Upcoming events

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.

    • Friday, May 20, 2022
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043
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    Presentation by Maureen Johnston, LMFT (1.5 CEUs available)

    Join us for our first post-covid in-person event at Michael's!

    There is plenty of space for distancing, and we will follow all covid protocols including everyone signing a covid release and acknowledgement form. The luncheon buffet will open at 11:15, with the presentation starting at 12pm. We are also live streaming it for those who can't attend in person. A recording of this presentation will be available to all registrants for 3 months.

    Across the nation more and more states are working to pass laws impacting already marginalized transgender individuals and their families, and erecting barriers to the necessary emotional and medical treatments of gender expansive youth.

    At the same time, the number of people of all ages who are stepping forward as gender expansive continues to rise. For each person who identifies as transgender, non-binary, gender queer, gender fluid, gender nonconforming, etc., there is almost always an entire group of family members and friends, who are affected and asked to change the way they have perceived and known this person, sometimes for decades.

    Even if you are not a gender specialist, don’t have any desire to become one, and never have a transgender client in your caseload, given the sheer number of folks who are transitioning, you are quite likely to have clients who love someone who is gender expansive. Therefore, it is critical that you know how to support them. Because, while sadly, the suicide rates for trans folk are incredibly high, we know one of the most effective ways to lower this rate is family support.

    This workshop will provide you with concrete suggestions on how to support your clients with a trans loved one. You’ll learn about the Gender Affirmative Model and the Phases and Milestones of the Trans Family Gender Journey Model, and how to utilize these with your clients.

    Some of the typical reactions of parents, partners, siblings, and others as they confront the multiple dimensions of transition will be discussed. The complexities of the intersection with race, culture, and religion will be examined. You will come away with a better understanding of the psychological processes of many family members as they work to provide the love and support necessary.

    We will also explore the importance our own gender journey on our work.

    Interview with Maureen Johnston

    Program Goals

    The goal of this presentation is for participants to be able to provide more clinically appropriate treatment to the family members of gender expansive individuals. This presentation gives an overview of the complexities of the psychological, emotional, and logistical realities of gender identity transitions for the entire family.

    Learning Objectives

    • List the key elements of the Gender Affirmative Model
    • Develop a working understanding of elements of the Trans Family Gender Journey Model
    • Identify how aspects of one's own Gender Journey impact treatment
    • Identify some of the impacts of the intersection of compounded marginalization of elements of identity

    About the Presenter

    Maureen has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1994. She began learning about the vastly under met needs of the gender expansive community in the South Bay while supervising interns at the Billy de Frank LGBTQ+ Center in the early 2000’s.  She has been working with members of the Trans community for almost 20 years.
    She hosted and co-facilitated ‘Group Nite!’ (a monthly set of support groups for gender expansive youth and their parents) for 6 years in San Jose´, and continues to lead online parent support groups. She recently began facilitating Play Therapy Groups for elementary age children in Los Gatos.  Maureen also provides training and consultation to professionals interested in Gender Affirmative Therapy, and hosts a monthly consultation group online.  https://www.maureenjohnston.com/about/

    1.5 CEUs. This event will be IN PERSON, following all recommended protocols, and also live online. TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC


    If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 1.5 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT membership meetings or other SCV-CAMFT events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    • Saturday, June 25, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

    Presented by Dr. Cynthia Sholes, PhD

    4 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs


    This event will be in person at Micheal's at Shoreline, following all Covid-19 protocols, and also offered as a live stream event. A recording of the event will be available for all registrants for 3 months.

    Registration includes 4 CEUs, lunch buffet, and drinks. Michael's at Shoreline is a beautiful venue with outdoor patios for breaks and eating.

    About the Presentation


    In 2021, over 47 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in what has been called “The Great Resignation”. Many of them were essential, frontline workers who cared so much that they were driven to past their limits.  Exhausted, frustrated, and experiencing compassion fatigue they were in the throes of burnout, a state characterized by mental, emotional, and physical depletion due to prolonged and excessive stress.   Many people, labeled as “non-essential” workers, involuntarily lost their jobs in 2020 due to the shutdowns of the pandemic. They got to see what life was like without the driving pressures of work. Feeling underappreciated and often disrespected they decided to opt-out of the hedonic treadmill of the American Dream and opt-in to a life of languishing. For some the voluntary joblessness has been a blessing.  They were ready for retirement anyway even if they didn’t know it.   However, the majority weren’t prepared for retirement and the joblessness, voluntary or not, is causing hardship.  They are now turning to overburdened mental health professionals to help them with the mental and emotional effects of their burnout state and the resulting frustration, anxiety, lack of motivation, and hopelessness that often comes from needing something you don’t really want. Those that have hope and feel a sense of control over their lives are looking to find a new direction, a path of purpose and productivity that won’t lead to burnout, but rather, to satisfaction and passion.  The hopeful would also benefit from guidance from mental health professionals who know how to direct them off the burnout path. In this workshop, you will learn how you can identify the signs of burnout in yourself and your clients before it leads to self-sabotaging behaviors.  You will learn about neuroscience based tools to help your clients get off the burnout path and find authentic feelings of purpose without the automatic stress habits that hijack the mind.

