SIG UPDATE: PRE-LICENSED 3000 CLUB FALL WRAP-UP


Danielle Feinerman
3000 Club SIG Chair

The LA-CAMFT Pre-Licensed 3000 Club is thrilled to be back up-and-running after a brief hiatus – the path to licensure surely can take its toll! That’s why we’re here. With a new leadership team at the helm, The 3000 Club is focusing on creating events that are specifically designed to help pre-licensed and newly licensed interns navigate the arduous waters towards licensure among a supportive network of peers. We invite you to come and check out what all of this chatter is about; it truly is a special community that aims to provide guidance and foster relationships between fellow interns. We are currently planning our calendar for 2017, and can’t wait to share these events with you in the near future, so stay tuned!

Most recently, we held a free workshop for LA-CAMFT members entitled ‘The Seeds of Success to Private Practice’ with presenter Sheila Sayani, LMFT. In addition to specializing in attachment and relationship dynamics with couples, families and individuals in her private practice, Sheila serves as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and the Professional Development Events Coordinator for the graduate psychology program in West LA. (Sheila’s website: www.sheilasayanimft.com) Suffice it to say, Sheila is an expert in working with therapists transitioning from internship to independent practice. As the workshop concluded, it was clear that the 50 attendees felt energized and informed in pursuing their own private practice endeavors.

Here are messages from attendees who offered to share their experiences of the workshop:

“On October 9th, The Pre-Licensed 3000 Club provided a exceptional workshop on how to build and market a private practice geared for recently licensed clinicians as well as pre-licensed interns. As an intern, I found the presentation extremely informative and timely. The presenter had cutting edge information on how to market oneself through various social media platforms while at the same time addressing the legal and business requirements of setting up a practice as a solo practitioner. Upon the close of the presentation, I felt inspired and well prepared on the branding process to create interest and sustain a niche client population.

The presentation also afforded me a chance to fundamentally understand the importance of networking and reminded me how it is never too early to plan for the future. So whether you are still in graduate school, half way done with hours, waiting for hours to be approved, or waiting for test results, the workshop represented only the beginning for a lucrative and successful career.”
– Sylvia Sandler, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

“Navigating the path to licensure is often challenging for interns, but there are some keys to doing so effectively. Indeed, we have many questions that need answers if we are to become confident in our path to success. Being a part of a supportive community is one of the most important aspects of this process. On October 9th Sheila Sayani engaged a room filled with professionals of different backgrounds and ethnicities, who shared a common goal: to better understand how to build community. Communicating with each other is important, but connecting to each other is powerful and essential. Sheila’s poise, knowledge, and engaging personality meant that this 3000 Hours Club presentation was both enjoyable and enlightening. I can’t thank her enough for the time and effort she spent in making our event such a wonderful success.”
– Shantel Daniels, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Last but not least, the entire 3000 Club Leadership Team welcomes you to be a part of our growing network and community of interns.
For more information on future events, please visit http://lacamft.org/special-interest-groups/pre-licensed-3000-club/ or contact Danielle Feinerman (daniellefeinerman@gmail.com).

We look forward to meeting you!