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February Networking Event

February 24, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am



Friday, February 24, 2017

Brunch, Structured Networking, Participant Announcements
and Featured Presentation
2 CEUs

40-Minute Featured Presentation
Help Immigrants Escape and Heal From Trauma, Injustice and Abuse
By Conducting Psychological Evaluations for Victims of Violence

Marc Sadoff, LCSW

Thousands of children, parents and other individuals fleeing from parts of Central America become asylum-seeking immigrants in the U.S. They are often victims of domestic violence, human sex trafficking and traumatic separation from their families.

This presentation will discuss how therapists can help immigrants escape injustice and abuse by taking a clinical role in forensic evaluations that detect symptoms of PTSD and other disorders. By learning how to do this type of clinical evaluation and mental health work, psychotherapists can help all types of traumatized clients, as well as those immigrants who need help to avoid deportation.

Discover how human rights work and forensic mental health work, through conducting evaluations and providing testimony, can enrich your current practice and be an additional practice area for you. Whether or not this is your current client population, the material presented here will be useful in your work with many of the clients you do see.

By attending, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate enhanced skills of attunement and detect of symptoms of PTSD.
  • Describe the use of psychological evaluations in immigration court.
  • Identify the ways their clinical skills can help their clients, as well as, immigrants and the lawyers representing them.

Marc Sadoff, LCSWMarc Sadoff, LCSW, has worked as a consultant and trainer for USC Medical School, UCLA Health Sciences and the FBI. Licensed in 1985, he worked at Brotman Hospital and the non-profit agency Program for Torture Victims and has a West L.A. private practice. He has extensive experience in writing and testifying as an expert in traumatic stress cases for immigrants facing deportation in Los Angeles. He is an acknowledged contributor for the book, A Health Professional’s Guide To Medical And Psychological Evaluation Of Torture, published in 2001.

For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Randi Gottlieb.


$30 – LACAMFT & Other CAMFT Chapters
$40 – Non-members
2 CEUs provided.

Registration price increases $5 after February 19th.

Seating is Limited. Register Online for a Quick & Easy Check In

CAMFT Approved Continuation 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 Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at

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


February 24, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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