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Due to ongoing concerns and in support of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, RECAMFT will continue to hold all chapter events virtually through Aug. 31, 2022. Keep an eye on our events page for updates throughout the year.  We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.

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Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

    • 05/16/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 06/06/2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Recorded Presentation
    Register

    2022 CAMFT Presentation: Recorded Version

    "Navigating the
    Road to Licensure"

    Presented by: 

         Luke Matthew Martin, Esq.  



    When: Recording available from Monday, May 16 (expected) to Monday, June 6, 2022

    Where: Recorded content - will be available as a video

    CEs available (please choose the appropriate registration level if you want the CEs): 2.0 (post-test required)

    Cost: Free to view recording; $24 for 2 CEs

    You do not need to be a CAMFT member to register for this program. 

    If you sign up, you'll get an email once the recording is available, expected to be on May 16th.

    This registration is to receive a link to the recording that will be made of the presentation that will be held on Zoom on May 13th. This link to the recording will be emailed to registrants on the Monday/Tuesday after the event. The recording will be available to view for 3 weeks. We will not be able to extend the date for when the recording is available.


    CEs are available to those who make payment and take the post-test. If you purchase the CEs, you will need to contact RECAMFT after you watch the recording to get instructions for taking the post-test and completing the course eval, in order to get the CEs. Instructions will be provided when the recording is sent to you.

    Course Description         


    This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the licensing process for pre-licensees as they work toward licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include: the marriage and family therapy licensing process; supervised experience requirements for applicants; supervisor qualifications and supervision requirements; licensing examinations; and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Record the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience required
    2. Identify the “options” for counting hours currently available to pre-licensees
    3. Apply how the 90-day rules impacts their ability to count hours
    4. Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing
    5. Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms
    6. Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies to take to complete their 3000 hours


      Continuing Education credits: 
      You are eligible for 2 CEs from either the live event OR the recording, but not both. CEs are available through RECAMFT for this program only upon payment of the processing fee. If you do not need CEs, access to this program is free. Please follow the instructions carefully in the email confirmation you will receive in order to access the recording and complete the post-test.

      About Luke Matthew Martin, Esq.

      Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.


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      Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

        • Refunds: Refunds are available only if requested on or before May 6th by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds available after that date, because this program is offered as a recording per the terms described in this listing.

        • CE Certificate: If you have purchased the option for CEs, then you must view the entire recorded program, and complete a post test and an evaluation, in order to receive your CE credit certificate. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEs are provided only for those who purchase the option for CEs when they register.

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


      • 06/03/2022
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Zoom Meeting
      Register

      Clasped handsThe Justice Project presents

      "Antiracism Consultation Group Demonstration"

      with

      Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT

      Founder, Culture Ally


      This introductory-level workshop demonstrates how racism and antiracism can be explored in case consultation. There will be three cases presented.

      Friday, June 3, 2022

      10:00am to 12:00pm

      Open to all RECAMFT members - FREE!

      2.0 CEs available!

      Culture Ally logoCulture Ally’s Antiracism Clinical Consultation Group provides a safe and empowered space for the intentional development of clinicians committed to engaging in antiracist clinical practices. This group has a dual focus: (1) personal self-exploration and development regarding issues related to race and racism and (2) professional development of culturally responsive counseling skills to effectively and ethically address race and racism in one’s clinical practice. During this 2 hour session, there will be the opportunity for 3 case presentations that highlight issues related to race, racism, or pressing cultural politics. Clinicians will utilize a structured format for their case presentations. The Culture Ally facilitator will provide the structure for the group, model antiracist collaboration, and help the group enhance their skills and capacity for antiracist clinical practice. This group is open to clinicians of all races and ethnicities. This space is intended to be gracious, not condemning. It entails uncomfortable learning, with the ultimate goal of supportive and constructive interactions.


