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October 2019
 Newsletter Editor:  Heather Blessing, MA, LMFT
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Letter from the Board

October 1, 2019

Hello Member! 

Our monthly training Treatment of Opiate Use Disorder was well received and very informative. Thank you Dr. Justin Altschuler for this very useful information to those of us working with substance abuse disorders

On October 4th, we will be presenting a 6 CEU panel discussion on Cultural Diversity by Nassiba Cherif, LMFT, Maximo A. Garcia, V, MSW, LCSW, Ebony Ava Harper and Sponsored by Stucki Law Firm.  Please plan to attend this all day event as there are still slots available. Our CARE Task Force is also presenting a 3 hour interactive workshop on Understanding Intersectionality and Cultural Humility Our diversity committee meet ups continue to grow and the feedback from members is very positive. Please see our website for details/information regarding events and the meet ups.

Club 3000 will feature a presentation **Free** Pre-Licensed 3000 Club Workshop - Shamanism and Psychotherapy by Cathy Bruno, LMFT this month. All are welcome and there is no fee.

We are winding down the year and preparing for next year. Please contact Linita Morris, President Elect, if you have interest in serving on the board or any of the committees next year.

Please feel free to contact the board with any future training suggestions. Shortly, we will be sending out a survey to members and would appreciate any feedback you have for the board questioning members and the mental health community at large regarding days/times of future meetings. We would appreciate your feedback, as we are considering offering some meetings in the evenings if there is interest.

Please feel free to contact either myself or Linita with any suggestions or concerns regarding the chapter.

Peace,

Ann Leber




This issue:
· Upcoming Event Information
· Upcoming Board Meetings

· Paid MFT Internships
· Advertising and Announcements

· Advertising Policy for the Newsletter

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President:

Ann Leber, LMFT
President-Elect:
Linita Morris, LMFT
Past President:
Talal Alsaleem, LMFT, PsyD
Secretary:
Susan Armstrong, LMFT
Treasurer:
Merrett Sheridan, LMFT
Program Co-Chairs:

Susan Martin, AMFT
Amita Khare, LMFT
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

NEW GRADUATES: TIPS ON REGISTRATION, SUPERVISION, AND STAYING INFORMED AS YOU PROGRESS TOWARD LICENSURE

Graduation is a time of new beginnings. Your journey toward becoming licensed is entering its next stage and there is a great deal of information to absorb about requirements and processes. Getting and staying informed can be a challenge, but is crucial in order to avoid obstacles, both big and small, on your journey. One of the most important steps you can take to stay informed is to sign up for the Board’s email subscribers list. You may also follow the Board on Facebook and Twitter.

Registration as an Associate

Apply within 90 days of your degree award date in order to be credited with any post degree experience completed before your associate registration number is issued by the Board. For applicants graduating after January 1, 2020, there are fingerprinting requirements that must be met in order to qualify under the 90-day rule. See article on page 8 for more information. Be sure to read and follow all application instructions carefully. If possible, submit all required documents together with your application to avoid delays in processing. An initial associate registration is good for a maximum of six years and must be renewed annually. Make sure to renew in a timely manner as experience hours will only accrue while your registration is current.

Exam Required for Registration Renewal

Renewal of your associate registration is required yearly (your expiration date will be printed on your registration certificate). You are required to take the California Law and Ethics Exam in order to renew. You do not have to pass in order to renew, but you will have to take a 12-hour Law and Ethics course in order to take the exam again during your next renewal period. Be sure to plan ahead—apply for and take the exam early to ensure that you will be able to renew on time. Supervised Experience

There are many requirements pertaining to supervised experience that are critical for you to learn about. The resources listed below will help you. Here are just a few important tips: • In order for experience hours to count toward licensure, you must work under a qualified supervisor and comply with all registration and supervision requirements specified in law.

