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Personal Growth and Continuing Education Units


  Every year as a Marriage Family Therapist I am required to take Continuing Education Units.  Some are gained at conferences, some are earned at workshops taken in group settings or in classes on line.  I enjoy the mental massage these provide and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in areas of interest to me both personally and professionally.

These are a few titles of workshops I have attended recently.

Cultural Competency in Health Care

Delivering Quality Care to an Increasingly Diverse Population

The Holman Group

October 30, 2017

1 Credit

Law and Ethics III

March 2017

Managing Liability in Practice and Supervision

Center for Story and Symbol

6 Credits 

California Law and Ethics- 2016

Jan 2016


6 Credits

"PACT A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy"

Level III

Boulder Colorado

June and December 2016 26 Credits

The Impact of Deployment and Combat Stress 

on Families and Children, Part I & II:  Enhancing Resilience

 Relias Learning, Military One Source 1.75 h

Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health


May 2016 5 Credits

Office of Problem Gambling

California Department of Public Health

'2016 California Problem Gambling Training Summit'

March 7-8 2016 Los Angeles 10.5 Credits

American Association of Christian Counselors

Be STRONG World Conference, Nashville, TN

Sept 23 to 26 2015     12.75 Credits.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Adolescents and Children

'Rescuing the Dysregulated Child'

Jean Eich, PsyD, LP

PESI June 30 2015   6.5




EMDR- Three-Day Intensive Training:  Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD


June 22-24 2015   19

Problems and Pathological Gambling


5 Credits


Supervision: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals - Revised
 July 2015     6 Credit Hours

Growth To Greatness. Smart Growth for Private Businesses

Edward Hess

University of Virginia


June 2015 9 weeks  7-10 hrs./week.




Small Business Forum

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

April 29 2015   0

Practice Management

Casey Truffo

April 2015

Practice Management

CJ Hayden GCN

March 2015  0

"Self-Disclosures and Supervision: Ethical Considerations"

Ricki Boden, MFT

February 15, 2015   6

Using Pact to Treat Personality Disorders in Couple Therapy

The PACT Institute ,Los Angeles

Stan Tatkin

Feb 1 2015  6

 "California Office of Problem Gambling

California Education and Treatment Services"

Phase II Training

April 23, 2014   6

"PACT A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy"

Level I Training

December 7, 2013

"Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy Training - Part 1"

Shirley jean Schmidt

June 20-23, 2013   32

"Working with Children"


Beth Kane Casselman

August 2012 1.5

"Keys To Effective Psychotherapy:

Putting Research into Practice"

Debra and Don Manchester

Family Therapy Institute of SB 

June 2012   6

"California Problem Gambling Treatment Services Program"

Phase I Training

August 15-17, 2012   30


"The 5 Medicines - The Science Foundations and Clinical Application of Integrative Mental Health Care"

March 29, 2012   2

"Core Mindfulness & Anxiety CE Class"

January 8, 2012   6


"Assessment and Psychotherapy:  An introduction to the use of psychological testing in psychotherapy"

John Lewis,  Ph.D.  Sierra Tucson

December 15, 2011    2


What Does The Law Expect of Me.  Santa Barbara CAMFT

David at CAMFT

December 3, 2011   6


Disctessed Students at University of California, Santa Barbara

Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services,

University of california, Santa Barbara

September 2011,   1


Tikkun: The Transforming Power of Connection, A Training in the Art of Couples Coaching

3C Institute for Social Development and Schiefer and Associates

February 4 - 6 2011  24


Adult Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychotherapy

Dan Siegel, Mary Main and Erik Hesse

Lifespan Learning Institute

12 2010   14


On-going, Monthly, PACT A Healthy Mind: Neuroscience with Couples

Stan Tatkin Calabassas Study Group


What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part 2

Ventura County Chapter California Association of Marriage Family Therapists

April 2010 6


Chemical Dependency: Assessment and Treatment

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences

March 2010 9


Ventura County Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Team Program

Ventura County Chapter California Association of Marriage Family Therapists

March 2010 1


California Law and Ethics for Marriage Family Therapists

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences

March 2010 6


Mind Brain and Body in Individual and Couples Therapy

The Lifespan Learning Institute

July 2009 6


How to Build a Better Marriage

With These Rings

July 2009 2


Group Crisis Intervention

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc

April 2009 14


Strategic Response to Crisis

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc

April 2009 14


Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc

April 2009 13


Unlock the Gridlock in Couples Therapy

From Narcisism, Contempt & Dependency to Compassion, Respect & Partnership. 

R. Cassidy Seminars with Terry Real

April 2009 6


Keeping Love Alive:Desire, Monogomy and the Neurobiology of Intimate Attachments

Lifespan For Learning Institute

November 2008 14


Neuro Fit:  Cultivating Focus Through Fitness

Free Clinic of Simi Valley

April 2008  1


Online Therapy 5

Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision 2

Building Successful Seminars 2

How to work Collaboratively with Physicians 2

Marriage Checkup 2

Attachment Emotion and Neuroscience 3

Plenaries and Poster Sessions  7


October 2007  23


A Process Approach to Couples Counseling

Free Clinic of Simi Valley

June 2006 4


Positive Parenting with a Plan: Helping to Empower Parents

Cross Country Health Care University

October 2005 6


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Parts 1 and 2


June 2006  34


Divorce Mediation

Free Clinic of Simi Valley

October 2005  1





Balancing Disclosure and legal Issues of Divorce with the Needs of the Children

Coolition for Collaborative Divorce

May 2004 1.5