Monterey County Chapter 


Introduction to

Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy

with Dr. Talal H. Alsaleem


Saturday, November 7, 2020

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Working with couples in crisis can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to working with clients struggling with infidelity. Completing this workshop will expand your understanding of the process of healing and introduce you to the clinical tools you need to help your clients recover from the trauma of infidelity.



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Hello! I wish everyone health, safety and resiliency as we navigate continuing threat and the aftermath of widespread fires on our local land and throughout the state of California.  We’ve had no shortage of crises in 2020, and for lack of being able to come up with any profound reflection, I just simply reiterate that I hope everyone is coping and tending to your own personal experience amidst this time of upheaval in the best way possible. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural virtual all day workshop this past July!  I deeply appreciate everyone’s willingness to gather together for a whole day over the computer.  It was very encouraging to see such a robust turnout.  We, the MC-CAMFT board, will continue learning how best to provide these events as virtual offerings, starting with hosting our next online CE event on November 7, 2020 with Dr. Talal Alsaleem.  Dr. Alsaleem will be introducing Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy to participants in this workshop.  This event was originally scheduled for March right when we went into Shelter in Place, and so I am extra excited to have the opportunity to finally delve into this material.  Registration will open soon via the website, but please save-the-date!   

Also, MC-CAMFT continues to host Staying Connected Salons as an informal way to gather.  Our next salon will be on September 11, 2020 hosted by our Hospitality Chair, Olivia Stadler.  I’ve really enjoyed these meetings!  It’s nice to get to hear how people are doing and have the complete focus of attention be simply on sharing with one another.

As we round into the latter part of 2020, I’d like to call attention to a couple of areas where I encourage MC-CAMFT Members to participate.  Firstly, this newsletter is an opportunity for you to be heard by your community.  Did you know that there are many types of submissions you could offer to the newsletter?  Examples of submission types include book reviews, CEU experience, clinical expertise, opinions/reflections, and countless other creative offerings.  If you are interested in submitting but uncertain of the parameters, reach out to our Newsletter Editor, Ross Farley III, for feedback.  I don’t know about you, but with each edition of this newsletter, I look forward to Cristin DeVine’s Couples Corner writing.  Thank you, Cristin, for taking the time to thoughtfully share your expertise; it inspires and supports me in my approach to couples work.  We have so much wisdom in our community, and I’d love to have our newsletter reflect that fact!  Secondly, it is time to plan our offerings for 2021.  Do you have a topic you’d like to share via a CE event or other type of gathering?  If so, please submit a proposal.  Do you have a specific topic or speaker that you’d like to see MC-CAMFT host?  We want to know that too!  Of course, we look at the feedback from our CE evaluations for information on what is of interest in future events, but please also do not hesitate to share continued areas of interest with us.

Thank you and take care!

May You Be Well,

Jennifer Farley


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.
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