Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT


Our Mission:  We are professional visionaries dedicated to providing training, networking, and advocacy for Marriage and Family Therapists to promote healthy individual, couple, and family relationships.

join us AT Our next MEETING:

Holiday Party! Location: Riverside

Friday, Dec. 9, 6:00 PM

AT Our Last MEETING:

Black Folks and Other People of Color (BIPOC)

Presented by Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley, MS, LMFT

Friday, Nov. 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

november President’s Message

Working with clients, I can't help but notice how personal plans are both helped, and sometimes, hindered, by cultural artifacts (norms, folkways, values, beliefs).

Moving closer to the holidays, we will find ourselves with family, friends, and others, all eagerly sharing what's gone on in the months leading to these year-end festivities. Also shared sometimes, one’s take on the choices, and actual life trajectory, of the celebrants.

If one's behavior up to now has been a satisfying blend of culturally accepted features/artifacts, and presented in an accurate, internally consistent way, this relational interaction is safe and satisfying. But if such a blend is not possible and one's sense of self is sacrificed to meet real or imagined cultural expectations, safe connection may be sabotaged, making this a year-end round-up strictly for the strong-hearted.

The choice of acceptable compromise has been made easier for me since being on the board of IE-CAMFT. Being a part of IE-CAMFT has helped me to value who I am and how best to show myself to others who matter to me. And the CEU opportunities offered by IE-CAMFT leave me with the courage to openly reveal myself to others, allowing me to feel both present and seen.

Looking for a little more courage of your own? Check out the support available from other professionals in our field by reaching out to the ON DEMAND opportunities for training on the IE-CAMFT website.

You'll find presentations/CEU opportunities available ON DEMAND on our website. Peruse our ON DEMAND LIBRARY; more offerings will be available soon. But, don't delay in checking these out; while all available presentations are free of charge for members currently, that will change soon!! Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out at iecamft@gmail.com.

And a special Winter Party invitation too!

I love being part of IE-CAMFT. It makes me feel that I'm part of the big picture, and that keeps me hopeful!

Warmly,
Paul Velen, MS, LMFT

Nothing done for another is wasted.

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Welcome New and Returning Members

Ezekiel Moseley, Amanda Barnes, Valerie Smith, and Mark Naftzger

Thank You for Renewing

Sandi Duffield, Jennifer Kolbow, Janetta Peltz, Catherine Ferrari, and Rakeshia Morgan

Renewal Reminders

Tatiana Rabanne Caoagdan, Jessica Hale, Samson Benjamin, Kylie Kellas, George Pitts, Linda Bramel, Myesha Dunn, Leticia Walton, Aileen Castellanos, Arlene Todd, Chelsea Denegri, Adelina Hills, Kathy Jaffe, Minyi Kim, Crystal Folk, Marie Bassil, Bao Tran Le, Janice Browning, Catherine Hayes, Robyn Spotten, and Jenna Hardy


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