The Therapist September/October 2016 

CAMFT’S 2016 FALL SYMPOSIUM
Mark your calendars to attend CAMFT’s Fall Symposium on November 12, 2016, at the San Ramon Marriott. Be sure to register early as seating is limited!

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH: WHAT YOU CAN DO
This article introduces the reader to the clinical distinctions between crisis intervention and therapy, and outlines ways to become involved in the field of disaster mental health.

CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS
The CAMFT Nominating Committee is looking for nominees to fill Board of Director vacancies for the term beginning June 1, 2017. The deadline for applications is October 28, 2016.

REGULATORY AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TELEHEALTH: WHAT THERAPISTS NEED TO KNOW
California law has long recognized telehealth as a form of delivery of health care and behavioral health services, but many psychotherapists practicing in the state, including CAMFT members, have inquired as to the standards surrounding the rendering of telehealth services. As a result, the Board of Behavioral Sciences developed regulations on the standards of practice for telehealth that became effective July 1, 2016. This article provides an overview of the regulations.

A PROMISE NOT TO TELL: THE ELIJAH W. CASE
This article will briefly review the duty of confidentiality for psychotherapists as well as attorneys. It will also look at the exception carved out by CANRA and Tarasoff and lastly, it will examine the Elijah W. case and explain the resulting effects.

THE MUDDLE OF MINORS AND PRIVILEGE
The issue of who can waive the psychotherapist-patient privilege on behalf of minor patients is complex, and in this article Dave Jensen, JD, sets forth some of the approaches to dealing with this
complex topic.

A QUICK LOOK AT THE CALIFORNIA VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM: 10 IMPORTANTQUESTIONS ANSWERED
This article will briefly review the California Victims Compensation Program.

Professional Exchange

THE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR MEDIATION
This article explores borderline personality disorder in marital relationships and the unique and challenging ways it shapes and affects a couple’s experience with legal mediation in the courts.

HOW THE CONCEPTS OF “SEX ADDICTION” AND “PORN ADDICTION” AREFAILING OUR CLIENTS
This article explores how social mores against pornography and sex negatively inform how therapists categorize and treat sex addiction. The author also explores effective treatment options.

ONE WITH AND ONE WITHOUT: COUNSELING THE ADHD-AFFECTED COUPLE
This article discusses the major challenges in marriages where one spouse is afflicted with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), and highlights various therapeutic interventions.

Pre-Licensee Corner

THE HERO’S JOURNEY OF A PRE-LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
The road to licensure can be fraught with trials and tribulations. In this article the author reflects on how the personal and professional hurdles on a Pre-licensee’s journey can present the most valuable lessons in how to be a great therapist.