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    • 10/27/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SAY Dream Center, 2447 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa
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    Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the third Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am (except Oct. 2017 which is being held 10/27/17).  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

    The Board meeting is being held at the SAY Dream Center, 2447 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa. New attendees are expected to remain for a 30 min. site tour after the meeting. 

    Room: Admin Large Conference Room

    Map here

    • 11/03/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By:  Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT

    While the last embers of the firestorm have hopefully been snuffed out, the ache of grief, sadness, anger, confusion pain, loss, guilt, irritability, and hurt continue to burn within our individual and collective psychic selves. And, in spite of how well most of us are equipped to understand trauma and its impact on the human being, the Suddenness, Violence and Crippling Effects of these Olympian Natural Forces are taxing our internal and external resources to the breaking point.


    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Review strategies focusing on resilience and well-being.

    2. Reflect on the impact of these events on us at home, with our children, partners and extended family

    3. Brainstorm ways to continue supporting each other in the weeks and months ahead.

    4. Describe the impact on us as health care professionals, especially the potential of compassion-fatigue.

    5. Partner with an accountability-buddy or two, and commit to some doable self-compassion action items for the ensuing 30 days. 

    About our speaker

    Doreen Van Leeuwen specializes in Critical Incident Debriefing, Imago Relationship Couples Therapy, Telemedicine (video-conference therapy), and integrating cutting edge neurobiological treatment strategies into her therapeutic approach. In 2002, she attended a 2-day seminar on CISM, and has debriefed impacted employees in well over 100 incidents. Doreen serves on the Board of RECAMFT as a Director at Large, and is facilitating the RECAMFT Disaster Response Committee. Her office is located in Santa Rosa, CA.

    Doreen can be reached at imagodoreen@gmail.com and her website is www.abetterwaycenter.com.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 11/17/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SAY Dream Center, 2447 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Join the RECAMFT Board of Directors for our monthly meeting, the third Friday of each month from 9 am -11 am.  All RECAMFT members are always welcome.

    The Board meeting is being held at the SAY Dream Center, 2447 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa. New attendees are expected to remain for a 30 min. site tour after the meeting. 

    Room: MPR2

    Map here

    • 12/01/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By: Patrick Armstrong, LMFT

    Using the context of both 1) World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Standards of Care and 2) Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, Standards of Care, the presentation will explore issues unique to diagnosing and treating LGBTQ+ individuals, such as: correct LGBTQ+ terminology, unique risks and challenges for LGBT individuals, basic competencies in the treatment of LGBTQ+ clients and how to be an ally the LGBTQ+ community, challenges faced in diagnosing LGBTQ+ persons using the DSM, and the nuances of Gender, Identity, and Attraction, as well as how they interact.

    Didactic teaching will be used with ample opportunities provided for participants to ask questions.

    Photo: Kristina Carey, Marty Frankel, Patrick Armstrong by Laura Strom. 

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Identify several issues unique to LGBTQ+ persons, as they relate to mental health needs and services.

    2. Understand the difference between Sex & Gender.

    3. Be familiar with common terms related to the LGBTQ+ Community, and their pitfalls.

    4. Be familiar with some of the unique multicultural challenges of the LGBTQ+ population, including bullying.

    About our speaker

    Patrick Armstrong, LMFT, is graduate of Sonoma State Counseling Department. He primarily works with teens, youth and young adults, specializing in LGBTQ+. He has worked for Social Advocates for Youth, Community and Family Service Agency, and Face 2 Face. He has a private practice in Santa Rosa, CA. 

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 01/05/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Come have breakfast and enjoy RECAMFT's 44th Annual Members Meeting!  

    • When: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
    • Time: 9:30 - 11 AM (precedes our usual monthly speaker meeting)
    • Live music
    • Hot breakfast
    • Gifts for all attendees
    • Awards
    • Presentation of 2018 Board
    • Don't miss the fun!
    Our regular monthly speaker immediately follows this event starting at 11:00 am. Click here to register for 
    Laura Strom, LMFT 11:30 - 1:00, Jan. 6, 2017.



