California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

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February 22, 2019 Featured Event


Law & Ethics 2019: Tough calls, moral dilemmas, technology, and more


Ben Caldwell, Psy.D.

Seminar description:

Our morals and values inevitably influence our work. When we have clear legal and ethical standards to guide us, we defer to those standards. But often, when faced with difficult decisions, our standards offer conflicting guidance, or none at all. This can confuse clients, who wonder whether their therapist will truly understand or support their choices.  Through the use of case examples, this workshop will show how our individual morals and values influence therapy work even when we seek to appear neutral; how to identify your own morals and values relevant to your practice; and why owning those values matters.

Seminar goals:

Goals for this workshop include (1) Assisting therapists in understanding the role that their own morals and values play in clinical and ethical decision-making; (2) Encouraging therapists to think critically about that role and its implications for therapy; (3) Informing therapists about recent developments in court cases and ethical standards related to the personal values of the therapist; and (4) Encouraging therapists toward transparency with clients about the therapist’s values, in accordance with ethical standards and the therapist’s theoretical orientation.

Seminar objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two personal morals and values most relevant to their psychotherapy practice
  2. Differentiate between a personal opinion, a clinical opinion, advice-giving, and imposing personal values
  3. Construct a framework for clinical and ethical decision-making that integrates personal morals and values in a manner that is within professional ethical boundaries and appropriate to their clientele
  4. Identify three common frameworks for making value-based decisions
  5. Identify at least two implications from court cases involving mental health students’ moral decision making.

Speaker bio:

Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for

LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California

State University Northridge. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the

California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California’s first-in-the-nation ban on

reparative therapy for minors, and drove the change in title from “intern” to “associate” for pre-licensed

MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in

2013. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in working with couples.


LUNCH AND SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED


MAP

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

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 6 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

Presenter Non-Appearance Policy

In the unlikely event that a scheduled presenter does not appear for a scheduled event, the following steps will be used to remediate inconvenience to attendees:

An announcement will be made to inform everyone that CEU credits cannot be provided due to inability to meet CAMFT standards for advance notice, etc.

The meeting will be held.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate for the purpose of professional development.

If an attendee has paid for the seminar, s/he will receive either a full refund or credit for a future presentation.

If the topic will be repeated at a later time, notice of the date and time will be provided to all interested parties.



Upcoming events

22 Mar 2019 9:00 AM • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., 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
24 May 2019 9:00 AM • Loma Linda University/ Dept. of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

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At Our Last Meeting . . .

A Twin's Dialectic:  Being Noticed or

Being Known

Dr. Joan A. Friedman


Focus of the presentation:  A twinship is like a marriage without the freedom to choose one’s partner.  Biological destiny determines the dyadic connection.  For many twin pairs, the course of their emotional life is dictated by this singular event.  Contrary to popular opinion, not all twins are soulmates, telepathic communicators, or best friends.  Twins have a unique developmental trajectory which deserves examination so that optimal treatment goals are implemented.

Presentation Summary:

An in-depth look into the challenges of growing up as a twin.  Societal and cultural perceptions about twin relationships rarely focus on the troublesome emotional issues that twins confront.  Many twin pairs are ill-equipped to function as a singleton after having been raised in a twin bubble.  The presentation included brief historical overview of attachment literature as it pertains to twin development; an outline of the most challenging parenting dilemmas and corrective interventions; summary of particular developmental hurdles that twins face as they grow into young adulthood and beyond; recognition of the particular ways in which treating a twin in therapy differs from a singleton patient.

Four (4) learning objectives:

  1. Describe three characteristics unique to twin relationships
  2. Identify distinct childhood developmental differences that impact twin maturity
  3. Define three goals for the patient to help manage the twin connection
  4. Assess treatment strategies and interventions that resonate with twin patients

Bio of presenter:

Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a gifted psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist who has devoted many years of her professional career to educating twins and their families about twins’ emotional needs. Having worked through her own twinship challenges and parented her fraternal twin sons, she is a definitive expert on twin development.

She is the author of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love, and Learn to Be Individuals. Her latest book Twins in Session: Case Histories in Treating Twinship Issues will be published in June 2018.  It is a book written for psychotherapists and educators who require specialized knowledge and insight about twin psychology in order to be effective professionals. Dr. Friedman’s work focuses on issues that adult twins confront as they adjust to life as singletons after having been raised as twins.


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