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    • March 01, 2018
    • September 10, 2019
    • Creekside Counseling Center

    Looking for Therapists to come share at the 3000 club. 

    Looking for Licensed Therapists who might be interested in speaking to Registered Associates/Interns or ASWs on a specific topic.  

     This is a once a month event called the 3000 Club.   It is for all unlicensed MFTs and ASWs working on their hours.  

     It is every 3rd Tuesday morning from 8:30a-9:30a  

    Creekside Counseling Center

     If you would be interested and sharing and meeting interns please email :

    • March 01, 2018
    • 5:30 AM
    • May 17, 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Neighborhood Church in room 139MC

    The group is called Finding Balance and it is focused on creating a healthy relationship with food and body. It is a 12 week course exploring a balanced approach to nutrition and well-being by learning practical tools to use in daily life to create self care, balance and a positive body image. It is for women 18 years and older. It is held at Neighborhood Church in room 139MC. It begins March 1st and runs for 12 weeks, every Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm. I am under the supervision of Dr. Tom Swanson License #C3110

     Register by emailing with the subject "finding balance" 

    • March 20, 2018
    • 2:30 PM
    • 1401 Gold Street

    The Suicide Prevention Workgroup

    will meet Tuesday, March 20th 

    at 2:30pm.  

    Join us at the Hill Country C.A.R.E.Center, located at1401 Gold Street, Redding.  This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

    Get involved and help with the mission!

    • April 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley Campus 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive Sacramento, CA 95833


    Debbie Duncan, LMFT, RPT-S, RPM has more than 20 years of experience working with children. She has taught, mentored, and consulted in areas of child therapy and early intervention. For more than eighteen years, she worked at Fresno County Children’s Mental Health, initially with court-ordered cases and later was collocated at the Assessment Center for Children. Debbie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Endorsed Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Mentor, and is a Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. Debbie consults with individuals and groups regarding early childhood therapy and reflective practice. 

    Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S, RPM is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children. 

    Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content. Certificates will be hand delivered at time of training sign-out. 

    Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 7-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than75 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Julie Torok-Mangasarian at 559-256-2000 x203 or 

    Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Continuing Education Units and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided. 

    Program Schedule: 

    8:30-9am Registration/Sign-In 

    9-10:30am Introduction to play therapy 

    Play, development and neuroscience 

    10:30-10:45am BREAK 

    10:45-12pm Creating play environments to support social emotional development 

    12-1pm LUNCH 

    1-2:30pm Utilizing play in observation and assessment 

    2:30-2:45pm BREAK 

    2:45-4:30pm Trauma and play (themes, regulation, and intervention) Skills practice, Involving Parents & Evaluations 

    Play Therapy: Supporting Social-Emotional 

    Development and Self-Regulation 

    CEU’s: 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. 

    APT: 6 Contact Play Therapy Credit Hours. Solace Center is an approved trainer for the Association of Play Therapy (APT Approved Provider #17-521). 

    IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 1-hour in Area B; 1-hour in Area C; 1-hour in Area E; and 3-hours in Area F. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. How to utilize play therapy in the treatment of children 

    2. Developing a play environment to support social-emotional development. 

    3. Utilizing play therapy to manage stress and emotional regulation. 

    4. Utilize hands-on interactive play therapy strategies with children and families. 

    Who should attend: Therapists working with or hoping to work with children. 


    Debbie Duncan, LMFT, RPT-S 

    Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S 

    To Register: 



    University of Phoenix - Sacramento Valley Campus 

    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive 

    Bldg. B, Suite 100, Classroom #120 

    Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children understand the importance of play therapy as a therapeutic modality for treatment. This course will also focus on utilizing play in observation, screening and assessment to meet the developmental needs of young children and families. Additionally, this course will review play therapy as a modality to address the impact of chronic stress and developmental trauma on brain development and social-emotional regulation. 



    *includes CE Certificate, refreshments and materials. 



    9am – 4:30pm 

    • May 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Shasta College

    REDDING, CA –  Shasta College will host its 7th annual Non-Traditional Employment for Women (N.E.W.) event on May 4th, 2018 at Shasta College from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. This event exposes up to 240 female students each year to various non-traditional career pathways. Non-traditional occupations are occupations in which individuals from one gender compromise less than 25% of the total workforce. These students will gain hands-on experience such as operating a dozer, putting on a self-contained breathing apparatus, firing up a diesel engine or learning how to hold a welding torch. There will be many other activities related to jobs where men typically far outnumber women. A panel of professional women with experience working in these industries will present information on economic self-sufficiency and networking. These women will also provide insight and encouragement for women who have an interest in exploring these careers.

    N.E.W. was developed in collaboration with a diverse group of community stakeholders in 2012.The purpose of N.E.W. is to introduce young women to career pathways in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Services, Administration of Justice, Computer Information Science, Heavy Equipment, Automotive and Diesel, Manufacturing, Welding, and Construction.

    Any interested high school students in the region should contact their counselor at their school to get registered and be a part of this fun and informative event! Check out

    for more information.

    • May 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Annual Redding Parkinson Support Group Conference

    Friday, May 11th

    8a – 4p

    First United Methodist Church

    1825 East Street

    Redding, CA

    Join us for this fun and educational day.  Some of the presenters:

    • ·         Dr S. Goedert, specializing in neuro-optometry
    • ·         Dr. M. Bixby and Dr. S. Brillman, both movement disorder specialists
    • ·         Dr. F. Girgis, assistant professor neurosurgery

    A light lunch will be provided

    This event is FREE but registration is REQUIRED

    Registration will be available starting March 1st and ending May 4th

    To register you may go on-line to or call 916-357-6641


    The Redding Parkinson Support Group is

    an affiliate of PANC

    (Parkinson Association of Northern California)

    There is always an elephant in the room with Parkinson’s Disease.  PD is exhausting.  No one asked for it, it is always there.  But with great effort and commitment to your health, you can ride the elephant and not get stepped on.

    Kim at

Redding Regional Chapter of the California Marriage and Family Therapists
P.O. Box 990003
Redding, CA 96099-0003

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