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 register online using the chapter member reciprocity link.


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.
  • The chapter offers 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

    • December 03, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    • 13
    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 3, 2020

    6:30pm - 8:30pm


    On-line via Zoom


    Link will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

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

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



    Questions?/Registration

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


    Limited to 25 participants.

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


         Here is a picture from our last gathering in December:

     

                     



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

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


    Join us as we spend some relaxing time with colleagues, enjoy the great outdoors, and get in some exercise. Our hikes take about 1½ hours and go over moderate hills. We meet one Sunday every month except July, August, and September. Rain or holiday cancels event. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.



    Our next hike is:


    Sunday, December 6, 2020 

    8:45am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    (in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Circle Center)


    Questions?/Registration

    This is a free event for chapter members only, but please register online to let us know you are coming. Make sure you are logged in to your account here.

    If you have any questions, please email or

    call David Eshleman at 818-481-2271.


    Please review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants.


    Here is an image from our last gathering:


                            


    You can find out more about our other SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair




    • December 06, 2020
    • 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • On-line via ZOOM - Link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
    Register


    Special Event

    Brought to you by our Diversity Committee



    "Implicit Bias: Tools to Heal, Build, & Connect in the Therapeutic Community"

    with Dr. Sayida Peprah, Dr. Gregory Canillas,

    Stephanie Mushrush, LCSW, & Tim Rogers, LMFT


    In these ever-changing and ever-challenging times, diversity conversations are taking place across the country. SFV-CAMFT is aware of the importance of tackling the “Elephant in the room.” Join us for our panel discussion as we take down the “Elephant” one bite at a time!




    PRESENTERS




    Dr. Sayida Peprah

    is both a licensed clinical psychologist and trained birth doula. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida has a multifaceted career as a psychologist having worked in community-based, in-home, psychiatric hospital, correctional and private practice settings. She is also a trainer and consultant on topics of cultural humility, implicit bias and trauma as they impact mental and maternal health. Dr. Sayida is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc.



    Dr. Gregory Canillas

    is a psychologist and professor, known to friends and colleagues as “Doc”, takes a “keep it real” approach to his work both with clients and in training the next generation of therapists. His clinical work, research and teaching have focused on the entire range of relationship issues from trauma, abuse and infidelity to conflict resolution, spirituality and self-esteem. He has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, students, foster parents and anyone who needed help to better understand themselves, their relationships and their place in the world. Doc’s goal is to use his considerable education and experience to help people to live their best lives.



    Stephanie Mushrush, LCSW

    is a Filipina who has served her community for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the Washoe Tribe of NV & CA. Stephanie earned her Master of Social Welfare at UCLA in 2013 as an Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholar. She is currently entering her 8th year as a mental health professional, including her work at American Indian Counseling Center - LA County Department of Mental Health, Indigenous Circle of Wellness, as well as at the Washoe Tribal Healing Center in Gardnerville, NV. She also previously worked as a Home Living Assistant at Sherman Indian High School, where she was inspired by her students to become a therapist. Stephanie is committed to supporting the healing and resiliency of individuals, families and communities - with consideration of Native cultures, traditions, and historical, intergenerational, as well as continued trauma. She is active in the local Native community as a participant, music artist, and volunteer, as Chair of the Many Winters Gathering Of Elders.



    Tim Rogers, LMFT

    is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and is in pursuit of his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. He conceptualizes that the bottom line to why anyone participates in psychotherapy is as a function for the discovery of self-identity. Deciding to look at your Self, choosing a life worthy of examining is a much deeper and powerfully consistent theme he sees with those he's had the privilege enough to work with.


    When: Sunday, December 6, 2020


    Time:

    12:45pm-1pm Check-In

    1pm-3pm Speaker Presentation


    Place:

    Online via Zoom

    Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in confirmation email upon registration.


    Price/Registration:

    $15 for all (online until day of)

    No phone or email RSVP.

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


    Questions? Contact our chair Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley here



    • February 07, 2021
    • (PST)
    • November 14, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Woodland Hills Country Club
    Register

    Buy one year of meetings and receive $5 off!

    Pay only $115 for eight meetings: 

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


    Please notify the VP Membership at least 1 week in advance if you will not be able to attend any of the eight meetings. sfvcamftmember@gmail.com


    (NOTE: January Annual Experiential Event is NOT included in this package. Must be a Chapter Member.)




