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     A Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

 

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Mon 4/10/2006 2:51 PM
Family Constellations Workshop for 4/29/06 is cancelled
The workshop on Family Constellations previously advertised for April 29th will not take place as Professor J. Edward Lynch has been selected to attend advanced training in Germany at that time.

The May 27 and June 24 Family Constellations will meet as scheduled.

Emphasis in the Constellation work of May 27th will be Compassionate Listening: A path to healing wounds suffered and inflicted.

June 24th will emphasize Mourning, the crucial healing movement in Family Constellations

 

Mon 4/10/2006 2:53 PM
Seeking APRN and Licensed Psychotherapist for New London area
The Vauxhall Professional Practice, located parallel to the border of New London, is looking for two people. We need an APRN to prescribe, and one licensed psychotherapist to conduct family, individual, and possibly couple therapy. We're seeking skilled practitioners, wanting to keep the quality of our services top-notch. Please email omray@yahoo.com with the subject, "Licensed Position inquiry". Please spread the word and don't hesitate to contact us.
Thu 4/6/2006 1:03 PM

As you know, our bill, H.B. 5549, AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS EMPLOYED IN SCHOOLS is moving through the General Assembly and it is gaining momentum.  There has been a change in the next step in the process of getting it passed. (for those of you who have taken the time to contact members of the Appropriations Committee, please know that your efforts were not in vain, the bill will still go before your legislator, just not as soon as we first thought).

What this legislation will do is replace the outdated language in the Connecticut Department of Education's state certification laws prohibiting licensed MFTs from being hired by school systems.  In the process of  becoming law it must make it through the committee process and that's where we need your help.

Your legislator, Representative Stone, is on the Public Health Committee and we urgently need you to call or send an e-mail urging support.  We are expecting a vote as soon as Monday or Tuesday (the 10th or 11th), so please take a couple of minutes and call or e-mail your legislator before Monday in support of this important legislation (some talking points to help you are included below).   

 

Wed 4/5/2006 12:55 PM
Our bill, H.B. 5549,  AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS EMPLOYED IN SCHOOLS  is gaining momentum.  The next step in the process of getting it passed is the Appropriations Committee.  This legislation will replace the outdated language in the Connecticut Department of Education's state certification laws prohibiting licensed MFTs from being hired by school systems.

Talking Points

1) Be sure to identify yourself as a constituent.

2) Tell your legislator that you are calling/e-mailing and asking for their support of: H.B. 5549,  AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS EMPLOYED IN SCHOOLS

3) Why support this legislation:
- Marital and family therapists (MFTs) have been certified by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health since 1983 and licensed for a decade. MFTs provide services in all settings where other allied mental health providers practice, and are respected members of multidisciplinary treatment teams. We want to update Connecticut Department of Education regulations to include MFTs as certified providers in school systems.

- MFTs currently function actively in schools as valued, although only as contracted, members of multidisciplinary special education teams in many school systems across the state. Connecticut children and the educators responsible for them deserve to have the most competent and qualified professionals from among the FULL talent pool.

4) If you call and cannot talk to your legislator, be sure to leave a message with their staff person.

Fri 3/31/2006 12:00 PM
Spread the word! FABULOUS OFFICE SPACE with waiting room available in MILFORD. Share waiting room with only one other therapist. Fully furnished, includes utilities, and cleaning.
email: center2@snet.net or call 203 878 3140--high end building--excellent location quick access to I 95, Merritt Pkwy, US 1, and train station
Fri 3/31/2006 11:58 AM
If you are in Fairfield or New Haven counties, you are invited to join us at our next meeting of The Therapist Connection. Gather and share common issues in family/or private practice.

Please join Ed Perten, MPS, LMFT for... Coffee/breakfast (please bring your own) and networking. Friday, April 7 th from 9-10:30 am 236 Boston Post Road, (Route 1), Orange, CT (near intersection of Route 114, Racebrook Road)  Go to the right rear of the building, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and it is the first office on your left. 203-878-7982 or edperten@sbcglobal.net

Fri 3/31/2006 10:18 AM
Office space available in Stamford,CT. Spacious corner office in professional building. Furnished, phone, and internet ready. All utilities included. Parking. Fabulous location. Cozy and tastefully decorated. Affordable. Flexible. If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail or leave me a message at 203 653 2469.

Thank you. dasheagle@aol.com Yamel A.Iglesias, LMFT

Wed 3/29/2006 8:02 PM
The Children's Center of Hamden presents: ATTACHMENT AND BONDING:  Effective Interventions for Developing Healthy Connections With Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, MA, LPA

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006 from 8:30-4:30 at: The Children's Center of Hamden
1400 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06517 The cost is $95 and includes breakfast and lunch.

CEU's are available for LMFT's, LCSW's, and LPC's
To register or for more information, call Marguerite Laudano at 203-248-2116 x233. Registration Deadline is April 1st, but has been extended. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

AAMFT Approved Supervisor Refresher Course being offered at Fairfield University on March 31, 2006 from 8:30am-3:30pm! Don't miss this great opportunity...

Cost: $75 (includes lunch and certificate of attendance)
Date: Friday, March 31, 2006
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Location: Fairfield University
Please RSVP to our graduate assistant, Nicole O'Brien, at 203-254-4000
ext. 2306 or email at s_nobrien2@stagweb.fairfield.edu.

The Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Tue 3/21/2006 2:17 PM 
LEGISLATIVE ALERT   
March 20, 2006
PLEASE READ, TAKE ACTION, AND FORWARD

HB 5549 AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS EMPLOYED IN SCHOOLS.

HB 5549 will appear on the House calendar ready for action by the end of this week.  It is not quite clear whether or not this proposal may have to be sent to another committee of the General Assembly.  Regardless!  Time is of the essence!

Please take a minute to help support this important legislation.  We have a letter template on the CAMFT Legislative Action Network website here.  Simply follow the link, click on "write your legislators" under the Certification Issue, fill in your address, then edit the letter or send it as is to your legislators.

MFTs have been certified by the Connecticut Department of Public Health since 1983 and licensed for over a decade.  Education requirements of MFTs are rigorous, requiring a specialized Master's Degree program in marriage and family therapy.

q MFTs are already involved in the public school system through contracted non- profit agencies, like youth service bureaus.

q This bill is not a mandate to hire MFTs; it simply allows administrators to hire from among the full pool of mental health professionals.

q Most importantly, research confirms that effective treatment of school-age children requires the support and involvement of their families.  MFTs are uniquely trained to bring families together with larger systems.

As the bill moves along in the legislative process we will keep you updated and let you know about other opportunities for you to help pass this important legislation. However, your first step should be to reach out to your legislator, letting them know who you are and that you support this legislation and ask that they support it when it comes before them for discussion or a vote.

After you have written your messages, please forward this alert to your friends, family, and colleagues in Connecticut so they to can help.

If you have any questions please contact Jan Bailey at the CAMFT office at
860-423-9338 or e-mail her at camftnews@sbcglobal.net.

 

Mon 3/20/2006 2:02 PM
Dear CAMFT Members:

As you may know, our legislative effort to open up job opportunities for MFTs in school systems made good progress last year, but ultimately did not have enough support to become law.  This is a new year and we're determined to succeed.

This year we have a new tool -- the CAMFT Legislative Action Network, an e-mail system to keep our members informed of important legislation and events to ensure that our voices are heard in the halls of the Capitol.

The CAMFT Action Alerts will be sent from CAMFTaction@bettygallo.com so please add this e-mail address to your "Allowed Senders List" or "Address Book" so you can be sure to receive them.

The new Legislative Action Network will make the process of contacting your senators and reps a quick and seamless process.   Click on the blue "link" in your e-mail message, fill in your contact information and you can send a prepared e-mail to your representative; you may also personalize the e-mail.

I know everyone is very busy but this legislation means potential job opportunities for our members.  There is a very small window of opportunity to let our voices be heard.  Additionally, over the next few weeks the Connecticut General Assembly will consider a variety of legislation that has the potential to grow and strengthen the profession of marriage and family therapy here in Connecticut.

As professionals we need to know when decisions are being made that will directly affect our profession, our marketability and our clients.  Thank you and we look forward to working with you in the coming weeks and months to make the profession of marriage and family therapy even stronger.

Sincerely,

Jane Lobdell, CAMFT President  & Ralph Cohen & Kathie Laundy, Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs

Mon 3/20/2006 1:57 PM
Looking for office space to share in Fairfield, Southport area
Marriage and Family Therapist is looking to share office space in Fairfield, Southport area.

Contact: Paulette Trueblood at 203-254-8262

Tue 3/14/2006 4:20 PM
The Southern Connecticut Consortium for Staff Development has been  hosting training workshops for the past 15 years. Sponsoring agencies include: Catholic Family Services FSW, The Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport, The Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center of Norwalk, Fairfield Counseling Services, and Stratford Community Services

This year's presentation Will feature Salman Akhtar, MD and his topic will be The Trauma of Dislocation, Cultural Change and Psychotherapy.
Date: Friday April 28, 2006  Time: 8:30-3:30  Place: Norwalk Inn

About Dr. Akhtar: Salman Akhtar is a professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is the author Broken Structures (1992), Quest for Answers (1995), Inner Torment (1999), Immigration and Identity (1999), New Clinical Realms (2003), and Objects of Our Desire (2005). His more than 250 scientific publications also include 21 edited books. Widely sought as a speaker and a winner of many prestigious awards Dr. Akhtar is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia and has published six volumes of poetry.

The cost for the program is $110.00 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. 6 CEUs are available through the CT Society for Social Work, applicable for social workers, marriage and family therapists and counselors with a full day registration. To register please send a check along with your name address and phone number to: Child Guidance of Center of Greater Bridgeport,  Attn: Nancy Zeldes, Coordinator, Staff Development 148 Beach Road Fairfield, Ct 06824 03-255-2631

Mon 3/13/2006 8:38 PM
Paula Levy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ Divorce Mediator, and Vicki Volper, Attorney/Divorce mediator, are presenting two seminars regarding the divorce process.

BAD MARRIAGE-GOOD DIVORCE will assist individuals in selecting the divorce process that is right for them. The seminars are free and open to therapists and/or their clients who are interested in learning more about divorce options.
Dates: Friday, March 24 at 12 noon or Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 am.  Location: The Center for Change, 40 Cross Street, Suite 240, Norwalk, CT

To register for the seminar or to request an information packet please call Paula Levy, LMFT at 203-761-9587.

Mon 3/13/2006 11:18 AM
Join the CAMFT Team -- looking for Bd. of Dir. nominees
We are still looking for additional nominees for the position of Secretary and Treasurer for the Board of Directors. The nominee must be a CAMFT Clinical Member in good standing to run for these positions. If you want to get involved in the association, you can also nominate yourself!

We also need nominees for the Elections Committee that oversees the election process. These nominees must also be Clinical Members in good standing.

If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself), please send an e-mail to Elise Harrison at EHarrison@mail.fairfield.edu or call her at 203.395.5398.

Mon 3/13/2006 10:46 AM
LMFT in need of office space for private practice on Fridays, possible other days. Seeking office in Glastonbury, Hebron, Marlborough area.  Please contact chrissalviolmft@yahoo.com.
 2906 Main Street Glastonbury,  CT 06033 Phone: (860) 657-4626  E-mail: ChrisSalvioLMFT@yahoo.com
Wed 3/8/2006 12:25 PM
Post-Grad (externship/residency with optional supervision opportunity)

A position has opened up at my practice in Waterford. This position will allow a not-yet-licensed psychotherapist the opportunity to work toward licensure in a supportive environment at better pay than what most clinics offer. You will enjoy a very nice office located in Waterford.This position is fee-for-service, paid at the rate of $22-$30/hr.We seek to make this position better in almost every way to competing clinic positions. Please let us know if you are even slightly curious about this position.

Please contact Samuel Schaperow, LMFT for more information. Sam.Schaperow@gmail.com 860-447-2047

Wed 3/8/2006 12:20 PM
Office space available to sub-lease in a beautiful West Hartford suite. Room available for a group of 6-8 individuals. Day/Evening and Week-end hours available.
Contact: Amy Karnilowicz, LMFT (860) 216-5116     Susan LeClair, LMFT (860) 231-7991
Wed 3/8/2006 11:22 AM
To Benefit the Connecticut Parkinson's Working Group: A Family Constellation Workshop with Professor J. Edward Lynch from Southern Ct. State University.

All proceeds to be donated to CPWG. This is a group that supports persons with Parkinson's and their families. If you wish to make a donation and cannot come to the workshop, make check to Ed Lynch PO Box 938, Branford, CT., 06405

Family Constellations is a method that works with an individual's family by using representatives for the members of the famiy. Through watching movements of the soul one can experience profound, deep, and long lasting change. This experiential, phenomenological systemic approach lifts the spirit of all, brings reconciliation to the heart, and peace to the soul. For more info., call 203 481-3001.

Place: Hamden, CT.  Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm  Date: March 25th, Saturday  Fee: 90.00 dollars

March 6, 2006

PRACTICE BUILDING NEWS from the CAMFT Marketing Committee---

The holidays are past and as the New Year begins, it’s time to take stock. The CAMFT Marketing committee has been doing the same thing. 

Most of our projects are moving forward with great energy and success, however, despite our repeated reminders to CAMFT’s clinical members, we have only enrolled 115 of you in our new and improved Toll Free Telephone Referral Service. Thank you to those of you who have become participants.  However, 115 clinicians is not enough to provide thorough coverage for all the geographic areas in which our prospects need to find an MFT!.

So we’re having one more drive to reach our goal of 200 or more participants. If we don’t have 200 participants in the Toll Free Telephone Referral Service by May 1st, 2006, we will shut down the service and use our toll free number to answer non-referral questions about MFT.

SO….If you haven’t already signed up for the FREE Toll Free Telephone Referral Service, paid for by your membership in CAMFT, then it’s time to do just that!!! 

Join other successful Connecticut MFTs—let prospective clients know that you are a clinical member of AAMFT/CAMFT, that you’re in their area and in which specific areas your expertise lies. “If you let them know, they will come!!” 

AND IF YOU DON’T LET THEM KNOW BY ENROLLING IN THE TOLL FREE TELEPHONE REFERRAL SERVICE BY MAY FIRST, IT WILL NO LONGER EXIST! 

Simply click here and complete the information to join the CAMFT Toll Free Telephone Referral Service!  http://www.ctamft.com/products.htm.  It's easy, it’s free and best of all--you're automatically eligible as a clinical member of the AA/CAMFT. 

So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of your Member Benefits Now!  If you have any questions, contact Carol Berran-Whitman or Yvette Jarreau, of the TFTRS Marketing team: carolbwhitman@yahoo.com / yvettejarreau@optonline.net

Mon 3/6/2006 10:00 AM
CAMFT had our public hearing at the Legislative Office Building this past Friday for House Bill #5549, An Act Concerning Certification of Marital and Family Therapists Employed in Schools. Jane Lobdell, Kathie Laundy and Jon Dean testified on our behalf.

During this upcoming week, it is important to contact members of the Education Committee to let them know that you are in favor of this bill. Listed below are the Education Committee Members and their districts. Also listed below is a sample letter that you could use as a letter or for talking points when you call your representative.

To access your Education Committee rep or senator, go to cga.ct.gov and click on COMMITTEES, then click on EDUCATION, then click on COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP and there will be buttons to directly access their e-mails. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Education Committee

     
Dist. Name Position
     
S13 - Gaffey, Thomas P. Co-Chair
018 - Fleischmann, Andrew M. Co-Chair
S01 - Fonfara, John W. Vice Chair
130 - Reinoso, Felipe Vice Chair
S08 - Herlihy, Thomas J. Ranking Member
131 - Labriola, David K. Ranking Member
083 - Abercrombie, Catherine F. Member
143 - Boucher, Antonietta Member
053 - Cardin, Michael J. Member
124 - Clemons, Charles D Member
117 - Davis, Paul Member
S22 - Finch, Bill Member
090 - Fritz, Mary G. Member
010 - Genga, Henry Member
104 -  Gentile, Linda Member
023 - Giuliano, Marilyn Member
034 - Hamm, Gail K. Member
016 - Heagney, Robert W. Member
101 - Heinrich, Deborah W. Member
112 - Hovey, DebraLee Member
114 - Klarides, Themis Member
S27 - McDonald, Andrew J. Member
045 - Mikutel, Steven T. Member
024 - O'Brien, Tim Member
042 - Reynolds, Tom Member
S30 - Roraback, Andrew W. Member
055 - Sawyer, Pamela Z. Member
144 - Shapiro, Jim Member
109 - Wallace, Lewis J. Member
017 -  Witkos, Kevin Member

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SAMPLE LETTER OR TALKING POINTS FOR LEGISLATORS

Dear Senator/Representative __________________:

I am writing to encourage your support of House Bill 5549, An Act Concerning Certification of Marital and Family Therapists Employed in Schools. I am a licensed (MFT, LCSW, LPC, School Psychologist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, APRN) in your district, and I urge you to update the anachronism in our Department of Education state certification laws prohibiting licensed MFTs from being hired by school systems.

Marital and family therapists (MFTs) have been certified by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health since 1983 and licensed for a decade. MFTs provide services in all settings where other allied mental health providers practice, and are respected members of multidisciplinary treatment teams. We want to update Connecticut Department of Education regulations to include MFTs as certified providers in school systems. Currently, they can only work as contracted providers of service.

MFTs save schools money. A five year MFT collaborative internship program between the Westbrook Schools and CCSU has resulted in lower out-of-district placements than any other district in Westbrook’s educational reference group, according Westbrook’s Strategic School Profiles*. Emphasis is on early intervention, prevention, and collaboration among schools, families and other treatment systems.

The bill is NOT a mandate to hire MFTs, and will NOT adversely affect school budgets. Rather, the freedom to hire from among the FULL talent pool of mental health professionals should be available to school administrators. It is a restraint of trade issue to prohibit otherwise competent and licensed professionals from being allowed to practice where they have been trained and want to practice.

The bill will NOT create a financial burden on the Department of Education to establish regulations. Current regulations for school psychologists, school social workers and school counselors ALL involve commensurate regulations requiring a license in their discipline, practicum and internship and special education coursework. The regulations can easily be adapted for MFTs. PLEASE ADD YOUR EXPERIENCE.

MFTs currently function actively in schools as valued, although only contracted members of multidisciplinary special education teams in many school systems across the state. Opposition to this bill has involved guild issues which seek to eliminate competition for jobs. But Connecticut children and the educators responsible for them deserve to have the most competent and qualified professionals from among the FULL talent pool. I urge you to support the healthy growth of competent special education services in Connecticut by supporting HB 5549. Thank you for considering this matter.

*Chet Bialicki, Coordinator of Special Services in Westbrook (2006, Feb 2). His students keep him young. Harbor News, Madison, CT, pp.A1, A3

Thu 3/2/2006 3:04 PM
Saint Joseph College Department of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Supervision Course For Marriage and Family Therapists Interested in Becoming AAMFT-Approved Supervisors

Summer 2006  Alternate Tuesdays 6:00 9:30 PM  MFTH 595 - 2 Credits
May 16 and 30   June 13 and 27   July 11 and 25   September 12 and 26   October 10

The Marriage and Family Therapy Department at St. Joseph College will be offering "Clinical Supervision," a course designed to fulfill the didactic and interactional requirements for AAMFT Approved Supervisor status. St. Joseph College's faculty members Catherine Kikoski, Ed.D. and Patricia Gorman, Ed.D. will be the instructors. The class will run for approximately 30 total hours.

For information about registration, please contact the Registrar at 860-231-5225. For more information, contact Kathleen Hunter in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at 860-231-5598 between 9:30 AM and 12 PM or e-mail kihunter@sjc.edu

Thu 3/2/2006 12:48 PM
Play Therapy Class - CEUs Available A 12 week class as an introduction to play therapy will be offerred again this spring at New Hope Center in Guilford , CT, on Thursday mornings from 10 - 12, beginning February 16th and ending May 4th. Add fun to your work with adults and be more effective with the children in your practice! This class combines theory and practical experience every week!

The cost is $500 ($250 for current students). 24 CEUs available from both CAMFT and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).For more information and/or to register, please contact Barbara van Hoff, LMFT, RPT, at New Hope Center, at 203-458-2480.

Thu 3/2/2006 1:13 PM  
FINDING MY WAY: A TEEN'S GUIDE TO LIVING WITH A PARENT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED TRAUMA    Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D., and DeAnne M. Sherman 
www.seedsofhopebooks.com 144 pages. Paperback. $20.00

A unique, first-of-its-kind book that honestly and gently addresses key issues in dealing with a parent who has experienced trauma. An important resource for anyone working with families, this interactive book includes clear information and opportunities for self-expression.

IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR MFTs: Many of the children in the families you treat are affected by parental trauma. Consider these statistics:

About 1 in 8 American families has a parent living with PTSD, and many more have parents dealing with other reactions to trauma (depression, anxiety, substance abuse).
Considering military combat alone, there are over 2 million youth in the school system today who have had a parent recently deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. 
Children compose 40% of the residents of domestic violence shelters in America.
As you know, everyday life in these families can be confusing and frightening for the kids. Nothing feels the same as it was before the trauma. Many youth live every day with uncertainty, embarrassment, anger, shame, sadness, guilt, and fear. There are very few resources available for these young people.

