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    • 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.


    • 03/03/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa
    Register


    Disillusioned post fire? Overwhelmed?

    You’re not alone.

    Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE

    Led by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    Are you feeling disillusioned as a result of the impact of the fire on your life? Are you overwhelmed by the tasks you face? Does it feel like you will never get through this? Sharing with those who have suffered similar losses can help. The group is limited to those who have experienced those losses (home, car, pet, loved one, business) firsthand.

    • Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 10, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Catholic Charities, at 987 Airway Court in Santa Rosa. Map here.
    • PDF Flyer here.

    Please register for one or more groups at RECAMFT.org. For more information or questions please send an email to therapy@recamft.org. However if you are unable to pre-register, please just come and join us. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events






    • 03/10/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa
    Register

    Disillusioned post fire? Overwhelmed?

    You’re not alone.

    Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE

    Led by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    Are you feeling disillusioned as a result of the impact of the fire on your life? Are you overwhelmed by the tasks you face? Does it feel like you will never get through this? Sharing with those who have suffered similar losses can help. The group is limited to those who have experienced those losses (home, car, pet, loved one, business) firsthand.

    • Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 10, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Catholic Charities, at 987 Airway Court in Santa Rosa. Map here.
    • PDF Flyer here.

    Please register for one or more groups at RECAMFT.org. For more information or questions please send an email to therapy@recamft.orgHowever if you are unable to pre-register, please just come and join us. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events





    • 03/17/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa
    Register

    Disillusioned post fire? Overwhelmed?

    You’re not alone.

    Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE

    Led by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    Are you feeling disillusioned as a result of the impact of the fire on your life? Are you overwhelmed by the tasks you face? Does it feel like you will never get through this? Sharing with those who have suffered similar losses can help. The group is limited to those who have experienced those losses (home, car, pet, loved one, business) firsthand.

    • Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 10, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Catholic Charities, at 987 Airway Court in Santa Rosa. Map here.
    • PDF Flyer here.

    Please register for one or more groups at RECAMFT.org. For more information or questions please send an email to therapy@recamft.orgHowever if you are unable to pre-register, please just come and join us. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events




    • 03/24/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa
    Register

    Disillusioned post fire? Overwhelmed?

    You’re not alone.

    Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE

    Led by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    Are you feeling disillusioned as a result of the impact of the fire on your life? Are you overwhelmed by the tasks you face? Does it feel like you will never get through this? Sharing with those who have suffered similar losses can help. The group is limited to those who have experienced those losses (home, car, pet, loved one, business) firsthand.

    • Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 10, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Catholic Charities, at 987 Airway Court in Santa Rosa. Map here.
    • PDF Flyer here.

    Please register for one or more groups at RECAMFT.org. For more information or questions please send an email to therapy@recamft.orgHowever if you are unable to pre-register, please just come and join us. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events




    • 03/31/2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa
    Register

    Disillusioned post fire? Overwhelmed?

    You’re not alone.

    Community Support Groups for Fire Survivors - FREE

    Led by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    Are you feeling disillusioned as a result of the impact of the fire on your life? Are you overwhelmed by the tasks you face? Does it feel like you will never get through this? Sharing with those who have suffered similar losses can help. The group is limited to those who have experienced those losses (home, car, pet, loved one, business) firsthand.

    • Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 10, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 24, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Sat., March 31, 2018, 3:00 to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Catholic Charities, at 987 Airway Court in Santa Rosa. Map here.
    • PDF Flyer here.

    Please register for one or more groups at RECAMFT.org. For more information or questions please send an email to therapy@recamft.orgHowever if you are unable to pre-register, please just come and join us. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events




    • 04/06/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    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
    Register


    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
    Register



    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.


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