    • 01/05/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By: Laura Strom, LMFT, LPCC, CRC 

    Brain injury (BI) represents a hidden, silent epidemic in America. Sometimes these injuries have been undetected for decades, and creating problems in a person’s interpersonal relationships, school and employment. As clinicians, we have a unique opportunity to be sleuths, uncovering brain injury. We can help unravel the mystery of these unique, troublesome problems which cause a great deal of suffering.

    This lively, fun, interactive presentation will include the latest research on how to heal an old brain injury, and improve working memory (even if you don’t have a BI!). Ways to screen for BI will be covered, along with how to document to increase your client’s chances of getting the help they need. Please join us for another great RECAMFT event!

    Photo of Laura Strom by Paul Sakuma.

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Review the ways brain injuries are defined, causes, sequelae, and treatment/recovery.

    2. Access tools to screen for brain injury during intake.

    3. Have a basic resource list to improve brain function, including diet, supplements, and additional helpful online resources.

    4. Understand how to assist their clients’ access to financial disability resources via regular, careful communication with the patient’s physician, and well written report documentation.

    5. Know the latest research on improving memory in older adults, including reversing mild cognitive impairment, and dementia symptoms.

    About our speaker

    Laura Strom, LMFT, LPCC, CRC is a trauma and disabilities specialist. A former therapist in a multi-year Stanford clinical research trial, she offers Stanford Cue-Centered Treatment for trauma in her private practice. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Laura specializes in brain injury (BI), hearing loss, autoimmune disorders, and other hidden disabilities. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at CalSouthern University.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 01/26/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, CA
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    David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney


    Those who have attended David Jensen’s workshops in past years have been unanimous in praise of his thoroughness in exploring our complex legal and ethical considerations, while entertaining us with his humor and anecdotal material.

     

    Course Description: 

    David Jensen, J.D., will review the four fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession.  He will also address the laws pertaining to the standard of care, especially with regards to suicidal patients, including reviewing actual legal cases involving these issues; obtaining continuing education units, and the fundamentals of reporting elder and dependent adult abuse.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.  Identify the four fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely and confidently.

    2.  Develop a working knowledge of the standard of care and how it relates to psychotherapists.

    3.  Understand what does and does not count as continuing education credit.

    4.  Explain the fundamentals of reporting elder and dependent adult abuse.

    This workshop satisfies the Law and Ethics course requirement of six (6) continuing education units mandated by the BBS for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and LEPs for each license renewal cycle. Participants will be updated on changes in the law that affect professional practice.

    RECAMFT CEU Provider #57173

    6 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs
    Lunch is included.


    Location
    Mary Agatha Furth Center

    8400 Old Redwood Highway,

    Windsor, CA 95492


    Disability AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU CertificateYou must stay for the entire meeting, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your ceu credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who signed in AND out of the event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print out your CEU Certificate.Course meets the qualifications for 6 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Grievancesdirect grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 02/02/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By:  Dr. Sara Zeff Geber

    Baby boomers are the first generation in history to realistically expect to live into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s. A longer life can mean more opportunities for experiences, for seeing more of the world, for deepening our relationships, and enjoying more family time, but it can also mean longer end-of-life care, more vulnerability to elder fraud, and a greater chance of outliving our money. Plus, when there are no adult children to provide the physical and emotional support so necessary during that time period, the vulnerability of older adults is magnified. According to the census bureau’s 2006 population survey the percentage of women age 44 who had never had children doubled between 1980 and 2006, from ~10% to almost 20%.

    Dr. Geber’s presentation will include data gathered from professionals in the fields of psychology, geriatric care, elder law, and financial planning on how to help your clients (and yourself!) prepare for the future, with or without adult children to help. She will review current care systems, new concepts in housing and how to plan ahead for community development, advocacy and care. Be prepared for some lively discussions and a great deal of interaction with other participants during this program.

