Lb-sb camft

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Upcoming events

    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 200 Nieto Ave, Long Beach
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    Come join colleagues for our annual Holiday Mixer with appetizers, spirits, door prizes, and merry making at Quinn's Pub & Grill in Long Beach.  We heartily encourage you to bring spouses, partners, new friends & colleagues interested in getting to know LBSB CAMFT Chapter members in a fun & festive setting!  Look forward to seeing you there!!!

    • 4 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Coffee Cartel at 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach
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    We begin the New Year with a discussion of the well-known bestseller "The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.  In this book, Dr. van der Kolk uses scientific data to show how trauma literally reshapes both the body and the brain, and explores innovative treatments that offer recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity.

    If you prefer to read another book on the topic of trauma and its treatment, 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.

    "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!

     

    • 11 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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    • 1.  “These Sounds are Driving Me Crazy!” CBT/DBT Strategies for Managing Sound Sensitivity Disorders

    Millions of people in the US have a sound sensitivity disorder: Tinnitus, Misophonia, or Hyperacusis. These conditions can develop in childhood or later in life, and can lead to extreme anxiety, depression, frustration, rage, family conflicts, isolation, and even suicidal thoughts or behaviors. This session will provide an introduction to these conditions and to an effective protocol developed by the presenter for treating and managing these sometimes debilitating disorders.

    • 2.  Intermediate level
    • 3.  Learning Objectives – Participants will:
    • a)   Define/distinguish 3 types of sound sensitivity disorders.
    • b)   Engage in 5 or more CBT/DBT strategies for treatment.
    • c)   Give an example of a story or metaphor that can be used to assist in treatment.
    • 4.  Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, LMFT, was licensed in 1976. After 20 years working with individuals and couples, she developed a medical condition that later led to her creating Lemon-Aid Counseling, assisting others with the emotional and relational aspects of their medical issues. Eventually, an audiologist asked her to work with his tinnitus patients, and she then broadened her practice to the recently identified condition known as misophonia. Since 2012, Dr. Jaffe has presented at virtually every conference held on this subject, both for professionals and patients, and her fulltime private practice is now about 75% sound sensitivity issues.




    • 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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    Developmental Interventions, In-Depth Analysis, CBT, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Somatic Work, Neuro-biofeedback and Biofeedback Interventions, Expressive Therapies (Art/Drama/Gestalt plus), Micro-Expression and Intuition Tools, Energy Psychology, and Reconstructive 

    Overview: 

    Participants will learn 72 different therapeutic tools for treating varying severities of trauma experiences. Prepare for an experientially-based presentation which includes demonstrations of therapeutic tools, hands-on experience, videos, devices and programs.  Gain several new treatment-based paradigms which enhance the effectiveness of treating PTSD symptoms, as well as healing personality/identity issues which are interwoven throughout this presentation.  

    Specific Goals and Objectives:

    Participants will learn how to to utilize neurobiofeedback / biofeedback devices, read and utilize micro-expressions, and use scientifically based empathic-intuitional skills to aid trauma survivor’s recovery.  Hands-on experience and demonstrations.

    1) Neurobiofeedback - Biofeedback Tools – Demonstration and amazing uses for trauma recovery of brain functions, bio-chemistry, mindfulness-empowerment, neuroplastic changes. (15 Minute learning and hands-on demonstration module)   

    2) Macro and Micro Expressions – Demonstration, Practice & Application to Trauma Recovery. Observation, sensing, detecting using uncensored self-expressions to detect authentic reactions, not modified, guarded nor trained responses.  (10 Minute learning and practicing module)

    3) Empathic - Intuitional Skills  - Understanding projection, projective-identification, transference, countertransference, physiological empathy skills, horrific imaginings skills, 12 dimensions of intuitional skills – based on latest book:  Hacking Intuition: Science Meets Magic in Uncanny Moments  (10 Minute Module)

    4) New Paradigm for Treating PTSD – Therapeutic interventions that are useful with abreactions, nightmares, triggers, flashbacks, memories, transference, projective-identification, re-enactments.  (Answering PTSD Moments, 12 R’s of Recovery, Self-Therapy Tools & Devices)  10 Minute Module.

