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¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite MySonomaStrong.com. Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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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 will continue to hold all chapter events virtually through Aug. 31, 202. Keep an eye on our events page for updates throughout the year.  We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.
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!

    • 01/18/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Stack of paperwork on desk.

    Do you have unfinished paperwork and business projects that keep going on your to-do list week after week? Do you have trouble focusing when you're alone? Need an accountability partner to help you commit to getting it done? 

    RECAMFT members are welcome to join this 90 minute co-working session where we'll use the power of group synergy and the pomodoro technique to finish our notes, update our websites, complete our billing, work on assignments, or whatever else you need a boost of social power to get going on! 

    • Where: Zoom Meeting
    • When: Tues, Jan. 18, 2021
    • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation email
    • Host:Tara D'Orazio, Membership Chair

    Viewing from your e-mail? Get to the registration page: here

    The pomodoro technique is a time management method of breaking projects down into intervals of 25 minutes of focused work punctuated by 5 minute breaks. In this 90 minute session we will do three focus intervals and when we're done you'll have dedicated 75 minutes to the project(s) of your choice! During our focus sessions mics will be muted but during breaks you can relax and chatter with each other. 


    Agenda: 

    12pm - meet and say hi
    12:05 - 12:30 - first 25 minute focus session
    5 minute break
    12:35- 1:00 - second 25 minute focus session
    5 minute break
    1:05 - 1:30 - third 25 minute focus session
    1:30 say goodbyes


    About our committee chair

    Tara D'OrazioTara D'Orazio, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT and Chair of the Membership Committee. She enjoys hosting opportunities for the RECAMFT community to come together in various fun and valuable social ways.  

    Have a suggestion for a community event you'd be interested in attending? Contact Tara at RECAMFTmembership@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.

    • 01/22/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    A tree branch with a robin's nest containing 4 blue eggs.

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



    The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

    Saturday, January 22, 2022
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting at the present time


    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 Jessica Heaney, Student and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


    Register online for this 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 in 2022 from Jan-June and Sept-Dec.
    • We will meet on Zoom meetings for the time being. 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 2022 Dates

    Find more events here


    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.

    • 01/28/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    smiling woman working at desk

    Do you have unfinished paperwork and business projects that keep going on your to-do list week after week? Do you have trouble focusing when you're alone? Need an accountability partner to help you commit to getting it done? 

    RECAMFT members are welcome to join this 90 minute co-working session where we'll use the power of group synergy and the pomodoro technique to finish our notes, update our websites, complete our billing, work on assignments, or whatever else you need a boost of social power to get going on! 

    • Where: Zoom Meeting
    • When: Tues, Jan. 28, 2021
    • Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation email
    • Host:Tara D'Orazio, Membership Chair

    Viewing from your e-mail? Get to the registration page: here

    The pomodoro technique is a time management method of breaking projects down into intervals of 25 minutes of focused work punctuated by 5 minute breaks. In this 90 minute session we will do three focus intervals and when we're done you'll have dedicated 75 minutes to the project(s) of your choice! During our focus sessions mics will be muted but during breaks you can relax and chatter with each other. 


    Agenda: 

    10am - meet and say hi
    10:05 - 10:30 - first 25 minute focus session
    5 minute break
    10:35- 11:00 - second 25 minute focus session
    5 minute break
    11:05 - 11:30 - third 25 minute focus session
    11:30 say goodbyes


    About our committee chair

    Tara D'OrazioTara D'Orazio, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT and Chair of the Membership Committee. She enjoys hosting opportunities for the RECAMFT community to come together in various fun and valuable social ways.  

    Have a suggestion for a community event you'd be interested in attending? Contact Tara at RECAMFTmembership@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.

    • 02/04/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Webinar
    Register


    Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


    Presented by: 

    Suzette Bray, LMFT


    Friday, Feb. 4th, 2022

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Zoom Webinar

    1.5 CEs

    Course Description         

    Clients often experience emotions that are sudden and overwhelming. Being able to use the body to reduce vulnerability to emotion, increase ability to recognize and anticipate emotional responses and regulate emotional response is vital to not being swept away by strong emotions. This workshop will provide therapists with tools to teach their clients to use both in and out of session and be effective in their daily lives.

