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    • March 18, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • December 16, 2020
    • (PST)

    Domestic Violence Writing Group

    When: Third Wednesday of the Month 6:00 p.m to 7:00 pm

    Where: Starbucks Conference Room 2400 S. Bonnyview Rd. #100 Redding, CA 96001

    Focuses on the healing power of expressive writing. By: Alexis Casiday- Certified Peer Support Specialist

    See Flyer below for more information

    String of Pearls.pdf

    • October 08, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    RRC-CAMFT October Monthly Meeting Via Zoom

    Treating the “fully involved” First Responder

    Melissa Freitas, LMFT & Jeremy Hord, Sacramento Metro Fire Dept.

     (full bio below zoom link)


    1. Understand the culture of first responders and its impact on their relationships, themselves and treatment. 

    2. Know resources for first responders and their family members to refer to for support. 

    3. Determine if first responders are a good fit for you by examining your own bias and beliefs. 

    4. Increase knowledge of slang, terms and acronyms used by first responders. 

      Zoom Link


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    Photo of Melissa Freitas, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rocklin

    Melissa Freitas, LMFT

    Melissa Freitas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Northern California who works in private practice in Rocklin. She’s a Clinical Supervisor for the after hours crisis teams that provide crisis response service to Sutter Roseville and Auburn Faith’s emergency room. She served as a crisis therapist for Cal-Fire during the Camp Fire and the Kincade Fire in (2018-2019.)  When not working, she likes to volunteer her time at First Responder Support Network in Angwin, CA.

    Melissa specialization in working with first responders after critical incidents, and treating those with symptoms of a Post Trauma Stress Injury.  Her work helps first responders  take control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, or transition their lives in a  more appropriate direction.  She collaborates with various local fire and police departments to provide critical incident stress debriefings, and defusing’s. 

    Melissa has a MA in Counseling Psychology (2012), and a BS in Criminal Justice (2008). Melissa is certified in EMDR and Brainspotting. She is also trained in the Mitchell Model for CISDs. She travels to most work assignments with her  7-year-old Standard Poodle, Russell, who works to support those in and outside of the office to feel safe and supported in times of crisis. 

    Jeremy Hord,  Sacramento Metro Fire Dept.

    Jeremy Hord is a Captain with Sacramento Metro Fire Department. He has worked for Metro Fire for 19 years. Jeremy has served in a wide variety of positions ranging from firefighter, engineer, and captain. He has additional experience in working with hazardous materials, large scale wildland fires and supporting new recruits in the academy.  Jeremy holds an AS in Mathematics (1999), AS in Fire Science (2015), BS in Fire Administration (2018).  During his time with Metro, Jeremy found a passion in teaching and advocating for the mental health of his colleague’s. In 2019, Jeremy began a Master’s Counseling Program at USF to better support his brothers and sisters in the fire service. He plans to bring his personal experiences, understanding of the culture, and therapeutic knowledge to his future therapy practice.  

    Jeremy spends his personal time training his service dog Cash at 4Paws2Freedom. Jeremy believes that service animals can be an important tool in helping others with PTSI regain control of their lives. He currently works with National Institute of Canine Service and Training (NICST) to bring deeper awareness and understanding to how service dogs can meet the on-going needs of first responders

    1 CE Provided for Members

    *AEI (Advanced Education Institute) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6657. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program(s).

    **Zoom meetings may be recorded for CAMFT training and meeting purposes. By logging in to Zoom for monthly meetings you are agreeing to the recording of all content.** 

    • November 07, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Zoom


    Presented by: Donald H. Meichenbaum, PhD

    Click on Link to register https://www.camft-csjvchapter.org/event-3937166

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    • 2020 CSJV Chapter Board of Directors


    • Affiliate CSJV Chapter member – $59.00

      (No CEUs are provided) Affiliate Members are CSJV chapter members that are not in a field governed by the BBS and that DO NOT need CEUs.

    • Affiliate Guests – $99.00

      (No CEUs are provided) Affiliate Guest's are not CSJV chapter members that are not in a field governed by the BBS and that DO NOT need CEUs.

    • Associate CSJV Chapter Members – $39.00

      Associate members are BBS registered Associates who are current CSJV Chapter members.

    • Associate Guests – $49.00

      Associate guests are BBS registered Associates that are NOT CSJV Chapter members.

    • Clinical CSJV Chapter Members – $79.00

      (CEUs Included) This is for current CSJV Chapter members that Hold a Valid License from the BBS and are in need of CEUs.

    • Clinical Guests – $109.00

      (CEUs Included) This is for Non-CSJV Chapter members that Hold a Valid License from the BBS that are in need of CEUs.

    • Graduate Students/ Trainees CSJV Chapter Members – $19.00

      Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in a mental health-related field, that are current CSJV Chapter members.

    • Graduate Students/ Trainees Guests – $29.00

      Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in a mental health-related field, who are Non-CSJV Chapter members.

    • Other CAMFT Chapter Board Members – $59.00 

      CEUs Provided for Board members of CAMFT Chapters outside of CSJV Board of Directors.

    • Other CAMFT Chapter members – $89.00 

      CEUs will be provided for Non-CSJV Chapter members who are members of another CAMFT Chapter across the state

    • Retired Clinical CSJV Chapter Members – $59.00

      This is for Retired clinicians that are current CSJV Chapter members and see 5 clients or less per month.

    • Retired Clinical Guests – $99.00

      This is for Retired clinicians that are not CSJV Chapter members and that see 5 clients or less per month.

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