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Upcoming events

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Center for Mindfulness; 5060 Shoreham Place, #330, San Diego, CA 92122

     Compassion in Couples: Cultivating a loving foundation and learning to respond to difficulty with compassion.

    June 2nd, 8:30am-12:30pm
    Center for Mindfulness
    5060 Shoreham Place, #330, San Diego, CA 92122

    As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy! Michelle Becker will provide a presentation designed to increase insight to mindfulness techniques that can facilitate compassion between the couples we work with. 

    Course Description & Educational Goals:

    Compassion in Couples: Cultivating a loving foundation and learning to respond to difficulty with compassion. This workshop explores compassion for self and other and how to cultivate kindness and compassion in couple’s relationships.  This is an experiential workshop and participants will come away with tools to use in their personal and professional lives.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to define compassion and self-compassion.

    2. Participants will learn at least one intervention to explore and cultivate compassion for self and others.

    3. Participants will be able to identify at least two relational patterns and their functions/effects on the couple.

    About the Presenter: Michelle Becker, LMFT

    Michelle is the developer of the Compassion for Couples program. Additionally, she is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Cultivation Training, The Daring Way and Rising Strong programs. Michelle is a senior teacher trainer, mentor, and co-founder of the teacher-training program in Mindful Self-Compassion. She teaches and speaks on the topics of compassion for self and others nationally and internationally. For more information on Michelle’s teachings and schedule please visit her website: For more information on Compassion for Couples please see:

    Target Audience:

    This course is designed for mental health professionals.

    *30-min for registration and refreshments will not be counted toward CE time awarded.  


    $35 for pre-licensed members

    $50 for pre-licensed non-members

    $45 for licensed members

    $60 for licensed non-members 

    Refund/Cancelation Policy


    To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at


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    Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Course meets the qualifications for 3.5-hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) and is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    Welcome back to our Free Monthly Pre-Licensed Consultation Group!

     It's that time again! Let's meet for some appetizers and  drinks to socialize and de-stress from our day. 

    Please join us to continue getting to know one another (we are all in this together), enjoy different perspectives, give ourselves the opportunity to share,  have fun, and receive support outside of our internship or work environment. Let's bring those questions we sometimes take home with us and practice Self-care.

    Snacks will be provided. 

    To be clear, this is not supervision and does not count for any BBS requirements. This is solely for additional support and an open discussion forum. 

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109

    *Early Bird Registration!!!

    15 June 2018


    Marina Village Conference Center

    1936 Quivira Way

    San Diego, CA 92109

    Ph: 619-222-1620

    This unique and comprehensive workshop will provide essential tools for launching and growing your practice.  SD-CAMFT Members receive $50 Off Registration!  (Discount Code: SD-CAMFT50)


    For more information and a list of event presenters visit:

    Join us for an interactive workshop featuring expert-led, in-depth sessions detailing the nuts and bolts of private practice start-up budgeting, new client acquisition and retention strategies, rate-setting, social media and marketing messaging, tax-preparedness, and tools for growing your practice.  With a focus on your practice’s individuality, our presenters will explore: 

    • Setting measurable (and realistic) goals for new client acquisition and retention that align with your practice’s intentions
    • Identifying and sharing the unique attributes of your practice with potential clients through effective social media, digital and advertising messaging 
    • Building and maintaining a comprehensive growth-oriented budget and business plan - Why these are vital to your practice’s survival 
    • Rate-setting essentials: Accurately evaluating your time, unique experiences, and market 
    • Accepting Insurance vs. Private Pay: Evaluating the pros and cons and what you must consider 
    • Streamlining your paperwork management and accurate documentation practices 
    • Tax-preparedness and licensure considerations specific to the state of California 

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • TBD

    Seeking Safety

    Exciting training on the horizon. Stay tuned;

    more information coming soon.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marina Village Conference Center, D8
    • 45

    Time to renew your license?

    Section 1887.3 (d) of the Statute and Regulations for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP requires 6 Hour Law and Ethics CEUs.

    (download the statutes here)

    This event is for you!

    This 6 CEU event counts for BBS Law and Ethics requirement.

    Using the Language of the Law to 

    ‘Salt & Pepper’ Your Treatment Records

    Course Description:   

    David Jensen, J.D., will review the four fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession, review the fundamental aspects of record keeping, and answer the questions many clinicians struggle with regarding the content of their treatment records:  Should I write a lot?  Should I write a little?  What really needs to be in my records?


    Learning Objectives:  

    This workshop is designed to help you:

    1. Explain the “building blocks” of the BBS’s law regarding record keeping.

    2. Identify mistakes made by colleagues in the area of record keeping.

    3. State the core subject areas of a treatment record.

    4. Compare/contrast record keeping requirements of the public and  private    mental health systems.

    5. Identify key legal terms that should “salt and pepper” your records,     treatment or otherwise.

    6. Describe the “D-A-V-E Way” of keeping records. 

    Light morning refreshments will be served as well as lunch!

    Ample free parking at Marina Village and you'll be on the bay!

