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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 June 30, 2021. 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.


Sincerely,

RECAMFT Board of Directors

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Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

    • 12/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom Meetings
    Register

    Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the SECOND Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am.  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

    This meeting is now held via Zoom. 

    To join us register here! Registration is required.

    The zoom link to this event will be e-mailed to the address you registered with by the Chapter President prior to the event. 


    • 01/08/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Registration is closed


    "Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy the Works!"

    Presented by: 

     Lisa Larson, LMFT 


    • Friday, January 8, 2021
    • 10:30 am - 1:45 pm
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 3 CEUs


    Course Description         

    "Brainspotting" is a powerful, brain-based trauma therapy that accesses the deepest regions of the brain where clients store their traumatic experiences and survival terror. This access to the limbic system and brainstem allows deep transformation to occur. It works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, dissociation, terror, flashbacks, panic, and other challenging symptoms. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma, which include chronic anxiety, insomnia, and numbing, are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy. This is because the brain becomes overwhelmed and is unable to process verbal information about the traumatic events.

    "Brainspotting" was voted the most effective trauma treatment by the parents and survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre after a five-year study by the Sandy Hook Foundation comparing over 25 therapeutic modalities. The parents rated it first in its effectiveness in treating the traumatic loss of their young children.

    This presentation teaches participants to metrically measure the efficacy of each session with their clients so it is very clear if the client is benefiting from the treatment. It also will help the attendees stay abreast of the most recent brain-based breakthroughs in treating clients with PTSD. This presentation underscores principles of complete non-judgment and compassion for each and every client. It also encourages the therapist to follow the client, rather than lead.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the core components of Brainspotting including how to apply Brainspotting to Trauma, Dissociation, Anxiety, Performance Anxiety, Somatic Conditions, Addiction and Self Loathing.

    2. Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.

    3. Understand how this powerful modality can integrate into your current practice and increase your effectiveness with this challenging population.

    Registration

    RSVP here.
    *Please note that once you have RSVP'd 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 Larson, LMFT

        Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past twenty years. Lisa is an expert in trauma therapy. She was certified in EMDR therapy and is a Certified Brainspotting Therapist, Consultant, and Trainer on the West Coast.


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


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        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 therapy@recamft.org.
        • 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. 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 CertificateYou 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
        • Grievancesdirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.
        • 01/15/2021
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
        • Zoom Meetings
        Register

        Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the SECOND Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am.  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

        This meeting is now held via Zoom. 

        To join us register here! Registration is required.

        The zoom link to this event will be e-mailed to the address you registered with by the Chapter President prior to the event. 



        • 02/06/2021
        • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM (PST)
        • Zoom Webinar
        Registration is closed


        "Porn and Relationships: Taking a Sex-Positive Approach"

        Presented by: 

        Diane Gleim, LMFT, CST 


        • Saturday, February 6, 2021
        • 10:30 am - 1:45 pm
        • Zoom Webinar
        • 3 CEUs


        Course Description         

        In the 21st century, pornography has become the lightning rod where sexuality, technology, and morality all collide. As a result, it is a confusing subject for most, including the mental health profession. As therapists we live in the same sexually illiterate, sexually oppressive, and sex-negative society as our clients and we too can be harmed by overt and covert cultural messaging about any and all topics related to sex.

        In addition, our profession marginalizes sex: there is and has been a profound erotophobia across the field for generations. Furthermore, it has been difficult for our profession to see the role morality plays in our understanding and treatment of human sexuality issues. Current research shows that therapist training in sexuality is often limited in scope and depth and this directly impacts a clinician’s comfort and competence in working with any sexual issue. Without critical thinking and additional, specialized training, therapists can default to sex-negative and traditional gendered stereotypes about sex. This of course includes ideas about pornography. The thoughtful therapist is aware of this but may not know what else to think, where to turn for more information, or how else to treat pornography issues.

        In this 1.5 hour training, attendees will get a primer on porn literacy - a new way to conceptualize and relate to pornography without pathologizing or shaming. Recent research about pornography viewers and a client-centered perspective on pornography will be also presented. Attendees may find their previous assumptions challenged and their biases identified. Finally, attendees will learn some tools for their sex-positive toolkit to help both individuals and couples where pornography is causing conflict.

        Learning Objectives

        1. Compare the different elements regarding what pornography is, is not, can be, and is ambiguous about.

        2. Identify four factors that make a client vulnerable to pornography issues.

        3. Apply two interventions to help clients with pornography issues.

        Registration

        RSVP here.
        *Please note that once you have RSVP'd 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 Diane Gleim, LMFT, CST

            Diane Gleim is an experienced and sex-positive Licensed

            Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex

            Therapist practicing in Santa Rosa, California. As the first Certified Sex Therapist in Sonoma County, Diane’s clients include everyone with a sexual concern: individuals and couples ages 18-80, and the LGBTQ+, kinky, and poly populations. She treats the many diverse issues related to sexual identity, sexual expression, sexual behavior, and sexual relationships.


