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If you have any problems registering for an event please contact Julie at JuliePayneMFT@gmail.com

Upcoming events

    • 5 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Coffee Cartel at 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach
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    Our October 5 book discussion will focus on understanding and helping clients who experience significant identity differences within their family - particularly a difference between parents and a child who "fell far from the tree."

    The core book selection will be Andrew Solomon's "Far From the Tree" which studies families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, or multiple severe disabilities, and children who are prodigies, were conceived in rape, have become criminals or are transgender.  Solomon addresses one of the critical questions of how much are we defined by nature versus nurture.  In addition to being on the New York Times Bestseller List, "Far From the Tree" was the winner of more than a dozen national book awards.

    If you prefer to read another book on this topic of exceptional differences between parent and child and the search for identity, you are welcome to do so. Please briefly summarize and discuss your selected book with the group.  A one-page summary is recommended but not required.

    "Far From the Tree" is rather lengthy, so you might want to plan your reading accordingly.  We may also extend the group discussion of the book to also include the November 2 meeting, depending on participants' progress.

    If you have any questions about the book group or this particular topic, please contact Betsy McBride, LMFT at bmcbridetherapy@aol.com or Jennifer Birner, LMFT at jb@jenniferbirner.com

    Happy Reading!

     

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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    Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

    ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION: Since 2007, and the 10 years prior to it, America and the rest of the world entered into a new era of technology and digital revolution changing in all ways how people function, work and play. This evolution is heading towards the “Singularity.” (Kursweil, 2011) where people will entirely merge with computers. The impact on people, especially younger iGens will be indelible and the far reaching impact can only now be inferred (Twenge, 2016). Adults have been deeply impacted by technology as well, and while not to the negative degree that younger people have but still in ways that can effect the aging process, medical and psychological health. (Alter,2017)

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this educational presentation, participants will be able to

    1. An Understanding of all forms of “Dependence” as it relates to substances and process addictions.
    2. DSM V categorizations as they apply to “Tech Addiction” under related disorders.
    3. How individuals are impacted by “Tech Addiction” according to the generation they were born in, differences between Adults and children and the processes which keep each addicted.
    4. Medical, Psychological, Sociological and Behavioral impact on humans as a result of Tech Addiction.
    5. Know when to seek Supervision and Co-Treatment

    Meetings are hosted by the Thelma McMillen Center 

    • 8:30   A.M.     Registration and Breakfast
    • 9:00   A.M.     Welcome and Announcements
    • 9:15   A.M.     Program
    • 11:15 A.M.     Informal Networking (for those who wish to remain until 12 P.M.)
    • 12:00 P.M.     Meeting Ends/Board Meeting
    2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.

      The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions. 

      Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: 56159 LBSB CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LEP’s & LPCC’s. LBSB CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for 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 associates, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Jennifer Birner at jb@jenniferbirner.com indicating your need at least 8 days 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 sent to the email 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.


      Dr. Sean O’Hara is a Licensed Psychologist with 26 years of experience providing psychiatric services for individuals seeking relief from addictive diseases and mental illness. As Clear Recovery Center’s Clinical Director, Dr. Sean O’Hara spearheads a multidisciplinary staff of psychiatrists, therapists, clinical social workers, and certified counselors. Dr. O’Hara served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Specialists and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for nine years.

      Cory Brosch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families providing therapeutic services, developing programming, and overseeing programs in several states. He has worked with a multitude of client populations including domestic violence victims, at-risk youth, substance abuse, trauma, and addiction. In his private practice work, Cory specializes in addiction recovery for substance abuse, sex, gambling, and gaming. He has also worked with a multitude of individuals, couples, and families who are navigating these various problems. In addition, Cory is especially passionate about working with Adult Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children from dysfunctional families. As a certified CBI-SA trainer, Cory practices mainly from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective and includes mindfulness practice into his therapeutic approach. Cory earned his M.S. in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, and his B.A. in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011, and used his clinical expertise in his role as a program director and then overseeing multiple programs as Vice President for Phoenix House. As the Program Director at Clear Recovery Center, Cory addressing issues stemming from technology, gaming, social media and internet dependency. Cory is a member of CAMFT and the International Center for Clinical Excellence.

