Dr. Annie Vance’s Continuing Education

Maintaining and improving qualifications is an important part of being a Marriage and Family Therapist. Every year we are required to take Continuing Education Units. Some are gained at conferences, some are earned at workshops in group settings, or in classes on-line. You can be confident that Dr Annie Vance is conscientious about this. She participates in various courses of interest on an ongoing basis She enjoys the mental massage these provide and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in areas of interest while networking with peers. At Aloha Concepts Counseling, being well-qualified to help patients through various situations requires a diverse background of training in a variety of therapeutic methods. Annie has a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Christian Counseling Psychology and is trained as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor, in addition to her Master's Degree in Marriage Family Therapy and Art Therapy. These are some of the workshops and courses she has attended recently.

She is a proud member of professional organizations like the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

How We Better Ourselves and Our Patients

Every year our marriage and family therapist is required to take continuing education units. Some are gained at conferences while others are earned at workshops. These are sometimes taken in group settings and other times in online classes. These provide strong opportunity for personal and professional growth. These are a few titles of educational and therapeutic workshops she has attended recently:

Law and Ethics III
Managing Liability in Practice and Supervision
Center for Story and Symbol
March 2017
6 Credits

California Law and Ethics – 2016
January 2016
6 Credits

"PACT: A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy"
Level III
Boulder, CO
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 OneSource
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'
Los Angeles, CA
March 7-8, 2016
10.5 Credits

American Association of Christian Counselors
“Be Strong” World Conference
Nashville, TN
September 23-26, 2015
12.75 Credits

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training for Adolescents and Children
“Rescuing the Dysregulated Child”
Jean Eich, PsyD, LP
June 30, 2015

EMDR- Three-Day Intensive Training: Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
June 22-24, 2015

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 hours a week

Small Business Forum
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
April 29, 2015

Practice Management
Casey Truffo
April 2015

Practice Management
CJ Hayden, GCN
March 2015

"Self-Disclosures and Supervision: Ethical Considerations"
Ricki Boden, MFT
February 15, 2015

Using PACT to Treat Personality Disorders in Couple Therapy
The PACT Institute
Stan Tatkin
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 1, 2015

“California Office of Problem Gambling
California Education and Treatment Services"
Phase II Training
April 23, 2014

"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

"Working with Children"
Beth Kane Casselman
August 2012

"Keys To Effective Psychotherapy:
Putting Research into Practice"
Debra and Don Manchester
Family Therapy Institute of SB
June 2012

"California Problem Gambling Treatment Services Program"
Phase I Training
August 15-17, 2012

"The 5 Medicines – The Science Foundations and Clinical Application of Integrative Mental Health Care"
March 29, 2012

"Core Mindfulness & Anxiety CE Class"
January 8, 2012

"Assessment and Psychotherapy: An Introduction to the Use of Psychological Testing In Psychotherapy"
John Lewis, Ph.D. Sierra Tucson
December 15, 2011

What Does The Law Expect of Me, Santa Barbara CAMFT
David at CAMFT
December 3, 2011

Distressed Students at University of California, Santa Barbara
Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services,
University of California, Santa Barbara
September 2011

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

Adult Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychotherapy
Dan Siegel, Mary Main, and Erik Hesse
Lifespan Learning Institute
December 2010

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