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The Desert Chapter
California Association of Marriage Family Therapists 
(CAMFT)

"Promoting Excellence in Mental Health Care through Education and Community"                     

Chapter Events

 

Upcoming events

    • Wed, May 18, 2022
    • 6:00 AM
    • Tue, June 07, 2022
    • 11:30 PM
    • A Zoom Presentation
    Register


    Desert–CAMFT
    presents:

    Navigating the Road to Licensure
    (Recorded Event)

    with

    Luke Martin, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorney

    A Zoom Presentation

    Friday, May 18 - June 7, 2022

    2.0 CEUs

    Presentation Description

    This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the licensing process for pre-licensees as they work toward licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include the marriage and family therapy licensing process; supervised experience requirements for applicants; supervisor qualifications and supervision requirements; licensing examinations; and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors. 

    Presentation Topics

    Participants will gain a greater understanding of the many challenges facing pre-licensees working toward licensure. Participants will be able to:

    • Record the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience required
    • Identify the “options” for counting hours currently available to pre-licensees
    • Apply how the 90-day rules impacts their ability to count hours
    • Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing
    • Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms
    • Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies to take to complete their 3000 hours. 

    Presenter Bio

    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.

    Cost:

    $25 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $35 for Non-members
    $10 for Prelicensed

    Important CEU Note: After registering for the recorded event you will be sent an evaluation and test. Awarding of the CE Certificate is dependent on a 70% passing score. A link to the certificate will be sent to you after successful completion of the evaluation and test.

    • Mon, June 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • A Zoom Presentation
    Register


    Desert–CAMFT
    presents:

    2022 Law & Ethics Workshop
    (Sessions One & Two)

    with

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW
    Kristin Roscoe, Esq.
    Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorneys

    A Zoom Presentation

    Monday, June 27, 2022
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    6.0 CEUs

    Telehealth Out-of-State and License Portability
    9:00 am – Noon
    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW and Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

    Presentation Description

    The last two years have been a whirlwind, with many therapists quickly pivoting to offer telehealth services. This 3-hour workshop on the laws and ethics of telehealth will address California’s standards of practice for telehealth, the ethical standards applicable to telehealth, HIPAA’s telehealth requirements, the use of telehealth by pre-licensees, and issues relating to practicing telehealth across state lines. 

    3 CEUs

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

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Bradley Jordan Muldrow, Esq. & Mike Griffin, Esq.

    Presentation Description

    Dual relationships and conflicts of interest are among the most complex and complicated ethical issues therapists encounter in practice. This workshop will provide therapists with the information they need to recognize and appropriately respond to these ethical challenges. The workshop will include a discussion of vignettes concerning ethical issues. 

    3 CEUs

    Presenter Bios

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW, has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Department in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California

    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.

    Cost:

    Both Sessions

    $85 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $100 for Non-members
    $50 for Prelicensed

    Session 1

    $50 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $60 for Non-members
    $25 for Prelicensed

    Session 2

    $50 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $60 for Non-members
    $25 for Prelicensed


    • Mon, June 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • A Zoom Presentation
    Register


    Desert–CAMFT
    presents:

    2022 Law & Ethics Workshop
    (Session One)

    with

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW
    Kristin Roscoe, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorneys

    A Zoom Presentation

    Monday, June 27, 2022
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    3.0 CEUs

    Telehealth Out-of-State and License Portability
    9:00 am – Noon
    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW and Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

    Presentation Description

    The last two years have been a whirlwind, with many therapists quickly pivoting to offer telehealth services. This 3-hour workshop on the laws and ethics of telehealth will address California’s standards of practice for telehealth, the ethical standards applicable to telehealth, HIPAA’s telehealth requirements, the use of telehealth by pre-licensees, and issues relating to practicing telehealth across state lines. 

    3 CEUs

    Presenter Bios

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW, has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Department in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California

    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.

    Cost:

    Session 1

    $50 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $60 for Non-members
    $25 for Prelicensed


    • Mon, June 27, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • A Zoom Presentation


    Desert–CAMFT
    presents:

    2022 Law & Ethics Workshop
    (Session Two)

    with

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW
    Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorneys

    A Zoom Presentation

    Monday, June 27, 2022
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    3.0 CEUs

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

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Bradley Jordan Muldrow, Esq. & Mike Griffin, Esq.

