View our event calendar on the LA-CAMFT website here: http://lacamft.org/events/

 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 01/24/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Register

    LA-CAMFT
    Networking Event

    Friday, January 24, 2020
    9:00 am-11:30 am

    Brunch, Networking, 60-Minute Featured Presentation,
    Literature Table, Round Table Discussion, 
    Business Card Drawing, Participant Announcements

    1.5 CEUs

    Sponsored by

    Robert Strock, LMFT


    Los Angeles Psychotherapist and Author of 
    Awareness that Heals: Bringing Heart and Wisdom to Life’s Challenges

    Click here for an LA-CAMFT-only discounted copy of Robert Strock's book


    Cultivating Humility:
    Dismantling Implicit Bias and Building Allies in Therapy

    Dr. Sayida Peprah and Susan Lowe, LMFT

    Unconscious associations of selective attributes can influence perceptions and unintentionally affect the therapeutic alliance. This interactive and self-reflective presentation is intended to increase cultural humility, broaden self-awareness of implicit bias, and provide tools to encourage understanding and empathy. The facilitators will provide guidelines to assist in mitigating implicit biases in mental health as a strategy to improve therapeutic relationships and quality of care.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Define and identify the impact of implicit bias in the therapeutic relationship
    2. Identify and use strategies for dismantling and/or reducing implicit bias

    Sayida Peprah, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and trained Birth Doula who specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention, maternal mental health. She is also a trainer and consultant on topics of cultural humility, implicit bias, and trauma as they impact mental and maternal health. Dr. Peprah is the founder and Director of Training for the non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc. To learn more, visit www.DiversityUplifts.org.

    Susan Lowe, MA, LMFT is the Program Coordinator for the Child Abuse Treatment Program (CHAT) at Seven Generations Child and Family Counseling Services. She works with American Indian/Alaskan Native children and their families to provide integrated services that incorporate cultures and traditions.

    For more information, contact Di Wilson or Matthew Evans.


    For:
    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Friday, January 24, 9:00-11:30 am
    8:15-9:00: Speed Check-In
    Informal Networking, Literature Table and Exhibits
    Brunch is available from 8:15 am on — and throughout the meeting
    9:00: Meeting begins

    Where: 
    The Olympic Collection
    11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Parking:
    Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
    Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.

    Cost:
    $35 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    CSCSW Members
    $45 for Non-Members
    $
    55 All Walk-Ins

    1.5 CEUs provided

    Online Registration CLOSES Thursday, January 23rd at 12 noon.

    If you miss the online registration deadline, you can still attend our meeting by paying at the door the day of the event

    The registration cost on the day of the event is $55 for both members and non-members.

    Seating is limited.

    Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

    • 02/14/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Factor’s Famous Deli, 9420 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States

    If you’d like to attend the board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Matthew Evans at president@lacamft.org.

    • 02/28/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Register

    LA-CAMFT
    Networking Event

    Friday, February 28, 2020
    9:00 am-11:30 am

    Brunch, Networking, 60-Minute Featured Presentation,
    Literature Table, Round Table Discussion, 
    Business Card Drawing, Participant Announcements

    1.5 CEUs

    Sponsored by

    Life Adjustment Team

    Our Relationship with Technology:
    The Consequences of Too Much Screen Time
    and What Therapists Can Do

    Holli Kenley, MA, LMFT

    Studies show electronic screen activity can have unwanted effects on the behavior and moods of individuals of all ages and can negatively influence important relationships. These effects impact children and young people more intensely. Many parents are unsure about what to do.  Based on current research, this presentation will examine relevant clinical vocabulary with a therapeutic introduction into the consequences of electronic consumption. Moving towards a more balanced relationship with technology, this presentation will preview a Triage Approach, focusing on the first corrective response: Preparation and Protection. 

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify presenting pathology and symptomology related to screen-saturated lives.
    2. Describe at least two of the most common effects of interactive and passive screen time.
    3. Discuss at least three interventions for a corrective response to problematic effects of technology over-consumption.

