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Pre-Licensed Event: FAQ's for Interns and Trainees

  • October 16, 2016
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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Pre-licensed Panel Event
FAQs for Interns and Trainees & Raffle
"MFT, CSW, PCC welcome!"

You are invited to attend SFV-CAMFT's
annual Pre-Licensed Event!
This event focuses on relevant topics for the pre-licensed community. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear and ask questions to excellent speakers on a panel, eat a fabulous lunch, participate in a raffle drawing, and network with other pre-licensed members.

       "About the BBS"           
Curt Widhalm, LMFT      
Curt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, the Past President of San Fernando Valley
Chapter of CAMFT, a Member at Large on the State CAMFT Board of Directors, and a CAMFT Certified Supervisor. He is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Consortium of MFTs, a collaboration of agency directors, supervisors, MFT educators, and leaders in the community. He serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the BBS and his input has helped the BBS Supervision Committee propose changes to the regulations affecting the supervision process. Thus, Curt will be speaking about recent changes, what you need to know, and how to navigate the BBS website. Curt has private practice offices in Encino and West Los Angeles, where he specializes in high-achieving teens and clients affected by special needs. He regularly presents on issues related to supervision and field of marriage and family therapy, including the legal and ethical aspects of internships in private practice. Curt received his MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, and he also holds an MS in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph's University.             
"About Private Practice"
with Cymbeline Smith, LMFT

Cymbeline is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who values the individuality of each patient and their needs within the context of universal human fears, existential and terrestrial. With seven years of experience working as a therapist with adolescents and adults in treatment, Cymbeline is delighted to now be in private practice full-time in Silverlake. She specializes in individual and couples therapy, combining an existential psychology approach with a practical application of DBT & CBT skills with clients. Her internships were done at inpatient, residential (rtc), partial (php), and intensive outpatient (iop) levels of care at BHC Alhambra Psychiatric Hospital and outpatient at The Women's Clinic & Family Counseling Center on the Westside. She has been a program director at Center for Discovery in Beverly Hills for eating disorders and La Ventana Treatment Programs in Encino for dual diagnosis. Having had much experience at these different levels of care, she is aware of when a client is suitable for private practice or if a higher level of care is more appropriate. Cymbeline has run a support group for those struggling with eating disorders for the past two years and she continues to facilitate this at a community cafe on the Eastside. She also currently runs a 'human relationships' group at Polaris Teen Center.
"About Community Mental Health"
with Alyson Gould, MFT intern
Alyson is a marriage and family therapy registered intern. Her experience ranges from being a volunteer, a behavioral therapist, a residential counselor, and a life skills coach. Alyson began her journey in 2006 as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, building houses in a small village in the North of the country, and later studying Spanish abroad. She worked for the Center for Autism and Behavioral Disorders as a behavioral therapist and later at the Help Group, where she first gained exposure to the community mental health culture. Alyson has known since graduate school she wanted to be in a community mental health setting, in order to work with underserved populations who generally do not have access to mental health services. Her passion for learning and working in a multicultural setting led her to a traineeship in the Latino Family Therapy Program at Phillips Graduate University, where she learned how to view families and relationships through a systemic model and solidified working in community mental health after graduate school. Alyson was accepted into the 2015 L.A. County Stipend Program and just completed her first year as an intern at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, serving children, adolescents and families in a field-capable clinical services program.      

***Swag bags for all attendees***

Exciting raffle prizes include:  

-Complimentary 1 hour consultation with Curt Widhalm
-Lunch with Ariel Cohen, President SFV CAMFT
-Autographed copy of "The Teachings of Shirelle:  Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead by author (and Chapter member) Douglas Green
-"Anger Management Essentials: A Workbook for People to Manage Their Aggression" by author (and Chapter member) Anita Avedian
-Complimentary attendance to the January Experiential Meeting
-1 Complimentary annual membership          
-3 chances to win a complimentary meeting
-Grand Prize:  1 Complimentary annual 
membership and all membership meetings         

Sponsored by


11-11:30 ~ check-in, lunch, networking
11:30-11:35 ~ welcome
11:35-11:45 ~ sponsor
11:45-12:45 ~ panel presentations
12:45-1 ~ break
1-1:45 ~ FAQs with panel
1:45-1:50 ~ raffle
1:50-2 ~ wrap-up

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(The Country Club does not allow denim; ADA compliant)

$10 SFV-CAMFT Member
$15 non-chapter member

(register online by Sunday, October 9 -

no phone or email RSVP, no sign ups at the door)

(no cash or check, credit cards only)

Lunch Included!


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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. To request a refund, click here

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