MARIN CAMFT

Friday Continuing Education Series: The Benefits of Psychological Assessment and How it Can Enhance Your Work with Clients, with Heather Chamberlain PsyD

  • Fri, June 12, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this Online event

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Deepen your knowledge about psychological assessment in this 2-credit CE presentation with Heather Chamberlain, clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at Dominican University. Heather will discuss different types of assessments including developmental, psychoeducational, personality, and neuropsychological evaluations. She will also talk about what a therapist and a client and/or family can gain from an assessment.

Intended goals:

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least three assessment tools and their usage.
  2. Participants will increase their knowledge about appropriate referrals for assessments by identifying at least one client who might benefit from a psychological assessment
  3. Participants will be able to briefly describe the assessment process as well as the outcome in terms that their clients will understand

Topics include:

  • What is a psychological assessment and what types are available?
  • Why a client might need a referral for assessment
  • Typical assessments in young children
  • Typical assessments in elementary and adolescents
  • Assessments in adults
  • Discussion of case study related to assessment
  • When to refer for an assessment and what to expect from the process

Dr. Heather Chamberlain has been working with children and families since 2003. She has taught at Dominican University since 2013 and has worked in a variety of settings including homeless shelters, the Marine Corps, Kaiser, and community mental health. Currently she has a private practice in San Rafael, Marin Meaningful Therapy and Assessment Center, where she offers therapy and assessment services for children, teens, families, and parents.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be recorded. An audio recording of this event will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading. By registering for this event you are consenting to be recorded and are aware that the recording may be accessed by Marin CAMFT members. If you ask questions or make comments during this event, be aware that your question, name, and/or voice may be contained in this recording.

  • Time: 12 noon to 2 pm.
  • Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.
  • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.
    • Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Pat Saunders.
    • 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 awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 
    • Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the CE Director on no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.
    • Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course.
    • 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, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age 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.
    • CE: This workshop meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Pat SaundersCE Director for more information.


    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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