Kane’s Korner


Kane Phelps
Membership Chair, LA-CAMFT

Kane’s Korner:

Fall is upon us, and yet we continue to grow as an organization. Particularly joyous news is that three of our volunteer members passed the licensing exam. Kudos to Jenni Wilson, Rezal Martinez-Gillies, and Elizabeth Lira!!!

On November 13th, we experienced a lovely “volunteer appreciation dinner” at the Olympic Collection. Our past president, Randi Gottlieb, did an admirable job of filling in for Shelley (who was unable to attend due to family obligations). Every volunteer received warm appreciations and a plant. Ossie Mair, LMFT, led a beautiful ceremonial opening with his new instrument, the “swinging chimes.” Michelle Bee delivered a memorable quote; “Art washes away the dust of everyday life.” Dancing followed the appreciation ceremony. Jonathan, Darlene, Michelle, and Pamela were among that joyous group.

A warm and gracious welcome to new and renewing members: Allison Burgess Brandt, Lily Renn, Christina Tuman, Dinko Zidarich, Valynn Anderson-Kendrick, Cindy Cordes, Elyssa Helfer, Erin McGinney and James Sanders. In other exciting news, member Mathew Evans has been appointed as a Board member. He has a special interest in helping other “associates” like himself through the arduous travails leading to licensure. He is also knowledgeable about social media and will be helping us to communicate more effectively using those tools.

This month’s Spotlight features David Silverman who is a dual professional, one – therapist, and two – Hollywood writer. Sound interesting? Be sure to read his profile. He has been an active LA-CAMFT member and a regular contributor to Voices, writing on such topics as anxiety, creativity, rejection and productivity.