    Learning Objectives

    After the workshop: 

      1. Participants will be able to explain two ways the body impacts and influences emotional responses.

      2. Participants will be able to assist clients in recognizing body sensations as precursors to strong emotions.

      3. Participants will be able to describe three techniques to regulate emotion using the body and implement them with clients in session.

      Registration

      RSVP here.  Please note that once you have RSVP'ed 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 actual Zoom link.

          About Suzette Bray, LMFT

          Suzette Bray is the Founder and Executive Director of Village Counseling and Wellness. She has completed extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) from thought leaders in the field. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Suzette has led several innovative mental health programs for adults, teens, children and families, giving her unique insight into strategies and solutions for positive change through evidence-based treatments. In addition to running Village Counseling and Wellness, Suzette is also a well-known speaker in the field, often presenting on the topics of parenting, mental health issues of children, adolescents and adults, Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT.

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


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

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

          • Disability 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 the number of hours of continuing education (CE) credit specified in the event listing above, available to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and 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 promotional/marketing materials.

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

          • 02/11/2022
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
          • Zoom
          Register

          Heart shaped arches over garden path.

          FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING

          Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

          All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

          This meeting is held via Zoom. 

          To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

          The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

          Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.



          • 02/11/2022
          • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Zoom Virtual Meeting
          Register

          Rainbow color pencils laying on a white surface with their leads creating a heart-shaped open space.

          Calling all fiber artists, painters,

          crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


          Bring your work in progress to

          RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


          • Friday, February 11, 2022
          • 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

          Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair

          photo of Tara D'Orazio

          CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



            • 02/19/2022
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Zoom Meeting
            Register

            Cupped hands holding rainbow heart.

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

            The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

            Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
            10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            Zoom Meeting at the present time


            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 Jessica Heaney, Student and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


            Register online for this 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 for the time being. 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 2022 Dates

            Find more events here


            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.

            • 03/11/2022
            • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
            • Zoom
            Register

            A circular telescope in front of a blue sea and sky.

            MARCH BOARD MEETING


            Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

            All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

            This meeting is held via Zoom. 

            To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

            The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

            Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.



            • 03/11/2022
            • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
            • Zoom Virtual Meeting
            Register

            A basket of brightly painted eggs of various colors.

            Calling all fiber artists, painters,

            crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


            Bring your work in progress to

            RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


            • Friday, March 11, 2022
            • 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

            Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair

            photo of Tara D'Orazio

            CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



              • 03/18/2022
              • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
              • Zoom Meeting
              Register

              Francis Weller

              DON'T MISS! Author Francis Weller, LMFT

              "An Apprenticeship with Sorrow"


              Presented by: 

               Francis Weller, LMFT


              • Friday, March 18, 2022
              • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
              • Zoom Meeting
              • 6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs

              “Grief has always been communal in our long story as a species. Too often in modern times, however, our grief is carried privately, forcing sorrow underground. It is our unexpressed sorrows, the congested stories of loss, that, when left unattended, block our access to soul. We then are pulled by the gravity of loss below the surface of life and into the terrain of death. We must restore the practices and customs of grief in our lives. Each of us must undertake an apprenticeship with sorrow and learn the skill of grieving for our sakes and the welfare of all beings.”  -- Francis Weller

              Course Description

              As therapists, we encounter an extraordinary amount of suffering on an ongoing basis. Those who come to us, ask us to help hold their stories of loss and sorrow, pain, and trauma. Additionally, the wider, collective sorrows of the surrounding world impact us as well. The ongoing pandemic, systemic racism, economic injustice, climate collapse and others, can leave us feeling overwhelmed, vulnerable, and shaken. The ambient field we are living in is saturated with a mixture of anxiety, fear, rage, and grief. The sheer weight of these personal and collective sorrows is enough to crush our hearts. Where do we go with this cumulative weight? Unfortunately, the prevailing cultural conditioning often encourages us to face these circumstances alone.

