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“An Existential Perspective on the Pandemic 
with Rena Pollack, LMFT
Sunday, September 13, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom

Rena Pollack, LMFT, Rena Pollak is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Encino. She honed her passion and skills for group therapy as a member and board member of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles and the American Group Psychotherapy Association, earning her Certification in Group Psychotherapy. She's led groups and worked with individuals and couples in a variety of settings including community counseling at Counseling West, adolescent counseling at El Camino High School, grief counseling with Our House Grief Support Center and cancer support with WeSpark Cancer Support Center in addition to her private practice. Her love of groups extends to the many groups in her life including her large family group, a writing group, a camping group, as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer and as a leader of her daughter's Girl Scout troop. The focus of her work is on self-actualization and self-expression in order to have satisfying relationships. 1.5 CEUs

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“The Sexual Desire Gap:
Strategies You Can Use in Your Next Session 
with Barbara Calvi, LMFT
Sunday, October 11, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Via Zoom

Barbara Calvi, LMFT, after spending several years out of college moving up in "the industry," Barbara realized she needed to engage in work that had more meaning and would make a greater difference in the world. She thought that helping someone overcome their struggles and pain in order to be able to live a happier and fuller life was a good way to spend a life, her life. Barbara enrolled in a graduate school program in marriage and family therapy, and hasn't looked back. She is grateful that she gets to do this work every day! It was the right choice! 1.5 CEUs

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Natalie Jambazian—President's Message
It’s been a rough year for all of us. Trying to navigate these uncertain, unpredictable, and chaotic moments. Yet, I’ve found there’s also a silver lining to it. We had our virtual, new-member, networking event on August 9 and it made me realize how connection and finding optimism through these turbulent . . . Read Natalie’s full message

Ariel Cohen—CAMFT Facebook Page Legislative Updates
FCC Approves Plan for National Suicide Hotline Short-Code Similar to 9-1-1. "Help is available, and it can be effective," said FCC Chair Ajit Pai. "Experts predict that it will result in millions more Americans receiving the intervention services . . . Read Ariel’s full update

Douglas Green—July Membership Meeting Write-Up
If you’re anything like me, an early part of your journey toward becoming a therapist was having the bejeezus scared out of you, and your entire brain and soul fascinated, by reading and/or seeing Sybil and The Three Faces of Eve, bestselling books and award-winning films about extreme . . . Read Douglas’s full write-up

Katie Busse—Changing Employment Settings: What About the Clients?
At some point or another, we all go through transitions within our work lives. This may involve changing roles or leaving an employment setting. So if you’re a newly licensed clinician launching out, an established therapist deciding to move to private practice, or your employment setting . . . Read Katie’s full write-up

2021 Board Slate—2021
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Board Minutes—June 2020
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Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: Our Souls at Night
We are grieving for a lot of losses in today’s world, which is one of the reasons I chose the film Our Souls at Night to review — it has some important messages for those who grieve the loss of a loved one and can’t seem to find the courage to move on to a new chapter — or wonder . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Katie Busse, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Katie Busse, AMFT is a dedicated, caring therapist who enjoys helping teens, adults, and families learn to thrive. She originally was in college to become a veterinarian since she loves animals. To her dismay, she realized she was allergic to dogs, so she took another track. Katie then studied ... Read Katie’s full profile

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