The Therapist November December 2015

 

In This Issue...

President's Message

CAMFT Calendar

Letters to the Editor

CE Test Questions

Behind the Scenes

Chapter Spotlight

From the Board Room

BBS Board Update

At Your Service

Legislative Update

Affinity Partners

CounselingCalifornia.com

CE Provider Approval Program

Law and Ethics /Self-Study Questions

Book Reviews

Clinical Editorial Calendar

Disciplinary Actions

Advertising Information

CAMFT MEMBERS RESPOND TO VALLEY FIRE CHALLENGES
Laura Strom, LMFT and Gail Buuren, LMFT recount the Redwood Empire Chapter of CAMFT’s response efforts to the wildfires that swept Northern California this past September. Learn how the Chapter mobilized members trained in disaster mental health response and hosted a walk-in clinic for the affected community.

WILDFIRES: IMPACT AND RECOVERY
Gary Brown, LMFT, weighs in on recovery and mental health in the aftermath of a wildfire disaster. This interview transcript in the wake of the 2015 Northern California wildfires focuses on common reactions, coping tips, vulnerable populations and other disaster mental health issues.

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 PAC CONTRIBUTORS
CAMFT would like to recognize and thank the many members that have contributed to the State and Federal Political Action Committees.

WHAT THERAPISTS NEED TO KNOW WHEN WORKING WITH CONSERVATEES AND THEIR CONSERVATORS
This article will help orient therapists to the ins and outs of conservatorships by reviewing the different types of conservatorships as well as the duties of the different types of conservators.

SELECTING THE RIGHT VIDEO CONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY FOR TELEHEALTH: KEY ISSUES FOR COVERED ENTITIES
This article discusses the general topic of providers utilizing Skype as the source of videoconferencing technology. It explains why Skype is not considered to be compatible with the requirements of HIPAA and recommends the use of HIPAA compliant alternatives to Skype.

BLUE LEVIS & WHITE TEE-SHIRTS: WHEN TREATING MINORS 12 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, CONSENT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY EQUAL AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE CONFIDENTIAL MEDICAL INFORMATION
To whom does the therapist owe the duty of confidentiality if the client is a minor? This article highlights the important and sometimes complicated legal relationship between a child client, the therapist, and the parents.

Professional Exchange

A COMPARISON OF THREE MAJOR COUPLE APPROACHES: IRT, EFT, AND GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLE THERAPY
Gabrielle Nabi compares three different models used in couples therapy by describing each approach and providing case examples.
           

USING ACTION METHODS WHEN WORKING WITH COUPLES
Jean Campbell expands on the benefits of using sociometric tools in couples therapy.         

Prelicensees' Corner

5 QUESTIONS TO ADVANCE YOUR THERAPY
Asking questions in therapy has been a jackpot for positive client-therapist interaction. Here are five questions that, when asked in session, could advance your clinical work to the next level.