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RECAMFT Response to COVID-19

Due to ongoing concerns and in support of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, RECAMFT will continue to hold all chapter events virtually through Aug. 31, 202. Keep an eye on our events page for updates throughout the year.  We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.
Read RECAMFT's Diversity Statement for Presenters here.
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Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

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

    photo of CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia, CAE 

    2022 CAMFT Presentation
    "Live" Zoom Event

    "State of the Profession"



    Presented by: 

     Joy Alafia, CAE

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

    Zoom Webinar

    1.5 CEs


    Viewing this announcement from email? Registration page here

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


    Course Description         


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


    Cost

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


    Educational Goals

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


    Learning Objectives

    After this program, participants will be able to:

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

    2) Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists

    3) Identify important components of a Professional Will

    About Speaker

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

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

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


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    Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #57173) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

      • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a member cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

      • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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


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


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

    Presented by: 

    Lisa Wenninger, MA, MBA, NBCC, APCC


    Friday, Oct. 7th, 2022

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Zoom

    2 hrs (no CEs)

    Course Description         


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

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

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

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

     Learning Objectives

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

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

        About Lisa Wenninger, APCC

        Lisa Wenninger, APCC

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


        Location 

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

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

        Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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

        • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a member cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

        • CE Certificate: For courses which offer CEs - you must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of the educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course does not meet the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        • Notice of recording: All of our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. By participating in this event you may appear in that recording. By participating in this event you agree to be recorded/filmed and give permission for RECAMFT to use your likeness where it may appear on our website or in promotion/marketing materials.

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

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

        photo of CAMFT Executive Director Joy Alafia, CAE 

        RECORDED PROGRAM:

        2022 CAMFT Presentation

        "State of the Profession"


        Presented by: 

         Joy Alafia, CAE

        1.5 CEs


        Viewing this announcement from email? Registration page here

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


        Course Description         


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

        Cost

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


        Educational Goals

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


        Learning Objectives

        After this program, participants will be able to:

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

        2) Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists

        3) Identify important components of a Professional Will


        Continuing Education credits

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


        About Speaker

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

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


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


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        Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #57173) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

          • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up till October 5th by contacting therapy@recamft.org.

          • CE Certificate: You must view the entire recorded presentation, then email RECAMFT for instructions on taking the post-test and submitting the course eval.  Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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


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

        Pumpkins grouped on a wooden floor.


        RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

        Walk & Talk

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

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

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

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

        Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

        Your hosts

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


        Register online here

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

        Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

        Please share this link with others:

        Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


        Upcoming 2022 Dates

        Find more events here


        Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

        Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

        Hikers help each other.

        OCTOBER BOARD MEETING

        Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

        All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

        This meeting is held via Zoom. 

        To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

        The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

        Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.

        • 10/14/2022
        • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Zoom Virtual Meeting
        Register


        Calling all fiber artists, painters,

        crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


        Bring your work in progress to

        RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


        • Friday, October 14, 2022
        *Please note date change: This was originally advertised as October 7
        • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
        • Zoom Meeting


        Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

        You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

        REGISTER HERE

        Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


        CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



          • 10/21/2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • Zoom
          • 8
          Register

          Neon outline of a lightbulb on a black background.Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Join us for the Ethics Roundtable.  

          If you are a RECAMFT member, come and discuss it with colleagues in a confidential setting, and set your mind at ease. You don't have to have a case to discuss, but can just come to gain some knowledge from seasoned colleagues. The Ethics Roundtable will help you feel better and more confident in your clinical work. No CEs, but the 90 minutes will be well spent. 

          • Where: Zoom Meeting
          • When: Fri., Oct. 21, 2022
          • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
          • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

          About our committee chair

          photo of Reynda SeminaraReyna Seminara, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT. She specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy.  You can learn more about the Ethics Roundtable, which meets approximately three times each year, here

          Contact Reyna at RECAMFTethics@gmail.com

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

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

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


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

          Presented by: 

          Shipra Maurya, PsyD


          Friday, Nov. 4th, 2022

          10:00 am - 12:00 am

          Zoom

          2 CEs

          Course Description         


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

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

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

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

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

              About Shipra Maurya, PsyD

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


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

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

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

              Location 

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

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

              Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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

              • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a member cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

              • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

              • Notice of recording: All of our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. By participating in this event you may appear in that recording. By participating in this event you agree to be recorded/filmed and give permission for RECAMFT to use your likeness where it may appear on our website or in promotion/marketing materials.

