Summer 2023  vol. 42, no. 2
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President's Message

by Dominique Yarritu, PhD, LMFT

"This is a team work endeavor: the more the merrier and the more people to share the work, the less is left on the shoulders of one volunteer. "

Community Focus: Working with Older Adults

Interview with Michele Barbic and Liliana Ramos

"As people come in to work on their grief they often are able to go to a deeper understanding of themselves..."

DEI Column: Working with Older Adults from the Cultural Lense

Interview with Leila Wooley and Liliana Ramos

"Talking about their grief, meaning of life, and normalizing their feelings is healing for this population. Likewise, it becomes meaningful for the therapist."

Security vs Exploration in Parent/Child and Romantic Relationships

by Mark Mouro, LMFT

"When safety is lacking in a romantic relationship, it can lead to feelings of anxiety, and fear. This can make it difficult to trust your partner and to feel close to them. ."

A Slice of Humor: A Gentle Presence
by Edna Wallace, LMFT

“Well-being… what’s that?
Who knows.

Upcoming Events

Lions and Tigers and Bears... and Narcissists and Borderlines and Personality Disorders- OH MY!

Presented by Ronald Mah, LMFT (3 CEUs)
Saturday, July 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View + ONLINE

Exploring Self & Parts through Yoga & Movement: A Self-Leadership Mini Retreat for Therapists

Presented by Jaclyn Long, LMFT and LaDonna Silva, LMFT (No CEUs)
Friday, July 28, 1PM - 4PM

Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View

Non-Traditional Methods of Development and Practice

Presentation by Larry F. Waldman, PhD (No CEUs)
Saturday, August 5, 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM (lunch at 11:30 PM)

Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View + ONLINE

Culturally Responsive Counseling: Addressing Biases in Clinical Practice

Presentation by Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT (2 CEUs)
Friday, August 25, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Navigating the Road to Licensure

Presentation by Luke Matthew Martin, Esq. (2 CEUs)
Friday, September 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Beyond the Alphabets: Polyvagal-informed Common Factor Approach to Working with Trauma

Presented by Ling Lam, PhD, LMFT (3 CEUs)
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View + ONLINE

Online Support Groups

Black Therapist and Associate Support Groups:
Fourth Saturdays at 10AM w/Erica Jenkins, LMFT

Newly Licensed Support Groups:

Third Saturdays at 1PM w/Della Fernandes, LMFT

SCV-CAMFT Therapist Support Groups:
Third Fridays at 10AM w/Nasrin Farr, LMFT and Cindy Gum, LMFT

Pre-Licensed Support Groups:
First Fridays at 10AM w/Natasha Kazmi, LMFT
First Saturdays at 11AM w/Jim Arjani, LMFT

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