CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS 

CENTRAL COAST CHAPTER

Central Coast Therapists

To strengthen the Marriage & Family therapy
profession & better serve 
our Central Coast community.


Events

NOTE:  Unless otherwise indicated, our meetings and workshops are held at:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2201 Lawton Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401


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Upcoming events

    • Fri, November 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Your computer, iPad or tablet
    Register

    Due to COVID-19, Zoom presentations will replace live L&E presentations for 2020.  Once you have completed registration, you will receive login information the week of the event.

    Law & Ethics Annual Workshop 2020: Part 4 of 4

    This is the fourth of four L&E workshop modules we will be offering this year.  

    Friday, November 13, 2020

    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Luke Martin, Esq.


    A therapist’s mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    Attorney Luke Martin takes an in-depth look at Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act from the standpoint of what the California Penal Code states. Mr. Martin examines why the law was created, who qualifies as a mandated reporter, the various types of abuse and neglect as well as concludes with how to actually make a report. Various scenarios will be presented throughout and as time permits questions will be answered on specific instances.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will:

    1. Be able to identify the specific categories of abuse and neglect
    2. Understand their obligations to report as a mandate reporter
    3. Recognize where and how they must report abuse and neglect

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Recognize why the law was created and acknowledge potential deficiencies in the law
    2. Interpret the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act as it relates to marriage and family therapy
    3. Assess multiple scenarios to analyze if child abuse and neglect has occurred


    This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of ALL FOUR MODULES of the series earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

    You will receive a login link for this event 14, seven and three days prior to this event.  On the day of the presentation, click on that link.  It will lead you to a registration page (for CAMFT) that requires your full name, email, Chapter affiliation, and Chapter with which you registered (ours).  Follow the prompts.

    >>>  If you have never been on a Zoom session, you will first need to download the program to your computer, iPad or phone.  It is free.  Go to https://zoom.us/  to sign up. <<<

    If for whatever reason you cannot attend the LIVE event you will automatically be sent the RECORDING of the event along with all support materials (Q&A, Powerpoint, evaluation questions).  There is no need to notify us if your plans change and you cannot attend the live event.  


    Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee.  The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please reply to this email within seven days of the upcoming event.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please reply to this email.

    • Mon, November 16, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (PST)
    • Your computer, iPad or tablet
    Register

    We are offering RECORDINGS of our L&E workshops for those of you whose schedules don't mesh with the live events.  Recordings will be available shortly after the event and will include presentation documents such as PowerPoint and Q&A transcript. 

    Please note that we will send the Zoom recording as soon as CAMFT provides it to us.  You will receive an email with the necessary information to participate including the PowerPoint presentation (if one was used), the Q&A from the Zoom session, the recording of the workshop and the evaluation. 

    You will have 14 days from when you receive the email with the recording and all the other information to return completed evaluations and receive your CEUs.  The reason we have shortened the timeframe is because several folks have "lost" the email with all of the pertinent information, say they never received it and ask for it to be resent.  We have a detailed tracking system within our website that has a record of every email sent and delivered, whether it was opened by the recipient and whether links within the email were clicked.

    Our volunteers take extra time from their busy personal and professional lives to address stragglers and procrastinators.  When we hold workshops in person we complete the evaluation at the end of the workshop and immediately receive the CEU certificate.  We have learned over the past several months of "Zooming" that the sooner folks respond to the evaluation email the easier it is to "close the books" on events. 

    We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

    Law & Ethics Annual Workshop 2020: Part 4 of 4

    This is the fourth of four L&E workshop modules we will be offering this year.  

    Luke Martin, Esq.


