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

    • Fri, September 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • RAP Foundation
    Register

    "I Want to Start a Private Practice but....”

    Presented by:

    Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT

    September 28, 2018

    9:00 to 11:00 AM

    RAP Foundation

    41550 Eclectic St, Room 103

    Palm Desert, CA 92260

    2 CEU’s Available

    Light Refreshments Provided

    Pre-Registration Prices:

    CAMFT Licensed Members

    $20.00

    Pre-licensed

    $10.00

    Non-Licensed & Guests

    $30.00

    At-the-Door Prices:

    CAMFT Licensed Members

    $30.00

    Pre-licensed

    $20.00

    Non-Licensed & Guests

    $40.00

     
    Course Description:

    We spend a great amount of time learning how to become excellent therapists and we develop our skills set to deliver high-quality services.However, we are not taught how to develop or manage a business. Welack the resources and know-how to step out and create a business. We begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities, often settling for the safest route of agency or government work. This presentation will provide practical tips on how to building a successful private practice and help you move past the mindset of fear and disorganization. 

    Objectives:

    1.      Participants will learn that a therapist can make a good living in private practice.
    2.      Participants will learn how to structure their workdays.
    3.      Participants will learn website basics that every therapist should know.
    4.      Participants will learn how to stand out in a crowded market and how to be seen.
    5.      Participants will learn how to utilize social media without wasting time.
     6. Review ethical standards for social media marketing and business building.

    Goals:

    1.      To learn how a therapist can thrive financially in private practice.
    2.      To learn how to manage/maximize marketing, social media, and administrative tasks of your own business.
    3. To grow business skills.
    4.To grow confidence in the process of owning a business.

    Bio:

    Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT created Therapist Practice in a Box, (therapistbox.com) the graduate school program on business building that you never had.  This program is designed to help graduate students, associates and newly licensed therapists build the foundation for private practice. She coaches therapists that are ready to start their practice but do not know where to start. Additionally, Sherry  is co-owner and Chief Operation Officer of Central Counseling Services, a successful and vibrant group practice in Riverside and Murrieta. CCS services over 800 clients a month and they offer a variety of therapeutic programs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and
    sailing.

    This course meets the qualifications for three (3) 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.

    • Fri, September 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Indian Wells Country Club
    Register

    You are invited to join us at the

    Desert CAMFT

    Fall Networking Social

    September 28, 2018

    6-9 pm


    Indian Wells Country Club

    46000 Club Dr.

    Indian Wells, CA


    Upstairs in the Lounge/Bar

    Enter on Club Drive off Hwy 111

    Go straight over the bridge and park

    in the back lot past the Club


    Appetizers


    $15 per person

    Payable in advance

    on the chapter website


    Register at www.desert-CAMFT.org

     

    Meet new friends
    Greet old ones
    Network with your peers
    Meet your Board
    Get Involved!

    You can also renew your Membership

    or Join the Chapter

    at the Social

    Enjoy the delicious food
    and the good company
    at Indian Wells Country Club!

    Register at www.desert-CAMFT.org

    • Fri, October 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • RAP Foundation
    Register

       The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes

                                                               Presenter:              

                                                     David Jensen, JD

                                                      djensen@camft.org

                                            Friday, October 26, 2018

                                                     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                                  Regional Access Project
                                                       41550 Eclectic St.
                                                  Palm Desert, CA 92260

                                                       6 CEU’s Available
                                             Lunch and snacks provided

                                                 Pre-Registration Prices:

                                               CAMFT-Licensed Members
                                                               $95.00

                                                  Pre-Licensed Members
                                                               $55.00

                                              Non –Members and Guests
                                                              $115.00

                                                          At the Door:

                                        Desert CAMFT Licensed Members
                                                              $115.00

                                    Desert CAMFT Pre-Licensed Members
                                                               $75.00

                                                  Non-Members-Guests
                                                              $135.00

    Course Description:

    Whether they realize it or not, psychotherapists are creators of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In this workshop, Dave Jensen, JD will instruct attendees on the ten principles that can be applied to help psychotherapists create legal and ethical outcomes, not illegal or unethical ones. This workshop will also spend a significant amount of time reviewing laws and cases concerning patients who are dangerous to third parties, and it will review in detail an actual BBS administrative law proceeding.

    Outline for the Class:

    9:00 to 9:30            Introduction/Overview of Class
    9:30 to 12:00          Defining the Ten Fundamentals of the Profession
    1:00 to 3:30            Tarasoff and Cases Involving Patients Dangerous to Others   
    3:30 to 4:00            Review of an Actual Administrative Law Case
     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and most important, confidently.

    2. Recognize three differences between the duty to warn, the duty to protect, and the duty to report.

    3. Describe three aspects of a clinician’s credibility as a psychotherapist.

    4. List four hallmarks of thorough Tarasoff evaluation. 


    Bio for Dave Jensen, J.D.

    Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. In 2016, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in English from Fort Hays State University. Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations.  As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas. He is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine, and he gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies each year.

    This course meets the qualifications for six (6) 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. 

    • Thu, November 01, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Michael's House 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca
    • 49
    Register


    Healing Addiction: Choosing Life and Soothing the Suffering Heart


    Renee Baribeau


    Michael’s House

    515 N. Palm Canyon Drive

    Palm Springs, California


    November 1, 2018

    5:30 – 7:30 P.M. 

    Dinner


    1 CE

    $15


    Course Description:

    One out of every four women over 50 is suffering from anxiety or depression... which is a forerunner for addiction. Stigma is often the leading factor that silences women and keeps them from reaching out. Join Hay House author Renee Baribeau, "The Practical Shaman," as she explores the healing art of wind work to raise your sail, remove resistance, and move forward with ease.


    Objectives:

    1. How to identify types of addictions: substance, impulse control, & behavioral

    2. Keys to recognizing the symptoms of addiction... & what to do about them

    3. Ways to remove fear and resistance to change using the natural element of wind & WindWork®

    4. Holistic, simple, & effective practices to help heal addiction


    Goals:

    1. To learn about the modality of Wind Work®

    2. To learn how Addiction and Depression in woman over 50 is increasing and what steps can be taken to meet this population where they are at.

    3. To learn how recognize and treat different types of addiction: substance, impulse control, & behavioral


    Bio:

    Renee Baribeau BA, is a Hay House author, Wind Whistler, inspirational mentor, respected business coach, dynamic spiritual teacher, and keynote speaker. Renee is well known for her nononsense, “tell it like it is” approach in helping others to achieve successful lifestyle practices by aligning to their sacred Magnetic North. Her clients include everyday folks, entrepreneurs, CEOs, movie producers, and celebrities.

    Renee launched the Finding Freedom LGBTQ Symposium, an annual event which bring together new “Thought Leaders” in Gender Expansion, LGBTQ Awareness, and Addiction Mental Health Treatment. Possessing her own entrepreneurial spirit, Renee has owned successful Farm-to-Table restaurants and a holistic network of love-based healing and service providers. After spending 10 years as a corporate executive, Renee currently does community outreach and marketing for Michael’s House Treatment Centers.

    In 2013, the Winds began to speak to Renee, insisting she turn her attention to their ancient wisdom teaching, resulting in a book which quickly became an Amazon bestseller, Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine which explores the rich mythology and cultural significance of Wind and reveals a powerful system to utilize these subtle, life-healing energies.


    This course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour 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, 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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