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September President's Message

12 Sep 2022 12:52 PM | Nancy Orr (Administrator)

In my practice I've noticed clients may value what I think over what I feel about a particular subject. Understandable, since they may not know my feelings on that subject. And, after all, it's both my thoughts and feelings that comprise my being.

The same is true when clients share both their thoughts and feelings with me. Like receiving a gift, or being present at the unveiling of a work of art, my very being is enriched. I feel as though my mind is expanded and I can now honor them with a fuller understanding of their situation.

Looking for a way to honor your being? The IE-CAMFT website offers support from other professionals in our field in the form of ON DEMAND training opportunities. But don't delay, while these opportunities are currently free of charge for members, this may change soon. Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out at

I love being part of IE-CAMFT. It makes me feel that I'm part of a bigger picture, and that keeps me hopeful!

Paul Velen, MS, LMFT

Nothing done for another is wasted.

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