Chapter Newsletter
March 2021

Featured Event

Working with Dogs in Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Personal Considerations
Presented by Hannah Herkert, M.A.

March 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This is a Zoom Event

Join us in learning about using dogs in your clinical practice. We will learn about types of service dogs used for therapy, emotional support, skilled companions, and the types of situations they are trained for. Hannah will explain how to responsibly implement dogs into your practice and how to design treatment plans that include your canine partner.

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President's Message

We are well into this year now.  How are you doing?  Are you beginning to go back to your in person office, or maintaining a telehealth presence?  I am telehealth all of the way, however my team that works for me have adopted a hybrid approach, some telehealth and some in person.  With the vaccines becoming more available and the third one on its way, are you getting more comfortable, getting out more and discovering what this new normal is and wondering how long this will continue?


The Spanish Flu lasted several years, I found a picture that reminded me so much of today and how we are living.  When I first saw this, it was a bit eerie, other than their old fashioned attire, I could swear I am looking at us today in our Covid-19 World.  

Elections This Month!

Hopefully by now you have received the upcoming elections information. The voting goes through March 31st, 2021, and we will announce the results in the upcoming President’s Message in April. Yes I said April...this year is moving fast! 

The advantages of being a board member are numerous.  For one thing, the connections you make become a new Tribe in your life that you can support and also lean on. Giving back to our community by volunteering on a board is also a great benefit, that feeling of helping is something we as clinicians are familiar with. 

The board runs seamlessly. We email throughout the month, have our trainings and board meetings on the same day, virtually, which eliminates logistical concerns, such as driving to a location and getting back home.  

I can only speak for myself, but over the years I have networked and hired people from our meetings, made great friends, and learned a ton from the many topics our trainings cover. 

Please check your email and cast your vote!  
Nominees this year are as follows:

  • President: Carol Rose Adkisson
  • President Elect: Paul Velen
  • Past President- N/A
  • Financial Officer: Steve Gray
  • Secretary: Sherry Shockey-Pope
  • Membership Chair: Ilse Aerts
  • Program Chair:  Lynn Flewelling
  • Members at large:
  • Garry Raley, Cecilia Fabris, Omar Gonzalez

Read the duties of each position HERE. 

This brings me to our last meeting. Thank you Georgia King for your presentation on Immigration. Such a timely subject matter and so needed by the immigrants in our country.  

Our upcoming training is Working with Dogs in Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Personal Consideration, presented by Hannah Herkert, M.A. Watch the interview with Hannah Herkert by Carol Rose Adkisson, IE-Camft board President.

Finally, our Law and Ethics Training will be April 9. Sign up as soon as possible. As a chapter member you receive a discount. Remember, the last three days you can no longer register. 

We will have four great presenters that will teach on various law and ethics subject that are relevant and helpful to any clinician.  This course provides 6 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEP’s.  Cancellation must be 14 days in advance for 100% refund, 72 hours for a 50% refund.  Less than 72 hours of notice of cancellation will result in forfeiture of payment. 

Thank you for continuing to support IE-CAMFT, and please share our trainings with others.  We are always looking for new board members and committee members.  We can’t do this without your support. We look forward to seeing you soon. :-)

Carol Rose Adkisson
IE-Camft President

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Welcome New and Returning Members!

Lorena Frey and Keisha Thomas

Thank you for renewing!

Imelda Mares, Iiesha Howard, Marelis Marrero, John Rigoli, Lisa Axelrod, Jenna Hardy, Sandra Cutbirth, Teresa Arciero, Wendy Durkee, Elena Leyva, Yoon Young Kim, Betty Odak, and Ronena Summers

Renewal Reminders

Patricia Johnson, Tom Thomazin, Aline Aguilar, Sydney Isley, Kristen Rawlings, Norma Bermudez, Summer Dowd-Lukesh, Cassandra Allen, Raceal McWhorter, Diana Pash, Wendy Durkee, Brittaney Halley, Lolita Domingue, Nicholle Stepanian, Wendy Ferguson, Vicki Andrews, Tina Avila, Stanley LeMelle, Terry Fowler, Nicole Serrano, Delseta Robinson, and Lisa Tobler

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At Our Last Meeting

Immigration Evaluation Masterclass for Therapists
Presented by Georgia King, LCSW

February 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Working with Dogs in Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Personal Considerations
Presented by Hannah Herkert, M.A.

March 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Law & Ethics CAMFT Panel
April 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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