FINDING MY WAY provides readers with: Comfort in knowing that they are not alone Facts presented in clear, concise language Opportunities for reflection and journaling Tips on healthy coping skills Help in identifying supportive people and in dealing with friends Resources for further learning Support, encouragement, and hope

Part One of Finding My Way clearly explains PTSD and other common responses to trauma, reviews co-occurring problems (including addictive behavior), and describes numerous treatment options. Part Two gently encourages readers to address their own strong emotions including anger, fear, confusion, sadness, and shame. Readers are then guided through the process of learning valuable coping tools, identifying their social support network, and figuring out how to deal with their friends. Part Three includes frequently asked questions, a glossary, and an extensive resource list.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: MICHELLE D. SHERMAN, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized expert on the effects of trauma and mental illness on the family. She is the Director of the Family Mental Health Program at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the co-chair of the Family Studies Team of the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). She is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

DEANNE M. SHERMAN, Michelle's mother, is a teacher with over 40 years experience educating and empowering teenagers. In addition to being an experienced public speaker, DeAnne also volunteers her time teaching and mentoring junior high and high school students in the performing arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit www.seedsofhopebooks.com or email authors@seedsofhopebooks.com for more information on both books or to purchase 'Finding My Way."

Thu 3/2/2006 12:46 PM
Play Therapy Class - CEUs Available A 12 week class as an introduction to play therapy will be offerred again this spring at New Hope Center in Guilford , CT, on Thursday mornings from 10 - 12, beginning February 16th and ending May 4th. Add fun to your work with adults and be more effective with the children in your practice! This class combines theory and practical experience every week!

The cost is $500 ($250 for current students). 24 CEUs available from both CAMFT and the Association for Play Therapy (APT).

For more information and/or to register, please contact Barbara van Hoff, LMFT, RPT, at New Hope Center, at 203-458-2480.

Thu 3/2/2006 10:04 AM
C.A.R.D. of Brookfield, LLC is an outpatient mental health facility that has demonstrated tremendous growth since its inception in 1996. Our growth has demonstrated the need to search for a Licensed Alcohol and Substance Counselor, with a minimum of three years experience, to manage and develop a substance abuse program.
This position offers the diverse opportunity of working with a multidisciplinary staff, in Brookfield Connecticut. The primary duties of the LADC would include program development, program operation, community liaison work, and providing evaluations for individual, group, and family therapy. This position will require some evening hours.
In order to continue our growth and offer the high standard of care that C.A.R.D. of Brookfield, LLC is known for in the community, we are searching for a dedicated and qualified professionals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of those with mental health needs.

If you are interested in this position, please fax your resume to 203.740.7696.
Sincerely, Pamela Samaha, LCSW  Executive Director
Wed 3/1/2006 11:09 AM
RELATIONSHIP CLINIC INTENSIVE! for March 18, 2006
Relationship Clinic Intensive is a half-day interactive workshop to help strengthen intimate relationships through learning and practicing cutting edge communication skills.
It is based on a new model created by Yudit Maros, L.M.F.T., which has helped hundreds in her 15 years of practice to feel more connected in their relationships. The ABCD system is the most comprehensive and effective way to date in learning the steps, from awareness to action, necessary to make sure a real connection takes place between the partners and misunderstandings are minimized.
Feeling disconnected? Lonely? Misunderstood? This highly practical, interactive workshop will give you, too, the tools to make it really work!

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Location: Morgenstern Family Institue  475 Buckland Road  South Windsor, CT 06074  Cost: $120/individual  $225/couple  * Refreshments and lunch are included *
To Pre-register: Call (860) 644-7685 and leave a message with your name and phone # for Yudit Maros.

About the Presenter: Yudit B. Maros, L.M.F.T., C.Ht. has massive experience as individual, couple and family psychotherapist. She has special expertise - and is writing a book on - communication in intimate relationships. Yudit is an energetic, engaging speaker known for her ability to teach and motivate with warmth and humor.

Wed 3/1/2006 11:08 AM
Spacious office space, furnished or unfurnished is available for sublease near Buckland Mall for two to four days a week. Ample parking, handicap access, with use of shared waiting area. To inquire please call Yudit at (860)644-7685.
Mon 2/27/2006 11:24 AM
Family Constellations Workshop on March 15 with Jakob Schneider, Ph.D.
A day with Jakob Schneider, Ph.D from Munich, Germany. This very spiritual man will lead us into Family Constellations of depth and richness, guided by his 25 years of experience in this work. He is author of 2 books in German, one that deals with Fairy Tales and Family Constellations. His moving, lovely, work has caused remarkable healings for many. The workshop will be conducted in German with English translation. There is a limited number of seats available at this time. To reserve a seat call Professor J. Edward Lynch at 203 481-3001 for directions and further information.

Date: March 15th  Place: Hamden, CT.  Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm  Cost: 120 dollars per person

Fri 2/24/2006 11:48 AM
Seeking licensed clinician with managed care experience for part-time rental/contract arrangement. Administrative backup provided for appointments, insurance authorizations  and OTRs. Must be available to work some weekend or evening hours. Weekly peer supervision meetings. Excellent  collegial environment. No phone calls please.  Send resume by e-mail to  selber@newlearningcenter.com or by post to: Selbe Ruggiero, MSW New Learning Therapy Center 1200 Post Road E. Westport, CT 06880
Thu 2/23/2006 8:48 AM
Looking for office space in Greenwich
I am Sandra Eagle, LCSW, and I am a psychotherapist with a mind-body healing approach. I am looking for office space in Greenwich. please let me know of any spaces you are aware of, or spread the word to anyone who might have a space. thank you, Sandra 203-629-3545
Wed 2/22/2006 9:36 AM
COUPLE RECONNECTION WORKSHOP
Repair and rebuild the couple relationship toolbox with hands on interactive skill building exercises.
Thurs. Feb. 23rd 6 p.m. -9 p.m.   Sat. Feb. 25th 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  Sat. March 11th 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED  $50.00 per couple per workshop 
Mara Reilly, LMFT  585 Hazard Avenue  Scitico Plaza ( Route 190 )  Enfield  860-749-0889
Wed 2/22/2006 9:31 AM
If you are in Fairfield or New Haven counties, you are invited to join us at our next meeting of The Therapist Connection. Gather and share common issues in family/or private practice.

Please join Ed Perten, MPS, LMFT for...Coffee/breakfast (please bring your own) and networking. Friday, March 3rd from 9-10:30 am    236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT (near intersection of Route 114, Racebrook Road) Go to the right rear of the building, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and it is the first office on your left. RSVP  203-878-7982 or edperten@sbcglobal.net

Tue 2/21/2006 8:58 AM
OFFICE - PART/FULL TIME AVAILABLE IN MILFORD. GREAT SPACE !!  FULLY FURNISHED - LEATHER - CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL.  SHARE WAITING ROOM WITH ONE OTHER THERAPIST  UPSCALE SPACE @ 63 CHERRY STREET @HARMONY PLACE center2@snet.net or call 203 878 3140
Tue 2/21/2006 8:57 AM
Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists

Groton is alive and well. Large office space available for the right person. EastShore Counseling Associates are all private, independent practitioners who share professional, well-appointed office space in a friendly collegial atmosphere. We are located in a professional center primarily occupied by medical and mental health professionals. We currently have space available at competitive rates for qualified clinicians who value their independence, but wish to be associated with a group of like-minded professionals. Our offices offer a scenic view from the top floor and overlook a pond in a park-like setting. Our offices are conveniently located in Groton, directly off Route 184 and less than two minutes from I-95. Call 860-405-0625 or e-mail eyberse@adelphia.net for more details.

Tue 2/14/2006 10:08 AM
Opportunity available to join a thriving practice in Waterford!
Just 30 seconds off I-95 and six minutes off 395, our Vauxhall Street Professional Building practice is overflowing with referrals.

This is an opportunity to join an LMFT and a Psychologist. We have an office that is fully furnished with a high-end leather sofa, desk chair, desk, computer with very useful software, and a *huge* window overlooking Waterford. The office is available four days per week (Friday through Monday), plus partially open Tuesday through Thursday.

If accepted, we will give you the option to rent or pay an earnings percentage cut. With plenty of referrals available, optional supervision, optional business coaching, and collaboration opportunities, it would be worthwhile inquiring. Let us know if you would like to learn more about this opportunity by emailing omray@yahoo.com, or dialing 447-2047.

Mon 2/13/2006 3:19 PM
Beautiful, spacious, furnished office space available in South Windsor private practice for up to four days/week, with use of waiting area. For inquiries please call Yudit at (860) 644-7685.
Mon 2/13/2006 3:14 PM
5 CEUs for Enduring and Endearing Relationships

She says, "Are you my father or my husband? Am I your mother or your wife?" He says, "Are you my mother or my wife? Am I your son or your husband?"
These systemic entanglements permeate most relationships and lead to bitterness and resentment of the partner, as unconsciously, the partner is being seen as an other, a family member with whom the person is entangled. When the entanglement is undone, each partner is freer and capable of seeing in a new way the partner as s/he really is. Now she can say, "I am your wife,"and he can say, "I am your husband."

This Couples Constellations workshop will lead you to the new places in your heart and soul and to that of the others in your life.

Place: Hamden, CT  Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm  Fee: 90 dollars   Call to reserve a seat 203 481 3001  Facilitator: Professor J. Edward Lynch, co author of Principles and Practices of Structural Family Therapy and co editor of Messengers of Healing.

Mon 2/13/2006 3:24 PM
East Norwalk psychotherapy office available. Looking for colleague to assume the balancece of my lease on a newly renovated, handicapped accessible office in an attractive Norwalk medical building. Conveniently located to I95, Merritt Parkway and Route 1, with free  parking and 24 hour access. Includes private waiting  room and restroom. Space accommodates families and small  groups. Furnished or unfurnished. $720. or best offer.

Contact Sharon at (203) 348-4522 – swinklerlcsw@optonline.net

Mon 2/13/2006 3:21 PM
RELATIONSHIP CLINIC INTENSIVE!

Relationship Clinic Intensive is a half-day interactive workshop to help strengthen intimate relationships through learning and practicing cutting edge communication skills.
It is based on a new model created by Yudit Maros, L.M.F.T., which has helped hundreds in her 15 years of practice to feel more connected in their relationships. The ABCD system is the most comprehensive and effective way to date in learning the steps, from awareness to action, necessary to make sure a real connection takes place between the partners and misunderstandings are minimized.
Feeling disconnected? Lonely? Misunderstood? This highly practical, interactive workshop will give you, too, the tools to make it really work!

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Location: Morgenstern Family Institue  475 Buckland Road   South Windsor, CT 06074  Cost: $120/individual  $225/couple  * Refreshments and lunch are included *

To Pre-register: Call (860) 644-7685 and leave a message with your name and phone # for Yudit Maros.

About the Presenter: Yudit B. Maros, L.M.F.T., C.Ht. has 15 years of experience as individual, couple and family psychotherapist. She has special expertise - and is writing a book on - communication in intimate relationships. Yudit is an energetic, engaging speaker known for her ability to teach and motivate with warmth and humor.

Mon 2/13/2006 3:12 PM
Group Facilitators Positions Open in Lower Fairfield County
Family ReEntry, Inc. is seeking PT Group Facilitators to co-facilitate Domestic Violence Education workshops, Anger Management Classes, and Substance Abuse Treatment groups in Lower Fairfield County (Stamford, Norwalk & Bridgeport). Also recruiting for a PT Bilingual Spanish Speaking Male group facilitator to begin work immediately.

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, CADC, or a closely related field or be working towards a degree (Masters Degree preferred). Candidate should possess strong oral communication skills, have similar group leadership/facilitation experience, and the ability to collaborate with co-facilitator and other staff and personnel.

Contact:  Tim Gemelli  Director of Programs  Family ReEntry, Inc.
9 Mott Ave # 104 Norwalk, CT 06850 Phone: 203-838-0496 ext: 107 Fax: 203-866-9291 timgemelli@familyreentry.org

Mon 2/13/2006 3:10 PM
Program Manager Position Open in Bridgeport- Criminal Justice: Reentry Program

Family ReEntry is seeking a highly motivated, experienced individual to accept a challenging F/T management position within a high quality, dynamic, and growing organization. Will assist w/ final development & implementation of a new state-of-the-art reentry pilot project and manage and assure quality for this Bridgeport program. A wonderful opportunity to implement a best-practices research-based pilot project that has the potential to significantly change reentry policies and practices across the state.

Requirements Bachelors/masters degree in related field; leadership ability; experience in operations & management of criminal justice programs; knowledgeable in research methods; knowledge of CT criminal justice system & Bridgeport programs and resources; relationships with Bridgeport area providers desirable; very strong written & verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills; experience with database management; behavioral health & substance abuse experience desirable.

Contact Executive Director  Family ReEntry
9 Mott Avenue, Suite 104  Norwalk, CT 06850  Phone 203.838.0496 Ext. 105   Fax 203.866.9291
Email: stevelanza@familyreentry.org Website:
www.familyreentry.org

Thu 2/9/2006 10:05 PM
Sublet office space available evenings and weekends in West Hartford. Lovely waiting room and ample parking. Many hours available, very reasonable.

Contact Laura Renfro at 860-493-1467 or Laura Fish at 860-978-4892.

Thu 2/9/2006 10:01 AM
Professional LMFT seeking Enfield office space for Mondays and Tuesdays only. Please contact Paul La Monaca at 860-712-2196 or plamon03@hotmail.com.

Newington private practice furnished office space available in professional office complex on Mondays and Tuesdays. Receptionist, waiting area, and parking available. Reasonable monthly rates. Call Paul La Monaca at  860-712-2196 or e-mail at plamon03@hotmail.com.

Wed 2/8/2006 4:16 PM
Senior Clinical Therapist Position Open at Waterbury Hospital
|At Waterbury Hospital, our guiding principle is, "Caring Makes a World of Difference" Seeking: Senior Clinical Therapist - Adolescent Behavioral Health: Full time position. Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package offered.

Qualifications: Masters degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy or related human services field and applicable licensure. Experienced in the use of the DSM, treatment planning and implementation. Experience with adolescents preferred.

Responsibilities: Evaluates and provides group and family therapy along with case management in the Adolescent, Partial Hospital and Outpatient Service.

About Waterbury Hospital
Vision-Waterbury Hospital will be the health care organization of choice by providing superior customer service to patients and physicians.

Mission-It is our mission to provide compassionate high quality health care services through a family of professionals and services.

Who We Are-Our services are based upon this philosophy. In fact, our Press, Ganey patient satisfaction scores consistently give high marks to our care-giving staff in the areas of medical expertise and attention to patients. Our nurses' scores are generally our very best results. Surveys tell us our patients are also pleased with our physicians, including the amount of time doctors spend with them, the way they address their concerns and the skill and friendliness of our medical staff.

Email Resume: skotomski@wtbyhosp.org Fax: 203-573-7324 www.waterburyhospital.org

Thu 2/2/2006 2:24 PM
Women's Wellness Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA

CLARYVILLE, NY - A Women's Wellness Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, March 24-26 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, NY. Participants will spend two days enjoying activities that help them challenge, express, and pamper themselves. Among the events offered will be: Women's Medical Seminars, Wellness in Cooking, Nature Hikes, Watercolor Workshops, Fitness, Yoga, Life Force and Energy Workshops, DreamWorks, Drumming, Massage, Meditation, Astronomy programs and various Craft Workshops. Complementing the relaxing tone of the weekend will be Frost Valley's pristine setting on 6,000 acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. "The choices are endless - from enjoying the benefits of a deep therapeutic massage, to learning more about the meditative arts or joining a yoga class," explained Frost Valley's Laura Johnson, coordinator of the event. "Women can take long hikes in the mountains, enjoy the splendor of streams and waterfalls, or just take time out to finish a good book. They can do as little or as much as they like. Frost Valley provides the options and guests make the choices," she added. The Women's Wellness Weekend is an opportunity for participants to focus solely on their own needs. Guests can spend time alone communing with nature, take part in an in-depth consultation, transfer their dreams to a paint canvas and much more. "This weekend allows guests to have time for themselves and to escape from the demands of everyday life," the coordinator noted. "It's a chance to renew your spirit, mind and body." The weekend registration fee includes all basic activities, lodging and five nutritious buffet-style meals. The program schedule runs from Friday evening through to Sunday lunchtime. For program information on the Women's Wellness Weekend, contact Laura Johnson, coordinator, at (845) 985-2291 ext. 222, or e-mail ljohnson@frostvalley.org. To make a reservation for the Women's Wellness Weekend, please contact Carmel Dorn, registrar, at

(845) 985-2291, ext. 205 or e-mail: reservations@frostvalley.org. Frost Valley YMCA Camp and Conference Center is located at 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville, NY 12725. Established in 1901 as one of the nation's first summer camps, Frost Valley YMCA is located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains and provides four seasons of outdoor, experiential and educational opportunities. Frost Valley YMCA is a 6,000-acre offering summer camping for children, environmental education, year-round activities for families and conference and retreat facilities for groups and businesses.

For more information, please contact: Laura Johnson at (845) 985-2291

Wed 2/1/2006 12:40 PM
If you are in the towns of Stratford, Milford, Orange, West Haven, you are invited to join us at our next meeting of The Therapist Connection.

Gather and share common issues in family/or private practice. Please join Ed Perten, MPS, LMFT for...Coffee/breakfast (please bring your own) and networking.
Friday, February 10 from 9-10:30 am 236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT (near intersection of Route 114, Racebrook Road)
Go to the right rear of the building, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and it is the first office on your left. RSVP 203-878-7982 or edperten@sbcglobal.net

Wed 2/1/2006 12:10 PM
Office space available excellently located in Stamford, CT. Cozy, spacious and affordable. Phone and internet connection included. Flexible times and/or days. Please contact me at 203 667 1812 thank you, Yamel A.Iglesias
Tue 1/24/2006 7:12 PM
Fully Alive, Waking The Emotional Body with Elliott Strick, MA, LMFT

Get Unstuck * Reclaim Your Power * Feel Lighter

Fully Alive, Waking The Emotional Body is an emotional release workshop that will provide an opportunity for you to regain life energy that has been lost or unavailable to you as a result of blocked emotions. Early in life many of us were not permitted to express feelings. Our feelings were minimized or shamed. We learned it was safer to ignore our feelings, stuff them inside or become disconnected from our bodies. We did that to survive painful experiences and it worked. However, when feelings get stuck in the body it may lead to an increase in stress, loss of energy, irritability, anxiety, depression and physical illness. Elliott will provide a safe place to assist you in beginning to recognize and become aware of feelings trapped in your body and to release them.

The workshop, Fully Alive, Waking the Emotional Body is about you taking a deeper look inside and finding your way to be more of yourself, to gain back the energy lost, to feel more alive, more joy. There is no advice giving, no pushing or rushing to get anywhere and no analyzing or judging. It is a gentle, respectful, and unique process for each individual. Releasing stuffed emotions in the safety of a group can lead to changes in previously held thought and behavior patterns. Expressing your feelings in the future will become easier and you'll have more energy.

Date(s): Saturdays, February 11, March 11, April 8 Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Place: 2446 Albany Ave, W. Hartford

Fee: $75.00 per workshop date To reserve your place or to obtain more information call 860-231-8459 or email Elliott at estrick@elliottstrick.com. You may attend one or more dates. Fee is due seven days in advance of each date, after that fee is $85.

Tue 1/17/2006 5:13 PM
Search for MFT (part-time) to Provide Coping Skills Training (CST) - Yale Research Study
I am in need of an MFT who would be able to deliver three hours per week (flexible hours, with the telephone schedule set by you and the family) of Coping Skills Training (CST) by telephone to both parents and youth (ages 15-24) who have had childhood cancer.

The person needs to have a background in managing chronic childhood illnesses, and some understanding of the dynamics involved. They also need to be able to follow a protocol for CST while allowing for dialogue. This would be in conjunction with a research study at Yale University School of Nursing. Please contact me at the Yale University School of Nursing, via e-mail: evie.lindemann@yale.edu  Evie Lindemann, MFT

Mon 1/16/2006 1:06 PM
MOVING ON: COPING WITH A DIFFICULT EX-SPOUSE
February 6 & February 8, 2006  10:00 am-12:00pm  or  7:00pm-9:00pm
February 13 & February 15, 2006  7:00pm-9:00pm
800 Summer St  Stamford, CT   Fee $75.00

This two part workshop is intended for both men and women. Issues that will be addressed:
-ways to influence unreasonable ex-behavior
-learning to shift your energy to aspects of your life that you can control
-getting off the roller coaster of conflict
-learn how to cultivate cooperation with your ex
-new tools for responding to and expressing anger

To Register Contact Barbara Chase, M.A., MFT 203-570-3622 bchase@optonline.net

Barbara Chase is a Marriage & Family Therapist, who works with individuals, families & adolescents at her private practice in Stamford, CT.

Mon 1/16/2006 10:14 AM
PRIVATE PRACTICE FURNISHED OFFICE SPACE BRANFORD

The Center for Psychotherapy & Family Education. CenterPeace Wellness Pathway Programs. 
Join our group of private practice mental health associates:
Looking for :LMSW, LMFT, MD, PhD. Psychiatric APRN

Furnished Offices, Parking, Assistance with Practice Building, In-house Referrals, Office Equipment, Seminar Room. Part time and Full Time Office Available. Reasonable hourly and full time rates. 
Call 203-623-4802  203-483-5432

Thu 1/12/2006 10:50 AM
Living in Harmony--The Center for Emotional Health is offering office space for rent.

Living in Harmony is a group of mental health professionals located at 164 Kings Highway North, Westport, CT. The office is in a prime location within a charming small brick building in the heart of Westport. The space is beautifully furnished, and includes administrative area, private waiting area, and ample parking. It is a 2-minute walk from downtown shops and restaurants, and a 10-minute drive to the beach.

