Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Upcoming events

    • 06/25/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM
    Register

    LAW & ETHICS PART ONE

    “Solving the Subpoena Puzzle: The Art of Testifying" and “Record, Records, Records… Record Keeping, Releasing Records, and BBS Records”

    THIS IS PART ONE OF TWO EVENTS. PART TWO WILL BE HELD FRIDAY, JULY 23, 9:00 - 12:30. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PART TWO, PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK

    THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR. OPTION ONE IS BOTH EVENTS. OPTION TWO IS THIS EVENT ONLY. 

    PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHOOSE WHICH TRAINING PREFERENCE YOU WOULD LIKE. 

    Solving the Subpoena Puzzle: The Art of Testifying

    SYLLABUS

    1.5 CEs

    June 25, 2021

    9:00 am – 10:30 pm

    1.5 CEs

    Presenter Information

    Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

    CAMFT Staff Attorney


    General Information/Description

    Level of Learning: Introductory

    This presentation is intended to provide an overview of subpoenas seeking your testimony and the ins and outs of actually testifying. In this 1 1/2 hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin Roscoe will help you master subpoenas for testimony by reviewing their purpose, how to figure out what is asked of you, what the psychotherapist-patient privilege is, and what it looks like to actually be called to testify.


    Educational Goals

    Participants will gain a greater understanding of a subpoena, what its purpose is, and best practices to follow when served with a subpoena for testimony.


    Measurable Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to identify the elements of a subpoena commanding appearance at a deposition and/or hearing. Participants will be able to analyze a subpoena to determine who issued the subpoena, which patient the subpoena pertains to, what is requested, and steps to take when testifying. Participants will be able to identify the three possible holders of the psychotherapist-patient privilege and the circumstances under which a therapist may not assert the privilege.


    Outline

    1. Subpoenas

    a. Attorney’s Toolbox

    b. Purpose of a subpoena ad testificandum

    c. Why one might be called to testify


    2. Service of a Deposition Subpoena

    a. What it looks like


    3. The subpoena itself

    a. Who issued it

    b. Who is involved

    c. What are you to do

    d. What is being asked for

    e. Do you have what they’re looking for

    f. Are you authorized to do what you’re asked to do

    g. Are you getting paid


    4. Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege

    a. What is it

    b. Who holds it

    c. When does it not attach to your work

    d. What to do with it


    5. The Deposition

    a. What to Expect

    b. How to Prepare

    c. The Deposition Itself


    6. Service of a Subpoena for Appearance at Hearing or Trial

    a. What service looks like


    7. Breaking down a Subpoena for Appearance at Hearing or Trial

    a. Who issued it

    b. Who is involved

    c. What are you to do

    d. What is being asked for

    e. Do you have what they’re looking for

    f. Are you authorized to do what you’re asked to do

    g. Are you getting paid


    8. The Hearing or Trial

    a. What to Expect

    b. How to Prepare

    c. The Hearing/Trial Itself


    9. Ethical Considerations

    a. Provide truthful testimony

    b. Remain impartial

    c. Express professional opinions

    d. Professional communications


    Record, Records, Records… Record Keeping, Releasing Records, and BBS Records

    SYLLABUS

    1.5 CEs

    June 25, 2021

    10:45 am – 12:15 pm

    Presenter Information

    Luke M. Martin, MBA, Esq.

    CAMFT Staff Attorney


    General information/Description

    Level of Learning: Intermediate

    Not only is maintaining records a legal and ethical requirement or contractually required by managed care organizations, keeping records can benefit both the client and the therapist. Records keep track of the client’s treatment and progress, can help with care coordination, and may protect the therapist in potential legal, administrative or ethics proceedings. This presentation will review both California and HIPAA requirements on record keeping and answer essential questions such as what should be included in the record, how do I secure the record, how long do the records need to be kept, and who owns what in the event of a dispute.


    Educational Goals:

    Participants will learn anything and everything about treatment records including what is considered a record, what is included in a record, how the record must be stored, how long the record must be kept for, how the record may be disseminated to third parties, and who actually owns the record.