Past Events

November 14, 2020 SFV-CAMFT Volunteer Appreciation Event
November 08, 2020 State of the Profession
November 01, 2020 Hiking Group
October 17, 2020 DATE CHANGE TO SATURDAY THE 17th- - > Annual Pre-Licensed Event: "Strategies to Thrive to & Through Licensure.
October 11, 2020 "Zoom meeting - The Sexual Desire Gap: Strategies You Can Use in Your Next Session"
October 04, 2020 Hiking Group
September 13, 2020 Zoom meeting - "Ways in Which an Existential Perspective Can Help Clients Navigate the Pandemic"
September 06, 2020 CANCELED - Hiking Adventure - set for Sunday, September 6
August 09, 2020 New Member Social Virtual Event (on ZOOM)
August 06, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
August 02, 2020 NEW - Hiking Adventure - set for Sunday, August 2
July 24, 2020 "Note *New Presenter* - The Call of Darkness: Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice"
July 17, 2020 Therapists Virtual Support Group for Members
July 12, 2020 "Zoom meeting - Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder"
July 05, 2020 NEW - Hiking Adventure - set for July 5th
June 14, 2020 Cancelled - Hiking Group
June 07, 2020 "Zoom meeting - Divorce Process Options: Do you know if and how children's needs are considered in these options?"
June 04, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
May 22, 2020 Therapists Virtual Support Group for Members
May 20, 2020 Therapists of Color Support Group
May 17, 2020 Cancelled - Hiking Group
May 15, 2020 "Moved to Zoom - Legal and Ethical Workshop: Supervision in Private Practice"
April 19, 2020 "Moved to Zoom - The Clinical Application of Mindfulness-Based Recovery for Pornography Addiction"
April 05, 2020 Canceled - Hiking Group
April 02, 2020 Moved to Zoom - Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
March 27, 2020 Virtual Support Group for Members
March 15, 2020 Moved to Zoom - DBT Strategies in the Treatment of Emotion Dysregulation"
March 08, 2020 Hiking Group
February 29, 2020 Special Shared Event - "Theatre of the Mind"
February 16, 2020 Hiking Group
February 09, 2020 "More than Meets the Eye: Linking Nutrition to Behavioral Health"
February 06, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
January 19, 2020 Hiking Group
January 12, 2020 "Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: The Role of Provider Mindfulness and Self Care"
December 08, 2019 Hiking Group
December 05, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
November 10, 2019 Therapists and Medical Issues: What You Need to Know and Why
November 03, 2019 Hiking Group
November 02, 2019 SFV-CAMFT Volunteer Appreciation Event
November 01, 2019 2020 Annual Meeting Package Special
October 20, 2019 "Power, Privilege and Allyship in the Therapy Room"
October 13, 2019 State of the Profession
October 06, 2019 Annual Pre-Licensed Event: "Learn It, Live It, Launch It"
September 29, 2019 Hiking Group
September 15, 2019 Experiential Process Group Event
September 08, 2019 Family Grief: How You Can Help Clients Navigate Grief Tsunamis Together
August 11, 2019 Social Networking Event
August 08, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
July 14, 2019 The Business of Practice: Are You and Your Practice at Risk?
July 09, 2019 Special Event at Inneractions IOP - "Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFT-I): The Transforming Power of Emotions"
June 23, 2019 Experiential Process Group Event
June 21, 2019 Supervisors Special Interest Group
June 14, 2019 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
June 09, 2019 Hiking Group
June 06, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
June 02, 2019 "The Power of Metaphor Assists Clients in Unlocking New Perspectives "
May 19, 2019 Annual New Members Welcome Lunch
May 05, 2019 Hiking Group
April 28, 2019 Somatic Practices Group
April 14, 2019 "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser (Part II: Behind the Mask)"
April 11, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
April 07, 2019 Hiking Group
March 24, 2019 "Proprioceptive Writing: A Powerful Process for Therapists and Clients"
March 21, 2019 BONUS MEETING - Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
March 10, 2019 "Creating Authentic Connections: Healing Relational Trauma within the Family System"
March 03, 2019 Somatic Practices Group
March 03, 2019 Hiking Group
February 23, 2019 Special Shared Event - "Theatre of the Mind"
February 10, 2019 "4 Legal Divorce Options: Are You Prepared to Guide Clients Effectively"
February 07, 2019 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
February 03, 2019 Hiking Group
January 13, 2019 "SoulCollage®: - Images Start the Conversation Toward Healing"
January 06, 2019 Hiking Group
December 06, 2018 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
