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

    • April 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
                   
    SOMATIC PRACTICES SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

    We are pleased to announce the formation of the Somatic Practices Special Interest Group and invite you to join us for the Founding Meeting:

    Sunday, April 29, 2018
    Dinner will be served
    6pm-8pm
    Home in Encino
    (location and directions will be sent when participants RSVP)
     
    We will start with getting to know each other, discover who we are and what we do, and begin the process of education and skill development. We have a diversity of experience among us from those who are attuned to their client's breath and posture to those who use physical contact with clients on a massage table.

    This will be an informal meeting to get to know one another, share some food, be social, and discuss possibilities for the group.  

    The purpose of the Somatic Practices SIG is to:
    • Build community among MFTs who engage in somatic oriented practices;
    • Create shared baseline knowledge of somatic psychotherapy;
    • Share our knowledge of somatic practices and enhance and develop our skillfulness as somatic practitioners;
    • Develop peer consultation groups to discuss challenging cases;
    • Educate the broader MFT community regarding somatic practices.

    All are welcome for this initial meeting. Participants who are not current members of SFV CAMFT will need to join to participate in subsequent meeting and events.

    RSVP by contacting the chair Michael Shiffman,   michael@michaelshiffman.com or 310-445-2160.

    You can find out more about the other SIGs here.
        





      


    • April 30, 2018
    • Member Directory
    Register
         Member Directory Advertising
                 
    Are you looking for ways to advertise YOU? Newly licensed and wanting to easily market your practice? Pre-licensed and starting out for the first time ever? Established but wanting to stay relevant in this ever-growing and changing profession? DON'T MISS OUT!
     
    The SFV-CAMFT Outreach Committee is very excited to share with you a FREE opportunity for MEMBERS ONLY to be listed in our printed Annual Member Directory! This is our 3rd edition and our goal again this year is to use these directories to help showcase our membership's expertise, work toward partnering with allied professionals/organizations, and establish ongoing as well as new referral sources for your practice! Our sponsorship committee is working towards increasing our membership's visibility within the community as well! This directory will be available to you to download in it's print digital format from the homepage of our website and likely given to state CAMFT for use on their website as well!
     
    If you have submitted your information in our second edition, and want to be in the third edition, you must submit again. Past submissions will not be included in this edition. For new and returning members, please follow the survey link and submit your response now! Member Survey Link

    But wait, there's more! We're again offering another incredible opportunity to get noticed, stand out, and be more visible - by purchasing ad space within our directory! These purchased ads help with the printing and quality of the directory as a great marketing tool, and their graphics help you and your practice with top-tier visibility!

    Available sponsorship levels for advertising in the directory are as follows:
    • $50.00: General Ad space, within the directory. Black and White.
    • $100.00: Inside Front and Back covers, 4 half page ads available, in color. Available on a first come first served basis.
    • $150.00: Outside, Back Cover. 2 half page ads available, in color. Available on a first come first served basis.
    Dimensions for all 3 options are as follows:
    3.875 inches tall x 5.25 inches wide (3 7/8" x 5 1/4")
                      
                          
    Reservations and payments for ad space must be made online prior to submission of ad artwork.  All ad requests must be accompanied by a .pdf or .jpeg version of the ad and submitted via email, with subject "SFV-CAMFT DIRECTORY AD", to sfvcamftadv@gmail.com, Gina Balit, Advertising Chair. 
         
    Listing in this directory is a free courtesy of being a SFV-CAMFT member. Advertisement is paid and an opportunity beyond the free listing.
      
            


    • May 06, 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.)



    • May 06, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • To be given upon registration
    Register
    SFV-CAMFT invites all chapter members to attend the 

    New Members Welcome Lunch


    on

    Sunday, May 6 from 1-3pm
       




                                
                               
    For members new and old, this is an opportunity to meet the
    board,
    network, mingle in a more intimate setting, and get to
    connect with
    more colleagues.

    Please join us as we extend a warm SFV-CAMFT welcome to our new members, enjoy a light lunch, and have a whole lot of fun!
     
    Bring your business cards, fliers, and brochures to exchange and participate in a raffle. 

