CAMFT: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) is an independent professional organization of approximately 30,000 members representing the interests of mental health professionals. It is dedicated to maintaining and promoting high standards of professionalism, competence, accountability, inclusiveness, and ethics, advocating for the advancement of mental health professionals, pr

omoting information regarding professional issues and services, engaging exemplary, visionary, accountable, dedicated, and ethical individuals as its leaders and administrators, and cultivating a participatory and growing membership.

We know that a life free of pain doesn't exist, but sometimes a gentle reminder from Mr. Rogers is exactly what we need....
06/16/2024

We know that a life free of pain doesn't exist, but sometimes a gentle reminder from Mr. Rogers is exactly what we need. ๐Ÿ’™

Take this as an invitation to remind your clients to embrace the journey. Sometimes the very act of working through our issues helps us discover the true path to growth and healing. ๐ŸŒฑโœจ

06/15/2024

This month, discover new resources to elevate your practice: grow your therapy business with expert marketing strategies, recommend the best residential treatment programs, and simplify your workflow with top-notch practice management tools.

Embrace these tools and watch your clinical practice thrive! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ

https://www.camft.org/clinical-resources

Looking to rack up those CE credits in no time? Check out our Learning Library! ๐Ÿ’ผExplore a wealth of therapist-focused w...
06/14/2024

Looking to rack up those CE credits in no time? Check out our Learning Library! ๐Ÿ’ผ

Explore a wealth of therapist-focused workshops, from foundational psychotherapy techniques to in-depth Law & Ethics. Learn at your own pace with flexible, customizable modules.

Finish with a quick quiz and claim those valuable CE credits! ๐Ÿ’ก

https://ondemand.camft.org/courses

Hey, new Medicare providers! Many of you have reached out about Medicare provider rates and shared your struggles with t...
06/13/2024

Hey, new Medicare providers!

Many of you have reached out about Medicare provider rates and shared your struggles with the tricky CMS payment look-up tool. So, weโ€™ve created a super simple guide to help you easily navigate it! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”

Check out our quick guide to make your search a breeze. Did this help clear things up? Let us know in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก

06/11/2024

Being young and navigating gender identity and sexuality can feel overwhelming.

Remind your LGBTQI+ youth clients to take the time to breatheโ€”especially if they are feeling overwhelmed or distressed. is a great resource for them.

Tip: LGBTQI+ youth and young adults can press 3 via phone calls or text "pride" to 988 to chat.

On Friday, we celebrated CAMFT's new San Diego office with our amazing Board of Directors and staff! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’™ We're thrilled t...
06/10/2024

On Friday, we celebrated CAMFT's new San Diego office with our amazing Board of Directors and staff! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’™ We're thrilled to usher in a new era for our growing organization.

Thanks to our incredible members for being a part of this journeyโ€”we love serving you!

Postpartum depression can affect anyone, and for some people, simply sharing their experiences can make a world of diffe...
06/09/2024

Postpartum depression can affect anyone, and for some people, simply sharing their experiences can make a world of difference.

As therapists, we're in a unique position to hear and validate intrusive thoughts that are often never spoken aloud.

Let's continue to create a safe space for open conversations and support, helping new mothers feel heard and understood. ๐ŸŒธ

Our Executive Director, Joy Alafia, sat down with Medium recently to talk about our broken mental health system - and wh...
06/08/2024

Our Executive Director, Joy Alafia, sat down with Medium recently to talk about our broken mental health system - and what we can do to fix it.

Read about the 5 most impactful things Joy thinks we can do to heal our broken system, how she believes technology can play a vital role in revolutionizing this landscape, and the person she'd most like to have a conversation with (Hint: It's Neil deGrasse Tyson).๐Ÿ’ซ

See the full interview here: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/healing-a-broken-mental-health-system-joy-alafia-of-the-california-association-of-marriage-and-e5495c6c4307

Member Spotlight in the May/June edition of The Therapist: Meet Melanie Bomar! ๐ŸŒŸMelanie is a dedicated faith-based couns...
06/08/2024

Member Spotlight in the May/June edition of The Therapist: Meet Melanie Bomar! ๐ŸŒŸ

Melanie is a dedicated faith-based counselor who skillfully uses various modalities, including EMDR, to help clients identify and heal trauma stored in their bodies. ๐Ÿง โœจ

If you're interested in working with clients of different faith backgrounds, she advises that you keep an open mind. Spirituality is unique to each individual, and she encourages us to approach this aspect with grace, mercy, and positive regard.

