Upcoming Event!


  • November 12, 2016
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


First Congregational Church
710 Auburn Ravine Road
United States
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Please note the location of our meeting and workshops changed in July. Directions are below.

Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT is happy to present

Richard Bermudes, M.D.



Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Psychotherapy: Combining Non-Medication Treatments for Effective Outcomes in Patients with Depression

November 12, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

First Congregational Church
710 Auburn Ravine Road
Auburn, CA 95603

From I 80, take Highway 49 N and turn right onto Palm Avenue. If coming south on Highway 49, turn left onto Palm Avenue. Continue on Palm Avenue to the stop sign. Turn left onto Auburn Ravine Road and continue to the stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign even though it says Church Street. Go straight up the never-ending hill into the church parking lot. The meeting is in Overmiller Hall in the Fireside Room and there will be a sign with the CAMFT logo and Sierra Foothills Chapter on the door.

Dr. Bermudes is the Chief Medical Officer of TMS Health Solutions, a psychiatric group practice in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). In 2013, Dr. Bermudes chaired the first annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society and served as a founding board member. He is a recognized national speaker on TMS practice organization, and has authored articles on cognitive therapy techniques, the metabolic syndrome, and medication-associated obesity. He is the principal editor of A Clinical Guide for Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill: What Psychiatrists Need to Know (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2007.)

Depression is a major public health problem and is a significant cause of disability worldwide. Because a significant percentage of patients fail to respond to medication and other conventional treatments, new therapies are increasingly necessary. By combining TMS with various neuroimaging techniques, researchers have developed a clear understanding of how TMS works. Ultimately, TMS treats depression by enhancing neuroplasticity of the brain's ability to rewire itself.

Goals and objectives are:

  1. To identify the effectiveness of treatments for Major Depression;
  2. To identify the neurological basis for depression;
  3. To show how TMS and the psychological interventions change the brain;
  4. To provide a neuroscience rationale for combining TMS and psychotherapy.

The course will meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. The Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT is an approved CAMFT CEU provider # 97723. MFT registered interns and trainees, MSWs, and graduate students are welcome to attend and will receive certificates of completion.

Training fees are as follows:
Licensed members of any CAMFT Chapter - $25*
Pre-licensed Members of any CAMFT Chapter - $15*
Licensed Nonmembers of any CAMFT Chapter - $35
Pre-licensed Nonmembers of any CAMFT Chapter - $25
* Attendees will be asked the name of their home chapter.

Important Notice: Hand-outs will be emailed 2 days before the training. Please print and bring them to the training because there are no printing facilities and WiFi connection at the site is unstable. CEU and Course Completion Certificates will be emailed to participants.

Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6 p.m.  There is a $5 late 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 to and until the close of registration, minus a $5 registration fee. There are no refunds after the close of registration.

For special needs, questions, or any grievance,
Contact Dianne Murden, President
diannemurde@yahoo.com or call 530 305 2066

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors Meetings, held from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in the Fireside Room at the First Congregational Church on the same day as our training.

We appreciate your involvement!