    Measurable Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the three most common ways a record request can be handled
    2. Explain how the local, state, and federal requirements differ on maintaining the security of a record
    3. Explain how long a record must be kept for child and adult clients
    4. Discuss the legal implications of giving out a copy of the record, treatment summary, or withholding the record
    5. Recommend the best practices in maintain CEU records, supervision qualifications, and employee records

    Outline:

    I. Client Record-Keeping

    a. Basics in Recordkeeping

    b. What is Included in a Record?

    c. How Do I Secure a Record?

    d. How Long Do I Keep Records?

    e. Who Owns the Record?


    II. Release of Client Information

    a. Basics

    b. Give A Copy of the Records

    c. Treatment Summary

    d. Withholding Records


    III. Miscellaneous Records

    a. CEU Records

    b. Supervision Qualifications

    c. Employee Records



    Presenter Bios

    Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to the Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012. 

    Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.

    It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the current pandemic issues facing our country, refunds will be considered by the Continuing Education committee and Board of Directors.

    Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

    Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or michael.crile.lmft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

    This individual course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)

    • 06/25/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
    Register

    Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

    Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

    Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the last Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

    CAMFT - CSJV Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

    Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CAMFT - CSJV Chapter

    Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

    https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


    • 07/23/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM
    Register

    LAW & ETHICS PART TWO

    Writing Letters/Opinions & Treatment of Minors

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Jul 23, 2021 09:00 am – 12:15 pm PST

    Topic: Chapter L&E (3 CEs)

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    TO SIGN UP FOR BOTH LAW & ETHIC EVENTS, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK

    BOTH LAW & ETHICS TRAININGS

    THIS PAGE WILL ONLY SIGN YOU UP FOR THIS EVENT AND NOT BOTH EVENTS

    “Writing Letters and Offering Opinions”

    9:00 am – 10:30 am

    1.5 CEs


    Presenter Information

    Mike Griffin, LCSW, Esq.

    CAMFT Staff Attorney


    General information/Description

    This 1 ½ hour workshop provides an overview of key issues that are important for therapists to consider when offering their professional opinion, including circumstances where the therapist is asked to write a letter for a client/patient. The workshop will discuss key legal and ethical issues, which apply to this topic, including sections of the Code of Ethics that apply when working with court-involved cases. Vignettes will be utilized for discussion, as time allows.


    Educational Goals

    Participants will gain a greater understanding of key legal and ethical issues that are important to consider before offering a professional opinion regarding a client, including circumstances where a therapist is asked to write a letter or to offer their opinion in in court-involved cases.


    Measurable Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Describe and discuss three or more sections of the CAMFT Code of ethics that are relevant to consider before writing a letter regarding a client/patient.

    2. Describe three or more questions that a therapist should consider before writing a letter for a client.

    3. Describe and discuss one or more sections of the CAMFT Code of Ethics that are relevant for a therapist to consider before offering their opinion in a case that is court-involved.

    4. Explain why a therapist should consider their scope of competence when offering their professional opinion in a letter, or in testimony.



    “The Fundamentals of Minor Consent”

    10:45 am – 12:15 pm

    1.5 CEs


    Instructor Information

    Alain Montgomery, Esq.

    CAMFT Staff Attorney


    General information/Description

    Working with minors requires an understanding of the laws that pertain to minor consent. During this 90-minute presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Alain Montgomery will review who can lawfully consent to a minor’s mental health care treatment in California, the criteria specified in pertinent laws authorizing minors to consent to their own treatment, and common issues related to the confidentiality of the minor’s healthcare information.


    Educational Goals:

    Participants will gain a better understanding of the applicable minor consent laws and the CAMFT ethical standard(s) that relate to minor consent. As a result of the workshop, participants will be better equipped to make informed legally and ethically sound decisions when working with minors.


