Workshop: Disaster Mental Health Training for Mental Health Professionals, Greg Childs, LMFT

  • Sat, October 03, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Room 201, Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
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  • Marin CAMFT Trauma Response Team Members can request their registration code by contacting or

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Saturday, October 3, 2015  9:00 - 4:30 
Disaster Mental Health Training 
for Mental Health Professionals
Greg Childs, LMFT

Mental health professionals have much to offer when assisting in the aftermath of tragic events, but crisis response requires an intervention model rather than a treatment model for providing service to individuals, groups, and communities. An overview of crisis response will be presented with a focus on the duties and responsibilities of mental health professionals.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Disaster Response & Disaster Mental Health
  • Crisis Response: Management & Intervention
  • Crisis Intervention Model of Care
  • California Mental/Behavioral Health Disaster Framework
  • Core Competencies & Essential Intervention Skills
  • Professional Development & Service Opportunities

Gregory A. Childs, MA, LMFT consults with educational and business in designing crisis management and response systems, developing critical incident stress management programs, training crisis response teams, and providing direct crisis intervention and counseling services. He has extensive training and experience in the field of mental health as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice and in public education as a school counselor, principal and teacher.

He is the former Crisis Response Team leader and trainer for Poway Unified School District, the former President and Clinical Director of the San Diego County CISM Team, serves on the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT) Crisis Response Education and Resource Committee, represents CAMFT on the California Disaster Mental Health Coalition, and is an approved trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He also served on the staff of Support Services for Animal Care Professionals, a non-profit organization providing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention workshops and CISM services for animal shelter personnel and volunteers throughout the United States.

For more information, please contact Jacque Ladrech at 415 479 9008.

  • Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Room 201, Corte Madera, CA 94925 
  • Lunch will be on your own at one of the many nearby restaurants 

       Trauma Response Team  $79  
       Marin CAMFT Member  $89
       Non Marin CAMFT   $99

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train licensees to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs 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 Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.

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 ProcedureMarin 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 Programs.

Anti-Discrimination PolicyMarin 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.


This workshop qualifies to receive 6 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to provide CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.


6 CEUs for Psychologists and RNs will be provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, which is approved by the APA to provide CE for psychologists and by the CBN to provide CE for RNs. Contact David Lukoff, Phd or call 727 763 3576 for more information.

This workshop is sponsored by:        

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

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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