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

 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 02/04/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online Via Zoom
    Register


    LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
    Presents:

    Black Therapist Support Group

    First Saturday of Every Month

    Next Meeting:
    Saturday, February 4, 2023
    12:00 pm-1:30 pm (PT)

    Online Via Zoom

    Black Therapist Support Group

    A safe place for healing, connection, support and building community. In this group, licensed clinicians, associates and students can come together and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of African descent encounter in the field of mental health. As the late great Maya Angelou once said, “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal someone else.” May this space, be the support needed to facilitate that journey.

    Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members

    First Saturday of this Month
    Location: Zoom Meeting

    For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


    For:
    Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

    Event Details: 
    Saturday, February 4, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (PT)
    Time of Check-In: 11:50 am

    Where: 
    Online Via Zoom
    Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

    Cost:
    No Charge

    Online Registration CLOSES on the date of the event.
    (Registration is open and available until the group ends.)

    Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT  at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.


    • 02/06/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online Via Zoom
    Register


    LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
    Presents:

    (MENA)
    Middle Eastern North African 
    Therapists Community Group

    Next Meeting:
    Monday, February 6, 2023
    6:30 pm-7:30 pm (PT)

    Online Via Zoom

    Free Registration

    Middle Eastern North African (MENA)
    Therapists Community Group

    The MENA Therapists Community Group is a safe place across the Middle Eastern and North African therapist diaspora to build community and a sense of belonging. We hold an inclusive space to process the impact of cultural biases experienced by people of MENA descent and the effect it may have on our work as mental health professionals. Within the process, we will strive to create healing, support, and empowerment. We will collaboratively exchange ideas, experiences and resources while acknowledging cultural differences and shared similarities. As the poet Khalil Gibran states — “The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you.” — our community will create a place to be seen, heard, and understood.

      Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members
      Location: Zoom Meeting

      For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


      For:
      Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

      Event Details: 
      Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm (PT)
      Time of Check-In: 6:00 pm

      Where: 
      Online Via Zoom
      Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

      Cost:
      No Charge

      Registration is open and available until the group begins.

      Questions about Registration? Contact Tyana Tavakol, Perla Hollow, & Tania Osipof at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.



      • 02/10/2023
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Zoom Video Conference

      If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

      • 02/12/2023
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Online Via Zoom
      Register


      LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
      Presents:

      Therapists of Color Support Group

      Second Sunday of Every Month

      Next Meeting:
      Sunday, February 12, 2023
      11:00 am-1:00 pm (PT)

      Online Via Zoom

      Therapists of Color Support Group

      A safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.

        Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members
        Second Sunday of Each Month
        Location: Zoom Meeting

        For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


        For:
        Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

        Event Details: 
        Sunday, February 12, 2023, 11:00 am-1:00 pm (PT)
        Time of Check-In: 10:50 am

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom
        Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

        Cost:
        No Charge

        Online Registration CLOSES on the day of the event.

        Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT  at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.


        In diversity there is beauty
        and there is strength.

        Maya Angelou

        • 02/13/2023
        • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register

        LA-CAMFT 3000 Club

        presents

        3000 Club Prelicensed
        Support Group

        Monday, February 13, 2023
        6:30 pm-7:30 pm

        FREE Attendance

        Via Zoom

        The 3000 Club Prelicensed Support Groups are a space for all pre-licensed mental health clinicians (which includes students, trainees, associates, and newly licensed MFTs) to connect with and get support from one another in an informal setting. All 3000 Club meetings are FREE to attend!

        For more information, contact either Tyana Tavakol at prelicensed@lacamft.org.

        For:
        Prelicensed Associates, Students, Trainees, Newly Licensed Therapists, LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members.

        Event Details: 
        Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm

        Where: Online Via Zoom

        Cost:
        Free Attendance

        Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

        (To be sure you receive any information we send prior to the event, please add prelicensed@lacamft.org to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes for any emails from us about this event.)

        Registration is open and available until the group begins.

