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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 Dec. 31, 2021. Keep an eye on our events page for updates throughout the year.

News from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the country and the state of California. In making this decision, RECAMFT has resolved to be abundantly cautious and prioritize the health and safety of its members, speakers, and volunteer staff.

RECAMFT remains committed to providing support and resources for our members. We are carefully monitoring information about COVID-19 and hope to resume our regular program as soon as possible. We promise to keep you informed as developments unfold. We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.

Wishing everyone health and wellness.


Sincerely,

RECAMFT Board of Directors

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

    • 09/24/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register

      

    2021 CAMFT Presentation
    Live Event

    "State of the Profession"


    Presented by: 

     Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE 

    Friday, September 24, 2021, 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? A recorded option is now available. Details and registration are here


    Course Description         


    Join CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

    Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-min 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.

    Cost

    Pre-Licensed RECAMFT Members: $18
    Licensed RECAMFT Members and other CAMFT members: $22
    Non-Members: $27

    Learning Objectives

    1) Participants will be able to 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 Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE

    Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, is the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT.org). In this role he represents over 32,000 marriage and family therapists and trainees in the state of California.

    Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he directed the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), the graduate student group within APA. In this role he functioned as the CEO of a medium-sized association (approximately 28,000 members), providing leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of all projects and activities for the organization. 

    Dr. El-Ghoroury practiced as a pediatric psychologist for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center. He was faculty in Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Nabil saw patients with a variety of mental health and health conditions in the Pediatrics Department, served as the consulting psychologist for a bilingual pediatric primary care clinic. As his clinic’s only bilingual (Spanish-speaking) mental health provider at the time, Nabil treated many monolingual Spanish-speaking and bilingual children and families. While he was working at MetroHealth, he received loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. 

    Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He won the Student Research Prize from the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his master’s thesis examining how family members played with children with autism. He was awarded the Achievement in Public Information Award by the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of providing media outreach in Spanish after the Virginia Tech shooting. Most recently, he was accepted into American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Diversity Executive Leadership Program for 2016-2018.

    Dr. El-Ghoroury has been involved in associations as a leader. He was a founding board member of the American Arab, North African, and Middle Eastern Psychological Association. He served as Chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for APA. He volunteered as Chair of the Public Education Campaign for the Ohio Psychological Association. He was a student representative to the APA Ethics Code Task, where he helped update the ethical standards that are followed by all psychologists in the US. Currently he serves on the Ethics Committee for ASAE. 

    Nabil has presented at numerous national conferences on topics related to student and professional development in psychology, leadership opportunities for graduate students, social media, and health and educational disparities in autism. He has spoken frequently about how to afford graduate school and has described the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to numerous audiences of students and recent doctorate.

    He was a keynote speaker for the 2012 Hawaii Psychological Association annual conference. Fully fluent in Spanish, he has presented in Spanish at several conferences in Latin America, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba.

    Nabil received his Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University.


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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: 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.


    • 09/27/2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • 10/18/2021
    • 11:59 PM
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register

      

    2021 CAMFT Presentation
    ~Recording~

    "State of the Profession"


    Presented by: 

     Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE 

    View at your leisure between September 27, 2021 and October 18, 2021.

    Zoom Webinar Recording Link

    1.5 CEs


     Please be aware that this registration is for the RECORDING of the online event. If you prefer to attend the LIVE event, there is a separate registration on our website. The recording will be made available on the Monday after the live event and will stay viewable for 3 weeks. 


    When: Viewing of this recording will be available from Monday, September 27, 2021 to Monday, October 18, 2021.
    Where: A link to view the event recording will be e-mailed to you
    CEs: You must pass a post-test and complete a speaker evaluation


    Viewing this announcement from email? Registration page here

    To sign up for the live event on September 24th instead, register here


    Course Description         


    Join CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

    Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-min 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.

    Cost

    Pre-Licensed RECAMFT Members: $18
    Licensed RECAMFT Members and other CAMFT members: $22
    Non-Members: $27

    Learning Objectives

    1) Participants will be able to 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 Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE

    Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, is the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT.org). In this role he represents over 32,000 marriage and family therapists and trainees in the state of California.

    Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he directed the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), the graduate student group within APA. In this role he functioned as the CEO of a medium-sized association (approximately 28,000 members), providing leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of all projects and activities for the organization. 

    Dr. El-Ghoroury practiced as a pediatric psychologist for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center. He was faculty in Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Nabil saw patients with a variety of mental health and health conditions in the Pediatrics Department, served as the consulting psychologist for a bilingual pediatric primary care clinic. As his clinic’s only bilingual (Spanish-speaking) mental health provider at the time, Nabil treated many monolingual Spanish-speaking and bilingual children and families. While he was working at MetroHealth, he received loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. 

    Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He won the Student Research Prize from the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his master’s thesis examining how family members played with children with autism. He was awarded the Achievement in Public Information Award by the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of providing media outreach in Spanish after the Virginia Tech shooting. Most recently, he was accepted into American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Diversity Executive Leadership Program for 2016-2018.

    Dr. El-Ghoroury has been involved in associations as a leader. He was a founding board member of the American Arab, North African, and Middle Eastern Psychological Association. He served as Chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for APA. He volunteered as Chair of the Public Education Campaign for the Ohio Psychological Association. He was a student representative to the APA Ethics Code Task, where he helped update the ethical standards that are followed by all psychologists in the US. Currently he serves on the Ethics Committee for ASAE. 

    Nabil has presented at numerous national conferences on topics related to student and professional development in psychology, leadership opportunities for graduate students, social media, and health and educational disparities in autism. He has spoken frequently about how to afford graduate school and has described the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to numerous audiences of students and recent doctorate.

    He was a keynote speaker for the 2012 Hawaii Psychological Association annual conference. Fully fluent in Spanish, he has presented in Spanish at several conferences in Latin America, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba.

    Nabil received his Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University.


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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: 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.


    • 10/01/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    A Conversation about Energetic Boundaries 


    Presented by: 

    Merle Yost, LMFT


    Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Zoom Webinar

    1.5 CEs

    Course Description         


    What’s the maximum number of sessions you can do in a day or week? When sitting with clients how do you know if you’re merged with them or not? How do you know what are your feelings and what your client’s feelings are? How do you leave your clients at work, energetically, to separate your work from the rest of your life?

    Merle Yost will give us an introductory level workshop for learning the basic concepts of Unspoken Boundaries®, and some energy first aid tools. He will help us become aware of the energetic boundaries that we encounter every day and in all interactions with people, and how we make contact with others determines our emotional health.

