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    • Sat, January 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
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    MARIN CAMFT TRAUMA RESPONSE TEAM WORKSHOP

    Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Disaster Psychology:  Overcoming Roadblocks to Enhance Opportunities for Engagement as a Disaster Mental Health Responder

     Dana Nussbaum, PhD and Ron Reynolds


    California has experienced multiple disasters in the last year.  During the immediate aftermath of a disaster, mental health clinicians can be extremely helpful to neighbors and the greater community.  However, few are armed with the knowledge they need to engage effectively with the various disaster response entities to be in a position to help people impacted by disaster.  Often, the path to engaging safely and effectively is confusing and filled with roadblocks.   We will address the challenge of navigating through the maze of emergency response operations while maintaining personal safety and think through how to best respond in a variety of disaster scenarios.


    This course, is designed to introduce LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to the practical aspects of engaging in disaster response as a mental health clinician, as identified by the instructors: one a psychologist, one a retired police officer, both seasoned disaster responders.  They will explain the disaster cycle and disaster response framework, including the chaos that goes along with it.  You will learn tips for how to navigate through the bureaucracy and cope with inherent frustrations, important considerations related to self-care and key disaster psychology intervention techniques to take into the field.


    Together, we will discuss the variety of ways stress manifests in individuals exposed to disasters, how to formulate an understanding of the clinical picture and develop a plan in the context of disaster. Instructors will address considerations for developing cultural competency and how to develop and maintain a therapeutic alliance. This course gives students an opportunity to practice applying knowledge and skills using scenarios taken from the field and to develop the ability to discern when and how to apply their professional armament of therapeutic skills.  The objective of this course is to give you a roadmap to solve problems, engage with others during disasters and help you develop a sense of confidence that you can draw from when disaster strikes.


    Dr. Dana Nussbaum has a private practice in Marin County, where the majority of her clients are first responders and people recovering from trauma-induced psychological injuries or stress.  A Specialty Provider for Cal Fire and the San Francisco Police Department, Dana volunteers on the North Bay Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team.  Dana deploys locally and nationally to disasters and teaches Psychological First Aid (PFA) to lay audiences and Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Fundamentals to licensed clinicians.  Dana instructs First Responder Intervention at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and is the Disaster Network Chair for the Redwood and Napa-Solano Psychological Associations.  Dr.D.Nussbaum@gmail.com.


    A native of San Francisco, Ron Reynolds graduated from Lowell High School and earned his A.S. Degree in Criminology and B.S. Degree in Public Administration.  Ron spent four years as a University Of California Campus Police Officer, San Francisco Campus, with special training for Langley Porter Hospital.  Ron worked thirty-and-a-half years as a Police Officer, Police Sergeant and Police Inspector/Detective for the San Francisco Police Department.  Ron is a subject Matter Expert in Auto Theft, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and served as an Internal Affairs Investigator, Hostage Negotiator, Peer Support Counselor, Taxi Cab Enforcement Administrator and District Police Station Investigator.  Now retired from law enforcement and residing in Marin County, Ron has spent the last five years in disaster response and volunteering for the American Red Cross.  He is a subject Matter Expert in Logistics, Client Services, Mass Care and Disaster Shelter Management.  Ron is a Red Cross Disaster Response Team Member, Disaster Shelter Manager trainer and Red Cross Certified Instructor.


        





    Educational Goals / Learning Objectives

    • Be able to describe 3 stages of how a disaster response unfolds.
    • Be able to describe 2 disaster response characteristics that impact one’s ability to engage in a disaster response operation DRO.    
    • Be able to describe and utilize one or more avenues for engaging in disaster response.
    • Be able to explain the importance of personal safety during disaster response and list several ways of how to stay safe.
    • be able to identify and discuss what the stress response looks like during a disaster.
    • Be able to distinguish Psychological First Aid PFA, Enhanced Psychological First Aid E-PFA and be able to describe and utilize several current accepted E-PFA practices employed during disasters.

    Agenda for the Day


    9:00 am     INTRODUCTION


    PART 1:  GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

    • Disaster Response
    • Disaster Types
    • Disaster Response Framework
    • Span of Control
    • Disaster Response Cycle
    • Disaster Response Agencies/Players
    • Specifics: How to get through it
    • Engage to reach your goal
    • Avenues for Clinicians to take when engaging in disaster response

    PART 2: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, OVERVIEW / REVIEW

    • What the stress response looks like during a disaster
    • Specifics: How to engage to assist others
    • Techniques Clinicians use to assist others
    • Enhanced Psychological First Aid E-PFA
    • Disaster Mental Health DMH
    • Hot Topics: Current best practices for clinicians responding to disaster situations

    12:30 pm  LUNCH: On your own at one of the many restaurants in the area

    1:30 pm  PART 3: PRACTICE AND APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES

    • Practice problem solving in typical disaster situations
    • Practice enhanced PFA

    PART 4: NEXT STEPS

    • Avenues For Engaging In Disaster Response

    4:00 pm  END OF WORKSHOP

    • Turn in a completed program evaluation in order to receive CE certificate

    The workshop will be held at the Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Room 201



     MEMBERS  NON-MEMBERS      
    CLINICAL/ASSOCIATE   $35  $45                    
    • 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. 
    • Information: For more information about Marin CAMFT's Workshops and about joining the Committee, please contact the Director-at-Large for CE.
    • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees 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 Director-at-Large for CE 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.
    • Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director-at-Large for CE who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need. All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.
    • 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-at-Large for CE.
    • 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 Approvals: This workshop meets the qualifications for 6CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for license renewal. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 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 the Director-at-Large for CE for more information.

