San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Monthly Meeting
Our Mission
To Promote Employee Assistance Programs as an effective means of enhancing the well-being and productivity of employees in the workplace, and to facilitate the professional identification of Chapter members and the development of quality Employee Assistance in the San Francisco Bay Area
April 13, 2021
Erika Weaver, LCSW

Topic Title:
Post Traumatic Growth: Rebuilding from 2020
Presentation Schedule:
11:30am-12pm - Group Introductions

12pm-12:15pm - Introduction of presenter and trauma and addiction model of Augustine Recovery

12:15pm-12:30pm - Presentation of various traumatic events from 2020

12:30pm-1245pm - Overview of Kubler Ross' 5 Stages of Grief and present Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it relates to COVID-19

12:45pm-1:00pm - Presentation of the significance of countertransference when working with marginalized populations

1:00pm-1:20pm - Overview of supporting clients in post traumatic growth stage of therapeutic process

1:20pm-1:30pm - Questions & Answers
Presentation Description:
This one and a half hour course provides participants with a discussion on the extent of the issues and impact COVID 19 had on loss of homeostasis as it relates to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Grief and loss will be defined through reviewing Kubler Ross’s Five Stages of Grief as it relates to traumatic events of 2020. Grief and loss will be explored further by defining
ambiguous grief as it relates to COVID 19. Participants will be able to define post traumatic growth and also understand how
countertransference may affect the therapeutic process.

Educational Goals:
  1. Review various traumatic events from 2020
  2. Review the 5 stages of grief and loss and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs 
  3. Define countertransference  

  1. Identify at least 5 traumatic events from 2020 that have a direct impact on marginalized populations
  2. Define the 5 stages of grief and ambiguous grief and 3 ways it relates to events from 2020
  3. Identify two ways countertransference is significant when working with marginalized populations
Erika Weaver is originally from Hollywood, FL and currently resides in Jacksonville, FL and work in St. Augustine, FL at Augustine Recovery. Erika received a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida in 2011 and pursued a Masters in Social Work from Florida State University in 2014. Erika has worked various jobs for the Department of Children in Families in Quality Management, Investigations and later on as a Counselor for the Children's Home Society to reunify families through the Florida dependency courts. Erika's work has also extended to work with dialysis patients with a focus on transitioning patients with their relationship with death and dying. Erika has worked with adult male clients at Augustine Recovery since 2018 and most recently accepted a position to work with adult women under the same program model of trauma and addiction. Erika is an educator for the Augustine Recovery Family Weekends. 

Erika's credentials include being a NARM (Neuro Affective Relational Model) Practitioner, a year long training completed Brad Kammer. Erika also completed a year long training under the training of Judy Crane and Spirit-to-Spirit trauma training model to become a Certified Trauma Therapist. Erika completed two years of post-graduate supervision and board certified in June of 2019 with the state of Florida. Erika is also EMDR certified. Erika's work focuses strongly on developmental trauma and the impacts it has on adult consciousness as well as grief and loss. Erika's therapeutic approaches include experiential therapy, EMDR, NARM, DBT, breathwork, meditation/yoga, along with influences of nature and understanding overall wellness and maintenance of the mind, body and spirit. 

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The San Francisco Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs and/or LEPs. The San Francisco Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. The 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.  

The San Francisco Chapter of EAPA can be reached via our website: or by writing us at PO Box 5370 Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Contact us for any needed accommodations or to address any grievances. Our CAMFT Continuing Education Provider Number is 57003.
CEU Requirements:
  1. Participants will join the course on time and will remain for the entire presentation. Participants will come prepared to learn and participate openly in discussion
  2. Participants will be required to submit the course evaluation form before being sent a CEU certificate. Any participant with disabilities or other special needs, who need special accommodations in this course are invited to share these concerns or requests at as soon as possible.
  3. Registration is required
We welcome you all to Join our Virtual Monthly Presentation you must register by clicking the 'Register Here' box below. Each confirmed registrant will be sent a Zoom Link at some point prior to the meeting.
2021 Upcoming Presentations
May 11th - Michael Coyle - Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Gender Transitions
June 8th - Alyson Orcena, LMFT - How DBT Skills can help with professional burnout
July 13th - TBA
August - No Meeting