Events

Welcome! Upcoming seminars are listed below 
General Information:

Inland Empire CAMFT Chapter meetings are held on the fourth Friday of every month except for holiday conflicts, with the
exception of July when we hold a board retreat, and December when we have a holiday event. The meetings are held 8:30 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m.
, beginning with networking, refreshments, and member announcements (bring your fliers, pamphlets and business
cards!). Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m.
Each presentation normally offers 2 CEUs, which are free for IE-CAMFT Chapter
members
in attendance.
Special programs such as Law & Ethics, which provide 6 CEUs, are offered at a reduced rate for
members
.
Anyone can attend any of the seminars as a guest by paying the gu
est fee. The IE-CAMFT Board Meeting follows the
presentation and runs about an hour. All chapter members are welcome to attend.
                                                   

Meeting Location:

Loma Linda University

Dept. of Social Work & Social Ecology

1898 Business Center Drive

San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Anyone is welcome to attend special events, like our annual Law & Ethics seminar, which offer 6 units.

We offer reduced rates for IE-CAMFT chapter members and for guests who register early.

Thanks for your interest!

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Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
    • 37
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    Becca Ballinger, Psy.D.

    Trends in Modern Parenting research over the past several decades can be summarized into four major themes: the changing demographic of the Modern Family (a traditional family structure vs. a nontraditional family structure), a shift in the quantity and quality of time spent between parent and child,
    the influence of social and technological advances that permeates the attention of modern kids, and the increase in adolescent mental health disorders. The purpose of this presentation is to examine and summarize these themes and to provide specific examples for mental health professionals of how to address these trends within the therapeutic context. Change doesn’t have to be an alarm bell for the demise of the Modern Family. With further understanding of current Modern Parenting trends, the future of the Modern Family will be a healthy and positive one.

    Educational goals:
    To foster attendees’ development of competence as practitioners, including their knowledge of the ways in which science influences practice.
    • To foster the development of mental health professional who demonstrate their multicultural sensitivity, awareness, knowledge, and competence in their training and professional work.
    • To provide broad and general training on the topic of Modern Parenting while also fostering attendees’ professional development and identity as mental health professionals that provide services for children, adolescents, and families.

    Objectives:
    1. Participants will be able to identify the top 4 trends in Modern Parenting research.
    2. Participants will be given 4 examples of how to apply these trends to their treatment plans.
    3. Participants will gain a better knowledge of the important research sources for Modern Parenting information.
    4. Participants will be able to identify the complexity of being a Modern Parent by hearing the presenter’s first-hand account of parenting within a non-traditional family structure.

    Bio:
    Dr. Becca Ballinger is a child psychologist, Modern Parenting Expert, founder of the popular blog, Parenting The Modern Family, and owner of a Southern California private practice. She specializes in helping kids and families of all types overcome modern challenges that threaten the stability of the family. As a parent of a 21-year-old son and a 18-year-old daughter, not only does she know how to raise great kids within the structure of a non-traditional family, but she understands the unique stressors that this generation of kids must overcome. She has written extensively for large publications such as The Huffington Post on topics such as kids and mental health, successful parenting in nontraditional families, the motivation crisis that plagues this generation’s youth, and finding the balance between over-parenting and under-parenting.

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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 72 hours in advance of the training, seminar fee will be fully reimbursed.

    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.

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
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    Maelisa Hall, Psy.D, Licensed Psychologist

    This presentation heavily emphasizes how documentation is an act of client care, and encourages clinicians to treat their documentation practices as client care rather than “administrative work” that may be overlooked, avoided, or viewed as less important than other clinical tasks. Furthermore, the presentation will review options for clinicians and provide standards based on ethical principles so clinicians can adjust their practices to better suit the needs of clients in a variety of scenarios or settings.

    Case notes and client paperwork are commonly written in private and hidden away, making the experience confusing and anxiety-provoking for even seasoned therapists. Due to necessary limits to confidentiality, therapists rarely read one another’s notes as a matter of practice. Instead, notes tend to be available only at the request of the client or during situations commonly viewed as negative, such as during a board investigation or court proceedings.

    This advanced workshop will provide direction based on ethical principles, but also a supportive format for discussing and practicing documentation in real time among colleagues. Most mental health professionals find the exercise of writing notes together to be cathartic and affirming, as well as informative. Attendees will be encouraged to evaluate their client population and modality when considering what best applies to their practice, and to share with one another throughout the workshop so as to establish a standard of care based upon ethical and legal principles.