To maintain her own well-being, Melanie loves spending time in nature. She believes stepping into the wilderness offers therapists a vital chance to recharge and rejuvenate. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฟ

Don't miss our in-depth Q&A with Melanie in the latest edition of our magazineโ€”available online in the Resources tab of the CAMFT website (members only!).

Ready to be in the spotlight? โญ๏ธ Share your specialty, inspirations, job passions, and fun facts by filling out our Member Spotlight Questionnaire for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition. https://www.camft.org/editorialguidelines

This year, CAMFT turns 60! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’™Join us for a stroll down memory lane as we look back on six decades of impactful advocacy ...
06/06/2024

This year, CAMFT turns 60! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’™

Join us for a stroll down memory lane as we look back on six decades of impactful advocacy with marriage and family therapists just like you.

Click the link below to explore our journey together through big milestones and memories - starting in 1964 under the name California State Marriage Counseling Association! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Shoutout to all our members, from new recruits to seasoned veterans, for helping to shape CAMFT into who we proudly are today. ๐ŸŒŸ Our members are what keeps us going strong!



https://www.camft.org/Membership/About-Us/CAMFT-History

06/05/2024

No matter what, YOU MATTER. If you ever feel like you donโ€™t, if youโ€™re struggling, or if you just need to talk, help is available 24/7 through the .

Our Bylaws Committee is hard at work updating our bylaws, and we need YOUR input to shape the future! Share your thought...
06/04/2024

Our Bylaws Committee is hard at work updating our bylaws, and we need YOUR input to shape the future!

Share your thoughts on key issues like pre-license voting rights, dual licensures and board leadership, agency membership, and more. Your voice matters, so take a moment to fill out this quick survey and make a difference!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXY2NWQ

Are you a supervisor looking to take your skills to the next level? Elevate your supervision game by becoming a "Super" ...
06/03/2024

Are you a supervisor looking to take your skills to the next level? Elevate your supervision game by becoming a "Super" Supervisor with our Certified Supervision Program (CSP)! ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ

This program EXCEEDS BBS requirements and is designed to expand your skills and knowledge in new ways. Here's a breakdown of how you'll get certified:

๐Ÿ‘‰Complete 18 hours of coursework online (only $269 for members!) ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
๐Ÿ‘‰ Submit your application ๐Ÿ“ง
๐Ÿ‘‰Complete 104 hours of supervision experience ๐Ÿ‘€
๐Ÿ‘‰ Gain 12 hours of supervision consultation ๐Ÿค
๐Ÿ‘‰ Write a 1-page consultation summary and a 3-5-page case summary โœ๐Ÿป
๐Ÿ‘‰Almost done! Submit your documents for review ๐Ÿ“‚

Will YOU be the next to complete our program?
Start your journey and take your supervisory skills to the next level today! ๐Ÿ’ชโœจ

https://www.camft.org/Education/Certified-Supervisor-Program

As therapists, we understand that awareness is a transformative force. Selena's quote beautifully captures the duality o...
06/02/2024

As therapists, we understand that awareness is a transformative force.

Selena's quote beautifully captures the duality our clients often feel โ€“ the fear of unveiling hidden struggles, paired with the immense relief that comes from understanding.

Letโ€™s continue to guide our clients through their journeys, helping them embrace the clarity that awareness brings.

Therapists - The work you do matters!

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Happy Pride! ๐ŸŒˆThis month, we'll be celebrating by sharing essential resources to empower you in supporting your LGBTQI+ ...
06/01/2024

Happy Pride! ๐ŸŒˆ

This month, we'll be celebrating by sharing essential resources to empower you in supporting your LGBTQI+ clients.

Kick things off by visiting our LGBTQ Corner for insightful articles, our values in action, and updates on the groundbreaking CA legislation we're backing.

