May-June 2017 This Way In »

Barbara Calvi—President's Message

As we settle comfortably into the middle of spring I feel enlivened by the rich greenery on display this season. It rejuvenates and inspires me, which I suppose is the true nature of spring. These feelings of renewal ... Read Barbara’s full article

Shawn LaRé Brinkley—From the Editor
If anyone is aware of the unpredictable nature of life, it's a therapist. The interesting thing about this truth, though, is we are privy not only to our own topsy-turvy existence but to that of our clients as well. A gift that is like a bonus ... Read Shawn LaRé’s full article

March 2017 Membership Meeting Review
Another incredible meeting on the books. The tables were adorned with beautiful lavender-colored gift bags, including an assortment of informational materials and a lavender-scented candle, compliments ... Read the full article

Raceal McWhorter—Expressive Arts: More Than Just Coloring
In this article, I intend to share some of the fun effective art therapy interventions I have used in the family preservation program at Valley Trauma Center, now Strength United, to which clients responded well and reported significant improvement in family relationships... Read Raceal’s full article

Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the latest movie adaptation of a French fairytale, La Belle et la Bête, published in France in 1740 (Madame LePrince de Beaumont, 1750s) and has held a special place in the hearts of the public ever since. In this version, a father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), has been blessed... Read Charlyne’s full article

Natalie Jambazian—Best Practices:
Boundaries, Social Media, and Scope of Competence

It is important to recognize the framework of what falls under Best Practices as mental health professionals, working to do our best to maintain regulations. At times trusting our instincts may not be enough... Read Natalie’s full article

Dianne Gorsey, LMFT—Member Profile
Meeting with Dianne Stern Gorsey, LMFT, was such a pleasure! Dianne is a kind, intelligent, and modest psychotherapist who has served the community for many years. She has a private practice in Sherman Oaks and is actively seeking adult clients with various issues... Read Dianne’s full article

Martha Uhl—Member Profile
Martha Uhl is a very busy Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, who between caring for her seven month old son and working at two internships was able to squeeze in a meeting for the member profile. Did I mention... Read Martha’s full article

Mim Collins—And God Still Cries Part 2...
It wasn't until the training was over that we had some time to sightsee and experience Johannesburg as tourists. We had a driver our first free day, who drove us through Soweto ... Read Mim’s full article

Steven D. Unruh—Your Client Needs to Lose . . . So They Can Win
None of us like to lose, and for good reason. However, in our culture if winning, we are not taught how to negotiate, how to yield. As individuals, many of us have not learned the art of losing. There is a way of losing that creates... Read Steven’s full article

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