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  • July 18, 2015
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Auburn Holiday Inn / Max's Cafe
120 Grass Valley Hwy
United States
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Please join us for another valuable professional training!

Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT presents

Control Mastery Theory and Clinical Applications

with Dr. Michael Bader and Dr. Susan Landes

Dr. Michael BaderDr. Susan Landes

Saturday, July 18, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This course is for clinicians and students to learn about and/or deepen their understanding of Control Mastery Theory.  Control Mastery theory is an empirically supported, integrated cognitive psychodynamic relational theory.

The training includes lecture with clinical case material, with time for question and answer period for in-depth dialogue with the presenter.

You will learn:

1) How pathogenic beliefs are acquired and how they produce psychopathology;
2) The patients primary motivation in psychotherapy;
3) How patients work unconsciously in therapy to solve their problems;
4) The role of the therapist in helping patients in their work;
5) How to infer a patients plan and to develop a plan formulation; and
6) How patients test their pathogenic beliefs in the therapeutic relationship.

Michael Bader, DMH is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst who has been practicing in San Francisco for 35 years.  Dr. Bader has written extensively in his own field of psychology and has also pioneered studies looking at the intersection of psychology, culture, and politics.  He has published two books about sexuality and over 60 articles on applied psychoanalysis in print magazines, edited collections, academic journals, and popular websites such as Alternet.org and HuffingtonPost.com.  A list of his publications can be found on his website:  www.michaelbader.com.  In 2002, he was one of the founders of the Institute4Change and is currently its Associate Director.  He has treated, coached, and taught hundreds of leaders in the progressive community, bringing insights from his clinical practice to bear on problems of leadership and organizational change.  He currently splits his time between San Francisco and Grass Valley, California.

Susan Landes, PsyD, MFT has been working in the fields of mental health and addiction since 1987. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Specialization in AOD from J.F. Kennedy University in 1989. Dr. Landes earned her doctorate from the Wright Institute in 2003. While a student at the Wright, she became excited about DBT and its application to co-occurring disorders.  She has completed five trainings with the Marsha Linehan training group (Behavioral Tech.) and has been using DBT in her clinical practice for the past ten years. Dr. Landes is currently in private practice in Oakland, Davis and Auburn and is the Executive Director of the Auburn Center for DBT. Additionally, Dr. Landes has been a member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group since 1990 and is currently the President

Training includes continental breakfast!

Saturday, July 18, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Auburn Holiday Inn / Max’s Cafe
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA. 95603

The course will meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT is an approved CEU provider (PCE #4807) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Training fees are as follows:

Licensed members - $25
Pre-licensed Members - $20
Licensed Nonmembers - $35
Pre-licensed Nonmembers - $30

Important Notice:  Hand-outs will be emailed 2-days before the training.  Please print and bring to the training.

Registration for this event closes on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at midnight.

There is a $5 late registration fee for attendees registering at the door, so be sure to register early!                      

The Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT will provide refunds to registrants up and until the close of registration, minus a $5 registration fee. There are no refunds after the close of registration. Questions - Contact Jamie Lynne - JamieLynneLMFT@gmail.com

All members are welcomed to join the Board of Directors Meetings. Meetings are held from 8:00 to 9:00 AM at Max’s Holiday Inn on the same day of our trainings.  We appreciate your involvement!