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

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

              Coffee with heart shaped cream.

              RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

              Walk & Talk

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

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

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

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

              Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

              Your hosts

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


              Register online here

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

              Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

              Please share this link with others:

              Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


              Upcoming 2022 Dates

              Find more events here


              Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

              Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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

              Hikers on mountain top.

              NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING

              Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

              All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

              This meeting is held via Zoom. 

              To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

              The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

              Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.


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


              Calling all fiber artists, painters,

              crafters, quilters, woodworkers,

              come all!


              Bring your work in progress to

              RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


              • Friday, November 11, 2022
              • 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 Crafting Circle. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

              REGISTER HERE

              Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


              CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.


              Sugar skull image found here

                • 12/02/2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                • Zoom Webinar
                Register


                Affirmative Therapy with Trans/Gender Expansive Clients

                Presented by: 

                Melle Browning, LMFT


                Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2022

                10:00 am - 12:00 am

                Zoom

                2 CEs

                Course Description         

                Melle's presentation focuses on LGBTQIA+ folx, specifically trans/gender diverse individuals and their experiences of marginalization. Intersectionality is included in the presentation, discussing the ways in which intersecting identities and unique experiences of marginalization is experiences by individuals within the trans/gender expansive communities. Didactic, discussion and experiential experiences address diversity issues.


                Learning Objectives

                1. Distinguish between 5 concepts of Sex Assigned at Birth, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation and Attraction.
                2. Identify 3 unique challenges experienced by trans/gender expansive folx.
                3. Identify 4 misconceptions/myths in trans care, concept of transition and/or "coming out".
                4. Identify 3 ways of providing gender affirming care in mental health services for trans/gender expansive folx.

                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 Melle Browning, LMFT

                    Melle Browning, LMFT

                    Melle (Mel) Browning is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#115804) and earned his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. Mel has a private practice providing psychotherapy and consultation for a range of issues with a focus on trauma and LGBTQIA+ mental health. Mel has a history of providing crisis response, intensive outpatient and wraparound care in multiple settings and has experience training hundreds of volunteers, mental health and medical professionals, and student leaders on issues such as trauma informed crisis response, affirming LGBTQIA+ care and working with gender diverse individuals. Mel is a queer gender non-conforming trans man and has a passion for social justice and trauma informed work, believing both are key to forming and maintaining healthy communities that thrive.

                    Melle's website is mellebrowningtherapy.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 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.

                    • 12/02/2022
                    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                    • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                    Register

                    RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                    Walk & Talk

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

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

                    Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2022
                    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                    Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                    Your hosts

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


                    Register online here

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

                    Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                    Please share this link with others:

                    Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                    Upcoming 2023 Dates

                    Find more events here


                    Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                    Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                    • 12/09/2022
                    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                    • Zoooooom!
                    Register

                    An old tree on a cliffside showing the root system and canopy.

                    DECEMBER BOARD MEETING

                    Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

                    All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

                    This meeting is held via Zoom. 

                    To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

                    The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

                    Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.


                    • 12/09/2022
                    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                    • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                    Register

                    Hand holding wick making candle in seashell.


                    Calling all fiber artists, painters,

                    crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


                    Bring your work in progress to

                    RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


                    • Friday, December 9, 2022
                    • 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 Crafting Circle. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

                    REGISTER HERE

                    Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                    CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                      • 01/06/2023
                      • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
                      • Zoom Webinar
                      Register


                      Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) and Psychosis: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

                      Presented by: 

                      Anish Shah, MD, Psychiatrist


                      Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

                      9:00 am - 12:15 am

                      Zoom

                      3 CEs

                      Course Description         

                      This presentation will include how to evaluate and treat treatment resistant depression and associated psychosis. Most studies suggest that about 10%–30% of patients with clinical depression do not improve or show a partial response coupled with functional impairment, poor quality of life, suicide ideation and attempts, self-injurious behavior, and a high relapse rate. Treatment resistant depression is a complicated psychiatric issue which has a significant cost in our society when it comes to economic and social factors.

