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

    • 12/06/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    By: Andy Wallace, PhD, Chair, SSU Philosophy Department. 

    A common mistake that many health care practitioners make is assuming that compassion causes burnout. ‘Compassion fatigue’ is the colloquial expression for this mistake. In fact, ‘compassion fatigue’ is a misnomer for empathic distress, which refers to the over-identification with the suffering of others. A powerful antidote for empathic distress is the cultivation of compassion. More compassion, not less, is the answer. Research on compassion indicates that compassion is an activating, energizing, and uplifting state of mind. The more one develops one’s own innate compassion response the more one is capable of holding the pain of others without losing emotional balance or becoming disabled by it.

    Part of becoming more compassionate includes becoming more compassionate towards oneself. Self-compassion refers to unconditional loving-kindness from the self for the self. We need to distinguish self-compassion from self-esteem, which refers to conditional self-acceptance. Compassion for self and others is an innate disposition that persons can cultivate intentionally. Cultivating compassion provides a means for health care practitioners to remain engaged and vital in their work of service for others.

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

    1. Understand the difference between empathic distress and compassion.

    2. Understand current research on the health benefits of compassion.

    3. Learn practices for cultivating compassion responses.

    About our speaker

    Dr. Andy Wallace earned his PhD in moral philosophy from University of California, San Diego. He is a full professor and chair of the philosophy department at Sonoma State University, where he has taught since 1998. He is a Stanford Certified Compassion Cultivation Training Teacher and teaches at the Compassion Institute in Petaluma, CA. 

    Dr. Wallace's research focuses on compassion, especially the ontogenetic developmental mechanisms that help to explain why becoming more compassionate produces such remarkable health benefits for the compassionate individual. He is also am interested in the ethical implications of compassion: how best to understand the role that compassion plays in moral experience. Current empirical research on compassion suggests that it can represent a powerful antidote to burnout in the helping professions.

    An international speaker, he will present current research on the energizing or activating nature of compassion and offer participants practices to cultivate their own compassion responses.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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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. 
    • 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.
    • 12/13/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here


    • 01/03/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    Come have breakfast and enjoy RECAMFT's 46th Annual Members Meeting and Brunch!  

    • When: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
    • Time: 9:30 - 11 AM (precedes our usual monthly speaker meeting)
    • Live music 
    • Hot breakfast
    • Gifts for all attendees
    • Awards
    • Presentation of 2020 Board
    • Don't miss the fun!
    • Register here for both this, and the January speaker. 
    Our regular monthly speaker immediately follows this event starting at 11:00 am. Click here to register for our January speaker.  



    • 01/03/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    By: Jane Kennedy, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, MN, MPH

    Integrative and Functional Medicine has for decades used the principle of finding the underlying cause of imbalance in the whole person system and treating with modalities that cause the least side effects to return the patient to optimal balance. By using this approach, we can successfully evaluate changes in psychological health through the life cycle and determine if underlying hormonal imbalances of various types or dysfunctional states of metabolism, can be the the cause.

    These include sex hormones, thyroid and adrenal hormones, insulin and glucose control, and neurotransmitters along with other hormones, for women and men at at any age. By promoting optimal life style choices, supplementation and bio-identical hormone replenishment when appropriate, we can offer approaches which have low risks of side effects.

    The journey with patients to regain lost balance can be one filled with deep satisfaction as they reclaim their lives with a new sense of optimal health and well-being physiologically and psychologically.

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

    1. Identify points of physiologic hormonal changes in the life cycle when psychological changes are likely to occur for women and men.

    2. List 3 major hormonal systems causing psychological symptoms and 2 of the most common with each system.

    3. List 3 physiologic features patients demonstrate of hormonal or metabolic imbalance.

    About our speaker

    Jane Kennedy, CFNP, MN, MPH has concentrated her Santa Rosa clinical practice over the past 18 years on helping women and men regain their health and vitality after experiencing hormonal imbalance and decline. Her extensive training and experience with experts in the field of Integrative and Functional Medicine have made her into a leading hormonal health practitioner. Trained as a Nurse Practitioner at UCLA, Jane has been in clinical practice for over 40 years in Family Practice, Women's Health, and Dermatology. With an additional Master's Degree in Public Health, she has always focused on disease prevention and embraces a mind-body-spirit model of health.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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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. 
    • 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.


