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NJAMFT Northern Chapter May 1, 2015 Hyatt Morristown
Favorite Play Therapy Techniques
NJAMFT Ethics May 15, 2015 The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
Constructive Paranoia: HIPPA for Marriage and Family Therapists
< Of Clinical Interest To All >A recent article in New Yorker Magazine entitled "R U There?" prompted us to as ask former Northern Chapter board member Jeffery Brandler, Ed.S, CAS, SAP, (http://www.changeispossible.org) to provide us with an introduction.He poses some interesting points to ponder as you read the article.
Text messaging therapy?!
Unprofessional, unethical, or ingenious? Should we as therapists lower our standards of therapy? Should we be sedate, conservative professionals , who practice therapy only in our offices in order to help people?
What if: Text messaging could help adolescents in crisis? • Text messaging therapy could tell you what times an adolescent would be prone to depression or addiction? • A conversation in 140 characters could lead adolescents to open up and share their inner most crises? • Trained volunteers could provide a therapeutic experience that leads to better outcome and safety just by using text messages? • Text messaging could help adolescents in crisis?Read this article (Link below) in the New Yorker magazine entitled "RU There" in order to learn how the Crisis Text Line (CTL) has been able to use texting to help teenagers in crisis.
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Visit with NJAMFT Southern Chapter member, Ann McCabe LMFT, as she shares her insights about her specializations with us. Ann has also recently joined the board of the Southern Chapter as Membership Committee Representative.
Ann begins: While in Graduate School in Philadelphia, I met Barbara Krasner, Contextual Family Therapist extradanaire who became the mentor who would change my life and guide my career. Although my work as a MFT is duty-bound to consider current evidence-based practice, the underpinning is always connected to the tenets of Contextual Family Therapy, i.e., our intergenerational legacy/loyalty, and the ethical dimension of all relationships. (Ann's story continues here: Ann McCabe Intro )
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.
Read the article now by clicking here: US News and World Report: The 100 Best Jobs
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