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    • Fri, February 09, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice:  

    From Reactivity to Responsiveness

    Daniel Sonkin, LMFT

    Friday, February 9, 2018


    This workshop will explore how attachment theory, neuroscience and evolutionary psychology can help therapists understand the nature of reactivity in close relationships and in light of that understanding strategies for helping clients learn how to be more responsive, rather than reactive.  


    Attachment theory has been conceptualized as a theory of affect regulation.  Affect is a central aspect of personal relationships.  Seeking proximity to an attachment figure during times of emotional distress is the primary strategy that helps both children and adults survive these periods and reestablish hope, optimism and emotional equanimity.  Proximity-seeking can be physical, but it can also be psychological (thinking about an attachment figure).  


    Individuals with secure attachment generally respond adaptively to stressful partner interactions, whereas individuals with insecure attachment demonstrate a variety of maladaptive emotion regulation strategies.  These behavioral strategies are activated immediately and are often expressed before the individual realizes what is happening.  When automatic affect strategies are adaptive, the outcome is generally positive.  When the automatic strategies are maladaptive (such as verbal attacks, emotional withdrawal, intense anger, aggression, etc), the outcome is usually much less positive and often results in extreme relationship discord, disfunction and eventually one or both member of the couple seeking therapy.  Though an understanding of these processes, therapists can implement a variety of strategies to reduce emotional reactivity in clients and help individuals experience more productive interpersonal relationships.  

    Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in an independent practice in Sausalito, California. Since 1981, his work has focused on the treatment of individuals and couples facing a variety interpersonal problems. As one of the early specialists in the field of family violence, Dr. Sonkin has developed a widely used protocol for treating perpetrators and is an international speaker on domestic violence.  He is the author of numerous books and articles on domestic violence, child abuse and attachment theory.  For the past twenty-five years he has been integrating attachment theory and neuroscience into his clinical practice. He is now involved in several research projects examining the effects of secure base priming on attachment security and mood.   In addition to his clinical practice, he was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling at Sonoma State University from 1994 through 2004, a former member of the Ethics Committee (1989-1998) and is a former member of the Board of Directors (1998-2000) of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  He is the recipient of the 1989 Clark Vincent Award for Literary Contribution to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and is the 2000 recipient of the Honorary Distinguished Clinical Member Award from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


    Workshop Goals:

    1. Understand the affective and cognitive aspect of attachment theory.
    2. Recognize secure and insecure attachment-based affect regulation strategies.
    3. Learn strategies that help clients strengthen their responsiveness to emotions/cognitions. 


    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.

    CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs 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 09, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    Friday, March 9, 2018


    The Romance Archetype: The Key to Inner and Outer Relationship


    William Pennell Rock, PhD

    All stories of Lovers, who get separated and reunited have the same form.  We find these stories all over the world and throughout history. This form is the Romance Archetype.  It is a universal intuition into the nature of transformation from the heart of humanity.


    This form models one complete cycle of transformation not only in couples, but in individuals.  It is therefore a remarkable key for therapy, both individual and relational.


    My goals for the presentation:

    • To show the form of the Mono-myth of Romance and display its elements.
    • To Introduce this as a model of individuation and relationship 

    William Pennell Rock, M. Litt (Cantab.), PhD was educated in philosophy and psychology at Yale, Harvard, Kings College Cambridge and the Jung Institute in Zurich and has specialized in archetypal psychology, combining many disciplines including Comparative Religions, Existential Philosophy, Jungian Therapy and mythological studies.  He has lived, learned and taught around the world  He is the creator and director of ORIGINS that is a form of Jungian psychodrama based open the two Archetypes of Transformation: the Hero’s Journey and the Romance Archetype.


    ORIGINS, now for the first time offering workshops in the Bay Area, permits participants to create a personal myth that is the map of their individuation process and to use this map to pass through present crises and difficulties into greater integration.  All of this takes place in a group situation in which each individual opens up into a deep connection with others as they become aware that, however particular their stories may be, their central form, our essential human path, is one.  Great intimacy arises from this.




    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.

    CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs 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.

    • Sat, March 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
    Register

    Marin CAMFT Saturday Workshop

    24 March 2018, 9 am - 1 pm

    A Model for Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders

    Diane A. Suffridge, PhD

    Many of the most difficult clinical dilemmas we face as therapists are related to the ways our clients have structured their emotional and interpersonal lives.  The DSM-5 diagnoses of personality disorders are not as clinically useful as a psychodynamically based model that considers the subjective experience and internal conflicts of the client.  The synthesis of psychodynamic thinking described by Nancy McWilliams provides such a model, which is the basis for this workshop.  Case examples, illustration through role-play and video and case consultation will be provided to prepare you for using this model in your clinical practice.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    Participants will understand and apply a two-axis model of personality structure describing healthy as well as disordered functioning. Participants will identify the developmental level of personality structure illustrated in a case vignette. 