    Program Goals

    This presentation gives an overview of subclinical burnout and the scourge of stress that leads to burnout.  The goal of this workshop is for participants to be able to identify the signs of chronic stress in language and behavior and help their clients find the locuses of control that allows them to see their way out of the burnout cycle.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the 3 hallmarks of burnout as they may be presented by your client.
    • Distinguish the 3 types of Burnout and the most common causes of each.  
    • Understand the mental, emotional and physical cycle of burnout and how to intervene at any of those points.
    • Practice a fast-acting somatic technique that stops stress that leads to burnout.
    • Understand a novel long term solution that extinguishes ongoing stress patterns that keep the burnout cycle going.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Cindy is a neuroscientist turned positive transformation coach. She helps caring people, who feel so burnt-out they just want to quit, reconnect with their deepest selves to find authentic power and purpose.  Dr. Cindy got her PhD in Neuroscience from UCSF Medical School in 1996. After having two babies, she quit her demanding, frustrating and exhausting career path to pursue her life’s purpose.  She became a medical hypnotherapist and a life coach applying neuroscience concepts and understanding to solve her clients problems.  One of her clients referred to her as a “human condition detective”. Now she teaches other coaches and therapists how to tap into their clients subconscious mind and quickly and effectively change the self-sabotaging patterns that keep them stuck, freeing them up to realize their true human potential. Dr Cindy now lives the life of her dreams and believes anyone can find and follow their purpose to live their dreams.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 4 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT membership meetings or other SCV-CAMFT events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    • Friday, July 22, 2022
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

    Presentation by Kalpana Asok, LMFT

    Registration and More Details Coming!

    1.5 CEUs. This event will be IN PERSON, following all recommended protocols, and also live online. The luncheon buffet will open at 11:15, with the presentation starting at 12pm. A recording of this presentation will be available to all registrants for 3 months.

    About the Presenter

    Kalpana Asok has over 20 years of experience working in her independent practice in Silicon Valley, specializing in individual and couples therapy, parenting, and career growth for women in tech. She is also a recently published author of Whose Baby Is It, Anyway? Inside the Indian Heart; and Everyday Flowers, a volume of poetry, both published by ipbooks. She can be reached through her website at www.calmtherapy.com. 


    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 1.5 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT membership meetings or other SCV-CAMFT events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

    Presented by Linda Johnson

    3 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs

    This event will be in person at Micheal's at Shoreline, following all Covid-19 protocols, and also offered as a live stream event. A recording of the event will be available for all registrants for 3 months.

    More Details and Registration Coming Soon!


    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT membership meetings or other SCV-CAMFT events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • ONLINE
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    1.5 CEUs
    This is a CAMFT sponsored live streaming event. A recording will be available for viewing for 21 days afterward for anyone who can't attend the live streaming event.


    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. RRC CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. RRC CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

    Presented by Joe Burgo

    3 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs

    This event will be in person at Micheal's at Shoreline, following all Covid-19 protocols, and also offered as a live stream event. A recording of the event will be available for all registrants for 3 months.

    More Details and Registration Coming Soon!


    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 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, March 18, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD - outdoors
    Registration is closed

    Presentation by Connie Habash  

    3 CEUs.


    If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    Event Policy Information

