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

 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 09/20/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Register

    LA-CAMFT
    Networking Event

    Friday, September 20, 2019
    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



    Healing Trauma:
    The Pathway to Authenticity and Authentic Connections

    Dr. Barbara Nosal, LMFT, LADC

    This presentation incorporates attachment and family systems theories to demonstrate how multigenerational transmission, attachment styles and early childhood attachment ruptures, form the sense of self, impact functioning, and create life-long relational and emotional patterns. Strategies to heal relational and transgenerational trauma, whether working with individuals, couples or families, include healing from the past and identifying trauma triggers in the present.  Removing these barriers frees one from their past, allowing the authentic self to emerge, and to develop authentic connections with others.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify when emotional reactivity is triggered from unresolved childhood trauma.
    2. Describe how childhood attachment styles and ruptures influence life-long relational and emotional patterns.
    3. Remove the barriers that prevent creating an authentic connection with others.

    Dr. Barbara Nosal, LMFT, LADC, has worked in the mental health and addiction treatment field with adolescents and their families for over 20 years. She has held managerial and clinical positions in a variety of treatment settings with a private practice in Newport Beach. She holds a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and dual master’s degrees in human services and counseling psychology. Dr. Nosal is the founding Clinical Director and Chief Clinical Officer at Newport Academy, where she oversees the treatment of adolescents, ages 12-20, and their families in residential and outpatient programs.

    For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.


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

    Event Details: 
    Friday, September 20, 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, September 19th 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 Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, 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.

    • 09/20/2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Full Board meetings are open to interested LA-CAMFT members. Please contact Christina Castorena at president@lacamft.org if you would like to attend.

    Steering committee meetings are small group, project related, meetings for Board members only.


    • 09/22/2019
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Violence Intervention Program (VIP) – Community Mental Health Center 1721 Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031, Phone: 323.221.4134
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    Register

    LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee

    presents

    Exploring the Influence of
    LGBTQ Intersectionality in Therapy

    Sunday, September 22, 2019
    2:30 - 5:30 pm

    2.0 CEUs

    Panelists

    Harpreet Malla, PhD
    Stara Shakti, MA, AMFT
    Sage A. Mendez-McLeish, MEd
    Joe Garza, MA,AMFT



    Exploring the Influence of
    LGBTQ Intersectionality in Therapy

    The intersection of sexual orientation and/or gender identity with other social statuses—such as age, race, ethnicity, culture, and religion present unique challenges that impact LGBTQIA+ clients' experiences in therapy. This presentation will help us identify and understand these challenges, and how therapists can apply this critically important information to provide more effective assessment and psychotherapy with LGBTQIA+ clients. It will also bring into focus the importance of developing new strategies and skills as well as the demand for required continued learning and personal development.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Identify skills needed for working with LGBTQIA+ populations.
    2. Identify relevant ethical issues related to LGBTQIA+ populations.
    3. Recognize intersectionality issues and describe how to apply these issues in therapy with LGBTQIA+ populations.

      Panelists

      Dr. Harpreet MallaRegistered Psychologist, is collecting post-doctoral hours for licensure at Shanti OC and serves as LACPA CARE committee chair. She identifies as a 1.5 generation Indian-American feminist and enjoys navigating the cultural nuances those experiences have brought her. Dr. Malla has a passion for working with identity development for LGBTQ and multicultural individuals.


      Tara (“Stara”) Shakti, MA, AMFT graduated from Antioch University LA with a Master's in Clinical Psychology and a specialization in Trauma Studies. Her areas of focus include: couples, LGBTQIA+ folks, first-generation Americans, and people of color. Stara has presented at psychotherapy conferences on ways that members of multiple, marginalized groups face difficulties negotiating often-conflicting identities.

      Sage Mendez-McLeish, MEd, educational consultant, college professor in Child Development and Parenting, holds an M.Ed. in Special Education. Utilizing his gentle and perceptive approach, Sage Mendez-McLeish patiently walks trans individuals and their families through social and physical transitions, familial relationships and school safety.


      Joe Garza, MS, AMFT, specializes in early Childhood Development and has been providing counseling services to clients in diverse communities for over 12 years. Trained and certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, he treats children and youth for symptoms of trauma such as depression, anxiety, and developmental delays.


      EARLY REGISTRATION:
      $30 for Licensed Therapists, Related Professionals
      $25 for Pre-Licensed Therapists, Students

      REGISTRATION PRICE AFTER SEPTEMBER 9:
      $35 for Licensed Therapists, Related Professionals
      $25 for Pre-Licensed Therapists, Students

      For more information: DiversityCommittee@LACAMFT.org.


      For:
      Licensed Therapists, Pre-Licensed Therapists, Students and Related Professionals
      .

      Event Details: 
      Sunday, September 22, 2:30 - 5:30 pm

      Where: 
      Violence Intervention Program (VIP) –
      Community Mental Health Center
      1721 Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
      Phone: 323.221.4134

      Parking:
      Parking Lot 14. Click here for detailed free parking information.