          The event is being hosted at a member's home in Woodland Hills.
     
    (The address will be sent upon receipt of your RSVP.)

       
    This is a free event, however, advance registration is required. Please register by
    Sunday, April 29th 
    at 11:59pm
    for an accurate headcount.

     

    • May 16, 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.        

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 

        
    "Person-of-the-Therapist"
    led by Mim Collins, CAMFT Certified & AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    and Helen Meek, CAMFT Certified & AAMFT Approved Supervisor

    A quarterly lunch discussion for supervisors and anyone 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: Click here to download the article

    This course is intended for advanced/licensed therapists.

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify how to work with the person-of-the-therapist in supervision without doing therapy.
    2. Describe what a "signature theme" is.
    3. Understand how to use the person-of-the-therapist supervision instrument.                                                                                                
              
    When:
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Time:
    12:00-1:30pm
    Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs for participation in the group. Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn 1 additional CEU for reading the article and bringing a 250 word reflective response to the group meeting. You can earn up to 2.5 supervision CEUs by participating!
    Course meets the qualifications for 2.5 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.
    If you are an intern/associate receiving this email, please forward to your supervisors and spread the word!

    Questions? Grievances? Accommodations?
            EMAIL Helen Meek or call 661-291-1474.

    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 Marriage and Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
                                                            
                 



    • May 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 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, May 17, 2018 
    Pot Luck (bring a dish)
    7pm-10pm
    Location at Home in Woodland Hills  
    (address to be given out upon registration - location will change each month.)
      


      
    Contact sfvcamftprl@gmail.com to RSVP with Janet. Please include what you plan to bring and if you have any questions. 


    • June 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
    • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
    Register

    Membership Meeting

       
      with Dr. Catherine Barrett  

                     

        
       
    "Narcissist: The Skilled Abuser - Helping Clinicians find their Forensic Lens"


    Dr. Catherine Barrett's experience as a clinician as well as a survivor of narcissistic abuse syndrome has alerted her to the covert tactics and severe pathology that lies within a narcissistically abusive relationship. Dr. Barrett hopes to help clinicians see outside of the textbook definition of the disorder and present a more practical, experiential, and accurate portrayal of this pathology. Her research and experience will also help clinicians identify survivors of this abuse within their practice and assist them in understanding the root of their client's addiction to such relationships. The ultimate goal is to provide information so that practitioners are vigilant in identifying clients with complex post-traumatic stress due to a relationship with a narcissistic personality, thereby putting the diagnosis into context, which in turn improves their clients' self-empowerment and ability to heal.

    This course is intended for beginning to advanced therapists.

    Learning Objectives
    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify 6 traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
    2. Describe the 4 phases of the cycle of abuse.
    3. Discuss 2 ways to identify victims of narcissistic abuse.
    4. Identify 3 interventions for treating victims of abuse.



    Dr. Catherine Barrett is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist who has also been practicing as a psychotherapist for 10 years. Dr. Barrett's family practice is with Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills. Her practice includes high-risk teenagers, LGBT youth, and family discord. Dr. Barrett also performs psychological testing for adolescents and facilitates a group for LGBT teens. She has experience working in addiction recovery and with drug and alcohol related offenders. Her pre-and post-doctoral work was in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of mentally disordered offenders, individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity, sex offenders, and sexually violent predators. It was here where Dr. Barrett first gained her experience working with severe personality disorders; specifically, Narcissistic and Antisocial personality.


     



      

    Sponsored by:
        

    When:
    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    Time:
    8:30am-9am Registration/Networking/
    Continental Breakfast*
    9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/Chapter Announcements*
    9:30am-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 when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
    * = non CEU portion of course
    10:30am-11am Structured Networking/
    Member Announcements/Raffle 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 Marriage and Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.



    • June 10, 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.)



Past Events

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

April 29, 2018 6:00 PM • Will be sent with registration confirmation.
April 30, 2018 • Member Directory
May 06, 2018 8:45 AM • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir

Become a Member

Learn * Network * Earn CEU's 

all in the company of colleagues!

Join us

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

For specific departments, please click "Contact" in the menu above.

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