        • 02/17/2023
        • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register

        LA-CAMFT February 2023
        ONLINE 
        Presentation
        including Q&A

        Friday, February 17, 2023
        9:00 am-11:00 am

        11:00-11:30 am (optional)
        Participant Announcements

        Via Zoom

        2 CEs

        What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Black Folks
        and Other People of Color (BIPOC)

        Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley, LMFT 

        The experiences of BIPOC individuals in America are often dismissed, invalidated, and ridiculed leading to the stress that comes with feeling invisible, inadequate, and misunderstood. In a therapeutic setting the presentation of BIPOC individuals are often misunderstood causing misrepresentation, leading to misdiagnosis, medication mismanagement, and missing pieces existing in their mental health care. As therapists, our commitment is to “DO NO HARM,” however microaggressions, implicit bias, color-blindness, and well-intended missteps can show up in the therapy room and undermine the mental health treatment of BIPOC clients. These challenges can be overcome with intentional commitment to examining, understanding, and holding space for clients of color in an effort to bridge the cultural gap and exercise true cultural competence.

        Educational Goal:

        To help non-people of color better understand the impact of racialized trauma, implicit bias, and microaggressions on BIPOC clients to help with providing culturally sensitive, informed therapeutic treatment. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

        1. Identify two key principles to support and assist BIPOC clients in a safe therapeutic environment.
        2. Utilize six specific tools to provide Allyship and understand implicit bias, microaggressions and how to avoid them.
        3. Understand and identify three principals of “Racial Invisibility” and how to eliminate it in therapeutic settings.

        Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley, LMFT, Transformational Performance Coach, and Speaker/Trainer/Author is best described as a “people” person. Brinkley considers herself a lifelong learner as well as a teacher of her acquired life lessons. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in General Psychology, with an emphasis in Performance Psychology and recently traveled to Trinidad & Tobago to deliver her first TEDx TALK, entitled “When the Fairy-tale Fades”. Shawn LaRé operates a private group practice in Encino, CA. She lives life on “full tilt boogie” and believes love, laughter, and ADHD are her superpowers.

        For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai.


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

        Event Details: 
        Friday, February 17, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am
        8:30-9:00: Check-In
        11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

        9:00: Meeting Begins
        11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
        11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
        11:00 Meeting Ends

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom

        Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

        (To be sure you receive any information we send prior to the event, please add networkingchair@lacamft.org to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes for any emails from us about this event.)

        Cost:
        $25 for LA-CAMFT Members
        Other CAMFT Chapter Members
        CSCSW Members
        $35 for Non-Members

        2 CEs Provided

        For any interested in expanding your professional networking opportunities, please join us from 11:00 to 11:30 and sign up to make an announcement when you register.

        Registration is open throughout the event.

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


        CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 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.

        • 02/17/2023
        • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Online Via Zoom


        LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
        Presents:

        Asian American Pacific Islander+
        Therapists Circle

        Third Friday of Every Month

        Next Meeting:
        Friday, February 17, 2023
        1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PT)

        Online Via Zoom

        Asian American Pacific Islander+ Therapists Circle

        A safe and empowering place for therapists of the Asian diaspora to experience healing, renewal, and belonging. We will collectively process experiences of racism and internalized oppression. We will also explore the coexistence of privilege and marginalization along with invisibility and hypervigilance. This space will help us appreciate and reclaim what we have in common while honoring our differences. Grace Lee Boggs notes, “The only way to survive is by taking care of one another.” May this circle embody her words.

        Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members

        Third Friday of this Month
        Location: Zoom Meeting

        For more information contact Rachell Alger, rachellalgermft@gmail.com.


        For:
        Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

        Event Details: 
        Friday, February 17, 2023 1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PT)
        Time of Check-In: 12:30 pm

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom
        Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

        Cost:
        No Charge

        Online Registration CLOSES on the date of the event.
        (Registration closes 1.5 hours prior to the meeting.)

        Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah Robinson Selwa at diversitycommitee@lacamft.org.


