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Saturday Workshop: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Ann Steiner, PhD, LMFT

  • Sat, March 25, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael


  • LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP who is not an Active Member of Marin CAMFT
  • PSY or RN who is an active Member of Marin CAMFT
  • PSY, RN not a member of Marin CAMFT

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 March 25, 2017



  Ann Steiner, PhD, LMFT

Sudden emergencies happen to us all. Now is the time to plan for your minor or serious illnesses, retirement, relocation and death. Psychotherapist Ann Steiner, PhD, LMFT walks participants through the process of protecting their patients, colleagues, families and themselves.

Did you know that you are required to have a professional will? Most clinicians aren’t aware that their Ethics Codes require them to have a plan in place for the disposition of their practices in the event of an unplanned absence.  Every guild and professional organization for mental health professionals expects its members to have at least the equivalent of a Professional Will*. 

After you register you will receive the latest downloadable version of The Professional WillTM: Guidelines for Managing Planned and Unplanned Absence. By creating a document that spells out your wishes for the continuing care of your clients in your absence, you will have done everything possible to assure continuity of care for your clients, and peace of mind for yourself.

This clear, informative guide walks you through the process of putting your plan in place and helps you decide how your clients and treatment plans should be handled in the event of a temporary or prolonged absence. It includes a wide selection of optional templates, including termination letters to clients, formats for patient/client summaries, advice about selecting your Emergency Response Team as well as instructions for your Emergency Response Team. It also includes a system for you to keep all the documentation needed to customize an absence plan for your practice, and much more.

The Professional Will Package is ordinarily available to download from Dr. Steiner’s website for $89.95, however we are able to include it in our registration for $60.00 The fee also includes lunch, to be provided by the hotel. If you have any questions about the Workshop or the Will Package, please contact Pam Sweeney at or 415 455 5468 before you register for the workshop. This 6-hour workshop meets the requirements for mandatory Law and Ethics continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, psychologists and nurses. (See below)


PSYCHOLOGIST  $219  $229

Ann Steiner, PhD, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA has led the charge in bringing this important and frequently neglected issue to the attention of therapists throughout the US and internationally. She has published over twenty articles, been cited in many additional publications, and since 1999, has spoken and taught on this important yet taboo topic of preparing for the illness, death, relocation, and retirement of psychotherapists.

She provides continuing education, consults to therapists, teaches, and has published over 20 articles about the Therapist’s Professional Will for more than 13 years. She presents programs for national and international societies, including the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the California Psychological Association, CAMFT and more. 

This workshop will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94913.


  • 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 Programs
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Programs 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 or contact David Lukoff, PhD at

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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