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“The Business of Practice:
Are You and Your Practice at Risk?”
July 14, 2019
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
, is the founder and president of Clearly Clinical, an affordable podcast-based, national-behavioral-health, Continuing Education program approved by the APA, CPA, NBCC, NAADAC, CAMFT, and CCAPP. She has specializations in Utilization Review, Clinical Documentation, and Quality Assurance, and works closely with clinical teams across the country to reduce documentation-related liability risks and improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and Utilization Review outcomes. An adjunct graduate professor at Pepperdine University, Beth is an engaging, professional conference speaker.

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Nikki Gabriel—President's Message
Summer has finally arrived, and with it the realization that my term as president for the chapter has only six months more to go! It has been a terrific year so far, and I look forward to what is yet to come. As chapter president I get the privilege of taking chapter members out to lunch. At each monthly meeting, and some of our other events as well, we offer an opportunity raffle and one of the prizes is ... Read Nikki’s full message

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
CAMFT Staff Attorneys Ann Tran-Lien and Kristin Roscoe attended the Board of Behavioral Sciences — California (BBS) Exempt Setting Committee meeting with BBS Executive Officer Kim Madden and BBS Regulatory Analyst Christy Berger at Azusa Pacific University Orange County Regional Campus Orange, California ... Read Ariel’s full update

Natalie Jambazian—April Membership Meeting Write-Up
We had the honor to have Dr. Catherine Barrett present an impeccable topic, Narcissist — The Skilled Abuser (Part 2), to our members at SFV-CAMFT’s monthly meeting on April 14, 2019. Dr. Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist, in practice for over 10 years. She also has her practice at Teen Therapy Center working with families, teenagers, and LGBT youth. Some of her specialties include psychological testing, addiction therapy, and treatment of severe personality disorders, specifically Narcissistic and Antisocial personality disorder ... Read Natalie’s full write-up

Board Minutes—April 2019
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Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: Non-Fiction
Set against the backdrop of today’s dog-eat-dog Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction, written and directed by Olivier Assayas, follows the chaotic, fast-track lives of two sophisticated and affluent couples, Alain (Guillaume Canet), a publishing house editor and his wife Selena (Juliette Binoche), the star of a popular TV series, and a bohemian author, Léonard (Vincent Macaigne)―who is having an affair ... Read Charlyne’s full review

Mim Collins, Psy.D., MFT—And God Smiled
To those who are dear to my heart . . . It was a few years ago, at a network meeting at my house, that I met Leslee. I was drawn to her; I felt a connection. She is a psychoanalytic therapist. She brought brochures talking about her worldwide seminars for therapists, where the experiences were shared, processed, integrated, and incorporated. I told her I wanted to go — not then, but when I was ready. I was born the year that Hitler invaded Poland ... Read Mim’s full article

Steven Caraco, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Steven Caraco, LMFT, knew from an early age that he wanted to be a therapist. “I was born to be a psychotherapist,” Steven states with enthusiasm. During elementary school Steven was put into psychoanalysis for acting out in school, and this experience deeply affected him. He realized that understanding how the mind works is fascinating and important. Steven graduated from Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master’s degree in 1997. He and his first wife studied there at the same time and often were the “guinea pigs” ... Read Steven’s full profile


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