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Friday Evening Lecture Series: Therapeutic Reunification: A Connection-Focused Model for Fractured Families, Dr. Rebecca Bailey, PSY, Jane Dickel, LCSW and Cynthia Psaila, LMFT

  • Fri, May 20, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, Room 201, Corte Madera, Ca 94925



May 20, 2016

Therapeutic Reunification: A Connection-Focused Model for Fractured Families

Dr. Rebecca Bailey, PSY 

Jane Dickel, LCSW

Cynthia Psaila, LMFT

This presentation will define the concept of Therapeutic Reunification and outline who can benefit from this intensive process, including families fractured from high conflict or families struggling to recover from trauma scenarios including familial abduction, stranger abduction, and post-war veteran reunification. A brief review of the literature will explain the evolution of this approach and the research behind treatment-resistant populations. There will be a special focus on how Therapeutic Reunification differs from traditional outpatient therapy; including the implementation of an experiential, solution-focused, culturally sensitive approach. An overview of the essential components to the Transitioning Families Therapeutic Reunification Model (TFTRM) will include some case examples and practical applications for mental health professionals, as well as touch on common pitfalls well-meaning professionals can avoid when working within challenging family systems.

Presenters: Each member of the Transitioning Families team has extensive experience working with a variety of challenging families. Together they share the ultimate goal of assisting families in transitioning from crisis, challenge or conflict to connection and growth. The diversity of their experience has led them to the assumption that, although traditional therapeutic techniques have a place, there are other psycho-educational and experiential methods that help families grow and thrive. The team members have strong psychodynamic therapy backgrounds which they use in a more direct psycho-educational, even didactic approach. Dr. Rebecca Bailey, PSY is Program Director, Jane Dickel, LCSW and Senior Clinician, and Cynthia Psaila, LMFT and Associate Director are the central clinical treatment professionals at Transitioning Families. To learn more about the Transitioning Families Program and each presenter specifically, visit

Rebecca Bailey


Jane Dickel


Cynthia Psaila

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 Evening Lecture Series and about joining the Committee, contact Committee Chairs, Suzanne Richardson and Scott Nelson

CEUs: This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 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, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.

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.

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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