    Learning how these boundaries work, by understanding how much more powerful we are staying inside ourselves and just tuning in to the other, can make every interaction a healthy one for both parties.

    As parents we are required to merge with our babies in order to know what they need before they can tell us. And if we don’t withdraw at an appropriate time, then this becomes the default setting for what love is, or how it’s expressed. There’s a healthier way for everyone to interact. Yost says, “The act of merging is rude, intrusive, and it requires that you abandon yourself to do that.”

    There are tools for unexpected intrusion, that with practice, that allow for clean contact with clients, family, and friends so that each interaction is empowering and healthy for all involved. These tools are from quantum physics, Gestalt therapy, and other energy psychologies. They give a roadmap to cleaner and healthier interactions with your clients.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Participants will understand how enmeshment and merging appears in the client-therapist relationship.
    2. Participants will understand how feeling another’s feelings is contra-indicated in empathetic and compassionate listening. 
    3. Participants will learn 3 techniques to avoid enmeshment and merging.

    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 Merle Yost, LMFT

        Merle Yost, MA, LMFT is a lifetime member of CAMFT and has been licensed since 1995. He received his master’s degree from JFK University. Merle is a graduate of the San Francisco Gestalt Institute. He was trained by Francine Shapiro in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and is an EMDR Approved Consultant.


        Merle’s first book, Reflections for Managers: A Collection of Wisdom & Inspiration from the World's Best Managers was a business bestseller, and sold over 50K copies, and was translated into 14 languages. He has published a total of six books. His newest book, Facing the Truth of Your Life, takes a hard look at who we were told we were supposed to be and guides the reader on a journey to find out who we truly are.


        An expert on gynecomastia, Merle appeared in two major documentaries, with the BBC and Channel 4, in London, England. He founded the world’s largest website on gynecomastia (gynecomastia.org).


        Combining these experiences with extensive training in Energy Psychology, including Pranic and Reiki, Merle has created Unspoken Boundaries®, a workshop series about which he is passionate; he enjoys exploring the deep dive into energetic boundaries, especially with psychotherapists. Find out more at https://UnspokenBoundaries.com/.

        Location 
        Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar 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: 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.

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

        • 10/02/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Zoom Webinar
        Register

        2021 CAMFT Presentation
        Live Online Event

        "Road to Licensure"

        Presented by: 

         Luke Martin, Esq. 




        When: Saturday, October 2, 202110:00 am - 12:00 pm

        Where: Zoom Webinar

        CEs: 2

        Cost: Free to attend; $24 for 2 CEs

        You do not need to be a CAMFT member to attend. 

        Register for the LIVE presentation: Online


        Can't make it? Register for the RECORDING

        The recording will be made available on the Monday after the live event and will stay viewable for 3 weeks. 

        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 supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors. This course will also discuss the recent changes to MFT licensing laws as set forth in AB 93 and AB 2138.


        Learning Objectives

        1. Participants will be able to record the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience required to take to complete their 3000 hours

        2. Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies

        3. Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms

        4. Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing

        5. Apply how the 90-day rules impacts their ability to count hours

        6. Identify the “options” for counting hours currently available to pre-licensees

        Continuing Education credits: 
        You are elligible for 2 CEs from either the live event OR the recording, but not both. If you do not need CEs this event is free to attend. After the event you will receive an e-mail with the speaker evaluation, a post-test, and a link to download your CE certificate. 

        About Luke 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 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 registered for CEs. 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

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


        • 10/04/2021
        • 10:00 AM
        • 10/25/2021
        • 11:59 PM
        • Pre-recorded event
        Register

          

        2021 CAMFT Presentation
        Post-Event Recording

        "Road to Licensure"


        Presented by: 

         Luke Martin, Esq. 


         Please be aware that this registration is for the RECORDING of the online event. If you prefer to attend the LIVE event, there is a separate registration on our website. The recording will be made available on the Monday after the live event and will stay viewable for 3 weeks. 


        When: Viewing of this recording will be available from Monday, October 4, 2021 to Monday, October 25, 2021.
        Where: A link to view the event recording will be e-mailed to you
        Cost: Free to attend ; $24 for 2 CEs
        You do not need to be a CAMFT member to attend. 

        If you prefer to attend the live event you can register for that HERE


        Course Description         


        This recording of the two-hour presentation that was held on October 2nd, 2021, 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 supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors. This course will also discuss any current waivers as they may impact pre-licensees.


        Learning Objectives

        1. Participants will be able to 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 elligible for 2 CEs from either the live event OR the recording, but not both. If you do not need CEs this event is free to attend. After the event you will receive an e-mail with the speaker evaluation, a post-test, and a link to download your CE certificate. 

        About Luke 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 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

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

          • 10/05/2021
          • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Zoom!
          • 92
          Register


          Fire Season Support Groups - Members only, no charge 

          Sept. - Nov.

          In our ongoing effort to provide support and boost resiliency in our therapeutic community, RECAMFT invites all our members to join our new fire season support group, with sessions available between September and November.  Groups are led by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, an experienced disaster relief counselor and RECAMFT's Expert Consultant for Disruptive Events.

          • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the group)
          • Schedule
            • Tuesday, October 5th @ 6:30 PM   (90 minutes)
            • Saturday, October 23rd @ 10 AM   (90 minutes)
            • Friday, November 19th @ 7 PM (90 minutes)

          Register for each class separately please! 

              You are registering for the Tuesday, Oct 5th group at 6:30 pm. 
              Viewing from email? Register here

              About This Group

              The Fire Season Support Groups are “stand-alone”: coming to one doesn’t commit you to attending all four sessions. We do ask that you come on time as a gift to yourself and the other participants, listen thoughtfully and share if you feel moved to. Our purpose is to provide a confidential setting for you and your colleagues (active RECAMFT members) to process your current thoughts, feelings and experiences in response to the wildfires, including the threat of closures, evacuations, power shut-offs and more. The urgent pressure of climate change can be deeply troubling. These groups are not meant to be think tanks, but a place to have your pain, grief or fear witnessed with compassion and empathy. 

              We hope you will join us for one or more of these sessions to connect with concerned others in community.


              Meet The Facilitator

              Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary(‘79-’81), moved to Santa Rosa in 2015 when she was smitten by a little dewdrop named Lily Joy who arrived on 4-12-2015. Little did Doreen know that her training in disruptive event management(DEM) and disaster mental health(DMH) were just what RECAMFT needed. Since her arrival, she also began a private practice, played a key role in RECAMFT’s response to the 2017 Wildfires, and trained in Mind-Body Medicine for healing disaster-induced trauma. She loves pillow fighting with 4 year old Eli, crunchy peanut butter, and hiking under a full moon.

