Upcoming events

SCV-CAMFT offers events pertinent to the mental health profession with low-cost CEUs available. Members receive discounts on events prices. Support groups are free for our pre-licensed and newly licensed members.

    • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Blvd Coffee, 6055 Meridian Ave #20, San Jose, CA 95120
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    We Want to Meet You...
    and buy you a cup of coffee or tea!

    Continuing our 'Getting to Know You' efforts, we are scheduling more Saturday morning meetups around our region. We had such a blast meeting with our members last year that we're doing it again...casual talks over a cup of coffee or tea, and again, it's on us! 

    Feel free to invite a therapist friend to join us, whether they are a chapter member or not. The more the merrier!

    This month we will meet in San Jose at Blvd Coffee.

    • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Presented by Jonathan TranPham and Dr. Carl Fleisher

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    This presentation is being offered free of charge as a virtual, live stream event.  It will also be recorded for SCV-CAMFT members to access.

    Join us for a multi-part series co-hosted by reflect, who is partnering with SCV-CAMFT.  reflect’s mission is to help great therapists build thriving private practices and make quality mental health care more accessible.  reflect has helped thousands of therapists grow successful practices and facilitated over 100,000 therapy sessions to date, and they’re here to share their learnings.

    Whether you’re an associate curious about private practice, an experienced therapist considering a career transition, or someone with your own practice wanting additional support, you will get a lot out of this series.  

    This first presentation focuses on the fundamentals of private practice – including how it is different from community mental health or agency work, the additional responsibilities therapists must be aware of, business and legal considerations, and what a successful career in private practice might look like (hint: there’s a lot of upside too!).  This presentation sets a solid foundation for the future presentations, so you won’t want to miss.

    Future presentations will cover topics such as how to grow a practice (including online marketing), the tradeoffs between cash-pay and insurance, and starting a group practice as a supervisor.  There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions in a safe space with peer support! 

    Program Goal

    The goals of the presentation include demystifying private practice psychotherapy and equipping therapists with familiarity around the fundamentals of private practice.  Audience members should come with curiosity to explore a career in private practice.  By the end of this series, they should have both knowledge and confidence around what it takes to build a thriving private practice, plus clear tools and techniques they can implement in their own practices. 

    About the Presenters

    This event is co-hosted by reflect.  It will be presented by Jonathan TranPham, reflect’s founder and CEO, and Dr. Carl Fleisher, reflect’s head of clinical and a board certified psychiatrist with a private practice in Beverly Hills.  

    Jonathan TranPham
    Jonathan is the founder and CEO of reflect.  Jonathan started reflect after his own struggles looking for the right therapist.  Luckily, he eventually found care and experienced the life-changing power of therapy (thank you, DBT!).  Jonathan is passionate about making quality care more accessible for others and supporting therapists with his business experience.  Before starting reflect, Jonathan ran marketing at apparel brand Everlane and spent seven years in strategy consulting at Bain and Monitor Group, advising global healthcare and consumer leaders such as Levi's, Nordstrom, eBay, and Genentech.  Jonathan has a BS in organizational psychology from Northwestern and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  In his spare time, Jonathan loves to travel, cook (vegetarian), and is a certified spin instructor.  

    Dr. Carl Fleisher
    Dr. Carl Fleisher is reflect’s head of clinical and a board-certified psychiatrist with a specialty in evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation disorders. He also serves as part of the Psychiatry Department at UCLA and sees patients in private practice in Beverly Hills.  Dr. Carl earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.  After fellowship, Dr. Carl joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School with a position at McLean Hospital where he directed a residential program for anxiety disorders while also serving in McLean’s clinic providing mentalizing-based therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD).  In his spare time, Dr. Carl enjoys spending time with his children, running, and watching sports.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT membership meetings or other SCV-CAMFT events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Presented by Linda Johnson, LMFT, LAADC

    Includes 3 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs
    This event is online. A recording will be available to registrants to view for 3 months.

    It was never intended that our juvenile halls, jails and prisons be used as mental health treatment facilities, but that is a primary function of our detention facilities in this country.  We have experienced an increasingly urgent need for mental health education, expertise and programming within our multidisciplinary justice systems.  Youth may be particularly negatively impacted by contact with law enforcement, arrest, and subsequent detention, as it occurs during some of the most difficult and delicate developmental tasks of their lives.

