March 2020

Newsletter Editor: Heather Blessing, MA, LMFT 
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Newsletter Highlights & Important Information

Our First Evening Workshop -  Custody, Litigation, and Role of Therapist by Mary Ann Frank, Ph.D., LMFT, RN 

Don't forget to check out - Listings of paid internships in the Sacramento Area

All of our workshops are at Rancho Cordova City Hall - Click Here for Directions  

A special thanks to our Gold Sponsor 

Letter from SVC-CAMFT

March 2, 2020

Dear {Contact_FullName},

It’s time to VOTE! Not only is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Super Tuesday, but CAMFT is also holding elections. The 2020 CAMFT Board Elections and Bylaws Vote ballots must be received by March 19, 2020. If this is news to you and you haven’t received your ballots, please contact member services at infocenter@camft.org. Our voices matter. I encourage you to speak up and vote.

On February 21-22, 2020, five of our board members attended the CAMFT Leadership Conference in Millbrae, CA. The weekend was filled with workshops on governing chapter boards effectively, building volunteer engagement, diversity and inclusion and CEU provider compliance. During the conference CAMFT updated chapter leaders on how CAMFT is advocating on the behalf of all Marriage and Family Therapists on both the federal and state level. Our very own Treasurer, Merret Sheridan, was nominated and received an award for her outstanding chapter leadership. In the midst of all the learning, we walked away with the charge to create more moments for fun and engagement within our chapters.

Looking ahead there are so many upcoming events and firsts for SVC-CAMFT. In two days, we will host our third annual Job Fair. On March 7, 2020, the board will have its annual retreat and board meeting at Rancho Cordova City Hall. The board meeting starts at 2pm and is open to all members. March 21, 2020 some of us therapists are getting together for a hike to connect with each other and nature. More information to come.

Next month BBS will present during our 3000 Club workshop on April 3, 2020 at 8:30a and after that, we will have our breakfast workshop Let's Talk About Sex by Kris Coffman.  On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, SVC-CAMFT will host our first evening workshop complete with a catered sandwich meal and 2 continuing education units. Saturday, May 2, 2020 at William Land Park, SVC-CAMFT will walk in the 2020 NAMI Walk. Our goal is to raise $2,000.00. You may be a sponsor, individual walker, virtual walker or walk day volunteer. Either way, please consider joining SVC-CAMFT as we do our part to promote mental wellness and reduce stigma. You may register here to be part of our team.   Look out for 5th Fridays- a fun, interactive networking opportunity for therapists serving the Sacramento Valley. SVC-CAMFT will host the first event at Punch Bowl Social on May 29, 2020 at 6:30p. Did I mention SVC-CAMFT is turning 50? Stay tuned because SVC-CAMFT is doing something new.

Lastly, we need YOU!! Please consider volunteering with SVC-CAMFT. We have two vacant board positions: Membership Chair and Sponsorship Chair.  Also, those who volunteer at a workshop are able to attend the workshop for free.  Any and every effort to help sustain our chapter is greatly appreciated. Please contact our Volunteer Chair: Carolyn Nelson at volunteerchair@svccamft.org

Be well,

Linita Morrris, LMFT

SVC-CAMFT President



This issue: 

· Letter From the Board

· News from the BBS

· Upcoming Event Information

 Upcoming Board Meetings


· Paid MFT Internships


· Advertising and Announcements


· 
Advertising Policy for the Newsletter


  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  President: 

  Linita Morris, LMFT

  President-Elect:
  Dr. La Tanya Takla, EdD, LMFT 

  Past President:
  Ann Leber, LMFT

  Secretary:              Marianna Jakucska, LMFT

  Treasurer: 
  Merrett Sheridan, LMFT

  Program Co-Chairs: 
  Amita Khare, LMFT
  Aya Rasheed, LMFT

  3000 Club Chair:          Alicia Pharis, LMFT

  Volunteer Chair:
  Carolyn Nelson, LMFT

  Membership Chair:
  VACANT

  Sponsorship Chair: 
  VACANT


News from the BBS

FROM THE BBS:


‘OLD’ LMFT AND LPCC SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE CATEGORIES (OPTION 2) EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2020 Are you gaining hours of supervised experience toward LMFT or LPCC licensure? If so, there is an important deadline approaching at the end of 2020. Senate Bill 620 (Chapter 262, Statutes of 2015) streamlined the categories of experience hours that qualify for licensure. The legislation allowed the prior set of experience categories to remain available, but only until December 31, 2020. In order to qualify under the “old” set of categories (Option 2), an Application for Licensure must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2020. Otherwise, the applicant must fully qualify under the new set of categories (Option 1). Note: There is no mixing and matching between categories—applicants must fully qualify under the new set of categories (Option 1, no deadline) or fully qualify under the old set of categories (Option 2) by the deadline. For more information on the two options, please see the following: • Frequently Asked Questions for MFT Trainees and AMFTs. • Frequently Asked Questions for APCCs.