    Measurable Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1) Define the elements required for valid consent of a minor’s mental health treatment under California law 2) Identify the ethical standard(s) relevant to a therapist’s duty to determine who has the legal authority to consent to treatment for a minor

    3) Distinguish between legal and physical custody of a minor in California

    4) Identify when parents or legal representatives have the legal authority to consent to mental health treatment for a minor

    5) Identify the circumstances and laws that allow a minor to consent to their own mental health treatment in California

    6) Distinguish the laws that determine when either parents/legal representatives or minors are authorized to inspect, access and authorize the disclosure of the minor’s confidential information


    Outline:

    I. Introduction – Fundamental Considerations When Treating Minors

    a. The age of the minor

    b. The minor’s family system

    c. The mechanism that allows a non-biological parent adult to consent to a minor’s treatment

    d. Other laws linked to minor consent laws that prescribe who can inspect, access and authorize the disclosure of the minor’s confidential information


    II. Consent

    a. The Therapist’s Ethical Expectation: CAMFT Code of Ethics 10.11

    b. The Definition of Consent

    c. Who Qualifies as a Minor Under California Law?


    III. Individuals Other Than a Minor Who Can Lawfully Consent to a Minor’s Health Care Treatment

    i. Biological Parents:

    1. Married Parents

    2. Unmarried Parents

    ii. Rights Determined by a Custody Order – Divorced Parents or Unmarried Parents Whose Rights are determined by a Custody Order

    1. Legal Custody

    2. Physical Custody

    a. Divorced Parents with Joint Legal Custody

    b. Divorced Parents where one Parent has Sole Legal Custody

    iii. Legal Guardians: Legal guardians generally have the same rights as biological parents with respect to making mental health care decisions for minor children under their care

    iv. Adoptive Parents

    v. Foster Parents

    vi. Wards or Dependents of the Court

    vii. Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit

    1. Stepparents

    2. Domestic Partners


    IV. Minors Who Possess the Legal Authority to Consent to Their Own Treatment

    a. Circumstances Where Minors Can Consent to Their Own Treatment

    i. Emancipated Minor ii. Minors Living Separate and Apart of Parents

    iii. Minors who are Married

    iv. Minors who are in the Armed Forces

    v. Minors Seeking Dependency Treatment

    vi. Laws that Give Minors the Right to Consent to Their Own Treatment

    1. Family Code

    2. Health and Safety Code 3. Which of the Two Laws May Providers Rely On?


    V. Minor Consent Under HIPAA

    VI. Parental Right’s to a Minor’s Health Care Information

    1. Information Parents Entitled to Know about the Minor’s Treatment 2. Parental Right’s to Access/Inspect the Minor’s Health Care Record

    3. Parental Right’s to Authorize the Release or Disclosure of the Minor’s Health Care Record


    VII. Minor’s Right to Health Care Information

    a. Minor’s Right to Inspect/Access his/her Health Care Record

    b. Minor’s Right to Authorize the Release of his/her Health Care Record


    VIII. Best Practices When Treating Minors

    a. Determine the relationship of the individual requesting service on behalf of the minor

    b. Review any applicable court documents (i.e., custody order, parentage order, birth certificate)

    c. At the outset of treatment, clarify your role with the child and the parents; clarify whom you will communicate with, what you will communicate, when you will provide status updates to the parents and how you will do that.


    IX. Rights not Linked to Consent: The Decision to Invoke or Waive Privilege on Behalf of a Minor

    a. Only the minor’s attorney, or the minor’s court-appointed guardian ad litem can make the decision to waive or invoke privilege on behalf of the minor.

    Presenter Bios

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002.  He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Dep’t in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates.  In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California.

    Alain Lance Montgomery, Esq., is a member of the State Bar of California.  Alain received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Prior to joining the CAMFT legal department, Alain worked in public interest law as a legal advisor for the Superior Court of California where he helped self-represented parties navigate the complexities of small claims litigation.  As a member of the CAMFT legal department, Alain has served as part of the support staff for the CAMFT Ethics Committee and has represented the Association at various state regulatory board meetings.  After graduating from college and before attending law school, Alain worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.