                      The pathology is difficult to treat with standard treatment. It requires a novel treatment approach and comprehensive biopsychosocial treatment involving addressing all psychosocial factors with evidence based psychotherapy. Our patients with repeated episodes of depression, bipolar disorder, elderly population, women , severe chronic pain and sleep problems are especially vulnerable to TRD.

                      Psychotic depression, or major depressive disorder with psychotic features, is a serious illness during which a person experiences the combination of depressed mood and psychosis, with the psychosis commonly manifesting itself as nihilistic or somatic-type delusions.

                      In the STOP-PD study, the diagnosis of psychotic depression was missed 27% of the time, which was likely a conservative estimate because patients with comorbid conditions, such as substance abuse in the past three months, or unstable medical conditions were excluded.

                      In the United States, despite the APA practice guideline recommending the combination of an antidepressant and antipsychotic for the acute treatment of psychotic depression since 2000 , studies have shown that only 5% of patients with psychotic depression receive an adequate combination of an antidepressant and an antipsychotic. Up your game with this fascinating 3 hour presentation! 

                      Learning Objective

                      1. Learn how to evaluate for Treatment Resistant Depression and Psychosis.
                      2. Learn the Biological Theory of Clinical Depression and Psychosis.
                      3. Learn Psychopharmacological Treatment of Clinical Depression and Psychosis.
                      4. Learn about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Clinical Depression: Theory and Treatment approach.
                      5. Learn a novel approach with Ketamine for Treatment resistant depression.
                      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 Anish Shah, MD, Psychiatrist


                          Anish Shah, MD

                          Dr. Anish Shah, MD has been a practicing psychiatrist in Northern California for 19 years, gaining experience in several behavioral health settings, including Lake County Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Sonoma County Mental Health. In addition to direct patient care, I also served as the Medical Director of Napa State Hospital before launching his practice in 2012. As the Medical Director at Napa State Hospital, he led a staff of 220 medical professionals and managed a $4 million medical services budget.

                          Currently, Dr. Shah is the CEO and Medical Director of Siyan Clinical Corporation (SCC) located in Santa Rosa, California. Established initially as a solo private practice, SCC has since grown into one of the largest psychiatric practices north of San Francisco with ten clinicians (three psychiatrists, three therapists, and four mid-level providers) and more than 5,500 registered patients. The most substantial behavioral health concern among SCC's patient population is generalized anxiety disorder. In his leadership role, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with several leading experts in psychotherapy. This relationship with local providers, as well as an extensive patient database, will enables SCC to obtain valuable input that they can use in the development of a mobile application, ensuring a high-quality product that will genuinely benefit those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder.

                          Dr. Shah has eight published papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics including bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, clinical depression, and opiate dependence treatment. He also has two publications, on chronic pain and overcoming wildfire trauma, in local magazines. Furthermore, he is active in the community as a behavioral health resource, providing behavioral health expertise upon request as well as continuing education programs in the prevention, treatment, and management of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and opiate dependence.

                          In addition, Dr. Shah has extensive experience as a researcher leading clinical trials. He served as the Principal Investigator for two Phase 3 clinical trials investigating therapeutic modalities for treating patients with major depressive episodes associated with bipolar I or bipolar II disorder. He is also currently the Principal Investigator for a study evaluating the efficacy of Vortioxetine in subjects with panic disorder.

                          Dr. Shah's Publications

                          1. Shah, A. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Law Enforcement Officers: A Review of Risk Factors and Current Trends in Treatment. Forte Journal of Neuroscience and Psychology. 2019 Nov 10;1(3).

                          2. Shah, A; Sheth, R. Traumatic Reactions after Wildfires: Common Reactions and Coping. Sonoma Medicine. 2018 Feb 23;69(1):29-32.

                          3. Shah, A; Northcutt, J. An open-label, flexible dose adaptive study evaluating the efficacy of Vortioxetine in subjects with panic disorder. Annals of General Psychiatry. 2018 May 11;17:19.