  • Registrants are not legally permitted to open their own office or to bill clients directly—either of these actions would be considered unlicensed practice and is subject to disciplinary action.
  • Registrants must be an employee or volunteer and cannot be paid under a “1099” (as an independent contractor).
  • Make sure that your supervisor signs of on your weekly log of experience hours on a regular basis.
  • Do your best to complete your experience hours within a six-year period. The Board cannot accept hours of experience that are older than six years from the date the Board receives your licensure application.

Resources

The most important section of the Board’s website is the “Applicant” tab. After you have selected your license type, select “Forms/Pubs” to access the following:

  • Various forms and applications
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Supervisor qualifications
  • Guide to supervision
  • BBS statutes and regulations

The “Exams” tab of the BBS website is also helpful, and includes the Law and Ethics Exam FAQ.















 




2019 Events

October 3000 Club Workshop

Topic: Shamanism and Psychotherapy
Presenter: Cathy Bruno, LMFT

Date: 
Friday, October 4, 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: 

Join us for FREE coffee and donuts during which Cathy will be presenting Shamanism and Psychotherapy, how both modalities dovetail and enhance healing for clients. Cathy will provide an overview of what Shamanism is, core principles, The Shamanic Journey, and professional, as well as personal benefits that it can provide.

Presenter Bio: 

Cathy Bruno is a Licensed MFT and Shamanic Practitioner. She has a private practice in El Dorado Hills with Quantum Connective Healing, run by Dr. Herb Akers, a holistic chiropractor. After completing a two year training program at the Hakomi Institute, specializing in somatic psychotherapies, Cathy was a student of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies where she has recently completed a 3-year advance training program.

** Please be courteous and send us an email at info@svccamft.org if you are unable to attend after you have registered. **


October Workshop

Topic: Cultural Diversity: a Panel Discussion
Presenters:
  Nassiba Cherif
, LMFT,  Maximo A. Garcia, V, MSW, LCSW, Ebony Ava Harper
Sponsor: 
Date:
  Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30PM
Lunch: Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas (including gluten free), beans rice and salad
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 
2729 Prospect Park Drive, 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)
Room: American River North

1 hour lunch break will not be included in CE Time Awarded.

Doors Open at 8:30AM
Networking starts at 8:30 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 gaining an understanding on how to effectively build therapeutic relationship with Muslim clients, more confidently assess client's needs and implement religiously and culturally sensitive therapeutic strategies and understand and practice appropriate theoretical perspectives when working with the Pilipino Community, understand and practice Clinical interventions when working with the Pilipino Community, and understand the obstacles trans women of color face. 


Includes: Continental Breakfast, Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas (including gluten free), beans rice and salad, Lunch and snacks and 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.  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. 

 


Workshop Information:
This workshop will be a panel discussion on cultural diversity.  Each Panelist will speak for about 90 minutes about their cultures and experiences.  After each panelist has had the opportunity to speak there will be a 90 minute question and answer section.  
Maximo Garcia will be discussing the Pilipino community.
Nassiba Cherif will be discussing the American Muslim community.
Ebony Ava Harper will be discussing the trans women of color community.

Schedule:
8:30am Registration Starts
8:30am - 9:15am - Networking
9:15am - 9:30am - Announcements
9:30am - 10:55am 
- Panelist #1
10:55am - 11:05am - Group Discussion
11:05am - 12:30pm - 
Panelist #2

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch (provided)
1:30pm - 2:55pm - Panelist #3

2:55pm - 3:05pm - Group Discussion
3:05pm - 4:30pm - Q&A All Panelists

4:30pm - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:

1.  Able to list two to four basic components or beliefs of the Islamic faith
2. Understand the Facts/Values of the Pilipino Community
3.  Able to list at least two obstacles that trans women of color face.


Presenter Bio:
Nassiba Cherif is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently working in private practice. Nassiba has 20 years’ experience working in public and private schools as a behavior specialist, counselor, and therapist. Nassiba is co-founder of Muslim American Society-Social Services Foundation (MAS-SSF), a non-profit organization that provides peer counseling, education, and referrals to the community and in particular to immigrant and refugee families. Nassiba is also a partner at ANA-Professional Development, a business that provides training to teachers and staff in schools on Cultural Relativity to Meet the Academic, Social, Psychological Needs of Middle Eastern Newcomer Students. Nassiba’s passion is to raise awareness about mental health and wellness with a focus on prevention and stigma reduction.