    Diane Suffridge is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, California.  She has over 25 years experience as a licensed psychologist, training and supervising prelicensed clinicians in community-based organizations.  She also regularly provides training and consultation to licensed clinicians and supervisors through professional associations and community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her book Entering the Behavioral Health Field: A Guide for New Clinicians was published by Routledge in May 2016 and she has published a biweekly blog since February 2014, posted at www.dianesuffridgephd.com





     Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:00 to 1:00 

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



     MEMBERS  NON-MEMBERS       RECIPROCAL CHAPTER
    CLINICAL/ASSOCIATE   $59  $79                     $69 WITH CODE
    PRELICENSED  $29  $39
    PSY/RN  $69  $79

    • 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.
    • CEU Approvals: This workshop meets the qualifications for 4 CEUs 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 Director-at-Large for CE for more information.
    • CEUs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. CE credits for nurses in California are available through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (BRN Provider CEP10318). The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and LMFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.   For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com.
    • Fri, May 11, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    Friday, May 11, 2018


    USING STORIES FOR HEALING IN THERAPY


    Jan Ogren, LMFT


    We tell ourselves stories all the time. But how often do we listen to the messages? This workshop will help you listen deeply to your clients’ stories and to your own. Within these stories are the hidden keys to how people stay stuck repeating difficult and painful patterns in their lives. Through transforming the stories clients can create new roles for themselves in their lives. This is especially helpful for couples and families and we will use the techniques of Interventive Interviewing to demonstrate how to guide and encourage change in family stories.


    Cultural stories have a tremendous effect on any groups that aren’t considered the “norm.” We will examine stories from other cultures and how they show us a different window into sexuality and gender.

    As therapists we have our own stories that can be helpful when used appropriately. Guidelines will be presented and exercises to explore what feels comfortable for the therapist regarding sharing personal stories and how to judge the affects of the stories on clients. As a special treat Jan Ögren is a Story Teller and she will present the story, The Hungry Ghost, which is helpful for clients dealing with feelings of not good enough. Bring your curiosity and openness, because this is an experiential workshop and we never know what will happen after we hear the magic words: “Once upon a time…”


    Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will:

    • Know how stories can be used to radically effect change for clients. Learn how to listen for the stories clients tell themselves, be able to reflect the implicit of hidden messages, and practice techniques to help clients change their stories.
    • Understand the multiple forms of self-disclosure and how to judge its impact and appropriateness. Have guidelines for how, when and how much to use self-disclosure with clients.
    • Know how to find, create and share non-judgmental, healing stories for children, adults and families.

    Jan Ögren, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, international author, storyteller and public speaker. She worked as SME (subject Matter Expert) for the BBS for twelve years, founded and chaired the Redwood Empire CAMFT ethics committee for ten years.

    She has presented numerous times at RECAMFT and at the CAMFT statewide conference in 2015. For complete listing of presentations you can go to www.JanOgren.net. Jan specializes in GLBTQ, trauma recovery and Psychological Shamanism.  





    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.

    CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs 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, June 08, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    Friday, June 8, 2018


    What You Don’t Know Could Hurt 

    Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Redux

    Victoria Herzog, LMFT

    Everyone is biased, no matter how open-minded or educated and regardless of political beliefs; it’s an inevitable aspect of being human. Also known as unconscious bias, implicit bias can be positive or negative and can come in many forms, including innate tendencies as well as internalized beliefs, about a variety of cultural facets. Regardless of their form, if you’re not aware of them, the more trouble they might cause in your professional (as well as personal) relationships.

     

    In this training, Victoria explains the causes and types of implicit bias, then focuses on helping attendees better understand and begin addressing their own. The training will also help attendees understand how implicit bias may show up in the practice of psychotherapy, and offer suggestions on how to work with biases in clients.


    This training was presented on October 13 to a very small audience in the midst of the horrific northern CA wildfires and coincidentally during the repaving of the Corte Madera Town Center's parking lot nearest the Community Room in which our meetings are held. The Marin CAMFT Friday CE Committee decided to give Marin CAMFT members and the community another chance to attend this excellent presentation at a time that is hopefully calmer.


    Victoria Herzog is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, and consultant who specializes in working with teens, families, couples, and young adults in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. As an immigrant with a multicultural background, she provides Culturally Inclusive Therapy and is knowledgeable about a variety of cultural aspects including implicit bias, acculturation gaps, and socioeconomic, religious, and racial/ethnic differences, as well as sexual and gender minorities. Victoria worked for many years in community agencies, schools, and a reproductive clinic for teens and young adults before opening a full-time practice in Novato.




    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.

    CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs 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.

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