    • 01/10/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here


    • 01/31/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, CA
    Register

      

    2020 Law & Ethics 

    "Staying on the Good Side of the BBS"

    Presented by: 

     David Jensen, JD 

    Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, 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         


    In this workshop, David Jensen, J.D., will give attendees an overview of the licensing board process and educate licensees and associates about the statutory powers that the BBS holds. Jensen will use real world examples to demonstrate common missteps and clarify expectations of the Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the complaint mechanism process for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    2. Discuss the 25 ways that licensees and associates can get into trouble with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
    3. Explain the differences between a Citation and an Accusation/Statement of Issues.
    4. Identify the "things" licensees and associates can do to stay on the good side of the BBS.
    References include: California Business and Professions Code Section 4982 and actual BBS Accusations, Citations, and Decisions.


    Cost

    Early registration for CAMFT members starts at

    • $26 for AMFTs, APCCs and
    • $89 for Licensed CAMFT members
    • Register here now to get the best price! 

    About David Jensen

    Dave Jensen was a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Tustin, California. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Dave passed the California bar examination in February 1999, and he did it on his first try! Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consulted with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he was a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine.  Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, and his popular What Does the Law Expect of Me? series, which includes Parts I, II, III, and IV, have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations. He currently works for Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP law firm. He can be reached at 949.261.2872.


    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 CPH for once again partnering with us! Check out our sponsorship levels and opportunities here


    CPH - Sweet Bay Sponsor ($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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    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 30+ days before our events.  No refunds are given beginning 29 days prior to any event. . 
    • 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.
    • 02/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    By: John Schempf, LMFT, Active Duty US Coast Guard.

    What kind of person decides to join the military for low pay, arduous duty, separation from loved ones and inherent danger from life threats? What kind of person decides that marrying a military person is a good idea? Separation from and loss of loved ones, frequent moving, and a new job are standard operating procedure for military members and their families, often with young children, on an annual basis.

    Furthermore, the military presents a cornucopia of diversity issues including hyper-masculinity (sometimes called "toxic masculinity"), locker room mentality, sexual assault, power and control, homophobia and transphobia. As an active duty member of the US Coast Guard, specializing in domestic violence issues in families, marriage and family therapist, John Schempf, will be able to provide an intimate look on the unique problems encountered when working with families who have a member serving in our military.

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

    1. Have a working knowledge of military family life challenges and its effect on relationships.

    2. Have knowledge of military resources and the challenges involved in accessing resources.

    3. Discuss approaches to providing counseling therapy to military and their families.

    About our speaker

    John W. Schempf, LMFT is employed by the US Coast Guard Health Safety and Work-Life Division as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Family Advocacy Specialist (FAS), and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC). He specializes in sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and suicide. John received his Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling MFT Track from the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center in 2010.

    As an Active Duty member of the US Coast Guard, John provides drug and alcohol counseling, develops and implements substance abuse prevention programs, and provides case management for the US Coast Guard. Additionally, he provides training, education and counseling for active duty US Coast Guard young men and women, as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Federal Law Enforcement Officer and subject matter expert instructor/trainer and course developer in both emergency medicine and law enforcement as well as engaging in numerous search and rescue and law enforcement cases. John works with Hope Counseling Petaluma to provide low-fee counseling for Sonoma County residents.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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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. 
    • 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.


    • 02/14/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here



    • 03/06/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    By: Christina Ingenito, LCSW and Jim Matto-Shepard, PhD.

    Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy consistently shows remarkable and dramatic results from the serious psychological distresses of treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, and end-of-life existential angst. Clients and clinical trial participants describe these experiences as one of the most spiritual of their lives. Increased compassion and empathy have also been consistently reported. Many voices of vision recognize these treatments as the most significant advancements in psychiatry and psychology in decades.

