Julie Norton, LMFT
Endorsement Letter written by Bridget Bertrand
My name is Julie Norton, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and it would be an honor to contribute my diverse expertise in service to our profession. Through leadership, education, and advocacy, CAMFT and its members strive to be an exemplary professional resource for mental health professionals and for people seeking their services. The CAMFT guiding principles are ones I share: integrity, accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, and collaboration.
CAMFT, as an association, revolves around two primary themes: 1) the advancement of the mental health profession, as there is both an art and a science to being marriage and family therapists, and 2) the advancement of the common business interests of CAMFT members. I have an adept aptitude for fiscal and operational management. I enjoy creating environments where groups connect and thrive. I bring professional expertise of managing teams of mental health professionals, working in non-profit leadership, and knowing the demands of being a sole proprietor. I first joined CAMFT as a pre-licensed member and since then have been a member of both Santa Clara Valley Chapter (SCV-CAMFT) and now Santa Cruz (SC-CAMFT). I’m proud of my volunteer and work efforts at Kara: compassionate grief support, Acknowledge Alliance, Bay Area Cancer Connections, and Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC), and glad to be a part of the SC-CAMFT leadership.
I believe CAMFT will need to stay abreast of our evolving profession. As technology is scaling and growing, it may provide opportunities to access communities that are normally difficult to reach. In order to make CAMFT more effective, I look to our membership and wonder how we are serving the community.
CAMFT has a solid and adopted Strategic Plan. For the next five years it makes sense to deliver on these five key initiative areas: evolving our profession, governance, advocacy, public outreach, membership, and volunteer leadership. Through leadership, education, and advocacy, CAMFT and its members will continue to strive to be exemplary professional resources for mental health professionals and people seeking their services. We seek to maintain and promote legal and ethical standards of professionalism, competence, accountability, and inclusiveness. This will be an important transition year for the organization; fortunately, the organization benefits from dedicated, experienced, well-respected staff, a caring membership, and a powerful legacy of our Association’s success.
My vision is to govern in a collaborative, professional, ethical, and deliberative manner. I am cognizant of CAMFT’s history as it plans for the future, and I bring a fresh perspective as well. On the board I would strive to support policies and initiatives, for the staff to implement. My aim would be to represent the entire membership and constituency base. I’m looking for a way to give back to my profession at a statewide level. Please vote Julie Norton, CAMFT Director-at-large; it would be an honor to serve you.
Julie Norton, LMFT
Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #53057) with a private practice in Santa Cruz, providing counseling and psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.