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(CA 06) updated 12/18


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:


January 25, 2019
Workplace Resilience

Participants of this workshop will be able to:
Describe how stress affects emotional and physical health
Describe how stress affects performance
Identify the nine pillars of resilience
Describe one technique to help develop and improve along each dimension of this model of resilience

Please join us at our new location in Encino, January 25, 2019, for a insightful presentation by Stephen Sideroff, Ph.D. Emotional and physical health are intertwined with performance.  Stress that impacts health is an integral aspect of the work environment.  What we do to achieve business success is accompanied by stress!  Therefore, for the greatest achievement, it is necessary to develop resilience. Resilience is the capacity to engage in stressful behavior while continuing to function optimally. This two-hour program will demonstrate the relationship between work stress, health and performance.  It will then present a comprehensive nine component model of resilience and “how to” tools to develop along these nine dimensions.  Dr. Sideroff’s Resilience Assessment Booklet will be shared with participants so they can discover their own resilience profile.

Dr. Stephen Sideroff is an internationally recognized psychologist, consultant and expert in resilience, optimal performance, addiction, neurofeedback, stress and mental health.  He has published pioneering research in these fields. He is a professor at UCLA and director of the Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. He is the founder & former Clinical Director of the Stress Strategies program of UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital and former Clinical Director of Moonview Treatment and Optimal Performance Center.

Dr. Sideroff has traveled nationally and internationally presenting more than 600 seminars and professional training programs. He has helped establish innovative treatment approaches in psychosomatic medicine, optimal functioning and attention deficit disorder in China, Europe and the U.S. and conducted cutting edge research in brain and behavior. Dr. Sideroff has written and produced a number of self-help audio programs along with his  book, “The Path: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Resilience and Success” which has been hailed as “A true Bible for living in balance and spirituality.”  Participants of Dr. Sideroff’s lectures and workshops have said that the experience was “life-changing”.

8:30am Networking 
9 - 11 am 2 CE Presentation (without break)

NEW Meeting Location: Serenity Detox at Encino Hospital
16237 Ventura Blvd., Encino 91436
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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