AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
March 24, 2017 Featured Event:
“I Want to Start a Private Practice but....”
Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT
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
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
Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the
training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed
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)
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
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
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
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
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At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New Members!
"Shh, its Confidential”: Confidentiality of Mental Health Information Under California and HIPAA Laws
Dave Jensen, JD
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.
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.
Explain the relationship between California Civil Code §§ 56.10 and
56.104 and why this relationship is so important for outpatient
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.
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!
Edge, Adrian Williams, Treiana Crossley, Lolita Domingue, Arleen
Gutierrez, Tara Holgate, Sandra Cutbirth, Mona Smith, Melissa Casebier,
The Weeds Will Wait
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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