Welcome! Upcoming seminars are listed below 
General Information:

Inland Empire CAMFT Chapter meetings are held on the fourth Friday of every month except for holiday conflicts, with the
exception of July when we hold a board retreat, and December when we have a holiday event. The meetings are held 8:30 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m.
, beginning with networking, refreshments, and member announcements (bring your fliers, pamphlets and business
cards!). Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m.
Each presentation normally offers 2 CEUs, which are free for IE-CAMFT Chapter
in attendance.
Special programs such as Law & Ethics, which provide 6 CEUs, are offered at a reduced rate for
Anyone can attend any of the seminars as a guest by paying the gu
est fee. The IE-CAMFT Board Meeting follows the
presentation and runs about an hour. All chapter members are welcome to attend.
Meeting Location:

Loma Linda University

Dept. of Social Work & Social Ecology

1898 Business Center Drive

San Bernardino, CA 92408


Anyone is welcome to attend special events, like our annual Law & Ethics seminar, which offer 6 units.

We offer reduced rates for IE-CAMFT chapter members and for guests who register early.

Thanks for your interest!

Upcoming events

    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
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    Music Therapy: A Binaural Frontier

    The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)

    AmyLynn Dimaano, MT-BC, CADC-II 

    This presentation will include interactive demonstration and explanation detailing what clinical Music Therapy is and why it’s effective as an adjunct to conventional methodology.  This includes: Binaural foundations of how the human brain processes music and why this helps people in the therapeutic process of change. More specifically,  delineation of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), a specialty within the field of Music Therapy, its origins, research and efficacy for patients that are not finding success with traditional therapy. Particularly efficacious for treating trauma, grief, addictions and Depression, the Bonny Method is an imagery and music based therapeutic process that allows the patient to have an interactive experience in the treatment session itself. It can reveal previously untapped personal wisdom from the unconscious that often empowers the client outside the treatment setting to feel and behave differently.

    Additionally, this presentation will address how “music IN therapy” can be used by clinicians to enhance other forms of therapy, safely, within their scope of practice.


    1.  Understand the binaural foundations of Music Therapy in any context (includes individual and group settings)  

    2.  Comprehensive understanding of clinical Music Therapy as an adjunct therapy in Mental Health, specifically when to refer to a Music Therapist

    3.  Basic foundations of what the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery (GIM) is as a treatment modality

    4. How to use music IN therapy as a traditional therapy clinician, within your scope of practice, safe interventions


    AmyLynn Dimaano is a Board Certified Music Therapist, California State Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor, and is currently in the advanced level of training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music protocol. AmyLynn has been practicing as a Board Certified Music Therapist since 2008 in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, and Eating Disorders. She has been employed at various levels of care including residential treatment, Intensive Outpatient and Partial-Hospitalization.

    AmyLynn received her undergraduate degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in vocal performance in 1994 and Music Therapy Equivalency from California State University, Northridge in 2007, followed by Board Certification in 2008. In 2013 AmyLynn became a State Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and she is currently completing requirements to become a Fellow in the specialty of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (FAMI).

    AmyLynn opened a private practice in Redlands focusing primarily on the use of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) in 2018 called the H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Purposely Evolve) Guided Imagery and Music Therapy Studio! GIM is a sensory imagery and music based therapeutic practice that engages the “traveler” in a binaural experience. It can be especially helpful for clientele struggling with trauma, addictions/process disorders, depression, anxiety that seem to be struggling in traditional forms of therapy alone.

    H.O.P.E. Studio also offers multi-media and multi-discipline Wellness Empowerment Group. You can learn more about AmyLynn and H.O.P.E at

