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Upcoming events

    • Fri, February 19, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Presentation
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    Desert - CAMFT
    Introductory Presentation in Gestalt Therapy

    with Children and Adolescents

    Zoom Presentation

    Friday, February 19th, 2021
    11:30 to 1:00 PM Presentation
    11:00 - 11:30 General Meeting/Networking

    Cost: FREE for Desert CAMFT members, 1.5 CEUs
    $30 for Non-Members

    Presenter:
    Felicia Carroll, M.Ed, MA, LMFT

    Presentation Description
    This brief Introductory Presentation in Gestalt Play Therapy is designed to
    introduce the theoretical principles and clinical skills that distinguish Gestalt Play
    Therapy from other approaches.  The emphasis of this program will be on
    individual psychotherapy and the application of Gestalt Therapy principles
    represented in the work of Violet Oaklander, Ph. D., author of Windows To Our
    Children and Hidden Treasure:  A Map to the Child’s Inner Self.  In this training we
    will examine closely those factors that bring about change and growth for a child
    or adolescent through the therapeutic process of Gestalt Play Therapy.  An
    emphasis in this work will be on the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship as the heart of Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents

    Measurable Objectives

    Objectives:  At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
    1.  Recognize and discuss foundational theoretical principles of Gestalt
    Therapy with Children and Adolescents.
    2. Discuss the findings of neuroscience which confirm the Gestalt principles
    about the nature of experience, awareness and integration and their
    application in child therapy.   
    3. Describe the nature of the therapeutic relationship in Gestalt Therapy with
    Children and Adolescents.  

    Presenter Bio

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    Felicia Carroll, M.Ed. MA.: Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and Registered
    Play Therapist-Supervisor is in private practice in Solvang, California.  She is the
    Founder-Director of the West Coast Institute for Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents www.westcoastinstitute.us  Felicia is a master’s graduate of the
    University of Oklahoma and University of California at Santa Barbara with
    credentials in educational psychology, child development, and counseling
    psychology.  She was a classroom teacher for 12 years prior to becoming a
    therapist. Felicia teaches at Gestalt institutes in Europe, Latin America, and throughout Asia in addition to offering training programs in the United States. Her international experience as a trainer has been in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Georgia, Poland, Morocco, Italy, Brazil, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. She is often a guest lecturer at conferences on child psychotherapy and play therapy.   She has published several chapters and articles about Gestalt therapy with children and on topics related to Gestalt theory and practice including serving as the guest editor
    for a special edition of the International Journal of Gestalt Therapy on Gestalt
    therapy with children and adolescents, which was published in fall 2010.
    As Director of the West Coast Institute, Felicia established a certification program
    which encourages clinicians to deepen their knowledge and experience with
    Gestalt Therapy in general and with a specialization in therapy with children and
    adolescents.  At present there are over twenty clinicians from around the world
    participating in the certification program.  The Core Faculty at WCI are certified
    Gestalt Therapists through this program.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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