Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


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  • 17 Sep 2020 7:54 PM | Nancy Orr (Administrator)

    Can you believe that school is starting for many school districts? The start of a new school year was always fun and exciting for me as a child. I always got a few new outfits, a new pair of shoes and a new jacket. Then the best part was my dad taking me to Sav-on (yes, I am that old), and we would purchase my new school supplies. I can even remember the smell of the freshly sharpened pencils that I proudly put into the pencil pouch in my new notebook. However, our world has changed dramatically since then, and this year most kids will remain at home doing some version on distance learning. We know from the current global research not really surprising thorough that this pandemic is affecting our mental health in many negative ways. In our offices, we are likely seeing more people with depression, anxiety, and stress. One study conducted by Mcginty, Presskreischer, and Han from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in April 2020 found that young US adults ages (18-29) had the highest psychological distress at 24% higher than compared to the same group in 2018. Additionally, 13.8% of all US adults reported they always or often felt lonely. 

    I am sure that these results are not overly surprising to you. It is apparent we have community health concerns throughout the world. That also means that our communities are also reaching out more to therapists, and in turn, we must be even more diligent about our self-care and boundaries. It seems that this pandemic is not going away anytime soon, and therefore keeping a consistent schedule, watching out for excessiveness, i.e., eating, gambling, drinking, seeking consultation as needed, and maintaining friendships both personally and professionally is an absolute must. If you haven’t heard from a friend or colleague for a while, reach out to say hi. We all need a bit of encouragement from time to time. We will get through this as other generations have gotten through their trials and tribulations of their time. 

    Until next time, be well!

    Sherry Shockey-Pope
    IE-CAMFT Secretary     

  • 25 Jul 2020 10:08 AM | Carol Adkisson (Administrator)

    As the world is changing, IE-CAMFT is too! Flexibility is so important during these changing times.

    First of all I would like to inform you of a change on our board. Unfortunately Carol Bouldin has chosen to resign from her position as web mistress and President-Elect. We wish her well and look forward to seeing her soon.

    With that said, this has left us with a great need for volunteers to step and support this growing board. In fact this current training next week is the biggest training that we have hosted by far. We as a board are asking for you to consider volunteering with our growing organization. Please consider where you can help and support us. We will be having a board meeting as usual after our training. Please make one of the board members aware of your desire to join our meeting and we will supply you with the Zoom link.

    Second, we are launching a new networking option for our members. Although our trainings launch at 9 AM, please feel free to login at 8:30 AM. Our Relationship component of our trainings remains paramount. Turn on your chat feature, and begin to connect. Get to know your fellow clinicians, introduce yourself. Don't forget to bring your coffee, tea, etc.

    As a board, our plan is to continue to offer you relevant and unique trainings to augment your education. Let me reiterate the benefits that you receive as a member of IE-CAMFT.

    1.2- Unit Education Seminars - 10 per year; 2. Reduced fee for our annual Law and Ethics seminar; 3. Free classified ads on our website and also in our monthly ad bulletin; 4. Networking opportunities with fellow clinicians; 5. Public online Therapist Directory; 6. Members only area on our website that includes expanded information seminars.

    Thank you Holli Kenley for your training on Breaking Through Betrayal During Covid-19 in May, not only was your training very informative it was also thought provoking. 

    Virtual Trainings are becoming more normalized all of the time. With that said this process is made as simple as possible. Taking part in the training from the comfort of your home and/or office takes the logistical problem solving out of the mix.

    Please do sign in early, 8:30am to network would be great. Remember that to receive your CEU's, you must be present until the end. CEU time requirements are in place. Further during this training Lisa Larson would like your camera on, as this treatment is so relational in nature, as you will see throughout her training.

    Also, you need to complete the seminar evaluation form in order to get your certificate. The certificates are emailed in batches, the the earlier you complete yours, the sooner you will receive it, as most people submit theirs right after the seminar.

    Finally, we hope you enjoy your training, we look forward to reading your comments, your feedback offers us the opportunity to give you a seamless virtual experience.

    Reminder, stay safe and remember self-care remains prominent for clinicians. The need for mental health is at an all-time high.

    Carol Rose Adkisson

    IE-CAMFT President

  • 24 May 2020 5:25 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    Due to a scheduling conflict on the part of the presenter scheduled for June, the Brainspotting seminar has been rescheduled for the fourth Friday in July, July 24th, rather than June 26th.  Therefore, there will be no seminar in June as we have moved the board meeting normally scheduled in July up to June.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause any of you who have registered.

    IE-CAMFT Board


  • 24 Mar 2020 4:11 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE DUE TO THE COVID 19 OUTBREAK, OUR SEMINARS ARE CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED ON ZOOM ONLY.  YOU MAY STILL PARTICIPATE IN ANY AND ALL OF OUR SEMINARS, WE HAVE JUST MOVED THEM TO ONLINE NOW TO DECREASE SOCIAL CONTACT.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS TIME.

    IE-CAMFT

  • 11 Mar 2020 2:51 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    We are rolling around to election time for our IE-CAMFT board.  We will have a slate available soon, but please consider serving on the board for any open positions.   We always need people to help the hospitality committee for all those amazing events that IE-CAMFT hosts throughout the year.  We would love you to participate with us in making a difference with our local chapter that is growing larger each month.

    I would also personally like to send a shout-out to Steve Gray, our Chief Financial Officer, he was recognized by CAMFT for an award as our Outstanding Chapter Leader. We appreciate his dedication and service in working to resolve financial issues enabling us to move forward in the fiscally solvent manner that we are.  Thank you Steve.  We as a board are grateful.

