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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 Sept. 1, 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

Read RECAMFT's Diversity Statement for Presenters here.
RECAMFT Members - VERY IMPORTANT - you must use the same email you joined with when signing up for events.
Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

    • 06/04/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Evidence Based Treatment Strategies That Work!"

    Presented by: 

    Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW

    Friday, June 4, 2021

    10:30 am - 1:45 pm
    Zoom Webinar
    3 CEs

    Course Description         

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a commonly misunderstood diagnosis that many therapists are fearful to work with. Hearing that your client is distressed by thoughts of harming themselves or others, or fears of hurting children, can cause therapists to wonder if they should take action for safety. The key discernment in treating OCD is understanding that these thoughts are unwanted and intrusive and that the client with OCD will not act out on them. Knowing how to address thoughts like these is important for successful treatment. This presentation will describe the differences in OCD thoughts versus actual harm thoughts and learn how to communicate treatment to a client as well as execute a treatment plan. 

    OCD is the most common anxiety disorder and one that requires very specialized treatment. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is an evidence-based treatment modality that has been scientifically proven to demonstrate a reduction of symptoms through the process of desensitization to the fears. This presentation will outline the various ways in which OCD can manifest, the differences in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and ERP, the principles of ERP, and how to execute a hierarchy and treatment.  Above image taken from this YouTube video. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will be able to identify common themes of obsessions consistent with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 

    2. Participants will be able to differentiate between the use of cognitive behavior therapy and exposure and response prevention.

    3. Participants will be able to explain the biological cycle of anxiety and how it related to a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 

    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 Dr. Robin Zasio

        Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW is a specialist in treating OCD and anxiety disorders utilizing CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention techniques. She developed The Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento, Roseville, and El Dorado Hills. Dr. Zasio serves on the Scientific Advisory Board, Clinical Advisory Board, and Speakers Bureau for the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, and is also faculty for their Behavioral Training Institute. She is the author of The Hoarder In You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life. Dr. Zasio is a featured doctor on the A&E hit series "Hoarders" and host of "My Extreme Animal Phobia" on Animal Planet.  Above image of Dr. Zasio by Animal Planet found here

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

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

        • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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

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

        • 06/11/2021
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
        • Zoooooom!
        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 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. 


        • 06/11/2021
        • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom Virtual Meeting
        Register


        Calling all fiber artists, painters,

        crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!



        Bring your work in progress to

        RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


        • Friday, June 11, 2021
        • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
        • Zoom Meeting

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

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

        REGISTER HERE

        CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.


        How to join a Zoom webinar?

        1. You will need an internet-connected computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone

        2. You will need the link to enter the webinar

        3. You will need the meeting ID and password

        If this is your first Zoom webinar, you may be prompted to download the software to run the webinar. We recommend you download the software at least a day in advance.

        We highly recommend that if you are new to Zoom, at least a day before the webinar, try clicking on your webinar link as if you wanted to enter the webinar. What you should see is a page that reads: "Waiting for the host to start this webinar" as well as the title of the webinar. If you are unable to access this page or do not see this information on the page, please contact Administrative Assistant, Joe Ward at (707) 953-0074 or therapy@recamft.org

        Please check your microphone and speaker settings before the event.

        -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        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. No CEs are offered for this event. 

        • 06/19/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom Meeting
        Register


        Join Our Pre-Licensed Members in This Monthly Networking Group!


        The Pre-Licenced Collaborative next meets:

        June 19th, 2021
        10:00 Am - 12:00 PM
        Zoom Meetings


        Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together across the distance.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on prelicensed peer support. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


        Your hosts

        Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


        Register online for the next event: Here

        Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
        • Register for each event separately
        • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
        • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

        Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

        Share this event link with others.
        Event coordinators can be reached at recamftPreLicensed@gmail.com


        Upcoming 2021 Dates

        Jun 19, 2021 

        Sep 18, 2021 

        Oct 16, 2021 

        Nov 20, 2021 

        Dec 18, 2021 


        Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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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.

        • 06/25/2021
        • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom Webinar
        Register

          

        CAMFT

        presents

        2021 Law & Ethics 
        Summer Series A


                   "Solving the Subpoena             Puzzle: The Art of Testifying"

                                 

                                                  Presented by: 

                            Kristin Roscoe, Esq 


                                                                                     and

                       "Recordkeeping"            

                                   

                                                   Presented by: 

                    Luke Matthew Martin, Esq 

                                                       





        When: Friday, June 25, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

        Where: Zoom Webinar - Registration required

        CEs: 3 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs


        Register here now to secure your spot!

        Can't make this live event? Register for our recorded option instead.



