The Therapist July/August 2015

 

The Therapist July/August 2015

In This Issue...

President's Message

CAMFT Calendar

The Business of Practice

CE Test Questions

Chapter Spotlight

From The Board Room

BBS Update

At Your Service

Legislative Update

Insurance Update

CounselingCalifornia.com

CE Provider Approval Program

L&E CE Test Questions

Book Reviews

In Memory

Disciplinary Actions

Advertising Information

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (EAP) MYTHS & REALITIES
In this Business of Practice article, Stuart Kaplowitz clarifies many of the preconceived ideas and notions about EAPs.

CAMFT’S 2015 FALL SYMPOSIUM
Mark your calendars to attend CAMFT’s Fall Symposium on November 14-15, 2015, at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa Hotel. Be sure to register early as seating is limited!

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE
The Board of Directors is seeking input from the membership about: Dually Licensed Members on the Board, Voting Via Electronic Transmission, Pre-licensed Board Representation, and Pre-licensed Voting Rights. Each topic is presented in a short article offering readers an understanding of the history, current status, description of the issue, and an invitation for members to share thoughts online in the CAMFT Community.

WHY I SERVE: MEET THE MEMBERS OF THE CAMFT CRISIS RESPONSE EDUCATION AND RESOURCE COMMITTEE (CRERC)
Members of the CAMFT CRERC committee share how they got started in the field of disaster and crisis work, and urge you to look inward to your own experience and motivation to become more involved in this vital field.

CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS
The CAMFT Nominating Committee is seeking a rich mix of licensed and aspiring marriage and family therapists to guide the organization’s future by serving on the CAMFT Board. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2015.

COACHING VS. THERAPY: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAMFT’s Legal Department routinely receives calls from pre-licensed and licensed members who want to better understand the differences between coaching and therapy and whether it is lawful and ethical for pre-licensees and licensees to provide coaching services. This article answers the most frequently asked questions.

WORKING WITH CLIENTS WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH THE LEGAL SYSTEM: COMMON LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
This article examines a number of legal and ethical issues, problems, and concerns that therapists often encounter when working with clients who are involved with the courts.

A CHANGE IN THE LANDSCAPE OF GAINING LMFT HOURS
This article is a review of the 2015 proposed BBS Legislation, SB 620, which would re-craft the licensing path for aspiring LMFTs.

  Professional Exchange

THE PROBLEM OF NARCISSISTS
This article discusses the in-depth origins of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, explains the characteristics and personality traits exhibited by narcissists, describes the qualities of individuals who partner with narcissists, analyzes the complex dynamic of narcissistic relationships, and sheds light on therapies for treating narcissism.

WHO’S IN BED WITH THE SCORPION? PARTNERS OF THE NARCISSIST
This article serves as a guide to help providers who work with couples understand the complexities of a relationship where one partner is a narcissist and the other is not, or where both partners are narcissists.