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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 Dec. 31, 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!

    • 10/04/2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10/25/2021
    • 11:59 PM
    • Pre-recorded event
    Register

      

    2021 CAMFT Presentation
    Post-Event Recording

    "Road to Licensure"


    Presented by: 

     Luke Martin, Esq. 


     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. 


    When: Viewing of this recording will be available from Monday, October 4, 2021 to Monday, October 25, 2021.
    Where: A link to view the event recording will be e-mailed to you
    Cost: Free to attend ; $24 for 2 CEs
    You do not need to be a CAMFT member to attend. 

    If you prefer to attend the live event you can register for that HERE


    Course Description         


    This recording of the two-hour presentation that was held on October 2nd, 2021, will provide an overview of the laws and regulations applicable to pre-licensees as they work toward licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include the marriage and family therapy licensing process, supervised experience requirements for applicants, supervisor qualifications and supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors. This course will also discuss any current waivers as they may impact pre-licensees.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will be able to record the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience required
    2. Identify the “options” for counting hours currently available to pre-licensees
    3. Apply how the 90-day rules impacts their ability to count hours
    4. Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing
    5. Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms
    6. Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies to take to complete their 3000 hours

    Continuing Education credits: 

    You are elligible for 2 CEs from either the live event OR the recording, but not both. If you do not need CEs this event is free to attend. After the event you will receive an e-mail with the speaker evaluation, a post-test, and a link to download your CE certificate. 

    About Luke Martin, Esq.


    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.


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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 2.0 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.

      • 10/22/2021
      • 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, Oct 22, 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.

        • 10/23/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Zoom!
        • 89
        Register


        Fire Season Support Groups - Members only, no charge

        Sept. - Nov.

        In our ongoing effort to provide support and boost resiliency in our therapeutic community, RECAMFT invites all our members to join our new fire season support group, with sessions available between September and November.  Groups are led by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, an experienced disaster relief counselor and RECAMFT's Expert Consultant for Disruptive Events.

        • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the group)
        • Schedule
          • Saturday, October 23rd @ 10 AM   (90 minutes)
          • Friday, November 19th @ 7 PM (90 minutes)

        Register for each class separately please! 

            You are registering for the Satutday, Oct 23rd group at 10:00 am
            Viewing from email? Register here

            About This Group

            The Fire Season Support Groups are “stand-alone”: coming to one doesn’t commit you to attending all four sessions. We do ask that you come on time as a gift to yourself and the other participants, listen thoughtfully and share if you feel moved to. Our purpose is to provide a confidential setting for you and your colleagues (active RECAMFT members) to process your current thoughts, feelings and experiences in response to the wildfires, including the threat of closures, evacuations, power shut-offs and more. The urgent pressure of climate change can be deeply troubling. These groups are not meant to be think tanks, but a place to have your pain, grief or fear witnessed with compassion and empathy. 

            We hope you will join us for one or more of these sessions to connect with concerned others in community.


            Meet The Facilitator

            Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary(‘79-’81), moved to Santa Rosa in 2015 when she was smitten by a little dewdrop named Lily Joy who arrived on 4-12-2015. Little did Doreen know that her training in disruptive event management(DEM) and disaster mental health(DMH) were just what RECAMFT needed. Since her arrival, she also began a private practice, played a key role in RECAMFT’s response to the 2017 Wildfires, and trained in Mind-Body Medicine for healing disaster-induced trauma. She loves pillow fighting with 4 year old Eli, crunchy peanut butter, and hiking under a full moon.

            For more information about Doreen's private practice, see her website: https://www.doreenvanleeuwen.com/

            Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






            • 11/05/2021
            • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM
            • Zoom Webinar
            Register


            "Trauma and the Neuroendocrine Cascade"

            Presented by: 

            Dr. Rick Olcese, PsyD, Neuropsychologist


            Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

            10:00 am - 1:15 pm 

            Zoom Webinar

            3 CEs

            Course Description         

            Brain injuries including concussions are common in America. Particularly unfortunate are the vast numbers of children who endure head injuries. It is now understood that a secondary problem arising from a brain injury is neuroendocrine dysfunction. The injury leads to the body’s normal stress response (pituitary and adrenal glands, and cortisol). This sequence is a cascade, or “neuroendocrine rush” and is associated with endocrine deficiencies that can impact cognition, behavior, emotional and physical health. This neurometabolic cascade causes the lesser-known secondary injury from a brain injury.

