Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT April Networking Event

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


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members
  • Non-Members
  • Registration for event speakers, sponsors, others
  • Onsite Registration

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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