    EFT, EMDR, NLP, Hypnosis, Narrative Therapy, Energy Psychology, Movement Therapies, Healing Enactment Dramatizations, Art-Drama Gestalt Therapy, Organizing Schematic Therapy, Biofeedback and Neurobiofeedback Mindfulness Therapy. 20 Minute Demonstration Module with Videos & Devices

    5. Psychotherapy Tools for Physiological, Muscular-Skeletal & Neurological Memories and Abreactions Related to Trauma Recovery

    From simple to complex:  EFT, Somatic Relief Psychotherapies, Biofeedback, Neuro-biofeedback, EMDR, Progressive Relaxation, Creative Visualization, Mindfulness,  Feldenkrais Method, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Kick-Boxing/Martial Arts, Therapeutic Massage, Yoga Therapeutics, Mind-Body Integrative Therapies, Energy Work Interventions.  10 Minute Demonstration with Videos & Devices.

    6. Tools of Traditional Therapy Which Can Unknowingly Harm

    • When Forgiveness is Helpful or Dangerous and Destructive
    • When Emotional Suppression is Helpful and When it is Destructive
    • When Psychotherapeutic Interventions Can Become Shaming and Defeating
    • When Avoidance and Minimization is Helpful and When it is Harmful
    • When Narrative Therapy is Helpful and When it is Harmful
    7. Utilization of AbuseTraumaRecovery.com to support therapeutic process, therapeutic depth & therapeutic openness.  5 Minute Model


    Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

    • 12 Apr 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!




     

    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. 

    • 10 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Torrance
    • 50
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    Summary of course: What are the circumstances by which the BBS has the power to revoke or suspend a license or associate registration? In this workshop, Dave Jensen, JD will review the four component parts of making sound, professional judgments. He will also address the areas of law that allow the BBS to revoke or suspend a license or associate registration. 

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

    • Identify the four component parts of making sound, professional judgments.
    • Identify at least ten things that constitute unprofessional conduct under the BBS’s laws and regulations.
    • Apply the BBS’s rules regarding advertising to your website.


    Outline for the Class:

    9:00 to 9:15                 Introduction/Overview of Class

    9:15 to 9:45                 Four Component Parts of Making Sound Professional Judgments

    9:45 to 10:15               Overview of the BBS Complaint Process

    10:15 to 12:00             Types of Unprofessional Conduct

    1:00 to 4:00                 Types of Unprofessional Conduct

    Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. In 2016, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in English from Fort Hays State University. 

    Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations.  As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas. He is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine, and he gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies each year.



      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 six (6) 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 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. 


      • 14 Jun 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505
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      Marketing Your Private Practice Like A Pro!

      This presentation gives therapists detailed, practical ways to market their practice and earn a better income!

      When you’re looking to develop your practice, an essential step is to identify your best referral sources (other therapists, doctors, online, attorneys, etc.). The next step is to develop ways to connect with these referral sources in an ongoing manner. In order to achieve this, it is helpful to have both broad (macro) and specific (micro) marketing approaches to reaching these individuals/profession groups.

      This presentation will equip therapists with a variety of approaches to identify and connect with potential referral sources. Participants will explore the unique aspects of their practice and learn how to effectively present these “benefits”. We will then discuss a ‘menu’ of specific marketing activities for each participant to consider before deciding which to adopt for their practice. 

      Bio:

      Barry Davis, Divorce Mediator (www.DavisMediation.com) specializes in helping clients through the divorce process in the most constructive, cost-effective manner possible. Prior to his career as a divorce mediator, Barry was a highly successful salesperson and marketing manager for two Fortune 500 companies with the following accomplishments:

      • -      # 1 AT&T Account Executive in Los Angeles for two years running
      • -      Youngest person promoted to second level management in the history of AT&T
      • -      Three different MCI national marketing awards

      He holds Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology and Conflict Management, is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and serves on the Torrance Family Court and Second Appellate District mediation panels.

      Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!




       



      • 12 Jul 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. 

    Past events

    9 Nov 2018 The Collaborative Divorce Process - Presented by Jon Kramer, LCSW, Kimberly Davidson, JD, Dawn Strachan, CDFA, Warren Sacks, CPA
    2 Nov 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Far From The Tree" - Exceptional Differences Between Parent and Child
    12 Oct 2018 TECH ADDICTION - Complications for Young and Old Presented By: SEAN O’HARA PSY.D, NCAC I, SAP
    5 Oct 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Far From The Tree" - Exceptional Differences Between Parent and Child
    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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