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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

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


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Presented By: Joe Petzel, LMFT

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

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

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

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

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

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

About our speaker

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

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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¿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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