The Therapist January February 2016 

MFTS ON THE FRONT LINE
As part of the education component of its mission, the CAMFT Crisis Response Education and Resource Committee is publishing a series of articles to help expand awareness about disaster mental health issues.

CAMFT’S 52ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE “THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH:TOOLS FOR THE THERAPIST’S TOOLBOX”
Registration is open for CAMFT’s 52nd Annual Conference, “The Future of Mental Health: Tools for the Therapist’s Toolbox,” at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, CA, May 12–15, 2016. Early discount offered through March 6, 2016.

 LEARN, CONNECT, VOLUNTEER—WITH CAMFT
Volunteers define the heart of the work done at CAMFT. Learn where your talents can benefit your professional association most and let us know which Committee or Council you would like to join!

 RESPONDING TO A SUBPOENA: UNDERSTANDING THE BUILDING BLOCKS
This article explains the laws regarding subpoenas and the ethical standards pertaining to serving as a witness.

NEW LAWS AFFECTING EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES, AND VOLUNTEERS
Two major changes to California’s laws went into effect January 1, 2015 and require employers to afford employees, unpaid interns, and volunteers certain workplace benefits and protections. This article provides general information about California’s new paid sick leave law and the new amendments to California’s law that prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

 FOLLOW ARIADNE’S THREAD
When practicing psychotherapy, some cases or issues can seem labyrinthine in nature. But, what if there was a way out of the labyrinth? In this article Dave Jensen, JD explores problem-solving within the psychotherapy profession by way of a thousand-year old Greek myth.

Professional Exchange

LIVING WITH THE DEVIL WE KNOW: WE MAY BE ANXIOUS, BUT NOT ANXIOUS TO CHANGE
This article offers techniques utilized to identify and treat the root cause of a patient’s anxiety and depression.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: TREATING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY INCARDIAC PATIENTS
Psychotherapy may help patients with coronary heart disease manage feelings of anxiety and depression after a diagnosis, from treatment to recovery.

Pre-licensees' Corner

THE COURAGEOUS JOURNEY OF A MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTINTERN
An intern chronicles her journey to fulfill the dream of becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist decades after being inspired.