AT OUR LAST MEETING . . .
Featured Event: March 23, 2018
His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma
Debra Warner, Psy. D.
The presentation will focus on of Dr. Warner’s book but provide a lecture and Q and A format. Summary of the book is below.
History, Her Story” is the first book to explore the impact of male
childhood sexual abuse on adult relationships. Aimed at helping both the
partners of trauma survivors and mental health professionals, the book
is written from the unique perspective of Dr. Debra Warner, the leading
American forensic psychologist in the field of male trauma who is
married to a trauma survivor.
Warner, who is one of few women specializing in male trauma, shares
both her story and her husband’s as they make the journey to healing and
recovery. Using the wisdom gained from her personal and professional
experience, she provides hands-on direction as both wife and forensic
psychologist to help survivors and their partners experience the rich
and fulfilling relationships that they deserve. For
mental health professionals, this book represents a groundbreaking
resource that explores in detail the phenomenon of male trauma and
related issues. It contains the largest compilation of papers by
leading psychologists and professionals working in the field of male
trauma and relationships.
1. Learn about trauma related to male survivors
2. Learn about needs/supports related to significant others of male survivors
3. Understand 2 specific issues related to male survivor trauma
4. Be able to apply 2 therapeutic techniques when working with male survivors and their significant others
Debra Warner received her Master of Arts and Master of Education in
counseling psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, in New
York City. She completed her doctorate in Forensic Psychology from
Alliant International University, in Fresno.
has served as an adjunct professor for several universities and as Lead
Faculty for Chapman University's Marriage and Family Therapy program.
She is currently a Full Professor for The Chicago School of Professional
Psychology's Psy.D. Program in Clinical Forensic Psychology. She has
also served as Special Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs:
Diversity and Community Engagement and Lead Faculty for the Forensic
Psychology department for the Los Angeles and Irvine campuses.
additional professional accomplishments have included working with the
Department of Homeland Security, Los Angeles Police Department,
C.U.R.E.-A Better Los Angeles, the Department of Defense, the Department
of Corrections, and Regional Center. She has served as clinical
supervisor relating to human trafficking, trauma, PTSD and multicultural
therapeutic techniques in multiple organizations.
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 will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon
participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
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
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March Featured Event At Our Last Meeting
Welcome New and Renewing Members! President's Message
Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals: What
Therapists Should Always Do, Never Do and/or Really Don’t Have to Do
Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW
Griffin, J.D., LCSW, Staff Attorney, presented this six-hour workshop
that focused on legal and ethical issues that have fundamental
importance to psychotherapists. The specific topics which were addressed
included some discussion of standards of care, scope of practice, scope
of competence, consent/informed consent for treatment, consent for the
treatment of minors, avoiding conflicts of interest,
psychotherapist-patient privilege, confidentiality, handling requests
for records, key aspects of documentation, avoiding problems during
termination, avoiding problems when working with clients who are
involved with the legal system, writing letters for clients, working
with dangerous and/or suicidal clients and issues related to the
provision of services via telehealth.
Learning Objectives were to:
- Understand/apply the term standard of care as it pertains to psychotherapists.
- Understand/apply the terms scope of practice and scope of competence in clinical practice.
- Understand/distinguish consent for treatment of adults vs. consent for the treatment of minors.
- Understand/distinguish dual relationships and conflicts of interest.
- Understand/distinguish psychotherapist-patient privilege and confidentiality.
- Identify legal and ethical requirements for handling requests for patient records.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when working with dangerous and/or suicidal clients.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise during termination.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when writing letters for clients.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when working with clients who are involved with the legal system.
- Identify legal and ethical issues which may arise when providing services via telehealth.
- Identify legal and ethical considerations in the documentation of treatment.
Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker. Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School
of Social Work in 1980, and obtained his LCSW in 1982. Mr. Griffin was a
member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of
Law in 1998 and acquired his law license in 2002.
Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health
professional. Over the course of his career, he has been employed as a
therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor to MFT Interns and
Associate Clinical Social Workers, served as a program manager, and
outpatient clinic director, and was the director of clinical operations
for one of the largest non-profit organizations in Orange County,
California. For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the
department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.
During his time there, he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical
supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of
school-based mental health programs. Mr. Griffin is a practicing
psychotherapist in Orange County, CA, and is an attorney with CAMFT,
where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical
Welcome New Members!
Yoon Young Kim, Marc Cameron, Grecia Marquez-Nieblas, Stefanie Sherbon
Thank you for renewing: Betty
Williams Avery, April Shorters, Wendy Durkee, Lolita Domingue, Tino
Rodriguez, Vicki Andrews, Sandra Cutbirth, Mona Smith, Terry Fowler
Leslie Miles, Joe George, Lisa Axelrod, CherylBelk, Diane Broderson,
Gina Cross, Summer Dowd-Lukesh, Cianna Edge, ArleenGutierrez, Andrea
McLellan, Danece Stapleton, John Rigoli, Melissa Casebier,Leticia
Castillo, Jill Catlin, Michael Finlay, Ebonee McAdory, Irma
Obregon,April Palumbo, Melissa Stratton, Desiree Thomas, Margaret Wild
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! :)
From the President:
Earthlings!! February zipped by quickly with the start of Spring
close on its heels, March 20th. The season of new, spring cleaning, and
getting outdoors with our great weather. I guess we have to clean
our back patios now. Thanks to everyone for making our umpteenth Law
& Ethics seminar a smashing success. For those of you who missed
it, Michael Griffin from CAMFT was really good (and funny) at addressing
difficult situations. Please join us for other topics as the year goes
on. A BIG THANK
YOU to Michael, our hospitality, membership, and programming team who
put in a lot of time making sure the program went off smoothly. Happy
| Editor's Note: In
light of the recent "Me Too" and "Time's Up!" movements and the fact
that yesterday was International Women's Day, I would like to call your
attention to a new documentary about the current status of women in
America called, "Equal Means Equal." This topic is not only timely but
extremely relevant to the therapeutic treatment of women and girls. I
saw a screening of "Equal Means Equal" last night and would highly
recommend it. For more information, go to: http://equalmeansequal.com/|
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