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With fewer COVID restrictions, our communities are learning how to transition to a new normal. CAMFT has put together a powerful series of four CE-worthy Lunch and Learn workshops that will address important clinical, as well as legal and ethical, topics to help navigate post-pandemic life and work.
Did you know that a test is not required, when attending a live webinar? If you can't make the live workshop, no problem! All of the workshops will be recorded and available to review at your convenience within 48 hours after the live event. A 4-question test will be required to earn CEs when watching the recording on the webinar.
Speaker Bio:Dr. Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD
Mary K. Alvord, PhD, is a psychologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience and is director of Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC in Maryland. She has been active in promoting telehealth in her group practice and through training for over a decade. Recently, she founded a non-profit, Resilience Across Borders, Inc. with a mission to promote mental health and reduce barriers. She is co-author of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens, and Resilience-Builder Program for Children and Adolescents.
Telehealth use to provide mental health services soared to over 500% between March 11 and April 22, 2020. As providers became more adept with HIPAA-secure platforms and other telehealth means, they expanded services to a variety of modalities and populations, including group and family therapy for children and teens. This webinar will discuss practical application and key takeaways from telehealth with youth during the pandemic. Additionally, we will discuss and propose creative models to work using in-person, virtual and/or hybrid services going forth and the many logistical and therapeutic aspects to consider.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Speaker Bio:Ellen Kinoy, LMFT
Ellen Kinoy, LMFT is Clinical Director for Lincoln Families, where she began as a Clinical Supervisor for their burgeoning school-based programs. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology from New College of California, became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and has worked for close to 30 years providing services and designing programs for youth and families in the community and within the public funding stream. Ellen is dedicated to providing accessible, innovative, and culturally-relevant services in response to community need and is adjunct faculty in the MA in Counseling Psychology program at JFK School of Psychology.
Speaker Bio:Ana Mejia, LMFT
Ana Mejia, LMFT is the Director of School-Based Programs in Alameda. With 10 years of experience in many different roles at Lincoln Families (Intervention Specialist, Clinician—LMFT, then Program Manager, and currently Program Director), Ana brings multiple lenses to this position. A Bay Area Native, third generation Chicana, Ana grew up speaking Spanish and English. She is proud of her Mexican roots, which connect her deeply to the mission of helping open pathways to education for all.
This presentation will provide participants with a framework for both assessing their own readiness to re-enter the social sphere and to utilize as a psychotherapeutic tool with clients. We will discuss the essential components to consider when planning for a successful re-entry into the world of work, friendship, and community activities.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq
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.
Kristin Roscoe, Esq
Kristin W. Roscoe takes CAMFT 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 in 2019, Kristin represented healthcare professionals and hospitals in medical malpractice 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 California slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many practitioners are wondering if now is a good time to resume seeing patients in person. With California's “reopening,” it is important for practitioners to be aware of the laws and ethics associated with safely reopening.
Join CAMFT staff attorneys Kristin Roscoe and Bradley Muldrow for a discussion about how therapists can offer services that comply with applicable laws and ethical guidelines. This presentation will provide an overview of current mask requirements, employer considerations, coming changes to telehealth, changes to supervision for pre-licensees, and key tips for all practitioners seeing patients in-person.
Speaker Bio:Brad Leary, LCSW, CT
Brad Leary is a licensed clinical social worker and certified thanatologist (the study of death, dying and bereavement). He has worked in healthcare for 22 years primarily in oncology and hospice care. Brad is currently working part time at Hospice of the Valley in San Jose providing counseling services for all types of losses. He is a certified grief counselor specializing in sudden and traumatic deaths including suicide loss. In addition to his work, Brad has a part time psychotherapy practice in the Bay Area. His area of focus is grief and loss, mood and anxiety disorders. Brad was previously on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chariot the bereavement and loss committee. An avid believer in self care, Brad enjoys hiking, tennis, travel, attending San Francisco Giants baseball games and playing with his dog, Harley.
This presentation will examine the factors of Covid bereavement that may lead to prolonged and complicated grief. Special attention will focus on evidenced based strategies appropriate for the treatment of multiple types of losses. You will acquire the skills to tailor clinical interventions to the unique needs of each client’s grief experiences.
Yes. If participants are not able to watch it live, they can watch it on demand.
Individual sessions vary. 6 total CE hours for the series.
Refunds/Cancellations: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by CAMFT by July 21, 2021. The Administrative fee for cancellation shall be $25. There will be no refunds after July 21, 2021.
CAMFT is approved for CE hours by: CAMFT is recognized as a CE Provider by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and LCSWs (16 C.C.R. §1887.4.3(3)(D)); Provider Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider# CEP 4046) for a number of contact hours and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP-EI Provider #1S-95-319-1021). Pre-licensed members and associates may earn hours of experience for attending CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisors.
Thursday, July 22, 2021.
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