For further information, please contact: Gary Pearson  (203) 226-6210
www.livinginharmonycenter.com  garyp@livinginharmonycenter.com

Thu 12/22/2005 1:13 PM
Preliminary Listing of MFT Internships throughout the State of Connecticut

Dear Connecticut MFT,
Good news for MFT students and graduates!

I have just published a new page on our professional website, www.ctamft.com, which is a preliminary listing of internships throughout the State of Connecticut for MFTs. Here’s the link: http://www.ctamft.com/internships.htm

Please visit the page and let me know if you have additional information about these or other internship sites for MFTs.  You can reach me at mlthornton@earthlink.net  I will add that information as I receive it, and keep the listing updated. Thanks for your help in making our professional website ALL that you need it to be!

Wishing you all the most happy and healthy of holidays,
CAMFT WebMaster, Melissa Thornton 

Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT              
Marriage & Family Therapist  / Alpha Life Coach  
Bold Colorful Life                     
mlthornton@earthlink.net                                      boldcolorlife@earthlink.net
www.melissathornton.com  203-268-5437 /  www.boldcolorlife.com  203-261-5465

Mon 1/9/2006 10:50 AM
Position Open for Licensed Clinician at New Britain General Hospital Substance Abuse Program
Due to our continuing expansion, the New Britain General Hospital Substance Abuse program has an opening for a full time Licensed Clinician (LMFT, LPC, LCSW, LADC). The responsibilities will include facilitating Early Intervention, Relapse prevention and Multi family groups, intake / evaluations , individual and couple therapy. Occasionally, the clinician will support the Evening IOP program. Hours are M, T, W till 8:30pm, Thursday till 7 and Friday hours are flexible ( I will discuss further). NBGH offers excellent benefits, completive salaries and our department is creative and innovative. If interested, please call David Borzellino at 860-224-9985 or email at dborzellino@nbgh.org.
David Borzellino, LMFT Director of Substance Abuse Services
860/224-9985
Wed 1/4/2006 11:59 AM
Therapist Connection Meeting - Networking for Therapists
If you are in the towns of Stratford, Milford, Orange, West Haven, you are invited to join us at our next meeting of The Therapist Connection.Gather and share common issues in family/or private practice. Please join Ed Perten, MPS, LMFT for...Coffee/breakfast and networking.

Friday, January 13 from 9-10:30 am
236 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
(near intersection of Route 114, Racebrook Road)
Go to the right rear of the building, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and it is the first office on your left. RSVP 203-878-7982 or edperten@sbcglobal.net

Wed 1/4/2006 11:46 AM
Psychotherapy Office Space Available in Wethersfield
Space Available: Private psychotherapy office Location: 850 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT. The space is embedded in a great location, includes a private waiting area and plenty of parking. Cost: $100.00 per week Contract: 6 month to 1 year sub-lease available
Contact: Amy Evison (860) 836-7297 or John Suchocki (860) 989-2344
Thu 12/29/2005 11:06 AM
Upcoming Systemic Constellation Workshops
Give the gift of "The Peace that passes all understanding..." and the gift of deep love for all...A last minute stocking stuffer- a day at a Family Constellation workshop for your loved ones.
Workshops on Saturday, January 21, February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27 and June 24, 2006.

Systemic Constellation work focuses on finding the love in your heart and family soul by reconnecting with your parents and ancestors and loved ones again.
Times :10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Place: Hamden, Ct.- Call for directions and more info. (203) 481-3001
Fee: 90:00 dollars
Leader: Professor J. Edward Lynch, co author of Messengers of Healing
5 CEU's available for Practitioners

Fri 12/9/2005 10:50 AM
We are seeking an LCSW or licensed psychologist to conduct assessments for children and teens from the Danbury area. This is a full time position and located in Danbury. Excellent salary and benefits. Flexible hours. Contact John Berube, LMFT for more information at 203.756.7287 x 206 or email to: jberube@waterburychildguidance.com 
Thu 12/8/2005 9:05 AM
Office for rent to a psychotherapist, massage therapist, naturopath, or acupuncturist. Close to West Hartford Center in a charming home zoned for business use. Please call: Lori Carpenos, LMFT (860) 561-1919

Mon 11/28/2005 8:20 PM
Source of Referrals  

The Marketing Committee has a request for you:  As you receive inquiries from prospective clients, please ask about how they heard of you.  We are interested in documenting our therapists’ experiences with all referral sources, not only from the Telephone Referral Service, but also from the other referral sources that we are contacting directly through letters to physicians, attorneys, and (soon) clergy, as well as the Yellow Pages.

The following list may be helpful for jogging your memory to let us know about your referral sources.  Please send an email or call either
yvettejarreau@optonline.net 203-544-8720 or carolbwhitman@yahoo.com 203-791-1867.  Thanks.  

What brought this prospective client to me?

____  Toll Free Telephone Referral Service (CAMFT)

____  Yellow Pages

____  Physician Referral

____  Attorney Referral

____  Clergy Referral

____  Find a Therapist (AAMFT)

____  OTHER (includes all your own marketing)

____  Don’t Remember

Mon 11/28/2005 12:27 PM
Available office space in charming older building, west end of Hartford, evenings and some day time available. Contact me (860) 232-0057.
Mon 11/28/2005 12:24 PM
Part time office space available in Milford.
      *fully furnished with contemporary decor.
     *located in a "Class A" colonial house style professional office building. 
     *2nd floor. *shared waiting room with one other therapist. 
     *Close to I 95 and Merritt Parkway.

Contact Patty Schein, M.Ed., LMFT @ 203 878 3140 or center2@snet.net

Mon 11/28/2005 12:23 PM
Looking for part time office space in Westport or Fairfield for one day a week. 
email: center2@snet.net
Mon 11/28/2005 12:00 PM
Looking for a space in the west hartford area (or nearby town) to hold saturday workshops, probably once a month or every other month, for 10-12 participants.

Please contact Elliott Strick at estrick@elliottstrick.com or 860-231-8459.

Mon 11/21/2005 1:31 PM
Debra Borzellino, LMFT and David Borzellino, LMFT are starting a support group for Vietnam Veterans and their significant others in Debra's Litchfield office. Currently, we have two couples and would like two - three more before we begin the group. If you like more information or you would like more information, please call Debra at 860-567-7714.

David Borzellino, LMFT  

Fri 11/18/2005 10:07 AM
Beautiful, light-filled furnished office is available for rent in South Windsor for two to three days a week. To inquire please call Yudit at (860)644-7685.
Wed 11/16/2005 3:36 PM
Office Space Available in New Haven
Spacious, Furnished Psychotherapist Office For Rent at 400 Prospect Street, New Haven (near Yale) $425 per month. Renter may have use of the office virtually any time. Includes utilities (air-conditioning too); ample, free parking, waiting room. Safe, separate entrance, handicapped accessible and quiet. Perfect for individual sessions, small and large groups and body work! 
Call Eugene Eliasoph, LCSW 203-776-4495 ext 3 or Mary-Jo Amatruda, LPC, 203-214-8217 
Wed 11/16/2005 3:32 PM
Brief Therapy Treatment Planner Available
Richard Bennett, LMFT, was recently awarded a patent for his Brief Therapy Treatment Planner (BTTP). The BTTP is a psychosocial instrument, used to evaluate human behavior patterns, which assists the psychotherapist in treatment planning. The BTTP allows the individual to describe his or her behavior by placing descriptive cards under several heading or category cards. The BTTP, generally used during the second diagnostic psychotherapy session with a client, uses a double Qsort to picture the individual’s behavior and often the motivation for that behavior. The BTTP, also, can predict a client’s behaviors in many areas, such as violence, marital discord, attentional problems, victimization and honesty. Therefore this instrument can be useful not only in therapy but also in forensic work, employee selection, the treatment of marital discord and in assisting students to focus on their anxieties, causing them difficulties in school. As Bennett states, “This is an instrument for masters level psychotherapists, developed by a marriage and family therapist. It predicts the future of family therapy and behavioral treatment.”

Richard Bennett, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC, SAP, is in private practice in Hobart, IN, working with many clients dealing with violent circumstances. The BTTP was Bennett’s PhD thesis. He was a member and chairman of the Indiana Licensing Board for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The American Psychological Association, the National Council on Social Work Education, and curriculum developer and instructor for the American College of Forensic Examiners. Contact Richard Bennett at Listening Incorporated 152 S. Illinois, Hobart, IN 46342, (219) 947-5478, or listeninginc@sbcglobal.net. For more information visit Bennett’s website: www.richardbennettlcsw.com Contact: Richard Bennett, LCSW 152 S. Illinois, PO Box 187 Hobart, IN 46342 (219) 947-5478 Striving for a safer & more effective work environment for mental health professionals, working with in a more volatile population. 

Wed 11/9/2005 11:03 AM
Shamanism and Family Constellations

A Two-Day Workshop with Carola Castillo
Carola Castillo is the Founder and Director of the Bert Hellinger Institutes of Venezuela, Ecuador and Santo Domingo. A Systemic Therapist and Family Constellation Therapist trained by the Bert Hellinger Institute of Berlin, she supervises, coordinates and facilitates workshops and training programs in Bert Hellinger's phenomenological systemic therapy in Latin America and the USA. She has presented her work at the World Congress of Family Constellation Work in Mexico, Germany and the United States, demonstrating the latest approach in shamanism in Family Constellations.

In this two-day intensive workshop, participants will come to feel and know the depths of their souls through the innovative and creative blending of South American shamanism and family constellations.

The shaman, similar to a medicine man, uses tools and techniques to facilitate the development of the individual's soul. Family Constellations also works with the family soul and the individual soul. Involvement in this unique blend of shamanism and family constellations leads to a profound and life-changing experience for both individuals and practitioners.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11, 2005   Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hamden, CT - call for directions   Fee: $180.00
To reserve a space, you must send a non-refundable deposit of $90 by November 30, 2005. Balance due by December 10, 2005.
CEUs: 10 CEUs are available for this weekend workshop

Name _____________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________

City, State, Zip_____________________________________

Deposit ($90.00) enclosed
Full Payment ($180.00) enclosed 
Ed Lynch P.O. Box 938 Branford, CT 06405 Questions: 203.481.3001 Email: ej52@aol.com

Tue 10/25/2005 11:54 AM
Gestalt therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing in Waterford area
Subject: Gestalt therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing Patricia Brito, MS, LMFT has joined Samuel Schaperow's (MS, LMFT) little Vauxhall St. Ext. practice in Waterford. She adds in the missing components of *Gestalt Therapy*, as well as a stronger focus on trauma recovery, more substance work, and group therapy. Additional evening hours are available, and some additional insurance plans are now accepted. We also now have Dr. Colsen doing evaluations and psychological testing for ADHD, diagnostic clarification (MFTs, it really can be a valuable service to get a psychological testing report from a psychologist, for use in your treatment of your clients, so please let all your clients know about this valuable service), learning disabilities, and more. 

Patricia may be reached at 908-8895.  Samuel may be reached at 447-2047.  Dr. Colsen may be reached at 443-1396

Mon 10/24/2005 10:39 AM
Need help with "ShrinkRapt" software program
Does anyone use the software program "ShrinkRapt?" It's a less costly and simpler (?) program than Therapist Helper. I'm having quite a bit of difficulty with it, and the technical support hasn't been helpful. Could use some hands-on help if there is anyone in Milford or the surrounding vicinity who would be willing. 

Contact: Arlene Lacerenza, LMFT lacerenza2@aol.com (203) 876-8028 

CT Children's Grief Conference in Cromwell- Nov. 12-13
CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S GRIEF CONFERENCE
Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell    Cromwell, CT    November 12th & 13th

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:  Bernie Siegel, M.D.  Mary Ann Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Cost: $175 Per Person

The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Inc. is hosting a statewide conference on children’s grief issues for professionals and organizations directly, or indirectly, serving grieving children.

The conference will host a choice of over 12 different workshops. Additionally, keynote speaker and renowned author Bernie Siegel, M.D. as well as children’s grief specialist and author, Mary Ann Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S. will be presenting. Topics such as healing unresolved grief through music and drama, suicide prevention, the benefits of meditation and yoga, effective listening, healing through storytelling, the importance of proper nutrition while grieving, pet therapy and much more will be available. This event offers invaluable learning and information regarding children’s grief issues and the many ways to support their healing and growth. 
Specific CEU Credits Available Upon Request  PLEASE CONTACT: teresa@covect.org 
The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Inc.  1-800-750-COVE (2683) or (203) 634-0-500 ext. 17

Thu 10/20/2005 4:44 PM
I would love to know if there is an existing study group or if anyone is interested in starting a study group for the MFT exam in the Wethersfield area.

Please contact: nmarquezgreene@yahoo.com

Thu 10/20/2005 10:17 AM
Study Group for Exam in Waterford area

Please spread the word to anyone you know who's looking to get licensed as an LMFT (or even the other therapy disciplines). Free of charge, I am offering to host a study group in my Waterford office, conveniently located off I-95 and 395. I’d like to offer to allocate a time and space to help my fellow MFTs get licensed (no charge of course). 

My offer is that people can meet at my office each week (or however often it is done), and I’ll be there working on a project that can help people: A while back, I began work on creating a practice test that I will one day have on my Internet site in progress, www.geocities.com/providerparity. I’d like to get back to doing that, and I think that I can use this time to simultaneously work on that project and help people with their test. I have a lot of materials that can help people w/the test, and I can also look at others’ materials at the same time for the project.

My credentials are: LMFT, and also I received a 165 score on the LMFT licensing test, which required a 143 passing score. If interested, please write to me at Sam.Schaperow@gmail.com

Thu 10/20/2005 10:13 AM
I would like to know where I could purchase MFT practice exams for the Connecticut exam. Please respond to: Cory Pacheck, MFT at Cpacheck@CHRHEALTH.org or call 860.731.5522, x265
Tue 10/18/2005 5:24 PM
Study Group for Licensure in New London/Willimantic area
I am looking for colleagues who would like to study for the MFT Licensure exam this fall somewhere between New London and Willimantic. If anyone is interested, feel free to e-mail me at laurajanelle@hotmail.com

Thank you ~Laura Chaney
Mon 10/17/2005 4:46 PM
Paula Levy and Vicki Volper are pleased to announce that we are combining our experience and training
to do divorce and family mediation and collaborative divorce. We are both certified divorce mediators as
well as trained collaborative divorce professionals. Paula Levy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Vicki Volper is an attorney.
Currently, we are offering a 30-minute consultation at no charge to potential clients. We welcome questions from mental health professionals. Therapists and prospective clients may contact us at 203-761-9587.

Thank you, Paula Levy, MA, LMFT and Vicki Volper, JD
Center for Change, LLC 40 Cross Street, Suite 240 Norwalk, CT 06851 203-761-9687
www.centerforchangellc.com

Mon 10/17/2005 4:26 PM
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE PART TIME OR FULL TIME IN MILFORD
fully furnished in contemporary colors in class A office complex - 63 Cherry Street @ Harmony Place.
Shared waiting room with one therapist. 

contact: PATTY SCHEIN, LMFT @ CENTER2@SNET.NET OR 203 878 3140

Thu 10/13/2005 1:26 PM
DANBURY AREA CLINICIAN WANTED

Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury has an opening for a clinician to work in the Danbury area. This is a full time position with FULL BENEFITS. VERY FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE. No evenings or weekends. Salary low to mid 50’s. A license is not required but a minimum of at least 3 years of direct clinical work with children is necessary to be considered. 

Please respond to John Berube LMFT at: jberube@waterburychildguidance.com Or call 203-756-7287 x 206 

Thu 10/13/2005 1:23 PM
Clinical Position available

New Britain General Hospital Substance Abuse Services, is seeking a 35 - 40 hour full time Licensed clinician for our Day programs. The candidate will need to have worked in a substance abuse treatment program and have experience in group, individual and couples therapy. Our clients have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and can have a secondary pscyh disorder including depression, anxiety or bipolar. Our IOP groups include topics such as Relapse prevention, coping skills, DBT skills, spirituality, family issues, sexuality, etc. We are also beginning a buprenorphine program. We are innovative and work at addressing the needs of our clients. 
Hours are M, W, Thurs 8:30-5:00pm, Tuesday 1-8pm and Friday 8:30-12:30. Personal characteristics we are seeking include creativity, open mindedness and a sense of humor. Pay and benefits are very competitive. If interested, call David Borzellino, LMFT at 860-224-9985. My email address is dborzellino@nbgh.org.

Thu 10/13/2005 1:19 PM
TRAUMA RECOVERY GROUP

Recovery group for adults to discuss issues related to family, relationships/friendships, sex, alcohol/drugs, and anything that you need to talk about. The group will be held in a supportive, confidential, and comfortable setting. This group is limited to eight people and will begin with a minimum of four adults. The fee is $50 for weekly 90 minute groups held on Mondays at 5:45-7:15 PM. A 2nd group may be held on Fridays at 3:30-5:00 PM according to need. 

Facilitated by: Patricia E. Brito, M.S., LMFT Groups held at the Waterford Professional Complex. Call (860) 908-8895 for more info. Initial individual session required to verify eligibility, appropriateness, etc. 

Thu 10/13/2005 1:17 PM
Looking for a therapist in the Manchester area that is running groups for adolescents. The group must have an anger management component. Please contact Jori Sparry (860) 209-8222 or Jori25@aol.com with information. Thanks!
Wed 10/12/2005 2:33 PM
We are pleased to announce the opening of our psychotherapy offices located at 435 Buckland Road in South Windsor. We are accepting new client referrals for individuals, couples and families facing issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, sexual orientation, life transitions, divorce and stepfamily issues, and relationship challenges. At this time, we are a fee-for-service practice but expect to take some insurance in the near future. Prospective clients may call Carol at 860 478-7702 or Rebecca at 860 371-5509. 

Thank you, Carol Therrien, M.S., LMFT and Rebecca Burton, M.S., LMFT 

Wed 10/12/2005 2:35 PM
Dear Colleagues:

I am currently accepting new clients in my practice located in Simsbury, CT. My hours are primarily Monday mornings and fee is on a sliding scale basis. I share office space with Susan Fitzpatrick, LMFT and Kimberly Crone, Ph.D. Here is my contact information if you would like to make any referrals for individual, couples, and/or family therapy: 

945 Hopmeadow Street Simsbury, CT 06070 (860)653-6502 (leave voice mail msg.) 

Thank you, Dori Bessette, M.A.,MFT

Wed 10/12/2005 2:30 PM
Adjunct Faculty Position Open at St. Joseph's College
Saint Joseph’s College, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Permanent Adjunct Faculty Position Location West Hartford, CT 

Description 
Saint Joseph’s College seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach one class in each of the fall and spring semesters as follows: 
MFTH582 – Gender Issues and Diversity in Therapy – The focus of this course is to increase the awareness of attitudes, beliefs, values, assumptions, and biases concerning gender and diversity, and how these affect the work of a therapist treating couples and families. 
MFTH597 – Research Methods – This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative and qualitative research methods. More complete course descriptions are available at
http://www.sjc.edu/content.cfm/pageid/245

Applicants will only be considered if they have a Ph.D. or are ABD. Professor Kikoski will attend the AAMFT meeting in Kansas City and will be happy to discuss this opportunity with interested applicants. Send letter and cv to: Catherine K. Kikoski, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-2791. Submission by e-mail attachment at ckikoski@sjc.edu is greatly preferred. Saint Joseph’s College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution Employer 

Saint Joseph’s College Contact Info 
Professor Catherine K. Kikoski Email Address ckikoski@sjc.edu Website
www.sjc.edu 

Wed 10/12/2005 2:23 PM
Job Opening (part-time) at New Britain General Hospital

New Britain General Hospital Substance Abuse Treatment Program has a 20-25 hour a week evening position available in the evening Intensive Outpatient Program. responsibilities include facilitation of group therapy, substance abuse education and providing couple's sessions; case management and insurance authorizations. Hours are Monday 3- 10, Wednesday 3:30 - 10, and Friday 4-10. Requirements are MFT, PC, MSW Licensed eligible a must, licensed preferred.

If you have any questions please call or email David Borzellino at 860/224-9985 or dborzellino@nbgh.org. David Borzellino, LMFT Director of Substance Abuse Services

Wed 10/12/2005 2:26 PM
Full-time position at New Britain General Hospital

Due to program expansion, the New Britain General Substance Abuse Program is seeking Licensed LMFT, LPC LADC or LCSW for the day program.  Responsibilities include: initial assessments, group therapy and substance abuse education; facilitating relapse prevention groups, individual and couple counseling.

Past Experience required will need to include working in a substance abuse treatment program, working with managed care, minimal case management. Clinicians with innovative ideas and specialized training encouraged to apply. This is a full time position; The hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30-5:00, Tuesday 12-8 and Friday 8:30-12:30. Hospital benefits are excellent and salary is very competitive

Contact David Borzellino at 860-224-9985 or email dborzellino@nbgh.org David Borzellino, LMFT Director of Substance Abuse Services

Tue 10/11/2005 5:40 PM
Dear CAMFT Member,

The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee staff are currently working on the second study phase of mental health parity. Staff findings and recommendations will be presented to the committee sometime in December 2005. AS PART OF THE REVIEW, COMMITTEE STAFF ARE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING THE OPINION OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ON THE IMPACT OF THE 1999 MENTAL HEALTH PARITY LAW. COMMITTEE STAFF PLAN ON USING AN ELECTRONIC SURVEY TO OBTAIN PROVIDER INPUT.

if you would be interested in having input on this subject, please e-mail Mary Ellen Duffy at maryellen.duffy@cga.ct.gov and provide your e-mail address so that she can send you the survey questions.

