Welcome to our BLOG!

Hi Everyone – CAPS North County now has a blog  for your reading and commenting pleasure!   For those of you who came to our first meeting, we really enjoyed meeting with you – 25 people attended that meeting.  Please leave a comment about how you experienced the first meeting – just login (right column, under MISC). 

Kate, Janet, Kelly and Jussi are in the process of setting up the presenter for our next meeting which is scheduled for Friday April 3, 11:30am – more info coming soon.  

This blog has a “mental health resources” page which serves as a bulletin board for mental health resources  – feel free to post info there.  Members can have their webpage and profiles linked to this blog (see right column).  For the future, we are considering a more detailed “members profile” section along with a “book review” page with suggested readings, reviews and other info on books.

In order to participate, you will need to login (right column) – its easy and safe.  Without doing this, you will not be able to leave any information on this site.  Again, we welcome your comments and feedback.

Thanks again for stopping by.  We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting, April 3rd

Jussi Light

CAPS North County is a newly formed community of Christians who are mental health professionals

CAPS North County is a newly formed community in San Diego’s North County region.  We are Christian mental health professionals seeking to create and nurture professional relationships and fellowship with others.   We all sense a deep need for this kind of community. In many ways, the nature of our work drives this need. Many of us report feeling quite lonely, even those of us who have group practices with other therapists and staff on hand for between-session support or encouragement. Regardless of our work setting, most of us spend an enormous amount of time sitting with clients where our role is defined as the “helper” and there is no one else in the room with the job of helping us when we get stuck! We often face challenges that causes us personal distress and bring us face-to-face with the realization that we are limited and lacking. These factors make us feel alone.

As Christians, many of us approach our work with a belief in the transforming power of Jesus as Lord and savior – that a relationship with Him brings about healing and the power to overcome the kinds of problems our clients present with. Yet, we know that translating this belief system into actual interventions that occur in a 50-minute hour and are relevant to clients is a huge challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Some basic facts about CAPS North County:

Frequency of meeting – Every other month

Fee: $10 to provide lunch
List of current organizers:

  •  Jussi Light
  • Sherry Collier
  • Heather Davis
  • Time Geare
CAPS Information:
http://www.caps.net

CAPS is a professional association of Christians who serve as:

  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Pastoral Counselors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Professors & Researchers
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Students & Professionals in Training

We exist to encourage…

  • Understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the behavioral sciences at both the clinical/counseling and the theoretical/research levels.
  • Fellowship among Christians in psychological and related professions.
  • The spiritual, emotional and professional well-being of our members.
  • Educational and research opportunities that assist the profession and the community at large.
  • Through its various programs, CAPS encourages the pursuit of excellence … in the counseling clinic, in the classroom, in the community and in the member’s spiritual and emotional life.