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Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


November 2017

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

Featured Event for November 27, 2017

Scents & Scents-Ability: Using Essential Oils in Clinical Practice

Lisa Ann Tobler, MFTI

Are you looking for a holistic way to positively impact the welI-being of your clients? This presentation will introduce you to the use of essential oils to promote emotional well-being. You will learn which oils to use, why essential oils actually DO help people to improve their well-being, and how you can use them to help your clients to feel better naturally. This presentation will discuss the use of essential oils and how using essential oils can provide clinicians with an additional tool to help clients to heal.

1. Participants will learn how essential oils affect the brain and emotional well-being.

2. Participants will learn which oils to use for emotional well-being.

3. Participants will learn how to use essential oils safely.

4. Participants will learn how to incorporate the use of essential oils in clinical practice.

Lisa Tobler is a Marriage and Family Therapist-Intern and an Essential Oils Educator. Lisa has been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. Lisa currently works with teens, adults and couples, and specializes in helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. She has completed training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Trauma Focused CBT {TFCBT}, and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools {CB/TS}. Lisa has been an online college instructor for nearly 12 years.


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.


IE-CAMFT First Annual Authors' Gathering

IE-CAMFT November Meeting, November 17th from 8:30 am – 12 pm

1898 Business Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408

We are proud to welcome both authors and program providers to display information on their product, (books, CEU training, etc.). Please be available to show and sign your books and products. We are excited to see the body of work our local clinicians are producing. You may want to consider adding to your library, and or holiday shopping for others.

For further information and RSVP, please contact:

Ilse – Program Chair – at 909-945-9947 or or Carol – Member – at 909-693-3177



The Single Payer bill, SB 562, will be pursued in the next legislative session, starting in January.

The Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act has been introduced in the U. S. Senate.

For more information, visit the "News" page under the "Members Only" section of the website

The 3000 Club

Please take a few minutes to answer the questionnaire regarding the 3000 Club at this link: 2017-08 3000 club questionnaire.docx

For information about this month's meeting please contact Ilse Aerts at: and/or facebook page:

This issue:                                                                  November Featured Event


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New and Renewing Members!
Message from the Webmistress

 Upcoming Events

Recovery from Religion:  Recognizing and Supporting Individuals Through Crises of Faith or Religious Transitions

Rebecca Williams, MS, LMFT

Questioning, then doubt, and a crisis of faith. This experience can be terrifying for a devoutly religious person. They may find themselves saying “I never intended to be here! How did this happen? What will my family think? What will become of me?” The result could be a reconfiguration of faith, religious switching, or a transition to irreligion. Some make these transitions smoothly and some people get stuck. They experience confusion, anxiety, isolation, depression, and relational problems. They may show up in your office not entirely sure what’s happening to them.

This presentation gave participants an overview of stages of questioning/doubt, Religious Trauma Syndrome, and stages of recovery from a crisis of faith. We discussed simple questions for assessment and strategies to support individuals through the process. The presentation will address how to help people maintain ties with religious family members and friends, and we will discuss when referring out is the most appropriate step for the client.


1. Participants learned the symptoms individuals may experience when separating from their religion.

2. Participants learned the stages of recovery from a rigid religious experience.

3. Participants learned how to support individuals leaving their religion in maintaining ties with religious friends and family members.

4. Participants learned how to recognize when to refer out individuals leaving religion.

Rebecca Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#81817) in private practice in Riverside. She is passionate about couples therapy and works with couples who are destabilized by one or both partners exiting religion or recovering from addiction. She has done training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She is a member of CAMFT, the Mormon Mental Health Association, and the Secular Therapist Project.

Ms. Williams came to the family therapy field from a background in education. Working with troubled teens, she saw that there was only so much change that could happen for the kids without change happening in the family as well. She graduated with her Masters from Loma Linda University and did internship work with substance abusing teens and their families. She has a love and talent for relational work.

Rebecca was drawn to this specialty through personal experience. As a formerly devout and observant religious person, she understands the existential crises that follow a loss of faith and the painful struggle to maintain relationships with family and friends who remain faithful. In meeting with other formerly religious people, she discovered common experiences of marital strain, family rejection, and being misunderstood or harmed in therapeutic settings. These are the people she loves to serve! She believes there is enough love, respect, and creativity in the world to allow individuals in marriages and families to have different spiritual paths while remaining intimately connected and having fulfilling relationships.

List of Recommended Reading:

Leaving religion:

Leaving the Fold: A guide for former fundamentalists and others leaving their religion by Marlene Winell

Trusting Doubt: A former Evangelical looks at old beliefs in a new light by Valerie Tarico

Girl at the End of the World: My escape from fundamentalism in search of faith by Elizabeth Esther

From Housewife to Heretic:  One woman's spiritual awakening and her excommunication from the Mormon Church, by Sonia Johnson

Exploring new beliefs and practices:

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A woman's journey from Christian tradition to the sacred feminine by Sue Monk Kidd

When Mormons Doubt: A way to save relationships and seek a quality life by Jon Ogden

Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling back to faith when good religion goes bad by Elizabeth Esther

Flunking Sainthood: A year of breaking the sabbath, forgetting to pray, and still loving my neighbor by Jana Reiss

About confronting shame and setting boundaries:

Codependent No More: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself by Melody Beattie

The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to communicate your needs, set healthy boundaries, and transform your relationships by Julie de Azevedo Hanks

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are by Brene Brown (though any of her books would be great. This one is a good start.)

The Dance of Anger: A woman's guide to changing the patterns of intimate relationships by Harriet Lerner

For a downloadable PDF of the handout and the book list, go to the "Recovery from Religion" seminar page under the "Seminar Information and Discussion" section located in the "Members Only" area of the website.

Welcome New Members!

Sandi Duffield, Charmayne Bowens, Katherine Mageno

Thank you for renewing:  Judy Kelly, Catherine Caporale, Jennifer Grant, Jenna Hardy, Jennifer Taglieri, Alicia McCleod, Irma Gonzalez, Beverly Johnson, Jenna Collins-Ebbesen, Stacy Donaldson, Monica Thirant, Golden Crews, Anne Hunpherys, Betty Odak, Ronena Summers, LuAnn Ahrens, Regina Holmes, Maria Luisa Ciaglo, Roberta Verderico, Ryan Voth, Roberta Reid

Renewal Reminders:  Kimberly Lloyd, Daniel Nyirady, Patrick Poor, Mary Rivas, Monica Smith, Randall Stier, Sabrina Thakur, Vern Bradley, Felisha Cullum, Amber Howard, Gurucharan Khalsa

It is YOU the members who keep our chapter going!  If your membership is up for renewal please complete the renewal process as soon as possible--your membership is the backbone of our organization and what allows us to keep offering great seminars and CEUs, the Therapist Directory, Membership Directory, and more.  Thank you! :)


Message from the Webmistress:  

Don't forget to complete your profile on the website in order to fully benefit from the Therapist Directory and Membership Directory--they both give you the ability to advertise your specialty areas and research others' specialties for referrals--a great resource, but only if all the fields are filled out.  If you didn't have time when you joined the chapter to complete yours, log in and do so at your first opportunity!

Carol A. Bouldin, IE-CAMFT Webmistress

Upcoming Events:

Holiday Party - December 9, 2017

The Secret Life of Hoarders
- January 26, 2018

Key Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals: What Therapists Should Always Do, Never Do and/or Really Don’t Have to Do - February 23, 2017



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