All workshops are held at 2510 N. California St (see map), Stockton, in the modular building behind St. Joseph's Behavioral Health, unless otherwise noted.  The meetings are from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for 2 CEU's, and are free to members (exceptions for longer workshops are listed below). Non-members pay $5 to attend (or $15 if they wish CEU's). Lunch is included. You must register for events at or call 209-478-8729.

Upcoming Events 

September 11, 2015. Positive Parenting. Brian Ford, LMFT, Parents by Choice.

Note: This workshop will be held at 510 E. Magnolia St. Suite 100. (This is the old State Hospital/CSUS grounds off California Street.)

October 9, 2015. To be announced.

November 13, 2015. Controlled Substances: Use, Abuse and Pain Relief. Adam M. Kaye, MD, PhD, UOP Professor.

December 11, 2015. To be announced.

June, 2016. Law and Ethical Workshop. Dave Jensen, JD.

Past Events  

June 19, 2015.  The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? (9am to 5 pm). Ann Steiner, PhD, LMFT. ($60 members, $75 non-members, $20 interns/students.) Note: This is a 6-hour legal and ethical workshop.

May 8, 2015. Attachment Theory. Nancy Brison-Moll, PhD, LMFT.

April 10, 2015.  Forensic Evaluations for Criminal Court. Kent Rogerson, MD.

March 13, 2015. Private Practice Basics. Barbara McBroom, LMFT and Pamela Mello, LMFT.

February 13, 2015.  Introduction to Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT). Drs. Paul and Nancy Aiken. Aiken Associates Seminars.

January 9, 2015. Hoarding.  Dr. Robin Zasio. The Anxiety Treatment Center.

December 12, 2014. December Experiential:   Mindfulness and Meditatation. Nicole Mathis,Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

November 14,2014. Sexual Therapies. Dr. Mark Schwartz, Monterey Institute of Mental Health.

October 10, 2014. Victim-Compensation Program:  Update on Mental Health Services. Gabriele Jaurequi, SJ Co. Victim Compensation Program.

September 12, 2014. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  Marybeth Wiefels, HorseSpeak, Inc.

June 13, 2014. Legal and Ethical Issues Part 5. Dave Jensen, JD.

May 9, 2014. Supporting LGBT Youth and Families. Catherine Lee, LMFT and Nicole Parker, LMFT.

April 11, 2014. Updates on Psychotropic Medications. James Ruggles, MD.

March 14, 2014. The Untethered Soul. Ginny Lucas, PhD. Evergreen Professional Hypnotherapy.

February 14, 2014. Improve Your Therapist Toolbox. Moderated by Lani Stoner, LMFT.

January 10, 2014. Insurance and Healthcare Reform: What Every Therapist Should Know. Barbara Griswold, MFT. 

December 13, 2013. Writing for the Self. Jane Dominik, PhD.

November 8, 2013. Non-violent Commu

nication, Part 3. Cynthia Tucker, RN

October 11, 2013. Brain Dominance and Self-Actualization.  Franklin Bernhoft, PhD.

September 13, 2013. CAMFT Bylaws Discussion with Guillermo Alvarez, CAMFT President.

June 14, 2013. What Does The Law Expect of Me? Dave Jenson, JD, CAMFT Attorney.

May 10, 2013. Working with the Military. David Silva, Veterans Administration.

April 12, 2013. Human Trafficking - Modern Day Slavery. Sister Caritas Foster

March 8, 2013. Investment Fundamentals. Steven Spurgeon, Registered Investment Advisor.

February 8, 2013. PTSD and TBI as they affect Veterans. Lani Stoner, LMFT.

January 11, 2013. Non-Violent Communication, Part 2. Cynthia Tucker, RN.

December 14, 2012. UnIque ImAging Art Therapy. Cynthia Wilson, MA, AT.

November 9 and 10, 2012. Two-day CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing)Training. Margaret Hopkins, RN.

October 12, 2012. Adult ADHD. Part II. Dr. Ryan Thompson

Dr. Thompson is Medical Director of The Mind Matter Clinic. His focus is on holistic treatments, and skills to improve focus and self-control.

September 14, 2012. Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Healthcare Volunteering. SJC Volunteers Coordinator.

May 11, 2012 -- Integrating Attachment, Differentiation and Neuroscience in Couples Therapy (Summary of the Marriage Conference)

April 13, 2012 -- Ronald Mah, MFT -- Seduction and Arrogance: Client Presentations and Therapist Vulnerabilities that Lead to Ethical and Legal Violations

March 9, 2012 -- Nancy Brison-Moll, PhD, MFT - Collaborative Divorce

February 10, 2012 -- Non-Violent Communication

January 13, 2012 -- Connie Perez and Kathleen Guerrero --Jeremy's Project and National Alliance on Mental Health

December 9, 2011 --  Yoga and Self-Care

November 11, 2011 -- Kimberly Laskowski, LMFT -- Parent-Child Interactive Therapy

October 14, 2011 -- Jane Fernandez, MD -- Psychopharmacology

September 9, 2011 -- Ryan Stewart Thompson, MD -- ADD/ADHD

June 10, 2011 – David Jensen , J.D. – “What Does The Law Expect of Me?" Part IV 

May 13, 2011 – Candice Melton MFT- St. Joseph’s BHC  -- Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT)

April 8, 2011 – Ronald Mah M.A. MFT – Conceptualizing Clinical Practice to Develop Successful Private Practice

March 11,2011 – Holli Kenley  M.A. MFT -- “Cyber Bullying -- The H1N1 of Technology:  An Analysis of Causation & Implications for Intervention”    

February 11, 2011 -- Melissa Yarbray M.A. MFT -- A Look at Codependency:  Relapse Prevention for Chemical Dependency  

Friday, January 14, 2011 -- Becca Bettis - The Soldier's Project: A Different Miliary - a Difficult Integration

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