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Marin CAMFT is hosting an in-person Fall Celebration!
The Board of Directors of Marin CAMFT invites you to:
Our first in-person gathering in over two years!
Sunday, October 9, 2022
4pm to 7pm
McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael
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Come have hors d'oeuvres and a drink with us and connect with each other. Meet our 2022 Board Members to hear about what's happening with your chapter, and enjoy some live music while we welcome in the Fall season together.
The event space will have both indoor (with open windows and doors) and outdoor patio areas.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.
We are holding this event earlier in the year, instead of having our traditional holiday party in December. We hope you can make it!
If after RSVPing, your plans change and you won't be joining us, please let us know no later than October 5th so that we can inform the facility about the reduced attendance number.
Please review our guidelines for in-person events.
You will need to agree to the those protocols and give your waiver/release in order to register.
We are so excited to be hosting this celebration!
Questions? Contact the Event Planning Committee at email@example.com
Marin CAMFT is excited to host Ben Caldwell for our law and ethics trainings this year. Ben Caldwell is a longtime advocate for our profession, frequently making public comments on issues of licensure, supervision, and telehealth in BBS open meetings, and working to create change. We hope you'll join us for these timely workshops as Ben shares with us the latest changes in the legal and ethical environment for practicing psychotherapy!
Register for one or both of these two workshops being held on October 22. Each will be different! Both qualify for the BBS requirement for Law & Ethics continuing education.
This information is for the Morning Session: Saturday, October 22, 9am to 12:30pm. Information for the Afternoon Session is available here.
The coronavirus pandemic changed a great deal about how therapists think and work. Some emergency provisions around telehealth have been made permanent. Demand for mental health services has increased dramatically. And many clinicians are on the edge of burnout. Join us for one or both of this two-part series on the law and ethics of the changing psychotherapy profession in California.
In this first presentation, we will review the many recent and planned changes to California law for master’s-level mental health professionals. Rules have changed significantly in the past two years, from Emotional Support Animal letters to major changes in supervision rules. Additional meaningful changes around telehealth and continuing education are on the horizon. Meanwhile, ethics codes are continuing to evolve, most recently with updates to the NASW code of ethics in 2021. We'll review larger trends in ethics with an eye toward future updates to MFT and counseling codes. Clinicians who are fully aware of, and adapt to, these changes can reduce risk to their practices, their clients, and their supervisees.
Benjamin E. Caldwell, PsyD, is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#42723) and Adjunct Faculty for California State University Northridge and The Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of Saving Psychotherapy and Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Dr. Caldwell is a widely recognized expert on mental health ethics and policy, spending 10 years as Chair of the Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California, serving a 3-year term on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, serving as Chair of the workgroup that produced Best Practices in the Online Practice of Couple and Family Therapy, and serving as Editor of the User's Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.
Attendance for the entirety of the Zoom event and completion of the course evaluation afterwards will qualify for 3.0 Law & Ethics Continuing Education hours.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice and/or image. This recording may be available for review and downloading. By registering for this event, you are agreeing for your likeliness to possibly be used by Marin CAMFT.
Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.
For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact Marin CAMFT's Director of Programs Norman Hering.
CEs are available only with attendance for the entirety of the Zoom session. You must complete the course evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate. Certificates are sent out by email within one week of the event, pending receipt of the evaluation.
You need not attend Part 1 in order to register for Part 2. Each workshop is standalone and covers separate material. Attend one or both!
Marin CAMFT is excited to host Ben Caldwell for our law and ethics trainings this year. Ben is a longtime advocate for our profession, frequently making public comments on issues of licensure, supervision, and telehealth in BBS open meetings, and working to create change. We hope you'll join us for these timely workshops as Ben shares with us the latest changes in the legal and ethical environment for practicing psychotherapy!
This information is for the Afternoon Session: Saturday, October 22, 1pm to 4:30pm. Information for the Morning Session is available here.
In this second presentation, we’ll review new and proposed federal rules, including Good Faith Estimates, the Open Note standard, and policy changes proposed in the White House budget. We'll also talk about the impact of increased workloads and changed client expectations on the realities of day-to-day practice. We’ll examine some of the most common causes for BBS disciplinary actions, including some recent cases that may surprise you. And we’ll debate current ethical questions in the field, including the roles of self-disclosure and self-care in clinical practice, and the impact of license exams on equity and diversity in the field.
You’ll come away with a better understanding of the rules that govern modern mental health care in California – and how you can adapt your practice to a rapidly-changing professional environment.
Free for Marin CAMFT members and reciprocal chapter members!
This presentation was created out of a desire to educate fellow therapists on the complicated topics of study skills, procrastination and motivation of clients who are high school and college students. During this presentation, participants will be given vignettes of students who did and did not have mastery skills needed to juggle multiple classes and teacher demands. School is the “job” of children and teens and therefore is important to understand if one is working with youth in therapy.
Presentation topics will include study skills, foresight and planning as they relate to homework/projects, self-monitoring during work/study time, how to set up a study space, methods of controlling distractions, causes of procrastination, how to address low student motivation and the impact of learning differences on one’s ability to track and monitor assignments in school.
Therapists will gain greater insight into the obstacles for academic success facing clients who are in high school and college.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Christina Rodriguez, LMFT has spent almost her entire career in public school education. After attending the University of California at Berkeley for undergraduate studies in Psychology, Christina moved through two master’s programs at San Francisco State University, one in in Clinical Psychology and the other in School Psychology. After graduate school, Christina worked as a school psychologist in a Bay Area suburban school district. Christina's main role was administering a battery of tests to determine if students qualified for Special Education. Through all of these experiences, it became clear to Christina that preschool to grade twelve education is the foundation of our society. In 2014, Christina began a private practice mostly focused on teens and adults. She retired from the public school system in 2021 and continues supporting students and other clients in her private practice.
The Zoom link and password are provided in the registration confirmation email after sign-up is completed.
Attendance at the live event in full and completion of the evaluation at the end qualifies for 2 hours of Continuing Education (2 CEUs).
Date: Friday, November 11
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm Pacific Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members and reciprocal members, $20 for non-members.
Location: Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.
Additional Information about Marin CAMFT CE Programs
For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series or about joining the Marin CAMFT Continuing Education Committee, please contact our Director of Programs Norman Hering.
Continuing education credits are available for attendance in the Zoom presentation. You must stay on the Zoom meeting for the entirety of the training and complete the course evaluation afterward in order to receive a completion certificate.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
(415) 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
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