The Therapist May/June 2018

Professional Exchange

AEDP FOR COUPLES: BUILDING WHOLE BODY ATTUNEMENT TO TREAT RELATIONAL DISCONNECTION AND UNDERLYING TRAUMA
This article describes a method and motivation for therapists to become more capable to build bridges of whole body attunement to couple members and their partners. The themes here are all part of the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples method.

CAN A NARCISSIST LOVE?
Partners of narcissists often feel ignored, rejected, and devalued. They’re torn between their love and their pain, between staying and leaving, but they can’t seem to do either. This article explains how people answer this question from lived
experiences, and discusses why some believe they’re loved, while others are convinced they’re not.

Legal Department Staff Articles

A QUICK GLIMPSE AT THE NEW TAX PLAN AND ITS IMPACT ON LMFTS
This article briefly examines the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed in 2017. The article will discuss the new tax brackets, as well as the new 20% deduction for qualified business income.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY PROFESSIONAL CORPORATIONS: COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Understanding the purpose and structure of a marriage and family therapy professional corporation may help marriage and family therapists decide whether, and when to form a professional corporation in their own circumstance. This article is intended to provide a general overview of the marriage and family therapy professional corporation in California

THE LEGACY OF THE ROBERTS CASE
If you get a subpoena, does that mean you have to automatically disclose all of your patient’s treatment records? How does privilege factor into the equation? Even more fundamentally, are the records even “relevant” to the underlying lawsuit? The Roberts case is a reminder about the importance of getting feedback from patients before disclosing their treatment records.

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2018-2019 CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAMFT is pleased to introduce the 2018-2019 Board of Directors.