE NOTE CHANGES IN PRICING LEVELS

        SFV-CAMFT chapter members

        $15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /$25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

        Non chapter members

        $25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

        $20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)


        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 05, 2019
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
        • 30
        Register

                    

            


        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 5, 2019

        6:30pm-8:30pm

        Aroma Cafe

        Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

        Different locations each meeting.

        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 30 participants.

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

      Past Events

      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

      2019 Meeting Dates

      January 13       July 14

      February 10      September 8

      March 10          October 13

      April 14            November 10

      June 2


      Upcoming events

      June 02, 2019 8:30 AM • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
      June 06, 2019 6:30 PM • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
      June 09, 2019 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir

      Become a Member

      Learn * Network * Earn CEU's 

      all in the company of colleagues!

      Join us

      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

      For specific departments, please click "Contact" in the menu above.

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