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Have a greater understanding of the challenges of retirement and how to help those who are struggling with identity issues when they leave their careers or send their children off on their own

    2. Understand the larger issues facing those without adult children (”Solo Agers”) as they prepare for an older life

    3. Be more knowledgeable about the key challenges as well as the options available to older adults as they move into their later years (e.g. impact of the aging process, importance of relationships, avoiding elder fraud, safety in their homes, new concepts in housing)

    About our speaker

    Dr. Sara Zeff Geber is owner and president of LifeEncore [www.LifeEncore.com] and a certified retirement coach. Dr. Zeff Geber is a recognized expert in planning for the next phase of life, with a focus on the baby boom generation, especially those without adult children. Sara recognized many years ago that boomers would re-invent the whole notion of retirement in a very exciting way, and that they would need to prepare, both physically and emotionally for a longer life than their parents and grandparents.

    She has written a book, Fifty Plus, Minus Kids: A Practical Guide to Retirement and Aging Without Adult Children, specifically to guide those without children in making safe choices for the rest of their lives. 

    Prior to starting LifeEncore, Dr. Geber was a HR and organization development consultant. She has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, helping leaders be more effective in their jobs and run more successful organizations.

    Sara has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Organizational Behavior, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and a B.A in Psychology.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 03/02/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By: Julie Stass, PhD, LCSW

    Julie says, "Like most MSWs and MFTs, I was trained to use specific theoretical models. With every question I asked or intervention used, my clinical supervisors required a logical theoretical justification. If I deviated from the traditional prescribed path and acted on an intuitive hunch my clinical supervisor became suspicious and concerned about my clinical judgment. 

    Today as a clinical supervisor, I agree with the need to scrutinize how interns practice psychotherapy. But, I am concerned that we are not training new clinicians that the importance of integrating natural emotional connections and intuitive responses is equally essential as using one of the preferred therapeutic models."

    This 90-minute session reaches out to clinicians who hesitate to trust the power and clarity that comes from their intuitive gut responses: what she calls "our inner healer". Julie will cover research that: 1) explains why emotional connections and clinical intuition are so affective in therapy and 2) confirms that clinicians who respond intuitively and develop strong trusting connections find that their clients are highly motivated and are able to sustain the positive changes they’ve made. Dr Stass will explore how to integrate a right-brained clinical practice into a left-brained performance focused marketplace. Finally, she’ll recommended daily practices that cultivate, motivate and sustain our inner healer.

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Identify the neuro-biological therapeutic changes that occur when the clinician and client emotionally connect.

    2. Know the research confirming that the therapist-client emotional connections motivates and sustains lasting change for clients; how right-brained connections heal old emotional wounds for both the client and the clinician.

    3. Know some daily practices that help motivate, support and sustain the intuitive clinician.

    About our speaker

    Julie Stass is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice since 1992. She received her MSW from San Jose State School of Social Work in 1987. She completed her doctorate in psychology from the Southern California University in Irvine in 2005. Julie specialized as a play and family systems therapist, treating children recovering from trauma. Julie has provided clinical supervision hours for pre-licensed MFT and MSW interns for about 15 years.

    About seven years ago, Julie focused on experiential therapies and began using dogs and horses in therapy. In 2010, she started a canine facilitated therapy group for the San Luis Obispo Hospice Center. Currently, Julie provides Equine Facilitated Learning workshops and retreats for all types of groups: Mother and Daughters, people in Recovery, Leadership trainings and families. Julie is also a private contractor for Advent Health, seeing clients via telemedicine, three days a week. Julie’s passion focuses on training clinicians how to connect to their intuitive inner wisdom and compassion with the intention of infusing care and compassion back into the current behavioral health care system.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 04/06/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By: Annie Chen, LMFT, Barbara Ochsner-Walsh, LMFT, & Cheryl Cohen Greene, DHS

    As therapists we know that our clients struggle with sexual disorders and social concerns relating to difficulty with sexual stigmas in the world. We want to help them overcome these challenges but are often limited with the tools to help them. Surrogate partner therapy is an effective resource that has been used for over 50 years starting with Masters and Johnsons in their clinic.