Survey results will be presented in an aggregate form that does not identify specific respondents. Email addresses and Individual survey responses will not be shared or published.

If you have any questions, please call Maryellen Duffy at (860) 240-0312.

Maryellen Duffy  Principal Analyst  LPR&IC   Room 506  State Capitol  Hartford, CT 06106

Tue 10/11/2005 5:27 PM
If you would like to post something on the list-serve or to contact CAMFT's Association Manager, Jan Bailey, there is an updated e-mail address: camftnews@sbcglobal.net

Please put MAIL LIST POSTING in the subject line. Jan Bailey Association Manager camftnews@sbcglobal.net

Tue 10/11/2005 5:24 PM
Due to a change in camft's e-mail address, there was an error in the announcement about Cosumano & Smith's opening of a new practice in Glastonbury. That actually happened in February. 

Since that time Erin has left the practice and Moses Farrow has joined the practice, along with Larry Blackwell, LCSW and Dr. Melinda Kale, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.

Prospective referrals may contact us at: 860-633-3652.

Mon 10/10/2005 3:57 PM
I will be graduating this spring with my masters in MFT at San Francisco State University, and moving back home to the Fairfield area. I am looking for any suggestions or employment opportunities that will offer me the experience and supervision I need to work towards attaining my required hours in CT. If anyone has any ideas or information they feel will be helpful for me to get some direction, I would be very appreciative. I will have two years of clinical experience once I finish this in school. Thank you for your time,

lauren  Respond to: lmsseltzer@gmail.com

Thu 10/6/2005 11:45 AM
Office space available on Route 7 in Ridgefield. Well located. Easily accessible from I-84. Lovely, well lighted rooms with shared waiting room, private bathroom and kitchenette. Second floor in a building with an elevator. ample parking and handicapped accessibliity. A client friendly atmosphere. Day, evening and wee  end times available. 
For more information call Judy at (203) 431-4957.
Thu 10/6/2005 8:01 PM
Lovely, brand new Norwalk office available Tuesdays and weekends. Great location in a professional office building with free, off-street parking. Newly furnished with private waiting room and restroom. Large enough for family or group therapy. Contact Sharon at 561-1238 or swinklerlcsw@optonline.net.
Thu 10/6/2005 4:18 PM
Sonya M. Cosumano, M.Ed., MA MFT and Erin M. Smith, MA MFT, announce the opening of their private practice in Glastonbury's Somerset Square. We are currently accepting referrals for children, adolescents, families, and individuals who are in need of counseling services. We are a fee for service practice and offer a sliding scale to accommodate our clients' needs. Prospective referrals may contact us at: 860-633-3652.

Thanks! Sonya Cosumano, M.Ed., MA MFT and Erin Smith, MA MFT

Thu 10/6/2005 11:45 AM
Office space available on Route 7 in Ridgefield. Well located. Easily
accessible from I-84. Lovely, well lighted rooms with shared waiting room, private bathroom and kitchenette. Second floor in a building with an elevator. ample parking and handicapped accessibliity. A client friendly atmosphere. Day, evening and week end times available. 
For more information call Judy at (203) 431-4957.
Mon 9/26/2005 10:06 AM
Looking for a couples therapist in:

1. Ridgefield/Danbury area. Accepting Anthem a must. 
2. Vernon/Hartford area.
email oorawls@gmail.com. Thanks.

Mon 9/26/2005 10:07 AM
DANBURY AREA CLINICIAN WANTED

Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury has an opening for a clinician to work in the Danbury area. This is a full time position with FULL BENEFITS. VERY FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE. No evenings or weekends. Salary low to mid 50’s. A license is not required but a minimum of at least 3 years of direct clinical work with children is necessary to be considered.

Please respond to John Berube LMFT at: jberube@waterburychildguidance.com Or call 203-756-7287 x 206

Fri 9/23/2005 11:34 AM
Peter Lynch Workshop on Genograms for 2/6/06
Here's an FYI...On Feb 6 Peter Lynch is doing a workshop for UConn's school of social work and it will be INCREDIBLE! I have taken one very similar by him and I cannot begin to describe all that I learned.

It is called "A Moon for the Misbegotten" which is a Eugene O'Neill masterpiece. Peter does the genogram of O'Neill and the background of the play. It all explores the family themes of addiction, loss, forgiveness etc. and is incredibly wonderful. (I went to one he did with Monica McGoldrick and the play was "The Long Day's Journey...") This play actually takes place in Connecticut in the 1920's ...

Following the morning lecture and genogram work, all participants attend the play at the Hartford Stage Company, which begins at 2.

The cost of the workshop, including the play is $110. Also included is a "talk back" session after the play. Wendy

Checks made to UCONN for $110.00 for FEB 6, 2006 Workshop # 020406 Mail checks to UConn School of Social Work STEP Program and Alumni Relations 1798 Asylum Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117

Wendy Davenson

Thu 9/22/2005 8:15 PM
CLINICIAN POSITION:

Adult Services has a twenty hour position available for experienced licensed clinician for outpatient mental health services. Experience in brief treatment and current participation in managed care panels is a strong factor. Some evening hours required. Bilingual and/or minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Human Resources  Wheeler Clinic  91 Northwest Drive  Plainville,CT 06062
Ph: 860-793-3871  Fax: 860-793-3520  Jill R. Cristo LMFT  Program Coordinator
Mental Health Outpatient Services  Wheeler Clinic  jcristo@wheelerclinic.org

Wed 9/21/2005 8:37 PM
Subject: To those enrolled in the new, improved Toll Free Telephone Referral Service

The Marketing Committee is pleased to announce that the new, improved Toll Free Telephone Referral Service is up and running! It will provide consumers with quick access to clinicians in their local area. We are delighted that you are enrolled in this CAMFT clinical membership- only, profession & practice-building service!!

We have a request for you: As you receive inquiries from prospective clients, please ask about how they heard of you. We are interested in documenting our therapists’ experiences of all referral sources, not only from the Telephone Referral Service, but also from the other referral sources that we are contacting directly through letters: physicians, attorneys, and (soon, clergy).

The following list may be helpful for jogging your memory to let us know about your referral sources. Please send an email to either yvettejarreau@optonline.net or carolbwhitman@yahoo.com. Thanks.

What brought this prospective client to me?

____ Toll Free Telephone Referral Service (CAMFT)
____ Yellow Pages
____ Physician Referral
____ Attorney Referral
____ Clergy Referral
____ Find a Therapist (AAMFT)
____ OTHER
____ Don’t Remember

 

Mon 9/19/2005 4:50 PM
Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution (CCDM)
For Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, and Financial Professionals By the Originators of the Collaborative Divorce Team Training Model 
This program has been approved for a maximum of 20 Continuing Education Hours by the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. CT-2126.

SEPTEMBER 26, 27 & 28, 2005
Monday, September 26: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (lunch 12:30-1:30)
Tuesday, September 27: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (lunch 12:00-1:00)
Wednesday, September 28: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch 12:00-1:00)

Holiday Inn   201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT
Faculty: George B. Richardson, JD, CFLS (Palo Alto, CA); Nancy J. Ross, LCSW, BCD (Cupertino, CA); Vicki Carpel Miller, BSN, MS, LMFT (Scottsdale, AZ); Mark C. Hill, CFP, CDFAT (San Diego, CA)

At This Training You Will Learn:
· How the Collaborative Divorce Process integrates the roles and functions of all team members - mental health professionals, financial professionals and attorneys.

· The legal, financial, and psychological basis of Collaborative Practice along with results-oriented techniques for practicing in the team model.

· Powerful ways to utilize a team process to deal with difficult clients, other professionals, and problematic situations.

· How to engage your clients in the Collaborative Process and keep them engaged.

· The knowledge and skills to begin Collaborative practice.

· How to build a Collaborative Divorce Team in your area and learn how to effectively market to divorcing couples and referral sources.

Directions to Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT From I-91 North or South: Follow I-91 to Exit 12. At the end of the exit, take a right on to Washington Avenue and drive ¼ mile to the Holiday Inn, which will be on your left.
From Route 15 Northbound: Take Exit 63 (CT-22) toward North Haven. Turn right onto CT-22/ Bishop Street. Continue to follow CT-22 for .8 miles. Turn left onto Washington Avenue/US-5 for .8 miles to the hotel. Please complete and mail the registration form below and your check made payable to CCDM to: CCDM, c/o Lori L. Somerville, 109 King Phillip Road, Norton, MA 02766-3044

Registration includes lunch each day and all training materials. For more information, please contact Linda Keller at 203-222-0250 (riverside260@yahoo.com).

Training Registration Form

Name:                                                                      Profession:                                                         Designations and/or License Number:

Address:                                                                     City:                                              State:                                   Zip:

Telephone: Email:

Registration Fee: $745/person. This program complies with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) standards for trainers and trainings.

Mon 9/19/2005 2:17 PM
Marriage and Family Therapy Study Group Forming in Norwalk

Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at 9AM at the office of Sharon Winkler, 91 East Avenue in Norwalk. We will be discussing Reweaving the Family Tapestry: A Framework for Multigenerational Family Therapy, edited by Fredda Herz Brown. Affordable used copies are available at abe.com. The book offers a very clear conceptualization of Bowenian family therapy, illustrated by excellent case studies.

If you are interested in joining the study group, contact Sharon at (203) 561-1238 or swinklerlcsw@optonline.net.

Mon 9/19/2005 8:38 AM
Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee briefing and hearing on mental health parity
To: Organizations interested in parity
From: Ann Steele, Director of Public Policy, Mental Health Association of CT

The Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee is conducting a study of Mental Health Parity: Coverage and Utilization.
The first phase of the study involves a staff briefing to the legislators on the committee followed by a public hearing on the topic two weeks later. The second phase of the study occurs in December when staff present findings and recommendations to the committee.

The Staff Briefing Meeting - open to the public- will be Thursday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 2A of the Legislative Office Building. Copies of the briefing report will be available to the public at that meeting.

The Public Hearing will be Thursday, October 6 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 2D of the Legislative Office Building.

Tue 9/13/2005 4:33 PM
Family Constellations Training program and Workshop series commences its 3rd year on September 24th. You may read a description of both programs in the Connecticut Connection, or call Ed Lynch at 203 481-3001 for more info or to enroll. It is the most groundbreaking new piece of work in the family therapy field. Refresh your self, your family and your practice with new insight  understanding and growth.
Stepfamily Course Offered In Norwalk, Darien, and Greenwich

"Nine Tips for Succeeding as a Stepfamily" will be offered as an adult education course by several Fairfield County school districts in October and November. The course, designed for stepfamily adults, provides concrete information and advice and is appropriate for stepparents and their partners, whether their stepchildren live with them or 'visit.' Although couples can benefit from attending together, individuals are welcome. Course fees are determined by the hosting school district. Anyone who is interested in attending should contact the school directly to register or for additional information.

* Norwalk: Thursday, 10/20 and 10/27, 7-9PM 854-4115
* Darien: Monday, 10/24 and 10/31, 7-9PM 656-7467
* Greenwich, CT: Thursday, 11/10 and 11/17, 7-9:20PM 625-7474

The instructor is Sharon Winker, an experienced couple and family therapist practicing in Norwalk, where she specializes in assisting stepfamilies.
Sharon Winker, LCSW  91 East Avenue  Norwalk, CT 06851  (203) 561-1238  swinklerlcsw@optonline.net 
www.sharonwinkler.com

Sun 9/11/2005 930 PM
LISTSERV MESSAGE  

Subject:  Support the growth of MFT services in CT  

PLEASE ENROLL NOW IN THE NEW, IMPROVED TOLL FREE TELEPHONE REFERRAL SERVICE WHICH IS UP AND RUNNING!  

In the last several months, the Marketing Committee has revamped a key tool for the growth of the MFT profession in CT and for individual practitioners.  The upgrade of the service allows enhanced effectiveness in providing quick, local referrals to consumers who need access to an MFT in their local area.  The beauty of this service is that it serves many objectives:

·         Consumers have access to MFTs for their many, varied therapeutic needs

·         Awareness about MFT rises, as does the growth of the MFT profession in CT

·         The growth of your practice.

Currently, approximately 108 therapists throughout the state are enrolled in this CAMFT clinical membership-only service.  This represents about 25% of our clinical membership.  Our goal is to enroll about 50%-----for some very important reasons.  The more therapists that are enrolled, the more we serve our consumer constituents as well as ourselves.  

When a consumer calls in using our toll free number, 877-987-6534, which is listed in Yellow Pages directories throughout the state, they interact with a professional service that has a telephone protocol to inquire about their needs and refer them to a participating clinical member in their local area. 

·         They are asked for their zip code and the problem for which they are seeking help. 

·         If necessary, the telephone professionals prompt with 9 categories of potential concern such as: abuse/ addictions, family, individual or couples issues, aging/loss, medical related, legal, or other services such as testing. (See all the categories by visiting our Toll Free Telephone Referral Service page on our website: (http://www.ctamft.com/markettollftrs.htm)_

·         As you will see, each category is divided into subcategories that are also helpful in determining which therapists to refer. 

·         They also ask about special needs such as language, gender of the therapist, and wheelchair access.

The key to the success of this service---to our profession and to our consumers---is a broad awareness of the toll free telephone number and good solid participation by our CAMFT members in this membership-provided service.  The marketing committee has been building awareness of the profession among physicians, attorneys, and this fall, among clergy, by sending letters and our MFT brochure to these referrers.  Each letter and brochure includes the toll free telephone number.  In addition, this number is available on our website and, as mentioned before, in the Yellow Pages.  

WE URGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SERVICE TO BUILD THE MFT PROFESSION IN CT.   It is easy to do.  Simply go to http://www.ctamft.com/markettollftrs.htm and you will find all the information, as well as the application forms.   Note that we will also require a copy of your declarations page from your malpractice insurance and your State of CT license.  

Should you have any questions after you visit the website, please feel free to email or call:

Carol Berran-Whitman at carolbwhitman@yahoo.com  203-791-1867  or  Yvette Jarreau at yvettejarreau@optonline.net   203-544-8720

Sun 9/11/2005 8:20 PM
"The Science and Secrets of Successful Relationships: Co-Creating Your Couple" classes to be held at Gateway Community College at the New Haven campus (Long Wharf). There are seven sessions to be held on Fridays, from 7pm to 9pm, beginning October 7th and running through November 18th.

The class is intended for all who are interested in understanding and creating better relationships with their significant others. The course fee is $99. It is a continuing education course and can be registered for at Gateway Community College.

Lisa Perez-Cabello, M.A.,L.M.F.T.  Youth and Family Counselor
Natural Helpers Facilitator  
Stratford Community Services  468 Birdseye Street  Stratford, CT 06615
(203) 385-4095  Fax: (203) 381-2064
LPerez-Cabello@townofstratford.com

Sun 9/11/2005 8:18 PM
Marriage and Family Therapy Study Group Forming

Our first meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 16th from 9AM to 10AM at the office of Sharon Winkler at 91 East Avenue in Norwalk. Our purpose is to read and discuss clinical literature of interest to the participants. I anticipate meeting monthly on Friday mornings in Norwalk or Stamford.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Sharon at (203) 561-1238 or at swinklerlcsw@optonline.net.

Tue 9/6/2005 12:54 PM
Office space available on Route 7 in Ridgefield. Well located. Easily accessible from I-84. Lovely, well lighted rooms with shared waiting room, private bathroom and kitchenette. Second floor in a building with an elevator. Ample parking and handicapped accessibility. A client friendly atmosphere. Day, evening and week end times available.
For more information call Judy at 203-431-4957.
Wed 8/31/2005 8:39 PM
I am looking for an MD and a psychotherapist who treat eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder in the Bridgeport area. If you have any information please e-mail me at AIMLMFT@optonline.net.
Wed 8/31/2005 9:57 AM
Is anyone aware of an LMFT in the East Lyme area who provides couples therapy? If so, please contact me at the numbers listed below.
Dan Langless, M.A., LMFT   Director of Residential Services   135 Kirtland Street   Deep River, CT 06417   (860)526-5391 ext. 3033   Fax (860) 526-2912   email: langlessd@mtstjohn.org
Wed 8/31/2005 9:54 AM
Building Resilience: Psychoeducational Support Group for Parents with Children with PDD/Autism (ages 3-6 years)

This support group is being offered to help parents cope with personal and family stress associated with having a child with special needs. The purpose is to share the experience with other families, increase social support, expand healthy coping strategies, and promote satisfying co-parenting relationships and sense of self-efficacy in the parental role.

Some of the topics will include:
¨ Perceptions and reactions to the child’s disability
¨ Impact on the marital relationship, siblings, other family members and daily routines
¨ Impact on your role as parent
¨ Thinking about the future
Group Facilitator: Judy Grossman, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA. Dr. Grossman is the Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is also an occupational therapy and public health educator and a consultant to community agencies. She has conducted early intervention and special education policy studies, held a number of academic appointments (NYU, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Yale School of Medicine) and published and presented in the areas of family resilience, parenting, mental health consultation and best practices in special education. Her private practice in family therapy is located in NYC and Westport, CT.

Day: Friday   Time: 9:30-11 a.m.   Dates: Six Sessions – October 28, November 4,11,18, December 2,9   
Fee: $300.00
Place: 231 Post Road East, Suite 11, Westport, CT

Interested families must schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Grossman prior to the start of the group for orientation. Call 203 226-5636 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Judy Grossman  231 Post Road East,  Suite 11  Westport, CT 06880  203 226-5636

Tue 8/30/2005 11:34 AM
Looking for a women's depression and anxiety group for a client with limited insurance and some ability to self pay. Client lives in East Granby and is willing to travel reasonable distance.

Contact information:
Nelba L. Márquez-Greene 
The Children's Home of Cromwell
nmgreene@childhome.org or (860) 632-4106 x 12

Tue 8/30/2005 11:31 AM
VOLUNTEER CLINICIANS NEEDED FOR FIRST RESPONDERS!

A healthy first responder community (fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services) is crucial to homeland security and public safety. Yet this community underutilizes mental health services. Since September 12, 2001, The New York Disaster Counseling Coalition (NYDCC) has been providing volunteer educational and mental health services specifically geared to these first responders and their families. We are seeking licensed mental health clinicians that are interested in learning about and working with this unique population.

· NYDCC’s Referral Program: volunteer clinicians donate a minimum of one pro-bono hour/week. Clients are seen in the clinician’s office.

· Retirement Services Division: work with industry leaders developing mentoring programs, develop educational resources, etc. for retiring and career transitioning first responders

· Resiliency Programs: Renewing Relationships, a couples communication weekend workshop facilitated by NYDCC volunteer clinicians. Single Parent Weekend: partnering with the Greater NYC YMCA, a weekend program for single parents and their children at a campsite outside New York City.

Committed to the education of the volunteer clinicians, throughout the year NYDCC offers: · clinical seminars focusing on issues germane to the cultures within the first responder community

· monthly ‘brown bag’ lunches discussing current topics of interest to the first responder and the mental health community

· networking opportunities  · peer support groups  · supervision

NYDCC offers a wide range of opportunities. Come and join our community of dedicated professionals. For additional information concerning NYDCC and available opportunities, please visit: www.nydcc.org or contact: Dorothy Kurlander, NYDCC, 212.582.8208 x 403, dorothy@nydcc.org.

Thu 8/25/2005 12:08 PM
Cheshire and Monroe Family Constellations Groups

Workshop Dates:
Cheshire
Monday, September 19th 6:30-9:30pm Monday, October 17th 6:30-9:30pm
Monday, November 21st 6:30-9:30pm
Monday, December 19th 6:30-9:30pm
Monday, January 16th 6:30-9:30pm
Monday, February 20th 6:30-9:30pm
Third Monday of the Month

Monroe
Saturday, September 3rd 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, October 1st 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, November 5th 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, December 3rd 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, January, 7th 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, February 4th 3:00-6:00pm
First Saturday of the Month

$35 each workshop (individuals) / $55 each workshop (couples) $190 series of 6 workshops (individuals) / $295 series of 6 workshops (couples)

FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS WORK: Family Constellations work is a deeply moving and uniquely fresh healing method developed by German psychotherapist and former priest Bert Hellinger. It has the potential to touch our deepest cores, transforming our lives and the lives of those around us. Family Constellations illuminate hidden dynamics that can pass unresolved suffering and guilt from generation to generation leading to distress, illness and emotional difficulties. The facilitator works to bring these dynamics into conscious awareness and to find resolutions that have the power to set the participants and other family members free of their unconscious burdens and afflictions.

ISSUES ADDRESSED: Chronic anxiety / panic attacks    Depression    Marriage/couples struggles    Addictions    Chronic illnesses    Self destructive behaviors    Persisting grief & loss reactions    Repeated    failures    Business/organizational problems    Estrangement from family    Unexplainable sadness or anger    Trauma    Other emotional, psychological and relationship concerns    

FACILITATOR: Don Opatrny is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. He is the director of the Aspetuck Counseling Center in Monroe, and a clinical member the AAMFT. Don has trained extensively in the art and practice of Family Constellations with Professor J. Edward Lynch, director of the Connecticut Family Constellations Training Program, and with other leading practitioners in Germany and the United States. Don successfully applies systemic psychotherapy principals in his work with individuals, couples, families, schools, businesses and other organizations.