    Presentation Description

    Dual relationships and conflicts of interest are among the most complex and complicated ethical issues therapists encounter in practice. This workshop will provide therapists with the information they need to recognize and appropriately respond to these ethical challenges. The workshop will include a discussion of vignettes concerning ethical issues. 

    3 CEUs

    Presenter Bios

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW, has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Department in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California

    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.

    Cost:

    Session 2

    $50 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $60 for Non-members
    $25 for Prelicensed

Past events

Fri, May 20, 2022 What You Need to Do to Set Up and Manage a Private Practice
Fri, May 13, 2022 Navigating the Road to Licensure
Fri, March 18, 2022 The Fire That Does Not Burn
Fri, February 18, 2022 The Future of Therapy — What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
Fri, January 21, 2022 Shifting Bravely with Holli Kenley, LMFT
Sat, November 13, 2021 State of the Profession with CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE
Mon, October 25, 2021 Recorded Session: Law & Ethics
Fri, October 22, 2021 Law & Ethics
Fri, October 15, 2021 Grief: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Sat, October 02, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure for Pre-licensed
Fri, September 17, 2021 Mental Health Aspects of Diagnostic Immigration Evaluations
Wed, July 21, 2021 Recorded Session for: Millennials Are the Therapy Generation: Discussing Working with Millennials in Psychotherapy
Fri, July 16, 2021 Millennials Are the Therapy Generation: Discussing Working with Millennials in Psychotherapy
Fri, June 18, 2021 Stuck with Couples? Why Your Awesome Individual Therapy Skills Don't Work for Couple Clients
Sat, May 22, 2021 Recorded session: Working with Polyamory in Therapy: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered
Fri, May 21, 2021 Working with Polyamory in Therapy: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered
Fri, April 16, 2021 Grief: You, Me and All of Its Manifestations
Fri, March 19, 2021 Mediation: Helping People Break-Up Nicely
Fri, February 19, 2021 Working with Shame and Anger in Gestalt Therapy with Children and Adolescents AND General Meeting and Networking
Fri, January 15, 2021 General Annual Meeting of the Desert Chapter
Fri, January 15, 2021 Using Action Methods (Psychodrama) In Groups
Sat, December 12, 2020 Law & Ethics Part 2: Progress Notes (recorded)
Sat, December 12, 2020 Law & Ethics Part 3: Treating Minors with their Consent (recorded)
Sat, December 12, 2020 Law & Ethics Part 4: Child Abuse Reporting (recorded)
Sat, December 12, 2020 Law & Ethics Part 1: Depositions (recorded)
Fri, December 11, 2020 Safe to Love Again: Couples Therapy and the Four Feelings of Attachment
Fri, November 20, 2020 Effective Somatic Practices for Virtual Therapy in the Age of COVID-19
Fri, November 13, 2020 Law & Ethics Workshop Part 4: Child Abuse Reporting
Fri, October 16, 2020 Use of Social Media for Business Growth - A Free Zoom Presentation
Fri, October 09, 2020 Law & Ethics Workshop Part 3: Treating Minors with their Consent
Fri, September 25, 2020 Law & Ethics Workshop Part 2: What are Progress Notes?
Fri, September 18, 2020 Introduction to Systematic Affair Recovery Theory (SART)
Fri, August 21, 2020 "EMDR Basics"
Fri, July 17, 2020 Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with Wanda Garner
Fri, July 10, 2020 Law & Ethics 2020: Part One
Fri, May 15, 2020 Common Misconceptions About Self-Care and How to Optimize Self-Care
Fri, April 17, 2020 Challenges to Moving Your Clinical Practice Online.
Fri, March 20, 2020 Cancelled due to Corona-Virus: Effective Marketing and Social Media Marketing For Private Practice
Fri, February 21, 2020 Death with Dignity: Transforming End of Life Experiences
Fri, January 17, 2020 January Annual Meeting
Fri, December 20, 2019 Holiday Social
Fri, December 06, 2019 Law & Ethics Workshop with David Jensen