              For more information about Doreen's private practice, see her website: https://www.doreenvanleeuwen.com/

              Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






              • 10/08/2021
              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
              • Zoooooom!
              Register

              Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the SECOND Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am.  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

              This meeting is held via Zoom. 

              To join us register here! Registration is required.

              The zoom link to this event will be e-mailed to the address you registered with by the Chapter President prior to the event. 


              • 10/15/2021
              • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              • Zoom!
              • 89
              Register


              YogaOneFree Trauma Informed Yoga & iRest Meditation Classes for RECAMFT Members

              RECAMFT is inviting our members to recharge and reset through a free monthly trauma-informed yoga and meditation class series. Classes are led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT an experienced yoga/meditation teacher. 


              • Monthly Trauma Informed Yoga & iRest classes for members August through November. No previous experience needed.  Come for all or part of it.
              • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the class)
                • Friday, October 15th @ 11 AM   (60 minutes)
                • Saturday, November 6th @ 10 AM   (90 minutes)

              Register for each class separately please! 

                  You are registering for the Fri. Oct. 15th class at 11 am. 

                  Hannah Caratti, LMFT has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2005, and currently specializes in offering Somatic Practices for clients dealing with anxiety, PTSD and stress. As an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) she has taught yoga for more than 25 years in Sonoma County, and spent most of those years developing her own version of a healing style of yoga that is now called “Trauma-Informed Yoga.”

                  For many people with anxiety or PTSD, the nervous system may remain primarily in the “fight or flight” (sympathetic nervous system) response, rather than returning to the “rest and digest” (parasympathetic nervous system) mode. In other words, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system may be out of balance. This can especially affect digestion, elimination, heart function, lung function and the immune system.

                  To address these issues, Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes focus on calming the nervous system, strengthening the body and soothing the soul. These classes may include some or all of the following practices:

                  • Gentle yoga postures, sitting, standing and down
                  • Breathing and relaxation
                  • Gentle rocking (uroboric/self-soothing) movements to calm the nervous system
                  • Whole Body Bi-Lateral Stimulation/Cross Brain Integration for trauma release/stress reduction
                  • Head, neck, shoulder and jaw self-massage
                  • Massage of the Vagus nerve area on neck (To help move from sympathetic to  parasympathetic response) 
                  • Abdominal Massage (Chi Nei Sang)
                  • iRest (Guided Meditation) for PTSD as taught by psychologist Richard Miller, Ph.D.
                  • Sighing, yawning, stretching and resting as described by psychologist Julie Henderson, Ph.D.
                  • References to Positive Energy, drawing from concepts by psychiatrist Judith Orloff, M.D.

                  In the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires in Sonoma County, Hannah was encouraged by members of RECAMFT and supported by Healthcare Foundation of Sonoma County in offering free trauma-informed yoga classes to wildfire survivors from March 2018 through early 2020. She also trained 60 other local yoga teachers in this style of “Trauma Informed Yoga” so they could offer these healing practices to other wildfire survivors and to students in their regular classes.

                  Currently Hannah offers this style of healing movement and breathing practice online, 5 days per week. All members are welcome. For details, please see www.counselingyogameditation.com

                  These online classes usually begin with a brief check-in (just hello and welcome) and a simple song, bringing in the healing, centering power of music. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing in which they can easily stretch, and to place a yoga mat or thick towel near their laptop, ipad (or phone).

                  iRest/Yoga Nidra was developed by psychologist Richard Miller, PhD, and is a proven effective method for the release of trauma based on extensive research.

                  For more information, contact Hannah Caratti, LMFT, 707-494-7470, therapy@recamft.org.

                  Hannah Caratti, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years of experience as a yoga and meditation teacher.  Visit her website here to learn more. 

                  Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






                  • 10/16/2021
                  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                  • Zoom Meeting
                  Register


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


                  The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                  October 16th, 2021
                  10:00 Am - 12:00 PM
                  Zoom Meetings


                  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. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                  Your hosts

                  Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                  Register online for the next event: Here

                  Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                  • Register for each event separately
                  • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                  • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, 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 2021 Dates

                  Oct 16, 2021 

                  Nov 20, 2021 

                  Dec 18, 2021

                  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.

                  • 10/22/2021
                  • 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, Oct 22, 2021
                  • 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

                  CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.

                    • 10/23/2021
                    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                    • Zoom!
                    • 94
                    Register


                    Fire Season Support Groups - Members only, no charge

                    Sept. - Nov.

                    In our ongoing effort to provide support and boost resiliency in our therapeutic community, RECAMFT invites all our members to join our new fire season support group, with sessions available between September and November.  Groups are led by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, an experienced disaster relief counselor and RECAMFT's Expert Consultant for Disruptive Events.

                    • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the group)
                    • Schedule
                      • Saturday, October 23rd @ 10 AM   (90 minutes)
                      • Friday, November 19th @ 7 PM (90 minutes)

                    Register for each class separately please! 

                        You are registering for the Satutday, Oct 23rd group at 10:00 am
                        Viewing from email? Register here

                        About This Group

                        The Fire Season Support Groups are “stand-alone”: coming to one doesn’t commit you to attending all four sessions. We do ask that you come on time as a gift to yourself and the other participants, listen thoughtfully and share if you feel moved to. Our purpose is to provide a confidential setting for you and your colleagues (active RECAMFT members) to process your current thoughts, feelings and experiences in response to the wildfires, including the threat of closures, evacuations, power shut-offs and more. The urgent pressure of climate change can be deeply troubling. These groups are not meant to be think tanks, but a place to have your pain, grief or fear witnessed with compassion and empathy. 

                        We hope you will join us for one or more of these sessions to connect with concerned others in community.


                        Meet The Facilitator

                        Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary(‘79-’81), moved to Santa Rosa in 2015 when she was smitten by a little dewdrop named Lily Joy who arrived on 4-12-2015. Little did Doreen know that her training in disruptive event management(DEM) and disaster mental health(DMH) were just what RECAMFT needed. Since her arrival, she also began a private practice, played a key role in RECAMFT’s response to the 2017 Wildfires, and trained in Mind-Body Medicine for healing disaster-induced trauma. She loves pillow fighting with 4 year old Eli, crunchy peanut butter, and hiking under a full moon.