    More and more, the public and communities are turning to mental health professionals to intervene on those engaged in criminal activities, including our youth.  At the same time that we are experiencing a political shift toward reform in juvenile justice - resulting in the reorganization and modification of existing programming (including mental health services) - there remains a shortage of resources to create and staff new mental health programs.  

    Though having strong and unwavering political, community and financial support to provide more and better quality mental health programming in juvenile justice systems would be ideal, it is not our current reality.  Therefore, mental health professionals’ most powerful tools while working with this population include solid clinical assessment skills and therapeutic abilities, an understanding of systemic issues within juvenile justice, and the capacity for compassion and connection with alleged perpetrators.  

    During this presentation, we will review past and recent trends in juvenile justice with a focus on the associated mental health programming.  We will explore the roles and necessary skills of forensic mental health professionals.  We will also review some de-identified juvenile criminal cases with the opportunity to practice assessment and diagnostics, and discuss recommendations for treatment interventions
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    Program Goal

    The goal of this program is for participants to increase their understanding regarding the importance of clinically accurate intake assessment and diagnosis, and the need to provide more appropriate treatment interventions to juvenile justice-involved youth and their families.

    Learning Objectives

    1.  Identify four reasons other than “criminal intent” that youth end up in the juvenile justice system.
    2.  Name three ways juvenile justice systems can more appropriately meet the growing mental health needs of youth.
    3.  List three ways mental health intake assessment can be used to benefit youth who encounter juvenile justice systems.
    4.  Identify two practices that have harmed or exacerbated youth mental health in our juvenile justice systems/programming.

    About the Presenter

    Linda Johnson earned a Master’s degree in clinical and research psychology from San Francisco State University.  She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC) - both licenses are held in the State of California. Linda has been a practicing mental health clinician for 20 years and spent sixteen years working as a forensic mental health clinician in juvenile justice settings, with specialties including assessment, trauma recovery, addictive disorders, family systems, adolescent and transitional-aged-youth mental health needs.  

    During her years as a forensic mental health clinician, she assisted in the co-development of mental health programming, the facilitation of treatment and case management for detained and community-based juvenile-justice-involved youth and their families.  She provided trainings to probation and institution staff, and to partnering mental health and community-based professionals.  She also clinically supervised Master’s and Doctoral student interns yearly.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT meetings or events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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    • Wednesday, October 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Presented by CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE

    Join CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

    1.5 CEUs
    This is a CAMFT sponsored live streaming event. A recording will be available for viewing for 21 days afterward for anyone who can't attend the live streaming event.

    Educational Goals

    Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.

    Learning Objectives

    • Participants will be able to:
    • Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills
    • Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists
    • Identify important components of a Professional Will

    Outline

    • CAMFT Updates (15 minutes – no CEUs given)
      • CAMFT & COVID-19
      • Executive Director’s Background
      • Live Education Events
      • On Demand Learning Library
      • CAMFT Leadership Conference
      • Ethics Revision 2019
      • Pre-Licensee Information
      • CAMFT PAC
      • Secrets to CAMFT’s Success
      • Volunteer with CAMFT
      • Demographic Survey
    • Professional Will (10 min)
    • BBS Updates (15 min)
    • Topics of Interest Federal Level (10 min)
      • Medicare
    • Veterans Affairs State Level (15 min)
      • 2019 California Advocacy
      • 2020 California Advocacy
      • Health Care Plans
    • Legal Resources (15 min)
      • Why call CAMFT for legal consultation
    • Questions? (25 min)

    About the Presenter

    Joy Alafia, CAE brings more than 17 years of association leadership experience to her new position. She begins her new role at CAMFT after her tenure as the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), where she has advocated for renewable propane and equitable access for alternative sources of clean energy. Joy has spoken around the world about the importance of sustainable energy and is credited with transforming the propane industry’s focus and shifting its priorities to the commercialization of net zero-carbon energy solutions. Prior to her work at WPGA, she served as the Director of Business Products for the California Association of Realtors®, where she created innovative partnerships and business solutions for industry practitioners.

