California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Inland Empire Chapter

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November 16, 2018 Featured Event

It’s All A Lie: Helping Couples Heal from Sexual Addiction and Betrayal Trauma

Heather Seguin, LMFT



Sex and porn addiction have gotten a lot of media attention, but what does it really look like? We’ll discuss the dynamics of sex addiction and how it impacts committed relationships. We will focus on distinguishing sex addiction from hurtful behaviors as well as understanding the traumatic impact on betrayed partners. You’ll be able to use the acronym PATHOS to identify addictive behaviors, help partners create boundaries to rebuild trust, guide each partner to an appropriate support network, and alleviate some of the shame that permeates these couples. Many couples choose to stay together and, when both are committed to recovery, develop stronger relationships than they’d had previously. You will learn how to hold hope for them through that journey.


Participants will learn how to:

  1. Use PATHOS criteria for assessing sexual addiction
  2. Normalize traumatic impact of betrayal for partners of sex addicts
  3. Utilize the Boundaries Script for couples to rebuild safety
  4. Combat toxic shame and connect couples with 12 step support


Heather Seguin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in Upland, CA. She has practiced psychotherapy since 2007 and specialized in sex addiction and partner trauma since 2013. Heather specializes in couples, having completed level 3 of the Gottman Method training and is also training to be an AASECT certified sex therapist through the Buehler Institute.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

Upcoming events

25 Jan 2019 9:00 AM • San Bernardino
22 Feb 2019 9:00 AM • Loma Linda University, Dept. of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408
26 Apr 2019 9:00 AM • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408

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At Our Last Meeting . . .

Stepping Outside of the Box: Creative Play Therapy Interventions

Stefanie Sherbon, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist

 This two-hour presentation was designed to help therapists “step outside of the box” and find creative play therapy interventions that can be used in their practice with children. Directive versus non-directive play therapy techniques were discussed. Non-threatening techniques to assist children, who have experienced abuse/trauma, as well as, grief and loss were emphasized in this seminar. Case examples and demonstrations were provided to illustrate the use of these playful and interactive strategies.


In this two-hour training, creative play therapy interventions to assist children, who have experienced abuse/trauma and grief/loss were emphasized. Case examples and demonstrations were provided to illustrate the use of these playful and interactive techniques to help fellow therapists find new strategies to use with their child clients.


1. Participants were able to identify and discuss the use of directive vs. non-directive play therapy techniques.

2. Participants were able to describe the appropriate use (and selection) of toys and other materials for the play room.

3. Participants were able apply play therapy interventions for children, who have experienced grief and loss.

4. Participants were able to utilize creative play therapy techniques for children, who have experienced abuse/trauma.


Stefanie Sherbon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist, who has been providing child therapy for over 10 years. She believes in empowering kids and helping them openly express themselves through Play Therapy. She received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University (CBU). She also completed a Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California, San Diego Extension Center and is a member of the Association for Play Therapy. She has been serving as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University for over 7 years, where she teaches courses in Counseling Techniques, Child and Adolescent Techniques, and Play Therapy for Special Populations. Her background includes: providing therapy to foster children at a non-profit agency, counseling school-aged children at Riverside Unified School District, and serving as a clinician at a county contracted agency to assist underserved populations (ages 4 and up) in multiple settings (schools, homes, and clinic). Stefanie Sherbon has a wealth of experience providing play therapy to children for a variety of mental health issues, such as: abuse, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, bullying, depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

In addition to her work as a therapist and teaching at CBU, she has provided trainings on play therapy at San Bernardino County Training Institute, Loma Linda University, and Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Recently, she created a therapeutic game, Owl Pal Truth, for children who have been abused.

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