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RECAMFT Response to COVID-19

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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RECAMFT Members - VERY IMPORTANT - you must use the same email you joined with when signing up for events.
Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

    • 07/11/2022
    • 12/31/2022
    • On-Demand
    Register

    photo of Barbara Griswold

    RECORDING OF
    Law & Ethics:

    What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't

    Presented by: 

     Barbara Griswold, LMFT 


    This 3-CE on-demand Law & Ethics training will be available for purchase through December 31, 2022.

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

    • The recorded program is available immediately upon purchasing this training. You will receive an email with the subject "Purchase confirmation and instructions" which includes the link to watch the training.

    • 3 CEs available once all training requirements are completed (watch program in full, pass post-test and submit course evaluation)

    • On-Demand Program - watch at your convenience! Must be completed before December 31, 2022.

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

    Course Description         

    This is the recorded version of this training.

    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 after watching this course in full and  completing a Speaker Evaluation and short post-test.

    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


    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 

    On-Demand Video, a link to the recording will be emailed to registrants.

    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 (Provider #57173) 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 July 10th by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds available after that date, because this program is offered as an on-demand recorded training per the terms described in this listing.

    • CE Certificate: 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 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    • Grievances: 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: Provider #57173.

    • 07/11/2022
    • 12/31/2022
    • On-Demand
    Register

    photo of Barbara Griswold

    RECORDING OF
    Law & Ethics:

    How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan

    Presented by: 

     Barbara Griswold, LMFT 



    This 3-CE on-demand Law & Ethics training will be available for purchase through December 31, 2022.


    Law & Ethics: How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan (recorded program)

    • The recorded program is available immediately upon purchasing this training. You will receive an email with the subject "Purchase confirmation and instructions" which includes the link to watch the training.
    • 3 CEs available once all training requirements are completed (watch program in full, pass post-test and submit course evaluation)

    • On-Demand Program - watch at your convenience! Must be completed before December 31, 2022.


    Another recorded 3-CE Law & Ethics training on "What Should Be in Your Notes -- But Probably Isn't" will be available, also taught by Barbara Griswold. Please register for that separately at this link.


    Course Description         

    This is the recorded version of this training.

    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 after watching this course in full and  completing a Speaker Evaluation and short post-test.

    For an additional 3 Law & Ethics CEs, please also sign up for "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


    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 

    On-Demand Video, a link to the recording will be emailed to registrants.

    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 (Provider #57173) 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 are available only if requested on or before July 10th by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds available after that date, because this program is offered as an on-demand recorded program per the terms described in this listing.

    • CE Certificate: 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 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    • Grievances: 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: Provider #57173.

      • 09/20/2022
      • 12:00 PM
      • 10/09/2022
      • 11:59 PM
      • Recorded Presentation
      Register
      This is the registration information for the RECORDED VERSION of this program.

      Kristin Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Attorney

       

      2022 CAMFT Presentation:
      Recorded Version

      "Road to Licensure"

      Presented by: 

           Kristin Roscoe, Esq.  




      When: Recording available by Tuesday, September 20, to be viewable for three weeks after availability - until Midnight on October 9, 2022.

      Where: Recorded content, watch at your convenience

      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 RECAMFT member to register for this program and earn CEs. 

      If you sign up, you'll get an email once the recording is available, expected to be by September 20th.

      This registration is to receive a link to the recording that will be made of the presentation that will be held on Zoom on September 16th. This link to the recording was emailed to registrants on Monday, September 19 (when CAMFT published it to us). The recording will be available to view for 3 weeks only, to midnight Pacific time on October 9. We will not be able to extend the date for when the recording is available.


      CEs are available to those who make payment, watch the video program in full, pass the post-test, and submit the course eval. If you purchase the CEs, you will need to contact RECAMFT after you watch the recording to get the link to the post-test and course eval. Instructions for all of this will be provided when the link to the recording is sent to you.

      Course Description         


      This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of the laws and regulations applicable to 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 the new supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.

      Educational Goals

      Participants will gain a greater understanding of the licensure process, the rules and requirements, and the challenges facing pre-licensees working toward licensure.


