Esteemed Chapter Members,
September is here, and as I sit to write this month's message, I’m brimming with both excitement and immense pride. Reflecting on the last six months, our achievements as a community stand as a testament to our resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to our craft.
And now, the moment we've all been eagerly anticipating is right around the corner – our first in-person seminar since 2020! The excitement around our "Back to Basics" gatherings has been electric. It's not just about the event itself but what it symbolizes: Reconnection, renewal, and a joyful return to the roots of our beloved profession!
Hosting this seminar at Central Counseling Services in Riverside holds its own personal significance for me. As we converge in a place dedicated to mental wellness, it's an opportunity to rejuvenate ourselves, to engage in meaningful dialogues, and to foster the personal connections that digital platforms, no matter how sophisticated, just can't replicate.
This event celebrates more than our return to in-person interactions; It's a nod to our collective efforts and accomplishments over the past half-year. Every webinar we've attended, every new skill we've acquired, every new challenge we've overcome – they’ve all culminated in this milestone.
Let's come together to mark this occasion with the enthusiasm it deserves. Let's share our stories, our learnings, and our hopes for the future. Let's not just attend an event but be part of a moment that defines our chapter's legacy.
Thank you for being the heartbeat of this community, for your passion, and for your relentless drive towards excellence. Here's to many more milestones and memories.
Omar González-Valentino, MS, LMFT#115094, LPCC#6913
President, IE-CAMFT Board of Directors
Vice-Chair, CAMFT Chapter Advisory Council