    It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the current pandemic issues facing our country, refunds will be considered by the Continuing Education committee and Board of Directors.

    Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

    Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.crile.amft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

    Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)


    • 07/30/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
    Registration is closed

    Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

    Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

    Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the last Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

    CSJV CAMFT is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

    Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CSJV-CAMFT

    Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

    https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


    • 08/14/2021
    • 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Link will be sent out in email
    Register

    Enhancing Resilience: Therapeutic Strategies to Address Early Childhood Trauma


    Presented by: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S


    Participants will review the role about the impact of developmental trauma on child development. This workshop will build professional confidence in using developmentally informed interventions to address and alleviate symptoms of trauma in children.


    Course Syllabus

    Purpose:

    Participants will review the role about the impact of developmental trauma on child development. This workshop will build professional confidence in using developmentally informed interventions to address and alleviate symptoms of trauma in children. Additionally, this workshop will explain ways in which participants can support executive functioning and social-emotional skills. Participants will develop skills and strategies to enhance resilience in children.


    Learning Objectives:             

    1.      Define developmental trauma.
    2.      Implement proactive strategies to promote executive function and social-emotional skills.
    3.      Address challenging behaviors from a trauma-informed perspective.
    4.      Implement developmentally informed approaches to enhancing resilience.
    5.      Implement a resilience-based approach to trauma treatment.  


      Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the clinical director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA, and the owner of Meraki-Minded Professional Development. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Endorsed Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM) and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play and integrative practices to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.  


      The Refund Policy of CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. 

      Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

      Facilities in which CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or michael.crile.lmft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

      This individual course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)


      • 08/21/2021
      • 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom
      Register

      Sorry is not Enough, Infidelity and Betrayal in Couples and Couple Therapy

      Presented by: Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.


      Despite social, cultural, and personal standards of monogamy, affairs remain prevalent in many committed couples. Possibly the most difficult challenge in couple therapy, infidelity in a committed couple can manifest in a variety of forms and for a variety of reasons that reflect the personality and issues of unfaithful partners. The therapist is guided in making accurate assessment of causes and types of affairs leading to therapeutic strategies. Reality that apology no matter how sincere is not enough for recovery lead to areas of clinical exploration. Gender and cultural standards and differences are differentiated as well as characterological issues including personality disorders in the assessment process.

      Authentic and inauthentic forgiveness in recovery, along with acceptance as an alternative approach/process are examined for reconciliation, as well as the roles of the unfaithful partner and the offended partner in creating the context of infidelity. Immediate considerations at the beginning of treatment including boundaries, decision-making, and discussing the impact of the affair lead to issues of intense scrutiny, transparency, flashbacks, trauma, and assessment of commitment along with etiological considerations such as attachment losses, social modeling, and family-of-origin dynamics that guide the therapist to identify the logic of infidelity and thus, the logic of recovery.


      Learning Objectives:            