Let's continue to make a difference - together! โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

https://www.camft.org/lgbtq-resources

We're on the brink of a paradigm shift in mental health treatment! ๐Ÿ„In case you missed seeing this workshop live - you c...
05/31/2024

We're on the brink of a paradigm shift in mental health treatment! ๐Ÿ„

In case you missed seeing this workshop live - you can now join in as we explore the future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. ๐ŸŒˆ

While classic psychedelics such as M**A and psilocybin remain listed as Schedule 1 substances by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, that may change in the coming year. But while we wait, you should probably know that ketamine-assisted therapy is making waves. This workshop covers the legal and ethical considerations you need to know for providing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and prepares you for what's next in the evolving landscape of psychedelic therapies.

Find this workshop - and hundreds of others - in our on-demand learning library!

https://ondemand.camft.org/courses/58375

Allow yourself this moment to check-in and see how you're feeling. What will help you make this day a little easier? Tak...
05/30/2024

Allow yourself this moment to check-in and see how you're feeling. What will help you make this day a little easier?

Take what you need:
๐Ÿ„ Time in nature
๐ŸŒˆ Support and connection
โ€‹๐Ÿ‹ Nourishment
๐Ÿ“– Time to reflect
โœจ Self-expression and creativity
โ€‹๐Ÿฆ‹ Laughter and joy
โ€‹ ๐Ÿ‘‡ Comment with an emoji below to let us know which you choose! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Remember, self-care isn't just for your clients! You deserve it too. ๐Ÿ’–โœจ

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๐Ÿšจ Big news for mental health & substance use treatment! Starting April 1, new regulations from SB 855 are now in effect....
05/28/2024

๐Ÿšจ Big news for mental health & substance use treatment! Starting April 1, new regulations from SB 855 are now in effect. This means health plans MUST cover medically necessary treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. Plus, associates and trainees can now provide these crucial services under supervision. ๐Ÿ™Œ

However, we've noticed some health plans aren't allowing associates and trainees to bill for MH/SUD services. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ If you work with health plans, we need your input! Take our quick survey to help us ensure these new regulations are being implemented effectively.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2Q38JYW

As we continue to observe Mental Health Awareness Month, let's explore ways to effectively manage stress!You probably kn...
05/27/2024

As we continue to observe Mental Health Awareness Month, let's explore ways to effectively manage stress!

You probably knew that excess stress hormones can exacerbate physical and mental health issues. But how do you stop the cycle?

Take a look at these 7 stress busters to help protect both your mind and body.

Since it's Mental Health Awareness Month, who better to spotlight than Prince Harry - a fearless advocate for breaking t...
05/26/2024

Since it's Mental Health Awareness Month, who better to spotlight than Prince Harry - a fearless advocate for breaking the stigma around mental health? ๐Ÿ™Œ

The Duke of Sussex has openly shared his own struggles, proving that itโ€™s okay to seek help and prioritize your mental well-being.

As therapists, we work hard to create a safe space for our clients, emphasizing that thereโ€™s absolutely no shame in seeking help. Weโ€™re here to listen, support, and guide you every step of the way. ๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ“ข Stay Informed with the BBS Newsletter! Get the latest licensing updates, new regulations announcements, exam insights ...
05/25/2024

๐Ÿ“ข Stay Informed with the BBS Newsletter!

Get the latest licensing updates, new regulations announcements, exam insights and more - straight from the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

๐Ÿ”— Subscribe now and stay connected!

https://bbs.ca.gov/webapplications/apps/subscribe/index.html

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Flashback Friday! ๐ŸŽ‰ We're reliving the incredible moments from the Annual Conference earlier this month. Swipe through t...
05/24/2024

Flashback Friday! ๐ŸŽ‰ We're reliving the incredible moments from the Annual Conference earlier this month. Swipe through these awesome pics and share your favorite memories with us! ๐Ÿ“ธโœจ

Exciting news! ๐ŸŽ‰ On May 17, the BBS Board voted to accept the AMFTRB national exam for licensure in California. This is ...
05/23/2024

Exciting news! ๐ŸŽ‰ On May 17, the BBS Board voted to accept the AMFTRB national exam for licensure in California.

