Monterey County Chapter 


Transforming the 'Living Legacy' of Trauma

with Janina Fisher, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 30, 2021

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Despite having survived, traumatized individuals are left with only a fragmented, confusing sense of what happened.  Traumatic reminders continue to keep the trauma ‘alive’ by repetitively re-activating the stress response system and survival defenses. 



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Hello Chapter Members! Like many of you, I am navigating all kinds of states and emotions as our country continues to face very polarizing dynamics. For me, the anticipation of the upcoming election is juxtaposed with the excitement and deepened connection that comes with the holiday season. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that I am sad we can’t gather together for a festive holiday event this year. Socializing with this community during the holiday time is one of the ways I look forward to celebrating each year. I hold hope that at this time next year, seeing you all in person will be safe. Until that time comes, I’m grateful that we can still gather together in the virtual world.

Speaking of which, we have one final CE event for 2020 approaching this week! Dr. Alsaleem will be introducing Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. 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. Register now in order to ensure you have the needed Zoom link to attend.

As 2020 comes to a close, the board is busy preparing for next year. Part of these preparations involves bringing new people to the board, and thus, we are now taking nominations for open board positions. Please reflect on which of your colleagues you think would be a helpful addition to our leadership, or perhaps you have been considering a position yourself. Either way, there are details included in this newsletter that outline the process for nominating a person to the board (yourself or someone else). The process is very easy, so please consider participating in the nominations process.

Also, please mark your calendars for our kickoff 2021 CE event with Dr. Janina Fisher! This will be a virtual workshop with a renowned speaker and presenter in the realm of integrating trauma research and treatment. Save the date for this event, and notification will go out once registration through the website is available along with more details.

Happy Holidays!

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:

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