June 2023 Newsletter

Sat, June 24, 2023 6:36 PM | Michael Mann (Administrator)

President’s Greeting! 

Happy Summer! Although it has hardly even felt like Spring with our extensive May Gray and June Gloom. I hope everyone is enjoying the longer daylight hours and lush green of our hills. Please take a moment to read about the exciting events and opportunities we have coming up in June and July. We’re able to offer a few more in person events! Let’s gather and meet some new friends and colleagues! I hope people are taking time for themselves to rest and recuperate and have some fun!!!

– Kathryn

Applications Requested - Rudy Hayek Honorary Scholarship Award

The Rudy Hayek Honorary Scholarship Award is offered in honor of past SGV-CAMFT Board member Rudy Hayek, whose professionalism and commitment to service positively impacted the San Gabriel Valley chapter and therapist community.

This $1000 award is given annually in August to recipients who have demonstrated a commitment to civic engagement, service, and the desire to advance the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Applications are open to pre-licensed individuals who are currently enrolled in an MFT program and are an SGV-CAMFT chapter member in good standing. Application deadline is Monday, July 3.

Become a Student Member: https://www.sgvcamft.org/member-application

Learn More: www.sgvcamft.org/Rudy-Hayek-Honorary-Scholarship-Program

Apply: https://bit.ly/RHHScholarship

Questions? Contact Deanna Hudgins, Membership Co-Chair: dhudginsmft@gmail.com.

  • Thinking about giving back to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy? No matter where you are in your career, SGV-CAMFT has opportunities for you to volunteer. It is time to start thinking if you’d like to join our Board of Directors. Please see the openings below:

Open positions:

President Elect

Communications Committee Member 

General Volunteer:

  • Help with Programs
  • Strengthen our Membership Committee
  • Join the Finance Committee

For more information, please contact Kathryn Bikle at president@sgvcamft.org or Kathrynbiklemft@gmail.com 

And come visit a Board Meeting to get a feel for how you can contribute. We meet on the first Friday of every month except August from 9:30-11am via Zoom. Contact Kathryn Bikle to receive the Zoom link! Kathrynbiklemft@gmail.com or president@sgvcamft.org  

Board Member Spotlight: Michael Mann, LMFT, Treasurer

"I joined SGV-CAMFT shortly after moving from community mental health into private practice. This work that we do brings me so much joy and purpose and it is only sweetened by the wonderful colleagues I have here in SGV. My work with families feels especially wonderful these days. To see the impact of a single person opening up, feeling safe, gaining insight, expressing themselves in healthy ways spreading into the whole family system right in front of me is definitely a privilege. I always enjoy getting to know my colleagues, so feel free to reach out and we’ll grab coffee or a bite to eat!"


Events and Programs

CAMFT 2023 State of the Profession with Q & A

Presenter: Joy Alafia, CAE

Thursday, June 29, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Online on Zoom

1.0 CE Credit

$20  Licensed Members/Licensed Members of Other CAMFT Chapters

$ 5  Pre Licensed SGV-CAMFT Members

$10 Pre Licensed Non-Members

$25 Non-Members

Join CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE, for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-minute presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and priorities. There will also be updates on Medicare, the BBS, license portability, as well as California legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A


Deadline to Register: Tuesday, June 27, by 5 pm

For event/registration information, contact Lynne Azpeitia at lynnemazpeitia@yahoo.com or Kathryn Bikle at Kathrynbiklemft@gmail.com or 626.755.6437

Media Discussion Group - Now, In Person!!!

Join us every other month to discuss selected books, movies, television shows and podcasts. The next meeting will feature discussion around the 2021 movie “CODA”. 

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

Sunday, July 9, 2023 Starts at 5:00 pm

Location: The Cafe 1894 inside Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena 695 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Registration required for head count only

Every Other Month

Free! For Members Only (snacks and beverages available for purchase)

Register Here

Working with Infidelity: After an Affair, Who Owns the Relationship?

Presenter: Marty Klein, Ph.D.

Friday, July 21, 2023

11:15 am-1:30 pm

Q&A to Follow

Online via Zoom

1.5 CE Credits

 $25.00 Licensed SGV-CAMFT Members/ Licensed Members of Other CAMFT Chapters

$10 Pre Licensed SGV-CAMFT Members/Pre Licensed Members of Other CAMFT Chapters

$15 Pre Licensed Non-Member

$35 Licensed Non-Member

Although most therapists say they use a “systems approach” to infidelity, it’s hard to maintain that perspective when cases are conceptualized as involving a selfish Betrayer and a heartbroken Betrayed. Learn fresh ways of looking at online and offline affairs, fidelity, and sexuality—to better evaluate patients, sort out individual and relationship issues, and help people heal from the experiences of powerlessness, disorientation, grief, rage, and damaged self-esteem that are common on both sides of betrayal.


Sponsored by Clearview Treatment Programs

For Learning Objectives and Presenter bio see our website: https://www.sgvcamft.org/event-5312723

For more information: contact Lynne Azpeitia at LynneMAzpeitia@yahoo.com, or Kathryn Bikle at Kathrynbiklemft@gmail.com

Supervisor Collaborative for Licensed Clinicians

Saturday, July 22, 2023

9:00 am-10:30 am

Online Via Zoom

Register Here

Registration closes July 22, 2023, at the start of the event

Looking for support implementing the new BBS changes affecting supervision? Could you use some feedback on issues that pertain to supervision in private practice? Curious about becoming a clinical supervisor and would like some insights from experienced supervisors?

On July 22nd, join us from 9-10:30 am for a facilitated, peer-consultation group. This ongoing Special Interest Group is free of charge but requires registration to receive the Zoom link.

Topic: What sets MFT Supervisors Apart in our Field (Licensed Clinicians Only)

Future dates: 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25

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