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April 24, 2020

Via Zoom

Dr. Murphy

"Mental health and exercise"

Dr. Murphy and his staff strive to provide mental health care of the highest quality to residents of Fallbrook and surrounding communities, with respect for the dignity and privacy of every patient.  In addition to direct patient care, the office serves as a source of information and support for the community seeking information and referral.  Through his activities in organized psychiatry, Dr. Murphy endeavors to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and to advance the availability of care.  Dr. Murphy shares the vision of a health care system that can address the psychiatric needs of all citizens.

After beginning his medical career as general practitioner in the United States Air Force, Dr. Murphy obtained his psychiatric training at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.  He has been in private practice in Fallbrook since 1986, where he also provided services for patients at Fallbrook Hospital until it closed in 2014.

Dr. Murphy has received numerous awards and commendations, and has on three occasions been named a "Top Doc" by San Diego Magazine. He has also held many leadership positions, recently completing a two-year term as President of the California Psychiatric Association.  He has also served as Chief of Staff of Fallbrook Hospital, Chair of the San Diego County Mental Health Board, and President of the San Diego Psychiatric Society.  His work in organized psychiatry has included service on the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association and the House of Delegates of the California Medical Association, where he serves on the Council for Science and Public Health, and as the Chair of the Specialty Delegation.

Services Provided Dr. Murphy performs diagnostic evaluations and ongoing care for children 6 years old and older, as well as adolescents,
 adults and seniors.  He has had extensive training and nearly 30 years of experience in psychopharmacology. Disorders treated include those involving anxiety, depression, inattention/hyperactivity, psychosis, addictive disorders and autism.  Although many patients come to Dr. Murphy for management of their psychiatric medications, Dr. Murphy believes that a full understanding of the patient is required to determine the proper role of medication.  Brief psychotherapy is part of most follow-up visits,  with referral to local therapists for those patients who would benefit from regular individual or family therapy.   

May 29, 2020

Via Zoom

Kara Nossardi

"EMDR Basics"

Kara Nossardi, MA, LMFT is the Director of Training and Founder of the EMDR Education and Training Center (EETC), an Approved Consultant and Practicum Supervisor at Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute (Sonoma PTI), as well as a Practicum Facilitator for the EMDR Center of Southern California (ECSC) and the EMDR Center of Canada. Kara has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2014 and currently practices in Temecula, California, where she specializes in using attachmentfocused EMDR Therapy in the treatment of complex Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression, and anxiety. Kara is an EMDRIA approved Trainer, Approved Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Kara’s skill and passion in providing EMDR Training and consultation is accentuated by her previous career as a college-level academician. To learn more about the professional services Kara offers, please visit her private practice website at www.karanossardi.com, and her EMDR training website at www.emdreducationandtrainingcenter.com

June 26, 2020

Richie's Diner


Clark Marshall, LMFT

"Problem Gambling:  Awareness, Resources, and Support"

Objectives: (Will be added shortly)

Clark Marshall is a Health Education and Training Program Coordinator for the Office of Problem Gambling (OPG), Center for Healthy Communities, California Department of Public Health. Clark has worked for the State of California for over 20 years. Before coming to OPG, he worked on a variety of HIV prevention programs for the Office of AIDS, HIV disease management programs with the Department of Health Care Services, and mental health prevention programs for the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission. Clark is also a Marriage and Family Therapist and is licensed in both California and Oregon treating individuals, couple and families.

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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