                        For more information about Doreen's private practice, see her website: https://www.doreenvanleeuwen.com/

                        Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






                        • 11/05/2021
                        • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
                        • Zoom Webinar
                        Register


                        "Trauma and the Neuroendocrine Cascade"

                        Presented by: 

                        Dr. Rick Olcese, PsyD, Neuropsychologist


                        Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

                        10:00 am - 1:15 pm 

                        Zoom Webinar

                        3 CEs

                        Course Description         

                        Brain injuries including concussions are common in America. Particularly unfortunate are the vast numbers of children who endure head injuries. It is now understood that a secondary problem arising from a brain injury is neuroendocrine dysfunction. The injury leads to the body’s normal stress response (pituitary and adrenal glands, and cortisol). This sequence is a cascade, or “neuroendocrine rush” and is associated with endocrine deficiencies that can impact cognition, behavior, emotional and physical health. This neurometabolic cascade causes the lesser-known secondary injury from a brain injury.

                        Individuals who experience this neurometabolic cascade are more likely to develop a cluster of symptoms including headaches, emotional problems including depression and anxiety, cognitive problems often involving memory, attention, concentration, and executive functioning (decision making, processing speed, cognitive organization and flexibility). The pituitary gland itself can also be damaged.

                        Helping clients who suffer concussion or other types of brain injuries understand this secondary injury, and some of the best self-care practices to mitigate its effects is essential. This includes advocating for appropriate medical care including brain scans, and neuropsychological testing when needed. Teaching injured clients the increased importance of regular sleep, proper nutrition, supplements including health fats to rebuild damaged neurons, meditation (to begin the healing process to the axonal myelin sheath, along with understanding the need for increased rest periods can help empower clients in their own healing processes.

                        This 3-hour presentation will cover neuroanatomy, the neuroendocrine cascade, how to recognize potential symptoms that indicate further investigation is needed, and best practices after brain injury. Dr. Richard Olcese is a well-known neuropsychologist who gives forensic testimony, and provides neuropsychological examinations. His talk will include plenty of clinical case examples, and time for questions and answers.

                        Learning Objectives

                        1. Understand the secondary injury of brain injury.

                        2. Understand the concepts of a neuroendocrine cascade.

                        3. Understand the possible problems arising from neuroendocrine cascade.

                        4. Be familiar with symptoms which arise from secondary brain injury.

                        5. Have an understanding of basic follow up / referrals needed for brain injury.

                        6. Have an understanding of best self-care practices post-injury.

                        Registration

                        RSVP here.
                        *Please note that once you have RSVP'd 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 Dr. Rick Olcese

                            Rick Olcese is licensed as a clinical neuropsychologist in California. Dr. Olcese has developed treatment programs for individuals with neuropsychological difficulties including stroke, minor brain injury, Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Dr. Olcese was Clinical Director of brain injury rehabilitation at Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine, and Clinical Director of acute rehabilitation at North Coast Rehabilitation Hospital / Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He developed and implemented a comprehensive program for recovery from traumatic injury for brain injury / strokes. He does forensic neuropsychology and treatment for evaluations for individuals who have survived traumatic injury (including concussion, brain injury, PTSD). He developed a comprehensive  program to assist individuals recovering from neurological trauma which he offers in his private practice. Currently, Dr. Olcese consults to both Santa Rosa Junior College athletic departments for students suffering traumatic brain injury/concussion. Rick can be contacted at: drricko@yahoo.com or 707-570-0803.

                            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 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.

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

                            • 11/06/2021
                            • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                            • Zoom!
                            • 40
                            Registration is closed


                            YogaOneFree Trauma Informed Yoga & iRest Meditation Classes for RECAMFT Members

                            RECAMFT is inviting our members to recharge and reset through a free monthly trauma-informed yoga and meditation class series. Classes are led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT an experienced yoga/meditation teacher. 


                            • Monthly Trauma Informed Yoga & iRest classes for members August through November. No previous experience needed.  Come for all or part of it.
                            • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the class)
                              • Saturday, November 6th @ 10 AM   (90 minutes)

                            Register for each class separately please! 

                                You are registering for the Sat., Nov. 6th class at 10 am. 

                                Hannah Caratti, LMFT has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2005, and currently specializes in offering Somatic Practices for clients dealing with anxiety, PTSD and stress. As an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) she has taught yoga for more than 25 years in Sonoma County, and spent most of those years developing her own version of a healing style of yoga that is now called “Trauma-Informed Yoga.”

                                For many people with anxiety or PTSD, the nervous system may remain primarily in the “fight or flight” (sympathetic nervous system) response, rather than returning to the “rest and digest” (parasympathetic nervous system) mode. In other words, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system may be out of balance. This can especially affect digestion, elimination, heart function, lung function and the immune system.

                                To address these issues, Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes focus on calming the nervous system, strengthening the body and soothing the soul. These classes may include some or all of the following practices:

                                • Gentle yoga postures, sitting, standing and down
                                • Breathing and relaxation
                                • Gentle rocking (uroboric/self-soothing) movements to calm the nervous system
                                • Whole Body Bi-Lateral Stimulation/Cross Brain Integration for trauma release/stress reduction
                                • Head, neck, shoulder and jaw self-massage
                                • Massage of the Vagus nerve area on neck (To help move from sympathetic to  parasympathetic response) 
                                • Abdominal Massage (Chi Nei Sang)
                                • iRest (Guided Meditation) for PTSD as taught by psychologist Richard Miller, Ph.D.
                                • Sighing, yawning, stretching and resting as described by psychologist Julie Henderson, Ph.D.
                                • References to Positive Energy, drawing from concepts by psychiatrist Judith Orloff, M.D.

                                In the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires in Sonoma County, Hannah was encouraged by members of RECAMFT and supported by Healthcare Foundation of Sonoma County in offering free trauma-informed yoga classes to wildfire survivors from March 2018 through early 2020. She also trained 60 other local yoga teachers in this style of “Trauma Informed Yoga” so they could offer these healing practices to other wildfire survivors and to students in their regular classes.

                                Currently Hannah offers this style of healing movement and breathing practice online, 5 days per week. All members are welcome. For details, please see www.counselingyogameditation.com

                                These online classes usually begin with a brief check-in (just hello and welcome) and a simple song, bringing in the healing, centering power of music. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing in which they can easily stretch, and to place a yoga mat or thick towel near their laptop, ipad (or phone).

                                iRest/Yoga Nidra was developed by psychologist Richard Miller, PhD, and is a proven effective method for the release of trauma based on extensive research.

                                For more information, contact Hannah Caratti, LMFT, 707-494-7470, therapy@recamft.org.

                                Hannah Caratti, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years of experience as a yoga and meditation teacher.  Visit her website here to learn more. 

