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    • 03/22/2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 03/23/2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • 154
    Register


    Help Sonoma County recover by getting full required training to participate in the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative!

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid, Wildfire Mental Health Training

    With esteemed presenters: 

    • Dr. Patricia Watson, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD
    • Dr. Joe Ruzek, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, & Stanford University

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatments that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

    Our directive is to help communities of fire survivors identify their most pressing current needs and concerns and teach and support them as they develop skills to address those needs.

    Note: Practitioners who complete the 12-hour training will be eligible to offer SPR through the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative. For more information, contact mentalhealth@healthcarefoundation.net.

    • Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
    • 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • $40 fee includes box lunch both days and
    • 12 CEs for psychologists, RNs (provided by Redwood Psychological Association), or 
    • 12 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs (and associates) provided by RECAMFT.org.
    • PDF flyer here. Please forward to interested parties.  

    Presenters: Drs. Ruzek and Watson are nationally-acclaimed PTSD experts, authors, educators and clinical psychologists focusing on disaster-behavioral-health interventions, disaster-mental-health, early intervention, and resilience. They have authored numerous evidence-based research articles, toolkits, and courses related to burnout and secondary traumatic stress, provider resilience, disaster mental health, assessment of PTSD, and anger- and sleep-management. Each serve as experts on numerous national committees, boards, organizations, and special-interest groups related to PTSD.

    For more information, visit: https://healthcarefoundation.net/category/mental-health-collaborative/

    Course Description:  

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatments that have been found helpful in a variety of post- trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After training, participants will be able to do the following:

      1. Describe the range of Skills for Psychological Recovery
      2. Define the background and overview of Skills for Psychological Recovery core actions and strategies 
      3. List the client needs that would match each skill
      4. Demonstrate introducing Skills for Psychological Recovery to a client
      5. Describe the Problem Solving and Positive Activities Scheduling Skills
      6. Explain the rationale for the Problem Solving and Positive Activities Scheduling Skills
      7. Describe the Managing Reactions and Helpful Thinking Skills
      8. Explain the rationale for the Managing Reactions and Helpful Thinking Skills
      9. List the key components of the Rebuilding Social Connections Skill
      10. Explain the rationale for the Rebuilding Social Connections Skill
      11. Demonstrate each of the Skills for Psychological Recovery in case scenarios.

        Training sponsored by

        Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County

        In partnership with the

        Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative:

        Redwood Psychological Association and RECAMFT.org


        Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - RECAMFT.org - is CAMFT CE Provider #57173. This course offers 12 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Students, Trainees, Associates, Interns welcome. Lunch is included. Vegetarian options available. Register and pay online at http://recamft.org.

        Psychologists and RNs should register at Redwood Psychological Association, unless you are a member of RECAMFT. 

             $40 Licensed RECAMFT members

             $40 Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters

             $40 Prelicensed RECAMFT members 

             $40 Prelicensed members of other CAMFT chapters

             $40 for non-members of RECAMFT or CAMFT Chapters (general public, other professions, etc.)

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

        CE Certificate: There is NO PARTIAL CREDIT. You must stay for the entire meeting on both days, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who signed in AND out of the event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print out your CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 12 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        The California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists and RNs. CPA will be co-sponsoring this event with the Redwood Psychological Association. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The BBS also recognizes CPA CE credit for their licensees.

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

        Please remember to arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in.
        No refunds or cancellations will be given.

        • 04/05/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        NEW DATE! April 5, 2019

        Presented By: Tim Stein, LMFT & Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW

        What is the difference between fun, adventurous sex and compulsive, addictive sex? Current research is giving us more information to answer this question. Tim Stein and Jeanne Vattuone, both Certified Sex Addiction Therapists and Certified Clinical Partner Specialists, will discuss what current research suggests regarding sex addiction and behavioral patterns, neurological changes, and the potential traumatic impact on partners.

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

        1. Participants will be able to describe how neurological changes impact the development of sex addiction

        2. Participants will understand how trauma impacts sex addicts and their partners.

        3. Participants will understand the importance of addressing both the behavioral and neurological aspects of addiction.  

        About our speakers

        Timothy D. Stein, MFT, CSAT-S, CCPS: Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1999, Tim Stein has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Having found his professional passion, treating sex addiction, he became a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S) and a Certified Partner Specialist. Tim is also trained in Post Induction Therapy, Trauma Resource Modeling and EMDR.

        Tim is dedicated to helping people recover from sex addiction and provides information via presentations, interviews, and blogs. When not providing hope, healing, and guidance around sex addiction, Tim can be found playing the bass in a local rock and blues band. While he is a key member of the and’s musical backbone, by popular demand, Tim is not given a microphone.

        Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW, CSAT-S, CCPS-S: Jeanne Vattuone, a LCSW since 1998, has helped those affected by traumatic experiences for twenty-plus years. She has worked in school systems, child protective services, private foster care, crisis response to natural disasters, and private practice focusing on trauma and addiction. Jeanne is certified as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S), a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist Supervisor (CCPS-S). Jeanne is also trained in EMDR. Jeanne embraces the trauma model for her work with partners as well as addicts, and often speaks in the community about sex addiction and the trauma model. 

        Jeanne is passionate about her work as well as her own family. In addition, she enjoys organic gardening, fostering animals with the Humane Society of Sonoma County, and hiking through the beautiful hills of Sonoma County.

        In 2012, Tim and Jeanne founded Willow Tree Counseling, an out-patient treatment program for sex addicts, their partners, and families in Santa Rosa, California. Willow Tree Counseling provides treatment through individual, group, family, and couples therapy, as well as educational seminars and therapeutic workshops.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

        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 therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


        • 04/15/2019
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
        • 15
        Register


        Free Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors

        Led by Susan Karle, LMFT, License # 43812, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

        Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with a Forest Bathing Logistics PDF.

        Please only register if you have lost your home, business, car, pet, or loved one in the 2017 fires, due to space limitations. 
        Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for fire survivors, including weekly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events
        • 05/03/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Wally Phillips, LMFT

        The Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy was first created in the late 1970’s by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz. Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of populations. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.

        Hakomi is paradoxically powerful: it is gentle and nonviolent, yet yields dramatic results rapidly. In many ways, its subtle power flows from the congruence of its methods and techniques with the underlying principles and assumptions that guide it: Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration; these tenets inform every aspect of the work. For more information please visit the Hakomi Method website

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

        1. How to make 'Contact Statements' as a way of attuning to clients.

        2. How to immerse client in mindfulness as a way of getting access to the nervous system.

        3. Look for at least 3 things to track in clients in non-verbal presentation.  

        About our speaker

        A former engineer, Wally Phillips is an LMFT, receiving his license in 2008. Prior to entering grad school, he immersed himself into the Hakomi world in 1998 after seeing and experiencing the power of body-oriented therapy. He then became a workshop junkie getting his hands and body into every workshop he could find. In his practice, he pulls from Hakomi, psychodrama, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Arnie Mindell's ProcessWork, and his own trauma recovery. His practice is in San Francisco, and Marin county. 

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

        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 therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


        • 05/20/2019
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
        • 15
        Register


        Free Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors

        Led by Susan Karle, LMFT, License # 43812, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

        Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with a Forest Bathing Logistics PDF.

        • Register for each walk separately.
        • All walks are at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Parking fee will be waived for walk participants. 
        • First walk - Mon., March 18th, 10 am to 12:15 pm.
        • To register:  Click the date below to register for each walk in which you wish to participate. Limited spaces, reserve soon. 
        • May 20th Walk
        • PDF Flyer here. Please forward to interested parties. 
        • Map here.
        • Read about it on our website here: http://recamft.org/Forest-Bathing/
        Please only register if you have lost your home, business, car, pet, or loved one in the 2017 fires, due to space limitations. 
        Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for fire survivors, including weekly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events
        • 06/07/2019
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Presented By: Sylvia Israel, LMFT

        What is Psychodrama? Psychodrama is a holistic experiential method of exploring a person’s internal and external worlds. The goal of psychodrama is to release the creativity and spontaneity of each individual, allowing them to clarify and gain new perspectives in relationships and problems. As clients move from “talking about” into action, opportunities arise to develop inner resources, heal the past, clarify the present and have hopes and dreams for the future. 

        After a brief talk on the history and theory of Psychodrama, we will move into experiential warm-ups that can be adapted to your work. We will then practice how to safely help clients access resources (interpersonal, intra-psychic and spiritual) through the embodiment of a role. The session will include a short Psychodrama.

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

        1. Apply one or more psychodramatic methods to your work.

        2. Explain the importance of warm-up when using role-play.

        3. Discuss why playing supportive roles is prescriptive for trauma healing.  

        About our speaker

        Sylvia Israel, LMFT (MFC #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, teaches at CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Kansas State University. Sylvia is co-­founder of Bay Area Moreno Institute, IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing and Bay Area Playback Theatre. She is also a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model of working with trauma and a national (including Spirit Rock Meditation Center) and international presenter. Sylvia enjoys supporting clients in awakening to their spontaneity and creativity and living more fully in the present moment. Her work blends verbal and somatic therapy with drama, sandtray and other expressive arts.

        10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

        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 therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

        Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


      SAVE the DATE! 9/27

      Mandated Suicide Prevention Workshop

      With respected author and presenter

      Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT

      • 6 newly required CEs
      • Fri., Sept. 27th
      • Furth Center, Windsor
      • Lunch/snacks included


      Thank you to Ashly Thompson (415-688-0240) and Treatment Placement Specialists for being the Grand Sponsor of this year's Law & Ethics! 

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