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February 12, 2023

Membership meeting

"Working with Creative Populations"


Presented by:  Tracy Taris, LMFT


1.5 CEs


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    • January 08, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • November 12, 2023
    • 11:15 AM
    • Encino Golf Course Banquet Room 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino CA 91436
    Register

    Annual Package - Register for all 9 meetings in 2023 at one time!

    Pay $185 for nine meetings: 

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

    Please notify the VP Membership at least 2 weeks in advance if you will not be able to attend in person and would like to receive the webinar link (if available). sfvcamftmember@gmail.com

    (NOTE: January Meeting is included in this year's package. Must be a Chapter Member.)




    • January 31, 2023
    • Online - Self Study Workshop (available for 2 years)
    Registration is closed

    ON THE EDGE OF LIFE:

    INTRODUCTION TO TREATING SUICIDALITY

    Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Training 

    In Partnership with Therapist Development Center

    ABOUT THE COURSE:

    After reviewing and attending a multitude of suicide trainings, Amanda Rowan, LCSW and a team of highly skilled therapists introduce to you the Edge of Life Model, a humanistic, phenomenological approach to treating suicidality that is holistic, practical, and grounded in evidence-based practices.

    This course is the culmination of more than a decade of research, exploration and personal experiences as both a clinician and a client impacted by suicide. The course: 1) starts with an experiential activity that provides clinicians with an opportunity to honestly explore their personal reactions to working with clients sitting on the Edge of Life,  2) takes a deep dive into the current state of suicide training in the mental health care field and discusses the deficits that need to be addressed, 3) reviews the phenomenologically grounded Courage to Live Continuum of Risk, an assessment framework that helps clinicians identify their client’s level of risk and understand how their clients can be at different points on the continuum at different points in their life, and the final lecture 4) explores the Edge of Life Model, looking at how the client’s expression of suicidality is a manifestation of deep suffering rooted in complex interactions of the Bio/Psycho/Social/Spiritual life space.

    This course lays the foundation to improve a clinician’s ability to build genuine connections with their clients, gain a better understanding of their clients’ suffering, and expand their capacity to attend to clients who are on the edge of life.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

    This course is appropriate for mental health clinicians at all levels of experience to work more effectively with clients experiencing varying degrees of suicidal ideation.

    Therapist Development Center, provider 1449, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Therapist Development Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/30/21-5/30/24. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

    In California, the BBS accepts courses that are approved under ASWB ACE for all licensees.

    INSTRUCTORS:

    Amanda Rowan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder and CEO of the Therapist Development Center. Amanda graduated with honors from Dartmouth College where she majored in neuroscience and completed her senior thesis on the neuroscience of the learning process. She earned her Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA. She completed 12 years of intensive Gestalt Therapy and was certified by the Pacific Gestalt Institute.  Since founding the Therapist Development Center in 2008, Amanda has prepared more than 40,000 therapists nationwide to pass their state licensing exams.

    Robin Gluck is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is the Vice President of Continuing Education and an exam coach with Therapist Development Center. Robin was instrumental in creating the law and ethics exam prep program and the MFT clinical written exam. Robin has been teaching law and ethics to associate MFTs since 2012 when she joined TDC. Robin has a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a master’s degree in public policy from American University, and a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from San Francisco State University. 

    Sharon Greene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sharon has been adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California and California State University Northridge in the Graduate Social Work Departments for the past 5 years. She is currently the training director at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center, which is a nonprofit that provides mental health services to children and their families. She has been providing mental health services to children and their families for over 15 years. She is a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer in Interpersonal Psychotherapy by the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    Upon completion, participants are expected to be able to:

    1. Describe the phenomenological approach to suicide management
    2. Summarize the meaning of hermeneutics of generosity and its clinical implications
    3. Summarize the current state of suicide training for mental health providers
    4. Explain the various components of the Edge of Life model
    5. Identify and describe each of the five levels of the Courage to Live continuum
    6. Describe the biopsychosocial and spiritual components of the Edge of Life model
    7. List the risk and protective factors identified under the biopsychosocial and spiritual categories

