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AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
August Featured Event
August 28, 2015
9 AM - 11 AM
Child Abuse: What You Need to Know
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT & Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW
seminar will define what is and isn’t child abuse, review child abuse
reporting, child abuse statutes, what happens to the information once it
is reported, agency response time and outcomes, the juvenile court
process, the juvenile dependency process, and the newer implications for
CPS (exigency, warrants, trafficking, non-minor foster care, KATIE A.
lawsuit), as well as reviewing some key strategies in working with
children who have been abused
After completing this workshop participants will be able to:
- complete a child abuse form and know who to call if they have questions
- understand the process of CPS and how it relates to therapists
- identify three key strategies/techniques that can be used in their practice with children who have been abused
Sheralyn L. Shockey-Pope,
LMFT co-founded Central Counseling Services in Riverside, CA. She
specializes in working with people who have experienced traumatic
events, anxiety and mood disorders. She is in full-time private
practice. Previously she was a Supervisor of the Riverside County
Department of Public Social Services Resource Family Training and
Assessment Unit, responsible for the County’s training of all foster,
adoptive and kinship (relative) family training. She has 25 years of
experience working within the CPS or probation department system in
three counties. She also instructs for the Public Child Welfare Training
Academy (CSUSD Foundation) training new social workers on family
engagement, interviewing skills, intimate partner violence, mental
health disorders, and self-care skills.
LCSW & CAMFT member, founded Stolar Counseling & Consultation.
Nicol has been working with children and their families for over 18
years. She has worked in private therapeutic settings as well as public
agencies. Nicol has expertise in the areas of mediation, child forensic
interviewing, adoptions, training, child custody evaluation
feedback/assessments, co-parenting boot camp, dependency proceedings and
CPS/Law Enforcement investigations. Nicol has completed hundreds of
child abuse investigations including neglect, physical abuse, sexual
abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, and child deaths. She also
teaches for the Public Child Welfare Training Academy which puts her
expertise to work with new social workers across the six Southern
California Counties. Nicol is an expert witness in Family Law Court and
specializes in child abuse and maltreatment. She has recently been
accepted as the Board of Behavioral Sciences expert witness for child
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regret to announce that the supervision seminar scheduled for September
has been cancelled due to illness of the presenter. We will attempt to
reschedule a seminar on this topic in the future. For September
however, we have been able to replace it with a very interesting seminar
on Sexual Addiction (see below).
IE CAMFT 2015-2016 Board of Directors
still have open board positions! We need a President-Elect and a CEU
Coordinator--please join our board and help the chapter!
August Featured Event
At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
Problem Gambling is Not a Major Issue....Wanna Bet?
Steve Gray, LMFT, Certified Problem Gambling Treatment Provider
Disorder is easily missed by clinicians. There are no physical symptoms
as with Substance Abuse Disorders and clients are frequently motivated
to hide or minimize the extent of their gambling, presenting, instead,
issues with depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, domestic violence,
relationship difficulties, etc. This presentation familiarized
clinicians with the disorder by presenting some basic statistics for
gambling in the United States, and Problem Gambling specifically. Terms
were defined and there was a review of the changes from DSM IV to DSM V.
Screening instruments were reviewed that can be used to determine the
existence of a gambling problem and classify its severity. A
cognitive-behavioral treatment methodology was summarized. Community
and professional treatment resources were presented. Co-morbidity with
other disorders were discussed.Learning Objectives:
- Become familiar with the existence and use of different screening instruments to diagnose gambling disorder
- Increase awareness of risk factors, prevalence, modes of expression, and consequences of gambling disorder
knowledge of some of the mechanisms contributing to the maintenance of
the problem behavior and interventions to assist the client in behavior
- Increase knowledge of treatment resources available for problem gamblers
Gray graduated from the University of Redlands with a BA in Spanish in
1970 and from California State University, San Bernardino with an MS in
Psychology in 1985. He has been an LMFT since 1987 and is currently
working with a private, full service, employee assistance provider
offering short-term therapy, training, consultation, referrals and
critical incident debriefings. He has been certified since April, 2011
by the State of California to provide specialized gambling treatment
services under the auspices of the Office of Problem Gambling,
California Department of Public Health.
Welcome New Members!
Kirsten Larsen, John Mendoza, Sherry Rusch
love summer time, longer days, new books to read, fresh fruit to eat,
and swimming. I do hope your summer is in full swing and you are
enjoying yourself. I know many therapists say their practices slow down
for summer but for me that has not been the case at least this year.
is some good news from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) first,
the new online BreEZe system is up and running. This one website will
allow consumers, licensees, and applicants to verify a professional
license, file a consumer complaint, submit licensing applications, renew
a license, change addresses, and should save us all time. You can take a
look at this new site @ http://bit.ly/1IljHbn.
The second positive item to come from the BBS is they are issuing a
newsletter once again; attempting to be more open about their activities
and to keep us informed of new legislative changes. The newsletter can
be accessed @ http://bit.ly/1ga2DeA
We have a Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/iecamft?fref=ts
Thank you to Omar for setting it up. We invite you to like our page and
check it periodically for new articles of interest and last minute
month your board met to begin the planning for the next year. One of
the ideas that came up was starting a 3000 Club to help support our
pre-licensed members. A survey has been created to see if there is any
interest in this type of programing. I would ask that all our
pre-licensed member take this survey to provide input. I promise it is a
very short survey only 7 questions. The link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YQVSJJM. Thank you in advance for your help.
continue to need to fill a few positions on our board. We need help
with the creation of a CEU committee. This would require a few meetings
to help complete the CEU application for our chapter. We also need a
few board members-at-large to lend a hand for certain functions; we
would like at least 3- 4 people. Yes, I know this does take a bit more
time, but honestly it really is only a few hours a month. Another need
is hospitality where for only a couple of meetings you agree to bring
one item to share with the group, plus help set up the table and clean
up after—not a difficult job and one that does not take a great deal of
I wanted to say thank you and good luck to Doreen Van Leeuwen. Doreen,
as many of you know, was Past, Past, President of our Inland Chapter and
she graciously hosted our board retreat in July. Doreen will soon be
leaving us as she heads up north to Santa Rosa to begin a new chapter in
her life and be closer with her new grandbaby. Doreen is a couples
counseling expert and she has been passionate about building a practice
that can earn a good living. She has agreed to continue to extend her
help to our chapter by helping with the 3000 club when she is in town
over the next year. Thank you Doreen for your generous heart and caring
spirit. Please take a moment at our next meeting to wish her well.
wanted to remind each of you, that this Inland Empire Chapter is your
chapter, please let me know if we are not meeting your needs or if you
have any suggestions. I would love to hear from you. Contact me through the Member Directory.
Until next time
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