Events

April 3000 Club

Topic: BBS Answers your questions
Presenter: BBS Representatives 

Date: 
Friday, April 3. 2020
Time:
 8:30am to 9:30am

Location:  Rancho Cordova City Hall, 
                2729 Prospect Park Drive,
                Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (
map)
Room: Community Board Room
Free Coffee and Donuts
Space is limited so please register here

Workshop Information: 

The BBS is coming to answer your questions.  Here is a great time to get the answers you desperately need and may have not been able to get anyone to answer them.


Presenter Bio: 

The Board of Behavioral Sciences - our licensing agency will have representatives at this workshop.

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

 

April Workshop

Topic:  Let's talk about sex! Talking about sex in the Therapy Room.
Presenter: Kris Coffman, AMFT
Sponsor:   
Date:  Friday, April 3, 2020
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

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by encouraging participants to examine their personal bias, and cultural positioning. It will encourage an exploration of cultural competency, and additional support needed to assist clients in health affirming ways.  In this workshop you will gain personal insight, and experience with internal dialog around sexuality and different sexual communities. 


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. 

 
Workshop Information:

Sex is something that many therapists feel uncomfortable discussing. This is despite the fact that it is a part of a client's broader understanding of themselves which is often interwoven with mental health challenges. In this two-hour workshop we will consider how our own attitudes around sex, sexuality and physical intimacy- may impact our work with clients. We will explore the ways in which sexuality is understood in cultural context and within psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry –questioning the common approach of delineating ‘normal functional’ sexual expression from ‘abnormal, dysfunctional’ sexual expression and taking a look at the goal-focused view of sexuality and sexual challenges. We will consider ways of working across sexual diversity in an affirming manner (including LGBTQIA, heterosexual, and kink sexualities), as well as exploring how the sexual imagination of fantasy and desire is a helpful in a clinical setting – an often unexplored – way of coming to a more inclusive understanding of ourselves and our clients.


Schedule:
9:00 am Registration Starts
9:00am - 9:45am - Networking
9:45am - 10:00am - Announcements
10:00am - 11:00am 
- Lecture
11:00am - 11:10am - Group Discussion
11:10am - 12:00pm - 
Lecture
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:

1.   Analyze current sexual attitude and understand. Identity core sexual themes.

2.   Identify areas of sexual competency and investigate additional educational opportunities.

3.   Discuss how counter-transference may be showing up in the therapy room. Plan for conversations that may challenge personal beliefs.


Presenter Bio:
Kris Coffman, AMFT is a Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist who has spent her professional career uplifting the conversation around sexuality and whole being wellness. Kris is an Associate at the Gender Health Center under the supervision of David Nylund, Phd, LCSW. Kris specializes in supporting individuals, groups and relationships via client centered, compassionate care with a poly vagal informed lens. Known for her down-to-earth, nurturing care, Kris has worked to provide comprehensive sexual health counseling to clients from a wide range of backgrounds, lifestyles, orientations, and relationship models.



Register and pay online

Early registration ends Thursday, March 26, 2020 Early registration rates:

2020 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20

2020 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15

Non-Member: $30

Starting Friday, March 27, 2020 rates:

2020 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25

2020 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20

Non-Member: $35

Registration Ends Wednesday, April 1 , 2020No 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.

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.

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


 

April Evening Workshop

Topic:  Custody, Litigation, and Role of Therapist
Presenter:
 
 Mary Ann Frank, Ph.D., LMFT, RN
Date:  Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30PM
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall,
2729 Prospect Park Drive,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)
Room: American River South

Doors Open at 6:00PM
Networking starts at 6:00 PM - Enjoy your meal while networking.
Workshop starts at 6:30pm.

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by helping clinicians  to be aware of self- biases, and, to be knowledgeable re standards of professional ethics as it applies to Child Custody cases, and litigation; including but not limited to, the needs of each party involved in the child custody matter.


Includes: Boxed Meal 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. 