December 02, 2018 Hiking Group
November 30, 2018 SFV-CAMFT Appreciation Event
November 30, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
November 11, 2018 "De-coding Eating Disorder Urges and Understanding Their Purpose"
November 04, 2018 Hiking Group
November 01, 2018 Annual Meeting Package Special
October 28, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
October 26, 2018 "Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future."
October 21, 2018 Pre-Licensed Event: "Your Journey to and through Licensure: Preparing for Success!"
October 14, 2018 "Your Clients are not Immune: Uncovering the Myth of Modern-Day Slavery in our own Backyard"
October 07, 2018 "Uncovering Implicit Bias: Cultural Diversity in 2018"
September 30, 2018 Hiking Group
September 23, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
September 23, 2018 State of the Profession
September 13, 2018 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
September 09, 2018 Experiential Process Group Event
August 24, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
August 19, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
August 12, 2018 Social Networking Event
August 09, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group
July 22, 2018 Experiential Process Group Event
July 08, 2018 Somatic Practices Group
July 08, 2018 "Sacrificial Helping Syndrome: Why do we give more than we have?"
June 22, 2018 "NEW TOPIC - Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
June 21, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
June 10, 2018 Hiking Group
June 03, 2018 "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser - Helping Clinicians find their Forensic Lens"
May 30, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
May 17, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
May 06, 2018 New Members Welcome Lunch
May 06, 2018 Hiking Group
April 30, 2018 Member Directory Advertising 2018
April 29, 2018 Somatic Practices Special Interest Group
April 16, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
April 15, 2018 Hiking Group
April 08, 2018 "Sex Therapy Do's and Don'ts: Musings of a Sex Therapist"
March 25, 2018 Experiential Process Group Event
March 19, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
March 11, 2018 "The Legal and Ethical Use of Social Media in Your Practice"
March 04, 2018 Hiking Group
February 26, 2018 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
February 21, 2018 Supervisors Special Interest Group
February 11, 2018 "The Psychology of Money and Your Practice"
February 04, 2018 Hiking Group
January 14, 2018 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Bearing Witness: Reciprocity, Narrative, and Healing"
January 07, 2018 Hiking Group
December 11, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
December 03, 2017 Hiking Group
November 15, 2017 Supervisors Special Interest Group
November 12, 2017 State of the Profession
November 05, 2017 Pre-Licensed Event: "On the Journey to Licensure: Preparing for Success"
November 05, 2017 Hiking Group
November 01, 2017 Annual Meeting Package Special
October 26, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
October 22, 2017 Experiential Process Group Event
October 08, 2017 "Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from DBT"
October 01, 2017 Hiking Group
September 17, 2017 Experiential Process Group Event
September 10, 2017 "Being All That: Building Self-Esteem in our Trumped-Up Age"
August 24, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
August 13, 2017 Social Networking Event
July 21, 2017 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
July 17, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
July 16, 2017 "Legalization of Marijuana: Legal Perspectives Clinicians Need to Know"
June 25, 2017 "Mindfulness with Children, Teens, and Families"
June 04, 2017 Hiking Group
May 07, 2017 Hiking Group
April 27, 2017 Pre-Licensed Group "Pot Luck"
April 23, 2017 "Barriers to Multicultural Sex Therapy: What Therapists Need to Know"
April 02, 2017 Hiking Group
March 19, 2017 "Affirmative Therapy with Transgender Clients"
March 05, 2017 New Members Welcome Lunch
March 05, 2017 Hiking Group
February 12, 2017 "Bipolar Disorders: Diagnostic and Clinical Considerations"
February 10, 2017 Member Directory Advertising 2017
February 05, 2017 Hiking Group
January 22, 2017 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Creativity Tools for a Mindful Practice"
January 08, 2017 Hiking Group
December 04, 2016 Hiking Group
November 13, 2016 "Branding and Niche Marketing for Therapists: Growing Your Practice by Being Who You Are"
November 06, 2016 Hiking Group
November 01, 2016 Annual Meeting Package Special
October 16, 2016 Pre-Licensed Event: FAQ's for Interns and Trainees
