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Therapists and Medical Issues: What You Need to Know and Why

  • November 10, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


  • Discount student price.

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Membership Meeting

with Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT

"Therapists and Medical Issues:

What You Need to Know and Why"

Clients are often misdiagnosed with a psychiatric disorder when they actually have a medical condition. And patients are often diagnosed with a medical condition without consideration of the psychological/emotional impact on their lives and relationships. Our minds, brains, and bodies are connected. To approach treatment of one aspect without the others taken into account is limited thinking and may actually do more harm than good. This presentation will highlight a number of medical issues that may bring clients to a therapist's office, as well as several emotional aspects that need to be considered when addressing medical conditions. Numerous examples from the presenter's private practice will be shared, including the sound sensitivity disorders Tinnitus, Misophonia, and Hyperacusis. In addition, several commonly misdiagnosed medical issues will be highlighted, such as Lyme disease, Crohn's disease, and fibromyalgia.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. List at least 4 misdiagnosed medical issues that often impact psychological well-being.
  2. Explain 3 emotional/relational aspects of addressing medical conditions with clients.
  3. Identify and Compare 3 sound sensitivity disorders.
  4. Discuss at least 2 useful CBT/DBT strategies for these disorders.


Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976, with a doctoral degree from USC in 1985. She sees individuals and couples in her private practice in Sherman Oaks, and also sees clients online. She has worked with hundreds of patients locally and across the country with sound sensitivity disorders, including tinnitus, misophonia, and hyperacusis. She is a founding member of the Misophonia Association, which holds an annual convention for patients and their families. Dr. Jaffe is one of the only therapists anywhere specializing in treatment of misophonia and has presented at every US conference on this topic. She also presented at the 4th International Conference on Hyperacusis in London. She was interviewed for a piece on misophonia on NPR Morning Edition in March 2019, as well as other TV, radio, and print media. Dr. Jaffe is the co-author of The Language of Emotional Intelligence (2008, McGraw Hill) and The Heroic Journey: An Adolescent Rite of Passage Program (1996, rev 2001) in use in Montessori and other middle schools across the country. She was formerly a writer and editor of the award-winning website,, and was an author and instructor for Gerry Grossman Seminars.

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          Sunday, November 10, 2019


     8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/

         Continental Breakfast* 

     9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/

         Chapter Announcements*

     9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

     11am-11:15am  Member Announce-

          ments/Opportunity Drawing*

     11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate


     11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~

           All Welcome!*

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. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members

$15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /

       $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

Non chapter members

$25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /

       $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

$20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

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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 LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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