Membership Meeting with
Diane Gehart, PhD, LMFT
Mindfulness with Children, Teens, and Families
It's important for therapists to learn how to use mindfulness techniques for working with children 5-12, teens, and their families. Options for creating mindfulness-based groups in both school and practice/agency settings will be provided. Emphasis will be placed on treating trauma, ADHD, and depression in children and teens, as well as using mindfulness with parents and families.
In successfully completing and attending this presentation,
participants will be able to:
1.Create an appropriate mindfulness-based curriculum for agency/practice or school-based settings.
2. Understand how to introduce basic mindfulness and compassion meditation to families.
3. Learn how to conduct one child-based mindfulness exercise with children.*
Course meets the qualifications for 1 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Diane Gehart is a Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at California State University, Northridge. Having taught and supervised students in family therapy for 20 years, she has authored numerous books including: Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy; Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy; Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy; and Case Documentation in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference (co-edited). Dr. Gehart has written extensively on postmodern therapies, mindfulness, mental health recovery, sexual abuse treatment, gender issues, children and adolescents, client advocacy, qualitative research, and education in family therapy. She speaks internationally, having given workshops to professional and general audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Her work has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide. She is an associate faculty member at three international post-graduate training institutes: the Taos Institute, Houston Galveston Institute, and the Marburg Institute for Collaborative Studies in Germany. Additionally, she is an active leader in state and national professional organizations. She maintains a private practice in Agoura Hills, California, specializing in couples, families, trauma, life transitions, and difficult to treat cases.
8:30-9:00am - Networking, Registration, & Breakfast
9-9:30am - Membership Meeting & Announcements
9:30-10:30am - 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.
Certificate of completion will be provided after the completion of an evaluation form following this presentation.
*10:30-11:00am - Structured Networking
*11:30 -1pm - Board Meeting ~ All Welcome
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(The Country Club does not allow denim; ADA compliant)
(register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm,
no phone or email RSVP)
$25 walk-in, regardless of membership
(no cash or check, credit cards only)
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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 & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
This email and organization targets the needs of mental health professionals, from entry level trainees, intermediate interns, and experienced licensed individuals.
* = non CEU portion of event