The Therapist  November/December 2018

Professional Exchange

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES A COMMUNITY TWICE IN 24 HOURS: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP
This article provides an overview of the field of disaster mental health, provides context and examples for what’s helpful when working with disaster survivors, and discusses the importance of self-care for MFT’s providing disaster-related services. Resources and direction for additional training in Disaster Mental Health care are also offered.

ARE YOU READY TO EXPAND YOUR SKILLS IN THE FIELD OF DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH?
CAMFT’s Crisis Response, Education, and Resource Committee has collected information to help you develop your crisis response knowledge base to get started as a disaster mental health volunteer.

OVERCOME
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 third article in the series features Walter Lam, a Ugandan refugee, Founder and CEO of the Alliance for African Assistance, which helped displaced African people assimilate into the United States.

Legal Department Staff Articles

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: AS SIMPLE AS ABC?
This article discusses the topic of independent contractors, including relevant legal factors to consider regarding their use. Consideration is given to a recent California Supreme Court decision concerning the classification of independent contractors.

CHANGES IN SUPERVISION: 2019 AND BEYOND…
The article summarizes the changes in law that go into effect Jan 1, 2019 and Jan 1, 2020 regarding supervisor qualifications, duties and requirements. It also, highlights some of the possible changes coming through the BBS related to supervision and how members can comment on those regulations.

THE FABULOUS FIVE! FIVE WAYS TO AVOID PITFALLS IN PRACTICE
This article provides recommendations and suggestions that a therapist may choose to utilize to ensure competent and sound best practices.

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CAMFT PAC CONTRIBUTORS

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