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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 has made the decision to cancel all in-person chapter events through Dec. 31, 2020. We are working hard to make some exciting changes to make our programming more accessible.

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

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

Wishing everyone health and wellness.


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    • 10/02/2020
    • (PDT)
    • 10/03/2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Webinar

    "Couples Therapy in the Age of COVID: When Old Problems Require New Solutions"

    Presented by: 

     Dr. Marty Klein, PhD 

    Two Days: Must attend both days to receive CEs

    Friday and Saturday, Oct 2 & 3rd, 2020

    10:00 am - 1:15 pm

    Zoom Webinar

    6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs

    Course Description         

    In this fast-paced program presented on two half-days, Dr. Klein will discuss some of the most common and tenacious challenges in couples therapy: partners who don’t cooperate; who rigidly label each other (“passive-aggressive,” “emotionally abusive”); who nag or withhold; who can’t agree on basic facts (“you said we’d buy a new car if you got that job”; “no I didn’t”); and who claim they want more intimacy, but refuse to do much to create it—while regularly doing things that prevent it.

    Marty will show how to reframe these frustrating situations; how to take control of sessions that keep sliding into pointless blaming and rants of disappointment; how to show couples what their communication really looks like; how to dismantle the advantages of someone having a “bad temper;” and how to change the powerlessness in the “I get triggered” model into a skills deficit model that encourages growth.

    Given our current reliance on remote sessions, Marty will also talk about recognizing and addressing the special challenges today’s video sessions present.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Name three unrealistic ideas clients have about intimacy.

    2. List three reasons that cases involving infidelity require self-discipline from each partner.

    3. Name two ways that narratives of powerless can undermine a long-term relationship.

    4. Identify the elements of the “policy discussion vs. feelings discussion” model, and how it can quickly reduce couples’ conflict.

    5. Describe a way to get couples to engage in conflict as partners rather than adversaries.

    6. Name two ways to help couples change the negative impacts of smartphones and mobile devices on their closeness.


    In an effort to make up for CE credit opportunities RECAMFT was unable to provide our members earlier in the year, this presentation is being provided free of charge to RECAMFT members.

    • Free - All RECAMFT Members
    • $39 Pre-Licensed CAMFT members (Non-RECAMFT)
    • $59 All Others

      About Marty Klein

      Dr. Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist in Palo Alto, CA for 35 years. The award-winning author of 7 books, he has trained therapists, physicians, and policymakers in 35 countries, and has been an invited Master Presenter at ten state CAMFT conferences. Audiences across the U.S., Europe, and Asia call his talks practical, thought-provoking, and entertaining.

      Marty appears frequently in the national media, including The New York Times, National Public Radio, and The Daily Show. He is a qualified forensic expert providing testimony in sexuality in state, federal, and international courts. Marty recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education.

      Dan Savage says Marty’s work “makes me feel sane;” Esther Perel says Marty’s work “liberates, provokes, and illuminates the way to change;” and Psychology Today says “to improve your sex life, just read Klein’s books.”

      Marty’s popular blog is

      Zoom Webinar


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

      • Disability AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email
      • Refunds$10 cancellation fee for refunds requested up to 30 days before the event.  No refunds are given beginning 29 days prior to the event. 
      • CE CertificateYou must attend both days, stay for the entire workshop each day, complete a test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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    sSAVE the DATE!


    Couples Therapy in the Age of Covid-19

        Presented by       

    Dr. Marty Klein, PhD

    • 6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and LRPs
    • Fri., 10/2 and Sat. 10/3
    • Register here.

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