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CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS 

Central Coast Chapter


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, February 24, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom on your computer / device
    Register


    Central Coast–CAMFT

    presents:

    Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety 

    Presented By:
    Jamie Roberts, LMFT 

    A Zoom Presentation

    Friday, February 24, 2023
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    2 CEUs*

    Our Presentation

    Remember how hard it was being a teen? Throw in a global pandemic, isolation and an impending recession. Not so easy. Have no fear teens have not lost their spice! For teens, in the middle of critical development, the last 2 years have been incredibly impactful, changing how they connect with peers, teachers and parents. During this presentation we will explore the GenZ experience, from
    increased self-awareness, intersectionality, and ever-changing levels of safety. Not to mention access to globe events in real time adding vicarious trauma not experienced before. Oh yeah and just being a teen!

    We will explore ways to make therapy fun, engaging and active for both the teen and the clinician. Mindfulness tools will be presented in a language that will meet teens where they are and encourage openness for more in-depth therapeutic processes. Utilizing the newly release book Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, A Practical Guide to Manage Stress, Ease Worry and Find Calm by Jamie Roberts LMFT. This presentation will touch on the what Mindfulness Practice is, but the
    emphasis will be on Teen Anxiety and utilizing Mindfulness as the tool of support.

    The resources, tools and psychoeducation in this presentation are also appropriate for parents, teachers and allied professionals to utilize and share with teens in their lives. The goal is to nurture and empower our teens to move through their current stressors and experience peace
    .

    Measurable Objectives

    1. Participants will be able to identify 4 unique stressors for today’s teens.
    2. Participants will gain insight on 4 areas that mindfulness can be implemented (Body, Thoughts, Emotions, Behaviors)
    3. Participants will receive 5 mindfulness activities that can be applied in the session immediately.
    4. Presenter will demonstrate 3 key components for developing rapport with teens in the therapeutic setting.      

      About Our Presenter

      Jamie Roberts (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and the founder of Equilibrium Counseling Services, specializing in working with Neurodivergent + LBGTQIA youth. Jamie has been a therapist since 2012 and has worked with teens in community mental health, on school campuses, doing psychiatry assessments and in private practice. She has training in EMDR, TRM and has been practicing Buddhism since 2018.

      This course is suitable for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LFCCs, associates of the preceding categories, and students. This course is eligible for 2 continuing education units. Online, via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link at the time of registration.

      Cost:
      $25 Central Coast-CAMFT Members (CEUs*)
      $0 Chapter Board Members
      $15 General Admission (No CEUs)
      $30 for Non-Chapter Members (CEUs*)

      Unless otherwise specified, our courses meet the qualifications for 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.

      Grievance
      While the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT makes every effort to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues with regard to presentations/workshops which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the board. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

      When a participant files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

      1. The participant(s) will be asked to put concerns in writing (this can be in electronic form, such as an email).
      2. If the grievance concerns a presenter, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The Board will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
      3. If the grievance concerns a presentation/workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Board will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Board will:
          • provide a credit for a subsequent presentation/workshop or
          • provide a partial or full refund of the presentation/workshop fee

          Refund Policy
          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 an emergency. If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at richardskimlmft@gmail.com.

          Special Accommodations
          If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at 805.458.8063 or email Kim Richards at richardskimlmft@gmail.com.

          • Tue, March 14, 2023
          • Tue, August 08, 2023
          • 6 sessions
          • your computer, iPad or phone
          • 12
          Registration is closed

          Following on the heels of the Witnessing Whiteness workshop series offered in 2021, the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT will be presenting Shelly Tochluk's Living in the Tension workshop series over six months of two-hour monthly sessions beginning in February 2023.  There is no prerequisite for this workshop series.

          Today more than ever, a focus on healing and contemplative practices is widespread among antiracist people. Many people’s spirituality (or religiosity) go hand in hand with their dedication to racial justice.  Spiritual and racial justice values often bump against one another when we attempt to meet the practical demands of today’s antiracism.

          • How do we hold our sense of shared humanity in balance with the need for racial consciousness?
          • How do we navigate our deep spiritual longing without appropriating the practices of historically marginalized groups?
          • How do we honor our inner sense of truth and remain accountable to people of color?

          Living in the Tension tackles six polarities that pull in seemingly divergent directions and explores what happens if we ignore one side of the equation:

          • Transcendence and Race Consciousness
          • Self-Acceptance and Self-Improvement
          • Personal Healing and Political Action
          • Common Humanity and Group Differences
          • Belonging and Appropriation
          • Inner Truth and Accountability

          Each chapter includes how “both/and” thinking can help us hold the polarities in balance.

          Goals of the Series

          • Develop a balanced approach to tensions that often disrupt racial justice efforts.
          • Build the capacity to effectively use one’s voice in support of racial justice.
          • Strengthen community among people invested in racial justice work.

          While group sessions draw on the book, the work is about participants’ own lives, not textual analysis. During group meetings, participants consider their own lives in light of what they are learning through individual reflection as well as exercises that occur in dyads, triads, and the entire group (as was practiced in the Witnessing Whiteness workshops).

          Once you have registered for the workshop series, you will need to purchase the book and read the first chapter prior to March 14th, 2023.  Individual book orders can be placed at www.cddbooks.com. Also available on Amazon.com. (Please consider contacting your local bookseller or library and asking them to carry the book.)  OR: Download Living In The Tension PDF (oakforde.com)

          All meetings will take place via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link at the time of registration.  Login will begin 15 minutes early the first evening to take care of business and to familiarize participants with Zoom.  Participants may take brief breaks as needed during the workshop.

          Registration is limited to 12 people so if you are interested, please register as soon as possible.

          Karen Rogers (MFT #44124) will guide the group through six 2-hour sessions between March and August of 2023—one month/session for each chapter of the book.  Karen taught two 10-week rounds of Witnessing Whiteness in 2021 and continues to host Witnessing Whiteness working groups for participants of those workshops on a monthly basis.

          The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LFCCs, associates of the preceding categories, and students. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  

          This course is eligible for up to 18 continuing education units.

          Proceeds from this workshop series will be donated to local non-profits addressing racial equality and anti-racism.

          Contact Karen with questions: animagyk@yahoo.com or 805-234-5998

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