            Individuals who experience this neurometabolic cascade are more likely to develop a cluster of symptoms including headaches, emotional problems including depression and anxiety, cognitive problems often involving memory, attention, concentration, and executive functioning (decision making, processing speed, cognitive organization and flexibility). The pituitary gland itself can also be damaged.

            Helping clients who suffer concussion or other types of brain injuries understand this secondary injury, and some of the best self-care practices to mitigate its effects is essential. This includes advocating for appropriate medical care including brain scans, and neuropsychological testing when needed. Teaching injured clients the increased importance of regular sleep, proper nutrition, supplements including health fats to rebuild damaged neurons, meditation (to begin the healing process to the axonal myelin sheath, along with understanding the need for increased rest periods can help empower clients in their own healing processes.

            This 3-hour presentation will cover neuroanatomy, the neuroendocrine cascade, how to recognize potential symptoms that indicate further investigation is needed, and best practices after brain injury. Dr. Richard Olcese is a well-known neuropsychologist who gives forensic testimony, and provides neuropsychological examinations. His talk will include plenty of clinical case examples, and time for questions and answers.

            Learning Objectives

            1. Understand the secondary injury of brain injury.

            2. Understand the concepts of a neuroendocrine cascade.

            3. Understand the possible problems arising from neuroendocrine cascade.

            4. Be familiar with symptoms which arise from secondary brain injury.

            5. Have an understanding of basic follow up / referrals needed for brain injury.

            6. Have an understanding of best self-care practices post-injury.

            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. Rick Olcese

                Rick Olcese is licensed as a clinical neuropsychologist in California. Dr. Olcese has developed treatment programs for individuals with neuropsychological difficulties including stroke, minor brain injury, Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Dr. Olcese was Clinical Director of brain injury rehabilitation at Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine, and Clinical Director of acute rehabilitation at North Coast Rehabilitation Hospital / Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He developed and implemented a comprehensive program for recovery from traumatic injury for brain injury / strokes. He does forensic neuropsychology and treatment for evaluations for individuals who have survived traumatic injury (including concussion, brain injury, PTSD). He developed a comprehensive  program to assist individuals recovering from neurological trauma which he offers in his private practice. Currently, Dr. Olcese consults to both Santa Rosa Junior College athletic departments for students suffering traumatic brain injury/concussion. Rick can be contacted at: drricko@yahoo.com or 707-570-0803.

                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.

                • 11/06/2021
                • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                • Zoom!
                • 36
                Register


                YogaOneFree Trauma Informed Yoga & iRest Meditation Classes for RECAMFT Members

                RECAMFT is inviting our members to recharge and reset through a free monthly trauma-informed yoga and meditation class series. Classes are led by Hannah Caratti, LMFT an experienced yoga/meditation teacher. 


                • Monthly Trauma Informed Yoga & iRest classes for members August through November. No previous experience needed.  Come for all or part of it.
                • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the class)
                  • Saturday, November 6th @ 10 AM   (90 minutes)

                Register for each class separately please! 

                    You are registering for the Sat., Nov. 6th class at 10 am. 

                    Hannah Caratti, LMFT has been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2005, and currently specializes in offering Somatic Practices for clients dealing with anxiety, PTSD and stress. As an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) she has taught yoga for more than 25 years in Sonoma County, and spent most of those years developing her own version of a healing style of yoga that is now called “Trauma-Informed Yoga.”

                    For many people with anxiety or PTSD, the nervous system may remain primarily in the “fight or flight” (sympathetic nervous system) response, rather than returning to the “rest and digest” (parasympathetic nervous system) mode. In other words, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system may be out of balance. This can especially affect digestion, elimination, heart function, lung function and the immune system.

                    To address these issues, Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes focus on calming the nervous system, strengthening the body and soothing the soul. These classes may include some or all of the following practices:

                    • Gentle yoga postures, sitting, standing and down
                    • Breathing and relaxation
                    • Gentle rocking (uroboric/self-soothing) movements to calm the nervous system
                    • Whole Body Bi-Lateral Stimulation/Cross Brain Integration for trauma release/stress reduction
                    • Head, neck, shoulder and jaw self-massage
                    • Massage of the Vagus nerve area on neck (To help move from sympathetic to  parasympathetic response) 
                    • Abdominal Massage (Chi Nei Sang)
                    • iRest (Guided Meditation) for PTSD as taught by psychologist Richard Miller, Ph.D.
                    • Sighing, yawning, stretching and resting as described by psychologist Julie Henderson, Ph.D.
                    • References to Positive Energy, drawing from concepts by psychiatrist Judith Orloff, M.D.

