January 2024 E-Newsletter



Dear Members,

Happy New Year! As we step into 2024, I want to extend my sincerest wishes for a year filled with prosperity, growth, and fulfillment. Your unwavering support and engagement are the cornerstones of our success at CAMFT, and I look forward to the opportunities we will create together in the coming months.  

In case you need something to add to your list of New Year’s resolutions, I invite you to view the New Year, New Law & Ethics workshop in our On-Demand Learning Library. It’s 3 hours jam-packed with information about the new regulations going into effect this year, and the steps you’ll need to take to comply with both new California and Federal laws. You’ll also start the year off with 3 CE credits in your pocket! 

Speaking of actions you need to take this year, I hope you’ve been busy checking off to-do lists for Medicare enrollment or opt-out paperwork. The Medicare Corner is full of helpful information to guide your decision, whether you choose to opt in or opt out of Medicare. Remember, all LMFT’s must act! To simplify things, our legal team created this one-page MFTs and Medicare flyer that breaks down the two ways you can opt-in; or, if you’re not interested in billing Medicare, how to find and mail the opt-out affidavits.  

At CAMFT, we’re dedicating new efforts to elevate the public’s awareness about MFTs.  That includes spreading the word that LMFTs are now eligible Medicare providers. Through prominent media outlets like NPR, we’re actively informing listeners about MFTs’ scope of practice and where to find them. 

As we move forward with our strategic priority to increase awareness of MFTs, we're looking for input from you about the clients you see! If you have a few minutes, click here to answer our survey. 

Finally, I’m excited to announce that the candidate statements for our 2024-2025 Board of Directors Nominees have been published on our website. Please take the time to get to know our nominees in advance of the March election. Your vote counts!    


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



All licensed MFTs must act! This MFTs and Medicare one-sheet can help simplify your actions and guide your choice to either opt-in or opt-out of Medicare.

CAMFT encourages all members to attend BBS Board and Committee meetings to better understand upcoming changes to your licensure path, supervision requirements, workforce development, etc. Meeting attendance is now available via online format. To see upcoming meetings in 2024. Click here.

Click here to take this important survey.


Click here to read the December meeting highlights.

Our Nominating Committee has chosen the slate of candidates to run for the Board of Directors. Click here to view the candidates and read their statements.

Visit CAMFT's Members Only Job Board. Here you can find full-time job listings, and both paid and unpaid internships. Get started with your search today!

CAMFT’s premier association magazine, The Therapist, is looking to elevate and celebrate clinical ideas and innovations from diverse authors and mental health providers! Share your expertise today & elevate your practice. Click here.


Beginning July 1, 2023 the BBS is requiring new Course Content Requirements. Click here for more information. The CEPA Program Handbook also addresses these new requirements.

Pre-Licensed Corner

Click here for helpful information.

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 Prelicensees!

Chapters Corner

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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