      Learning Objectives

      Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

      1. Identify the requirements for counting hours toward licensure
      2. State the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience pre-
        licensees are required to meet
      3. Identify how the “new” 90-day rule pertaining to post-degree hours differs from the “old” 90-day rule
      4. Identify appropriate work settings and common labor issues that arise in the employment of pre-licensees


      Continuing Education credits: 
      General Registration for RECAMFT members and the public is free, and does not include CEs, though the option to earn CEs can be added by payment of a processing fee. If you pay the CE fee, then you are eligible for 1.5 CEs by attending either the "live" event on Zoom in full, OR viewing the recorded program, but not both.  After you watch the recording, you will need to contact therapy@recamft.org for instructions to complete the speaker evaluation, a post-test, and get the link to download your CE certificate.
      If you do not need CEs, this recording can be viewed for free with registration.


      About Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

      Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, The Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team in 2019, Kristin represented healthcare professionals and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.



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        Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #57173) 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: This recorded program is offered for free. Refunds are available for the CE fee only if requested on or before September 15th 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.


        • 10/05/2022
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Zoom Webinar
        Register

        photo of CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia, CAE 

        2022 CAMFT Presentation
        "Live" Zoom Event

        "State of the Profession"



        Presented by: 

         Joy Alafia, CAE

        Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

        Zoom Webinar

        1.5 CEs


        Viewing this announcement from email? Registration page here

        Can't make the live event on Zoom that day? A recorded option is also available. Details and registration are here.


        Course Description         


        Join CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia, CAE, for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.


        Cost

        • Pre-Licensed RECAMFT Members: $18
        • Licensed RECAMFT Members and other CAMFT members: $22
        • Non-Members/General Admission: $27


        Educational Goals

        Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.


        Learning Objectives

        After this program, participants will be able to:

        1) Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.

        2) Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists

        3) Identify important components of a Professional Will

        About Speaker

        Joy Alafia, CAE brings more than 17 years of association leadership experience to her new position. She begins her new role at CAMFT after her tenure as the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), where she has advocated for renewable propane and
        equitable access for alternative sources of clean energy. Joy has spoken around the world about the importance of sustainable energy and is credited with transforming the propane industry’s focus and shifting its priorities to the commercialization of net zero-carbon energy solutions.

        Prior to her work at WPGA, she served as the Director of Business Products for the California Association of Realtors®, where she created innovative partnerships and business solutions for industry practitioners.

        Continuing Education credits: 
        You are eligible for 1.5 CEs by attending either the "live" event on Zoom in full, OR viewing the recorded program, but not both. If you attend this "live" Zoom event in full, then within 1 business day after the event is concluded, you will receive an e-mail with the speaker evaluation, and after you submit that, then you will get a link to download your CE certificate.


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        Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #57173) 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 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 member 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 1.5 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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


        • 10/07/2022
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Zoom Meeting
        Register


        Level Up: Rejuvenate Your Clinical Work by Transforming Your Expertise into a Marketable CE Training Program

        Presented by: 

        Lisa Wenninger, MA, MBA, NBCC, APCC


        Friday, Oct. 7th, 2022

        10:00 am - 12:00 pm

        Zoom

        2 hrs (no CEs)

        Course Description         


        Engagement with your own learning process has been identified as a key factor of resiliency in practicing therapists. What better way to deepen your skills in support your own learning than by teaching others? Our ethical and legal requirements of continuing education and the value of service to the profession can combine in exhilarating ways when we decide to bring our clinical knowledge to our colleagues.

        This workshop is for any therapist who has ever wanted to:

        • Offer your expertise to a CAMFT chapter or a conference by providing a continuing education course
        • Find new ways to build your referral network among the therapist community
        • Diversify your business and earn some money as a trainer

        Using the student-teacher model, you will learn everything that’s needed to design and develop your own CE-eligible training based on the clinical work that you already love. Come courageous! This course will challenge you to identify your core values and what you’re most passionate about in your clinical work, and hopefully motivate you to become a provider of the high-quality CE training that our therapist community needs.

