The Therapist  September/October 2018

Professional Exchange

UNIMAGINABLE
Most of us have become therapists to help people. We are trained and attuned to listen to what people have to say and help them to the best of our abilities. CAMFT President Jan Mellinger has written a series of interviews with people who have remarkable stories of survival and resilience. This second article in the series features Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax and her daughter, Sandra Scheller, telling Ruth’s story of surviving incarceration in the “work camps” and “death camps” during World War II.

THE FELT EXPERIENCE OF LOVE IS THE HEALING FORCE TAPPED BY AEDPfC
Get an inside view into the theory and practice of AEDPfC through the lens of annotated transcript of the first twelve minutes of the first couple session. Learn what is unique about the work, and more about oxytocin, dopamine and histamine while establishing a secure base in treatment from the get go.

A PERSPECTIVE ON WORKING WITH IMMIGRANT YOUTH
Recent headlines have topped news stories of children being separated from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. This article details how LMFTs can help.

Pre-Licensees' Corner

THE MASTER CHECKLIST FOR MFT LICENSURE: YOUR TACTICAL TOOL FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS
The MFT licensure process can be daunting and complex. This article provides a guide for those on the road to MFT licensure.

Legal Department Staff Articles

THE GDPR: WHAT LMFTs SHOULD KNOW
This article briefly examines the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25, 2018. The article discusses whether the new law applies to California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

THE FOLLOW-UP CARE DOCTRINE, PERSONAL JURISDICTION, AND OUT OF STATE PRACTITIONERS
Patients travelling to other states while in therapy creates many legal issues for the therapists trying to help them, but must all communication between a therapist and a patient who travels out-of-state cease? In this article, David G. Jensen, JD discusses the “follow-up communication” doctrine, which seems to grant therapists some flexibility in interacting with patients who are temporarily in other states.

Also in This Issue:

CAMFT’s 2018 FALL SYMPOSIUM
Mark your calendars to attend CAMFT’s Fall Symposium on November 9-11, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA. Be sure to register early as seating is limited!

CAMFT EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTORS
CAMFT would like to recognize and thank the many members that have contributed to the CAMFT Educational Foundation.

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, 2019. The deadline for applications is October 26, 2018.