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 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
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:
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
CAMFT’s commitment to members.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee appointments are made by the President of the Board of Directors. Click here for a list of Committees
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