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  • February 1, 2020 - March 10, 2020
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
United States
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The Art of Presence 101:  Two-Hour Training

Presented by

Kimberly R. Mascaro, PhD, LMFT

March 14, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 12 PM. 

Instructor Information:
Kimberly R. Mascaro, PhD, LMFT, began working with under-represented and under-served youth and families in 1998, which quickly taught her about the profound impact of trauma. Since then, she has served those affected by violence, poverty, and addiction, while completing her MS in counseling psychology and later a PhD in clinical psychology. Dr. Mascaro taught psychology courses at Arizona State University for over a decade – this is where mindfulness became more than a concept, but instead, a way of living. She is excited to share these practices with both clients and fellow therapists serving as a reminder that embodiment can become our most trusted guide.

Educational Goals:
The Art of Presence 101: An Experiential Workshop in Mindfulness, Grounding and Embodiment promises to be a morning of just that – one that brings us deeper within, anchoring us to the here and now, and even slowing us down enough to experience awareness though the body. After defining terminology, the instructor, Dr. Mascaro, will lead participants in nearly a dozen exercises, which can be used immediately in therapy sessions with a variety of clients, from those experiencing fear and dissociation, to others who want support with healing trauma, managing stress and increasing focus. Discussion will include health benefits of mindfulness-based self-regulation, ways to include children, and how to determine the right tools for particular clientele.

Educational Goals:
The primary educational goals for this workshop are to:

  1. Increase clinician’s knowledge base of concepts: mindfulness, grounding, and embodiment. This includes the health benefits of related practices/techniques.
  2. Increase clinician’s comfort level instructing and applying mindfulness-based strategies to diverse client populations in therapy sessions.
  3. Differentiate between techniques that are safe versus unsafe given client presentation and population.

Measurable Objectives:  
As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the concepts of mindfulness, grounding and embodiment.
  2. Demonstrate tools and skills for helping hyperaroused and/or dissociative clients ground in order to become aware of their bodies and therefore participate in therapy.
  3. List three or more health benefits of regular mindfulness practice and demonstrate these.

Course Training Level:  All levels: licensed and pre-licensed as well as graduate students and trainees.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:  Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $25

Refund Policy:  Early registration closes on Tuesday, March, 10, 2020, at 6 p.m.  Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee.  No refunds are available after the close of registration.  No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early,

Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

Going East on I 80 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
****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.)  There is no sign on this part of the road, which is rough with some potholes, and goes uphill.  Continue 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

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the 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.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  This course also meets the qualifications for 2 hours of attendance credit for AMFT, ASW, APCC, trainees and graduates as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:  Contact Dianne Murden.  Call/text 530 305 2066, or at diannemurde@yahoo.com.  Also, please let her know if there is a problem during the workshop.

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.