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    • 12/07/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

    No matter your career track as a clinician, you will face difficult moments and conversations that aren't covered in grad school, and that are influenced by your own experiences. Participants will learn what happens when death occurs, how to prepare a client and their family, the multiple facets of grief, and practice words and techniques to use (and not to) when facing a dying client and their family. You will leave with knowledge about creating a practical treatment plan, and an approach to grief that is about recover and making grief a learning and growth opportunity.

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

    1. Identify barriers to providing best practice services for dying clients resulting from your own experiences, and learn and practice new words and techniques.

    2. Increase knowledge of the impact grief can have, and how to create a treatment plan that's realistic for terminally ill clients and their family. 

    3. Learn new skills to meet the specific, realistic goals necessary to cope with family dynamics, micro and macro issues, and the dying process centered on the client's needs, and supporting the family.

    4. Become more aware of the need for self-care when working in this area, and conceptualize your own rituals to use to acknowledge a client's death. 

    About our speaker

    Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, is the CEO and Clinical Director of Central Counseling Services in Riverside. She is a certified Grief Recovery Facilitator, and specializes in grief and loss, dementia, trauma, and adoption issues. She has more than a decade of experience with hospice and trains therapists and social workers in areas that include correctly treating childhood trauma, grief and loss, and dementia care. She holds a BA from UC Riverside, and her MSW from the University of South Florida. Jill is the creator of Your Path Through Grief, which is a year-long, comprehensive grief support program, and the author of the soon to be published books “Don’t Grieve like that! How to grieve your way from a rebellious widow” and the children’s book “Someone is sick- how do I say goodbye?” She is a member of the Purple Cities coalition in Riverside and facilitates a dementia support group monthly.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

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

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

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

    • 01/04/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Come have breakfast and enjoy RECAMFT's 45th Annual Members Meeting!  

    • When: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
    • Time: 9:30 - 11 AM (precedes our usual monthly speaker meeting)
    • Live music
    • Hot breakfast
    • Gifts for all attendees
    • Awards
    • Presentation of 2019 Board
    • Don't miss the fun!
    Our regular monthly speaker immediately follows this event starting at 11:00 am. Click here to register for our January speaker.  



    • 01/04/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Rick Grant-Coons, PsyD

    With a suicide death every 12.8 minutes and over a million attempts in the United States every year, suicide impacts every community. This is especially true for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities. Today, more research has shown elevated risk factors specific to these communities due to heterosexist and  transphobic abuse that exists in society. 

    LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that is based on the understanding that LGBTQ people are not just tolerated or accepted but instead celebrated for their value in any culture. This perspective is essential for effective therapy since it challenges many years of hostility inflicted by the dominate culture. Mental health clinicians trained in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy and Suicide Prevention can improve their effectiveness for helping LGBTQ clients increase protective factors and resilience while decreasing risk of suicide attempts and death.

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

    1. Understand the risk factors and warning signs for suicide that are specific to the LGBTQ+ communities.

    2. Be able to identify LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy interventions effective in reducing suicide risk. 

    3. Understand how to link LGBTQ+ clients to appropriate resources in the community. 

    About our speaker

    Dr. Grant-Coons first received his master’s in clinical psychology (MA) from Antioch University in Los Angeles and specialized in LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy. He then went on to complete his doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles with an emphasis in multi-cultural and community psychology.

    Dr. Grant-Coons has been a psychotherapist since 2006 working mostly with marginalized communities. He trained at several community agencies including AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles LGBT Center, South Central Training Consortium, and the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital-High Risk Youth Program. He has also been in private practice since 2009 providing individual, couple’s, family and group psychotherapy.

    Before relocating to Sacramento, Dr. Grant-Coons was the Lead Clinical Supervisor at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services-Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles developing and facilitating support groups for Suicide Attempt Survivors and providing suicide prevention trainings all across the United States and Canada. Currently, Dr. Grant-Coons has his psychotherapy private practice, Empowered Living Therapy, in Midtown Sacramento and is on the board of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association as the Diversity Chair.


    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

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

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

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

    • 01/25/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, CA
    Register

      

      2019 LAW & ETHICS 

      

     "The Psychotherapist as Creator of Outcomes" 

     Presented by: 

     David Jensen, JD 

     CAMFT Staff Attorney


    Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Furth Center, Windsor, CA - map

    6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs

    Lunch/snacks included!