      1.      Participants will be able to name types and functions for affairs/infidelity.

      2.      Participants will be able to identify aspects that can make up the context of the affair.

      3.      Participants will be able to identify stages of the affair and therapy.

      4.      Participants will be able to name beneficial and problematic consequences of forgiveness vs. acceptance.


      • Causes of Infidelity
      • Prevalence
      • Potential Cross-Cultural Issues
      • Demographics
      • Infidelity Triggers EVERYTHING
      • Types and Function of Affairs
      • One Night Stands
      • Emotional Infidelity
      • Gender & Emotional Intimacy
      • Regular Occasional Liaisons
      • Long-Term Parallel Relationships
      • Affairs with a Purpose
      • Transitional Developmental Affairs
      • Hypersexual Affairs & Paraphiliac Affairs
      • Post-Marriage/Pre-Marriage Affairs
      • Affairs to Stabilize Relationships
      • Characterological Issues
      • Personality Disorders
      • Patterns of Infidelity
      • Partner & Relationship Characteristics
      • Assumptions & Motivation
      • Relationship Stability, Logic, and Fidelity
      • Relationship Quality
      • Commitment: Facile, Desperate, Unqualified, & Qualified
      • Volition & Satisfaction
      • Initial Stages of Affair and Therapy
      • Turmoil
      • Setting Boundaries
      • Self-Care
      • Time-Out & Venting Techniques
      • Discussing the Impact of the Affair
      • Coping with Flashbacks
      • No Major Decisions
      • Recovery & Healing
      • Individual History and Assessment
      • Therapist Confidence
      • Therapy from Clinical Judgment
      • Forgiveness as Part of Reconciliation
      • Authentic & Inauthentic Forgiveness
      • Judgment, Condemnation, & Forgiveness
      • Acceptance vs. Forgiveness
      • Transparency
      • Intense Scrutiny
      • Continued Infidelity & Secrecy
      • Humanizing the Affair Partner
      • Context for Infidelity
      • Why?
      • Theoretical Formulation of Infidelity
      • Betrayal Upon Betrayal
      • Trauma & Trust
      • Transition from Vigilance to Trust
      • Old Patterns of Behavior
      • Logical Infidelity
      • The Relationship After Infidelity

        This training seeks to integrate the variety of experiences and insights from Dr. Mah's multiple experiences, to activate the experiences and wisdom of participants for practical clinical application


        Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.

        Ronald Mah is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  Experiences include: author of “Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood,” 2006, “The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution” 2008, and “Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK-5, Empowering Children in Inclusive Classrooms,” 2009, Corwin Press and twenty e-books on therapy and couple therapy available at www.Smashwords.com; dvd's on child development and behavior, community mental health, Severe Emotional Disturbance school programs, vocational and welfare-to-work programs, Head Start, supervising a high school mental health clinic, supervising therapists, private practice psychotherapy. Education experiences: 16 years in ECE, owner childcare center, elementary & secondary teaching credentials, college instructor, and the Board of Directors of the California Kindergarten Association.  Also previously on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist and presenter for CAMFT conferences and symposiums; and currently on the Eastbay Chapter of CAMFT as well as various CAMFT committees.

        The Refund Policy of CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. 

        Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

        Facilities in which CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or michael.crile.lmft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

        This individual course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)


        • 08/27/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
        Registration is closed

        Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

        Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

        Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the last Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

        CAMFT - CSJV Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

        Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CAMFT - CSJV Chapter

        Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

        https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


        • 09/23/2021
        • (PDT)
        • 09/24/2021
        • (PDT)
        • 2 sessions
        • Zoom
        Register

        The Power of Sandtray: The Work of Individuals, Families, and Partners

        THIS IS A 2-DAY EVENT

        Presented by: Karen Burke, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCST-T


        Day 1 (Thursday, 9/23/2021)

        The Importance of Boundaries & Creating a Safe & Protected Space


        Day 2 (Friday, 9/24/2021)

        Relationship Work


        Sandtray is a wonderful way to tap into hard-to-reach places with our clients. When we decide to utilize this modality, it is important that we understand how to provide an experience that is safe and that allows our clients to do the work they are meant to do. In this 2-day training, we will tap into the elements that are important for both individual and family sandtray work.



        Karen Burke, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCST-T

        Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas. She owns her own business and has been in private practice for 12 years. She is also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Certified SandTray Therapist Trainer. Karen began her sandtray training with Dr. Thresa Kestly in 1999 while attending graduate school in New Mexico. She cofounded Austin SandTray Association (ASTA) as well as Texas SandTray Association (TSTA). She is currently the Past President of TSTA. She uses sandtray therapy with children, adults, families, and couples.

        Karen has been using the sandtray modality for over 20 years. She is the Past President of Texas SandTray Association and been providing sandtray training for over 15 years.


        The Refund Policy of CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. 

        Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

        Facilities in which CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or michael.crile.lmft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

        This individual course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. CAMFT - CSJV Chapter, Inc maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)

        • 09/24/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
        Registration is closed

        Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

        Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

        Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the first Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

        CAMFT - CSJV Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

        Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CAMFT - CSJV Chapter

        Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

        https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


        • 10/16/2021
        • 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)
        • ZOOM

        TENTATIVE

        Michael Crile, LMFT will provide us with a 90 minute presentation of the current requirements of working with sex offenders.

