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Nancy Finley, LMFTCandidate for Clinical Director

Nancy Finley, LMFT

Candidate Application
Email:  CandidateFinley@camft.org

My name is Nanci Finley and I am excited to be running for Director at Large for the CAMFT Board. My academic clinical training is in Dance Therapy and Clinical Psychology, earning my MA in 1990 from Antioch University. I have been licensed as a LMFT since 2000, and have been a member of both CAMFT and East Bay CAMFT since 2001. I have worked for the past ten years as a Mental Health Clinician for Solano County, working for much of that time in Children's Mental Health serving children, adolescents, and their families. I absolutely love what I do and incorporate both verbal therapy and Dance/ Movement Therapy into my work. In addition, throughout the years I have maintained a small private practice. I have worked with a wide variety of populations including: children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families and groups. I have worked with many diverse populations, in both the mental health and the substance-abuse fields.

I am in a place in my career that I wish to give back and contribute my time, energy, and talents to our organization. I deeply care about making sure that we as LMFT's stand out in the marketplace and that both the public and the legislators understand what we do and utilize our services. I want to help obtain better reimbursement rates from insurance companies for our work, and help achieve our longtime goal of being included in Medicare.

I have been part of the SaveCAMFT movement, and continue to hold fast to the following values for CAMFT: transparency, inclusiveness, integrity, accountability, and collaboration. In addition diversity is a strong value of mine.

I will bring years of clinical experience and wisdom, hope, laughter, dance/ movement, and passion to CAMFT. If elected, I will continue to support the advancement of our profession. I will support the CAMFT goals of professionalism, governance, advocacy, public outreach, membership, and volunteer leadership, while maintaining ethical and legal standards for our profession.

Looking into the future, we will likely face some challenges in the years ahead, with the political climate likely to change in big ways. I am up for the challenge, helping our organization to serve all of our members and making strides for LMFT’s. It will also be important to collaborate with other organizations. In this regard, I also hold a membership in AAMFT, and believe working together will strengthen our position as LMFT’s.

If elected as a Director at Large, one idea I have is to improve interaction between the chapters, and perhaps have regional mini one day conferences within each region with several chapters attending from the same geographic area. If elected, I will bring passion, creativity, previous (non-CAMFT) board experiences, good problem- solving and good communication skills to the CAMFT Board.

I would be honored to receive your vote for Director at Large, so please vote Nanci Finley, LMFT for Director at Large. Thank-you very much.

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