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, 2014

  • Board and Staff participated in 15 meetings with AAMFT-CA, MFT Leadership Collaborative, MFT Stipend Council, BBS Board, BBS Executive Officer, California Psychological Association Executive Director, DHCS Waiver Advisory Group, DHCS Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services Integration Task Force, DHCS Medi-Cal Managed Care Division Quarterly Performance Dashboard, Behavioral Health Treatment Stakeholders, and Consortiums in Orange County, Sacramento, Inland Empire, Central Valley and San Diego. 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 1429 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 16,270 people visited the CounselingCalifornia.com website with 13,694 of those being unique visitors. There were hits to 4,199 different therapist profiles and 32,632 total page views. The CounselingCalifornia.com marketing tool is available to all clinical, associate and life members for the purpose of promoting services to the public. 

  • CAMFT held its Fall Symposium November 8-9, 2014, at the Hilton Berkeley Marina Hotel. There were 256 people in attendance. The Fall Symposium featured today’s most complex and member requested topics. The next Fall Symposium will be held in Southern California.

  • CAMFT hosted 2 “CAMFT Connects” meeting in Monterey and Fresno. CAMFT member meetings provide additional opportunity for members to connect with CAMFT leadership.

  • Staff made Law & Ethics presentations at 2 agencies and 2 chapters: Victor Community Services, Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara, 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. Chapter meetings are a prime opportunity for CAMFT leadership and staff to hear directly from members and exchange ideas for serving members. 

  • Board and Staff made presentations at 1 chapter meeting and 1 agency: Marin County Inaugural Fall Summit and Cal State Fullerton Graduate Student Counseling Association. Chapter meetings are a prime opportunity for CAMFT leadership and staff to hear directly from members and exchange ideas for serving members. 

  • CAMFT participated as an exhibitor at 1 event: California Association of School Social Workers in Lakewood. CAMFT promotes its member services and benefits to other mental health practitioners as an additional professional resource.

  • The CAMFT Finance, Purview, Political Action, Ethics, Nominating, and Crisis Response and Education Resource Committees and Chapter Advisory Council met. If you are interested in serving on a Committee in 2015-2016, please send a cover letter indicating the committee in which you are interested along with your resume to CAMFT at 7901 Raytheon, San Diego, CA 92111. Committee appointments are made hy the President of the Board of Directors. Click here for a list of Committees.

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