    COURSE OUTLINE:

    1. Introduction
    2. Hermeneutics of Generosity
    3. Phenomenology of Suicide
    4. State of the Field
      1. TDC Suicide Survey
      2. USA Today Article
    5. Courage to Live Continuum
    6. Edge of Life Model

    PRICE: Free to new and renewing chapter members

    HOW TO ACCESS THIS COURSE: Once registered, participants will be sent access to the course after January 1, 2023 and be able to download documents and listen to recorded audio lectures for up to two years.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: The participant will be able to print their certificate of completion immediately after receiving a score of 80% or better on the posttest and completing the course evaluation.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Please notify sfvcamftpre@gmail.com if you wish to cancel. Course is free to all new and renewing members.

    ADA NEEDS: We are happy to accommodate your ADA needs, please email help@therapistdevelopmentcenter.com.


    Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here


    Grievances? Contact our President here


    Policies: View a list of our policies here




    • February 05, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
    Register



    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:


    Details

    Sunday, February 5, 2023

    9:00am

    120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Topanga, CA 90290

    Meet in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Circle Center.


    Questions?/Registration

    This is a free event for chapter members only. Please register online to let us know you are coming, as you must complete all necessary waivers prior to the hike. Please also review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants. If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here. If you have any questions, please email or call David Eshleman at 310-906-0030.


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


    Here is an image from our last gathering:


                 

                                            

    Find out more about our SIGs here.


    Hope to see you there!

    David Eshleman

    Hiking SIG Chair

    • February 12, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Webinar and Encino Golf Course Banquet Room 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino CA 91436
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    Membership Meeting

    Tracy Taris, LMFT


    "Working with Creative Populations"

    Note:  Presented in-Person and on Zoom (Webinar)

    In this workshop, Mrs. Taris will articulate the stages of healing and how to apply them when working with people in general as well as working with people in various creative fields in particular.  Mrs. Taris will also cover some of the underlying reasons creatives may present for therapy, as it relates to your field specialty, and what clinicians can do to help guide them toward their goals without compromising their health, relationships, and well-being.  Mrs. Taris will help clinicians discover how to help their clients identify areas where their stages of development may have been interrupted and how to bring healing to those areas.

    Learning Objectives

    In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the seven stages of healing and their impact on client progress.
    2. Demonstrate the primary role of psychoeducation in the healing process to the client.
    3. Identify the three ways for helping clients discover their levels of stress.
    4. Learn to utilize 3 tools to help decrease client stress and use stages of development in the healing process.

      Presenter:

      Tracy Taris, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is president and owner of Healing The Mind & Spirit, Inc. where she leads a team of counselors. Her group practice is located here in the Santa Clarita Valley where psychotherapy services are provided in the form of couples, family, individual, adolescent and child therapy as well as coaching services that cover a variety of topics from creative blocks, nutritional problems, and women’s issues.  

      Tracy holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting from California Polytechnic State University.

      Tracy completed her service as President for the Santa Clarita Valley California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Chapter as well as her role in serving as Past President for the organization. Tracy is also a writer and has contributed to The Signal Newspaper as well as written workshops that she has taught for The City of Santa Clarita through the Seasons Catalog, her Private Practice, and for COC.


      Sponsored by:

               

                         Path Mental Health

      When:

      Sunday, February 12, 2023


      Time:

        8:30am-9am Check-In*

        9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

            Chapter Announcements*

        9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

        11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

            Private Practice Announcements*

        11:15am-11:45am Break*

        11:45am-1:45pm Board Meeting (in-person)*

      *=portion of course not eligible for CE's

      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 required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

      Course evaluations will be sent and CE completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.


      Place:

      In-Person: at the 'Encino Golf Course -

                                                              Banquet Room'

                                    16821 Burbank Blvd

                                    Encino, CA 91436


      Professional or Business Casual Attire suggested.  