        • 02/17/2023
        • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register


        LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
        Presents:

        Asian American Pacific Islander+
        Therapists Circle

        Third Friday of Every Month

        Next Meeting:
        Friday, February 17, 2022
        1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PT)

        Online Via Zoom

        Asian American Pacific Islander+ Therapists Circle

        A safe and empowering place for therapists of the Asian diaspora to experience healing, renewal, and belonging. We will collectively process experiences of racism and internalized oppression. We will also explore the coexistence of privilege and marginalization along with invisibility and hypervigilance. This space will help us appreciate and reclaim what we have in common while honoring our differences. Grace Lee Boggs notes, “The only way to survive is by taking care of one another.” May this circle embody her words.

        Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members

        Third Friday of this Month
        Location: Zoom Meeting

        For more information contact Rachell Alger, rachellalgermft@gmail.com.


        For:
        Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

        Event Details: 
        Friday, February 17, 2022, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PT)
        Time of Check-In: 12:30 pm

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom
        Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

        Cost:
        No Charge

        Online Registration CLOSES on the date of the event.
        (Registration closes 1.5 hours prior to the meeting.)

        Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah Robinson Selwa at diversitycommitee@lacamft.org.


        • 02/23/2023
        • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register


        LA-CAMFT 3000 Club

        presents

        DSM-5-TR Updates:
        Revisions that Impact
        the CA Licensure Exam
         

        Thursday, February 23, 2023
        6:30 pm-7:30 pm

        FREE Registration

        Via Zoom

        DSM-5-TR Updates:
        Revisions that Impact the CA Licensure Exam

        Keonna Robinson, LMFT

        In April 2022, the APA released the DSM-5-TR reflecting diagnosis updates based on new clinical research, and in January 2023, the CA Clinical Exam (CCE) will begin to reflect those revisions. We want you to feel ready! This workshop will briefly highlight changes to widely used diagnostic criteria and cover the newest diagnosis added, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD).

        Learning objectives
        :
        1. Diagnoses updates including PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar I & II, and more!
        2. Diagnosis titles to watch out for on the CA Clinical Exam
        3. Diagnosing PGD from MDD
        4. Culturally sensitive language added to promote inclusivity and reduce stigma.

        As a native of Northern California, Keonna Robinson, LMFT, moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue her calling as a therapist. After graduating from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, she went right to work as a Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP) therapist in an all-male adolescent facility. There she earned county-wide recognition from DMH for quality and comprehensive care. After years of supporting at-risk youth in transitional care, she continued her passion as a school and community-based clinician in the San Fernando Valley supporting elementary and high school bilingual students and their families to cope with the stressors of grief and trauma. From there, she joined 2 private practice groups and became a clinical trainer at a psychiatric hospital in south LA. It was her mission to better equip physicians, nurses, social workers, and therapists with the tools needed to provide sound and effective clinical care that avoids over and misdiagnosis of minorities.

        Currently, she is a Clinical Trainer for a community-based mental health agency providing state and county-required clinical and crisis management training to direct-care providers. She serves as a mentor within the Adjunct Mentoring Program and Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching courses on Crisis and Recovery in Community Mental Health. Keonna is the founder and co-owner of LA-based private practice, P.E.A.C.E. Wellness Collective providing grief and loss therapy to individuals and couples of color. She is also the co-chair and presiding chair of LA-CAMFT's Therapists of Color Mentorship (TOC) Program and serves as an active mentor within the program. In 2023, she will begin her service as a member of the Board of Directors for LA-CAMFT.

        Her passion to support trainees and associates in their journey toward licensure stems from her desire to make an impact that will create a more inclusive and community-filled atmosphere. Her unique and relatable training style aims to “ensure that anyone seeking to enter this field does so with adequate support that helps nurture their confidence as a therapist.”

        For more information, contact Tyana Tavakol. 


        For:
        Prelicensed Associates and Students, Trainees, Associates, Interns, Newly Licensed Therapists, LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members.

        Event Details: 
        Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm

        Where: Online Via Zoom

        Cost:
        No Charge

        Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

        (To be sure you receive any information we send prior to the event, please add prelicensed@lacamft.org to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes for any emails from us about this event.)

        Registration is open and available until the presentation begins.

