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  September 2017

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

Featured Event for September 22, 2017

Couples Counseling: Using the Power and Intimacy Formula

John Lucas

This seminar will offer a simple but all-encompassing formula for therapy and assessment. This formula ideally applies to couple's work. Examples of assessment and application of the formula will be offered in the presentation. The presentation will also present a useful integration of psychology and Christianity for clients with a Christian framework.  Based on this simple formula, the presentation will also apply CBT principles to address areas of anger management, conflict resolution and self-worth.

The presentation will also touch on the application of this formula with other major areas of concern, namely, parenting and addictions.

Participants will learn:

1. The general principles of the Power and Intimacy formula in treatment.

2.   How to apply the Power and Intimacy formula to couples therapy.

3.   How the Power and Intimacy formula can be applied to various areas of treatment, including individual therapy, addictions, and parenting.

4.   How the Power and Intimacy formula can be used to integrate psychology and Christianity into a successful therapy approach.

John Lucas is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  John has been married for 31 years with five children.  Mr. Lucas has been practicing in private practice for 20 years. Currently, John is in private practice in Temecula, Ca. under the name of Lighthouse Counseling Services.  Mr. Lucas has a self¬≠ published book, "Power and Intimacy in Relationships: the balanced formula for success" which has been available for the last several years.   John has worked in a psychiatrist setting as the program director for Dr. Raese and Associates in their anger management/ domestic violence program for seven years. John has also worked for the last five years for Oak Grove residential treatment center in Murrieta, Ca.  Mr. Lucas continues to work as a 1-800-gambler therapist and has for the last several years.  John has also been involved in his local church assisting with their Celebrate Recovery program.


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.



The Single Payer bill, SB 562, has until September 15th to be acted on in the Assembly. Calls and emails are needed to urge Speaker Rendon to get it out onto the Assembly floor where it can be amended and ultimately passed.  His number is 916/319-2063

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:

   September Featured Event


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events

Effective Co-Parenting Strategies

Dr. Jenna Flowers, LMFT

With the divorce rate in America at over 50 percent, effective co-parenting continues to be more relevant than ever.  We explored how to help our clients understand the challenges and strengths in co-parenting. This presentation guided us in understanding the key developmental needs for children specific to co-parenting families, created an effective parenting plan for co-parents who want to be intentional in their parenting, informed us how to assist them to continue to foster a secure connection with their children.  This seminar helped clinicians learn how to work with clients needing practical and effective communication strategies to help reduce conflict and how to help them focus on partnering well in raising healthy children.

This seminar highlighted what conscious co-parenting is and strategies on how to partner as co-parents in raising healthy and securely-attached children. It provided an understanding of specific needs of co-parented children at every developmental stage, explained how to create a co-parenting plan, manage resentments in co-parenting, and promote effective communication strategies in co-parenting.


  1. Understand the challenges and strengths in co-parenting.
  2. Identify key developmental needs specific to co-parenting.
  3. Learn tools for creating a conscious co-parenting plan.
  4. Review strategies to manage resentments and increase communication in co-parenting.

Dr. Jenna Flowers is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author, and speaker.  Dr. Flowers has been in private practice 2007 in Newport Beach focusing on parenting, individual and couples therapy. The Conscious Parent's Guide to Co-Parenting is her first book and was published by Adams Media in June 2016, which can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for purchase. Since 2007 she has been teaching her curriculum called Conscious Mothering to Orange County parents who wish to develop their parenting skills and heal personal obstacles.  She raises a family of three.

Welcome New Members!

Lisa Popper, Andrea Moore-Emmett, Sabrina Marquez, and Nicholle Stepanian

President's Message: 

Coming into fall, not soon enough. The heat and humidity have beenquite something.   Our hearts go out to those who have lost homes or wereput in harm's way due to recent fires including the Palmer Fire that started onSaturday in San Timoteo Canyon.


Trauma seems to be close to us as we have heard also of HurricaneHarvey in Texas.  Healing is needed in our world more than ever for bigtrauma as well as for managing our individual lives.  Makes you think...

Janetta Peltz, IE-CAMFT President

Upcoming Events:

Recovery from Religion - October 27, 2017

Scents and Scents-Ability: Using Essential Oils in Clinical Practice - November 17, 2017 (Note Date)

Holiday Party - TBA



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