of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
                   serving the Coachella Valley since 2001.
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Chapter Events


Upcoming events

    • Wed, May 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 71777 San Jacinto Dr Ste 204 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270,

    Desert CAMFT presents


    Using Psychological Evaluation to Promote Growth and Maximize Potential: A Workshop 


    Brent Cooper, Child Psychologist 

    Founder El Paseo Children's Center



    May 23, 2018


    6:00 AM to 8:00 PM



    71777 San Jacinto Dr Ste 204 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270,


    2 CE's


    Pre-Registration Prices

    Desert CAMFT (and other chapter) Licensed Members


    Pre-Licensed Members


    Non-Member and Guests


     Payments must be made prior to May 20th or 

    At the Door prices will apply

     At the Door Prices

    Desert CAMFT Licensed Members 


    Desert CAMFT Pre-Licensed


    Non-Members and Guests



    Course Description

    Participants will learn what is involved in a psycho-educational evaluation including the different test instruments utilized.   Participants will also learn about a variety of resources in the Coachella Valley to help guide individuals of all ages in the right direction so they can reach their maximum potential.   A discussion will be held on how to network and connect with others in the community to grow one's private practice. 

    Learning Objectives/Goals

    1. Explain the process of a psycho-educational evaluation

    2. Discuss different psychological and educational measures utilized in an assessment

    3. Discuss different resources that are available in the Coachella Valley for students with Special Needs
    4. Speak about different marketing techniques to grow your private practice.


    Brent Cooper, Licensed Educational Psychologist, is the owner of El Paseo Children’s Center based in Palm Desert, California.  He obtained 2 Masters Degrees in the areas of Educational Psychology and Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in 2001 after completing his internship in Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District.    Mr. Cooper is a Board Certified Licensed Educational Psychologist governed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and has been in private practice since 2005. Specialty areas of practice include psychological and educational assessments of children, adolescents, and young adults, with a focus on cognitive disorders, learning disorders, attention deficits and hyperactivity, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional disturbances, and other health impairments. Mr. Cooper regularly conducts Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs), Individual Education Programs (IEPs), private evaluations, and consults with schools regarding behavioral management of and educational solutions for children in the classroom. Benefits include implementation of 504 Plans (public/private schools), University testing accommodations, College Board entrance exams, and most importantly, understanding a student's Learning Profile to be a successful and independent learner.

    EPCC School Based Staffing Solutions division contracts with school districts and charter schools exclusively in California by filling part-time and permanent Special Education positions. As a result of building solid relationships with Student Support Services within schools, EPCC continues to flourish and meet the unique needs of every client. For over a decade, our comprehensive team of professionals has been committed to providing the highest quality services in special education. Our team consists of assessors and providers covering all areas within special education, including school psychologists, board certified behavior analysts, occupational therapists, physical therapists, adaptive physical education teachers, audiologists, speech and language pathologists, visual impairment specialists, deaf and hard-of-hearing specialists, school nurses, skilled translators, interpreters, and education specialists/tutors.


    This course meets the qualifications for two (2) 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.

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

    [This venue is ADA acceptable.  
    If you have any special needs, please call 760-346-4606
     at least 7 days prior to the event.]

    The Desert Chapter’s Refund, Grievance and ADA Policies are described under Events on the Chapter website at www.desert-camft.org. 


Past events

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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