MARIN CAMFT

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Upcoming events

    • Sat, September 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Workshop Description:

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, collaborative, and goal-oriented style of communication and counseling for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. MI is an evidence-based method and a valuable skill to have in a therapist’s toolkit. This interactive introductory workshop will introduce the key principles, style, and spirit of MI. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

    1. Describe the fundamental style, principles, and the spirit of MI.
    2. Identify the 4 fundamental processes of MI.
    3. Identify 2 styles of communicating to determine the one that evokes collaboration between therapist and client.
    4. Identify the 5 components of the acronym OARS +I and apply “R” with challenging client statements.

    Presenter: 

    Suzanne D. Alfandari, MS, LMFT, an Suzanne D. Alfandari, MS, LMFTexperienced and passionate Motivational Interviewing (MI) trainer, is a member of MINT (the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) and is a MINT Certified Trainer.

    Suzanne is a Motivational Interviewing Trainer at UC-Davis Extension, and the Bay Area Academy with California State University in Fresno. She also provides training to all categories of mental health practitioners, nurses, doctors, teachers, and administrative staff, in behavioral health agencies, county agencies, and schools, where there are opportunities for the community to benefit from Motivational Interviewing skills. She offers follow-up individual and group MI consultations.

    Suzanne spent over 15 years working with Marin County Mental Health as a therapist, serving youth and families and provided Motivational Interviewing training for psychology interns.

    Suzanne holds a MS in Counseling Psychology Specialization: Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Dominican University in San Rafael, and a BS from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, New York.

    Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs).


    PLEASE NOTE: This event will be audio recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice. This recording will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading.

    Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

    • Date: Saturday, September 25
    • Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Pacific
    • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.


    Additional Information

    For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

    • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

    • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be available to those who attend the real-time presentation, and are provided at the conclusion of the training and upon submission of the participant's completed evaluation. 

    • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

    • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

    • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

    • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

    Audio recordings of the event and any handouts will be made available to all registrants after the presentation and receipt of the course evaluation.

    CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate.  


    • Sat, October 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • online via zoom
    Register

    This event is offered by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (California state CAMFT), with registration available through our Marin CAMFT chapter. This event is free to all pre-licensed trainees and associates whether Marin CAMFT members or not, and to Marin CAMFT members who can receive 2 free CEUs, though advance registration is required.

    IMPORTANT: Accessing the Zoom session is a little different than how our chapter normally provides it, as a quick advance Zoom registration step will be required. Please plan to join this session 5 minutes early so you can complete this step, which is necessary before you can enter the meeting.


    Workshop Description:

    This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the licensing process for 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.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

    1. 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. Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing
    4.  Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms
    5.  Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies to take to complete their 3000 hours

    Presenter: 

    Luke Matthew Martin, EsqLuke 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.

    Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 2 hours of Continuing Education Units (2 CEUs).


    PLEASE NOTE: This event will be recorded by State CAMFT. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice and/or image.

    Upon signing up here at Marin CAMFT, you will receive an email from us with instructions for accessing the Zoom on the day of the event. Please note, this will require one additional registration step before you can join the meeting, so plan to come into this meeting 5 minutes early to go through this quick extra registration.

    • Date: Saturday, October 2
    • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific
    • Location:  Online via Zoom. Sign-on instructions provided when you register with Marin CAMFT.


    Additional Information

    For more information, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

    • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive the CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

    • Refund Policy: No refunds because this event is free!

    • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

    • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

    • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

    CAMFT will provide access to a recording of the event for 3 weeks afterwards.

    CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate.  


    • Fri, October 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Description:

    Let’s Dismantle Ageism is a highly interactive workshop that raises awareness of what ageism is, how it appears in our lives, and what each of us can do to dismantle it. For age bias to not show up in our practices we must all first address our own internal bias. This workshop will help participants to do just that while also offering tools to help clients address their own age bias.


    Goals:

    Participants will be able to: 

    1. Become more aware of their own age bias 
    2. Understand where ageist messages exist in our culture
    3. Leave with action items to help undo ageism in their psyches and
      communities


      Presenters:

      Ashton ApplewhiteAshton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. Ashton speaks at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.

      Kyrié CarpenterKyrié Carpenter trained as a therapist and is now an anti-ageism coach and educator. She brings deep experience and knowledge of human development and transformation to each offering. She has facilitated hundreds of hours of workshops for groups ranging from aging services providers, Silicon Valley tech companies, community, student, and faith groups.

      Mel Coppola is a self-proclaimed “emerging Elder”. Mel CoppolaHer passion for the past dozen-plus years has been to elevate the status of Elderhood in our society. She does this is by raising awareness of ageism and ableism in all of her trainings, workshops and presentations whether at international conferences, on-line venues, even in day-to-day educational moments whenever they arise. It doesn’t matter the audience—the message Mel brings is that everyone, no matter their age or ability, deserve to live a life filled with well-being!




      The Zoom link and password are provided in the registration confirmation email after sign-up is completed.

      Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 2 hours of Continuing Education (2 CEUs).


