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"No Shortcuts: Gen-Z and the Hero's Journey" with Teresa Bertoncin, LMFT, LPCC, 2 CEs

  • 05/03/2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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No Shortcuts: Gen-Z and the Hero's Journey

Presented by

Teresa Bertoncin, LMFT, LPCC

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Zoom, 2.0 CEs

Course Description

This presentation explores Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey relative to Gen-Z population (those born between 1995-2012). Initiatory life and death imagery are explored through the lens of developmental significance and trauma, as well as the concept of metaphorical suicide as a transformational urge. Also considered is the impact and influence of parenting, community, environment, and social media on the success and failure of the initiatory juncture. This presentation will look at various research that underscores relevant struggles and interruptions, as well as examples of cause and presentation of those struggles. Integrative approaches will be addressed that provide trauma resolution while building and establishing an internal locus of control and resiliency.

Educational Goals
  • Recognizing the Initiatory Wound
  • Understanding the theory of Metaphorical Suicide
  • Understanding the neurological, psychological, and psychological impact of social media.
  • The impact of social media and the environment: Addiction and avoidant behavior
  • Examine integrative approaches that facilitate resilience.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 problematic issues with Gen-Z and Social Media.
  2. Identify 3 parenting and/or environmental shifts that have adversely affected Gen Z
  3. Name 3 positive qualities to look for in Gen-Z clients.


RSVP here.  Please note that once you have RSVP'd for this event, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Meeting. You must complete this second Zoom-registration step to gain access to the event link.

Training Schedule and Attendance Requirements

Please note, this is a 2.0-CE training, comprised of two hours of training plus time for RECAMFT announcements in the meeting. You must be logged on at the beginning of the training, be present during the event (including responding to attendance checks by coming on camera, verbally replying, and/or replying in the chat), and stay logged on for the full duration, to end at 12:15 pm, in order to earn the CEs. If your camera is off the entire time, and RECAMFT cannot verify you were physically present at your computer throughout the training, then RECAMFT cannot issue a CE certificate, as we would not be able to show that the BBS requirements for your participation were met.

About Our Speaker

Teresa Bertoncin, LMFT, LPCCTeresa Bertoncin, LMFT, LPCC is an EMDR Certified Therapist and an EMDRIA Consultant who has worked around the world providing trauma therapy.  In South Africa, she worked as an HIV program developer, psychosocial trainer, and consultant, and led a team to create an accredited diversion program for youth in conflict with the law with an emphasis on community restorative justice, substance abuse awareness, and leadership. Teresa conducted psychotherapy training for trauma-based organizations in Swaziland and provided trauma therapy, advocacy, and life-skills training for Zimbabwean refugees, people living with and affected by HIV in high transmission areas, and EMDR to first responders working with Doctors without Borders. She was formerly an NCAA Division 1 collegiate gymnast and team captain, and owned and operated a gymnastics academy for 20 years. She graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a masters in counseling psychology, and an emphasis in depth psychology. Her website is


Zoom Meeting. Requires pre-registration with Zoom using the instructions provided in your RECAMFT confirmation email in order to get your personal Zoom Join Link.

Video Recording and On-Demand Option

RECAMFT plans to record this event, to make it available as an on-demand CE-earning program, barring any unforeseen technical or production issues. The on-demand version would be available for free to RECAMFT members, and for purchase by non-members. (Please note, access to our on-demand programs is a benefit of RECAMFT membership only and is not part of the reciprocal benefits extended to Marin CAMFT members.)

For non-RECAMFT members: Please do not register for this "live" Zoom event if you are only interested in accessing the on-demand version. If you pay to register this "live" event, you are registering for this event only; on-demand access is not included. If you later decide you would rather do the on-demand program and not attend "live", then you would need to cancel your registration for this "live" event per the refund policy below.  If you register for this training under one of the paid registration options, and do not attend, and later ask to get access to the on-demand program, there will be a $10 administrative fee to cover RECAMFT's costs in setting up access to that separate program.


Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT  (Provider #57173) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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  • CE Certificate: You must be physically present at your computer and watching and/or listening to the training while logged onto the zoom meeting for the entire presentation, and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. Within a week after the conclusion of this educational event, once RECAMFT has processed attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all participants whose physical presence during the online meeting is verified. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Notice of Recording: Whenever possible, our CE events are recorded or filmed and may appear on our website. Your participation in this event by registering and attending indicates your approval for your likeness to appear in the recording, if any.
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¿Buscas ayuda? Encuentre terapeutas que ofrezcan sesiones gratuitas de crisis y desastres naturales aquí. Visite Visite la NAMI Warmline. Toma una clase de yoga informada sobre el trauma. ¡Nos recuperaremos juntos!

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