    A therapist’s mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    Attorney Luke Martin takes an in-depth look at Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act from the standpoint of what the California Penal Code states. Mr. Martin examines why the law was created, who qualifies as a mandated reporter, the various types of abuse and neglect as well as concludes with how to actually make a report. Various scenarios will be presented throughout and as time permits questions will be answered on specific instances.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will:

    1. Be able to identify the specific categories of abuse and neglect
    2. Understand their obligations to report as a mandate reporter
    3. Recognize where and how they must report abuse and neglect

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Recognize why the law was created and acknowledge potential deficiencies in the law
    2. Interpret the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act as it relates to marriage and family therapy
    3. Assess multiple scenarios to analyze if child abuse and neglect has occurred

    This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of ALL FOUR MODULES of the series earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

    Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee.  The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please reply to this email within seven days of the upcoming event.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please reply to this email.
    • Fri, November 20, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • your computer, iPad or laptop
    Register

    Growing Resilience: Yoga To Tone the Vagus Nerve

    presented by

    Elizabeth Karsh, Marriage and Family Therapist, #94680, E-RYT

    There is much research, particularly that of Steven Porges’  Polyvagal Theory, confirming that a well-toned vagus nerve is an important factor in our ability to regulate our emotions and bounce back after stressful experiences. Our capacity to self-regulate is vitally important in our relationship with ourselves and others, and assists in our ability to maintain attention. The state of our vagus nerve can be measured through our heart rate variability – the tracking of time between heartbeats. Strengthening our heart rate variability allows us to address life’s inevitable ups and downs with improved flexibility and resilience.

    This online presentation will provide:

    1. An overview of the autonomic nervous system and, in accordance with the Polyvagal Theory, the role of the vagus nerve as the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system.
    2. Restorative, experiential practice including movement (asana), breathwork (pranayama), mudras (hand positions), and mantras (sound). The restorative practice will be centered on toning the vagus nerve to increase heart rate variability, activate the rest-and-digest aspects of the parasympathetic nervous system, and to facilitate deep relaxation.
    3. Both aspects of the presentation focus on the vagus nerve’s role in strengthening our ability to bounce back after stressful events through practices to regulate heart rate and increase heart rate variability.

    Goals

    This presentation is designed to help therapists gain an understanding of the role the vagus nerve plays in the autonomic nervous system, and to learn specific practices to assist in strengthening heart rate variability and growing resilience.

    The yoga poses are gentle and appropriate for all participants.  Modifications will be provided. Participants should:

    • dress comfortably to allow for movement
    • be in a space appropriate for standing and moving
    • have space to comfortably lie down and extend limbs in all directions
    • have privacy and strong internet connection

    Necessary props:

    • 2-3 folded blankets or towels
    • a chair or couch 
    • Optional: a yoga mat and eye pillow

    Handouts will be sent after the presentation.

    This course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of this course earns a discount on liability insurance.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

    Registered participants will receive a Zoom invitation shortly before the workshop.  

    >>>  If you have never been on a Zoom session, you will first need to download the program to your computer, iPad or phone.  It is free.  Go to https://zoom.us/  to sign up. <<<

    The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, Associates and students, MSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.           

    1. Check in 5 minutes ahead of the start time,
    2. Be certain your FULL NAME (as you have registered for the event) appears onscreen so that we may properly take attendance,
    3. Attend the full workshop,
    4. If you have registered and paid for CEUs, please complete an evaluation (which will be emailed to all participants after the workshop).  The email we send after the workshop to all attendees will serve as proof of attendance; we will not be issuing certificates of attendance.  In order to receive CEUs, you MUST (1) pay in full and (2) return the completed evaluation questions by November 30th (we're giving you a couple of extra days because the holiday falls next week!).

    Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee.  The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please reply to this email within seven days of the upcoming event.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please reply to this email.

    • Fri, January 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • your phone, iPad or computer
    • 50
    Registration is closed

    Stay tuned...we don't know for certain whether this will be a Zoom meeting or an in-person get together!

    We're welcoming in 2021 by hosting our Annual Networking Meeting on the beautiful Central Coast.

    Friday, January 22nd, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M.

    We host our Annual Networking Meeting each January.  It may be one of the most important meetings that trainees, interns and licensed folk can attend.  Why?  This is the one meeting per year that we spend time sharing of ourselves as individuals and agencies to educate, inform and promote.  We learn what’s available to us, and invariably increase our resources. 

    Be prepared to introduce yourself in the following way (thank you, Dan Conroy!)

    My name is __________

    I specialize in (think in terms of service AND benefits) __________

    What I love is ___________

    Once again you can look for some dynamic changes for our members.  We are looking forward to a great New Year, starting with our annual gathering of colleagues. 

    If you need that extra time to catch up with friends you may arrive at 8:30!

    2020/21 Board  of Directors

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