    Our speakers will provide an embodied experience of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy by sharing Christina’s personal experience as a participant in an MDMA research study, thus grounding the presentation in the palpable reality of the potent, healing effects of this treatment. Discussion will include currently available psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy treatments; highlight the importance of “set and setting;” and share what’s coming soon through the FDA MDMA Expanded Access program. They will also talk about their work as founders of the first psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy clinic in Sonoma County - the Northern California Center for Integrative Psychotherapy in Petaluma.

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

    1. Have a basic understanding of the protocol and effectiveness of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), and understand the differences between KAP, ketamine infusions, and the new esketamine medication by Johnson & Johnson.

    2. Understand the protocol of FDA-approved clinical trials utilizing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, and have a clear understanding of the consistent and dramatic results of these trials. Understand what will be available through the FDA MDMA Expanded Access program coming in late 2019.

    3. Understand the importance of “set and setting” in the psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy model and the non-directive clinical approach to the work.

    About our speakers

    Christina Ingenito, LCSW is a transpersonal and somatic psychotherapist with a private practice in Petaluma. She has been an LCSW since 1986, has done hospice work for over 25 years; and she facilitates a restorative justice group for men serving life in prison at San Quentin. She works at the intersection of mystery, social justice, and empowerment.

    Jim Matto-Shepard, PhD is a licensed psychologist with specializations in somatic, couples and group psychotherapy. He was licensed in 1997. He is also a certified conscious dance (Soul Motion) teacher. Jim is passionate about authenticity in relationship and has been immersed in ritual and meditation since 1978.

    Both Christina and Jim are certified in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and are recent graduates of the CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research Program. Along with two colleagues, they have founded and opened the first psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy clinic in Sonoma County — the Northern California Center for Integrative Psychotherapy in Petaluma.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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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. 
    • 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.


    • 03/13/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here


    • 03/20/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    Chaired By: Reyna Seminara, LMFT, Ethics Roundtable Chair

    Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? 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. No food/drink is allowed in the living room - sorry. 

    • Where: Odd Fellows Hall, Conference/living room (very cozy)
    • Address: 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    • When: Fri., March. 20, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    • Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

    About our committee chair

    Reyna 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.



    • 04/03/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    • 180
    Register

      

    A special 4 CE presentation... 

    "The Changing World of Insurance: What EVERY Therapist Should Know"

    Presented by Noted Author and Insurance Expert: 

     Barbara Griswold, LMFT 



    • Friday, Apr. 3, 2020, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm. 
    • Arrive promptly by 9:30 am, sign in, pick up your lunch, and get seated from 9:30 - 9:45. Open the noisy packaging in your lunch. 
    • Presentation starts promptly at 9:45 am. There will be one 15 min. break from 11:45 to 12:00. You can eat quietly at any point during the presentation. 
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    • 4 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs.
    • Lunch included! Vegetarian options available. You may bring your own foods if you prefer. 
    • Coffee and tea will be served. Please bring your own water bottle or other beverages. 
    • IMPORTANT - use the SRJC Parking Garage, $4/day, instructions below.

    Course Description         

    In this entertaining presentation, we'll cover what you need to know about working with a client’s insurance, including what out-of-network providers should know, since what you don't know can hurt you (did you know that just giving clients a statement to submit to their plan opens the door for review of your treatment and records?).


    We will discuss three ways to keep new clients even when you aren’t on their insurance plan. You will learn about recent changes in the insurance industry that can affect all of our practices. The pros and cons of joining plans will be identified, with tips presented on how to get in the door at “full” plans, and you'll learn about new opportunities for LMFTs (ex. Medi-Cal, Kaiser).


