August is here, and for many families that means back to school. For those members who work with adolescents, this is a season of helping children find balance as they navigate returning to classrooms. The impact MFTs have on our youth is invaluable, whether addressing anxiety, treating trauma, or providing a general foundation for better mental health.

As a former high school teacher, I also care deeply about creating an environment where all children can thrive. This includes how we as a community help address the multitude of factors that can interfere with a student’s ability to learn. MFTs have an important role to play in the ecosystem of helping kids perform to the best of their abilities. If you work with this population, I invite you to review CAMFT’s articles on school-based psychotherapy as well as our articles on working with minors.

Now is also a great time for CAMFT members to continue your educational journey, and we are here to support you! Registration is open for the CAMFT Fall Symposium, taking place September 9th in Sonoma. Enhance your knowledge while taking advantage of the networking opportunities in a beautiful area of our state. This year we’re excited to offer a bonus marketing workshop presented by Kelly Higgins and Miranda Palmer to help you expand your business toolkit. Please click here for details and to register for this exciting event.

If you can’t make the Fall Symposium, be sure to check out CAMFT’s On-Demand library with hundreds of CE courses, including Law and Ethics classes. Consider participating with your local Chapter, empowering your ability to make peer connections closer to home. 

Whatever your preferred learning modality, we strive to provide many ways for you to connect and grow. Our success as CAMFT staff is measured by your success.


With care,
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Joy Alafia
Executive Director


Have you ever thought about sharing your knowledge and skill while supplementing your income? Now is the perfect time to become a CAMFT-Approved Continuing Education Provider! APPLY TODAY!

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Pre-Licensed Corner

Are you interested in having CAMFT present at your school on our "Pre-Licensed Guide to Thrive" or other topic? Click here to fill out a survey inviting CAMFT to your school or workplace.

CE Opportunities

Reunite with colleagues at CAMFT’s Fall Symposium on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the DoubleTree in beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. This unique registration package offers up to 4 CE hours. Click here for the details.

Chapters Corner

Click here to see why chapter membership is beneficial to you.

Click here for a map of all our chapters and links to their websites.

Click here to see why it is so important for you to connect with your local chapter.

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