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

    • September 15, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    • 0
    Registration is closed



       

    "Beyond the Empty Chair:

    An Experiential Introduction to Gestalt Therapy"

    with Naomi "Nickie" Godfrey, LMFT

    led by co-chairs Judith Fraser and Doug Green


             
    Sunday, September 15, 2019

       

    Description

    Gestalt Therapy is a wellness based, holistic and relational approach developed by Fritz and Lore Perls. Starting in the 1940's and coming into the foreground during the human potential movement, it is still very much a force in psychotherapy, educational therapy, and organizational development around the world. From the very beginning, gestalt therapy was utilizing concepts that are key in modern-day somatic, mindfulness, and emotionally focused approaches. During graduate school, each of us had a day or 2 of an introduction to gestalt therapy, but we tend to only remember the "empty chair" exercise. What we likely missed out on is the depth and essence of experientially and holistically based gestalt work, which can facilitate our clients' ability to expand awareness and make empowering choices in ways they might not realize they ever had. In this experiential workshop, we will talk a little bit "about" some major theoretical concepts, and present some key points in the history of gestalt therapy; but mostly, we will "do" gestalt therapy. In doing so, we will delve deeply into the healing relationship between client and therapist, and the present-centered holistic and process-oriented creative techniques at the base of this timeless and valuable approach to psychotherapy.


    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe 2 major theoretical concepts in gestalt therapy.
    2. Describe the difference between "insight" and "full awareness" as a treatment goal in gestalt therapy.
    3. Distinguish "process" from "content" as the focus in gestalt therapy.
    4. Describe a major distinction of the client-therapist relationship in gestalt therapy from other approaches.


    Naomi "Nickie" Godfrey, LMFT

    is a licensed marriage family therapist, with decades of experience in private practice, as well as experience in agency settings and public high school clinical services. In her general practice in Encino, Nickie specializes in the facilitation of individual crisis interventions, does in-depth psychotherapy with adult and adolescent survivors of abuse, helps parents navigate the challenging life transition of parenting adult children, and has trained clinicians in crisis and trauma recovery. Nickie has earned post-graduate certification as a gestalt therapist from the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, where she also studied with Lore Perls (co-founder of gestalt therapy), Erv and Mirium Polster, and Robert Resnick. She has also earned advanced certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). In addition to her practice, Nickie serves on the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health team and does contract work, providing psychological first aid and CISM for companies, when there has been "critical incidents" such as robberies or employee deaths. Please visit her 2 websites: www.godfreycrisistherapy.com and 

    www.parentingadultkids.com.


    When:


         Sunday, September 15, 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.   
                                               

      

     

    • October 06, 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, October 6, 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




    • 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"



    Presenters:


             

    Bradley Muldrow, JD      Amanda Rowan,

                                                               LCSW


               

     Robin Gluck, LMFT      Ariel Cohen, LMFT


    Photographer:


                   

     Carolyn Jordan



    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-togethers 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, come ready to listen to:   

    • The Road to Licensure with Bradley Muldrow, JD (CAMFT) - He will provide an overview of the MFT licensing process, including the laws and regulations pertaining to gaining hours of supervised experience, the requirements and qualifications of supervisors, the licensing exams, advertising guidelines, and employment-related issues. This course will also discuss the most recent changes to the MFT licensing laws as set forth in AB93.
    • How to Prepare and Pass MFT Exams with Amanda Rowan and Robin Gluck (Therapist Development Center) - They will be presenting on the licensing exam process for MFTs. They will provide an overview of the Law and Ethics and Clinical Exams, including how to most effectively prepare for the exam. They will also provide an opportunity for questions and answers regarding the exams and their test prep materials.
    • The Journey to Launching Your Private Practice with Ariel Cohen - He will be speaking about his experience going from agency work to private practice and what he learned along the way. How do I start? What is my specialty? Where do I find clients? These questions and more will be answered in this presentation - how to launch your own practice, the key differences between private practice and agency work, and the variety of options that exist while completing your hours toward licensure.

      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.


      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.


      Amanda Rowan, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Since 2008, Amanda and her team have helped 25,000+ therapists nation-wide pass their state licensing exams with confidence. Many report "learning more than they did in graduate school." Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College where she majored in neuroscience and completed her senior thesis on the neuroscience of the learning process. She earned her Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA. Amanda has had a lifelong passion for teaching. She is a gifted instructor whose background includes teaching MFT and Social Work licensing exam preparation with Gerry Grossman Seminars, coaching for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and teaching Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and Dental Admission Test (DAT) for Kaplan Test Prep. Amanda first conceived the idea of the Therapist Development Center when she was studying for her clinical licensing exams. She reviewed two of the top programs in California, however when she took the actual exams she realized that the programs had done very little to prepare her. At the time, the passing rate for social workers in California was 50%. Amanda realized quickly that there was a critical need for a program that provided the clinical review and test taking strategies that reflected how the material was tested. Amanda hired a fellow social worker and purchased licensing test prep materials from 10+ companies to see if any of them were teaching the test-taking strategies and reasoning skills people needed to pass. They weren't. So after she put her first born to bed, she started developing her own study systems.


