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November 2022 Membership Meeting
“Healing Attachment Wounds from Childhood ”  
with Shelley G. Horner, LMFT
Sunday, November 13, 2022
9:00 am — 11:15 am
In-Person and Via Zoom
Encino Golf Course Banquet Room

Shelley Horner, LMFT, has been in private practice for over 25 years. Prior to earning her license, she was a school counselor. Before that, she was a performer, working as an actor, musician and dancer. Shelley brings her play into therapy to help clients break through barriers. Role-play is a useful vehicle to experiment with different responses. Changing communication patterns can enhance relationships. Connecting to the self as well as to people in your life is crucial for in-depth relationships.

Shelley has been writing the SFV-CAMFT “Member Highlights” for several years. She enjoys getting to know therapists so she can capture their essence through the written word.

1.5 CEUs

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Nikki Gabriel—President's Message
Amazingly enough, a second year of serving as your chapter president has now flown by, and we are beginning to look ahead to a new year. Being an active part of SFV-CAMFT has added much needed community and support to my life and professional career. It was a challenge this year to be a new Mom and board president, however, as always I found . . . Read Nikki’s full message

Douglas Green—September Membership Meeting Write-Up
It Happened! After two and a half years, SFV-CAMFT at last restarted in-person meetings. In this case, the September, 2022 chapter meeting was a hybrid of in-person and virtual attendees. As anyone could have predicted (and as far as I could tell, everyone did!) there were enormous difficulties in setting it up and a few technical glitches persisting through the meeting. Yet all in person were ecstatic . . . Read Douglas’s full write-up

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
Legislative Alert: US Senators Jon Tester and Jerry Moran call on Biden Administration to fill critical mental health care vacancies at the Veterans' Administration and establish an occupational series for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and MHCs at the VA . . . Read Ariel’s full update

Board Minutes—August 2022
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Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
“Clothes,” as the expression goes, “make the man.” Clothes also make the women — more-so, in fact, since women are said to spend three times more than men spend on their clothing. Many movies have been made about the fashion industry, from The Devil Wears Prada and Phantom Thread to Ready-to-Wear. Now, we have the delightful 2022 British remake . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—The Secret to Ongoing Referrals & Keeping Your Practice Full
“I wish I'd thought about networking this way from the very beginning.” Building a referral network of trusted providers to refer clients to for adjunct services has turned out to be one of the best ways a therapist can keep their practice full — and it’s a sustainable strategy. Maybe you’ll think it’s obvious advice or too good to be true but going about creating a list of people you want to refer your clients to when they can benefit from adjunctive services is how many therapists successfully market their practice, network, and receive the ongoing referrals that keep their practice full. Yes, by getting to know another provider and how you can refer . . . Read Lynne’s full column

Nazila Amighi, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Nazila Amighi, a past SFV-CAMFT President for our Member Highlight feature. She served on the SFV-CAMFT Board of Directors from January 2017 to December 2019 as the President Elect, President, and Past President. Nazila’s goal is to keep her “loyalty” to our chapter. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Sherman Oaks, and currently offers telehealth. She graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, receiving a master’s degree in clinical psychology, with an emphasis . . . Read Nazila’s full profile

John Porterfield, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
The possibility of self-realization is built on the foundation we have laid in the first half of life. Our society devotes much preparation of its youth for the first half of life in terms of education, training, and the clearly expressed expectations that success is to create deep roots in career, in relationship through marriage and the creation and rearing of a family. This has allowed our world to develop great civilizations, which allow us to coexist . . . Read John’s full article

Sue Cristol, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
When we enter into a relationship with a client, it will become clear within a short amount of time how much insight they have. Perhaps there is some confusion that needs to be sorted out. It could be that a specific relationship or stage of life issue is the impetus that drove the client to seek help at this time. Maybe there’s a crisis. Sometimes, someone just needs a neutral, non-judgmental ear to bounce thoughts and feelings off of. I could go on . . . Read Sue’s full article

Insight Treatment Programs
A big thank you to Insight Treatment Programs,for sponsoring our Annual Pre-Licensed event, Navigating the Road to Licensure, and our upcoming November 2022 Online Membership Meeting. 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 . . . Read Insight’s full profile

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