    Carol Adkisson, LMFT

    President, IE-CAMFT

  • 21 Feb 2020 4:03 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    For a preview of the L&E seminar, go to YouTube

  • 01 Feb 2020 7:29 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    We as a board are excited to present our Law and Ethics training for this year.  Why is a Law and Ethics Training so Important?

    As I am sure anyone reading this understands, we are governed by both legal and ethical standards.  As clinicians, it is important for us to consider and if necessary, consult, on legal and/or ethical dilemmas.  We make daily decisions and we need to rely heavily on these trainings to keep us apprised of the latest laws and regulations.  

    One of the changes in our world, our digital world, is an important part of the decision-making process today.   The training that we are hosting this month, by Dr. Maelisa Hall addresses our ethical and legal standards in this digital age that we are all navigating.    She herself has a strong online presence and will guide us on how to manage our documentation using today’s technology. Her learning objectives, will help us to gain confidence as clinicians in today’s modern age. 

    Please take the time to sign up for our training.  The link is included along with the description of this month’s training in the newsletter and in the announcements which are sent out.  

    One other thing, our board could use some help.  Both our hospitality, and our set-up and tear down crew need your help.  If you are willing to help, please contact one of the board members and we would be more than happy to welcome you as a volunteer.  We are growing, and with growth comes the need for more help.  Would you please consider stepping up and being a part of our team?  Thank you for considering filling in this gap for us.   

    Carol Rose Adkisson

    President, IE-CAMFT

  • 07 Jan 2020 12:38 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    Welcome to the New Year 2020.  I believe this is going to be a great year, a year where we as therapists can make a big difference with the populations that we serve, wherever we serve them.  We have many great trainings coming up this year, including a Law and Ethics seminar that addresses this digital age in a very specific way.  With the world changing so fast, I think this training is more important than ever.  I would suggest registering as soon as possible for this training, as the rate for members is going up again tomorrow, and as I expect it to be sold out and possibly the very reason that we may outgrow our current location.  Growth is a good thing.  In the meantime, please sign up for our wonderful topic in January, Understanding Current Trends in Modern Parenting and the Implications for Children and Families Seeking Therapy.  Be on the watch for videos that interview our speakers and please share them with your local Facebook groups as well as those therapist groups that may benefit from learning about our speakers.  As there are so many social media forums: Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Linked-In, Pinterest, etc. please do not hesitate to share our links in the media with which you are most comfortable.  We at IE-CAMFT look forward to growth in this coming year.  Please invite your clinical friends,  We are not limited to MFTs, but also welcome CSWs as well as PCCs.to join an organization that is passionate about teaching, networking, and supporting our fellow clinicians.  

    Welcome to 2020.  Let’s make this a great year!


  • 04 Dec 2019 9:17 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    Now that we are reaching the end of the year, all of us hopefully enjoying our holidays with our families and friends, I wanted to take this moment and look back to this year and the many things that have been accomplished at IE-CAMFT.  

    • ·         We reached our goal of 200+ members.  As we grow, we are considering moving nearby to a bigger location to accommodate our growing membership.
    • ·         Our webmistress has revamped our website, There are many features available for members and guests.  She has done an amazing job. Please check it out at www.ie-camft.org
    • ·         We have automated our seminar evaluations and certificates.  
    • ·         We have gone to a new payment processor that allows members and guests to pay with any credit card, rather than having to have a PayPal account.
    • ·         We have had many diverse and interesting trainings.  These trainings offering anything from 2-CEU’s to 6-CEU’s help us as clinicians to stay on the pulse of the latest subject matter.  These trainings included:
    • A Twin’s Dialetic: Being Noticed or Being Known; Law and Ethics: Tough calls, moral dilemmas, technology and more; How do I talk to my grieving client?  The stuff to know and the words not to use; Deep TMC and Beyond; Camft Update 2019, the State of the Profession; Mindful Choices for Well-Being; Music Therapy: A Binaural Frontier: the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM); Decoding Teens; Author’s Gathering; EMDR: healing unprocessed memories that create disturbance and dysfunction; and At the intersection of Depth Psychology and Self Care: An Alternative New Lens on Motivational Interviewing.   We hope you were able to attend many of our trainings.  We look forward to presenting more stimulating seminars in 2020.
    • ·         We expanded our marketing strategies to include a YouTube channel in addition to visiting local colleges, other events, video interviews with our presenters, and continued posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  

    Enjoy the Holidays, we look forward to seeing you next year at our next training on January 28, 2020: Understanding Current Trends in Modern Parenting and the Implications for Children and Families Seeking Therapy.

    Carol Rose Adkisson, President

    IE-CAMFT


  • 02 Nov 2019 4:43 PM | Carol A. Bouldin

    Wow are we really in November?  How did that happen?  Let me take this time to remind you that our meeting this month will be earlier than our usual fourth Friday of the month.  This month’s meeting will be on November 15th Please make a note of this in your Calendar.  Our speaker is Dr. Maxine Langdon Starr, speaking on an interesting subject: “At the Intersection of Depth Psychology & Self-Care: an Alternate New Lens on Motivational Interviewing.”  Another interesting topic to give you new insight and offer another opportunity to acquire 2 CEU’s.

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    We are at the beginning of the holiday season.  I am sure some of you will be taking vacations and trips to see your family.  Possibly your work hours will change throughout this holiday season.  It most definitely is a whirlwind of plans and get-togethers.  We as an organization will celebrate with our IE-CAMFT Holiday Party on December 14th open to chapter members. Will you be attending?  Remember self-care includes enjoying the holidays with family, friends, and co-workers.  We look forward to seeing you at our next training in two weeks and possibly at the IE-CAMFT Holiday Party on December 14th.

     

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