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Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • San Diego LGBT Community Center 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103


    learn | support | heal

    When: April 28, 2018, 9am – 5:30pm
    Where: San Diego LGBT Community Center
    3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103


    The #MeTooLGBTQ conference was created to increase culturally competent services in San Diego county for victims/survivors of sexual violence who identify as LGBTQ. This one day conference is the first step in a long-term solution.

    Nationwide, approximately 4 out of 10 gay men (40.2%) and half of bisexual men (47.4%) have experienced sexual violence besides rape at some point in their lives, compared to 1 in 5 heterosexual men (20.8%). A large majority (61%) of bisexual women and 44% of lesbians have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35% of heterosexual women. And 47% of our transgender siblings experience sexual assault in their lifetime.

    Registration is open to victims/survivors of sexual violence, interested community members, and as well as mental health professionals and service providers who are looking to create change. Two workshop tracks will allow attendees to participate in interactive trainings, you will hear from a panel of LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence, and receive valuable resources.

    For Providers  ($40 which includes 5 CE’s for LMFT, LCSW, LEP, and LPCCs):
    Mental health and clinical providers attending #MeTooLGBTQ will learn about the severity and frequency of sexual assault and sex trafficking in LGBTQ communities, how to normalize the conversation and assess for sexual violence, as well as trauma-informed ways to support survivors.

    • Sexual Assault in LGBTQ Communities: Why should your services address sexual assault trauma?
    • Neurobiology of Trauma & Resilience Skills: Helping your clients regulate their nervous systems
    • Strengths-Based Safety Planning That’s Culturally Relevant: Resources and strategies appropriate for LGBTQ survivors

    MFTs, LPCCS, LEPs, and LCSWs: This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CEPA provider 57330. This course meets the qualifications for up to 5 hours of Continuing Education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    For Survivors & Community Members ($0 – $15):
    Community members attending #MeTooLGBTQ will learn about the sexual violence happening in Hillcrest, on Grindr, and in our beds, as well as the ways a person normally responds after a sexual assault, and how we can all help. Crisis-intervention-trained staff will be on hand to help anyone who needs immediate support.

    Please note: Suggested donation for survivor & community member attendees is $15 however no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

    • Understanding Trauma and Sexual Assault in Our Communities
    • Resilience and Self-Care Skills: Helping yourself and others in a crisis
    • How to Prevent Sexual Assault as a Community


    9:00 am: Registration & light breakfast
    9:30 am : Welcoming remarks (15 min)
    9:45 am: First Session (1 hr 30 min)
    11:15 am: Break (15 min)
    11:30 am: Survivor Panel (1 hr)
    12:30 pm: Lunch (45 min)
    1:15 pm: Keynote Address (30 min)
    1:45 pm: Second Session (1 hr 30 min)
    3:15 pm: Break (15 min)
    3:30 pm: Third Session (1 hr 30 min)
    5:00 pm: Closing Plenary & feedback forms (30 min)


    Partnering Organizations

    The Center, Center for Community Solutions, San Diego Pride, North County Lifeline, The San Diego Chapter of CAMFT

    • 12 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sunroad Corporate Centre II 4445 Eastgate Mall Suite 200 La Jolla, CA 92121


    Join us for this special event focused on SCREEN ADDICTION with 

    Dr. Sean O'Hara, Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP

    Sean O’Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a Board Certified Licensed Psychologist living in San Diego, California, with over 26 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O’Hara has 2 convenient office locations in San Diego County, Rancho Bernardo, California and  La Jolla, California, Dr. O’Hara also frequently travels throughout the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O’Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and rock concert tours.

    Dr. O’Hara is of Irish and Australian ancestry. Dr. O’Hara has travelled to and lived many places in the world including Europe, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, China and Canada. Dr. O’Hara enjoys many activities including swimming, surfing, camping, hiking, snow skiing and bicycling. Leisure activites include films, cooking, 20th century literature, Greek and Roman antiquity and mythology, psychoanalytic history and playing Mah Jongg.
    Dr. O’Hara is and has been a member and benefactor for the San Diego Zoological Society and Wild Animal Park since 1991 and encourages everyone to consider the same.

    • 23 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

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    Join us for a our FREE EXAM PREP event!