              Grief, however, has always been communal, always been shared and as such, has been part of a sacred process. This day-long seminar offers an opportunity to acknowledge the multiple folds of grief we carry in our lives. Doing so grants us what we require to set down a measure of the grief we carry. Tending these sorrows is essential. To keep our hearts soft and open, we must become fluent in the rites and practices of grief. Each of us must take up an apprenticeship with sorrow and learn the skill of grieving for our sakes and the welfare of all beings.

              Learning Objectives

              1. Recognize the multiple sources of grief that arise in the therapeutic process and its impact on psychological health.
              2. Identify the obstacles to expressing grief in the culture.
              3. Understand the relationship between unresolved grief and other symptoms such as depression and addiction.
              4. Understand the inherent value of grief.
              5. Identify the “Five Gates of Grief”.
              6. Recognize the elements in “An Apprenticeship with Sorrow”.
              7. Have a knowledge of practices/rituals for tending to grief.

              Cost

              • $90 - RECAMFT Licensed Members
              • $90 - Sister CAMFT Chapter Licensed Members
              • $45 - RECAMFT Pre-Licensed Members
              • $45 - Sister CAMFT Chapter Pre-Licensed Members
              • $125 - General Admission (Non-CAMFT Chapter Members / Non-CAMFT Members)

                About Francis Weller

                Francis Weller, LMFT is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, and In the Absence of the Ordinary: Essays in a Time of Uncertainty, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from traditional cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western cultures.

                Francis received a BA from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, and two Master's Degrees from John F. Kennedy University in Clinical Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. His writings have appeared in anthologies and journals exploring the confluence between psyche, nature and culture. His work was featured in The Sun magazine, The Utne Reader and The Kosmos Journal. He is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at conferences, bringing insight, poetry, and a breath of humor to his talks. Francis is currently on staff at Commonweal Cancer Help Program, co-leading their week-long retreats with Michael Lerner. He has taught at Sonoma State University, the Sophia Center in Oakland and has been the featured teacher at the Minnesota Men's Conference. He is currently completing his fourth book, The Alchemy of Initiation: Soul Work and the Art of Ripening.

                Learn more about Francis Weller here: https://www.francisweller.net/

                Location 

                Zoom Meeting. Please make sure you complete the additional step of registering directly with Zoom, per the instructions provided in your RECAMFT event confirmation email. That second Zoom-registration step is required in order to generate your personal Zoom Join Link, so that attendance can be tracked for purpose of granting continuing education credits.

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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 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 registrant 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 6.0 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.
                • Recording Viewing Policy: RECAMFT Members can watch our event recordings any time by going to the speaker presentation videos library in the Members Only section of recamft.org. Guest (non-member) registrants will have access to the recording for 30 days after the live event.
                • Grievances: Please direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.
                Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.
                • 03/19/2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                • Zoom Meeting
                Register

                A circle of friends looking down into a camera with blue sky behind their faces.

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

                The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                Saturday, Mar. 19, 2022
                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Zoom Meeting at the present time


                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 Sebastopol.


                Your hosts

                Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, Student and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                Register online for this 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 for the time being. 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 2022 Dates

                Find more events here


                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.

                • 03/25/2022
                • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                • Zoom
                • 11
                Register

                Drawn blue lightbulb with flowers inside on a pink background.

                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., Mar. 25, 2022
                • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

                About our committee chair

                photo of Reyna SeminaraReyna 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.

                • 04/01/2022
                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                • Zoom Webinar
                Register

                Purple jellyfish floating underwater in a black sea.

                "Found At Sea: Depth Psychotherapy for Unfathomed Times"

                Presented by: 

                Molly Merson, LMFT 


                Friday, April 1st, 2022

                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                Zoom Webinar
                2 CEs

                Course Description         


                Depth psychotherapy gives us an opportunity to contact, and work with, the complexity and depth of what it is to be human. Offering “time to waste” (Grubb), “evenly hovering attention” (Freud), and “just talk[ing], just drift[ing]” (Russell), as clinicians we can support a facilitated space for people’s curiosity about who they are and how they came to be. Depth psychotherapy can provide a frame for both therapist and client to enter into a reverie state where both people can listen deeply to the patient’s unconscious material, thereby opening up avenues for healing and transformation that are hidden from the conscious mind.

