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Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

Chapter newsletter
august 2020

Featured Event

Therapy Amidst Chaos; The Role of A Therapist in 2020 and Beyond

Presented by Marissa Soria, LCSW, Anthony Carson, LMFT, Nicole Serrano, LMFT, Jamie Nelson, LMFT

August 28, 2020

This is a Zoom Event

During this challenging time, most of us are struggling to manage feelings of helplessness, and flooding of information. Despite the challenges, how do we use this time to get to our good, better and best self in the therapy room?

President's Message

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
IECAMFT Secretary       

Welcome New and Returning Members!

Corrie Keener, Reginald Rogers, ​Torria Payton, Jodie Shea

Thank you for renewing!

Layla Subhani, Leticia Brice, Cecilia Fabris, Jamie R. Nelson, Margaret Wild, Judy Kelly

Renewal Reminders:

Carol Teitelbaum, Norma Jasso, Melissa Sanders, Mariana Rodriguez, William Shearer, AmyLynn Dimaano, Kimberly Salyer, Tina Gonzalez, Vanessa Quintana, Brittney Power, Xochitl Perez

At Our Last Meeting

Introduction to Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy that Works! 

Presented by  Lisa Larson, LMFT

Brainspotting is a powerful, brain-based trauma therapy that accesses the deepest regions of the brain where clients store their traumatic experiences and survival terror. This access to the limbic system and brainstem allows deep transformation to occur. 

Upcoming Events

Therapy Amidst Chaos; The Role of a Therapist in 2020 and Beyond

Presented by Marissa Soria, LCSW, Anthony Carson, LMFT, Nicole Serrano, LMFT, Jamie Nelson, LMFT

August 28, 2020 - 11am - 9am

This is a Zoom event.

Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention

Presented by Judy McGehee, LMFT & Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT

September 25, 2020 -  9am - 3:30pm

This is a Zoom event.

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