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.
- CAMFT Board and Staff participated in 14 meetings with MFT
Leadership Collaborative, Irregulars, Peace Officer Training Workgroup, CA
Mental Health, Orange County MFT Consortium, Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development
(OSHPD) “Workforce Education & Training (WET) Advisory Committee,” Behavioral
Health Treatment Stakeholders, BBS Policy and Advocacy Committee, BBS Supervision
Committee, AB 1790 Stakeholders Work Group, Consumer Provider Plan Agency Work
Group, DMHC’s Mental Health Stakeholders, DMHC’s Provider Stakeholders,
and Californians Allied for Patient Protection. 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 1878 calls from members with
questions on legal, ethical and licensure issues. Access to this expert,
is one of the most beneficial and popular member benefits.
- Over 19,680 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website
with 16,392 of those being unique visitors. There were hits
to 4,314 different therapist profiles and 38,075 total page views. The
tool is available to all members for the purpose
of promoting services to the public. Create your profile now.
- CAMFT secured 1 Q&A column in Style Magazine
for July 2015. Print and television interviews featuring LMFTs educate potential
clients about the
services and scope of knowledge of LMFTs.
- CAMFT Staff attended 7 receptions for US Representatives
Julia Brownley, Raul Ruiz, and Jared Huffman, and State Assemblymembers Adam
Gray, Jimmy Gomez,
Phil Ting, and Rudy Salas. CAMFT consistently interacts with key legislators
to reinforce how proposed legislation may be beneficial or harmful to LMFTs
and MFT Interns and Trainees. Advocacy is a cornerstone of CAMFT’s
commitment to members.
- CAMFT Staff attended 1 public forum for Mental Health: Department
of Healthcare Services Behavioral Health. CAMFT engages in relevant conversations
with agencies and organizations about current topics that affect mental
- CAMFT Staff made 2 Law & Ethics presentations: Palm
Springs Unified School District and Marin County Chapter. The law and ethics
seminar is a valuable
training tool that gets consistently positive response from MFTs and other
- CAMFT Board and Staff made presentations at 5 chapter meetings: Ventura
County, Santa Cruz, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego County.
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 Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Continuing
Education Provider Approval Committee, Chapter Advisory Council, Leadership
Clinical Editorial Council met. If you are interested in serving
on a Committee in 2015-2016, please send a cover letter indicating the
committee in which
you are interested along with your resume to CAMFT at 7901 Raytheon Road,
San Diego, CA 92111. Committee appointments are made by the President
of the Board
of Directors. Click here for a list of Committees.
- The CAMFT Board of Directors met via conference call on January
The Board will meet again March 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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