Fri, November 15, 2019 November Networking Meeting: It Happens to Boys with Carol Teitelbaum
Fri, October 18, 2019 Focusing: What It Is and Clinical Applications
Fri, June 07, 2019 Feeling Frazzled? [Open to Interns, Trainees and Supervisors]
Fri, May 17, 2019 Mirror Mirror on the Wall--Do You Have a Narcissist in Your Practice?
Fri, April 19, 2019 Discover the Four Financial Pitfalls Your Clients Need to Know
Fri, March 29, 2019 Your Attitude Determines Your Success! How to Rediscover Your BadAss Self!
Thu, March 07, 2019 Healing Addiction Workshop
Fri, February 08, 2019 Treatment Resistant Depression
Thu, December 20, 2018 Holiday Party 2018!
Fri, October 26, 2018 The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes
Fri, September 28, 2018 Fall Networking Social
Fri, September 28, 2018 Therapist Practice in a Box
Fri, September 14, 2018 Good Grief!!
Fri, August 17, 2018 Art Therapy With Children
Wed, May 23, 2018 Using Psychological Evaluation to Promote Growth and Maximize Potential: A Workshop Using Psychological Evaluation to Promote Growth and Maximize Potential: A Workshop
Fri, May 04, 2018 Spring Social Event
Tue, April 17, 2018 Cannabis Workshop
Fri, March 09, 2018 Road to Licensure 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260
Fri, February 23, 2018 "Dr. Marsha Linehan's Dialectical Behavior Therapy"
Fri, December 15, 2017 December 2017 Social
Fri, November 17, 2017 Bi-Polar Workshop
Fri, October 13, 2017 Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children
Fri, July 07, 2017 July Networking Social
Fri, June 16, 2017 Law and Ethics with Michael Griffin from CAMFT
Fri, May 19, 2017 State of Recovery in Coachella Valley - A No Charge Event
Sat, February 25, 2017 An Introduction to Biofeedback
Fri, December 02, 2016 Holiday Networking Social
Sat, November 19, 2016 The 3000 Club Presents: The Road to Licensure
Fri, November 04, 2016 Sexual Health in the Coachella Valley
Fri, September 16, 2016 Engaging Clinicians in the Steps and Stages of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Sat, August 06, 2016 The 3000 Club Presents: The Basics of TF-CBT - The Who, What, and How of Trauma Focused Evidence-Based Treatment
Fri, July 22, 2016 July Networking Social
Fri, June 17, 2016 “The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!” with David Jensen
Fri, April 22, 2016 Spring Networking Social
Fri, March 25, 2016 CANCELLED - The 3000 Club - March Potluck Social
Fri, March 18, 2016 WHY YOU BURN OUT: The Open Door Dinner Lecture Series
Sat, February 27, 2016 The 3000 Club - Winter Workshop - "The Therapist's Toolbox"
Fri, January 29, 2016 *** First Networking Social for 2016 ***
Fri, December 04, 2015 ICD-10 Workshop
Fri, October 09, 2015 Jirvana Workshop
Sat, October 03, 2015 **CANCELLED** - 3000 Club Workshop: Workplace Options Panel Discussion
Fri, September 18, 2015 3000 Club Networking and Social Potluck
Thu, September 10, 2015 Breaking the Link Between Trauma and Addiction through Advanced Mindfulness Techniques”
Fri, July 10, 2015 Summer Networking Social
Sat, June 20, 2015 "Road to Licensure"
Fri, April 17, 2015 DSM-5 Workshop with Garry Raley
Thu, March 19, 2015 Resilience and Compassion Fatigue
Fri, February 06, 2015 Therapy Business Breakthrough by Casey Truffo
Wed, January 14, 2015 Compassionate Attentiveness by Saleem Noorali, LCSW
Mon, December 08, 2014 Eating Disorders by Dr. Heather Gaedt
Wed, December 03, 2014 Desert CAMFT Holiday Social
Mon, November 10, 2014 DBT by Beth Freimuth
Thu, October 09, 2014 Terry Gatewood: Sexual Addiction 101
Fri, August 15, 2014 "Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy"
Fri, June 27, 2014 Law and Ethics: What the Law Expects from Me? Part IV
Tue, May 13, 2014 “Feelings? What are they and how do we deal with them” with Carol Teitelbaum, LMFT
Thu, May 01, 2014 CAMFT 50th Anniversary The Gold Standard: Integrating Mental Health and Community
Sat, March 29, 2014 “Off The Rollercoaster, Seven Steps to Help Gamblers and their Families Build Trust and Stability”
Wed, January 29, 2014 2014 Desert CAMFT Board Installation
Tue, January 28, 2014 Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer


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