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Winter 2022 President's Message

Monday, January 09, 2023 2:55 AM | Anonymous

by Dominique Yarritu, PhD, LMFT
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Dear colleagues,

As the year draws to an end, I am grateful for all that has happened here at SCV-CAMFT in these last few months. Although we were not able to meet as often in person as we would have liked to, it was very nice to have the opportunity to be in the same physical space as many of you and enjoy a long list of interesting presentations. We have worked very hard to fulfill many of our intentions for 2022 and have a few other projects in the works for 2023. If you are interested in getting a clearer picture of what we accomplished and what we are working towards, you can access the slides of my presentation at our annual membership celebration in November, here.

I hope that in these last few weeks of the year, you will have many occasions to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. It may also be, like it is for me, a time to reflect on what has been some of the most important themes of the year. What has come to the forefront for me is the concept of home: not only the geographical place or the structure that houses the home, but also that which provides a feeling of deep and unwavering belonging. It is a "haven of memory, history, and grounding, an oasis of individual taste and culture" (Hill, 2022, p. 9). As I write this message to you from my French hometown, I wish you all to experience this time as an oasis of joy and peaceful moments making new memories with your loved ones.

Be well,
Dominique

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