Upcoming Event!


  • August 15, 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:

How Psychotherapists Can Improve
Outcomes with Medical Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

with John Preston, PSY.D., ABPP

Dr. John Preston

Saturday, August 15, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This training provides information on new developments in the field of psychopharmacology with a focus on how psychotherapists can enhance outcomes with clients taking psychiatric medications. It discusses common reasons that medical treatments fail (e.g. unsuspected medical disorders, non-adherence, side effects, fears and misinformation) and specific interventions to improve outcomes. How therapists can act as coaches with clients dealing with medication issues and collaborate with primary care prescribers. Also mentioned briefly are controversies, experimental treatments, new medications and the limitations of pharmacologic treatments.

  • Help therapists develop better skills related to diagnosing psychiatric disorders and collaborating with primary care doctors and nurses
  • Become familiar with new medication treatments
  • Identifying common reasons that people often do not reach full remission
  • Intervention strategies for improving medication adherence
  • Appreciate the limitations of pharmacologic treatments and the need for integrated approaches (combined use of medications and psychotherapy

John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP is Professor Emeritus with Alliant International University; Sacramento campus. He has also taught on the faculty of UC Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Preston is the author of twenty-one books, five of which are psychopharmacology texts. He is the recipient of the California Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award. He has presented over500 workshops during the past 25 years, lecturing in the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, and Russia.

Training includes continental breakfast!

Saturday, August 15, 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, August 13, 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!