February 2021 Café — The Art of Group Facilitation and Therapy Using Zoom (Online Session via Zoom)

  • 02/12/2021
  • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online Via Zoom
  • 0


  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Members (w/CEU Certificate Included)
  • Non-Members (w/CEU Certificate Included)
  • Non-Members (without CEU Certificate)

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The Art of Group Facilitation
and Therapy Using Zoom

February 12, 2021
8:45 am - 11:00 am

Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)

1.5 CEUs

Note: Zoom room opens 15-30 minutes early for casual networking
and stays open 10 minutes after the end of the Café

Presented by:

Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

With so many clinicians needing to adapt to online platforms to provide services, this workshop is for mental health professionals of all experience levels who either are currently providing online groups or are interested in expanding to incorporate groups into their practice. Using an experiential process, attendees will learn how to facilitate a group using Zoom. This will involve members sharing some of their personal and professional challenges related to COVID-19. The facilitator will show members how to effectively utilize the features of Zoom to enhance the group process. Participants are encouraged to at least have a basic understanding of Zoom (don't worry, you don't need to be an expert).  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to use Zoom features to enhance feedback and participation.
  2. Learn how to support rapport building amongst participants using the platform.
  3. Learn strategies to support the safety of group members during the meeting.
  4. Identify strategies for engaging all members during a session.

About the Presenter:

Chris Smith 

Chris is a dynamic presenter with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in Honolulu, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Chris started his career at the YMCA of Honolulu, then had stints as a mobile Crisis Therapist providing suicide and homicide lethality assessment and intervention on the island of Oahu, and worked as a Hospice Social Worker in Sacramento.

He is a proud graduate of the California community college system, having graduated from Sacramento City College with two Associates degrees before moving to Hawaii where he obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University and later an M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Since 2014, Chris has supervised the Looking Ahead program at the Actors Fund, which provides supportive counseling and enrichment activities for young professional performers and their families. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has successfully transitioned to an entirely virtual platform.

He has a passion for youth suicide prevention and has led workshops on suicide prevention, adolescent mental health and coping skills in California, Hawaii and Japan.


Email: christophersmith.lcsw@gmail.com


Santa Cruz CAMFT Members (w/CEU Certificate Included): $10.00
Non-Members (w/CEU Certificate Included): $20.00
Non-Members (without CEU Certificate): $15.00

Morning schedule:

This workshop meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEUs toward hours.

8:45 am Tech Check  
9:00 am to 11:00 am with Chris Smith
1.5 CEUs

Please register in advance for this session.

Location: Online Via Zoom — Zoom room will be shared upon registration.

Date & Time: February 12, 2021, 9:00 am -11:00 am

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at  info@santacruztherapist.org. Requests must be made one week in advance.

Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at info@santacruztherapist.org.

For any questions please contact us at info@santacruztherapist.org.

We encourage you to fully engage in this session. Thank you!

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