Pre-License SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM !
We are excited to now offer scholarship opportunities to our pre-licensed members!
There are two scholarship funds available to chapter pre-license members. Three awards will be made annually of $250 each. There is a small application form and essay requirement and recipients will provide chapter service as part of the award.
For further information, visit the scholarship page:
President's Message:2017 and you !
2017 is well underway and your Chapter is ready to meet your needs!
Have you seen the list of amazing events that your Chapter hosted last year?! Almost two events every month to cater for your educational, professional, and personal needs.
2017 is set to offer you the same range of events that's sure to have something you need and want. We'll continue to build out partnerships with other mental health practitioners, support our community, and provide you with ample opportunity to meet and mingle with those in your field.
If you are a therapist or other helping professional, join us! We strive to be a community that informs, advocates, and assists our members in being respected and successful helping professionals. We still have an open Board position and invite you to help make us a stronger team! See our Board page for more info.
Kiefer Rich, LMFT
Please check our website regularly for event updates.
Members, please post questions, as well as share information (such as recent research, articles, podcasts, etc.) on our forum. Be active in our community, which is for you, to support you, support your practice, and support your clients.
Join the San Diego CAMFT Board! Or helps us with our events, let us know if you want to help out!The perks to volunteering with SD-CAMFT include networking, promoting the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, being well informed of all things that effect MFTs, and feeling good about your contribution to wellness in our community.
Community CE Opportunities
SD-CAMFT partners with various agencies in the community to offer you discounts to community events. Check out our News page for more info!
The purpose of the organization shall be to call together and support members of our profession in southern San Diego County and to support the objectives and purpose of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
A night filled with social networking, delicious food, and raffle prizes. Members enjoyed themselves with one another, exchanging business cards, resources, laughs, and went home with a goody bag filled with self-care items. Thank you again to all of our SD CAMFT members for your ongoing support to our chapter, and our events. Stay Tuned to more exciting events in 2018!
VIDEO GAME ADDICTION
Now, generations no nothing but growing up with technology. 90% of American Youth play video games. Some individuals check their phones 160times a day. In the UK, Facebook is responsible for 1 out of 3 divorces, in US, 1 out of 4. As a result we are seeing higher prevalence of personality disorders, impulse control disorders which meet addiction criteria, anxiety disorders and affective disorders. The symptomatology increases when the client is not allowed to be online which can result in an increased use of substance use or risk for violence. Health problems related to sedentary behaviors include diabetes, obesity, vision problems, carpel tunnel, and even pressure sores. FOMO (fear of missing out) is also seen which then starts to look and present like OCD and sometimes OCPD. Read more here.LAW & ETHICS
YOU ARE A CREATOR! This last weekend, Dave Jensen, JD CAMFT Staff Attorney shared his expertise in our role as therapists in building and maintaining our character and credibility. When it really counts will you be believed? Are you maintaining and managing an honest practice? If you hesitate in answering this question, read more here.PRELICENSED!
This week Prelicensed members had an amazing event with Robin Andersen, LMFT, and president of North County CAMFT. Robin reviewed her company Prelicensed which supports MFT Interns to connect with a community and most importantly find PAID internship positions! Read more here
Last night members learned that trauma is not in the event but in the nervous system at Bernadette Talia’s Somatic Experiencing event. The top down approach of traditional therapy doesn’t always resolve the underlying issue clients are coping with. It may support their coping skills however the body and it’s physical response to stressful events we experience also needs to be expressed. Read more hereSCREENAGERS
On Saturday, May 13th, Hannah's House, Jewish Family Services & SD-CAMFT presented SCREENAGERS to a group of professionals and parents! We had over 60 people sign up for the afternoon session and many questions about how to address screen addiction in our youth, families, schools, and communities. Read more here.
Spring Social: Cupcakes and Conversations
Trauma and the Body
This week members engaged in learning about the physiological responses of the client and the therapist. Diana Guest, LMFT expert in trauma and bioenergetics reviewed the importance of our physical responses to stress and trauma which allows us to survive some of the most difficult circumstances. Our bodies have not only the freeze, fight, flee responses, we also...read more hereUsing Positive Discipline for Parent Coaching
Last night members got a great introduction and amazing resources from Davida Price, LMFT for Positive Discipline. Originally, Positive Discipline was developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelson in 1990. The five criteria for Positive Discipline are: 1. Helps children feel a sense of connection 2. Is mutually respectful and encouraging 3. Is effective-long term 4. Teaches important social and life skills 5. Invites children to discover how capable they are. Read more here
Opioid Overdose Prevention & Education
In 2010/2011 we saw a large increase in opioid use. Stats from 2014 state that 91 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose (includes prescription opioids and heroin). This surpasses the accidental deaths caused by car accidents. Now it’s 2017, paramedics and police officers are now carrying Naloxone/Narcan to save lives. As an MFT, you need to be aware of what should be in your first aid kit, especially if you work in treatment centers for addiction. Read more here
State of CAMFT!
Last night we had an outstanding, FREE event with Jill Epstein, Executive Director, JD of CAMFT. Did you know that you can advocate for your own rate with insurance companies? Stay tuned to CAMFT's webinar on this. The veteran's choice program may be going away and CAMFT is advocating that it stays. This allows veterans to choose their own provider if their normal provider is unavailable to see them, reducing emergency room and urgent care demands. Did you know...read more here
Save a Life Walk!
Over the weekend SD-CAMFT supported San Diego Save a Life Walk promoting Suicide Prevention! Several professionals, businesses, organizations, and individuals joined together to increase education & awareness.
Therapist Attorney Luncheon: Gender and Race Bias
Commissioner Darlene White & Dr. Lori A. Love presented on Gender/Race Bias in the Court System: Everybody has a bias and it's ok. We have preferences to things that are familiar to us and we sometimes try to simplify our complex world. As therapists we have to acknowledging that we have it…read more here
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