      Cost:
      $35 for Licensed Therapists, Related Professionals

      $25 for Pre-Licensed Therapists, Students

      2.0 CEUs provided

      Online Registration CLOSES when registration limit is reached. We'll then start a waiting list.

      Seating is limited to 75.

      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 Board of Behavioral Sciences. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form & 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
      Organizer at 
      DiversityCommittee@LACAMFT.org.

      Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Organizer at  DiversityCommittee@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.



      • 10/11/2019
      • 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, Christina Castorena at president@lacamft.org.

      • 10/18/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
      Register

      LA-CAMFT
      Networking Event

      Friday, October 18, 2019
      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



      Exploring the Concepts of Power and Oppression
      through 
      Drama Therapy

      Dr. Mimi Savage and Danielle Levanas

      Drama Therapy, a creative arts modality, sets the stage for experiential interventions to encourage awareness and compassion. In this presentation, the facilitators will integrate techniques from Theatre of the Oppressed and Playback Theatre to invite dialogue about multicultural factors to promote community and reflection. The dialogue and interaction between the audience and presenters serves as a framework to encourage narratives that foster meaning.

      At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
      1. Describe and practice 2 techniques (embodied and narrative) to assist clients in becoming more familiar with their own areas of power and privilege.
      2. Name a minimum of 2 therapeutic actions that can be achieved with clients using drama therapy techniques.

      Myriam D. Savage, Ph.D, RDT-BCT, is a founding faculty member of UCLArts and Healing, Social Emotional Arts (SEA) program, where she teaches professional development to clinicians, educators, and medical students on the uses of expressive therapies. She is a board-certified, drama therapy trainer, as well as supervisor at SoCal Drama Therapy Center. To learn more, visit www.SoCalDramaTherapyCenter.com.

      Danielle Levanas, MA, LCAT, RDT, is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and a Registered Drama Therapist. She holds an advanced certification from the International Trauma Studies Program. Danielle works in private practice and teaches drama therapy. She has been published in the Drama Therapy Review. For more information, visit www.daniellelevanas.com.

      For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.


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

      Event Details: 
      Friday, October 18, 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, October 17th 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 Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

      Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, 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.

      • 10/18/2019
      • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
      • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      Full Board meetings are open to interested LA-CAMFT members. Please contact Christina Castorena at president@lacamft.org if you would like to attend.

      Steering committee meetings are small group, project related, meetings for Board members only.


      • 11/08/2019
      • 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, Christina Castorena at president@lacamft.org.

      • 12/08/2019
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      LA-CAMFT
      Annual Holiday Party and Potluck

      Sunday, December 8, 2019
      1:00 pm-4:00 pm

      TBA




      • 12/18/2019
      • 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, Christina Castorena at president@lacamft.org.

      • 04/12/2020
      • 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
      • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      LA-CAMFT April 2019
      Networking Event

      Friday, April 12, 2019
      8:15 am-11:30 am

      Networking, Sumptuous Breakfast, 1-hour Featured Presentation,
      Participant Announcements, Literature Table

      1.5 CEUs

      60-minute presentation followed by questions and answers

      Sponsored by



      Working with Families:
      A Collaborative, Empowering, and Shame-Proof Approach

      Presented by
      Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parenting Coach

      With judgmental stares, off-hand comments, and outright intervention, our society shames parents, who are simply trying their best to raise children. In bearing that burden, parents pass the shame onto their own children. It’s time to help parents stop shaming each other. Working with families produces its own unique brand of clinical skills and is very different than working with individuals. Families are a unique system that can be complicated and trying to keep all members engaged during treatment can be trying. In this presentation, clinicians will learn strategies that can help bypass the challenges and barriers in working within the family system, and in turn be more effective in supporting the family through treatment.

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

      1. Discuss family systems, family therapy modalities and interventions.
      2. Explore how to develop a healthy therapeutic relationship with family.
      3. Assess the family’s needs to create a treatment plan and goals.

      About Mercedes Samudio

      Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach, speaker, bestselling author and founder of the Diversity in Parenting Conference. Mercedes helps parents and children improve communication, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships. As an LCSW and parenting expert with a private coaching practice, Mercedes has worked with adoptive families, foster families, teen parents, parents navigating the child protective services system, and children living with mental illness. Mercedes seeks to empower parents to believe that they are already great guides for raising healthy and happy children. To learn more, please visit:   http://shameproofparenting.com. 

      For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.


      Event Details: Friday, April 12, 8:15-11:30 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
      $45 for Non-Members
      $35 for Other CAMFT Chapter Members
      $55 All Walk-Ins
      1.5 CEUs provided

      Registration price increases $5 at noon on Monday, April 8th.
      Online Registration ends at Noon, Thursday, April 11th.
      If you miss the deadline, we welcome you to attend our meeting and pay at the door. 
      The pay-at-the-door fee is $55 for all.

      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 Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingEventChair@LACAMFT.org.

      Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at NetworkingEventChair@LACAMFT.org.

      Grievances: Program Administrator, Lynne Aspeitia, 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.

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