This is a huge step forward for better license portability and easier access to federal employment for California MFTs! ๐Ÿ™Œ

We'll keep working with BBS staff and AMFTRB to make this transition smooth and beneficial for all candidates. Stay tuned for more updates!

05/22/2024

Join us for CAMT Law & Ethics Webinar on Wednesday June 5th, 9am-12pm (3 CEs) Creating Clarity, Focus, and Reasonable Expectations at the Outset of Treatment and Beyond.

Register here: https://www.camft.org/Edu

05/22/2024

Join us for CAMT Law & Ethics Webinar on Wednesday June 5th, 9-12 Creating Clarity, Focus, and Reasonable Expectations at the Outset of Treatment and Beyond.

Register here: https://www.camft.org/Edu

Are you getting the most out of your CAMFT membership?Sure, being a CAMFT member is fantastic for free on-demand legal a...
05/22/2024

Are you getting the most out of your CAMFT membership?

Sure, being a CAMFT member is fantastic for free on-demand legal advice, a subscription to The Therapist magazine, networking opportunities, and so much more. But did you know about these lesser-known perks?

1. Exclusive Marketing Profile: Stand out with a free listing on Counseling California, designed just for Californians!
2. Special Discounts: Enjoy discounted rates on essential webinars and conferences, plus nab deals from our affinity partners like ADP, SimplePractice, and more.
3. Discounted Insurance: Licensed members can buy malpractice insurance at competitive rates.
4. Unlimited Research Access: You can access nearly 600 peer-reviewed psychology journals for free with EBSCOhost.
5. Local Engagement: Get involved locally by joining one of 23 chapters to network, volunteer, attend special events, and more.

Discover all these amazing benefits and more here:
https://www.camft.org/Membership/Member-Benefits

The Golden State Social Opportunities Program is dedicated to boosting the number of skilled licensed behavioral health ...
05/21/2024

The Golden State Social Opportunities Program is dedicated to boosting the number of skilled licensed behavioral health professionals in California. This scholarship prioritizes applicants who have experienced foster care or homelessness, as well as employees of Community-Based Organizations.

Donโ€™t miss your chance! Submit your application by 3:00 p.m. on May 24, 2024.

For detailed program guidance and requirements, review the 2024/2025 Golden State Social Opportunities Scholarship Program Grant Guide.

Check eligibility and apply here: https://hcai.ca.gov/workforce/financial-assistance/scholarships/gssop/

๐Ÿ† CAMFT Award Nominations Now Open! ๐Ÿ†Weโ€™re excited to celebrate the incredible achievements of our members and industry ...
05/20/2024

๐Ÿ† CAMFT Award Nominations Now Open! ๐Ÿ†

Weโ€™re excited to celebrate the incredible achievements of our members and industry trailblazers! ๐ŸŒŸ This year, weโ€™re honoring outstanding individuals, schools, and agencies that have significantly impacted marriage and family therapy through their research, literature contributions, and inspiring projects.

Do you know a colleague, school, or agency that has gone above and beyond to elevate our profession? This is your chance to shine a spotlight on their remarkable work! โœจ

Nominate now until November 8, 2024 ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘‰ CLICK HERE to start the nomination process and help us recognize those who make a difference! https://www.camft.org/honors

Just another reminder to share with those around you: it's more than OK to prioritize your mental health!โœจAs therapists,...
05/19/2024

Just another reminder to share with those around you: it's more than OK to prioritize your mental health!โœจ

As therapists, it's our job nurture our clients' mental and emotional health with the same care and attention they give to their physical health. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿง โค๏ธ

The work we are doing truly makes a difference. Take a moment today to recognize your impact and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) is an independent professional organization of approximately 30,000 members representing the interests of mental health professionals. It is dedicated to maintaining and promoting high standards of professionalism, competence, accountability, inclusiveness, and ethics, advocating for the advancement of mental health professionals, promoting information regarding professional issues and services, engaging exemplary, visionary, accountable, dedicated, and ethical individuals as its leaders and administrators, and cultivating a participatory and growing membership.