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  June 2016

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

June 24, 2016 Event

Neurobiology and Treatment Considerations in Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Disorder is associated with considerable morbidity, which necessitates a creative approach in order to address a very unique set of challenges. Functional recovery can often lag behind symptomatic and syndromal recovery. Recurrent Bipolar episodes may lead to progressive deterioration in functioning and the number of episodes may affect subsequent treatment response and prognosis. While mood stabilizers seem to “nudge” the “symphony” of genes linked to bipolar disorder in a direction that aligns more with the normal expression pattern; a holistic approach including mindfulness meditation, comprehensive nutrition and supplementation, along with state of the art neuromodulation therapies, is necessary for patients to experience a robust wellness.


Participants will understand:

1. Neurophysiology as it relates to Bipolar Disorder

2. Bipolar disorder and its associated challenges with regard to treatment management

3. The elegance and sophistication of Neuromodulation Technology and Mindfulness-based interventions.

4. How to design treatment regimens that facilitate not only symptom management but build resilience in thriving vital patients.

Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished Physician with extensive experience as a clinician, researcher, administrator, teacher, lecturer, guest host of AM590 radio program A Senior Moment, and writer for peer-reviewed journals and professional book chapters.

Dr. Keerthy has earned Diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Buffalo Grove, Ill., the American Board of Addiction Medicine in Chevy Chase, Md., and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, England. He has also been certified as a Credentialed Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society, and is currently licensed by the medical boards of California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York and England.

He served his Ob/Gyn residency at James Cook University Hospital in England, and his Psychiatry residency at the University of Bristol, England as well as Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He has obtained extensive training in the practice of mind-body medicine and integrative approaches towards health and wellness


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



Inland 3000 Club:  Next meeting June 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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This issue:

  June Featured Event


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events

Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science

Lolita M. Domingue, M.S., LMFT

ETT was developed by Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D. over the course of over 20 years of research on the visual ecology of the client. ETT intervenes using light and color to reduce the length of time which traditional methods demand. The presenter will show how the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist is integrally intertwined with attachment theory and will discuss accurate attunement with adult attachment presentations to create an effective therapeutic alignment to set the stage for accurate attunement with ETT.

A discussion of the triadic relationship between client, light, and the therapist as co-therapist with the light can significantly reduce or eliminate distress associated with relational problems, poor self-esteem, trauma and its resulting symptoms, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and more. This work adds a dimension of depth and emotional access for clients that could only have been dreamed of in the past.

Learning Objectives:

  • to lay the foundation of Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • to outline the history of the development of the methodology and interventions associated with the therapy 
  • to teach the tenets of the therapy and how this neural intervention provides regulation of  dysfunctional attachment styles using light and color
  • to introduce the 4 ETT tools
  • to provide case examples of the outcomes which can be expected
  • to provide an experiential demonstration of the methods of ETT using one of the ETT tools


  • gained knowledge of the development of ETT and its tenets.
  • gained an understanding of the latest research in attachment theory and its implications for brain and relational functioning. 
  • were able to define how ETT uses light and color and visual brain stimulation to reduce distress with effective brief therapy.
  • understood how one’s relationship with light affects attachment patterns and how a shift in one’s relationship to the light can result in improved emotion regulation. 

Lolita M. Domingue received her M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne (ULV) in 1993. She has worked with children in the Claremont Unified School District as a School Counselor and at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic as a Program Coordinator in the Early Intervention Program. There she assisted in the training of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows from USC.

She has taught numerous courses at the University of La Verne and Loma Linda University in their schools of Behavioral Sciences. Since 1998 she has been providing clinical supervision to social work, MFT, and counseling associates/trainees and interns at Catholic Charities Counseling Programs, at Loma Linda University’s Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic, the Counseling & Family Sciences Clinic at LLU's Behavioral Health Institute, and since 2011 to Children and Family Services social workers in the County of San Bernardino.

From 1998 to the present she has seen individual adults, couples, families, and children at her private practice in Upland, CA and considers herself a dyed-in-the-wool Gestalt therapist. She has 4-1/2 years of training in all 5 Levels of Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) as well as various other ETT-focused trainings. She is a Masters Level Certified ETT Practitioner, a Certified ETT Consultant, and is a pending ETT Certified Trainer.

Welcome New Members!

Anne Humpherys, Rebecca Williams, Alicia Taverner, Myra Quirk, Jeremy Chamberlain, Stacie Pasimio

President's Message:  Summer Work and Fun!


Can you believe we are heading into summer in only a few days? Whew, where has the time gone?

I wanted to share with you a wonderful FREE resource for those wanting to build private practice. It’s called the Road to Success summit. It was created by Dr. Maelisa Hall, a wonderful colleague and friend. The topics included in this summit are:

·         Successfully increase profit and reduce time in your business with Casey Truffo

·         Successfully identify if coaching is a viable option for your practice with Kelly Higdon

·         Successfully use intuition to grow your practice with Keri Nola

·         Create a successful practice through community, not competition with Rajani Venkatraman Levis

·         Create a successful money mindset with Jo Muirhead

·         Grow your practice successfully by adding clinicians with Camille McDaniel

·         Create a successful website with Kat Love

·         Use video to successfully market your practice with Ernesto Segismundo

·         Use podcasts to successfully market your practice with Melvin Varghese

·         Use technology to serve your clients (without stress) with Roy Huggins

·         Use online counseling to broaden your practice with Clay Cockrell

·         Build a successful practice based on insurance with Samara Stone

·         Successfully quash your insurance fears with Barbara Griswold

·         Successfully prepare for subpoenas with Nicol Stolar

·         Successfully identify your ideal client with Agnes Wainman

·         Network your way to success with Allison Puryear

·         Create successful private practice systems with Stephan Adams

All of these folks are experts in their areas and I promise you will not be disappointed. You can reach this free resource by signing up at But hurry, the interviews are only up until the end of the month.

Also just a reminder that we are not having a regular meeting in July, but are having a summer “retreat” meeting.  We will be working on the bylaws, board positions, future topics, surprises, fun and other wonderful stuff. It is a longer meeting from 9-1.  Please attend and provide your input if you are a member of IE-CAMFT and want to be on the board. Please do RSVP on the website so we know how much food to provide.  This meeting will be in Claremont, not our usual place.

I hope you and your family have some fun times planned ahead for your summer.  I hope to have a few relaxing days and am even planning a few week long vacations over the summer!


Until next time,


Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT

IE-CAMFT President

  • Inland 3000 Club:  Next meeting June 25, 2016 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Speaker Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT; “Understanding Child Abuse Reporting Laws.”
  • Address: 6840 Indiana Ave., Suite 275, Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 778-0230
  • Lunch Provided

Upcoming Events:

IE-CAMFT Board Retreat - July 22, 2016

Night Journeys: A Therapeutic Approach to Our Client’s Dreams - August 26, 2016

Triaging Cyber Bullying: Protection, Intervention, & Prevention - September 23, 2016



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