Long beach-south bay       chapter of camft

    UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETING LOCATIONS

    Monthly meetings are typically held at one of two locations;

    Thelma McMillian Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment or Clear Recovery Center. 


    Registration and networking starts at 8:30AM.


    If you have any problems registering for an event please contact Diane@ClearRecoveryCenter.com


    Thelma McMillan Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Hospital

    3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505


    For an interactive map to the location please click here:




    Please use the East Entrance to the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor for the meeting.  Parking is free and available in an outside lot or in the parking garage next door.

    Clear Recovery Center

    18123 Prarie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504


    For an interactive map to the location please click here:




    Parking is free and available in an outside lot or on nearby streets.

    Upcoming events

      • Fri, October 09, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
      • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email once registered.
      Register


      Zoom Chapter Meeting

      Treating Out Of  Control Sexual Behaviors

      Presenter: Dr. Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.


      Course Description:

      In this presentation, you’ll learn how experts in the field of sex therapy view and treat problematic porn use. We will also discuss research in what is often conceptualized as a behavioral addiction. Lastly, we will review how to diagnose and create a treatment plan for individuals and couples who are experiencing Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior problems.

      After hearing this presentation, you will be able to:

      • ·        Analyze current literature on sex addiction, impulsive/compulsive sexual behavior and hypersexual disorders and appreciate the similarities and difference
      • ·        Explain how regulation, attachment and sexual/erotic conflicts disrupt the relationship between deliberative and affective systems leading to Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior symptoms.
      • ·        Describe an evidence-based treatment plan for management of Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior.

      Biography: 

      Dr. Nazanin Moali is a licensed clinical psychologist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. Her private practice is located in Torrance and she specializes in working with couples and individuals struggling with issues of sex and intimacy.

      Dr. Moali hosts a weekly podcast called Sexology introducing the most intriguing findings in psychology of sex and intimacy.  Sexology podcast was launched three years ago and it has over 60,000 downloads per month and It has been listened to in over 82 countries. http://www.oasis2are.com

      Meetings Are Now FREE

      For Members Who Pre-Register!

      Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

      • 9:00   A.M.     Announcements from President & Members
      • 9:15   A.M.     Presentation Begins
      • 11:15 A.M.     Presentation Ends
      • 12:-00 Noon Board Meeting Begins

            For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,

            Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com 



            • Fri, November 13, 2020
            • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)
            • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email once registered.
            Register
            • Zoom Chapter Meeting

            Walk & Talk Therapy

            Working With The New Normal

            Presenter:  Robyn Igelman, Ph.D.

            www.beachwalktalk.com

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            Course Description:

            In this presentation, you’ll learn about:

            • The benefits of Walk-Talk Therapy
            • Ensuring safe practices when providing Walk-Talk therapy.
            • Establishing parameters for Walk-Talk Therapy Sessions
            • Marketing Walk+Talk Therapy in your private practice.

            Learning Objectives:

            After hearing this presentation, you will be able to:

            1) Identify 3 benefits of Walk-Talk Therapy

            2) Identify 2 steps to ensure safe practices in Walk-Talk Therapy

            3) Identify 3 components to establishing Walk-Talk Therapy Sessions

            Biography: 

            Dr. Igelman graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in 2006 with her PhD in Clinical Psychology (child/family emphasis). She completed her postdoctoral studies at the internationally recognized Chadwick Center for Children &  Families in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Igelman honed her expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief/trauma work, and family therapy at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego's Chadwick Center and in the department of Developmental Services. Dr. Igelman was an Adjunct Professor with the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego and taught their annual graduate course on child abuse for licensure in psychology. She has presented at numerous professional conferences and trained regionally and nationally on treatment outcomes research and trauma therapy models.  Dr. Robyn Igelman is an addiction psychologist and grief therapist who specializes in treating adolescents and adults in all stages of life, with an emphasis on helping those individuals who are highly anxious, grieving a loss, or battling addiction. In addition to traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. Igelman utilizes holistic therapy practices that include mindfulness, meditation, and somatic therapies (such as energy work and physical movement). Specifically, her method of walking outside while talking is well-suited to enhancing overall therapy results. 

            Meetings Are Now FREE

            For Members Who Pre-Register!

            Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

            • 9:00   A.M.     Announcements from President & Members
            • 9:15   A.M.     Presentation Begins
            • 11:15 A.M.     Presentation Ends
            • 12:-00 Noon Board Meeting Begins

                  For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,

                  Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com 



                  • Fri, April 23, 2021
                  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
                  • Hilton Double Tree 21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

                  Via Zoom & In Person Torrance Double Tree with Social Distancing

                  Somatic Body-Mind Approaches

                  To Healing Trauma


                  Dr. Susanne Babbel, LMFT, PhD.

