CAMFT Board Elections 2018/2019
Candidate for Clinical Director-at-Large

 
Holly Daniels, LMFT

Candidate Application 
Endorsement Letter from Bob Casanova, LMFT, CAMFT President
Email Holly Daniels

I am honored to run for Director at Large on the CAMFT Board of Directors, and to have been appointed by the Board to fill the recently vacated seat. As the Clinical Systems Director of a large treatment center, I have the good fortune of working alongside many talented therapists every day. I am passionate about helping people heal, and I am proud to be a Marriage and Family Therapist and member of CAMFT.

For decades, CAMFT has worked hard to become a strong and stable organization with over 32,000 members. I hope to be elected so I can help the Board and staff work together to further the collective goals of our membership and to ensure that CAMFT remains strong and relevant.

As a member of CAMFT’s Grassroots Advocacy Team, I have met with legislators in Washington DC and California to advocate for Medicare reimbursement parity for LMFTs. As we continue the fight for parity, we should also work to increase public awareness regarding the scope of practice of MFTs. We are so much more than marriage counselors, and we need to make that known.

Utilizing the power of CAMFT’s platform, I would continue to work to help end stigma regarding mental illness. I want CAMFT to enlarge its place at the forefront of mental and behavioral health causes and be a strong voice for important public issues such as addressing the opioid epidemic and creating services for the underserved and underrepresented. I appreciate CAMFT’s focus on continuing education and our mission to keep our members aware of current mental health issues. I'd like to see more educational platforms that allow CAMFT members to gain specialization certificates in eating disorders, addictions, spectrum disorders, geriatric concerns, and other specialties.

I also want to make sure we are supporting our pre-licensed members and strengthening our profession by advocating for better traineeships and paid internship positions, fighting for a livable wage for our MFT interns/associates who are working both in clinics and in private practice.

Most importantly, I am very interested to know what goals you have for CAMFT. If elected, I will do my part to ensure the voices of our members are present in the boardroom and in every decision made by our leadership.

In working my way up from an MFT Intern in a small public-health clinic to becoming the Clinical Systems Director of a 75-bed young adult treatment center, I have developed many skills that are useful in working with a team of directors to achieve goals and forward the momentum of an organization. Please peruse my LinkedIn page and personal webpage for more information regarding my work and life experience:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-daniels-phd-lmft-6b519523/

http://drhollydaniels.com/

I hope to earn your vote so that I have a chance to continue to support the members of CAMFT as a member of the Board. Thank you for your participation in this process and for your commitment to helping people heal.

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