Press Release

NOVEMBER 12, 2018
Immediate Assistance Available for Those Affected by Shootings in Thousand Oaks
CAMFT recommends anyone having difficulty coping with a tragic event is to seek help with a therapist. Marriage and Family Therapists practice early crisis intervention and brief focused psychotherapy to resolve problems and reduce symptoms quickly.

OCTOBER 24, 2018
Proposed Change in Definition of Gender Threatens Transgender Community
The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a substantial change in the definition of gender, limiting gender to sex assigned at birth.

OCTOBER 2, 2018
News Coverage of Sexual Assault Issues May Trigger Painful Feelings and Memories
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists cautioned today that intense news coverage of sexual assault and harassment cases, including the Supreme Court hearings and the imprisonment of comedian Bill Cosby could trigger significant emotions...

JULY 10, 2018
CAMFT Partners with Give an Hour to Help Children and Families at the Border
The parent-child separation at the U.S.- Mexico border has devastated many refugee and immigrant families and alarmed many mental health professionals.

 JUNE 15, 2018
CAMFT Supports Keeping Families Together
More than 700 children have been seperated from their parents at the US Border since October 2017...

FEB 21, 2018, 16:29 ET
Resources Available For California Victims Of Sexual Assault & Harassment
With new cases of sexual harassment, assault and violence being reported nationwide each day, the California Association of Marriage and Family...

JAN 29, 2018, 15:05 ET
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Names Nabil El-Ghoroury as Executive Director
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has named Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, as its new Executive Director, effective...

DEC 07, 2017, 15:49 ET
Victims Of California Wildfires Urged To Seek Therapy
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has resources available to the media and to residents who are affected by the...

MAY 22, 2017, 16:23 ET
Golden State Crisis: Half of Californians Who Need Mental Health Services Are Not Getting Treatment
Nearly 1 in 6 adults in California has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental illness. The rate among...

MAR 02, 2017, 17:21 ET
In Recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Presents Treatment Strategies and Warning Signs
Too often, the California dream has a dark side. Sadly, those seeking the perfect body often find themselves struggling with an eating disorder...

October 20, 2016, 01:37 ET
President Obama Signs Bill to Add More Mental Health Providers for Veterns
President Obama recently signed the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill into law

NOV 11, 2015, 07:00 ET
Californians Are Encouraged To Explore Mental Health Coverage Offered By Insurance Plans During Open Enrollment Period
As consumers begin exploring health plan options for themselves as well as their partners and dependents during the...

OCT 22, 2015, 08:00 ET
Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist And Breast Cancer Survivor Offers Perspective On How Individuals And Families Can Cope With A Breast Cancer Diagnosis
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Erin Ambrose, a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor of psychology at William Jessup...

SEP 14, 2015, 22:01 ET
Therapists Offer Perspectives On The Trauma Associated With Wildfires And Large Scale Disasters
The wildfires raging throughout California shine a tragic light on the importance of both disaster preparedness and the need for mental health...

JUN 10, 2014, 13:10 ET
California Association Of Marriage And Family Therapists Examines How Therapy Can Miss Patients Who Pose A Threat
With last week's graphic news of another gunman killing one and wounding at least two others at Seattle Pacific University, and this Sunday's news...

SEP 23, 2013, 09:00 ET
Five Surefire Ways Empty Nesters Can Survive and Thrive
Parents often look forward to the day their children assert their independence and leave home, but for many parents, that anticipation is met...

DEC 14, 2012, 21:00 ET
Statement from California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
We are deeply saddened by today's school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims...

NOV 15, 2012, 14:40 ET
Don't Forget to Pack Your Toothbrush, Your Children...and Your Patience
For many families this holiday season, traveling is a must. As families hit the road or the skies with their children, stress levels can sky...

OCT 01, 2012, 07:00 ET
Your Partner Is Your Political Polar Opposite. Now What?
As Election Day nears, many people find themselves engaging in serious and often heated political conversations. Politics can highlight core...

SEP 21, 2012, 07:00 ET
"Psychological First Aid" Public Service Announcement Video Released for National Preparedness Month
Emergencies and natural disasters can have profound psychological effects on people – whether personally impacted or emotionally moved by...

JUL 19, 2012, 08:00 ET
Aculturación y ansiedad: La Asociación de Terapeutas Matrimoniales y de Familia de California alienta a los californianos a afrontar la ansiedad durante julio, Mes Nacional de Salud Mental de las Minorías
Aproximadamente uno de cada cuatro californianos puede enfrentarse al desafío diario de tener que adaptarse a una lengua nueva y a una cultura...

MAR 20, 2012, 06:00 ET Goes Mobile
Accessing information about mental wellness is now more convenient for Californians. The California Association of Marriage and...

MAR 05, 2012, 06:00 ET
Are You Rolling the Dice on a Gambling Addiction?
Whether it's a March Madness office betting pool[2] or sitting in the sports books in Las Vegas placing bets on the Masters Golf...

FEB 01, 2012, 06:00 ET
Restoring The Love You Once Had
Relationships are hard work! As many couples reflect this Valentine's Day on their relationship, CAMFT offers simple tips to keep love...

NOV 22, 2011, 06:00 ET
Managing Addiction During the Holiday Season
The holiday season can be an especially trying time of year for those in recovery. The California Association of Marriage and Family...

NOV 01, 2011, 06:00 ET
Tips for Caring for Yourself When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's Disease
The Alzheimer's Association recently reported that every 69 seconds one person develops Alzheimer's disease, leaving more than 4.9 million family...

MAY 16, 2011, 06:00 ET
Mental Health Mobile Rolls Across California for Mental Health Awareness Month
The "Mental Health Mobile" is hitting the road to spread the word about the need for mental wellness and provide an opportunity for people across...

MAR 17, 2011, 06:00 ET
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Announces Jill Epstein, J.D. as Incoming Executive Director
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) named Jill Epstein, J.D. as executive director, effective May 2, 2011....

OCT 14, 2010, 06:00 ET
Attention Lovebirds! C-H-I-R-P to Keep Your Relationship Alive
In honor of Emotional Wellness Month this October, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has released a podcast to...

AUG 12, 2010, 08:00 ET
Turning Back to School Stress Into Success
While most parents think of back-to-school as an exciting time marked by new backpacks, school supplies and outfits, it can also mean stress and...

JUN 21, 2010, 07:00 ET
CAMFT Launches Mental Health Video Podcast Series
The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has launched a video podcast series to give consumers an easy way to learn...