MARIN CAMFT

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Upcoming events

    • Sat, October 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    Workshop Description:

    In times of great racial turmoil, turbulence, and strife there is always a population of committed and conscientious individuals outside of the targeted racial group who aspire to be allies in the struggle for racial and social justice. Being an effective cross-racial ally requires more than having good intentions or possessing a passionate desire to make a difference. At its core it is less concerned about what one says, or aspires to be, and more about the actions that one ultimately takes.

    Being an effective cross-racial ally requires knowing thyself as a racial being as well as developing mastery of a skillset that is germane to having intense, complicated, and nuanced conversations about race and racism.

    This workshop will conduct a comprehensive exploration of the salient issues and pitfalls that often impede the ability of the well-intentioned aspiring ally from becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally. Special attention will be devoted to identifying the steps and strategies for becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

    1. Apply strategies for becoming effective cross-racial allies.
    2. Demonstrate strategies for challenging and overcoming personal barriers (such as white fragility) that serve as roadblocks to becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally.
    3. Describe strategies for enhancing racial literacy as tool for fortifying effective cross-racial liaisons


    Presenter: 

    Dr. Kenneth V. HardyDr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, NY.


    Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs).

    As this is a longer training, a total of 30 minutes of short breaks will be incorporated throughout, for which no continuing education credit is earned.


    Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

    • Date: Saturday, October 23
    • Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Pacific
    • Location:  Online via Zoom.


    Additional Information

    For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

    • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

    • 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.

    • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

    • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

    • 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 or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, 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.

    By presenter request, this event will not be recorded and therefore will not be available to Marin CAMFT members later. We hope you'll be able to attend the live presentation in order to benefit from Dr. Hardy's information firsthand.

    CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate.  Certificates are sent out by email within one week of the event pending receipt of the evaluation.


    • Fri, November 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    The Marin County Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional   Community (PI/CPC) Service Committee of AA will review how AA operates in your community and how AA can be a resource in your work as a therapist to help anyone who has a desire to stop drinking. 

    We will highlight the 86-year history of Alcoholics Anonymous, describe what we do and how we do it as well as clarify what we do not do.  The vital role of Anonymity will be discussed including how it can assist professionals in referring to AA.  Speakers will share their personal story of alcoholism, how AA has worked for them and what their life is like now.  

    You will be introduced to AA literature and videos that can increase your understanding of AA and be a resource in your work as a therapist.  Any questions you have will be answered and you are invited to let us know of any challenges you have had in using AA as a resource.  Marin PI/CPC can be reached at: aamarinpicpc@gmail.com 

    Marin PI/CPC welcomes requests to speak to non-AA Groups.


    Goals for this training:

    1. Review the history of AA and why it continues to work after 86 years
    2. Discover the role of anonymity and how it protects AA and the newcomer
    3. Identify existing AA resources that can benefit you and your clients
    4. Use personal history to illustrate differences/sameness in recovery


    Objectives:

    Participants will be able to: 

    1. Identify the essential components of AA
    2. Describe how AA functions in Marin County and its efforts to support newcomers
    3. Discuss why and how AA identifies itself as a spiritual program and not a religious one
    4. Discuss some of the key results of the 2014 Membership Survey and efforts to address diversity and inclusion in AA


      Presenters:

      Mike W. serves on the Marin PI/CPC service committee as the co-coordinator of the Cooperation with the Professional Community outreach effort.  His first AA meeting was in the Chicago area and he stopped drinking after moving to San Francisco in 1981.  Mike just celebrated his 40th year without alcohol or any other drug.  He attributes the single commitment demanded by AA, rigorous honesty, to be the foundation of all the positive outcomes in his life since he stopped drinking.

      Greg B. has been a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since February of 2018. He serves on the Marin PI/CPC committee with the Cooperation with the Professional Community outreach effort.  The Marin County AA fellowship welcomed Greg with open arms when he was at the darkest point in his life. He credits AA for his transformation from a homeless alcoholic and drug addict to a sober, grateful, and productive member of society.  

      Kayley J. has been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous since June 10, 2017, and recently celebrated 4 years of continuous sobriety.  She serves on the Marin PI/CPC Committee as the High School Outreach Coordinator and cherishes the opportunity to share the message of AA with young people across Marin County.  Kayley has found her home, her herd, and her purpose in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, and for that she is forever grateful.



      The Zoom link and password are provided in the registration confirmation email after sign-up is completed.