                                Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






                                • 11/12/2021
                                • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                • Zoooooom!
                                Register

                                Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the SECOND Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am.  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

                                This meeting is held via Zoom. 

                                To join us register here! Registration is required.

                                The zoom link to this event will be e-mailed to the address you registered with by the Chapter President prior to the event. 


                                • 11/12/2021
                                • 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, Nov 12, 2021
                                • 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

                                CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.

                                  • 11/19/2021
                                  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                                  • WebX event
                                  • 12
                                  Register


                                  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., Nov. 19, 2021
                                  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                                  • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

                                  About our committee chair

                                  Reyna 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.

                                  • 11/19/2021
                                  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                                  • Zoom!
                                  • 94
                                  Register


                                  Fire Season Support Groups - Members only, no charge

                                  Sept. - Nov.

                                  In our ongoing effort to provide support and boost resiliency in our therapeutic community, RECAMFT invites all our members to join our new fire season support group, with sessions available between September and November.  Groups are led by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, an experienced disaster relief counselor and RECAMFT's Expert Consultant for Disruptive Events.

                                  • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the group)
                                  • Schedule
                                    • Friday, November 19th @ 7 PM (90 minutes)

                                  Register for each class separately please! 

                                      You are registering for the Satutday, Nov 19th group at 7:00 pm
                                      Viewing from email? Register here

                                      About This Group

                                      The Fire Season Support Groups are “stand-alone”: coming to one doesn’t commit you to attending all four sessions. We do ask that you come on time as a gift to yourself and the other participants, listen thoughtfully and share if you feel moved to. Our purpose is to provide a confidential setting for you and your colleagues (active RECAMFT members) to process your current thoughts, feelings and experiences in response to the wildfires, including the threat of closures, evacuations, power shut-offs and more. The urgent pressure of climate change can be deeply troubling. These groups are not meant to be think tanks, but a place to have your pain, grief or fear witnessed with compassion and empathy. 

                                      We hope you will join us for one or more of these sessions to connect with concerned others in community.


                                      Meet The Facilitator

                                      Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary(‘79-’81), moved to Santa Rosa in 2015 when she was smitten by a little dewdrop named Lily Joy who arrived on 4-12-2015. Little did Doreen know that her training in disruptive event management(DEM) and disaster mental health(DMH) were just what RECAMFT needed. Since her arrival, she also began a private practice, played a key role in RECAMFT’s response to the 2017 Wildfires, and trained in Mind-Body Medicine for healing disaster-induced trauma. She loves pillow fighting with 4 year old Eli, crunchy peanut butter, and hiking under a full moon.

                                      For more information about Doreen's private practice, see her website: https://www.doreenvanleeuwen.com/

                                      Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






                                      • 11/20/2021
                                      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                      • Zoom Meeting
                                      Register


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


                                      The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                                      November 20th, 2021
                                      10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                      Zoom Meetings


                                      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. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                                      Your hosts

                                      Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                                      Register online for the next event: Here

                                      Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                                      • Register for each event separately
                                      • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                                      • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, 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 2021 Dates

                                      Nov 20, 2021 

                                      Dec 18, 2021

                                      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.

                                      • 12/03/2021
                                      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                      • Zoom Webinar
                                      Register


                                      Cultural Competency:
                                      Working with First Responders 


                                      Presented by: 

                                      Joel Fay, PsyD



                                      Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2021

                                      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
                                      Zoom Webinar
                                      2 CEs

                                      Course Description         


                                      This two hour presentation will address the unique challenges facing first responders and how you can help the community access culturally competent mental health care. 

                                      Learning Objectives
                                      1. Participants will understand the current mental health challenges facing First Responders.
                                      2. Participants will be able to explain PTSD to First Responders in a way that fits within the worldview of the culture.
                                      3. Participants will be able to explain the concept of moral injuries.
                                      4. Participants will be able to articulate barriers to accessing help in First Responder communities.

                                      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 Joel Fay, PsyD

                                          Joel Fay, PsyD served as a police officer for over 30 years and retired in 2011. In 1999 Dr. Fay obtained his Doctorate in Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology and is now in private practice working with emergency responders from numerous organizations.  Dr. Fay’s specialty areas include psychological treatment for emergency responders, peer support, critical incident stress response, PTSD and police response to persons with mental illness. Dr. Fay teaches a variety of topics for numerous agencies throughout California.

                                          Dr. Fay has authored/co-authored a number of articles and co-authored, “Counseling Cops, What Clinicians Need to Know” published by Guilford. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is on their Psychological Services Committee.  Dr. Fay is board certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology.  He is a past President of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California and the First Responder Support Network.  Dr. Fay is the current clinical director for the First Responder Support Network. Dr. Fay is a frequent instructor on forensic mental health and trauma reaction/ treatment issues and a guest speaker at numerous conferences throughout the country.  

                                          Dr. Fay has received numerous awards for his work including the 2007 Humanitarian Award, presented by the California Psychological Association and the 2012 award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Police & Public Safety Psychology presented by the American Psychological Association.  


                                          Joel's website: www.JoelFay.com


                                          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 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.

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

                                          • 12/10/2021
                                          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                                          • Zoooooom!
                                          Register

                                          Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the SECOND Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am.  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

                                          This meeting is held via Zoom. 

                                          To join us register here! Registration is required.

                                          The zoom link to this event will be e-mailed to the address you registered with by the Chapter President prior to the event. 


                                          • 12/10/2021
                                          • 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, Dec 10, 2021
                                          • 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

                                          CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.

                                            • 12/18/2021
                                            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                            • Zoom Meeting
                                            Register


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


                                            The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                                            December 18th, 2021
                                            10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                            Zoom Meetings


                                            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. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                                            Your hosts

                                            Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                                            Register online for the next event: Here

                                            Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
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                                            • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

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                                            Upcoming 2021 Dates

                                            Dec 18, 2021

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                                            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.

                                            • 01/07/2022
                                            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                            • Zoom Webinar
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                                            "Al-Anon Family Groups provide support and recovery for family and friends impacted by a loved one’s addiction"

                                            Presented by: 

                                            Bob Dalzell, LMFT & 

                                            Panel: Chris N., Cindy H., Susan V., Lindy M.


