MARIN CAMFT FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES
November 8, 2019
AN UPDATE FROM THE FRONT LINES: DISASTER, TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH IN MARIN
Dennis Scremin, LMFT, Beth Leib, LMFT and Dee Treshnell, LMFT
Dennis, Beth and Dee will bring members up to date about the current state of Disaster Mental Health relief work in the North Bay in a 20-minute presentation about the mental health effects of the recent Sonoma county fires.
Given climate change and increased population in California, we are likely to have more frequent natural disasters which can displace and traumatize large numbers of people. As mental health clinicians, we are uniquely qualified to aid people in need of psychological and emotional support during times of disaster-related trauma.
Marin CAMFT's Trauma and Disaster Response Team offers emergency mental health services for both disaster trauma and other trauma situations. Attendees this Friday will have an opportunity to learn more about our Trauma and Disaster Response Team's activities, as well as to sign up for training for disaster trauma mental health work.
THE PARENTING MARRIAGE: A NEW ALTERNATIVE TO DIVORCE
Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW
This is a model of parenting that allows parents to raise healthy children together in a stable environment without romantic expectations. Participants will learn the origins of this increasingly popular alternative for parents, as well as how to assist their clients in setting one up. Specifically, the presentation will cover the Five Keys to making a Parenting Marriage work, the situations that would not be appropriate for a Parenting Marriage and clinicians can troubleshoot problems that arise.
This program is designed for therapists and clinicians who work with clients in troubled marriages or those contemplating divorce (who have children). Given that a Parenting Marriage exemplifies the many changes occurring with marriage today, all clinicians are encouraged to learn about this alternative to divorce in order to help families remain intact in a healthy paradigm.
As a child of divorced parents, Susan Pease Gadoua knows how disruptive unhappy marriages can be when the parents “stay together for the kids”. Her personal experience, combined with years of working with couples in distress led Susan to become passionate about offering support and creative solutions to people at one of the most crucial junctures in their lives. In 2000 Susan founded The Changing Marriage Institute. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and author (San Francisco Chronicle Best-sellers: Contemplating Divorce, Stronger Day-by-Day and The New "I Do".)
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