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

 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 07/12/2019
    • 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.

    • 07/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Register

    LA-CAMFT
    Networking Event

    Friday, July 19, 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



    Pain and Addiction:
    A Challenging Co-Occurring Disorder

    Dr. Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

    Chronic Pain occurs as a complicated web of emotions and physical symptoms. The most common way to treat pain is to use opioid medications, which actually complicate the course of chronic pain. For some individuals who develop dependence/addiction to these medications, management and treatment for their condition can become much more complicated. This presentation will review the interactions of pain, suffering and addiction in the lives of clients, with suggestions for intervention and treatment.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe principles of chronic pain, including central nervous system processing and the brain’s response to pain and suffering.
    2. Identify the effects of emotional distress on increasing chronic pain.
    3. Discuss techniques to manage opioid dependence and the experience of recovery from chronic pain with clinical methods including mindfulness, CBT, DBT and ACT.

    Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, is a Board-certified Family Practitioner, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer of Las Vegas Recovery Center and was a major force in developing their Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He is the author of A Day Without Pain, Pain Recovery For Families, and The Pain Antidote — Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers, and Reclaim Your Life with Kathy Ketcham. Website: www.drmelpohl.com. 

    For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.


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

    Event Details: 
    Friday, July 19, 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, July 18th 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.

    • 07/19/2019
    • 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.


    • 08/09/2019
    • 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.

    • 08/11/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Olympic Collection, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    LA-CAMFT
    12th Annual Picnic 2019

    Friday, August 11, 2019
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    TBA




    • 09/13/2019
    • 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.

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

    LA-CAMFT September 2019
    Networking Event

    Friday, September 20, 2019
    9:00 am-11:30 am

    Networking, Sumptuous Breakfast, 1.5 hour Featured Presentation,
    Participant Announcements, Literature Table

    1.5 CEUs

    90-minute presentation followed by questions and answers



    To Be Announced.


    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 MembershipChair@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.


    • 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

    LA-CAMFT October 2019
    Networking Event

    Friday, October 18, 2019
    9:00 am-11:30 am

    Networking, Sumptuous Breakfast, 1.5 hour Featured Presentation,
    Participant Announcements, Literature Table

    1.5 CEUs

    60-minute presentation followed by questions and answers



    To Be Announced.


    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 MembershipChair@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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