AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
November Featured Event
November 20, 2015
9 AM - 11 AM
Dementia: What is it, What’s Normal Aging, and What Do We Do?
Summary: This course will provide an overview of the
multiple kinds of dementia faced by families and their loved ones. It will
distinguish between the losses seen in normal again versus the clear indicators
of dementia. It will address the greater impact of early onset dementia and how
that changes the course of the illness. We will discuss the reality that
dementia is in fact a terminal illness, and leads to death, and how that should
change the conversation about what needs to be taken care of and the issues
Participants will be able to identify/describe/discuss:
- Normal aging brain loss traits
- Increase in dementia with age
- Managing someone with dementia
Clinicians will also learn the following in dealing with
families with dementia impacting them:
how to speak with doctors, documenting
symptoms, locating online education and support, being realistic about limits
and the need for outside help and asking for help, caregiver strain and
illness, understanding anticipatory grief, including:
- Things NOT to say to families dealing with
- Things NOT to do or say to those living with
The list of stuff to get done if dementia is
setting in: POA, DPOA, POLST, trusts, Living Wills, videos, letters, “buckets,”
creating a village at home
Jill is a therapist in private practice in Riverside, where
she co-owns Central Counseling Services with Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT. Jill
completed her MSW at the University of South Florida. Her professional life has
been anchored by hospice, grief and loss, life transitions, and adoptions. She
created the online grief recovery program “Your Path Through Grief,” which is
available at www.yourpaththroughgrief.com. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Facilitator
through the Grief Recovery Institute. Jill is also a member of the Riverside
Mayor’s Task Force for creating a Purple City, focusing on the issues of
dementia in the population. She created and facilitates a dementia support
group monthly in Riverside, and provides services for families facing dementia
and the multiple issues that overwhelm families coping with dementia in their
midst. She is also a regular presenter at the Death Café at Cal State
Fullerton’s OLLIE program.
LOCATION: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
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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! Contact any
member of the board if you are interested.
November Featured Event
At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
COUPLES TOOLS: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED
Dr. Catherine Wheeler
USE TOOLS TO SOLVE YOUR COUPLES' PROBLEMS!
focus of this presentation was to present therapists with user-friendly
TOOLS for couples therapy in order to guide growth and assist couples
- stop being STUCK in BLAMING
- increase INSIGHT into healthier PATTERNS
- develop more MATURE BEHAVIOR
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, SHOW MORE EMPATHY, FEEL HEARD, BE NOURISHING, less CODEPENDENT, and more
are often overwhelmed and confused by the daunting challenges of
working with couples. It's important to avoid triangulation with one
partner, taking sides, counter-transference, and the
trap of giving advice. Using TOOLS with couples guides the couples to
take responsibility for their own growth, to learn to be a team, to
facilitate each other feeling heard, and to stop blaming and acting out
anger and passive-aggressive patterns. Just giving couples "good advice"
isn't enough for real growth and change!
TOOLS TO SOLVE YOUR COUPLES' PROBLEMS will
give therapists some user-friendly tools to help their couples grow
into healthier and more mature patterns with each other. Therapists
often feel overwhelmed with the daunting task of getting high-conflict,
dependent, or immature partners to stop venting and blaming, take
responsibility, show empathy and be a team. Couples need specific tools
to stop being triggered and reacting, to avoid shutting down, and "get
out of their heads." These tools are also very useful for clients with
anxiety, anger and negative thinking. Use tools with both your
individual clients as well as your couples!
Objectives for participants of seminar were to learn:
1. how to use specific user-friendly tools/skills/steps for couples growth
2. how to avoid triangulation, siding with a partner, unprofessional alliances
3. how to use homework effectively with couples
4. how to increase couples' insight & responsibility
Wheeler has been in private practice since 1978. During this time she
has focused on creating tools to guide couples’ issues and increase
couples’ skills. She leads monthly workshops based on the skills and
tools in her books (on amazon.com) HIGHER
LEVEL LOVE--TOOLS FOR HEART-CENTERED LOVE. She has also been a
presenter at other CAMFT chapters and at the CAMFT conference, and now
trains interns, is a CE provider, and will be offering workshops for
therapists interested in using tools in their practice. Her workshops
are described at higherlove-workshop.com.
Welcome New Member!
Thanks Giving Season
As I sit down to write this it’s still 91 degrees outside
and my daughter and I just finished removing our Halloween decorations at our
home and so we have officially entered into the “holiday season.” Soon it will
be Veteran’s day followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and
then New Year’s. Wow! I’m tired just thinking about it. Have you thought about
some self-care or some time off just for you?
As my daughter and I packed up our decorations on that warm
day we started talking about being grateful for the lives we have and the
ability we have to live as we want. We are grateful to all our veterans for
their many sacrifices and their overall service.
As a business owner, I am grateful to be able to help others
through their difficult times and have the freedom to set my own schedule, plus
I get to work with a wonderful group of people every day. I am also very
thankful for all of you, CAMFT members for your friendship, sharing of your
ideas and knowledge so freely with me. Lastly, I am very grateful for the
chapter’s board and all the hard work and energy that each of them put in each
and every month. Plus they also seem to have new ideas brewing that continue to
improve our chapter.
I hope you and your family and friends have a wonderful
Until next time,
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT
Holiday Party - December 12, 2015 (stay tuned for location)
Help Me Help Her: A Presentation Supporting Providers Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence - January 22, 2016
Using the Language of the Law to “Salt & Pepper” Your Treatment Records (6 hours) - February 26, 2016