        • 02/24/2023
        • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register

        LA-CAMFT February 2023
        ONLINE Business 
        Presentation

        Friday, February 24, 2023
        10:00 am-11:00 am

        Via Zoom

        Sponsored by


        Bookkeeping and Taxes 101 for Therapists
        presented by Heard 

        Forrest Perry, CPA 

        Heard's mission is to help therapists be therapists. The less time you spend wrangling finances, the more time you have to help clients, and the bigger impact we can all make.

        Presentation will include the following topics:

        • How to prepare throughout the year for quarterly tax deadlines and tax season
        • How to track and manage your books so you don’t miss tax deductions
        • How to better understand different kinds of business structures
        • How to manage the financial aspects of your practice with confidence.

        Forrest Perry, CPA, is the Heard Business Development Lead located in Seattle, Washington. He was the second employee at Heard and has helped build out the business development, sales operations, onboarding, tax, accounting operations, and customer success teams!

        You may reach Heard at InstagramFacebook Group or their Website.

        For more information, contact Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai.


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

        Event Details: 
        Friday, February 24, 2023, 10:00-11:00 am
        9:45: Check-In

        10:00: Meeting Begins
        11:00 Meeting Ends

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom

        Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

        (To be sure you receive any information we send prior to the event, please add president@lacamft.org to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes for any emails from us about this event.)

        Cost:
        No Charge


        Registration is open throughout the event.

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

        • 03/10/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 03/19/2023
        • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        Register


        LA-CAMFT March 2023
        Law & Ethics Online Workshop

        Sunday, March 19, 2023
        9:00 am-3:30 pm

        Meets BBS requirements for mandatory 6 CEs/Ethical Education

        6 CEs

        Online Via Zoom


        A Day in the Life of an LA Therapist:
        Exploring Legal and Ethical Issues

        With
        Curt Widhalm, LMFT

        Therapists in Los Angeles have the opportunity to face it all! Whether it is a the glitz and glamour of being on the latest reality show or working on the streets with homeless clients with severe mental illness, Los Angeles therapists can find themselves facing almost any ethical or legal challenge imaginable. This workshop covers what Los Angeles area therapists are currently facing that is making the local and national headlines…and provides guidance on how to best manage these situations. This workshop meets the 6 CE BBS requirement for licensure renewal.

        At the end of this presentation, participants will have a general understanding of the legal and ethical challenges facing LA therapists and best practices for handling them.
         

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

        1. Describe three situations that warrant a child abuse report to be filed
        2. Differentiate a supervisor’s responsibilities from a supervisee’s responsibilities in child abuse reporting requirements
        3. Identify two exceptions to confidentiality in court cases involving mental illness
        4. Describe three key components of informed consent
        5. Define telehealth and documentation requirements
        6. List three laws for therapists newly effective in 2023. 

        About Curt Widhalm
        Curt Widhalm, LMFT has a group practice in Encino and West Los Angeles that specializes in working with teenagers and provides EMDR and comprehensive DBT. He is a member of the CAMFT Ethics Committee and a lecturer at California State University Northridge where he teaches Law & Ethics in the MFT program. Curt is also the co-host of “The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide” podcast. 

        For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT.

        Event Details

        Sunday, March 19, 9am-3:30pm

        Where:
        Online via Zoom (Check-In 8:45am; includes 30-minute lunch break)

        Cost:
        $85 for LA-CAMFT Members and Other CAMFT Chapter Members
        $85 for CSCSW Members
        $100 for Non-Members
        $50 Associates and Students of LA-CAMFT
        6 CEs provided

        CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 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 $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.

        • 04/14/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 05/12/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 06/09/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 06/23/2023
        • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
        • Online Via Zoom

        LA-CAMFT June 2023
        ONLINE 
        Presentation

        Save the Date!

        Teletherapy Workshop

        Friday, June 23, 2023
        9:00 am-12:15 am

        Via Zoom

        3 CEs


        • 07/14/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 08/11/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 09/08/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 10/13/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 11/10/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

        • 12/08/2023
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference

        If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

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