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  • March 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
United States
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Date and Time:
March 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

Alternative to Violence Project

The Alternative to Violence Project is an experiential group process, used in schools, prisons and communities to promote non-violent communication.   AVP is an opportunity to experience the magic of a circle and an effective group process.  We use affirmation, cooperation, communication, conflict resolution activities to build community and resolve inner and outer conflict.  The workshops are designed to be fun, using interactive exercises and games to examine ways people respond to situations where injustice, frustration, anger and fear can lead to aggressive words and actions. Skills and insights are gained, feelings are identified and processed, participants are validated, and there is a deep level of connection and support.

Educational Goals:
Apply how the group process used in the Alternative to Violence Project uncovers ideals, concepts, values, experiences as well as personal insights to increase conflict resolution skills.   

Learning Objectives:
After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate one personal insight gained and one personal challenge experienced.
  2. Discuss four reasons why AVP works and is of value.
  3. Identify three concepts experienced in the exercises.
  4. List two guiding principles of AVP, the original intention and purpose.

Target Audience:
This workshop is for all levels: licensed clinicians (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP) and pre-licensed (AMFT, ASW, APCC) as well as graduate students and trainees.

Terry Brodie, LMFT, is currently in private practice in Nevada City, CA.  She is also working full-time as a guidance/crisis counselor at Silver Springs Alternative High School in Grass Valley, CA.  The Alternatives to Violence Project was incorporated into the Silver Springs school culture in January 2014 and provides weekly support and workshops for the students.  Half the student body has participated.  Terry is expanding the project into the comprehensive high schools in the area.  A mini workshop was done on January 22, 2019, at the CA Wellness Conference in Sacramento.  

Terry was licensed and began her private practice in 2007.  She has been working for Nevada Joint Union High School District for 25 years, first as a teacher at Silver Springs, then guidance counselor at Nevada Union, and finally the last 11 years in her current position.  She was awarded and M.A. and a P.P.S. from National University in Sacramento, CA, in 1998.

This presentation will award 2 CEUs or 2 Attendance Hours.


   Licensed   Pre-licensed 
Members of Any CAMFT Chapter:  $25 $15
Not a Member of Any CAMFT Chapter:   $35 $25

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6 p.m.  Refunds may be provided to registrants prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 refund fee.  No refunds after the close of registration.  No partial credit for arriving late or leaving early.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 hours of Attendance at the end of the course and upon completion of course evaluation.

Sierra Foothills of CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees.  SFC CAMFT Provider # is 97723.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  This course also meets the qualifications for 2 hours of attendance credit for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), Associate Social Workers (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCC), trainees and graduate students as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  

Instructions for requesting accommodations for disability and for addressing grievances:
Please contact Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com or call 530 305 2066. Also, please let her know if there is a problem during the workshop.

DIRECTIONS:  (Using your GPS or Mapquest may cause problems)

Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603 

Going East on I80 from Roseville, Rocklin, etc., take the Grass Valley Highway exit.  Turn right at the light, which is Highway 49 South.  Go to Lincoln Way and take a right. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road, and take a left.  Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles).  ****See below for more directions

Going West on I 80 from Colfax, etc., take the Elm Avenue exit.  Get into the left turn lane immediately and turn onto Elm Avenue.  Continue on Elm Avenue and turn left onto Grass Valley Highway.  Continue on Grass Valley Highway to Lincoln Way and take a right.  Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road and take a left.   Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles).  ****See below for more directions.

Going South on Highway 49 from Nevada City, Grass Valley, etc., take a right at Lincoln Way.   Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road, and take a left.  Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles).  ****See below for more directions.

****Turn left onto Maidu Drive. Continue on Maidu Drive through several stop signs for about 1.2 miles, at which point Maidu Drive curves sharply to the left. (If you reach a green gate, you've gone too far.)   Continue on Maidu Drive for about 0.2 miles.  Canyon View Community Center is on the right and is a light yellow/tannish building with green trim.  There will be the Sierra Foothills CAMFT poster on the door.  

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting.  The next meeting is at the training site the day of the workshop from 8 to 9 a.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com.