    Goals:

    1. Create a progress note that incorporates applicable ethical guidelines.
    2. Explain the concept of treatment planning and goals to clients in a meaningful and understandable way.
    3. Describe the most common risks associated with clinical documentation and assess the acceptable level of risk related to use of technology.
    4. Evaluate which laws and ethical principles to use in supporting individualized documentation practices.

    Educational Objectives: Attendees will:

    • 1.      Understand how to individualize and adjust documentation templates for the clinician’s preferences and client’s needs.
    • 2.      Expand awareness of the documentation options available to clinicians and adjust documentation practices accordingly.
    • 3.      Use technology to improve clinical practice while evaluating overall benefits and drawbacks for both clinicians and clients.
    • 4.      Feel confident that case notes and treatment plans meet ethical and legal standards.

    Bio:

    Dr. Maelisa Hall is a licensed psychologist, serial entrepreneur and co-host of the My Biz Bestie podcast. Through her online continuing education courses at QA Prep, she encourages professionals to consider WHY they are creating policies or doing things, rather than copying from others or repeating what they have heard in the past. She enjoys creating trainings that are interactive and engaging so that clinicians leave with strategies they feel ready to use immediately.

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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 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: Cancellations must be 15 days in advance of the seminar for 100% refund, 72 hours minimum for a 50% refund. Less than 72 hours cancellation will result in forfeiture of payment.

    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.

    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
    • 67
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    Kathryn (Kate) Grace Truitt, Ph.D.

    Current literature in neuroscience is charting pathways to help understand new approaches to mental health and wellness. The Havening Techniques (HT) utilizes this information to craft protocols and procedures to alter the landscape of the brain and thus change behavior. It has become clear that the limbic system, which regulates our emotional state, is a major contributor to our expression of the world around us. Access to the limbic system has been elusive. HT represents a breakthrough in the rapid and effective treatment of stress-related physical and psychological conditions. Havening uses touch , attention and imagination to trigger electrochemical changes in the brain (limbic system) that alter how memories are processed and therefore responsiveness to stimuli.

    There are five basic applications of HT:

    1.    Reducing allostatic load/relieving negative stress

    2.    Boosting resilience/access to positive emotional states

    3.    Enhancing achievement motivation/goal orientation

    4.    Reducing present moment distress

    5.    Depotentiating traumatically encoded memories

    Havening Techniques are an exquisitely simple, easy-to-apply and infinitely flexible set of tools that may be adapted and integrated into any therapeutic philosophy, healing profession, and scope of practice.

    Course Outline:

    Brief questions are allowed throughout the course of the lecture with dedicated time at the end for formal Q&A

    1.      Introduction to Traumatically Encoded Events
          a.  Formal Definition of Traumatically Encoded Events

          b.    Differentiation of Traumatically Encoded Events from PTSD and acute
               trauma

          c.    Components of a traumatically encoded even (EMLI)t:
                                                                  i.      Event
                                                                ii.      Meaning
                                                              iii.      Electrochemical Landscape
                                                              iv.      Inescapability
    2.      Impact of a Traumatically Encoded Event on Information Processing
          a.     The 5 senses
          b.    How information is encoded traumatically
                                                                  i.      Content
                                                                ii.      Context
                                                              iii.      Complex Content
          c.     Limbic System Processing  and electrochemical results
                                                                  i.      Sensitization
          d.    Prefrontal Cortex Processing and electrochemical results

          e.     Impact on Information Processing: AMPA receptors on the lateral nucleus of

                the amygdala and the trauma filter

    3.      Role of Havening in Depotentiating Traumatically Encoded Events
          a.     Delta Waves and their role in trauma reprocessing
          b.     Self-Havening Resiliency Practice

          c.     Introduction of the role of working memory in paralyzing rumination and

               empowering healing

          d.    Group CPR for the Amygdala practice
    4.      Questions and Answers

    Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to discuss:

    ·         1) The underlying principles of traumatic encoding and their downstream consequences

    ·         2)  Potentiation and depotentiation of the lateral nucleus of the amygdala and why this is important

    ·         3) Experiencing the potential of self-care to reduce vicarious traumatization

