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    • Sat, August 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Blackie's Pasture, Tiburon

    Marin CAMFT Tiburon Walk - Meet at Blackies Pasture


    Join us for a walk and talk hike from Blackie’s Pasture to downtown Tiburon where we will stop for lattes and pastries at Cafe Acri at 1 Main Street.  All are welcome.  Exit 101 at Tiburon Blvd.  Follow E Tiburon Blvd. to Greenwood Beach Road and turn right into the parking lot.  The entrance is just after the intersection of Tiburon Blvd. and Reed Ranch Road. This is a flat trail with fabulous views of the bay.  


    Saturday, August 5, 9 am to 12 noon

    Distance 5 miles round trip.   

    Time is 2-3 hours - led by Lisa Lund, LMFT




    • Fri, September 08, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    Leaky Gut, Leaky Boundaries: The Gut-Brain Connection and How the Human Microbiome Impacts Mind-Body-Spirit Well-Being 

    Katie Cole, DO


    How many of your clients seem to have “brain fog”, or trouble focusing and concentrating, and remembering what you discussed in your therapy sessions? Or also have low motivation to apply these coping skills? Have any of your clients ever expressed frustration with the outcomes of psychiatric medication treatment? 


    When I first began psychiatric practice over 14 years ago I remember feeling frustrated with the limited and minimal response I would see with most psychotropic medications. As I began to practice holistic and integrative medicine, I realized how vital the gut-brain connection is, and how any type of gut dysfunction can significantly alter physical and emotional well-being, mimicking many psychiatric syndromes including ADHD, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even mood swings.


    Recognizing and treating gut dysfunction along with nutritional deficiencies can have a drastic result in improving your clients’ focus and concentration, energy levels, motivation and even depression, anxiety and mood stability. Today we will review how the gut and brain are intricately connected; some simple ways that you can help your clients improve their digestive health and nutritional deficiencies, powerfully impacting the results of your therapy practice.


    Dr. Katie Cole is a talented and caring Holistic Psychiatrist and Medical Intuitive, dedicated to enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of all patients. She specializes in a root-cause approach using functional medicine to diagnose and treat psychiatric symptoms and syndromes. She is passionate about “wholistic” approaches to healing and utilizes many tools including nutrition, micronutrient supplementation, energy medicine, Reiki energy healing and transformational coaching.

    This talk will discuss the human microbiome, the gut-brain communication patterns and the impact of gut microbiome dysfunction on emotional and physical well-being. This talk will also provide some simple yet powerful recommendations to improve psychiatric symptoms by implementing specific nutrients vital for optimal well-being.


    Katie Cole, DO is an award-winning, innovative psychiatrist, who is a pioneer in the field of A New Psychiatry, integrating holistic psychiatry, functional and integrative medicine, along with medical intuition. She is radically shifting the current landscape of psychiatry.


    Dr. Cole is a holistic Psychiatrist who helps women heal and transform their physical, emotional and spiritual bodies simultaneously using a progressive “root cause”, personalized medicine approach. Dr. Cole believes that many psychiatric syndromes are a direct result of underlying inflammation, and that the body can heal itself if given the proper environment in which to heal (nutrition, healthy gut microbiome, healthy digestion and following an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle).


    Dr. Cole blends functional medicine with medical intuition to evaluate and treat the underlying causes of inflammation or “dis-ease”. She believes in first building a strong physical and emotional foundation.  This may include laboratory testing, brain imaging, holistic nutrition, micronutrient repletion, herbal, hormonal and other approaches while minimizing use of traditional medications, to promote optimal health and well-being.


    Dr. Cole promotes deep, permanent body-mind-spirit healing, which lays the foundation for soul evolution and radical transformation. Her unique ability to connect the spiritual and physical realm allows her patients to discover and better understand their own internal map for healing, therefore promoting self-empowerment.


    Dr. Cole is board certified in Psychiatry, and has extensive training in Functional and Orthomolecular Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Reiki Energy Healing, Women’s Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, Ayurvedic Medicine, Transformational Coaching, Spiritual Medicine and Medical Intuition. Dr. Cole creatively and effectively blends her training and expertise to guide her patients to obtain ideal balance and harmony. She currently practices at Functional Medicine SF in San Rafael. 



    Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.


    Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

    Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

    Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.

       
    Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

    Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the CE Director on no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

    Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

    Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

    Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

    Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

    CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.

    • Sat, September 23, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Room 201, Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925


    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    SATURDAY WORKSHOP

    September 23, 2017

    Male Sexuality:  A Sex-Positive Perspective

    Gary Gross, LMFT


    Working with boys and men in psychotherapy can be both frustrating and rewarding. Males are not socialized to verbally express a range of emotions, they typically have difficulty with feelings of intimacy, vulnerability and shame, and many times they believe they are in treatment to appease someone else. Instead of seeing therapy as a proactive and courageous step toward better mental health, entering treatment symbolically represents failure, weakness, or both.  This means therapists often begin their individual or couples work with a built-in handicap.


