The Therapist March/April 2015

 

The Therapist March/April 2015

In This Issue...

President's Message

CAMFT Calendar

Letters to the Editor

BBS Board Update

Legislative Update

CE Test Questions

Insurance Update

At Your Service

Editorial Guidelines

CEPA Program

Law and Ethics Self-Study

Insurance Update

Book Reviews

Chapter Spotlight

Disciplinary Actions

Advertising Information

CAMFT’S 51ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE: BRIDGING THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HEALING
Registration is open for CAMFT’s 51st Annual Conference, “Bridging the Art and Science of Healing,” at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA, May 14–17, 2015.

CAMFT RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE
The Outstanding Chapter Leader Awards were presented at the Chapter Leadership Conference in Costa Mesa, CA on February 21, 2015.

CONNECTING THE DOTS: MEMBERS PINPOINT CAMFT’S STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES AT CAMFT CONNECTS
Held in Lake Tahoe, Riverside, Monterey, and Fresno, the organic interaction between Association leaders and members that has become the signature feature of CAMFT Connects spawned a series of comments, suggestions, and opinions that this article will summarize and discuss.

UNDERSTANDING MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: AB 1775
Learn the guidelines for mandated reporting requirements with the implementation of AB 1775.

THE 5150 FOXTROT
This article discusses steps for therapists seeking a 72-hour involuntary detention for a patient who is a danger to self or others as a result of a mental health disorder in California. This article also explores frequently asked questions about the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act.

FEE-FOR-SERVICE MEDI-CAL PROVIDER ENROLLMENT APPLICATION TIPS
This article contains tips on how to successfully apply to become a Fee-For-Service provider with Medi-Cal.

AVOID LEGAL AND ETHICAL PROBLEMS: DEVELOP GOOD PRACTICE HABITS
This article examines a number of key legal and ethical issues which are a part of everyday clinical practice and discusses the importance of developing good practice habits in order to avoid disciplinary actions, lawsuits, and ethics complaints.

 

Professional Exchange

THE PARENTALLY BEREAVED CHILD: GRIEF THROUGH DEVELOPMENT
Death of a parent or primary caregiver is one of the most traumatic events that children may face in their lifetime. Learn how the enormity and timing of the event and therapy can have long-term impacts in the lives of the parentally bereaved children.

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA DUE TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN POST-APARTHEID
SOUTH AFRICA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THERAPISTS WORKING WITH TRRAUMA CLIENTS
While the apartheid in South Africa ended in 1994, the trauma of the political violence can still be felt today. Learn more about integenerational trauma and how therapists can work with families dealing with the aftermath of political violence. 

Prelicensees' Corner

THE PROBLEM WITH PERFECTION
“ Practice makes perfect.” But in the world of psychotherapy, perfection doesn’t exist. Learn how the relentless pursuit of perfection can become problematic for clinicians as well as their clients.