                          4. Shah, A; Kettner, A. Detection and Assessment of Malingering in Chronic Pain Patients. Marin Medicine. 2015 Nov 19;61(3):25-8.

                          5. Shah, A; Kettner, A. Malingering in Patients with Chronic Pain. Sonoma Medicine. 2015 Jul 5;66(3):15-8.

                          6. Shah, AS. A Review of the Role of Antipsychotics as an Augmentation Agent or Treatment Option for Patients with Treatment Resistant Unipolar Depression. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience. 2015 Jun;17(2):476-480.

                          7. Shah, AS; Young, J; Vieira, K. Long-term Suboxone Treatment and its Benefit on Long-Term Remission for Opiate Dependence. Journal of Psychiatry. 2014 Oct 15;17:6.

                          8. Shah, AS. The Role of Atypical Antipsychotic Therapy for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Depression. Journal of Psychiatry. 2014 Sep 30.;17:6.

                          9. Shah, A. Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependency. Sonoma Medicine. 2014 Jul 9;65(3):30-2.

                          Location 

                          Zoom Meeting - please make sure you register 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.

                          • 01/06/2023
                          • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                          • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                          Register
                          Four people watching a sunset.


                          RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                          Walk & Talk

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

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

                          Friday, Jan. 6th, 2023
                          3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                          Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                          Your hosts

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


                          Register online here

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

                          Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                          Please share this link with others:

                          Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                          Upcoming 2023 Dates

                          Find more events here


                          Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                          Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                          • 02/03/2023
                          • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                          • Zoom Webinar
                          Register


                          Seductive look by a woman.Legal & Ethical: Seductions and Arrogance: Client Presentations and Therapist Vulnerabilities that Lead to Legal and Ethical Violations

                          Presented by: 

                          Ronald Mah, PhD, LMFT


                          Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

                          10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                          Zoom

                          2 CEs Law & Ethics

                          Course Description         

                          Education, Knowledge, and Training in graduate programs and Law & Ethics seminars every license cycle inform the therapist of the “what” of legal and ethical boundaries and violations, but do not necessarily address the client and therapist “whys” of how a therapist comes to make errors anyway.

                          • There are clients that are immediately perceived as potentially problematic, while others surprise and even ambush a therapist.
                          • Certain clinical situations are relatively straightforward while others are littered with not only therapeutic but also legal and ethical land mines.
                          • Sometimes knowing or getting clarification regarding legal and ethical requirements and guidelines, instead of giving a therapist confidence, it makes him/her more uncomfortable or anxious. That is probably an indication of a vulnerability that may play out subsequently in a legal or ethical quandary, breach, or mistake.

                          This seminar will use case vignettes derived from published cases of BSE and Psychology Board disciplinary actions, CAMFT Therapist journal articles, and from experiences of the presenter (including his participation on the Ethics Board of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists- CAMFT) to examine Legal and Ethical issues and boundaries, the client behaviors, issues, seductions, and circumstances; the presenting issues and configurations in therapy; and the personal issues and vulnerabilities of therapists that combine to increase the probability of legal and ethical violations in therapy. In the small group format of the seminar, participants will be encouraged to interact and offer their own experiences, both for consultation and for enhancing the breadth and depth of the seminar’s goal to help therapists be more clear and secure dealing with legal and ethical issues as they practice.

                          Learning Objectives

                          • Identify at least 2 common legal mistakes therapists make with clients.
                          • Identify at least 2 common ethical mistakes therapists make with clients.
                          • Identify the type of client most likely to file a report against the therapist.
                          • Identify one reason why therapists make errors that put them at risk with clients.
                          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 Ronald Mah, PhD, LMFT


                              Ronald Mah, PhD, LMFT

                              Dr. Ronald Mah, PhD, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  His experience includes authoring “Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood,” 2006, “The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution” 2008, and “Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK-5, Empowering Children in Inclusive Classrooms,” 2009, Corwin Press and twenty e-books on therapy and couple therapy available at www.Smashwords.com

                              ; DVDs on child development and behavior, community mental health, Severe Emotional Disturbance school programs, vocational and welfare-to-work programs, Head Start, supervising a high school mental health clinic, supervising therapists, private practice psychotherapy.

