This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by supporting the professional growth of mental health specialist as it relates to adoption. It is intended that specialist will develop the following: Confidence relates to supporting adoptive families; Awareness of challenges for adoptive families; Empathy for and understanding of loss and attachment associated with adoption. This presentation will assist licensees to understand their role and the complexities of adoption not only from a clinical perspective but also from an authentic personal journey.
Includes: Continental Breakfast, Fajita Bar Lunch and snacks and meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapists (SVC-CAMFT) CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SVC-CAMFT maintains the responsibility for the program and all its content. CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email in exchange for a completed course evaluation form.
No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.
This workshop/gathering is an opportunity for all levels of mental/behavioral health specialists to gain knowledge about adoption and exchange ideas related to providing treatment and coordinating services for people who choose to become a loving, “forever” family. Part of the presentation will be an examination of attachment and adoption. Additionally, the types of legal adoptions will be presented. There will also be an introduction to the inner circle of adoption and the outer circles that include mental/behavioral health specialists.
8:30am Registration Starts
8:30am - 9:15am - Networking
9:15am - 9:30am - Announcements
9:30am - 11:00am - Lecture
11:00am - 11:10am - Group Discussion
11:10am - 12:30pm - Lecture
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch (provided)
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Lecture
3:00pm - 3:10pm - Group Discussion
3:10pm - 4:30pm - Lecture
4:30pm - Workshop Ends
- Understand the roles of mental/behavioral health specialists in the lives of adoptive families.
- Feel more prepared to help prospective parents learn about the complexities of adoption.
- Be able to identify false assumptions and attitudes that hamper the possibility of adoption.
- Understand the different types of legal adoption.
Jenenne Macklin, MSW, LCSW is an author, a speaker and wealth catalyst. After many years as a social worker, clinical supervisor, and program director, she embarked on a journey of reconciliation with her past and planning for her future. Her professional training and a heart-calling urged her to consider a major life change: adoption.
It was at age 35 that Jenenne stumbled upon the family secret that she was adopted. Her story isn’t so different from many others. With adoption having long carried a “soft stigma” filled with misunderstandings, it remains among the last choices for creating a family. And too often, keeping the secret has caused disruption in families when the secret was revealed.
Facilitating dialogues and workshops on the topic of adoption is important to and deeply personal to Jenenne. Only select groups have been privy to her personal story of being adopted and choosing to adopt an infant at 50 years old. It is her intention that attendees will be engaged in a meaningful dialogue and leave better prepared to provide mental/behavioral health services for adoptees and families who have welcomed or want to welcome a vulnerable child into their lives.
Early registration ends Thursday, January 30, 2020 Early registration rates:
2020 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT: $85
2020 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT : $65
Starting Friday, January 31, 2020 rates:
2020 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT: $95
2020 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or : $75Non-Member: $115Registration Ends Wednesday, February 5 , 2020
No Walk-in Registration unless announced.
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