    Holli Kenley, MA, LMFT, holds a master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. In addition to working in the field of psychology as an author, speaker, workshop presenter, Kenley maintains a clinical private practice in Rancho Mirage, CA. She is the author of eight recovery books.

    For more information, contact Di Wilson or Matthew Evans.


    For:
    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Friday, February 28, 9:00-11:30 am
    8:15-9:00: Speed Check-In
    Informal Networking, Literature Table and Exhibits
    Brunch is available from 8:15 am on — and throughout the meeting
    9:00: Meeting begins

    Where: 
    The Olympic Collection
    11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Parking:
    Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
    Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.

    Cost:
    $35 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    CSCSW Members
    $45 for Non-Members
    $
    55 All Walk-Ins

    1.5 CEUs provided

    Online Registration CLOSES Thursday, February 27th at 12 noon.

    If you miss the online registration deadline, you can still attend our meeting by paying at the door the day of the event

    The registration cost on the day of the event is $55 for both members and non-members.

    Seating is limited.

    Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

    Online registration prices increase at Noon on Monday, February 24th, 2020

    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

    • 03/07/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Culver City Veteran’s Memorial Building, Garden Room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, 90230
    • 87
    Register


    LA-CAMFT Somatic SIG Workshop

    Saturday, March 7, 2020
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    3.0 CEUs

    Introduction to Hakomi:
    A Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy

    Susan San Tara, LMFT, and Ashley Ross, LMFT

    The Hakomi Method is a powerful psychotherapy that combines unique mindfulness-centered methods with somatic techniques, with a focus on present-time experiencing within an attuned relational field. In this introductory workshop, participants will be presented with a powerful way to identify and work with implicit communications, safely engage and re-negotiate clients' core-schemas and organizations, access their deeper core-affects, and guide and nourish them towards states of self-coherency, creating deeper and lasting change.

    Educational Goals:

    1. Introduce key principles of mindfulness-centered, somatic psychotherapy.
    2. Discuss basic neuroscience underlying this methodology.
    3. Demonstrate interplay between relational attunement and mindfulness in psychotherapy.
    4. Learn basic skills of Tracking, Contact Statements, Inducing Mindfulness, and Immersion into Experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to explain the value of attunement in psychotherapy.
    2. Participants will develop skills in integrating Hakomi mindfulness with their clients.
    3. Participants will be able to describe at least 5 non-verbal experiences they can track in their clients.
    4. Participants will describe the basic structure and function of Contact Statements.
    5. Participants will be able to guide clients into their immersion into experiences.

    Susan San Tara, MA, LMFT, Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher, has been in private practice seeing couples and individuals since 2000. In 2007, Susan co-founded Anam Cara, a community-based therapy center in Berkeley, has taught many workshops to both clinical professionals and the general public, and has also served as adjunct assistant teaching staff for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Susan received a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling from John F. Kennedy University. In addition to body-centered and mindfulness-focused psychotherapy, Susan has studied eco-psychology, Amazonian shamanism, energy systems, and earth-based healing approaches for over 20 years.

    Ashley Ross, LMFT, Hakomi Teacher in Training, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and attended The Wright Institute in Berkeley, where she earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology. She completed her Practicum at Family Works—a low fee family agency in San Rafael, and her two-year Associateship at Serenity Trauma Healing Center, a somatic trauma treatment center in Malibu. For 15 years prior to attaining her MFT license, she obtained certification in somatic counseling from the Hakomi Institute of California and holistic women’s health from Justisse College .

    For more information, contact Sandi Bohle or Matthew Evans.


    For:
    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm

    Where: 
    Culver City Veteran’s Memorial Building, Garden Room, 
    4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, 90230

    Parking:
    Complimentary parking in the Veterans Auditorium Center parking lot. There is also street parking on Elenda and on Braddock.

    Cost:
    $45 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members

    $55 for Non-Members

    3.0 CEUs provided

    Online Registration CLOSES Wednesday, March 4th at 12 noon.

    If you miss the online registration deadline, you can still attend our meeting by paying at the door the day of the event

    Seating is limited.

    Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Sandi Bohle, Course Organizer, at sandibohle@gmail.com.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Sandi Bohle, Course Organizer, at sandibohle@gmail.com.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

    • 03/13/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Factor’s Famous Deli, 9420 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States

    If you’d like to attend the board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Matthew Evans at president@lacamft.org.

    • 03/22/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Register

    LA-CAMFT March 2020
    Law & Ethics Workshop

    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    9:00 am-4:00 pm

    Fulfills Mandatory 6-hour Legal/Ethical Education Requirement

    6 CEUs

    Sponsored by


    The Ins and Outs of Law & Ethics: 
    2020 Updates including Telemedicine

    Presented by
    Curt Widhalm, LMFT

    Course Description: 
    All therapists in California need to be aware of the on-going and recent changes in the laws and ethical standards we must follow. This workshop is designed to educate clinicians in best practice laws and ethics regarding the practice of psychotherapy and will include current requirements for telehealth services. Topics covered include CA BBS 2020 updates, 2020 Legislation and CAMFT Ethics Code Updates. The purpose of the program is to help therapists be aware of their legal and ethical responsibilities to clients and the new security of platforms to use when providing telehealth services.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will summarize two changes to California regulations affecting licensees.
    2. Participants will discuss the update to California employment statutes and subsequent impact on client care in group and agency settings.
    3. Participants will be able to discuss the three tasks needed to be completed by therapists at the initiation of a telehealth relationship.
    4. Participants will identify three key updates to the 2019 CAMFT Code of Ethics regarding telehealth services.

    About Curt Widhalm
    Curt Widhalm, LMFT, is in private practice in West LA and Encino where he works with adolescents  and is certified in EMDR. Curt is the Chief Financial Officer on the CAMFT Board of Directors, is the co-host of The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide podcast, and co-founder of the Therapy Reimagined Conference. Website: www.curtwidhalm.com. 

    For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Jonathan Flier.

    Event Details

    Sunday, March 22, 9am-4pm

    Where:

    The Olympic Collection
    11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Phone: 310.575.4585
    Website: http://www.ocbanquet.com/

    Parking:
    Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
    Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.

    Cost:
    $125 for LA-CAMFT Members and Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    $125 for CSCSW Members
    $140 for Non-Members
    $90 Associates and Students of LA-CAMFT
    6 CEUs provided

    Registration after March 9, 2020 is an additional $20.

    LA-CAMFT CE Provider: PCE 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 6 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $10.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Darlene Basch, Organizer, at Membershipchair@lacamft.org

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch at Membershipchair@lacamft.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate & remedy grievances.  Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at CFO@lacamft.org.

    • 04/17/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


    TBA

    • 05/15/2020
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


    TBA

    • 06/19/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


    TBA

    • 07/17/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


    TBA

    • 08/16/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cheviot Hills Park, 2551 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Registration is closed

    LA-CAMFT's
    12th Annual Summer Bash
    – Picnic in the Park 

    Sunday, August 16, 2019
    1 - 5 pm

    Sponsored by Clearview Treatment

    Please Join Us!

    Summer of Self-Care Picnic: 
    A Community Celebration for Members, Friends & Families

    It's Summertime!

    Let’s Picnic in the Park!

    You're invited SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th at 1 to 5 pm to LA-CAMFT’s 12th Annual Picnic in Cheviot Hills Park, sponsored by Clearview Treatment Programs.

    Time to GATHER with your therapist colleagues, families, and friends under the shade of gorgeous oaks. Time to PAMPER yourself with massage, REFRESH your soul with music, drums, dance, and art, NOURISH your body with delicious dishes from the Taco Truck and the assorted ethnic side-dishes and desserts! 

    It’s a great opportunity to meet and greet other members of our compassionate community. There’ll be “getting to know you ice-breakers,” music, games, expressive arts activity, sing along jam, drum circle, a taco truck and even massage therapists. Bring your favorite instruments, songs, and games to share.

    Invite your family, friends and colleagues for a delicious lunch – taco truck and drinks provided by LA-CAMFT. It’s a potluck so bring salads, sides or desserts that reflect your cultural heritage.

    This event is free but registration is required so that we can plan accordingly.



    • 09/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


    TBA

    • 10/16/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064


    TBA

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