Long beach-south bay       chapter of camft

    UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETING LOCATIONS

    Monthly meetings are typically held at one of two locations;

    Thelma McMillian Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment or Clear Recovery Center. 


    Registration and networking starts at 8:30AM.


    If you have any problems registering for an event please contact Diane@ClearRecoveryCenter.com


    Thelma McMillan Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Hospital

    3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505


    For an interactive map to the location please click here:




    Please use the East Entrance to the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor for the meeting.  Parking is free and available in an outside lot or in the parking garage next door.

    Clear Recovery Center

    18123 Prarie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504


    For an interactive map to the location please click here:




    Parking is free and available in an outside lot or on nearby streets.

    Upcoming events

      • 14 Aug 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
      • Zoom- Online
      Register

      ZOOM Chapter Meeting

       Failure to Launch At Any Age

      Treatment, Interventions for Chronically Mentally Ill Clients & Their Families

      Presenter: Adam Shoulder Founder & Executive Director Lauchpad Living & Insight Enrichment Group, Mental Health Services

      Course Description:

      This two hour intermediate educational seminar will explore alternative, adjunct community-based treatment and support options for individuals living with chronic mental health conditions, and their families. Participants in this seminar will learn about the specific benefits of community-based treatment & support for clients in cases when therapy and psychopharmacological interventions may not be sufficient for practical progress.  Additionally, participants will learn to identify clients who may benefit from these forms of support, and assess clients who may be the best candidates for success utilizing these options. Participants will also learn about community-based resources and how to establish a collaborative community-based treatment team. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. 

      Learning Objectives

      • Identify specific benefits of utilizing community-based support, including 3 benefits for clients, for families, and for clinicians 

      • Assess the 5 indicators for clients who may benefit from community-based support 

      • Identify 4 qualities that indicate which clients and families are the best candidates for success utilizing community-based support 

      • How to establish the 3 necessary elements for a community-based support team 

      Bio:

      Adam Sholder has been working in education and mental health for a career spanning three decades. He began his career co-developing and implementing the award-winning Eastside Terrace Club, on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington. Twenty five years later, this program continues to serve at-risk and disenfranchised youth struggling academically, socially, and with integrating into their communities. Realizing that he could apply the model he developed for at-risk youth to adults facing difficulties managing their lives effectively, he turned his attention to the mental health community. 

      Having personal experience through family members, it became a personal mission to be of service to individuals living with mental health conditions. He began working and collaborating with leading psychiatrists, therapists, and other mental health professionals to further develop alternative and adjunct programs for this under served and often misunderstood, stigmatized, and marginalized population. 

      In 2004, Adam created Insight Enrichment Group, providing the highest quality individualized and integrated psycho-social support, life skills education, executive functioning coaching, and case management to teens and adults of all ages living with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD/ADHD, thought disorders, cognitive disorders, mood disorders, trauma, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and other mental health conditions. Insight Enrichment group has served hundreds of clients throughout Los Angeles, Northern California, and many other states over the past 16 years. In addition to Insight Enrichment Group, Adam is the founder of the independent living program, LaunchPad Living, which opened in 2018. 

      Recognizing the need for meaningful work for many of their clients, IEG established their Peer Mentoring Program in 2010. As part of this program, individuals living with mental health conditions are provided training and employment opportunities where they can be of service providing guidance, accountability, and mentorship to their peers who may need extra support as they work towards their personal goals. 

      A passionate voice in mental health advocacy and education, Adam also maintains numerous speaking engagements and educational presentations. Recent engagements include speaking at the 2020 Western Recovery Conference, and volunteer teaching at the Neighborhood Youth Association in Venice, CA. His continued collaboration with The National Alliance on Mental Illness includes volunteering as a lead presenter for their “Ending the Silence” program, facilitating a weekly family support group, and developing the REACH Educational Program, a community-based, humanistic approach for understanding and supporting our fellow community members living with mental health conditions. Adam is honored to have been asked to be the program director and team leader for this groundbreaking, necessary, and timely program, and approaches this responsibility with great enthusiasm, passion, and humility. 

      Meetings Are Now FREE For Members Who Pre-Register!

      Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

      • 9:00   A.M.     Announcements from President & Members
      • 9:15   A.M.     Presentation Begins
      • 11:15 A.M.     Presentation Ends 
      • 12:00 Noon Board Meeting Begins

            For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,

            Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com 




            • 11 Sep 2020
            • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
            • Zoom- Online
            Register

             ZOOM Chapter Meeting

            Gambling Addiction:

            Intervention, Treatment & How to Become a Preferred Provider

            Presenter:  Alicia Brandt LMFT

            Course Description:


            Bio:




            Meetings Are Now FREE For Members Who Pre-Register!

            Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

            • 8:30   A.M.     Registration and Breakfast
            • 9:00   A.M.     Announcements from President & Members
            • 9:15   A.M.     Presentation Begins
            • 11:15 A.M.     Presentation Ends

                  For questions regarding CEU's contact Diane Bagatourian,

                  Co-VP Programs: Diane@clearrecoverycenter.com 



                  • 9 Oct 2020
                  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM (PDT)
                  • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email once registered.
                  Register


                  Zoom Chapter Meeting

                  Treating Out Of  Control Sexual Behaviors

                  Presenter: Dr. Nazanin Moali, Ph.D.


                  Course Description:


                  Bio: 

                  Dr. Moali is a psychologist, a consultant, and a researcher.  She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist through the California State Board of Psychology (PSY 27951). Dr. Moali has received extensive training in treatment of eating disorders and addiction from some of the nation’s leading experts.  She is a a published researcher who regularly gives talks at major universities and international conferences, and has given therapy advice & information on local television shows on areas of my expertise. Dr. Moali  received my Bachelor’s degree from University of California, San Diego in biology and psychology. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and her  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. The area of focus for my Clinical Internship was chemical dependency and addiction while the emphasis of my Post-Doctoral training was on eating disorders.


