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September 2018 Newsletter

2019 Raising Healthy Families Topics Announced This coming spring, CIP and the Marin Office of Education will co-host our secondRaising Healthy Families community education program. Presentations by noted Bay Area experts will offer tools and strategies to empower parents, educators, and other community members to help raise children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient.

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January 2018 Newsletter

In the schools, we see unprecedented levels of serious mental disorders, including cutting and other self-harming behaviors. The schools with which we work have turned to us with new urgency, requesting increased services for students in school. This is a priority for CIP in 2018.

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September 2017 Newsletter

On March 3, 2018, CIP will present Raising Healthy Families: Connection, Compassion, and Community, a day-long conference for parents, educators, professionals, and other community members. Co-hosted by the Marin County Office of Education, the event will bring together experts from throughout the Bay Area to address some of the critical challenges facing our families today.

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March 2017 Newsletter

Guest speaker Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools, spoke movingly about the importance of mental health services for families and individuals, from both her personal and professional experience. As Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane has been an outspoken advocate for preventative and counseling services in the schools, such as those provided by CIP…

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September 2016 Newsletter

In this issue of Community Notes, we are very pleased to introduce five new members of the CIP community: Administrative Manager Juli Walsh; Assistant Clinical Directors Galia Schechter, PsyD, and Alex Thomas, LMFT; Director of Schools Project Sue Kessner, MS, LPCC; and Director of CIP’s Eating Disorders Program, Nicole Laby, LMFT.

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March 2016 Newsletter

CIP Board and staff attending the 23rd Annual Heart of Marin Awards Thursday, January 7, 2016, could not have been more proud and delighted when it was announced that CIP Board President Lynn Lent had won the “Excellence in Board Leadership” Award from the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL).

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January 2016 Newsletter

When we say that CIP is a “safety net” for our community, what do we mean? CIP is here to help. Each year our quality, comprehensive mental health services enable hundreds of families and individuals to overcome problems and regain the ability to enjoy full and meaningful lives. Our doors are open to all. With…

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March 2015 Newsletter

What does it take to make sure there are quality, accessible services available to enable troubled families to end conflict, struggling students to focus and learn, and adults to overcome challenges and enjoy productive, fulfilling lives? The answer: “A community that cares!”

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January 2015 Newsletter

When difficult questions arise, Marin families and individuals in need turn to CIP for answers. It seems my husband and I never stop arguing. Why can’t we talk to each other anymore? Suddenly my 10-year-old is acting out and misbehaving. What’s going on with him?

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September 2014 Newsletter

We are pleased to announce openings for new clients interested in short- and long-term counseling and psychotherapy, thorough assessment, adult support and therapy groups, and psychological testing. Our comprehensive services for couples, individuals, and families are available on a sliding scale fee basis. Private insurance, MHHS Medi-Cal and Partnership Health Plan/Beacon are accepted.

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March 2014 Newsletter

It was a Loving Spoonfuls first! Two returning challengers, chef Aaron Wright of The Tavern at Lark Creek and David Haydon of Il Davide Restaurant, came away with the first place awards in both the People’s Choice Awards and the Expert Judges’ Awards for their superlative entries in the soup, appetizer, and dessert categories!

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January 2014 Newsletter

Your gift can make the difference . . . Dear Friend, We are excited to share with you the many accomplishments* made possible through the support of community members like you. This past year, because of that support, CIP has been here to help hundreds of families, couples, children and adults experiencing psychological and emotional…

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September 2013 Newsletter

At the start of the training year, CIP has openings for new clients interested in short- and long-term counseling and psychotherapy, adult support and therapy groups, and psychological testing. Our comprehensive services for couples, individuals, and families are available on a sliding scale fee basis; private insurance and Medi-Cal are accepted. Counseling is provided by…

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January 2013 Newsletter

Day after day, CIP clinical staff carry out some of the most important work imaginable: replacing emotional pain and distress with healing and hope, changing lives for the better, and making a lasting difference that ripples outward into homes, classrooms, workplaces, and beyond.

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June 2012 Newsletter

Sabrina Guthrie is the newest member of the CIP Board. Without wasting any time, Sabrina volunteered to serve as chair of CIP’s Annual Giving campaign. Many readers will recognize her name as the author of the spring appeal letter, requesting support for CIP’s counseling services in the schools.