      Robin Gluck, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Director of Exam Preparation and Special Projects of the Therapist Development Center. She has a bachelor's degree from Emory University, a master's degree in public policy from American University, and a master's degree in marriage and family counseling from San Francisco State University. Robin pursued her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy after working as a policy researcher and advocate for many years and recognizing that her passion was to work directly with people trying to overcome hardships. Robin spent over four years providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in community-based mental health agencies. Robin found the TDC program helped her to learn all of the material, overcome the anxiety that she initially felt while preparing for licensing exam, and become a better therapist. She now enjoys being able to coach associates and share her personal experience with those who are preparing for the MFT exams.


      Ariel Cohen, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and takes great pride in helping young people navigate difficult life experiences. Through building strong relationships with children, teens, and their families, Ariel helps them on their path toward social-emotional health and well-being. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving through therapy. Ariel's core area of expertise is working with children and families with special needs, and he feels passionate about supporting them in his practice. With several years experience working in school, community-based, and private practice settings, Ariel brings a blend of relevant knowledge and skills from all of these professional experiences to his current therapy practice in Woodland Hills, CA. In addition to his practice as a therapist, Ariel has become involved in CAMFT as a volunteer over the course of several years. He served as SFV-CAMFT President in 2016, has served on several State CAMFT committees, and continues to serve as Chair of the SFV- CAMFT Outreach Committee. This involvement has been a great added-value to his growth in private practice, and he recommends all therapists consider volunteering with CAMFT at some point in their career.


      Photographer:

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      Carolyn Jordan has been a professional photographer for nearly 20 years, specializing in portrait and event photography. She turned a modeling career in front of the camera into a career behind the camera. She has also recently received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and will be semi-retiring from her photography career as she focuses on becoming a licensed therapist. Carolyn was thrilled to provide her services to her fellow clinicians at last year's event, as she understands the importance of a quality portrait on a therapist's website in letting our clients know who we are.


      Sponsored by:


      When: Sunday, October 6, 2019


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

      Breakfast will be served; a light snack will be provided before final speaker.

      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

      Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm.

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

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

      Includes breakfast and snack.

      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? Email Shari Manculich      


      Here is an image from last year's event.


                       


      Hope to see you there!

      Shari ManculicPrelicensed 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:           

               


      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.



      • October 20, 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Unitarian Universalist Church 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City, CA 91604




         

      "Power, Privilege and Allyship in the Therapy Room"

      with Allen Libscomb, PsyD, LCSW & Wendy Ashley, PsyD, LCSW


      The SFV-CAMFT Outreach Committee, in partnership with the California Society of Clinical Social Workers (CSCSW), is excited to bring you this special event again this year!

       

      The multitude of requests for additional dialogue and opportunities for clinical integration have resulted in this dynamic workshop. Dr. Wendy Ashley and Dr. Allen Lipscomb will facilitate experiential activities to increase your understanding of the power, privilege and implicit biases you bring to clinical spaces and their impact on your work. The facilitators will provide participants with tools to apply workshop content to support client empowerment, promote social justice and to embrace intersectionality in micro, mezzo and macro practice settings. It will hone in on the power and privilege dynamics that are inherent in practice settings, offer strategies to integrate intersectionality in a variety of practice contexts and provide techniques to be a true ally to marginalized populations.


      Learning Objectives

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

      1. Identify 3 ways diversity, intersectionality, power and privilege impact the effectiveness of one's practice.
      2. Identify 3 skills to navigate through the complexities of intersectionality with clients, paying special attention to our own biases and blind spots.
      3. Identify and practice 4 strategies to promote cultural humility in increasing empowerment, equity and efficacy in practice.

      Presenters/Moderators

      Allen Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW, Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his master of social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. Upon completing his doctorate, he earned a certification in mixed-methods community based research from the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb studied diversity and inclusion practices for human resources within organizations through Cornell University; earning a certification from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell. Dr. Lipscomb specializes in providing anti-oppressive and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth and families of color. He has worked in collaboration with Alhambra Unified School District; Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Los Angeles County Department of Probation; Los Angeles Unified School District and California Community Care Licensing.


      Wendy Ashley, PsyD, LCSW is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the California State University at Northridge's Masters of Social Work program. Dr. Ashley received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Ryokan College and her MSW from the University of Southern California. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 and has over twenty years of social work experience in the areas of community mental health, child welfare and addiction recovery. Dr. Ashley is the author of multiple publications, speaks at conferences nationwide and internationally, maintains a private practice and provides training for multiple community agencies. Research interests include treatment models for working with African American and Transgender clients, effective trauma interventions, creative engagement of involuntary clients, the impact of power and privilege on macro and micro practice, and child welfare. She is passionate about promoting social justice, and infuses an intersectionality lens in her teaching, practice and research.


