Welcome!

Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), a diverse local community of professionals who seek to further the profession. We are an active membership of Licensed MFTs, (and affiliate professionals such as LCSWs. LPCCs, Psychologists, etc.), Prelicensed Associates, Trainees, and Students as well as Community Partners. 

East Bay CAMFT serves our community by providing resources to fit the broad range of needs that comprise our membership from our E-tree Google Group Forum, Networking Events, CE Presentations, Mentorships, socials, and our 3000 Hour Club.  We are here to support your professional growth.  EBCAMFT Board of Directors


Upcoming events

March 06, 2021 9:00 AM • Zoom Online Training
April 09, 2021 9:00 AM • Zoom
April 16, 2021 10:00 AM • Zoom


EBCAMFT's

Monthly

Board of Directors

Meeting


2nd Friday of the month

Friday, March 12, 2021


9:30 - 11:30AM

To join the Zoom Meeting as a guest, please contact ebcamftpresident@gmail.com for the Zoom ID



**NEW**

3000 HOUR CLUB

"5 MINUTE CORNER"

CLICK HERE FOR

Resources and Information

for our Pre-Licensed Community



                    


East Bay CAMFT is inviting you to a Zoom training:

Suicide Risk Assessment 

and Intervention

Click Here to Register

Saturday, March 6, 2021  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presented By:

Judy McGehee, LMFT and Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT

EB CAMFT Members $75

Members of Other CAMFT Local Chapters: $75

EB CAMFT Pre-Licensed Members (Associate/Student/Retired): $50

Non-Members/Guests: $95

This 6-unit CEU class satisfies the

California State Requirement for Assembly Bill 1436. 

Last day to register for the live Zoom workshop:

Friday, March 5, 2021

(NO recordings are available after the workshop)



                         

           Judy McGehee, LMFT        Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT


Suicide rates continue to rise globally, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. As therapists, we know we should assess for suicidality, and we create a plan for treatment, but having a suicidal client in our office can elicit fear, worry, and anxiety. We understand the seriousness of the situation; however, there are many myths about suicide.  Therapists worry they are not knowledgeable enough; they are fearful of saying the wrong thing or worse yet, not asking the right questions. Therapists wonder what assessment to use; we ponder about our liability and where to send our client for more intensive services.

Therapists often feel unprepared and unequipped to deal with the challenges of treating a suicidal client. Research shows that often that client ends up being passed from therapist to therapist without ever receiving optimal care or even the basics of the standard of care.

When Judy and Sherry heard that there was a new requirement for suicide assessment and intervention, they wanted to create a class that they would sit through and learn usable, valuable information. They wanted to create a class that was chock full of information and would allow for participants to practice new skills. This class will not be boring, and when you leave, you will feel confident in your ability to know how to keep your clients safe. 

This 6-unit CEU class will address those concerns and will satisfy the California State Requirement for Assembly Bill 1436. 


2021 EB CAMFT Member

Peer Presentations

Join Fellow East Bay CAMFT Members & Guests For:

Zooming With Kids:

Helping Kids Heal Via Telehealth And Beyond

Presented by Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT-S

East Bay CAMFT Treasurer, Co-Program Director, Past President

March 27, 2021  

10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Live Zoom Event



EB CAMFT Members - FREE

Non-Members and Guests - $20

2 CEU's

Click Here to register


Course Description:

Beginning March, East Bay CAMFT Members and guests have the opportunity to learn from fellow members and present peer trainings with CEUs provided through EB CAMFT.

Join our first presenter of the year, EB CAMFT Treasurer and Co-Program Director, Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT-S, and explore child therapy techniques to help children heal through telehealth and beyond during the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify 3 differences between treating children and adults
  2. Explain the difference between therapeutic play and regular play
  3. List the 4 messages in children's play
  4. Administer at least 5 play therapy interventions that can be used in telehealth or office practice

About the Speaker:

Susan Kelsey is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who has dedicated her career to providing play therapy to children for over 20 years. In addition, Susan estimates that she has trained over 1,000 therapists nationally and internationally in the quality treatment of children. She has taught masters level Play Therapy courses at Argosy University and the University of California, San Diego, and has been featured as an expert in over twenty parenting magazines. Susan is currently providing therapy to children as young as three via telehealth, and in this workshop she will share with you the secrets to success online with this population. She is a past president and current treasurer of East Bay CAMFT. 

Are you a East Bay CAMFT Member interested in presenting a training to fellow peers? Applications will be available in March.


2021 Law and Ethics Course

Join Fellow East Bay CAMFT Members & Guests For:

2021 Law and Ethics: CAMFT Attorneys Present

      

Presented by CAMFT Attorneys

Luke Martin, Esq., Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., Bradley Muldrow, Esq., Sara Jasper, Esq. 

April 9, 2021  

9:00 am to 4:30 pm 

Zoom Webinar (Link directions will be sent April 8, 2021)

East Bay CAMFT will not be offering a recorded version of this workshop

No partial CEU's will be given


EB CAMFT Members - $40

Non-Members/Guests - $80

6 CEU

Click HERE to register.


Overall Course Description:

Join CAMFT Staff Attorneys, Luke Martin, Esq., Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., Bradley Muldrow, Esq., Sara Jasper, Esq. for four Law and Ethics trainings that impact CAMFT members and fulfills the BBS renewal requirement. 

