Bay Area

AAMFT-CA Bay Area District

  • Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
    AAMFT-CA upcoming event details

DISTRICT BOARD:

  • President: Phillip Evans, MS, MFT
  • President-elect: vacant
  • Secretary: Neil Howell, MS, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Treasurer: vacant
  • Member-at-Large: Karen Forsthoff, MA, MFT
  • Member-at-Large: Edwin Goei, MS, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Member-at-Large: Ashley Goldsmith, MA, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Member-at-Large: Alexandra “Ali” Haas, MS, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Member-at-Large: Kirsta Hurchens, MA candidate, MFT-Trainee
  • Member-at-Large: Norma Myers, MS, MFT

Contact your district board at  aamftbayarea@gmail.com

MISSION STATEMENT:
To integrate the national perspective and promote excellence within the Bay Area professional community.

PURPOSE:
The AAMFT-CA Bay Area District will:

  • Provide an opportunity to highlight the notable and cutting edge work of our colleagues.
  • Promote professional community and the exchange of valuable expertise including but not limited to clinical skill, education, training, and business knowledge.
  • Support the needs of our clinical, intern, and student colleagues within the parameters of professional association.
  • Apply the science, art, and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy to the fundamental health and overall well being of society through education, training and promoting public policy.


AAMFT-CA Bay Area District

Saturday, March 19, 2016 – San Francisco

An Overview of The Chronological Assessment
of Suicide Events (CASE):
An Interviewing Strategy for Suicide Assessment

Karen Forsthoff, LMFT
(1.5 CE)

This presentation will offer an overview of The CASE Approach structured interview for suicide assessment developed by Shawn Christopher Shea, MD, Director of the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing. The goal of the practical art of suicide assessment is to provide clinicians with key principles to more effectively identify a client’s ideation, planning, and intent for suicide. Key clinical skills, discrete assessment processes, and specific interview strategies will be explored. An opportunity for experiential learning will be also offered. This presentation is designed to provide psychotherapists with:

  • Learn Validity Techniques and clinical skills for uncovering complex secrets.
  • Learn Interviewing Strategies for eliciting suicidal ideation.
  • Understand the pros and cons of Safety Contracting.

Karen Forsthoff, LMFT, is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at JFKU in Berkeley, CA. She was trained by Shawn Christopher Shea, MD in the CASE Approach of Suicide Assessment while Area Manager of Children’s OP Program with Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services in Vermont. Karen’s experience includes Outpatient Clinician, Clinical and Administrative Supervisor Children’s OP and Early Childhood and Family MH Programs, Integrated Family Services Coordinator, and Mental Health Consultant to multidisciplinary teams in Vermont. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH and her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from New York University in NYC.

  • Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • Where: Golden Gate Valley Library
    1801 Green Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Cost: Free to AAMFT Members and Non Members
  • Includes catered lunch and *1.5 CE’s

For further information:

Questions? Contact: aamftbayarea@gmail.com

*This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. BBS Provider # 91.

We had a great meeting in November  (see below)

June 14, 2014

You are invited to the Bay Area District Professional Training

“Understanding DSM 5: What You Need to Know”

A Presentation by Angela Kahn, MA, LMFT

No matter what feelings you have about the controversial DSM-5, you will have to make friends with it in order to utilize and understand current diagnostic criterion, bill insurance companies, and conduct research.  Angela Kahn’s workshop helps you to do just that.  As a self-proclaimed ‘nerd’ she has thoroughly examined and evaluated every aspect of this new tool so that you don’t have to.  In this 6 hour training Ms. Kahn will present her findings in a comprehensive, easily digestible and even fun manner.  By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale and development of the DSM-5.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a new system of diagnosis and new assessment tools.
  • Identify distinctions between new diagnoses, removed diagnoses, and newly grouped diagnoses.

Angela Kahn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT, an Associate Member of the APA, serves on the AAMFT-CA Board of Directors, a member of the adjunct faculty of Antioch University Los Angeles, Alliant International University, and California State University at Northridge and has an independent practice in LA..

  • Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (registration begins at 9:30 am)
  • Where: Golden Gate Valley Library
    1801 Green Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    (415)355-5666
  • Includes *6 CE’s

Send questions to: aamftbayarea@gmail.com

*This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. BBS Provider # 91.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

 

We had a great meeting in November  (see below) 

November 8, 2013

You are invited to the Bay Area District Meeting
and continuing education workshop

“The DSM-5: What You Need to Know”

A Presentation by Angela Kahn, MA, LMFT

The DSM-5 represents a major change in the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders.  Join Angela Kahn as she guides participants through a summary of the major changes included in the new system of diagnosis, as well as important changes in specific diagnostic categories.  Special attention will be paid to V-Codes, which have been significantly expanded, especially as they pertain to relational and family functioning.

Training Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale and development of the DSM-5.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a new system of diagnosis and new assessment tools.
  • Identify distinctions between new diagnoses, removed diagnoses, and newly grouped diagnoses.

Angela Kahn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an independent practice in Los Angeles.  She specializes in self-harm and recently launched the Kahn Institute for Self-Injury, an institute devoted to the treatment and research of self-injurers and their families that champions a systemic approach to healing.  She is also a member of the adjunct faculty of Antioch University Los Angeles, Alliant International University, and California State University at Northridge.  Angela is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT, an Associate Member of the APA, and serves on the AAMFT-CA Board of Directors.

  • Date: November 8, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
  • Where: California State University – East Bay
    Department of Educational Psychology
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Art & Education Bldg, Room #AE-142
    Hayward, CA 94542
  • Cost: $120 AAMFT Members
    $160 Non-Members
    $75 AAMFT Member Students/Trainees/Interns, and $100 Non-member Students/Trainees/Interns
  • Includes *6 CE’s
  • To download the flyer click here

The AAMFT-Bay Area District is grateful for the major sponsorship of AAMFT-CA and California State University – East Bay, Department of Educational Psychology

*This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  BBS Provider # 91.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

We had a great meeting in November  (see below)

November 10, 2013

You are invited to the Bay Area District Meeting
and continuing education workshop

“The DSM-5: What You Need to Know”

A Presentation by Angela Kahn, MA, LMFT

The DSM-5 represents a major change in the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders.  Join Angela Kahn as she guides participants through a summary of the major changes included in the new system of diagnosis, as well as important changes in specific diagnostic categories.  Special attention will be paid to V-Codes, which have been significantly expanded, especially as they pertain to relational and family functioning.

Training Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale and development of the DSM-5.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a new system of diagnosis and new assessment tools.
  • Identify distinctions between new diagnoses, removed diagnoses, and newly grouped diagnoses.

Angela Kahn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an independent practice in Los Angeles.  She specializes in self-harm and recently launched the Kahn Institute for Self-Injury, an institute devoted to the treatment and research of self-injurers and their families that champions a systemic approach to healing.  She is also a member of the adjunct faculty of Antioch University Los Angeles, Alliant International University, and California State University at Northridge.  Angela is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT, an Associate Member of the APA, and serves on the AAMFT-CA Board of Directors.

  • Date: November 10, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
  • Where: Alliant University
    CSPP / Marital & Family Therapy MA Program
    One Beach St, Suite 100, Room #C100
    San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Cost: $120 AAMFT Members
    $160 Non-Members
    $75 AAMFT Member Students/Trainees/Interns, and $100 Non-member Students/Trainees/Interns
  • Includes *6 CE’s
  • To download the flyer click here

The AAMFT-Bay Area District is grateful for the major sponsorship of AAMFT-CA and Alliant University – CSPP, Martial & Family Therapy MA Program

*This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  BBS Provider # 91.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.