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  March 2017

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter

March 24, 2017 Featured Event: 

“I Want to Start a Private Practice but....”

Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT


We spend a great amount of time learning how to become excellent therapists and we develop our skills set to deliver high quality services. However, we are not taught how to develop or manage a business. We lack the resources and know-how to step out and create a business. We begin to doubt ourselves and our abilities, often settling for the safest route of agency work. This presentation will provide practical tips to building a successful private practice and help you move past the mindset of fear.  


1.      Participants will learn that a therapist can make a good living in private practice

2.      Participants will learn how to structure their workdays

3.      Participants will learn website basics that every therapist should know

4.      Participants will learn how to stand out in a crowded market and how to be seen

5.      Participants will learn how to utilize social media without wasting time


Sherry Shockey-Pope is co-owner of Central Counseling Services, a successful and vibrant group practice in Riverside specializing in trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, domestic violence, marital relationships, and divorce counseling. At her practice, she supervises interns and associates, and she trains in a variety of areas including self-care, intimate partner violence and mental health for the 6 local Southern California counties. She is a member of PSI CHI National Honor Society and has been licensed since 2000.  Prior to this she worked as Chief Financial Officer of Kids Court & Counseling Center, a non-profit, and for Adoption Services, Riverside County Department of Public Social Services.   In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, swimming, and sailing.


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




In memory of one of our members, Bill Sturm, who passed away January 27, 2017.  He will be missed.

  • 3000 club meetings have resumed and we are meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month. Upcoming topics include: Practice building, 5150 training, sexual addiction, and more. Stay tuned via IE-CAMFT Facebook page

  • Don't forget to update your profile on the website when you change your position, location, contact info., specialty area, etc. so that it is reflected in the therapist and member directories
  • Remember all IE-CAMFT Members get a free classified ad on our monthly ad bulletin and on the website ad page! Don't forget to also take advantage of the ad field in your listing in the Therapist and Member directories!

This issue:

March Event


  At Our Last Meeting

  Welcome New Members!

  President's Message

 Upcoming Events

"Shh, its Confidential”: Confidentiality of Mental Health Information Under California and HIPAA Laws

Dave Jensen, JD

Course Description: If confidentiality is the cornerstone of the therapist-patient relationship, it behooves therapists to have an accurate understanding of the laws that affect the confidentiality of patient information. What information must be kept confidential? What information could be shared without an authorization? How can we limit third-party access to outpatient information?  What “things” does a practitioner have to do to secure patient information to keep it confidential? In this six-hour presentation, Dave Jensen, JD will review California and HIPAA laws regarding the confidentiality of patient information.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop was designed to help you:

1.      Compare the “building blocks” of patient information and confidentiality under California law and HIPAA.

2.      Describe the structure of California Civil Code § 56.10 and the importance of written authorizations.
3.      Explain the relationship between California Civil Code §§ 56.10 and 56.104 and why this relationship is so important for outpatient psychotherapists.
4.      Apply the categories of “T-P-O” to patient information under HIPAA.
5.      Assess how HIPAA handles the technical aspects of confidentiality differently than California law does.

Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April, 2002.  He was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Tustin, California.  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.  Dave passed the California bar examination in February, 1999, and he did it on his first try!  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, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine.  Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, and his popular What Does the Law Expect of Me? series, which includes Parts I, II, III, IV, V, and VI, have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.

Welcome New Members!

Cianna Edge, Adrian Williams, Treiana Crossley, Lolita Domingue, Arleen Gutierrez, Tara Holgate, Sandra Cutbirth, Mona Smith, Melissa Casebier, Jill Catlin

President's Message:

The Weeds Will Wait

Today, as the rain comes down and I look out the window and see the many weeds popping up in my garden in the backyard I think briefly about going out and picking them, but well, it’s raining and frankly it’s not that important. Instead I settle for reading and playing boardgames with the family which is more fun than weeding any day. 

In our practices, we have clients that come into our offices in despair and sorrow and they are looking to feel better and relieve themselves of the pain that may have followed them for half a lifetime or more.  We have an important job to do: help our clients clear their weeds from their gardens of life. But as healers we must also watch out for our burnout and overwhelm. If we are not careful we set up ourselves to become exhausted. We don’t even realize it then take on “just one more client,” or stay that extra hour because that is the only time this couple can come in. Or yet, maybe we take on a client that isn’t in our specialty because the clients tell us that they have called six therapists and they are either full or don’t return phone calls. 

When we as therapists fall into this trap we are hurting both the client and ourselves. We must take care of ourselves first before we can hold that sacred space that each client requires. We must take our time to recharge our batteries, to take a walk, spend time with family, friends, or better yet, a vacation to have some personal down time. When was the last time you had a really great belly laugh where you laughed so hard your sides hurt?   We all need that type of recharging.

Recently, my uncle passed away he was 99 ½ years young.  He was a great adventurer. He was a WWII pilot, a manager, and a maker of wonderful wooden toys for children; the hardy, last a lifetime, fun kind of toys. He was a wonderful storyteller with a great big belly laugh. He once told me a story of my dad and him accidentally burning down the entire Laguna Beach pier when they were young boys; at that time the pier was completely made of wood. He also said that it wasn’t their fault but their home-made boat had a fuel leak that both brothers blame on each other for not checking. No one was hurt and the pier was rebuilt with their help.  However, when he tells the story they just laugh and laugh. I hope you are creating those types of stories in your life and career, hopefully minus the burning down of things.

So, book that vacation, set up that play date for your kids, slow down some, and enjoy what you have built. Share your stories with us, your children, and your friends. Laugh and laugh hard.  The weeds will wait.

Sherry Shockey-Pope, IE-CAMFT President

Upcoming Events:

The Neurobiology of Play Therapy - April 28, 2017

Taking the Fear out of Working with Eating Disorders, Part II - May 26, 2017

Suicide Prevention - June 23, 2017



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