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New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event
Bearing Witness: Reciprocity, Narrative and Healing
January 14, 2018 Membership Meeting

Ben "Crow" Page is a certified forest therapy guide and trainer, council carrier and alternative educator based in Los Angeles. He is the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA, an organization dedicated to transformative nature therapy and contemplative practice in the wild. Since his practice began, Ben has been featured in such publications as Women's Health, USA TODAY, Sierra Magazine, Washington Post, and WebMD. Ben is also a mentor and trainer of guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, as well as a part time administrator specializing in trainer development and recruitment.

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Nazila Amighi—President's Message
"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago" (Warren Buffett). As I begin my first year as Chapter President, I acknowledge and appreciate all the people who have worked hard to create our amazing Chapter. I would also like to express gratitude ... Read Nazila’s full message

Ariel Cohen—A Former SFV-CAMFT Past President:
A Love Letter to CAMFT and its Volunteers

Toward the end of 2011 I met Robin Walker. I was searching for the next stepping stone in my career, and I was referred to Robin with the possibility of a private practice internship. The interview went really well (I was hired, after all) and Robin, having been in the field for decades, encouraged one thing ... Read Ariel’s full article

Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy:
Prince of Tides and "Boundary Violations"

"One of the greatest gifts you can get as a writer is to be born into an unhappy family. . .and in terms of family melodrama, I could not have been born into a better one," commented best-selling author Pat Conroy in a Vanity Fair profile a few years after his book, Prince of Tides ... Read Charlyne’s full review

Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.—
The Times They Are a Changing: A Paradigm Shift in the Sex-Gender System

We are witnessing the beginnings of a paradigm shift in gender relations that has the potential to be culturally transformative and liberating. Unfortunately, freedom and safety come at a price, and the price we pay, as illustrated by the current challenges to sexual misbehavior, is a painful one – long overdue yet promising rewards beyond what we can imagine. The painful price we pay ... Michael’s full article

Ariel Cohen, LMFT
Ariel Cohen, LMFT, may be the most charming, well-spoken man in the world! Those of you who have had the pleasure of conversing with him know this is true. Interviewing Ariel was a great way to learn more about his career and life. Over brunch at the Marmalade Café in the Calabasas Commons, he first talked about his life prior to becoming a therapist. In fact ... Read Ariel’s full profile

Jack N. Soll, MA, MFT, JD—
THE Single Most Important Component . . .

Modern technology and social media notwithstanding, I still believe and my experience over the past 30 years bears out that THE single most important component of attaining, sustaining and maintaining a successful, fulfilling and thriving private practice revolves around all of the various nuances and extensions of: The Art of Networking! In addition to the above, of course ... Read Jack’s full article

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