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Be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities CAMFT offers to publicize the important benefits your chapter offers.
Chapter membership and activities are promoted in each issue of The Therapist. If you would like your chapter highlighted in the upcoming issue of The Therapist, please submit a story that highlights an experience, benefit, breakthrough, prelicensee fair or club, award, or recognition celebrated by your chapter.
If you have an interest in participating, please submit no more than 250 words highlighting a project, activity, accomplishment, program, etc. that you would like to see noted in the magazine and that you think would be of interest to CAMFT members. Please feel free to also include a picture.
By the 1st of each month CAMFT sends an email blast to the entire membership of all chapter events taking place that month and also the next month, to urge those CAMFT members in each region who are not members of a chapter to attend and join.
If your chapter would like it’s events included in the e-blast: all event submissions are due to email@example.com on the 14th of each month, and should include events taking place in the next two months. For example, by November 14 you would submit all your chapter events occurring in December and January, by December 14 you could submit events occurring in January and February, and so forth. Please ensure that each of your event submissions includes the following information:
All chapter members will receive a reminder email through the Chapter Leadership Group email listserv as the submission deadline approaches. Please designate ONE leader per chapter to submit chapter events each month.
CAMFT literature, such as the Code of Ethics, The Therapist magazine, CounselingCalifornia.com brochures, and other promotional give-away materials are made available to chapters at no charge when utilized for a chapter function. To request CAMFT literature or other promotional items for your next chapter event, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The local chapter(s) in or near the location of the Annual Conference are encouraged to be Chapter Hosts. As such, the chapter would receive a resource table adjacent to the Conference Registration Desk. The intent of the Chapter Host(s) is to greet Conference attendees and to have available pertinent local information, e.g., information about the chapter, the community, local restaurants, local entertainment, etc. The Chapter Host(s) are also encouraged to engage Conference attendees in conversation, offer refreshments or give-aways, and recruit chapter members.
Each CAMFT application package (given to prospective members) contains information about chapter affiliation. In addition, each process package (initial package sent to applicants upon receipt of member application) contains chapter information, as does each acceptance package (notification of acceptance by CAMFT Board).
A chapter can request and receive, at no charge, up to four mailing/e-mail lists per year comprised of members of CAMFT located within the region represented by the chapter. These can be used for special chapter promotions or membership drives. The request form is available on CAMFT’s website in the “Forms” area of the “Chapter Information” section.
CAMFT sends a monthly add/drop report to chapter presidents and membership chairs at the beginning of each month. These reports show:
Chapters are encouraged to use these lists to target and recruit new members.
CAMFT hosts a weekend-long meeting each year for chapter representatives to promote networking and information exchange among chapter leaders. A typical program includes an informative keynote address from an association management expert and various breakout sessions on issues pertaining to organizing and sustaining a successful chapter.
Chapter Excellence awards and stipends are presented to chapters who have shown exemplary achievement in various fields. Chapters are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for the chapter excellence award. The deadline for submission is December 31 of each year.
The award nomination forms, as well as all information pertaining to the conference, can be found in the "Chapter Leadership Conference" area of the "Chapter Info" section of the website.
The CAMFT Executive Director and staff present programs for chapters as requested. These are available at no charge to any chapter that requests a presentation. CAMFT pays costs for transportation and lodging. These presentations may be as brief as an hour or a full day’s “Legal and Ethical Issues: Best Practices” workshop.
CAMFT will not be accepting chapter law and ethics workshop requests through 2019.
For information on the State of CAMFT, legislative updates, BBS updates, and general governance issues, you can request a member of CAMFT staff to speak at your next chapter meeting or event.
If you would like to voice your chapter's specific concerns to CAMFT, or simply give CAMFT a better sense of specific projects your chapter is working on, you can request a chapter visit from CAMFT’s outreach coordinator.
If your chapter has developed a relationship with local universities and its MFT faculty, please reach out to CAMFT’s outreach coordinator to receive membership materials to bring along on your next visit. For those chapters who would like to build relationships with neighboring schools, CAMFT is happy to help build those bridges and even join you on your visit.
Your enthusiastic Board of Directors at CAMFT is eager to connect with you and meet your fellow chapter board leaders and members. We encourage you to reach out to a CAMFT Board member in your region!