View our event calendar on the LA-CAMFT website here: http://lacamft.org/events/

 

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 12/09/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Zoom Video Conference

    If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Leanne Nettles, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

    • 12/11/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Via Zoom
    Register


    LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
    Presents:

    Therapists of Color Support Group

    Second Sunday of Every Month

    Next Meeting:
    Sunday, December 11, 2022
    11:00 am-1:00 pm (PT)

    Online Via Zoom

    Therapists of Color Support Group

    A safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.

      Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members
      Second Sunday of Each Month
      Location: Zoom Meeting

      For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


      For:
      Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

      Event Details: 
      Sunday, December 11, 2022, 11:00 am-1:00 pm (PT)
      Time of Check-In: 10:50 am

      Where: 
      Online Via Zoom
      Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

      Cost:
      No Charge

      Online Registration CLOSES on the day of the event.

      Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.


      In diversity there is beauty
      and there is strength.

      Maya Angelou

      • 12/11/2022
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Clearview Treatment Programs, 911 Coeur D'Alene Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
      • 37
      Register


      LA-CAMFT 2022 Annual Holiday Party

      It’s time to celebrate with friends and colleagues at LA-CAMFT’s Annual Holiday Party! All are invited to come gather together in celebration of another terrific year for our community. Please join us for delicious food, laughter, and musical merriment!

      We have created a special “Welcome to Our Newly Licensed MFTs” ritual. If you received your license in 2021 or 2022 and you would like to be a part of this ceremony, please let me know by emailing me (specialeventschair@lacamft.org) and registering for our Holiday Party.

      We will also be celebrating the passing of the baton to our newly elected LA-CAMFT Board of Directors.

      When:
      Sunday, December 11, 2022
      1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

      Where:
      Clearview Treatment Programs
      911 Coeur D'Alene Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

      Cost:
      $10 Registration Fee that Goes Toward Food
      and Covid Safety Considerations

      Looking forward to seeing you there!

      * For health and safety, please note that registration is limited to 100 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. After we reach the registration limit, your name will be added to a waitlist, and if we receive any cancellations, we will offer you an opportunity to attend in the order your name was added to the list.

      Map of Location:
      Clearview Treatment Programs


      • 12/15/2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
      • Online Via Zoom
      Register


      LA-CAMFT
      Mid-Month Meetup

      Thursday, December 15, 2022 
      7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

      Tired of just connecting online for business reasons?
      Ready to connect, have some fun, and get to know other therapists?
      Come join LA-CAMFT's FREE Mid-Month Meetups
      on the 15th of every month from 7:00-8:15pm!

      The Meetup for December will be Rock 'N Roll Name That Tune!  Find out which of your colleagues can name a Beatles song in three notes, and enjoy some laughs and holiday cheer along the way!  Hope to see you there!

      All are welcome!



      • 12/16/2022
      • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Online Via Zoom
      Register


      LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
      Presents:

      Asian American Pacific Islander+
      Therapists Circle

      Third Friday of Every Month

      Next Meeting:
      Friday, December 16, 2022
      1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PT)

      Online Via Zoom

      Asian American Pacific Islander+ Therapists Circle

      A safe and empowering place for therapists of the Asian diaspora to experience healing, renewal, and belonging. We will collectively process experiences of racism and internalized oppression. We will also explore the coexistence of privilege and marginalization along with invisibility and hypervigilance. This space will help us appreciate and reclaim what we have in common while honoring our differences. Grace Lee Boggs notes, “The only way to survive is by taking care of one another.” May this circle embody her words.

      Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members

      Third Friday of this Month
      Location: Zoom Meeting

      For more information contact Rachell Alger, rachellalgermft@gmail.com.


      For:
      Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

      Event Details: 
      Friday, December 16, 2022, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm (PT)
      Time of Check-In: 12:30 pm

      Where: 
      Online Via Zoom
      Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

      Cost:
      No Charge

      Online Registration CLOSES on the date of the event.
      (Registration closes 1.5 hours prior to the meeting.)

      Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah Robinson Selwa at diversitycommitee@lacamft.org.


      • 01/06/2023
      • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Online Via Zoom
      Register


      LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
      Presents:

      Middle Eastern North African (MENA)
      Therapists Community Group

      Next Meeting:
      Friday, January 6, 2023
      9:30 am-10:30 am (PT)

      Online Via Zoom

      Free Registration

      Middle Eastern North African (MENA)
      Therapists Community Group

      The MENA Therapists Community Group is a safe place across the Middle Eastern and North African therapist diaspora to build community and a sense of belonging. We hold an inclusive space to process the impact of cultural biases experienced by people of MENA descent and the effect it may have on our work as mental health professionals. Within the process, we will strive to create healing, support, and empowerment. We will collaboratively exchange ideas, experiences and resources while acknowledging cultural differences and shared similarities. As the poet Khalil Gibran states — “The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you.” — our community will create a place to be seen, heard, and understood.

        Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members
        Location: Zoom Meeting

        For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


        For:
        Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

        Event Details: 
        Friday, January 6, 2023, 9:30 am-10:30 am (PT)
        Time of Check-In: 9:30 am

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom
        Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

        Cost:
        No Charge

        Registration is open and available until the group begins.

        Questions about Registration? Contact Tyana Tavakol, Perla Hollow, & Tania Osipof at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.



        • 01/07/2023
        • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register


        LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
        Presents:

        Black Therapist Support Group

        First Saturday of Every Month

        Next Meeting:
        Saturday, January 7, 2023
        12:00 pm-1:30 pm (PT)

        Online Via Zoom

        Black Therapist Support Group

        A safe place for healing, connection, support and building community. In this group, licensed clinicians, associates and students can come together and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of African descent encounter in the field of mental health. As the late great Maya Angelou once said, “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal someone else.” May this space, be the support needed to facilitate that journey.

        Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members

        First Saturday of this Month
        Location: Zoom Meeting

        For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


        For:
        Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

        Event Details: 
        Saturday, January 7, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (PT)
        Time of Check-In: 11:50 am

        Where: 
        Online Via Zoom
        Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

        Cost:
        No Charge

        Online Registration CLOSES on the date of the event.
        (Registration is open and available until the group ends.)

        Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT  at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.


        • 01/08/2023
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Online Via Zoom
        Register


        LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee
        Presents:

        Therapists of Color Support Group

        Second Sunday of Every Month

        Next Meeting:
        Sunday, January 8, 2023
        11:00 am-1:00 pm (PT)

        Online Via Zoom

        Therapists of Color Support Group

        A safe place to receive peer support and process experiences of racism (systemic, social, and internalized), discrimination, implicit bias, racist injury, aggression, and micro-aggressions, along with additional experiences that therapists of color encounter in the field of mental health.

          Open to LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members
          Second Sunday of Each Month
          Location: Zoom Meeting

          For more information contact the Diversity Committee, diversitycommittee@lacamft.org.


          For:
          Licensed Therapists, Associates, and Students

          Event Details: 
          Sunday, January 8, 2023, 11:00 am-1:00 pm (PT)
          Time of Check-In: 10:50 am

          Where: 
          Online Via Zoom
          Upon registration for the presentation, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to our Zoom meeting.

          Cost:
          No Charge

          Online Registration CLOSES on the day of the event.

          Questions about Registration? Contact Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT  at DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org.


          In diversity there is beauty
          and there is strength.

          Maya Angelou

          • 01/11/2023
          • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Online Via Zoom

          LA-CAMFT 3000 Club

          presents

          3000 Club Prelicensed
          Support Group

          Wednesday, January 11, 2023
          6:30 pm-7:30 pm

          FREE Attendance

          Via Zoom

          The 3000 Club Prelicensed Support Groups are a space for all pre-licensed mental health clinicians (which includes students, trainees, associates, and newly licensed MFTs) to connect with and get support from one another in an informal setting. All 3000 Club meetings are FREE to attend!

