Welcome to Behind the Scenes.” This monthly, online column provides members with a backstage pass to see what CAMFT is doing to serve our members and how we are working to ensure that the interests of LMFTs and MFT Interns and Trainees are being served.

August, 2016

CAMFT Staff participated in 11 meetings with the California Insurance Commissioner, California Office of Problem Gambling, BBS Board, BBS Supervision Committee, Department of Managed Health Care Stakeholder Providers, Department of Managed Health Care’s Timely Access Reporting Provider Workgroup, Department of Managed Health Care Consumer Provider Plan Agency, Department of Health Care Services Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Irregulars, and the Inland Empire and Central Valley Consortiums. It is critical for CAMFT to have a place at the table with other mental health professionals and regulatory bodies. These meetings will always be a high priority.

CAMFT Legal Staff responded to over 2,000 calls from members with questions on legal, ethical and licensure issues. Access to this expert, legal guidance is one of the most beneficial and popular member benefits.

Over 14,200 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 11,807 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 2,914 different therapist profiles and 24,266 total page views. The CounselingCalifornia.com marketing tool is available to all members for the purpose of promoting services to the public. Create your profile now.

CAMFT Board and Staff met with 2 legislative offices, U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas and Governor Jerry Brown. CAMFT Staff submitted 2 advocacy letters to:

  • Sheirin Ghoddoucy, Attorney, California Department of Insurance, requesting the Department review and provide guidance on its enforcement of provider reimbursement non-quantitative treatment limitation
  • Sarah Brooks, Deputy Director of Health Care Delivery Systems, Department of Health Care Services, requesting a meeting to discuss registered interns as providers of Medi-Cal psychotherapy services

CAMFT consistently interacts with key legislators to reinforce how proposed legislation, regulation, or other actions may be beneficial or harmful to LMFTs and MFT Interns and Trainees. Advocacy is a cornerstone of CAMFT’s commitment to members.

CAMFT Staff and lobbyists attended 7 receptions for State Assemblymembers Catharine Baker, Susan Eggman, Chad Meyes, Jay Obernolte, Marc Steinorth, Marie Waldron, and State Senator John Moorlach. The goal of the CAMFT PAC is to ensure that Marriage and Family Therapist-friendly candidates and incumbents from both political parties get elected to the California legislature. We support candidates who have demonstrated an understanding and willingness to fight for the issues most important to Marriage and Family Therapists. Click here to donate tothe CAMFT PAC!

CAMFT Board participated in 1 Chapter meeting, Southwest Riverside County. CAMFT Staff presented seminars at 2 Chapters: Central San Joaquin Valley and Santa Cruz. Chapter meetings are a prime opportunity for CAMFT leadership and staff to hear directly from members and exchange ideas for serving members.  Click here to connect with your local chapter .

The CAMFT Educational Foundation Board of Directors, and Clinical Editorial, Executive, and Legislative Committees met. If you are interested in serving on a Committee, please contact aredd@camft.org. Committee appointments are made by the President of the Board of Directors. Click here for a list of Committees.

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