October 16, 2016 Hiking Group
October 09, 2016 "Dream Interpretation for the Everyday Clinician"
September 11, 2016 "State of the Profession"
August 28, 2016 Social Networking Event
August 17, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group "Social Media"
July 15, 2016 Member Directory Advertising
July 10, 2016 "Networking Strategies to Grow Your Practice"
June 24, 2016 "Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop"
June 22, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group "Elevator Speech & Branding"
June 12, 2016 Hiking Group
June 05, 2016 "Working with the Self-Injury Hidden in Your Practice: Resources for Clinicians"
June 02, 2016 West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
May 22, 2016 New Members Welcome Lunch
May 01, 2016 Hiking Group
April 20, 2016 Pre-Licensed Group
April 17, 2016 Mental Health Professionals Networking Mixer
April 10, 2016 "Flashes, Hunches, and Gut Feelings: The Centrality of Clinical Intuition"
April 03, 2016 Hiking Group
March 13, 2016 Hiking Group
March 07, 2016 MEETINGS BUNDLE
March 06, 2016 "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Reclaiming the Family Meal as a Way to Connect"
February 21, 2016 Hiking Group
February 08, 2016 MEETINGS BUNDLE
February 07, 2016 "The Brain Science of Love, Monogamy, & Attraction"
January 17, 2016 Hiking Group
January 10, 2016 New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event "Laughter Yoga: The 'C' Word"
December 06, 2015 Hiking Group
November 23, 2015 Annual Meeting Package Special
November 08, 2015 "Grief Across the Ages "
November 01, 2015 Hiking Group
October 11, 2015 "Helping Children & Teens: Theory, Tips & Tricks "
October 04, 2015 Hiking Group
September 27, 2015 Good Vibrations: Using Drums for Yourself and Your Therapy Practice
September 26, 2015 Afternoon Session-The New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes and Other Insurance Essentials EVERY Therapist Should Know
September 26, 2015 The New ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes and Other Insurance Essentials EVERY Therapist Should Know
September 20, 2015 "The Healing Music of Afro-Latino Music "
September 09, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
July 26, 2015 "Making the Invisible Visible: Therapy with Transgender Youth & Seniors"
June 28, 2015 Membership Meeting - "From the Top " with Jill Epstein, JD
June 17, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
June 07, 2015 EPG: "What's So Good About Bad Feelings? The Inner Journey" with Judith Fraser, LMFT
June 07, 2015 Hiking Group
May 03, 2015 New Members Welcome Lunch
May 03, 2015 Hiking Group
April 19, 2015 "Beyond the Empty Chair:An Experiential Introduction to Gestalt Therapy"
April 12, 2015 "Imago Relationship Theory & Therapy"
March 29, 2015 Hiking Group
March 23, 2015 Pre-licensee Social
March 15, 2015 "Natural Personalities: A Resolution Revolution"
March 11, 2015 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
March 01, 2015 Hiking Group
February 16, 2015 Pre-licensee Social
February 15, 2015 "Awaken Your Business Intuition: How to Use Your Inner Power as a Therapist"
February 08, 2015 "Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-compassion "
February 01, 2015 Hiking Group
January 11, 2015 "New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event"
December 10, 2014 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
December 07, 2014 Hiking Group
November 09, 2014 "A Psychiatrist's View on Psychotherapy, Psychotropic Medication, and Collaboration Between the Professions"
November 02, 2014 "Social Networking Event"
November 02, 2014 Hiking Group
October 26, 2014 Annual Pre-licensed Event
October 17, 2014 Crisis Response Event
October 14, 2014 Pre-licensee Social
October 12, 2014 “Finding Order in Personality Disorders: The DSM-V and Beyond”
October 05, 2014 Hiking Group
September 28, 2014 “Vibrational Healing: Creating a Sound Bath with Gongs & Tibetan Singing Bowls”
September 23, 2014 Pre-licensee Social
September 22, 2014 Annual Meeting Package Special

2021 Meeting Dates

January 10        July 11

February 8        September 12

March 14          October 10

April 11            November 14

June 6


Upcoming events

December 03, 2020 6:30 PM • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
December 06, 2020 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
December 06, 2020 12:45 PM • On-line via ZOOM - Link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.

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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.

San Fernando Valley Chapter —
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (SFV-CAMFT)

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