Educational Opportunities

The Association sponsors a variety of workshops and an annual conference for therapists. This gives therapists the opportunity to gain the required continuing education credits and update their skills. CAMFT also offers the voluntary supervisor certification and the necessary education to gain this certification.

Gain Continuing Education Units by reading The Therapist Mandatory Continuing Ed
CAMFT Certified Supervisor Program CAMFT Continuing Education Registry
Schools and Universities with MFT Programs CE Finder
Professional Psych Seminars - Offering online CAMFT Supervision Courses Parts I, II and III

Scholarships:

You can only apply for one scholarship each year

All Scholarship Applications are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will need to download the Free Acrobat Reader to view the forms.
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  CAMFT Educational Foundation Scholarship 2009 - (PDF Format) (2 scholarships of $2,500 each available)
  The Educational Foundation of CAMFT has long been involved in providing education, training and research for the purpose of enhancing the marriage and family therapy profession. This scholarship is designed for members of CAMFT who are: pursuing an advanced degree beyond the qualifying degree for the license (post masters degree program) or planning to conduct or are conducting a research project that will advance the profession of marriage and family therapy or participating in advanced training, education or an unpaid internship within the field of marriage and family therapy. Preference may be given to applicants who have expressed their commitment to the profession through membership in CAMFT.  (Deadline February 2, 2009)
  Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship 2009 - (PDF Format) (1 scholarship of $2,500 available)
  Dr. Clinton E. Phillips was one of the pioneers of the MFT profession in California. He was totally committed to educating and training marriage and family therapists, in a variety of settings including the University of Southern California, American Institute of Family Relations, Fielding Institute and, of course, the California Family Study Center for which he was co founder. Clint was not only an educator but also a practitioner and theorist. The Educational Foundation Scholarship commemorating Clinton E. Phillips honors his memory by providing assistance to students of marriage and family therapy in completing advanced degrees.

The Educational Foundation Scholarship commemorating Clinton E. Phillips will be awarded to a person who:

  • is enrolled in an approved or accredited degree program - leading to a degree which meets the requirements of Sections 4980.37, 4980.40 and 4980.41 of the Business and Professions Code. or
  • is licensed as a marriage and family therapist and is pursuing advanced training in an accredited or approved degree program.
  • has demonstrated a high degree of academic achievement,
  • has demonstrated financial need as established by the Scholarship Committee.
  • participates actively in community and civic events.
  • is committed to the profession of marriage and family therapy.
  • is of high moral and ethical character.

Preference may be given to applicants who have expressed their commitment to the profession through membership in CAMFT. CAMFT - Educational Foundation, 7901 Raytheon Road, San Diego, CA 92111, (858) 29-CAMFT or 292-2638 (Deadline February 2, 2009)

  Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship 2009 - (PDF Format) (1 scholarship of $2,500 available)
  Dr. Ronald D. Lunceford, an MFT and clinical hypnotherapist, was actively involved in advancing the marriage and family therapy profession. He had special interests in gerontology, human relations, death and dying, minority concerns and political action. His efforts in these areas resulted in his becoming actively involved with CAMFT where he served as co-chair of the Minority Concerns Committee, participated in the Human Rights Network, was elected to the Board of Directors of CAMFT, became President and served as chair of the Nominating Committee. His clinical practice was highlighted by his founding of the People's Clinic in Santa Ana and the Irvine Counseling Center. His publications include: Living and Dying - Expression of Life in Transition through Art and Poetry and Attitudes in Death and Dying: A Cross-Cultural View.

This scholarship honors the memory of Ronald D. Lunceford by providing financial assistance to a person from an under-represented ethnic population for admission into an M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. program which will qualify for licensure as a marriage and family therapist. (Deadline February 2, 2009)

  CAMFT Educational Foundation Grant 2009 (PDF Format) (1grant of up to $2,500 available)
 

This grant is designed for members of CAMFT who either individually or as a group need financial assistance to engage in a project or activity of benefit to the marriage and family therapy profession. Proposals should be made for research, programs or projects of an educational nature which will enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of marriage and family therapists. Such program, project or activity could include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • A training event organized by a CAMFT chapter or group of CAMFT members
    or
  • A collaborative event with a university and a group of clinicians
    or
  • A research project conducted by a group of CAMFT members

Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to collaborate with other entities and sources of funding, so that the CAMFT Educational Foundation funds are used to leverage other grants, if appropriate. The CAMFT Educational Foundation grant is intended to provide a benefit to the profession and is not intended for personal gain or benefit. (Deadline February 2, 2009)

  Combined Scholarship/Grant Package - (PDF Format)
            (Deadline February 2, 2009)

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Gain Continuing Education Units by Reading The Therapist and other self-study opportunities now available through CAMFT