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Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

Chapter newsletter
January 2021

Featured Event

Consensual Non-Monogamy
Presented by Dr. Ryan Witherspoon, PhD

January 22, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This is a Zoom Event

This presentation will give clinicians a pragmatic overview of the major types of consensual non-monogamy, with a focus on clinically-relevant factors and frameworks to help therapists conceptualize and intervene with non-monogamous individuals and relationships.

President's Message

Welcome to 2021.  Yes we made it here!  Unfortunately mental stress continues with Covid-19 at its highest rates and of course the event that happened at Congress days ago.  But still, I remain hopeful that today we can still move forward, and progress in positive ways in this year. 

Did you have any New Year Resolutions that you have created for yourself?  I like to think of them as goals.  I am currently off of sugar, not a resolution, just a decision to watch what I eat as this so affects our ability to be effective clinicians.  There is most definitely a mind body, i.e. stomach connection with our moods, only you can decide what goals will be effective for you.  As I think self-created structure is beneficial to battle any covid fatigue either you or your client’s may struggle with, I hope that you too are considering what goals will be best for this season in your life. 

We are looking forward to our speaker this month, January 22nd, 2021.  I was able to interview Dr. Witherspoon, the link to see this interview is Ryan G. Witherspoon, Ph.D. is a California-based psychologist (PSY32022), clinician, researcher, author, and speaker.  Dr. Witherspoon regularly publishes peer-reviewed research on non-traditional relationships and sexualities, such as consensual non-monogamy and BDSM/kink, and frequently trains mental health clinicians in sex-positive approaches to working with these populations.  Learn more about Dr. Witherspoon’s work at

More info about his presentation content for our chapter, and to RSVP please go to our website: and don’t hesitate to share with your colleagues.

Mark your calendars for our yearly 6 hour Law and Ethics Training, April 9th.  There will be more information in the coming months. We are partnering with State CAMFT to make this experience educational and virtual friendly.

IE-CAMFT is not only here to offer you education, but also to allow us to network amongst our peers.  We invite you to come early to our event and get to know who is joining you at this training. 

We are also looking for volunteers and potential community and future board members.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact us as  As a member of this board for a number of years, I have found this to be an invaluable experience, and we hope that you too would consider this as a positive season in your life.

As we continue our virtual presentations, please remember this process is easy, and you can take part from the comfort of your home or office and even in your PJs if you like. Please do sign in early, and you must be present until the end. CEU time requirements are in place.  Also, you need to complete the seminar evaluation form in order to get your certificate.  The certificates are emailed in batches, so the earlier you complete yours, the sooner you will receive it, as most people submit theirs right after the seminar.

More suggestions to make your experience optimal, check out our website:   

Thank you for continuing to support IE-CAMFT! Please share about our trainings and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Carol Rose Adkisson
President, IE-CAMFT

Welcome New and Returning Members!

Maria Savala-Mahany, Dianne Tiberg, Janiel Henry, and Carolyn Calderwood

Thank you for renewing!

Leanna Escamilla, Sarah Jane Martinez, Sally Finn, Cynthia Brownlee, Antenique Nevarez, and Michele Putini

Renewal Reminders

Ashley Stacy, Brittany Leary, Kathy Louis-Sanders, Joel Latimer, Jose J Juarez, Daniel Nyirady, Kalila Magbanua-Stein, Tracy Leal, Latricea Woods, Iiesha Howard, Janae Preast Hewes, Patricia Johnson, Thomas (Tom) Thomazin, Aline Aguilar, Sydney Isley, Miroslava Villegas Reyes, Rich Wayne, Janell Mercer (Gagnon), Kristen Rawlings, Norma Bermudez, and Summer Dowd-Lukesh

At Our Last Meeting

Virtual Holiday Party!
November 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual is not ideal, yet we had a fun time, including food provided by the board via Grubhub Cards, an Ugly Sweater Contest!

Upcoming Virtual Events

Consensual Non-Monogamy
Presented by  Dr. Ryan Witherspoon

January 22, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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