What is CAMFT?
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and
Family Therapists) is an independent professional organization of
approximately 30,000 members representing the interests of licensed
marriage and family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing the
profession as an art and a science, to maintaining high standards
of professional ethics, to upholding the qualifications for the
profession and to expanding the recognition and awareness of the
is an independent, state professional organization and is not
affiliated with any other organization (such as AAMFT) other than its
chartered chapters in various locations throughout California.
activities revolve around two interrelated themes:
the advancement of marriage and family therapy as an art, a
science and a mental health profession, and
the advancement of the common business interests of its
is your organizational advocate and representative. We monitor and
work cooperatively with your regulatory board (BBS), the state
legislature and others. We sponsor bills and get laws passed to benefit
you and the public.
like other professional or trade associations, is a special
interest group. We believe that our special interests are good, both for
us and for the public, and we are committed to actively and effectively
pursuing those interests.
Take this opportunity to contribute to your profession. Show your
commitment and invest in your future! Join with over 30,000 CAMFT
members and help us carry on the work that strengthens the profession.
If we are to continue to realize such benefits as insurance
reimbursement, we must remain united. Joining CAMFT is truly a wise