 
Workshop Information:

The participants in this workshop will acquire a basic understanding of Child Custody and Litigation for the purpose to help the clinician apply counseling techniques associated with theory and/or practice of therapy. This 2 hour workshop is a brief overview of a complex and litigious area of Child Custody and involves the mental health well-being of all parties involved for the "Best Interest of the Child".


Schedule:
6:00 pm Registration Starts
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm - Networking
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm - Announcements
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
- Lecture
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm - Group Discussion
7:40 pm - 8:30 pm - 
Lecture
8:30 pm - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:

1.  To understand the role of the mental health professional as it relates to Child Custody, Court Orders, and Child Custody Reports

2.  To learn in a child custody case how to identify boundaries between therapist and client and boundaries between therapist and attorney(s)/Pro Per

3. Understand standards of professional ethics as it applies to Child Custody cases and litigation.


Presenter Bio:
Dr. Mary Ann Frank holds a valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a valid California license as a Registered Nurse. Dr. Frank held Appointments by Superior Court of California Family Law Section Sacramento County, El Dorado County, Placer County, Sutter County and Yolo County as a Special Master, Private Child Custody Evaluator, Private Child Custody Recommending Counselor (Mediator), Reunification Counselor, Co-Parent Counselor and Family Therapist; and, Expert Witness in Superior Court of California Family Law Section Sacramento County, Sacramento Juvenile Court, El Dorado County, Placer County, Yolo County and Sutter County. As a workshop presenter she presented to the following professionals: Judges, Attorneys, Minor's Counsel, Child Custody Evaluators, Mediators, and Mental Health Professionals. Dr. Frank served on Committees related to Family Law Court Matters. She is a recipient of the Honorable Charles C. Kobayashi Award in 2002 "For Outstanding and Dedicated Service Toward The Betterment of Family Law". Dr. Frank co-presented at the 2016 Conference for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts-California Chapter "Lighting the Path for Family Reorganization: Contemporary Challenges and Innovative Solutions". Dr. Frank wants to continue her involvement as a volunteer presenter/lecturer for the Mental Health Community at workshops sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Chapter-CAMFT as a way to give back to the Community through education.



Register and pay online

Early registration ends Thursday, March 26, 2020 Early registration rates:

2020 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25

2020 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20

Non-Member: $35

Starting Friday, March 27, 2020 rates:

2020 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $30

2020 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $25

Non-Member: $40

Registration Ends Thursday, April 2, 2020No 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

t 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.


Meetups

Our next MeetUp for Mental Health Professionals of Color will be Thursday,March 19th  from 5:30-7 pm Venue: Starbucks 2095 Golden Centre Ln #10, Gold River, CA 95670  

No need to be a member of any organization. This is a safe space for people of color. Any mental health professional of color - any race, culture, nationality or religion is welcome.


Our next MeetUp for LGBTQ Mental Health Professionals is Monday April 13th from 6-8pm at Eve Mitchell’s healing space in midtown. Look out for details to come 

No need to be a member of any organization. This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ Mental Health Professionals- any race, culture, nationality or religion is welcome.



3rd Annual Mental Health Professionals Job Fair

26 Employers and 120+ Open Job Positions

There will be raffle prizes for job seekers

(1) $100 Amazon Gift Card
(2) $50 Amazon Gift Cards
(4) $25 Amazon Gift Cards
(2) 12 hour CE Law and Ethics Registrations
(2) 6 CE Workshop Registrations (includes lunch)
(4) 2 CE Workshop Registrations (includes breakfast)

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020  Time: 10AM-2PM  Location: Mack Powell Event Center 2003 Howe Ave, Sacramento

Attendees -  Register here for updates  Employers -  please click here to apply

Sponsor Employers: 

  *     *  Capital Star Community Services *   *    *     *   * 

Employers:
Auburn Davis Center for DBT * CBEM LLC * Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento * Harbor Counseling Services  * Heritage Oaks Hospital  Family of  Services * Insights Counseling Group * New Morning Youth and Family Services *  River Oak Center for Children * Pacific Home Care Services *  Sacramento Children's Home *  Sierra Vista Hospital *Sutter County * Telacare * Telecare Corporation * The Anxiety Treatment Center *  Three Figs Counseling * White House Counseling Center * Yolo Community Care Continuum


2020 Upcoming
Events\Workshops\Meetups

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.



Sat, March 07, 2020 9:30 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall

APRIL BOARD MEETING

Fri, April 03, 2020 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall

JUNE BOARD MEETING

Fri, June 05, 2020 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall

SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING

Fri, September 04, 2020 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall

NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING

Fri, November 06, 2020 8:00 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall




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