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“Introduction to Systemic Affair Recovery Therapy 
with Dr. Talal H. Alsaleem
Sunday, January 10, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Online Via Zoom

Talal H. Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT, an award winning marriage counselor and researcher, is recognized as a leading expert in the field of infidelity counseling. Dr. Alsaleem is the author of the acclaimed book, Infidelity: The Best Worst Thing that Could Happen to Your Marriage, and the founder of the Infidelity Counseling Center. His research interests and clinical work are focused on identifying the causes of infidelity and providing the best treatment for recovery from its impact. He developed Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART) TM, a method of infidelity counseling that has helped hundreds of couples navigate the challenges of the healing journey from affairs. He is an international lecturer and speaker. His engaging talks have helped many counselors broaden their understanding of infidelity and gain the necessary clinical tools to help their clients recover from affairs. 2 CEUs

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Mishka Clavijo Kimball —President's Message
As we begin 2021, I would like to reflect on the experiences lived during 2020. There are no words to describe it, 2020 really came and kicked us in the rear. But if you are reading this, it means you have survived a pandemic, the loss of the world as we knew it, racial and social injustices, the death of loved ones, U.S. elections, wars in other countries, such as Armenia, Syria, and Venezuela, and the list goes on. And yet . . . Read Mishka’s full message

Douglas Green—October Membership Meeting Write-Up
As the lockdown from the coronavirus extends longer than any of us had imagined, certain problems are showing up in our offices (virtual or real). Kids unable to take more online learning and claustrophobic imprisonment. Older people terrified to step outdoors or have any human contact. And couples so overloaded with constant contact that they’re wondering . . . Read Douglas’s full write-up

Katie Busse—When a Client Requests a Letter
As a therapist, it is not unlikely that you will be asked to write a letter on behalf of a client or a potential client. These can range from general letters indicating that an individual was in treatment to recommending someone for an emotional support animal (ESA) to letters that may be presented in court. While this can seem like an innocuous request, there are several important ethical and legal factors to consider before complying with such a request. So, let’s jump right into what you need to know before you write your first . . . Read Katie’s full article

Board Minutes—October 2020
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Charlyne Gelt—What's Love Got to Do with It?
Approximately 1.5 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted and/or raped by an intimate partner each year. American women are twice as likely to suffer domestic violence as breast cancer, writes Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D., in his book, The Body Keeps the Score. And, as we have been hearing in the national media, the Covid-19 crisis . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—Getting Paid: Email Signature: More Clients & Referrals
When therapists talk about how to make their practices more successful, the first thing they want to know is how to get more clients and referrals. Good question, right? The best answer about how to get the word out about you, your practice, and your work so you can get more paying clients, is to make sure your practice and contact information is clear and readily accessible to potential clients, colleagues, and referral sources whenever . . . Read Lynne’s full article

Madeline Taylor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I had the pleasure of meeting Madeline Taylor, with the purpose of writing this member highlight. I found her to be wise, knowledgeable, and well-spoken. Madeline has had a multifaceted career, working with children, K-12, earning her MFCC, and teaching. She has been teaching at Ryokan College for 30 years, offering various classes such as human development, theory, applied techniques, and self-psychology. Her favorite subject is intersubjectivity theory, a very contemporary, relationship model that focuses . . . Read Madeline’s full profile

Judith Fraser, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Judith Fraser, LMFT, has expressed her creativity as a professional dancer, actress, author and therapist. As a young girl, she loved to dance. Gazing at posters of stars such as Shirley Temple, Judith dreamt of being a performer. Her determination paid off and by her teens she was working as a professional dancer. She danced in the opening act of various performers: Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Johnnie Ray, among others, at a nightclub in New York. She also traveled with a small dance group. Judith said some of her most memorable experiences . . . Read Judith’s full profile

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