Upcoming Events

    • Fri, March 24, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • A Zoom Presentation


    Navigating the Road to Licensure


    Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.
    CAMFT Staff Attorney

    A Zoom Presentation

    Friday, March 24, 2023
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    2.0 CE Credits

    Presentation Description

    This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of the laws and regulations applicable to pre-licensees as they work toward California licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include the marriage and family therapy licensing process including the new CEU requirements, supervised experience requirements for applicants, supervisor qualifications and the new supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.

    Measurable Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the requirements for counting hours toward licensure as an MFT
    • State the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience pre-licensees are required to meet
    • Identify the requirements under the “new” 90-day rule to count post-degree hours
    • Identify appropriate work settings and common supervision and labor issues that arise in the employment of pre-licensees. 

    Presenter Bio

    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.


    $10 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $20 for Non-members

    • Sat, April 22, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 1:45 PM
    • A Zoom Presentation


    When They Say Porn is the Problem: Clinical Conceptualizations and Treatment for this Phenomenon Grounded in Mental Health

    Presented by

    Diane Gleim,
    LMFT, CST, CST-S License #44429

    A Zoom Presentation

    Saturday, April 22, 2023
    9:30 am – 1:45 pm

    4 CE Credits

    Our Presentation

    In the 21st century, pornography has become the lightning rod where sexuality, technology, and morality all collide. As a result, it is a confusing subject for most, including the mental health profession. Our profession marginalizes sex: there is and has been a profound erotophobia across the field for generations.  Furthermore, it has been difficult for our profession to see the role morality plays in our understanding and treatment of human sexuality issues. Current research shows that therapist training in sexuality is often limited in scope and depth and this directly impacts a clinician’s comfort and competence in working with any sexual issue. Without critical thinking and additional specialized training, therapists can default to sex-negative, pop culture-informed, or traditional gendered stereotypes about all things sex. This of course includes ideas about pornography. The thoughtful therapist is aware of this but may not know what else to think, where to turn for more information, or how else to help their clients when pornography is the stated problem.


    In this four hour intermediate-level course, attendees will first get a primer on porn literacy — a new way to conceptualize and relate to pornography without pathologizing or shaming. Recent research about pornography viewers and a client-centered perspective on pornography will be also presented. Attendees may find their previous assumptions challenged and their biases identified. Finally, attendees will learn tools for their sex-positive toolkit to help both individuals and couples when pornography is causing conflict.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Compare the different elements regarding what pornography is, is not, can be, and is ambiguous about.
    2. Identify four factors that make a client vulnerable to pornography issues.
    3. Describe the difference between an intrapersonal conflict and interpersonal conflict when it comes to porn.
    4. Apply two interventions to help clients with pornography issues.

    * This presentation will be discussing modern-day pornography and sexual expression. At times, the presenter will use very specific language to discuss certain sexual curiosities, attractions, behaviors, etc. So while there will not be graphic visual imagery, there will be graphic verbal discussion.

    If you have concerns, please contact Carol Teitelbaum, President, at        Carolteitelbaum@yahoo.com. If during the training, any of this is upsetting to you, we encourage you to take care of yourself. And in the end, this may not be the right training for you.

    Please note that a 15-minute break will be provided midway through the presentation. We encourage you to have your lunch prepped and snacks/refreshments handy so you can maximize your break and enjoy the training from the comfort of your home/office. 

    About Our Presenter

    Diane Gleim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor practicing in Santa Rosa, California. As the first Certified Sex Therapist in Sonoma County, Diane treats the many diverse issues related to sexual identity, sexual expression, sexual behavior, and sexual relationships. Her clients include everyone with a sexual concern: individuals and couples ages 18-80 and beyond, and the LGBTQ+, kinky, and poly populations. In addition to her private practice,  Diane’s work also includes speaking at mental health and medical organizations on a variety of topics related to sex and therapy; providing consultations to therapists on their challenging sexuality-related cases; being a CAMFT-approved CE provider; writing the blog “Underneath the Sheets” on Psychology Today’s website; and supervising sex-therapists-in-training as the only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor in Sonoma County. She has been quoted in The Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, The Buzz by Pure Romance, Quartz, MEL Magazine, CNN.com, and a guest on podcasts. Diane has been voted Sonoma County’s Best Sex Therapist by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian four times.

    This course is suitable for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LFCCs, associates of the preceding categories, and students. This course is eligible for 4 continuing education credits. Online, via Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link at the time of registration.

    $55 Desert-CAMFT Members
    $70 for Non-members
    $35 for Prelicensed


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