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.

    • Friday, February 17, 2023
    • Saturday, February 18, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • ONLINE
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    Presented by Dave Jensen, JD

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

    You must attend both days for 6 CEUs. We will not issue partial credit.
    A recording of this event will be provided to registrants for viewing for 3 months.

    This six-hour presentation on law and ethics will address a wide-variety of topics including, but not limited to, the clinician’s decision-making process, including suicidality and Tarasoff issues; advertising; psychotherapist-patient privilege issues; the “Golden Rule of Confidentiality”;  service of subpoenas; responding to subpoenas; handling of suspected child abuse reports; recordkeeping trends; and, various business structures for psychotherapy practices. 

    Presentation Goals

    This course is designed to expose therapists to a wide-variety of laws and regulations concerning issues arising within their practices and to develop their confidence in addressing such issues.

    Learning Objectives

    • Participants will be able to identify three key principles of sound clinical thinking.
    • Participants will be able to name three different business structures for providing mental health services to consumers.
    • Participants will be able to describe five situations that will likely affect their practices and what to do about them.

    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: LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs

    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, February 24, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA
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    Presented by Dr. Marty Klein

    Includes 3 CEUs

    This event will be IN PERSON and online. For in person, we will be offering hors d'oeuvres and drinks before the event, beginning at 4pm. The event will begin at 4:30 with a break, when we will offer more food and drinks. A recording of this presentation will be available for 3 months to those who register.

    There’s SO much going on in couples sessions: power dynamics, contrasting narratives, cultural assumptions, old wounds, the lack of agreements about household routines—not to mention our own counter-transference.

    In this program we’ll examine the architecture of couples, and of couples therapy. What are the building blocks that every successful couple needs—and how do we help people develop them? What are some reliable techniques we can use with couples who won’t cooperate, or when we get stuck? And how can an existential perspective help redirect couples who expect us to do their work for them?

    • Setting & managing patients’ expectations of therapy


    • Enhancing couples’ conflict management

    • Making and keeping agreements
    • Power dynamics and narratives of powerlessness
    • The importance of existential issues
    • What is NOT a sexual problem?
    • Diversity and cultural concerns

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Assess a couple’s power dynamics, and describe the results to the couple
    • Name 3 issues that couples commonly present as sexual issues, which are more effectively treated as something else
    • Teach couples the importance of making and keeping agreements, with illustrations of effective and ineffective agreements

    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.

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, Licensed or pre-licensed therapists nationwide.

    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.

    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.

    Event Policy Information

    • Saturday, March 18, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, United States
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    Presentation by Connie Habash, LMFT 

    Includes 3 CEUs for LMFTs, LEPs, LSCWs and LPCCs

    Nature immersion is a deeply healing, transformative experience for many of us. Recent studies affirm this, showing that mindful time spent outdoors can profoundly increase our well-being. There are physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual benefits to time spent in nature. It slows us down, returns us to the present moment, soothes our nervous system, shifts our perspective, and connects us to something larger than our individual selves.

    Ecotherapy is a process of healing and transformation through connection with the natural world. Although it is usually done outdoors, Ecotherapy can also be brought inside the counseling office in a variety of ways. Through experiential, metaphorical, and conceptual ways, nature can inform and guide therapy sessions, sometimes with surprising synchronicities. Being outdoors in nature offers us unique insights, growth, and renewal that aren’t available inside the four walls of our offices or online.

    Join us in an afternoon of Ecotherapy, where you will experience these gifts of “nature as the co-therapist”, supporting your journey of healing and growth, and learn applications for clients in your own therapy practice, both indoors and outside.  

    Program Goals

    The goal of this program is for participants to be able to understand what Ecotherapy is, its benefits to clients, appropriate client populations to practice ecotherapy with, how to create a meaningful Ecotherapy experience, safety and legal concerns with Ecotherapy, and practical applications of Ecotherapy techniques indoors and outdoors. Experiential exercises in nature will be the focal point of this workshop. 

    Learning Objectives

    After attending this course, participants will be able to...

    1. Name at least 3 benefits of Ecotherapy
    2. Explain the difference between "Walk and Talk" therapy and Ecotherapy     
    3. Identify safety considerations for outdoor practice of Ecotherapy     
    4. Conceptualize at least 2 indoor Ecotherapy practices
    5. Know how to structure an Ecotherapy session in nature and identify at least 2 outdoor Ecotherapy practices
    About the Presenter

    Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT, Ecotherapist, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, yoga & meditation teacher, interfaith minister, and author of Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life. Connie graduated from the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program at JFK University in 1994 and became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1999, integrating body, mind, heart, and spirit in her work with individuals, couples, and groups.

    Her love of nature and ecotherapy began with programs through Gaia Passages at the Artemis Wilderness Camp, and the Art of Mentoring with 8 Shields Institute since 2014. Deep nature connection quickly became a foundation of her classes, workshops, and retreats, and she subsequently completed her Level 1 &2 Ecotherapy Certificates with Ariana Candell through The Earthbody Institute. She currently teaches their Level 1 online course.

    Connie is passionate about personal growth, healing, and deepening spirituality through nature. She creates a nurturing space to awaken, grow, and serve the planet in her online community, Awakening Women of the Earth (AWE), as well as her other online programs, psychotherapy practice, in-person retreats, workshops, and Ecotherapy sessions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Discover more at her website: https://www.AwakeningSelf.com/     


    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs

    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.

    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.

    Event Policy Information

    • Saturday, April 29, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • TBD - outdoors
    Registration and more details coming soon!

    Presentation by Jyoti Nadhani, LMFT 

    3 CEUs

    TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs

    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.

    The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. SCV-CAMFT can not be held liable for any damages arising from recommendations or advice given by our speakers or any actions or decisions arising out of the content of this presentation. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

    Event Policy Information


Past events

Friday, January 20, 2023 Trauma Informed Mindfulness
Saturday, December 17, 2022 Coffee Talk
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Annual Membership Celebration!
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 Private Practice 103:  Fees, Billing and All Things Money (Financial Fundamentals)
Saturday, October 29, 2022 Patriarchy, Inner Critics and Shame: Using Internal Family Systems to Support the Mental Health of Moms and Dads
Saturday, October 08, 2022 Pre-Licensed Virtual Symposium
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 State of the Profession
Thursday, September 29, 2022 Private Practice 102: How to Grow your Practice (Marketing Fundamentals)
Friday, August 26, 2022 Mental Health Trends and Needs in Juvenile Justice
Thursday, August 25, 2022 Private Practice 101: Fundamentals of Starting a Practice
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Coffee Talk
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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