Monterey County Chapter 


May 3, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Balancing Opposites 

DBT in Private PRactice

with Jared Phillips, LPC

Details & Registration

Designed for mental health professionals who are interested in learning more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidenced-based treatment model that teaches people how to stop making things worse and create a life worth living, participants will gain a basic understanding about the skills within the model that teach distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills with mindfulness skills at the core and how they can be utilized in private practice. Given the structure of the standard program model, mental health clinicians often by-pass the strategies and wisdom of the skills because of what seems to be a complex model.

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  Monthly luncheons and programs!

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  Annual workshop with outstanding speakers!

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"It’s Spring and our Chapter is cooking. And the fire is our members. Thank you to all of you who attend our events and renew your membership. Our wonderful Board counts on you. You, in addition to our fantastic Board, are the life energy of the chapter.” This is the message I wrote a year ago, Spring of 2018 and it’s still true as ever!

Are you taking full advantage of your membership? Do you have your profile up for “Find a Therapist” on our website? Are you signed up for our upcoming events? We have some great topics and presenters.

Looking back for a minute, MarthaElin Mountain, LMFT hosted a very informative Salon on “Working with Gifted Clients.” This is a topic dear to MarthaElin and with a background in education and mental health, her information and handouts were excellent. Thank you, MarthaElin.

By the time you read this, Meg Grundy, LCSW will have present to a sold-out house on working with OCD clients. We are very proud to have such expertise in our community!

April 18, a Thursday, Jennifer Allen will host a Salon on Psychedelics in Mental Health. Are you signed up? If not, you better get on it. This topic is so hot that Jennifer had to find a larger venue : Breakthrough offices in Seaside. In addition, we decided to open up the Salon to non-chapter members, as well. As of this writing, we have 22 registered.

Jared Phillips, LPC will be back on May 3rd for our luncheon event talking about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in private practice. Jared hosted a salon last year that was so informative that Judy Masliyah asked him to present at a luncheon. Jared had worked at a DBT clinic and is very knowledgeable about translating those principles into our everyday work with clients. Smack in the middle of summer, Judy Zappacosta will take us into our dreams as a way to enter our inner psyches. Judy has so much knowledge and training in working in symbolic realms.— July 12. We are honored to have her.

There’s more of course, so stay tuned. We have a big event in October and a Holiday Party in December. More about those later!

Enjoy these beautiful days and I’ll see you soon. 



The Monterey Chapter CAMFT is a great way to start your professional connections in your new career! Join us and be a part of a group of peers supported by your professional community as you journey through your 3000 hours to licensure. First, become a member of CAMFT. Then become one of our valued chapter members by going to our membership application pageYou'll be supported by:

  • Training presentations, bi-monthly meetings, mentoring, skill building, information about local resources and networking and collaboration.
  • Email updates on available job openings with pertinent contact information.
  • Meetings and/or workshops that will provide 1.5 hours toward licensing.
  • The availability of the Chair to answer your questions and provide guidance.


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