The Therapist May/June 2016 

2016-2017 CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAMFT is pleased to introduce the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

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, MFT interns, or MFTs conducting research/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, Honoary Distinguished Member, Clark Vincent Award, and School and Agency Award.

CAMFT RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE
The CAMFT scholarship, grant, and honors awards are presented at the 52nd Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA on May 14, 2016.

CAMFT STORMS THE HILL
On March 28th and 29th, a CAMFT delegation of members, who reside in key Congressional districts, lobbied the offices of 22 California Representatives and both Senators.  The meetings were productive as CAMFT members explained the benefits that MFTs could bring to Medicare beneficiaries and to Veterans.

APPROACHES TO RECORDKEEPING: THE SUPER EGO, THE EGO, AND THE ID
by David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney
Are the recordkeeping requirements of government programs and managed care companies similar or different? In this article Dave Jensen, JD Explores the recordkeeping requirements of these disparate systems.

WAGING A CLAIM OVER WAGES
by Ann Tran-Lein, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney
Members of CAMFT have contacted the CAMFT legal department, to discuss a wage claim filing and have sought information regarding the process and procedures of such fililng. This article provides a brief discussion of the process and procedures for a wage claim filed with the California Labor Commissioner.

GUIDELINES FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY: THE INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM
by Anastasia Johnson, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney
In California, all businesses must create an Injury and Illness Prevention Program.  The program must detail how the business will implement safety and health standards.  This article provides information about how to create the Injury and Illness Prevention Program as well as information about workplace violence.

Professional Exchange

BECOMING A SOMATIC THERAPIST: MYTHS, JOYS, AND CHALLENGES
by, Karen Rachels, LMFT
This article defines and explains somatic therapy and demonstrates how somatic therapy can be used to treat patients who suffer from severe trauma and depression.

 

Pre-licensee Corner

WORKING WITH THE DIFFICULT PARENT
Caitlin Markham, MA, MFT Registered Intern
This article discusses effective ways to communicate with the parent or parents of an adolescent patient in order to foster a successful relationship.

5 STEPS TO REDEFINE INTERNSHIP SUCCESS
Adam Luke, MA, Registered Intern
This article provides pre-licensees with valuable information and tips about how to maximize the experience of being an MFT Registered Intern.