    With combined 79 years of experience, the presenters will ensure that you will leave with additional tools and confidence on how to integrate surrogate partner therapy with individuals struggling with sexual issues.

    Above movie photo: Based on Cheryl Cohen Greene's work as a Surrogate Partner Sex Therapist, the movie, "The Sessions" starred Helen Hunt, and won numerous awards. 

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Experience and understand some of the somatic benefits of Surrogate Partner Therapy.

    2. Identify clients with whom this triad will benefit and prepare them for the work with the Surrogate Partner.

    3. Identify practical steps involved in collaborating with a Surrogate Partner.

    About our speakers

    Annie Chen, LMFT has worked with individuals, couples, and organizations around sexuality for 10+ years. She has has been a supporter and advocate of using surrogate partner therapy to address sexual issues in various settings, including long-term care facilities and private practice. She primarily works with couples in her private practice and her research focuses around using neuroscience to help people have better relationships. Visit http://www.changeinsight.net to learn more.

    Barbara Ochsner-Walsh, MA, LMFT has worked for 35 years as a Life Coach, Social Coach, and Surrogate Partner. She recently became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her internship work resulted in certification in Gerentological Wellness. She currently volunteers at the Institute on Aging in San Francisco and offers mental health counseling with individuals and families as well as continuing her work as a Life and Social Coach.

    Cheryl Cohen Greene, DHS, Lecturer, and Author has been in private clinical practice as a Surrogate Partner since 1973, and is the Vice President of The International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA). Cohen Greene is a frequent media guest, and lecturer. Her work with poet/journalist Mark O’Brian inspired the award winning 2012 independent film The Sessions. Her book, An Intimate Life ~ Sex, Love and My Journey As A Surrogate Partner (a Memoir) was published in January 2013.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 05/04/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By: Dr. Bruce Feingold, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    Research suggests there are significant gender differences in how men and women manifest and experience depression, help seeking behavior, coping mechanisms, psychosocial risk factors, and rates of completed suicide. Men often present atypical externalizing symptoms of depression, such as anger, substance abuse, and risk-taking behaviors. Due to masculine gender norms, which emphasize independence, and avoidance of vulnerable feelings, men are less likely to seek psychotherapy, more likely to isolate themselves, suppress affect, and attempt to resolve depression on their own.

    Through extensive case studies, role play and discussion of contemporary research, participants will gain a better understanding of how masculine socialization norms and family of origin contribute to male depression, and a higher rate of successful suicide. The course will discuss the research by Joiner and Maltsberger to comprehend the cognitive, affective, ego and interpersonal issues associated with depression and suicide, and explore how to evaluate, and treat suicidal issues.

    As men understand the nature of depression and are more willing to seek help, therapists will learn how to utilize a variety of traditional therapeutic interventions to address the multiple symptoms of depression, and suicide.

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Understand gender differences regarding depression, diagnosis, help seeking behavior, coping mechanisms, psychosocial risk factors and suicide.

    2. Understand and apply clinically the effect of hegemonic masculinity on depression, and psychotherapy.

    3. Utilize the theories of depression and suicide, by Maltsberger and Joiner, to evaluate suicide risk, and make therapeutic interventions.

    4. Make gender specific, and integrated therapeutic interventions, with men coping with depression and suicide.

    About our speaker

    Bruce Feingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been practicing in Walnut Creek, CA for over thirty-five years, specializing in adults, adolescents, couples and families, and have led two men’s groups for over twenty-five years. For ten years he worked at Contra Costa County community mental health as a psychologist with low income children, adolescent and families from diverse backgrounds. He founded and directed a training program for masters and doctoral level interns. Dr. Feingold worked five years at Walnut Creek Psychiatric Hospital as a clinical consultant on the adult units. While there, he founded and directed both a Young Adult program, and a training program for doctoral level students. He has specialized in the treatment of men, teaching and leading workshops, throughout his career.

