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RECAMFT Response to COVID-19

Due to ongoing concerns and in support of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, RECAMFT will continue to hold all chapter events virtually through Aug. 31, 202. Keep an eye on our events page for updates throughout the year.  We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.
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Using a different email will cause the system to not recognize you are a member, and other issues. Thank you!

    • 07/11/2022
    • 12/31/2022
    • On-Demand
    Register

    photo of Barbara Griswold

    RECORDING OF
    Law & Ethics:

    What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't

    Presented by: 

     Barbara Griswold, LMFT 


    RECAMFT is hosting two sessions covering Law & Ethics - register for either or both! This registration is for a recording of the Friday, June 24th session.  If you want to attend the  June 24th L&E Progress Notes training "live" on Zoom, please register here.


    Law & Ethics: What Should Be In Your Notes — But Probably Isn't (recorded program)

    • Recording will become available by July 11, 2022. If you register before then, you will receive an email with access instructions as soon as the recording is ready.

    • 3 CEs available once all training requirements are completed (watch program in full, pass post-test and submit course evaluation)

    • On-Demand - watch at your convenience! Must be completed before December 31, 2022.

    A second 3-CE Law & Ethics recorded session on "How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan" will be available from the live event on Saturday,  June 25, 2022, also being taught by Barbara Griswold. Please register for that separately at this link.

    Course Description         

    This is the recorded version of this training.

    Expert Barbara Griswold, LMFT will teach how to write brief notes that satisfy legal, ethical, and insurance expectations, in order to gain confidence in the event a records request comes in. She will outline new documentation requirements for telehealth. Barbara will introduce several note templates. The course will include sample progress notes with pointers for what “good” progress notes look like.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify how vague, illegible, or notes written long after the session can harm therapists and clients.

    2. Identify 11 common health plan documentation requirements.

    3. Define the "medical necessity criteria" used by health plans to approve ongoing treatment, and how to document this.

    4. Demonstrate the use of SOAP and other note templates

    5. Identify legal and ethical issues related to altering notes or writing late notes

    CEs

    Participants will receive 3 Law & Ethics CEs for this course after completing a Speaker Evaluation and short post-test.
    For an additional 3 Law & Ethics CEs, please also take "Law & Ethics: How to Write a 10 Minute Treatment Plan".

    Cost

    • $45 - RECAMFT Licensed Members and Licensed Members of other CAMFT chapters
    • $20 - RECAMFT Pre-Licensed Members and Pre-Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters
    • $65 - General Admission (open to the public, non-members of CAMFT)

    Register Here

    *Please note that once you have registered for this event, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Webinar. Please follow the instructions in that email in order to get your personalized Zoom Join Link which you will need to get access to the event.

    About Barbara Griswold

    book cover Navigating the Insurance Maze Barbara is a private practice consultant and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should, now out in its 8th edition.  In private practice in San Jose, she has been interviewed on NPR's “Morning Edition," and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines.  She is a past member of CAMFT’s State Ethics Committee and Board of Directors, and former Oral Examiner for the BBS.  Her passion is helping therapists nationwide to master the business side of their practices. She invites members to contact her at her website, NavigatingtheInsuranceMaze.com.

    Location 

    On-Demand Video, a link to the recording will be emailed to registrants.

    Community Partnerships

    RECAMFT thanks our Sponsors for their generous help with our educational programs! 

    CPH Insurance logo

    Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    • Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    • Refunds: Refunds are available only if requested on or before July 10th by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds available after that date, because this program is offered as an on-demand recorded training per the terms described in this listing.

    • CE Certificate: You must view the entire recorded program, and complete a post test and an evaluation, in order to receive your CE credit certificate. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    • Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

    Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.

    • 07/11/2022
    • 12/31/2022
    • On-Demand
    Register

    photo of Barbara Griswold

    RECORDING OF
    Law & Ethics:

    How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan

    Presented by: 

     Barbara Griswold, LMFT 



    RECAMFT is hosting two sessions covering Law & Ethics - register for either or both! This registration is for the recording of the Saturday, June 25th session. If you want to attend the  June 25th L&E Treatment Plan training "live" on Zoom, please register here.


