November-December 2020            This Way In >>

“State of the Profession 
with Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE
Sunday, November 8, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom

Join CAMFT Executive Director Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members. Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 75-min presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional will.

Nabil El-Ghoroury is the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In this role he represents over 32,000 marriage and family therapists and trainees in the state of California. Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA). He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. 6 CEUs

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Natalie Jambazian—President's Message
The last month has been an emotional rollercoaster. Not only has it brought the end of summer, with a lot of parents having to deal with remote learning for their kids during Covid-19, but also as an Armenian therapist being born and raised in Los Angeles, I’m having to grieve my native homeland being under attack. It has been anxiety-provoking to witness . . . Read Natalie’s full message

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
On August 5th, the full Senate passed S 785, The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act. This legislation contains provisions that: 1) direct the VA to develop an occupational series in the Federal Civil Service for MFTs; 2) establish a scholarship program that includes MFTs to become re-adjustment counselors with a work requirement after graduation in the VA; and . . . Read Ariel’s full update

Madeline Taylor—September Membership Meeting Write-Up
It’s easy to understand why existential issues might be high in therapists’ minds these days. California has been in lockdown since the middle of March, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therapists are not seeing patients in-person as a rule, and we’ve been forced . . . Read Madeline’s full write-up

Katie Busse—Changing Employment Settings: What About the Clients?
Social media: a relatively newer way of staying connected, sharing content and ideas, and engaging with companies and their products. With the notable influence of social media in our society, therapists want to be mindful of how their presence on social media can both directly and indirectly impact . . . Read Katie’s full article

Board Minutes—September 2020
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Charlyne Gelt—Two Marriages: Comparing The Story of Us and Marriage Story
Every ending is also a new beginning. Depending on which poll or study you read, between 40-50 percent of all first marriages in this country end in divorce. But things rarely start out that way. In the beginning of the film The Story of Us (Bruce Willis as Ben; Michelle Pfeiffer as Katie), we get a taste of the happier times: the playfulness, the flirting, the courtship, and falling . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—Getting Paid: Talking with Clients about Price/Value of Therapy
There’s a lot of interest lately in addressing the issue of the amount of money clients pay, or don’t pay, per session for therapy.  The truth is that, as a profession, we as therapists often undercharge, and are underpaid, for the therapy services we deliver.  Fortunately, this seems to be changing . . . Read Lynne’s full article

Alan Croft, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Alan is easy to talk to, friendly, and kind. I had the pleasure of meeting him to write the highlights this month. Alan shared that he is currently working at San Fernando Valley Counseling center as an MFT Associate and completing his last 500 hours. He works with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety, as well as with couples. Before this, his first and only traineeship was for Grandparents as Parents; he interned at . . . Read Alan’s full profile

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