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Legal and Ethical Workshop
Supervision in Private Practice: Legal and Ethical Issues 
with Curt Widhalm, LMFT
May 15, 2020
8:45 am - 3:45 pm

Supervisors considering hiring an associate must navigate a host of labor and regulatory laws that often go behind their desire to mentor future professionals. This workshop covers the employment regulations for new and existing small employers, navigating the dual roles of employer and mentor, and providing structure for supervision. 6 CEUs

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Divorce Process Options:
Do You Know If and How Children's Needs are Considered in These Options?
with Mary Ann Aronsohn, LMFT
Carrie Edwards-Chung, LCSW
Jami Fosgate, JD
Steven Garelick, CPA
June 7, 2020
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will help you guide clients heading for divorce. The single most important decision divorcing couples make is . . . choosing their divorce process. You will learn about the pros and cons of a Do-It-Yourself Divorce, Litigation, Mediation (Traditional, Co-mediation & Enhanced Mediation) and a Collaborative Divorce. Clients need to know how the divorce process they choose directly impacts their children in particular, as well as their relationships, values and budgets.

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“Effective Suicide Risk Assessment for Mental Health Professionals”
with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW
June 26, 2020
8:45 am - 3:45 pm

All mental health professionals will come across a client with suicidal thoughts or attempts, or even have had a client die by suicide. Most therapists are only taught "how" to assess using an evidenced based tool. Are you ready to go beyond the basics, and learn key tips and information in order to work with your clients? This workshop series will teach you how to go beyond the basics and know how to REALLY help your client from the beginning of their crisis all the way through stabilization. 6 CEUs


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Natalie Jambazian—President's Message
So much has changed in the last month, not just the appearance and devastation of the Coronavirus but the many uncertainties that have impacted all of us personally and professionally, as a result of the virus. We as an organization have done everything possible to ensure your safety comes first. Our meetings have transitioned to telehealth gatherings and many of our events have been postponed. Yes, things are looking a little bleak right now but . . . Read Natalie’s full message

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
CAMFT has updated and streamlined our COVID-19 Resources on the CAMFT homepage! For information on small business loans, Telehealth FAQs, licensing and supervision issues, behavioral health resources to share with clients, and so much more . . . Read Ariel’s full update

Madeline Taylor—March Membership Meeting Write-Up
This was our first online meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Wendy Douglas, an experienced LCSW trained at UCLA, presented us with a lively and engaging discussion of Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This cognitive/behavioral modality was developed in the 1980s specifically to work with patients in borderline states of mind whose emotional needs were . . . Read Madeline’s full write-up

Douglas Green—April Membership Meeting Write-Up
In this time of lockdown and our clients’ isolation, it is more important than ever before for therapists to be aware of the prevalence and issues of pornography use and abuse. How perfect that the April meeting of SFV-CAMFT featured an online presentation by Darrin Ford, LMFT, CSAT-S, MBAT-S, on The Clinical Application . . . Read Douglas’s full write-up

Katie (Wren) Busse—Confidentiality and Treatment Teams
Broadly speaking, telehealth is typically phone or video contact in which you’re providing psychotherapy services to a client in a different physical location from yourself. When conducting telehealth sessions, several steps need to be taken to ensure the client has been adequately informed and you are engaging in best practices for providing . . . Read Katie’s full write-up

Board Minutes—March 2020
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Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: Parasite
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most needy parasite of all ― the Parks or the Kims? PARASITE is an appropriate title, a raw and naked story of class envy, Korean style, which at times has a satirical feel, like FARGO, but underneath it is deeply upsetting because the characters not only feed off each other but are unfeeling, without any core of morality, conscience, or . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Sue Cristol, LMFT—Therapy in the Age of COVID-19
This is a particularly challenging time for everyone, but especially for our more seriously impacted clients. The pandemic may exacerbate symptoms of those with any number of acute or chronic anxiety disorders. It can also heighten symptoms . . . Read Sue’s full article

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