Upcoming Luncheons and Workshops

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.
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    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95008

    In accordance with the Santa Clara County Health Dept. recommendations, this event has been cancelled. Please check the website for updates regarding re-scheduling.


    Presented by Maureen Johnston, LMFT


    More and more of our clients of all ages either identify as trans, transgender, gender-queer, gender fluid, non-binary, questioning, or something entirely different, or have a loved one who does so. Not only is it imperative that we become much better educated on both the clinical and cultural issues, but also develop a better understand how our own gender journeys impact our work.

    Gender Affirmative Therapy provides therapists and counselors in all settings with the tools to provide sensitive, effective treatment to gender expansive adults, teens, kids, and their families. It also gives us a framework to better understand the social and cultural underpinnings of our own gender identities.

    At this presentation, Maureen will use experiential exercises and case studies to illustrate the complex interplay of the clinical, medical, educational, and legal aspects of working with the trans community. The importance of language will be explored, and participants will be provided with usable information and resources. They will be given concrete suggestions on what to look for, how to talk to their clients, and what language to use and not to use.

    Special attention will be given to the importance of heightened sensitivity to the layers of transference and countertransference that frequently arise when working with the trans community.

    About the Presenter
    Maureen Johnston has been providing psychotherapy to kids, teens, and adults in her private practice in San Jose for over 20 years. She and her colleagues have been offering ‘Group Nite!’ (monthly support groups for gender expansive youth and their parents) since February 2015. Maureen has worked with the trans and gender expansive community for over 15 years. She has been receiving training and consultation in the Gender Affirmative Model of therapy for several years and is a member of Diane Ehrensaft’s Mind the Gap monthly consultation group.

    For the last few years, she has led &/or participated in workshops at the annual Gender Spectrum’s Professional’s Symposium and Family Conference on clinical issues with gender non-conforming children and teens.

    Maureen has been providing clinical consultation, supervision, and training to interns, licensed therapists, and others in the community for many years. She hosts a monthly consultation group for therapists and other professionals interested in providing Gender Affirmative services in Santa Clara County.

    As a member of the board for 6 years and a past president of SCV-CAMFT, Maureen has attended many chapter events over the years, and is honored and delighted to be a speaker at this luncheon.

    Walk-ins are welcome.

    This is a 1.5 CEU credit presentation.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 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, May 16, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    In accordance with the Santa Clara County Health Dept. recommendations, this event has been cancelled. Please check the website for updates regarding re-scheduling.

    Presented by Marty Klein, LMFT

    In this all-day workshop, we will look at the structure of the therapeutic relationship and identify the typical places we get stuck—and learn how to move through those impasses with grace, humor, and power.

    Topics we will cover:

    • Power dynamics & power struggles
    • The architecture of intimacy
    • Ten good reasons couples don’t have sex
    • Making, keeping, and breaking agreements
    • Committing to rules of productive conflict

    You will learn:

    • Help couples identify and change their narratives
    • Help conflict-avoidant people engage with their partner
    • Use guilt as a motivator
    • Use the energy of angry, high-conflict people to move the therapy forward

    These new skills will give you more energy to work with couples—and you’ll do it more effectively.

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Marty Klein has been an MFT and Certified Sex Therapist working with men, women, and couples for 39 years. Marty is the award-winning author of seven books on sexuality and relationships, including the ground-breaking Sexual Intelligence. Psychology Today simply says “To improve your sex life, buy this book.” Dan Savage says Marty's current book on pornography “makes me feel sane.”

    Marty appears frequently in the popular media, such as The New York Times and The New Yorker, National Public Radio and The Daily Show. He recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based sex education. Marty’s Sexual Intelligence blog and e-newsletter are frequently cited as sources of innovative thinking about sexuality, culture, politics, and the media.

    Each year Marty trains thousands of professionals across the US, Europe, and Asia. He has been an invited Master Presenter at nine state CAMFT conferences. Audiences consistently call his talks thought-provoking, practical, and entertaining. https://www.martyklein.com

    This is a 6 CEU presentation. 

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

    SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 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, September 12, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

    Presented by Benjamin E. Caldwell, Psy.D.

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      About The Presenter

      Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California’s first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors, and drove the change in title from “intern” to “associate” for pre-licensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in working with couples.

      Registration includes 6 CEUs for your law and ethics renewal, a hot breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, drinks, and snacks. Michael's at Shoreline is a beautiful venue with outdoor patios for breaks and eating.

      TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

      SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 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, July 09, 2016 Newly Licensed Support Group - North Region
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