Upcoming SCV-CAMFT Events

    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043
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    The Psychotherapist as the Creator of Outcomes

    Presented by Dave Jensen, JD

    David Jensen, J.D., will stress the importance of the psychotherapist's role as a creator of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In particular, he will instruct attendees on the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and confidently. This course will also cover the important subjects of patients who are dangerous to third parties, and provide attendees with an overview of the BBS administrative hearing process.

    The event includes a hot breakfast buffet, a buffet luncheon, afternoon snacks, 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. Early bird registration ends Aug. 13!

    8:30 am check-in and breakfast with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. Walk-in attendees, please arrive early to complete your registration and payment.

    Learning Objectives

    Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and most important confidently.

    List three differences between the duty to warn, the duty to protect, and the duty to report.

    Describe three aspects of a clinician’s credibility as a psychotherapist.

    List four hallmarks of thorough Tarasoff evaluation.

    About the Presenter

    Dave Jensen, JD has been a staff attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine. Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, which have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.

    Workshop Handouts

    An email with a link to the handouts will be sent to workshop registrants the week of the workshop. We will not provide paper handouts. If you want them at the workshop, you will need to print them and bring them.


    Registration: Register and pay online with a credit card, PayPal, or check. 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. 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 the chapter coordinator at mail@scv-camft.org.

    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043
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    Mid-Region Luncheon (1.5 CEUs available)
    Presented by Jacob Towery, MD

    We know intellectually that sleep is important for our clients, particularly teens. To be precise, there are exactly 1 quadrillion studies on the importance of sleep for clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and irritability (which is all teenagers). Yet how many of us struggle to get our clients to actually get enough sleep consistently?

    The goal of this program is to empower you to consistently get all your teen (and adult) clients to get adequate rest. We will start with addressing all the wonderful reasons to stay up late and remain on our screens. Then, we will celebrate the many awesome things about letting clients do what they want and not holding them accountable.

    Next, for those who wish to be firm on making sure their clients get enough rest, we will walk through the actual method of an “Electronics-ectomy.” We will explore what to do if clients fail to follow through and how to get parents to pick up the slack.

    Finally, we will troubleshoot what can go wrong and answer questions about how to actually get all your clients sleeping adequately.

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

        • List several reasons why sleep is important for teens   
        • Summarize a method to ensure your clients get enough sleep
    About the Presenter:

    Jacob Towery, MD is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Palo Alto, CA. He is a therapist disguised as a psychiatrist. He serves as an adjunct clinical faculty at Stanford University. He is the author of “The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy.” He is the narrator of the audiobook for this title, released in 2018. He enjoys seeing clients, meditating, traveling, voraciously reading fantasy novels, scuba diving, snowboarding, spending quality time with the humans in his life, and long lists. More information can be found at  jacobtowerymd.com

    Program Schedule:

    11:!5am Registration opens and lunch is served
    11:45am Introductions and announcements
    12:00pm Presentation begins

    1. Why sleep is important.
    2. Good reasons NOT to get enough sleep. 
    3. How to get your clients to actually get enough sleep. 
    4. How to involve parents effectively. 
    5. Questions and Answers

    PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 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 2 weeks 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 using the same method as payment, 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.

    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032
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    South Region Luncheon (1.5 CEUs available)
    Presented by Richard Ferry, LMFT
     

    This presentation will provide a contemporary view of domestic violence to the SCV-CAMFT community. The purpose is to help attendees recognize the many subtle and overt forms that domestic violence takes, and to recognize and understand the underlying, internal processes of domestic violence perpetrators and victims. Common misconceptions will be dispelled. The presentation will address the deficits in ego functioning among perpetrators. It will also address the effects of the perpetrator’s repeated forceful efforts to subvert the victim’s autonomy and to invade and contaminate her thought processes. The effects on children in these families will be briefly discussed. 

    The presentation will explore the dissimilar processes of recovery for perpetrators and victims. Risks and dangers will be discussed. Recommendations for appropriate treatment of this high-risk population will be offered. Assuming the attendees have a general familiarity with this issue, the presentation will move quickly and not devote much time to incidence or demographic statistics.

    Learning Objectives:
    At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
     
    • Name four commonly held mistaken beliefs about this population;
    • Identify two defense mechanisms used for different purposes by both perpetrators and victims of domestic violence;
    • Identify the three unconscious affects that drive much of perpetrator violence;
    • Describe one appropriate treatment method and one inappropriate treatment method for this population;
    • List two ways well-intentioned therapists can inadvertently exacerbate danger.
    About the Presenter:

    Since 1981, Richard Ferry, MS, LMFT has provided psychotherapy to hundreds of domestic violence perpetrators and victims, and since 1992 provided expert witness assessments and testimonies in more than 150 criminal or family law cases. He completed his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State in 1978 and was licensed in 1979. From 1977 to 1981, he did crisis intervention with teenagers and families in East San Jose for the Alum Rock Counseling Center. In 1981, he was hired by the Mid-Peninsula Support Network to implement their Men’s Counseling Program and worked there until going into private practice in 1984. He also provides treatment to adults who were battered, neglected or molested during childhood, and to men struggling with a wide range of men’s issues.

    Program Schedule and Outline:

    11:15am Registration opens and lunch is served
    11:45am Introductions and announcements
    12:00pm Presentation begins

    1.  What is Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence?
    2.  Common Misconceptions
    3.  Typologies of Domestic Violence
    4.  Perpetrators
    5.  Current and Continuing Effects on Victim
    6.  Effects on children
    7.  Treatment for Battered Women
    8.  Safety Planning
    9.  Treatment for Batterers
    10.  A FEW Important Sections of Family Law and Criminal Law
    11.  Effects on Therapists
    12.  Closing, Take Questions
     VIGNETTES will be scattered throughout the presentation

      PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, OCTOBER 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 2 weeks 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 using the same method as payment, 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.

      • Saturday, November 03, 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain VIew, CA 94040
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      Thank You SCV-CAMFT Members!

      Each year SCV-CAMFT wants to thank our members and volunteers. Please join us at Micheal's at Shoreline to mingle with your fellow SCV-CAMFT members. This event is FREE for members. This year we are hosting a brunch!

      Our venue, Michael’s at Shoreline offers a spacious meeting room and beautiful outdoor patio for eating and mingling. Please join us as part of the SCV-CAMFT community.

      • Food and Drinks
      • Free give-a-ways and door prizes
      • Networking and socializing
      • Bring your business cards and marketing materials to share.
      • THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR MEMBERS!

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

      The time may change to 11am, but we'll let you know well in advance if that happens. 

      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.


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