      • 9 Nov 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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      Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

      Summary: This presentation, led by a panel of mental health, financial and legal experts, will introduce the collaborative divorce model. Jon Kramer, LCSW, and his panelist colleagues will define and then explain this model in detail. The Collaborative Divorce process will be then be compared and contrasted to Divorce Mediation. Throughout, this presentation will focus on the model’s relevance to mental health professionals, specifically their role within a divorce process. This program will combine didactic teaching as well as experiential role-play. Participants will learn through observation how Collaborative Divorce and Mediation actually take place while also developing a hands on learning experience of the collaborative model in particular.

      Meetings are hosted by the Thelma McMillen Center 

      8:30   A.M.     Registration and Breakfast

      9:00   A.M.     Welcome and Announcements

      9:15   A.M.     Program

      11:15 A.M.     Informal Networking (for those who wish to remain until 12 P.M.)

      12:00 P.M.     Meeting Ends


      Jon Kramer, LCSW is a founding partner of the Collaborative Center of Southern California. Mr. Kramer is an experienced Family Therapist and Relationship Coach. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Michigan and his M.S.W. postgraduate degree from The State University of New York. In addition, Jon worked in London, England on a research team at the Tavistock Clinic and the University College London and also received his postgraduate training in Family Systems Therapy at the Family Studies Training Center in New York. Jon is a member of the prestigious International Family Therapy Academy (IFTA) and he teaches on the topics of Collaborative Divorce and couples and family therapy throughout the Los Angeles area. Mr. Kramer has published articles for Collaborative Practice California, as well as the LA County Bar, and the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. He was honored to be nominated and to receive for 5-years in a row (2013-2017), the Best of Psychotherapist Award by the Hermosa Beach Award Program. Jon Kramer has been a practicing psychotherapist and Relationship Coach for the past 20+ years with a focus on children, couples and families.

      Kimberly Davidson, Esq is a founding partner of the Collaborative Center of Southern California. Kim is a pioneer in the South Bay family law community for her work in no – court options for divorce. In 2000, she chose to stop taking litigated family law matters, and her practice since then has focused exclusively on mediation or collaborative practice as a way for couples to divorce. She has extensive mediation and collaborative training and was a co-founder in 2000 of “A Better Divorce,” one of the first collaborative practice groups in Southern California. Kim then went on to assist in the creation of the statewide collaborative organization, “Collaborative Practice California,” and served as its second President. She is active in mentoring and presenting workshops in Mediation and Collaborative Practice throughout California. Kim graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Psychology and from Loyola Marymount University with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. In addition to her counseling background, Kim has experience working with substance abuse issues and the unique impact those issues have on the divorcing family. She has been named by Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Southern California.

      Dawn Strachan, CDFA is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), Financial Advisor and Financial Life Planner. Dawn has been working with divorcing couples and individuals since 2001. Dawn is instrumental in assisting her clients in arriving at a settlement that is beneficial for all by empowering them with the financial information that is often overlooked in the divorce process. She generates sophisticated financial projections addressing the long-term effects of dividing property, integrating into her analysis tax issues, pension plan issues, earnings capabilities, spousal and child support options, liquidity concerns, inflation rates, rates of return on investments, and other financial issues related to separation agreements. The reports generated encourage dialogue between the divorcing parties and facilitates settlement, keeping everyone out of court, which dramatically reduces the cost of divorce.

      Warren Sacks, CPA is a Partner with the accounting and consulting firm of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt, LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant, is certified in Financial Forensics and has over thirty years of experience in these areas. Warren has been President, Treasurer and board member since 2005 of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. He has been a board member and past Treasurer of Collaborative Practice California. He is currently a member of three collaborative practice groups in the greater Los Angeles area, one of which is the South Bay group, A Better Divorce. Warren has trained other professionals in Collaborative Practice since 2010 and is an active presenter at various conferences.

