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Monthly Training: Introduction to Bringing Baby Home, by Carolyn Rich-Curtis, PhD

  • Fri, April 15, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Cedar Point Reovery - 8950 Cal Center Drive Suite 165, Sacramento, CA 95826
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  • 2016 SVC-CAMFT Affiliate Member that does not need CEUs - If you need CEUs for LCSW or LPCC please select Licensed Member option.
  • 2016 Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT
  • Non Member who does not need CE certificate for LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC.
  • If you are not a member but would like a CE Certificate for LCSW, LPCC or LMFT make sure to fill in your License Number
  • Pre-Licensed 2016 Member or Member of a local CAMFT Chapter

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Topic:  An Introduction to John Gottman's Bringing Baby Home
Curriculum Presenter:  Carolyn Rich-Curtis, PhD
Friday, April 15, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00PM
Cedar Point Recovery
    8950 Cal Center Drive Suite 165
Sacramento, CA 95826 (directions)
               (Suite Location Map)

Networking starts at 9:30 AM

This program will benefit MFT and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by providing a great introduction to Gottman’s theories of creating a healthy relationship and family with an emphasis on how couples make the transition from being a couple to being a family.

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 Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded via email to participants after completion of the course

Workshop Information:

 This presentation will give an over view of Gottman’s newly designed, research-based Bringing Baby Home 2-day training.  Information covered in the presentation includes information that equips parents to successfully prepare for the transition to parenthood. Topic covered include:

  • ·      Strengthen their relationship
  • ·      Effectively manage stress and conflict
  • ·      Recognize and respond to postpartum mood anxiety and adjustment issues and postpartum depression
  • ·      Meet the emotional and psychological needs of a child
  • ·      Keep both parents involved in parenting



Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the structure of “The Sound Marital House”
  • Explain the challenges for new parents
  • List the warning signs of a relationship melt down
  • Apply the relationship skills for adults to children
  • Recognize postpartum depression and have a treatment plan for this issue.

Presenter Bio:
Carolyn Rich Curtis, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of the Relationship Skills Center. She obtained her doctorate at the Professional School of Psychology.  The Relationship Skills Center has been recognized as one of the leading organizations in the nation in building healthy relationships, and was awarded two Healthy Marriage federal grants. Dr. Curtis spoke at the White House regarding the success of their program.  In her clinical practice, she specialized in working with couples, alcohol abuse and trauma and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  She was an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department of California State University, Sacramento and American River College.  Dr. Curtis is a trainer of facilitators in four evidenced based relationship/marriage education programs.  She presented papers at various national conferences. She is a wife, mother, step mother, and grandmother that are a great source of joy.
Includes continental breakfast

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Early registration ends Tuesday, April 12th
Early registration rates*:
2016 Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2016 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Non-Member: $30
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