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    • 07/29/2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/30/2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • 179
    Register


    Help Sonoma County recover by getting full required training to participate in the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative!

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid, Wildfire Mental Health Training

    With esteemed presenters: 

    • Dr. Patricia Watson, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD
    • Dr. Joe Ruzek, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, & Stanford University

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatments that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

    Our directive is to help communities of fire survivors identify their most pressing current needs and concerns and teach and support them as they develop skills to address those needs.

    Note: Practitioners who complete the 12-hour training will be eligible to offer SPR through the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative. For more information, contact mentalhealth@healthcarefoundation.net.

    • Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
    • 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    • $40 fee includes box lunch both days and
    • 12 CEs for psychologists, RNs (provided by Redwood Psychological Association), or 
    • 12 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs (and associates) provided by RECAMFT.org.
    • PDF flyer here. Please forward to interested parties.  

    Presenters: Drs. Ruzek and Watson are nationally-acclaimed PTSD experts, authors, educators and clinical psychologists focusing on disaster-behavioral-health interventions, disaster-mental-health, early intervention, and resilience. They have authored numerous evidence-based research articles, toolkits, and courses related to burnout and secondary traumatic stress, provider resilience, disaster mental health, assessment of PTSD, and anger- and sleep-management. Each serve as experts on numerous national committees, boards, organizations, and special-interest groups related to PTSD.

    For more information, visit: https://healthcarefoundation.net/category/mental-health-collaborative/

    Course Description:  

    Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatments that have been found helpful in a variety of post- trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After training, participants will be able to do the following:

      1. Describe the range of Skills for Psychological Recovery
      2. Define the background and overview of Skills for Psychological Recovery core actions and strategies 
      3. List the client needs that would match each skill
      4. Demonstrate introducing Skills for Psychological Recovery to a client
      5. Describe the Problem Solving and Positive Activities Scheduling Skills
      6. Explain the rationale for the Problem Solving and Positive Activities Scheduling Skills
      7. Describe the Managing Reactions and Helpful Thinking Skills
      8. Explain the rationale for the Managing Reactions and Helpful Thinking Skills
      9. List the key components of the Rebuilding Social Connections Skill
      10. Explain the rationale for the Rebuilding Social Connections Skill
      11. Demonstrate each of the Skills for Psychological Recovery in case scenarios.

        Training sponsored by

        Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County

        In partnership with the

        Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative:

        Redwood Psychological Association and RECAMFT.org


        Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - RECAMFT.org - is CAMFT CE Provider #57173. This course offers 12 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Students, Trainees, Associates, Interns welcome. Lunch is included. Vegetarian options available. Register and pay online at http://recamft.org.

        Psychologists and RNs should register at Redwood Psychological Association, unless you are a member of RECAMFT. 

             $40 Licensed RECAMFT members

             $40 Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters

             $40 Prelicensed RECAMFT members 

             $40 Prelicensed members of other CAMFT chapters

             $40 for non-members of RECAMFT or CAMFT Chapters (general public, other professions, etc.)

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

        CE Certificate: There is NO PARTIAL CREDIT. You must stay for the entire meeting on both days, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CE 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 CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 12 hrs of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

        The California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists and RNs. CPA will be co-sponsoring this event with the Redwood Psychological Association. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The BBS also recognizes CPA CE credit for their licensees.

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

        Please remember to arrive no later than 8:15 am to sign in.
        No refunds or cancellations will be given.

        • 08/11/2019
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • The Van Buuren's, 7927 and 7887 Welter Lane, Sebastopol, CA 95472
        Register


        3rd Annual Summer Membership Picnic and Swim Party - Sun., 8/11, 1-4 pm, Sebastopol!

        It's back again! Join us this August for the 3rd Annual Summer Membership Picnic! This family friendly event will have food, fun, and floaties! It's a pool party! Come, relax, and stay connected over the summer months.

        • When: Sunday, August 11th, 2019 from 1-4 pm.
        • Who: RECAMFT members and their families. Sister CAMFT chapter members welcome. 
        • Where: Poolside at the lovely Van Buuren family compound at 7927 and 7887 Welter Lane, Sebastopol, CA 95472. The party will be on the lawn and pool between their houses. Map here.
        • Parking: Okay to park in either driveway or on the street.
        • What's provided: The entree, water, and soda
        • What to bring: A small side dish or dessert, and your bathing suit for tanning or swimming (if you plan to swim)!   
        • What to do: RSVP! Your timely RSVP (via registration for the event) helps us prepare for the appropriate number of guests.

