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  April 2016

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

April 22, 2016 Presentation

Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Clients

Yisraela Hayman, LMFT

An LGBTQ client schedules an appointment with you. You’re thinking, "What do I do? How do I attune? What’s different about them? What’s the same? What do I need to know? Will I understand them? How do I make them feel comfortable?"  For answers to all these questions - and more - come to this workshop!

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand similarities and differences between heterosexual and LGBT individuals /clients

2. Understand common LGBT terminology and labels

3. Some of the common issues faced in the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and "queer" community.

4. How to feel comfortable with LGBT clients and ways to create a safe environment for LGBT clients to feel seen, heard, and understood.

Yisraela Hayman, M.A is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and has a private practice in Beverly Hills where she sees individuals, couple & families. She is a graduate of Antioch University LGBTQ specialization and is trained in LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapy.  She is an AACAST certified couples and sex therapist. She is also trained in  EMDR & TRI and works with many clients who have PTSD and/or developmental trauma. She is also a clinical group supervisor at Southern California Counseling Center and also provides individual case consultation for both licensed and unlicensed professionals.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance



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IE CAMFT 2015-2016 Board of Directors

We still have open board positions!  We need a President-Elect and someone to help with technology--please join our board and help the chapter! Contact any member of the board if you are interested.

Here is the slate of candidates for the upcoming 2016-2017 year:

President: Sherry Shockey-Pope



Secretary: Martha Wethey

Membership/Newsletter/Website: Carol A. Bouldin

Programs: Ilse Aerts

Financial: Steve Gray

Hospitality: Annette Compton

CEU Chair: Garry Raley

Members-at-Large: Marie-Louise Bosin, Paul Velen, Keyvan Geula, Omar Gonzalez-Valentino

This issue:

April Featured Event


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events

The BBS, Supervisees, and You: What You Need to Know About Changes to the Requirements

Randall Walker, LMFT


As a supervisor – or a pre-licensed therapist – it is challenging staying up with changes in rules and regulations concerning obtaining licensure as an MFT. This presentation and discussion focused on what every supervisor and supervisee needs to know about recent changes, how this will impact training, and how to plan for the future.

Objectives: by the end of this presentation, participants were able to:

a.       Describe recent changes in laws and regulations affecting MFTs and supervision

b.      Recognize impact changes have on current and future supervisees

c.       Identify practical strategies for managing supervision relationship/s

d.      Identify resources for staying current while supervising

Randall Walker has been licensed as an MFT for over 25 years. He has extensive experience supervising clinicians in a variety of settings, including non-profit social service agencies, substance abuse treatment, and academic training settings. Randall is currently a faculty member at Loma Linda University where he directs the Counseling and Family Sciences Clinic located in the Behavioral Health Institute. He also maintains a private practice in Upland specializing in work with couples and families dealing with substance use and recovery.

Welcome New Members!

Lisa Erazo, Lisa Tobler, Danielle Grauman, Jolene Shull, RuthDusenberry,

Desiree Reusch, Suzanne Snyder, Rebecca Hahn-Hooten


President's Message

Inland Empire Board & Chapter Update


Have you ever considered volunteering some time to be on your local Inland Empire CAMFT Board? I can hear your objections “I don’t have time,” “I’m too busy,” “I don’t have anything to really contribute.” “I’m only an intern.” I would counter all through negative thoughts and say, “Rubbish!” Being a member of the CAMFT board is not hard nor is it very time consuming. I will acknowledge that it does take a few hours a month but honestly only a few. We all have something we can give.  I really would like you to think about it and come to a board meeting, talk to any board member about their job. My mother often would say, “Many hands make less work.” That is so true. Please share your gifts with our chapter it might make you even happier than you are right now; current research substantiates this and by volunteering you are prone to less depression--just another good reason to stay after the presentation! In order to encourage your participation, I have created a Top 10 List for you to consider:   

The top 10 benefit list to volunteering for the Inland Empire CAMFT Board:

1.       You receive high prestige from your family, friends and colleagues
2.       You get to meet interesting people
3.       You get to add the CAMFT logo to your website; increases free marketing and thus your  income
4.       You get to be “in the know” before everyone else
5.       You laugh a lot; and I mean a lot
6.       Colleagues refer to you so your income increases
7.       Your business Facebook page gets more likes
8.       You stand out in a crowd
9.       You have built-in case consulting colleagues with invaluable and priceless information
10.   You help define what MFTs are in our community

With all sincerity, please consider just a few hours to help guide this chapter into even more greatness. If you want to speak to me about any board position you can email me at or call me (951) 323-2182 I would be happy to speak with anyone about the time commitments.

The Inland 3000 Club will again meet this month April 23, 2016 from 11:00-1:00.  The topic will be “Tools For Couples Therapy;” the presenter will be Dr. Catherine Wheeler; the location will be 6840 Indiana Ave. Ste. 275, Riverside, CA 92506.  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at 951-778-0230 so we know how much food to provide (however, if you are reading this late and did not RSVP, please come anyway.) Everyone is welcome; you do not need to be a member of CAMFT to attend.

I also wanted to update all of you on the San Bernardino incident last December. Our chapter has volunteered to provide limited free counseling. To date, we have connected 8 people to therapists in our area and we have provided 40 sessions of free therapy since January. Thank you all for your hard work, caring, and compassion you have shown to those in our community who were in need.  Our members continue to amaze me with their dedication to our field. I am humbled and proud to say we are MFTs.    

Until next time,

Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT

IE-CAMFT President

Upcoming Events:

Emotional Transformation Therapy - May 27, 2016

To be determined - June 24, 2016

IE-CAMFT Board Retreat - July 22, 2016



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