         Learning Objectives

        1. Apply the characteristics of resilient therapists to the legal and ethical requirements of ongoing professional development.
        2. Define 3 core values in their clinical work they are passionate about.
        3. Transform core values into marketable CE training ideas that meet BBS and CAMFT/CEPA requirements. 
        4. Develop action-oriented, measurable learning objectives that engage an audience. 
        5. Evaluate learning objectives and course content for diversity and cultural considerations. 
        6. Identify at least 2 sources for research-based references to support course content. 
        7. Design a balanced CE program with lecture, experiential, and interactive components to support different learning styles. 
        Registration

        RSVP here.  Please note that once you have RSVPd for this event you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Webinar. You must complete this second step to gain access to the event link.

            About Lisa Wenninger, APCC

            Lisa Wenninger, APCC

            Lisa Wenninger (she/her) is a second-year doctoral student in Counselor Education & Supervision at Antioch University, with a research focus on antiracist skills in counseling. She has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University and an MBA from Columbia University, and is practicing as an APCC. For the past two years, Lisa has been supporting the Continuing Education Committees for two CAMFT chapters (including RECAMFT) to ensure programs meet CAMFT/CEPA and BBS requirements, and as part of her PhD program she is learning instructional design, learning theory and pedagogy, and clinical curricula development for master’s level counseling students.


            Location 

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

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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 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 member 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: For courses which offer CEs - you must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of the 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 does not meet 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: 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.

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

            • 10/07/2022
            • 12:00 PM
            • 10/28/2022
            • 11:59 PM
            • Recorded Presentation
            Register
            This is the registration information for the RECORDED VERSION of this program.

            photo of CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia, CAE 

            RECORDED PROGRAM:

            2022 CAMFT Presentation

            "State of the Profession"


            Presented by: 

             Joy Alafia, CAE

            1.5 CEs


            Viewing this announcement from email? Registration page here

            This listing is to register for the recorded program, however you can also register to attend the "live" event on Zoom instead.


            Course Description         


            Join CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia, CAE, for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

            Cost

            • Pre-Licensed RECAMFT Members: $18
            • Licensed RECAMFT Members and other CAMFT members: $22
            • Non-Members/General Admission: $27


            Educational Goals

            Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.


            Learning Objectives

            After this program, participants will be able to:

            1) Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.

            2) Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists

            3) Identify important components of a Professional Will


            Continuing Education credits

            You are eligible for 1.5 CEs by attending either the "live" event on Zoom in full, OR viewing the recorded program, but not both. If you register for this recorded version, you will get an email when the recording is available.  After you watch the recording, you will need to contact therapy@recamft.org for instructions to complete the speaker evaluation, a post-test, and get the link to download your CE certificate.


            About Speaker

            Joy Alafia, CAE brings more than 17 years of association leadership experience to her new position. She begins her new role at CAMFT after her tenure as the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), where she has advocated for renewable propane and
            equitable access for alternative sources of clean energy. Joy has spoken around the world about the importance of sustainable energy and is credited with transforming the propane industry’s focus and shifting its priorities to the commercialization of net zero-carbon energy solutions.

            Prior to her work at WPGA, she served as the Director of Business Products for the California Association of Realtors®, where she created innovative partnerships and business solutions for industry practitioners.


            This registration is to receive a link to the recording that will be made of the presentation that is being held on Zoom on October 5th. This link to the recording will be emailed to registrants in two business days after the event (depending on when CAMFT publishes it to us). The recording will be available to view for 3 weeks only. We will not be able to extend the date for when the recording is available.


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            Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #57173) 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 may be requested up till October 5th by contacting therapy@recamft.org.

              • CE Certificate: You must view the entire recorded presentation, then email RECAMFT for instructions on taking the post-test and submitting the course eval.  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 1.5 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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


            • 10/07/2022
            • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
            • 8325 Candy Apple Ln. Sebastopol, 95472
            Register

            Pumpkins grouped on a wooden floor.


            RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

            Walk & Talk

            for our Prelicensed Members. Students, Trainees and Associates are all welcome!! 

            RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club for Prelicensed Members next meets:

            Friday, Oct. 7th, 2022
            3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

            Your hosts: Jessica Heaney, AMFT and Debbie Melmon, LMFT.