Past events

Friday, May 13, 2022 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Friday, May 06, 2022 Race Talk: Strategies for Effective Discussions around Race and Racism
Saturday, April 09, 2022 Understanding the Impact of Prenatal and Perinatal Experiences (3 CEUs)
Friday, March 25, 2022 Safe, Secure & Loved: Resilient Families Promoting Intergenerational Healing through Community Involvement
Friday, February 25, 2022 The Embodied Pregnancy
Friday, January 28, 2022 The Athlete's Mindset: How To Help Normalize Mental Health in the Athletic Community
Saturday, November 20, 2021 Annual Membership Celebration!
Friday, October 22, 2021 What's Missing From Your Documentation: Writing Great Progress Notes
Friday, October 08, 2021 Working with South Asian Women In Therapy
Saturday, October 02, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Coffee Talk
Friday, September 17, 2021 Staying on the BBS' Good Side
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Coffee Talk
Friday, August 27, 2021 Aperture Awareness: Superpower for Couples
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Online Social - Art Therapy
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Coffee Talk
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Writing for Healing - Online Social
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Coffee Talk
Saturday, June 19, 2021 Online Social - Art Therapy Encore!!!
Saturday, June 05, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Friday, May 21, 2021 Strengthening Attachment Bonds Through Family Play Therapy
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Online Social
Saturday, April 17, 2021 Online Social - Art Therapy
Friday, March 26, 2021 Working with Fees in the Clinical Situation
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Online Social
Saturday, February 20, 2021 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, November 21, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Annual Membership Celebration!
Friday, October 23, 2020 The Basics of EMDR Therapy
Saturday, October 17, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, September 26, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Friday, September 25, 2020 Play Therapy Through Telehealth
Friday, September 11, 2020 The New Science of Suicide Prevention
Saturday, August 15, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, July 18, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, June 20, 2020 RUNNING YOUR PRIVATE BUSINESS
Friday, May 29, 2020 Couples Therapy 2020: When Old Problems Require New Solutions
Friday, April 24, 2020 CANCELLED! Gender and Identity: Providing Gender Affirmative Therapy to All Our Clients
Friday, March 27, 2020 CANCELLED! Evidence-Based Psychotherapies
Friday, February 28, 2020 From Teen Sexting to Revenge Porn - We’re Mandated!
Friday, November 15, 2019 Law & Ethics 2019: Tough Calls
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Member Celebration and Brunch!
Friday, October 25, 2019 How to Talk to Patients & Couples About Sex--And Why They'll Thank You If You Do
Friday, September 27, 2019 CANCELLED! Binge Eating Disorder
Thursday, September 19, 2019 North Region Networking Event: In Practice Together
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Harnessing the Power of Technology for Therapists
Friday, May 31, 2019 Treating Older Adults with Depression and Anxiety: A Compassionate and Effective Approach
Friday, April 19, 2019 Conjoint Counseling with High Conflict Couples
Friday, February 22, 2019 Somatic Experiencing®: A Body-Mind Approach to Healing Trauma and Increasing Resiliency
Friday, January 25, 2019 Update on Opioid Use Disorder, Overdose, and Treatment
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Member Celebration and Brunch!
Friday, October 26, 2018 Domestic Violence: Beyond Power and Control
Friday, September 28, 2018 How to Stop Your Teens from Being Sleep-Deprived, Irritable Messes
Friday, September 14, 2018 Law and Ethics Workshop
Friday, June 22, 2018 End of Life Options and Aid in Dying
Friday, June 15, 2018 How to Develop Stronger, Deeper Relationships with Clients, Colleagues, and Loved Ones
Friday, May 18, 2018 What Every Therapist Should Know About Polyamory
Friday, April 27, 2018 Understanding the Dynamics of the Divorcing Couple
Friday, February 23, 2018 Ignite Creativity, Wonder, and Well-Being
Friday, January 26, 2018 How Chemical Dependency Affects Our Practice
Friday, November 03, 2017 Member Celebration and Volunteer Recognition!
Friday, October 20, 2017 Dialectical Behavior Therapy: What Does a DBT Therapist Actually Do?
Friday, September 29, 2017 Cyber Bullying
Friday, September 15, 2017 Annual Law and Ethics Workshop
Friday, July 21, 2017 Mindfulness in the Trenches - Exploring Core Material
Friday, June 23, 2017 Change the Music, Change the Dance: How Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy can Transform the Way You Work with Couples
Friday, May 19, 2017 Use Your Superpowers To Grow Your Therapy Practice
Friday, April 28, 2017 Working with Clients on the Three Therapeutic Realms of Therapy
Friday, March 03, 2017 CANCELLED! Gender Through a Developmental Lens: A Gender Affirmative Approach to Life's Ages and Stages
Friday, February 24, 2017 Mindfulness in Therapy: A Path of Healing
Friday, January 27, 2017 Insurance Update: What EVERY Therapist Needs to Know
Friday, November 04, 2016 FREE Annual Meeting and Celebration!
Friday, October 28, 2016 South Region Luncheon
Friday, October 21, 2016 Annual Law and Ethics Workshop
Friday, September 23, 2016 Mid-Region Luncheon
Friday, August 26, 2016 NO LUNCHEON IN AUGUST
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - North Region
Friday, August 12, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - South Region
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - North Region
Friday, August 05, 2016 CANCELLED - Newly Licensed Support Group - South Region
Friday, July 29, 2016 SCV-CAMFT Annual Workshop
Sunday, July 10, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - North Region
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
Friday, February 26, 2016 Mid-Region Luncheon: Emotional Leadership: How Therapeutic Work with Horses Helps Us Discover Our Inner Leader
Friday, January 29, 2016 South Region Luncheon | Wholehearted Living: Developing Shame Resiliency

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