California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Inland Empire Chapter



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January 25, 2019 Featured Event


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

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

Heather Seguin, LMFT

 

Summary:

Sex and porn addiction have gotten a lot of media attention, but what does it really look like? We discussed the dynamics of sex addiction and how it impacts committed relationships. We focused on distinguishing sex addiction from hurtful behaviors as well as understanding the traumatic impact on betrayed partners. Participants were 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. We learned how to hold hope for them through that journey.

Objectives:

Participants learned 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

Bio:

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.

   


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