Maximo Garcia has been an adjunct professor at Sacramento State University since 2007, where he teaches for the College of Education and the Department of Social Work. He teaches multicultural therapy classes, clinical supervision sessions, and social work courses that emphasize working with marginalized groups from a social justice perspective. Maximo has also been a mental health professional since the early 1990's and is a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Kaiser Permanente where he works in the ER with patients experiencing mental health crises. In addition, Maximo is the Social Justice Coordinator for the Sacramento-based grass roots organization Women for Equality. Furthermore, he was recently the Clinical Manager at the Asian Pacific Community Counseling Center. Maximo also has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and formerly worked in law enforcement in Stockton, CA.

Ebony Ava Harper is a Sacramento-based National activist and philanthropist who fights for the rights of trans citizens and other marginalized groups. Through her professional career and her activism Harper has helped to shift culture for queer communities throughout the state. From creating healing spaces, to employment opportunities to Chyna Gibson Memorial Mural, to LGBTQ+ community needing love and support Harper never fails to show up for her community time and time again. She recently left The California Endowment to lead The National Alliance for Trans Liberation and Advancement.

About our Sponsor: 

Dustin Stucki, J.D., LMFT. My goal is to provide a path of hope in the chaos of family conflict. Using skills as both a Family Law Attorney and Marriage and Family Therapist, I am proud to help make divorce and custody issues less traumatic for couples, parents, and especially children.


Register and pay online

Early registration ends Thursday, September 26, 2019 Early registration rates:

2019 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT: $85

2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT : $65

Non-Member: $105

Starting Friday, September 27, 2019 rates:

2019 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT: $95

2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or : $75

Non-Member: $115

Registration Ends Wednesday, October 2, 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.

Grievance Policy 
is located here.

To request accommodations for a disability or an ASL interpreter for any of our events contact our Administrative Assistant at info@svccamft.org


CARE TASK FORCE Workshop

Topic:  Understanding Intersectionality and Cultural Humility
Facilitator:
 Brandy Jones-Thomas, LMFT
Presenters: 
Daniel Cisneros, MS, NCC, APCC, PPS, Nassiba Cherif, LMFT
Date:  Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00PM
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 
2729 Prospect Park Drive, 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)

Doors Open at 8:30AM
Workshop starts at 9:00 AM

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees.

Includes: Breakfast and 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.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email.

No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.


Workshop Information:

An interactive workshop that explores the intersectionality of diversity and cultural humility using activities.

More information coming

Schedule:
8:30 am Registration Starts
8:50am - Announcements
9:00am - 10:30am - Workshop
10:30am - 10:40am - Group Discussion
10:40am - noon - 
workshop
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:
TBA

Presenter Bio:

TBA



Register Here - it is Free


Registration Ends Wednesday, October 23, 2019

No 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.

Grievance Policy 
is located here.
To request accommodations for a disability or an ASL interpreter for any of our events contact our Administrative Assistant at info@svccamft.org



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Meetups

Our next MeetUp for Mental Health Professionals of Color will be on Thursday, October  17, 2019 at 5:30-7pm Location TBD.

No need to be a member of any organization. This is a Safe Black Space. Any mental health professional of color - any race, culture, nationality or religion is welcome.

For updated information click the link below:

http://www.sacramentovalleycamft.org/event-3571958




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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.

  • Bigger Job Fair with more employers.

