MARIN CAMFT

Marin CAMFT News

Summer 2020



Letter from President Lynne Clyde

What can we know for certain in these uncertain times?


Are We Getting Any Closer to Returning to In-Person Sessions?

Upcoming guidance from the Marin Recovers taskforce


Coming Attractions in Our Continuing Education Programs

Racial injustice / Gender identity / Helping clients de-stress /

Write your professional will  /  Legal-ethical workshop


Results from MCAMFT 2020 Member Survey

What your colleagues say about video vs. in-person trainings, how the pandemic is affecting our practices, and more


Report from Our Revitalized Trauma Response Team

Strong leadership and new members as we prepare to face future community traumas


Welcoming MCAMFT's New Listserv Moderator

Susan Pease Gadoua takes the helm


Calling All Pre-Licensed Therapists

Reap the benefits of joining


Whatever Happened to Our New Logo Contest?

Stay tuned in the Fall


Guest Article: Letter from a Therapist Sheltering in Place

By Ilene Wolff






THERAPY GROUPS LIST 

FOR JULY-AUG-SEPT 2020

Groups for Women
Groups for Men
Children, Teens and Parenting
Specialty Groups
Groups for Therapists
Workshops and Trainings
Coed Groups
Consultation Groups

Submission Guidelines


GROUPS FOR WOMEN

WOMEN’S GROUP

Renée Owen, LMFT

415 453 8117

Ongoing weekly group for women (clinicians & nonclinicians) Develop & deepen intimacy skills through support, process work, goal setting. Excellent adjunct to individual therapy. Thurs PM  ONLINE.

DIVORCE GROUPS FOR WOMEN ONLY

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW 

415 448 6242

Ongoing biweekly groups provide community, emotional support and information for all stages of divorce or separation. Topics: self-esteem, empowerment and recovery from difficult feelings and situations.

RELATIONSHIP INSIGHT GROUP FOR WOMEN ONLY

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW

415 448 6242

Ideal for any woman who is ready to change unhealthy relationship patterns. Bring to light outdated beliefs and perceptions that set women up for unfulfilling, sometimes abusive situations.

MONTHLY SATURDAY GROUPS FOR WOMEN

Gilda Meyers, LMFT 

415 453 1839

Ongoing groups exploring issues of midlife and aging, Meets online.Age 65+ meets 2nd Sat/mth 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Age 55+ meets one Saturday/month 10 am-1:30 pm. Call for flyer, info, free interview.

WOMEN’S INTERPERSONAL GROUP

Lois Friedlander, LMFT, CGP

415 383 3337

Integrates psychodynamic, interpersonal models. For students, professionals. Examine relationships. Consultant: Dr. Irv Yalom Wednesday, 6:30-8 PM, Ongoing. 3569 Sacramento Street, SF.

WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT MAINTENANCE GROUP

Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT 

415 897 1348

Gain tools and develop strategies for successful weight loss/ long-term maintenance. Food plans individualized for new habits with group therapy & support for emotional ups & downs 12-week am/pm sessions.

PARTNERS OF SEX ADDICTS SUPPORT GROUPS

Willow Tree Counseling

707 200 2332 x 102

Education and support for betrayed partners impacted by sex addiction. A safe space to share experiences and receive guidance - a Christian group is available. Jeanne@willowtreesantarosa.com


GROUPS FOR MEN

GROUP THERAPY FOR MEN

Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT 

415 383 9254

Strengths- and Positivity-Based, move in cooperation toward greater emotional awareness, resolving challenges, improved relationships and competence Wednesday 6:30 - 8 PM

MEN AND RELATIONSHIPS

David Kest, LMFT

415 246 1739

Heartfelt Zoom meetings. Practice mindfulness, safe conversations & relationship skills to promote healing & growth. Ready for the next level through support & compassion? Wed, 7-9 PM 1703 Fifth Ave, SR

MEN’S SEX ADDICTION RECOVERY GROUP

Willow Tree Counseling

707 200 2332 x 101
Ongoing homework/process group helps create & maintain sobriety, establish recovery & address issues. Mon 4PM, Tuesday 8AM, Thursday 5PM, San Rafael: Friday 3PM. Tim@WillowTreeSantaRosa.com