    Those who have attended David Jensen’s  workshops in past years have been unanimous in praise of his thoroughness in exploring our complex legal and ethical considerations, while entertaining us with his humor and anecdotal material.  


    Course Description         


    Whether they realize it or not, psychotherapists are creators of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In this workshop, Dave Jensen, JD will instruct attendees on the ten principles that can be applied to help psychotherapists create legal and ethical outcomes, not illegal or unethical ones. This workshop will also spend a significant amount of time reviewing laws and cases concerning patients who are dangerous to third parties, and it will review in detail an actual BBS administrative law proceeding.


    There will be time for networking during the sign-in and the lunch break. Feel free to bring business cards and information about your therapy practice.

    Learning Objectives 


    This workshop is designed to help you:


    1. Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and confidently.

    2. Recognize three differences between the duty to warn, the duty to protect, and the duty to report.

    3. Describe three aspects of a clinician’s credibility as a psychotherapist.

    4. List four hallmarks of thorough Tarasoff evaluation.


    This workshop satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement of six (6) continuing education units mandated by the BBS for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and LEPs for each license renewal cycle. Participants will be updated on changes in the law that 

    affect professional practice.

    RECAMFT CE Provider #57173

    6 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs
    Lunch is included.

    Location 
    Mary Agatha Furth Center

    8400 Old Redwood Highway,

    Windsor, CA 95492

    Map here.

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    RECAMFT is very grateful to this year's sponsors who will have tables at this event. We welcome and thank Ashly Thompson (ph. 415-688-0240) and Treatment Placement Specialists for being our Grand Sponsor again this year.


    Grand Sponsor ($2500)



    Many thanks to Paradigm San Francisco: Teen Treatment Center for claiming our Platinum Sponsorship ($1500)!


    Platinum Sponsor ($1500)



    Once again, Simple Practice has joined our community as our Gold Sponsor ($1000) - thanks so much! 


    Gold Sponsors ($1000)




    To learn more about becoming a RECAMFT Community Sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page, and RECAMFT Salutes. Sponsors help RECAMFT carry out our valuable wildfire recovery efforts. We love our sponsor partners!


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    Disability AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CE CertificateYou must stay for the entire meeting, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who signed in AND out of the event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print your CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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

    • 02/01/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Ivy Griffin, LMFT

    How familiar are you with the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), more commonly known as being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Do you wonder if this is related to the Autism Spectrum? Did you know that as many as 50% of your clients may be HSPs?

    The term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) was first coined by Elaine Aron as she delved into her research around the characteristics associated with this personality trait. Being an HSP is not a disorder. Instead, it is a personality trait, which can be very healing when people are able recognize, understand and work with their sensitivity, rather than spending their efforts fighting against it. This workshop will explain what it means to be an HSP, explore possible overlapping mental health concerns and identify treatment considerations and interventions for folks with this trait, who are also a large percentage of clients who seek therapy.

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

    1. Identify the characteristics of a personality trait termed Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), or more commonly known as being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

    2. Understand differential diagnoses for mental health conditions that may co-occur or mimic some characteristics of being highly sensitive.

    3. Recognize treatment tools and considerations for working with HSPs who may comprise as much as 50% of a therapist's caseload.  

    About our speaker

    Ivy Griffin is an LMFT, Clinical Supervisor, Director and Founder of Thrive Therapy & Counseling in Sacramento, CA. Ivy began her own private psychotherapy practice in 2012 and has since grown into a group practice of 6 therapists. Ivy also has 6 years of experience as a trainer at UC Davis where she facilitated workshops on harassment, bias, discrimination and sexual violence prevention. Ivy is a Highly Sensitive Person herself and is passionate about helping others understand, work with and value this personality trait. To that end, Ivy has obtained advanced training in the highly sensitive trait and specializes in working with HSP clients individually and in group therapy. Additionally, Ivy specializes in providing psychotherapy to adolescents and young adults.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

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

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

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


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


    Presented By: Joe Petzel, LMFT

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

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

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

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

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

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

    About our speaker

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

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

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

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

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


    • 05/03/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


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

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

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

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

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

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

    About our speakers

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

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

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

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

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

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

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

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

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


    • 06/07/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Sylvia Israel, LMFT

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

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

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

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

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

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

    About our speaker

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

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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

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

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

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

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


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

We are grateful to Simple Practice for being a Gold Sponsor at this year's Law & Ethics! Simple Practice is practice management made simple for working professional therapists, psychologists, social workers and counselors.



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