Long beach-south bay       chapter of camft

    Upcoming events

      • Fri, June 10, 2022
      • 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
      • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email the night before and morning of the event

      Zoom Chapter Meeting

      Financial Therapy Basics – What is it and why is it especially important now?

      with Tara Unverzagt

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      The workshop will start with a history of how and when financial therapy was born. The basics tools and concepts of financial will be explored. We’ll take a deeper dive into money beliefs and how they affect behaviors. Case studies will be presented illustrating how financial dysfunction shows up in people’s lives and how financial therapy approaches these issues. A brief discussion of how attachment theory, EFT, and IFS are applied to financial therapy. And we’ll wrap up the discussion with an overview of where Financial Therapy is today and current plans for further development of the field.

      Educational Learning Objectives

      1. Understand what Financial Therapy is and when it might be helpful for your clients. 

      2. Know what Money Scripts/beliefs are and how to identify them in your clients.

      3. Know how to identify a financial flashpoint in a client’s life and how it impacts their life today.

      4. How cultural influences impact financial wellbeing and money decisions.


      Tara Unverzagt first explored financial planning as a kid growing up with a mom who became a financial planner in the 1970s, before the career even existed.  

      Tara has been working in financial planning, investment advice, and tax preparation for 30 years. She specializes in multigenerational financial planning including successful retirement, generation wealth transfer, and financial coaching for younger generations. 

      Tara includes Financial Therapy while working with her clients to address beliefs and behaviors that prevent them from achieving financial wellbeing or affects their relationships. 

      Tara received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA degree from Pepperdine University. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Certification in Financial Therapy Level I (CFT-I). In addition to being a registered tax preparer with California Tax Education Council and the IRS and an Investment Advisory Representative (IAR) with the SEC.

       In order for you to make the most of your time with her, Tara has created a survey for you to fill out ahead of the workshop to determine your Money Scripts (she'll teach you all about it during the workshop!). Click HERE to fill out the survey! Please email Tara at tara@sbfinancialpartners.com with any questions.

      Virtual Meetings Are Now FREE

      For LBSB CAMFT Members Who Pre-Register!

      Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

      8:45   A.M.      Breakout groups for networking 

      9:00   A.M.      Announcements from President

      9:15   A.M.      Presentation Begins

      11:15 A.M.      Presentation Ends

      For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,

      Co-Director of Programs: programs1@lbsbcamft.org

    Past events

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    Fri, April 08, 2022 COVID Stress and Mental Health Impacts of Long COVID with Dr. Juliet Morgan MD
    Sat, March 19, 2022 Coffee with the President
    Fri, March 11, 2022 Applying Cultural Humility to Therapy
    Fri, February 11, 2022 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills, Interventions and Treatment
    Sun, February 06, 2022 Networking Brunch and Nature Walk
    Fri, January 14, 2022 The Gifts of a Life Review of Your Lived and Unlived Life with Clients 50+ with Connie Zweig, Ph.D.
    Fri, December 10, 2021 In Person Holiday Chapter Meeting with presentation by Dr. Reid Hanlon: Holiday Triggers- How To Avoid Physical and Emotional Relapse During the Holidays
    Fri, November 05, 2021 Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention – A Six Unit Course
    Fri, October 08, 2021 The Evolving Couple: Treatment and Interventions for Individuals and Couples
    Sat, October 02, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
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    Fri, August 13, 2021 Employment and Recovery: The role of vocation in treatment for individuals living with a chronic mental health condition with Adam Sholder
    Fri, July 23, 2021 Law & Ethics Part 2 with Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq. and Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW
    Fri, June 25, 2021 Law & Ethics Part 1 with Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq. and Luke M. Martin, MBA, Esq.
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    Fri, May 14, 2021 Understanding Divorce Resources and Options with Barry Davis, Divorce Mediator
    Fri, May 07, 2021 3000 Hour Club
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    Sat, March 20, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
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    Fri, February 12, 2021 Treatment Resistant Depression: Diagnosis, Clinical Assessment and Novel Treatment Interventions with Dr. Martha Koo, MD
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    Fri, November 13, 2020 Walking & Talking Therapy - Presenter: Dr. Robyn Igelman
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    Fri, September 11, 2020 Treating Attachment Wounds Through A Neurosequential Lens- Nathan Swaringen, LCSW
    Fri, September 11, 2020 Canceled - Gambling Addiction - Presenter: Alicia Brandt, LMFT
    Fri, August 14, 2020 Failure to Launch At Any Age: Treatment Interventions for Chronically Mentally Ill Clients & Their Families - Presenter: Adam Sholder
    Fri, August 14, 2020 Failure to Launch At Any Age: Community-Based Treatment Interventions for Individuals & Families Living with Chronic Mental Health Conditions Presenter: Adam Shoulder
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    Fri, March 13, 2020 2 CEU's Canine Assisted Psychotherapy Presenter Lisa Mink, LMFT
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    Fri, January 10, 2020 TeleHealth - Presented by Dr. Paul Puri
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    Fri, August 16, 2019 6 CEUs Law & Ethics 2019: Tough Calls, Moral Dilemmas, Technology, and More! Presented by: Ben Caldwell, Psy.D. Hosted by: Clear Recovery Center
    Sat, July 13, 2019 LBSB Chapter Picnic -Veterans Park, Redondo Beach Presenters: Food, Networking, Drum Circle with John Mews, Sound Bath Dona Lafaurie, VST
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    Fri, March 01, 2019 Therapists' Book Group: Trauma Treatment & Techniques
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    Fri, February 01, 2019 Therapists' Book Group: "The Body Keeps the Score"
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    Fri, October 12, 2018 TECH ADDICTION - Complications for Young and Old Presented By: SEAN O’HARA PSY.D, NCAC I, SAP
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    Fri, August 03, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples Counseling Techniques"
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    Fri, July 06, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
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