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Jonathan FlierCandidate for Clinical Director

Jonathan Flier, LMFT

Candidate Application
Email:  CandidateFlier@camft.org

For the past two years I served on the CAMFT Board as Director-at-Large. I’ve participated on the Chapter Advisor Committee, CAMFT Connects, Grassroots task forces, and Strategic Planning Committee. As a board member I’m an active participant, working collaboratively with my colleagues.

Please vote for me for another term as Member-at-Large. I pledge to keep up the progress CAMFT has made toward becoming a more member-driven organization with a productive collaboration between the Staff, Board and Members.

I spent two years studying Organizational Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. I bring a deep understanding of the forces at play in Organizational Systems. I‘ve used that systemic viewpoint to strengthen the dialogue between the CAMFT board, staff and membership.

I’m a strong advocate for increased diversity, LGBTQ concerns and a larger pre-licensed representation on the board. In a second term, I will continue to encourage CAMFT contributing to the political dialogue that supports the needs and rights of our undervalued, underserved and underrepresented minority populations.

CAMFT continues its efforts to have MFTs to become Medicare providers. I urge CAMFT to lobby Congress to address the burden of student loan debts by increasing debt forgiveness programs for those who serve the needs of the poor and indigent in our communities. I’ll work towards CAMFT addressing the insurance monopolistic policies that keep reimbursements below community standards for medical services, as well as lobbying for a one-payer system for the health needs of Californians.

I'll encourage CAMFT to work with the agencies that utilize interns to be able to financially support them with wages for services rendered. Since this could be a substantial burden on most agencies, we need creative solutions to this seemingly unsolvable situation. We can't be creating indigent college graduates who cannot sustain a livelihood, while serving the needs of their indigent clients.

I'm also interested in enhancing the organizing activities of the local CAMFT Chapters throughout the state. Each chapter is unique and needs CAMFT's resources to help them increase their effectiveness to build membership; that effort would increase membership in CAMFT. Our Chapters are a brilliant organizing force and generator of MFT leadership in California. These efforts can encourage our colleagues to become more politically active with their local, state and national representatives and be effective lobbyists for our professional concerns.

When I joined the board I had a mission for CAMFT to grow by MFTs experiencing the benefits beyond access to lawyers and workshops. In the past two years CAMFT has succeeded in that effort. Our members now feel more empowered and acknowledged by their Board of Directors and the staff. I strongly supported the current plan to devote considerable funds, professional staff and board member time to create and execute a new marketing plan to educate the public and political representatives on "What is an MFT." This includes valuing the level of training and experience MFTs bring to their role as mental health professionals.

Please vote for me so I can continue to work for you.

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