April 2024 E-Newsletter



Dear Members,

First, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to our newly elected Board Members! I’m excited to announce the winners: 

  • President-Elect— Ava Phillips
  • Chief Financial Officer — Danah Williams 
  • Clinical Director-at-Large —Stephen Odom, Angela Turner, and Laura Westmoreland

They, along with the following Board Members, will compose our 2024-2025 Board of Directors, and will begin service on June 1, 2024:

  • President: Shannon Hanrahan
  • Past President: Robin Andersen
  • Secretary: Barbara Young
  • Clinical Directors-at-Large: Victoria Campbell, Ronald Mah, and Jonathan W. Thompson II
  • Pre-licensed Director-at-Large: Rebecca Hines

I want to give a special thanks to everyone who ran for a position, to the nominating committee for their dedication, and to all of our amazing members who engaged in the election process. Your involvement helps shape the very future of CAMFT! I also want to note that many of you opted for an electronic ballot this time around, and we were glad to hear so much positive feedback about its ease of use. We thank you for supporting a greener choice. 

As we move forward with our strategic priorities, we will be instituting a new way to raise funds for our Political Action Committee (PAC). One of our most important jobs is advocating for the business interests of our members. This summer, we will be instituting an automatic optional $4.00 PAC contribution charge with your membership renewal to help fund our state PAC. Members have the option of opting out of this contribution, or giving more. Please click here for more information on this new policy. 

I am also excited to share that our Bylaws Committee continues its review of CAMFT’s bylaws to bring them up to date. We want to hear from you, our members, to help guide the committee in their process. Please take this quick survey to share your thoughts on pre-licensee voting rights, agency memberships, board makeup and more.   

CAMFT’s Annual Conference is coming up on May 3rd and 4th in Los Angeles, and I hope to see you all there! With the support of our Grand Sponsors CPH Insurance, SimplePractice, SoulTenders, and OwlPractice, we are able to bring you an  incredible lineup of speakers this year, covering timely topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, imposter syndrome, complex trauma, AI, and so much more. I’m especially excited to welcome our opening keynote speaker, Elizabeth Smart, who will present about her healing journey from kidnapping survivor to heroic advocate for change. You’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 19.5 CE credits while engaging in these inspiring workshops. 

Joy Alafia, CAMFT Executive DirectorWith care,
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Joy Alafia, MBA, CAE
Executive Director

Pre-Licensed Corner

Check out the latest edition of CAMFT's Pre-Licensed Newsletter. This issue offers an update on the BBS wait times, LMFT Law and Ethics Exam, and valuable articles to support your journey to licensure. Read Newsletter.

CAMFT has 24 chapters throughout the state that offer local programs and networking opportunities for MFTs. Check with your local chapter to learn about how they support pre-licensees!

Use your membership login and password to get access to this directory that showcases job sites throughout California that pay Associate Marriage and Family Therapists and provide supervision for hours. Log in to view.

Check out the directory of CAMFT Certified Supervisors! Our CAMFT Certified Supervisors have gone above and beyond the BBS requirements for supervision to complete the advanced training. Find a CAMFT Certified Supervisor.

Chapters Corner

CAMFT is offering chapter members a $5 discount on the 2024 Law and Ethics webinars. Take advantage of the discount and join our expert staff attorneys as they cover the essential topic MFTs need to know! Learn more.

CAMFT chapters offer exciting events in your local area that can enrich your practice with relevant continuing education workshops and networking opportunities. Click here to find your local chapter.

Click here for a listing of events by Chapter/Region.

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