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Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


November 2018

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter


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.


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.

This issue:  

November Featured Event

t Our Last Meeting

Welcome New and Renewing Members!                                          
President's Message

Upcoming Events

Welcome New Members!

Andrea Watson,Michelle Gasper, Yvonne Jackson, Zelda Verrett

Thank you for renewing!

Ronena Summers & Monica Smith

Renewal Reminders:  Teresa Rimmer, Christie Stegmaier, NicoleSerrano, Edgar Ruano, Jenna Hardy, Danielle Bowen, Christine Hjortnaes, JennaCollins-Ebbesen, Lisa Popper, Sabrina Marquez,  Andrea Moore-Emmett, Betty Odak, NicholleStepanian, Katherine Hunter, LuAnn Ahrens, Sarah Oh,  Jasmine Goindi, Sarah Wood


It is YOU the members who keep our chapter going!  If your membership is up for renewal please complete the renewal process as soon as possible--your membership is the backbone of our organization and what allows us to keep offering great seminars and CEUs, the Therapist Directory, Membership Directory, and more.  Thank you! :)


President's Message:

Greetings everyone.  I hope you all had a happy and festive Halloween.  First of all, I would like to thank Stephanie Sherbon for a wonderful presentation on play therapy that she facilitated for us last month. She shared several creative interventions, and gave us wonderful insights into using these interventions to help children process and heal.  

Secondly, I would like to take some time to remind you all of the importance of self-care.  As we all know, we have a very contentious national election coming up next week.  We are also entering the holiday season.  Though the holidays can be a very joyful time of year, they can also be very stressful for a number of reasons.  Not only are we trying to coordinate our own schedules with regards to holiday gatherings, shopping, and the like, but we are also often addressing the needs of our clients who have suffered losses and for whom the holidays can be a trigger.  It can be easy to lose sight of our own needs and well-being in the midst of all of these obligations.  I hope you will all take some time to check in with yourselves regularly and make sure you are meeting your own needs, whether that be meditating, exercising, or just remembering to eat lunch!  I know that we are a caring and compassionate community, and that we want to do everything we can to help our patients and our loved ones, but in order for that to be sustainable, compassion for one’s self must come first.  I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.

Amanda Cavicchi, President


Upcoming Events:

Holiday Party - December 15, 2018

A Twin's Dialectic:  Being Noticed or Being Known - January 25, 2019

Law & Ethics: The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes! - February 22, 2019



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