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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)



Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide our members a variety of leadership and collaboration opportunities, as well as offering a diverse range of learning opportunities for both our members and for the broader mental health community. SIGs are small sub-groups within the chapter; conceived, created, and led by the chapter members around a specific topic or area of focus. SIGs function under the auspices of the chapter’s board.

Special Interest Groups chair job description


Experiential Process

Co-Chair
Judith Fraser
jfrasermft@att.net

Co-Chair
Doug Green
douglasgreenmft@gmail.com

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Expressive Arts

Chair
Gina Balit
gb1105@gmail.com

Art therapy, music, dance, play, drama, and other expressive therapies are part of the expressive arts as adjunct modalities and utilized as therapeutic interventions in various settings such as mental health clinics, educational settings, hospitals, recovery centers, retirement homes, and hospices. Tools such as painting, playing instruments, yoga, and writing poetry are used to aid in the healing process.

This Special Interest Group will likely meet monthly on Sundays (time and place to be discussed/determined). We will begin discuss the mission of the group and plans to offer expressive arts presentations, hands-on experiences, and clinical discussions about the expressive arts as a therapeutic modality. No need to be an artist or a registered therapist in these fields . . . just a an open mind and curiosity to learn about the healing power of these creative modalities in mental health.

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Hiking

Chair
David Eshleman

dave@davideshleman.com


Join us as we spend some relaxing time with colleagues, enjoy the great outdoors, and get in some exercise. Our hikes take about 1½ hours and go over moderate hills. We meet one Sunday every month except July, August, and September. Rain or holiday cancels event. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

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Pre-Licensed (3000 Club)

Chair (Pre-licensed Rep)
Sandy Rose

sfvcamftprl@gmail.com


As pre-licensed therapists, we have so much to offer each other - support, information, horror stories, job recommendations, connections, and more. We continue to support each other throughout our careers and journey to Licensure!   Our next event will be on April 26th and can be seen via Zoom.     Register here.  


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Men's Psychology Book Series

Iron John: A Book about Men

David Eshleman and Daniel Hermosillo - hosts

  Member at Large and President Elect

We will be meeting to discuss books related to masculine psychology with the intention to address and better conceptualize men's issues in our culture today.  This group will take place online and be limited to 20 participants plus the two hosts.  For the this book we will meet four times.  The book is very intense, therefore in the fourth meeting we will discuss the chapters 7 and 8.

The meeting will take place on Monday evening, July 1st, 7:15 p.m. to8:30 p.m.

The next book is:  "Iron John" - written by: Robert Bly

Register for this special event by clicking here.

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