Upcoming events

    • September 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • Thai Taste Kitchen, 3814 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

    Friday, September 20th at 12pm in Oakland at Thai Taste Kitchen on Piedmont Avenue.

    Get to know fellow East Bay therapists in a casual, fun environment.  Ellis Edmunds, PsyD and I have been organizing networking luncheons in the East Bay for the past 3+ years.

    Format: We will start promptly at 12:00 pm and go around the table.  Each person will introduce themselves and talk about their practice and other endeavors. Please feel free to bring business cards, flyers, or brochures if you have them to share. 

    Where: Thai Taste Kitchen, 3814 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland CA 94611

    There is an inexpensive parking lot at Piedmont & Yosemite, meters on Piedmont Ave, or free parking on side streets. It might take 10-15 minutes to find parking on a busy day.

    Our table will be right in front of the entrance to the restaurant. If you don’t see our group, please ask the waiter, or call/text Annia at 415-244-6647 or Ellis at 510-919-8366. We order individually off the menu. The restaurant does not charge us for our meetings and attendees are expected to eat lunch ordered from the menu.  Please bring $15-20 in CASH for your lunch.  We get 1 bill but you can take a photo of it for your records.

    This event is open to all mental health professionals.  Please RSVP by email to so we know how many are coming. 


    Annia Raysberg, MA, MFT

    Licensed Psychotherapist MFC#52922

    EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness

    Addiction & Recovery Specialist

    Mobile & confidential voicemail: 415-244-6647

    3852 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA 94611

    • September 21, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA

    End the summer with a BANG!

    Oakland Athletics Baseball and Fireworks Social

    Date: Saturday September 21st, 2019

    Time:  4:00 pm Tailgating / 6:07 pm Game Starts

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    The deadline has been extended for one week to register for the A’s baseball social, because we have a few spots left! Come and enjoy tailgating and A’s baseball with 38+ fellow EB CAMFT members and guests.  So bring your family and friends for the last fireworks game of the season. See complete details below. 

    This year we have reserved tickets for the last fireworks night of the year. The A’s will be playing the Texas Rangers to close out the last of their home games for the 2019 regular season. 

    In order to secure a special group ticket price we do need people to register and prepay for this event.

    *We will need to place our initial order with the Athletics on Thursday, September 5th at 10 a.m.*


    Through our group discount we are purchasing tickets for only $28 each. 

    Tickets are non-refundable.


    Friends and family are welcome to join!


    (Please click on the "Register" button on the left side of this page)

    Once you have reserved your tickets and paid, your tickets will be

    emailed to you THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER


    **If you purchase multiple tickets, you will be seated together. 

    Note: Please contact Craig if you want to be seated with someone who registered separately 

    Please keep in mind your registration is not complete until payment is secured.


    The tailgate social will officially be between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

    Of course, people are welcome to stay in the parking lot for as long as they like. - or you can skip tailgating and attend just the game if you prefer

    Please bring your own food, beverages and supplies to the tailgate party. 


    The Oakland Coliseum is easily accessible by BART. Parking will be $20 at the gate. 


    Craig Toonder is coordinating this event. 

    Please email Craig Toonder directly at with any questions about the event.

    For day of event issues or problems, please call Craig Toonder, MFT at 510-499-7137.

    • October 19, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Preservation Park, Nile Hall, 668 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    • 107

    East Bay CAMFT's Law & Ethics Workshop 

    "Staying on the Good Side of the BBS"

    Presenter: David Jensen, J.D., former CAMFT Attorney


    Saturday, October 19th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Check-in begins at 9)

    Location: Preservation Park, Nile Hall, 668 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

    CEU's:  6 CEU's will be provided for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

    David Jensen, J.D., will stress the importance of staying on the good side of the BBS. He will give attendees an overview of the licensing board process and educate licensees and associates about the statutory powers that the BBS has. This workshop meets the criteria to satisfy the BBS continuing requirements for 6 hours of law & ethics training.

    Presenter Bio:  Now in private practice, Dave Jensen was a Staff Attorney with CAMFT from 2002-2019.  He was born in Flint, Michigan, (Go Tigers!), but was raised in Tustin, California.  Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.  Thereafter, Dave passed the California bar examination in February, 1999, and he did it on his first try!  In 2016, Dave was awarded a Master of Liberal Studies degree (English concentration) from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.  As an attorney with CAMFT, Dave consulted with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and obligations and was a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine.  

    Learning Objectives:  

    After the workshop, attendees will be able to:

    1. Describe the complaint mechanism process for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    2. Discuss the twenty-five ways that licensees and associates can get into trouble with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    3. Explain the differences between a Citation and an Accusation/Statement of Issues.

    4. Identify the "things" licensees and associates can do to stay on the good side of the BBS

    Early Bird Prices (until 9/30) which includes lunch and snacks! :

    $100 EB CAMFT Members ($125 starting October 1st)

    $150 Non-Members and guests ($175 starting October 1st) 

    $50 Prelicensed Members (Associates or Students) 

    $75 Prelicensed Non-Members (Associates or Students)

    Walk-ins (day of event)

    $195 All Walk-ins except prelicensed

    $95 Prelicensed Walk-ins


    Click HERE and sign in to register.  You can also register by going to, signing into the website, and following the links to register for this event. 

    6 CEU's will be provided (EB CAMFT Provider #052488)

    EB CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    **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 workshops. 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**

    General information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances: Please contact Susan Kelsey at  You will receive a response within 24 hours.  Note: Deadline for requesting ADA accommodations is two weeks prior to the workshop so that we may have time to properly accommodate you.

    Please note: Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out, and complete the course evaluation form. 

    • October 29, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    • Min's Kitchen, 3505 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519

    Contra Costa Networking Breakfast October 29, 2019

    Network with colleagues in central Contra Costa County over delicious breakfast!!  All mental health professionals welcome.

    When: 8:30 am Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Where: Min's Kitchen in Concord: 3505 Clayton Rd., Concord, CA 94519 (inside the El Monte Shopping Center just behind Goodwill)

    What: Get to know other therapists who work in Contra Costa county in private practice, agencies or educational institutions. Bring yourselves, business cards and any promotional materials about your practice that you would like to share. Each person can expect to pay approximately $15 for your breakfast, give or take a few dollars.

    RSVP: Please let me know you are coming by Sunday, October 27th, so we can make sure we have a table that will accommodate everyone. 

    Future Dates: We meet every time there is a 5th Tuesday in any month.  However, there will not be a gathering on December 31.


    Erika Seid, MFT



    P.O. Box 11473

    Oakland, CA 94611


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