Upcoming SCV-CAMFT Events

    • Fri, October 20, 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95008
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    South Region Luncheon
    Presented by Melinda Carlisle Brackett, LMFT, Dialectical Behavior Therapist

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that is empirically supported with over 20 randomized controlled trials. It is an emotion-focused behavioral therapy that emphasizes emotional learning and promotes the teaching of skills in distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness to help individuals who may not have core skills to tolerate and regulate strong emotions. 

    What a DBT therapist actually does remains a mystery to non-DBT therapists. Melinda will explain what makes this form of CBT distinct. All attendees will learn important components of the treatment that will inform their decisions about referrals and be useful in helping clients with pervasive emotion dysregulation. Melinda extends a special invitation to pre-licensed members who are considering focusing on dialectical behavior therapy.

    Her presentation will address some of the most frequently asked questions she receives about DBT. Topics may include:

    • Can I add a DBT skills group to my client’s treatment plan?
    • Why does DBT have both individual therapy and a skills group?
    • Does a DBT therapist talk about the past in session?
    • Does a DBT therapist deal with a client’s trauma?
    • What is so different about the way a DBT therapist works?
    • Does the individual DBT therapy just follow up on a client’s skill usage?
    • Should a client do trauma work before coming to DBT?
    • I have been working with a client for years but can’t get them to do DBT. What do I do?

    She looks forward to answering your questions about DBT, and invites you to e-mail your questions in advance to mcarlisle@criticalpathcounseling.com.

    Program Goals:  At the end of the presentation, participants will have a better understanding of the content, structure and outcomes of a DBT program and how a full fidelity program accomplishes different goals than skills training alone. Participants will learn the flow of the individual therapy as well as little known therapist interventions in the individual sessions. Special attention will be given to cross-walking the treatment to things you may already be doing or desire to do in other modalities.

    Learning Objectives

    • At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
    • Identify the stages of treatment in dialectical behavior therapy
    • Describe “thinking and acting dialectically” as it relates to client conversations
    • Describe two key therapist strategies used in individual DBT sessions

    About the Presenter:
    Melinda Carlisle Brackett, LMFT received advanced level intensive training, currently the highest level of training offered for a DBT therapist and skills trainer, from Behavioral Tech, LLC.  She received advanced level training in prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD at The Treatment Implementation Collaborative. She is a member of an intensively trained consultation team and provides DBT in her full-time private practice, CriticalPath Counseling in San Jose. Melinda has received extensive training from The Beck Institute and The Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, CA and is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is experienced in working with a variety of emotion regulation disorders and has extensive experience using evidence-based protocols such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with personality disorders, bipolar disorder, chronic major depression, anxiety and panic disorders, and OCD. Melinda invites therapists to contact her at www.criticalpathcounseling.com with any questions.

    PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, October 16. Registration and payments must be received by the Monday before the event to guarantee lunch. Reservations will be held until noon. "Walk-ins" are welcome at a higher rate ($33 members / $40 non-members), however lunch and seating is not guaranteed.. Register online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal, or check (payable to SCV-CAMFT). Your check must be received by the Monday prior to the event. Mail checks to SCV-CAMFT, P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Please allow 10 days for delivery. 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 1.5 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. Audits: You can audit as a member for $10 and $15 for a non-member. Auditing does NOT include a meal or CEU credit. You can add CEUs when you register for an additional fee. For those auditing, the presentation begins at noon. Cancellations: Refunds will be issued 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. Chapter Board Meetings are generally held prior to the chapter’s monthly luncheons, at the same location, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Members are welcome to attend by notifying a board member. Grievance Policy: Any concern or grievance can be put in writing and emailed to mail@scv-camft.org.

    • Fri, November 03, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Good Samaritan Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
    Facilitators:
    Michelle Farris, LMFT

    The Newly Licensed Support Groups are designed to meet the needs of newly licensed therapists and offer support for up to three years after licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be an SCV-CAMFT member to attend more than two meetings.

    This group typically meets the first Friday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, To rsvp and to obtain additional information, contact Michelle at mft@counselingrecovery.com or 408-800-5736.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable resource as you begin your journey as a licensed professional therapist.

    • Fri, November 03, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain VIew, CA 94040
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    Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and frivolity!

    Each year SCV-CAMFT wants to thank our members and volunteers. Please join us at Micheal's at Shoreline to meet your fellow SCV-CAMFT members and to thank our volunteers. This event is FREE for members and one guest. It includes food, drinks, and live music. Bring your business cards and marketing materials. 

    Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to socialize, connect, and celebrate! So here's to YOU! We hope you will join us! 

    Registration: Register online so we know how many people to expect. Walk In Registration: If you forget to register you can register at the event. Cancellations: If you cannot attend, please let us know. To cancel, please send an email to mail@scv-camft.org or call the chapter voicemail at 408-235-0210. 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.

    • Sat, November 04, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 661 Live Oak Avenue, Suite 1, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Facilitators:
    Jamie Moran, LMFT, CGP

    The Newly Licensed Support Groups are designed to meet the needs of newly licensed therapists and offer support for up to three years after licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be an SCV-CAMFT member to attend more than two meetings.

    This group typically meets the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, To rsvp and to obtain additional information, contact Jamie at jammoran@aol.com or 415-552-9408.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable resource as you begin your journey as a licensed professional therapist.

    • Fri, November 10, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 6489 Camden Ave. Suite # 103, San Jose, CA 95120
    Facilitator:
    Tomilu Stuart, LMFT

    The Pre-Licensed Support Groups will help you find encouragement and advice from those who have already walked in your shoes on the road to licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be a Santa Clara Valley Chapter member to attend more than 2 meetings.