CHILDREN, TEENS AND PARENTING

SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Wendy Homer, LMFT

415 413 8086

Transform surviving into thriving! Address loneliness, exhaustion, parenting issues, co-parenting problems, strategies for success Ongoing, weekly. Contact Wendy: wendyhomerlmft@gmail.com


SPECIALTY GROUPS

MEN PARTNERS OF ABUSE SURVIVORS

Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT

415 383 9254

Education about the impact of abuse; support and exploring response-able resolution to personal and couple challenges with others that will understand. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 PM www.scottnelsonphd.com

$$$ MONEY MATTERS $$$

Laurie Buntain, LMFT

415 721 9555

Explore and understand your relationship with money. Identify influences and patterns to increase rational financial behavior and harmony. Seven sessions for individuals and couples. Group meets biweekly in Kentfield.

HORSE/ANIMAL SUPPORTED THERAPY GROUP

Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT

415 897 1348

Therapeutic skills and problem solving for new possibilities, learned and practiced through interacting with unique and friendly horses and farm animals for adults, adolescents and youth.

ARTS-BASED PROCESS GROUP FOR WOMEN & MEN

Dr. Shira Marin LMFT, Annie Danberg, LMFT

415 499 0737

Clinicians/ non-clinicians. Liberate self-expression, cultivate self-awareness & self-acceptance and transform self-judgment. 8-week session. San Rafael www.shiramarinphd.com or www.anniedanberg.com

ONLINE DREAM GROUPS

Shira Marin, PhD, LMFT

415 499 0737

Benefit your life through the psyche’s language of images. Immersion in dreams with possible Expressive Arts. 2 groups: Clinicians or Non-clinicians. Fri.am 1.5 hrs/wkly, 40 yrs experience. www.shiramarinphd.com

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP

Wendy Homer, LMFT

415 413 8086

Reduce isolation. Increase skills for coping with fear, anxiety and depression, stress and pain management. Ongoing, weekly, Contact Wendy: wendyhomerlmft@gmail.com

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Wendy Homer, LMFT 

415 413 8086

Help coping with stress, isolation, burn-out, balancing personal needs with those of loved one, unresolved family conflicts.
Ongoing, weekly. Contact Wendy: wendyhomerlmft@gmail.com

OCD & ANXIETY IN TIME OF UNCERTAINTY

Ellis McCauley, LMFT

831-824-4540

Small, experiential, skill-building, supportive group. Learn mindfulness, acceptance & self-compassion tools. Starting soon weekly, on Zoom for now. Ellismccauleymft.com


COED GROUPS

INTIMACY GROUPS

Renée Owen, LMFT 

415 453 8117

Ongoing weekly process groups for men and women (single, in relationship or married). Explore blocks & learn how to experience more fulfillment & success in relationships and life. Mon or Tues pm. ONLINE.

SINGLES GROUP

Renée Owen, LMFT

415 453 8117

9-Week Psychoeducational Group for men & women desiring to create more committed, intimate relationships. Assists in overcoming+ blocks & obstacles. Excellent adjunct to Indiv. therapy. Tues or Thur.pm ONLINE.

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP

Lou Dangles LMFT & Chris Armstrong LMFT

415 454 2722

Members will have an opportunity to learn about relationship patterns in their lives, understand impact on others Weds, 7:30– 9 PM San Anselmo

BARIATRIC SURGERY/ EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP

Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT

415 897 1348

For women and men contemplating weight loss surgery and for those post- surgery, to establish new eating habits for weight loss and successful maintenance. 12-week AM and PM sessions in Novato

SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION/SUPPORT GROUP

Dr. Jean Hayes, LMFT 

415 897 1348

For women and men contemplating their behavior, use or abuse of various substances, i.e., alcohol, drugs, food, pills, sex, shopping, gambling-effects on aspects of their lives. 12-week. AM & PM in Novato.