      Attendance at the live event in full and completion of the evaluation at the end qualifies for 2 hours of Continuing Education (2 CEUs).


      PLEASE NOTE: This event will be audio recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice. This recording will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading.

        Date: Friday, November 12
        Time: 12 noon to 2 pm Pacific
        Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members and reciprocal members, $20 for non-members.
        Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.


        Additional Information

        For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

          • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

          • 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.

          • Refund Policy: Our refund policy requires a $20 processing fee, therefore refunds are not available for this program, as the maximum purchase price is $20. We also do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant.  Please email the CE Director with any questions.

          • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

          • 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 or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, 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 are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate. 


          • Sat, November 20, 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register


          Workshop Description:

          The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is a specialized clinical approach for mental health professionals who work with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). NARM is a cutting-edge model for addressing relational, developmental trauma, cultural and intergenerational trauma, by working with the disorganized attachment patterns that cause life-long psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties. These early, unconscious patterns of disconnection deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships. Learning how to work simultaneously with these diverse elements is a radical shift that has profound clinical implications for healing complex trauma. As such, NARM has become an invaluable treatment option for the Trauma-Informed Care movement.

          This developmentally-oriented, neuroscientifically-informed model, as outlined in Dr. Laurence Heller’s book Healing Developmental Trauma, emerged out of earlier psychotherapeutic orientations including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Therapy, and Somatic Psychotherapy approaches such as Gestalt Therapy and Somatic Experiencing®, and bridges traditional psychotherapy with somatic approaches within a context of relational practice. NARM is a mindfulness-based clinical treatment, as its method is grounded in a phenomenological approach to addressing identity and consciousness of self – who we truly are beneath these patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world. Seen in this way, healing complex trauma is a vehicle for transformation on a personal and collective level.

          There are presently thousands of mental health professionals trained in NARM around the world, and there are currently NARM Therapist trainings running in over 10 countries. In the summer of 2020, the NARM Training Institute is launching a Level 1 NARM Online Basics Training for professionals who work with individuals and populations dealing with complex trauma. In addition to mental health professionals, this training is geared toward healthcare workers, substance abuse counselors, educators, first responders, bodyworkers and other allied fields. The NARM Training Institute offers a wide variety of other in-person and online learning opportunities to promote the Trauma-Informed movement.

          Learning Objectives:

          Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

          1. Participants will be able to articulate a theoretical and clinical differentiation between shock trauma (PTSD) and complex trauma (C-PTSD) through the lens of the NeuroAffective Relational Model.
          2. Participants will be able to identify and apply their clinical understanding of the 5 NARM Adaptive Survival Styles and how they affect adult life.
          3. Participants will be able to apply and practice the NARM Relational Model.
          4. Participants will gain theoretical, clinical and experiential insight into applying the 4 NARM Pillars: the basic NARM skills in resolving complex trauma.

          Presenter: 

          Brad KammerBrad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT is a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Brad is a Somatic Psychotherapist and has studied under and taught with his mentor Dr. Laurence Heller for over two decades. Brad is the NARM Training Institute Training Director, and also a NARM Master Therapist, Consultant, and Senior Faculty Trainer, teaching NARM internationally. Brad has also studied under Dr. Peter Levine and is a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner, Consultant and Faculty Trainer, and has been involved in bringing SE to various communities around the world. Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology and Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has specialized in addressing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he is a Psychotherapist, College Professor, Trauma Consultant, and Community Educator on Stress, Trauma, Relationships & Self-Care.

          Special Offers:

          • 2-week free trial to the NARM Inner Circle, an online membership program

          • Special discount code for $50 off any 2021 Level 1 Online NARM Basics Training or Level 2 NARM Therapist Training


            Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 3 hours of Continuing Education Units (3 CEUs).


            PLEASE NOTE: This event will be audio recorded. By registering for this event you are consenting to a recording being made which may include your voice. This recording will be posted on the Marin CAMFT website's events library, and available to members for review and downloading. We're sorry, but at this time, CEUs may only be earned for attendance at our live presentations.

            Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

            • Date: Saturday, November 20
            • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific
            • Location:  Online via Zoom. Password and link sent upon registration.


            Additional Information

            For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

            • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

            • 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.

            • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

            • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

            • 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 or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, 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.

            Audio recordings of the event and any handouts will be made available to all registrants after the presentation and receipt of the course evaluation.

            CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate. Certificates are sent out by email within one week of the event pending receipt of the evaluation. 


          Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

          PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

          (415) 459 3484       www.marincamft.org


          Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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