                              Stay Tuned: More information coming soon



Past events

23 May 2018 Free Pre-Licensed Exam Prep Event
19 May 2018 Preparing for the Unthinkable
12 May 2018 Tech Addiction
02 May 2018 Associates Club Happy Hour (Pre-Licensed)
28 Apr 2018 Gay Sexual Assault Education and Training
16 Apr 2018 State of CAMFT
09 Apr 2018 Innovations in Recovery Conference
07 Apr 2018 Health Insurance Special Interest Group(SIG)
23 Mar 2018 Third Annual Critical Issues In Child and Adolescent Mental Health
07 Mar 2018 Free Consultation Happy Hour (Pre-Licensed)
07 Feb 2018 Free Pre-licensed Consultation Group
24 Jan 2018 Member Social... Networking!
13 Jan 2018 Health Insurance Special Interest Group(SIG)
10 Nov 2017 SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: Everything You Need to Know From Two of the Leading Experts in the Field
03 Nov 2017 Mindfulness and Relationships: Enhancing Therapist-Client Connection and Treatment of Couples
28 Oct 2017 2017 SDPA Fall Conference
18 Oct 2017 Video Game Addiction
23 Sep 2017 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics, September 23, 2017
16 Sep 2017 Differentiation of the Self Conference
27 Aug 2017 Mental Health Collaboration - Summer Networking Social
26 Jul 2017 Prelicensed? Learn how to get paid and get hours...
26 Jul 2017 Business & Marketing SIG (Special Interest Group) July Meeting
19 May 2017 Modular CBT for Children & Adolescents with Depression
18 May 2017 Somatic Experiencing in Private Practice
13 May 2017 Hannah's House and SD-CAMFT Present: Screenagers
04 May 2017 CAMFT 53rd Annual Conference
29 Apr 2017 NAMI Walk San Diego County
25 Apr 2017 Cupcakes and Conversation: Spring Social
21 Apr 2017 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
04 Apr 2017 Trauma and the Body
03 Apr 2017 Innovations in Recovery 2017
14 Mar 2017 Using Positive Discipline for Parent Coaching
11 Mar 2017 Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
22 Feb 2017 Opiate Overdose Prevention & Education
18 Jan 2017 2017 SD-CAMFT, State of CAMFT
18 Nov 2016 STOP THE NOISE: How to Change the Anxious Mind - Rapidly
13 Nov 2016 Save a Life Walk
10 Nov 2016 Prelicense Event: The Road to Licensure Part 2
21 Oct 2016 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
13 Oct 2016 Somatic Experiencing in Private Practice
07 Oct 2016 Prelicense Event: Reframing your Mindset for the Exam
01 Oct 2016 SDPA Fall Conference 2016
24 Sep 2016 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics, September 24, 2016
17 Sep 2016 Mindful Aging - 3 CEUs
13 Sep 2016 Prelicense Event: The Road to Licensure Part 1
28 Aug 2016 Mental Health Collaboration - Summer Networking Social
23 Jul 2016 Let us Spoil you for a morning!! Member appreciation day!!!
18 Jul 2016 Prelicense Meeting: The Journey to Licensure
09 Jul 2016 Mindfulness and Self Compassion in the Therapeutic Setting - 3 CEUs
18 Jun 2016 Trauma Informed Mindfulness Training
17 Jun 2016 Serving Those Who Serve - Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and Their Families
17 May 2016 Using Smartphone Apps to Improve Mental Health and Addiction Treatment - Cost Reduced
12 May 2016 CAMFT 52nd Annual Conference
06 May 2016 LGBTQI Awareness Happy Hour - FREE
06 May 2016 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
30 Apr 2016 NAMI Walk San Diego County
13 Apr 2016 Working with Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrant Families
22 Mar 2016 Community Reinforcement & Family Training C.R.A.F.T. with Dr. Rigo Brueck
12 Mar 2016 Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
10 Feb 2016 Cupcakes and Conversation: Mental Health Mixer
19 Jan 2016 Annual SD CAMFT Meeting and Social!
15 Jan 2016 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
04 Dec 2015 A Gift of Hope
13 Nov 2015 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
08 Nov 2015 San Diego Mental Health Collaborative - Fall Social
08 Nov 2015 Save a Life Walk
07 Nov 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy
17 Oct 2015 Social Media and Digital Marketing with Ernesto Segismundo
03 Oct 2015 MFT Private Practice Panel for Students and Interns
26 Sep 2015 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics, September 26, 2015
07 Aug 2015 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
25 Jul 2015 Pre-Licensee Resume Building and Interviewing Skills Workshop
10 Jul 2015 Serving Those Who Serve- Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and their Families
27 Jun 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy
13 Jun 2015 Pre-Licensee Social
09 May 2015 DSM 5 - Key Changes and Practical Applications
02 May 2015 NAMI Walk
18 Apr 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy
17 Apr 2015 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
26 Mar 2015 Exam Prep!
21 Mar 2015 Using Motivational Interviewing to Make Positive Change with Difficult Clients
26 Jan 2015 SD-CAMFT, State of CAMFT
09 Jan 2015 Therapist Attorney Luncheon
22 Nov 2014 Exam Prep!
09 Nov 2014 Save a Life Walk
02 Nov 2014 Fall Networking Social
23 Oct 2014 Networking Bootcampt, Event #4: Discussing Child/Adol Therapy
12 Oct 2014 Networking Bootcamp, Event #3: Yoga and Mindfulness
08 Oct 2014 Networking Bootcamp, Event #2: Mosaic Wine Bar
04 Oct 2014 Fall Networking Bootcamp, Event #1: Hike Cowles Mountain
03 Oct 2014 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
25 Sep 2014 End of Summer Mixer!
20 Sep 2014 6 Hour CEU Workshop - Law & Ethics
25 Aug 2014 Private Practice Seminar
26 Jul 2014 Summer Tea for Pre-License
20 Jun 2014 Therapist/Attorney Networking Luncheon
04 Jun 2014 Yoga (Therapy) and Emotions: Applying the Somatic Principles of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy to Psychotherapy
17 May 2014 Resilience: Grieving and Growing Through Loss, Hurts and Disappointments
23 Apr 2014 “Exploring Our Relationship with Money” - April 23rd
29 Mar 2014 Working with Parents as they Divorce
14 Mar 2014 Therapist/Attorney Luncheon

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