                Psychoanalysts for a century and a half have attempted to describe the process of deep work, and this presentation will cover some of these concepts, techniques for listening deeply, case vignettes, and personal experience.

                This presentation aims to illustrate the importance of depth therapy in developing a sense of “self” and personhood. As in many treatment modalities, depth psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis require the clinician to become comfortable with the unknown and not-knowing, and aware of our own countertransferences, sticking points, areas for growth, and “internal objects” that swim inside our own deep waters. This includes the ways in which structural power dynamics are encountered both symbolically and materially, and play out interpersonally and in clinical/psychic space. Depth psychotherapy is a journey upon which both therapist and client/patient embark together, not knowing what we may find along the way— and yet, it is something we can do together. For, as Thomas Ogden and Wilfred Bion have said, “It takes [at least] two minds to think.”

                Learning Objectives

                After attending, participants will be able to: 

                1. Define three key concepts/terms relevant to depth/psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
                2. Implement at least one technique of depth/psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
                3. Identify at least one clinical encounter where depth psychotherapy could be useful in their own practice of talk therapy.
                4. Identify one way in which systems of power (class, race, gender, dis/ability) impact mental health.

                Registration

                RSVP here.
                *Please note that once you have RSVP'ed 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 Molly Merson

                    photo of Molly MersonMolly Merson, LMFT is in independent practice in California working primarily with adults and adolescents in psychoanalysis and talk therapy. A candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Molly is active in the psychoanalytic community, including participation over the years on several committees aimed at incorporating decolonial approaches to healing into our clinical conversations. Molly is actively engaged in interrogating whiteness and other systems of power in personal, professional, and clinical life. Molly also writes articles and blog posts about the social and the psychoanalytic, and appears on podcasts discussing psychoanalysis in everyday life. Find out more here: https://www.mollymerson.com/

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


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

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

                    • Disability 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 2.0 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.

                    • 04/08/2022
                    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                    • Zoom
                    Register


                    APRIL BOARD MEETING

                    Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

                    All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

                    This meeting is held via Zoom. 

                    To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

                    The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

                    Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.



                    • 04/08/2022
                    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                    • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                    Register

                    Hand painting gold designs on a table.

                    Calling all fiber artists, painters,

                    crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


                    Bring your work in progress to

                    RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


                    • Friday, April 8, 2022
                    • 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

                    Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair

                    photo of Tara D'Orazio

                    CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                      • 04/16/2022
                      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                      • Zoom Meeting
                      Register

                      People seated at a table outdoors.

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



                      The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                      Saturday, April 16, 2022
                      10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                      Zoom Meeting at the present time


                      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 Sebastopol.


                      Your hosts

                      Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, Student and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                      Register online for this 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 for the time being. 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 2022 Dates

                      Find more events here


                      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.

                      • 05/06/2022
                      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                      • Zoom Webinar
                      Register
                      A woman holding something magical.

                      Modern Day Alchemy: Creativity & Transformation 

                      Presented by: 

                      Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT, Jungian Analyst




                      Friday, May 6th, 2022

                      10:00 am - 11:30 am

                      Zoom Webinar

                      1.5 CEs

                      Course Description         

                      At first look, Alchemy is a strange and mysterious language filled with indecipherable prose and imagery.  But if we look more closely, we discover Alchemy conceals methods, images and metaphors for evolving oneself psychologically.  Carl Jung spent the last part of his life exploring this complex and beautiful world, recognizing its psychological value.

                      This presentation will take the listener through a landscape of imagery and contemplation, reflecting on the riches that can emerge when imagery is incorporated into psychological thinking.  Such symbols often show up in sessions as metaphors as clients reach for ways to describe their inner experiences.  Developing a curious attitude and engaging these symbols and metaphors through creative practices can enrichment the work, bringing a more soulful and pondering, less directive attitude to the work.

