of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
                   serving the Coachella Valley since 2001.
Welcome!
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the Desert Chapter
 

"Promoting Excellence in Mental Health Care through Education and Community"                     

Chapter Events

 

Upcoming events

    • Mon, September 28, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Fri, October 09, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom presentation
    Register


    The Desert CAMFT Chapter

    presents
    Law & Ethics 2020: Part 2
    [Pre-Recorded]

    on

    An Overview of Progress Notes

     by

                                  Mike Griffin, Esq.

                              CAMFT Staff Attorney


    You can view this first session anytime via

    a link and receive CE credit 

    You can view the recorded session between

    September 28 and October 9


                                                      Cost:
                                  Licensed Chapter Members 
                                             1.5 CEUs for $25

                                               Non-Members
                                              1.5 CEUs for $30

                                                  Pre-licensed
                                                 $10 (no CEUs)


    A zoom link will be emailed to registered participants followed by a Course Evaluation

    CE Certifications will be sent to you after payment for the course and your returned Course Evaluation

     

    General Information/Description

    This 1.5-hour course, including Q and A, is intended to provide a brief overview of the topic of progress notes,” as they are utilized in documenting mental health treatment records. 


    Educational Goals

    To help therapists understand the primary legal rules governing the provision of treatment via minor's consent. 


    Measurable Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

    • Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.

     Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.” 

    • Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics.  

    • Explain the difference between progress notes” and psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA.

    Bio

    Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School of Social Work in 1980, and obtained his LCSW in 1982. In 1998, Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law and obtained his law license in 2002. 

    Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional and has worked as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor and child/adolescent outpatient clinic director, and was the Director of Clinical Operations for Western Youth Services in Orange County, California. He also served as a BBS oral examiner for LCSW candidates. 

    For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Childrens Hospital in San Diego, CA., where he worked as a child- family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs. Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, CA., and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFTs members regarding legal and ethical issues. 



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    This course meets the qualifications for one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Completion certificates will be awarded for full attendance of the event. Course evaluations are required to obtain the completion certificate.

    Desert CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (Provider #62275) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  Desert CAMFT maintains responsibility for the course and its content.  

    The Desert Chapter’s Refund, Grievance and ADA Policies are described under Events on the Chapter website at www.desert-camft.org. (Specifically, refunds must be requested at least three (3) days prior to the event)

    • Fri, October 09, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Presentation
    Register

    Minor's Consent

    Critical Legal and Ethical Requirements for Providing Treatment to Minors Who are Consenting on their Own

    Presented by

    Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq. 

    CAMFT Staff Attorney

    October 9, 2020

    1:30 am – 3:00 am

                                                      Cost:
                                  Licensed Chapter Members 
                                             1.5 CEUs for $25

                                               Non-Members
                                              1.5 CEUs for $30

                                                  Pre-licensed
                                                 $10 (no CEUs)

     
    A zoom link will be emailed to registered participants followed by a Course Evaluation

    CE Certificates will be sent to you after payment for the course and your returned Course Evaluation

    This workshop presentation will be recorded and available for you to register and view after the live workshop has occurred.

     General Information/Description

    This presentation covers critical legal requirements and clinical considerations for providing treatment via minor's consent under Family Code Section 6924 and Health and Safety Code Section 124260.

     Educational Goals

    To help therapists understand the primary legal rules governing the provision of treatment via minor's consent.

     Measurable Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

     1) Understand key legal and clinical considerations for treating minors via minor's consent.

    2) Understand key issues to document when providing treatment via minor's consent.

    Outline 

    A. Introduction

    B. Legal Considerations 

    1. I.Family Code Section 6924
      1. A.Requirements
      2. B.Health and Safety Code Section 124260
      3. C.Requirements
      4. D.Parent Notification Rules
      5. E.Supervisor Notification Rules (for Trainees)
      6. F.Payment Considerations
      7. G.Considerations for Interdisciplinary Treatment Facilities

    C. Clinical Considerations

    1. A.General Considerations 
    2. B.Records Requests from Parents and Guardians

    Bio 

    As a CAMFT staff attorney, Brad takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company. 

    Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He has also served as a board member for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit. As leader of Bayview Baptist Church’s Men’s Prison Ministry, Brad facilitates spirituality and personal development-focused discussion groups for incarcerated men at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

    • Fri, October 16, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Use of Social Media for Business Growth
    Zoom Presentation
    Friday, October 16th, 2020
    11:30 to 1:00 PM

    Cost: $25 for Desert CAMFT members

    $30 for Non-Members

    $10 Pre-licensed

    Presenter:
    Sherry Shockey-Pope, MA, LMFT

    Presentation Description
    Completing this workshop will expand your understanding of the legal,
    ethical and marketing processes of using social media to grow your
    business.

