May-June 2021            This Way In >>

Pre-Licensed "3000 Club" Group Meeting 

Sunday, June 6, 2021
3:00-5:00 pm
Online Via Zoom

As pre-licensed therapists, we have so much to offer each other — support, information, horror stories, job recommendations, connections, and more. We continue to support each other throughout our careers and journey to licensure! Let's get together virtually and have an open discussion about our struggles and successes!

If you are licensed, please pass this on to your associates or any pre-licensed individual in your community — open to all! This is a free event for all (chapter members and non-members), but please register online to let us know you are coming.

Registration & Information

Mishka Clavijo Kimball —President's Message
“The time is always right, to do what is right.”— Martin Luther King Jr. February marked the start of Black History month, a time to remember, celebrate, honor and commemorate Black cultural heritage, excellence, and contributions to the world. It is also a time to reflect on history and social & racial injustice. Understanding Black history and learning . . . Read Mishka’s full message

Madeline Taylor—February Membership Meeting Write-Up
Therapists and clients have much in common. Before we became capable adults all of us were once helpless infants, shaped by the families and circumstances into which we were born. Whatever our unique temperament, attachment theory demonstrates that the relational patterns which develop . . . Read Madeline’s full write-up

Douglas Green—March Membership Meeting Write-Up
Fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus might remember a skit in which Beethoven is trying to compose his 5th Symphony, but can’t concentrate because of the noise from his yammering mynah bird, neighboring construction, and his screaming (and vacuuming) wife. Eventually, however, he goes deaf, and is able . . . Read Douglas’s full write-up

Ariel Cohen—Legislative Update
Medicare Needs MFTs! Rep. John Katko (R – NY) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) just re-introduced H.R. 432 — a bill that would allow Marriage and Family Therapists to become providers under Medicare. In the last Congress which concluded in December, there were 126 bipartisan co-sponsors . . . Read Ariel’s full write-up

Katie Busse—Ethics
Within recent years, much discussion has occurred regarding the child abuse reporting laws in California for consensual sexual activities involving minors. As of January 1st, 2021, AB 1145 amended Section 11165.1 of the Penal Code relating to the Child Abuse and . . . Read Katie’s full write-up

Board Minutes—March 2021
Read March’s Board Minutes

Charlyne Gelt—Hillbilly Elegy
The movie Hillbilly Elegy by director Ron Howard is based on the bestselling memoir by millionaire American venture capitalist James David (“JD”) Vance, often referred to by the media as “the voice of the rust belt.” The film tells the story of one man’s personal triumph . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—Using Your Website to Get New Clients to Contact You
Your website represents your therapy practice. The best client friendly websites make it as easy as possible to find out about you and your therapy services and to contact you to schedule the first session. Here are some things to remember and questions to consider to make sure your website does . . . Read Lynne’s full article

Doris Mullen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Doris Mullen, LMFT, likes to engage the subconscious mind, often through creativity, to help the conscious mind integrate unrealized potential. She isn’t just a therapist but an artist who uses art in the therapeutic process. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and worked on award-winning . . . Read Doris’s full profile

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Parshaw has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since June 2017. She works in private practice in Tarzana, as well as in a group practice in Encino working with Kaiser patients; and is currently a telehealth provider. Parshaw specializes in working with children ages 5 to 12 who are dealing with issues of grief and loss, divorce, anxiety, and trauma. She discussed . . . Read Parshaw’s full profile

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Associate Job Listings

Mental Health Case Managers/Clinicians
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Mental Health Therapist
Mission Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services

Therapist position in an outpatient program -
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA -
The Villa Treatment Centers

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Non-members who become members of SFV-CAMFT receive
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