    ·         4) Easy intervention for autonomic nervous system regulation and keeping the brain within the window of tolerance at a synaptic level - CPR for the Amygdala – for themselves and their patients

    Bio: Dr. Truitt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is committed to understanding brain’s ability to transcend and transform the complex and beautiful relationship between nature and nurture. Utilizing her training as a neuroscientist and a clinical psychologist, along with her M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, Dr. Truitt has passionately dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of Trauma and Stress-Based Disorders. Her clinical practice, scientific studies, and trainings are specialized in the treatment of PTSD/Complex Trauma, panic disorders and anxiety, phobias, as well as other stress-related disorders. Her research focuses on brain health during the recovery process, treatment outcomes, and psychophysiology. Dr. Truitt consults nationwide for trauma treatment programs, leads research initiatives, and provides trainings on trauma as well as personal empowerment through her training organization, Viva Excellence. She is also CEO of her group practice, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, A Psychological Corporation, in Pasadena, CA where she and her team specialize in the most effective and cutting edge treatments empowering people to Live Their Excellence. Dr. Truitt founded and currently sits as the Chairman of the Board for  the Amy Research Foundation, a 501c3 organization to advance research into the innovative treatment realm of neuroscience based mental health treatment.

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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 72 hours in advance of the training, seminar fee will be fully reimbursed.

    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.

