Calendar of Events


SFV-CAMFT hosts monthly meetings to encourage professional development, networking opportunities, and access to resources in the field. SFV-CAMFT is an approved continuing education provider #62881 by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Please note there are no meetings during the months of May, August and December.


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

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


We offer reciprocity to members of LA and SGV chapters of CAMFT. To get the $10 meeting rate, please have your Membership Chair send confirmation of your membership and your email address to: sfv.camft@gmail.com You will then receive confirmation of registration and an invoice, which must be paid upon receipt.


PLEASE NOTE: 

Effective February 1, 2018:
  • The following rates will go into effect: Member $15.00, Non-member $25.00, Registration at the door (regardless of membership) $30.00
  • The Chapter will not accept cash or checks.  
  • All registrations must be completed online by the Sunday before the event. 


Upcoming Events

    • October 22, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    Registration is closed
        "Beyond the Empty Chair: An Experiential Introduction to Gestalt Therapy."       
     
    with Naomi "Nickie" Godfrey, LMFT 
       
       Please join our next experiential, presented by our co-chairs Judith Fraser and Doug Green on    
     

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 
       
    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.              
       
               
    The presentation will be led by Naomi "Nickie" Godfrey, LMFT. She 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 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.

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this meeting, 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.                           

    Time
    1:30pm-2pm
    Check-in*
    2pm-4pm
    CEU/Speaker Presentation
    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 at 4pm.
    * = non CEU portion of course
     
    Place
    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 12 participants.)
    Questions?
    Grievances?
    Contact Judith Fraser here
      
    Accommodations?
    Contact Doug Green here
     
    Policies
    View a list of our policies here

    Upcoming Events
    View our calendar here
    The next Experiential Process SIG will be in November.


    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.

      

     

    • October 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
      
                    



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

    As a group, we pre-licensed therapists have so much to offer each other - support, information, horror stories, job recommendations, connections - and will continue to throughout our careers alongside each other.  But we have to know each other to benefit! So let's just have some fun and food while we get to know each other better.
             
        Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Pot Luck (bring a dish)
    7pm-9pm
    Our rep Jaimi's house in Tarzana
    (address to be given out upon registration)
      


      
    Contact sfvcamftprl@gmail.com to let Jaimi know what you plan to bring and if you have any questions.

    Feel free to bring questions or topics for our next meeting:  
    December 11th 7-9pm
     
      



    • November 05, 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Malibu State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas
    Register

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


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


    Malibu Creek State Park.
    1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas
    The hike will start at the same time 8:45 am.
    We will meet near the rest room at the end of the parking road.
    Parking fee's will be charged for each vehicle.  Cost is $9 / 3 hours


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


    (rain or holiday cancels event.)



    • November 05, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • TBD
    Register
      
    On The Journey to Licensure: Preparing for Success
      
    Sunday, November 5, 2017
    organized by our Pre-licensed Rep  iBrooks

    Your time as an intern should be spent on planning for a successful career in addition to learning to be a great therapist! This year's Pre-licensed Event focuses on how to do just that.

    Come for our speakers, who are sharing their expertise - Angela McMaught on Social Media & Marketing and Ben Caldwell on Saving Psychotherapy - and stay to connect with your fellow interns and for your awesome new head shots.
     
    That's right, we said it, we'll have a photographer there to take an amazing picture of you for your professional profiles - *COMPLIMENTARY* as a perk with your SFV-CAMFT membership! You will be sent a high-resolution JPEG after retouching. A good picture is crucial to building your practice and reputation in the field; it inspires a better impression to clients and potential bosses. 
     

    *If you would like take advantage of the photo opportunity, membership to the SFV-CAMFT chapter is required. Become a member now for $40 here. Membership signup must happen before the event; no membership signup will be available that day. Photographer charges $300 independently.*

           

    We are so excited for this event and look forward to seeing you there!


