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.

February, 2017

CAMFT Staff participated in 8 meetings with California Coalition for Mental Health Parity Committee Workgroup, Executive Director of California Psychological Association, Executive Officer of BBS, BBS Policy and Advocacy Committee, Irregulars, Department of Managed Health Care Stakeholders, Department of Managed Health Care Consumer Provider Plan Agency Workgroup, and the Inland Empire MFT Consortium. 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 1,890 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 6,900 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 5,695 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 3,010 different therapist profiles and 20,913 total page views. The newly re-designed CounselingCalifornia.com marketing tool is available to all members for the purpose of promoting services to the public. Create your profile now.

CAMFT Board participated in 3 Chapter meetings: Los Angeles, Redwood Empire, and Southwest Riverside County. CAMFT Staff made presentations at 1 Chapter meeting: Southwest Riverside County. 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.

CAMFT Staff presented Law and Ethics seminars at 2 Chapters: Yolo-Solano and Inland Empire. The law and ethics seminar is a valuable training tool that gets consistently positive response from MFTs and other participants.

The CAMFT Leadership Conference was held on February 24 & 25, 2017 in Irvine, CA. There were over 100 chapter volunteers in attendance representing 25 of the 29 active chapters of CAMFT. The Board also participated in this event. The Chapter Leadership Conference is hosted each year by CAMFT to provide education and networking opportunities to individuals volunteering within local CAMFT chapters.

CAMFT hosted a “CAMFT Connects” meeting focusing on “Building a Successful Practice” in Irvine, CA. More than 60 members participated. CAMFT Connects provides an opportunity for members to connect with CAMFT leadership and provide input for CAMFT’s direction.

The CAMFT 2018 Annual Conference & Continuing Education Planning, Audit, Crisis Response Education and Resource, and Executive Committees, Connects and Grassroots Task Forces, and the Educational Foundation Board of Directors 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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