June E-News



Dear Members, 

CAMFT just returned from our annual DC trip where we advocated for increased mental health care access and made the case for the inclusion of MFTs as Medicare providers.  

CAMFT recognized Representative John Katko as CAMFT Legislator of the Year. He is the Republican lead author of our House bill, HB 945, which would include LMFTs as reimbursed Medicare providers. He is very passionate about mental health. Katko currently serves as the Republican co-chair of the Mental Health Caucus and is also co-chair of the Suicide Prevention Task Force of that caucus. We thank Representative Katko for his ongoing support!

With the assistance of Representative Mike Thompson of Santa Rosa, our Democratic House lead author, CAMFT met with a dozen key California representatives. The meeting provided an opportunity to speak with constituents about the importance of increased access to mental health services.

CAMFT will continue to advocate for inclusion in Medicare. Click here to send a letter to your representative to encourage them to co-sponsor this bill. When our bill gains momentum, CAMFT will send an email blast encouraging all members to contact their legislators to push the bill forward.

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



CAMFT Advocating in DC
Many thanks to the members of our Grassroots Advocacy Team who went to Washington, DC to advocate for MFTs. Read More

CAMFT continues to work with other health care provider groups and the CA Chamber of Commerce on AB 5, a labor-backed bill that would classify more workers as employees rather than independent contractors. Read More

CE Opportunities

Supervision Workshop Series 1, 2, & 3
October 4-6, 2019 at the Crown Plaza Concord in Walnut Creek, CA. More Information 

2019 Fall Symposium
November 8–9, 2019 at the Hilton Irvine in Irvine, CA. More Information  

New On-Demand Offerings—Get Your CEs Online

CAMFT’s 2019 Annual Conference Recorded Workshops. View List

MFT Associate Symposium and Job Fair
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Location: So. Cal, TBD


Notice of New State Board Member
The CAMFT Board of Directors has appointed Robin Andersen, LMFT, as the newest member of the state board. Read More 

Installing Our New Association Management SystemPHONE SYSTEMS MAY BE DOWN
CAMFT is installing a new AMS (Association Management System) at the end of June.  
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An Important Study of the MFT Profession—Add Your Voice
The OPES continues work on the LMFT Occupational Analysis, a study of the profession that provides the basis for the LMFT Written Clinical licensing examination. Read More


Display Ad Orders for the September/October 2019 Edition of The Therapist
Place your display ad order by August 1, 2019. 
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Article Submissions for the September/October 2019 Edition of The Therapist
The deadline to submit an article is August 1, 2019. More Information

2020 Educational Foundation Scholarships and Grant
The deadline to apply is November 1, 2019. 
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Nominations for 2020 Honors and Awards
The deadline is November 1, 2019. 
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CEPA ProgramCEPA APPLICATION TIP FOR JUNE: “Applicants are often submitting whatever course syllabus, evaluations and promotional materials they have used previously without checking to make sure they include all required CEPA information or components. Taking care to include the required information or components will help in getting approval.” – Ronald Mah, Ph.D., CEPA Committee Member.

For more tips, examples, and resources Click Here.

Congratulations to Our New CAMFT-Approved Continuing Education Providers
CAMFT proudly announces its newest approved providers. View List



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