April 2020 E-News



COVID-19 Employment and Small Business Resources and Telehealth Q&As Continue to Be Updated Regularly on the CAMFT Website. Click Here.

Dear Members,

I hope you are staying safe and healthy during this stressful time period as we are physically distancing from each other in an effort to flatten the curve and slow down the spread of COVID-19. This is an unprecedented time for CAMFT and for everyone as we try to adjust to a completely different world in just a few weeks.

In the midst of all this upheaval, I hope you’re taking time to take care of yourselves. The work that you do as MFTs is more important than ever in this time of fear and uncertainty. You can provide better care for your clients when you are maintaining self-care strategies to help you rejuvenate after a stressful day.

CAMFT has been very active in adjusting to all of these changes and supporting your work. Here’s just a snapshot of what CAMFT continues to do for you:

  • Access to the attorneys and legal team has been maintained while the office transitioned to 100% remote work. Our call hours have varied slightly in order to hold important team meetings at the end of each day.
  • CAMFT has been advocating with BBS, California agencies relevant to MFT practice, and insurance companies to ensure that Telehealth sessions are reimbursed during COVID-19.
  • We published, shared and continue to update our Resources for Members during COVID-19 document on the CAMFT website, complete with Telehealth Q&As and information about small business loans and employment issues.
  • For pre-licensees, CAMFT has been advocating with BBS and the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) regarding various laws and regulations negatively affecting our pre-licensed members, including statutes for licensing timelines, examination requirements, and supervision issues.
  • We are engaging in media outreach. A video by Managing Director of Clinical Affairs Holly Daniels has received thousands of views and led to an interview for a CNN Health article. I was interviewed about self-care strategies for the association industry by the American Society of Association Executives.
  • We cancelled the Annual Conference and the Annual Membership Meeting (AMM). We’ll share the AMM Year in Review document with members soon.
  • Free Online Learning! One of the biggest changes we’ve made to directly impact CAMFT members in a positive way is to open up CAMFT’s online learning library and release the content for free!
    • Members can now view our recorded workshops for free. This means that CAMFT’s Telehealth workshop is now free for every CAMFT member to watch ( pre-licensees – this means you too!)
    • You only have to pay for the CE quiz/certificate if you want CEs.
    • Feel free to binge-watch these workshops while you’re physically distancing at home. My tip – try out a workshop for the first 5-10 minutes. If you like it, keep watching and buy the CE certificate if you need it. If you don’t like it, go to another workshop!

CAMFT will continue its part to support you during COVID-19. To keep up to date with CAMFT information, I recommend checking the CAMFT website and following CAMFT on social media (Facebook, TwitterInstagram), as we will be posting there more frequently.

Wishing you health and safety,
Nabil El-Ghoroury, Ph.D., Executive Director
Nabil El-Ghoroury, Ph.D., CAE
Executive Director
nel-ghoroury@camft.org | Twitter: @drnabil


For updates regarding employment small business loans, and more. Click here.

CAMFT Advocates for pre-licensed Therapists and Supervisors during COVID-19. More here.

CE Opportunities

CAMFT will be sharing a Year in Review report with members soon.

Free Online Learning! Members can now view our recorded workshops for free; you only have to pay for the CE quiz/certificate if you want CEs.


Click here to view the recent election winners as well as results for the 2020 Bylaws vote.



Several reviewers are needed to review applications for this program as part of the CEPA Committee. Committee members can earn up to six (6) Legal and Ethical continuing education credits for their work on the Committee. For more information CLICK HERE. If you are interested, please respond with the committee name, your resume, and a letter of interest including a statement as to why you would make a great Committee member. Please submit this by Monday, April 20th to Jamie Strauss jstrauss@camft.org.



Have you ever thought about sharing your knowledge/skill and supplement your income? Now is the perfect time to become a CAMFT-Approved Continuing Education Provider! Learn more here and if you apply by May 1st, you’ll receive 15% off the Application Fee!


In the wake of COVID-19 and the canceling of live events (see CAMFT Cancels Annual Conference), we’ve been receiving numerous inquiries regarding online instruction. We would like you to know that any planned face-to-face educational course can be offered online and still be eligible for CEUs (via WebEx, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype, etc.).

However, your online course must meet the following CEPA Program Manual Guidelines and Policies, and BBS Regulations:

As for the “sign-in/sign-out” sheets at live events, the BBS has indicated to CAMFT that “either form of the sign-in sheet, paper or electronic, is permissible,“ and “the law requires providers to keep records of attendance. The law does not specify how you keep those attendance records.” This allows CAMFT Providers some flexibility during this cautious time.

  • All documentation is still required that you would do with a face-to-face course (and kept for four years): course syllabi for all courses; the time and location of all courses; course advertisements; course instructors’ vitae or resumes; attendance rosters with the names and license numbers of licensees who attended the courses; a record of attendance; Confirmation of Attendance issued to licensees who attended the courses (i.e., Certificate);
  • Providers who offer distance-learning courses or allow online registration for courses shall employ electronic security measures, and reliable technology;
  • Providers of distance-learning courses shall provide a method for verifying the individual participated in the continuing education activity, and that all work was done by the person awarded the credit. This is usually done through a post-course test that participants must take to receive credit;
  • Where the participant does not have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and ask questions during the course, post-tests are required.

If you have further questions, please see the CEPA FAQ page.


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