Representation and Advocacy

CAMFT membership ensures that your professional goals and interests are represented in Sacramento and Washington, DC before the US Congress, the California Legislature, and the governmental bodies that affect the profession and your livelihood. CAMFT’s skilled lobbyists and legal team actively monitor and influence the issues that impact the profession by sponsoring, supporting, or opposing legislation and commenting on proposed regulations.

Online Job Board

Job Board: CAMFT's job board connects members with daily job postings for employment and internships throughout California on the website and in The Therapist.

Employers can reach the most qualified candidates by posting an ad for an employment or internship position for marriage and family therapists.

Networking

CAMFT Community: Looking for a great place to network with your peers? The CAMFT Community is the place to be!  The CAMFT Community provides a rich social networking opportunity and a more personalized, relevant experience for members. The CAMFT Community is a secure, members only, private networking tool that allows members to connect and communicate with each other in new, more efficient, more personalized and user-friendly ways.

Chapters: As a CAMFT member, you are eligible to belong to a local CAMFT chapter. CAMFT has twenty-eight chapters located throughout California. Participation at the local level is a great way to network with colleagues and to stay in touch with what is happening in your local area.

Insurance Protection

Professional Liability Insurance: CAMFT endorses state-of-the-art professional liability coverage for its members through CPH & Associates. This coverage is available to CAMFT members at very competitive rates. 

Professional Resources

Phone consultations to help answer day-to-day questions that mental health professionals have regarding legal, ethical, and business concerns.

Members Only Answer Line: CAMFT introduced a special toll-free line for our members. Our toll-free number will direct you to our knowledgeable staff.

The Therapist: CAMFT’s premiere bi-monthly magazine is packed with valuable information from legislative updates to employment opportunities.

Information at your fingertips at www.camft.org. Information in our “Members Only” section  is available to  answer questions 24 hours a day. View a past article from The Therapist, find a CPT code, discuss issues with other professionals on the CAMFT Community, or find a new position, all at a time that is convenient for you.

EBSCOhost: As a CAMFT member you have unlimited, 24/7, access to EBSCO Host’s Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection™? This Collection is a database of almost 600 journals devoted to the fields of psychology and the behavioral sciences. Access to the Collection allows you to search for peer-reviewed information pertaining to your professional interests, whether clinically-driven, personally-motivated, or research-oriented. 

Student Liability Insurance ProgramGraduate student members are now eligible to receive free professional liability insurance coverage thrugh CPH and Associates

Certification

Certification: CAMFT recognizes that therapists who undertake the responsibility of supervising others owe those persons a duty to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent supervision. CAMFT also recognizes that, although interrelated, supervision skills are different than clinical/treatment skills, and that knowledge and skills required for supervision and clinical treatment are different. For that reason, CAMFT has created the voluntary CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program. As a CAMFT member, you receive a discount when completing the program.

Professional Development

Continuing Education: CAMFT provides its members with numerous educational opportunities to encourage individuals to stay on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the mental health field, as well as to gain hours of continuing education. These opportunities are available to CAMFT members at a discount and include: CAMFT’s Annual Conference, CAMFT’s Fall and Winter Workshops, online learning, as well as numerous self-study programs.

Scholarships and Grants: Various scholarships and grants are offered through CAMFT’s Educational Foundation each year. Membership in CAMFT is one of the factors considered in the scholarship and grant selection process.

CE FinderAre you looking for additional continuing education opportunities? An extensive list of non-CAMFT workshops, trainings, and courses can be found by utilizing CAMFT’s CE Finder.

Marketing

CounselingCalifornia.com is a comprehensive online directory of licensed mental health professionals. Clinical members of CAMFT in good standing are eligible to list a profile on CounselingCalifornia.com at no additional charge. Licensed Associate members and Prelicensed members (registered interns only) in good standing are eligible to list a profile for $50 per year. Geared toward the consumer, this user-friendly Internet tool serves as a resource for individuals seeking professional assistance and provides members with search engine optimization. Advertisements for CounselingCalifornia.com are strategically placed throughout California to reach potential clients. In addition, CAMFT and local chapters participate in numerous exhibiting events throughout the year to publicize this tool to the public.