Nikki Gabriel —President's Message
Hello and Happy New Year! I feel honored and privileged to serve as the chapter president for 2019. I have found this chapter to be a great support and inspiration since I attended my first meeting in October 2012. The new year often brings a promise of change, and new opportunity. We think about new beginnings and setting intentions for transformation. Sometimes this idea of change overlooks the many strengths ... Read Nikki’s full message
|Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
We join our grieving nation in honoring the legacy of our 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush and honor his service and commitment to being a champion for mental health. In 1990, former President George H.W. Bush proclaimed the 90s as the “Decade of the Brain,” to focus attention on the benefits of brain research and signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark bill prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities ... Read Ariel’s full article
|Kirstin Carl—November Membership Meeting Write-Up
Eating disorders are the most deadly of all psychiatric illnesses. At least 1 in 5 people who have eating disorders die. This statistic is a low, conservative number because death certificates do not usually list eating disorders as the cause ... Read Kirstin’s full article
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|Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: The Wife
The Wife, based on the novel by the same name by Meg Wolitzer, takes us on one woman’s journey from professional helplessness to self-discovery, and ultimately empowerment. The film stars Glenn Close as “the wife” (Joan), Jonathan Pryce as her author husband (Joe), Max Irons as their angry adult son ... Read Charlyne’s full review
|Shirin Peykar, LMFT—5 Ways to Become a Mindful Parent Today
What is Mindful Parenting? Simple: It’s relating to your child from a conscious, respectful place. This model of parenting asks caregivers to be inner-directed as a way of creating an authentic relationship with their child. It involves grounding in the moment, attentiveness ... Read Shirin’s full article
|Kent Toussaint, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kent Toussaint, LMFT, is a dynamic and ambitious therapist. Kent is the Founder and Clinical Director of Teen Therapy Center. His staff is made up of licensed and pre-licensed therapists plus a psychologist who can do psychological assessment testing ... Read Kent’s full profile
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