"Maternal Betrayal: Analysis & Therapeutic Interventions"

  • Fri, November 30, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Women's City Club of Pasadena: 160 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


  • You are a licensed health/mental health professional AND a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT.
  • You are a student, intern, or associate in the field of mental health care AND a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT.
  • You are a licensed mental health care professioinal, but not currently a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT, nor any neighboring chapter (IE, LA, OC, SFV).
  • You are a student, intern, or associate in the field of mental health care, but not currently a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT, nor any neighboring chapter (IE, LA, OC, SFV).
  • You are a licensed health/mental health professional AND a member of a surrounding local Chapters (IE, OC, LA, SFV).
  • You are a student, intern, or associate in the field of mental health care AND a member of a neighboring local chapter (IE, LA, OC or SFV).

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"Maternal Betrayal:
Analysis & Therapeutic Interventions

Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT 
(CA 39156)

Author – Speaker – Workshop Presenter

Friday, November 30, 2018

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

1.5 Hours CEU

Registration Fee Includes Luncheon Buffet

Workshop Description

Over a period of two-years, Holli Kenley conducted an independent qualitative study: “Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness” [The Daughters’ Project]. The purpose of “The Daughters’ Project” was to explore, discover, and examine experiential recovery themes within the narratives of a given population of females. Three questions were utilized to guide the study:

  1. What are the life experiences and life messages of daughters betrayed by their mothers?
  2. How can daughters betrayed by their mothers move from brokenness to wholeness?
  3. How can presenting the voices of daughters through personal narratives create new meanings for the interviewer and readers [therapists] regarding the healing of daughters betrayed by their mothers?
Maternal Betrayal: Analysis & Therapeutic Interventions will present key findings from “The Daughters’ Project” and provide therapists with therapeutic strategies for assessment and intervention from maternal betrayal.

Workshop Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe and discuss key terminology as it relates to “The Daughters’ Project.”
  2. Given a life-messages (life-mapping) approach to assessment and intervention, participants will be able to describe its relevance and application in healing from maternal betrayal.
  3. Given a framework for understanding the anatomy of betrayal injury, participants will be able to identify and articulate the degree of impact from maternal betrayal on daughters’ life messages and ensuing life experiences.
  4. Given key findings from “The Daughters Project,” participants will be able to describe and discuss at least three recovery themes.


About Holli Kenley

Holli Kenley is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a California State Licensed Teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings: a women’s shelter, a counseling center, and in private practice. Counseling with teens, adults, and couples, Holli’s areas of specialized training and experience include sexual trauma, abuse, addiction, codependency, domestic violence, betrayal and cyber bullying. After recently relocating to Southern California, Holli has reopened her private practice in Rancho Mirage.

 Holli Kenley is the author of eight recovery books including:

  • Second Edition of Breaking Through Betrayal (January 2016). Relapse is addressed as an issue of self-betrayal with a healing process for self-discovery.
  • Power Down & Parent Up: Cyber Bullying, Screen Dependence & Raising Tech-Healthy Children (2017). A practical roadmap for families navigating our tech-driven culture.
  • Holli’s newest publication based on a two-year qualitative study Daughters Betrayed By Their Mothers: Moving From Brokenness To Wholeness – was released February 14, 2018.
  • Holli is also a contributing author and Wellness Editor for Clear Life Magazine.
Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT, also works in the field of psychology as an author, speaker, and workshop presenter. Through her gentle but powerful informative and restorative approach, Holli engages clinical and lay audiences, empowering them with strategies to embrace well and whole ways of being. She has been a six time peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Annual State Conferences and a featured or keynote speaker at college level clinical programs, state and national advocacy organizations, and educational institutions speaking on the topics of bullying, cyber bullying, betrayal, relapse, screen dependency, sexual abuse recovery, and the power of self-worth. Holli has been a guest on over 100 podcasts as well as on Arizona TV speaking on issues of wellness.

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Meeting and Presentation Schedule

11:00 – 11:30 am:  Check-in and Networking

11:30 – 11:50 am:  Chapter Business and Announcements

11:50 –  1:30 pm:   Feature Presentation

  • Luncheon buffet will be available from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
  • Breaks will be given at the discretion of the presenter
  • CEU Certificates will be available and distributed upon the completion of the presentation
  • 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
  • San Gabriel Valley Chapter of CAMFT (Provider # 60957) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.
  • San Gabriel Valley CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.”


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Access for Disabled Persons

The Women's City Club of Pasadena is ADA compliant, and the meeting and dining hall where the presentation will be held has a ramp leading to the entrance.


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