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September 2022 Membership Meeting
“Emotional Processing in Psychotherapy
to Facilitate Emotional Change
Based on Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Approach”
Ladan H. Safvati, LMFT, ATR, Certified EFT-l Therapist
Sunday, September 11, 2022
9:00 am – 11:30 am
In-Person and Online Via Zoom
(We are excited to present our first hybrid event!)

Ladan H. Safvati, LMFT, ATR, Certified EFT-l Therapist, is the founder and director of Southern California Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy, approved by the International Society for EFT. She has completed extensive training in Emotion Focused Therapy with individuals since 2012 with Dr. Leslie Greenberg and Dr. Robert Elliott, Co-founders of EFT. She explains her experience with EFT as life-changing, personally and professionally, an approach that equipped her with deeper understanding of emotions and a solid structure in how to use emotional processing in session to assist clients in healing their past wounds and problematic emotional processes. Since the establishment of the SoCal Institute of EFT in 2017, Ladan has organized and hosted many experiential EFT trainings with the masters and originators of EFT and facilitated the experiential parts of these trainings, along with the pioneers, helping clinicians learn EFT skills experientially through their own experiences during skill practices.

1.5 CEUs

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Nikki Gabriel—President's Message
There is something about the end of summer, as we move into fall, back to school, and the end of the year, that feels like a time of transition. This year is no exception. Personally I am preparing to return to my practice following maternity leave, and figuring out what my life as a working professional will look like . . . Read Nikki’s full message

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In accordance with our Chapter ByLaws, a nominating committee was formed to confirm eligibility and select the nominations from the applications for our incoming 2023 Board of Directors. We are thrilled by the interest of our members to serve on the Board and look forward to installing another great Board this year! . . . Review full Board Slate

Charlyne Gelt—Cinema Therapy: Elvis
Baz Luhrmann’s film, Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, illustrates music as a powerful medium of communication and a vehicle for change that got absorbed into the mainstream. Elvis is a 2022 biographical musical drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann, about American music icon ElvisPresley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s. From the film we learn about the enormous influence of 1950-60s Negro music, dance and religious church services had on Elvis’s performance . . . Read Charlyne’s full review

Lynne Azpeitia—Getting Paid
When clients pay for therapy services in your practice, what type of payment do you accept? Credit Card? Debit Card? HSA or FSA Card? Bank Bill Pay Issued Check? Personal Check? Cash? Money Order? Yes, they still issue money orders. Today there are so many options to choose from for client payment. How do we decide which one is best for us and our practice? What are legal and ethical options available to therapists to get paid fast and not have to pay too much in bank or credit card charges? Not too long ago . . . Read Lynne’s full column

Douglas Green—Improving Your Presentation as a Therapist
Let’s try this out: You’re a well-trained therapist, and your clients love you, but you need to expand your practice and need to break past your shyness and stage-fright to do so. Or how about: You’re an expert on a particular subject, and want to present about it at conferences, but every time you speak you get tongue-tied and choke. Or maybe: You’re perfectly satisfied in your professional life, but are supposed to speak at your beloved niece’s wedding in a few months and would rather . . . Read Doug’s full column

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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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