    Measurable Objectives
    1)      Understand the legal and ethical standards of marketing and
    advertising through social media such as Facebook, YouTube, and other
    social networking sites as pre-licensed and Licensed Marriage and
    Family Therapists.   
    2)      Create passive income streams
    3)      Create a marketing strategy that will promote the branding of her/
    his practice.

    Presenter Bio
    Sherry is an author and speaker with twenty years of experience as a
    therapist. She is Co-owner and Chief of Operations of Central
    Counseling services, a vibrant group practice. Sherry oversees the day to
    day operations, sees clients, and provides supervision for associates. She
    also is a trainer for the Public Child Welfare Academy program under
    the San Diego State University Department of Social Work. She
    received her Master’s Degree from Chapman University.
    Her specialties include anxiety reduction, depression relief, adoption
    issues, grief and loss, divorce and trauma recovery. I also work with
    adults who want to find their passion and change their lives while
    working through the traumas of their pasts.
    She was co-president of the Inland Empire Chapter of Marriage and
    Family Therapists, 2014-2016.


    • Fri, November 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom Presentation
    Register

    Child Abuse

    “A Therapist’s Mandatory Reporting Obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    Presented by

    Luke Martin, Esq. 

    CAMFT Staff Attorney

    November 13, 2020

    10:00 am – 11:30 am

                                                      Cost:
                                  Licensed Chapter Members 
                                             1.5 CEUs for $25

                                               Non-Members
                                              1.5 CEUs for $30

                                                  Pre-licensed
                                                 $10 (no CEUs)

     
    A zoom link will be emailed to registered participants followed by a Course Evaluation

    CE Certificates will be sent to you after payment for the course and your returned Course Evaluation

    This workshop presentation will be recorded and available for you to register and view after the live workshop has occurred.

     General Information/Description

    Attorney Luke Martin takes an in-depth look at Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act from the standpoint of what the California Penal Code states. Mr. Martin examines why the law was created, who qualifies as a mandated reporter, the various types of abuse and neglect as well as concludes with how to actually make a report. Various scenarios will be presented throughout and as time permits questions will be answered on specific instances. 

     Educational Goals

    • At the end of this presentation, participants will:

    • Be able to identify the specific categories of abuse and neglect
    • Understand their obligations to report as a mandate reporter
    •  Recognize where and how they must report abuse and neglect 

     Measurable Learning Objectives

    • Participants will be able to: 

    •  Recognize why the law was created and acknowledge potential deficiencies in the law
    • ·Interpret the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act as it relates to marriage and family therapy
    • Assess multiple scenarios to analyze if child abuse and neglect has occurred.

    Outline 

    1. The Law Protects

    2. Who Does This Apply To? 

    3. When Do I Report? 

    4. Types of Abuse

    5. Neglect Defined 

    6. How to Report? 

    Bio 

    Luke Matthew Martin began as a Staff Attorney at CAMFT in

    April of 2019.  He has completed his Bachelor's degree in

    English and Political Science, Master of Business

    Administration, and Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in

    Child Family and Elder Law with honors.

    Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke had a private practice focusing on civil litigation and served as general counsel for several businesses with annual revenues totaling well over $5 million. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California for his legal service to domestic violence victims and awarded the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services. 

    In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke also serves on multiple committees, boards, and as an associate faculty/lecturer for several colleges and universities.