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


    • 06/01/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
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    Presented By: Leslie Davenport, LMFT

    Climate scientists estimate 200 million Americans will be touched by significant psychological distress from climate-related events in the upcoming years, and yet little attention is given to how to treat the trauma that results from client chaos. The mental health field is powerful in addressing the emotional underpinnings of climate denial, understanding motivators for change, and identifying the most effective communication strategies. Our profession is poised to cultivate a pragmatic form of hope by helping develop empowering actions, a clear direction, ways to connect with collective and systemic support, practices for effective self-care, and the tools and methods necessary for change. 

    Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

    1. Identify the growing relevance of climate change in psychotherapy.

    2. Analyze a variety of ways to ethically incorporate climate psychology perspectives into clinical practice.

    3. Identify key theoretical underpinnings of the psychology of climate change denial.

    About our speaker

    Leslie Davenport, LMFT, brings innovative climate solutions to the halls of academia, clinical settings, and to the streets. She is the author of three books, including Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change. Leslie is a founding member of the Institute for Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center, and her 25 years of developing an integrative, collaborative healing model has informed her approach to climate justice. Her former profession as a dancer keeps creativity alive in all she does. She has served on Red Cross Disaster Mental Health teams, and the 350.org Marin Clean Energy Campaign. This year she is teaching climate psychology on faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, JFK University, a webinar with Kosmos Journal, Hollyhock Retreat Center, and at Spiru Haret University in Romania. More information can be found at www.lesliedavenport.com

    10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

    Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    CEU Certificate: You must stay for the entire meeting to receive your certificate. If you have signed IN and OUT of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, the CE Certificate will open. If you do not immediately see the certificate, check your downloads folder. Fill in your name and license number on the certificate, and right click on it to save it to your own computer. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    CEUs are free for RECAMFT members, or members of other CAMFT Chapters. Non-members who desire CEUs pay $15.

    Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.


