"Here at SCV-CAMFT, we are working to adjust to this new world of doing everything remotely and online. We are discovering that, while we miss seeing each other in person, there are some upsides to gathering online."
“Growing up as a Brown immigrant woman, I thought I knew all there was to know about race, racism, and the racial injustices we see every day. When I learned about cultural humility I realized how wrong I was.”
"With video therapy, unfortunately, some of our tools are diminished or lost. It’s harder to create the norm that clients do nothing else during session. It’s almost impossible to use our body to communicate. It’s much harder to use silence effectively."
"After enduring 12 months of heavy didactic coursework in grad school, I felt prepared to begin my career as a therapist, but was that what I wanted to do for the rest of my life? Was I mature enough, or responsible enough to hold someone’s pain?"
We want to recognize board member Mary Van Riper, Director of Special Events, for her hard work in bringing the chapter together after COVID hit. Mary brought her research skills to the board and created the survey that we sent out in April.
Resources on anti-racism from statewide CAMFT, take one of the multiple Harvard implicit bias tests, integrate mindfulness and the body in couples therapy, and read what a therapist wishes he could tell his clients.