I hope you are also preparing for Spring. We certainly are
Thank you to David Rogers, LMFT for his training,
“Understand Managing Risk Systematically: What every therapist needs to know
about suicide risk and promoting safety across continuums of care.”
This was such an important training. It was both well
received and well attended.
Our March training will be: “From Clinician to Confident
CEO: How to have more ease, more time off and more profit.: Our March presenter will be: Casey Truffo,
LMFT. This will be an all day training (9:30-4:30 PM. 8:30-9:30 will be for
networking. We hope to see you there.
Our chapter sent 4 members to the CAMFT Leadership
Conference this year. Thank you to all
that attended for volunteering your time on behalf of your chapter and
colleagues. They came back with new ideas that will be presented to fellow
board members at the Board retreat on March 9th, 2019.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Ann Leber, LMFT President-Elect: VACANT Past President: Talal Alsaleem, LMFT, PsyD Secretary: Susan Armstrong, LMFT Treasurer: Merrett Sheridan, LMFT Program Co-Chairs: Susan Martin, AMFT VACANT 3000 Club Chair: Alicia Pharis, LMFT Volunteer Chair: Martha Cowley, LMFT Membership Chair: Krista Kleeman, LMFT Sponsorship Chair: Nichole Cobb, AMFT
News from the BBS
There are many law changes that you need to be aware of as a Board licensee, registrant, or
applicant. While this document highlights some of the bigger changes, the Board highly
recommends reading the bills referenced for greater clarity. The discussed changes become
effective on January 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted. (This is only a small portion covering criminal convictions - the whole document is located at https://bbs.ca.gov/pdf/legupdate_18.pdf)
Effective July 1, 2020, the Board may only deny a license on grounds that an applicant has
been convicted of a crime or subject to formal discipline if one of the following conditions are
1. The applicant has been convicted of a crime within 7 years of the date of their application
that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the profession. The
7-year limit does not apply to convictions for a serious felony (defined in Penal Code
§1192.7), or for those who must register as a sex offender as described in Penal Code
§290(d)(2) or (3).
2. The applicant has been subject to formal discipline by a licensing board within the past 7
years if it was for professional misconduct that would have been cause for disciplinary action
by the Board and is substantially related to the profession. (The prior disciplinary action
cannot be used to deny if it was based on a dismissed or expunged conviction.)
For a full description of the changes related to licensing and convictions, see AB 2138. The
Board is in the process of developing regulations to comply with the provisions of this bill.
Information about the new process, as well as instructions for applicants with convictions who
are applying during the transition period (the period just before July 1, 2020), will be available
before the effective date.
April 3000 Club Workshop
Topic:High Conflict Divorce and Custody Presenter: Carla Friend, LMFT Date: Friday, April 5. 2019 Time: 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map) Room: American River South Free Coffee and Donuts Space is limited so please register here
Workshop Information: Come join us for free coffee and doughnuts while we learn about high conflict divorce and custody cases: This workshop will be focused on working with children and families who come from high conflict divorce or custody cases. In this workshop you will learn how to work with these clients, legal and ethical concerns, as well as learning what your boundaries are and holding your boundaries with this population.
Carla Friend enjoys working with children, adolescents, teens and their families by helping them work through difficult times such as trauma, divorce, self harm, building self esteem, finding the right education/social/family balance, effective communication, setting healthy boundaries and navigating through the difficulties that they face daily.
** Please be courteous and send us an email at email@example.com if you are unable to attend after you have registered. **
Topic: Introduction to EMDR Therapy Presenter: Kim Johnson, LCSW Sponsored by: Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PM Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map) Room: American River North
Doors Open at 9:00AM Networking starts at 9:00 AM
It is the goal of SVC-CAMFT is to ensure that we have an environment that is conducive to learning for all of our attendees so we ask that at our events\workshops not to wear scented products. Thank you.
This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by introducing attendees to EMDR Therapy which is a evidencebased therapy.
Includes: Breakfast and 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. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapists (SVC-CAMFT) CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SVC-CAMFT maintains the responsibility for the program and all its content. CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email in exchange for a completed course evaluation form.
No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.
Come and learn more about EMDR Therapy. Kim Johnson will be providing a wealth of information regarding what EMDR Therapy is, how it works and how to integrate in your clinical practice. After the presentation you will be able to answer most of your clients' questions about EMDR Therapy. So, come with an open mind, ready to learn and ask questions. Kim particularly invites audience interaction.
1. Participants will learn about how EMDR Therapy works, specifically the Adaptive Information Processing, the neurobiology of memory and right brain psychotherapy which enhances attachment.
2. Participants will learn how to integrate EMDR into their clinical practices utilizing it with children as young as age 2 and most diagnoses. Examples of clinical cases will be provided.
3. Participants will have the opportunity to observe a live demonstration of EMDR Therapy.
Kim Johnson, L.C.S.W. was trained in EMDR in 2000. Over the years she became an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant and Trainer for EMDR Basic Training. Ms. Johnson has been in private practice for over 25 years and integrates EMDR with most of her clients. She specializes integrating EMDR with children and clients diagnosed with dissociative disorders. Additionally, she is involved in the EMDR community and encourages therapists to learn more about EMDR Therapy.
Early registration ends Thursday, March 28, 2019 Early registration rates:
2019 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Starting Friday, March 29, 2019 rates:
2019 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25
2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
Registration Ends Wednesday, April 3, 2019No Walk-in Registration unless announced.
