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.

January, 2016


CAMFT Staff and Board participated in 2 meetings with Irregulars and California Coalition for Mental Health. 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 1880 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 15,470 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 12,847 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 3,315 different therapist profiles and 27,738 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 Staff met with 1 legislative office, State Senator Ed Hernandez. 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 Board and lobbyists attended 3 receptions for the State Senator Mike McGuire, the Marin Democratic Party, and the California Republican Party. 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 to the CAMFT PAC!

CAMFT Staff and Board promoted CAMFT membership , the Continuing EducationProvider Approval Program , and CounselingCalifornia.com at 2 schools: San Francisco State University and Pacific Graduate Institute. Job and placement fairs are an effective way to engage the next generation of CAMFT members.

CAMFT Staff presented Law and Ethics seminars at 1 agency and 2 Chapters: Christian Counseling Center, and Marin County and Redwood Empire Chapters. The law and ethics seminar is a valuable training tool that gets consistently positive response from MFTs and other participants.

CAMFT Staff and Board participated in 4 Chapter meetings: Yolo-Solano, San Diego, Orange County and Redwood Empire. 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 CANRA Task Force, and Audit, Crisis Response Education and Resource, and Continuing Education Provider Approval 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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