of all, I would like to take a moment of silence for the loss of
Beverly Johnson. She passed a few months ago and we were just made aware
of this sad news. Beverly Johnson was actively involved with IE-CAMFT
in the past and was an amazing therapist. As stated by one of our board
members, “Beverly was the most awesome therapist ever!” Her son, Jack
Johnson, is also a licensed therapist. He will be continuing the family
legacy and giving back to the mental health community.
would like to apologize for missing our last meeting. Unfortunately I
too was one of the many that struggled with Covid-19. I am finally up
and about and I am blessed to have had I believe a moderate case that
will fully pass in time.
The last training I participated in was Lisa Larson’s training “Introduction to Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy That Works!”
on July 24th. I was fortunate to be her demo at that training, and
received a deep healing from that experience. I was trained the next
week and am happy to say I have joined the community of fellow
Brainspotters! Lisa has agreed to come back and continue this training
with a second presentation. I encourage you to join us. The more tools
we have in our tool chest as clinicians the more effective we are with
I would like to thank the presenters of “Therapy Amidst Chaos; The Role of a Therapist in 2020 and Beyond”
which was on August 28th. Thank you Anthony Carson, LMFT, Jamie Nelson,
LMFT, Nicole Serrano, LMFT and Marissa Soria, LCSW! I have heard
nothing but positive responses from their presentation. Their diverse
cultures brought together a dialogue about systemic change in the
therapy room and to offer appropriate interventions and inclusive
The presenters were from the following practices:
Anthony Carson - Hope Avenue Counseling - Colton
Jamie Nelson - Equilibrium Counseling Services - Rancho Cucamonga
Nicole Serrano - NS Counseling - Rancho Cucamonga
Marissa Soria - Metztli Counseling - Upland
at IE-CAMFT thank them for their willingness to open a dialogue around
this sensitive, important, and timely subject. Together they gave us
tools to continue this dialogue in our local communities.
Our next presentation on September 25th, from 9:00am-3:30pm will be “Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention,”
facilitated by Judy McGehee, LMFT and Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT. Since
the passage of Assembly Bill 1436, it is important for us to remain
educated on this subject matter.
View an interview with our presenters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYbFnhX3uN8.
will give a brief snippet of our upcoming six hour training. We look
forward to seeing you at this event. We are limiting our event to 100
participants, so recommend that you sign up as soon as possible.
is not only here to offer education, but also to allow us to network
among our peers. We invite you to come early to our events and get to
know those joining you at each training.
are also looking for volunteers and potential community and future
board members. If you are interested, please contact us as
firstname.lastname@example.org. As a member of this board for a number of years, I
have found it to be an invaluable experience, and we hope that you too
would consider this as a positive season in your life.
you for continuing to support IE-CAMFT! You can help us by sharing our
trainings with your peers. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Carol Adkisson, LMFT