AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
October Featured Event
October 23, 2015
9 AM - 11 AM
COUPLES TOOLS: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED
Dr. Catherine Wheeler
USE TOOLS TO SOLVE YOUR COUPLES' PROBLEMS!
focus of this presentation is to present therapists with user-friendly
TOOLS for couples therapy in order to guide growth and assist couples
- stop being STUCK in BLAMING
- increase INSIGHT into healthier PATTERNS
- develop more MATURE BEHAVIOR
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, SHOW MORE EMPATHY, FEEL HEARD, BE NOURISHING, less CODEPENDENT, and more
are often overwhelmed and confused by the daunting challenges of
working with couples. It's important to avoid triangulation with one
partner, taking sides, counter-transference, and the
trap of giving advice. Using TOOLS with couples guides the couples to
take responsibility for their own growth, to learn to be a team, to
facilitate each other feeling heard, and to stop blaming and acting out
anger and passive-aggressive patterns. Just giving couples "good advice"
isn't enough for real growth and change!
TOOLS TO SOLVE YOUR COUPLES' PROBLEMS will
give therapists some user-friendly tools to help their couples grow
into healthier and more mature patterns with each other. Therapists
often feel overwhelmed with the daunting task of getting high-conflict,
dependent or immature partners to stop venting and blaming, take
responsibility, show empathy and be a team. Couples need specific tools
to stop being triggered and reacting, to avoid shutting down, and "get
out of their heads." These tools are also very useful for clients with
anxiety, anger and negative thinking. Use tools with both your
individual clients as well as your couples!
Objectives for participants of seminar are to learn:
1. how to use specific user-friendly tools/skills/steps for couples growth
2. how to avoid triangulation, siding with a partner, unprofessional alliances
3. how to use homework effectively with couples
4. how to increase couples' insight & responsibility
Wheeler has been in private practice since 1978. During this time she
has focused on creating tools to guide couples’ issues and increase
couples’ skills. She leads monthly workshops based on the skills and
tools in her books (on amazon.com) HIGHER
LEVEL LOVE--TOOLS FOR HEART-CENTERED LOVE. She has also been a
presenter at other CAMFT chapters and at the CAMFT conference, and now
trains interns, is a CE provider, and will be offering workshops for
therapists interested in using tools in their practice. Her workshops
are described at higherlove-workshop.com.
LOCATION: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
ANNOUNCEMENTS:BBS CEU Provider Status - Notice re Seminars Feb-June posted on NEWS Page on Website under the Members Only Section
Big Thank you to new IE-CAMFT Board Member Omar Valentino-Gonzalez for
setting up our new IE-CAMFT Linked-In & Facebook Groups/Pages--go
online and check them out and connect with us!
IE CAMFT 2015-2016 Board of Directors
still have open board positions! We need a President-Elect and a CEU
Coordinator--please join our board and help the chapter! Contact any
member of the board if you are interested.
October Featured Event
At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Understanding Sexual Addiction
Heather Seguin, Registered Marriage & Family Intern, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate
sexual behaviors are an increasing sociological and therefore clinical
issue. Some people may be aware of how their sexual choices are
negatively impacting their life and will seek help on their own.
Oftentimes, it is only after significant loss (discovery by partner,
being fired, getting arrested) that a person will walk through our
doors. This presentation helped clinicians identify problematic sexual
behaviors and develop tools for helping clients create a healthier
overall lifestyle and sexuality.Learning Objectives:
1) Develop an understanding of process/behavioral addictions
2) Learn foundational assessment tools for identifying sexual addiction/compulsion
3) Understand the traumatic impact of addiction on partners of sex addicts
4) Be able to implement introductory interventions and gain knowledge of other resources available
Seguin is a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (#67048)
employed and supervised by Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CSAT-S. She is a
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate with the International
Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and a Certified
Clinical Partner Specialist Candidate with the Association of Partners
of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). She currently practices in
Studio City and will be building a private practice in the Inland Empire
Welcome New Members!
Adina Silva and Martha Wethey
you see the moon, the blood moon, and the eclipse other
night? Wasn’t that such a grand sight?
It was absolutely beautiful! Part
of my self-care includes taking time to enjoy the nature around us. I
hope nature is in your self-care plan too. Do you have a self-care
plan? As we are in the
last quarter of this year, are you starting to plan next year? Have you
about scheduling some time off? I sure hope so; getting that precious
your calendar now for next year will assure that you are fresh for your
and your family.
Fall is now here, despite being 95 degrees outside. I want
to remind you of a few upcoming things from CAMFT. First of all CAMFT Connects
are back: the next one is set for November 7, 2015 from 10am-3pm in Los Angeles
and San Rafael. This is a great opportunity to share your feelings about CAMFT
and help guide its direction as an association. The second item I wanted to
make sure you knew about is the Fall Symposium scheduled to take place November
14-15 2015 @ the Hilton in Costa Mesa/Orange County. This is another great opportunity to increase
your knowledge. Some of the topics
include: “Marketing Your Practice” by my friend Ernesto Segismundo, Jr. Ernesto helps therapists include video in
their practices among other great marketing ideas. Other topics are “Legal and
Ethical Issues in Supervision,” “Integration of Poetry in the Treatment of
Trauma,” and lastly the topic of “Becoming Better at What We Do.” Both days sound wonderful and it will be hard
to pick which sessions to attend.
As always, please let me know if you have questions about
your Chapter or ideas you would like to see implemented. I would love to hear from you. My email is
Until next time,
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT
Dementia: What is it, What’s Normal Aging, and What do we do? - November 20, 2015 (Note Date)
Holiday Event - To be announced (stay tuned)
Help Me Help Her: A Presentation Supporting Providers Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence - January 22, 2016