                    In the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires in Sonoma County, Hannah was encouraged by members of RECAMFT and supported by Healthcare Foundation of Sonoma County in offering free trauma-informed yoga classes to wildfire survivors from March 2018 through early 2020. She also trained 60 other local yoga teachers in this style of “Trauma Informed Yoga” so they could offer these healing practices to other wildfire survivors and to students in their regular classes.

                    Currently Hannah offers this style of healing movement and breathing practice online, 5 days per week. All members are welcome. For details, please see www.counselingyogameditation.com

                    These online classes usually begin with a brief check-in (just hello and welcome) and a simple song, bringing in the healing, centering power of music. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing in which they can easily stretch, and to place a yoga mat or thick towel near their laptop, ipad (or phone).

                    iRest/Yoga Nidra was developed by psychologist Richard Miller, PhD, and is a proven effective method for the release of trauma based on extensive research.

                    For more information, contact Hannah Caratti, LMFT, 707-494-7470, therapy@recamft.org.

                    Hannah Caratti, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years of experience as a yoga and meditation teacher.  Visit her website here to learn more. 

                    Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






                    • 11/12/2021
                    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                    • 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. 


                    • 11/12/2021
                    • 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, Nov 12, 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.

                      • 11/19/2021
                      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
                      • WebX event
                      • 10
                      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.

                      • 11/19/2021
                      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                      • Zoom!
                      • 94
                      Register


                      Fire Season Support Groups - Members only, no charge

                      Sept. - Nov.

                      In our ongoing effort to provide support and boost resiliency in our therapeutic community, RECAMFT invites all our members to join our new fire season support group, with sessions available between September and November.  Groups are led by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, an experienced disaster relief counselor and RECAMFT's Expert Consultant for Disruptive Events.

                      • Location: Zoom Meetings (you will be able to see everyone in the group)
                      • Schedule
                        • Friday, November 19th @ 7 PM (90 minutes)

                      Register for each class separately please! 

                          You are registering for the Saturday, Nov 19th group at 7:00 pm
                          Viewing from email? Register here

                          About This Group

                          The Fire Season Support Groups are “stand-alone”: coming to one doesn’t commit you to attending all four sessions. We do ask that you come on time as a gift to yourself and the other participants, listen thoughtfully and share if you feel moved to. Our purpose is to provide a confidential setting for you and your colleagues (active RECAMFT members) to process your current thoughts, feelings and experiences in response to the wildfires, including the threat of closures, evacuations, power shut-offs and more. The urgent pressure of climate change can be deeply troubling. These groups are not meant to be think tanks, but a place to have your pain, grief or fear witnessed with compassion and empathy. 

                          We hope you will join us for one or more of these sessions to connect with concerned others in community.


                          Meet The Facilitator

                          Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary(‘79-’81), moved to Santa Rosa in 2015 when she was smitten by a little dewdrop named Lily Joy who arrived on 4-12-2015. Little did Doreen know that her training in disruptive event management(DEM) and disaster mental health(DMH) were just what RECAMFT needed. Since her arrival, she also began a private practice, played a key role in RECAMFT’s response to the 2017 Wildfires, and trained in Mind-Body Medicine for healing disaster-induced trauma. She loves pillow fighting with 4 year old Eli, crunchy peanut butter, and hiking under a full moon.

                          For more information about Doreen's private practice, see her website: https://www.doreenvanleeuwen.com/

                          Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for members,  including monthly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






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


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


                          The Pre-Licensed 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

                          Find more events here


                          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.

                          • 12/03/2021
                          • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                          • Zoom Webinar
                          Register


                          Cultural Competency:
                          Working with First Responders 


                          Presented by: 

                          Joel Fay, PsyD



                          Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2021

                          10:30 am - 12:30 pm
                          Zoom Webinar
                          2 CEs

                          Course Description         


                          This two hour presentation will address the unique challenges facing first responders and how you can help the community access culturally competent mental health care. 

                          Learning Objectives
                          1. Participants will understand the current mental health challenges facing First Responders.
                          2. Participants will be able to explain PTSD to First Responders in a way that fits within the worldview of the culture.
                          3. Participants will be able to explain the concept of moral injuries.
                          4. Participants will be able to articulate barriers to accessing help in First Responder communities.

                          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 Joel Fay, PsyD

                              Joel Fay, PsyD served as a police officer for over 30 years and retired in 2011. In 1999 Dr. Fay obtained his Doctorate in Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology and is now in private practice working with emergency responders from numerous organizations.  Dr. Fay’s specialty areas include psychological treatment for emergency responders, peer support, critical incident stress response, PTSD and police response to persons with mental illness. Dr. Fay teaches a variety of topics for numerous agencies throughout California.

