The Therapist March/April  2017

Professional Exchange

CAN DEPRESSION BE TREATED SUCCESSFULLY IN TWO HOURS?  
Through the use of a case study this article demonstrates how “TEAM-CBT” was used to dramatically reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety in a particular patient who suffered from severe trauma. 

BEATING STRESS AND BURNOUT: 4 STRATEGIES FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS 
This article describes how providers can identify the triggers of stress and burnout and the activities and practices that can be used to reduce the impact of both.

YOGA THERAPY MEETS PSYCHOTHERAPY: AN OVERVIEW 
In this article, the author explains how yoga, in the form of physical practice, and meditation, intersects with cognitive, mindful, and transpersonal approaches to therapy.

Pre-Licensees' Corner

7 IDEAS FOR HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN PRIVATE PRACTICE AS AN INTERN
In this article, the author identifies seven key strategies that can help an MFT Registered Intern who works in a private practice develop the necessary skills to grow and sustain a thriving clinical practice.

Articles

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!

STARTING A PRIVATE PRACTICE (PART 2)
The article discusses the topic of starting a private practice. It is intended as a sequel to Part One of “Starting a Private Practice,” which was published in the November/ December issue of The Therapist. Issues covered in Part Two includes: Initial inquiries and requests for service, intake procedures, record-keeping and documentation, fees and insurancerelated issues, and key issues when advertising a practice.

HIRING AN INTERN IN A PRIVATEPRACTICE: A WIN-WIN PROPOSITION
This article outlines the qualifications, legal, and employment issues relevant to hiring an MFT Registered Intern as an employee in a private practice setting.

PRACTICE GUIDELINES FORPSYCHOTHERAPISTS WHO WORK INSCHOOLS: HOW FERPA APPLIES TOSCHOOL-BASED THERAPY PROGRAMS
This article is part one of a three-part series which will discuss the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state laws and professional codes of ethics and how they apply to the work of school-based psychotherapists. This first installment of the series provides an overview of FERPA.

MEDI-CAL, MEDICARE, AND HOWLMFTs FIT IN
This article offers an overview on how LMFTs and Registered Interns can provide services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, the situations in which LMFTs can provide services to Medicare beneficiaries in California, and CAMFT’s recent advocacy efforts with respect to Medicare.

CAMFT’S 53RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE“JUSTICE FOR ALL: COLLABORATION,EMPOWERMENT, AND RESILIENCY”
Registration is now open for CAMFT’s 53rd Annual Conference, “Justice for All: Collaboration, Empowerment, and Resiliency,” at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, May 4–7, 2017.