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

    • 24 Aug 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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    Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children


    Holli Kenley, M.A., LMFT

     

    “Many parents sense intuitively that electronic screen activity has unwanted effects on their children’s behavior and mood, but are unsure what to do about it.”(Dunkley, 2015). “Parents and teens are both affected by the influences of our screen-saturated lives, but young people experience the effects with ferocious intensity.”(Koch, 2015). With a thorough investigation of electronic consumption and of current research validating the consequences of interactive and passive screen-time on developing children as well as on adult populations, participants will also examine effective interventions.

    Program Goals: Based on current research and published works on screen dependence, this workshop will:
    1. Present background knowledge on the following: introduction to how and why this topic is of clinical relevance and therapeutic importance; explanation of new clinical vocabulary and review of related terminology; identification of limitations of research
    2. Present research-based evidence of neurological, physiological, emotional, psychological, relational and behavioral manifestations as the result of both interactive and passive screen time.
    3. Present tools for assessment and intervention with individuals, with an emphasis on children, and with families.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe and discuss background knowledge on screen dependence including the following: clinical relevance and therapeutic importance; new clinical vocabulary as well as a review of terminology in association with presenting pathology and symptomatology; and limitations to research.
    2. Participants will be able to describe and discuss the most common neurological, physiological, emotional, psychological, relational or social, and behavioral manifestations as the result of interactive and passive screen-time.
    3. Participants will be able to identify and articulate how the following occurrences are directly correlated to interactive and/or passive connectedness with electronic devices: frequent misdiagnosis of presenting symptomatology, the exacerbation of existing pathology, and the creation of new pathology.
    4. Participants will be able to compare and contrast the symptoms/manifestations of Electronic Screen Syndrome (Dunkley, 2015) with presenting symptomatology of other clinical disorders and evaluate their respective therapeutic implications and considerations.
    5. Participants will be able to describe research-based interventions for addressing health consequences and concerns of screen dependence for individual clients and families.

    Diversity

    There is consistency in the research supporting where this is access or exposure to or consumption of technology, either passive or interactive, there are presenting health concerns and consequences. Factors which may discriminate or influence access or exposure could include socio-economic limitations, religious beliefs, cultural traditions, or age vulnerabilities. These will be addressed within the presentation.

    Sensitive material

    Although there is no sensitive material within the workshop, participants may feel “uncomfortable”. As we explore degree of dependence on screens and their ensuing consequences, participants may discover problematic behaviors or emotions and/or maladaptive beliefs or practices within their own lives, within their families, and within their relationships with technology. I will note and validate such feelings as well as maintain a pulse on their presence throughout the presentation.

    References

    Alter, A. (2017). Irresistible: The rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked. New York, NY: Penguin Press.

    Bosker, B. (2016, November). Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones: And he’s determined to make it stop. The Atlantic, 56-65.

    Dunckley, Victoria L. (2015). Reset your child’s brain: A four-week plan to end meltdowns, raise grades and boost social skills by reversing the effects of electronic screen-time. Novato, CA: New World Library.

    Grossman, D. Lt.Col., & DeGaetano. G. (2014). Stop teaching our kids to kill: A call to action against tv, movie, and video game violence. New York, NY: Harmony Books (Crown Publishing Group).

    Kardaras, N. (2016) Glow Kids: How screen addiction is hijacking out kids – and how to break the trance. New York, N.Y: St. Martin’s Press.

    Kersting, T. (2016). Disconnected: How to reconnect our digitally distracted kids. USA: Thomas Kersting.

    Koch, K. (2015). Screens and teens: Connecting with our kids in a wireless world. Chicago: Moody Press.

    Bio:

    Holli Kenley is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a California State Licensed Teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings: a women’s shelter, a counseling center, and in private practice. Counseling with adolescents, teens, young and older adults, Holli’s areas of specialized training and experience include sexual trauma, abuse, addiction, codependency, domestic violence, betrayal, and cyber bullying. Holli is the author of five recovery books including “Breaking through Betrayal: And Recovering the Peace Within” (2010); “Cyberbullying No More: Parenting a High Tech Generation” (2011); and her powerful memoir “Mountain Air: Relapsing and Finding the Way Back…One Breath at a Time” (2013).  Holli’s first novel, “Another Way” (2015) offers tweens to teens (and their parents/guardians) an empowering message of discovering, defining, and determining self-worth.  New, in her Second Edition of “Breaking through Betrayal” (January 2016), Holli addresses relapse as an issue of self-betrayal with a healing process for self-discovery. 

    In addition to her work as a therapist and an author, Holli enjoys speaking at workshops and conferences. Over the past six years, Holli has been a five-time peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Annual Conferences speaking on the topics of betrayal, relapse, cyberbullying and sexual abuse recovery.  Holli Kenley has been a guest on over 100 podcasts as well as on Arizona’s TV show Morning Scramble speaking on issues of wellness.  Prior to and during her career as a therapist, Holli taught for thirty years in public education

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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.
    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • San Bernardino
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    Working with Gender & Sexually Diverse Clients

    Patricia Gonzalez, LMFT

     

    Working with Gender & Sexually Diverse Clients is an LGBT Affirmative Training session with immediate application for both clinical and non-clinical attendees. The focus of the training is to gain an understanding of the intersection of sexual and gender identity with mental health effects.  By gaining an understanding of the experiences and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and how to improve your provision of culturally appropriate care attendees will take away interventions for immediate use in improving mental health outcomes with LGBT clients. 

    Objectives:

    • 1.        Attendees will gain an understanding of the variety of terms related to diverse sexual and gender identities.
    • 2.        Attendees will explore the intersection of sexual/gender identity and mental health effects to understand experiences and struggles of LGBTQIA individuals and why provision of culturally appropriate care is paramount
    • 3.           Attendees will learn the safety considerations for our clients during the coming out process. 
    • 4.            Attendees will learn best practices related to housing, documentation, and medication related to gender diverse clients. 

    Bio: 

    Patricia Gonzalez is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in working with LGBTQIA people of color.  She graduated from the Latinx Family Specialization in the school of cultural psychology at Pacific Oaks College. Her training included positions at the Los Angles Lesbian and Gay Center, The Orange County Child Abuse Prevention  Center, Amanecer Community Counseling Center and currently ongoing with Creative Insights Counseling.   She is the Senior Staff Therapist and Director of Outreach and Education of Creative Insights Counseling, a two location, private practice in the Inland Empire. Ms. Gonzalez has appeared on national television and provides workshops to many types of professionals with regard to working with the LGBTQIA people of color.  She provides clinical consultation to mental health providers across the country and in Canada.  Ms. Gonzalez is adjunct faculty at the University of Redlands and is currently teaching at Pacific Oaks College.

     

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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.


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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
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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