                              Dr. Mah's education experiences include 16 years in ECE, owner childcare center, elementary & secondary teaching credentials, college instructor, and the Board of Directors of the California Kindergarten Association. Co-Director of the MFT Masters Program at the Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley. Also previously on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist and presenter for CAMFT conferences and symposiums; and currently on the East Bay Chapter of CAMFT as well as various CAMFT committees.

                              His website is RonaldMah.com

                              Location 

                              Zoom Meeting - please make sure you attend using the link provided in your confirmation email.

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

                              Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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

                              • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a member cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

                              • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

                              • Notice of recording: All of our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. By participating in this event you may appear in that recording. By participating in this event you agree to be recorded/filmed and give permission for RECAMFT to use your likeness where it may appear on our website or in promotion/marketing materials.

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

                              • 02/03/2023
                              • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                              • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                              Register

                              RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                              Walk & Talk

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

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

                              Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2023
                              3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                              Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                              Your hosts

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


                              Register online here

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

                              Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                              Please share this link with others:

                              Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                              Upcoming 2023 Dates

                              Find more events here


                              Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                              Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                              • 03/03/2023
                              • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                              • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                              Register

                              Group of people walking on beach.

                              RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                              Walk & Talk

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

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

                              Friday, Mar. 3rd, 2023
                              3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                              Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                              Your hosts

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


                              Register online here

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

                              Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                              Please share this link with others:

                              Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                              Upcoming 2023 Dates

                              Find more events here


                              Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                              Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                              • 04/07/2023
                              • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                              • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                              Register

                              RECAMFT Board Retreat

                              RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                              Walk & Talk

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

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

                              Friday, Apr. 7th, 2023
                              3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                              Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                              Your hosts

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


                              Register online here

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

                              Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                              Please share this link with others:

                              Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                              Upcoming 2023 Dates

                              Find more events here


                              Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                              Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                              • 05/05/2023
                              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                              • Zoom Webinar
                              Register


                              Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy - Update on a Transformative Treatment Option

                              Presented by: 

                              • German Ascani, MD
                              • Shanna Butler, PhD
                              • Moksha Donohue, LMFT
                              • Celeste Monnette, LCSW
                              • Suegee Tamar-Mattis, DO

                              Friday, May 5, 2023

                              10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                              Zoom

                              2 CEs

                              Course Description         

                              Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is at the forefront of the psychedelic psychotherapy movement. When used under proper medical and therapeutic supervision, ketamine can provide near-immediate relief from emotional pain, while helping individuals look deeply into themselves. It has been shown to quickly help with Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) as well as chronic suicidal ideation. We find that ketamine’s healing potential is most effective when combined with psychotherapy from a trained provider. KAP can be a powerful tool to examine the unconscious processes that keep one stuck in negative and obsessive patterns.

                              KAP has been used to successfully treat PTSD, anxiety disorders, developmental trauma, phase of life issues, as well as helping clients navigate end of life and spiritual exploration. With careful attention to science, safety, and the individual needs of each client, KAP can lead to healing and transformation. This work can help clients transcend long-held narratives, feeling/mood states, and struggles that they may be having difficulty shifting with traditional psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology. While there continues to be progress with clinical trials using psilocybin and MDMA to treat mental health disorders, ketamine is the psychedelic medicine that can currently be legally prescribed and supervised by trained, licensed professionals. Join the team at Evolve Mind Wellness in Sebastopol to learn more about this modality and how you can collaborate with psychedelic therapists to assist your clients in deepening their work.

                              Learning Objectives

                              1. Understand what Ketamine is and what role it has in mental health treatment
                              2. Become familiar with general principles of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and understand the values and philosophies embedded in psychedelic medicine work as they contrast with psychiatric prescribing and conventional therapies.
                              3. Be able to identify clients who may benefit from Ketamine and KAP
                              4. Be able to identify common contraindications for Ketamine treatment
                              5. Feel confident and comfortable explaining basics of KAP to clients and prescribers, and developing a relationship with prescriber.
                              6. Be able to discuss/identify issues in ethics and care delivery in psychedelic medicine.
                              7. Understand key indications for KAP and have realistic expectations for potential treatment outcomes.
                              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 our speakers


                                  Evolve Mind Wellness logoGerman Ascani, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, with a broad range of clinical expertise, having worked extensively over a decade in public and community mental health systems. He has experience in primary care and specialty clinics providing psychiatric consultation to serve diverse clinical populations across the full spectrum of mental health and illness. Dr. Ascani has particular interests in the potential for psychological, emotional and spiritual healing that new and emerging psychedelic medicines bring to the mental health field. He supports the safe use of these powerful transformative tools to open up a process of deep exploration, self-reflection and lasting growth.