        Course Descriptions         


        This 3 hour event will have two 90 minute presentations. One on testifying in court cases and one on record keeping. 

        Solving the Subpoena: The Art of Testifying
        9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
        Kristin Roscoe, Esq


        This presentation is intended to provide an overview of subpoenas seeking your testimony and the ins and outs of actually testifying. In this 1 1/2 hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin Roscoe will help you master subpoenas for testimony by reviewing their purpose, how to figure out what is asked of you, what the psychotherapist-patient privilege is, and what it looks like to actually be called to testify. 

        Recordkeeping
        10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
        Luke Matthew Martin, Esq

        Not only is maintaining records a legal and ethical requirement or contractually required by managed care organizations, keeping records can benefit both the client and the therapist. Records keep track of the client’s treatment and progress, can help with care coordination, and may protect the therapist in potential legal, administrative or ethics proceedings. This presentation will review both California and HIPAA requirements on record keeping and answer essential questions such as what should be included in the record, how do I secure the record, how long do the records need to be kept, and who owns what in the event of a dispute.

        Cost

        • $36 for pre-licensed RECAMFT members
        • $45 for Licensed RECAMFT members and members of other CAMFT chapters
        • $54 for non-members
        prices include the cost of CEs

          Continuing Education

          This 3 hour event meets requirements for 3 Law & Ethics CE units for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs. You must attend the entirety of both presentations to qualify. CAMFT will be tracking attendance and RE-CAMFT will be providing CE certificates and evaluations.

          About Kristin Roscoe

          Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to the Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.


          About Luke Matthew Martin

          Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.



          This workshop satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement of three (3) 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

          3 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs



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

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

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

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

          • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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

          • 06/28/2021
          • 9:00 AM (PDT)
          • 07/19/2021
          • 11:59 PM (PDT)
          • Recording
          Register

            

          CAMFT presents

          2021 Law & Ethics 
          Summer Series A

          -Recording-


           Please be aware that this registration is for the RECORDING of the online event. If you prefer to attend the LIVE event, there is a separate registration on our website. The recording will be made available on the Monday after the live event and will stay viewable for 3 weeks. 


                    "Solving the Subpoena:                   The Art of Testifying"       

                                   

                                                    Presented by: 

                               Kristin Roscoe, Esq 


                                                                                       and

                         "Recordkeeping"            

                                     

                                                     Presented by: 

                       Luke Matthew Martin, Esq 

                                                         





          When: Viewing of this recording will be available from Monday, June 28th, to Monday, July 19th

          Where: A link to view the event recording will be e-mailed to you

          CEs: 3 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs


          Prefer to register for the Live event? Click here to be redirected,


          Course Description         


          This 3 hour event will have two 90 minute presentations. One on testifying in court cases and one on record keeping. 

          Solving the Subpoena: The Art of Testifying
          9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
          Kristin Roscoe, Esq

          This presentation is intended to provide an overview of subpoenas seeking your testimony and the ins and outs of actually testifying. In this 1 1/2 hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin Roscoe will help you master subpoenas for testimony by reviewing their purpose, how to figure out what is asked of you, what the psychotherapist-patient privilege is, and what it looks like to actually be called to testify. 

          Recordkeeping
          10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
          Luke Matthew Martin, Esq

          Not only is maintaining records a legal and ethical requirement or contractually required by managed care organizations, keeping records can benefit both the client and the therapist. Records keep track of the client’s treatment and progress, can help with care coordination, and may protect the therapist in potential legal, administrative or ethics proceedings. This presentation will review both California and HIPAA requirements on record keeping and answer essential questions such as what should be included in the record, how do I secure the record, how long do the records need to be kept, and who owns what in the event of a dispute.

          Cost

          • $36 for pre-licensed RECAMFT members
          • $45 for Licensed RECAMFT members and members of other CAMFT chapters
          • $54 for non-members
          prices include the cost of CEs
          Register here now to secure your spot!

            Continuing Education

            This 3 hour event meets requirements for 3 Law & Ethics CE units for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs. You must attend the entirety of both presentations to qualify. CAMFT will be tracking attendance and RE-CAMFT will be providing CE certificates and evaluations.

            About Kristin Roscoe

            Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to the Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.


            About Luke Matthew Martin

            Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.



            This workshop satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement of three (3) 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

            3 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs



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

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

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

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

            • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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

            • 07/23/2021
            • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
            • Zoom Webinar
            Register

              

            CAMFT

            presents

            2021 Law & Ethics 
            Summer Series B





                         "Writing Letters and                   Offering Opinions"

                                     

                                               Presented by: 

                 Michael Griffin, Esq, LCSW 


                                                                                              and

                        "Understanding the                   Fundamentals of                      Minor Consent"    

                                             

                                              Presented by: 

                     Alain Montgomery, Esq 

                                                           



            When: Friday, July 23, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

            Where: Zoom Webinar - Registration required

            CEs: 3 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs


            Course Description         


            This 3 hour event will have two 90 minute presentations. One on giving professional opinions and one on treating minors.