    Law & Ethics: How to Write a 10-Minute Treatment Plan (recorded program)

    • Recording will become available by July 11, 2022. If you register before then, you will receive an email with access instructions as soon as the recording is ready.

    • 3 CEs available once all training requirements are completed (watch program in full, pass post-test and submit course evaluation)

    • On-Demand - watch at your convenience! Must be completed before December 31, 2022.


    Another recorded 3-CE Law & Ethics training on "What Should Be in Your Notes -- But Probably Isn't" will be available, also taught by Barbara Griswold. Please register for that separately at this link.


    Course Description         

    This is the recorded version of this training.

    A treatment plan can protect both you and your clients, ensuring all parties have a clear understanding of the goals and progress being made. This webinar will give you the tools to help you write a brief treatment plan that fulfills the expectations of insurance and other oversight agencies.

    Topics include:

    • How treatment plans are different than progress notes
    • The bare essentials of a treatment plan
    • How to choose goals — and which goals to avoid
    • How objectives differ from goals
    • How to choose and describe interventions
    • How to update plans - and how often you should
    • How Medical Necessity Criteria of health plans affect goals
    Sample treatment plans will be provided to participants.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the four main components of a good treatment plan
    2. Define the difference between treatment goals and objectives
    3. Choose goals that are related to the diagnosis and medically necessary, so that they meet with insurance plan approval
    4. Identify the biggest mistake therapists make when documenting planned interventions
    5. Define "S.M.A.R.T." goals, and "The Golden Thread" of documentation

    CEs

    Participants will receive 3 Law & Ethics CEs for this course after completing a Speaker Evaluation and a short post-test.
    For an additional 3 Law & Ethics CEs, please also take "Law & Ethics: What Should Be in Your Progress Notes - And Probably Isn't".

    Cost

    • $45 - RECAMFT Licensed Members and Licensed Members of other CAMFT chapters
    • $20 - RECAMFT Pre-Licensed Members and Pre-Licensed members of other CAMFT chapters
    • $65 - General Admission (open to the public, non-members of CAMFT)

    Register Here

    *Please note that once you have registered for this event, you will receive a link to register for the Zoom Webinar. Please follow the instructions in that email in order to get your personalized Zoom Join Link which you will need to get access to the event.

    About Barbara Griswold

    book cover Navigating the Insurance Maze Barbara is a private practice consultant and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance -- And Whether You Should, now out in its 8th edition.  In private practice in San Jose, she has been interviewed on NPR's “Morning Edition," and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines.  She is a past member of CAMFT’s State Ethics Committee and Board of Directors, and former Oral Examiner for the BBS.  Her passion is helping therapists nationwide to master the business side of their practices. She invites members to contact her at her website, NavigatingtheInsuranceMaze.com.

    Location 

    On-Demand Video, a link to the recording will be emailed to registrants.

    Community Partnerships

    RECAMFT thanks our Sponsors for their generous help with our educational programs! 

    CPH Insurance logo

    Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    • Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

    • Refunds: Refunds are available only if requested on or before July 10th by contacting therapy@recamft.org. No refunds available after that date, because this program is offered as an on-demand recorded program per the terms described in this listing.

    • CE Certificate: You must view the entire recorded program, and complete a post test and an evaluation, in order to receive your CE credit certificate. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    • Grievances: direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

      Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider: License #57173.

      • 08/07/2022
      • TBD
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      Join Our Pre-Licensed Members as we kick off our fall season of networking events!



      The Pre-Licensed Collaborative next meets:

      Sunday, August 7, 2022
      10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        Location TBD


      Associates will enjoy the camaraderie of being together in the journey towards licensure.  Meetings may feature an LMFT willing to share their orientation, clinical expertise and wisdom or may focus on pre-licensed peer support. 


      Your hosts

      Coordinated by RECAMFT Prelicensed Director at Large Jessica Heaney, AMFT.



