MARIN CAMFT

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Upcoming events

    • Sun, October 09, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • McInnis Park Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael
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    Marin CAMFT is hosting an in-person Fall Celebration!

    Save the date! Marin CAMFT Fall Celebration - October 9th - McInnis Park Golf Course

    The Board of Directors of Marin CAMFT invites you to:

    Marin CAMFT 2022 Fall Celebration

    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.

    Casual attire.

    We are holding this event earlier in the year, instead of having our traditional holiday party in December. We hope you can make it!


    PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 25

     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.

    COVID-19 EVENT PROTOCOLS

    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!


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    Questions? Contact the Event Planning Committee at marincountycamftchapter@gmail.com 




    • Sat, October 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • online via Zoom
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    Earn your Law & Ethics CEs with Marin CAMFT this Fall!

    Part 1 - Morning Session: Law & Ethics: Changes in California Law and Trends in Ethical Standards for Therapists

    3 CEs available


    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.

    Law & Ethics 2022 Two-Part Series: Adapting to the New Realities of Clinical Practice


    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.

    Part 1 (morning):  Changes in California Law and Trends in Ethical Standards for Psychotherapy

    Workshop Description

    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.

    Learning Objectives for Part 1

    Upon completion of this morning presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. List at least four recent changes in relevant state law for California master’s-level mental health providers
    2. List at least three planned future changes in state law for California master’s-level mental health providers.
    3. Describe at least two trends in professional ethical standards for mental health care.
    4. Describe at least two ways in which telehealth standards and practices have impacted equity and diversity in mental health care.

    Presenter Ben Caldwell

    photo of Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFTBenjamin 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.

    • Date: Saturday, October 22
    • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific (3 hours of instruction plus 30 minutes for breaks)
    • 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 Marin CAMFT's Director of Programs Norman Hering.

    • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education 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 the Director of Programs 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. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. To request a refund, please email marincountycamftchapter@gmail.com. If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Director of Programs.

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

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

    • 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.

    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. 


    • Sat, October 22, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • online via Zoom
    Register

    Here's another opportunity for Law & Ethics training with Ben Caldwell in October

    Part 2 - Afternoon Session: Law & Ethics: Changes in Federal Law, and Current Ethical and Disciplinary Issues for California Therapists

    3 CEs available

    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!


    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 Afternoon Session: Saturday, October 22, 1pm to 4:30pm. Information for the Morning Session is available here.

    Law & Ethics 2022 Two-Part Series: Adapting to the New Realities of Clinical Practice


    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.

    Part 2 (afternoon):  Changes in Federal Law, and Current Ethical and Disciplinary Issues for California Therapists

    Workshop Description

    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.

    Learning Objectives for Part 2

    Upon completion of this afternoon presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe at least two recent changes in relevant federal law for master’s-level mental health provider.
    2. Describe at least three common causes for BBS disciplinary actions.
    3. Describe current research findings surrounding at least three types of self-disclosure in mental health care.
    4. Describe at least one impact of policies requiring clinical license exams on equity and diversity in the mental health professions.

    Presenter Ben Caldwell

    photo of Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFTBenjamin 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.

    • Date: Saturday, October 22
    • Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Pacific (3 hours of instruction plus 30 minutes for breaks)
    • 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 Marin CAMFT's Director of Programs Norman Hering.

    • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education 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 the Director of Programs 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. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. To request a refund, please email marincountycamftchapter@gmail.com. If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Director of Programs.

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

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

    • 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.

    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. 


    • Fri, November 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • online via Zoom
    Register

    Learn strategies to support teens and young adult clients with academic success 

    Treating Procrastination and Motivation in High School and College Student Clients

    2 CEs available

    Free for Marin CAMFT members and reciprocal chapter members!

    Workshop Description

    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.


    Educational Goals

    Therapists will gain greater insight into the obstacles for academic success facing clients who are in high school and college.


    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify and address at least three underlying causes of low motivation in clients who are high school and college students
    2. Identify and address the impact of student procrastination as it relates to homework/project completion
    3. Describe how executive functioning deficits influence school performance
    4. Name at least two ways to support students of diverse backgrounds in their acquisition of study skills


      Presenter

      Christine Rodriguez

      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: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These CEs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education 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 duration of the program (on Zoom, or in person, per event details above) and complete the course evaluation to receive the CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact our Director of Programs at marincountycamftchapter@gmail.com 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. We also do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant.  Please contact our Director of Program at marincountycamftchapter@gmail.com with any questions.

      • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the Director of Programs at marincountycamftchapter@gmail.com.
      • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director of Programs.

      • 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.


      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


    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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