            "Writing Letters and Offering Opinions"
            9:00am - 10:30am
            Mike Griffen, Esq, LCSW

            This 1 ½ hour workshop provides an overview of key issues that are important for therapists to consider when offering their professional opinion, including circumstances where the therapist is asked to write a letter for a client/patient.  The workshop will discuss key legal and ethical issues which apply to this topic, including sections of the Code of Ethics that apply when working with court-involved cases.  Vignettes will be utilized for discussion, as time allows

            "Understanding the Fundamentals of Minor Consent" 
            10:45 am - 12:15 PM
            Alain Montgomery, Esq

            Working with minors requires an understanding of the laws that pertain to minor consent. During this 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery will review who can lawfully consent to a minor’s mental health care treatment in California, the criteria specified in pertinent laws  authorizing minors to consent to their own treatment, and common issues related to the confidentiality of the minor’s healthcare information.

            Cost

            • $36 for pre-licensed RECAMFT members
            • $45 for Licensed RECAMFT members and members of other CAMFT chapters
            • $54 for non-members
            Register here now to secure your spot!

              Continuing Education

              This 3 hour event meets requirements for 3 Law & Ethics CE units for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs. You must attend the entirety of both presentations to qualify. CAMFT will be tracking attendance and RE-CAMFT will be providing CE certificates and evaluations.

              About Michael Griffin

              Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002.  He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Dep’t in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates.  In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California.


              About Alain Montgomery

              Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq., is a member of the State Bar of California.  Alain received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Prior to joining the CAMFT legal department, Alain worked in public interest law as a legal advisor for the Superior Court of California where he helped self-represented parties navigate the complexities of small claims litigation.  As a member of the CAMFT legal department, Alain has served as part of the support staff for the CAMFT Ethics Committee and has represented the Association at various state regulatory board meetings.  After graduating from college and before attending law school, Alain worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.



              This workshop satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement of three (3) 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

              3 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs



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

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

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

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

              • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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

              • 07/26/2021
              • 9:00 AM (PDT)
              • 08/16/2021
              • 11:59 PM (PDT)
              • Recording
              Register

                

              CAMFT presents

              2021 Law & Ethics 
              Summer Series B

              -Recording-


               Please be aware that this registration is for the RECORDING of the online event. If you prefer to attend the LIVE event, there is a separate registration on our website. The recording will be made available on the Monday after the live event and will stay viewable for 3 weeks. 


                         "Writing Letters and                   Offering Opinions"

                                       

                                                 Presented by: 

                    Michael Griffin, Esq, LCSW 


                                                                                                and

                         "Understanding the    

                            Fundamentals of                       Minor Consent"

                                       

                                                Presented by: 

                                                 Alain Montgomery, Esq 

                                                             



              When: Viewing of this recording will be available from Monday, July 26th, 2021 to Monday, August 16th, 2021

              Where: A link to view the event recording will be e-mailed to you

              CEs: 3 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs


              Prefer to attend the Live event? Click here to be redirected.


              Course Description         
              This 3 hour event will have two 90 minute presentations. One on giving professional opinions and one on treating minors.

              "Writing Letters and Offering Opinions"
              9:00am - 10:30am
              Mike Griffen, Esq, LCSW

              This 1 ½ hour workshop provides an overview of key issues that are important for therapists to consider when offering their professional opinion, including circumstances where the therapist is asked to write a letter for a client/patient.  The workshop will discuss key legal and ethical issues which apply to this topic, including sections of the Code of Ethics that apply when working with court-involved cases.  Vignettes will be utilized for discussion, as time allows

              "Understanding the Fundamentals of Minor Consent" 
              10:45 am - 12:15 PM
              Alain Montgomery, Esq

              Working with minors requires an understanding of the laws that pertain to minor consent. During this 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery will review who can lawfully consent to a minor’s mental health care treatment in California, the criteria specified in pertinent laws  authorizing minors to consent to their own treatment, and common issues related to the confidentiality of the minor’s healthcare information.


              Cost

              • $36 for pre-licensed RECAMFT members
              • $45 for Licensed RECAMFT members and members of other CAMFT chapters
              • $54 for non-members

                Continuing Education

                This 3 hour event meets requirements for 3 Law & Ethics CE units for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs. You must view the entire recording, complete an evaluation, and past a post-test.