Past events

15 Nov 2019 At the Intersection of Depth Psychology & Self Care: An Alternate New Lens on Motivational Interviewing
25 Oct 2019 EMDR: healing unprocessed memories that create disturbance and dysfunction
25 Oct 2019 Authors Gathering
27 Sep 2019 Decoding Teens
23 Aug 2019 Music Therapy: A Binaural Frontier, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)
21 Jun 2019 Mindful Choices for Well-Being
24 May 2019 CAMFT Update 2019: State of the Profession
26 Apr 2019 Deep TMS and Beyond
22 Mar 2019 How do I talk to my grieving client? The “stuff” to know, and the words not to use
22 Feb 2019 Law & Ethics: Tough calls, moral dilemmas, technology, and more
25 Jan 2019 A Twin’s Dialectic: Being Noticed or Being Known
16 Nov 2018 It’s All A Lie: Helping Couples Heal from Sexual Addiction and Betrayal Trauma
26 Oct 2018 Stepping Outside of the Box: Creative Play Therapy Interventions
28 Sep 2018 Working with Gender & Sexually Diverse Clients
24 Aug 2018 Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children
22 Jun 2018 Video and Social Media Marketing for Mental Health Professionals
25 May 2018 Step (Carefully) Inside the Secret World of Hoarders
27 Apr 2018 Creative Therapy for Adolescents: Brain-Based Approaches that Enhance Emotional Regulation and Resilience
23 Mar 2018 His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma
23 Feb 2018 Key Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals: What Therapists Should Always Do, Never Do and/or Really Don’t Have to Do
26 Jan 2018 Illuminating Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)
17 Nov 2017 Scents & Scents-Ability: Using Essential Oils in Clinical Practice
27 Oct 2017 Recovery from Religion: Recognizing and supporting individuals through crises of faith or religious transitions
22 Sep 2017 Couples Counseling: Using the Power and Intimacy Formula
25 Aug 2017 Effective Co-Parenting Strategies
23 Jun 2017 Creating Hope with Action - Talking about Suicide
26 May 2017 Taking the Fear out of Working with Eating Disorders, Part II
28 Apr 2017 The Neurobiology of Play Therapy: Child-Centered Play-Based Approaches that Enhance Sensory Integration and Emotional Regulation for the Developing Brain
24 Mar 2017 "I Want to Start a Private Practice but . . . . "
10 Feb 2017 "Shh, its Confidential”: Confidentiality of Mental Health Information Under California and HIPAA Laws
27 Jan 2017 “But she just had a baby!” The Myths and Lies of Motherhood
18 Nov 2016 What is life coaching anyway?
28 Oct 2016 Taking the FEAR out of Working with Eating Disorders
23 Sep 2016 Triaging Cyberbullying: Protection, Intervention, & Prevention
26 Aug 2016 Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams
24 Jun 2016 Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder
27 May 2016 Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science
22 Apr 2016 Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Clients
25 Mar 2016 The BBS, Supervisees, and You: What You Need to Know About Changes to the Requirements
26 Feb 2016 Using the Language of the Law to “Salt & Pepper” Your Treatment Records (6 hours)
22 Jan 2016 Help Me, Help Her: A Presentation Supporting Providers Working With Survivors of Domestic Violence
20 Nov 2015 Dementia: What is it, What’s Normal Aging, and What Do We Do?
23 Oct 2015 COUPLES TOOLS: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED
25 Sep 2015 What's Love Got to Do With It? Understanding Sexual Addiction
28 Aug 2015 Child Abuse: What You Need to Know
26 Jun 2015 Problem Gambling is Not a Major Issue.... Wanna Bet?
22 May 2015 Resilience and Compassion Fatigue
24 Apr 2015 Sex Offenders: Advances and Challenges
27 Mar 2015 Worries, No More! The Design of a Little Helper
27 Feb 2015 Law & Ethics, Part V: Are You Ethical? You Sure?
30 Jan 2015 Short-term Effective Youth Trauma Treatment/CAMFT Update
14 Nov 2014 Healthcare Reform and Insurance: What EVERY Therapist Should Know
24 Oct 2014 Are We Getting it Right? Strategies for Working with Adoptive Children and Their Families
26 Sep 2014 Should CAMFT Endorse Single Payer Healthcare?
22 Aug 2014 When the Therapist Gets Triggered: the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
27 Jun 2014 Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
23 May 2014 Vortex of Seduction: the Exploitation of our Youth
25 Apr 2014 From the Top: Legislative Update
28 Mar 2014 Making Friends with Technology: Utilizing the Internet Effectively
28 Feb 2014 WHAT DOES THE LAW EXPECT OF ME? PART I
24 Jan 2014 Step-Families: Performing an Assessment
25 Oct 2013 EMDR: A Therapy for the Age of the Short Attention Span
27 Sep 2013 Why TALK when you can PLAY in Therapy: Play Therapy Tools & Techniques
23 Aug 2013 Motivational Interviewing
28 Jun 2013 DSM V: In Sickness & Health, For Better or Worse?
24 May 2013 Culture or Personality? Issues with Culturally Diverse Couples
26 Apr 2013 From the Top: MFTs in 2013
22 Mar 2013 Family Systems Therapy: Brief and Effective Solutions for Kids and Teens
22 Feb 2013 Law & Ethics: What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part IV
25 Jan 2013 Applied Behavioral Analysis: Effective Interventions for a Variety of Disorders Amongst Children, Adults, Couples, and Families
26 Oct 2012 It Happens to Boys Too (sexual abuse, that is)
28 Sep 2012 Nutrition Making the Difference: Key Tools and Resources for the Therapist
24 Aug 2012 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning
22 Jun 2012 Treatment-Resistant Teens: Options
25 May 2012 Mindfulness: What it is, Why it Works, and How to Use It
27 Apr 2012 “Take It From The Top” Yearly CAMFT Update Summary - 2012
23 Mar 2012 Collaborative Divorce: Peacemaking in a time of Transition
24 Feb 2012 What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part III
27 Jan 2012 The Stress Cycle: Physiological Links with "Psychological" Disorders
02 Dec 2011 Thriving in a Recession - With and Without Insurance
28 Oct 2011 Trauma and Dissociation: An Introduction to Trauma Conversion Therapy
23 Sep 2011 Mind Mapping and Photo Reading
26 Aug 2011 Surviving Psychosis: Providing the Best Care for Reality-Impaired Clients, Their Families, and Yourself
24 Jun 2011 Clinical Hypnotherapy: Definition, Format, and History
27 May 2011 Imago Couples Therapy, Part II: Keeping Your Cool in the Eye of the Storm
22 Apr 2011 IMAGO Relationship Therapy
25 Mar 2011 Law, Psychodrama and Family Therapy
25 Feb 2011 Law & Ethics 2011: What Does the Law Expect of Me, Part II
28 Jan 2011 CAMFT Update: Get it from the Top!
03 Dec 2010 MFT’s in Employee Assistance Programs
24 Sep 2010 Mixed Orientation Marriages: Assessment and Interventions
26 Feb 2010 Law & Ethics
20 Nov 2009 From the Frying Pan into the Jacuzzi: Gourmet Recipes for a Gourmet Relationship
28 Aug 2009 Hands on Interventions for Children and Families
27 Mar 2009 Victim Advocacy Services
23 Jan 2009 What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Marketing on the Internet
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