Not many therapists
know about the amazing opportunities available in the field of
immigration law. By providing evaluations for immigration legal cases,
therapists can help immigrant families stay together and help refugees
get asylum. Lawyers have a huge need for expert clinical assessments,
and the field is wide open for therapists to get started.
Am I crazy?Yes, that was a joke, or is this year speeding by?One minute we are having a quite unusual New Year’s Eve and the next, clients are making appointments in March.How is your year going so far?Are you taking steps toward the goals you would like to reach this year?I have heard so many people saying they are feeling hopeful, and I feel that too.Yes,
the vaccines have been rolling out, and depending on where you stand on
that controversial issue, that may be the tipping point to a more
hopeful year.Or maybe your hope could be attached to something else.I see lots of new babies being born; how can that not bring joy to the family members that bring a new life into this world?
I, myself, stay clear of politicsand with this country divided, this may also be affecting how you are feeling.The point is that therapists feel.As
a clinical supervisor, many of my staff question if that is ok. I
always say you are a human, then please feel free to express your
emotions in the way you need to, and of course, at an appropriate time.None of us know how Covid will continue to play out with these newly added strains.It seems so many people have their own Covid story, and they are very interesting to hear.As
we are unique humans, we all have had our unique story. Was your case
mild, are you a long hauler, were you somewhere in the middle?For
me, I was a long hauler, about two months, with a few lingering
symptoms; however, since having Covid, it really put me into high gear,
appreciating my health.How are you feeling?I wish I could talk to each and every one of you and hear your stories.
I want to thank Dr. Ryan Witherspoon for his unique presentation last month,Censensual Non-Monogamy.I have heard many positive comments about his presentation.I
found he was well informed and helped us, as clinicians, navigate the
world we live in today; understanding relationships are complicated. He
gave us a peek into this world he understands so well.If you are interested, you can see his pre-interview talk with me athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veJSDmDb_Go&t=190s
Not many therapists know about the amazing opportunities available in the field of immigration law. Therapists canhelp
immigrant families stay together and get asylum. Lawyers have a huge
need for expert clinical assessments, and the field is wide open for
therapists to get started.Read GEORGIA'S ARTICLEabout how she got involved with immigration evaluation work.
am especially excited about this topic, as I have written hundreds of
immigration evaluations. It is quite a privilege to sit in the pain and
trauma of possibly being separated by your loved ones.Please sign up as soon as you can, remember we close registrations two days before the actual presentation.
will be more information in the coming months. We are partnering with
State CAMFT to make this experience educational and virtual friendly.
is here to offer us educational programs and also to allow us to
network with each other. Please come early to our events and get to
know who is joining you at the training.
For suggestions to make your virtual event experience optimal, check out our website: www.ie-camft.org.
Board Elections in April!
Here is the slate for the board for 2021-2022.
President: Carol Adkisson
President-Elect: OpenDuties: Succeed to the presidency after one year. Perform the duties of the President in his or her absence or incapacity.
Past President: N/A
Treasurer/Financial Officer: Steve Gray
Secretary: Sherry Shockey-Pope
Membership Chair: Ilse Alerts
Program Chair: Lynn Flewelling
Members at Large:Garry Raley,Omar Gonzalez-Valentino,Cecilla Fabris, (Zanetta Van Putten?)
We are looking for volunteers, potential community members and future board members.If you are interested, please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
Thank you for continuing to support IE-CAMFT. Please share about our trainings. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Carol Rose Adkisson President, IE-CAMFT
Welcome New and Returning Members!
Victoria Snow, Karri Backer, Esther Arredondo, Teresa Rimmer, Kelly Haus, and LaShawn Klos
Thank you for renewing!
Wayne, Brittany Leary, Janae Preast Hewes, Kamela Elliott, Julia Cho,
Janell Mercer (Gagnon), Emelly Rosspencer, Kathy Louis-Sanders, Donna
Horne, Sidya Espinoza, Susan Seidman, Judy Mcgehee, Gabriele Roberts,
and Miroslava Villegas Reyes
Nyirady, Kalila Magbanua-Stein, Tracy Leal, Latricea Woods, Iiesha
Howard, Patricia Johnson, Thomas (Tom) Thomazin, Aline Aguilar, Sydney
Isley, Kristen Rawlings, Norma Bermudez, Summer Dowd-Lukesh, Cassandra
Allen, Lisa Axelrod, Raceal McWhorter, John Rigoli, Diana Pash, Wendy
Durkee, Brittaney Halley, Lolita Domingue, Nicholle Stepanian, and Wendy