The Therapist July/August  2017

Professional Exchange

WHAT IS ACCELERATED EXPERIENTIAL DYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR COUPLES (AEDPIC)?
How is it different from other approaches to couples treatment? How does it affect the children of the couple? The author discusses the mechanisms, benefits, and longer term effects of AEDPfC. 

HELPING COUPLES NEGOTIATE DIGITAL-AGE CHEATING
This article discusses how interpretations of infidelity have changed with the advent of internet pornography and virtual sex, and how to help couples overcome their differing ideas of what “cheating” entails in order to heal from betrayal, dishonesty, and loss of trust.

Pre-Licensees' Corner

TALKING ABOUT SEX WITH MINORS
How should you speak with adolescent clients about sex in a healthy and productive way? The author explores this question, laying out valuable strategies to engage with younger clients on important sexual issues while remaining mindful of mandated reporting duties, establishing appropriate physical boundaries with sexually traumatized adolescents, and managing counter-transference.

Legal Department Staff Articles

DON'T GET SCAMMED
This article will discuss an ongoing email scam that is targeting therapists. Recourses and tips are discussed for those who have been affected. The ethics of fees are also discussed.

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR PATIENT?
This article, in addition to providing a sample Patient Intake Form, discusses some of the considerations to be mindful of with respect to information that is shared or communicated to the patient through the patient intake process.

WHAT PROVIDERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROVIDER DIRECTORY LAW
Health plans and health insurers have been required to publish and maintain online and printed provider directories with information about providers who offer services to enrollees or insureds. Providers and provider groups who are contracted with plans and insurers to offer behavioral health services must be aware of, and responsive to, plans and insurers attempts to verify their information in accordance with California’s provider directory laws.

Articles

CAMFT'S 2017 FALL SYMPOSIUM
Mark your calendars to attend CAMFT’s Fall Symposium on October 27-28, 2017, at the Hilton Anaheim. Be sure to register early as seating is limited!

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, Honorary Distinguished Member, Clark Vincent Award, and School or Agency Award.

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, 2018. The deadline for applications is October 27, 2017.