      When:


            Sunday, October 20, 2019


      Time:

            1pm-5pm

      CSCSW will be offering 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.


      Place:


           Unitarian Universalist Church

           12355 Moorpark St. Studio City, CA 91604

      Price/Registration:


      $70 SFV-CAMFT & CSCSW Members (please email us for special code)

      $25 SFV-CAMFT & CSCSW Students  (please email us for special code)

      $85 Non-Members

              Registration at the door will be an additional $15.


      Registration will be through the California Society of Clinical Social Workers (CSCSW) website.  A special registration code was sent to all chapter members by email, if you need the code please send a request to sfvcamftmember@gmail.com.  

      Please use the code to receive the member price and click here to register.


      Questions? Contact Natasha here


      Grievances? Contact our President HERE 

      Policies: View a list of our policies here




      • November 02, 2019
      • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)
      • 94th Aero Squadron, 16320 Raymer St, Van Nuys, CA 91406
      Register




      Come celebrate with us at the 2nd annual
      SFV-CAMFT Appreciation Event!

      With gratitude and joy, we wish to honor chapter members who step up, month after month, and for some, year after year, in service to the chapter and our wonderful community of compassionate professionals.

      Without individuals who dependably give of their time, talents, and energy, SFV-CAMFT would not exist. Because of their service, SFV-CAMFT is a vibrant and active chapter; one that connects us, keeps us informed, and strongly supports therapists through grad school, licensure, and our careers.

      For this evening, we will gather to honor those individuals, enjoy a generous selection of delectable hors d'oeuvres, hosted beer/wine bar, camaraderie, dance, and good old-fashioned cheer.

      When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 

      Time: 6:30pm-9pm

      Place: 
      The 94th Aero Squadron
      16320 Raymer St.
          Van Nuys, CA 91406

      Price/Registration

      $50 for SFV-CAMFT chapter members.

      Please register by October 23rd, space is limited.


      **Free to Chapter Volunteers with Registration Code**  

       

      Questions?
      Please contact Nikki Gabriel, sfvcamftpre@gmail.com, with questions regarding this event or assistance with registration.

      Hope to see you there!




      • November 03, 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, November 3, 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




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

      Membership Meeting


      with Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT

      "Therapists and Medical Issues:

      What You Need to Know and Why"


      Clients are often misdiagnosed with a psychiatric disorder when they actually have a medical condition. And patients are often diagnosed with a medical condition without consideration of the psychological/emotional impact on their lives and relationships. Our minds, brains, and bodies are connected. To approach treatment of one aspect without the others taken into account is limited thinking and may actually do more harm than good. This presentation will highlight a number of medical issues that may bring clients to a therapist's office, as well as several emotional aspects that need to be considered when addressing medical conditions. Numerous examples from the presenter's private practice will be shared, including the sound sensitivity disorders Tinnitus, Misophonia, and Hyperacusis. In addition, several commonly misdiagnosed medical issues will be highlighted, such as Lyme disease, Crohn's disease, and fibromyalgia.


      Learning Objectives

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

      1. List at least 4 misdiagnosed medical issues that often impact psychological well-being.
      2. Explain 3 emotional/relational aspects of addressing medical conditions with clients.
      3. Identify and Compare 3 sound sensitivity disorders.
      4. Discuss at least 2 useful CBT/DBT strategies for these disorders.


      Presenter:

      Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976, with a doctoral degree from USC in 1985. She sees individuals and couples in her private practice in Sherman Oaks, and also sees clients online. She has worked with hundreds of patients locally and across the country with sound sensitivity disorders, including tinnitus, misophonia, and hyperacusis. She is a founding member of the Misophonia Association, which holds an annual convention for patients and their families. Dr. Jaffe is one of the only therapists anywhere specializing in treatment of misophonia and has presented at every US conference on this topic. She also presented at the 4th International Conference on Hyperacusis in London. She was interviewed for a piece on misophonia on NPR Morning Edition in March 2019, as well as other TV, radio, and print media. Dr. Jaffe is the co-author of The Language of Emotional Intelligence (2008, McGraw Hill) and The Heroic Journey: An Adolescent Rite of Passage Program (1996, rev 2001) in use in Montessori and other middle schools across the country. She was formerly a writer and editor of the award-winning website, Helpguide.org, and was an author and instructor for Gerry Grossman Seminars.


      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 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.



      • December 05, 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, 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 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 an image from our August gathering:


       

                       



      • December 08, 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, December 8, 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




    Past Events

    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

    2020 Meeting Dates

    January 12        July 12

    February 9        September 13

    March 15          October 11

    April 19            November 8

    June 7


    Upcoming events

    September 15, 2019 1:30 PM • To be given upon registration
    October 06, 2019 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    October 06, 2019 9:30 AM • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364

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    Refund Policy


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


    Send requests to:

    sfv.camft@gmail.com

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

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

    No refunds available after this time.

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