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May 2019

  The Professional Exchange - IE-CAMFT Newsletter


CAMFT Update: State of the Profession

May 24, 2019 

Nabil El-Ghoroury, Ph.D.



Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, will present an update on the current status of state and federal legislation affecting licensed marriage and family therapists. This session will cover state and federal legislation that could impact LMFT practice. In addition, this session will address regulatory topics from the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Finally, this session will discuss resources for legal consultation for legal and ethical practice that CAMFT provides to its members.

 Learning Objectives:  

1)      Learn about at least 3 pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills.

2) Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists.


Nabil El-Ghoroury began as Executive Director of CAMFT in January 2018. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University, and practiced for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland as a licensed psychologist. Prior to coming to CAMFT, he was an Associate Executive Director for the American Psychological Association, where he served as the director of the graduate student office. Nabil was recognized as an emerging association leader by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) when he was invited into the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (2016-2018 class). He has presented at numerous conferences (in English and in Spanish) on issues such as student development in psychology, professional and legal issues in the use of social media, and health/educational disparities in autism spectrum disorders. Nabil led student delegations on Capitol Hill for 8 years. He recently earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, a certification that demonstrates wide knowledge of association management skills.


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

Presenter Non-Appearance Policy

In the unlikely event that a scheduled presenter does not appear for a scheduled event, the following steps will be used to remediate inconvenience to attendees:

An announcement will be made to inform everyone that CEU credits cannot be provided due to inability to meet CAMFT standards for advance notice, etc.

The meeting will be held.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate for the purpose of professional development.

If an attendee has paid for the seminar, s/he will receive either a full refund or credit for a future presentation.

If the topic will be repeated at a later time, notice of the date and time will be provided to all interested parties.

          IE-CAMFT Board Election May 24, 2019

 President  Carol Rose Adkisson
 President-Elect  Carol Ann Bouldin
 Past President  Amanda Cavicchi
 Secretary  OPEN
 Financial Officer  Steve Gray
 Program Chair  Lynn Flewelling
 Membership Chair  Ilse Aerts
 Members-at-Large  Garry Raley, Ava Phillips, Janetta Peltz, Sherry Shockey-Pope

This issue:  

May Featured Event


Board Election 


Welcome New and Renewing Members!                       


At our Last Meeting           

President's Message

Upcoming Events


Welcome New Members!

Layla Subhani, Leticia Brice, Samantha Moreno, Barbara Tucker, Brandon Mansouri

Thank you for renewing!

Paulette Douglas, Janine Murray, Jeanne Joslin, Suzanne Snyder, Catherine Hayes, Carolyn Howell

Renewal Reminders:  Catherine Wheeler, April Shorters, Victoria Montes-Vu, Adrian Williams, Tara Holgate, Tino Rodriguez, Mona Smith, Grecia Marquez-Nieblas, Marc Cameron, Jill Catlin, Miroslava Villegas-Reyes, Julia Cho,  Ann Alsaadi, Ryan Voth, Keyvan Geula, Verlynn Pruehs, Hortencia Diaz, Adina Silva, Leslie Miles

It 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! :)


At Our Last Meeting . . . 

Deep TMS and Beyond with Dr. Kotomori

This presentation focused on transcranial magnetic stimulation, the various forms of transcranial magnetic stimulation, the theory behind transcranial magnetic stimulation, and the modalities available commercially in the  United States.  


Therapeutic interventions with brain stimulation can take the form of electromagnetic induction of seizures, direct current induction of seizures, electrodes implanted directly into the brain, transcranial electrical stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical use of these modalities at this point is limited to electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation and direct implantation of electrical leads in the brain. The mechanisms of action are not always clearly known but the theoretical framework that supports their use, the science involved, and clinical importance were discussed.


Participants were able to:

  1. Name FDA Indication for TMS

  2. Outline likelihood of response to medications according to STAR -D data

  3. Outline likelihood of response to TMS with similar patient populations

  4. Describe the contraindications and side effects of TMS


Dr. Kotomori's training is as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, General Psychiatist. Fellowship, Residency and Internship at Harbor- UCLA Medical Center. Howard University College of Medicine - MD, UC Berkeley - BA, Genetics, Spanish Literature (Latin American) - Minor

President's Message: 

Greetings CAMFT members. I hope you are all enjoying this cool weather while it lasts. We have a big meeting coming up in May, including both our annual board elections and a presentation by state CAMFT executive director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, on the current state of the profession, including an update on legislation that will affect MFTs, regulatory practices of the BBS, and information on legal resources offered by CAMFT.

I hope you will all consider attending and voting for our slate of nominees.  We are still in need of a secretary, so if you are willing to serve in this capacity, please let us know as soon as possible. We also encourage those who want to be more involved to come volunteer at our events and/or attend our board meetings following our monthly seminars.  Please email us at  for more information.  Have a great month!

Amanda Cavicchi, MA, LMFT


Upcoming Events:

Mindful Choices for Well-Being - June 21, 2019 (NOTE DATE is THIRD Friday, not fourth)

Board Retreat - no meeting/seminar - July 26, 2019

Music Therapy: A Binaural Frontier - August 23, 2019 

Annual Authors Gathering - October 25, 2019


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