                About Michael Griffin

                Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002.  He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Dep’t in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates.  In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California.


                About Alain Montgomery

                Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq., is a member of the State Bar of California.  Alain received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Prior to joining the CAMFT legal department, Alain worked in public interest law as a legal advisor for the Superior Court of California where he helped self-represented parties navigate the complexities of small claims litigation.  As a member of the CAMFT legal department, Alain has served as part of the support staff for the CAMFT Ethics Committee and has represented the Association at various state regulatory board meetings.  After graduating from college and before attending law school, Alain worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.



                This workshop satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement of three (3) 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

                3 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs



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

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

                • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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

                • 08/20/2021
                • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
                • Wonderful Zoom!
                Register


                Annual Board Retreat 8/20/21

                The RECAMFT Board of Directors will hold its Annual Board Retreat on Zoom on

                Fri., August 20, 2021

                10 am to 3:00 pm

                All prospective RECAMFT Board members are welcome. Please contact the President, if you are interested, for more details. 

                Please register for this event, and RSVP to RECAMFTPresident@gmail.com.

                • 09/10/2021
                • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
                • Zoooooom!
                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 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. 


                • 09/17/2021
                • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
                • Zoom Meeting
                • 11
                Register

                Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Join us for the Ethics Roundtable.  

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

                • Where: Zoom Meeting
                • When: Fri., Sept. 17, 2021
                • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

                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.

                • 09/18/2021
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
                • Zoom Meeting
                Register


                Join Our Pre-Licensed Members in This Monthly Networking Group!


                The Pre-Licenced Collaborative next meets:

                September 18th, 2021
                10:00 Am - 12:00 PM
                Zoom Meetings


                Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together across the distance.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on prelicensed peer support. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                Your hosts

                Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                Register online for the next event: Here

                Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                • Register for each event separately
                • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

                Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

                Share this event link with others.
                Event coordinators can be reached at recamftPreLicensed@gmail.com


                Upcoming 2021 Dates

                Sep 18, 2021 

                Oct 16, 2021 

                Nov 20, 2021 

                Dec 18, 2021 


                Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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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.

                • 10/08/2021
                • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
                • Zoooooom!
                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 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. 


                • 10/16/2021
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
                • Zoom Meeting
                Register


                Join Our Pre-Licensed Members in This Monthly Networking Group!


                The Pre-Licenced Collaborative next meets:

                October 16th, 2021
                10:00 Am - 12:00 PM
                Zoom Meetings


                Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together across the distance.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on prelicensed peer support. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                Your hosts

                Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                Register online for the next event: Here

                Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                • Register for each event separately
                • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

                Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

                Share this event link with others.
                Event coordinators can be reached at recamftPreLicensed@gmail.com


                Upcoming 2021 Dates

                Oct 16, 2021 

                Nov 20, 2021 

                Dec 18, 2021 


                Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

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

                • 11/12/2021
                • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
                • Zoooooom!
                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 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. 


                • 11/19/2021
                • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
                • WebX event
                • 12
                Register


                Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Join us for the Ethics Roundtable.  

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

                • Where: Zoom Meeting
                • When: Fri., Nov. 19, 2021
                • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

                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.

                • 11/20/2021
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
                • Zoom Meeting
                Register


                Join Our Pre-Licensed Members in This Monthly Networking Group!


                The Pre-Licenced Collaborative next meets:

                November 20th, 2021
                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Zoom Meetings


                Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together across the distance.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on prelicensed peer support. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                Your hosts

                Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                Register online for the next event: Here

                Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                • Register for each event separately
                • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

                Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

                Share this event link with others.
                Event coordinators can be reached at recamftPreLicensed@gmail.com


                Upcoming 2021 Dates

                Nov 20, 2021 

                Dec 18, 2021 


                Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

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

                • 12/10/2021
                • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
                • Zoooooom!
                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 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. 


                • 12/18/2021
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
                • Zoom Meeting
                Register


                Join Our Pre-Licensed Members in This Monthly Networking Group!


                The Pre-Licenced Collaborative next meets:

                December 18th, 2021
                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Zoom Meetings


                Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together across the distance.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on prelicensed peer support. The Pre-Licensed Collaboration is the virtual version of our "Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk" in Sebastapol.


                Your hosts

                Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Ally Shamseldin AMFT, APCC and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                Register online for the next event: Here

                Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
                • Register for each event separately
                • Prelicensed Collaborative will meet virtually on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
                • We will meet on Zoom meetings. You will receive a link in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a link, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

                Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

                Share this event link with others.
                Event coordinators can be reached at recamftPreLicensed@gmail.com


                Upcoming 2021 Dates

                Dec 18, 2021 


                Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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

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

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