The Therapist November/December 2016 

YEARS OF CAMFT’S HARD WORK PAY OFF: BARRIERS TO LMFT EMPLOYMENT ATTHE VA NOW LIFTED
After years of advocating for LMFTs to be eligible for employment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the barriers have finally been lifted.

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

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

STARTING A PRIVATE PRACTICE (PART I)
This article discusses starting a private practice. It stresses the importance of planning and identifies key considerations before opening a practice. Practical needs are discussed, legal considerations are identified, and multiple resources are provided to assist in getting started.

KNOW YOUR LEBs LIKE YOU KNOW YOUR ABCs: PART DEUX!
This article provides information to legal, ethical, and business issues that arise in the practice of marriage and family therapy.

OMBUDSMAN SERVICES AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS AND BENEFICIARIESOF MEDI-CAL SERVICES
This article provides information about the resources that are available to Medi-Cal providers and their clients.

Professional Exchange

THE CASE HISTORY
This article discusses—through the use of a case study—the origin of shame and the ways shame can be identified, treated, and healed.

SHAME AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE
This article discusses the elusive nature of shame as an emotion and how manifestations of shame can be identified in a client. Further, the author explains the somatic reaction that may be experienced by a therapist when a client is in shame.

HELPING TEENS OVERCOME EMOTIONAL EATING
This article is designed to help practitioners who work with teens or young adults identify the signs of overeating, binge eating, dieting or body image issues that can lead to an early diagnosis and improve the prognosis for those who struggles with overeating.

Pre-Licensee Corner

 THE GIFT OF FAILURE
This article describes the insights the author gained through processing the emotions that arose from experiencing a failure, and how those insights reshaped her perception of self which was not defined by failure, but by self-awareness, compassion, and love.