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. The fee is $100 for guests, $75
for State CAMFT members, and $55 for IE-CAMFT Chapter members. You must be a member of State CAMFT in order to apply for
membership
in the chapter or for the temporary CAMFT designation
In order to qualify for a reduced rate. If you are not yet an
IE-Chapter member, but are a member of CAMFT, you must apply for IE membership FIRST, at whatever level, on the Join Us page in
order to get the lower fees, and wait for your CAMFT membership to be verified and your IE-CAMFT membership or temporary CAMFT
designation activated before you register. Otherwise, you will be charged the $100 guest fee. CAMFT level membership is a free,
temporary designation specifically for the purpose of allowing registration for special events like the Law & Ethics seminar at a reduced
fee, and becomes inactive following the seminar.


Thanks for your interest!

Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408
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    Recovery from Religion: Recognizing and Supporting Individuals through Crises of Faith or Religious Transitions

    Rebecca Williams, MS, LMFT

     

    Questioning, then doubt, and a crisis of faith. This experience can be terrifying for a devoutly religious person. They may find themselves saying “I never intended to be here! How did this happen? What will my family think? What will become of me?” The result could be a reconfiguration of faith, religious switching, or a transition to irreligion. Some make these transitions smoothly and some people get stuck. They experience confusion, anxiety, isolation, depression, and relational problems. They may show up in your office not entirely sure what’s happening to them.

    This presentation will give participants an overview of stages of questioning/doubt, Religious Trauma Syndrome, and stages of recovery from a crisis of faith. We will discuss simple questions for assessment and strategies to support individuals through the process. The presentation will address how to help people maintain ties with religious family members and friends. And we will discuss when referring out is the most appropriate step for the client. 

    1. Participants will learn the symptoms individuals may experience when separating from their religion.

    2. Participants will learn the stages of recovery from a rigid religious experience. 

    3. Participants will learn how to support individuals leaving their religion in maintaining ties with religious friends and family members.

    4. Participants will learn to recognize when to refer out individuals leaving religion.

    Rebecca Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#81817) in private practice in Riverside. She is passionate about couples therapy and works with couples who are destabilized by one or both partners exiting religion or recovering from addiction. She has done training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  She is a member of CAMFT, the Mormon Mental Health Association, and the Secular Therapist Project.

    Ms. Williams came to the family therapy field from a background in education. Working with troubled teens, she saw that there was only so much change that could happen for the kids without change happening in the family as well. She graduated with her Masters from Loma Linda University and did internship work with substance abusing teens and their families. She has a love and talent for relational work. 

    Rebecca was drawn to this specialty through personal experience. As a formerly devout and observant religious person, she understands the existential crises that follow a loss of faith and the painful struggle to maintain relationships with family and friends who remain faithful. In meeting with other formerly religious people, she discovered common experiences of marital strain, family rejection, and being misunderstood or harmed in therapeutic settings. These are the people she loves to serve! She believes there is enough love, respect, and creativity in the world to allow individuals in marriages and families to have different spiritual paths while remaining intimately connected and having fulfilling relationships.

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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.
    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408
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    Scents & Scents-Ability: Using Essential Oils in Clinical Practice

    Lisa Ann Tobler, MFTI


    Are you looking for a holistic way to positively impact the welI-being of your clients? This presentation will introduce you to the use of essential oils to promote emotional well-being. You will learn which oils to use, why essential oils actually DO help people to improve their well-being, and how you can use them to help your clients to feel better naturally. This presentation will discuss the use of essential oils and how using essential oils can provide clinicians with an additional tool to help clients to heal.

    1. Participants will learn how essential oils affect the brain and emotional well-being.

    2.   Participants will learn which oils to use for emotional well-being.

    3.   Participants will learn how to use essential oils safely.

    4.    Participants will learn how to incorporate the use of essential oils in clinical practice.


    Lisa Tobler is a Marriage and Family Therapist-Intern and an Essential Oils Educator. Lisa has been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. Lisa currently works with teens, adults and couples, and specializes in helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. She has completed training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Trauma Focused CBT {TFCBT}, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools {CB/TS}. Lisa has been an online college instructor for nearly 12 years.


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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.
    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408
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    The Secret World of Hoarders

    Carol Rose Adkisson, LMFT


    Stepping into a hoarder's world is not as easy as you might think.  A hoarder has multiple layers that if peeled back, may possibly reveal a family system that helps to enable his or her behaviors, traumatic events from her childhood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive thinking, and possibly an addictive personality compounded by delusional thinking. Would you like a peek into that world?  Let’s help these clients that are more common than you may realize. Let us delve into that world and explore the depths of their secret world.

    This training will encompass many issues that are important in understanding the hoarders who may cross your path.  As a child of a hoarder, I grew up hoping to understand the underpinnings of my mother.  Why were objects so important to her?  As my sisters and I grew up and moved on, her hoarding increased, as it often does when there is no one to help stop the hoarding behaviors.  She was diagnosed with cancer and thus we as a family helped her to the next stage of her life:  letting go of her things and moving her to an assisted living facility.  We took her things away--either discarded, donated and/or sold them.  Neither the family nor her had no choice at that point. Because of this, I grew up with a heart to help this population to heal.

    This training will create a picture of the average hoarder and her family system.  It’s important to understand the system in order to help the hoarder heal.  It’s also necessary for the family to form an alliance, just as you would with an addict or an alcoholic.  We will discuss the five stages of hoarding, the diagnostic criteria as presented in the DSM-5, and various treatment methods to deal with this insidious problem.  Many times as clinicians we are unaware that our clients present with this problem as it is generally a secret condition.  Hoarders are not hoarders, but collectors, at least in their minds, however delusional that may be.  Let me help you to lead your clients to success and freedom. 


     1. Description of the average hoarder and her/his family system

     2. Stages of Hoarding

     3. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

     4. Treatment Methods


    Carol Adkisson, LMFT is an author, speaker, teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She is the owner of a private practice and founder/Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit, The Trauma and Healing Foundation in Fontana.  She also is an author of a number of books including “Recovering My Life, a Personal Bariatric Story.”  She co-developed and participates in a podcast entitled “Curious Intentions.”  Carol specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, couples therapy, ADHD, substance issues, immigration, psychological evaluations, weight loss and bariatric surgery, 12-step recovery, and of course HOARDING.  She is trained in various treatments including EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT and numerous other modalities.  She also has 34 years experience working with recovery-based programs.  She serves individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She utilizes "discernment theory" as a means to perceive which treatment is most helpful for an individual client’s needs. Carol is the Clinical Director of her group practice, which employs therapists with many different specialties, whom she supervises. She has her Bachelor’s Degree and Masters Degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Hope International University.  Her hobbies include volleyball, spending time with her family, and she is a foodie, always ready to try something new.

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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.


Past events

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
10 Dec 2016 Holiday Party
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
22 Jul 2016 IE-CAMFT Board Retreat
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
11 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
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)
25 Jul 2014 IE-CAMFT Board Retreat
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?
26 Apr 2013 From the Top: MFTs in 2013
22 Mar 2013 Family Systems Therapy
22 Feb 2013 Law & Ethics
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