June 2023 E-Newsletter



Dear Members,

I am writing to you on my way home from a fruitful Board of Directors meeting last weekend in San Luis Obispo. We were delighted to welcome two new Board members and meet with Chapter leaders and members from our Central Coast and Santa Barbara chapters. Chapter receptions provide an invaluable opportunity to meet members where they are, hear about the local issues and strengthen the member involvement for CAMFT’s many volunteer-driven programs.  

Our Board meeting felt especially energized and productive, and the dedication displayed by each board member was truly inspiring. I am excited to work with our exceptional team on executing our strategic priorities. We have an incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact and create positive change. 

At the forefront of all of our minds was MFTs inclusion into Medicare. CAMFT continues a high level of engagement with regulators, members, provider groups and coalition partners. Don’t miss the next webinar coming up on June 29th, 2023, at 9:00am PDT. And if you are interested in billing through Medicare, please be sure to fill out our Medicare survey as soon as possible. You can find links to register for and view the coalition webinars, take our survey, and find more information at www.camft.org/medicare

In the coming weeks, we will share more details regarding the specific initiatives and projects that will be instrumental in driving our strategic priorities forward. I encourage each one of you to actively participate, contribute your unique talents, and collaborate across teams to ensure our collective success.

I hope that the summer season is bringing you a sense of warmth and vibrancy. Thank you for being an integral part of our organization and for your continued support.


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



Click here to check out this year’s winners: The San Fernando Valley Counseling Center, Dr. Robert Casanova And Dr. Laura Siniego and their award-winning achievements!

Pre-Licensed Corner

Did you check out the first edition of our members-only Pre-Licensed Newsletter? If not click here to view and stay tuned for our next edition!

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.

Certified Supervisor Program

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October 13-14, 2023 in Orange County, CA. Click here to read more.


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