    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. RRC CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. RRC CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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    • Friday, October 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043
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    Presented by Dave Jensen, JD

    6 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs

    MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

    This event will be in person at Micheal's at Shoreline and also offered as a live stream event. In-person attendees are required to sign a covid-19 liability release form stating they have no symptoms of covid-19 and that they have not been in contact with anyone testing positive for covid-19. A recording of the event will be available for all registrants for 3 months. In-person registration includes a hot breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, dessert and drinks. Michael's at Shoreline is a beautiful venue with outdoor patios for breaks and eating.

    About the Presenter

    Mr. Jensen worked in-house for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) for many years, where he assisted CAMFT’s members in understanding and complying with their legal and ethical requirements. A popular and engaging presenter, Mr. Jensen has given numerous workshops throughout the state on compliance issues for psychotherapists. In addition, to providing workshops for local chapters of CAMFT, he also conducts trainings for nonprofit agencies, government agencies, and universities. He has also assisted psychotherapists in forming professional corporations and nonprofit corporations.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 6 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT membership meetings or other SCV-CAMFT events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

    EVENT POLICY INFORMATION

    • Friday, October 28, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

    Presented by Joe Burgo, PhD

    3 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs

    This event will be in person at Micheal's at Shoreline, following all Covid-19 protocols, and also offered as a live stream event. A recording of the event will be available for all registrants for 3 months.

    More Details and Registration Coming Soon!


    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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    • Saturday, November 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA
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    In person at Michael's at Shoreline this year! We look forward to seeing you all for the annual celebration of YOU, and your contributions to this chapter. There will be a full brunch buffet, drinks, and prizes. You will get to meet fellow chapter members, the board of directors, and all the fabulous volunteers that helped make this past year a success.

    Register today!

    • Saturday, March 18, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD - outdoors
    Registration is closed

    Presentation by Connie Habash  

    3 CEUs.


    If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    Event Policy Information

