Marin CAMFT News and Upcoming Events for January, February and March


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Upcoming Events Marin CAMFT is planning a variety of different events for its members over the next 3 months, including the Annual Retreat, a Networking Lunch, two meetings of the Board of Directors and two more programs in its Continuing Education Series on the second Friday of most months from 12:00 to 2:00 at 185 North Redwood Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. CLICK for directions...Read more

President's Message 2020: a new year, a new decade. 2020 vision is a perfect theme for what we do as professionals and how we spend our days helping others develop the insight and clarity to make fundamental changes. The theme also applies to Marin CAMFT, an organization dedicated to supporting helping professionals...Read more 

Friday Continuing Education Series Please join us Friday, February 14 for a special Valentine Day presentation: Betrayed Partners of Sex Addicts, by Jeanne Vattuone, LCSW and on March 13 for Body Image 101: Helping Your Clients Nurture Better Relationships with their Bodies, with Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD...Read more

Have you renewed your membership yet? We want to remind some of our members that the January 1, 2020 deadline to renew their memberships in Marin CAMFT has come and gone, already! Fortunately, they can still renew without penalty until January 31, 2020...Read more

Marin CAMFT's NEW and Improved Listserv Because of changes to the services offered by our previous Yahoo Groups listserv, Marin CAMFT has moved its whole listserv to a new service provider, groups.io... Read more 

Congratulation to our Kristina Carey Memorial Scholarship Winners! Each year the Marin CAMFT Scholarship Committee awards a $1000 Scholarship to two deserving prelicensed members...Read more








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Beautiful and spacious office available for sublet, with private bathroom and kitchenette en Suite. Mondays and Wednesdays. Near College of Marin.  $250 / day. Available 2/1/20. Please contact Sue Kessner at 415 596 4492 for more information.

MARIN CAMFT WINTER 2020 THERAPY GROUPS LIST FOR JAN FEB MAR


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 Thursdays PM San Rafael

DIVORCE GROUPS FOR WOMEN ONLY

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW                             415 448 6242

Ongoing biweekly groups provide community, emotional support and information for all stages divorce or separation. Topics: self-esteem, empowerment and recovery from difficult feelings 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, meet one Saturday monthly in San Rafael. Age 65+ meets   2nd Saturday/ month 10-1. Age 55+ meets 3rd Saturday 10-1 or 10-3. 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 in Novato

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

WOMEN’S THERAPY GROUP

Community Institute for Psychotherapy 415 459 5999 x450

Learn strategies for coping with relationships and everyday life, strengthening self-awareness, reducing depression and anxiety. Tuesdays 6:15-7:45 PM

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Susan Kenny, LMFT                                          415 827 7075

Support group for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn ways to cope with diagnosis and treatment, manage responsibilities, self-care, gain community support/empowerment. www.susankennylmft.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

San Rafael Group forming. Practice mindfulness, safe conversations & relationship skills to promote healing & growth. Ready for the next level through support & compassion? Wednesdays, 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 helping create & maintain sobriety, establish recovery, & address underlying issues. Santa Rosa: Monday 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 to thriving! Address loneliness, exhaustion, unique challenges, strategies for success. Ongoing, weekly. For more information, contact 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. Group 1 - clinicians, Group 2 - non-clinicians. 6 members. Friday AM 1.5 hours weekly, 40 years experience. www.shiramarinphd.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- THE ART AND 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 year at Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley. www.ACouplesWorkshop.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 and learn how to experience more fulfillment & success in relationships and life. Monday or Tuesday PM San Rafael


SINGLES GROUP

Renée Owen, LMFT                                         415 453 8117

Psychoeducational group for men and women desiring to create more committed, intimate relationships. Assists in discovering blocks/obstacles. Excellent adjunct to individual therapy. 9 weeks, Tuesday PM San Rafael

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

ART THERAPY PROCESS GROUP

Community Institute for Psychotherapy 415 459 5999 x450

Engage is a series of art therapy exercises designed to improve emotional intelligence, process difficult life experiences and tap into nonverbal ways of knowing. Mondays 5-6:30 PM.

HELP AND HEALING FOR TRAUMA

Community Institute for Psychotherapy 415 459 5999 x450

Survivors will support one another as they learn coping strategies, cultivate healthy self-esteem and practice stress reduction techniques. Fridays 5-6:30

MINDFULNESS GROUP

Community Institute for Psychotherapy 415 459 5999 x450

Learn mindfulness and cognitive therapy tools and practices that have been proven to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Wednesdays 5-6:30

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP

Wendy Homer, LMFT                                          415 413 8086

Support group for individuals who live with chronic pain. Will address emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, isolation and pain management. Contact for more information wendyhomerlmft@gmail.com.

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Wendy Homer, LMFT                                          415 413 8086

Caring for a disabled family member is rewarding, but it is also stressful, can be exhausting and can bring up family conflicts. Share experiences, resources, help with resolving conflicts. wendyhomerlmft@gmail.com

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Susan Kenny, LMFT                                          415 827 7075

Ongoing weekly support group for people with any type of cancer. Connect with other survivors in all stages of the cancer journey, get emotional support, information, ideas & empowerment. www.susankennylmft.com


CONSULTATION GROUPS 

THRIVE CONSULTATION GROUPS

Renée Owen, LMFT                                        415 453 8117

Connect and network with colleagues. Receive help in creating a thriving practice, or starting, facilitating or sustaining groups and general case consultation. Meets once a month in San Rafael. 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


ONLINE SUPERVISION AND/OR CONSULTATION: FROM PRELICENSED TO LATE CAREER

Shira Marin, PhD, LMFT                                      415 499 0737

Consultation group to further your development as a therapist, gain support, Depth, Jungian, Dream, EAT approaches Experienced facilitator, 35 years clinical, teaching experience. CEs available. 90 minutes twice per month in San Rafael


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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

NEXT DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2020

  1. Submit new ads to clydelynne@gmail.com 
  2. 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)
  3. Mail a hard copy of new ads and 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 
  4. Specify the section in which you would like to see your ad.
  5. 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…. editing!
  6. 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.
  7. For answers to your questions, call TGL Editor, Renée Owen, at 415 453 8117
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