July President's Message

08 Jul 2016 11:54 AM | Carol A. Bouldin (Administrator)

Therapy and Community


Happy Summer, I hope you are finding a little time off to play in the sun, relax, or catch up on some pleasure reading.  I am starting a new book that so far is highly riveting it’s called Sharp Object by Gillian Flynn the same author that also wrote Gone Girl. This is a psychological thriller and even though I am only in chapter 3, it’s a hard book to put down. This a big departure from my business books I am often reading. Nevertheless, I hope you too are taking some personal time.

I wanted to again thank each one of you for the great work you do. With the news a few weeks ago about yet another tragic mass shooting that ultimately led to 49 young people losing their lives to senseless violence to this week’s shooting of another young black man by the police, it continues to be evident that we have a great deal of work that still needs to be done. Our community and world has too many people who are sad, depressed, anxious, feeling like they don’t matter, who sometimes are filled with hatred, feel unfairly treated, and become so disillusioned they lash out in highly destructive and often fatal ways. I know that my explanation is very simplistic but without therapists, I truly believe we would have more people acting out and taking lives. We help people with communication, gaining self-worth and self-respect. So I wanted to take a moment to really say thank you for what you do. What we all do matters a great deal!

This month there is no regular meeting but you are welcome to attend the Board Retreat, an extended board meeting. This year we are focusing on bylaws, board positions, and minor chapter business, but more importantly, it’s a time to enjoy each other’s company, network, have some fun and good food. Please join us on July 22, 2016 from 9:00 -1:00 PM. We will be hosted at Annette Compton’s beautiful home. If you want to be on the board, register on the website and the location will be sent to you in the email confirmation.

The 3000 club will be changing the day it meets to the third Friday of each month. The location will remain the same at Central Counseling Services, 6840 Indiana Ave., Suite 275, Riverside 92506. There is an elevator in the building just left of the stairs. It’s free and lunch is provided. The next meeting be on July 15, 2016 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. The topic will be a roundtable discussion with open dialogue. If you have a case that needs to be discussed or questions about licensure, law and ethics or really anything else, come join us.       

Until next time,

 

Sherry 

 

 

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