March-April 2017 This Way In »

Barbara Calvi—President's Message

We are into spring and the Board is already ahead of the game in spring cleaning! Over the last couple of years, there have been occasional glitches ... Read Barbara’s full article

Shawn LaRé Brinkley—From the Editor
"March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb; April showers bring May flowers." Still in the beginning of a new year, the spring is... Read Shawn LaRé’s full article

February 2017 Membership Meeting Review
Therapist around the room looked up with expressions of dismay when bipolar disorder was mentioned. Sara Vicendese's presentation helped to remove that sense of dread and gave me a sense of hope and confidence ... Read the full article

Jaimi Brooks—Prelicensed Corner
I am so excited to be starting 2017 as SFV-CAMFT's Pre-Licensed Representative. After finishing my masters and traineeship, concerned about the financial stress of interning, I started... Read Jaimi’s full article

Carly Reifman—Expressive Arts: Art Making and Working with Dementia
If you are a therapist working with clients with dementia, you have to come to grips early on that your population will not get better.  For both the family and even you, it is a very long and slow grieving process... Read Carly’s full article

Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy
Internal wounds often draw us toward one another like a magnet. The walking wounded tend to sense one another's pain, unconsciously. This same psychological phenomena... Read Charlyne’s full article

Natalie Jambazian—Best Practices
As Mental Health clinicians we have certain protocol under the standard of care. But do we follow them? Do we skip certain criteria causing us to miss the mark; often relative to the tiniest word or phrase? When it comes to social media and promoting ourselves... Read Natalie’s full article

Mim Collins—And God Still Cries...
This is the last night of my visit to South Africa, and I pondering how I have changed. Tomorrow is the final day of my excursion to Johannesburg with several other horse lovers who came all this way for a six-day training in Equine Assisted ... Read Mim’s full article

Shawn LaRé Brinkley—Why Diversity??
And then there's the question of Diversity. Often in America, the existence diversity can be assumed to the point of being overlooked; and the exclusion of the minority can become an included agenda item of the majority. A statement such as this may turn heads... Read Shawn LaRé’s full article

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