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

    • Sat, August 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • your computer, iPad or tablet
    Register

    Due to COVID-19, Zoom presentations will replace live presentations until further notice.  As a registered participant, you will receive login information the week of the event.

    Please note that this workshop is on a Saturday.  As we are offering four L&E modules beginning in July, we wanted to space our workshops over time.  For this reason we have scheduled our "usual" September presentation in August. Implicit Biases: What They Are and What We Can Do About Them

    presented by

    Julie A. Garcia, Ph.D.,
    Professor, Psychology and Child Development Department

    This course is designed to help therapists identify their biases and their affects and learn how to address them so they can create more egalitarian and authentic interactions with clients. 

    Dr. Julie Garcia is a social psychologist that has been researching, teaching, and doing service related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for over 20 years. She has published over 20 research articles and book chapters, as well has received prestigious research grant funding to do research on these topics. She has also given over 50 presentations on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics both nationally and internationally.  In 2017, she did a TEDx talk on implicit bias.   

    She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan and did a postdoctoral training at Stanford University.  She has been on the faculty at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo in the Department of Psychology and Child Development for over 13 years and has also served as the university's Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.

    Contact information:
    Email: 
    jgarci31@calpoly.edu
    Website: https://psycd.calpoly.edu/faculty-staff/julie-garcia

    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.  

    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.           

    PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for CAMFT Zoom events, please plan to:

    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. "Sign in/out:" for Zoom meetings we take screenshots at the beginning and the end of the workshop and use the registration list from this event to take attendance,
    4. Attend the full workshop,
    5. Complete an evaluation (which will be emailed to all participants after the workshop) in order to receive either CEUs.

    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, September 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Your computer 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 2 of 4

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

    Friday, September 25, 2020

    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Michael Griffin, Esq.


    “An Overview of Progress Notes as They Are Utilized in Documenting Mental Health Treatment Records” 

    Objectives:

    1. Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.
    2. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to “keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.”
    3. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics. 
    4. Explain the difference between “progress notes” and “psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA.

    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.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for CAMFT Zoom events, please plan to:

    1. Arrive no later than 10 minutes from the beginning of the workshop,
    2. Check in with Central Coast Chapter
    3. Be certain your FULL NAME appears onscreen so that we may properly take attendance,
    4. Attend the full workshop,
    5. Complete an evaluation (which will be emailed to all participants after the workshop) in order to receive either CEUs and
    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, September 28, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (PDT)
    • Mon, October 19, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (PDT)
    • Your computer 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 3 days after the event and will include presentation documents such as PowerPoint and Q&A transcript. 

    Please note that you will not be able to access the recording until CAMFT sends it to our Chapter.  You will then receive an email with the necessary information to participate including the PowerPoint presentation (if one was used), the Q&A, the recording of the workshop and the evaluation.

    Recording may be viewed for three weeks between Sept 28 and October 19, 2020. 

    Evaluations must be turned in no later than October 26th for credit.

    Law & Ethics Annual Workshop 2020: Part 2 of 4

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

    Michael Griffin, Esq.


    “An Overview of Progress Notes as They Are Utilized in Documenting Mental Health Treatment Records” 

    Objectives:

    1. Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.
    2. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to “keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.”
    3. Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics. 
    4. Explain the difference between “progress notes” and “psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA.

    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, October 09, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • 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 3 of 4

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

    Friday, October 9, 2020

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Bradley Muldrow, Esq.


    Critical legal and ethical requirements for providing treatment to minors who are consenting on their own

    This presentation covers critical legal requirements and clinical considerations for providing treatment via minor's consent under Family Code Section 6924 and Health and Safety Code Section 124260.

    Goal: Help therapists to understand the primary legal rules governing the provision of treatment via minor's consent.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand key legal and clinical considerations for treating minors via minor's consent.
    2. Understand key issues to document when providing treatment via minor's consent.

    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.  

    PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for CAMFT Zoom events, please plan to:

    1. Arrive no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop,
    2. Be certain your FULL NAME appears onscreen so that we may properly take attendance,
    3. Attend the full workshop,
    4. Complete an evaluation (which will be emailed to all participants after the workshop) in order to receive certificate of completion

    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, October 12, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (PDT)
    • Sun, November 01, 2020
    • 12:00 AM (PDT)
    • 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 after the event and will include presentation documents such as PowerPoint and Q&A transcript. 

    The recording will be available to be viewed for three weeks between Oct 12 and Nov 1, 2020.

    You must return the completed evaluation no later than November 8th, 2020 for a certificate of completion.

    Law & Ethics Annual Workshop 2020: Part 3 of 4

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

    Bradley Muldrow, Esq.


    Critical legal and ethical requirements for providing treatment to minors who are consenting on their own

    This presentation covers critical legal requirements and clinical considerations for providing treatment via minor's consent under Family Code Section 6924 and Health and Safety Code Section 124260.

    Goal: Help therapists to understand the primary legal rules governing the provision of treatment via minor's consent.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand key legal and clinical considerations for treating minors via minor's consent.
    2. Understand key issues to document when providing treatment via minor's consent.

    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.  

    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 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for CAMFT Zoom events, please plan to:

    1. Arrive no later than 5 minutes from the beginning of the workshop,
    2. Be certain your FULL NAME appears onscreen so that we may properly take attendance,
    3. Attend the full workshop,
    4. Complete an evaluation (which will be emailed to all participants after the workshop) in order to receive your certificate of attendance.

    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)
    • Mon, December 07, 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 after the event and will include presentation documents such as PowerPoint and Q&A transcript. 

    Once you have registered and paid for the event you will be send the link for the recording.  The recording will be available to be viewed for 3 weeks between Nov 16 and Dec 7, 2020.

    You must complete and return the evaluation by no later than December 14th to receive your certificate of completion.

    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)
    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    Registration is closed

    Elizabeth Karsh, LMFT, NCC, E-RYT

    At this writing (July 7) we are not certain of how our county will look or what gatherings will be permissible. There is a possibility/probability that this workshop will be offered via Zoom as have many of our workshops in 2020 since March.  Stay tuned!



    Arrival time for this event: 8:30am-8:55am -- we will help people join our chapter on the spot before workshop, at the break, or after the workshop.

    If you choose not to pay online, please BRING THE CHECK WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  We no longer accept checks for event by mail.

    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.

    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.           

    PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for ANY Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT events, please plan to:

    • Arrive no later than 5 minutes from the beginning of the workshop,
    • Sign in at the registration desk,
    • Attend the full workshop,
    • Complete an evaluation and
    • Sign out at the end of the event

    If you know you will be late or you need to leave early, you may still attend for free!  Thank you for respecting our presenters.

    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.

    UUF is located on South Street between Higuera and Broad in San Luis Obispo. It is just east of Meadow Park. You may turn on Lawton or on Meadow to park in the lot.
    Directions from 101 driving south: Exit Madonna Road, turning right at the end of the off-ramp and crossing over the freeway. Turn left on Higuera, right on South Street, right on Meadow, left into UUF parking lot. 
    Directions from 101 driving north: Exit Madonna Road, turning right at the top of the off-ramp, left on Higuera, right on South Street, right on Meadow, left into UUF parking lot.
    From Broad Street turning west to South Street, take the first left onto Meadow and then left into the parking lot.

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