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"Being All That: Building Self-Esteem in our Trumped-Up Age"

  • September 10, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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    Membership Meeting with 

     Douglas Green, LMFT, LPCC, RDT

     "Being All That: Building Healthy Self-Esteem in our Trumped-Up Age"

One of the top agendas in psychotherapy has always been the building of Self-Esteem, especially in younger clients. However, this has grown in difficulty in recent years, largely due to two occurrences: the backlash against teaching Self-Esteem to kids, by those who find it coddling and anti-incentivizing, and the flaunting of excessive ego we see in everything from hip-hop music and videos to celebrities (Charlie Sheen) and newly-minted politicians. Therapists need a new specific model of Self-Esteem, one that allows for diversity and helps their clients (both young and adult) and their families grow and thrive in our over-entertained, constantly wired society.
This course is intended for beginning to advanced therapists.

Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation,
participants will be able to:
~Identify at least 1 Self-Esteem issue: from neurobiology/sociology behind Blame, to value changes across our lifespan, to our culture's current obsession with blatant narcissism and display.~
~Differentiate between building true Self-Esteem vs other/weak substitutes and understand how our concept of Self-Esteem can evolve in a world of changing roles within diversity.~
~Apply at least 1 intervention with clients to help build real Self-Esteem and battle negative internal/external voices.~          

Douglas Green is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor, as well as a Registered Drama Therapist. With 2 private practice locations in Woodland Hills and Los Angeles, he helps kids, grownups, and everyone in between find their own True Voice, so they can live the lives they deserve. Specifically, his extensive experience is in working with numerous childhood issues, such as ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Depression, Anxiety, and recovery from Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse. He is also experienced in working with Substance Abuse, Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders, and Unresolved Grief. Besides his therapy practice, he manages an advice website for kids and their parents called - send questions and receive answers from a very wise dog who is happy to help with anything she can.


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 *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.
CEU completion certificates will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
* = non CEU portion of course
*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)

$10 member
$20 non-member

(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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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

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.

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