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February 28, 2020

Dr. Talal Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT

Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy was developed to provide counselors of all levels with a strategic and adaptive treatment method for helping couples heal from the trauma of sexual and emotional affairs. The workshop was created to introduce counselors of all levels to the core principles of infidelity counseling and provide an overview of the Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy treatment framework.

Learning Objectives:

1.   Participants will be able to list the core principles of infidelity counseling.
2.    Participants will be able to list the seven milestones of healing from infidelity.

3.    Participants will be able to identify the clinical treatment challenges of infidelity counseling.

Presenter Bio:

Award-winning marriage counselor and researcher, Dr. Talal H. Alsaleem is recognized as a leading expert in the field of infidelity counseling. He is the author of the acclaimed book, Infidelity: The Best Worst Thing that Could Happen to Your Marriage, and the founder of the Infidelity Counseling Center. His research interests and clinical work are focused on identifying the causes of infidelity and providing the best treatment for recovery from its impact. He developed Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART) ™, a method of infidelity counseling that has helped hundreds of couples navigate the challenges of the healing journey from affairs. Dr. Alsaleem is an international lecturer and speaker. His engaging talks have helped many counselors broaden their understanding of infidelity and gain the necessary clinical tools to help their clients recover from affairs. Learn more at TalalAlsaleem.com.


March 27, 2020

Dr. Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, ED

"State of the Profession"Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, will present an update on the current status of state and federal legislation affecting licensed marriage and family therapists. This session will cover state and federal legislation that could impact LMFT practice. In addition, this session will address regulatory topics from the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Finally, this session will discuss resources for legal consultation for legal and ethical practice that CAMFT provides to its members.

Learning Objectives:  

1.   Learn about at least 3 pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.

2) Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists.

About Nabil:

Nabil El-Ghoroury began as Executive Director of CAMFT in January 2018. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University, and practiced for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland as a licensed psychologist. Prior to coming to CAMFT, he was an Associate Executive Director for the American Psychological Association, where he served as the director of the graduate student office. Nabil was recognized as an emerging association leader by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) when he was invited into the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (2016-2018 class). He has presented at numerous conferences (in English and in Spanish) on issues such as student development in psychology, professional and legal issues in the use of social media, and health/educational disparities in autism spectrum disorders. Nabil led student delegations on Capitol Hill for 8 years. He recently earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, a certification that demonstrates wide knowledge of association management skills.


April 24, 2020

Dr. Murphy

"Relationship Between Exercise and Mental Health"

Suicide Prevention Workshop 2020

"Assessment and Intervention: New Research and New Approaches"

Presented by Ben Caldwell, PsyD

Friday October 16, 2020

Doors Open at 8:00 AM with workshop starting at 8:30 AM

Southwest Riverside County Chapter of CAMFT invites you to join us for the most amazing mandated Suicide Prevention Workshop in Southern California where you can learn, eat, and enjoy yourself with us in Temecula’s beautiful wine county!


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two recent research findings in suicide that are causing clinicians to reevaluate their assessment and intervention procedures
  • Integrate two recent changes in preferred language around suicide.
  • Identify three current trends in suicidality
  • Identify five risk factors for suicide
  • Explain the difference between absolute risk and relative risk for suicide, and how this impacts suicide intervention strategies
  • Describe their responsibilities under California law related to terminally ill clients considering death by suicide

    About the Speaker:

    Benjamin Caldwell is the author of five books, including Basics of California Law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs, and Saving Psychotherapy. He serves as adjunct faculty for California State University Northridge. In his role as Chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the California Division of AAMFT, he was directly involved in California’s first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors, and drove the change in title from “intern” to “associate” for prelicensed MFTs and PCCs. For his advocacy work, he was awarded the AAMFT Division Contribution Award in 2013. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in working with couples.

    This lecture–format course will satisfy the State of California and BBS’ 2021 mandatory requirement for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, and LPCCs per Assembly Bill 1436 of six (6) CEUs in suicide prevention.


    Breakfast:  A continental breakfast with morning beverages will be served at 8 am as people are registering.

    Lunch:  A gourmet buffet lunch with main courses of chicken and red meat, vegetables, salad and beverages are included in the cost of the workshop.

    Location: Wilson Creek Winery (map)

    Registration will open in August.
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