                              Dr. Fay has authored/co-authored a number of articles and co-authored, “Counseling Cops, What Clinicians Need to Know” published by Guilford. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is on their Psychological Services Committee.  Dr. Fay is board certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology.  He is a past President of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California and the First Responder Support Network.  Dr. Fay is the current clinical director for the First Responder Support Network. Dr. Fay is a frequent instructor on forensic mental health and trauma reaction/ treatment issues and a guest speaker at numerous conferences throughout the country.  

                              Dr. Fay has received numerous awards for his work including the 2007 Humanitarian Award, presented by the California Psychological Association and the 2012 award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Police & Public Safety Psychology presented by the American Psychological Association.  


                              Joel's website: www.JoelFay.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 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.

                              • 12/10/2021
                              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                              • 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. 


                              • 12/10/2021
                              • 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, Dec 10, 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.

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


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


                                The Pre-Licensed 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.

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                                Event coordinators can be reached at recamftPreLicensed@gmail.com


                                Upcoming 2021 Dates

                                Dec 18, 2021

                                Find more events here


                                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.

                                • 01/07/2022
                                • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                • Zoom Webinar
                                Register


                                "Al-Anon Family Groups provide support and recovery for family and friends impacted by a loved one’s addiction"

                                Presented by: 

                                Bob Dalzell, LMFT & 

                                Panel: Chris N., Cindy H., Susan V., Lindy M.


                                Friday, January 7th, 2022

                                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                Zoom Webinar
                                2 CEs

                                Course Description         


                                Members of Al-Anon Family Groups who currently attend Al-Anon meetings on a regular basis in Sonoma County will present their experience, strength, and hope, and explain how the tools of the Al-Anon program powerfully and elegantly cross-fertilize their healing and growth in psychotherapy. They belong to Al-Anon because they have “a friend or relative with the problem of Alcoholism” or other addictions, and this has greatly affected their lives. Two of the presenters will share their personal stories of what brought them to Al-Anon, and how Al-Anon of recovery has helped them. These members find that despite the ups and downs of their loved one’s addiction they have been able “to find serenity and even happiness whether their loved one is drinking or not”. The core tools of the program will be explained, along with tips about referring to Al-Anon. 

                                Learning Objectives

                                1. Describe what Al-Anon is, and what Al-Anon is not.

                                2. Be able to list core tools of the Al-Anon program.

                                3. Describe how Al-Anon can work in tandem with psychotherapy.

                                4. Clearly explain how to find Al-Anon groups, and give helpful tips to people approaching Al-Anon for the first time.

                                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 Bob Dalzell

                                    Bob Dalzell, LMFT (licensed in 1992), worked in out-patient and in-patient substance abuse recovery settings, conducted groups for addicts and codependents, and has been in private practice since 2000. He has been an active Al-Anon member for 6+ years, and is currently CPC Coordinator for Northern California’s District 5 of Al-Anon Family Groups. Bob Dalzell is a past president of RECAMFT. 

                                    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 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.

                                    • 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 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 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.


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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.

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

                                          "SAVE THE DATE for Author Francis Weller, LMFT"

                                          Presented by: 

                                           Francis Weller, LMFT



                                          • Friday, March 4, 2022
                                          • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
                                          • Zoom Webinar
                                          • 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         


                                          Coming soon....


                                          Learning Objectives


                                          1. TBD


                                          Cost

                                          • TBD - All RECAMFT Members

                                            About Francis Weller

                                            Francis Weller, LMFT : A psychotherapist, writer and soul activist, Francis Weller 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, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people.



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

                                            Location 
                                            Zoom Webinar


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

                                            • Disability AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.
                                            • Refunds$10 cancellation fee for refunds requested up to 30 days before the event.  No refunds are given beginning 29 days prior to the event. 
                                            • CE CertificateYou must attend both days, stay for the entire workshop each day, complete a test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, 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. 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.
                                            • Grievancesdirect 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


                                            "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: 

                                            1. Be able to define three key concepts/terms relevant to depth/psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

                                            2. Be able to implement at least one technique of depth/psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

                                            3. Be able to identify at least one clinical encounter where depth psychotherapy could be useful in their own practice of talk therapy.

                                            4. Be able to 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'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 Molly Merson

                                                Molly 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.


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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 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.

                                                • 05/06/2022
                                                • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                                                • Zoom Webinar
                                                Register


                                                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

                                                      Felicia 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.


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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.

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