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  • October 17, 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!

The Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT presents:

Personality Assessment
Using the Five Factor Model of Personality Assessment
Assessment and Interventions

Presented by

Dean R. Bender, CPA, LMFT

Dean Bender

Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dean R. Bender, CPA, LMFT Dean earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University in 2002 and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Rocklin, CA. He has used personality testing with his clients since 2003 and has previously presented on this subject matter. LMFT is Dean’s second profession: he worked 35 years as a Certified Public Accountant.

Personality Assessment can be a significant tool in marital and individual therapy. This presentation will demonstrate how using the Five Factor Model for Personality Inventory gives indicators pointing towards each of the personality disorders and how to use the inventory in couples’ therapy to identify strengths and potential problem areas. Couples are very often fully engaged in this discussion and regularly are validated or get helpful insight.


Upon completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences and benefits of the Five Factor Model over Myers Briggs and other models.
  • Assess personality issues between partners and methods to deal with those differences.
  • Assess indicators to personality disorders from individual personality facets (traits) and when those indicators should be pursued.
  • Understand how personality testing can be helpful with employment issues.
  • Identify a “pop” psychology test that is useful and why other such tests have severe limitations.
  • Locate cost free and paid Five Factor Model instruments that are useful in clinical settings.

Saturday, October 17, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

This course meets 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 Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at midnight.

There is a $5 late registration fee for attendees registering at the door, 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. By registering for this event, you agree to our refund policy. Any grievances should be submitted to our Chapter Secretary within 30-days of an event. For a disability accommodation, please contact jamielynnelmft@gmail.com Course completion certificates will be emailed.

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!