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September 23, 2016 Featured Seminar


Triaging Cyberbullying: Protection, Intervention, & Prevention

Holli Kenley, LMFT

 

 “…cyber bullying concerns the interruption to and breakdown of ordinary relationships, not just those of bully or victim.”  (Spears, Slee, Owens, & Johnson, 2009)

“Technology is never the problem or the solution…behavior is.” (Hinduja & Patchin, 2012)

“…cyber bullying is a symptom of being out of balance with technology.” (Trolley & Hanel, 2010)

“Children experience a loss of empathy for others or lack of human regard for one another…” (Ang & Goh, 2010)

 “Cyber bullies and situations are rarely being assessed or therapeutically addressed…Children and youth are taught that their behavior is wrong, but their psychological needs go unmet...cyber bullies were frequently once victims of bullying…to help the bully work though the issues helps to stop the cycle." (Trolley & Hanel, 2010)

Our children are growing up on a diet of technology with immediate access to world-wide social connections. Because it has become such a normative behavior in our society for our children to have a cell phone, laptop, iPhone or iPad, etc., parents/guardians sometimes forget about the window of danger that is open to them. Typically, it is not until victims have experienced extreme humiliation through cyberbullying attacks or until the perpetrators have been identified that some action, if any, is taken. By the time clinicians and therapists see the victims or perpetrators and their parents/guardians, we are confronted with many challenges and complexities. Based on current literature as well as the most recently published works on cyber bullying, this workshop will describe a three part comprehensive, practical and effective approach to assessment and treatment - Protection, Intervention, and Prevention – and it will delineate specific strategies and tools to implement within each.

Goals and Learning Objectives:

Goal One: To acquire methods and strategies in protection from cyber bullying, the participants will:

1. explore the necessary safety measure to implement with technology.

2. examine specific practices to utilize in the parenting of a high tech generation.

3. familiarize themselves with educational awareness of a cyber bullying culture and the roles/responsibilities of each individual.

 

Goal Two: To acquire methods and strategies of intervention with cyber bullying, the participants will:

1. explore crisis interventions to implement with cyber victims, cyber bullies, and cyber bully victims.

2. examine avenues of intervention with specific strategies for each.

3. review the “System’s” approach (or team approach) as well as the “Holistic” approach as it applies to treatment of cyber bullies, victims, and bully victims.

4. review the role of support systems as they apply to effective intervention.

 

Goal Three: To acquire methods and strategies in the prevention of cyber bullying, the participants will:

1. examine practices to implement in our relationships with technology.

2. investigate practices to implement with our families and to incorporate in our relationships with others

 

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.


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This issue:

  September Seminar

Announcements

  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events
 
AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .

Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams

Lynn Flewelling, MFTI

 

Psychiatrist Carl Jung wrote: “A dream that is not understood is a mere occurrence; understood, it becomes a living experience.” In the didactic portion of the workshop, Lynn Flewelling outlined what depth psychology is, giving a brief overview of the history of 20th century Western dream work; and presented three methods for working with dreams, drawing from the work of Sigmund Freud, Jung, and Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., creator of the Dream Tending method, which approaches dreams as living manifestations of the dreamer’s psyche. In the experiential portion, Ms. Flewelling demonstrated the dream tending method with a volunteer, then workshop participants divided into dyads and tended each other’s dreams under the guidance of the instructor. Sufficient time was be given so that both dyad partners could personally experience this method. Finally, participants created art inspired by their own dream work experience.

Participants were asked to write down one of their recent dreams and bring it for the dyad work. Practicing with one's own material is crucial for doing dream work with others. As Jung observed, we can only take our patients as far as we have been ourselves.

Participants were asked to bring drawing paper and whatever they liked to draw with, so long as there were colors.

Learning Objectives:

1. Develop a basic understanding what the umbrella term Depth Psychology includes.

2. Understand the history of Western therapeutic dream work.

3. Have a schematic model encompassing the conscious and unconscious and how they connect.

4. Understand the difference between popular “dream interpretation” and therapeutic dream work and be able to explain it to clients.

5. Learn a methodology with which to work with both a client’s dreams and their own, including providing a safe container in which to do the work.

6. Understand that doing dream work with clients requires ongoing learning and practice with the therapist’s own dream material.

 

Lynn Flewelling is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (#86877) supervised by Sheralyn L. Shockey-Pope, LMFT, as well as an internationally published author. She was working with dreams in both her writing and her life long before she took a Dream Tending class with Dr. Stephen Aizenstat at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Carpinteria, CA. Inspired by both psychologically-based dream work and PGI’s foundation in Depth Psychology, she enrolled the following autumn and graduated in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology.

Ms. Flewelling is a therapist at Central Counseling Services in Riverside, CA, where she uses her training to work with individuals, children and teens, couples, and families, including the LGBTQIA community. She is a member of CAMFT, the American Association of Play Therapists, and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). She also teaches creativity workshops based on Julia Cameron’s book, the Artist’s Way.



Welcome New Members!

Marie Bassil, Felisha Cullum, Adesha Porcil, Jamie Roberts, Domenique Ancona
 

President's Message:


Conferences, Symposiums, and Presentations

 

I hope you enjoyed Labor Day holiday weekend.  I went to visit my daughter in Sacramento and we enjoyed our time on the American River.  We went kayaking and stopped in old Sacramento for Gold Rush days, saw a Wild West show, Indian dancing, and watched a magic show. Afterwards we kayaked back down the river to my daughter’s apartment.  I really had a fun time and it was very relaxing. Now it’s time to focus back on work and the last quarter of the year.  I wanted to alert you to the peer presentation for the 2018 CAMFT annual conference.  The deadline for proposals is January 23, 2017.

The committee is especially interested in presentations on substance abuse and addictive behaviors. I presented at a couple of conferences a few years back. It was an enriching experience and I enjoyed meeting many colleagues from around the state. It actually can be a fun experience. Please also do not forget to register for the upcoming 2017 Annual Conference.  Sign up soon because spaces are going fast and some of the workshops are already sold out. This conference will be held at the Hilton in Los Angeles.  Additionally, there is another wonderful training opportunity coming this fall: CAMFT’s fall symposium November 12, 2016 at the San Ramón Marriott.

The IE CAMFT Board needs a few extra hands to help with setting up the room prior to the meeting and putting the room back after the meeting. If you can help, just show up about 45 minutes before the seminar and stay after the meeting to help. All members are also welcome to stay for the board meeting after the educational part of the meeting is over.

Are you or your office putting on a training, have a new workshop starting, a yoga group forming, or have a teen group going on in your office? Whatever you are doing let us know about it. We now have a resource table out in the lobby so be sure to stop to see what your fabulous colleagues are doing. Please bring your flyers and other support resources and share. It is difficult to stay informed about things in our communities so please share.

Reminder:  the IE 3000 club date is the third Saturday of each month. The next meeting will be held on September 17, 2016, the speaker will be Sherilyn Johnson, from County of Riverside Mental Health. She will be speaking on EMDR. The time will be 11:00 to 1:00 PM.

 

Sherry Shockey-Pope, IE-CAMFT President


 
Upcoming Events:

Taking the Fear out of Working with Eating Disorders - October 28, 2016

What is Life Coaching & How Does it Differ from Therapy? - November 18, 2016

Holiday Party - December 10, 2016

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