                  Author: Heal the Body, Heal the Mind:

                  A Somatic Approach to Moving Beyond Trauma


                  Summary:

                  This day-long conference teaches essential somatic therapy tools and interactive exercises (including an emotive/sensory process developed by Dr. Babbel) to treat the lingering effects of physical and emotional trauma. Therapists can use these tools and exercises to help their clients to:

                  > Develop Greater Overall Body Awareness


                  > Recognize, Manage & Lessen the Intensity of Trauma Triggers


                  > Prevent Secondary Traumatization


                  > Move From Survival Mode to Relaxed Mode                                                         

                  This workshop integrates experiential and theoretical components.   Attendees will practice the tools and exercises through role-play with each other. Short videos will elaborate on the key ideas and their therapeutic applications .

                  Many therapists have an out-of-date understanding of trauma, especially regarding the relationship between a traumatized person’s nervous system and associated survivor’s sensations, behavior, and emotions. My two-fold goal as an educator is to teach therapists the following:

                  1. How a traumatized nervous system impacts an individual’s health, relationships, career, finances, and spirituality.


                  2. How to address and alleviate the negative effects of trauma in each of these areas.

                  Attendees will learn the following:

                  > Five body language clues for discerning a client’s underlying emotions.

                  > Ten somatic tools for regulating the nervous system.

                  > Three essential guidelines for practicing my Emotive/Sensory process.

                  > Six commonly experienced benefits of Somatic Therapy

                  > Three somatic self-care techniques to prevent or alleviate Secondary Traumatization


                  Biography:

                  Susanne Babbel, PhD, MFT # 42446, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in trauma therapy in her private practice in San Francisco, CA. She is the author of Heal the Body, Heal the Mind. A Somatic Approach to Moving Beyond Trauma.  Her Psychology Today Online Blog on trauma has been read by over 3 million people and she has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Verily, Refinery29, New York Times Motherlode Blog, and other notable journals.

                  Dr. Babbel is also a speaker and workshop leader. She has appeared on radio shows. She co-taught the UC Davis Extension online course on trauma bonding, and she teaches her own personal development online courses and meditations in English and German.

                  Conference Agenda

                  9:00 - 9:30 am Registration 

                  9:30 - 10:00 am Announcements & Introductions

                  10:00 - 1:00 pm Presentation First Half

                  1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch Break (lunch not included)

                  2:00 - 5:00 pm Presentation Second Half

                  6.0 Continuing Education Units will be provided, via email, to attendees who complete a course evaluation and sign out at days end; no exceptions.

                  Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: PCE 3803 Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing educationfor LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Refund Policy: With a 24-hour written notice, a full refund will be provided. With less than 24 hours' notice, credit towards attendance at a future education program course will be provided. Target Audience: This educational program is planned for marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapy interns, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Diane Bagatourian Email: Diane@ClearRecoveryCenter.com indicating your need at least one week prior to the educational program. Awarding Course Completion Certifications: LB-SB CAMFT monitors attendance with sign-in and sign-out sheets and final course evaluations. Once the participate have signed out and provided course evaluations, course completion certificates will be provided. Grievances: The Program Administrator (PA) and Board of Directors (BOD) will handle complaints or grievances and conduct investigations to determine the appropriate resolutions. The BOD and PA will respond within 48 hours of receiving the complaint and will provide timely fall-up to the participant during the course of investigation and resolution. 


