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

    • 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.


    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Loma Linda University, Dept. of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408
    • 49
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    Stepping Outside of the Box: Creative Play Therapy Interventions

    Stefanie Sherbon, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist


    Do you ever feel stuck or run out of ideas to use with your “kid clients?” Are you in need of child abuse/trauma techniques at your site? This two-hour presentation is 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 will be discussed. Non-threatening techniques to assist children, who have experienced abuse/trauma, as well as, grief and loss will be emphasized in this seminar. Case examples and demonstrations will be provided to illustrate the use of these playful and interactive strategies.

    Summary:

    In this two-hour training, creative play therapy interventions to assist children, who have experienced abuse/trauma and grief/loss will be emphasized. Case examples and demonstrations will be provided to illustrate the use of these playful and interactive techniques to help fellow therapists find new strategies to use with their child clients.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to identify and discuss the use of directive vs. non-directive play therapy techniques.

    2. Participants will be able to describe the appropriate use (and selection) of toys and other materials for the play room.

    3. Participants will be able apply play therapy interventions for children, who have experienced grief and loss.

    4. Participants will be able to utilize creative play therapy techniques for children, who have experienced abuse/trauma.

    Bio:

    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.

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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

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
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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