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Are you a fire survivor looking for help? Please check out MySonomaStrong.com. Visit the NAMI Warmline. Find therapists offering free sessions here. Take a trauma-informed yoga class. Go on a forest bathing walk. Download these helpful Healthcare Foundation flyers in English and Spanish. Find out how to help the Wildfire Mental Health CollaborativeWe will recover together! 

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    • 09/06/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
    • 3
    Register


    Free Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors

    Led by Susan Karle, LMFT, License # 43812 Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Mary Good, LMFT, License # 97461

    Once registration is confirmed, a note clarifying: Exact location & other logistics will be sent 2 weeks prior to Walk.

    Please only register if you have lost your home, business, car, pet, or loved one in the 2017 fires, due to space limitations. 
    Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for fire survivors, including weekly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events
    • 09/07/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT, Therapist Practice in a Box, Riverside, CA. 



    About our speaker

    Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT #37209 created Therapist Practice in a Box because she wanted to fill a need in helping graduate students to set their foundation and guide new therapists in business building. She believes all therapists can create a successful, profitable, and flourishing practice. 

    Sherry is co-owner of Central Counseling Services, a successful and vibrant group practice in Riverside, CA.  Her practice serves over 625 clients a month, and she supervises a staff of 15 associates and licensed clinicians. 

    Sherry says, "We spend a great amount of time, energy and money learning how to become excellent therapists. We develop our skill sets to deliver high-quality services to those we serve. However, in most of our graduate school programs, we do not have any information on how to develop or manage a business. 

    We lack resources and know-how to step out and create a business or marketing plan. Many therapists have encumbered large student loan debt, and then go further into debt to build a private practice. 

    We begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities, and we do not know how to price our services. We often settle for the safest route of agency of government work. After a few years, we become dissatisfied and burned out. We may even fear that we made the wrong career choice. 

    This program will save therapist time, money and stress as this presentation will provide hope and inspiration. It will provide practical tips for building a profitable and successful private practice.  This presentation will help therapists move through the mindset of fear, lack, and uncertainty by providing actionable steps that can be taken, even by introverts."   

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Learn at least three easy marketing skills they can use in their practice today.

    2. Learn how to structure their works days to enhance income.

    3. Learn website basics that every therapist should know.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

    • 10/04/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 10/05/2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • 200
    Register


    Be ready to help Sonoma County recover by getting full required training to participate in the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative!

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid, Wildfire Mental Health Training

    With esteemed presenters: 

    • Dr. Patricia Watson, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD
    • Dr. Joe Ruzek, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, & Stanford University

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatments that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

    Our directive is to help communities of fire survivors identify their most pressing current needs and concerns and teach and support them as they develop skills to address those needs.

    Note: Practitioners who complete the 12-hour training will be eligible to offer SPR through the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative. For more information, contact mentalhealth@healthcarefoundation.net.

    • Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
    • 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • $40 fee includes box lunch both days and
    • 12 CEs for psychologists, RNs (provided by Redwood Psychological Association), or 
    • 12 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs (and associates) provided by RECAMFT.org.
    • PDF flyer here. Please forward to interested parties.  

    Presenters: Drs. Ruzek and Watson are nationally-acclaimed PTSD experts, authors, educators and clinical psychologists focusing on disaster-behavioral-health interventions, disaster-mental-health, early intervention, and resilience. They have authored numerous evidence-based research articles, toolkits, and courses related to burnout and secondary traumatic stress, provider resilience, disaster mental health, assessment of PTSD, and anger- and sleep-management. Each serve as experts on numerous national committees, boards, organizations, and special-interest groups related to PTSD.

