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RECAMFT Members - VERY IMPORTANT - you must use the same email you joined with when signing up for events.
Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

    • 05/03/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Wally Phillips, LMFT

    The Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy was first created in the late 1970’s by the internationally renowned therapist and author, Ron Kurtz. Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of populations. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.

    Hakomi is paradoxically powerful: it is gentle and nonviolent, yet yields dramatic results rapidly. In many ways, its subtle power flows from the congruence of its methods and techniques with the underlying principles and assumptions that guide it: Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration; these tenets inform every aspect of the work. For more information please visit the Hakomi Method website

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

    1. How to make 'Contact Statements' as a way of attuning to clients.

    2. How to immerse client in mindfulness as a way of getting access to the nervous system.

    3. Look for at least 3 things to track in clients in non-verbal presentation.  

    About our speaker

    A former engineer, Wally Phillips is an LMFT, receiving his license in 2008. Prior to entering grad school, he immersed himself into the Hakomi world in 1998 after seeing and experiencing the power of body-oriented therapy. He then became a workshop junkie getting his hands and body into every workshop he could find. In his practice, he pulls from Hakomi, psychodrama, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Arnie Mindell's ProcessWork, and his own trauma recovery. His practice is in San Francisco, and Marin county. 

    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.

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


    • 05/20/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
    • 15
    Register


    Free Forest Bathing Walks for Fire Survivors

    Led by Susan Karle, LMFT, License # 43812, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

    Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with a Forest Bathing Logistics PDF.

    • Register for each walk separately.
    • All walks are at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Parking fee will be waived for walk participants. 
    • First walk - Mon., March 18th, 10 am to 12:15 pm.
    • To register:  Click the date below to register for each walk in which you wish to participate. Limited spaces, reserve soon. 
    • May 20th Walk
    • PDF Flyer here. Please forward to interested parties. 
    • Map here.
    • Read about it on our website here: http://recamft.org/Forest-Bathing/
    Please only register if you have lost your home, business, car, pet, or loved one in the 2017 fires, due to space limitations. 
    Click on “Current events” to see all offerings for fire survivors, including weekly support groups. Learn more online: http://recamft.org/Current-Events
    • 06/07/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
    Register


    Presented By: Sylvia Israel, LMFT

    What is Psychodrama? Psychodrama is a holistic experiential method of exploring a person’s internal and external worlds. The goal of psychodrama is to release the creativity and spontaneity of each individual, allowing them to clarify and gain new perspectives in relationships and problems. As clients move from “talking about” into action, opportunities arise to develop inner resources, heal the past, clarify the present and have hopes and dreams for the future. 

    After a brief talk on the history and theory of Psychodrama, we will move into experiential warm-ups that can be adapted to your work. We will then practice how to safely help clients access resources (interpersonal, intra-psychic and spiritual) through the embodiment of a role. The session will include a short Psychodrama.

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

    1. Apply one or more psychodramatic methods to your work.

    2. Explain the importance of warm-up when using role-play.

    3. Discuss why playing supportive roles is prescriptive for trauma healing.  

    About our speaker

    Sylvia Israel, LMFT (MFC #31245), TEP, RDT/BCT, Board Certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama and Registered Drama Therapist/Board Certified Trainer, teaches at CA Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Kansas State University. Sylvia is co-­founder of Bay Area Moreno Institute, IMAGINE! Center for Creativity & Healing and Bay Area Playback Theatre. She is also a Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model of working with trauma and a national (including Spirit Rock Meditation Center) and international presenter. Sylvia enjoys supporting clients in awakening to their spontaneity and creativity and living more fully in the present moment. Her work blends verbal and somatic therapy with drama, sandtray and other expressive arts.

    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.

    Map to Odd Fellows Hall here


SAVE the DATE! 9/27

Mandated Suicide Prevention Workshop

With respected author and presenter

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT

  • 6 newly required CEs
  • Fri., Sept. 27th
  • Furth Center, Windsor
  • Lunch/snacks included


Thank you to Ashly Thompson (415-688-0240) and Treatment Placement Specialists for being the Grand Sponsor of this year's Law & Ethics! 

We are grateful to Simple Practice for being a Gold Sponsor at this year's Law & Ethics! Simple Practice is practice management made simple for working professional therapists, psychologists, social workers and counselors.



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