For more information or to register, call: Don Opatrny, LMFT (203) 452-0399

Wed 8/24/2005 11:06 AM
Licensed Clinician Wanted (LMFT, LCSW) to work in Danbury area. This position is hired through the Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury but is based at the Danbury DCF office.

We are seeking a clinician with at least 3 years clinical experience working with children and/or adolescents to be a leader in the local Managed Service System. This is a Mon. – Fri. position 9-5 no nights, weekends or on-call. EXCELLENT salary and benefits.

For more info call or email John Berube, LMFT. 203-756-7287 jberube@waterburychildguidance.com

Wed 8/24/2005 10:51 AM
Now Forming: Support Group for Stepmothers

Whether their stepchildren live with them or just 'visit,' stepmothers occupy a uniquely stressful role in their families. This weekly support group is designed to provide feedback, support, and practical advice.

Led by an experienced couple and family therapist specializing in helping people to build successful stepfamilies, this group is appropriate for new stepmothers, stepmothers-to-be, and experienced stepmothers who are struggling with a resurgence of family tensions due to changes in custody arrangements, children's developmental changes, the birth of a new child, or other changes in family circumstances.

A pre-screening interview is required prior to beginning group. For prospective group members who mention this email, there will be no charge for this meeting.

Of course, if you are currently working with the group member, I would request that she sign a release form allowing us to communicate and coordinate our efforts.

When: Monday or Wednesday evenings  6:00 to 7:20 PM  Beginning in October

Where: The office of Sharon Winkler, LCSW  91 East Avenue in Norwalk, CT

For additional Information: (203) 561-1238  swinklerlcsw@optonline.net  sharonwinkler.com

Wed 8/24/2005 10:49 AM
Dear Colleagues:
I am looking for a therapist who has training and expertise with reactive attachment disorder, I need to refer a client in the Middlesex area. Also looking for a referral for anorexia group for outpatient therapy. 

If you can help or know a good referral kindly call me on (860)538 - 5460 or email at ashaplmft@aol.com.

Thank you.
Asha Patlikh

Tue 8/23/2005 10:20 AM
Dear MFT colleagues,

My name is Ching-Ching Ruan and I am a doctoral student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Connecticut. I have developed a questionnaire that assesses married couples’ relationships and their views about marital therapy following the termination of therapy.

There is currently very little information for MFT therapists about how married couples view changes in individual, relational and family dimensions after they finish marital therapy. Therefore, it is my motivation to conduct a clinical research study to assess changes in couples following marital therapy using the scale I developed for this purpose. The study will help to determine whether the scale is a valid and reliable tool for marital therapist.

In order to recruit a broad clinical sample of the population, I am reaching out to MFTs in Connecticut. Because this study examines post-therapy treatment effectiveness among couples who have recently completed couple therapy, timing and subject selection are critical issues. The research goal is to obtain participants who can be surveyed two weeks post therapy and again at three months post therapy. That’s why clients still in marital therapy will be solicited, and your sharing of this information with your clients will be a significant help.

If your married couple clients are interested in participating in this research, they will contact the researcher (myself) directly, either by phone or by mail. When participants first contact me and express their willingness to be involved, I will send them an initial package that contains one informed consent form and a Therapy Progress Information sheet. Participants will be asked to read and sign the informed consent form and return it. The Therapy Progress Information sheet will serve as a tool to identify when participants can receive the research surveys following the termination of marital therapy. All participants will be assured confidentiality of their responses. Furthermore, the therapist’s name does not appear in the questionnaire; there is no way to identify the therapists of the participants.

The University of Connecticut, Institutional Review Board, the party responsible for reviewing research plans and protecting human subjects, has approved the study protocol.

I would appreciate it very much if you could share this research opportunity with your married-couple therapy clients, or post the flyer in your clinic or office. I can e-mail the flyer to you upon request. It is important to ensure that MFT therapists are not involved in this research study and that is why participants will contact the researcher directly.

The results of this study will be published in national academic and clinical professional journals in the near future. Knowledge generated by this research study will be beneficial to marriage and family therapists, and to the MFT field as a whole. I hope that this assessment will provide MFT clinicians with a useful tool to evaluate their working hypotheses on change and the stability of therapy effectiveness for married couples.

Your help is very much appreciated. If you would like a summary of the results once the project is completed, please contact me at (860) 614 3890 or email: MTEQResearch@yahoo.com

Yours truly,
Ching-Ching Ruan, MA & MAMFT
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
University of Connecticut
E-mail: MTEQResearch@yahoo.com

Tue 8/23/2005 9:00 AM
Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse

A twelve week closed therapy group for adult women who experienced childhood sexual abuse; including incest, rape, molestation or inappropriate sexual contact. In a safe and confidential group environment, survivors may begin the process of resolving the trauma of childhood sexual abuse; exploring topics such as: Remembering... Talking about what happened... Recognizing the effects of the abuse in your life... Exploring self esteem and body image... Intimacy and sex... Relationships... Expressing feelings... Grieving your losses... Honoring what you did to survive... and Creating safety and developing trust...

The Group will be co-facilitated by Maura Merrill, LCSW and Jana Noyes, LMFT. Ms. Merrill and Ms. Noyes are licensed clinical therapists in private practice who have led survivor groups independently and together for a total of approximately twenty years. Group participants must be involved in individual therapy concurrently with group therapy. Pre-screening interviews with the facilitators are required. Many insurances are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available.

The next group session begins in September, 2005. Call NOW for further information or to schedule a pre-screening interview. 
Jana Noyes, LMFT Maura Merrill, LCSW 
12 Roosevelt Ave. Suite 203
Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-4383
860-536-2145

Tue 8/16/2005 5:18 PM
Two Job Openings at Wheeler Clinic
1. Twenty hour clinical position for Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services. License required. 
2. Fee For Service clinical position for Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services. License required. Please send resume to: 
The Wheeler Clinic  Dept. Of Human Resources
91 Northwest Dr. Plainville, CT 06062
Tue 8/16/2005 4:44 PM
Clinical Position available
New Britain General Hospital Substance Abuse Services program, is seeking a 40 hour full time Licensed clinician. The clinician will be responsible for the Evening IOP program and one evening after care group. Hours are M, W, and Thursday 11:30 – 10:00 and Tuesday, 10:30 – 9:00 based on a four day a week employment.
Obviously, the candidate needs to have worked in a substance abuse treatment facility. Pay and benefits are very competitive If interested, call David Borzellino, LMFT at 860-224-9985. My email address is dborzellino@nbgh.org.
Thu 8/11/2005 2:07 PM
Clinical Position available
New Britain General Hospital Substance Abuse Services program, is seeking a 40 hour full time Licensed clinician. The clinician will be responsible for the Evening IOP program and one evening after care group. Hours are M, W, and Thursday 11:30 – 10:00 and Tuesday, 10:30 – 9:00 based on a four day a week employment.

Obviously, the candidate needs to have worked in a substance abuse treatment facility. Pay and benefits are very competitive

If interested, call David Borzellino, LMFT at 860-224-9985. My email address is dborzellino@nbgh.org.

Wed 8/10/2005 2:49 PM
Subject: Register Now - "Working Together for Family Recovery and Healthy Attachment" Conference Registrations are now being accepted for the "Working Together for Family Recovery and Healthy Attachment" conference to be held on September 28 at the Connecticut Grand Hotel in Waterbury, Connecticut.
The goals of the conference are to highlight the importance of family-focused recovery and healthy infant-parent attachment, to disseminate the latest research on substance-exposed infants and their families, and to explore systems collaboration strategies and participate in the development of regional collaborative networks to best serve the needs of Connecticut families. Speakers will include state and national experts, along with persons in recovery. An informational brochure is attached.

This event, made possible by funding from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (DHHS) and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, is expected to fill quickly.

Register online now at https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/registration/Sept28Conference.asp.

Please contact Connecticut Clearinghouse at 800.232.4424 if you are interested in having a resource table at this event, or with any questions or special needs.

Wed 8/10/2005 1:10 PM
Dear Colleagues,
I would like to form a study group for the purpose of reading and discussing clinical texts related to marriage and family therapy. I envision beginning in September and would be happy to offer my office in Norwalk or my home in Stamford as a meeting place. We would meet monthly, either during the day or on weekends (depending on the consensus), and members would take turns choosing texts. There would be no charge for the group, though members might take turns providing refreshments. If interested, please contact Sharon at 561-1238 or swinklerlcsw@optonline.net.
Wed 8/10/2005 1:05 PM
INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TRAINING FOR THERAPISTS, ATTORNEYS AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS

Training Approved by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

DATE: September 26-28 (3 days)  LOCATION: Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT

CEUs: 20 CEUs available  COST: $745 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- Learn to be a coach in the collaborative divorce process
- Teach couples divorce-related communication skills
- Be a “voice” for the children who are involved
- Learn to build and market a collaborative divorce team in your area.
SPACE IS LIMITED -- FOR BEST OPPORTUNITY, WE RECOMMEND YOU ENROLL NOW

For additional information and registration form, see our website at www.ctmediators.org

Wed 8/10/2005 9:32 AM
Lovely, brand new Norwalk office available Tuesdays and weekends. Great location in a professional office building with free, off-street parking. Newly furnished with private waiting room and restroom. Large enough for family therapy. Call Sharon at 561-1238 or email at swinklerlcsw@optonline.net.
Tue 8/9/2005 3:39 PM
LOOKING FOR ATTRACTIVE, WELL FURNISHED OFFICE FOR SUBLET ? 
Office is available 4 weekdays and evenings and weekends. VERY CLOSE TO I 95 AND MERRIT PARKWAY, BUS LINE AND TRAIN STATION. LOCATED ON RESIDENTIAL/PROFESSIONAL STREET CENTRALLY LOCATED IN MILFORD. 2 STORY COLONIAL HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING. LAW OFFICES AND FINANCIAL PLANNER ARE ONLY OTHER TENANTS.
CALL PATTY SCHEIN, M.Ed., LMFT for more information (203) 878 3140 or email @ center2@snet.net

Mon 8/8/2005 2:48 PM
Here’s another message from That SOMEONE Who is Listening To Every Word You Say…

In an effort to further organize the listserve messages that come in every day, I am placing them on our professional website (www.ctamft.com) with these highlights, so that you can easily track down: 

·        job opportunities (which are also available on the Employment Opps page);

·        messages that relate directly to CAMFT/AAMFT;

·        legislative updates (which are also available on the Legislative Relations page);

·        training opportunities and

·        anything else you’d want to know about being an MFT!!

Here’s the code: 

CAMFT-RELATED MESSAGES HIGHLIGHTED IN AQUA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES HIGHLIGHTED IN LAVENDER

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES HIGHLIGHTED IN PINK

ALL OTHERS HIGHLIGHTED IN LIGHT BLUE

Best to you all, Melissa Thornton, CAMFT WebMaster
Member, CAMFT Marketing Committee

Mon 8/8/2005 5:22 PM
Looking for therapist in Milford area to counsel couple regarding male sexual performance and anxiety. Marriage is in good shape. Please respond to: Joanna Whitcup, PhD, 203-661-7227 or drjwhit@aol.com thanks.
Mon 8/8/2005 10:33 AM
Three-suite office with spacious shared waiting room, large windows with private views available full time or part time. Building is professional, private and quiet, yet centrally located right off Main Street in downtown Glastonbury. Two other suites occupied by LMFTs.

Occupancy could begin September 1 through to February 1.Please respond to Carol@CarolRomeroLMFT.com (e-mail) or telephone Carol at 860.633.4564

Mon 8/8/2005 10:19 AM
Looking for licensed clinician to work with bright, energetic adolescent female with Borderline Personality Disorder. Therapist should be in the Ridgefield area, have some experience working with teenagers and be available once a week.
Please contact Nelba Márquez-Greene, MA MFT - at (860) 632-4106 or nmarquezgreene@yahoo.com for more information.
Sun 8/7/2005 8:14 AM
Seeking licensed clinician with managed care experience for part-time rental/contract arrangement. Administrative back-up provided for appointments, insurance authorizations and OTRs. Must be available to work some weekend or evening hours. Weekly peer supervision meetings. Excellent collegial environment. No phone calls please. Send resume by e-mail to selber@newlearningcenter.com or by post to Selbe Ruggiero, MSW, New Learning Therapy Center, 1200 Post Road E., Westport, CT 06880.
Sun 8/7/2005 8:12 AM
Play Therapy Class Offered - CEUs Available

A 12 week class as an introduction to play therapy will be offerred again this fall on Thursday mornings, from 10am - 12pm, beginning September 8th and ending December 8th. Add fun to your work with adults and be more effective with the children in your practice!

The cost is $500 for professionals, and $250 for students.

24 CEUs available from both CAMFT and the Assoc. for Play Therapy (APT).

For more information, contact either Barbara van Hoff, or Carole Prosser, at the New Hope Center in Guilford, at 203-458-2480.

Sun 8/7/2005 8:11 AM
Office Space available on Route 7 in Wilton. Well located, by the high school. Easily accessible from I-95 and I-15. Lovely well lighted rooms with shared waiting room. Large or small therapy rooms. Day, evening, and week end times available. Charming old farm house setting. A client-friendly setting. Call Ruth at 203 770-1444 or email: ruthlmft@charter.net
Sun 8/7/2005 7:32 AM
YOUTH AND FAMILY COUNSELOR
The Town of Stratford is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Youth and Family Counselor at Stratford Community Services, the local Youth Service Bureau. This 19.5 hours a week, grant-funded position involves the intake, assessment and treatment of youth and families; primarily afternoon and evening hours. Minimum starting rate $22.11 an hour.

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Family Therapy or related field plus 2-4 years working with individuals and families. Strong clinical skills and a systemic orientation to treatment are required. Associate or Clinical membership in AAMFT is preferred.
Send resume to Director of Human Resources, Town Hall, 2725 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 by August 26, 2005. EOE.

Tue 7/26/2005 1:15 PM
I am looking for a referral to a qualified therapist in Westchester, Ohio who has experience working with adolescents (in particular, a 13 year old boy with ADD). Westchester is about 20 miles north of Cincinnati. Any help you can provide me will be most appreciated. Thanks, Laura Renfro l.renfro@snet.net
Wed 7/20/2005 10:47 AM
Two large bright offices available to rent on Route 7 in Ridgefield. One office available on Mondays and Saturdays; the other available on Fridays and Saturdays. Consulting psychiatrist in same suite. Email judyashap@aol.com or call (203) 431-4957.
Tue 7/19/2005 12:50 PM
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT SERVICE COORDINATOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Community Mental Health Affiliates (Waterbury location) is currently seeking an LMFT or LCSW clinician for the daily oversight, coordination and delivery of extended day, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services for children and adolescents.

The Coordinator is responsible for the daily supervision of an energetic team of mental health and direct support staff, interfacing with local schools, social service and community agencies and adhering to the requirements of regulatory bodies such as DPH, DCF and JCAHO. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker plus min. of 2 years experience with children and adolescents in an outpatient or intensive treatment setting. Along with rewarding and challenging work, CMHA offers competitive salary, excellent medical/dental benefits, vacation/personal days and retirement savings. EOE/AA. Send resume to CMHA-HR Director, 29 Russell Street, New Britain, CT 06052; Fax: 860-229-6575; e-mail: hlavallee@cmhacc.org

Mon 7/18/2005 12:27 PM
July 27th Wednesday, from 9:30 to 6:00pm, Dr. Stephan Hausner will be presenting a workshop on Illness and the Soul/Family Constellations in Hamden CT. The fee is 120 dollars. Call 203-481-3001 for more info on attending. At this time there are 5 spaces available.

The first National Conference on Systemic Family Constellations will be held in Portland, Oregon in October from the 6th through 10th. There will be full-day workshops and many other presentations on Family Constellations, Movements of the Soul and Spirit and the Movements of the love of God. Call Ed Lynch at 203-481-3001 for information.

Sun 7/17/2005 12:54 PM
Did You Know That SOMEONE is Listening To Every Word You Say???????

Now that I have your attention! EVERYONE is listening to what you have to say on the listserve!! Every listserve announcement (for the last six months) is included on your professional website: http://www.ctamft.com.

So, if you deleted something interesting or important to you, or just want to check back to some item, or want to check what MFT jobs have been offered, please visit the Bulletin Board page. Here’s the link that will take you to that page: http://www.ctamft.com/bulletin.htm

I have recently color-coded (with lavender) those listserve messages that offer employment, as we have so many interesting announcements of job opportunities.

In addition, all employment offers are listed on the Employment Opps page at this link: http://www.ctamft.com/employopps.htm so you can peruse them separately from the other listserve announcements. Employment opportunities remain on the page for six months and then are removed.

Please make checking into your professional website a regular part of your week.

There are all sorts of things happening there---of interest to Marriage and Family Therapists, those who would like to become an MFT and those who are looking to hire one!!

Best to you all, Melissa Thornton, CAMFT WebMaster
Member, CAMFT Marketing Committee

Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
ALPHA Personal/Professional Coach
Website Creator
203-268-5437
mlthornton@earthlink.net
www.melissathornton.com
www.myphotoadventures.com
www.icf-ct.com
www.ctamft.com

Sun 7/17/2005 12:19 PM
INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TRAINING

September 26, 27 and 28 Approved by International Academy of Collaborative Professionals  
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, North Haven, CT 20 CECs available  
COST: $695 before August 1st
   $745 after August 1st
 Learning Objectives:
-Knowledge and skill base for collaborative divorce -Psychological, legal and financial base of team process -Specific communication skills for dealing with difficult clients, problem situations, and professionals from other fields 
-How to build a collaborative divorce team in your area -How to engage and maintain clients

Sun 7/17/2005 12:16 PM
Central Connecticut State University Marriage & Family Therapy Professional Training Program/ Continuing Education Programs and Hakomi Educational Resources Present
An intensive training in Internal Family Systems Therapy- Level 1      Ralph S. Cohen, Ph.D., LMFT; Christine Mathna, M.A.; and Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., LMFT

Releasing the Self: Paths to Inner Healing
Developed over the past 20 years, the IFS model is a sensitive, yet powerful method to enter and bring balance and healing to people’s inner worlds. IFS therapists help clients quickly locate and differentiate their Self, releasing a core of valuable leader-ship qualities that can reorganize and harmonize their internal family of sub-personalities or “parts.” In this way, clients form compassionate, trusting relationships with their parts, often resulting in a peace and unity that produces dramatic changes in their symptoms and interactions with others. As therapists learn to trust their clients’ innate wisdom and self-healing, they feel a sense of relief and release, and a new joy in the healing partnership.

Location: All trainings will be held at on the campus of Central CT State University in New Britain, CT. 
Dates: The program is a 120-hour experience, which takes place for six 3-day weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) during a 2- year period, spaced 3 months apart. Dates for the next program are:September 30-October 2, 2005   November 11-13, 2005   March 3-5, 2006   July 14-16, 2006   October 27-29, 2006   December 1-3, 2006

Format: The format includes lecture/discussion, video review, experiential exercises, and small group practice. The program is open to professionals in mental health and human service fields.
Registration deadline is Monday, August 31, 2005. Spaces are limited, so register early!
For further information, contact Dr. Ralph Cohen  (860) 832-2122 or E-mail - cohenr@ccsu.edu

For a copy of the program brochure and registration form, go to
http://selfleadership.org/brochures/broc_connecticut/Connecticut_broct.pdf
More information regarding IFS is available at www.selfleadership.org

Thu 7/14/2005 7:46 AM
Anger Management Workshop for Women to be conducted at Living in Harmony - The Center for Emotional Health in Westport. 6-week workshop will be held on Tuesday nights 7-8:30pm beginning July 26th. This is a therapeutic group for women seeking to reduce the frequency and intensity of anger episodes and learn to manage anger effectively. Contact Rebecca Martorella or Trip Hartigan at 203-226-6210 or
www.livinginharmonycenter.com for more information.
Thu 7/14/2005 7:44 AM
LMFT and Art Therapist with private practice in the Orange area looking to join or to establish peer supervision/support group.

Ed Perten, MPS, LMFT  edperten@sbcglobal.net  203-878-7982

Wed 7/13/2005 12:58 PM
Play Therapy Class Offered.

A 12-week class as an introduction to play therapy will be offered again this fall on Thursday mornings, from 10A - 12N, beginning September 8th. This class has been approved for 24 CEUs by both CAMFT and the Assoc. for Play Therapy. The class provides theoretical background and hands-on experiential exercises for each of the 12 weeks. Add fun to your work with adults, and be more effective with the children in your practice!
For more information, please call the New Hope Center, Guilford, CT, at 203-458-2480. Contact people: Barbara van Hoff, Carole Prosser

Tue 7/12/2005 10:58 AM
TOWN OF CHESHIRE  EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
YOUTH & FAMILY COUNSELOR (JOB SHARE)
RE-POSTED  SEARCH EXTENDED  DEADLINE—AUGUST 5, 2005

The Town of Cheshire invites qualified applicants to apply for the twenty (20) hour per week, job share position of Youth & Family Counselor. Minimum starting rate $21.29/hr. Directs, plans and develops comprehensive program for youth and their families. Master’s degree in counseling or social work with training in crisis intervention, youth issues and community networking.

Complete job description attached and also available at the Town Manager’s Office, Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410. Cover letter, resume and references must be forwarded to Louis A. Zullo, Personnel Director, at the above address, on or before the close of business on Friday, August 5, 2005.The Town of Cheshire is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. This notice is posted in compliance with Section 5.1 of the Town of Cheshire

Personnel Rules and Regulations.

Town employees may respond at this time but should be advised that the opportunity to fill this position will also be afforded to those applications received from the general public.Applicants who previously responded need not re-send information.