Past events

10/21/2017 FREE drop-in counseling for people/families affected by the NorCal fires, Sat., 10/21, 11 am - 4 pm, downtown Santa Rosa
10/21/2017 "Brief disaster response training for helping professionals: Facilitating recovery and resilience for people impacted by the NorCal wildfires" with Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder - FREE EVENT - 8:30 - 10:30 am, 2 CEUs
10/20/2017 The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Working with Grief and Loss in our Everyday Lives with Francis Weller, LMFT, 6 CEs, 10/20/17, 8:30 am to 4 pm, Windsor
10/19/2017 "Brief disaster response training for helping professionals: Facilitating recovery and resilience for people impacted by the NorCal wildfires" with Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder - FREE EVENT - 7-9 pm, 2 CEUs
10/06/2017 Working with Clients in Open Relationships with Dr. Karin Wandrei, LCSW, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
09/15/2017 RECAMFT September Board Meeting
09/01/2017 Introduction to Neurofeedback for therapists with Silvia Costales, LMFT, BCN, FREE event, 1.5 CEUs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
08/27/2017 End of Summer Picnic! All welcome, Sun., 8/27, 1-4 pm, Finley Park, Santa Rosa, FREE EVENT!
07/14/2017 RECAMFT July Board Meeting: Day-long retreat in Bodega, CA
06/16/2017 RECAMFT June Board Meeting
06/02/2017 When Eros Enters the Room: Erotic Transference and its Healing Nature with Felicia Matto-Shepard, MFT, Jungian Analyst, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
05/19/2017 RECAMFT May Board Meeting
05/12/2017 "What White Therapists Need to Know and Are Afraid to Ask" with Dr. Liz Abrams, $60, 3 CEUs
05/09/2017 RECAMFT Disaster Response Team Meeting - Tue., 5/9, 7 pm, all members welcome! FREE
05/05/2017 Aging Happens: Dealing with it Wholesomely in Ourselves and in our Clients with Judith Goleman, LMFT, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
04/21/2017 RECAMFT April Board Meeting
03/17/2017 RECAMFT March Board Meeting
03/03/2017 Collaborative Couple Therapy: Turning Fights into Conversations and Problems into Opportunities for Intimacy with Dan Wile, PhD, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
02/23/2017 RECAMFT Disaster Response Team Meeting - all members welcome! FREE
02/17/2017 RECAMFT February Board Meeting
02/03/2017 Working in the transference with individuals and couples with Dr. Peter Hobson, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
01/20/2017 RECAMFT January Board Meeting
01/13/2017 Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop: “Shh, It's Confidential": Confidentiality of Mental Health Information Under California and HIPAA Laws, by David Jensen, JD
01/06/2017 Using Stories for Healing in Therapy: Exploring clients’ personal narratives, appropriate use of self-disclosure and creating transformations through stories with Jan Ogren, MFT, FREE event, CEUs $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members
01/06/2017 Celebrate! RECAMFT Annual Members Meeting: fun, surprises and live music! FREE event!!
12/16/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
12/02/2016 Working with life-threatening illness in psychotherapy: Using spiritual and psychological tools with Dale Borglum, Ph.D.
11/18/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
11/04/2016 Relational Approaches to Individual and Group Therapy with Haim Weinberg, Ph.D.
10/21/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
10/14/2016 REGISTER NOW: Oct. 14, 2016 Men, Relationships and Conflict: Men in Therapy in the 21st Century
10/07/2016 Domestic Violence in our Community with Bea Esbit, Melissa Jones, Maggie Caffery and Muncie Harper
10/01/2016 3rd Annual Prelicensed Fall Summit - San Rafael
09/23/2016 Ethics Roundtable Fall Meeting with Kris Hall - free event!
09/16/2016 RECAMFT Board Meeting
09/02/2016 Attachment Trauma and Neural-Development: Supporting and Healing Primary Relationships with Jennifer Silverstein, LCSW, IFMHS
08/17/2016 Wednesday Night Farmer's Market on August 17th, 4:30 - 8:30pm
06/03/2016 Behind the Mask: Working With Men in Psychotherapy with Gary Gross, LMFT
05/06/2016 The Narcissistic Enchantment with Meagan Pugh, LPCC, D.Min., ATR-BC, SEP
04/22/2016 Ethics Roundtable Spring Meeting with Kris Hall - free event!
04/08/2016 Inaugural RECAMFT Crisis Response Team Information Meeting
04/01/2016 Working the Body Knot – A Somatic Communications Model with Kitty Chelton, LMFT & Theresa Beldon, LMFT
03/12/2016 One Day Treatment and Care of Traumatized Children with Dr. Daniel Hughes
03/08/2016 Four Day DDP -Clinical Training for Treatment of Children & Youth with Attachment & Trauma Issues with Dan Hughes
03/04/2016 Group 101: The Basics with Lois Friedlander, LMFT
02/12/2016 Ethics Roundtable Winter Meeting
