Upcoming Events

    • 02/12/2021
    • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Online Via Zoom

    The Art of Group Facilitation
    and Therapy Using Zoom

    February 12, 2021
    8:45 am - 11:00 am

    Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)

    1.5 CEUs

    Note: Zoom room opens 15-30 minutes early for casual networking
    and stays open 10 minutes after the end of the Café

    Presented by:

    Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

    With so many clinicians needing to adapt to online platforms to provide services, this workshop is for mental health professionals of all experience levels who either are currently providing online groups or are interested in expanding to incorporate groups into their practice. Using an experiential process, attendees will learn how to facilitate a group using Zoom. This will involve members sharing some of their personal and professional challenges related to COVID-19. The facilitator will show members how to effectively utilize the features of Zoom to enhance the group process. Participants are encouraged to at least have a basic understanding of Zoom (don't worry, you don't need to be an expert).  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to use Zoom features to enhance feedback and participation.
    2. Learn how to support rapport building amongst participants using the platform.
    3. Learn strategies to support the safety of group members during the meeting.
    4. Identify strategies for engaging all members during a session.

    About the Presenter:

    Chris Smith 

    Chris is a dynamic presenter with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in Honolulu, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Chris started his career at the YMCA of Honolulu, then had stints as a mobile Crisis Therapist providing suicide and homicide lethality assessment and intervention on the island of Oahu, and worked as a Hospice Social Worker in Sacramento.

    He is a proud graduate of the California community college system, having graduated from Sacramento City College with two Associates degrees before moving to Hawaii where he obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University and later an M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    Since 2014, Chris has supervised the Looking Ahead program at the Actors Fund, which provides supportive counseling and enrichment activities for young professional performers and their families. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has successfully transitioned to an entirely virtual platform.

    He has a passion for youth suicide prevention and has led workshops on suicide prevention, adolescent mental health and coping skills in California, Hawaii and Japan.


    Email: christophersmith.lcsw@gmail.com


    Santa Cruz CAMFT Members (w/CEU Certificate Included): $10.00
    Non-Members (w/CEU Certificate Included): $20.00
    Non-Members (without CEU Certificate): $15.00

    Morning schedule:

    This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEUs toward hours.

    8:45 am Tech Check  
    9:00 am to 11:00 am with Chris Smith
    1.5 CEUs

    Please register in advance for this session.

    Location: Online Via Zoom — Zoom room will be shared upon registration.

    Date & Time: February 12, 2021, 9:00 am -11:00 am

    Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

    The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

    Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

    Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at  info@santacruztherapist.org. Requests must be made one week in advance.

    Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at info@santacruztherapist.org.

    For any questions please contact us at info@santacruztherapist.org.

    We encourage you to fully engage in this session. Thank you!

Past events

10/09/2020 October 2020 Café — A Moment of Truth: Exploring Culturally Informed Care (Online Session via Zoom)
08/14/2020 August 2020 Café — Online Session Zoom: Helping Clients Live Well and Die Well
07/10/2020 July 2020 Café — Friday 7.10 Exploring Voice and Choice
06/12/2020 June 2020 Café — Translating Polyvagal Theory to Interventions in Session
05/30/2020 The Road to Licensure — LA-CAMFT 3000 Club (A Reciprocal Chapter Event Open to SC-CAMFT Members)
05/08/2020 May 2020 Café — Co-Regulating in Crisis
04/10/2020 April 2020 Café — Co-Regulating in Crisis
03/13/2020 March 2020 Café: In-person session CANCELLED : On-line session
02/14/2020 February 2020- Café: Addressing Sexual Desire Discrepancies in Couples Therapy
10/11/2019 October Café: EFT Basics — Navigating Pitfalls in Couple Relationships
09/13/2019 September Café: Finding Right Relationship with Clients: An Introduction to InnerEthicsTM
08/03/2019 2019 Law & Ethics Workshop
06/14/2019 June Café: The Neurobiology and Physiology of Attachment Wounds and Trauma: Theory, Science and Tools
05/10/2019 May Café: Nonviolent Communication in Therapy
04/12/2019 April Café: Experiential Action Methods and Tools for Healing Grief and Trauma
03/08/2019 March Café: State of the Profession
02/02/2019 February SPECIAL Event: The Changing World of Insurance: What EVERY Therapist Should Know
01/11/2019 January Café: The Role of Nutrition in the Treatment of Mental Health Challenges
10/12/2018 October Café: Universal Addictions and Interventions
09/14/2018 September Café: How to Make Good Therapy Even Better - An Overview of the TEAM-CBT Approach
07/13/2018 July Café: Ignite Creativity, Wonder, and Well-Being
06/08/2018 June Café: The Dynamics of the Divorcing Couple
05/11/2018 May Café: More Than a Couple: Working with Clients Who are Non-Monogamous
04/13/2018 April Café: Group Dynamics & Group Psychotherapy: Beyond That One Class You Had In Graduate School
03/09/2018 March Café: Love Relationships in the 21st Century
02/10/2018 Law & Ethics Training: The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!
01/12/2018 January Café: Let's talk about the Business and Marketing of a Private Practice
11/10/2017 November Café: Inviting the Body into the Treatment of Eating Disorders
10/13/2017 October Café: Can Empathy Change Negative Thinking? by Rick Longinotti, MFT
09/08/2017 September Café: Brainspotting – A Brain Based Trauma Therapy

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