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

    • October 21, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Registration is closed
      
    Your Journey to and through Licensure: Preparing for Success! 
      
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 
    organized by our Pre-licensed Rep  iBrooks

    You Are Invited To Our Annual Pre-Licensed Event!

    Based on recent survey monkey results - you asked for it, you got it! Come ready to hear and ask questions about:

    • Law and Ethics - with Ben Caldwell
    • Navigating the Clinical Exam and Supervision - with Curt Widhalm
    • Getting Started as an LMFT - with Diane Gehart
    Complimentary professional headshots will be provided by Carolyn Jordan during the event - A MEMBERS ONLY BENEFIT! Mark your calendars - you won't want to miss this!!

    Licensed members can register for this event and take headshots too! If you are not a member of our chapter, but would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please become a member today.

    Bring business cards to enter for a chance to win in an opportunity drawing. Mark your calendars - you won't want to miss this!!     

           

    When: Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Time: 9:30am to 10am (Check-in/Breakfast)10am-1pm Presentations
    No CEUs offered, but Associates can claim workshop or training hours, pending supervisor approval.

    Place: Woodland Hills Country Club
    21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    The Country Club does not allow denim.

    Price/Registration
    $20 SFV-CAMFT chapter members
    $30 non chapter members
    Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.
    No walk-ins accepted. No cash or check, credit cards only.
    Register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm. No phone or email RSVP.
               

      


    Questions? Email Shari Manculich
                
     
       

     

    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 26, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Restaurant TBD
    Join waitlist

    Cliffside Malibu will be hosting us for a dinner and presentation on: "Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future."

    This will be a two-hour event including dinner and CEUs. There is NO CHARGE for this event. Take advantage of this opportunity to get important information about one of the biggest epidemics in recent history, free CEUs, a nice dinner, and a chance to network with colleagues.

    When:
    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Time:
    5:30pm-6pm Check-In*
    6pm-7:30pm CEU/Speaker Presentation
    7:30pm-8pm Closing Remarks*
    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 as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded by Cliffside Malibu when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
    * = non CEU portion of course

    Place:
    Courtyard Marriott
    Brentwood Room
    15433 Ventura Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    This location is ADA compliant. Parking in hotel lot included.

    Price/Registration:
    FREE for SFV-CAMFT chapter members only. Please note: This is now FULLbut please sign up for the waitlist and we will let you know a few days before if a space has opened up.
    Register online by Sunday, October 21st. No phone or email RSVP.
    Limited to 20 participants.



    "Opioids and The Opioid Crisis: What Therapists Need to Know in 2018 and in the Future"
    with Karen Rubenstein, MA, LMFT

    This course is designed to help psychotherapists working with clients struggling with opioid dependency to understand the signs and symptoms of the addiction. The ultimate goal is to provide the best suited treatment plan and assess the client's severity of dependency. Assessing the clients stage of change provides the therapist and client with a road map to address their addiction. We will look specifically at the ways to work with clients using the stages of changes and different interventions that can be used to raise awareness and willingness to continue treatment.
     
    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify opioid dependency.
    2. Discuss what type of intervention to use with a client who is dependent on opiates.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to use your assessment skills to create an individualized treatment plan.
    4. Critically evaluate the client based on their level of dependency and formulate what approach will best suit the client's needs.
    Karen Rubenstein, MA, LMFT is the Clinical Program Director for Cliffside Malibu with management experience spanning over two decades. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in addiction and co-occurring disorders, Karen has worked in addiction treatment for over 12 years. As the Clinical Program Director, Ms. Rubenstein manages the clinical team providing support and guidance and implementing and bringing to life the Stages of Change model. Ms. Rubenstein has been with Cliffside for over 4 years and has developed programming for both residential and outpatient. Karen's work as a therapist also included working with youth and families in a vast range of populations: direct care for youth in Los Angeles Unified School District, Haven Hills, a non-profit women and families domestic violence shelter, Bridges gang intervention youth programs, Camp David Gonzales, a LA County juvenile detention probation camp and California Family Counseling Center.

    Questions/Grievances/Accommodations/Policies: sfvcamftppre@gmail.com


    CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #135372
    Cliffside Malibu is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Cliffside Malibu maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
                   


    • October 28, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
                     
        
    The Somatic Practices Special Interest Group is for chapter members with interest in somatic practices and in integrating them within their current clinical work, and expanding their capacity through workshops, case consults and networking with like-minded practitioners.

    Details for the next SIG Session are:

    Sunday, October 28, 2018
    4pm-6pm
    Home in Encino
    Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

    More info about format and topics coming soon!

    Questions?/Registration
              
    Email Michael@michaelshiffman.com directly or call him at 310-445-2160.

    Save the following dates for SIG sessions:  
    • Sunday, November 18
    You can find out more about our other SIGs here.

    Warmly,
    Michael Shiffman and Barbara Calvi
    Somatic Practices SIG Co-Chairs


      
      


    • November 04, 2018
    • 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.)



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

    Membership Meeting

       
      with Sherry Fleming, LMFT    

                     

        
       
    "De-coding Eating Disorder Urges and Understanding Their Purpose"




    A common misperception is that eating disorders are about vanity; they are about self-preservation or survival. When a person's life circumstances become disturbing to the point that they lack the resources to cope or survive, they may develop an eating disorder. The eating disorder's purpose is to prevent conscious awareness of the disturbing circumstances in one's life. It works by translating the disturbing information into an eating disorder urge or thought which takes the person down a path where they are fully absorbed and feel a sense of control over what's happening in their life. In this way, the eating disorder has an adaptive function. The problem appears once the person is no longer living in the overwhelmingly disturbing circumstances. The eating disorder's once adaptive function is no longer needed or relevant, but it stays. In this presentation, Sherry will explain why it doesn't just "go away"; why a person can't "just eat"; and how to identify an eating disorder urge; identify the origin of its trigger; dialogue with the eating disorder; and assist the client in dealing with the trigger rather than acting on the urge.

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify the real trigger and origin of an eating disorder.
    2. Describe 3 eating disorder urges that clients experience in order to clarify what a real trigger in clients may look like.
    3. Name 3 functions an eating disorder can provide to the client.
    4. Identify 3 interventions used to help empower a client with an eating disorder.

    Sherry Fleming, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been helping people heal from eating disorders since 2000. She felt a calling to help others after recovering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa since she understands the depth of the struggle. Beginning her career at Monte Nido Residential Treatment Center, she eventually became Assistant Clinical Director. Later, she continued her work as Clinical Director at the Eating Disorder Center of California. Sherry was integral in developing the program and opening Reconnect's residential trauma treatment center and was their first Clinical Director. Her work as an ongoing consultant has included assisting Butterfly Foundation in Sidney, Australia, with the creation of their IOP and is currently doing the same for their RTC program for eating disorders. She has a private practice in Woodland Hills and is fully trained in EMDR (Levels I and II), Brainspotting (Levels I and II) and CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model). Sherry has spoken on a variety of topics, including dissociation caused by trauma and its expression in eating disorders; tips for getting treatment authorizations from insurance companies; using CRM when working with DID; and decoding the message behind an eating disorder urge.



      

    Sponsored by:

     
                   

    When:
    Sunday, November 11, 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 advanced 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

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

2018 Meeting Dates

January 14       July 8

February 11      September 23

March 11          October 14

April 8              November 11

June 3


Upcoming events

October 21, 2018 9:30 AM • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
October 28, 2018 4:00 PM • Will be sent with registration confirmation.

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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)

For general info, please call: 818.870.0277

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