Past events

21 Jun 2019 Mindful Choices for Well-Being
24 May 2019 CAMFT Update 2019: State of the Profession
26 Apr 2019 Deep TMS and Beyond
22 Mar 2019 How do I talk to my grieving client? The “stuff” to know, and the words not to use
22 Feb 2019 Law & Ethics: Tough calls, moral dilemmas, technology, and more
25 Jan 2019 A Twin’s Dialectic: Being Noticed or Being Known
16 Nov 2018 It’s All A Lie: Helping Couples Heal from Sexual Addiction and Betrayal Trauma
26 Oct 2018 Stepping Outside of the Box: Creative Play Therapy Interventions
28 Sep 2018 Working with Gender & Sexually Diverse Clients
24 Aug 2018 Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children
22 Jun 2018 Video and Social Media Marketing for Mental Health Professionals
25 May 2018 Step (Carefully) Inside the Secret World of Hoarders
27 Apr 2018 Creative Therapy for Adolescents: Brain-Based Approaches that Enhance Emotional Regulation and Resilience
23 Mar 2018 His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma
23 Feb 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
26 Jan 2018 Illuminating Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)
17 Nov 2017 Scents & Scents-Ability: Using Essential Oils in Clinical Practice
27 Oct 2017 Recovery from Religion: Recognizing and supporting individuals through crises of faith or religious transitions
22 Sep 2017 Couples Counseling: Using the Power and Intimacy Formula
25 Aug 2017 Effective Co-Parenting Strategies
23 Jun 2017 Creating Hope with Action - Talking about Suicide
26 May 2017 Taking the Fear out of Working with Eating Disorders, Part II
28 Apr 2017 The Neurobiology of Play Therapy: Child-Centered Play-Based Approaches that Enhance Sensory Integration and Emotional Regulation for the Developing Brain
24 Mar 2017 "I Want to Start a Private Practice but . . . . "
10 Feb 2017 "Shh, its Confidential”: Confidentiality of Mental Health Information Under California and HIPAA Laws
27 Jan 2017 “But she just had a baby!” The Myths and Lies of Motherhood
10 Dec 2016 Holiday Party
18 Nov 2016 What is life coaching anyway?
28 Oct 2016 Taking the FEAR out of Working with Eating Disorders
23 Sep 2016 Triaging Cyberbullying: Protection, Intervention, & Prevention
26 Aug 2016 Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams
22 Jul 2016 IE-CAMFT Board Retreat
24 Jun 2016 Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder
27 May 2016 Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science
22 Apr 2016 Creating a Safe Space for LGBT Clients
25 Mar 2016 The BBS, Supervisees, and You: What You Need to Know About Changes to the Requirements
26 Feb 2016 Using the Language of the Law to “Salt & Pepper” Your Treatment Records (6 hours)
22 Jan 2016 Help Me, Help Her: A Presentation Supporting Providers Working With Survivors of Domestic Violence
11 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
20 Nov 2015 Dementia: What is it, What’s Normal Aging, and What Do We Do?
23 Oct 2015 COUPLES TOOLS: Moving Couples from STUCK to CONNECTED
25 Sep 2015 What's Love Got to Do With It? Understanding Sexual Addiction
28 Aug 2015 Child Abuse: What You Need to Know
26 Jun 2015 Problem Gambling is Not a Major Issue.... Wanna Bet?
22 May 2015 Resilience and Compassion Fatigue
24 Apr 2015 Sex Offenders: Advances and Challenges
27 Mar 2015 Worries, No More! The Design of a Little Helper
27 Feb 2015 Law & Ethics, Part V: Are You Ethical? You Sure?
30 Jan 2015 Short-term Effective Youth Trauma Treatment/CAMFT Update
14 Nov 2014 Healthcare Reform and Insurance: What EVERY Therapist Should Know
24 Oct 2014 Are We Getting it Right? Strategies for Working with Adoptive Children and Their Families
26 Sep 2014 Should CAMFT Endorse Single Payer Healthcare?
22 Aug 2014 When the Therapist Gets Triggered: the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
25 Jul 2014 IE-CAMFT Board Retreat
27 Jun 2014 Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
23 May 2014 Vortex of Seduction: the Exploitation of our Youth
25 Apr 2014 From the Top: Legislative Update
28 Mar 2014 Making Friends with Technology: Utilizing the Internet Effectively
24 Jan 2014 Step-Families: Performing an Assessment
25 Oct 2013 EMDR: A Therapy for the Age of the Short Attention Span
27 Sep 2013 Why TALK when you can PLAY in Therapy: Play Therapy Tools & Techniques
23 Aug 2013 Motivational Interviewing
28 Jun 2013 DSM V: In Sickness & Health, For Better or Worse?
24 May 2013 Culture or Personality? Issues with Culturally Diverse Couples
26 Apr 2013 From the Top: MFTs in 2013
22 Mar 2013 Family Systems Therapy: Brief and Effective Solutions for Kids and Teens
22 Feb 2013 Law & Ethics: What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part IV
25 Jan 2013 Applied Behavioral Analysis: Effective Interventions for a Variety of Disorders Amongst Children, Adults, Couples, and Families
26 Oct 2012 It Happens to Boys Too (sexual abuse, that is)
28 Sep 2012 Nutrition Making the Difference: Key Tools and Resources for the Therapist
24 Aug 2012 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning
22 Jun 2012 Treatment-Resistant Teens: Options
25 May 2012 Mindfulness: What it is, Why it Works, and How to Use It
27 Apr 2012 “Take It From The Top” Yearly CAMFT Update Summary - 2012
23 Mar 2012 Collaborative Divorce: Peacemaking in a time of Transition
24 Feb 2012 What Does the Law Expect of Me? Part III
27 Jan 2012 The Stress Cycle: Physiological Links with "Psychological" Disorders
02 Dec 2011 Thriving in a Recession - With and Without Insurance
28 Oct 2011 Trauma and Dissociation: An Introduction to Trauma Conversion Therapy
23 Sep 2011 Mind Mapping and Photo Reading
26 Aug 2011 Surviving Psychosis: Providing the Best Care for Reality-Impaired Clients, Their Families, and Yourself
24 Jun 2011 Clinical Hypnotherapy: Definition, Format, and History
22 Apr 2011 IMAGO Relationship Therapy
25 Mar 2011 Law, Psychodrama and Family Therapy
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