                                            Friday, January 7th, 2022

                                            10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                            Zoom Webinar
                                            2 CEs

                                            Course Description         


                                            Members of Al-Anon Family Groups who currently attend Al-Anon meetings on a regular basis in Sonoma County will present their experience, strength, and hope, and explain how the tools of the Al-Anon program powerfully and elegantly cross-fertilize their healing and growth in psychotherapy. They belong to Al-Anon because they have “a friend or relative with the problem of Alcoholism” or other addictions, and this has greatly affected their lives. Two of the presenters will share their personal stories of what brought them to Al-Anon, and how Al-Anon of recovery has helped them. These members find that despite the ups and downs of their loved one’s addiction they have been able “to find serenity and even happiness whether their loved one is drinking or not”. The core tools of the program will be explained, along with tips about referring to Al-Anon. 

                                            Learning Objectives

                                            1. Describe what Al-Anon is, and what Al-Anon is not.

                                            2. Be able to list core tools of the Al-Anon program.

                                            3. Describe how Al-Anon can work in tandem with psychotherapy.

                                            4. Clearly explain how to find Al-Anon groups, and give helpful tips to people approaching Al-Anon for the first time.

                                            Registration

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                                            *Please note that once you have RSVP'd 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 Bob Dalzell

                                                Bob Dalzell, LMFT (licensed in 1992), worked in out-patient and in-patient substance abuse recovery settings, conducted groups for addicts and codependents, and has been in private practice since 2000. He has been an active Al-Anon member for 6+ years, and is currently CPC Coordinator for Northern California’s District 5 of Al-Anon Family Groups. Bob Dalzell is a past president of RECAMFT. 

                                                Location 
                                                Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar 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: 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.

                                                • 03/18/2022
                                                • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
                                                • Zoom Webinar

                                                "SAVE THE DATE for Author Francis Weller, LMFT"

                                                Presented by: 

                                                 Francis Weller, LMFT



                                                • Friday, March 4, 2022
                                                • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
                                                • Zoom Webinar
                                                • 6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs

                                                “Grief has always been communal in our long story as a species. Too often in modern times, however, our grief is carried privately, forcing sorrow underground. It is our unexpressed sorrows, the congested stories of loss, that, when left unattended, block our access to soul. We then are pulled by the gravity of loss below the surface of life and into the terrain of death. We must restore the practices and customs of grief in our lives. Each of us must undertake an apprenticeship with sorrow and learn the skill of grieving for our sakes and the welfare of all beings.”  -- Francis Weller

                                                Course Description         


                                                Coming soon....


                                                Learning Objectives


                                                1. TBD


                                                Cost

                                                • TBD - All RECAMFT Members

                                                  About Francis Weller

                                                  Francis Weller, LMFT : A psychotherapist, writer and soul activist, Francis Weller is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions.  Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people.



                                                  Learn more about Francis Weller here: https://www.francisweller.net/

                                                  Location 
                                                  Zoom Webinar


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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 AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.
                                                  • Refunds$10 cancellation fee for refunds requested up to 30 days before the event.  No refunds are given beginning 29 days prior to the event. 
                                                  • CE CertificateYou must attend both days, stay for the entire workshop each day, complete a test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, 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. Course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
                                                  • Grievancesdirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