This 6-hour workshop is provided in four 90-min presentations covering four different legal and & ethical topics.

Overall Schedule for the Day:

9:00 am – 10:30 am

"Where Do I Start? The Basics of Starting a Successful Private Practice"

Instructor:  Luke Martin, Esq.


10:45 am – 12:15 pm

“Solving the Subpoena Puzzle: Much Ado About Records”

Instructor:  Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.


1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

"Unraveling Entangling Alliances:  Guidance for Navigating Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest"

Instructor: Bradley Muldrow, Esq.


3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

"The Ethics of Advertising"

Instructor: Sara Jasper, Esq.



Click here for Individual Course Details:

About the Instructors:

Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.

Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to The Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare systems and professionals in professional negligence litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.

As a CAMFT staff attorney, Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq. takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He has also served as a board member for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit.

A member of the State Bar of California since 2008, Sara Jasper, Esq. joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2011. Before coming to CAMFT, she worked as the Legal Liaison and Administrative Officer for the Sacramento Police Department and as an Associate at Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP where she practiced education and employment law. During law school, Sara clerked for the California Judicial Council, Center for Children, Families and the Courts and for the National Center for Youth Law. Since joining CAMFT, Sara has become a Certified Association Executive and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management.


**IMPORTANT REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY**  You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days in advance of the event, or a 50% refund between 5 and 15 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies.  Unused funds cannot be applied to future events. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.  

**By registering for the event you agree to the terms of the Cancellation/Refund Policy**

For general information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances: Please contact Sandy at admin@ebcamft.org.  You will receive a response within 24-48 hours.  Note: Deadline for requesting ADA accommodations is two weeks prior to the workshop so that we may have time to properly accommodate you.






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EB CAMFT Solidarity Statement

June 23, 2020

Dear EBCAMFT Members,

As a local Chapter of CAMFT, your Board of Directors is in support of state CAMFT’s message disavowing racial injustice as an organization. We also felt compelled to speak out as a Chapter. Your Board of Directors supports and stands in solidarity with all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and deplores systemic racism in our local community and our country. We feel the anger, the grief, and the urgency that you do. We understand that words are not enough, and we want to be thoughtful about what steps we can take now and moving forward as a Chapter in our commitment to combating racism. 

First, as mental health clinicians, our community has a unique perspective on, and a responsibility to address, the mental health impacts of racial injustice and discrimination. As such, we have begun to compile a list of Resources to Combat Racial Injustice for Mental Health Professionals for our members, with the intention of making this list an evolving community resource for learning. With the creation of this living Google document, we invite our EBCAMFT members to contribute their own suggestions and share resources. We hope this list will help our local CAMFT Community remain engaged and educated about racial injustice and mental health.

Next, the Board has changed the focus of the remainder of this year’s workshops and trainings to topics that can bring a deeper understanding of how we can use our profession to address and facilitate systemic change to dismantle racism. In addition, we recognize ongoing self-inquiry to confront implicit biases and racism within ourselves is required to provide better services for BIPOC clients and to create a community in which our BIPOC clinicians feel included and supported. We are open to your recommendations for potential speakers, who can share relevant and powerful messages with us. Please send your ideas for speakers to ebcamftpresident@gmail.com.

Respectfully,

THE EAST BAY CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  

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For Psychotherapists

We are an association of licensed and pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and mental-health professionals with related licenses. We are dedicated to supporting one another's professional lives through opportunities for continuing education, networking, consultation, social connection, increasing public awareness of who we are and what we offer, and participating in legislative efforts to advance our profession.

East Bay CAMFT serves its members as a comprehensive source of quality information and training for best practices that include the most current clinical, marketing and business practices; and a compelling on-line presence for professionals and the public. It is our aim to be known for extensive community building and networking.  East Bay CAMFT is an efficient and transparent organization that uses its financial resources for maximum benefit to its members. And finally, because of the way we conduct our chapter, East Bay CAMFT is a model that provides leadership to our parent organization, CAMFT, and to other state and national organizations."  -

East Bay CAMFT Vision Statement    Adopted June, 2011



Not Yet a Member?

The California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) is the professional organization for Marriage & Family Therapists and allied professionals in the State of California.  East Bay CAMFT (the largest CAMFT chapter in California at this time) serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  We began as a network in 1980 and received our charter from CAMFT in 1985. The Chapter is active in providing training, social and networking events, and public services to the community. We welcome your participation!


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EBCAMFT 2021 Board of Directors

Beth Hermosillo, LMFT, President

John Kravitz, LMFT, President-Elect

Jennifer Brookman, LMFT, Secretary

Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT-S, Treasurer

Aliss Ching Chieh Wang, AMFT & Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT-S, Program Co-Directors

Nanci Finley, LMFT, Membership Director

Jennifer Brookman, LMFT, Marketing/Social Media Director

Nalini Calamur, AMFT, Pre-licensed Director-Associates

Tanya Jacobs, Pre-licensed Director-Student

Khea Gumbs, LMFT, Member-at-Large 

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East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94706 

www.eastbaytherapist.org  

 510-692-9936

admin@ebcamft.org

 

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