      • 14 Dec 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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      Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

      Our meeting format has changed.  Presentations now will be 90 minute segments.  Here are the changes:

      •         8:30-9:00      Registration
      •      9:00-9:30      Networking
      •      9:30-11:00    Presentation/Educational Program (reduced from 2 hours to 1.5 hours)
      •     11:00-11:30  Informal Networking

      2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.



       

      The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions. 



      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 Sara Burchfiel at saraburchfielmft@gmail.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. 

      • 11 Jan 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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      • 8 Feb 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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      Bio: Melissa Dumaz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years in the mental health field. She is also the author of the newly released book: The Love Challenge. Melissa specializes in guiding clients through the complexities of overcoming emotional and physical trauma, and grief & loss. Melissa passionately supports women through the everyday stressors of modern womanhood, marriage, pregnancy, and life as a new mom. Melissa sees clients through her Private Practice, U Help You, in Torrance, CA. where she believes that a healthy you starts with you making new (healthier) choices to live your best life!


      • 8 Mar 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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      Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

      Our meeting format has changed.  Presentations now will be 90 minute segments.  Here are the changes:

      •         8:30-9:00      Registration
      •      9:00-9:30      Networking
      •      9:30-11:00    Presentation/Educational Program (reduced from 2 hours to 1.5 hours)
      •     11:00-11:30  Informal Networking

      2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.



       

      The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions. 



      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 Sara Burchfiel at saraburchfielmft@gmail.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. 

      • 12 Apr 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
      Register


      Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

      Our meeting format has changed.  Presentations now will be 90 minute segments.  Here are the changes:

      •         8:30-9:00      Registration
      •      9:00-9:30      Networking
      •      9:30-11:00    Presentation/Educational Program (reduced from 2 hours to 1.5 hours)
      •     11:00-11:30  Informal Networking

      2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.



       

      The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions. 



      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 Sara Burchfiel at saraburchfielmft@gmail.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

    14 Sep 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.
    7 Sep 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples, Love and Relationships"
    3 Aug 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples Counseling Techniques"
    13 Jul 2018 Music as Therapy for Non-Music Therapists: Applications and Interventions for the Adult Client Presented by John Mews
    6 Jul 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
    8 Jun 2018 DIR/Floor Time: A Developmental/Relational Play Therapy for ASD and Sensory Processing Challenges Presented by Dr. Esther Hess, Ph.D.
    1 Jun 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
    25 May 2018 Job Fair
    11 May 2018 "The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!" - All Day Law & Ethics Training with Dave Jensen, JD, MFT
    4 May 2018 Book Group: "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors" by Janina Fisher
    13 Apr 2018 Shame and Resilience with Lesli Maul, LCSW
    9 Mar 2018 Can A Therapist Ever Retire? Financial Health & Wealth
    2 Mar 2018 Book Group: "Trauma and the Soul" by Donald Kalsched
    1 Mar 2018 CANCELED - 3000 Hour Club - Resume & Interview Skills Workshop with Katie Vernoy
    9 Feb 2018 Engaging Parents: Overcoming Parental Resistance in Child and Family Therapy with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
    3 Feb 2018 3000 Hour Club - FREE MFT Job Panel
    12 Jan 2018 Sacrificial Helping Syndrome: Why do we give more than we have? - Katie Vernoy MFT
    6 Jan 2018 3000 Hour Club - A Vision Board Party: Dream It, Believe It, Claim It!
    5 Jan 2018 LB-SB CAMFT Book Group - "The Mindful Therapist" by Daniel J. Siegel
    8 Dec 2017 Holiday Party
    8 Dec 2017 Holiday Party 3000 Club
    10 Nov 2017 The Empowerment Space: Addressing Bullying with Families - Danielle Matthew, LMFT
    13 Oct 2017 Anger Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion
    8 Sep 2017 "What Therapists Need to Know about Divorce – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" – Barry Davis Mediation
    9 Jun 2017 Family Systems: From Assessment to Transformation
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