    Robin  Gluck, MS, MFT, from Therapist Development Center, will be presenting on ways to tame your test taking anxieties and offer useful tips for  exam preparation. Exams covered will include Law and Ethics and the Clinical Exam.

    This event is open to members and non members. Robin will virtually join us and board members will be present to answer questions/concerns.

    No matter where you are in the licensing process you can't go wrong attending this free event!




    Light snacks will be provided

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Mini-Mindfulness; Compassion for Couples

    As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy! Michelle Becker will provide a presentation designed to increase insight to mindfulness techniques that can facilitate compassion between the couples we work with. 

    Michelle Becker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in San Diego, CA. Michelle has been practicing psychotherapy for over twenty years; working with children, adolescents, adults, couples families and groups. In addition, Michelle is a teacher trainer for Mindful Self-Compassion and co-founder, along with Drs. Germer, Neff and Hickman, of the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training. Specializing in mindfulness and compassion based approaches, she is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) and Certified Teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training developed by CCARE at Stanford University. Michelle enjoys helping people find a meaningful and satisfying way of life.

    More info coming soon!

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • TBD

    Seeking Safety

    Exciting training on the horizon. Stay tuned;

    more information coming soon.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marina Village Conference Center, D8
    • 45

    Time to renew your license?

    Section 1887.3 (d) of the Statute and Regulations for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP requires 6 Hour Law and Ethics CEUs.

    (download the statutes here)

    This event is for you!

    This 6 CEU event counts for BBS Law and Ethics requirement.

    Using the Language of the Law to 

    ‘Salt & Pepper’ Your Treatment Records

    Course Description:   

    David Jensen, J.D., will review the four fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession, review the fundamental aspects of record keeping, and answer the questions many clinicians struggle with regarding the content of their treatment records:  Should I write a lot?  Should I write a little?  What really needs to be in my records?


    Learning Objectives:  

    This workshop is designed to help you:

    1. Explain the “building blocks” of the BBS’s law regarding record keeping.

    2. Identify mistakes made by colleagues in the area of record keeping.

    3. State the core subject areas of a treatment record.

    4. Compare/contrast record keeping requirements of the public and  private    mental health systems.

    5. Identify key legal terms that should “salt and pepper” your records,     treatment or otherwise.

    6. Describe the “D-A-V-E Way” of keeping records. 

    Light morning refreshments will be served as well as lunch!

    Ample free parking at Marina Village and you'll be on the bay!