    Time
    10am-1pm
    *Please note: Due to daylights saving ending,
    clocks will be set back an hour on November 5th.*
    (no CEUs will be provided)

    Place
    TBD
    (to confirm ADA compliance)

    Price
    $20 SFV-CAMFT member
    $30 non chapter member
    (no walk-ins accepted)
    (no phone or email RSVP; register Sunday before event by 11:59pm)
    (no cash or check, credit cards only)  

      


    Sponsored by
              
    TBD






    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



    • November 12, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting with 

       
    Anastasia Johnson, JD



                    
        
    "State of the Profession"
     
    Anastasia Johnson will present an update on the current status of state and federal legislation affecting LMFTs.  Ms. Johnson will also address regulatory issues from the BBS.  Ms. Johnson will update the attendees about CAMFT initiatives, including a summary of the recent demographic study of CAMFT members.  The meeting will conclude with Q&A.
     
    This course is intended for beginning to advanced therapists.

          
    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1) Learn about pending legislation and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.
    2) Gain insight into CAMFT's strategic priorities.
    3) Connect with the Legal Staff of CAMFT.              




    Anastasia Johnson is a Staff Attorney at CAMFT. She received her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Her professional interests focus on family and health care law and her current projects include contributing articles to the Therapist Magazine. Anastasia believes that the most important part of her position is educating members about their legal and ethical duties.

     



     


    Sponsored by
        

       



    Time

     *8:30-9:00am - Networking, Registration, & Breakfast 
    *9-9:30am - 
    Membership Meeting & Chapter Announcements
    *9:30-10:30am - CEU/Speaker Presentation
        

    Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    CEU completion certificates will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation at 10:30am.
    * = non CEU portion of course
    *10:30-11:00am - Volunteer Appreciation/Raffle Drawing
       *11:30 -1pm - Board Meeting ~ All Welcome



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



    Price
    $10 member
    $20 non-member

    (register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm,

    no phone or email RSVP)
    $25 walk-in, regardless of membership

    (no cash or check, credit cards only)


    ~Effective 2/1/18, membership meeting rates will increase by $5 as follows: $15 member, $25 non-member, $30 walk-in.~



    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.

    This email and organization targets the needs of mental health professionals, from entry level trainees, intermediate interns, and experienced licensed individuals.

    * = non CEU portion of event


    • December 03, 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register

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


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


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


    (rain or holiday cancels event.)



    • December 11, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
                    
        



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

    As a group, we pre-licensed therapists have so much to offer each other - support, information, horror stories, job recommendations, connections - and will continue to throughout our careers alongside each other.  But we have to know each other to benefit! So let's just have some fun and food while we get to know each other better.
             
           Monday, December 11, 2017
    Pot Luck (bring a dish)
    7pm-9pm
    Our rep Jaimi's house in Tarzana
    (address to be given out upon registration)
      


      
    Contact sfvcamftprl@gmail.com to let Jaimi know what you plan to bring and if you have any questions. 