    Male sexuality is often perceived in popular culture as aggressive, selfish and out of control. Every day the media reports another salacious story of men behaving badly. And yet, adolescent males feel considerable pressure to “score,” men are anxious about their “performance” in bed, and most guys receive conflicting messages about how, when and where to express their sexual energy.  This creates insecurity, shame and unrealistic expectations—both for their partners and for themselves.


    This workshop will look at the life issues that create problems for men, and address through evolutionary psychology and recent brain research some of the important ways that males and females differ in regard to sexuality.  We will explore the possible effects of pornography on male sexuality, and look critically at the widespread belief that men can become “addicted” to sexual behavior. This belief creates a continuing narrative that male sexuality is dangerous and unmanageable. Treatment is enhanced if we know how to help men navigate these pervasive beliefs with compassion and we can create a working relationship that does not further contribute to their shame.


    Gary Gross, LMFT, has been involved professionally with the concerns of boys and men since the late 1970’s when he helped organize the first California Men’s Gathering and taught coursework on Men and Masculinity at City College of San Francisco.  He obtained an M.A. in Sociology in 1976, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 1984, and has been in private practice since 1987.  He has worked at several local non-profit agencies, matching boys with men at Big Brothers and Sisters, developing the first (and only) treatment program in Marin for male juvenile sex offenders at Family Service Agency, and running groups for abused boys through FSA’s Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program.  He specializes in working with boys, men and couples and provides consultation to groups and other professionals regarding best practices with this population.  




    This Marin CAMFT Workshop, Male Sexuality: A Sex-Positive Perspective, featuring Gary Gross, LMFT takes place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Corte Madera Town Center, which is located at 770 Tamalpais Drive, Room 201, Corte Madera, CA 94925. 


    FEE SCHEDULE


       MCAMFT MEMBERS  NON-MEMBERS
     CLINICAL/ASSOCIATE  $59  $69
     PRELICENSED  $29  $39
     PSY/RN  $69  $79



    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

     9:00   Introductory Comments
     9:20 Life Issues that Create Problems for Men: Specific to Male Sexuality
    Compartmentalization
    Relationships with our Fathers
    Male Friendships
    Emotional Literacy/Intelligence
    Lifelong Emotional Immaturity and Behavioral Impulsivity
    Anger Management
    Warriors, Competition and Risk-taking
    Work, Money and Power
    Sexuality
    Intimacy, Vulnerability and Shame
     9:50  Myths About Male Sexuality 
     10:20  Comfort Break
     10:30 Brain Research
    Differences Between Male and Female Sexuality
    Evolutionary Psychology 
     11:00 The Myth of Sexual Addiction: How this Diagnosis Can Be Harmful to Men 
     11:30 Pornography: Pros and Cons 
     12:00   End of Program
    Turn in Evaluations
    Collect your CE Certificate 


    WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Know the 10 life issues that create problems for men, especially as these relate to male sexuality
    • How myths about male sexuality promote shame and are damaging to both men and women
    • How recent brain research and findings from evolutionary psychology help us understand the differences between how men and women value sexual relationships
    • The ways in which the concept of "sexual addiction" can be damaging and create more shame for men
    • To better understand the positive and negative consequences of men viewing pornography and how this impacts their sexual relationships

    MARIN CAMFT CE POLICIES

    • Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 
    • Information: For more information about Marin CAMFT's Workshops and about joining the Committee, please contact the Director-at-Large for CE.
    • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 
    • Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director-at-Large for CE  no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.
    • Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director-at-Large for CE, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need. All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.
    • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director-at-Large for CE.
    • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.
    • CEU Approvals: This workshop meets the qualifications for 6 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for license renewal. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents  Contact Director-at-Large for CE for more information.
    • CEUs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. CE credits for nurses in California are available through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (BRN Provider CEP10318). The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and LMFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.   For questions about CE visit www.spiritualcompetency.com or contact David Lukoff, PhD at david.lukoff@gmail.com.
    • Fri, October 13, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925

    MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT

    FRIDAY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    Friday, October 13, 2017


    What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Your Practice: Implicit Bias

    Victoria Herzog, LMFT

     

    Everyone is biased, no matter how open-minded or educated and regardless of political beliefs; it’s an inevitable aspect of being human. Also known as unconscious bias, implicit bias can be positive or negative and can come in many forms, including innate tendencies as well as internalized beliefs, about a variety of cultural facets. Regardless of their form, if you’re not aware of them, the more trouble they might cause in your professional (as well as personal) relationships.

     

    In this training, Victoria explains the causes and types of implicit bias, then focuses on helping attendees better understand and begin addressing their own. The training will also help attendees understand how implicit bias may show up in the practice of psychotherapy, and offer suggestions on how to work with biases in clients.


    Victoria Herzog is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, and consultant who specializes in working with teens, families, couples, and young adults in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. As an immigrant with a multicultural background, she provides Culturally Inclusive Therapy and is knowledgeable about a variety of cultural aspects including implicit bias, acculturation gaps, and socioeconomic, religious, and racial/ethnic differences, as well as sexual and gender minorities. Victoria worked for many years in community agencies, schools, and a reproductive clinic for teens and young adults before opening a full-time practice in Novato.



    Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.


    Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

    Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

    Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.

       
    Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

    Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the CE Director on no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

    Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

    Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

    Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

    Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

    CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.

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