Past events

Friday, July 22, 2022 The Psychological Burden of the Immigrant Child: A South Asian Perspective
Saturday, July 09, 2022 Coffee Talk
Saturday, June 25, 2022 Answers to Burnout for Yourself and Your Clients
Friday, May 20, 2022 Supporting the Supporters: Understanding and Assisting the Families and Friends of Gender Expansive Kids, Teens, & Adults
Friday, May 13, 2022 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Friday, May 06, 2022 Race Talk: Strategies for Effective Discussions around Race and Racism
Saturday, April 09, 2022 Understanding the Impact of Prenatal and Perinatal Experiences (3 CEUs)
Friday, March 25, 2022 Safe, Secure & Loved: Resilient Families Promoting Intergenerational Healing through Community Involvement
Friday, February 25, 2022 The Embodied Pregnancy
Friday, January 28, 2022 The Athlete's Mindset: How To Help Normalize Mental Health in the Athletic Community
Saturday, November 20, 2021 Annual Membership Celebration!
Friday, October 22, 2021 What's Missing From Your Documentation: Writing Great Progress Notes
Friday, October 08, 2021 Working with South Asian Women In Therapy
Saturday, October 02, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Saturday, September 25, 2021 Coffee Talk
Friday, September 17, 2021 Staying on the BBS' Good Side
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Coffee Talk
Friday, August 27, 2021 Aperture Awareness: Superpower for Couples
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Online Social - Art Therapy
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Coffee Talk
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Writing for Healing - Online Social
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Coffee Talk
Saturday, June 19, 2021 Online Social - Art Therapy Encore!!!
Saturday, June 05, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Friday, May 21, 2021 Strengthening Attachment Bonds Through Family Play Therapy
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Online Social
Saturday, April 17, 2021 Online Social - Art Therapy
Friday, March 26, 2021 Working with Fees in the Clinical Situation
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Online Social
Saturday, February 20, 2021 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, November 21, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Annual Membership Celebration!
Friday, October 23, 2020 The Basics of EMDR Therapy
Saturday, October 17, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, September 26, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Friday, September 25, 2020 Play Therapy Through Telehealth
Friday, September 11, 2020 The New Science of Suicide Prevention
Saturday, August 15, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, July 18, 2020 SCV-CAMFT Social
Saturday, June 20, 2020 RUNNING YOUR PRIVATE BUSINESS
Friday, May 29, 2020 Couples Therapy 2020: When Old Problems Require New Solutions
Friday, April 24, 2020 CANCELLED! Gender and Identity: Providing Gender Affirmative Therapy to All Our Clients
Friday, March 27, 2020 CANCELLED! Evidence-Based Psychotherapies
Friday, February 28, 2020 From Teen Sexting to Revenge Porn - We’re Mandated!
Friday, November 15, 2019 Law & Ethics 2019: Tough Calls
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Member Celebration and Brunch!
Friday, October 25, 2019 How to Talk to Patients & Couples About Sex--And Why They'll Thank You If You Do
Friday, September 27, 2019 CANCELLED! Binge Eating Disorder
Thursday, September 19, 2019 North Region Networking Event: In Practice Together
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Harnessing the Power of Technology for Therapists
Friday, May 31, 2019 Treating Older Adults with Depression and Anxiety: A Compassionate and Effective Approach
Friday, April 19, 2019 Conjoint Counseling with High Conflict Couples
Friday, February 22, 2019 Somatic Experiencing®: A Body-Mind Approach to Healing Trauma and Increasing Resiliency
Friday, January 25, 2019 Update on Opioid Use Disorder, Overdose, and Treatment
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Member Celebration and Brunch!
Friday, October 26, 2018 Domestic Violence: Beyond Power and Control
Friday, September 28, 2018 How to Stop Your Teens from Being Sleep-Deprived, Irritable Messes
Friday, September 14, 2018 Law and Ethics Workshop
Friday, June 22, 2018 End of Life Options and Aid in Dying
Friday, June 15, 2018 How to Develop Stronger, Deeper Relationships with Clients, Colleagues, and Loved Ones
Friday, May 18, 2018 What Every Therapist Should Know About Polyamory
Friday, April 27, 2018 Understanding the Dynamics of the Divorcing Couple
Friday, February 23, 2018 Ignite Creativity, Wonder, and Well-Being
Friday, January 26, 2018 How Chemical Dependency Affects Our Practice
Friday, November 03, 2017 Member Celebration and Volunteer Recognition!
Friday, October 20, 2017 Dialectical Behavior Therapy: What Does a DBT Therapist Actually Do?
Friday, September 29, 2017 Cyber Bullying
Friday, September 15, 2017 Annual Law and Ethics Workshop
Friday, July 21, 2017 Mindfulness in the Trenches - Exploring Core Material
Friday, June 23, 2017 Change the Music, Change the Dance: How Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy can Transform the Way You Work with Couples
Friday, May 19, 2017 Use Your Superpowers To Grow Your Therapy Practice
Friday, April 28, 2017 Working with Clients on the Three Therapeutic Realms of Therapy
Friday, March 03, 2017 CANCELLED! Gender Through a Developmental Lens: A Gender Affirmative Approach to Life's Ages and Stages
Friday, February 24, 2017 Mindfulness in Therapy: A Path of Healing
Friday, January 27, 2017 Insurance Update: What EVERY Therapist Needs to Know
Friday, November 04, 2016 FREE Annual Meeting and Celebration!
Friday, October 28, 2016 South Region Luncheon
Friday, October 21, 2016 Annual Law and Ethics Workshop
Friday, September 23, 2016 Mid-Region Luncheon
Friday, August 26, 2016 NO LUNCHEON IN AUGUST
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - North Region
Friday, August 12, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - South Region
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - North Region
Friday, August 05, 2016 CANCELLED - Newly Licensed Support Group - South Region
Friday, July 29, 2016 SCV-CAMFT Annual Workshop
Sunday, July 10, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - North Region
Saturday, July 09, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - North Region
Friday, July 08, 2016 Pre-licensed Support Group - South Region
Friday, July 01, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - South Region
Friday, February 26, 2016 Mid-Region Luncheon: Emotional Leadership: How Therapeutic Work with Horses Helps Us Discover Our Inner Leader
Friday, January 29, 2016 South Region Luncheon | Wholehearted Living: Developing Shame Resiliency

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