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March 2012 Newsletter

CIP’s Second Annual Loving Spoonfuls: Marin’s Soup and Dessert — and Appetizer — Challenge drew enthusiastic food lovers of all ages to the Mill Valley Community Center on Saturday, January 28, in a delicious celebration of Marin’s vibrant culinary talent. This year’s challengers included 14 of Marin’s finest restaurants and three businesses who between them…

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September 2011 Newsletter

We are pleased to announce openings for new clients interested in short- and long-term counseling and psychotherapy, adult support and therapy groups, and psychological testing. Our comprehensive services for couples, individuals, and families are available on a sliding scale fee basis; Victim’s Witness and Medi-Cal are accepted. We work with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, dual…

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June 2011 Newsletter

On a bright day in January, 13 restaurants and corporate contenders served up their best recipes for CIP’s First Annual Loving Spoonfuls, Marin’s Soup and Dessert Challenge fund raising benefit. It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of our ebook recipe collection, available in PDF, MobiPocket (Kindle), and ePub formats ($10 suggested…

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March 2011 Newsletter

AND THE WINNERS ARE . . . The competition was fierce and the outcomes surprising at CIP’s first annual Loving Spoonfuls: Marin’s Soup and Dessert Challenge fund raiser held January 22. Fourteen restaurants and two corporate participants vied to offer their best—much to the delight of attendees, who sampled and cast their votes in the…

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September 2010 Newsletter

You won’t want to miss this fun and scrumptious CIP fund raising event in which restaurants, service groups, clubs, and corporations will chop and dice their way to compete in the first annual LOVING SPOONFULS, MARIN’S SOUP AND DESSERT CHALLENGE on Saturday, January 22, from 12 noon to 3 PM at the Mill Valley Community…

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March 2010 Newsletter

Roll up! Roll up! Come join the fun and get back! as CIP’s 16th annual benefit celebration, Ticket to Ride, takes you back to the innocence of bygone days, for a fun evening with a Beatles twist on Saturday, May 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the gorgeous hilltop setting of Unitarian Universalist Congregation…

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September 2009 Newsletter

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, CIP on behalf of the Marin Mental Health Alliance will present “Raising Healthy Teens: Overcoming the Mental Health Challenges of the Transition to Adulthood,” an all-day conference on mental health issues relevant to teens for families, other consumers, educators, and mental health professionals.

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March 2009 Newsletter

Grab your hat and your favorite dance partner and head on out to CIP’s fabulous Rock’n Rodeo fund raising event on May 2, 2009, from 4 to 8 pm. Novato’s Inn Marin will be the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of western-themed entertainment. Dig into a fabulous BBQ prepared by Rickey’s Restaurant and complemented…

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January 2009 Newsletter

What if you could bring together a family torn apart by tragic loss? Or help a single mother overcome a childhood scarred by violence to become the nurturing parent she so wants to be? What if you could guide a teen struggling to find his way in an environment where drugs and truancy are “cool?”

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September 2008 Newsletter

Our 2008-2009 line-up of Seminars for Professionals, Study Groups, and Classes offers an exciting range of topics by outstanding clinicians, including attachment, divorce, neuroscience, internal family systems, Narrative-flavored therapy, and more. See full descriptions on pages 4-6 in this newsletter.

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March 2007 Newsletter

You won’t want to miss a moment of CIP’s Thirteenth Annual Extraordinary Evening with the Arts! Our fun-filled program of music, fine food and wine, and auction excitement begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday April 4 at the newly renovated Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael.

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January 2007 Newsletter

People come to therapy at CIP for many reasons, but what they want is very simple: to make tomorrow better than today. Tamara, mother of two, wants to begin a new life, free of abuse and fear. At CIP, she is learning how to heal, how to be there for her children, and how to…

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September 2005 Newsletter

CIP’s Professional Development program, which aims to enhance professional development and create a vibrant and supportive network of professionals, is beginning its second year. Bay Area mental health professionals, registered interns, and students can partake in this exciting endeavor by becoming nonvoting members of CIP.

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March 2004 Newsletter

Widely known as the “Bad Boys of A Capella,” acclaimed vocal ensemble The EDLOS will headline CIP’s tenth annual Extraordinary Evening with the Arts on Sunday, May 2. Also appearing will be bestselling author and motivational speaker Francine Ward and ABC7’s Spencer Christian as Master of Ceremonies. Delicious food, wine tasting, delightful live and silent…

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