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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

  • 11/03/2017
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa


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Presented By:  Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT

While the last embers of the firestorm have hopefully been snuffed out, the ache of grief, sadness, anger, confusion pain, loss, guilt, irritability, and hurt continue to burn within our individual and collective psychic selves. And, in spite of how well most of us are equipped to understand trauma and its impact on the human being, the Suddenness, Violence and Crippling Effects of these Olympian Natural Forces are taxing our internal and external resources to the breaking point.

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

1. Review strategies focusing on resilience and well-being.

2. Reflect on the impact of these events on us at home, with our children, partners and extended family

3. Brainstorm ways to continue supporting each other in the weeks and months ahead.

4. Describe the impact on us as health care professionals, especially the potential of compassion-fatigue.

5. Partner with an accountability-buddy or two, and commit to some doable self-compassion action items for the ensuing 30 days. 

About our speaker

Doreen Van Leeuwen specializes in Critical Incident Debriefing, Imago Relationship Couples Therapy, Telemedicine (video-conference therapy), and integrating cutting edge neurobiological treatment strategies into her therapeutic approach. In 2002, she attended a 2-day seminar on CISM, and has debriefed impacted employees in well over 100 incidents. Doreen serves on the Board of RECAMFT as a Director at Large, and is facilitating the RECAMFT Disaster Response Committee. Her office is located in Santa Rosa, CA.

Doreen can be reached at and her website is

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email

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

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

Grievances: direct grievances to, and/or the chapter president at

Are you looking for help? Find therapists offering free natural disaster and crisis sessions here.  Please check out Visit the NAMI Warmline. Take a trauma-informed yoga class.  We will recover together! 

¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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