Registration Policy Effective January 1, 2018 SVC-CAMFT event registration must be paid online except with prior approval. Registration dates and fees may vary and are subject to change without notice. Event discounts prices and discount periods may or may not be offered. Event registration is deemed complete during the registration period in which registration payment is received. Incomplete or unpaid registration will be cancelled and removed at the end of each registration period.
Refund Policy Cancellations received more than 7 days prior to an event may be subject to an administrative fee to cover costs of the initial transaction. No shows, failure to attend, and cancellations 7 or fewer days prior to an event for any reason are non-refundable, including registrations received fewer than 7 days prior to an event. No credit, refunds, or price adjustments will be given for typographical advertisement errors. A $25 fee in addition to the registration fee will be charged for insufficient funds, denied credit cards, or charge-backs. By registering for the event you agree to the terms of the Refund Policy.
To request accommodations for a disability or an ASL interpreter for any of our events contact our Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
We listen to your feedback - New for 2019:
For 2019 Workshops, there is an option for printed handouts for an additional $5 added on to your registration fee. If you select this option handouts with your name will be waiting for you when you sign in.
Friday Law and Ethics and Saturday Law and Ethics will have different lunch buffets.
We will have Law and Ethics for Supervisors on Friday of our Law and Ethics in addition to our regular Friday Law and Ethics. Saturday Law and Ethics will go over the Therapist Will among other things. More option to choose from.
Fri, November 08, 2019 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall
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by Heather Blessing, LMFT
I am in the process of saying good-bye. My friend is dying, she has maybe 4-6 weeks (hopefully a few more than that if she is not in pain). She has been a business partner, colleague, friend, confidant, and chosen family member. In the last few years she became a major part of my life. She has had friends for 40+ years and I have had some friends for 20+ years and yet our short in years friendship has been very strong and connected. I am constantly told how sweet and wonderful I am for constantly visiting my friend now that she lives in Reno and I still live here in Sacramento. It really is not so altruistic on my side, I love her and I want to spend every moment I can with her before she is gone. I am willing to face and sit with the discomfort of her end of life to have those moments. I am able to sit with her in those painful moments and discussion of her end of life. It is not to say that I am not torn up inside about it, but I am able to hold her emotions and just stay in the moment with her. I do have a therapist that I do my own personal work with my emotions.
So what is saying goodbye. It is personal and different for each one of us. For me it is the process of changing my relationship with my friend into a positive part of myself. I try to take all of the best parts of our friendship and bring that into my own personality. I think of what she would tell me when I am struggling with a client or my daughter or frustrated with the current politics and discuss it with her in my head. The best part is since she is still with me, I often choose something that I had thought about what she would say and ask her and see what she would have actually said.
I am also learning how important it is to stay in the moment. I have always been a planner and scheduler and looking what the future should be, I am now learning how wonderful it is just to enjoy the moment. This weekend (if I am able to get to Reno with this snow) she and I will go out to see a movie. When we watch the movie that is what we do, just sit and enjoy. Afterwards we discuss it and enjoy a meal. Those are the memories I want to hold on to when I have to say goodbye.
She will probably never know how much she has helped me, in her dying, to teach me the power of being in the moment. I will never really say goodbye completely, she will always be with me, but it is hard to think of the day when I cannot just pick up the phone and call her and her voice and opinions about something. Goodbye is going to be hard, I know that, but until then I will enjoy every single moment I get with her.
The views expressed in the Special Feature Articles do not necessarily reflect the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CAMFT or CAMFT. They should be understood as the personal opinions of the author. No information in this article will be understood as official. Other views and commentary are welcome and will be published as long as they are respectful and stick to the topic.
Letters to the Editor
Welcome to the Letters to the editor Section. We want to hear what you want to say about SVC-CAMFT, CAMFT, current events and issues. Please see below guidelines on submitting a letter.
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Psyched about Books and Movies
Welcome to "Psyched about Books and Movies!" Each month we include a book or movie review by one of our readers. Please see below guidelines on submitting a review.
Review: A documentary on how the United States handled Native American's and the stripping of culture from children. This is a good short film to help with cultural competency and to understand generational trauma.
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All reviews are not to exceed 1000 key strokes. Your review should include the title, a short synopsis about why you like or dislike it, and the author’s name & publication date.You can also include a picture of the book and/or movie. After review, we will publish your review in our next newsletter. Reviews submitted that are longer than 1000 characters will be returned for editing. It is best to type your review in a Microsoft Word document to note how many key strokes (characters with spaces), how big your review is, and for your own record keeping. You can then copy and paste it into the online submission form located here (http://www.svccamft.org/Newsletter.html) To learn more about checking your review for key strokes, spelling grammar and size click below: (http://www.svccamft.org/How_to_check_review_in_microsoft_word.doc).
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SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR EMOTIONAL FOCUSED THERAPY ADDRESSING ADDICTION
Spring workshops for Sacramento-Davis Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Center https://sacdeft.org
Addressing Addiction: Fostering Attachment with (EFT) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Michael Barnett, EFT Trainer
Dates & Times: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 2060 Freeway Drive, Woodland, CA
Cost: $360 for Licensed Therapists ($330 if received by March 1, 2019) $300 for Interns ($270 if received by March 1, 2019) $280 for Students ($260 if received by March 1, 2019)
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