MARIN CAMFT

Marin CAMFT News

Fall 2020


Looking Ahead to Brighter Days

Letter from Marin CAMFT President Lynne Clyde LMFT


Upcoming MCAMFT Programs and Events

Laws and Ethics / 'Political Stress Syndrome' / Suicide Prevention /

Treating Anxiety and OCD / Professional Wills / and much more



The Staggering Toll of Covid on Mental Health

 Research shows huge spikes in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse nationwide


Two New Podcasts Added to Our Programs Library

Listen to September's amazing events on Strengthening Resilience by Linda Graham LMFT

and Binary and Transcendent Gender Identity by Vince Nevins PhD

Handouts included!


Have You Ever Wanted to Create and Edit a Professional Organization's Newsletter?

We're seeking a new editor for Marin CAMFT's quarterly newsletter. Great opportunity. Stipend included!



Update from our Trauma Response Team

Expanded focus, new speakers, 'Psychological First Aid'


Life-Changing Opportunities to Participate with Marin CAMFT

Several projects and volunteer positions becoming available for the New Year


Pre-licensed Members: Join Us for a Free Road-to-Licensure Zoom Event

Update and opportunities for our pre-licensed members



Accepting Applications for MCAMFT Scholarships

Learn about scholarship opportunities for students and pre-licensed members

While you're at it, we hope you'll also consider donating to our scholarship fund!






THERAPY GROUPS LIST 

FOR OCT-NOV-DEC 2020

Groups for Women
Groups for Men
Children, Teens and Parenting
Specialty Groups
Groups for Therapists
Workshops and Trainings
Coed Groups
Consultation Groups

Submission Guidelines


GROUPS FOR WOMEN

WOMEN’S GROUP - NOW ONLINE

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. Thurs PM  ONLINE.


DIVORCE GROUPS FOR WOMEN ONLY

Susan Pease Gadoua, LCSW         415 448 6242

Ongoing biweekly groups provide community, emotional support and information for all stages of divorce or separation. Topics: self-esteem, empowerment and recovery from difficult feelings and 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 Bring to light outdated beliefs and perceptions that set women up for unfulfilling, sometimes abusive situations.


ONLINE SATURDAY GROUPS FOR WOMEN

Gilda Meyers, LMFT                        415 453 1839

Ongoing online groups exploring issues of midlife and aging. Age 70+ meets 2nd & 4th Sat/mth, 10:00-11:30am. Age 60+ meets 3rd Sat/month 10am-12:00pm. 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.

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


LIFT YOUR SPIRITS-WOMEN'S THERAPY GROUP

Kacy Dapp & Karen Josephs, Interns, CIP

Supervisor, Dylan Kersh, LMFT            415 459-5999 x 450

Strengthen self-awareness of yourself, your thoughts and emotions. San Rafael, Mon. 6:15-7:45pm. Zoom for now.



GROUPS FOR MEN

SUPPORT/THERAPY GROUP FOR MEN

Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT                415 383 9254

New group. Resolve personal challenges, greater personal competence, emotional balance & awareness; become better leaders (home/elsewhere). Wed 5-6:30pm. Zoom. https://scottnelsonphd.com

MEN AND RELATIONSHIPS

David Kest, LMFT                         415 246 1739

Heartfelt Zoom meetings. Practice mindfulness, safe conversations & relationship skills to promote healing & growth. Ready for the next level through support & compassion? Wed, 7-9pm. San Rafael.

MEN’S SEX ADDICTION RECOVERY GROUP

Willow Tree Counseling                 707 200 2332 x 101

Ongoing homework/process group: create & maintain sobriety, establish recovery, address issues. Mon 4PM, Tues 8AM, Thurs 5PM, San Rafael: Friday 3PM.     Tim@WillowTreeSantaRosa.com


CHILDREN, TEENS AND PARENTING

ADVERTISE YOUR GROUP HERE NEXT TIME!



SPECIALTY GROUPS

MEN PARTNERS OF ABUSE SURVIVORS

Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT                       415 383 9254

Education-impacts of abuse; support for exploring response-able resolution to personal & couple, self-care challenges with others. See website for more info. Thur, 5-6:30pm. Zoom. www.scottnelsonphd.com

$$$ MONEY MATTERS $$$

Laurie Buntain, LMFT                            415 721 9555

Explore and understand your relationship with money. Identify influences & patterns to increase rational financial behavior & harmony. 7 sessions for individuals & couples. 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-weeks.. San Rafael www.shiramarinphd.com or www.anniedanberg.com

UNDERSTANDING & COPING WITH ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

Yeal Heffer, Trainee & Katalin Szabo, Pre-Doctoral Intern,

Supervisor, Dylan Kersh, LMFT, CIP                       415 459-5999 x 450

San Rafael, Wed., 6:15-7:45pm. Zoom for now.

ADULT ADHD ONLINE

Holly Seerley, LMFT                      415-383-6656

12 weeks. Executive Functioning skills: organizing, planning, and managing time.

SKILLS FOR COUPLES

Holly Seerley, LMFT                       415-383-6656

Online. Neuroscience! De-escalate, feel safer, stop reactive patterns.



COED GROUPS

INTIMACY GROUPS - NOW ONLINE

Renée Owen, LMFT                    415 453 8117

Ongoing weekly process groups for men and women (single, in relationship or married). Explore blocks & learn how to experience more fulfillment & success in relationships and life. Mon or Tues pm.

SINGLES GROUPS - NOW ONLINE

Renée Owen, LMFT                 415 453 8117

9-Week Psychoeducational Group for men & women desiring to create more committed, intimate relationships. Assists in overcoming+ blocks & obstacles. Excellent adjunct to Indiv. therapy. Tues or Thur.pm.

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 & 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.

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


PSYCHODYNAMIC GROUPS

Art Raisman, PhD                         415 453-4271

High functioning groups open to therapist and non-therapists. Tuesday or Wednesday PM.   psychologytoday.com



CONSULTATION GROUPS 

THRIVE CONSULTATION GROUPS -- NOW ONLINE

Renée Owen, LMFT                           415 453 8117

Connect & network with colleagues, General case consult, Help in creating a thriving practice, or starting, facilitating or sustaining groups. Meets 1x/mth online. 30 years experience. 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

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. Call 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



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


THERAPY GROUP FOR THERAPISTS

Art Raisman, Ph.D.                        415-453-4271

Relational-interpersonal orientation.  Open to mental health 

professionals and trainees.  Thursday AM.  psychologytoday.com


WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

THE WATER WE SWIM IN, A COUPLES WORKSHOP

Laura Rose, LMFT & Brett Wheeler, LMFTI             415 528-2525

Live Session in 2 parts: Sun., Oct, 18 & 25, from 11am-3pm, PST. A small group virtual experience helping couples explore systemic gender issues. https://laurarose.podia.com/the-water-we-swim-in 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

NEXT DEADLINE DEC. 15, 2020

  1. 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).
  2. Submit new ads by following step 3 & 4 below to draft your ad. Then email a copy of your ad to reneeowen@sbcglobal.net, with Subject Line of "MCAMFT Grp Tx Ads." Also please mail a hard copy of new ads with your 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.
  3. Specify the section in which you would like to see your ad.
  4. IMPT -- 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, your ad will be edited to fit.
  5. 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.
  6. For answers to your questions, call TGL Editor, Renée Owen, at 415- 453-8117 or email reneeowen@sbcglobal.net



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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