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, 2016


CAMFT Board and Staff participated in 6 meetings with California Coalition for Mental Health Parity Committee, Orange County MFT Consortium, the BBS Board, the Executive Officer of the BBS, the Executive Director of California Psychological Association, and the Executive Director of AAMFT. 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 2,850 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 2,270 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 5,053 different therapist profiles and 12,929 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 1 advocacy letters to:

  • Sarah Brooks, Deputy Director of Health Care Delivery Systems, Department of Health Care Services, regarding the Medi-Cal system’s refusal to reimburse for mental health services performed by properly supervised Registered Interns and shared finding from report published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
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 held its Fall Symposium
November 12, 2016, at the San Ramon Marriott, San Ramon, CA. There were 294 people in attendance. The Fall Symposium featured today’s most complex and member requested topics, a book store and exhibit hall. The next Fall Symposium will be held in Southern California, at the Hilton Anaheim, October 27-28, 2017.

CAMFT Board participated in 4 Chapter meetings: Long Beach/South Bay, Redwood Empire, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Barbara. CAMFT Board and Staff made presentations at 2 Chapters and 1 school: Desert and San Diego, and West Los Angeles 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 Law and Ethics seminars at 2 Chapters: Chico and Santa Barbara. The law and ethics seminar is a valuable training tool that gets consistently positive response from MFTs and other participants.

The CAMFT Connects and Grassroots Task Forces, and Crisis Response Education and Resources, Ethics, Executive, Finance, Insurance and Healthcare Reform, Nominating, and Political Action 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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