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.

July, 2017


CAMFT Staff participated in 4 meetings with Department of Health Care Services Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board Portability Committee, Orange County Consortium, and Irregulars. 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 1,780 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 10,210 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 8,671 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 3,012 different therapist profiles and 19,281 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 Staff submitted 3 advocacy letters to:

  • US Representative Ted Lieu in support of the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act HR 2119
  •  US Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Scott Tipton in support of the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017 HR 3032
CAMFT consistently interacts with key legislators and agencies 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 attended 5 receptions for State Assembly Member Brough, and US Representatives Brownley, Huffman, Lowenthal, and Panetta. 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 Board participated in 2 Chapter meetings and 1 school: Long Beach-South Bay, Los Angeles and Pepperdine University. 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 Road to Licensure seminar at 1 Chapter: Ventura County Chapter. The Road to Licensure seminar provides practical guidance for students seeking their MFT license and is provided free of charge to CAMFT Chapters once per year.

CAMFT Staff presented Law and Ethics seminars at 2 Chapters: Sacramento Valley and San Fernando Valley. The law and ethics seminar is a valuable training tool that gets consistently positive response from MFTs and other participants.

CAMFT’s “Comprehensive Psychopharmacology and Integrated Holistic Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders” workshop was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Francisco on July 21, 2017. There were over 70 people in attendance. CAMFT workshops are an effective way for members to earn continuing education units and learn more about current topics that affect mental health professionals.

The CAMFT Connects, Chapter, and Grassroots Task Forces 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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