      Educational Goals

      At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

      1. Increase one’s awareness of the impact of race and racism on clients.

      2. Explore how to implement antiracist practice into case conceptualization.

      Learning Objectives

      At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

      1. Practice one mindfulness tool designed to help increase one’s capacity to engage race and racism as a therapists.

      2. Utilize a structured approach to implementing antiracism into a clinical case conceptualization.

        Presenter

        Shawan Worsley, PhDShawan Worsley (she/her) is the Founder and Executive Director at Culture Ally.  Dr. Worsley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She holds a PhD in American Studies, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and BAs in African American Studies and International Relations.  In her former role as an Assistant Professor, she taught college courses, conducted scholarly research, presented her work at conferences throughout the country, and published an academic book with Routledge Press.  As a therapist, Dr. Worsley has worked extensively in communities of color, providing therapy and case management to adults and children in virtually every clinical setting. In addition, she has created and delivered culturally responsive clinical training and consultation to therapists throughout the country. Dr. Worsley’s vocational goal is to help eradicate mental health disparities that impair the health and well-being of communities of color as she continues to provide therapy services through her private practice in Northern California.

        Register online for this June 3rd workshop with Dr. Shawan Worsley  here.

        Notes & Location

        • Interested in the RECAMFT Racial & Social Justice Committee? Find out more here!
        •  Additional Justice Project events are being announced. Please register for each event separately. Check the Current Events Calendar for the latest listings.
        • We will meet on Zoom meetings. In your confirmation email from RECAMFT, you will receive instructions for an additional Zoom-registration step that you'll need to complete, in order to get your personal Zoom Join Link for the discussion group.  This Zoom-registration step is required in order to generate your personal Zoom Join Link, so that attendance can be tracked for purpose of granting continuing education credits. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

        Find more RECAMFT trainings and events here


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        Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

        • Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.
        • Refunds: N/A.; this is offered as a free event.
        • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire program and complete the course  evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended in full. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
        • Notice of recording: This discussion group will not be recorded.
        • Grievances: Please direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.

        • 06/10/2022
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Zoom
        Register

        Tall trees with a rainbow between them.

        JUNE BOARD MEETING


        Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

        All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

        This meeting is held via Zoom. 

        To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

        The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

        Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.


        • 06/10/2022
        • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Zoom Virtual Meeting
        Register

        Two hands making a clay rainbow.

        Calling all fiber artists, painters,

        crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


        Bring your work in progress to

        RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


        • Friday, June 10, 2022
        • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
        • Zoom Meeting

        Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

        You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

        REGISTER HERE

        Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


        CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



          • 06/11/2022
          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Zoom Meeting
          Register

          book cover: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
          RECAMFT Peer-led Discussion Group for Therapists: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

          The RECAMFT Racial and Social Justice Committee invites all of our members to participate in this Zoom discussion group on:

          Saturday, June 11, 2022
          10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

          Open to all RECAMFT members

          FREE!

          2.0 CEs available!



          Ibram X. Kendi

          Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist provides us with a transformative concept of how to think about racism in a new and engaging way. In this discussion group, we will ask questions that invite us all to grapple with these concepts collaboratively with other psychotherapists, and find ways to integrate his ideas into our professional lives.

          Dr. Kendi’s comparisons of racism and antiracism provide a clear guideline of where we need to situate ourselves in order to be engaged and active citizens. We will draw on other writers and writings to assist us in understanding our roles and responsibilities as mental health professionals. What does it mean to be an antiracist professional in the mental health field?

          Learn more about Dr. Ibram X. Kendi here.


          Note: If you need to purchase the book, we invite you to consider doing so from a Black-owned bookstore such as The Collective in Oakland.


          This is our second discussion group with the Racism & Social Justice Committee. There is also one on May 20th to discuss the movie 13th. Register for one or both.


          Learning Objectives

          At the completion of the experience, participants will be able to:

          1. Define what distinguishes an antiracist professional in the mental health field.
          2. Integrate their deepened knowledge of how systemic racism impacts mental health into their therapy practice.