Past events

Fri, September 25, 2020 Law & Ethics Workshop Part 2: What are Progress Notes?
Fri, September 18, 2020 Introduction to Systematic Affair Recovery Theory (SART)
Fri, August 21, 2020 "EMDR Basics"
Fri, July 17, 2020 Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with Wanda Garner
Mon, July 13, 2020 Law & Ethics Part 1: Depositions, Pre-recorded
Fri, July 10, 2020 Law & Ethics 2020: Part One
Fri, May 15, 2020 Common Misconceptions About Self-Care and How to Optimize Self-Care
Fri, April 17, 2020 Challenges to Moving Your Clinical Practice Online.
Fri, March 20, 2020 Cancelled due to Corona-Virus: Effective Marketing and Social Media Marketing For Private Practice
Fri, February 21, 2020 Death with Dignity: Transforming End of Life Experiences
Fri, January 17, 2020 January Annual Meeting
Fri, December 20, 2019 Holiday Social
Fri, December 06, 2019 Law & Ethics Workshop with David Jensen
Fri, November 15, 2019 November Networking Meeting: It Happens to Boys with Carol Teitelbaum
Fri, October 18, 2019 Focusing: What It Is and Clinical Applications
Fri, June 07, 2019 Feeling Frazzled? [Open to Interns, Trainees and Supervisors]
Fri, May 17, 2019 Mirror Mirror on the Wall--Do You Have a Narcissist in Your Practice?
Fri, April 19, 2019 Discover the Four Financial Pitfalls Your Clients Need to Know
Fri, March 29, 2019 Your Attitude Determines Your Success! How to Rediscover Your BadAss Self!
Thu, March 07, 2019 Healing Addiction Workshop
Fri, February 08, 2019 Treatment Resistant Depression
Thu, December 20, 2018 Holiday Party 2018!
Fri, October 26, 2018 The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes
Fri, September 28, 2018 Fall Networking Social
Fri, September 28, 2018 Therapist Practice in a Box
Fri, September 14, 2018 Good Grief!!
Fri, August 17, 2018 Art Therapy With Children
Wed, May 23, 2018 Using Psychological Evaluation to Promote Growth and Maximize Potential: A Workshop Using Psychological Evaluation to Promote Growth and Maximize Potential: A Workshop
Fri, May 04, 2018 Spring Social Event
Tue, April 17, 2018 Cannabis Workshop
Fri, March 09, 2018 Road to Licensure 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260
Fri, February 23, 2018 "Dr. Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy"
Fri, December 15, 2017 December 2017 Social
Fri, November 17, 2017 Bi-Polar Workshop
Fri, October 13, 2017 Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children
Fri, July 07, 2017 July Networking Social
Fri, June 16, 2017 Law and Ethics with Michael Griffin from CAMFT
Fri, May 19, 2017 State of Recovery in Coachella Valley - A No Charge Event
Sat, February 25, 2017 An Introduction to Biofeedback
Fri, December 02, 2016 Holiday Networking Social
Sat, November 19, 2016 The 3000 Club Presents: The Road to Licensure
Fri, November 04, 2016 Sexual Health in the Coachella Valley
Fri, September 16, 2016 Engaging Clinicians in the Steps and Stages of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Sat, August 06, 2016 The 3000 Club Presents: The Basics of TF-CBT - The Who, What, and How of Trauma Focused Evidence-Based Treatment
Fri, July 22, 2016 July Networking Social
Fri, June 17, 2016 “The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!” with David Jensen
Fri, April 22, 2016 Spring Networking Social
Fri, March 25, 2016 CANCELLED - The 3000 Club - March Potluck Social
Fri, March 18, 2016 WHY YOU BURN OUT: The Open Door Dinner Lecture Series
Sat, February 27, 2016 The 3000 Club - Winter Workshop - "The Therapist's Toolbox"
Fri, January 29, 2016 *** First Networking Social for 2016 ***
Fri, December 04, 2015 ICD-10 Workshop
Fri, October 09, 2015 Jirvana Workshop
Sat, October 03, 2015 **CANCELLED** - 3000 Club Workshop: Workplace Options Panel Discussion
Fri, September 18, 2015 3000 Club Networking and Social Potluck
Thu, September 10, 2015 Breaking the Link Between Trauma and Addiction through Advanced Mindfulness Techniques”
Fri, July 10, 2015 Summer Networking Social
Sat, June 20, 2015 "Road to Licensure"
Fri, April 17, 2015 DSM-5 Workshop with Garry Raley
Thu, March 19, 2015 Resilience and Compassion Fatigue
Fri, February 06, 2015 Therapy Business Breakthrough by Casey Truffo
Wed, January 14, 2015 Compassionate Attentiveness by Saleem Noorali, LCSW
Mon, December 08, 2014 Eating Disorders by Dr. Heather Gaedt
Wed, December 03, 2014 Desert CAMFT Holiday Social
Mon, November 10, 2014 DBT by Beth Freimuth
Thu, October 09, 2014 Terry Gatewood: Sexual Addiction 101
Fri, August 15, 2014 "Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy"
Fri, June 27, 2014 Law and Ethics: What the Law Expects from Me? Part IV
Tue, May 13, 2014 “Feelings? What are they and how do we deal with them” with Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT
Thu, May 01, 2014 CAMFT 50th Anniversary The Gold Standard: Integrating Mental Health and Community
Sat, March 29, 2014 “Off The Rollercoaster, Seven Steps to Help Gamblers and their Families Build Trust and Stability”
Wed, January 29, 2014 2014 Desert CAMFT Board Installation
Tue, January 28, 2014 Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer


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