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.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043
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    Presented by Benjamin E. Caldwell, Psy.D.

    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.

    Educational Goals

    • Informing therapists about recent and not-widely-known changes in state law and regulation impacting mental health practice
    • Assisting therapists in understanding the role that their own morals and values play in clinical and ethical decision-making
    • Encouraging therapists to think critically about that role and its implications for therapy
    • Informing therapists about recent developments in court cases and ethical standards related to the personal values of the therapist
    • Encouraging therapists toward transparency with clients about the therapist’s values, in accordance with ethical standards and the therapist’s theoretical orientation.

    Learning Objectives

    • 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.

    About The Presenter

    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.

    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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    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    Presented by Marty Klein, LMFT

    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:

    • Power dynamics & power struggles
    • The architecture of intimacy
    • Ten good reasons couples don’t have sex
    • Making, keeping, and breaking agreements
    • Committing to rules of productive conflict

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Help couples identify and change their narratives
    • Help conflict-avoidant people engage with their partner
    • Use guilt as a motivator
    • Use the energy of angry, high-conflict people to move the therapy forward

    These new skills will give you more energy to work with couples—and you’ll do it more effectively.

    About The Presenter

    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.

    This is a 6 CEU 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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Friday, August 12, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - South Region
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Friday, August 05, 2016 CANCELLED - Newly Licensed Support Group - South Region
Friday, July 29, 2016 SCV-CAMFT Annual Workshop
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Saturday, July 09, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - North Region
Friday, July 08, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - South Region
Friday, July 01, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - South Region
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