Friday, June 21, 2019
9:00 am-11:30 am
Brunch, Networking, 60-Minute Featured Presentation,
Literature Table, Round Table Discussion,
Business Card Drawing, Participant Announcements
A Breakthrough Adjunct to Psychotherapy
Susan Smiley, MEd
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, has been gaining in popularity since Dr. Bessel van der Kolk started crediting it with being a vital tool in resolving effects of developmental trauma. Neurofeedback trains the brain in self-regulation by providing the brain direct awareness of its’ own brain wave activity. The holistic nature of the training is an effective adjunct to psychotherapy and other interventions that may comprise a treatment plan. How does neurofeedback work? How does it differ from other modalities such as EMDR and Brainspotting? When and why would a therapist refer a patient to neurofeedback? And what conditions does it treat most effectively? Susan will answer these questions and present compelling research currently leading this exciting, emerging field.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Gain an introductory understanding about the science of neurofeedback.
- Learn why neurofeedback can be an effective adjunct to psychotherapy.
About Susan Smiley
Susan Smiley, MEd. is a partner in The Balanced Brain Neurofeedback Training Centers, located in Beverly Hills and North Hollywood, serving clients from toddlers to senior citizens. She completed advanced training in the Othmer Method at EEG Institute, and utilizes three state-of-the-art types of neurofeedback, including Infra-Low Frequency and Hemodynamic. Susan received her Master’s from Harvard in a cognitive neuroscience program focusing on the cognitive and neurological effects of traumatic stress on one's ability to learn.
For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Christina Castorena.
Licensed Therapists, Interns, Students, & Related Professionals
Friday, June 21, 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
The Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.
$35 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$45 for Non-Members
$55 All Walk-Ins
1.5 CEUs provided
Registration price increases $5 Monday, June 17th at 12 noon.
Online Registration CLOSES Thursday, June 20th 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 MembershipChair@lacamft.org.