      For those members attending in-person, please read the COVID-19 release before registering.


      On Zoom: live webinar

      The link will be emailed 4 days prior to the event.


      Please note: Confirm your meeting selection is accurate for in person or webinar and member or non-member.  No walk-ins or registration changes will be allowed less than 24 hours before the meeting.

      Price/Registration:

      SFV-CAMFT chapter members

      In-person

           $20 (online until Friday, February 3rd at 11:59pm)

           $30 (online week of event, February 4th - February 10th)

      Webinar

           $20 (online until Friday, February 3rd at 11:59pm)

           $30 (online week of event, February 4th - February 10th)

      Non chapter members

      In-person

           $30 (online until Friday, February 3rd at 11:59pm)

           $40 (online week of event, February 4th - February 10th)

      Webinar

           $30 (online until Friday, February 3rd at 11:59pm)

           $40 (online week of event, February 4th - February 10)

      No phone or email RSVP.

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

      Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

      To Register:  Please click on the   Register  button.  If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here first. A confirmation email will be sent once payment is received. Four days before the event, all Webinar registrants will be sent a Zoom Webinar link.  


      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 changes or cancellations 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, email sfv.camft@gmail.com.


      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.


       

      CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281



      • February 25, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • On-line via ZOOM - link to be sent in confirmation e-mail.
      • 25


                  

          

      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!


      Let's get together virtually and have an open discussion about our struggles and successes!


      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 gathering:


      Details

      Saturday, February 25, 2023

      10:00am-12:00pm (Noon)

      (Note:  New day and Time)

      Online via Zoom

      Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

      Limited to 25 participants.

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

      Gathering days/times will vary.


      Questions?/Registration

      This is a free event for all (chapter members and non-members), but please register online to let us know you are coming. If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here first. If you have any questions, please email.


      No new picture at this time.


      Find out more about our SIGs here.

      Hope to see you there!

      Savannah Okada

      Pre-licensed SIG Chair & Pre-licensed Rep

      • March 19, 2023
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • 120 S. Topanga Blvd. in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Cir
      Register



      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:


      Details

      Sunday, March 19, 2023

      9:00am

      120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd.

      Topanga, CA 90290

      Meet in front of the Water Lily Cafe at Pine Tree Circle Center.


      Questions?/Registration

      This is a free event for chapter members only. Please register online to let us know you are coming, as you must complete all necessary waivers prior to the hike. Please also review the hiking group guidelines that must be followed by all hiking group participants. If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here. If you have any questions, please email or call David Eshleman at 310-906-0030.


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


      Here is an image from our last gathering:


                   

                                              

      Find out more about our SIGs here.


      Hope to see you there!

