AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
September Featured Event
September 25, 2015
9 AM - 11 AM
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Understanding Sexual Addiction
Heather Seguin, Registered Marriage & Family Intern, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate
sexual behaviors are an increasing sociological and therefore clinical
issue. Some people may be aware of how their sexual choices are
negatively impacting their life and will seek help on their own.
Oftentimes, it is only after significant loss (discovery by partner,
being fired, getting arrested) that a person will walk through our
doors. This presentation will help clinicians identify problematic
sexual behaviors and develop tools for helping clients create a
healthier overall lifestyle and sexuality.Learning Objectives:
1) Develop an understanding of process/behavioral addictions
2) Learn foundational assessment tools for identifying sexual addiction/compulsion
3) Understand the traumatic impact of addiction on partners of sex addicts
4) Be able to implement introductory interventions and gain knowledge of other resources available
Seguin is a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (#67048)
employed and supervised by Dan Drake, LMFT, LPCC, CSAT-S. She is a
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate with the International
Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and a Certified
Clinical Partner Specialist Candidate with the Association of Partners
of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). She currently practices in
Studio City and will be building a private practice in the Inland Empire
LOCATION: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
BBS CEU Provider Status - Notice re Seminars Feb-June posted on NEWS Page on Website under the Members Only Section
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.
September Featured Event
At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
Child Abuse: What You Need to Know
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT & Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW
seminar defined what is and isn’t child abuse, reviewed 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 reviewed some key strategies in working with
children who have been abused
After completing this workshop participants were 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
Welcome New Members!
Christine Hjortnaes, Stacy Maggard, Jennifer Taglieri, Andrea Deaton, Sandra Washington
The cell phone has become indispensable and most, if not all
of our clients have them. Whether you love the phone or despise it, it is here
to stay. With the advent of the
smartphone there are a plethora of apps tailor-made for them. So what’s an app? It is simply a program that
your phone can run, similar to a computer software program. There are many apps
that are designed for mindfulness, inspiration, sleep, fitness, and self-care
among others. I have listed a couple of my favorite ones and others that have
been recommended by a few therapist friends. These apps can help both clients
and therapists; think self-care. Most of these can easily be found in Google
Play Store or the Apple Store depending on your platform.
Being Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Presence ($1.99) is available
for both the iPhone and Android. This is great app to start off learning to
meditate, it will help teach the beginner that there is “no correct way” to
meditate thus taking off the pressure to do it right. You choose the length of
time that you will rest and meditate and which background sounds you want to
hear. If you have trouble sleeping, this app will help create a calm and
next app is the winner of 2014 Department of Defense Innovation Award The
Virtual Hope Box (VHB) (Free) it was designed to be use by
behavioral health providers and their clients as an adjunct to treatment. The
VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation,
distraction, and positive thinking.
3. Calm (free) when you have a stressful
day you have to try this app. This app has beautiful photos with nature sounds.
It has a variety of different themes to help you relax. It can help with meditation,
relaxation, and better sleep, plus it is free!
4. Breathe2Relax (free) is a
cool app that teaches diaphragmatic breathing exercises. This app will help
clients to decrease their body's 'fight-or-flight' (stress) response.
Breathe2Relax can also help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety
management and it is designed to be used with your therapist.
5. 5 Minute Journal ($4.99) - Many therapists encourage clients to
journal as a main therapeutic tool, but some of our clients find it hard to
think of what to write, draw a blank, or find the work intimidating or hard.
This app provides subject prompts to help the client get started. It also has a
nice feature that reminds clients to write in the morning and again once in the
evening. Subject prompts include a focus on gratitude, positive affirmation,
and short term goal setting.
are plenty of apps out there to help with all sorts of problems and concerns
our clients may have. Some of these apps
are great problem solvers and others are not. But since many of these apps are
free it may be worth your time to evaluate them for yourself. Let me know what
your favorite apps are @firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time,
Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT
Couples Tools: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED - October 23, 2015
Dementia: What is it, What’s Normal Aging, and What do we do? - November 20, 2015 (Note Date)
Holiday Event - To be announced (stay tuned)