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Working with Emergency Responders’ Families: Steps in developing cultural competency by Eva Tak, LMFT and Jennifer Alexander, LMFT

  • Fri, May 07, 2021
  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ZOOM - Link to be sent week of workshop
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  • 2021 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.
  • 2021 Licensed or Licensed Associate Member of SVC-CAMFT, or a local chapter of CAMFT Early Bird Special
  • 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
  • 2021 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT, or a local chapter of CAMFT Early Bird Special

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Topic:  Working with Emergency Responders’ Families: Steps in developing cultural competency
Presenter:
  Eva Tak, LMFT and and Jennifer Alexander, LMFT 

Date:  Friday, May 07, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PM
Location: Zoom

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This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by developing knowledge of the particular nuances of living with and loving an emergency responder. This knowledge will limit stereotypes and correct some of the myths involving the families of emergency responders.


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. 
 
Workshop Information:

This course will provide a window into the lives of the families of law enforcement and firefighters. This population is at risk of dealing with a loved one whose profession can bring a great amount of stress into the home. The stressors may present as PTSI, substance abuse, dysfunctional coping strategies, potential public judgment and numerous others. By developing greater awareness of treatment issues that are relevant in working with the spouses/significant others and the children of emergency responders, it will limit stereotypes and correct some of the myths involving the families of emergency responders. The participants will be able to learn strategies to help the spouse/significant other manage the stressors of living with an emergency responder – work schedule, defining roles and duties of the household, boundaries, and intimacy.


Schedule:

9:45am - 10:00am - Logging in and admitting people to the workshop - Housekeeping
10:00am - 11:00am
- Lecture
11:00am - 11:10am - Group Discussion
11:10am - 12:00pm -
Lecture
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:
1. Name at least three strategies to help the spouse/significant other manage the stressors of living with an emergency responder – work schedule, defining roles and duties of the household, boundaries, and intimacy.
2.  Ability to name three resources and how to access them.
3.  Identify at least two ways children of emergency responders are impacted by their parent’s employment.


Presenter Bio:

 Jennifer Alexander is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions with an emphasis on difficult to engage populations such as first responders, military personnel and adolescents. As a former firefighter/paramedic Jennifer is passionate about serving first responders, military veterans and their families. Formerly married to a firefighter for 21 years, while raising children, Jennifer understands the complexities of these populations firsthand and the need for effective therapeutic support combined with the importance of cultural competency. Jennifer is a certified Brainspotting therapist and consultant.


Eva Tak served twenty-one years with a Bay Area police department. She retired as a police lieutenant, serving in multiple capacities throughout the department. After retirement she completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco. After licensing as a Marriage and Family therapist Eva opened her private practice, specializing in emergency responders/corrections and their significant others. She served as a clinician and peer at the residential trauma treatment program West Coast Posttrauma Retreat, part of the First Responder Support Network. She has also served as the lead clinician for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, and contracted clinician/consultant for Sacramento Sheriff’s Office. Eva served on the Board of Directors for Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, holding the position as board president in 2013. She has worked with various Sacramento region law enforcement agencies and CHP providing critical incident stress debriefings. Her current interests involve researching the historical systemic racism of BIPOC. She is currently co-editing a book of stories of under-represented law enforcement sworn personnel.



Early registration ends Thursday, April 29, 2021 Early registration rates:
2021 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
2021 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $10
Non-Member: $25

Starting Friday, April 30, 2021 rates:
2021 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2021 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Non-Member: $30

Registration Ends Wednesday, May 5 , 2021
No Walk-in Registration unless announced.  

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