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                                                09/18/2021 September Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                                                09/17/2021 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation
                                                09/13/2021 RECAMFT Fire Season Support Group, led by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT
                                                09/10/2021 September Members Crafting Group
                                                09/10/2021 RECAMFT September Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                09/04/2021 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation Series for Members - FREE - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                09/03/2021 The Intersection of Diversity Issues, Mindful Facilitation & Group Process with Lee Mun Wah; 3 CEs
                                                08/20/2021 RECAMFT Annual Board Retreat, 10-3 on Zoom - focus: Strategic Planning
                                                08/11/2021 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation Series for Members - FREE - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                07/26/2021 2021 Legal & Ethical Issues Workshop RECORDING: Writing Letters/Opinions and Treatment of Minors
                                                07/23/2021 2021 Legal & Ethical Issues Workshop: Writing Letters/Opinions and Treatment of Minors
                                                06/28/2021 2021 Legal & Ethical Issues Workshop RECORDING: Testifying and Record Keeping
                                                06/25/2021 2021 Legal & Ethical Issues Workshop: Testifying and Record Keeping
                                                06/19/2021 June Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                                                06/11/2021 Members Crafting Group
                                                06/11/2021 RECAMFT June Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                06/04/2021 "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies That Work!" with Dr. Robin Zasio; 3 CEs
                                                05/15/2021 May Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                                                05/14/2021 Members Crafting Group
                                                05/14/2021 RECAMFT May Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                05/07/2021 "23 Ways to Protect Your License From Licensing Board Investigations and From Civil Lawsuits" with Dr. Zur; 2 L&E CEs
                                                04/17/2021 April Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                                                04/09/2021 Members Crafting Group
                                                04/09/2021 RECAMFT April Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                04/02/2021 "Winnocott Goes Viral: A Look at Early Relationships Through Viral Videos" with Orit Weksler, LMFT, FREE event, 2 CEs
                                                03/29/2021 Members Co-Working Session
                                                03/23/2021 2021 CAMFT Presentation Recording: Road To Licensure
                                                03/20/2021 2021 CAMFT Live Presentation: Road To Licensure
                                                03/19/2021 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation
                                                03/12/2021 Members Crafting Group
                                                03/12/2021 RECAMFT March Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                03/05/2021 "Providing Effective Therapy to Clients with Autism" with Haleigh Scott, PhD; 3 CEs
                                                02/20/2021 Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                                                02/12/2021 Members Crafting Group
                                                02/12/2021 RECAMFT February Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                02/06/2021 "Porn and Relationships: Taking a Sex-Positive Approach" with Diane Gleim, LMFT, CST; 3 CEs, $30 for Non-RECAMFT Members
                                                01/21/2021 RECAMFT Peer Support
                                                01/16/2021 Pre-Licensed Collaborative
                                                01/15/2021 Members Crafting Group
                                                01/15/2021 RECAMFT January Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                01/08/2021 "Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy that Works!" with Lisa Larson, LMFT; 3 CEs, $30 for Non-RECAMFT Members
                                                12/11/2020 RECAMFT December Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                12/04/2020 "Motivational Interviewing: A Brief and Interactive Introduction" with Suzanne D. Alfandari, LMFT; 3 CEs, $30 for Non-RECAMFT Members
                                                11/07/2020 "What EVERY Therapist Should Know About Insurance, Including a Telehealth Billing Update" with Barbara Griswold, LMFT, 3 hrs, $30 for Non-CAMFT Members
                                                10/02/2020 Couples Therapy In The Age Of COVID: When Old Problems Require New Solutions, with Dr. Marty Klein, PhD, Fri. & Sat., Oct 2 & 3rd, 2020, 6 CEs
                                                09/18/2020 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation WebX event!
                                                09/04/2020 RECAMFT Online September Town Hall - Zoom meeting
                                                07/31/2020 RECAMFT July Board Meeting: Day-long retreat on Zoom (whee! ;-))
                                                07/24/2020 Anti-Racism Therapy: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence, 1.5 CEs, RPA Zoom event promoted by RECAMFT
                                                06/12/2020 RECAMFT June Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                05/08/2020 RECAMFT May Board Meeting via Zoom
                                                04/10/2020 RECAMFT April Board Meeting
                                                03/20/2020 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation event!
                                                03/13/2020 RECAMFT March Board Meeting
                                                03/07/2020 Walk & Talk for Prelicensed folks - FREE event, Sebastopol
                                                03/06/2020 Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy-The New Frontier: A Highly Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Suicidality, and End-of-Life Existential Angst with Christina Ingenito, LCSW & Jim Matto-Shepard, PhD, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT
                                                02/15/2020 Walk & Talk for Prelicensed folks - FREE event, Sebastopol
                                                02/14/2020 RECAMFT February Board Meeting
                                                02/07/2020 Understanding How Military Service Affects Families with John Schempf, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                02/01/2020 Walk & Talk for Prelicensed folks - FREE event, Sebastopol
                                                01/31/2020 2020 Legal & Ethical Issues Workshop: Staying on the Good Side of the BBS with David Jensen, JD, Fri., Jan. 31, 2020, 6 CEs
                                                01/10/2020 RECAMFT January Board Meeting
                                                01/03/2020 Identifying the Effects of Hormones and Metabolism on Psychological States Throughout the Life Cycle with Jane Kennedy, CFNP, MN, MPH, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/03/2020 Celebrate! RECAMFT Annual Members Meeting: fun, surprises and live music! FREE event!!
                                                12/13/2019 RECAMFT December Board Meeting
                                                12/06/2019 Compassion and Burnout with Andy Wallace, PhD, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                11/15/2019 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation event!
                                                11/08/2019 RECAMFT November Board Meeting
                                                11/01/2019 A time to reflect, debrief and reconnect as a healing community with Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                10/11/2019 RECAMFT October Board Meeting
                                                10/04/2019 Divorce Options: Helping your Client Navigate the Emotional Impact of Divorce with Randy Cheek, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                09/27/2019 Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention: New Research, New Approaches with Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT, 6 CEs
                                                09/20/2019 Got a sticky case? Come discuss it with colleagues - confidentially - at the Ethics Roundtable, FREE case consultation event!
                                                09/13/2019 RECAMFT September Board Meeting
                                                09/06/2019 Working Effectively with Clients Raised in Narcissistic Families with Dan Neuharth, PhD, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                08/11/2019 3rd Annual Summer Membership Picnic and Swim Party! All welcome, Sun., 8/11, 1-4 pm, Sebastopol, FREE EVENT!
                                                07/29/2019 Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid with Dr. Patricia Watson & Dr. Joe Ruzek, 12 CEs, $40, July 29 + 30, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Santa Rosa
                                                07/26/2019 RECAMFT July Board Meeting: Day-long retreat in Sebastopol, CA
                                                06/14/2019 RECAMFT June Board Meeting
                                                06/07/2019 Accessing Resources, Integrating Role Play into Your Work with Sylvia Israel, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                06/07/2019 Reception for 2017-2018 CAMFT Pres. Bob Casanova, PsyD, LMFT, FREE event, 10:30 am before the June 7th Speaker Meeting - All welcome!
                                                05/20/2019 Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors - FREE - Sugarloaf Park - Led by Susan Karle, LMFT
                                                05/10/2019 RECAMFT May Board Meeting
                                                05/03/2019 Introduction to the Hakomi Method with Wally Phillips, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                05/03/2019 Reception for Pres. Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, FREE event, 10:30 am before the May 3rd Speaker Meeting - All welcome!
                                                04/15/2019 Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors - FREE - Sugarloaf Park - Led by Susan Karle, LMFT
                                                04/12/2019 RECAMFT April Board Meeting
                                                04/05/2019 Current Research and its Application to Effective Treatment for Sex Addicts and Their Partners with Tim Stein, LMFT & Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                03/22/2019 Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid with Dr. Patricia Watson & Dr. Joe Ruzek, 12 CEs, $40, Mar. 22+23, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Santa Rosa
                                                03/18/2019 Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors - FREE - Sugarloaf Park - Led by Susan Karle, LMFT
                                                03/08/2019 RECAMFT March Board Meeting
                                                03/01/2019 What’s Up With Men? An Attempt at a Deeper Understanding and Solution to the Problems Men Create with Joe Petzel, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                02/15/2019 RECAMFT February Board Meeting (CORRECTED)
                                                02/01/2019 Working With the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) in Psychotherapy with Ivy Griffin, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/25/2019 2019 Legal & Ethical Issues Workshop: The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes with David Jensen, JD, Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6 CEs
                                                01/11/2019 RECAMFT January Board Meeting
                                                01/04/2019 Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ Communities Using LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy with Rick Grant-Coons, PsyD, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/04/2019 Celebrate! RECAMFT Annual Members Meeting: fun, surprises and live music! FREE event!!
                                                12/14/2018 RECAMFT December Board Meeting
                                                12/07/2018 My Client is Dying - What Do I Say or Do? with Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                11/09/2018 RECAMFT November Board Meeting
