Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


May President's Message

11 May 2021 9:30 PM | Nancy Orr (Administrator)

As we move from spring to summer, we at IE-CAMFT hope you will have an opportunity to sign up for some of our wonderful upcoming events.  If you are not a member of IE-CAMFT, our guest fee of $20.00 will allow you and your friends across the country to join us.  Feel free to share our video with groups that may benefit from our trainings.

As Covid appears to be changing its trajectory, how the world will settle into a “new normal” is still up in the air.  I personally see our world changing to more of a hybrid; both virtual and in person depending on your position and even your health. This is just my personal opinion, we will find out soon enough.  

I wonder if we could take a poll. Are you ready to fully go back to in-person with clients while wearing masks?  Many of us are getting calls requesting us to return to our offices.  What about therapists who let go of their overhead i.e. rent in this last year?  We would love to dialogue about your desire or even need to move back to the office and to hear your comments and feedback in regard to this.  

At IE-CAMFT, we need to consider moving our meetings to a larger location.  We will consider a hybrid, where some members attend and others come in person. We all crave connection and networking with our peers. The board will discuss our options.  Our plan is to continue to meet online until at least the summer.

We want to share an email we received this month from The Red Cross:

Hello Carol!

My name is Juana Zapata and I am the Senior Volunteer Recruiter for the American Red Cross in San Bernardino County.  I hope you and your organization are doing well.  I wanted to reach out to you with a unique volunteer opportunity for you and your colleagues.  

The American Red Cross needs Mental Health Professionals to assist in the recovery process for those in our community who are impacted by disaster.  By partnering with our cause, you can ensure that our community members have both the short-term and long-term support to make it through such challenging times.  

I went ahead and attached a flyer to this email to provide a bit more information on the role of mental health professionals.  I would love to set up a meeting so that we can discuss this in more detail.  If you could send me your availability for a quick phone call, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Stay safe and have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,  
Yours in Service,
 
Juana Zapata
Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist - San Bernardino County


I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be a first responder and getting involved with the American Red Cross is definitely working towards that goal.  

Our next training is Acceptance And Commitment Therapy: An Evidence Based Practice Which Tends To The Soul – May 28th, 2021. 9-11 Am.  Online
Intro Presentation Video

We are always looking for members for our various committees and board positions. There are many advantages to being on a board. I always say that the New Tribe you create can support you. We lean on each other!

Giving back to our community by volunteering on a board is a great personal benefit. That feeling of helping is something we as clinicians are all too familiar with.

The board runs very seamlessly. We email throughout the month, have our (virtual) board meetings on the same day as the monthly trainings. This eliminates logistical concerns, such as driving to a location and getting back home.

I believe I have been involved with the board six years, but don’t quote me on that. I have networked and hired people from the meetings, made great friends and learned information on so many topics. And in case you didn’t know, members are welcome to attend our board meetings. Just email iecamft@gmail.com if you would like the link for the meeting. We would love your input and feedback, and introduce you to how the board works.

As we continue our virtual presentations, please remember to check the guidelines on our website.

Thank you for continuing to support IE-CAMFT, and please share our trainings. Keep in mind we are always looking for new board members and committee members. We can’t do this without your support. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Carol Rose Adkisson. LMFT
IE-CAMFT President

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