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: You will then receive confirmation of registration and an invoice, which must be paid upon receipt.


Effective January 1, 2019:
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

    • November 01, 2018
    • February 03, 2019
    • Woodland Hills Country Club

    Buy one year of meetings and receive $5 off!

    Pay only $115 for eight meetings: 

    Feb - Mar - Apr - Jun - Jul - Sep - Oct - Nov 

    (NOTE: January Annual Experiential Event is NOT included in this package.)

    • January 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364

    "SoulCollage®: - Images Start

    the Conversation Toward Healing"

    with Chantel Zimmerman,

     SoulCollage® facilitator and trainer

    Join us in bringing in the new year with our Annual

    "New Beginnings" Experiential Event!

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    Why the word Soul? Because the practice of SoulCollage® goes deeper than the thinking mind toward what may be hidden yet necessary to uncover to facilitate healing. SoulCollage® is used by both therapists and nurses; it is an intuitive collage process that helps in self-discovery using imagery as the catalyst for introspection. This introspection can be life altering and provide clients with a new perspective and approach to issues that get them stuck in reoccurring negative patterns. To get a sense of what this would be like for clients, attendees are invited to participate in this experiential meeting that will provide an opportunity for all present to engage in some fundamental SoulCollage® exercises.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Objectives: Identify at least 2 ways that SoulCollage® can benefit clients.
    2. Explain 3 elements of the SoulCollage® process.
    3. Use the 3 elements of SoulCollage® to demonstrate its value for clients.

    Chantel Zimmerman  is a SoulCollage® facilitator, trained by the creator of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost. Experienced in SoulCollage® for over 14 years, Chantel is also a Facilitator Trainer. She is also a certified ARTbundance Coach and licensed Right Brain Business Plan Facilitator who leads workshops, classes and retreats aimed at helping people engage their inner wisdom, identify their personal vision, and transform their life and business, using creative, spiritual, and mindfulness-based tools. 

    Sponsored by:



    Sunday, January 13, 2019


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

    9am-10am  Chapter Announcements/Chapter Awards/Financial Report*

    10am-12pm CEU/Speaker Presentation

    12pm-12:15pm CEU Certificate Pick-Up/Networking*

    No Member Announcements, Opportunity Drawing, Board Meeting.

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

    Course meets the qualifications for 2 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


    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.



    Early Registration (thru Dec. 23rd)

    Chapter members $28 / non-members $33

    Registration (Dec. 24th thru Jan. 6th)

    Chapter members $33 / non-members $38

    No phone or email RSVP. This is a pre-paid event; no walk-ins.

    Please Note:  This event is NOT included in the annual meeting package!

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

       Refund Policy 

    Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT at least 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

    • February 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)
    • Electric Lodge, Venice

    The SFV-CAMFT Outreach Committee, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and Cal-State Northridge (CSUN), is so excited and proud to bring you a special event:

    Theatre of the Mind


    Join us for an exciting evening of theater, music, and dance—all with one thing in common: the journey toward psychological healing and growth. Theater of the Mind will engage your senses as you are taken through a carefully-curated show full of creative expression in an intimate theater setting. Including everything from dynamic dance performances to thought-provoking dramatic pieces, you don’t want to miss out. 

    Theater of the Mind aims to provide a night out on the town while raising awareness about the importance of psychological and emotional health in our communities. So, come out, have some fun, and support a great cause while you’re at it. 


    When: Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Time: 7-9:30pm

    Location: Electric Lodge, Venice

    Questions? Contact Ariel Cohen at

    Stayed tuned for specific performance details!

    Price:  Chapter members $20 / non-members $25



Past Events

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
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

November 01, 2018 • Woodland Hills Country Club
January 13, 2019 8:30 AM • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
February 23, 2019 7:00 PM • Electric Lodge, Venice

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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:

Refund policy 
Refunds must be requested by 5pm the Sunday before the meeting date, at: 

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)

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