July-August 2017 This Way In »

Barbara Calvi—President's Message

So summer is fast approaching. As a chapter, we have five meetings under our belts and the year is almost halfway over. There is so much the board still wants to accomplish for this year and we are now already getting into June. Will we get it all done? ... Read Barbara’s full article

Shawn LaRe Brinkley—From the Editor
Well, as the summer heats up, so has the life of the editor. I am happy to inform you all that I am eagerly anticipating the mailperson each day; as I have submitted my hours to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Having said that, I am sure you all have some type of visceral reaction; whether it be, to breathe in a sigh of relief that you have either jumped this hurdle ... Read Shawn LaRe’s full article

April 2017 Membership Meeting Review
In her talk, Barriers to Multi-Cultural Sex Therapy: What Therapists Need to Know, Mitra Rashidian, Ph.D., spoke expertly and eloquently on the subject of sex therapy and what impedes effective sex therapy for many therapists in their work with couples ... Read the full article

Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy
In many ways, the 1998 film BULWORTH, written, produced, directed by — and starring — Oscar-winner Warren Beatty, fits right in with today's political scene. The story dramatizes (in satirical fashion) the roiling internal conflicts of a liberal Kennedy-like U.S. Senator ... Read Charlyne’s full article

Natalie Jambazian—Best Practices:
Code of Ethics in Telehealth Platform Sites

Like psychotherapy, telehealth, operates using the same ethical and legal guidelines. Lately, a trend has ensued, in which clinicians are using certain telehealth platforms for therapeutic services, yet many question the reliability and security. What are the best practices when a clinician wants to use such platforms to provide services? ... Read Natalie’s full article

Monica McGarva, LMFT—Member Profile
I had the opportunity to get to know Monica McGarva, LMFT while enjoying lunch on the outside patio at the Corner Bakery in the Calabasas Commons. It was a perfect Southern California day and Monica looked lovely in her bright floral shirt ... Read Monica’s full article

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