MONTHLY PSYCHODRAMA GROUPS & WORKSHOPS

Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, RDT/BCT

415 454 7308

Issues addressed: relationship with self and others, family of origin, self-esteem, empowerment, trauma/addictions recovery, spirituality. Emphasis on creativity & spontaneity. www.BayAreaMorenoInstitute.com


COUPLES COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

Kathy Jarosz, LCSW

415 999 4414

Crash course to improve communication with a partner. Focus on skills to use right away. Materials given for practice. Great relationship tune-up. One evening per month. Kathy@couplescounselingworks.com


CONSULTATION GROUPS 

THRIVE CONSULTATION GROUPS -- NOW ONLINE

Renée Owen, LMFT 

415 453 8117

Connect & network with colleagues. General case consult. Help in creating a thriving practice, or starting, facilitating or sustaining groups. Meets once a month online. Call or email: reneeowen@sbcglobal.net

CONSULTATION/SUPERVISION GROUP

Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT

415 383 9254

Ongoing group 1.5 hours twice a month – 6 members. 43 years experience Your  energy engaged, your knowledge strengthened, your insight brightened www.scottnelsonphd.com

CONSULTATION GROUP: EXPERIENCED CLINICIANS

Fran Goldie-Marcus, LCSW 

415 892 4310

Consultation group with special emphasis on evaluating and treating personality disordered clients from a psychodynamic and object relations perspective. Contact Fran for more info: frangoldiemarcus@gmail.com 

BIMONTHLY CONSULTATION GROUP

Geraldine Alpert, PhD.

415 497 9479

Formerly Director Post Doc Training at Kaiser; Assoc. Prof of Psychiatry at UCSF, Director of Group Therapy at McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute. Input/ Support. www.GeraldineAlpert.com


GROUPS FOR THERAPISTS

CO-LED THERAPY GROUP FOR MATURE THERAPISTS

Geraldine Alpert, PhD, Elaine Cooper, PhD, LCSW

415 479 9479

One opening in high functioning, long term, co-ed group with psychodynamic, interpersonal orientation. Wednesday AM in San Rafael. www.GeraldineAlpert.com


WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

ENLIVEN YOUR WORK WITH PSYCHODRAMA TRAINING

Sylvia Israel, LMFT, TEP, RDT/BCT

415 454 7308

Integrating role-play into individual sessions. Exploring Social Issues: 2-Day Sociodrama Workshop. Director Intensive. www.BayAreaMorenoInstitute.com   sylvia@imaginecenter.net

GOTTMAN COUPLES WORKSHOP: ART & SCIENCE OF LOVE  

Lisa Lund, LMFT & Bob Navarra, PsyD 

415-721-4310  

2 days filled with research-based tools to confirm and strengthen your relationship.13.5 CE hours. Held 5 times per yeary. www.ACouplesWorkshop.com


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

NEXT DEADLINE SEPT 15, 2020

  1. Renew existing ads with no changes by mailing your check, payable to Marin CAMFT, to: Renee Owen, LMFT at 1703 Fifth Avenue #101, San Rafael, CA 94901 (no hard copy required).
  2. Submit new ads by following step 3 & 4 below to draft your ad. Then email a copy of your ad to reneeowen@sbcglobal.net, with Subject Line of "MCAMFT Grp Tx Ads." Also please mail a hard copy of new ads with your check, payable to Marin CAMFT, to Renee Owen, LMFT, 1703 Fifth Avenue #101, San Rafael, CA 94901 For questions, call TGL Editor, Renée Owen, at 415-453-8117.
  3. Specify the section in which you would like to see your ad.
  4. IMPT -- Maximum ad length: First 2 lines for title of group, facilitator, phone # - 44 characters. Next 3 lines- description of group and web address, 65 characters per line. If too long or doesn’t follow the existing format, your ad will be edited to fit.
  5. Price: Marin CAMFT members: $20 first listing, $10 for additional listings in the same issue. Nonmembers: (including agencies) $25 first listing, $15 for additional listings in the same issue.
  6. For answers to your questions, call TGL Editor, Renée Owen, at 415- 453-8117 or email reneeowen@sbcglobal.net



Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484       www.marincamft.org


Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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