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(CA 06) updated 9/19


Geographical area served:
San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Los Angeles

Permanent Chapter Contact Information:
Charles M Litman Ph.D MFT
(818) 888-0211

Meeting location:
Foundations Recovery Network: 17167 Ventura Blvd. Encino, Ca. 91316
Second Floor

Chapter meeting dates/times:
Ten chapter meetings per year. Normally the 4th Friday of the month. Meeting times are Registration and networking 8:30 AM-9:00 AM. Program is 9:00 AM-11:00 AM.

Why should I attend?
Chapter meetings are a great way to make professional contacts, network, discover new resources, and develop new skills.

Chapter program:
A segment of each meeting is dedicated to the introduction of members and non-members. We encourage all attendees to make announcements about upcoming events, news related to the field, and job opportunities. After announcements, an educational training is presented.

Continuing education:
Each training provides a minimum of 1.5 pre-approved professional development hours (PDH).

Cost to attend meeting:
Members - $15.00
Non-members - $20.00

For more information about our chapter or upcoming meetings, contact:


October 25, 2019, 
Leadership, The Journey to Authenticity

8:30am Networking 
9 - 11 am Presentation

Tarzana Treatment Center
6022 Variel Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA
Learning Objectives:

Articulate how our own personal growth relates to organizational success
Articulate how storytelling can make leaders more effective 
 Define vulnerability-based trust and understand how it impacts the development of organizational culture and transformational leadership 
  Articulate specific disciplines that create the foundation of great organizations
How do we assist in developing the next generation of leaders? How does our ability as leaders to engage in an authentic, accountable, empowered, courageous, and compassionate manner affect our organizations, strategic partners, and our industry as a whole? How does our own personal growth work translate into a more balanced approach to work, family, and health and positively impact the lives of those we serve and make us more effective leaders? How does the emotional health of you and your staff impact your outcomes and your bottom line? 

In this interactive and engaging presentation, we will discuss and demonstrate the connection between vulnerability-based trust, honesty, transparency, and organizational health. We will discuss the necessity of developing self to develop the leader. To get there, we will explore the common challenges that hold us back, and how our formative experiences as people play out in the workforce, and ways in which our own self-doubt and fears can restrict our ability as leaders to make brave choices.

With a behavioral healthcare career spanning nearly 40-years, Mike Neatherton is a nationally recognized expert in the field of alcoholism and drug dependency treatment. Mike is a partner and Chairman of Northbound Treatment Services headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Northbound is a detox, residential, and extended care addiction treatment program specializing in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.  Prior to partnering with Paul Alexander in the creation of Northbound, Mike served in various executive positions at the Betty Ford Center where he worked alongside Betty Ford for over 20-years. 

For details, special accommodations or to RSVP, please contact Naheed Awan (240) 381-8154 2 CE Credits provided through CEPA #13918 CAMFT approved continuing education provider for MFT, LCSW, LPC. $15 members, $20 nonmember fee (refund policy at door). Please notify of ADA accommodation needs. 
EAPA SFV meets the fourth Friday at each month for 2 CE presentation.


Charles Litman
(818) 888-0211

Vice President
Frank Mazzola
818 760-1967

David Lisonbee
310 629-9669

Naheed Carter
310 948-2772

Membership Chairperson
Miles Murdaugh

Education Chairperson
Cynthia Cooper

Ethics Chairperson
Charles M Litman Ph.D MFT



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