Upcoming Event!


  • October 8, 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 host

Sean Davis, Ph.D., Michelle Hutchings, MA, IMF, and Natalie Sherrill, MA, IMF


Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Compulsive Behaviors with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

October 8, 2016, from 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 Pilgrim Hall and there will be a sign with the CAMFT logo and Sierra Foothills Chapter on the door.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an exciting new evidenced-based approach to working with common issues such as anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviors. The approach focuses on helping people establish a more peaceful relationship with troubling aspects of their life rather than trying to get rid of those aspects altogether.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamental principles underlying ACT.
  2. Identify clients for whom ACT may be a good fit
  3. Utilize two ACT interventions in the treatment of anxiety, depression, or compulsive behaviors.

Dr. Davis is a professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. His Ph.D. is in marriage and family therapy from Virginia Tech. He is an LMFT and the owner of The Davis Group, an agency in Roseville, CA. He has authored several popular textbooks, including the field's most popular theory textbook, Family Therapy Concepts and Methods (11th edition) and Common Factors of Couple and Family Therapy: The Overlooked Foundation of Effective Practice, the field's only textbook on common factors. He serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Michelle Hutchings and Natalie Sherrell are graduates of Alliant's MFT program and employees at The Davis Group.

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-$25
Pre-licensed Members-$15
Licensed Nonmembers-$35
Pre-licensed Nonmembers-$25

If you become a member of Sierra Foothills Chapter, you save $10 on each training. However, you may decide to wait because our yearly dues are from January 1 through December 31.

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 or wifi connection at the site. CEU and Course Completion Certificates will be emailed to participants.

Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6 p.m.  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.

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 Pilgrim Room at the First Congregational Church on the same day as our training.

We appreciate your involvement!