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Southwest Riverside County CAMFT has monthly networking meetings held the last Friday of the month at Richie's Diner in Murrieta.  We offer current topics, amazing speakers, and continuing education units at each meeting.  SWRC-CAMFT also has an annual workshop on Law and Ethics or coming 2021 Suicide Prevention.  Come join us for a fabulous event.

January 29, 2021

Susan M. Omilian, JD Attorney at Law

Susan M. Omilian JD, an author, motivational speaker, and nationally recognized expert, has worked to end violence against women for the last forty years. Her passion and enthusiasm for this work became more personal and immediate with her niece Maggie's violent death in 1999. Driven by a desire to help women move on after abuse, her work has been described as "life-changing." She is the the award-winning originator and facilitator of the My Avenging Angel Workshops based on the idea that "living well is the best revenge." She has helped hundreds of women take the journey from victim to survivor to thriver and reclaim their lives after abuse. Her non-fiction books, in The Thriver Zone Series, set forth the motivational guidance she has successfully used in her workshops since 2002. Her novels, in The Best Revenge Series, are inspired by the true events of her niece's death and illuminate the healing journey of the human spirit after abuse and tauma. Visit Susan's website (thriverzone.com) to learn more. 

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February 26, 2021

Kevin J. Connors, MS

"Disassociative Disorder"

Kevin J. Connors, MS, is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Long Beach, California and a frequent national and international presenter on complex trauma and dissociative disorders. He is co-author of Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation: A practical guide to navigating therapeutic challenges. Kevin is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and currently the Chair of their Conference Committee. He also serves as Chair of the Institute on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma’s International Summit Planning Committee’s Adult Survivors of Childhood Maltreatment Track and is Board Member of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. Kevin is currently exploring the role of shame and powerlessness in clients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders as well as in investigating the prevalence of dissociation among both victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence.

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Would you like to speak for the SWRC-CAMFT Chapter?  We are now taking applications and requests to speak for our 2021 Chapter year.  It is assumed that speakers for January, February, and potentially April will be via Zoom.  Please contact the chapter for more information on how to be one of our presenters.

Suicide Prevention Workshop 2021

"Assessment and Intervention: New Research and New Approaches"

Presented by Ben Caldwell, PsyD

Friday March 5th, 2021

This looks like due to CA State ordinances that it will be a virtual meeting.  Please stay tuned for details on pricing and more.

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 January 2021.
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