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How to Develop Stronger, Deeper Relationships with Clients, Colleagues, and Loved Ones

  • Friday, June 15, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

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Annual Workshop
Presented by Dr. David Burns

The event includes a hot breakfast buffet, a buffet luncheon, afternoon warm cookies, drinks, and 6 CEUs. Our venue, Michael’s at Shoreline offers a spacious meeting room and outdoor patio for breaks and meals. Please join us and enjoy being a part of the SCV-CAMFT community.

In this workshop, you will learn advanced empathy techniques that can enhance your clinical work as well as your relationships with friends, colleagues and loved ones. Teaching methods will include live demonstrations followed by small group practice with hands-on feedback.

Click here for David's description of this workshop and extra details of what you will be learning/doing.

The 5 Secrets Revealed....

  • Tools for ALL Therapists
  • Transform ANY Relationship
  • Live Demonstrations

Learning Objectives
At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

1. List and describe the Five Secrets of Effective Communication.
2. List and describe the steps of the Intimacy Exercise.
3. List and describe several brief assessment tests to track therapeutic progress and assess the quality of the therapeutic alliance at every therapy session.

You will also learn to:

  • Use the Five Secrets of Effective Communication
  • Enhance your communication skills with the Intimacy Exercise
  • Transform hostile relationships into trusting, loving ones
  • Resolve therapeutic logjams and boost your therapeutic effectiveness
  • Communicate with individuals who refuse to talk or open up
  • Track therapeutic progress and assess the quality of the therapeutic alliance
  • Fail joyfully
  • Transform therapeutic failure into success

And how to deal with clients and others who are:

  • Complaining but ignore your efforts to help
  • Challenging or provocative
  • Unfairly critical of you
  • Narcissistic, controlling, or self-centered
  • Angry, threatening or violent
  • Resistant and oppositional
  • Overwhelmingly depressed, panicky, or hopeless


About the Presenter

David Burns, MD is an Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Although he is best known for his pioneering work in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), he has recently developed a more powerful approach called TEAM-CBT.

His best-selling book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is the book most frequently recommended for depressed individuals by American and Canadian health professionals. His book, Feeling Good Together, describes many of the techniques that will be illustrated in this workshop. His website is https://feelinggood.com.

Register and pay online with a credit card, PayPal, or check. Checks must be received by May 28 for early bird registration and by June 11 for regular registration. Please allow 10 days to process check payments. Mail checks to: SCV-CAMFT, P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Walk In Registration: If space is available you can register as a walk-in. This can be done online June 12-13, or at the event. The registration price increases by $30 for this option.Continuing Education: SCV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs (CAMFT CE Provider #052466). SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. 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. Cancellations: Refunds will be issued, minus a $30 administrative fee, if a request for cancellation is received by the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued if a request for cancellation is received after the Monday before the event. To cancel, please send an email to mail@scv-camft.org or call the chapter voicemail at 408-235-0210. Refunds will be issued within ten (10) business days. 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 mail@scv-camft.org.


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