Family Justice Center Nonprofit 2013

Each year we gather donations and provide different avenues of support for a different non-profit. This year, your board has chosen Stanislaus County Family Justice Center. (If you want to suggest a non-profit for next year- e-mail )

Tom Ciccarelli did an amazing job presenting on the varied services provided. You can learn more here:

-- Valley Sierra Chapter of CAMFT


Opening for Licensed Therapist

From Brett Green:

I am Certified for the past 12 years in Child Abuse & Neglect - 52 weeks that we call " Family Enrichment" as well as a 52 week Domestic Violence Intervention Program and recently in the end of the process for the State certification as a provider under the "Containment Model" for Sex Offender's - a Group Model format.

We provide 52 week DV Intervention - CBT (in modules) model / A 16-26 week (12-16 week for minors) and/or Court Referred Anger - Impulse Control Program.

We provide contracted assessments, evaluations, and a variety of counseling for referring agencies

We offer a Drug & Alcohol Program (26 week group program - 3 month after care with screening and continued sponsor)

We also offer several pyscho-educational programs for youth and high conflict parents as well for Family Courts,

We also provide therapy for Victims of Crime, some insurances and always will meet the walk in needs of any person willing to change!

*We now have brought our services and become Certified in San Joaquin County offering the same programs and excitement as well.

* *Also - as discussed, I do have an immediate opening for a licensed therapist/social worker - comes with excellent pay, flexibility, creative atmosphere and diversity.*


Fwd: BHRS Suicide Training

BHRS has scheduled an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), which is open to the community on May 29th and May 30th. Attached is the flyer with all the information. Please let me know if you would like to attend.****

$25 for 14 hours of CEUS in a high quality suicide training! See flyer below.








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5 Star Rating? Awesome!

Have you heard about the upcoming training on working with partners of sexual addiction? Did you realize that registering for the event includes a free copy of the workbook that our facilitator co-authored? Or, that it has a perfect 5 star rating on Amazon?

If you haven't figured it out, we really hope you join us for this exciting training. You can find out more about the book and read some of those reviews here<> .

Other quick updates:

We have some great non-profits already signed up to have booths at the event, if you know of anyone that you think would be beneficial- be sure to send them here to secure their spot. We also have opportunities for "for-profit" businesses to co-sponsor our event.

We are also confirming our yummy lunch boxes (hoping to go with Greens again- those were YUMMY!

Click here to register for CEUS on treating partners of sex addicts<>and get your spot!


Survey Participation Request - Please help!

Here is a request we received from a graduate student. Feel free to read below if you would like to help!

My name is Melissa Sherman and I am a graduate student currently enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy program at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. This research study is a requirement of the program and I would really appreciate your help.

*The participants of this research are practicing licensed psychotherapists. Please take the survey if you are licensed and currently practicing therapy. * * * *The purpose of this research is to gain awareness of the prevalence and application of sandplay therapy among practicing therapists. Please note that I am trying to gather respondents who use sandplay therapy as well as those who do not use sandplay therapy in their practice.*

The format of this study is a survey that you can take online or via standard mail. It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The below link takes you directly to the online survey. If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, please provide your mailing address to the primary researcher and they will send you the survey via standard mail with a pre-stamped return envelope.

Your participation is voluntary and your responses will be confidential and anonymous. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group.

If you have any questions prior to or after taking the survey, please feel free to contact the primary researcher via the information below.

*To enter the survey, please click on the following link:*

*Along with taking the survey yourself, I'm hoping you could forward this request to any other practicing licensed psychotherapists who may be willing to take a short online survey. *

Thank you for your time. I really appreciate it.


Melissa Sherman Notre Dame de Namur University Department of Art Therapy 1500 Ralston Avenue Belmont, CA 94002 (415) 516-8642

-- Miranda Palmer, LMFT MFC #42393 Loving the whole process from graduate school to licensure as an LMFT!