Graduate Student Liability Insurance

CAMFT is pleased to offer free professional liability insurance for graduate student members! To support your journey to licensure, CAMFT has partnered with CPH and Associates to provide this new member benefit at no cost to you! Coverage is available to CAMFT student members whose membership is current and paid in full while performing marriage and family therapy services related to their master's degree or doctoral degree marriage and family therapy curriculum.

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Graduate Student Liability Insurance FAQ’s

1. Why am I getting professional liability insurance through my CAMFT membership?

a. CAMFT has made this coverage for graduate student members available through CPH and Associates as
    a means of increasing the value of CAMFT membership. 

2. How do I know I am covered?

a. When your CAMFT student membership is current and paid in full, you will receive a link to enroll for
     coverage in your membership confirmation email.  Your CAMFT member number will be required to
     complete enrollment.  Your Certificate of Insurance  will be available as soon as you complete the
     enrollment form, and it will also be emailed to you.

3. When am I covered?

a. Coverage is available to CAMFT graduate student members solely while performing marriage and family
    therapy services related to their Master’s degree or Doctoral degree marriage and family curriculum.
    Coverage terminates when the student graduates from the program, or their CAMFT membership is
    terminated. The CAMFT membership expiration date is the policy expiration date. It is vital that you
    renew your CAMFT membership before your expiration date to continue coverage.

4. What coverage does the policy provide? What activities does it cover?

a. The CAMFT graduate student policy is designed to provide registered CAMFT students with professional
    liability protection while performing therapeutic services (e.g. practicum) related to their marriage
    and family therapy curriculum. This policy will pay for defense against covered claims and provide
    professional liability limits up to $1,000,000 per claim, and a $3,000,000 annual aggregate.

5. Who is covered?

a. CAMFT graduate student members are eligible for coverage when they are enrolled and engaged in
    clinical Master’s degree, or Doctoral degree at a post secondary institution. Coverage is
    available to CAMFT student members solely while performing marriage and family therapy
    services related to such a curriculum. 

6.  Who is not covered?

a. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, or other licensed professionals, are not eligible for
    coverage under this policy. Neither are those who are Post Masters or Post Doctoral
    working under supervision towards a license. If proof of coverage has been received by
    an ineligible CAMFT student member in error, there is no coverage afforded to that
    member under this policy. CAMFT recommends contacting CPH and Associates for
    professional liability insurance at www.cphins.com.

7.  What is professional liability insurance

a. Professional liability insurance covers the insured for amounts up to the limits of liability
    that insureds become legally obligated to pay as a result of a claim for negligent acts,
    errors or omissions arising out of a covered incident. 

8. Who do I call in case of a claim?

a. In the event of a situation that could lead to a claim or suit, please contact CPH and
   Associates at 800-875-1911.

9. What happens after I graduate?

a. Coverage under the CAMFT Graduate Student policy terminates on the date you graduated
    from a masters or doctoral program. CPH and Associates offers Post-masters and
    Post-doctoral coverage at a discounted rate. You will be contacted by CPH 60
    days prior to your graduation with the form necessary to upgrade your coverage to
    protect you while you are working under supervision towards a license. 

10. If I saw a client during practicum or internship and they file a lawsuit after I graduate,
      am I covered?

a. The CAMFT graduate student policy is written on an occurrence form. An occurrence policy
    provides lifetime coverage for the policy period. Therefore if a claim or suit is alleged
   for dates of treatment arising during the policy, the insured is covered up to the limits  
   of liability regardless of when the claim is reported.