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Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and Interpersonal Biofeedback:
What You the MFT Need to Know

Steven Kassel, MFT, BCN, BCB 

Sunday, September 12, 2021
9:00 am-11:15 am
Online Via Zoom

State of the Profession
Membership Meeting

Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE 

Friday, September 24, 2021
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Online Via Zoom

Marriage and family therapists learn to provide various theoretical frameworks and modalities to improve relationships. Biofeedback uses learning theory, technological advances, and basic physiologic principles to promote these improvements. Biofeedback basically refers to any process where one learns to alter body, brain, and mind states by receiving direct feedback of the client’s physiology (i.e. heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension). Neurofeedback, also known as Neurotherapy or EEG Biofeedback, is a form of biofeedback that teaches one to alter brain states by directly learning to alter brain waves seen on an EEG through the use of visual and audio information.

Our annual "State of the Profession" membership meeting is a standalone event this year! Join us, fellow CAMFT chapters and 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 90-min presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.

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Mishka Clavijo Kimball—President's Message
As I woke up this morning and went outside my room, I felt incredibly grateful to be standing in front of the beautiful ocean in Cancun, Mexico. The sun glistened in the blue water, palm trees danced with the wind, and the breeze carried with it the smell of the beach. I came here with my husband to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, and what an amazing way . . . Read Mishka’s full message

Madeline Taylor—July Membership Meeting Write-Up
I don’t know about you, but I always get stumped by the word, “dialectical.” It’s like a roadblock in my brain causing me to slow down and have to think . . .”What does that mean?” A dictionary definition describes “dialectical” as meaning, “concerned with opposing ideas.” Our July presenter, Patty Gieselman, helped considerably by explaining that in Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy, “dialectical” refers to a synthesis, perhaps a synthesis . . . Read Madeline’s full write-up

Ariel Cohen—Legislative Update
Thank you to Congresswoman Sara Jacobs, of San Diego for co-sponsoring the Mental Health Access Improvement Act allowing MFTs to bill for Medicare and create post-hospital . . . Read Ariel’s full update

SFV-CAMFT Board of Directors —2022 Board Slate
In accordance with our Chapter ByLaws, a nominating committee was formed to confirm eligibility and select the nominations from the applications for our incoming 2022 Board of Directors. We are thrilled by the interest of our members to serve on the Board and look forward to installing another great . . . View the full Board slate

Board Minutes—June 2021
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Board Minutes—July 2021
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Charlyne Gelt—Late Night: Shadow and Transformation
Psychologists search for what makes people change. Often, as in the film Late Night, ordinary human interaction does the trick. However, "interaction with others" as a prescription for healing is easier said than done, especially when aspects of one's "shadow" self may block the capacity . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—The Gifts of Teletherapy
The perfect schedule for you and your practice. Have you found it? As a result of more than a year of providing therapy to clients through video and phone sessions, the structure of private practice is changing. The widespread use of teletherapy during this time of . . . Read Lynne’s full article

Leila Aboohamad—The Fifth Step to Creating a Loving “I-Thou” Relationship
The Fifth Step in learning how to create a loving, committed relationship is to understand the importance of setting boundaries. What exactly is a boundary in psychological terms? A boundary tells us and the world where we begin and end. It defines who . . . Read Leila’s full article

Militza Marin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I had the pleasure of meeting Militza Marin. Militza is currently working in private practice and had an office in Granada Hills prior to the pandemic, however currently she is providing services via telehealth. Militza works with adolescents, adults, and LGBTQ individuals. Militza attended San Diego State University and majored in Environmental Design with focus . . . Read Militza’s full profile

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