        It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the current pandemic issues facing our country, refunds will be considered by the Continuing Education committee and Board of Directors.

        Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

        Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.crile.lmft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

        Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)


        • 10/29/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
        • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
        Registration is closed

        Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

        Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

        Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the first Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

        CAMFT - CSJV Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

        Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CAMFT - CSJV Chapter

        Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

        https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


        • 11/13/2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
        • ZOOM

        Bio:

        Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, is the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In this role he represents over 32,000 marriage and family therapists and trainees in the state of California. 

        Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he directed the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), the graduate student group within APA. In this role he functioned as the CEO of a medium-sized association (approximately 28,000 members), providing leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of all projects and activities for the organization. 

        Dr. El-Ghoroury practiced as a pediatric psychologist for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center. He was faculty in Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Nabil saw patients with a variety of mental health and health conditions in the Pediatrics Department, served as the consulting psychologist for a bilingual pediatric primary care clinic. As his clinic’s only bilingual (Spanish-speaking) mental health provider at the time, Nabil treated many monolingual Spanish-speaking and bilingual children and families. While he was working at MetroHealth, he received loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. 

        Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He won the Student Research Prize from the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his master’s thesis examining how family members played with children with autism. He was awarded the Achievement in Public Information Award by the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of providing media outreach in Spanish after the Virginia Tech shooting. Most recently, he was accepted into American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Diversity Executive Leadership Program for 2016-2018.

        Dr. El-Ghoroury has been involved in associations as a leader. He was a founding board member of the American Arab, North African, and Middle Easter Psychological Association. He served as Chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for APA. He volunteered as Chair of the Public Education Campaign for the Ohio Psychological Association. He was a student representative to the APA Ethics Code Task, where he helped update the ethical standards that are followed by all psychologists in the US. Currently he serves on the Ethics Committee for ASAE. 

        Nabil has presented at numerous national conferences on topics related to student and professional development in psychology, leadership opportunities for graduate students, social media, and health and educational disparities in autism. He has spoken frequently about how to afford graduate school and has described the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to numerous audiences of students and recent doctorate.

        He was a keynote speaker for the 2012 Hawaii Psychological Association annual conference. Fully fluent in Spanish, he has presented in Spanish at several conferences in Latin America, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba.

        Nabil received his Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University.

        It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the current pandemic issues facing our country, refunds will be considered by the Continuing Education committee and Board of Directors.

        Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

        Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.crile.amft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

        Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs , LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)

        • 11/26/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
        • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
        Registration is closed

        Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

        Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

        Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the first Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

        CAMFT - CSJV Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

        Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CAMFT - CSJV Chapter

        Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

        https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


        • 12/31/2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
        • https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt
        Registration is closed

        Are you feeling isolated in private practice? Do you need some balance in your life? Are you scratching your head and wondering what another therapist would do with your client?

        Are you looking to relax, join with other clinicians, share your knowledge, glean wisdom and honest feedback from others, and reflect on your practice in a safe, confidential space?

        Then, we're excited to have you join us! We meet the first Friday of each month...register once and you'll get a reminder before each session. 

        CAMFT - CSJV Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled online consultation meeting.

        Topic: Last Friday Clinical Consult group CAMFT - CSJV Chapter

        Time: This is a recurring meeting online meeting at this secure link:

        https://meet.google.com/vwf-adty-rzt


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      If you have ever been a member and the system won’t let you get member pricing, you need to renew your membership first.  If you have questions, please contact us at csjvcamft@gmail.com

      Some CEU workshops are graciously hosted by Fresno Pacific University in the North Hall (off of Chestnut and Butler streets) - Please refer to the map below or download it here.

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      Most of our training events and workshops are graciously hosted by Fresno Pacific University in the North Hall (off of Chestnut and Butler streets) - Please refer to the map below or download it here.


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