02/05/2016 Focusing and the Expressive Arts: Tools for Self-Compassion, Self-Regulation and Accessing the Body’s Wisdom with Laury Rappaport, PhD, LMFT
01/29/2016 Legal and Ethical Issues Workshop: “Using the Language of the Law to ‘Salt & Pepper’ Your Treatment Records” with David Jensen, JD
01/08/2016 Reciprocal Exchange Dynamics: Leveraging Therapeutic Transactions with Scott Nelson, PhD, LMFT
01/08/2016 Celebrate! RECAMFT Annual Members Meeting: fun, surprises and live music!
12/11/2015 Bringing Authentic Presence into Therapy with Clients Facing Cancer with Cheryl Krauter, LMFT
11/13/2015 The Power of Creative Play with Alva Ackley, LMFT
11/07/2015 CAMFT Connects "Building a Brighter Future for LMFTs: Challenges and Opportunities"
10/24/2015 2nd Annual Prelicensed Fall Summit - Tiburon
10/23/2015 Professional Wills "Get it Done!" Workshop with MaryClare Lawrence, JD
10/09/2015 Helping Your Couples Move from Gridlock to Dialogue with Lisa Lund, CRC, LMFT
10/02/2015 A Day with Dr. Rick Hanson - HEAL: Understanding and Learning to Use Simple Steps to Create Lasting Happiness
09/19/2015 FREE All Day Drop-in Counseling for People/Families Affected by the Valley Fire
09/18/2015 Ethics Roundtable Fall Meeting
09/11/2015 Using Behavior Experiments to Change Client Belief Systems with Litsa Tanner, LMFT
06/12/2015 Neuropsychological Treatment of Trauma: Minor Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
05/08/2015 Somatic Practices for Clients with Anxiety, PTSD and Stress Reduction
04/17/2015 Ethics Roundtable Spring Meeting
04/10/2015 Common Mistakes Therapists Make When Treating Sexual Issues
03/13/2015 Introduction to Affect Centered Therapy
03/07/2015 Treatment and Care of Traumatized Children with Dr. Daniel Hughes
03/03/2015 DDP-Clinical Training in Psychological Treatment of Children & Youth with Dr. Daniel Hughes (4-day workshop)
02/13/2015 Self Love Diet: A therapeutic framework for treatment and relapse prevention for individuals in recovery from eating disorders.
02/06/2015 What Does the Law Expect of Me: Part V - Are You Ethical? You Sure?
01/09/2015 Is marriage as we know it dying? Newly emerging nuptial trends of which every therapist should be aware
12/12/2014 Transform Your Inner Tyrants: The Internal Family Model and Somatic Art Therapy
11/14/2014 Enhancing Attachment Security for Therapists & Clients: Clinical and Neurobiological Perspectives
10/10/2014 Talking to Clients about Forgiveness
09/12/2014 Shame: Toxic or Healthy?
06/13/2014 Afraid to Let Go: For Parents of Adult Addicts and Alcoholics
05/09/2014 Play Therapy: Assessing and Developing Executive Functioning
04/11/2014 Mindfulness and Spirituality in Psychotherapy
03/14/2014 How to Treat Social Anxiety Disorder: Cognitive Interventions that Work
02/14/2014 Working with Couples and AD/HD
02/04/2014 DSM-V Training
01/17/2014 What Does the Law Expect of Me, Part IV
01/10/2014 Gender, Sex and Transitioning: What we all need to know in order to compassionately serve clients
12/13/2013 Effective Trauma Treatment
11/08/2013 Dyatic Developmental Psychology
10/11/2013 Domestic Violence Assessment, Treatment & Safety
09/13/2013 Psychology with Latinos
06/14/2013 Psychotherapy and Spirituality
05/10/2013 Helping Clients Heal from Trauma Using Bilateral Stimulation Techniques
04/12/2013 Contemporary Perspectives on Chronic Pain: Identification and Treatment
03/08/2013 Helping Clients Perceive and Consciously Change their Patterns of Relating to Others
02/15/2013 What Does the Law Expect of Me, Part III
02/08/2013 Facing the Angry Client - 5 Easy Steps to Preventing Premature Termination
01/11/2013 Internet Marketing for Therapists: The Five Elements of a Client-Attracting Website
12/14/2012 Healing in Relationship: Using Somatics in Couples Therapy
11/09/2012 Structure and Process in Psychotherapy
10/12/2012 Addressing the Needs of Unrecognized Ego States
10/05/2012 Moving into Joy with Somatic Art Therapy
09/14/2012 Working with Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
06/08/2012 Dissociative Identity Disorders
05/11/2012 Revitalize your Practice with Somatics and Art: Creative Approaches to Healing Trauma
04/13/2012 Somatic Psychotherapy for Verbal Therapists
03/09/2012 Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
02/17/2012 What the Law Expects of Me, Part II
02/10/2012 Shame and Trauma
01/13/2012 Professional Wills: An Important Part of Caring for your Clients
12/09/2011 Engaging Teens and Young Adults
11/04/2011 Transference and Counter Transference
10/14/2011 Applying Focusing to Couples Therapy
09/30/2011 Love and War in Intimate Relationships: A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
09/09/2011 Bringing the Body into the Therapeutic Mix
06/10/2011 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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