            Your prelicensed event

            Walk & Talk was designed to address the perceived need for students, trainees and associates to receive support, connection, guidance and case conceptualization outside of the supervision relationship. On the first Friday of each month, our prelicensed members are invited to meet with each other and guest RECAMFT LMFTs of various orientations, who offers their knowledge and wisdom, on a beautiful farm and garden on the edge of Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. We sit together and check in for the first hour. In the second hour we hit the trail for a gentle walk in the park while discussing a member's case of interest. The combination of connection and movement in the beauty of nature creates an environment for growth and camaraderie. You can use Walk & Talk as a resource as it fits in your schedule / life (not a monthly commitment) and a way to meet prelicensed people in all stages, a place to share successes, challenges and find support.

            • Location: Debbie’s Barn and office at 8325 Candy Apple Ln. Sebastopol, 95472.
            • Register online for each session separately.
            • Sessions meet on the first Friday of each month from 3:00-5:00pm.
            • This group is not supervision or a replacement for supervision and CEs of any form, and “credit” is not available.
            • Confidentiality is the cornerstone of safety. Everything discussed in the group, stays with the group and participants are asked to discuss the content of group ONLY in our group sessions.
            • The nature trail we walk is sparsely populated, however, when we do encounter the public we suspend our conversation until we are once again out of ear shot of strangers.
            • Specific names as well as identifying features of clients will not be used or discussed.
            • Members are asked to bring all legal and ethical issues, as well as challenging cases and topics that may arise in Walk and Talk, to their supervisors for discussion and treatment planning.
            • Members are asked to speak with the group leaders if something is said in group that is upsetting or confusing.
            • We practice our active listening and effective communication skills, we refrain from advise giving and cross talk and encourage inquiry and input from our own experiences.

            Come join new and old friends, goats, chickens, dogs and wilderness for an informal consultation - it may be the best therapy yet!

            Your hosts

            Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, AMFT and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


            Register online here

            Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
            • Register for each event separately
            • The 3000 Hour Club will meet on the first Friday monthly from January-June and Sept-Dec.
            • You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

            Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

            Please share this link with others:

            Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


            Upcoming 2022 Dates

            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.

            • 10/14/2022
            • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
            • Zoooooom!
            Register

            Hikers help each other.

            OCTOBER 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.

            • 10/14/2022
            • 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 14, 2022
            *Please note date change: This was originally advertised as October 7
            • 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
              • 8
              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.

              • 11/04/2022
              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              • Zoom Webinar
              Register


              Indian women engaged in ceremony.Therapy with South Asian American Women

              Presented by: 

              Shipra Maurya, PsyD


              Friday, Nov. 4th, 2022

              10:00 am - 12:00 am

              Zoom

              2 CEs

              Course Description         


              Mahajan (2015) coined the term 'two Americas' referring to Asian Americans living in two distinct Americas; one is their inner family world (i.e., their family of origin), Asian community, and their cultural ideology. The other is their external social world, living with the dominant culture and Western ideology (Sun et al., 2016; Wong-Padoongpatt et al., 2017). These two 'Americas' or experiences constantly have to adjust to core family cultural values and acceptable social norms within the dominant culture (Sun et al., 2016; Wong-Padoongpatt et al., 2017). Because of the bi-cultural nature of AAs' experiences, microaggressions can contribute to their acculturative experiences, severely impacting their health and well-being.

              According to Sue et al. (2007), "Nearly all interracial encounters are prone to the manifestation of racial microaggression" (284). Different forms of microaggressions, such as overt, covert, everyday environmental, behavioral, or verbal negative attitudes towards minority groups (Sue et al., 2007), are a part of their daily existence where ethnic minorities can develop acculturative stressors (Sun et al., 2007; Williams, 2020; Wong-Padoongpatt et al., 2017).

              This presentation will examine and clarify the specific challenges that South Asian American (SAA) girls and women experience as well as when they are treated by Eurocentric American (EA) therapists. Ethnic minorities (in general), when in therapy, may have to keep explaining or cannot explain their unique experiences of intersectionality, institutional racism, racial battle fatigue, and intergenerational / transgenerational / historical trauma. Lastly, Dr. Maurya will give tips for therapists working with these clients to improve the client's experience of working with an EA therapist. 