                                  German is a graduate of the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He completed his general psychiatric training at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He has a Masters of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University and a BA in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He has collaborated in the latest published research on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). He also presently serves as co-faculty and medical lead for PRATI (Psychedelic Research and Training Institute) for their KAP trainings for mental health professionals, and is a research therapist for the MAPS phase 3 research trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Fort Collins. He is a native of Argentina.

                                  Shanna Butler, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist offering depth and somatic psychotherapy, and ketamine assisted psychotherapy. She has trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy with Sage Integrative Health and is currently enrolled in the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program. Additional specializations include affirmative psychotherapy for the LGBTQ communities, trauma recovery, addictions, relational issues, and spiritual and creative development. Her philosophy as a psychologist is informed from many streams including rigorous study of depth psychology, social justice traditions, many wisdom traditions, earth based spiritualities, energy medicine, and intuition.

                                  Moksha Donohue, LMFT: Moksha is a Somatic Psychotherapist working with adults and teens addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and life transitions. She has been working as a guide in the psychedelic community for 4 years and has been trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy from the Polaris Insight Institute. She is interested in bringing KAP into groups because she believes the power of psychedelics to increase in community spaces. Much like in meditation, when there are groups sharing a sacred setting and intention, the potential for healing can be much deeper. She is also leading group psychedelic integration circles to foster greater connection in the community for her clients.

                                  Celeste Monnette, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and has worked in community-based nonprofits and private practice. In 2005, she completed a two-year, post-graduate training program at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. Since, she has been working with clients with a broad range of goals for symptom relief and healing through various therapeutic modalities. After discovering the power of Ketamine to heal and reduce suffering, Celeste’s professional focus and development began to center around ketamine work and psychedelic integration. Celeste is currently enrolled in the MDMA Therapy Training Program and has a particular interest in trauma and trauma-informed care. She recently co-authored a publication on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).

                                  Suegee Tamar-Mattis, DO, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician, certified in psychedelic-assisted therapies and research from the California Institute for Integral Studies, and trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy at the Polaris Insight Center. Dr. Tamar-Mattis has worked for many community organizations such as Sonoma County Indian Health Project and Brookwood Health Center (serving people experiencing homelessness), and was the founder of the transgender clinic at Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. Dr. Tamar-Mattis is a long-time advocate for the intersex community, serving as a consultant for Human Rights Watch and as a medical advisor to interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth.

                                  Location 

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

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

                                  Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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

                                  • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a member cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

                                  • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

                                  • Notice of recording: All of our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. By participating in this event you may appear in that recording. By participating in this event you agree to be recorded/filmed and give permission for RECAMFT to use your likeness where it may appear on our website or in promotion/marketing materials.

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

                                  • 05/05/2023
                                  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                                  • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                                  Register

                                  RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                                  Walk & Talk

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

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

                                  Friday, May 5th, 2023
                                  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                                  Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                                  Your hosts

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


                                  Register online here

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

                                  Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                                  Please share this link with others:

                                  Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                                  Upcoming 2023 Dates

                                  Find more events here


                                  Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                                  Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

                                  • 06/02/2023
                                  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                                  • 8325 Candy Apple Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
                                  Register

                                  Two people jumping.

                                  RECAMFT's 3000 Hour Club presents our monthly

                                  Walk & Talk

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

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

                                  Friday, Jun. 2nd, 2023
                                  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

                                  Your prelicensed event

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

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

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

                                  Your hosts

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


                                  Register online here

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

                                  Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks!

                                  Please share this link with others:

                                  Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


                                  Upcoming 2023 Dates

                                  Find more events here


                                  Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

                                  Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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