Past Events

October 08, 2017 "Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from DBT"
October 01, 2017 Hiking Group
September 17, 2017 Experiential Process Group Event
September 10, 2017 "Being All That: Building Self-Esteem in our Trumped-Up Age"
August 24, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
August 13, 2017 Social Networking Event
July 21, 2017 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
July 17, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
July 16, 2017 "Legalization of Marijuana: Legal Perspectives Clinicians Need to Know"
June 25, 2017 "Mindfulness with Children, Teens, and Families"
June 04, 2017 Hiking Group
May 07, 2017 Hiking Group
April 27, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
April 23, 2017 "Barriers to Multicultural Sex Therapy: What Therapists Need to Know"
April 02, 2017 Hiking Group
March 19, 2017 "Affirmative Therapy with Transgender Clients"
March 05, 2017 New Members Welcome Lunch
March 05, 2017 Hiking Group
February 12, 2017 "Bipolar Disorders: Diagnostic and Clinical Considerations"
February 10, 2017 Member Directory Advertising 2017
February 05, 2017 Hiking Group
January 22, 2017 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Creativity Tools for a Mindful Practice"
January 08, 2017 Hiking Group
December 04, 2016 Hiking Group
November 13, 2016 "Branding and Niche Marketing for Therapists: Growing Your Practice by Being Who You Are"
November 06, 2016 Hiking Group
November 01, 2016 Annual Meeting Package Special
October 16, 2016 Pre-Licensed Event: FAQ's for Interns and Trainees
October 16, 2016 Hiking Group
October 09, 2016 "Dream Interpretation for the Everyday Clinician"
September 11, 2016 "State of the Profession"
August 28, 2016 Social Networking Event
August 17, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group "Social Media"
July 15, 2016 Member Directory Advertising
July 10, 2016 "Networking Strategies to Grow Your Practice"
June 24, 2016 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
June 22, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group "Elevator Speech & Branding"
June 12, 2016 Hiking Group
June 05, 2016 "Working with the Self-Injury Hidden in Your Practice: Resources for Clinicians"
June 02, 2016 West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
May 22, 2016 New Members Welcome Lunch
May 01, 2016 Hiking Group
April 20, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group
April 17, 2016 Mental Health Professionals Networking Mixer
April 10, 2016 "Flashes, Hunches, and Gut Feelings: The Centrality of Clinical Intuition"
April 03, 2016 Hiking Group
March 13, 2016 Hiking Group
March 07, 2016 MEETINGS BUNDLE
March 06, 2016 "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Reclaiming the Family Meal as a Way to Connect"
February 21, 2016 Hiking Group
February 08, 2016 MEETINGS BUNDLE
February 07, 2016 "The Brain Science of Love, Monogamy, & Attraction"
January 17, 2016 Hiking Group
January 10, 2016 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Laughter Yoga: The 'C' Word"
December 06, 2015 Hiking Group
November 23, 2015 Annual Meeting Package Special
November 08, 2015 "Grief Across the Ages "
November 01, 2015 Hiking Group
October 11, 2015 "Helping Children & Teens: Theory, Tips & Tricks "
October 04, 2015 Hiking Group
September 27, 2015 Good Vibrations: Using Drums for Yourself and Your Therapy Practice
September 26, 2015 Afternoon Session-The New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes and Other Insurance Essentials EVERY Therapist Should Know
September 26, 2015 The New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes and Other Insurance Essentials EVERY Therapist Should Know
September 20, 2015 "The Healing Music of Afro-Latino Music "
September 09, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
July 26, 2015 "Making the Invisible Visible: Therapy with Transgender Youth & Seniors"
June 28, 2015 Membership Meeting - "From the Top " with Jill Epstein, JD
June 17, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
June 07, 2015 EPG: "What's So Good About Bad Feelings? The Inner Journey" with Judith Fraser, LMFT
June 07, 2015 Hiking Group
May 03, 2015 New Members Welcome Lunch
May 03, 2015 Hiking Group
April 19, 2015 "Beyond the Empty Chair:An Experiential Introduction to Gestalt Therapy"
April 12, 2015 "Imago Relationship Theory & Therapy"
March 29, 2015 Hiking Group
March 23, 2015 Pre-licensee Social
March 15, 2015 "Natural Personalities: A Resolution Revolution"
March 11, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
March 01, 2015 Hiking Group
February 16, 2015 Pre-licensee Social
February 15, 2015 "Awaken Your Business Intuition: How to Use Your Inner Power as a Therapist"
February 08, 2015 "Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-compassion "
February 01, 2015 Hiking Group
January 11, 2015 "New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event"
December 10, 2014 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
December 07, 2014 Hiking Group
November 09, 2014 "A Psychiatrist's View on Psychotherapy, Psychotropic Medication, and Collaboration Between the Professions"
November 02, 2014 "Social Networking Event"
November 02, 2014 Hiking Group
October 26, 2014 Annual Pre-licensed Event
October 17, 2014 Crisis Response Event
October 14, 2014 Pre-licensee Social
October 12, 2014 “Finding Order in Personality Disorders: The DSM-V and Beyond”
October 05, 2014 Hiking Group
September 28, 2014 “Vibrational Healing: Creating a Sound Bath with Gongs & Tibetan Singing Bowls”
September 23, 2014 Pre-licensee Social
September 22, 2014 Annual Meeting Package Special

2018 Meeting Dates

January 14       July 8

February 11      September 23

March 11          October 14

April 8              November 11

June 3


Upcoming events

October 22, 2017 1:30 PM • To be given upon registration
October 26, 2017 7:00 PM • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
November 05, 2017 8:45 AM • Malibu State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas

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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:

sfvcamftcfo@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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