Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT
Our Mission: We are professional visionaries dedicated to providing training, networking, and advocacy for Marriage and Family Therapists to promote healthy individual, couple, and family relationships.
Membership Call to Action!
AT Our Next MEETING:
Got Family Court Clients? Fear Not!
Presented by Pam S. Vance, MA and Family Court Mediator
Friday, Mar 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
AT Our Last MEETING:
Suicide Prevention Among Our Youth
Presented by Kathleen Sarmiento, DSW, LMFT
Friday, Feb 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
March President’s Message
Greetings! With my 79th birthday a mere matter of days in the future, I offer some data points on the subject of aging, courtesy of Australia's Queensland Brain Institute.
As we age, our speed of cognition naturally declines. Not surprisingly, one study showed that a 20 year old is 75% faster than a 75 year-old at substituting symbols for numbers. Interestingly, language, vocabulary and verbal skills remain largely unchanged (though the time it takes to retrieve a particular word may decline). Memories formed many years ago remain quite stable, but forming new memories can be difficult (e.g. recalling a phone number when making a call). Working memory may be particularly affected; although the ability to focus on a single task is largely unchanged, there may be increased difficulty when multitasking or switching attention.
It has been an honor and pleasure to be your president this past year, and I look forward to being a part of IE-CAMFT's future as a volunteer on the IE-CAMFT board. You can be part of the board by attending a meeting which generally takes place after the monthly CE offerings (currently online). I'm looking forward to working with Ilse Aerts, MS, LMFT, LPCC, CCTP, the IE-CAMFT membership committee chairman on a project. Join me!
Welcome New and Returning Members
Gina (Regina) Culver, Ranela Kaligithi, Raven Verrett, and Cesily Smith
Thank You for Renewing
Esther Arredondo, Imelda Mares, Jocelyne Stancic, Susan Lowe, Stanley LeMelle, Lisa Kirkland, Christopher Figueroa, Judy McGehee, Kimberly Gaines, Yoon Young Kim, Jennifer Henshaw, Marelis Marrero, Betty Odak, Lisa Axelrod, Teresa Arciero, and Elena Leyva
John Warfield, Mary Ellen Garcia, Sarah Jane Martinez, Victoria Snow, Michael Rector, Carolyn Calderwood, Rosealinda Carrillo, Benedict Juliano, Deryl Taylor, Miroslava Villegas Reyes, Kristen Rawlings, Karri Backer, Dorothy Geiger, Zulema Velazquez, Emelly Rosspencer, Shinpei Chai, Lolita Domingue, Delsa Wilson, Vicki Andrews, Tina Avila, Geoffrey Mosher, Elizabeth G'Sell, Ronena Summers, Leticia Castillo, Terry Fowler, Nicole Serrano, Daniel Nyirady, Lisa McNeal, Delseta Robinson, and April Shorters
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