          Your hosts: The Co-Chairs of RECAMFT's Racial & Social Justice Committee

          Katharina Kienboeck

          Katharina Kienböeck has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist and teacher in a variety of settings for the past 20 years. She has created programs and led groups at a day treatment center in New York for SPMI clients, worked with women and families at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, and supported clients with severe mental illness to live independently in Sonoma County. She has been an Adjunct Professor of social justice,
          psychology and cultural diversity at Antioch University in Los Angeles as well as at a Community College in Hudson, NY. For the past 9 years, she has been in private practice and teamed up with her colleague Linda Block to support couples in their relationships. In 2020 they also created monthly Anti-Racism Salons offered to Mental Health Professionals in Sonoma County.


          Linda BlockLinda Block has been practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor in private practice and in a medical setting for the past 20 years. Linda spearheaded a counseling training center within a medical clinic in a rural setting where there was little opportunity for people to find support and therapy. Linda has also worked for the ADL as a DEI trainer for students and teachers. Linda implemented gay-straight alliances to support those kids at highest risk of suicide in middle and high school in Kern County. In Sonoma County, she helped create a black student union at the local high school. Linda teamed up with Katharina Kienböeck to coach couples to better relationships. In 2020 they created monthly Anti-Racism Salons offered to Mental Health Professionals in Sonoma County.

          RECAMFT Director at Large Emily Larkin

          Emily Larkin, LMFTEmily Larkin was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2020 and has been working with clients in the field of mental health for the past seven years. She has provided in-home parent support counseling to new parents, facilitated groups and provided individual counseling to junior high and high school students for the Petaluma City Schools district, and provided mental health counseling in both community clinic and private practice settings throughout Sonoma County. Emily runs her private practice out of Sebastopol, working with individuals with anxiety, relational distress, and depression. Emily is passionate about social justice issues and helped formulate and run the Diversity Committee of Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic during her associateship, focused on improving representation and inclusion within the clinic for both clients and therapists. She has been a part of RECAMFT’s Racial and Social Justice Committee since its formulation in 2020, and is a new member of the RECAMFT Board of Directors.

          All RECAMFT members are encouraged to read this important book and come participate in this discussion, to gain knowledge and support for working to be antiracist as therapists!


          Register online for this June 11 discussion group here.

          Note: If you have trouble registering, please be sure you're logged into your RECAMFT membership account first, then try again. This discussion group is only available to RECAMFT members.

          Notes & Location

          • Interested in the RECAMFT Racial & Social Justice Committee? Find out more here!
          •  Another Discussion Group is being hosted by the Racism & Social Justice Committee in May. Please register for each event separately
          • We will meet on Zoom meetings. In your confirmation email from RECAMFT, you will receive instructions for an additional Zoom-registration step that you'll need to complete, in order to get your personal Zoom Join Link for the discussion group.  This Zoom-registration step is required in order to generate your personal Zoom Join Link, so that attendance can be tracked for purpose of granting continuing education credits. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact therapy@recamft.org.
          • This Discussion Group will not be recorded. Please join us for the "live" (Zoom) event in order to participate.

          Find more RECAMFT trainings and events here



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          Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

          • Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.
          • Refunds: N/A.; this is offered as a free event.
          • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire program and complete the course  evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended in full. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
          • Notice of recording: This discussion group will not be recorded.
          • Grievances: Please direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

          Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.

          • 06/17/2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • Zoom
          • 6
          Register

          A neon light behind an ice cream cone with a light bulb inside.

          Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Join us for the Ethics Roundtable.  

          If you are a RECAMFT member, come and discuss it with colleagues in a confidential setting, and set your mind at ease. You don't have to have a case to discuss, but can just come to gain some knowledge from seasoned colleagues. The Ethics Roundtable will help you feel better and more confident in your clinical work. No CEs, but the 90 minutes will be well spent. 

          • Where: Zoom Meeting
          • When: Fri., June 17, 2022
          • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
          • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

          About our committee chair

          photo of Reyna SeminaraReyna Seminara, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT. She specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy.  You can learn more about the Ethics Roundtable, which meets approximately three times each year, here

          Contact Reyna at RECAMFTethics@gmail.com

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

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

          • 06/18/2022
          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • TBD
          Register

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          Join Our Pre-Licensed Members in This Monthly Networking Group!



