The Therapist May/June 2015

 

The Therapist May/June 2015

In This Issue...

President's Message

CAMFT Calendar

Letters to the Editor

Editorial Guidelines

CE Test Questions

From The Board Room

BBS Update

Legislative Update

At Your Service

Affinity Partners

Law and Ethics /Self-Study Questions

Book Reviews

Chapter Spotlight

Disciplinary Actions

Advertising Information

2015-2016 CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAMFT is pleased to introduce the 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

CAMFT RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE
The CAMFT scholarship, grant, and honors awards were presented at the 51st Annual Conference in Burlingame, CA on May 16, 2015.

RECENT LABOR BOARD RULING SETS PRECEDENT FOR CALIFORNIA INTERNSHIPS
The Labor Commissioner of California issued a ruling that will help employers determine whether an intern can be classified as a volunteer or as an employee. This article analyzes the ruling and its relevance to MFT internships in California and summarizes pertinent laws and opinions employers of MFT interns should consider.

PATIENT RECORDS UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW: THE BASICS
This article explains California law and relevant CAMFT ethical standards which pertain to record keeping. More specifically, the article discusses California’s new record retention law and answers questions about an adult patient’s right to access his or her own mental health record.

YOUR WEBSITE IS A HODGEPODGE OF LEGAL ISSUES! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE?
Websites are important for your marketing purposes, but are you aware of the legal issues that come with creating and maintaining such sites? This article discusses some of the more important legal issues involving websites.

  Professional Exchange

   FROM VICTIMHOOD TO VICTORHOOD: TREATING PARTNERS OF SEX
   ADDICTS 

   This article explores the unique and often under-probed relational trauma
   experienced by partners of sex addicts. The author sheds light on the
   struggles associated with being in a relationship with a sex addict and
   explores the steps a therapist can guide clients in this “forgotten”
   population through from initial shock and denial to eventual recovery and growth.

   THE INTERSECTION OF ADDICTION, MENTAL HEALTH, AND FAMILY
   RECOVERY 

   This article sheds light on the misconceptions surrounding the “typical”
   addict, exploring the hidden struggles experienced by children and families
   of persons with drug and other addictions. The author explores the effects
   of growing up in an atmosphere of trauma and addiction, the process of
   recovery, and the special role of the therapist.

   BUZZWORDS IN THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND PROCESS
   ADDICTION FIELD 

   There are a plethora of buzzwords in the ever-growing world of chemical
   dependency and process addiction treatment. The author shares a few
   of the terms and misconceptions.

   Prelicensees' Corner

   WHAT I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN: 5 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR
   BEGINNING THERAPISTS, FROM A BEGINNING THERAPIST

   The discrepancy of classroom versus real life can leave many too
   frustrated to move forward. As a prelicensee, the author shares five
   lessons that were learned after one year of clinical work.