Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


Chapter Newsletter
January 2022

Featured Event

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Presented by Courtney Whetstone, MA, LMFT
Friday, January 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


President's Message

A Happy New Year to all! My wish for you includes many moments free of threats to your sense of safety.

Wishing for you all a stockpile of long term memories of emotional safety that can be drawn into working memory, and turn off, if even for a moment, any need to be vigilant for threats to your well being. I think Stephen Porges, PhD would call that state a "ventral vagal brake". In that safer state, it is possible to resolve conundrums with surprising ingenuity.

Of course, to have such a stockpile you have to have safe experiences either real or imagined to draw from. Personally, the feeling that comes with learning something new, or having old understandings extended, adds to my good feeling stockpile. Also, sitting amongst other members of my tribe (in vivo or online) enhances that feeling of purpose with others I enjoy so much!

I love being part of IE-CAMFT. I'm glad to be part of a bigger picture. It keeps me hopeful.

Warmly,
Paul Velen, MS, LMFT

Nothing done for another is wasted.


Welcome New and Returning Members

Jane Diep, John Warfield, Sarah Bergeson, Erika Camez, Mary Ellen Garcia, Steve Whiting, Eseoghene Oniwor, Rosealinda Carrillo, and Michael Rector

Thank You for Renewing

Kathleen Sarmiento, Leanna Escamilla, Leann Gonzalez, Antenique Nevarez, Brittany Leary, Arlene Todd, Sarah Jane Martinez, Sally Finn, Cynthia Brownlee, Janae Preast Hewes, and Karri Backer

Renewal Reminders

Gazal Egari, Maryana Helu, Delsa Wilson, Mu-Lan Chau, Kathy Louis-Sanders, Suzette Sable, Maria Savala-Mahany, Dianne Tiberg, Janiel Henry, Carolyn Calderwood, Iiesha Howard, Victoria Snow, Miroslava Villegas Reyes, Janell Mercer (Gagnon), and Kristen Rawlings


At Our Last Meeting

Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from DBT and Other Evidence-Based Treatments

Presented by Suzette Bray, M.A.
Friday, November 19, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM




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