      Once RECAMFT registration is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation.
      • Register for each event separately
      • Pre-Licensed Collaborative will meet on the third Saturday of the month from January-June and Sept-Dec.
      • You will receive a location in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a location, please contact therapy@recamft.org.

      Help us spread the word to other Prelicensed folks

      Share this event link with others.
      Event coordinators can be reached at RECAMFTPreLicensed@gmail.com


      Upcoming 2022 Dates

      Check back later for details!


      Questions? therapy@recamft.org

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      Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

      • 08/19/2022
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Mysterious location is only for those in the know!

      Stag patronus in forest

      AUGUST DAY-LONG BOARD RETREAT


      The RECAMFT Board of Directors holds a day-long retreat annually in the summer. The 2021 Retreat was held at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Who knows where this year's retreat will be?   


      This meeting may be held via Zoom, or maybe not. It's a mystery!

      This retreat is for RECAMFT board members only, who will be manually registered in advance (therefore, no registration option publicly available for the meeting). If it turns out that the meeting needs a Zoom link, it will be e-mailed to confirmed attendees before the meeting.



      • 09/09/2022
      • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Zoom Virtual Meeting
      Register

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      Calling all fiber artists, painters,

      crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


      Bring your work in progress to

      RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


      • Friday, September 9, 2022
      • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
      • Zoom Meeting

      Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

      You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

      REGISTER HERE

      Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


      CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



        • 10/07/2022
        • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Zoom Virtual Meeting
        Register


        Calling all fiber artists, painters,

        crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


        Bring your work in progress to

        RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


        • Friday, October 7, 2022
        • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
        • Zoom Meeting

        Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

        You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

        REGISTER HERE

        Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


        CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



          • 10/21/2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • Zoom
          • 12
          Register

          Neon outline of a lightbulb on a black background.Got a case that's bothering you? Have you found yourself pondering an ethical dilemma? Join us for the Ethics Roundtable.  

          If you are a RECAMFT member, come and discuss it with colleagues in a confidential setting, and set your mind at ease. You don't have to have a case to discuss, but can just come to gain some knowledge from seasoned colleagues. The Ethics Roundtable will help you feel better and more confident in your clinical work. No CEs, but the 90 minutes will be well spent. 

          • Where: Zoom Meeting
          • When: Fri., Oct. 21, 2022
          • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
          • You will be sent a Zoom link in your confirmation e-mail.

          About our committee chair

          photo of Reynda SeminaraReyna Seminara, LMFT is a past president of RECAMFT. She specializes in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy.  You can learn more about the Ethics Roundtable, which meets approximately three times each year, here

          Contact Reyna at RECAMFTethics@gmail.com

          Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email therapy@recamft.org.

          Grievances: Direct grievances to therapy@recamft.org, and/or the chapter president at recamftpresident@gmail.com.

          • 11/11/2022
          • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
          • Zoom Virtual Meeting
          Register


          Calling all fiber artists, painters,

          crafters, quilters, woodworkers,

          come all!


          Bring your work in progress to

          RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


          • Friday, November 11, 2022
          • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
          • Zoom Meeting

          Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

          You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

          REGISTER HERE

          Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


          CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.


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            • 12/09/2022
            • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
            • Zoom Virtual Meeting
            Register

            Hand holding wick making candle in seashell.


            Calling all fiber artists, painters,

            crafters, quilters, woodworkers, come all!


            Bring your work in progress to

            RECAMFT's virtual crafting circle!


            • Friday, December 9, 2022
            • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
            • Zoom Meeting

            Please join us for this opportunity to socially connect with other RECAMFT members in this virtual crafting circle. Bring any project that you're currently working on to this relaxed atmosphere. We can't wait to meet your creative side!

            You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registration that contains the Zoom link to join the day of the event. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please e-mail recamftmembership@gmail.com

            REGISTER HERE

            Hosted by Tara D'Orazio, LMFT, Membership Chair


            CE NOTICE: There are no CEs for this event.



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            Thank you to CPH & Associates for sponsoring our 2022 Law & Ethics events! 

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