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    • 09/27/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 40651 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd, Murrieta, CA 92562

    How Do I Talk To My Grieving Client?

    The "Stuff" To Know, And the Words NOT To Use

    This presentation will bring the participants into the world of grieving clients and the experiences that have had before they reached your door. Grieving clients have some very specific needs, and some that they are unaware they are bringing to you. They have others that will never come up without your invitation- and they need you to have the knowledge base to meet those needs. Can you provide the environment and therapeutic approach to meet their needs?

    ·         Do you know what they dying process looks and sounds like?

    ·         Do you have the words to reeducate your client if they misunderstood what they experienced and saw?

    ·         Can you address the self-blame and guilt that comes with the death of a loved one by reframing it with a reality-based approach.

    ·         Are you fully aware of the words and phrases that no grief client ever wants to hear, especially in the safety of their therapist’s office?

    ·         Are you ready to really, really hold space?

    Grieving clients are facing fear, guilt, anxiety, and sadness. They frequently put their grief needs behind those of the others grievers in their family, and their therapist is one of the few safe places they can find support when they are struggling. They have frequently heard they are supposed to be experiencing “stages” and that they are not doing their grief process they way they are supposed to.

    This presentation will provide you with a description of the dying process, the most common experiences of grievers, the words to use and the ones to avoid, and will frame grief work as a solution-focused process, no stages, and not one that never ends. It will prepare you to meet your grief clients where they are, and to walk them through to their new life.

    Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, is the CEO and Clinical Director of Central Counseling Services in Riverside.  She is a certified Grief Recovery Facilitator, and specializes in grief and loss, dementia, trauma, and adoption issues. She has more than a decade of experience with hospice and trains therapists and social workers in areas that include correctly treating childhood trauma, grief and loss, and dementia care. She holds a BA from UC Riverside, and her MSW from the University of South Florida.  She speaks on the topics of grief and loss, dementia, and the needs of adoptive children on the local, state, and national level, and receives positive reviews that note her engagement with her audience, energy, and sense of humor while providing valuable information. Jill is the creator of Your Path Through Grief, which is a year-long, comprehensive grief support program, and the author of the soon to be published books “Don’t Grieve like that! How to grieve your way from a rebellious widow” and the children’s book “Someone is sick- how do I say goodbye?” She is a member of the Purple Cities coalition in Riverside and facilitates a dementia support group monthly.

    • 10/11/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Wilson Creek Winery 35960 Rancho California Road Temecula, CA 92591

    Law and Ethics Workshop 2019

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

    "Tough Calls, Moral Dilemmas, Technology and More!"

    Presented by Ben Caldwell, PsyD

    Workshop Description: In this Law & Ethics update, we will review recent changes to state law, discuss the role of technology in modern practice, and engage in a deep discussion of the morals and values that underlie individual ethical decision-making processes. Difficult decisions without clear or easy answers will be the focus of the day. Through the use of case examples, this workshop will show how our individual morals and values influence therapy work even when we seek to appear neutral; how to identify your own morals and values relevant to your practice; and why owning those values matters.

    Workshop Goal: Goals for this workshop include (1) Informing therapists about recent and not-widely-known changes in state law and regulation impacting mental health practice; (2) Assisting therapists in understanding the role that their own morals and values play in clinical and ethical decision-making; (3) Encouraging therapists to think critically about that role and its implications for therapy; (4) Informing therapists about recent developments in court cases and ethical standards related to the personal values of the therapist; and (5) Encouraging therapists toward transparency with clients about the therapist’s values, in accordance with ethical standards and the therapist’s theoretical orientation.

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this educational presentation, participants will be able to  

    • Articulate the impacts of three recent changes in California law impacting mental health practice.
    • Differentiate between a personal opinion, a clinical opinion, advice-giving, and imposing personal values.
    • Construct a framework for clinical and ethical decision-making that integrates personal morals and values in a manner that is within professional ethical boundaries and appropriate to their clientele
    • Identify three common frameworks for making value-based decisions
    • Identify at least two implications from court cases involving mental health students’ moral decision- making.

    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 that will satisfy the BBS’ on–going requirement of six (6) CEUs in law and ethics.

    CEU’S: 6 CEU’S available for LMFT's, LCSW's, & LPCC's

    Breakfast: NEW!!!  A continental breakfast with morning beverages is included as well as the lunch.

    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 Is Open Now.

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    (Southwest Riverside Chapter of CAMFT is an Approved Continuing Education Provider, Provider #4843, registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences)

    Due to the elegant environment of this SWRC-CAMFT Event, seating is limited in this venue, so all registrations must be received by October 7th, 2019 by 5pm.

    Due to the logistics of this SWRC-CAMFT Event, any request for cancellation must be received no less than ten (10) days prior to this SWRC-CAMFT Event. Additionally, a request for cancellation is subject to a $25.00 administration fee. No cancellations for this SWRC-CAMFT Event will be available less than ten (10) days prior to this SWRC-CAMFT Event.

    While SWRC-CAMFT strives to to assure fair treatment for all participants, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the workshop staff which will require action on the part of the SWRC-Board. Please put all grievances in writing about a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, the style of presentation, workshop offering, its’content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered.  SWRC-CAMFT will keep all grievances in confidentiality and work to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.

    SWRC-CAMFT  will accommodate any special requests to a reasonable degree including those with wheelchair needs, hearing and sight impairments, and learning disabilities.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, or other prohibited basis. SWRC-CAMFT will meet all applicable local, state, and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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