The Southern Chapter of NJAMFT
PresentsMaster Conflict Theory in ActionA Model for Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy
Oct. 9, 2015"The Mansion" in Voorhees, NJPresenters:Stephen Betchen, DSW, LMFT, CSHeather Davidson, Ed. M., MA, LPC, CSTFor more details, rates and other info or, to register online:
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Enjoying a yoga pose with my daughter, Bianca. She's been doing yoga since she was in my tummy!In this issue, we feature Northern Chapter member, Darlene Serrano M.Div, M.Ed and who is working on her MFT. In her own words, Darlene shares some of the insights that have led her to this next step.If you have a little girl, are taking care of your mother who has been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, your husband recently had a massive heart attack, and you have a demanding full time career --- what do you do for fun? You go for another graduate degree! To read a bit more into Darlene's life approach, please click here: Darlene Serrano Northern Chapter
< Of Clinical Interest To All >"In these visits, he practiced what might be called the medicine of friendship, showing genuine interest and respect to people who are often shunned. This was the therapeutic intervention when neurology lacked effective pills or procedures."Jerome Groopman - New Yorker MagazineThe quote above, taken from the current issue of New Yorker magazine, regarding the passing of doctor, author and renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks caused me to reflect on how friendship can be interchanged with "relationships" and "systemic" in our brand of mental health therapy. You may recall Dr. Sacks was portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie "Awakenings" which also starred Robert De Niro. Click on the link to read the article.
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LMFT Rated Among Best Careers
Once again, US News and World Report's annual job rankings shows that Marriage and Family Therapist was rated among the best careers (Top 50) for 2013 (follow link below to view the article). The article also says "By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts this occupation will grow by 41.2 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations." This is heartening news during difficult economic times and times in which health care providers are feeling the strain of so much change.
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