The Therapist January/February 2017

YEARS OF CAMFT’S HARD WORK PAY OFF: BARRIERS TO LMFT EMPLOYMENT ATTHE VA NOW LIFTED
After years of advocating for LMFTs to be eligible for employment at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the barriers have finally been lifted.

CAMFT’s 53RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE “JUSTICE FOR ALL: COLLABORATION,EMPOWERMENT, AND RESILIENCY”
Save the date for CAMFT’s 53rd Annual Conference, “Justice for All: Collaboration, Empowerment, and Resiliency,” at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, May 4–7, 2017.

CAMFT PAC CONTRIBUTORS
CAMFT would like to recognize and thank the many members that have contributed to our State and Federal Political Action Committees.

STARTING A PRIVATE PRACTICE (PART I)
This article discusses starting a private practice. It stresses the importance of planning and identifies key considerations before opening a practice. Practical needs are discussed, legal considerations are identified, and multiple resources are provided to assist in getting started.

KNOW YOUR LEBs LIKE YOU KNOW YOUR ABCs: PART DEUX!
This article provides information to legal, ethical, and business issues that arise in the practice of marriage and family therapy.

OMBUDSMAN SERVICES AND OTHER RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS AND BENEFICIARIESOF MEDI-CAL SERVICES
This article provides information about the resources that are available to Medi-Cal providers and their clients.