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January 2022 Membership Meeting
“Revitalizing the Soul of the Healer:
Sex-Positivity and Embodiment Practices 
with Jacqueline Mendez, MFT, CST
Sunday, January 9, 2022
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom

Jacqueline Mendez, LMFT, CST, is an AASECT certified sex therapist and sex therapist supervisor. She provides sex therapy supervision virtually to clinicians nationally and internationally. She is the founder of The Center for Relationship and Intimacy Well-Being that serves clients throughout California, as well as Latinx Sex Therapy that supports sex education and sex therapy resources to the greater Latinx community. Jacqueline is integrative and holistic in her approach weaving spiritual practices, multi-cultural rituals, and body-focused techniques with more traditional therapy modalities. She is a fierce advocate of sex positivity and is determined to make it easier for others to talk more about sex, pleasure, and relationships, no matter where one starts. 1.5 CEUs

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February 2022 Membership Meeting
“Overcoming Perfectionism 
with Menije Boduryan, PsyD
Sunday, February 6, 2022
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom

Menije Boduryan, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, addiction, and codependency. Dr. Menije is the founder of Perfectionism University — an online psycho-education platform for unlearning Perfectionism. Her goal is to create a community where we can all unlearn Perfectionism and start our journey of embracing imperfections and owning our enoughness. She knows one can be a prisoner of their perfectionism. Her hope for others is that they turn the judgment to compassion and ultimately live a life where they embrace imperfection rather than striving for perfection. 1.5 CEUs

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Nikki Gabriel—President's Message
Happy New Year! I believe that statement comes with a little hesitancy this year. We have had nearly two years of uncertainty and at this point while I do know there is some optimism and hopefulness to be found, it is not as readily accessible for most of us. Traditionally, the chapter has used January as a month of new beginnings and new opportunities. We use the January meeting to do something experiential that is uplifting to each of us as therapists. This year, we will be continuing online and will have a little less of a new beginning feel, and more of providing stability and support to each other as we prepare to take on 2022. My hope is still strong . . . Read Nikki’s full message

Douglas Green—November Membership Meeting Write-Up
Most of us have either run or been members of a psychotherapy group. And thereby have borne witness to the group’s ebbs and flows, and even the ways such groups can suddenly self-destruct, often due to the toxicity of just one member. And those who haven’t participated in such a group will have been in other sorts . . . Read Douglas’s full write-up

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
On Friday, the BBS Board voted to move forward with 2022 legislation that would allow supervisors to use video supervision in all settings. The BBS stated that urgency legislation is preferred to allow the change to happen before 2023. However, for now, video supervision in non-exempt (private practice) settings will no longer be allowed . . . Read Ariel’s full update

Board Minutes—November 2021
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Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: Here Today
Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age. ─ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Here Today, starring Billy Crystal, is a comedy-drama (dramedy) about life’s pain and joy, family relationships, mentorship and Charlie Burnz’s worsening condition, dementia, which Charlie conceals from his two adult children, his work colleagues, and his employer. Crystal plays an aging, out-of-step dinosaur and comedy-writing legend whose heyday was in the 1970s and 80s. He is now in the grip of early . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—Private Practice Success Secrets
Therapists in private practice are always asking what they can do to have a full practice with clients they love working with. They want to know what the secrets are to making that happen without too much effort or expense. Now that we’re at the beginning of the year it’s a good time to reveal some of those secrets, those best practices, that lead to a full, profitable, and rewarding practice. Here are a few to keep in mind . . . Read Lynne’s full column

Mythili Jaganath, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Mythili Jaganath, LMFT, and I met for lunch at Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park. The food was good but the company was better! Mythili (or, My, for short) radiates a warmth and kindness that affects me whenever I talk with her. I met My many years ago when she facilitated the peer supervision group for SFV CAMFT Clinician’s Group. She facilitated the group . . . Read Mythili’s full profile

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