        Please register for this free event so we know approximately how many to expect. You do not have to register your family members. The online registration form asks for the total number of guests you will be bringing. 

        Questions? therapy@recamft.org 

        Please join us for a fun time with our 3rd Annual RECAMFT member picnic! 



        • 09/20/2019
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        Register


        Chaired By: Reyna Seminara, LMFT, Ethics Roundtable Chair

        Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Come and discuss it with colleagues in a confidential setting, and set your mind at ease. You don't have to have a case to discuss, but can just come to gain some knowledge from seasoned colleagues. The Ethics Roundtable will help you feel better and more confident in your clinical work. No CEs, but the 90 minutes will be well spent. No food/drink is allowed in the living room - sorry. 

        • Where: Odd Fellows Hall, Conference/living room (very cozy)
        • Address: 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa
        • When: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
        • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
        • Map to Odd Fellows Hall here

        About our committee chair

        Reyna Seminara, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT. She specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy.  You can learn more about the Ethics Roundtable which meets approximately 3 times each year here

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

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



        • 09/27/2019
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, CA
        Register

          

          

        Don't miss California's newly mandatedBenamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT

        6 CE workshop!


        Suicide Prevention,

        Assessment, and Intervention:

        New Research, 

        New Approaches

        With Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT


        • Speaker/author Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT
        • Friday, September 27,  2019
        • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
        • Agatha Furth Center, Windsor, CA - map
        • 6 CEs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs & LEPs
        • Lunch/snacks included!
        • Register here.

        This workshop meets the new Suicide Prevention CE requirement for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs per Assembly Bill 1436 mandated by the State of California and the BBS.

          Learning objectives

          By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

          • Identify two recent research findings in suicide that are causing clinicians to re-evaluate their assessment and intervention procedures.
          • Integrate two recent changes in preferred language around suicide.
          • Identify three current trends in suicidality.
          • Identify five risk factors for suicide.
          • Explain the difference between absolute risk and relative risk for suicide, and how this impacts suicide intervention strategies.
          • Describe their responsibilities under California law related to terminally ill clients considering death by suicide.

          There will be time for networking during the sign-in and the lunch break. Feel free to bring business cards and information about your therapy practice.

          Location 

          • Mary Agatha Furth Center
          • 8400 Old Redwood Highway,
          • Windsor, CA 95492
          • Map here.
          • Lunch is included. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives available. 


          About our speaker

          Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 42723). He currently serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and as Education Director for SimplePractice Learning. He is the author of several books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He has served on the AAMFT Ethics Committee, and for several years as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for AAMFT-California.


          Cost

          • Early registration as follows: 

          • Licensed RECAMFT members or sister CAMFT chapter members $129

          • Prelicensed RECAMFT members or sister CAMFT chapter members $49
          • Non-CAMFT members $139
          • Regular registration beginning 9/1/19 $149
          • Register here.


          RECAMFT is very grateful to our sponsors who will have tables at this event.

          Thank you so much to Paradigm San Francisco, who welcomed the opportunity to be our Grand Sponsor! Paradigm SF is a teen treatment center who treats addiction and mental illness, including bipolar disorder, suicide/depression and eating disorders. Their number is 866-298-8364. 

          Grand Sponsor ($2500)


          We welcome and thank Dr. Bob Casanova, LMFT and Rosa Toral, LMFT (ph. 707-544-7000) as our Platinum Sponsor! Bob and Rosa provide educational and therapeutic placement and consulting to parents and teens. 

          Platinum Sponsor ($1500)



          To learn more about becoming a RECAMFT Community Sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page, and RECAMFT Salutes. Sponsors help RECAMFT carry out our valuable education and recovery efforts. We love our sponsor partners!


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

          CE CertificateYou must stay for the entire meeting, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CE 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 your CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hrs of continuing education (CE) 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.

          RECAMFT.org is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider. Our License number is 57173

        SAVE the DATE! 9/27

        Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention: New Research, New Approaches

        With respected author and presenter

        Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT

        • 6 newly required CEs
        • State mandated course
        • 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! 

        Click here to learn more about efforts to help our community recover from the wildfires! 

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