      PLEASE NOTE: This event will be audio recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice. This recording will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading.

        Date: Friday, October 8
        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

        For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

          • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

          • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

          • Refund Policy: Our refund policy requires a $20 processing fee, therefore refunds are not available for this program, as the maximum purchase price is $20. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

          • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

          • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

          • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.


          CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate. 


          • Sat, October 23, 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register

          Workshop Description:

          In times of great racial turmoil, turbulence, and strife there is always a population of committed and conscientious individuals outside of the targeted racial group who aspire to be allies in the struggle for racial and social justice. Being an effective cross-racial ally requires more than having good intentions or possessing a passionate desire to make a difference. At its core it is less concerned about what one says, or aspires to be, and more about the actions that one ultimately takes.

          Being an effective cross-racial ally requires knowing thyself as a racial being as well as developing mastery of a skillset that is germane to having intense, complicated, and nuanced conversations about race and racism.

          This workshop will conduct a comprehensive exploration of the salient issues and pitfalls that often impede the ability of the well-intentioned aspiring ally from becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally. Special attention will be devoted to identifying the steps and strategies for becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally.

          Learning Objectives:

          Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

          1. Apply strategies for becoming effective cross-racial allies.
          2. Demonstrate strategies for challenging and overcoming personal barriers (such as white fragility) that serve as roadblocks to becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally.
          3. Describe strategies for enhancing racial literacy as tool for fortifying effective cross-racial liaisons


          Presenter: 

          Dr. Kenneth V. HardyDr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, NY.


          Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs).


          Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

          • Date: Saturday, October 23
          • Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Pacific
          • Location:  Online via Zoom.


          Additional Information

          For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

          • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

          • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

          • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

          • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

          • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

          • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

          By presenter request, this event will not be recorded and therefore will not be available to Marin CAMFT members later. We hope you'll be able to attend the live presentation in order to benefit from Dr. Hardy's information firsthand.

          CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate.  


          • Sat, November 20, 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register


          Workshop Description:

          The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a specialized clinical approach for mental health professionals who work with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing relational, developmental trauma, cultural and intergenerational trauma, by working with the disorganized attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma. As such, NARM has become an invaluable treatment option for the Trauma-Informed Care movement.

          This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model, as outlined in Dr. Laurence Heller’s book Healing Developmental Trauma, emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy approaches such as Gestalt Therapy and Somatic Experiencing®, and bridges traditional psychotherapy with somatic approaches within a context of relational practice. NARM is a mindfulness-based clinical treatment, as its method is grounded in a phenomenological approach to addressing identity and consciousness of self – who we truly are beneath these patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world. Seen in this way, healing complex trauma is a vehicle for transformation on a personal and collective level.

          There are presently thousands of mental health professionals trained in NARM around the world, and there are currently NARM Therapist trainings running in over 10 countries. In the summer of 2020, the NARM Training Institute is launching a Level 1 NARM Online Basics Training for professionals who work with individuals and populations dealing with complex trauma. In addition to mental health professionals, this training is geared toward healthcare workers, substance abuse counselors, educators, first responders, bodyworkers and other allied fields. The NARM Training Institute offers a wide variety of other in-person and online learning opportunities to promote the Trauma-Informed movement.

          Learning Objectives:

          Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

          1. Participants will be able to articulate a theoretical and clinical differentiation between shock trauma (PTSD) and complex trauma (C-PTSD) through the lens of the NeuroAffective Relational Model.
          2. Participants will be able to identify and apply their clinical understanding of the 5 NARM Adaptive Survival Styles and how they affect adult life.
          3. Participants will be able to apply and practice the NARM Relational Model.
          4. Participants will gain theoretical, clinical and experiential insight into applying the 4 NARM Pillars: the basic NARM skills in resolving complex trauma.

          Presenter: 

          Brad KammerBrad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Brad is a Somatic Psychotherapist and has studied under and taught with his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for over two decades. Brad is the NARM Training Institute Training Director, and also a NARM Master Therapist, Consultant, and Senior Faculty Trainer, teaching NARM internationally. Brad has also studied under Dr. Peter Levine and is a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner, Consultant and Faculty Trainer, and has been involved in bringing SE to various communities around the world. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology and Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has specialized in addressing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he is a Psychotherapist, College Professor, Trauma Consultant, and Community Educator on Stress, Trauma, Relationships & Self-Care.

          Special Offers:

          • 2-week free trial to the NARM Inner Circle, an online membership program

          • Special discount code for $50 off any 2021 Level 1 Online NARM Basics Training or Level 2 NARM Therapist Training


            Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 3 hours of Continuing Education Units (3 CEUs).


            PLEASE NOTE: This event will be audio recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice. This recording will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading. We're sorry, but at this time, CEUs may only be earned for attendance at our live presentations.

            Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

            • Date: Saturday, November 20
            • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific
            • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.


            Additional Information

            For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

            • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

            • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

            • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

            • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

            • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

            • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

            Audio recordings of the event and any handouts will be made available to all registrants after the presentation and receipt of the course evaluation.

            CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end 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


          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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