          The Pre-Licensed Walk & Talk Collaborative next meets:

          Saturday, June 18, 2022
          10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          IN-PERSON Walk & Talk Location TBD


          Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together across the distance.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on prelicensed peer support. 


          Your hosts

          Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, AMFT.


          Register online for this event: Here

          Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
          • Register for each event separately
          • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
          • You will receive a location in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a location, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

          Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

          Share this event link with others.
          Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


          Upcoming 2022 Dates

          The Pre-Licensed Collaborative will also be held in Sept-Dec. Find more events here


          Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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          Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

          • 06/24/2022
          • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
          • Zoom Webinar
          Register

          photo of Barbara Griswold

          Law & Ethics:
          What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't

          Presented by: 

           Barbara Griswold, LMFT 


          RECAMFT is hosting two sessions covering Law & Ethics - register for either or both! This registration is for the Friday, June 24th session.


          Law & Ethics: What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't

          • Friday, June 24, 2022

          • 10:00 am - 1:15 pm

          • 3 CEs

          • Zoom webinar

          A second 3-CE Law & Ethics session on "How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan" will be available on Saturday,  June 25, 2022, also taught by Barbara Griswold. Please register for that separately at this link.

          Course Description         

          Expert Barbara Griswold, LMFT will teach how to write brief notes that satisfy legal, ethical, and insurance expectations, in order to gain confidence in the event a records request comes in. She will outline new documentation requirements for telehealth. Barbara will introduce several note templates. The course will include sample progress notes with pointers for what “good” progress notes look like.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Identify how vague, illegible, or notes written long after the session can harm therapists and clients.

          2. Identify 11 common health plan documentation requirements.

          3. Define the "medical necessity criteria" used by health plans to approve ongoing treatment, and how to document this.

          4. Demonstrate the use of SOAP and other note templates

          5. Identify legal and ethical issues related to altering notes or writing late notes

          CEs

          Participants will receive 3 Law & Ethics CEs for this course. For an additional 3 Law & Ethics CEs, please also take "Law & Ethics: How to Write a 10 Minute Treatment Plan".

          Cost

          • $45 - RECAMFT Licensed Members and Licensed Members of other CAMFT chapters
          • $20 - RECAMFT Pre-Licensed Members and Pre-Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters
          • $65 - General Admission (open to the public, non-members of CAMFT)

          Register Here

          *Please note that once you have registered for this event, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Webinar. Please follow the instructions in that email in order to get your personalized Zoom Join Link which you will need to get access to the event.

          About Barbara Griswold

          book cover Navigating the Insurance Maze Barbara is a private practice consultant and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should, now out in its 8th edition.  In private practice in San Jose, she has been interviewed on NPR's “Morning Edition," and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines.  She is a past member of CAMFT’s State Ethics Committee and Board of Directors, and former Oral Examiner for the BBS.  Her passion is helping therapists nationwide to master the business side of their practices. She invites members to contact her at her website, NavigatingtheInsuranceMaze.com.

          Location 

          Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email.

          Community Partnerships

          RECAMFT thanks our Sponsors for their generous help with our educational programs! 

          CPH Insurance logo

          Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

          • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a registrant cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

          • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

          • Notice of recording: All of our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. By participating in this event you may appear in that recording. By participating in this event you agree to be recorded/filmed and give permission for RECAMFT to use your likeness where it may appear on our website or in promotion/marketing materials.

          • Recording Viewing Policy: RECAMFT Members can watch our event recordings any time by going to the speaker presentation videos library in the Members Only section of recamft.org. Guest (non-member) registrants will have access to the recording for 30 days after the live event.

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

          Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.