                Past events

                Fri, September 11, 2020 Canceled - Gambling Addiction - Presenter: Alicia Brandt, LMFT
                Fri, September 11, 2020 Treating Attachment Wounds Through A Neurosequential Lens- Nathan Swaringen, LCSW
                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
                Fri, August 14, 2020 Failure to Launch At Any Age: Treatment Interventions for Chronically Mentally Ill Clients & Their Families - Presenter: Adam Sholder
                Fri, July 17, 2020 Fun Social/Networking Event
                Fri, July 10, 2020 Therapists Reconnecting & Sharing Insights on How To Improve Client Engagement Via TeleHealth - Collaborative Panel Discussion
                Fri, May 08, 2020 Canceled - The Role of the Clinician in Education: Understanding Special Education and General Education Services and How To Support Your Client With Educational, Behavioral or Social Difficulties At School - Presenter Erin Rieger, LMFT LEP
                Fri, March 13, 2020 2 CEU's Canine Assisted Psychotherapy Presenter Lisa Mink, LMFT
                Sat, February 22, 2020 3000 Club - The Road To Licensure
                Fri, February 14, 2020 Considerations in the Clinical Treatment of LGBTQ+ Clients - Presented by Linda Reeves and Alison Wood
                Fri, January 10, 2020 TeleHealth - Presented by Dr. Paul Puri
                Fri, December 13, 2019 Long Beach South Bay CAMFT Annual Holiday Party
                Fri, December 13, 2019 2 CEU's Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART) Infidelity Counseling - Presented by Dr. Talal Alsaleem, PsyD. - Founder Infidelity Counseling Center
                Fri, December 06, 2019 3000 Club - Managing Test Anxiety, Start Up Costs & Marketing Yourself
                Fri, November 08, 2019 2 CEU's Treating Attachment Wounds in Children & Adults Through a Neurosequential Lens - Presenter Nathan Swaringen, LCSW
                Fri, October 11, 2019 2 CEU's Documentation: Understanding Medical Necessity - Legal & Financial Consequences of Inadequate Documentation Presented By: Nick Merkin, JD, MBA, CHC, CHPC - Hosted By Clear Recovery Center
                Fri, September 13, 2019 Neurofeedback, Biofeedback & TMS: When to Refer - Clients Presented by: Dr. Vanessa Jung, PsyD.
                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
                Fri, June 14, 2019 Marketing Your Private Practice Like A Pro! - Presented By Barry Davis, M.A., Mediator, Tracy Bevington, LMFT, Stevon Lewis, LMFT, Katie Vernoy, LMFT & Elizabeth Crim, LMFT
                Fri, June 07, 2019 Strategic Planning Retreat - Hilton Double Tree San Pedro - Portofino Room
                Fri, May 10, 2019 Eating Disorder Treatment Across Levels of Care: Where do my patients belong? Presented By: Dr. Linda Schack, Christina Weiss & Sara Burney Sponsored by: Center For Discovery
                Fri, April 12, 2019 The Intersection of Therapy, Religion & Faith - Presented By Robyn Kim, LMFT & Minister Dave Kim, JD
                Fri, March 08, 2019 Paths To Recovery After Trauma: Integrating CBT, Somatic Work, Neurobiofeedback, Hypnosis, Art, Drama, Micro-Expression, and Reconstructive Therapy - Presented by Psychologist & Author Dr. Carol Francis, LMFT
                Fri, March 01, 2019 Therapists' Book Group: Trauma Treatment & Techniques
                Fri, February 08, 2019 Creating Mindfulness In Relationships- Presented by Author Melissa Dumaz, LMFT
                Fri, February 01, 2019 Therapists' Book Group: "The Body Keeps the Score"
                Fri, January 11, 2019 These Sounds are Driving Me Crazy!” CBT/DBT Strategies for Managing Sound Sensitivity Disorders - Presented by Dr. Jaelline Jaffe
                Fri, January 04, 2019 Therapists' Book Group: "The Body Keeps the Score"
                Fri, December 14, 2018 Holiday Party - Quinn's Pub & Grill
                Fri, November 09, 2018 The Collaborative Divorce Process - Presented by Jon Kramer, LCSW, Kimberly Davidson, JD, Dawn Strachan, CDFA, Warren Sacks, CPA
                Fri, November 02, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Far From The Tree" - Exceptional Differences Between Parent and Child
                Fri, October 12, 2018 TECH ADDICTION - Complications for Young and Old Presented By: SEAN O’HARA PSY.D, NCAC I, SAP
                Fri, October 05, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Far From The Tree" - Exceptional Differences Between Parent and Child
                Fri, September 14, 2018 EMDR: How does it work? Applications with children, adult attachment, and other presenting problems. Presented By: Ofra Obejas, LCSW, RPT and Dr. Nora Taylor, Psy.D.
                Fri, September 07, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples, Love and Relationships"
                Fri, August 03, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples Counseling Techniques"
                Fri, July 13, 2018 Music as Therapy for Non-Music Therapists: Applications and Interventions for the Adult Client Presented by John Mews
                Fri, July 06, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
                Fri, June 08, 2018 DIR/Floor Time: A Developmental/Relational Play Therapy for ASD and Sensory Processing Challenges Presented by Dr. Esther Hess, Ph.D.
                Fri, June 01, 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
                Fri, May 25, 2018 Job Fair
                Fri, May 11, 2018 "The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!" - All Day Law & Ethics Training with Dave Jensen, JD, MFT
                Fri, May 04, 2018 Book Group: "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors" by Janina Fisher
                Fri, April 13, 2018 Shame and Resilience with Lesli Maul, LCSW
                Fri, March 09, 2018 Can A Therapist Ever Retire? Financial Health & Wealth
                Fri, March 02, 2018 Book Group: "Trauma and the Soul" by Donald Kalsched
                Thu, March 01, 2018 CANCELED - 3000 Hour Club - Resume & Interview Skills Workshop with Katie Vernoy
                Fri, February 09, 2018 Engaging Parents: Overcoming Parental Resistance in Child and Family Therapy with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
                Sat, February 03, 2018 3000 Hour Club - FREE MFT Job Panel
                Fri, January 12, 2018 Sacrificial Helping Syndrome: Why do we give more than we have? - Katie Vernoy MFT
                Sat, January 06, 2018 3000 Hour Club - A Vision Board Party: Dream It, Believe It, Claim It!
                Fri, January 05, 2018 LB-SB CAMFT Book Group - "The Mindful Therapist" by Daniel J. Siegel
                Fri, December 08, 2017 Holiday Party
                Fri, December 08, 2017 Holiday Party 3000 Club
                Fri, November 10, 2017 The Empowerment Space: Addressing Bullying with Families - Danielle Matthew, LMFT
                Fri, October 13, 2017 Anger Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion
                Fri, September 08, 2017 "What Therapists Need to Know about Divorce – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" – Barry Davis Mediation
                Fri, June 09, 2017 Family Systems: From Assessment to Transformation
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