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Experiential Process Group Event

  • June 23, 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • To be given upon registration
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  • Limit of 10 participants

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"Healing with Nature"

with Julie Brams, MA, LMFT, LPCC

led by co-chairs Judith Fraser and Doug Green

Sunday, June 23, 2019   
Nature Therapy is a research-based model that improves psychological well-being by providing people with sensory experiences in the natural world. This type of experience allows for a deeper understanding and repair of the individual's relationship with the rest of the natural world. Current research and applications of nature therapy will be reviewed, including the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, and its Western counterpart Forest Therapy (aka Forest Bathing). Participants will have an opportunity to experience a typical ANFT Forest Bathing walk to deepen their understanding of the differences between this eco-therapy practice from other outdoor activity.

Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:    
  1. Explain the theoretical premise of Eco-psychology and Eco-therapy.
  2. Identify the effects on brain functioning that occur when experiencing the natural world.
  3. Describe the difference between nature therapy and a common outdoor activity based on their personal experience of a Forest Therapy walk.
Julie Brams, MA, LMFT, LPCC is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, for twenty-seven years and additionally is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Meditation teacher. Her practice integrates traditional therapy, the latest advances in the field of energy psychology and Eco-psychology practices. Certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, she leads Shinrin Yoku based Forest walks and workshops locally as well as at the Los Angeles Arboretum. She has presented on the topic of Eco-psychology and the neuroscience of nature for California State University Northridge, The American Public Health Association, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, church groups and synagogues.


     Sunday, June 23, 2019


     1:30pm-2pm Check-in*

     2pm-4pm CEU/Speaker Presentation

     4pm-4:15pm CEU Certificate Pick-Up*

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours 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.

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

* = non CEU portion of course


        Home in Sherman Oaks

           Address will be given upon registration. This location is not ADA compliant.

$25 for SFV-CAMFT members and non-members
Limited to 10 participants.

No phone RSVPs; The chapter does not accept cash or checks.

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Questions? Grievances?

Contact Judith Fraser here 



Contact Doug Green here  or 818-624-3637 

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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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