The Therapist May/June  2017

Professional Exchange

THERAPIST SELF CARE: VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND BURNOUT
This article recounts the author's experience as a relief worker counseling Syrian refugee immigrants to Armenia, and the effects of vicarious trauma on therapists exposed to ongoing work in crisis intervention.

USING TFCBT TO HELP THOSE CULTURALLY FROZEN BY IMMIGRATION TRAUMA
The author recounts her experiences as the child of an immigrant mother who struggled with reconciling her past cultural heritage with the pressures to integrate into a new host country.  This state of being "culturally frozen" and ways to address it in therapy are explored.

Pre-Licensees' Corner

LEARNING TO HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
The author explores techniques to help therapists navigate conflict situations with clients, colleagues, and supervisors.

Articles


2017-2018 CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAMFT is pleased to introduce the 2017-2018 Board of Directors

CAMFT SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANT AVAILABLE
CAMFT's Educational Foundation is offering three scholarships and one grant.  Students pursuing a degree in marriage and family therapy, MFT interns, or MFTs conducting research/pursuing advanced education are eligible to apply.

NOMINATIONS FOR CAMFT HONORS AND AWARDS

Nominations are now being accepted by the Honors Committee for the Mary Riemersma Distinguished Clinical Member, Honorary Distinguished Member, Clark Vincent Award, and School or Agency Award.

CAMFT RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE
The CAMFT scholarships, grant, and honors awards were presented at the 53rd Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA on May 6, 2017

CAMFT GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY TEAM

On April 17 and April 18, the CAMFT Grassroots Advocacy Team and Board members lobbied the offices of 14 California Representatives and both Senators.

HAVE YOU COMPLETED ALL OF YOUR CEs?

This article reviews the continuing education requirements for LMFTs and it also addresses the issue of what happens if a licensee does not complete all of her continuing education requirements.

E-MAILS, TEXTS, AND HIPAA
Therapists have the legal and ethical duty to maintain patient confidentiality and take reasonable steps to ensure patient confidential information maintained by the therapist is secured.  This article discusses how to comply with HIPAA's Security Rule when communicating with patients via e-mail and text messaging.

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN...
This article discusses how to respond to a request for a deceased patients records.  It will address some of the important terminology associated with these types of records requests and also look at how HIPAA and California law will affect the request.