Upcoming Luncheons and Workshops

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.
View our upcoming support groups.

    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 30
    Register

    Providing Emotional Support through Play Therapy for Families and Children via Telehealth

    Presented by Paula Shuer, LMFT, RPT-S and Cecilia Long, LMFT, RPT-S

    This presentation will provide the Parenting Plus Child and Family Counseling's approach to telehealth play therapy, utilizing our in-house model of Mindfulness Based Play Family Therapy (Dottie Higgins-Klein) combined with Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (Landreth, Bratton) including Special Playtime. We also discuss the Association for Play Therapy (a4pt.org) definition of play therapy and the requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). This approach is a blending of these models and is for Registered Play Therapists to utilize.

    This presentation will benefit therapists interested in the concepts of play therapy, becoming Registered Play Therapists, therapists in the process of becoming Registered Play Therapists and practicing Registered Play Therapists.

    We will include a brief history of play therapy, the founders, philosophies, concepts, materials, and the unique Parenting Plus Counseling approach.

    Included in the presentation:

    1. Filial Therapy/Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Basic philosophy, resources for play therapists and teaching methods for parents
    2. Parent Consultation and "Special Play Time" Support Providing parents with emotional support, play time training and education.

    Program Goals

    The goal of this program is for therapists to understand principles of Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). For play therapists to provide parents education, training and guidance of a Special Play Time, using telehealth. Therapists can help provide parents with the necessary environment for a Special Play Time session; basic principles, the do’s and don’ts, and toys to provide. It will provide therapists with knowledge of how play therapy Special Time can be effective for play therapy through telehealth.

    Learning Objectives

    • Define Play Therapy   
    • Describe Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
    • Describe the  ”Be-With” Attitudes    
    • Compile a list of play session do’s and don’ts
    • Describe Advance Choice-Giving

    About the Presenters

    Cecilia and Paula have collaborated together since they were graduate students at Santa Clara University’s Counseling Psychology program. They opened a counseling center upon LMFT licensure, with the goal of providing services for all members of a family under one roof. They incorporated Play therapy, Parenting therapy, Couples and Individual Therapy as part of their Family Therapy Model. They named the center Parenting Plus Child and Family Counseling.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    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.

    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • ONLINE
    Register






    Facilitated by Jacqui Gerritsen, LMFT and Nancy Andersen, LMFT

    The SCV-CAMFT board is concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our members and would like to provide a safe place for everyone to connect and check in.

    Board members Jacqui Gerritsen and Nancy Andersen will co-host this virtual chapter wide gathering. We plan to meet collectively and in small groups, providing the chance to connect safety with your peers.

    Please join us and share your experience with us.

    We have heard your need for connection!

    Comments from the previous SCV-CAMFT Social:

    •    Breakout rooms to meet in small groups was so helpful to get to know each other better.
    •    Really loved getting personal time with other therapists.
    •    It was so nice to meet some other therapists! The breakout rooms were great! Thank you for offering this for us.
    •    Great to hear ideas from each other!
    •    Breakout room was awesome to get an opportunity to meet more people.
    •    Really enjoyed the breakout sessions. Thanks for pulling this together!
    •    I like the break out sessions, talking in smaller groups is easier.
    •    It was valuable time for me, thank you!

    COVID-19 Resources we've created for you.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Facilitated by:
    Jacqui Gerritsen, LMFT and Nancy Andersen, LMFT

    The SCV-CAMFT board is concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our members and would like to provide a safe place for everyone to connect and check in.

    Board members Jacqui Gerritsen and Nancy Andersen will co-host this virtual chapter wide gathering. We plan to meet collectively and in small groups, providing the chance to connect safety with your peers.

    Please join us and share your experience with us.

    We have heard your need for connection!

