The Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy presents a series of workshops designed for seasoned professionals and those who are new to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. All of the featured workshops provide Continuing Education Credits (CEU).

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Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy*
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Presenter: Naveen Jonathan, PhD, LMFT
Location: Chapman University in Orange (room TBD)
Register online*
* only open to current students/alumni and faculty of the Chapman MFT program

Trauma 101** (3 CEU)  Only open to Chapman MFT students, alumni, and faculty
Friday, September 26, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Presenter: Susan Jester, M.A., LMFT
Location: Chapman University main campus in Orange, Argyros Forum, Room 209A
Register online
Description: What are we learning from neuroscience that is transforming our understanding of trauma? Understand how trauma is registered in the brain and body, and how standard therapy techniques may hinder the healing process. Increase your knowledge about the various types of trauma, how to recognize symptoms, and learn about promising new treatment modalities.
** Please note this has changed. It was originally listed as “Motivational Interviewing” but that event has been cancelled and “Trauma 101” takes its place.

Narrative Therapy (3 CEU)– open to the public
Friday, October 24, 2014** | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Presenter: Anne Arnold, MA, LMFT
Register online
Location: Chapman University, Beckman Hall, Room 404
** Please note this event has been rescheduled from October 10th to October 24th.

Topic TBD*
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Time TBD
Presenter: Susan Jester, MA, LMFT
Location: Chapman University in Orange (room TBD)
Contact or for details and registration.
* only open to current students/alumni and faculty of the Chapman MFT program

For further information on these and other events presented by the Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy, please contact clinic director Naveen Jonathan, PhD, LMFT, at (714) 997-6932 or

The Frances Smith Center for Individual & Family Therapy
Established in 1965 by faculty and students concerned about helping families and individuals affected by the Vietnam War, the Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy (also known as the Chapman University Community Clinic) has grown into a well-respected training facility offering psychological treatment services to the local community.

Under the auspices of Chapman University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program (a nationally-accredited program by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education-COAMFTE, the Center operates as a non-profit clinic for individuals, couples, families, and children. The dual mission of the Center is to provide high quality and affordable mental health services to the local community and to provide an excellent training and research environment to the graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at Chapman University.