            In addition to her private practice, Diane’s work also includes speaking at mental health and medical organizations on a variety of topics related to sex and therapy, providing consultations to therapists on their challenging sexuality-related cases, being a CAMFT-approved CE provider, writing the blog "Underneath the Sheets" on Psychology Today’s website, and she is currently in training to be a Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor. She has been voted Sonoma County’s Best Sex Therapist by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian three times.

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


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            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 therapy@recamft.org.
            • 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. 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 CertificateYou 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
            • Grievancesdirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.
            • 03/05/2021
            • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM (PST)
            • Zoom Webinar
            Registration is closed


            "Providing Effective Therapy to Clients with Autism"

            Presented by: 

            Haleigh Scott, PhD


            • Friday, March 5, 2021
            • 10:30 am - 1:45 pm
            • Zoom Webinar
            • 3 CEUs


            Course Description         

            Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that has gained increased attention over the past few decades, largely due to the rapid increase in cases. According the latest CDC numbers, 1 in 54 children has an ASD diagnosis. This is a lot of children and adults that need services! While many people think that people with ASD only need disability specific care, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), nothing could be further from the truth. Children and adults with ASD have high rates of co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

            Unfortunately, people with ASD face barriers in accessing the mental health care that they need for these conditions. While there are many complex reasons that people with ASD struggle to obtain needed care, one component of this problem is that mental health care providers often feel they are not qualified to treat these clients. In this presentation participants will learn about ASD, debunk common myths about people with ASD and therapy, and begin to build the confidence and competence to provide essential mental health care to this population.

            Learning Objectives

            1. Evaluate current practices and beliefs surrounding providing treatment to people with autism.

            2. Understand the important role of community mental health providers in supporting people with autism.

            3. Create a plan for building institutional or personal capacity to provide mental health treatment for people with autism.

            Registration

            RSVP here.
            *Please note that once you have RSVP'd 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 Haleigh Scott, PhD

                Haleigh Scott, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in assessment and treatment of people with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health disorders. Haleigh is currently Assistant Professor at California Northstate University and owner of a small private practice. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Psychology and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the UC Davis MIND Institute.

                Dr. Scott started Ascend Diagnostic and Support Services to provide services for disabled children and their families throughout their lives. 

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


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                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 therapy@recamft.org.
                • 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. 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 CertificateYou 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
                • Grievancesdirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.
                • 04/02/2021
                • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
                • Zoom Webinar

                "Winnocott Goes Viral:

                A Look at Early Relationships Through Viral Videos"

                Presented by: 

                Orit Weksler, LMFT

                • Friday, April 2, 2021
                • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
                • Zoom Webinar
                • 2 CEUs

                Course Description         

                What makes our early experiences meaningful and useful? What helps us know ourselves and make sense of the world? Using viral videos from the early days of YouTube, we will attempt to answer these questions using Winnicott’s ideas about “The Full Experience”; “Personal Gestures”; “A Holding Environment” and Transitional Space”. We will think about attachment, metallization, play and discuss ideas about rhythm, knowledge and the importance of pausing in an interactive and fun training.

                Learning Objectives 

                1. Know about Winnicott's concepts of "The full experience", "Transitional space", "Holding environment".

                2. Understand the relationship between "rhythm", "knowledge" and "pause" in creating a transitional space that allows for growth and creativity.

                3. Experience a "holding environment" in the presentation itself and reflect on how to use this experience in their clinical work.


                Registration

                RSVP here.
                *Please note that once you have RSVP'd 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 Orit Weksler, LMFT

                Born and raised in Jerusalem, Orit Weksler, LMFT studied Expressive Arts Therapy following her work in theater, spoken word and alternative education. Upon emigrating to the US in 2002 she completed her MFT license requirements in CA and opened her private practice in Berkeley in 2008 where she sees adults, teens and children.

                Orit's interest in early development has brought her to the study of psychoanalytic theory, attachment, EMDR, IFS and more. She is passionate about attempting to translate different theoretical models into practice in a way that would make sense to a diverse audience. She has developed this presentation as a way to connect with teachers, parents and clinicians from different backgrounds. Her specialties include working with children and adults on the autism spectrum, giftedness, adoption, creativity and mental illness.

                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 AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.
                • 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. 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 CertificateYou 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
                • Grievancesdirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

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