2019 Upcoming Events\Workshops\Meetups

·       **FREE** PRE-LICENSED 3000 CLUB WORKSHOP - Shamanism and Psychotherapy

Fri, October 04, 2019 8:30 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

·       CULTURAL DIVERSITY BY NASSIBA CHERIF, LMFT, MAXIMO A. GARCIA, V, MSW, LCSW

Fri, October 04, 2019 8:30 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

MEETUP FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OF COLOR

Thu, October 17, 2019 5:30 PM       

CARE: UNDERSTANDING INTERSECTIONALITY AND CULTURAL HUMILITY

Fri, October 25, 2019 9:00 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

·       **FREE** PRE-LICENSED 3000 CLUB WORKSHOP - NOVEMBER TBD

Fri, November 08, 2019 8:30 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

·       THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE, USING THE WORK TO GET UNSTUCK WITH CLIENTS BY JANE BERTOLANI, LMFT

Fri, November 08, 2019 9:00 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670




Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meetings are FREE for anyone to attend BUT you MUST register so we have an accurate headcount.

To Register click on the board meeting(s) you wish to attend.


NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING

Fri, November 08, 2019 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall

 
 











Listings Provided by:


Prelicensed is a free resource for MFT registered associates, trainees, and students in California. We offer numerous services that are designed to help you prepare and prevail over the course of your journey to licensure


Associate Counselors: MFT, SW, or PCC - Roseville, CA - Soul Care Counseling

Mental Health Specialist - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Children's Home

Therapist - RST - Sacramento, CA - Turning Point Community Programs


MFT, LCSW, LPCC Associate positions open at Amador County Behavioral Health for Clinician & Crisis Coordinator, full time, and Crisis Counselor, part-time, Sutter Creek, CA.  Pay scale varies https://www.amadorgov.org/departments/human-resources/job-descriptions

For more job listings and other free resources, visit Prelicensed!








Advertising and Announcements




INSIGHT WORKSHOP SERIES

Introductory series exploring depth psychology theory and techniques, action methods, and mindfulness/compassion practices to create safe and effective exploration and growth. https://www.giaherndonmft.com/upcoming-ceu-events
Gia Herndon, L.M.F.T.
Phone: 661-319-1560

FRIGHTENED BUT LONGING: HOW SHARING EMOTIONS SOOTHS THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN AND HEART 

Frightened but Longing: How Sharing Emotions Soothes the Traumatized Brain and Heart: Drs. Kathryn Rheem & Leanne Campbell, Certified EFT Trainers

Oct18-19, 2019. 9:00-5:00

Woodland,CA. 
$425 Licensed Therapists ($395 before 9/18) $325 Interns&Students ($295 before 9/18) 12CE Credits.

EFT is empirically validated, meeting the gold standard of research(APA), documenting 73% of treated couples recovered, 89% significantly improved,holding over 6 mos. Come learn EFT theory & interventions that transform partners,quiet the echoes of trauma & increase resilience. Learn to trace the impact of trauma from an attachment perspective and assess how & when to pace trauma work with couples. Moves providing key change events that bring safety to couples will be demonstrated & practiced. You will watch how to work with emotion,to assemble & deepen affect and then use that emotion to facilitate change. To register, visit  https://aikinassociates.com/treating-couples-in-trauma-with-eft-with-kathryn-rheem-and-leanne-campbell/

JOB OPPORTUNITIES - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE

Mail or Fax your resume to: Amador County Human Resources, 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642, 209-223-6456, fax 209-223-6426

Clinician 1/11, Full time, Open until Filled, $29.46-39.39/hr

Crisis Services Coordinator, Full Time, Open until Filled, $29.47-35.82/hr

Crisis Services Counselor, Temporary, Open until Filled, $28.04/hr

Prelicensed persons can apply for the job opportunities at Amador County Behavioral Health because there is clinical supervision for Associates.

https://www.amadorgov.org/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

 CLINICAL DIRECTOR - OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH (LCSW, LMFT, RN, PH.D./PSY.D)
 

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 100 programs and over 3,400 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

As Part of the Telecare Family, Sacramento Outreach Adult Recovery (SOAR) serves 150 adults ages 18-59 with serious, persistent mental illness.

To learn more about this position, please email asarwar@telecarecorp.com



 

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