    For more information, visit: https://healthcarefoundation.net/category/mental-health-collaborative/

    Course Description:  

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatments that have been found helpful in a variety of post- trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After training, participants will be able to do the following:

      1. Describe the range of Skills for Psychological Recovery
      2. Define the background and overview of Skills for Psychological Recovery core actions and strategies 
      3. List the client needs that would match each skill
      4. Demonstrate introducing Skills for Psychological Recovery to a client
      5. Describe the Problem Solving and Positive Activities Scheduling Skills
      6. Explain the rationale for the Problem Solving and Positive Activities Scheduling Skills
      7. Describe the Managing Reactions and Helpful Thinking Skills
      8. Explain the rationale for the Managing Reactions and Helpful Thinking Skills
      9. List the key components of the Rebuilding Social Connections Skill
      10. Explain the rationale for the Rebuilding Social Connections Skill
      11. Demonstrate each of the Skills for Psychological Recovery in case scenarios.

        Training sponsored by

        Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County

        In partnership with the

        Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative:

        Redwood Psychological Association and RECAMFT.org


        Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - RECAMFT.org - is CAMFT CE Provider #57173. This course offers 12 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Students, Trainees, Associates, Interns welcome. Lunch is included. Vegetarian options available. Register and pay online at http://recamft.org.

        Psychologists and RNs should register at Redwood Psychological Association, unless you are a member of RECAMFT. 

             $40 Licensed RECAMFT members

             $40 Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters

             $40 Prelicensed RECAMFT members 

             $40 Prelicensed members of other CAMFT chapters

             $40 for non-members of RECAMFT or CAMFT Chapters

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CE Certificate: There is NO PARTIAL CREDIT. You must stay for the entire meeting on both days, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who signed in AND out of the event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print out your CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 12 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        The California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists and RNs. CPA will be co-sponsoring this event with the Redwood Psychological Association. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The BBS also recognizes CPA CE credit for their licensees.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Please remember to arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in.
        No refunds or cancellations will be given.

        • 10/04/2018
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
        • 13
        Register


        Free Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors

        Led by Susan Karle, LMFT, License # 43812 Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Mary Good, LMFT, License # 97461

        Once registration is confirmed, a note clarifying: Exact location & other logistics will be sent 2 weeks prior to Walk.

        Please only register if you have lost your home, business, car, pet, or loved one in the 2017 fires, due to space limitations. 
        Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for fire survivors, including weekly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events
        • 10/05/2018
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register



        Presented By: Talal Alsaleem, LMFT, President, Sacramento Valley CAMFT.

        Talal Alsaleem, LMFT, founder of the Infidelity Counseling Center, has created this workshop to help clinicians of all levels conceptualize and treat infidelity from the framework of trauma. Working with couples in crisis can be overwhelming for new and seasoned clinicians, especially when it comes to working with clients struggling with infidelity who are often in extreme emotional distress and feeling lost and hopeless about the future of their relationship. 

        The knowledge base you will gain from this workshop as well as the clinical interventions you will learn are based on extensive clinical work with couples dealing with infidelity. Completing this workshop will expand your understanding of the process of healing and give you the clinical tools you need to help your clients recover individually or as a couple.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Participants will recognize the psychological and physical impact of affairs.

        2. Participants will identify types of affairs and distinguish the different causes behind each type.

        3. Participants will learn about the seven milestones of healing from infidelity and articulate the specific intervention needed to complete each milestone.

        About our speaker

        Talal H. Alsaleem is an award-winning Marriage Counselor. He is an infidelity recovery specialist, and works exclusively with couples who are dealing with the impact of physical and emotional affairs. He developed a solution-focused method of infidelity counseling that has helped hundreds of couples navigate the challenges of the healing journey from affairs. 

        He is the author of the acclaimed book Infidelity: the Best Worst Thing that Could Happen to Your Marriage and the author of the relationship column Heart Matters. Talal is an active member of the Continuing Education Provider Approval Committee and the President of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CAMFT.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

        • 11/01/2018
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
        • 12
        Register


        Free Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors

        Led by Susan Karle, LMFT, License # 43812, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

        Once registration is confirmed, a note clarifying: Exact location & other logistics will be sent 2 weeks prior to Walk.

