MFT Consortium of Orange County: Wednesday, January 15, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Rm. 324
New MACLP Student Meeting: Thursday, January 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Rm. 333
MAPS Student Meeting: Thursday, January 30, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Rm. 332
Practicum Tips Meeting: Monday, February 10, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m., Rm. 332
MAPS Student Meeting: Thursday, February 27, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Rm. 332
Clinical Connections w/ Steven Sultanoff, Ph.D.: “Deliberate Practice Training: Transforming Theory Into Practice”: Friday, March 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Rm. 324/326
MFT Consortium of Orange County: Wednesday, March 19, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Practicum Site/PepPro Presentation: Tuesday, March 25, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Rm. 333
Career Connections Career Fair: Wednesday, March 26, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Pepperdine Psy.D. Program Information Session: Thursday, March 27, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MAPS Student Meeting: Thursday, March 27, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Rm. 332
Clinical Connections w/Linda Buck, LMFT: “Spirituality, Religion & Psychotherapy”: Friday, March 28, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Rm. 324/326
Special Event w/ Kathleen Wenger, LMFT, Alice Richardson, LMFT, and Sheila Sayani, LMFT: “Life After Pepperdine for Psychology Students”: Tuesday, April 1, Time/Room TBD
LPCC Conference: Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Pepperdine West LA Campus
Intern Registration Meeting: Wednesday, Date TBD, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Rm. 318
CAMFT Conference in Palm Springs (Join Kathleen Wenger there!): May 1-4
Clinical Connections w/Rachel Coleman, LMFT: “Eating Disorders”: Date TBA
Coffee Talk w/Kathleen Wenger, LMFT: Date TBA
Private Practice Visit: Date TBA
Welcome from Kathleen Wenger, LMFT — Manager, M.A. Psychology Professional Development and Clinical Training
Greetings MAP and MACLP Students!
I hope that you are enjoying your graduate education at Pepperdine University GSEP. As a ‘92’ alumna of our program I often think that next to meeting my husband Rob, attending Pepperdine and becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist was one of the best decisions in my life. The psychology field is truly one of the most rewarding professions you can choose.
I’d like to welcome you to our new blog. For those of you who have been coming to our department’s events for a while, this is basically a combination of two prior publications: the biweekly e-newsletter and the once a semester Focus on Clinical Training hard copy newsletter. Like the e-newsletter, we will keep you updated on psychology events at the Pepperdine graduate campuses and elsewhere in southern California. Additionally, the features you used to love in Focus on Clinical Training — Faculty Spotlight, Trainee Talk, and all the rest — are making their return on this blog.
We work very hard in the MA Clinical Training and Professional Development Department to help you have a positive practicum experience, and provide workshops that will help inspire you to learn more about the opportunities in the profession. Be sure to also check out our websites http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/psychology/professional-development-workshops/ and MFT Clinical Training: http://community.pepperdine.edu/gsep/student-services/mft-practicum/ . We have a wonderful staff in the MA Clinical Training and Professional Development department, consisting of alumnae Rebecca Reed “92” and Alice Richardson, LMFT ‘2005’ who assist students at our West LA and Encino campuses.
To be updated weekly on new posts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy this new site, and look forward to hearing your comments, suggestions, and letting us know if you come across an important event that our students might like to attend!
Kathleen Wenger, MA, LMFT
Manager, M.A. Psychology Professional Development and Clinical Training
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is a great way to get involved if you’re new to the MFT field! Not only is there a student membership discount to make it easy for you to join, but you can dive right in with monthly networking events throughout southern California! There are topics appealing to just about every aspect of mental illness and opportunities to network with leaders in your field, students, and seasoned professionals. Here are some pictures of Pepperdine students at recent events put on by the Orange County chapter of CAMFT. We hope to see you at one soon!
December Clinical Connections with George Nalbach, Ph.D. — The Future of Psychotherapy: The Primacy of Empathy and the Seduction of Evidence Based Treatment
For the December 6 Clinical Connections at the Irvine Graduate Campus, popular long-time Pepperdine faculty George Nalbach, Ph.D., presented on the history, present status, and future of psychotherapy. Dr. Nalbach, the Associate Executive Director of Santa Anita Family Service, discussed his concerns regarding the current standardization of therapy inevitable with third party reimbursement. He also critiqued the plethora of “evidence based treatments” research and literature and the evolving standardization of graduate education. In contrast to these issues, Dr. Nalbach reintroduced the prioritization of empathy as the indispensable tool of psychotherapy fact finding and the central aspect of psychotherapy effectiveness.
“Adoption and Genetic Separation Trauma”
with Karl Stenske, M.A.
Friday, December 13, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
Holiday Extravanganza Potluck Party
Sunday, December 8, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clearview Treatment Programs
911 Coeur D’Alene Ave., Venice
Long Beach/South Bay
Grief is Like a River – Grief and Loss: Lessons Learned
w. Claire Towle, LCSW
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thelma McMillen Center
3333 Skypark Drive, Suite 200, Torrance
San Fernando Valley
Annual Installation & Membership Meeting – Reviving Rhythm: Music Medicine for Mind, Body, and Soul
w. Christine Stevens, MSW
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
An Introduction to Working with Adults who have Complex Trauma
with Sandy Hume, LMFT
Friday, November 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Irvine Graduate Campus
Many adults who present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, and relationship struggles are survivors of complex trauma. Complex trauma is a series of events, often in childhood, that leave an individual overwhelmed, struggling to cope, and shifting their beliefs and feelings about themselves, others, and the world. Research shows us that secure attachments can guard individuals from trauma and help them develop healthy coping strategies. Complex trauma survivors often did not experience this assistance and developed coping strategies that in the present day have become a hindrance. As therapists, we can help these individuals heal. This talk is an introduction to working with complex trauma survivors as well as a discussion of resources to develop your knowledge further.