                              Stay Tuned: More information coming soon



Past events

16 Apr 2018 State of CAMFT
09 Apr 2018 Innovations in Recovery Conference
07 Apr 2018 Health Insurance Special Interest Group(SIG)
04 Apr 2018 Associates Club Happy Hour (Pre-Licensed)
23 Mar 2018 Third Annual Critical Issues In Child and Adolescent Mental Health
07 Mar 2018 Free Consultation Happy Hour (Pre-Licensed)
07 Feb 2018 Free Pre-licensed Consultation Group
24 Jan 2018 Member Social... Networking!
13 Jan 2018 Health Insurance Special Interest Group(SIG)
10 Nov 2017 SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: Everything You Need to Know From Two of the Leading Experts in the Field
03 Nov 2017 Mindfulness and Relationships: Enhancing Therapist-Client Connection and Treatment of Couples
28 Oct 2017 2017 SDPA Fall Conference
18 Oct 2017 Video Game Addiction
23 Sep 2017 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics, September 23, 2017
16 Sep 2017 Differentiation of the Self Conference
27 Aug 2017 Mental Health Collaboration - Summer Networking Social
26 Jul 2017 Prelicensed? Learn how to get paid and get hours...
26 Jul 2017 Business & Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group) July Meeting
19 May 2017 Modular CBT for Children & Adolescents with Depression
18 May 2017 Somatic Experiencing in Private Practice
13 May 2017 Hannah's House and SD-CAMFT Present: Screenagers
04 May 2017 CAMFT 53rd Annual Conference
29 Apr 2017 NAMI Walk San Diego County
25 Apr 2017 Cupcakes and Conversation: Spring Social
21 Apr 2017 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
04 Apr 2017 Trauma and the Body
03 Apr 2017 Innovations in Recovery 2017
14 Mar 2017 Using Positive Discipline for Parent Coaching
11 Mar 2017 Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
22 Feb 2017 Opiate Overdose Prevention & Education
18 Jan 2017 2017 SD-CAMFT, State of CAMFT
18 Nov 2016 STOP THE NOISE: How to Change the Anxious Mind - Rapidly
13 Nov 2016 Save a Life Walk
10 Nov 2016 Prelicense Event: The Road to Licensure Part 2
21 Oct 2016 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
13 Oct 2016 Somatic Experiencing in Private Practice
07 Oct 2016 Prelicense Event: Reframing your Mindset for the Exam
01 Oct 2016 SDPA Fall Conference 2016
24 Sep 2016 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics, September 24, 2016
17 Sep 2016 Mindful Aging - 3 CEUs
13 Sep 2016 Prelicense Event: The Road to Licensure Part 1
28 Aug 2016 Mental Health Collaboration - Summer Networking Social
23 Jul 2016 Let us Spoil you for a morning!! Member appreciation day!!!
18 Jul 2016 Prelicense Meeting: The Journey to Licensure
09 Jul 2016 Mindfulness and Self Compassion in the Therapeutic Setting - 3 CEUs
18 Jun 2016 Trauma Informed Mindfulness Training
17 Jun 2016 Serving Those Who Serve - Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and Their Families
17 May 2016 Using Smartphone Apps to Improve Mental Health and Addiction Treatment - Cost Reduced
12 May 2016 CAMFT 52nd Annual Conference
06 May 2016 LGBTQI Awareness Happy Hour - FREE
06 May 2016 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
30 Apr 2016 NAMI Walk San Diego County
13 Apr 2016 Working with Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrant Families
22 Mar 2016 Community Reinforcement & Family Training C.R.A.F.T. with Dr. Rigo Brueck
12 Mar 2016 Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
10 Feb 2016 Cupcakes and Conversation: Mental Health Mixer
19 Jan 2016 Annual SD CAMFT Meeting and Social!
15 Jan 2016 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
04 Dec 2015 A Gift of Hope
13 Nov 2015 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
08 Nov 2015 San Diego Mental Health Collaborative - Fall Social
08 Nov 2015 Save a Life Walk
07 Nov 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy
17 Oct 2015 Social Media and Digital Marketing with Ernesto Segismundo
03 Oct 2015 MFT Private Practice Panel for Students and Interns
26 Sep 2015 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics, September 26, 2015
07 Aug 2015 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
25 Jul 2015 Pre-Licensee Resume Building and Interviewing Skills Workshop
10 Jul 2015 Serving Those Who Serve- Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and their Families
27 Jun 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy
13 Jun 2015 Pre-Licensee Social
09 May 2015 DSM 5 - Key Changes and Practical Applications
02 May 2015 NAMI Walk
18 Apr 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy
17 Apr 2015 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
26 Mar 2015 Exam Prep!
21 Mar 2015 Using Motivational Interviewing to Make Positive Change with Difficult Clients
26 Jan 2015 SD-CAMFT, State of CAMFT
09 Jan 2015 Therapist Attorney Luncheon
22 Nov 2014 Exam Prep!
09 Nov 2014 Save a Life Walk
02 Nov 2014 Fall Networking Social
23 Oct 2014 Networking Bootcampt, Event #4: Discussing Child/Adol Therapy
12 Oct 2014 Networking Bootcamp, Event #3: Yoga and Mindfulness
08 Oct 2014 Networking Bootcamp, Event #2: Mosaic Wine Bar
04 Oct 2014 Fall Networking Bootcamp, Event #1: Hike Cowles Mountain
03 Oct 2014 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
25 Sep 2014 End of Summer Mixer!
20 Sep 2014 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics
25 Aug 2014 Private Practice Seminar
26 Jul 2014 Summer Tea for Pre-License
20 Jun 2014 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
04 Jun 2014 Yoga (Therapy) and Emotions: Applying the Somatic Principles of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy to Psychotherapy
17 May 2014 Resilience: Grieving and Growing Through Loss, Hurts and Disappointments
23 Apr 2014 “Exploring Our Relationship with Money” - April 23rd
29 Mar 2014 Working with Parents as they Divorce
14 Mar 2014 Therapist/Attorney Luncheon

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