                      Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT, is a Jungian Analyst and artist who will share her experiences of art making in psychological transformation, based on material from her personal process, as well as those of her students and patients.  Above artwork found here

                      Learning Objectives

                      After the workshop, participants will be able to: 

                      1. Identify 3 ways images appear in psychological narratives.

                      2. Describe the the difference between fantasy and imagination.

                      3. Identify 3 methods for engaging material through Active Imagination.

                        Registration

                        RSVP here.  Please note that once you have RSVPd 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 Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT

                            photo of Felica Matto-ShepardFelicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT, is a Jungian Analyst working at the intersection of art, the body and symbol making. She facilitates workshops on topics including embodiment, creativity and sexual desire. Most recently, she has trained to provided Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy. She has a private practice in Petaluma, CA.

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


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

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

                            • Disability 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 1.5 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.

                            • 05/13/2022
                            • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                            • Zoom
                            Register

                            A compass laying on a map.

                            MAY BOARD MEETING


                            Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

                            All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

                            This meeting is held via Zoom. 

                            To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

                            The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

                            Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.


                            • 05/13/2022
                            • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                            • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                            Register

                            A pair of hands shaping clay on a potter's wheel.

                            Calling all fiber artists, painters,

                            crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


                            Bring your work in progress to

                            RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


                            • Friday, May 13, 2022
                            • 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

                            Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                            CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                              • 05/21/2022
                              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                              • Zoom Meeting
                              Register

                              A group of people all leaping together on a beach at sunset.

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



                              The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                              Saturday, May 21, 2022
                              10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                              Zoom Meeting at the present time


                              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 Sebastopol.


                              Your hosts

                              Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, Student and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                              Register online for this 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 for the time being. 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 2022 Dates

                              Find more events here


                              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.

                              • 06/10/2022
                              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                              • Zoom
                              Register

                              Tall trees with a rainbow between them.

                              JUNE BOARD MEETING


                              Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, which is held the SECOND Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  

                              All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

                              This meeting is held via Zoom. 

                              To join us, please register here! Registration is required.

                              The Zoom link for this meeting will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.

                              Please note, no continuing education credits available for board meetings.


                              • 06/10/2022
                              • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                              • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                              Register

                              Two hands making a clay rainbow.

                              Calling all fiber artists, painters,

                              crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


                              Bring your work in progress to

                              RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


                              • Friday, June 10, 2022
                              • 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

                              Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                              CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                                • 06/17/2022
                                • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                                • Zoom
                                • 12
                                Register

                                A neon light behind an ice cream cone with a light bulb inside.

                                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., June 17, 2022
                                • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                                • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

                                About our committee chair

                                photo of Reyna SeminaraReyna 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.

                                • 06/18/2022
                                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                • Zoom Meeting
                                Register

                                Rainbow filter over two hands making a heart symbol with fingers.

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



                                The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

                                Saturday, June 18, 2022
                                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                Zoom Meeting at the present time


                                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 Sebastopol.


                                Your hosts

                                Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, Student and RECAMFT Outreach Chair Debbie Melmon, LMFT.


                                Register online for this 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 for the time being. 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 2022 Dates

                                The Pre-Licensed Collaborative will also be held in Sept-Dec. Find more events here


                                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.

                                • 09/09/2022
                                • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                                Register

                                Bright pink and orange fabric being woven on a loom.

                                Calling all fiber artists, painters,

                                crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


                                Bring your work in progress to

                                RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


                                • Friday, September 9, 2022
                                • 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

                                Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                                CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                                  • 10/07/2022
                                  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                  • 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, October 7, 2022
                                  • 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

                                  Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                                  CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



                                    • 10/21/2022
                                    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                                    • Zoom
                                    • 12
                                    Register

                                    Neon outline of a lightbulb on a black background.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., Oct. 21, 2022
                                    • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                                    • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

                                    About our committee chair

                                    photo of Reynda SeminaraReyna 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.

                                    • 11/11/2022
                                    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                    • 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, November 11, 2022
                                    • 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

                                    Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


                                    CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.


                                    Sugar skull image found here

                                      • 12/09/2022
                                      • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                                      • Zoom Virtual Meeting
                                      Register