          For more information, contact either Tyana Tavakol at prelicensed@lacamft.org.

          For:
          Prelicensed Associates, Students, Trainees, Newly Licensed Therapists, LA-CAMFT Members and Non-Members.

          Event Details: 
          Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm

          Where: Online Via Zoom

          Cost:
          Free Attendance

          Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

          (To be sure you receive any information we send prior to the event, please add prelicensed@lacamft.org to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes for any emails from us about this event.)

          Registration is open and available until the group begins.

          • 01/13/2023
          • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
          • Zoom Video Conference

          If you’d like to attend the Board meeting, or want more information, please reach out to LA-CAMFT President, Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai, LMFT, at president@lacamft.org.

          • 01/20/2023
          • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
          • Online Via Zoom

          LA-CAMFT January 2023
          ONLINE 
          Presentation
          including Q&A

          Friday, January 20, 2023
          9:00 am-11:00 am

          11:00-11:30 am (optional)
          Participant Announcements

          Via Zoom

          2 CEs

          Meaningful Collaboration Between
          Psychiatrists and Therapists

          Leigh Goodrich, M.D. and Brittany Booth, M.D.

          Do you ever get anxious about when, if, or how to best collaborate with a psychiatrist?  If you do, this presentation will help!  It addresses how to create meaningful collaboration between psychiatrists and therapists. Drs. Booth and Goodrich will use clinical case vignettes to examine ways in which effective and efficient communication between therapists and psychiatrists can improve the quality of care and optimize mental health outcomes for our clients.  We will explore how to determine when to reach out a psychiatrist and common barriers to meaningful communication between psychiatrists and therapists.

          At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 
          1. Identify when reaching out to a psychiatrist is appropriate to provide best clinical care for a client.
          2. Describe efficient and effective ways that therapists can communicate with psychiatrists.
          3. Identify common barriers to meaningful communication between psychiatrists and therapists.

          Leigh Goodrich is a general adult psychiatrist with experience treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Her areas of special interest include anxiety and panic disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She enjoys working with adolescent and young adult patients, and is passionate about student mental health within the transitional-aged youth (TAY, ages 18-25) population. Dr. Goodrich offers in-person appointments out of CalPsychiatry’s Orange County & Santa Monica offices, as well as telepsychiatry appointments.

          Dr. Brittany Booth is a general adult psychiatrist seeing patients in the CalPsychiatry Encino and Westlake Villages offices and over telehealth. Her areas of special interest include women’s mental health, as well as mood disorders, anxiety, and OCD. She served as Chief Resident of the inpatient units at UCLA and as Chief Resident of the Women’s Life Center, where she gained specialty training in the treatment of mental illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Dr. Booth has specialty fellowship training in treatment-resistant mood disorders. She continues to work in the UCLA Maternal Mental Health program as a staff attending.

          For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai.


          For:
          Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

          Event Details: 
          Friday, January 20, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am
          8:30-9:00: Check-In
          11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

          9:00: Meeting Begins
          11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
          11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
          11:00 Meeting Ends

          Where: 
          Online Via Zoom

          Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

          (To be sure you receive any information we send prior to the event, please add networkingchair@lacamft.org to your known contacts or safe list and check your bulk, junk or promotions mailboxes for any emails from us about this event.)

          Cost:
          $25 for LA-CAMFT Members
          Other CAMFT Chapter Members
          CSCSW Members
          $35 for Non-Members

          2 CEs Provided

          Participant Announcements are BACK for Anyone Interested in Expanding Your Professional Networking Opportunities. Sign Up When You Register!

          Registration CLOSES Thursday, January 19th at 10 pm.

          Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.


          CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

          Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

          Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

          Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

          • 01/20/2023
          • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
          • Online Via Zoom
          Register