Sacramento Valley CAMFT

 Support for Your Professional Growth

Cultural Diversity by Nassiba Cherif, LMFT, Maximo A. Garcia, V, MSW, LCSW & Ebony Ava Harper

  • Fri, October 04, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • 67


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • 2019 SVC-CAMFT Affiliate Member Early Bird Special
    Affiliate members do not get CEUs as they are not licensed or registered by the State of California in the mental health profession.
  • 2019 Licensed or Licensed Associate Member of SVC-CAMFT Early Bird Discount
  • If you are not a member but would like a CE Certificate for LCSW, LPCC, LEP or LMFT make sure to fill in your License Number
  • Non Member Early Bird Special
    Does not need a CE Certificate for LCSW, LPCC, LEP and LMFT
  • 2019 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT Early Bird Discount


Topic: Cultural Diversity: a Panel Discussion
  Nassiba Cherif
, LMFT,  Maximo A. Garcia, V, MSW, LCSWEbony Ava Harper   
  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 and understand and practice Clinical interventions when working with the Pilipino Community.

Includes: Continental Breakfast, Fajita Bar 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 black trans community.

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.  List two to four basic components or beliefs of the Islamic faith
2. Understand the Facts/Values of the Pilipino Community

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 California-based national activist and philanthropist who fights for the rights of trans citizens and other marginalized groups. Harper is a Program Associate at the California Endowment Health Foundation, an organization that works to expand healthcare access for marginalized and underserved communities. Through her professional career and her activism Harper has helped to shift culture for queer communities across the nation. 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. In April 2018 she accused the Sacramento County Jail for booking her into the male section of the jail after she was arrested during a protest.

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.

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, 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. 

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