          • 06/25/2022
          • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
          • Zoom Webinar
          Register

          photo of Barbara Griswold

          Law & Ethics:
          How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan

          Presented by: 

           Barbara Griswold, LMFT 



          RECAMFT is hosting two sessions covering Law & Ethics - register for either or both! This registration is for the Saturday, June 25th session.


          Law & Ethics: How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan

          • Saturday, June 25, 2022

          • 10:00 am - 1:15 pm

          • 3 CEs

          • Zoom webinar

          Another 3-CE Law & Ethics session on "What Should Be in Your Notes -- But Probably Isn't" will be available the day before, on Friday,  June 24, 2022, also taught by Barbara Griswold. Please register for that separately at this link.

          Course Description         

          A treatment plan can protect both you and your clients, ensuring all parties have a clear understanding of the goals and progress being made. This webinar will give you the tools to help you write a brief treatment plan that fulfills the expectations of insurance and other oversight agencies.

          Topics include:

          • How treatment plans are different than progress notes
          • The bare essentials of a treatment plan
          • How to choose goals — and which goals to avoid
          • How objectives differ from goals
          • How to choose and describe interventions
          • How to update plans - and how often you should
          • How Medical Necessity Criteria of health plans affect goals
          Sample treatment plans will be provided to participants.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Identify the four main components of a good treatment plan
          2. Define the difference between treatment goals and objectives
          3. Choose goals that are related to the diagnosis and medically necessary, so that they meet with insurance plan approval
          4. Identify the biggest mistake therapists make when documenting planned interventions
          5. Define "S.M.A.R.T." goals, and "The Golden Thread" of documentation

          CEs

          Participants will receive 3 Law & Ethics CEs for this course. For an additional 3 Law & Ethics CEs, please also take "Law & Ethics: What Should Be in Your Progress Notes - And Probably Isn't".

          Cost

          • $45 - RECAMFT Licensed Members and Licensed Members of other CAMFT chapters
          • $20 - RECAMFT Pre-Licensed Members and Pre-Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters
          • $65 - General Admission (open to the public, non-members of CAMFT)

          Register Here

          *Please note that once you have registered for this event, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Webinar. Please follow the instructions in that email in order to get your personalized Zoom Join Link which you will need to get access to the event.

          About Barbara Griswold

          book cover Navigating the Insurance Maze Barbara is a private practice consultant and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should, now out in its 8th edition.  In private practice in San Jose, she has been interviewed on NPR's “Morning Edition," and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines.  She is a past member of CAMFT’s State Ethics Committee and Board of Directors, and former Oral Examiner for the BBS.  Her passion is helping therapists nationwide to master the business side of their practices. She invites members to contact her at her website, NavigatingtheInsuranceMaze.com.

          Location 

          Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email.

          Community Partnerships

          RECAMFT thanks our Sponsors for their generous help with our educational programs! 

          CPH Insurance logo

          Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

          • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a registrant cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

          • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

          • Notice of recording: All of our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. By participating in this event you may appear in that recording. By participating in this event you agree to be recorded/filmed and give permission for RECAMFT to use your likeness where it may appear on our website or in promotion/marketing materials.

          • Recording Viewing Policy: RECAMFT Members can watch our event recordings any time by going to the speaker presentation videos library in the Members Only section of recamft.org. Guest (non-member) registrants will have access to the recording for 30 days after the live event.

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

          Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.

          • 08/19/2022
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Mysterious location is only for those in the know!

          Stag patronus in forest

          AUGUST DAY-LONG BOARD RETREAT


          The RECAMFT Board of Directors holds a day-long retreat annually in the summer. The 2021 Retreat was held at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Who knows where this year's retreat will be?   


          This meeting may be held via Zoom, or maybe not. It's a mystery!

          This retreat is for RECAMFT board members only, who will be manually registered in advance (therefore, no registration option publicly available for the meeting). If it turns out that the meeting needs a Zoom link, it will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.



