The Therapist September/October 2015

 

Read the Therapist September/October 2015

In This Issue...

President's Message

CAMFT Calendar

Letters to the Editor

CE Test Questions

Behind the Scenes

Clinical Editorial Calendar

CE Provider Approval Program

Chapter Spotlight

BBS Board Update

Legislative Update

At Your Service

CounselingCalifornia.com

Law and Ethics /Self-Study Questions

Book Reviews

In Memory

Disciplinary Actions

Advertising Information

CAMFT’S 2015 FALL SYMPOSIUM
Mark your calendar 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!

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.

CAMFT SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANT AVAILABLE
CAMFT’s Educational Foundation is offering three scholarships and one grant. Students pursuing a degree in marriage and family therapy and marriage and family therapists conducting research or pursuing advanced education are eligible to apply.

NOMINATIONS FOR CAMFT HONORS AND AWARDS
Nominations are now being accepted by the Honors Committee for the Mary Riemersma Distinguished Clinical Member, Honorary Distinguished Member, Clark Vincent
Award, and School and Agency Award.

CAMFT’s 2015 DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY: A SNAPSHOP OF THE “TYPICAL” CALIFORNIA MFT
The 2015 demographic survey of the practice and experience of CAMFT members was conducted in the months of January and February. There were 15,464 clinical and 10,930 pre-licensed surveys sent with a 16% composite return rate. The following is a summary of the survey highlights in both categories of membership

HOW DOES THE EXAM RESTRUCTURE AFFECT YOU?
Effective January 1, 2016, the examination structure for LMFTs will be changing. This article and the accompanying chart provide an explanation of the new exam structure and the factors which determine whether and when an LMFT applicant is required to take the new licensing exams.

POSSESSION VERSUS VIEWING IN BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY LAWSUITS
Does the mere loss of possession of your patient records automatically mean that you have breached your patient’s right to confidentiality? Two recent appellate court decisions examined this question, and the answer may surprise you.

YOU, YELP, AND SOCIAL MEDIA
This article discusses options for a marriage and family therapist who is the subject of a negative online review or defamatory statement; provides information about using social media; and, discusses CAMFT social media policy.

Professional Exchange

CAREGIVING: THE TRAUMA CONNECTION
Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s may face a variety of challenges that may present trauma-related issues.

LIFE REVIEW IN OLD AGE: COPING WITH LOSS AND PREPARING FOR DEATH
As psychotherapists, we are often called upon to help people with loss. Learn more about Life Review as a therapeutic tool that is especially suited to older adults’ needs
and preferences.

Prelicensees' Corner

TEST OR TORTURE? WHY MFT LICENSURE CANDIDATES DESERVE PROTECTION FROM THE GENEVA CONVENTION
The author reflects on her test experience and shares thoughts about preparation for the exam.