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.

November, 2015



CAMFT Staff participated in 2 meetings with
BBS Board, and San Diego County Mental Health Stipend Council Scholarship Selection Committee. 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 1626 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 14,830 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 12,435 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 3,173 different therapist profiles and 25,450 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 submitted advocacy letters to:

  • US Representatives Swalwell, DeSaulnier, and Lieu thanking each for co-sponsoring the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2015 (HR 2759)

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 hosted 2 “CAMFT Connects” meeting in Los Angeles and San Rafael. CAMFT member meetings provide additional opportunity for members to connect with CAMFT leadership.

CAMFT held its Fall Symposium November 14-16, 2015, at the Hilton in Costa Mesa. There were 190 people in attendance. The Fall Symposium featured today’s most complex and member requested topics. The next Fall Symposium will be held in Northern California.

CAMFT Staff promoted CAMFT membership, CounselingCalifornia.com, and CAMFT’s Continuing Education Provider Approval Program at the following 3 professional exhibits: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Association Conference, National Association of Social Workers, and California Association of School Psychologists. CAMFT promotes its member services and benefits to other mental health practitioners as an additional professional resource.

CAMFT Staff presented Law and Ethics seminars at 2 chapters: Chico Regional and Sierra Foothills. The law and ethics seminar is a valuable training tool that gets consistently positive response from MFTs and other participants.

CAMFT Board participated in 1 school presentation: San Francisco State University Counseling Department. Presentations to schools are an effective way to engage the next generation of CAMFT members.

CAMFT Staff and Board participated in 4 Chapter meetings: Central San Joaquin Valley, Redwood Empire, Santa Clara Valley, and 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.

The CAMFT Educational Foundation Board of Directors, and Ethics, Nominating, Political Action, and Finance 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. Clickhere for a list of Committees.

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