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"Parental Fostering of Early Childhood Affect Integration" - Hybrid meeting

  • June 11, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Webinar and Encino Golf Course Banquet Room 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino CA 91436


  • Until June 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
  • June 3rd - June 9th
  • Until June 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
  • June 3rd - June 9th
  • Until June 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
  • June 3rd - June 9th
  • Until June 2nd at 11:59 p.m.
  • June 3rd - June 9th

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Membership Meeting


                Claudia Kohner, Ph.D., and Faye Weinstein, Ph.D.  

    "Parental Fostering of Early Childhood Affect Integration"

Note:  Presented in-Person and on Zoom (Webinar)

In this workshop, Drs. Kohner and Weinstein will present on J. M. Jones’s (1995) concept of affective-symbolic integration in terms of its developmental importance and the role that parents play in promoting this type of integration.  Furthermore, the presentation will offer an extension of Jones’s developmental phases to expand the concept of symbolization in early childhood development to include nonverbal symbolization. A clinical case will be presented to illustrate both the utility of Jones’s concept of affective-symbolic integration and its expansion to include nonverbal symbolization. How to help parents use the concepts to foster affect integration in their young children is presented. Terms such as “time outs” and “tantrums” will be challenged in light of the theory. Problems in health and wellness, including chronic pain, may emerge in adults who did not have the opportunity to develop the capacity for affect integration will be discussed. The developmental association between lack of capacity for affect integration and chronic pain will be covered. A distinction will be made between “Affect Integration” and “Affect Regulation”.

Learning Objectives

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

  1.  Define and distinguish two concepts of Affect Integration and Affect Regulation.
  2.  List three modes to guide parents to respond to their young children that promote Affect Integration.
  3.  Identify the developmental impact of poor capacity for Affect Integration and Affect Regulation.

Claudia Kohner, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego in 1998. She did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, followed by an internship at the Early Childhood Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has taught graduate courses at the Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy and at the Eisner Institute. She is in private practice in Encino, CA.

Faye Weinstein, Ph.D. received her PhD in Education, Counseling Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and works with patients with chronic pain conditions. Her publications focus on biopsychosocial variables of the chronic pain experience.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023


  8:30am-9am Check-In*

  9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

      Chapter Announcements*

  9:30-11am CE/Speaker Presentation

  11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

      Private Practice Announcements*

  11:15am-11:45am Break*

  11:45am-1:45pm Board Meeting (in-person)*

*=portion of course not eligible for CE's

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.

Course evaluations will be sent and CE completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.


In-Person: at the 'Encino Golf Course -

                                                        Banquet Room'

                              16821 Burbank Blvd

                              Encino, CA 91436

Professional or Business Casual Attire suggested.  

For those members attending in-person, please read the COVID-19 release before registering.

On Zoom: live webinar

The link will be emailed Friday night, prior to the event.

Please note: Confirm your meeting selection is accurate for in person or webinar and member or non-member.  No walk-ins or registration changes will be allowed less than 24 hours before the meeting.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members


     $20 (online until Friday, June 2nd at 11:59pm)

     $30 (online week of event, June 3rd - June 9th)


     $20 (online until Friday, June 2nd at 11:59pm)

     $30 (online week of event, June 3rd - June 9th)

Non chapter members


     $30 (online until Friday, June 2nd at 11:59pm)

     $40 (online week of event, June 3rd - June 9th)


     $30 (online until Friday, June 2nd at 11:59pm)

     $40 (online week of event, June 3rd - June 9th)

No phone or email RSVP.

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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 changes or cancellations received after one week prior to the event (this includes No shows and arriving late to the presentation on the day of the event). The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

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.

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