    Do you know the 13 essential questions you should ask when checking coverage? Or how to identify the biggest (and most costly) mistake therapists make when dealing with insurance? In addition to these important answers, you'll be taught how to speak the language of “medical necessity” in order to advocate on your client's behalf to get more treatment approved. If time allows, we will discuss billing for telehealth and extended sessions.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify 2 therapist insurance participation options and identify key differences between network providers and out-of-network providers.
    2. Identify 2 myths that are commonly held by providers about working with insurance.
    3. Identify 13 Essential Questions to ask when checking insurance coverage, in order to avoid later treatment disruption or claim denials.
    4. Have a general understanding of “medical necessity", and what plans look for when they review treatment, in order to help advocate for clients.

    Cost

    Early registration for CAMFT chapter members starts at

    • $7.50 for students, AMFTs, APCCs, and ACSWs 
    • $15 for Licensed CAMFT chapter members
    • $55 for non-members (why not join RECAMFT today and get the discount?)
    • Register here now to get the best price! 


    About Author and Insurance Expert Barbara Griswold

    Barbara Griswold, LMFT is author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should, now in its 7th edition. Barbara has 28 years of experience as a network provider for more than 20 insurance and EAP plans. In addition to her full-time private practice in San Jose, she provides consultations about insurance, progress notes, practice building, and difficult cases to therapists nationwide. She has been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines. Barbara previously served as an Orals Examiner for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and on the CAMFT Board of Directors and State Ethics Committee.


    Location 
    Odd Fellows Hall

    545 Pacific Ave.

    Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    Map here.


    Parking - VERY IMPORTANT!  

    Parking is available in the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Parking Garage on Mendocino Ave. at Pacific Ave, a short walk from Odd Fellows Hall for $4/day. Parking around the building is limited to 1-2 hours, and will require you to move your car. Please use the SRJC Parking Garage, and walk one block to the facility. Don't risk a parking ticket.  


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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. RECAMFT is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider - #57173.

    • Disability AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.
    • Refunds$10 cancellation fee for refunds requested 30+ days before our events.  No refunds are given beginning 29 days prior to any event. . 
    • 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 4 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. RECAMFT is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider #57173.
    • GrievancesDirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.
    • 04/10/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here


    • 05/01/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    By: Kristine Jensen, LCSW

    The current epidemic of unrecognized and untreated toxic shame threatens the success of our work as therapists. Shame is not just an element of abuse. In this presentation, we will learn about the complex nature of this syndrome—its origins, and the various forms it takes that look nothing like how we generally think of shame. We will see that shame is often at the core of atypical depression, anxiety, OCD, pathological narcissism, domestic violence, attachment disorders and various Axis II diagnoses. We will see how shame can begin as early as the mother-child relationship, how shame disguises itself in four major behavioral patterns, and what specific relational elements of the treatment relationship are essential in the healing balm. Clinicians will leave this workshop with practical tools and insights that we can use Monday morning.
    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. List four primary behavioral patterns that people use to defend against shame: the Compass of Shame.

    2. Explain how shame becomes toxic and remains toxic.

    3. Name the two keys to healing in the therapeutic relationship.

    About our speaker

    Kristine Jensen, LCSW has practiced individual and couples therapy for over four decades. For fifteen years she specialized in DID treatment, consultation and workshops. In 2010, Kristine closed her practice and worked with active military in Germany and Japan for two years. Having relocated to Monterey, she now has a part-time practice and is the president of the Monterey Chapter. Kristine has advanced training with John Gottman, Susan Johnson, and has for the past three years studied and read extensively on shame. She is in the process of writing a book on shame for the layperson.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

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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. 
    • 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.


    • 05/08/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here


    • 06/05/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register

    By: Orit Weksler, LMFT

    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 - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    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.

    About our speaker

    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 comleted in 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.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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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. 
    • 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.

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


    • 06/12/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
    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.

    The Board meeting is at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. (just off Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa. The meeting is in a conference room near the entrance, and is accessible. 

    Map here


SAVE the DATE! 1/31/20


2020 Law & Ethics

    Presented by       David Jensen, JD

  • 6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and LRPs
  • Fri., Jan 31, 2020
  • Furth Center, Windsor
  • Lunch/snacks included
  • Register here.


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