                Past events

                17 Jul 2020 Fun Social/Networking Event
                10 Jul 2020 Therapists Reconnecting & Sharing Insights on How To Improve Client Engagement Via TeleHealth - Collaborative Panel Discussion
                8 May 2020 Canceled - The Role of the Clinician in Education: Understanding Special Education and General Education Services and How To Support Your Client With Educational, Behavioral or Social Difficulties At School - Presenter Erin Rieger, LMFT LEP
                11 Apr 2020 Postponed til 4/2021 - 6 CEU's Mind-Body Approaches To Healing Trauma - Presenter Dr. Susanne Babbel
                13 Mar 2020 2 CEU's Canine Assisted Psychotherapy Presenter Lisa Mink, LMFT
                22 Feb 2020 3000 Club - The Road To Licensure
                14 Feb 2020 Considerations in the Clinical Treatment of LGBTQ+ Clients - Presented by Linda Reeves and Alison Wood
                10 Jan 2020 TeleHealth - Presented by Dr. Paul Puri
                13 Dec 2019 Long Beach South Bay CAMFT Annual Holiday Party
                13 Dec 2019 2 CEU's Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART) Infidelity Counseling - Presented by Dr. Talal Alsaleem, PsyD. - Founder Infidelity Counseling Center
                6 Dec 2019 3000 Club - Managing Test Anxiety, Start Up Costs & Marketing Yourself
                8 Nov 2019 2 CEU's Treating Attachment Wounds in Children & Adults Through a Neurosequential Lens - Presenter Nathan Swaringen, LCSW
                11 Oct 2019 2 CEU's Documentation: Understanding Medical Necessity - Legal & Financial Consequences of Inadequate Documentation Presented By: Nick Merkin, JD, MBA, CHC, CHPC - Hosted By Clear Recovery Center
                13 Sep 2019 Neurofeedback, Biofeedback & TMS: When to Refer - Clients Presented by: Dr. Vanessa Jung, PsyD.
                16 Aug 2019 6 CEUs Law & Ethics 2019: Tough Calls, Moral Dilemmas, Technology, and More! Presented by: Ben Caldwell, Psy.D. Hosted by: Clear Recovery Center
                13 Jul 2019 LBSB Chapter Picnic -Veterans Park, Redondo Beach Presenters: Food, Networking, Drum Circle with John Mews, Sound Bath Dona Lafaurie, VST
                14 Jun 2019 Marketing Your Private Practice Like A Pro! - Presented By Barry Davis, M.A., Mediator, Tracy Bevington, LMFT, Stevon Lewis, LMFT, Katie Vernoy, LMFT & Elizabeth Crim, LMFT
                7 Jun 2019 Strategic Planning Retreat - Hilton Double Tree San Pedro - Portofino Room
                10 May 2019 Eating Disorder Treatment Across Levels of Care: Where do my patients belong? Presented By: Dr. Linda Schack, Christina Weiss & Sara Burney Sponsored by: Center For Discovery
                12 Apr 2019 The Intersection of Therapy, Religion & Faith - Presented By Robyn Kim, LMFT & Minister Dave Kim, JD
                8 Mar 2019 Paths To Recovery After Trauma: Integrating CBT, Somatic Work, Neurobiofeedback, Hypnosis, Art, Drama, Micro-Expression, and Reconstructive Therapy - Presented by Psychologist & Author Dr. Carol Francis, LMFT
                1 Mar 2019 Therapists' Book Group: Trauma Treatment & Techniques
                8 Feb 2019 Creating Mindfulness In Relationships- Presented by Author Melissa Dumaz, LMFT
                1 Feb 2019 Therapists' Book Group: "The Body Keeps the Score"
                11 Jan 2019 These Sounds are Driving Me Crazy!” CBT/DBT Strategies for Managing Sound Sensitivity Disorders - Presented by Dr. Jaelline Jaffe
                4 Jan 2019 Therapists' Book Group: "The Body Keeps the Score"
                14 Dec 2018 Holiday Party - Quinn's Pub & Grill
                9 Nov 2018 The Collaborative Divorce Process - Presented by Jon Kramer, LCSW, Kimberly Davidson, JD, Dawn Strachan, CDFA, Warren Sacks, CPA
                2 Nov 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Far From The Tree" - Exceptional Differences Between Parent and Child
                12 Oct 2018 TECH ADDICTION - Complications for Young and Old Presented By: SEAN O’HARA PSY.D, NCAC I, SAP
                5 Oct 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Far From The Tree" - Exceptional Differences Between Parent and Child
                14 Sep 2018 EMDR: How does it work? Applications with children, adult attachment, and other presenting problems. Presented By: Ofra Obejas, LCSW, RPT and Dr. Nora Taylor, Psy.D.
                7 Sep 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples, Love and Relationships"
                3 Aug 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Couples Counseling Techniques"
                13 Jul 2018 Music as Therapy for Non-Music Therapists: Applications and Interventions for the Adult Client Presented by John Mews
                6 Jul 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
                8 Jun 2018 DIR/Floor Time: A Developmental/Relational Play Therapy for ASD and Sensory Processing Challenges Presented by Dr. Esther Hess, Ph.D.
                1 Jun 2018 Therapists' Book Group: "Motivational Interviewing" by W. Miller and S. Rollnick
                25 May 2018 Job Fair
                11 May 2018 "The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!" - All Day Law & Ethics Training with Dave Jensen, JD, MFT
                4 May 2018 Book Group: "Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors" by Janina Fisher
                13 Apr 2018 Shame and Resilience with Lesli Maul, LCSW
                9 Mar 2018 Can A Therapist Ever Retire? Financial Health & Wealth
                2 Mar 2018 Book Group: "Trauma and the Soul" by Donald Kalsched
                1 Mar 2018 CANCELED - 3000 Hour Club - Resume & Interview Skills Workshop with Katie Vernoy
                9 Feb 2018 Engaging Parents: Overcoming Parental Resistance in Child and Family Therapy with Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
                3 Feb 2018 3000 Hour Club - FREE MFT Job Panel
                12 Jan 2018 Sacrificial Helping Syndrome: Why do we give more than we have? - Katie Vernoy MFT
                6 Jan 2018 3000 Hour Club - A Vision Board Party: Dream It, Believe It, Claim It!
                5 Jan 2018 LB-SB CAMFT Book Group - "The Mindful Therapist" by Daniel J. Siegel
                8 Dec 2017 Holiday Party
                8 Dec 2017 Holiday Party 3000 Club
                10 Nov 2017 The Empowerment Space: Addressing Bullying with Families - Danielle Matthew, LMFT
                13 Oct 2017 Anger Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion
                8 Sep 2017 "What Therapists Need to Know about Divorce – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" – Barry Davis Mediation
                9 Jun 2017 Family Systems: From Assessment to Transformation
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