      • Fri, February 08, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, #201, Corte Madera, CA 94925



      MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

      FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES
      Friday, February 8, 2019
      Treating Affairs - Helping Couples Heal and Rebuild Trust
      Lisa Lund, LMFT

      The pain of an affair is intense. The betrayed partner usually suffers from acute stress or PTSD and may experience hyper-vigilance, intrusive images, and emotional numbing. The unfaithful partner may experience grief, shame, guilt and ambivalence. Both often fluctuate rapidly in their emotions from fear and sadness to anger and resentment. We, as therapists, need to be able to help our couples express the range of emotions in a healing way rather than a destructive one so that they can create a joined narrative of what has happened to them. To do so, we need a roadmap. In this talk we will be visiting the Gottman’s Atone, Attune and Attach model of Affair Recovery. This model provides clinicians with an unbiased approach that compassionately services both partners as they struggle to rebuild a collapsed marriage.  

      Educational Goals:

      • A better understanding of what goes wrong in a relationship that causes the erosion of trust and infidelity. 
      • A three step method to treating affairs
      • What pitfalls should the therapist avoid in treating affairs.

      Lisa Lund’s specialty is in helping couples improve their relationships. She is a Master Certified Gottman Therapist and works directly with couples in Kentfield at “A Couple’s Place”. In addition to working with couples privately, she teaches workshops and retreats to couples wanting to enhance or repair their relationships. Currently, Lisa is offering The Art and Science of Love: Couples Weekend Workshop and Retreat three times a year at the Acqua Hotel in Mill Valley. Lisa also trains clinicians in the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling. She offers all levels of Gottman Training in San Anselmo and consults with clinicians getting certified in the Gottman Method. 




      Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.


      Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.


      Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)


      Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.


         

      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.


      Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.


      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 2 hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 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 Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.


      • Fri, March 08, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, #201, Corte Madera, CA 94925


      MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

      FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

      Effective Patient Interventions: How to Disarm Defenses


      Patricia Frisch, PSY, LMFT


      Friday, March 8, 2019


      This two-hour talk will introduce providers to my method of character analytic interventions that effectively dismantle the obvious defenses in the room. The presenting style of the patient, “how the patient acts, reacts and presents” demonstrates healthy and unhealthy coping strategies, character/personality disorder markers and resistance aspects that can be engaged in the first session. This type of treatment approach creates lively, spontaneous interactions that interrupt non-productive story telling. The importance of contact and tracking are discussed.

       

      Learning Objectives:

      • Definition and Discussion of Character Analysis
        • Define the essential tenets of the concept of character and character analysis
        • Discuss the differences between adaptive and non-adaptive defenses.
      • Importance of Contact and Tracking
        • Describe the basic elements of contact
        • Learn what to track and how to comment
        • Realize the potency of interrupting the story

      Examples of specific character types will be utilized to illustrate the technique. Case questions from the participants will contribute to the understanding of how to intervene effectively. The cases presented provide an opportunity to name the defensive style, possible character type, any resistance to the process as well as show how the method deepens the therapeutic relationship.


      Educational Goals:

       

      1.  Attendees will be able to distinguish character types and defensive styles

      2.  Attendees will be able to describe the character types used as examples of the method

      3.  Attendees will be able to describe interventions that effectively disarm character defenses and deepen the therapeutic relationship.


      Patricia Frisch, PSY, LMFT, is an expert in Wilhelm Reich’s characteranalytic and somatic approach, known as Orgonomy and has developed her own method that updates Reich’s theories. 


      Reichian theory is at heart of current somatic approaches. As founder and Director of The Orgonomic Institute of Northern California (OINC), she supervises and trains professionals in Orgonomy: character analysis, somatic interventions, diagnostic typologies and enhanced clinical skills at her own facility and at clinics in the Bay Area.


      Dr. Frisch authored Whole Therapist, Whole Patient:  Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, in 2018. She also authored the Orgonomy (Reichian Therapy) chapter of SAGE Publications’ (2015) Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy and published a video through SAGE (2015). 


      Dr. Frisch was recently interviewed on KMET 1490 AM – ABC News Radio’s program Inner Voice by Dr. Foojan Zeine, PSY.  She will also be appearing as the Resident Expert January 18, 2019 on the California Psychological Association’s Webinar Program Welcome to the Consultation Room:  The Doctor is In.   


      Dr. Frisch has created a comprehensive audio training program, which provides long-distance learning and certification options to students throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has created an international and local Online Coaching Program for Healthcare and Mental Health Professionals and an Online Interactive Book Discussion Group on her book. She led workshops at Esalen® Institute for 10 years.   

      She maintains an active private practice in Mill Valley, California.






      Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.


      Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.


      Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)


      Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.


         

      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.


      Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.


      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 (CEP # 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 Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.


    The Marin County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
    Marin CAMFT is a CAMFT - Approved Continuing Education Provider (#56895)
    PO Box 9065, San Rafael, CA  94912  415 459 3484 



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