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John SovecCandidate for Clinical Director

John Sovec, LMFT

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Endorsement Letter from Curt Widhalm
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Email: CandidateSovec@camft.org

CAMFT is growing and this is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the type of organization that you want representing the over 32,000 current members.

Think of it: 32,000 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists all with a desire to bring the best possible care to their clients and communities. Real people just like you and me who want to care for the mental health needs of our fellow Californians and make a living doing it. However, you need support from your professional organization and that is where the ongoing development of CAMFT can assist. As your newly elected member at large, I will work hard to represent your voice in that process.

My intention is to work closely with you, the clinical membership, the board, and the staff to facilitate the continued development of CAMFT into an organization that is responsive to membership and daring in its vision of professional growth and development.

The core values that I hope to implement include:

Stronger Outreach: There are powerful reasons to join CAMFT, beyond legal consultation, and many members aren’t aware of all the organization has to offer. I believe it is vital for each member to understand that they have a stake in CAMFT and our profession as a whole, as well as understanding that the policies being developed benefit and contribute to the growth of our field. By creating stronger membership outreach and access to the organization, CAMFT can thrive and members can feel heard.

Entering the Electronic Age: In recent years CAMFT has begun to develop a strong online presence, including newsletters, an information filled website, and its own directory CounselingCalifornia.com. All of these efforts constitute a strong step toward reaching and mobilizing the rich and active community of MFTs in California. It is vital that CAMFT continue to build a strong online presence for both the strength and longevity of the organization. Of particular importance is the availability of online training and educational information for the membership so that each of us are empowered to share with our clients and the public a powerful understanding of the work that we do.

Power Networking: Let’s face it, this can be an isolating profession and sometimes that isolation makes us feel uninspired and frustrated. By encouraging the growth and development of local chapters, we can combat that tendency and create positive inspiring connections. CAMFT can become a vital partner to local chapters to build bridges out to the membership at large so that education, personal development and connection become the buzzwords of our organization.

Here’s what I bring to the table:

  • Highly successful private practice for over ten years
  • Adjunct faculty at Phillips Graduate University
  • Clinical Consultant for The Life Group LA
  • Corporate management experience

So let’s work together, you and I, to continue the growth of our profession and this invaluable organization that represents and serves our community of mental health professionals.

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