MARIN COUNTY CHAPTER OF CAMFT
FRIDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES
November 18, 2016
Treating Sexually Diverse Clients:
Polishing the Therapeutic Lens
Howard Scott Warshaw, LMFT
This workshop is about Alternative Sexuality clients and how to deal with sexually challenging material in ways which maintain therapeutic rapport and connection. It also covers differentiating between sexual practice and pathology, which is a very important distinction that becomes blurred at times when circumstances and situations are significantly outside a therapist’s experience. This presentation clearly delineates key issues and sheds light on popular misconceptions around working therapeutically with alternative sexuality clients.
Howard Scott Warshaw, MA, ME, LMFT is The Silicon Valley Therapist. After decades in the valley as a creative technologist and artist he shifted his attention to human systems and became a licensed psychotherapist. Howard also produced and directed the award winning documentary film Vice & Consent, which examines the inner experience of people in San Francisco’s BDSM community. This film is now part of the Human Sexuality curriculum at several universities where Howard lectures on a regular basis.
Howard loves practicing psychotherapy because it employs every aspect of his eclectic skill set in the service of others. He specializes in helping hi-tech professionals and couples deal with the unique stresses and challenges of life in Silicon Valley.
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 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 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. 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 Director at Large for Programs.
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.