    This group typically meets the second Friday of every month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To RSVP or to obtain additional information contact Tomilu at 408-832-6172 or www.tomilustuart.com.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable group and resource as you prepare to become a licensed therapist.

    • Sun, November 12, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 112 West 25th Avenue, #1, San Mateo, CA 94403
    Facilitators:
    Bridget Bertrand, LMFT and Ari-Asha Castalia, LMFT

    The Pre-Licensed Support Groups will help you find encouragement and advice from those who have already walked in your shoes on the road to licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be a Santa Clara Valley Chapter member to attend more than 2 meetings.

    The group typically meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. To RSVP and for further information, contact Bridget at bridgetbertrand.com or 650-539-4325.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable group and resource as you prepare to become a licensed therapist.

    • Fri, December 01, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Good Samaritan Church, 15040 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
    Facilitators:
    Michelle Farris, LMFT

    The Newly Licensed Support Groups are designed to meet the needs of newly licensed therapists and offer support for up to three years after licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be an SCV-CAMFT member to attend more than two meetings.

    This group typically meets the first Friday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, To rsvp and to obtain additional information, contact Michelle at mft@counselingrecovery.com or 408-800-5736.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable resource as you begin your journey as a licensed professional therapist.

    • Sat, December 02, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 661 Live Oak Avenue, Suite 1, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Facilitators:
    Jamie Moran, LMFT, CGP

    The Newly Licensed Support Groups are designed to meet the needs of newly licensed therapists and offer support for up to three years after licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be an SCV-CAMFT member to attend more than two meetings.

    This group typically meets the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, To rsvp and to obtain additional information, contact Jamie at jammoran@aol.com or 415-552-9408.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable resource as you begin your journey as a licensed professional therapist.

    • Fri, December 08, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 6489 Camden Ave. Suite # 103, San Jose, CA 95120
    Facilitator:
    Tomilu Stuart, LMFT

    The Pre-Licensed Support Groups will help you find encouragement and advice from those who have already walked in your shoes on the road to licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be a Santa Clara Valley Chapter member to attend more than 2 meetings.

    This group typically meets the second Friday of every month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To RSVP or to obtain additional information contact Tomilu at 408-832-6172 or www.tomilustuart.com.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable group and resource as you prepare to become a licensed therapist.

    • Sun, December 10, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 112 West 25th Avenue, #1, San Mateo, CA 94403
    Facilitators:
    Bridget Bertrand, LMFT and Ari-Asha Castalia, LMFT

    The Pre-Licensed Support Groups will help you find encouragement and advice from those who have already walked in your shoes on the road to licensure. You will find support, great ideas, and develop relationships with your peers. You must be a Santa Clara Valley Chapter member to attend more than 2 meetings.

    The group typically meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. To RSVP and for further information, contact Bridget at bridgetbertrand.com or 650-539-4325.

    Be sure to take advantage of this valuable group and resource as you prepare to become a licensed therapist.

    • Fri, January 26, 2018
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95008
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    South Region Luncheon
    Presented by Mary Crocker Cook, D.Min., LMFT, LPCC, LAADC

    Addiction appears in our clinical practice in a variety of ways, and is rarely overtly stated as a presenting problem. This is not surprising, given that one of the more prominent symptoms of addiction is denial. We will spend the hour reviewing indicators that the hijacked reward system of addiction is affecting an individual or family.

    Common Complaints:
    -Poor and impulsive decision making, which can include financial loss, affairs, anger outbursts, etc.
    -Impaired memory and cognitive tracking, and impaired auditory processing leading to frequent miscommunication and misunderstandings. -Without communication, important issues such as family finances, sexual intimacy, and child rearing decisions go unresolved.
    -Irresponsibility or lack of interest in participating in everyday household tasks and responsibilities.

    These complaints are usually attributed to character failings, mental health issues such as depression or ADHD, or physical illness. Despite the masterful interventions offered by the therapist, the couple or individual continues to be “stuck.” It never occurs to the couple, or the therapist, that there may be an addictive process sabotaging the therapy.  We will look at the neurology of addiction that is affecting behavior, and I will provide some sample questions to prompt clients to make a connection between distressing behaviors and possible addictive behaviors and substance abuse. We will practice with a sample vignette!

    Learning Objectives:
    At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
    -Identify three signs that addiction may be impacting the therapeutic process.
    -Learn two interventions that you can apply in your own practice.

    About the Presenter:
    Mary Crocker Cook, D.Min., LMFT, LPCC, LAADC is the Program Coordinator for the San Jose City College Alcohol and Drug Studies program, currently offering an online Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling (LAADC) certification program for masters level counselors. She has been licensed since 1988 and in private practice, and is an adjunct instructor with the JFKU Graduate School of Psychology. She is the author of multiple recovery books, found at www.marycrockercookbooks.com.

    PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, January 22. Registration and payments must be received by the Monday before the event to guarantee lunch. Reservations will be held until noon. "Walk-ins" are welcome at a higher rate ($33 members / $40 non-members), however lunch and seating is not guaranteed.. Register online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal, or check (payable to SCV-CAMFT). Your check must be received by the Monday prior to the event. Mail checks to SCV-CAMFT, P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Please allow 10 days for delivery. 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 1.5 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. Audits: You can audit as a member for $10 and $15 for a non-member. Auditing does NOT include a meal or CEU credit. You can add CEUs when you register for an additional fee. For those auditing, the presentation begins at noon. Cancellations: Refunds will be issued 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. Chapter Board Meetings are generally held prior to the chapter’s monthly luncheons, at the same location, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Members are welcome to attend by notifying a board member. Grievance Policy: Any concern or grievance can be put in writing and emailed to mail@scv-camft.org.


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