TOWN OF CHESHIRE POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Youth and Family Counselor Classification: N-2
Department: Youth & Social Services Date: 5-18-05
Position Objectives:

Under direction, plans, develops and provides comprehensive counseling program for Cheshire youth and their families. 
Reporting Relationships:Reports to: Director of Youth & Social Services
Primary location is Town Hall. Also sees clients in schools, police office, clients’ homes, and youth center. Must be able to move between the above locations. Must be able to communicate and observe interpersonal communications. Position entails counseling sessions in hour increments. Equipment used consists of a telephone, copier, and fax machine.
Essential Functions:

1. Provides individual and group counseling services for youth and their families in the Town of Cheshire.
2. Develops and maintains working relationships with appropriate school system and Police Department personnel.
3. Establishes and maintains liaisons with local church and civic groups and regional agencies concerned with youth and family services.
4. Provides crisis intervention assistance to youth and their families during crisis situations, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
5. Maintains confidential records on clients served.
6. As assigned, oversees youth services programs such as Juvenile Review Board, child abuse prevention committee, and Host Home Program.
7. Collects data and prepares required reports for local and state authorities.
8. Serves as advocate for Cheshire youth both on an individual and collective basis.
9. Must be available to work one evening a week for family counseling sessions.

The above duties describe the most significant duties performed and are not to be considered a detailed description of every duty of the position. Other occasional and related duties may be assigned. Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Masters’ Degree in counseling or social work with training in crisis intervention, youth issues and community networking. Minimum of one year experience in counseling or social work or any combination of training and experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position. Ability to relate to young people and establish rapport with parents and other adults. Good oral communication skills. 

Mon 7/11/2005 11:26 AM
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WAS AN ERROR FOR THE PHONE NUMBER IN THE PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE NEWSLETTER. THIS IS THE CORRECTED PHONE #. WE DO NOT ACCEPT DIRECT ADVERTISING FOR SUPERVISION ON THE LIST-SERVE. 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION
Offered by Mary E. Kruger, LMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor & Clinical Member
Individual & Group Supervision for CT State Licensure, AAMFT Clinical membership or professional growth. Structural/Strategic, Intergenerational, Brief/Solution Focused, Experiential & Internal Family Systems.
100 Bank Street - Suite 306 Seymour, CT 06483
Note Corrected Phone#: 203-888-0462

Thu 7/7/2005 2:09 PM
I am a therapist in private practice seeking information, resources, literature, etc, on working with people with physical handicaps/disabilities. Recently, I experienced a disabling hand problem and I was quite unprepared for the emotional reactions I incurred. Any feedback I can receive to point me toward resources would be helpful, as I would like to do some work with people with physical problems and their resulting emotion reactions.

I can be reached at my email: patelaine@yahoo.com or my cell phone: 860-908-8895. Thanks for your help. Patricia

Thu 7/7/2005 2:04 PM
Looking for office space to rent in the Farmington area. If you know of any please call me at 860-314-1236 ext. 1 or e-mail at hpslmft@hotmail.com. Thank you Helen Skovran LMFT
Wed 7/6/2005 5:13 PM
Program Coordinator, Domestic Violence Offender Services

Group therapy, supervision, and administrative duties in the areas of staff recruitment, program development, grant, contract and budgetary oversight. Must be license eligible. Competitive salary and benefit package.
Please send resume to: Wheeler Clinic  Dept. of Human Resources  91 Northwest Dr.  Plainville, CT 06062
www.wheelerclinic.org    EOE M/F/D/V

Wed 7/6/2005 1:50 PM
Office Available in lovely holistic center near Norwich. Large, serene waiting area with space for presentations. Shared kitchen. Abundant parking. In-house referral and shared promotion opportunities. Website under development. For more info or to see space, call Elaine at 860-892-4088.
Wed 7/6/2005 1:48 PM
Please write to omray@yahoo.com, or call 860-447-2047 if you are a licensed or about to be licensed psychotherapist who would like to do private practice work in the Waterford Professional Building.

Options include a percentage cut, with or without a billing person, or for those who need the stability of a weekly salary, we have an offer for a base salary with a smaller percentage cut available. For people in agencies, note that almost all agency offers will be met or beat, from finances to office-space to paperwork to pressure to support (including supervision or consultations, as well as trainings).

Thank you for reading this announcement and spreading the word of this career-enhancing opportunity.
Sincerely, Samuel Schaperow, LMFT

Tue 7/5/2005 9:57 PM
Are you a motivated, skilled therapist, looking to explore private practice? Successful, Manchester area private practice is looking for an LMFT as a part-time independent contractor. We offer excellent income potential, with on-site supervision and advanced skills training in a collegial atmosphere, and a beautiful office space. To inquire, please call (860)644-7685, and leave a message.
Thu 6/30/2005 10:25 AM
CAMFT Urges You to Contact Congress to Support Medicare MFT Coverage

Bipartisan bills have been introduced in Congress for Medicare to cover Marriage and Family Therapists. In the House, HR 1447 now has 24 sponsors, while in the Senate, S 784 has 11 sponsors.

It is important to get your members of Congress to sponsor these bills, in order to build support for MFT coverage in the Medicare bill that Congress plans to consider in the Fall. So please click on the following link to contact your members of Congress today! http://capwiz.com/aamft/callalert/index.tt?alertid=7497251

Thank you, and let us know if you have any questions.

Fri 6/17/2005 7:43 AM
The Wheeler Clinic, Adult Outpatient Services is looking for clinicians interested in part time Fee for Service position. Hours are flexible. Please contact Jill Cristo LMFT at (860) 793-3882 for questions. Resumes can be sent to Jill's attention at the Human Resource department.

Jill R. Cristo LMFT
Program Coordinator
Mental Health Outpatient Services
Wheeler Clinic
jcristo@wheelerclinic.org

Wed 6/15/2005 10:50 AM
I am seeking a therapist who is able to provide Saturday appointments for couple's therapy. Thank your for your attention in this matter.

Jill R. Cristo LMFT Program Coordinator
Mental Health Outpatient Services
Wheeler Clinic
jcristo@wheelerclinic.org

Thu 6/9/2005 8:35 PM
Crisis Clinicians for Children and Adolescents

The Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury has Full Time openings for 2 LMFT/MFT of LCSW/MSW in our Emergency Mobile Services program (EMPS). This is a great job with excellent benefits, competitive pay, flexible schedule and supervision toward licensure. Provide assessment, referral and short-term therapy for our clients and their families. John Berube, LMFT  Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Waterbury, Inc. (203) 756-7287 x206 jberube@waterburychildguidance.com

Thu 6/9/2005 3:03 PM
Attention colleagues, My name is Jennifer Kosanke and I have recently opened my own private practice in Danbury CT. I am an LMFT who sees individuals, couples and families. My practice is open to new referrals. I accept most insurances and also do self pay. Please feel free to contact me at: Jennifer Kosanke LMFT 
57 North St. Suite 203 Danbury, CT 06810 203-798-2845
Wed 6/8/2005 11:47 AM
Dear Colleagues,
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist working toward licensure and have opened my private practice in Simsbury, CT. I am currently accepting referrals for new clients for individual, couples, and family therapy. I have a special interest in infertility and family building issues, and positive parenting strategies, including parenting after infertility. Hours are by appointment and fee is based on a sliding scale. My contact information is as follows:
Dori Bessette, M.A., MFT945 Hopmeadow Street, 2nd Floor  Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel. (860) 653-6502 (leave voice mail message)

Thank you, Dori Bessette

Mon 6/6/2005 12:02 PM
CPD June Workshops
Two of the course offerings are being held in Fairfield. Center For Professional Development
15 Workshops Offered in June 2005

CAN's Center for Professional Development (CPD) is offering 15 workshops in June that cover a broad range of topics to nonprofit organizations. The registration form, workshop descriptions, and directions are attached. Also attached is the workshop listing for July & August.

CEUs Now Offered Through CAMFT

The Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) has approved 10 workshops in May for Continuing Education Hours

(CEUs) for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFTs). The Department of Public Health continuing education regulations for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) indicate that qualifying continuing education activities include those approved by CAMFT.

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The Spring 2005 brochure is available on CAN's website:

http://www.ctnonprofits.org/Pages/Training/TrainingCatalogue.asp.

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To register: * Call (860) 525-5080 * Email Maggie Adair at madair@ctnonprofits.org * Fill out the registration form in the attached documents and mail to CAN, 90 Brainard Road, Suite 201, Hartford, CT 06114. * Fax the attached registration form, (860) 525-5088. Registration/Cancellation Policy: All of the above registration options are binding. Cancellation must be made within 48 hours of the workshop - or the payee (agency or individual) will be responsible for payment. Payment is required prior to the workshop, or at the door. Please indicate the workshop title and registrant name on the check to facilitate processing.

Confirmations: Confirmations are sent by email as a courtesy only. You will not receive a confirmation notice if you do not provide an email address.

Weather Policy: CPD follows the Hartford School System for weather cancellations (not delays). Hartford Public School delays are broadcast on Channel 3, Channel 30, WTIC (AM & FM) and WDRC (FM).

If you have questions, please call Maggie Adair, CPD Coordinator,

(860) 525-5080, or madair@ctnonprofits.org

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Directions:
CT Association of Nonprofits, 90 Brainard Road, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06114, (860) 525-5080

I-91 North: Take Exit 27. Exit ramp merges; stay in center lane and take a left at first light onto Brainard Rd. CAN's offices are on the right at 90 Brainard Rd., immediately before McDonald's.

I-91 South: Take Exit 27. (Please note that exits from this direction are not in descending order ? Exit 29, Exit 27, Exit 28.) At end of exit ramp (at light) take a left onto Airport Rd. At next light (over hill,) take a right onto Brainard Road. CAN's offices are on the left at 90 Brainard Rd., immediately after McDonald?s.

I-84 East: Take I-91 South and follow I-91 South directions listed above.

I-84 West: Take Exit 57 (a left exit onto a short extension highway) for Rt. 15 & I-91 South. Stay to the left. Take Exit 87. At the fork bear left toward Brainard/Airport Roads. Exit ramp merges ? stay in center lane and take a left at first light onto Brainard Rd. CAN's offices are on the right at 90 Brainard Rd., immediately before McDonald's.

Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT , (203) 946-8119

From I-95 North and South: Take Exit 47 to downtown New Haven. Follow the road to the end of the connector (Exit 1-Frontage Road). Go to the first light (York Street). Take a right onto York and continue for four traffic lights and take a left onto Broadway. Continue to the next traffic light and bear right onto Dixwell Avenue. Once on Dixwell go to the second light; Dixwell Plaza is on the left side of the street (200 Dixwell Avenue).

From I-91 South: Take Exit 1 (Downtown New Haven). Follow above directions from Frontage Road.

Parking: There is free parking in front of the library, off of Dixwell Avenue, and in the rear of the plaza. To park behind the library, while on Dixwell Avenue, turn left at light onto Webster Street and pull into lot entrance. Drive further into the lot; the library is roughly in the middle of the plaza.

Merrill Lynch, 1499 Post Road, 2nd Floor, Fairfield, CT 06824, (203) 254-6900

From North of Fairfield, CT: Take I-95 South: Take Exit 22, North Benson Road. Take a left at the light off the exit. Go two lights to Post Road/US1. Take a right onto Post Road and follow to downtown Fairfield. Take a left onto Reef Road (you will see Victoria?s Secret on the corner). Take the first right onto Sherman ? you will see a parking garage ahead on the right. Take the garage ramp to the second floor and park there for access to the office.

From South of Fairfield: Take I-95 North. Take Exit 21, Mill Plain Road. Take a right off the exit onto Mill Plain Road. Go two lights to Post Road/US1. Take a left onto Post Road. Take the first right onto Ruane and the first left onto Sherman. Toward the end of the street, you will see a parking garage on the left. Take the garage ramp to the second floor and park there for access to the office

Maggie Adair
Training Coordinator/Nonprofit Human Services Cabinet Project Director Connecticut Association of Nonprofits 90 Brainard Road Hartford, CT 06114 (860) 525-5080 Fax: (860) 525-5088
www.ctnonprofits.org

Mon 6/6/2005 11:38 AM
"What is essential is invisible to the eye, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly" by Antoine Saint Exupery, from The Little Prince. Family Constellations facilitate 'seeing with the heart'. The heart, which is the tender expression of the soul, tells the story never told in words, and it voices the love that is blocked over many generations. The heart, and the soul, which is that force that unites us to our bodies and our families and directs us over the course of human evolution, makes visible where love is blocked and how it can flow again.

Hamden, Ct. Prof. Ed Lynch
June 18th 10:00 am To 4:30 pm
Fee: 75 dollars 5 CEUs for MFT
203 481-3001

Fri 6/3/2005 7:45 PM
The CAMFT Diversity Committee cordially invites you to its next meeting which will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Children's Home of Cromwell, 60 Hicksville Road, Cromwell, CT 06416.

Agenda items include: Establishing next year's work goals, continuing some of the discussion started at the annual conference, having some great food and a general good time.

For further information (directions, etc.) and to RSVP, please contact Gladys Anderson, committee chair at grandy01@comcast.net  See you there!!!!!

Wed 6/1/2005 9:30 PM
Dear Colleagues,
I am accepting referrals at my office in Greenwich, CT (very centrally located!). I am a graduate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University and have been working in the field of family therapy for many years. I specialize in the counseling of individuals, families, and adolescents struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, self- injury, school and/or familial conflict. I am particularly interested in working with young women, gender empowerment and self-esteem building. My approach is health/asset based.
Please feel free to call me. I work on a sliding-scale. I am available evenings and weekends.
My tel. number is 917-774-5718. I can also be reached via e-mail meaghangorman@earthlink.net

Thanks, Meaghan Gorman, LMFT

Wed 6/1/2005 9:20 PM
An Invitation for Clinicians in North Central Connecticut:
Searching for ways to Network in your field? It's a real jungle out there! Swing in and join us!

A NETWORKING LUNCHEON FOR CHILD & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Share information about your services & connect with professional counterparts. Discover the friendly camp of Granby Youth Services. We will provide a tropical salad; just bring a sandwich and your business information. Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Noon-2:00 pm 
Granby Senior Center/Youth Services Building
15C North Granby Road Granby, CT 06035

RSVP to Ingrid Helander, MFT 860-844-5355
Or ihelander@granby-ct.gov by 6/8/05
Sponsored by Granby Youth Service Bureau

Tue 5/17/2005 10:47 AM
To My Colleagues,
I am looking to rent office space Fridays or Mondays in the Hamden area preferably on Whitney Avenue. I am in private practice in Stamford for the last 18 years and wish to expand my practice to accommodate clients in that area.
Please call me at 203-325-1119
Thank you.  Most sincerely, Arlene McCoy, Ph.D., LMFT
Tue 5/17/2005 9:28 AM
Dear Colleagues,
I have opened my private practice in Glastonbury, CT. My background consists of experience working at Family Services of the Danbury Superior Court and Waterbury Hospital in the Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit. I am presently working as a home-based clinician in the IICAPS program in Manchester. I have experience working with groups, families and couples.
I am currently taking referrals for children, adolescents, families and couples. I have a special interest in couples and families. I am sharing office space with Sonya Cosumano, MA MFT and Erin Smith, MA MFT at Somerset Square. I do not take insurance, but work on a sliding scale. My office number is (860) 633-3652, please don't hesitate to call.
Sincerely, Moses A. Farrow, MA
Mon 5/16/2005 3:24 PM
Office space for rent in Stratford, CT; centrally located, 2 room suite, utilities included, $400.00/month Please call 203-375-8922
Thu 5/12/2005 10:18 AM
Furnished professional offices for rent in a suite on Route 7 in Ridgefield - - you can rent from 1-3 days a week. Others in the suite are a psychiatrist, psychologist and marriage and family therapists.Bright and sunny offices - one with vaulted ceiling. Waiting room, use of fax and copy machine included in the rent. Bathroom and kitchenette.Ample parking, elevator, handicapped accessibility. Call Resa Fremed or Judy Shapiro at 203-431-4957 for more information.
Wed 5/11/2005 1:08 PM
Dear Colleagues,
I have my own private practice in West Hartford and I am currently accepting new referrals. I am a graduate of Saint Joseph College and provide therapy to individuals, couples and families. Much of my focus is on helping clients with issues of depression/suicide, anxiety, parenting, empowering women, and interpersonal relationships. I can be reached at (860) 231-7991.
Sincerely, Susan LeClair, LMFT
Tue 5/10/2005 3:31 PM
Naugatuck clinic seeking LMFT who is on insurance panels for 5-10 hours /week. Billing services provided. Two AAMFT Approved Supervisors on site. If interested or for questions, call 203-723-4955 and Leave message for Terry.
Tue 5/10/2005 1:30 PM
I am looking for a therapist who specializes in multi-cultural issues. I have a family where the mother and son recently came to America from China. Having major issues of cultural and language. I am looking for a therapist in Hartford or surrounding towns. If you have any resources, contact dpenti@ellington-ct.gov
Mon 5/9/2005 5:23 PM
There is still space available for the conference so hurry and get your registration form mailed in! Remember you will receive 6 CEUs and a full luncheon. If you need the conference brochure (with registration form), you can download it from our website at --

http://www.ctamft.com/2005mayconferbrochure.pdf

At this point, we may have room for walk-ins on the day of the conference but it's always better to actually secure your registration (and lunch).For additional information, e-mail camftnews@comcast.net

Wed 5/4/2005 3:16 PM
Bills have just been introduced in Congress for Medicare to cover Marriage and Family Therapists. In the House, HR 1447 now has 17 sponsors, while in the Senate, S 784 has 5 sponsors. It is important to get more members of Congress to sponsor these bills, in order to build support for Medicare MFT coverage. So please click on the following link to contact your members of Congress today!
http://capwiz.com/aamft/callalert/index.tt?alertid=7497251

Thank you, and let us know if you have any questions.

-AAMFT Legal and Government Affairs Staff

For more information on CAMFT, please visit our website at www.ctamft.com

Wed 5/4/2005 3:06 PM
Dear MFT Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that Living in Harmony--The Center for Emotional Health (www.livinginharmonycenter.com), in Westport, CT, is now offering Associate-level participation, whereby counselors, MFTs and/or other mental health professionals may offer their therapeutic services through the center.

Living in Harmony is designed to help individuals and families draw on their own strengths and skills to resolve current problems and find alternative solutions. LIH provides an array of highly effective services from the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, psychiatric assessment and medication management, that set the center apart from other providers in the area. At LIH, we are able to offer a tailored program to best address our clients' specific needs, from the variety of approaches offered by these diverse fields.

Living in Harmony currently specializes in:
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Divorce Mediation
- Personal and Professional Coaching
- Domestic Violence Prevention
- Anger Management for Men and Women
- Parenting Skills
- Programs for Women in Transition
- Psychiatric Assessment/Medication Management

If you are interested in building your business within a business and being a part of this dynamic and exciting center, please contact Gary Pearson at Living in Harmony, at 203-226-6210.

Best wishes to you in all your endeavors,
Kathy Caprino
203.249.7405
www.kathycaprino.com

Living in Harmony, LLC
203.226.6210
www.livinginharmonycenter.com

Mon 5/2/2005 12:17 PM
Successful, Manchester area private practice is looking for an LMFT to provide mostly couple's therapy, for approx. 5 hours/week. An excellent supplemental income, in a collegial, professional atmosphere, and a beautiful office space. To inquire please call (860)644-7685, and leave a message.
Mon 5/2/2005 9:45 AM
F/T Position Open - Bridgeport, CT

Program Specialist w/child and family focus needed ASAP for Champions Mentoring Program for Children and Families Impacted by Parental Incarceration!

Opportunity for a bright, highly motivated, competent, and dedicated individual to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children impacted by parental incarceration and their families. The full-time Program Specialist will work with the Program Coordinate and Vista staff to recruit, train, and support mentors; recruit, assess, and match children. Will assist children and families with program related issues.

Requirements: Masters degree in family studies, human/child development or related field or BA in same with extensive experience. Strong written and spoken communication skills; excellent computer skills; ability to build collaborative relationships. Experience and/or training in criminal justice field desired. Reliable transportation; able to work flexible hours (some late afternoons, evenings, weekends).

The Program and Organization: The Champions Mentoring Program is a federal and privately funded program that provides site-based mentoring and related services to Bridgeport children their families impacted by parental incarceration. The program is a collaborative partnership between Family ReEntry and The Connecticut Mentoring Partnership. Family ReEntry provides effective behavioral health services and psycho-educational programs for individuals involved in the criminal justice system and their families.

Since 1984 Family ReEntry has working to "empower individuals and strengthen families to reduce crime, violence, abuse, and neglect." Family ReEntry provides effective community-based programs that significantly reduce the likelihood that a client will re-offend, be re-arrested, or be re-incarcerated. Reductions in recidivism resulting from Family ReEntry’s cost-effective programs increase public safety, improve quality of life, and reduce the financial burden on taxpayers.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with training and experience; excellent benefit package; opportunity to join a team of professionals in a growing and progressive organization with a focus on strengthening individual, family, and community resilience and committed to effective policy and practice in criminal justice.