        Please only register if you have lost your home, business, car, pet, or loved one in the 2017 fires, due to space limitations. 
        Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for fire survivors, including weekly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events
        • 11/02/2018
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Fran Wickner, PhD, LMFT

        SFBT is imperative to learn for therapists who want diversity in their practice. Culturally, it is not unusual for clients from some cultures to feel uncomfortable talking to someone outside of their family about personal matters. SFBT is not long term and doesn’t require the therapist to “dig deep”. It’s based on where the client is, not what the therapist thinks needs to happen. So it’s very appealing to clients who have the belief that it is not right to share their lives with strangers (i.e. the therapist). 

        In regard to economic diversity, knowing how to do SFBT is a necessity. Most low income clients not afford long term treatment and many low income clients have other factors that keep them from being able to commit to therapy long term. They may have jobs that don’t let them take off for “doctor's appointments”, or working too long hours, or taking care of family members, or not even the money to get to your office. Having the skills to help clients make changes in even a few sessions is important if you want to see clients across the socioeconomic spectrum. Helping them focus on goals and succeeding in these goals can help them make lasting changes.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Understand SFBT assumptions, definitions and guidelines.

        2. Have the skills to set goals with their clients and develop a solution focused treatment plan including exactly what to say and do with their clients.

        3. Be able to incorporate the material into their own therapeutic belief system and utilize what they learned immediately with the clients they see.

        About our speaker

        Fran Wickner, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, MA Counseling Psychology, has been in private practice since 1984 and specializes in doing Solution Focused Brief Therapy with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.

        Dr. Wickner’s teaching credentials include presenting at conferences, clinics anduniversities such as AAMFT’s annual conference, San Francisco Psychological Association, JFK University, California Graduate School (now Argosy University), CAMFT and many others. She has been an Adjunct Faculty at the graduate level (Masters and Doctoral students) for 20 years. For clinicians in private practice, Dr. Wickner also conducts workshops, individual consultations and has downloadable packets on her website http://franwickner.com/?page_id=67 on running the various aspects of the business side of a practice.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

        • 12/07/2018
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

        No matter your career track as a clinician, you will face difficult moments and conversations that aren't covered in grad school, and that are influenced by your own experiences. Participants will learn what happens when death occurs, how to prepare a client and their family, the multiple facets of grief, and practice words and techniques to use (and not to) when facing a dying client and their family. You will leave with knowledge about creating a practical treatment plan, and an approach to grief that is about recover and making grief a learning and growth opportunity.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Identify barriers to providing best practice services for dying clients resulting from your own experiences, and learn and practice new words and techniques.

        2. Increase knowledge of the impact grief can have, and how to create a treatment plan that's realistic for terminally ill clients and their family. 

        3. Learn new skills to meet the specific, realistic goals necessary to cope with family dynamics, micro and macro issues, and the dying process centered on the client's needs, and supporting the family.

        4. Become more aware of the need for self-care when working in this area, and conceptualize your own rituals to use to acknowledge a client's death. 

        About our speaker

        Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, is the CEO and Clinical Director of Central Counseling Services in Riverside. She is a certified Grief Recovery Facilitator, and specializes in grief and loss, dementia, trauma, and adoption issues. She has more than a decade of experience with hospice and trains therapists and social workers in areas that include correctly treating childhood trauma, grief and loss, and dementia care. She holds a BA from UC Riverside, and her MSW from the University of South Florida. Jill is the creator of Your Path Through Grief, which is a year-long, comprehensive grief support program, and the author of the soon to be published books “Don’t Grieve like that! How to grieve your way from a rebellious widow” and the children’s book “Someone is sick- how do I say goodbye?” She is a member of the Purple Cities coalition in Riverside and facilitates a dementia support group monthly.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

        • 01/04/2019
        • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Come have breakfast and enjoy RECAMFT's 45th Annual Members Meeting!  

        • When: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
        • Time: 9:30 - 11 AM (precedes our usual monthly speaker meeting)
        • Live music
        • Hot breakfast
        • Gifts for all attendees
        • Awards
        • Presentation of 2019 Board
        • Don't miss the fun!
        Our regular monthly speaker immediately follows this event starting at 11:00 am. Click here to register for our January speaker.  



        • 01/04/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Rick Grant-Coons, PsyD

        With a suicide death every 12.8 minutes and over a million attempts in the United States every year, suicide impacts every community. This is especially true for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities. Today, more research has shown elevated risk factors specific to these communities due to heterosexist and  transphobic abuse that exists in society. 

        LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that is based on the understanding that LGBTQ people are not just tolerated or accepted but instead celebrated for their value in any culture. This perspective is essential for effective therapy since it challenges many years of hostility inflicted by the dominate culture. Mental health clinicians trained in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy and Suicide Prevention can improve their effectiveness for helping LGBTQ clients increase protective factors and resilience while decreasing risk of suicide attempts and death.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Understand the risk factors and warning signs for suicide that are specific to the LGBTQ+ communities.

        2. Be able to identify LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy interventions effective in reducing suicide risk. 

        3. Understand how to link LGBTQ+ clients to appropriate resources in the community. 

        About our speaker

        Dr. Grant-Coons first received his master’s in clinical psychology (MA) from Antioch University in Los Angeles and specialized in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy. He then went on to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles with an emphasis in multi-cultural and community psychology.

        Dr. Grant-Coons has been a psychotherapist since 2006 working mostly with marginalized communities. He trained at several community agencies including AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles LGBT Center, South Central Training Consortium, and the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital-High Risk Youth Program. He has also been in private practice since 2009 providing individual, couple’s, family and group psychotherapy.

        Before relocating to Sacramento, Dr. Grant-Coons was the Lead Clinical Supervisor at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services-Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles developing and facilitating support groups for Suicide Attempt Survivors and providing suicide prevention trainings all across the United States and Canada. Currently, Dr. Grant-Coons has his psychotherapy private practice, Empowered Living Therapy, in Midtown Sacramento and is on the board of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association as the Diversity Chair.


        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

        • 02/01/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Ivy Griffin, LMFT

        How familiar are you with the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), more commonly known as being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Do you wonder if this is related to the Autism Spectrum? Did you know that as many as 50% of your clients may be HSPs?

        The term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) was first coined by Elaine Aron as she delved into her research around the characteristics associated with this personality trait. Being an HSP is not a disorder. Instead, it is a personality trait, which can be very healing when people are able recognize, understand and work with their sensitivity, rather than spending their efforts fighting against it. This workshop will explain what it means to be an HSP, explore possible overlapping mental health concerns and identify treatment considerations and interventions for folks with this trait, who are also a large percentage of clients who seek therapy.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Identify the characteristics of a personality trait termed Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), or more commonly known as being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

        2. Understand differential diagnoses for mental health conditions that may co-occur or mimic some characteristics of being highly sensitive.

        3. Recognize treatment tools and considerations for working with HSPs who may comprise as much as 50% of a therapist's caseload.  

        About our speaker

        Ivy Griffin is an LMFT, Clinical Supervisor, Director and Founder of Thrive Therapy & Counseling in Sacramento, CA. Ivy began her own private psychotherapy practice in 2012 and has since grown into a group practice of 6 therapists. Ivy also has 6 years of experience as a trainer at UC Davis where she facilitated workshops on harassment, bias, discrimination and sexual violence prevention. Ivy is a Highly Sensitive Person herself and is passionate about helping others understand, work with and value this personality trait. To that end, Ivy has obtained advanced training in the highly sensitive trait and specializes in working with HSP clients individually and in group therapy. Additionally, Ivy specializes in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and young adults.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


        • 03/01/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Joe Petzel, LMFT

        Why are so many men creating so many of the world's problems? Can men change? Sure we all see individual men in our practices, and lives change and grow, but why do so many men who seek power act so unempathetic, so insensitive, with so little compassion? Why do so many men use violence, power, and control behavior? It's clear that many more men than women create these problems. Are men a tragically flawed group? An evolutionary "dead end"?

        Join us in a presentation/discussion that attempts to answer those questions. By answering these questions, and finding solutions, all of us can be part of the solution.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Attendees will have an understanding of why so many men create so many of the world's big problems.

        2. Have an understanding of the solution to the problem of so many men having so little sensitivity, compassion, empathy, and ability to cooperate.

