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February 2019



The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter



February 22, 2019 Featured Event

The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!  a Law & Ethics Presentation by:  

Dave Jensen, JD

Course Description:   

Whether they realize it or not, psychotherapists are creators of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In this workshop, Dave Jensen, JD will instruct attendees on the ten principles that can be applied to help psychotherapists create legal and ethical outcomes, not illegal or unethical ones. This workshop will also spend a significant amount of time reviewing laws and cases concerning patients who are dangerous to third parties, and it will review in detail an actual BBS administrative law proceeding.

This workshop is designed to help you:

1. Identify the ten fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and most important, confidently.

2. Recognize three differences between the duty to warn, the duty to protect, and the duty to report.

3. Describe three aspects of a clinician’s credibility as a psychotherapist.

4. List four hallmarks of thorough Tarasoff evaluation.


Outline for the Class:

9:00 to 9:30       Introduction/Overview of Class

9:30 to 12:00     Defining the Ten Fundamentals of the Profession

1:00 to 3:30      Tarasoff and Cases Involving Patients Dangerousto Others

3:30 to 4:00       Review of an Actual Administrative Law Case


List of Statutory, Regulatory, or Decisional Law

California Business & Professions Code §§ 865, 2290.5, 4982, 4987.7

Gross v. Allen (1994) 22 Cal.App.4th 354

Underwood v. United States (1966) 356 F.2d 92

California Approved Civil Jury Instructions 505, 506

Sanchez v. Rodriquez (1964) 226Cal.App.2d 439

Barton v. Owen (1977) 71Cal.App.3d 1

Heater v. Southwood Psychiatric Center (1996)42 Cal.App4th 1068

California Civil Code § 43.92

California Welfare & Institutions Code § 8105

Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California (1976) 17 Cal.3d 425

Ewing v. Goldstein (2004) 120 Cal.App4th 807

Calderon v. Glick (2005) 131 Cal.App.4th 234

Estates of Morgan v. Fairfield Family Counseling Center (1997) 77 Ohio St.3d 284

Littleton v. Good Samaritan Hospital (1988) 39 Ohio St.3d 86                     

Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. In 2016, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in English from Fort Hays State University. 

Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations.  As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas. He is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine, and he gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies each year.



Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 6 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. 

Presenter Non-Appearance Policy

In the unlikely event that a scheduled presenter does not appear for a scheduled event, the following steps will be used to remediate inconvenience to attendees:

An announcement will be made to inform everyone that CEU credits cannot be provided due to inability to meet CAMFT standards for advance notice, etc.

The meeting will be held.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate for the purpose of professional development.

If an attendee has paid for the seminar, s/he will receive either a full refund or credit for a future presentation.

If the topic will be repeated at a later time, notice of the date and time will be provided to all interested parties.

This issue:  

February Featured Event



Welcome New and Renewing Members!                                          

President's Message

Upcoming Events



The next IE CAMFT 3000 club meeting is Saturday, February 9th from 12 to 1:30 p.m. 2641 Hamner Avenue Suite 210, Norco, CA. It will be a Q&A with a focus on getting into private practice.

Welcome New Members!

Joe Navarro, Gina Cross, Raceal McWhorter, Alexander Irvine, Irma Obregon, Diana Pash, Griselda Engelauf

Thank you for renewing!

Zanetta van Putten, Esther Arredondo, Sarah Bergeson, Jean Barefield, Kamela Elliott, Susan Seidman, Thomas Thomazin, Joshua Starks, Summer Dowd-Lukesh, Gabrielle Roberts, Araceli Rosas, Lolita Domingue, Lynn Flewelling

Renewal Reminders:  Jasmine Goindi, Charmayne Bowens, Omar Gonzalez-Valentino, Stacy Rusu, Traci Lowenthal, Kari Hidalgo, Betty Avery, Vernon Bradley, Norma Jasso, Josie Guillen, Catherine Wheeler, Rich Wayne, Rebecca Cleland, Mary Stanley, Suha Albadawi, April Shorters, Donna Horne, Lisa Axelrod, Judy McGehee, John Rigoli, Victoria Montes-Vu, Adrian Williams, Wendy Durkee

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! :)


At Our Last Meeting . . . 

A Twin's Dialectic:  Being Noticed or

Being Known

Dr. Joan A. Friedman

Focus of the presentation:  A twinship is like a marriage without the freedom to choose one’s partner.  Biological destiny determines the dyadic connection.  For many twin pairs, the course of their emotional life is dictated by this singular event.  Contrary to popular opinion, not all twins are soulmates, telepathic communicators, or best friends.  Twins have a unique developmental trajectory which deserves examination so that optimal treatment goals are implemented.

Presentation Summary:

An in-depth look into the challenges of growing up as a twin.  Societal and cultural perceptions about twin relationships rarely focus on the troublesome emotional issues that twins confront.  Many twin pairs are ill-equipped to function as a singleton after having been raised in a twin bubble.  The presentation included a brief historical overview of attachment literature as it pertains to twin development; an outline of the most challenging parenting dilemmas and corrective interventions; summary of particular developmental hurdles that twins face as they grow into young adulthood and beyond; recognition of the particular ways in which treating a twin in therapy differs from a singleton patient.

Four (4) learning objectives:

  1. Describe three characteristics unique to twin relationships
  2. Identify distinct childhood developmental differences that impact twin maturity
  3. Define three goals for the patient to help manage the twin connection
  4. Assess treatment strategies and interventions that resonate with twin patients

Bio of presenter:

Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a gifted psychoanalytically-trained psychotherapist who has devoted many years of her professional career to educating twins and their families about twins’ emotional needs. Having worked through her own twinship challenges and parented her fraternal twin sons, she is a definitive expert on twin development.

She is the author of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love, and Learn to Be Individuals. Her latest book Twins in Session: Case Histories in Treating Twinship Issues will be published in June 2018.  It is a book written for psychotherapists and educators who require specialized knowledge and insight about twin psychology in order to be effective professionals. Dr. Friedman’s work focuses on issues that adult twins confront as they adjust to life as singletons after having been raised as twins.

President's Message: 

Happy February, everyone!

I hope you are all staying warm and dry this winter. I want to thank Dr. Joan A. Friedman for her presentation “A Twin’s Dialectic” last month.  We received overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding the information she provided about working with twins and some of the unique challenges that presents. 

We are having our annual law and ethics training coming up in this month in a couple of weeks. It is an all-day training at which lunch will be served. We hope to see you there!  Also, if you enjoy our IE-CAMFT trainings, please consider joining the chapter if you haven't yet and letting others know about the benefits of IE-CAMFT membership and encourage them to join! 

Members may attend our monthly 2-unit seminars for free as well as receive a substantial discount on our 6-unit seminars; free classified ads that appear on our website and in our monthly ad bulletin; an online therapist directory open to the public; and the opportunity to participate in our "Members Only" pages on the website including a member directory, a forum, and discussion and information pages regarding our monthly presentations all for an annual fee of $40 for clinical, affiliate, or associate members or $25 for pre-licensed members. Meetings also allow attendees the opportunity to network andcollaborate with other professionals. To join, go to and click on the "Join Us" tab.

Hope you all have a great month!

Amanda Cavicchi, MA, LMFT


Upcoming Events:

How do I Talk to My Grieving Client? - March 22, 2019

Deep TMS and Beyond - April 26, 2019

CAMFT Update: State of the Profession - May 24, 2019



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