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Steve Lanza, Executive Director, Family ReEntry; fax 203-866-9291; email stevelanza@familyreentry.org; phone 203-838-0496; website www.familyreentry.org

Mon 5/2/2005 9:42 AM
Dear Sister and Brother MFTs,
I would like to announce the opening of my practice located at 805 Farmington Avenue (corner of Farmington Ave. and S. Quaker Lane) in West Hartford, CT
I provide therapy for Individuals, Couples, Families, and Groups using Internal Family Systems (IFS), Imago, Rehearsals for Growth (RFG), and Gestalt therapies.
I offer a focus on Children and Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Technology Addictions for Executives, Anxiety and Panic, and Therapeutic Divorce Mediation.
Please feel free to contact me at 860 231-9690 (Office) or 860 231-0144 (Home) for further Info.
Most Insurances Accepted.
Thank you in advance for your consideration,
Dave Cantor, LMFT, JD.

Thu 4/28/2005 2:07 PM
June 2 - 5 
Professional training in Marriage, Family and Divorce Mediation in Stratford, CT. 4 day trainings approved for 40 CEC’s from CAMFT. Program runs 3x a year. www.connecticutmediation.com  Contact: Gail Shapiro.203  834-7564 / 203 247 3056. E-mail: Gailshap@optonline.net

Tue 4/19/2005 4:04 PM
As you know, our bill (HR #6920) is in the Appropriations Committee. We need 
the help of New Haven residents to call Senator Tony Harp (860.240.0393) and
voice support for our bill for MFTs in the Schools and ask that it be included
on the Appropriations Committee agenda so it can go up for a vote.
Any questions, contact Barry Williams 860.918.5547 or e-mail bilobby@mac.com.
Thanks for all your help!
Mon 4/18/2005 10:44 AM
I am an LMFT and Art Therapist looking for part-time office space in the Milford/Orange area. Please contact me at edperten@sbcglobal.net or 203-878-7982. Thank you.
Wed 4/13/2005 3:11 PM
Dear fellow MFTs
I would like to announce the opening of Creative Counseling, LLC located at 21 New Britain Ave in Rocky Hill, CT.
I have extensive training with children, adolescents and families. I provide individual, couples and family therapy. I also have excellent training in NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis. My therapeutic stance is that there is a strong mind and body connection and my focus is to teach clients to recognize and use their strengths to overcome weaknesses. I am also an approved AAMFT supervisor.
I accept most insurance companies and also offer a sliding scale fee for clients who do not have health insurance.
Please feel free to contact me for additional information or to send referrals. I am available for Saturday appointments. My office telephone number is (860) 529 - 8977 and my cell is (860) 538 - 5460.
Thanks. Asha Patlikh, LMFT
Thu 4/7/2005 8:08 AM
I am pleased to announce the opening of Transitions: A Counseling Center for Individuals and Families, LLC located at 124 Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury, CT.
I have extensive experience with adolescents, families and women's issues and work with a number of different insurance panels. We welcome referrals from the central Connecticut area.
Please contact me at (860) 652-0428 for referrals or additional information.
Carey Beyor, LMFT
Transitions: A Counseling Center for Individuals & Families, LLC 124 Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, CT 06033 860.652.0428
Mon 4/4/2005 6:26 PM
Huddle day is coming!!!
Thursday, April 7th 2005 at 7ishpm.
Any questions please e-mail me at dasheagle@aol.com See you all there!
Mon 4/4/2005 5:20 PM
I am looking for office space to share in Central Connecticut (Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Wethersfield, West Hartford...). Please contact Dan Langless at langlessd@mps1.org.
Thu 3/31/2005 2:22 PM
REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL--A unique reflective Playshop for Children & Those Love Them

A Step by step journey to gently free young people and adults from whatever holds them back

SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2005
Weston, CT   9:30 am – 4:30 pm – adults - $95
    1:15 - 4:30 – young people - $65

This personal experience gives parents & educators:
* skills to help a child reach her or his potential
* ways of being with young people that support a joyful spirit
* techniques to facilitate uncovering root causes of learning difficulties, fear, bullying, anger, abuse, shyness, self worth.
* ability to help young people access the courage, confidence and self esteem essential to learn, develop and meet challenges.

Thousands of adults and children worldwide have grown profoundly with The Journey™*. Weekly Journeys have motivated South African school children so their grade scores have risen from 67% to 92%. * Founder, Brandon Bays.

Facilitators: Annette Nolan & Pat Hinkley, MA, RN Accredited Journey Practitioners
Register: pat@artsthatheal.com  For details call: 203-240- 0647
Playshop Location : Weston Grange-12 Goodhill Rd.

Thu 3/31/2005 4:07 PM
The deadline is upon us for the CAMFT Student Diversity Award/Supervisor Stipend. Don't miss out on this. Please go to
http://ctamft.com/diversityaward.htm  and submit your application today.
Wed 3/30/2005 2:57 PM
The Education Committee voted favorably on our Bill #6920 for MFTs in the Schools. The vote was 21-5 in favor of the bill. It has now moved to the Appropriations Committee. To check and see how the Education Committee members voted, go to:
   http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/ts/h/2005HB-06920-R00ED-CV16-TS.htm

We still need more input and letters but now they should be directed to the Appropriations Committee. To see a listing of the Committee members (with links to their e-mails), go to:

http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/MemberList.asp?comm_code=APP&doc_type=

Thanks so much for all your hard work and support.
Barry Williams  CAMFT Lobbyist

Tue 3/29/2005 8:32 AM
I am looking for an MFT that speaks fluent Italian and practices in the New Haven area. Please contact Wendy Davenson at Wdavenson@aol.com if you have any information.
Mon 3/28/2005 9:54 AM
Subject: ANNOUNCING FAIRFIELD COUNTY FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS GROUP
A Series of three Family Constellations Healing Workshops will be presented in the Fairfield area on the following dates:

Saturday, April 2nd 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, April 29th 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday, June 5th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
At: St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
661 Old Post Road  Fairfield, CT 06824

For more information or to register, call: Don Opatrny, LMFT (203) 452-0399, dpomail@aol.com

FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS WORK: Family Constellations work is an alive, uniquely fresh healing method developed by German psychotherapist and former priest Bert Hellinger. It has the potential to touch our deepest cores, transforming our lives and the lives of those around us. Family Constellations illuminate hidden dynamics that can pass unresolved suffering and guilt from generation to generation leading to distress, illness and emotional difficulties. The facilitator works to bring these dynamics into conscious awareness and to find resolutions that have the power to set the participants and other family members free of their unconscious burdens and afflictions.

THESE WORKSHOPS ARE FOR YOU!
-You, or a member of your family, suffer with chronic physical, psychological, or emotional difficulties.
-Certain illnesses, addictions, accidents or destructive relationship patterns tend to repeat in your family.
-You are suffering more than normal grief about a family member's illness or death. 
-You are a healing professional and you are interested in the psychological and systemic dynamics affecting your patients.

FACILITATOR: Professor J. Edward Lynch is a master therapist, teacher and writer with over 30 years experience in the field of psychotherapy. He is widely regarded as one of the premier Family Constellation facilitators and trainers in the northeastern United States. He has trained extensively with the leading Family Constellation practitioners in the world, including the founder, Bert Hellinger. Professor Lynch is the chairman of the Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy program at SCSU, and directs the Connecticut Family Constellations training program.

Program cost: $75/person each workshop or $200 for the full series.

Mon 3/28/2005 9:49 AM
Furnished therapy space available for rent on an hourly basis in Coventry
(near Willimantic, Storrs, Columbia, and Andover). Includes waiting room,
bathroom, kitchen, parking and informal atmosphere. Call 860-742-1005.
Thu 3/24/2005 8:32 AM
The Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution (CCDM)
AND QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW'S CENTER ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Thursday, June 2, 2005  8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Grand Courtroom
Cost to attend:
$220 non-CCDM members, in advance ($245 at door)
$195 CCDM members, in advance ($220 at door)
$125 Family Relations Officers and Employees of Non-Profit Agencies
AND FOR PARENTS

Wednesday evening, June 1, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Dr. Emery will discuss how parents' behavior is the key to children's
resilience in coping with divorce.
Quinnipiac University School of Law  Grand Courtroom
Open to the public  Suggested donation: $10
SEE CCDM'S WEBSITE, AT CTMEDIATORS.ORG, FOR FULL CONFERENCE BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

Thu 3/24/2005 10:54 AM
Dear CAMFT Member,

As part of our legislative advocacy for MFTs in the schools, we are conducting this survey. Your response would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?A=65357027E81716

Thanks so much for your participation. 
Kathie Laundy, Psy.D. and Ralph Cohen, Ph.D.
Co-Chairs, CAMFT Advocacy Committee

Tue 3/22/2005 2:50 PM
MASTER PRACTITIONER CONFERENCE

St. John's University-Queens Campus
Invisible Wounds:
A Systems Approach to the Treatment of Oppressed Families
Presenter: Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D.

Workshop and Video Demonstration on therapeutic transformation of families often described as "untreatable". Understanding and strategizing in work with the powerless strata of our society.

This is an ideal workshop for the "front-line" clinician working with individuals, couples and families struggling with emotional, economic and societal constraints.

Friday, April 1, 2005 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Postgraduate Program in Child, Family and Couples Therapy
For Information and Registration Call: (718) 990-1900.
We look forward to joining together to discuss and learn.

Tue 3/22/2005 3:53 PM
Beautiful office space, with use of the waiting area available for rent in South Windsor for 1-2 days a week starting end of May. For more information please call Yudit at (860)644-7685.
Mon 3/21/2005 10:54 AM
Sonya M. Cosumano, M.Ed., MA MFT and Erin M. Smith, MA MFT, announce the opening of their private practice in Glastonbury's Somerset Square. We are currently accepting referrals for children, adolescents, families, and individuals who are in need of counseling services. We are a fee-for-service practice and offer a sliding scale to accommodate our clients' needs. Prospective referrals may contact us at: 860-633-3652.
Thanks!
Sonya Cosumano, M.Ed., MA MFT and Erin Smith, MA MFT
Mon 3/21/2005 10:51 AM
Subject: Let's huddle!
Hello, This message is for all MFT's.

Ever since I was in graduate school, fellow students and now colleagues have talked about getting together every so often, to give one another and draw from each other that passion which drove us all to go into this field in the first place. 
So, let's do it!!! Let's "huddle" while we brainstorm, share thoughts, stories, concerns, food.... 
I don't really know how many of us will get together this first time, but my office is big enough to hold about 20 of us. If the number gets higher, we'll think of something else. 
Suggested huddle day: Thursday, April 7th,2005 at 7ish pm. Please e-mail me at dasheagle@aol.com 

Any ideas are welcome as well as more convenient times. We'll get it to work for all eventually.
Address: 800 Summer St. Suite 521  Stamford CT.06906   (203)325-3700

Thank you!
Yamel A.C.Iglesias M.A., MFT

Sat 3/19/2005 12:27 PM
Dear MFT Colleagues,

On Wednesday, March 16, The Connecticut Legislative Committee on Education heard
testimony on our bill to allow MFTs to be certified to work in the schools as
employees. Senator Thomas Gaffey, Co-chair of the committee, was not positive
toward the idea, because he believes that it will cost schools more money by
forcing them to hire MFTs. THIS IS NOT THE CASE – IT WILL ONLY PROVIDE A
SCHOOL DISTRICT THE OPTION OF HIRING AN MFT.

We need people in his district (Meriden, Middletown, Middlefield, and Cheshire
areas) to contact him about the bill and encourage him to vote in favor of the
bill to move it out of Committee. If you live in his district, please call,
write, or e-mail him to let him know that his constituents wish for him to allow
the bill to come out of committee. When you contact him, refer to the bill
number (Raised Bill No. 6920 – “An Act Concerning Certification of Marital and
Family Therapists”) and let him know that you are a constituent. Here is his
contact information:  Senator Thomas P. Gaffey
Co-Chair, Education Committee    Legislative Office Building
Room 3100    Hartford, CT 06106-1591   860-240-0425, or toll-free
1-800-842-1420   Gaffey@senatedems.ct.gov

I have also attached a list of other committee members. It would be helpful for
you to contact the legislator that represents your district to encourage him or
her to vote favorably on moving the bill forward to the General Assembly. PLEASE
NOTIFY ME IF YOU MAKE A CONTACT WITH A LEGISLATOR.
The committee will be voting on bills within the next week or so. Time is of
the essence!
You can also contact your legislator who is NOT on the committee to ask for
their support of the bill.
Some helpful tips: Many legislators do not know about MFTs or our
qualifications. Be brief, but let them know that MFTs are licensed as
independent practitioners by the Department of Public Health and also have a
state civil service classification for MFTs, etc. The main reasons for MFTs to
be allowed to be hired in the schools are: (1) MFTs are already in the schools
as contractors and consultants, and have proven themselves to be effective in
improving the quality of student participation and relationships among schools
and parents; (2) Many school administrators would like to hire MFTs but cannot
because of a lack of certification; (3) MFTs are the only licensed profession
that do not have certification to work in the schools; (4) MFTs offer unique
services DIFFERENT from the other special services disciplines, their area of
expertise being at working at forging better working relationships not only
within families, but between the families, teachers, administrators, and
external systems. They also overlap with other disciplines in being able to
provide individual and group counseling and to provide behavioral assistance to
teachers.

The bill and listing of Education Committee members are attached at this link.

Sat 3/19/2005 12:50 PM
I've recently begun to work with children who have hallucinations and possibly schizophrenia. If anyone has experience in this area or have a good resource I could use, please e-mail me at mandcmc@aol.com. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you, Cathy McInerney, MFT
Tue 3/15/2005 12:06 PM
Subject: ALERT! ACT NOW! MFTS IN SCHOOLS!
Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th on House Bill 6920-An Act
Concerning Certification of Marital and Family Therapists
Please come to the Education Committee hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, March
16th.

This Wednesday the new House bill #6920 will be heard to address MFT 
Certification in Schools. We now need to inundate the Education Committee and your
local legislators about endorsing the bill. If you have letters or testimony,
please bring 50 copies of it with you.
PLEASE JOIN US at the Legislative Office Building to show support for this
bill at 10:00 AM outside Room 1E in the Legislative Office Building. (see
Directions below)
If you have any questions, please contact Barry Williams, our Lobbyist, at
bilobby@mac.com

Directions to the Capitol and Legislative Office Building (LOB)
The Legislative Office Building is located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
Traveling on I-84 East - Take Exit 48, Capitol Avenue, get into the right
lane of the exit ramp. At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Capitol Avenue
(The LOB is the building on your right). Take the first right past the
Legislative Office Building, proceed straight until the driveway turns to the right.
Take a right to enter the garage (Use the staff and visitors lane). Park in
any unreserved spot. You can enter the LOB from the third floor of the garage
by a skywalk or from the ground level.

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Traveling on I-84 West -
Take Exit 48, Asylum Street, at the end of the exit
ramp turn right at the light onto Asylum Street and immediately bear left onto
Farmington Ave. At the YWCA (your first traffic light) turn left onto Broad
Street, proceed under the highway overpass and turn left just after the State
Armory Building. Proceed to the stop and turn left. Follow straight back. As 
the road begins to turn to the right, turn right to enter the garage (Use the
staff and visitors lane). Park in any unreserved spot. You can enter the LOB
from the third floor of the garage by a skywalk or from the ground level.

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Traveling on I-91 North or South -
Take Exit 29A, Capitol Avenue, proceed to
the traffic circle. Go 1/2 of the way through the traffic circle and turn
right. You will now be on Elm Street proceeding toward the Capitol along Bushnell
Park. Proceed to the traffic light and turn left. Follow to the next light at
the top of a slight hill. You will now be intersecting Capitol Avenue. Follow
past the Capitol building and the I-84 entrance ramp, all on your right. Take
the first right past the Legislative Office Building (the building
immediately following the 1-84 ramps). Proceed straight until the driveway turns to the
right. Take a right to enter the garage (Use the staff and visitors lane).
Park in any unreserved spot. You can enter the LOB from the third floor of the
garage by a skywalk or from the ground level.

LEGISLATION FOR MFTS IN THE SCHOOL IS COMING TO A HEARING NEXT WEEK!

THE NEW BILL NUMBER IS #6920 - see it at: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=6920&which_year=2005

Our Day is Coming SOON!
Our bill, now Bill #6920, will be heard on March 16th or 18th.
PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE CAPITAL!!!
This is a BIG DAY for ALL MFTs - More Information will be coming! and/or check the above weblink for date. EVERYONE COUNTS!!!!!

We have opposition to our bill and the opposition is organizing.
Legislators respond to public opinion! Let your voice be heard! Call, write, e-mail NOW!!

WE NEED MORE LETTERS FROM ALL PROFESSIONS WHO SUPPORT US! PLEASE GET THE LETTERS TO US ASAP!

Concentrate on the Education Committee: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/MemberList.asp?comm_code=ED&doc_type=

Thank you for your time, energy and support!     It makes a difference!
Marcina Cristobal   203-256-5753

Prime office space available in established professional office building conveniently located off exit 82 (route 395) in Norwich. Well-maintained facility, with abundant parking in large lot. A.D.A. accessible.
Space includes large waiting area, restroom, and kitchen.
Please contact Susan at 860-892-4099 or sfmacduff@snet.net

I would like to make some information available to your members in the Fairfield County, CT area that may on occasion provide counseling or referrals to bereaved families.  Operated by Family Centers, Inc., The Den For Grieving Kids is a bereavement support program for children whose parent or other loved one has died.  The Den offers evening family support groups in Greenwich and school-based support groups throughout participating schools in Fairfield County.

I have attached a PDF version of The Den’s brochure.  PRESS HERE. If you have a place on your Web site for links to area resources, please do feel free to link to www.familycenters.org to view The Den’s complete list of services.  The director, Deirdre Lewin, can be reached at 203-869-4848.

Additionally, The Den staff and its volunteers are available for presentations at your meetings or conferences on a variety of mental health topics.  Please feel free to call upon us.

Thank you for your assistance.  Please let me know of other ways that I may reach out to your membership with this valuable information.

Sincerely,

Lisa Ruggiero     Communications Director
Family Centers
40 Arch Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
P (203) 869-4848 x306
F (203) 869-7764
www.familycenters.org

Prime office space available in established professional office building conveniently located off exit 82 (route 395) in Norwich. Well-maintained facility, with abundant parking in large lot. A..D.A. accessible.

Space includes large waiting area, restroom, and kitchen.
Please contact Susan at 860-892-4099 or sfmacduff@snet.net

FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS

5 CEUs per workshop

SUFFERING IN THE PRESENT OFTEN HAS DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN THE PAST. UNRESOLVED PAIN AND GUILT ARE PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, OFTEN WITHOUT CONSCIOUS AWARENESS OF EITHER GIVING OR RECEIVING SUCH BURDENS. THESE UNRESOLVED ISSUES MAY INCLUDE AN UNEXPECTED OR PREMATURE DEATH, FORGOTTEN OR EXCLUDED FAMILY MEMBERS OR INJUSTICES SUFFERED OR PERPETRATED BY MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY SYSTEM. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE HOW UNRESOLVED EVENTS CAN EXERT INFLUENCE ON ONE’S HEALTH, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DISEASE, AND REPETITIONS OF UNEXPECTED DEATHS, ACCIDENTS OR LOSS.

J. EDWARD LYNCH STUDIED AT THE BERT HELLINGER INSTITUTE USA, AND AT THE HELLINGER INTENSIVE FOR ADVANCED TRAINING AT ZIST IN GERMANY. HE IS ALSO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF THE GRADUATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY PROGRAM AT SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY.

5 CEUs per workshop

SATURDAYS, MAR 19, APR 16, MAY 14, JUNE 18 10 AM -4:30 PM
EE: $75  LOCATION: HAMDEN, CT.
FOR INFO. AND DIRECTIONS CONTACT ED LYNCH AT 203 481-3001

The Southern Connecticut Consortium for Staff Development invites you to join us for an exciting all day workshop on Friday April 8, 2005. The presenter will be Barent Walsh, Ph.D. and his topic will be "Understanding Self-Injurious Behavior." Dr. Walsh has spoken and written extensively on the topic of self-mutilation and this promises to be an interesting and dynamic session.

The workshop will be held at the Norwalk Inn from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. (8:30 - 9 am Registration and Breakfast) The cost is $105 which includes breakfast and lunch.

This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours by CSCSW Connecticut Society for Social Work) and meets the criteria for Social Work License Renewal.

To the best of our current knowledge this course should be accepted for MFT license renewal as well.

If you are interested in joining us on April 8th, 2005 please complete and send the information listed below along with your check to:

Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport
Attn: Nancy Zeldes, Coordinator, Staff Development
148 Beach Road
Fairfield, Ct 06824
203-255-2631

Rimmon Pond Counseling LLC, located in Seymour,Ct, is looking for an LMFT for PT/FT clinical work in a private practice setting. Experience with E.D.'s and addictions a plus, but not a must. Great opportunity for a person who can work independently; and with co-workers. Applicant should desire a warm, creative environment which fosters personal and professional development and growth. Please contact Mary Kruger LMFT at 203-888-0462 ext. 11 to arrange an interview.

JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR MFT THERAPIST

Clinicians provide state-of-the-art, intensive in-home/community based treatment to families of juvenile offenders. Responsible for engaging the primary caregiver and other key participants to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment. Services for these families are comprehensive, flexible, and highly individualized. Therapist will receive extensive training in a research-based, outcome-driven treatment model for juvenile offenders and their families; weekly supervision and consultation activities.

The treatment model demands that clinicians be highly creative and collaborative with the family to achieve outcomes. Candidate must have a MA in Human Services, with exp. providing family therapy and knowledge of the youth and family system a plus. Bilingual in Spanish candidates are strongly urged to apply. Licensure (or working towards licensure) strongly preferred. Candidates are needed to serve the following areas: greater Rockville, Willimantic and Bloomfield.

