November Networking Meeting: It Happens to Boys with Carol Teitelbaum

  • Fri, November 15, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 72559 HWY 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260


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Desert - CAMFT
November Networking Event

Henderson Community Building
Conference Room 3
72559 HWY 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Friday, November 15th, 2019
11:30 to 1:00 PM

Lunch, Power Networking, 1-Hour Featured Presentation
Literature Table, Participant Announcements

1.0 CEU

Cost: $25 for Licensed Desert-CAMFT Members
      $15 for Pre-Licensed Members
$30 for Guests

No lunch will be provided without a RSVP


It Happens to Boys


Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT

Robert Teitelbaum

and Daniel Marquez


It Happens to Boys

Male abuse survivors have great difficulty sharing their feelings with others, suppressed feelings often surface as rage.  The goal this presentation is to educate the audience about the emotional damage done to boys who were abused.  To discuss what the riggers look and feel like and to teach emotional regulation exercises to behavioral health practitioners so they can teach their clients.

Educational Goals:

The workshop will explore how emotions are suppressed by male survivors due to the early training they received about the definition of being " A Man"  A discussion of the origin of shameful feelings.  Education about triggers releasing painful body memories of the past.  Teaching methods of reducing anxiety, emotional regulation and mindful meditation. 

Educational Objectives:

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to identify three triggers that can create emotional acting out.

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to teach a mindful loving kindness meditation.

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to describe how mindfulness and breathing helps to regulate emotions.

Robert and Daniel will share their personal stories of survival and recovery.

Presenter Biography

Carol Teitelbaum is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling and Guidance,  both from Cal State Northridge.  Carol has been a licensed therapist since 1985.

 Since 1999 she has had a private practice in Palm Desert, California at 43-585 Monterey Ave. #8, 760-346-4606,  and offers individual and group counseling for trauma, mood disorders, anxiety reduction, stress reduction, grief and marriage issues. 

Carol is  President of  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Desert Chapter, She is a long time member of Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County and chairs the It Happens to Boys Project,  Coordinator of the Trauma Response Team for the Desert Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and  has been a workshop leader for a range of groups from the Desert Sands School District to the National Association of Social Workers, the Betty Ford Center, NAMI, The Stan Little Conference, West Coast Symposium, Michael’s House, NTS, MFI Recovery, Desert Aids, His House, The Ranch, Sovereign Health, West Coast Symposium, , Palm Springs School District, WOW conference for women. U.S. Journal Conference on Addiction, Oct. 2013, CCAPP Conference June 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Labor Assistance Professional Conference, July, 2015, and more., You can also see her videos on youtube under her name.

 Carol has added Conference Coordinator to her resume and her business, Creative Change Conferences has now presented their eighth conference. October13, 2012 h saw WOMEN!  A Conference for Women featuring Rebecca Cooper from Rebecca’s House and Velvet Mangan from Safe Harbor, Mary Gordon from Betty Ford Center, Dr. Rita Stec and Deborah Meints, MFT. The Fifth Annual it Happens to Boys Conference brought John Bradshaw, Dave Pelzer, John Lee, Judy Crane, and Jerry Moe among other well respected speakers.  The sixth Annual It Happens to Boys was  February 28th March 1st, 2014 at the Pasadena Hilton with notables such as Patrick Carnes, John Lee,  Allen Berger and more and now the 7th annual It Happens to Boys includes Dr. Robert Ackerman, Jerry Moe, Dr. Harry, Betty Ford Center, Dr. Allen Berger, Rev. Leo Booth, Herb Kaighen and more. March 5, 2016 found  our 8th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference coming to Long Beach for the first time, with keynote speaker, John Lee, Jerry Moe, Rev. Leo Booth, Dr. Cindy Carter, Patrick Haggerson and Carol with a group of male survivors.  March, 2017 was in Austin, Texas, 2018 and 2019 at ABC Recovery with the likes of Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called It and John Lee, Author of The Flying Boy.

In addition Carol also runs two free support groups for men who have been abused the first and third Tuesday   of the month at her office.

43-585 Monterey #8

Palm Desert, California 92260


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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 (Specifically, a refund must be requested at least three (3) days prior to the date of the event.)


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