    Comments from the previous SCV-CAMFT Social:

    •    Breakout rooms to meet in small groups was so helpful to get to know each other better.
    •    Really loved getting personal time with other therapists.
    •    It was so nice to meet some other therapists! The breakout rooms were great! Thank you for offering this for us.
    •    Great to hear ideas from each other!
    •    Breakout room was awesome to get an opportunity to meet more people.
    •    Really enjoyed the breakout sessions. Thanks for pulling this together!
    •    I like the break out sessions, talking in smaller groups is easier.
    •    It was valuable time for me, thank you!

    COVID-19 Resources we've created for you.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Presented by Kara Nossardi, MA, LMFT

    This is an online event. 
    FREE for SCV-CAMFT Members!
    Includes 2 CEUs. 

    Join us at 12:45PM for social time.
    Presentation will begin at 1PM. 

    The Basics of EMDR Therapy workshop will focus on the foundational elements involved in Francine Shapiro’s 8-Phase Protocol: history taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation. Beginning with a symptom-focused approach to case conceptualization and treatment planning, special attention will be given to attachment organization, the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality, bilateral stimulation, and the 3-Pronged Approach to target sequencing of traumatic memories and current and/or future triggers.  The objective of this workshop is to give participants a basic theoretical and methodological  understanding of how EMDR Therapy benefits clients from a variety of attachment orientations and trauma histories.  

    Presentation Goals

    The presentation is designed to introduce, enhance, and expand participant
    awareness of the application and effectiveness of EMDR Therapy when working with clients who have suffered a variety (from simple, single incident traumas to more complex histories) of adverse experiences that are impacting present day quality of life. Special attention is give to case conceptualization and treatment planning within the framework of the Adaptive Information Processing model, Attachment Organization, and the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will explain the 8-phase EMDR Protocol: history taking, 
preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation.
    2. Participants will describe key principles of the Adaptive Information Processing Model, Attachment Organization, and the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality.
    3. Participants will describe a symptom informed approach to EMDR case conceptualization and treatment planning.
    4. Participants will describe how bilateral stimulation (BLS) and dual attention are utilized in EMDR Therapy.
    5. Participants will explain multiple means for resourcing and stabilizing clients in the preparation and desensitization phases of EMDR Therapy.

    About the Presenter

    Kara Nossardi, M.A., LMFT is the Director of Training and Founder of the EMDR Education and Training Center (EETC), an Approved Consultant and Practicum Supervisor at Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute (Sonoma PTI), as well as a founding Practicum Facilitator for the EMDR Center of Southern California (ECSC) and the EMDR Center of Canada. Kara has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2014 and currently practices in Temecula, California, where she specializes in using attachment-focused EMDR Therapy in the treatment of complex Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression, and anxiety. Kara is an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, Approved Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Kara’s skill and passion in providing EMDR training and consultation is accentuated by her previous career as a college-level instructor.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    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.

    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • ONLINE
    Register


    ONLINE THIS YEAR!!

    It's time again to join your SCV-CAMFT Chapter at your Annual Membership Celebration!


    Saturday, November 7th, 10-11:30AM
    (We will stay online for socializing until 12:00PM)


    Socialize with your peers in break-out rooms, applaud 2020 chapter volunteers, and meet your 2021 SCV-CAMFT board of directors.


    Bring your Own Breakfast!

    If you submit a photo of what you'll be eating by Thursday, Nov. 5, you'll get a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card for the best breakfast. Attendees will vote on the best in each category during the celebration event.


    To Enter the Breakfast Competition

    Register your breakfast by Thursday, Nov. 5, by sending a photo

    of your planned breakfast to mail@scv-camft.org.
    Include your name, a brief description, and the category you are entering.


    Winning breakfast categories include:

    -- Most Beautifully Displayed Breakfast

    -- Best '3 Food-Group' Breakfast (protein, carbs and fat)

    -- Healthiest Quick Breakfast

    -- Best Liquid Breakfast

    -- Best International Breakfast

    Note: Restaurant meals aren't eligible for prizes


    We look forward to seeing you there!

Past events

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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