Please send resume to (specify location desired): CSI, HR, Job Code 443723, 4 Griffin Rd N, Windsor, CT 06095, fax: 860-683-7198 or email: jobs@csimail.org. To learn more about Multisystemic Therapy, visit the website at www.mstservices.com.

www.csi-online.org
EEO/AAP

With much enthusiasm, I would like to announce that the Child Development Unit (founded by T.B. Brazelton) of Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School is offering a two-year Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship program, involving 20 monthly weekend training sessions, beginning in September 2005 (www.infantparentfellowship.org).

The Fellowship, founded and directed by Dr. Ed Z. Tronick and Dr. Kristie Brandt, will train multi-disciplinary clinicians to treat the mental health issues of infants and young children, and their parents, from a developmental relational framework. It is based its highly acclaimed sister program, the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency.

We are looking for experienced clinicians with advanced degrees in psychology, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, family therapy, counseling, occupational and physical therapy, integrated therapies and related disciplines.

Please visit our website at www.infantparentfellowship.org for more information and to download an on-line application.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lily Ko
Fellowship Administrative Assistant
Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship
Child Development Unit, Children's Hospital Boston
1295 Boylston St., Suite 320
Boston, MA 02215
(P) 617.355.4611
(F) 617.730.0074
(E) lily.ko@childrens.harvard.edu

(W) www.infantparentfellowship.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM BROCHURE

Child Development Unit
Children’s Hospital Boston - Harvard Medical School
Mission and Program Description

The mission of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship is to train multi-disciplinary clinicians to treat the mental health issues of infants and children under 3 years of age from a developmental relational framework. The Fellowship will provide a thick understanding of normal and derailed development, infant mental health and psychopathology, and of infant-caregiver growth enhancing and infant-caregiver growth dissipating processes.

Objectives

Fellows will develop practical knowledge of infant-caregiver therapeutic methods through presentations by nationally-recognized core and visiting faculty, training in observational and therapeutic video techniques, practica, developmental and topical seminars, and case reviews. Who should apply? Mid-career clinicians with advanced degrees in psychology, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, nursing, family therapy, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and related disciplines.

Cost
$4,000 per year (assistance for limited-income applicants)
One weekend per month for 20 months
CE Certificate Program

For more information and online application visit: www.infantparentfellowship.org info@infantparentfellowship.org Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program September 2005 to June 2007 Edward Z. Tronick, Ph.D., Director Kristie Brandt, N.D., Co-Director

Tue 2/22/2005 3:46 PM
HAMDEN; OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN ESTABLISHED MT. CARMEL PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE. TWO OFFICES AVAILABLE WITH USE OF FURNISHED WAITING ROOM, FAX, AND COPIER. CONVENIENT LOCATION WITH AMPLE OFF STREET PARKING.

CONTACT CLW91@SNET.NET, OR CALL 203.230.5817, ext. 1, for more information.

Wed 2/16/2005 9:18 AM
What: Office space sublet available.
Where: 567 Vauxhall Street Ext., Waterford
When: Now
How: 1-4 days per week, and hourly rental options available. Also available is a percentage of fees collected (e.g. 35%) payment option available.
Why: Great for a 2nd office location, or a full-time consolidated practice. Also, excellent for people starting off or working full-time at another job.
Who: Contact Samuel Schaperow, LMFT @ omray@yahoo.com or (860) 447-2047
Mon 2/14/2005 10:30 AM
Looking to share office with MFT or Psychologist in Southbury or Newtown. This would be for one or two partial days per week. Please call 203-263-3436.
Wed 2/9/2005 1:37 PM
The call for nominations has gone out in the mail for Clinical and Associate members of CAMFT. The Student Rep call for nominations is held on even-numbered years. Please be sure to nominate a colleague or yourself. Nominations must be returned by February 28, 2005.

For more information on CAMFT, please visit our website at www.ctamft.com

If you have information to post on our announcement service, please send an e-mail to camftct@aol.com and put MAILING LIST REQUEST in the subject line.

Tue 2/8/2005 1:10 PM
Youth Development / Adolescence Specialist

POSITION: Youth Development/Adolescence Specialist (12 month tenure- track Assistant Professor)

LOCATION: Justin Hall, Room 302 School of Family Studies and Human Services Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506-1403 www.ksu.edu/humec/fshs

DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2005

RESPONSIBILITIES: Cooperative Extension - 70%

*Provide leadership in designing, delivering, and evaluating a program to address positive youth development (ages 8-18). The program may include communication, self-esteem, responsible decision-making surrounding life choices, healthy eating and physical activity, healthy communities, and handling stress or family related issues.

* Work as a part of a team with others in the University and with new hires to build synergy in extension and research.

* Work closely with 4-H Youth Development, the K-State Community Health Institute, and other partners.

* Procure external funding to support educational outreach as well as research and scholarship.

* Publish in professional publications.

Classroom Instruction - 30%

* Teach two classes a year on campus or by distance in the Great Plains interinstitutional Youth Development Master’s program and supervise master’s students.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Ph.D in human development and family studies, adolescent development, education, educational psychology, counseling/guidance or a closely related field.

* Experience working with youth.

* Ability to work in a diverse and multicultural environment.

* Ability to work as a member of a team toward accomplishing group goals.

* Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and groups.

* Demonstrated ability in designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating educational programs based on learning principles.

* Grant writing skills.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: This is an unclassified position of K-State Research and Extension. The Kansas State University benefit package includes a retirement plan, group health and life insurance plans, worker’s compensation, vacation, sick leave and other benefits. For additional information, see www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a letter of application, vita, transcripts, and a list of names of three references to:

Dr. Charlotte Shoup Olsen JU 342N School of Family Studies and Human Services Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506-1403 Phone: 785 532-5773 Email: colsen@oznet.ksu.edu

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons (including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.) EEO Coordinator: Stacey M. Warner, 121 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. EEO Counselor: Daryl D. Buchholz, 123 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. 1/18/2005

Mon 2/7/2005 10:21 AM
We are looking for a MFT/MSW, LADC as a part-time consultant working with a probation/parole population. We are looking for someone to do triage/assessments and group facilitation.

Please contact:

Katurah Abdul-Salaam, RN,LMFT,LADC
Connecticut Mental Health Center-Substance Abuse
Treatment Unit (CMHC-SATU)
One Long Wharf
New Haven, CT
203-974-5735 email Katurah.Abdul-Salaam@po.state.ct.us

Mon 2/7/2005 10:00 AM
This is the schedule for workshops to be given by Ruth Ettenberg Freeman who
presented at last year's CAMFT Annual Conference.
Positive Discipline
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Feb 9
Putnam Family Resource Center, Putnam
Contact: Sherry Curran at 860 963-6940

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Kids and Money
6:00 - 7:30 PM, Wednesday, Feb 16
Lutz Children's Museum, Manchester
Manchester Early Learning Opportunities
Contact: Kathy Wilby at 860 647-5270

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Self-Esteem and Communication:
Getting Beyond Praise and Punishment
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 24
Silver Lane Elementary School Family Resource Center, East Hartford
Contact: Lynn Elmore at 860 622-5515

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Introduction to Positive Parenting
7:00 - 8:30 PM, Thursday, March 31
First Church of Christ, Wethersfield
Contact: Erika McKee at 860 721-8534

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Self-Esteem: Beyond Praise and Punishment
"60 Minutes for Moms"
9:30 - 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 14
Plainfield Family Resource Center
Contact: Jessica Blanchette at 860 564-6411

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Positive Parenting course - six weeks
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesdays, 3/2 - 4/6
Plainfield Family Resource Center
Contact: Jessica Blanchette at 860 564-6411

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Positive Parenting course - six weeks
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Tuesdays, 3/29 - 5/10 (excluding 4/19)
Sponsored by Woodstock Public Schools and Putnam Family Resource Center
At Putnam Family Resource Center
Contact: Sherry Curran at 860 963-6940

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Oak Grove Montessori School Parenting Support Group
Open to Oak Grove parents and alum parents
6:00 - 8:00 PM, first Thursdays of the month, 2/3 - 4/7
Oak Grove Montessori School
Contact: Deb Toomey at 456-1031

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Workshop Presenter:
Ruth Ettenberg Freeman, LCSW
POSITIVE PARENTING
for peace at home and success in school
860 429-4477
positiveparent@earthlink.net

Tue 2/1/2005 8:54 AM
Current opening for a Clinical Therapist at The Children Center of Hamden. Looking for MSW, Masters level position, MFTs please apply.

Contact:
Ken Lacilla, MSW
1400 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517
203-248-2116 Ext 358

Tue 2/1/2005 8:52 AM
Furnished office space for rent on desirable Milford Green in Milford. Available immediately 1, 2 or 3 days per week. All utilities and use of office machines (fax, copier) included. All you need is a phone. Located close to train station, public transportation, other professional businesses, Milford Hospital & Long Island Sound. Contact Anna @ annadaiuto@aol.com or (203) 876-8028.
Mon 1/31/2005 5:56 PM
Looking for a great way to get through the winter blahs...and earn 24 CEUs?

Learn how to work more effectively with children and their families by incorporating the various therapeutic models and techniques of Play Therapy into your practice.

In this 12-week course..."The Principles and Practices of Play Therapy"... you will explore the historical development of the major theoretical models, learn about tools and techniques for assessment, and gain practical experience with specific modalities of play therapy, as they apply to diverse populations, settings and presenting problems. Enhance your work with families and children through their means of communication -- Play!

Time: Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dates: Starts February 8, 2005 and runs for 12 weeks
Location: New Hope Center, 741 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 203-458-2480
Cost: $500 ($250 for currently enrolled students)

Registration will be limited to the first 12 applicants. Continuing education credits are available from AAMFT and APT.

For further information, or to register, please contact:
Barbara van Hoff or Carole Prosser at
New Hope Center 203-458-2480

Mon 1/31/2005 5:53 PM
Very affordable office space available to share in Shelton area. Please contact Chris at 203-924-6628.

AND

Looking for office space to share in Shelton/Monroe areas. Please contact Chris at 203-924-6628.

Mon 1/31/2005 5:39 PM
Office space available in West Hartford Armory Building, 836 Farmington Avenue. Looking for someone to sub-lease second office in 2-office suite with private bath. Full or part-time, terms negotiable. Ample free parking. Call Amy Karnilowicz, LMFT (860) 216-5116.

Office space available in Farmington Village, 780 Farmington Avenue, Farmington. Ideal for one person, Rent $825 per month, great parking Call (860) 250-5801

Mon 1/24/2005 10:45 AM
CAMFT APPROVED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS

CAMFT Annual Conference 5/20/05 in Cromwell
Master Therapists - 2005
Psychotherapy Networker Symposium - Washington, DC
Dates: 3/17/05 - 3/20/05
Contact: Jim Foreman @ 202 291-1252
AGPA Conference - Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
Dates: 3/7/05 - 3/12/05
Contact: Jay Parker @ 800 314-1921
Connecticut Women's Consortium in New Haven - several trainings are approved
- call Carol Huckaby at 203 498-4184
Connecticut Association of NonProfits - numerous trainings are approved and
the cost is very reasonable - Contact: 860 525-5080
Cambridge Harvard Trainings - check the brochures for our approval of the
training as we approved about 8 of them
DMHAS trainings are approved by CAMFT - check their listing on line at
www.dmhas.state.ct.us/educationtraining.htm

Mon 1/24/2005 10:20 AM
Best-selling author Dr. Ned Hallowell

Presenting "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness"
Five steps to help create and sustain life long joy
St. James's Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Ave.
(the corner of Walden and Farmington)
West Hartford Center  860-521-9620
Wednesday Evening, February 2, 2005  from 7 to 9
with reception to follow

On the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004, Dr. Hallowell is a frequent speaker on health issues and has been featured in the national media including PBS, NPR, 20/20, The Today Show, Dateline, Oprah, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, US News and World Report, and Newsweek.

Dr. Hallowell is a charismatic speaker, combining the knowledge of a Harvard instructor with a warm, easy manner.

A donation of $10 will be taken at the door
www.stjameswh.org

Mon 1/24/2005 10:04 AM
ANGER MANAGEMENT GROUP for MEN

Space is limited so have your clients register TODAY !!!
6 Week course January 24th through March 7th
(exclude Valentine's Day... nobody gets angry that day !!!)
7:00 - 8:30 pm at Living in Harmony, LLC
164 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06896
Tel: (203) 226-6210
Facilitated by:
Trip Hartigan and Gary Pearson
(experienced in Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention)
For more information please visit our website ...

www.livinginharmonycenter.com/new events

Wed 1/19/2005 5:07 PM
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN-HOME BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FAMILY THERAPIST INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

For 2005 - 2006

Program Description: The state of Connecticut's Department of Children and Families has received funding from the Byrne Foundation to sponsor an internship program for graduate students in counseling-related programs who are interested in being trained in evidence-based in-home models of adolescent and family therapy. Home-based models that are represented include: Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multi-systemic Family Therapy (MST), and Multi-Dimensional

Family Therapy (MDFT). A significant amount of scientific evidence is available that supports the efficacy of treating children, adolescents and their families in their homes. The use of these state-of-the-art approaches to treating families is rapidly expanding throughout Connecticut.

Position Description: Byrne-funded In-Home Family Therapist Interns will be trained in one of three models of intensive in-home family therapy for children and adolescents (FFT, MST, MDFT). Interns will develop in-home therapy skills through supervision, shadowing an experienced in-home family therapist, and collaborating in the treatment process before gradually taking on primary therapeutic responsibility for a caseload of families as part of an in-home family therapy team. Therapist interns will travel to client's homes to provide or participate in the treatment. Interns will be supervised and supported by their clinical supervisor and fellow members of the therapy team. Many positions require interns to work when families are available to meet with them, including late-afternoons, evenings and on weekends if necessary. Interns will learn to function as part of a team to coordinate the client and family treatment with external influences and community services, such as the school and juvenile justice systems, neighborhood environment, and adolescent's peers.

Qualifications: The internship program will give priority consideration to candidates who meet the qualifications listed below.

· Graduate student in Master's or Doctoral programs in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, or counseling

· Previous clinical experience (ideally with youth and families)

· Training in systems oriented family therapy (ideally structural and/or strategic family therapy)

· Transportation and a valid driver's license are required

· Available to work multiple evenings per week

· Desire and willingness to see families in their homes

· Willingness to work with the people, systems and agencies that affect the child, including schools, juvenile justice, peers, family and neighborhood

Locations & In-Home Models: Byrne-supported internship opportunities are currently limited to the FFT, MST and MDFT in-home models. Byrne funded internships are available with in-home family treatment providers throughout Connecticut.

Hours and schedule: Schedules will be determined by the providers and programs supervising the interns and the requirements of the intern's academic program, however, it is anticipated that intern's will work 20 hours per week.

Number of Internships: We expect 10 internship positions will be funded for 2005 - 2006.

Stipend, mileage reimbursement & cell phone: Interns will be paid a stipend totaling $3,600 each for their internship. Funds will be distributed monthly. Limited reimbursement for travel to and from client's homes will be provided. Cell phones will be provided to interns to use for their clinical work.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2005

Application & Questions: If you would like an application or if you have any questions about the internship program, contact Jim Shaul, at jshaul@abhct.com or 860.704.6307.

Tue 1/11/2005 12:15 PM
Center For Professional Development

8 Workshops Offered in January 2005

CAN's Center for Professional Development (CPD) is offering 8 workshops in January that cover a broad range of topics to nonprofit organizations. The registration form, workshop descriptions, and directions are attached.

CEUs Now Offered Through CAMFT

The Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) has approved all CPD workshops listed in the Winter Catalogue, January through March, for Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFTs). The Department of Public Health continuing education regulations for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) indicate that qualifying continuing education activities include those approved by CAMFT. **********************************************************************The Winter 2005 brochure is available on CAN's website: http://www.ctnonprofits.org/Pages/Training/TrainingCatalogue.asp.

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To register:

1. Call (860) 525-5080 2. Email Maggie Adair at madair@ctnonprofits.org 3. Fill out the registration form in the attached documents and mail to CAN, 90 Brainard Road, Suite 201, Hartford, CT 06114. 4. Fax the attached registration form, (860) 525-5088.

Registration/Cancellation Policy: All of the above registration options are binding. Cancellation must be made within 48 hours of the workshop - or the payee (agency or individual) will be responsible for payment. Payment is required prior to the workshop, or at the door. For workshops held at Gateway Community College, pre-payment is absolutely required. Please indicate the workshop title and registrant name on the check to facilitate processing.

Confirmations: Confirmations are sent by email as a courtesy only. You will not receive a confirmation notice if you do not provide an email address.

Weather Policy: CPD follows the Hartford School System for weather delays and cancellations. Hartford Public School delays/cancellations are broadcast on Channel 3, Channel 30, WTIC (AM & FM) and WDRC (FM).

If you have questions, please call Maggie Adair, CPD Coordinator,

(860) 525-5080, or madair@ctnonprofits.org

****Directions to CAN:

CT Association of Nonprofits
90 Brainard Road, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06114
(860) 525-5080
I-91 North: Take Exit 27. Exit ramp merges " stay in center lane
and take a left at first light onto Brainard Rd. CAN s offices are
on the right at 90 Brainard Rd., immediately before McDonald's.

I-91 South: Take Exit 27. (Please note that exits from this direction
are not in descending order " Exit 29, Exit 27, Exit 28.) At end of
exit ramp (at light) take a left onto Airport Rd. At next light (over
hill,) take a right onto Brainard Road. CAN s offices are on the
left at 90 Brainard Rd., immediately after McDonald '.

I-84 East: Take I-91 South and follow I-91 South directions listed above.

I-84 West: Take Exit 57 (a left exit onto a short extension highway) for Rt. 15 & I-91 South. Stay to the left. Take Exit 87. At the fork bear left toward Brainard/Airport Roads. Exit ramp merges, stay in center lane and take a left at first light onto Brainard Rd. CAN's offices are on the right at 90 Brainard Rd., immediately before McDonald's.

Tue 1/11/2005 11:52 AM
I am currently working towards my MFT license and will be starting a parenting group program at a local church in Greenwich within the next month or so. I need supervison and all that the state requires is that the supervisor have a CT license in Marriage and Family Therapy (no special supervision training or status). I need the supervision so that my hours will count towards my license. (Also I wouldn't mind having a back up too!!!) I can't pay for supervision because the state will not allow it but I can certainly refer clients who want private sessions and this is a good way to advertise since I have often touted my supervision at the agency where I did my internship. Also giving supervision looks great on a resume. I'd love to get this in place ASAP so I can go forward with this program. You can contact me at simssullivan@aol.com -Thank you, Marilyn Sullivan
Tue 1/11/2005 11:50 AM
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY CONSIDERS POLICY ON CONVERSION THERAPY

Dear Colleagues:

As some of you may know, the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) Board of Directors is finally considering voting on a formal policy regarding sexual orientation, conversion therapy (i.e., treatments that attempt to eliminate homosexuality), and same-sex relationships. In part, the Board's efforts were triggered by a published exchange about "treatment of unwanted homosexuality" between Christopher Rosik (a conservative Christian therapist) and myself that was published in JOURNAL OF MARITAL & FAMILY THERAPY, January 2003, Vol 29, No. 1. That published exchange led to a lot of controversy in AAMFT, letters to the board, etc.

In preparation for creating a policy, the AAMFT board developed a task force on relationships, and now is soliciting formal feedback on a preliminary policy statement. I have heard that the board is receiving many letters written by evangelical Christian and other conservative AAMFT members opposed to the policy. These people consider homosexuality an illness and/or a sin. They do not want the AAMFT board to take the position that homosexuality is a normal human variation or that same-sex relationships can be healthy and constructive.

It is EXTREMELY important that the AAMFT board hear from as many of you as possible. I hope you will all take a few minutes to read the policy and send a brief comment expressing your professional opinions on this important issue. To do so, you can read the policy statement on the following website, (see especially the second page) and just click at the bottom of the page to send in your commentary:

http://www.aamft.org/about/marriage_politics_statement.asp [members only allowed to access]

If for any reason the form doesn't work, you can send your message to the AAMFT Board via any or all of the following persons: [non-members should use this option] Michael Bowers, Executive Director of AAMFT, mbowers@aamft.org Mary Hotvedt, President of AAMFT (until 1/1/05), mehotvedt@cs.com Alan Hovestadt, Incoming President of AAFMT, alan.hovestadt@wmich.edu

I know you are all very busy, but I cannot emphasize enough how important your comments will be on this matter. Ultimately, the AAMFT Board's position could influence training standards and the kind of care GLBT adolescents, adults and their families receive from the 23,000 family therapists who are members of AAMFT. I believe your letters (even very brief comments) will make a difference.

Thanks in advance for your efforts!

Robert-Jay

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Robert-Jay Green, PhD, Distinguished Professor APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology PhD Program Coordinator of Family/Child Psychology Training Coordinator of the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Respecialization Program

California School of Professional Psychology

Alliant International University--San Francisco Campus
1 Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94133-1221
Telephone: 415-749-0100
Email: rjgreen415@cs.com

Tue 1/11/2005 11:30 AM
Furnished professional office for rent in a suite on Route 7 in Ridgefield - one year lease - you can rent from 1-6 days a week. Preferably for someone in the mental health field, a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or marriage and family therapist. Large office has vaulted ceilings, bright and sunny. Waiting room, use of fax and copy machine included in the rent.

Ample parking, elevator, handicapped access. Call Resa Fremed or Judy Shapiro at 203-431-4957 for more information.

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