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 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
CAMFT consistently interacts with key legislators to reinforce
how proposed legislation, regulation, or other actions may be beneficial or
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee appointments are
made by the President of the Board of Directors. Clickhere for a list of Committees.
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