SCV-CAMFT offers events pertinent to the mental health profession with low-cost CEUs available. Members receive discounts on events prices. Support groups are free for our pre-licensed and newly licensed members.
The subject may be infidelity or desire, or fantasies, medication, secrets, porn, “dysfunction,” performance anxiety, sex workers, fertility, shame, BDSM, or arousal. One way or another, most therapists deal with sexuality every week.
And let’s be honest—our professional training in this area rarely enables us to provide high-quality care. That means we’re left to rely on (1) our own limited sexual experience and (2) cultural beliefs and assumptions about sex.
Unfortunately, almost all of us grew up in a sex-negative culture, which affects our work as much as it affects our clients’ lives. And it means that when assumptions about sexuality, intimacy, and gender are driving clients’ sexual problems, those assumptions may be invisible to us—because we often share them.
Workshop participants, therefore, will learn a compelling new model of sexuality that focuses on its positive aspects; challenges clients’ tendencies to self-identify as inadequate; sees society’s sex-negativity as a source of psycho-sexual pathology; and confronts ways in which psychotherapy and medicine problematize sexuality.
As a result, participants will be able to empower clients to make better sexual choices, function more as they would like to, and better integrate eroticism into their relationships.
Sex is about much more than what bodies do—it’s about how people feel. And so we’ll talk about how both professionals and patients think about sex, and how common concepts about sex can keep both of us stuck. After all, sex is more than an activity—it’s an idea.
Dr. Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist working with men, women, and couples for 39 years.
Marty is the award-winning author of seven books on sexuality and relationships, including the ground-breaking Sexual Intelligence. Psychology Today simply says “To improve your sex life, buy this book.” Dan Savage says Marty's current book on pornography “makes me feel sane.”
Marty appears frequently in the popular media, such as The New York Times and The New Yorker, National Public Radio and The Daily Show. He recently gave two congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education. Marty’s Sexual Intelligence blog and e-newsletter are frequently cited as sources of innovative thinking about sexuality, culture, politics, and the media.
Each year Marty trains thousands of professionals across the US, Europe, and Asia. He has been an invited Master Presenter at nine state CAMFT conferences. Audiences consistently call his talks thought-provoking, practical, and entertaining.
Walk-ins are welcome.
This is a 1.5 CEU credit presentation.
TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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Thank You Chapter Members!
Please join us for our annual event where we honor our members and volunteers! Come mingle with your fellow SCV-CAMFT members, enjoy a wonderful brunch buffet, take home free chapter goodies, maybe win a door prize, and enjoy a Saturday morning with YOUR chapter. This event is FREE for members!
Our venue, Michael’s at Shoreline, offers a spacious meeting room and a beautiful outdoor patio for eating and mingling.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to socialize, connect, and celebrate!
Here's to YOU! We hope you can join us!
In this law & ethics update, we will review recent changes to state law, discuss the role of technology in modern practice, and engage in a deep discussion of the morals and values that underlie individual ethical decision-making processes. Difficult decisions without clear or easy answers will be the focus of the day. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will show how our individual morals and values influence therapy work even when we seek to appear neutral; how to identify your own morals and values relevant to your practice; and why owning those values matters.
Articulate the impacts of three recent changes in California law impacting mental health practice.
Differentiate between a personal opinion, a clinical opinion, advice-giving, and imposing personal values
Construct a framework for clinical and ethical decision-making that integrates personal morals and values in a manner that is within professional ethical boundaries and appropriate to their clientele
Identify three common frameworks for making value-based decisions
Identify at least two implications from court cases involving mental health students’ moral decision- making.
Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California’s first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors, and drove the change in title from “intern” to “associate” for pre-licensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in working with couples.
Registration includes 6 CEUs for your law and ethics renewal, a hot breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, drinks, and snacks. Michael's at Shoreline is a beautiful venue with outdoor patios for breaks and eating.
In this all-day workshop, we’ll look at the structure of the therapeutic relationship and identify the typical places we get stuck—and learn how to move through those impasses with grace, humor, and power.
Topics we’ll cover include:
You’ll learn how to:
These new skills will give you more energy to work with couples—and you’ll do it more effectively.
Dr. Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist working with men, women, and couples for 39 years. Marty is the award-winning author of seven books on sexuality and relationships, including the ground-breaking Sexual Intelligence. Psychology Today simply says “To improve your sex life, buy this book.” Dan Savage says Marty's current book on pornography “makes me feel sane.”
Marty appears frequently in the popular media, such as The New York Times and The New Yorker, National Public Radio and The Daily Show. He recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education. Marty’s Sexual Intelligence blog and e-newsletter are frequently cited as sources of innovative thinking about sexuality, culture, politics, and the media.
This is a 6 CEU presentation.
Santa Clara Valley, CAMFT
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