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

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

Chapter Events


Upcoming events

    • Fri, March 29, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • RAP Foundation

    Your Attitude Determines Your Success! How to Rediscover Your BadAss Self!

    Presented by: Kelly Orchard, M.A., LMFT

    March 29, 2019
    9:30 - 11:30
    RAP Foundation
    41550 Eclectic Street
    Palm Desert, CA 92260

    CEU’s Available
    Cost: $20 Licensed Members/Guests, $10 Pre-Licensed Members
    Light Refreshments Provided

    We all have worries and fears that can dis-empower us and keep us stuck. And this can cause us to be anxious, depressed … uptight! And, that causes us to not enjoy life like we could be … should be … want to be! Well, is there a simple way to shift your attitude from negative to positive? Being Badass is not about being macho or a curmudgeon or someone dangerous – and it’s NOT about following the crowd! Today’s urban culture refers to a badass as someone who is independent, competent, and persistent - a person who is responsible and courageous with a high degree of integrity and honor.

    A ‘badass’ is someone who is ‘driven by values such as wisdom, courage, compassion, personal growth, selflessness, and positivity. Your attitude determines your success! This presentation promises to build your confidence, purpose, coolness; improve your attitude and help you rediscover your badass self! Utilizing methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and Positive Psychology and Neuroscience, you will learn how to create your own “BadAss Soundtrack”, which had proven to provide an instant attitude adjustment and a personalized tool for you and your clients to use to increase positivity and healthy attitude.

    1. Participants will learn how to ‘flip the format’ on negative thoughts through positive psychology and music.
    2. Participants will learn about the specific benefits of neuroscience and CBT to promote positivity.
    3. Participants will learn how to create their own “BadAss Soundtrack” by attaching warm memories to songs.
    4. Participants will learn how to break down their 4 Domains in Life in order to discover areas in their life that are already BadAss, which builds confidence and purpose.
    5. Participants will learn how to use methods in neuroscience and positive psychology to enhance treatment goals.
    6. Participants will experience one interactive and fun music discovery                   (or re-discovery).

    1. To learn about the modality of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive psychology and how to promote a positive attitude shift with clients and themselves.
    2. To learn how attaching happy memories to music benefits the individual.
    3. To learn how to create your own BadAss Soundtrack for your personal development, and learn new tools to teach client.

    Kelly Orchard is a professional speaker, author and trainer and Licensed Psychotherapist. In addition to more than 30 years in the business of broadcasting, she has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. Kelly specializes in working with businesses and individuals in times of trouble,
    turmoil and transition,  by creating a positive and profitable workplace.  Kelly’s strategic coaching and leadership tools are a reliable, repeatable process that has been proven in the workplace.  Kelly is a powerful story-teller – a craft she honed with her three decades in radio as part of family-owned operation, FCC Compliance consulting, and visiting hundreds of broadcast facilities.  She is the author of 5 books, including her Prescriptive Memoir, Heart Lessons and her series of self-help books, Kelly Orchard’s Apple A Day, for daily nourishment
    for wisdom, success and personal growth. 

    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

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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