      David Eshleman

      Hiking SIG Chair

    Past Events

    January 22, 2023 Hiking Group
    January 08, 2023 "Creative Expression: Art to Support Healing, . . . - In-person Only."
    December 16, 2022 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Holiday Social - In-person.
    December 11, 2022 Hiking Group
    November 20, 2022 Hiking Group
    November 19, 2022 2022 SFV-CAMFT Volunteer Appreciation Event
    November 13, 2022 "Healing Attachment Wounds from Childhood"
    October 21, 2022 Annual Pre-Licensed Event - Career paths as an Associate MFT
    October 16, 2022 Hiking Group
    October 09, 2022 "Connect, Protect, and Nourish: A 3 Step Method to Treat Empaths and Highly Sensitive Clients"
    October 05, 2022 State of the Profession - Zoom meeting
    September 16, 2022 Annual Pre-Licensed Event - Navigating the Road to Licensure
    September 11, 2022 "Emotional Processing to Facilitate Change: From an Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Approach."
    August 21, 2022 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    August 18, 2022 Pre-Licensed Summer "Book Club" Meeting - On Zoom
    August 14, 2022 New Member Social Event - In person.
    July 25, 2022 Pre-Licensed Summer "Book Club" Meeting - On Zoom
    July 10, 2022 "Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from DBT - Zoom meeting"
    June 27, 2022 "Law and Ethics Workshop - Free for Members."
    June 26, 2022 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    June 16, 2022 Pre-Licensed Summer "Book Club" Meeting - On Zoom from LA CAMFT
    June 12, 2022 Hiking Group
    June 05, 2022 "A Dance with Boundaries: Understanding the Top Ethical Challenges in Clinical Practice - Zoom meeting"
    May 15, 2022 Hiking Group
    May 07, 2022 Social Networking Event
    April 24, 2022 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    April 24, 2022 Hiking Group
    April 10, 2022 "Hermes and the Art of Psychotherapy: A Mythological imagination for Procuring Therapeutic Movement. - On Zoom"
    March 20, 2022 Hiking Group
    March 13, 2022 "Putting the Soul Back in Psychotherapy - On Zoom"
    February 20, 2022 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    February 13, 2022 Hiking Group
    February 06, 2022 "Overcoming Perfectionism - on Zoom"
    January 16, 2022 Hiking Group
    January 09, 2022 "Revitalizing the Soul of the Healer: Sex-Positivity and Embodiment Practices - On Zoom"
    December 12, 2021 Hiking Group
    December 01, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    November 20, 2021 SFV-CAMFT Volunteer Appreciation Event
    November 14, 2021 "Anti-Group Resistance in Group Therapy: How to turn Destructive Forces into Developmental Progress - Zoom meeting"
    November 07, 2021 Hiking Group
    October 17, 2021 Hiking Group.
    October 10, 2021 "What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Black Folks and other People of Color - Zoom meeting"
    October 02, 2021 Annual Pre-Licensed Event.
    September 24, 2021 State of the Profession - Zoom meeting
    September 12, 2021 "Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and Interpersonal Biofeedback: What You the MFT Need to Know - Zoom meeting"
    August 15, 2021 Social Virtual Event - Honoring our members: past, present, future
    August 09, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting in collaboration with LA CAMFT - On Zoom
    July 11, 2021 "Emotion Regulation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Zoom meeting"
    June 13, 2021 Hiking Group
    June 06, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    June 06, 2021 "Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples - Zoom Meeting"
    May 16, 2021 CANCELED - Hiking Group - Temescal-canyon
    April 18, 2021 Hiking Group
    April 12, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    April 11, 2021 "Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Emerging Field - Zoom meeting"
    April 09, 2021 Law and Ethics Workshop - Free for Members
    March 21, 2021 Hiking Group
    March 14, 2021 "Time Management For Individuals With ADHD And Other Executive Functioning Disorders - Zoom meeting"
    February 21, 2021 Hiking Group
    February 12, 2021 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting - On Zoom
    February 07, 2021 "Zoom meeting - Women with an Anxious Attachment Style in Romantic Relationships: Etiology, Misconceptions, and Treatment Tips"
    January 10, 2021 "Zoom meeting - Introduction to Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy"
    December 06, 2020 "Implicit Bias: Tools to Heal, Build, & Connect in the Therapeutic Community"
    December 06, 2020 CANCELLED - Hiking Group
    December 03, 2020 Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting
    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)
    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 "
    January 11, 2015 "New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event"
    December 10, 2014 Supervisors Special Interest Group (SIG)
    November 09, 2014 "A Psychiatrist's View on Psychotherapy, Psychotropic Medication, and Collaboration Between the Professions"
    November 02, 2014 "Social Networking Event"
    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”
    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

    Meeting Dates (2023)

    January 8July 9
    February 12September 10
    March 12October 8
    April 16November 12
    June 11 


    Meeting Information


    SFV-CAMFT provides 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-CAMFT, SGV-CAMFT, and Santa Clarita Valley-CAMFT chapters. To get the $15 meeting rate, please register online using the chapter member reciprocity link.

    Important Note

    • Starting with the February monthly membership meeting SFV-CAMFT will be providing 1.5 CEs at each meeting.
    • Due to the longer CE 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.

    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

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