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Upcoming events

    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Stone Brewery, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, #116, San Diego, CA 92106

    You are cordially invited to an evening of food, fun, and networking with your friends and colleagues. 

     The Annual Mental Health Collaboration's Event is set for August 27th and we hope you join us at Stone Brewery for a beautiful afternoon of networking, connecting with colleagues and friends, and discovering what new trainees are researching.

    The event is from 3 - 6 and you can arrive and leave whenever you

     Generously supported by our sponsors, admission is FREE to members of SDPS, SDPA, SDACAP, SD-CAMFT, UCSD Eating Disorders Program, and SDSU Graduate School of Public Health.  There will be plenty of tasty treats available, drinks, sponsor booths with informational resources for you and your clients, and a lively environment to mingle with colleagues.

    Once again, we are enhancing the event with a special invitation for students in the mental health field to share their recent research, innovative ideas, and projects.  Poster style presentations will be available for viewing throughout the event. 

     So whether you are looking to expand your referral network, find a mentor, reach out to new trainees, discuss research ideas, connect with your community, or just want to kick back and relax with new and old friends, we have you covered.

     We know you work hard.  Now is the time to give back to yourself with a little self-care, a lot of fun, and some fun PRIZES!

     See you on August 27th!

    (please note, this event is for current members ONLY)


    Please register online to save your space, and we look forward to sharing this very special evening with you!

    (click on the image to download the flyer)

    Our sponsors make this event possible! Please visit their websites!





    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego


    $20 off for Members and $10 off for student members!! Scholarship opportunities also available.

    Fall 2017 Conference: Differentiation of Self

    Hosted by:   Lorna Hecht, LMFT

    Conference Presenter: Victoria 

    Harrison, MA, LMFT

    "The differentiation of a self does not take place in a vacuum. It involves the definition of self in relation to other selfs about important life issues important to self." - Murray Bowen, FTCP, p. 224

    Course content and objectives:

    This conference is for:

    Clinicians who want to expand their perspective on how work based in differentiation of self is a resource for dealing with symptoms that impact health and reproduction as well as problems with marriage and raising children. 

    Individuals who are using therapy to bring about changes in their own life and family.


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marina Village Conference Center, D8
    • 37

    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.

    The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes Course Description: Dave Jensen, CAMFT staff attorney, will will stress the importance of the psychotherapist's role as a creator of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In particular, he will instruct attendees on the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and confidently. This course will also cover the important subjects of patients who are dangerous to third parties, and provide attendees with an overview of the BBS administrative hearing process.

    Light morning refreshments will be served as well as lunch!

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

    We are happy to announce that we have NOT raised the cost of this event in Four (4) years! Thank you to our amazing sponsors (and Dave Jensen):


    Registration rates:

    Members - $90,  Non-Members - $140

    (North County CAMFT, NASW members contact your President for the discount code)

    LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and CADC can receive their CEU's through our Chapter's events! We're local, and always reasonably priced!

    Become a member and save!

    Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming a San Diego CAMFT member:  Reduced rates to advertise on our website, discounts to professional development workshops, opportunities to network with other members through our exclusive events and our online forum.

    We will also be offering the membership rates for this event to members of other local chapters!  Contact Kiefer at

    Refund Policy: If an attendee pays online and is not able to attend a refund will NOT be given.  A refund will be given if an attendee pays an incorrect amount.



    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus 9388 Lightwave Avenue San Diego, CA 92123

    Mindfulness and Relationships: Enhancing Therapist-Client Connection and Treatment of Couples

    Presenter: Steven Alper, LCSW has been an ardent mindfulness meditation practitioner for over 35 years. He pioneered the first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in hospitals in Southern California at UCSD Department of Psychiatry in 1994, and he was the director of the Scripps Clinic MBSR program from 1995-2005. Steve is the author of the book, Mindfulness Meditation in Psychotherapy: An Integrated Model for Clinicians, and he has presented workshops on Incorporating Mindfulness in Psychotherapy to mental health professionals nationally and internationally. 

    DATE, TIME & LOCATION: November 3, 2017 (Friday) Registration: 8:00 AM

    Workshop: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM National University-Spectrum Campus 9388 Lightwave Avenue San Diego, CA 92123


    $160 (paid registration by October 3)

    $175 (paid after October 3)

    $145 Full-time Student/Allied Agency/ SDPA/SD-CAMFT (paid by Oct. 3)

    $160 Full-time Student/Allied Agency/ SDPA/SD-CAMFT (paid by Oct. 3)

    Registration Options:


    Fax: 619.296.5027
    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue

    San Diego, CA 92103 Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10 

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus 9388 Lightwave Avenue San Diego, CA 92123

    SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: Everything You Need to Know From Two of the Leading Experts in the Field 


    Janis Abrahms Spring,
    Ph.D., ABPP
    , is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her first book, After the Affair, has sold more than a half million copies. How Can I Forgive You? was a Books for a Better Life Award finalist in the category of Best Psychology Book. She is a former clinical super- visor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and a popular media guest on programs such as NPR and Good Morning America.

    Douglas Braun-Harvey,
    MFT, CST
    , is an internationally recognized sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist and co-founder of the The Harvey Institute. He has co-authored a new book Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction in 2015


    Both Days: $295-$360* Single Day: $175-$225*

    * Early-bird and Allied Agencies/SDPA/ SD-CAMFT/Student discounts apply. 

    Registration Options: 


    Fax: 619.296.5027

    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue

    San Diego, CA 92103

    Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10 

Past events

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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