        3. Have tools for how to work with boys and men to assist them in encouraging, developing a deeper relationship with their sensitivity, compassion, empathy and cooperation. These tools have application in many other therapeutic situations.  

        About our speaker

        Joe Petzel is a retired LMFT having spent 32 years in private practice. He was the Clinical Director of Family Service Agency, and founded a domestic violence treatment program. He taught at JFK University in the master's of psychology program, and at Sonoma State University. Joe created a CE class on domestic violence treatment which he taught for six years. He is currently enjoying his retirement in Sebastopol, CA. 

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


        • 05/03/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Tim Stein, LMFT & Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW

        What is the difference between fun, adventurous sex and compulsive, addictive sex? Current research is giving us more information to answer this question. Tim Stein and Jeanne Vattuone, both Certified Sex Addiction Therapists and Certified Clinical Partner Specialists, will discuss what current research suggests regarding sex addiction and behavioral patterns, neurological changes, and the potential traumatic impact on partners.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Participants will be able to describe how neurological changes impact the development of sex addiction

        2. Participants will understand how trauma impacts sex addicts and their partners.

        3. Participants will understand the importance of addressing both the behavioral and neurological aspects of addiction.  

        About our speakers

        Timothy D. Stein, MFT, CSAT-S, CCPS: Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999, Tim Stein has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Having found his professional passion, treating sex addiction, he became a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S) and a Certified Partner Specialist. Tim is also trained in Post Induction Therapy, Trauma Resource Modeling and EMDR.

        Tim is dedicated to helping people recover from sex addiction and provides information via presentations, interviews, and blogs. When not providing hope, healing, and guidance around sex addiction, Tim can be found playing the bass in a local rock and blues band. While he is a key member of the and’s musical backbone, by popular demand, Tim is not given a microphone.

        Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW, CSAT-S, CCPS-S: Jeanne Vattuone, a LCSW since 1998, has helped those affected by traumatic experiences for twenty-plus years. She has worked in school systems, child protective services, private foster care, crisis response to natural disasters, and private practice focusing on trauma and addiction. Jeanne is certified as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S), a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist Supervisor (CCPS-S). Jeanne is also trained in EMDR. Jeanne embraces the trauma model for her work with partners as well as addicts, and often speaks in the community about sex addiction and the trauma model. 

        Jeanne is passionate about her work as well as her own family. In addition, she enjoys organic gardening, fostering animals with the Humane Society of Sonoma County, and hiking through the beautiful hills of Sonoma County.

        In 2012, Tim and Jeanne founded Willow Tree Counseling, an out-patient treatment program for sex addicts, their partners, and families in Santa Rosa, California. Willow Tree Counseling provides treatment through individual, group, family, and couples therapy, as well as educational seminars and therapeutic workshops.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


        • 06/07/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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        Presented By: Sylvia Israel, LMFT

        What is Psychodrama? Psychodrama is a holistic experiential method of exploring a person’s internal and external worlds. The goal of psychodrama is to release the creativity and spontaneity of each individual, allowing them to clarify and gain new perspectives in relationships and problems. As clients move from “talking about” into action, opportunities arise to develop inner resources, heal the past, clarify the present and have hopes and dreams for the future. 

        After a brief talk on the history and theory of Psychodrama, we will move into experiential warm-ups that can be adapted to your work. We will then practice how to safely help clients access resources (interpersonal, intra-psychic and spiritual) through the embodiment of a role. The session will include a short Psychodrama.

        Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

        1. Apply one or more psychodramatic methods to your work.

        2. Explain the importance of warm-up when using role-play.

        3. Discuss why playing supportive roles is prescriptive for trauma healing.  

        About our speaker

        Sylvia Israel, LMFT (MFC #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, teaches at CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Kansas State University. Sylvia is co-­founder of Bay Area Moreno Institute, IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing and Bay Area Playback Theatre. She is also a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model of working with trauma and a national (including Spirit Rock Meditation Center) and international presenter. Sylvia enjoys supporting clients in awakening to their spontaneity and creativity and living more fully in the present moment. Her work blends verbal and somatic therapy with drama, sandtray and other expressive arts.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

        Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

        CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

        Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


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