May-June 2022            This Way In >>

2022 Law & Ethics Workshop

Monday, June 27, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Telehealth Out-of-State and License Portability”  
with Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW and Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq.

“Unraveling Entangling Alliances:
Guidance for Navigating Dual Relationships and Conflicts of Interest”  
with Bradley Jordan Muldrow, Esq. & Mike Griffin, Esq.

6 CEUs

Online Via Zoom

Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW, has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Department in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California.

Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to The Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare systems and professionals in professional negligence litigation at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012.

As a CAMFT staff attorney, Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq., takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, The Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company. Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He has also served as a board member for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit.


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June Membership Meeting
"Child-Parent Psychotherapy"
Sunday, June 5, 2022
9:00 am – 11:30 am
with Lorah Joe, LCSW

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Nikki Gabriel—President's Message
Here we all are in May 2022, with two years of pandemic behind us, and still looking at a future with too much unknown and uncertainty. There is definitely a push and pull between wanting life to go back to how it was before, the realities of Covid-19 variants, and those feeling more comfortable with being at home, zoom, and the changes the pandemic brought. As a chapter, we have members across the spectrum . . . Read Nikki’s full message

Quentin Dunne—April Membership Meeting Write-Up
One of the many treasures of working in the field of psychotherapy is the variety and diversity of approaches available to aid in the healing of the soul. As members of the San Fernando Valley chapter of CAMFT, we are fortunate to see different healers of different stripes give presentations regarding how to most compassionately and effectively work with those who struggle with the inevitable difficulties of life. On April 10th, depth psychologist George Viney brought his expertise of Jungian/Archetypal psychoanalysis . . . Read Quentin’s full write-up

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
CAMFT applauds the Biden administration for prioritizing mental health. We call on Congress to support the mental health needs of all Americans, including sponsoring and passing our current legislation, The Mental Health Access Bill, which would allow MFTs to be Medicare providers . . . Read Ariel’s full update

Board Minutes—February 2022
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Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: The Lost Daughter
The Lost Daughter is a 2021 psychological drama film written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, who adapted the script from the novel by the same name by Elena Ferrante. It premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021, and stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Jack Farthing, Oliver Jackson Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris. While on holiday in Greece . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—Local Networking: The Best Way to Grow and Fill a Practice
Consistent, effective, and ongoing local networking is the best way to get known in your community—and the fastest way to grow your practice and keep it full. This is true not only for private practice but for mental health centers, agencies, and any type of program, center or service whether public or private. What is local networking and how does it work?  Local networking is raising awareness in your local community about what you do, who you work with, and the services . . . Read Lynne’s full column

Judith Fraser—Uncle Bobby: A Living Gift from a Dying Man
I sent that last rocket to the moon,” Uncle Bobby said with a deep chuckle as we sat at his kitchen table in Torrance, California. “Sure was a beaut.” He picked up a packet of Camel’s sitting next to his can of beer, and banged it against his fist. A slender white cigarette popped out. Even a diagnosis of Cancer couldn’t stop his smoking habit. He put the cigarette between his teeth, flicked open his Colibri lighter and lit the end all in one graceful movement. It was one he’d been practicing since he was a child of ten, before we had warning signs about tobacco addiction, and before it was against the law to sell to minors. The tip of his Camel . . . Read Judith’s full column

Insight Treatment Programs
Insight Treatment Programs are recognized as a leader in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) for teens, (13-19 years of age), struggling with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Whether your teen is suffering from a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or ADHD or is having behavior problems such as, self-harm, addictive behaviors, aggression, and isolation, we are here to support and guide you, not just for the teen . . . Read Insight’s full profile

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