              Learning Objectives
              1. Learn two ways the "model minority" stereotype harms clients of color. 
              2. Learn the 3 types of microaggressions EA therapists unknowingly commit.
              3. Learn 3 ways to improve the experience of SAA clients in the therapeutic setting. 
              Registration

              RSVP here.  Please note that once you have RSVPd for this event you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Webinar. You must complete this second step to gain access to the event link.

                  About Shipra Maurya, PsyD

                  As a second-generation Asian Indian American born of immigrant parents, as well as research in this area, Dr. Maurya has a vast understanding of acculturative stressors, microaggressions, and identity formation issues. She works with individuals with identity development stagnation. Dr. Maurya is also a board-certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher which offers a unique perspective and cultural integration.


                  Dr. Maurya integrates polycultural social justice methodologies into cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy: yoga, and meditation with a collaborative style. Her desire to work as a clinical practitioner is because few clinicians of her descent occupy this field. She is passionate about serving people within the minority community and families struggling with acculturative stressors and bi-cultural identity challenges, as well as Neurodivergent individuals and Neuro-diverse couples.  Her areas of expertise include:

                  • Identity development
                  • Acculturation issues
                  • Microaggression experiences
                  • South Asian American women
                  • Neurodivergent individuals
                  • Neuro-diverse couples

                  She can be reached online through her work at Mind-Body Care (https://www.mbcare.us) or at her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drsmaurya-psyd/.

                  Location 

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

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                  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 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 member 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 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: 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.

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

                  • 11/04/2022
                  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                  • 8325 Candy Apple Ln. Sebastopol, 95472
                  Register

                  Coffee with heart shaped cream.

                  RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                  Walk & Talk

                  for our Prelicensed Members. Students, Trainees and Associates are all welcome!! 

                  RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club for Prelicensed Members next meets:

                  Friday, Nov. 4th, 2022
                  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                  Your hosts: Jessica Heaney, AMFT and Debbie Melmon, LMFT.

                  Your prelicensed event

                  Walk & Talk was designed to address the perceived need for students, trainees and associates to receive support, connection, guidance and case conceptualization outside of the supervision relationship. On the first Friday of each month, our prelicensed members are invited to meet with each other and guest RECAMFT LMFTs of various orientations, who offers their knowledge and wisdom, on a beautiful farm and garden on the edge of Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. We sit together and check in for the first hour. In the second hour we hit the trail for a gentle walk in the park while discussing a member's case of interest. The combination of connection and movement in the beauty of nature creates an environment for growth and camaraderie. You can use Walk & Talk as a resource as it fits in your schedule / life (not a monthly commitment) and a way to meet prelicensed people in all stages, a place to share successes, challenges and find support.

                  • Location: Debbie’s Barn and office at 8325 Candy Apple Ln. Sebastopol, 95472.
                  • Register online for each session separately.
                  • Sessions meet on the first Friday of each month from 3:00-5:00pm.
                  • This group is not supervision or a replacement for supervision and CEs of any form, and “credit” is not available.
                  • Confidentiality is the cornerstone of safety. Everything discussed in the group, stays with the group and participants are asked to discuss the content of group ONLY in our group sessions.
                  • The nature trail we walk is sparsely populated, however, when we do encounter the public we suspend our conversation until we are once again out of ear shot of strangers.
                  • Specific names as well as identifying features of clients will not be used or discussed.
                  • Members are asked to bring all legal and ethical issues, as well as challenging cases and topics that may arise in Walk and Talk, to their supervisors for discussion and treatment planning.
                  • Members are asked to speak with the group leaders if something is said in group that is upsetting or confusing.
                  • We practice our active listening and effective communication skills, we refrain from advise giving and cross talk and encourage inquiry and input from our own experiences.

                  Come join new and old friends, goats, chickens, dogs and wilderness for an informal consultation - it may be the best therapy yet!

                  Your hosts

                  Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, AMFT and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                  Register online here

                  Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                  • Register for each event separately
                  • The 3000 Hour Club will meet on the first Friday monthly from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                  • You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

                  Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                  Please share this link with others:

                  Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                  Upcoming 2022 Dates

                  Find more events here


                  Questions? therapy@recamft.org

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                  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.

                  • 11/11/2022
                  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                  • Zoooooom!
                  Register

                  Hikers on mountain top.

                  NOVEMBER 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.


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