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FREE Annual Meeting and Celebration!

  • Friday, November 04, 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain VIew, CA 94040

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Ecotherapy Practices to Bring the Healing Power of Nature to Your Clients (1 CEUs included)
Presented by Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT

The SCV-CAMFT Annual Meeting and Celebration, to honor our members, will take place at Micheal's at Shoreline in Mountain View. We hope you can join us!

This event is FREE for members and includes food and drinks, live music, a presentation by Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, and a chance to gather with other members and network. We are giving away a 9" Apple iPad Air 2 with 64 GB - worth over $500! Bring your business card to put in the raffle.

This is a time to recognize the wonderful work of our members and the amazing SCV-CAMFT volunteers that help our organization thrive! We will have other fun things in store for you as well, so don't miss this wonderful time to honor, gather, and connect!

Ariana will lead three 20-minute small group ecotherapy experientials prior to her presentation, starting at 4:20. All are welcome to participate.

4:00 PM  Socializing, Networking and Ecotherapy Experiential Sessions
5:30 PM  Membership Meeting and Volunteer Recognition
6:30 PM  Presentation by Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT
7:30 PM  Socializing and Dessert

About the Presentation

Do you feel more peaceful and positive when you are in a park, a garden, or with a pet? Do you feel there may be consequences for mainstream culture’s disconnection from nature? Ecotherapy is a growing field that is broadening our concepts of clinical therapy. There are numerous evidence-based studies that demonstrate the efficacy of Ecotherapy with: depression, ADHD, stress reduction, and PTSD. Learn how to incorporate the healing powers of nature into your life and clinical work. Hear case examples from Ecotherapy sessions to illustrate this powerful modality.

At the end of this presentation you will be able to:

  • Incorporate ecotherapy techniques into your current practice
  • Perform ecotherapy self-care practices
  • Discuss evidence-based ecotherapy concepts

About the Presenter

Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, Ecotherapist, is a psychotherapist and pioneer in the emerging field of Somatic Ecotherapy. Her passion is to transform the field of psychotherapy to include connecting to the natural world as an essential part of healing. Ariana is the founder and leader of a groundbreaking Ecotherapy Training and Certificate Program, now entering its third year. She facilitates trainings locally and internationally, including online Ecotherapy Certificate Programs, Ecotherapy Consultation Groups, and seasonal outdoor retreats. She is also an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University. A licensed therapist since 1995, 

Ariana adores taking individuals and groups into the East Bay hills for Ecotherapy, as well as bringing the power of nature indoors to her private practice in Berkeley. Her main therapeutic influences include Hakomi, Somatic Ecotherapy, and Dance/Movement Therapy. She has trained with The School of Lost Borders and is devoted to a daily spiritual practice with nature. http://arianacandell.com/ecotherapy.htm Registration Information

Registration: This event is free for members, but please register online so we know how many people to expect. Walk In Registration: If you forget to register, walk-ins are welcome. Continuing Education: This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science (CAMFT CE Provider #052466). SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This presentation is suitable for all clinical levels. Certificates: To obtain your certificate, you must sign-in and sign-out at the event and complete a program evaluation. These are CAMFT requirements. You will be emailed a link to the evaluation within a week after the event. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will have access to the certificate. You must add your name and license number to make it official. This link will be active for 2 weeks after the email is sent. Accommodations for Disability: The Santa Clara Valley chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at mail@scv-camft.org or 408-235-0210. Requests must be made one week in advance. Grievance Policy: Any concern or grievance can be put in writing and emailed to the chapter coordinator at mail@scv-camft.org.

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