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 $15 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 January 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 annual experiential in January will increase prices to $33 for members, $38 for non-members with no walk in registration.  This is a pre-paid event only.


Upcoming Events

    • August 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
                    
        



    My name is Shari Manculich and I am delighted to be your new Pre-Licensed Rep.

    Since our last gathering in June, I thought we should take a break in July and get back together in August (see details below). What would be helpful to me would be to gain some feedback from you, our pre-licensed members. I'm interested to know more about you, your needs, and how I can serve you better in planning future gatherings and our Pre-Licensed event. Please fill out this short survey, and we can discuss the results at the next meeting. The survey will take about 5 to 10 minutes.

    I look forward to seeing you!
    Shari

    Join the SFV-CAMFT 3000club's 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 more. We will continue to support each other throughout our careers and journey to licensure! We will benefit more by getting to know each other face to face. So let's just have some fun, coffee, and conversation while we get to know each other, network, and support each other better.
     
    Thursday, August 9, 2018
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: coffee shop
    (address to be given out upon registration)
    (alternating locations each month)
      


      
    Contact sfvcamftprl@gmail.com to RSVP with Shari.  


    • August 12, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    Register
      
    You are invited to our annual Social Networking Event!

    Sunday, August 12, 2018
    from 1-3pm

    Please join us for an opportunity to mingle and network with other professionals in a warm and intimate setting. There may be opportunity drawings for chapter members; bring your business cards!

    Mim Collins has graciously opened her home
    in Valley Village for this event.
    (address will be sent upon registration)

    FREE for chapter members and non-members,
    but please RSVP online by Sunday, August 5.

    We look forward to the pleasure of your company!


     

    • August 24, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    Register
    Supervisors Special Interest Group 
    A quarterly lunch discussion for supervisors and
    anyone interested in supervision:
    FREE and for licensed members of SFV-CAMFT.        

    Friday, August 24, 2018 

        
    "Person-of-the-Therapist: Part 2"
    led by co-chairs Mim Collins and Helen Meek

    Our Supervisors SIG is a quarterly lunch discussion for supervisors and individuals interested in supervision. Bring a sack lunch and earn Supervision CEUs in the relaxing company of your peers! Each meeting we read and discuss a journal article regarding the supervision process.

    In our last group, we read about and discussed the Person-of-the-Therapist model. A key underlying assumption of this model proposes that therapists' core issues (referred to as "signature themes") are potent resources that can be taped into to connect, assess and intervene effectively with clients. In this month's group, we will continue the discussion by taking a look at common signature themes among therapists-in-training, and how we as supervisors can acknowledge and support the process of our supervisees. Click here to download the article.

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

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

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify four common signature themes in the beginning MFT students and apply those themes to the work with the client.
    2. Analyze how signature themes can be used as a resource for effective therapy.
    3. Describe two levels of the signature theme as it relates to the trainee. 
                               
              
    When:
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Time:
    12:00-1:30pm
    Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in the group. 
    This course is intended for advanced/licensed mental health professionals.  Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after group meeting.

    Place:
    home office of Mim Collins
    Valley Village
    Address will be given upon registration. This location is not ADA compliant.

    Price:
    FREE for chapter licensed members, please register online to let us know you are coming.


    Questions? Grievances? Accommodations?
            EMAIL Mim Collins or call 818-763-8222.

    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.
                                                            
                 



    • September 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting

       
      with Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE 

                     

        
       

    "State of the Profession"



    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 discuss 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:
    TBA              

    When:
    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Time:
    8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/
    Continental Breakfast*
    9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*
    9:30am-10:30am CEU/Speaker Presentation
    This course is intended for beginning to advance mental health professionals. 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 when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
    * = non CEU portion of course
    10:30am-11am Structured Networking/
    Member Announcements/Opportunity Drawing*
    11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting~All Welcome*

    Place:
    Woodland Hills Country Club
    The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.

    Price:
    $15 SFV-CAMFT chapter member
    $25 non chapter member
    Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm.
    No phone or email RSVP.          Email sfv.camft@gmail.com for LA and SGV chapter reciprocity                      
    $30 walk-in, regardless of membership
    No cash or check, credit cards only.





    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.



Past Events

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

2018 Meeting Dates

January 14       July 8

February 11      September 23

March 11          October 14

April 8              November 11

June 3


Upcoming events

August 09, 2018 6:30 PM • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
August 12, 2018 1:00 PM • To be given upon registration
August 24, 2018 12:00 PM • To be given upon registration

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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.

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

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