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September 2017 Networking Event

September 15, 2017 | 8:15 am - 11:30 am

Sponsored by

Barry Davis


LA-CAMFT September Networking Event

Friday, September 15, 2017
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

One-Hour Presentation
Wrestling with the Angel of Diversity and the American Dream:
On Becoming a Culturally-Responsive Psychotherapist

George Bermudez, Ph.D., Psy.D.

We are ALL observing participants in the enactments and dramas of our age and culture; we are ALL embedded in the challenge of diversity, social justice, and socially oppressive ideologies and practices. The implication of this “socio-historical” embeddedness is an ethical obligation to develop our awareness, reflecting deeply on our attitudes and practices. This presentation will provide neuroscientific research related to racial bias, the socio-psychological concepts around “stereotype threats,” and offer interventions for collective trauma and internalized oppression. We will explore concepts designed to help us wrestle productively with Diversity challenges in our professional practices; such as “shifting the cultural lens” (Dr. Steve Lopez), and the emergent practice of “social dreaming.”

After this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Define “stereotype threat” and its implications for the psychotherapy encounter
  2. Explore and conceptualize clinical dream work from the perspective of the “social unconscious”
  3. Explain the cross-cultural psychotherapeutic techniques of assessing “cultural values orientations” and intervening with “shifting the cultural lens”

George Bermudez, Ph.D., Psy.D in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Los Angeles (ICP-LA). He is a member of the Core Faculty and Director of the Child/Family Studies Specialization at Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA). Dr. Bermudez is the former Director of Internship Training at Children’s Institute, Inc., where he developed an APA-accredited Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, applying and integrating the principles of community psychoanalysis with culturally responsive, evidence-based clinical practice.

For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Shelley Pearce.


Event Details:Friday, September 15, 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 September 10.

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


September 15, 2017
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