The Therapist  January/February 2019

Professional Exchange

ESTHER PEREL INTERVIEWS TERRY REAL ON RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
Esther Perel, interviews Terry Real, the creator of Relational Life Therapy—an unconventional, highly effective form of relational work.

THE BRAND CALLED “YOU”
As our clients increasingly look for therapy online, how we present ourselves in that medium has begun to impact the therapeutic alliance and even treatment outcomes. Creating a personal brand allows therapists to not only take marketing wisdom to grow their practices, but, even more importantly, to increase their clinical efficacy with the clients they serve.

STRONG LEADERSHIP IN COUPLES THERAPY: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Discover how to establish leadership in your work early on with couples so you can build momentum and set the direction for success. Learn to apply 3 powerful exercises that enable you to choose precise, targeted interventions.

EMPOWERMENT-FOCUSED DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY: BUILDING EMOTIONAL RESOURCES THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Empowerment-focused dance/movement therapy is a trauma recovery approach developed for building emotional resources, self-confidence, and dignity. These methods have evolved into an effective theoretical framework and body of therapy interventions for building emotional capacities in a wide range of clients within the US and in the global community.

COMMITMENT: HOW A ROCK AND ROLL MARRIAGE SURVIVED
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 fourth article in the series features the story of Bruce and Linda Pictor.

Legal Department Staff Articles

RELEASING RECORDS IN THE AGE OF ADOLESCENT CONSENT
California is one of many states that allow for minors to consent to certain healthcare on their own. This article will discuss issues related to minors’ rights to consent to mental health treatment and disclosure of minors’ confidential treatment information.

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.

ADVICE ON MARIJUANA AND CANNABIDIOL
This article describes the scope of practice and scope of competence for Marriage and Family Therapists. The article also discusses marijuana and marijuana derived products as well as psychedelic therapy.

Also in This Issue:

ADVANCING THE ART & SCIENCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
Registration is now open for Advancing the Art & Science of Psychotherapy 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, April 25-27, 2019.

LEARN, CONNECT, VOLUNTEER—WITH CAMFT
Volunteers define the heart of the work done at CAMFT. Learn where your talents can benefit your professional association most and let us know which Committee you would like to join!