          • 09/09/2022
          • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Zoom Virtual Meeting
          Register

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          Calling all fiber artists, painters,

          crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


          Bring your work in progress to

          RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


          • Friday, September 9, 2022
          • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
          • Zoom Meeting

          Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

          You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

          REGISTER HERE

          Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


          CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



            • 10/07/2022
            • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
            • Zoom Virtual Meeting
            Register


            Calling all fiber artists, painters,

            crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


            Bring your work in progress to

            RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


            • Friday, October 7, 2022
            • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
            • Zoom Meeting

            Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

            You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

            REGISTER HERE

            Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


            CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



              • 10/21/2022
              • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
              • Zoom
              • 12
              Register

              Neon outline of a lightbulb on a black background.Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Join us for the Ethics Roundtable.  

              If you are a RECAMFT member, come and discuss it with colleagues in a confidential setting, and set your mind at ease. You don't have to have a case to discuss, but can just come to gain some knowledge from seasoned colleagues. The Ethics Roundtable will help you feel better and more confident in your clinical work. No CEs, but the 90 minutes will be well spent. 

              • Where: Zoom Meeting
              • When: Fri., Oct. 21, 2022
              • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
              • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

              About our committee chair

              photo of Reynda SeminaraReyna Seminara, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT. She specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy.  You can learn more about the Ethics Roundtable, which meets approximately three times each year, here

              Contact Reyna at RECAMFTethics@gmail.com

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

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

              • 11/11/2022
              • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
              • Zoom Virtual Meeting
              Register


              Calling all fiber artists, painters,

              crafters, quilters, woodworkers,

              come all!


              Bring your work in progress to

              RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


              • Friday, November 11, 2022
              • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
              • Zoom Meeting

              Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

              You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

              REGISTER HERE

              Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


              CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.


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                • 12/09/2022
                • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                Register

                Hand holding wick making candle in seashell.


                Calling all fiber artists, painters,

                crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


                Bring your work in progress to

                RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


                • Friday, December 9, 2022
                • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
                • Zoom Meeting

                Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

                You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

                REGISTER HERE

                Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                Past events

                05/21/2022 May Pre-Licensed Walk & Talk Collaborative
                05/21/2022 The Justice Project presents "How to Be An Antiracist (Psychotherapist)" Discussion Group with Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, 2 CEs
                05/20/2022 Peer-Led Discussion Group: 13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment
                05/13/2022 "Live" Zoom Event: CAMFT Road To Licensure May 2022
                05/13/2022 May Members Crafting Group
                05/13/2022 RECAMFT May Board Meeting via Zoom
                05/12/2022 Community, Mental Health, and Law Enforcement: An Informal Discussion
                05/06/2022 Modern Day Alchemy: Creativity & Transformation with Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT, 1.5 CEs
                04/22/2022 The Justice Project presents "Antiracism through the Lens of Ava DuVernay's '13th'" with Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, 2 CEs
                04/16/2022 April Pre-Licensed Walk & Talk Collaborative
                04/08/2022 April Members Crafting Group
                04/08/2022 RECAMFT April Board Meeting via Zoom
                04/01/2022 "Found At Sea: Depth Psychotherapy for Unfathomed Times" with Molly Merson, LMFT, 2 CEs
                03/25/2022 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation
                03/19/2022 March Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                03/18/2022 DON'T MISS! Author Francis Weller, LMFT "An Apprenticeship with Sorrow", 6 CEs
                03/11/2022 March Members Crafting Group
                03/11/2022 RECAMFT March Board Meeting via Zoom
                02/27/2022 RECAMFT Special Meeting of the Board via Zoom 2/27/22, 11 am
                02/25/2022 Members Paperwork Soiree
                02/19/2022 February Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                02/15/2022 Members Paperwork Soiree
                02/11/2022 Members Paperwork Soiree
                02/11/2022 February Members Crafting Group
                02/11/2022 RECAMFT February Board Meeting via Zoom
                02/04/2022 Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with Suzette Bray, LMFT, 1.5 CEs
                02/01/2022 Members Paperwork Soiree
                01/28/2022 Members Paperwork Soiree
                01/22/2022 January Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                01/18/2022 Members Paperwork Soiree
                01/14/2022