                                                11/02/2018 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with Fran Wickner, PhD, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                11/01/2018 Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors - FREE - Sugarloaf Park - Led by Susan Karle, LMFT
                                                10/12/2018 RECAMFT October Board Meeting
                                                10/05/2018 The Silver Lining of Infidelity with Talal Alsaleem, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                10/04/2018 Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors - FREE - Sugarloaf Park - Led by Susan Karle, LMFT
                                                10/04/2018 Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid with Dr. Patricia Watson & Dr. Joe Ruzek, 12 CEs, $40, 10/4-5/18, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Santa Rosa
                                                09/14/2018 RECAMFT September Board Meeting
                                                09/07/2018 10 Building Blocks to Creating the Private Practice of Your Dreams with Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                09/06/2018 Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors - FREE - Sugarloaf Park - Led by Susan Karle, LMFT
                                                08/12/2018 2nd Annual Summer Membership Picnic and Swim Party! All welcome, Sun., 8/12, 1-4 pm, Sebastopol, FREE EVENT!
                                                07/27/2018 Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR), $40, 12 CEs, Fri/Sat July 27-28, 8:30-4:30
                                                07/20/2018 RECAMFT July Board Meeting: Day-long retreat in Occidental, CA
                                                06/30/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/26/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/23/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/19/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/16/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/12/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/09/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/08/2018 RECAMFT June Board Meeting
                                                06/05/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/02/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                06/01/2018 Psychotherapy for a Changing Planet with Leslie Davenport, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                05/29/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/26/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/22/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/19/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                05/19/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/15/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/12/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                05/12/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/11/2018 RECAMFT May Board Meeting
                                                05/08/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/05/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                05/05/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                05/04/2018 The Effect of Gender on Male Depression and Suicide: Diagnostic Issues and Integrative Therapeutic Approaches with Dr. Bruce Feingold, PhD, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                05/01/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/28/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                04/28/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/24/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/21/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                04/21/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/21/2018 Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid with Dr. Patricia Watson & Dr. Joe Ruzek, 12 CEs, $40, 4/21-22/18, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Santa Rosa
                                                04/17/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/14/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                04/14/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/13/2018 RECAMFT April Board Meeting
                                                04/10/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/07/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                04/07/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                04/06/2018 Surrogate Partner Therapy Demystified with Annie Chen, LMFT, Barbara Ochsner-Walsh, LMFT, & Cheryl Cohen Green, DHS, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                04/03/2018 Trauma Informed Yoga and iRest Meditation for Fire Survivors - FREE - Tue/Sat - Led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT
                                                03/31/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                03/24/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                03/17/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                03/10/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                03/09/2018 RECAMFT March Board Meeting
                                                03/03/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                03/02/2018 “The Deepest Well”: Reducing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Sonoma County with Mary Kelly Persyn, PhD, JD, and Nick Dalton, Hanna Institute, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                02/24/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                02/17/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                02/16/2018 RECAMFT February Board Meeting
                                                02/10/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                02/03/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Each Saturday - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                02/02/2018 Life After Fifty, With or Without Adult Children with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, PhD, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/27/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Jan. 27th - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                01/26/2018 Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop: What Does the Phrase “Standard of Care” Mean to You? by David Jensen, JD
                                                01/20/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Jan. 20th - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                01/19/2018 RECAMFT January Board Meeting
                                                01/13/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Jan. 13th - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                01/06/2018 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Jan. 6th - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                01/05/2018 Clinicians as Sleuths: Uncovering Hidden Brain Injury (BI) in Our Patient/Clients, and Latest Research Findings on How to Help with Laura Strom, LMFT, LPCC, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/05/2018 Celebrate! RECAMFT Annual Members Meeting: fun, surprises and live music! FREE event!!
                                                12/23/2017 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Dec. 23rd - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                12/16/2017 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Dec. 16th - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                12/15/2017 RECAMFT December Board Meeting
                                                12/09/2017 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Dec. 9th - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                12/02/2017 Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE - Dec. 2nd - Led by Licensed MFTs
                                                12/01/2017 LGBTQ+: Thinking Beyond the Binary with Gender and Expression with Patrick Armstrong, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                11/17/2017 RECAMFT November Board Meeting
                                                11/03/2017 Self-Care and Community Care in the Aftermath of the 2017 NorCal Firestorm with Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                10/27/2017 RECAMFT October Board Meeting
                                                10/21/2017 FREE drop-in counseling for people/families affected by the NorCal fires, Sat., 10/21, 11 am - 4 pm, downtown Santa Rosa
                                                10/21/2017 "Brief disaster response training for helping professionals: Facilitating recovery and resilience for people impacted by the NorCal wildfires" with Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder - FREE EVENT - 8:30 - 10:30 am, 2 CEUs
                                                10/20/2017 The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Working with Grief and Loss in our Everyday Lives with Francis Weller, LMFT, 6 CEs, 10/20/17, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Windsor
                                                10/19/2017 "Brief disaster response training for helping professionals: Facilitating recovery and resilience for people impacted by the NorCal wildfires" with Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder - FREE EVENT - 7-9 pm, 2 CEUs
                                                10/06/2017 Working with Clients in Open Relationships with Dr. Karin Wandrei, LCSW, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                09/15/2017 RECAMFT September Board Meeting
                                                09/01/2017 Introduction to Neurofeedback for therapists with Silvia Costales, LMFT, BCN, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                08/27/2017 End of Summer Picnic! All welcome, Sun., 8/27, 1-4 pm, Finley Park, Santa Rosa, FREE EVENT!
                                                07/14/2017 RECAMFT July Board Meeting: Day-long retreat in Bodega, CA
                                                06/16/2017 RECAMFT June Board Meeting
                                                06/02/2017 When Eros Enters the Room: Erotic Transference and its Healing Nature with Felicia Matto-Shepard, MFT, Jungian Analyst, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                05/19/2017 RECAMFT May Board Meeting
                                                05/12/2017 "What White Therapists Need to Know and Are Afraid to Ask" with Dr. Liz Abrams, $60, 3 CEUs
                                                05/09/2017 RECAMFT Disaster Response Team Meeting - Tue., 5/9, 7 pm, all members welcome! FREE
                                                05/05/2017 Aging Happens: Dealing with it Wholesomely in Ourselves and in our Clients with Judith Goleman, LMFT, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                04/21/2017 RECAMFT April Board Meeting
                                                03/17/2017 RECAMFT March Board Meeting
                                                03/03/2017 Collaborative Couple Therapy: Turning Fights into Conversations and Problems into Opportunities for Intimacy with Dan Wile, PhD, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                02/23/2017 RECAMFT Disaster Response Team Meeting - all members welcome! FREE
                                                02/17/2017 RECAMFT February Board Meeting
                                                02/03/2017 Working in the transference with individuals and couples with Dr. Peter Hobson, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/20/2017 RECAMFT January Board Meeting
                                                01/13/2017 Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop: “Shh, It's Confidential": Confidentiality of Mental Health Information Under California and HIPAA Laws, by David Jensen, JD
                                                01/06/2017 Using Stories for Healing in Therapy: Exploring clients’ personal narratives, appropriate use of self-disclosure and creating transformations through stories with Jan Ogren, MFT, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
                                                01/06/2017 Celebrate! RECAMFT Annual Members Meeting: fun, surprises and live music! FREE event!!
                                                12/16/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
                                                12/02/2016 Working with life-threatening illness in psychotherapy: Using spiritual and psychological tools with Dale Borglum, Ph.D.
                                                11/18/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
                                                11/04/2016 Relational Approaches to Individual and Group Therapy with Haim Weinberg, Ph.D.
                                                10/21/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
                                                10/14/2016