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January 2018 Networking Event

January 26 | 8:15 am - 11:30 am

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LA-CAMFT January 2018 Networking Event

Friday, January 26, 2018
8:15 am-11:30 am

Networking, Brunch, MFT Community Update,
Literature Table, One-Hour Featured Presentation, Round Table Presentation Discussion,
Participant Announcements, Business Card Drawing, Participant Contact List

1.5 CEUs

55-Minute Presentation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression:
Key Information for Therapists
Ian A. Cook, MD

While therapy and/or medications help most people struggling with depression, some continue to be symptomatic. In 2008, the US FDA cleared the first device for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for unipolar major depression. Unlike Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), TMS involves no anesthesia, no seizures, and no memory impairments. Research shows bipolar depression and other conditions may also respond to this game-changing treatment. In this presentation, participants will learn when a TMS referral may be beneficial, how TMS works to support therapy with treatment-resistant clients, and gain a basic understanding of how using strong magnetic pulses can rewire dysfunctional brain circuits via neuroplasticity. A 6-week course of daily TMS treatment is covered by most insurance plans when other treatments have not succeeded. More info can be found at:

After this presentation, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe what is meant by transcranial magnetic stimulation as a medical treatment for depression
  2. Identify adults who have a condition for which TMS is an evidence-based practice
  3. Educate their clients about the differences between TMS and other kinds of treatments that use electric or magnetic energy


Ian A. Cook, MD, founded the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service at UCLA in 2009. He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering and Chief Innovation Officer for the UCLA Semel Institute. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is also a Director of the Clinical TMS Society.

For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Shelley Pearce.


Event Details:Friday, January 26, 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:$30 for LA-CAMFT & Other CAMFT chapter members
$40 for non-members
1.5 CEUs provided

Registration price increases $5 after January 21st.

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


CAMFT Approved Continuation 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 Board of Behavioral Sciences.

LA-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs. LA-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and it’s content.

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.

To receive CE certificate: Participants must sign in/sign out, and must complete an evaluation form upon course completion. *For a Course Schedule, or for anyone requiring accommodations for special needs, please contact Course Organizer.

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


January 26
8:15 am - 11:30 am


Darlene Basch


The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States
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(310) 575-4585