DEI Committee


CAMFT has noted diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) best practices as important throughout the history of the organization. Furthermore, CAMFT stands for DEI as an integral part of the association. This committee is CAMFT’s action and practice of these principles, and an activation of CAMFT as a leader on DEI issues.

The purpose of the DEI committee is to help create a culture and practice of DEI across CAMFT, through education, intentionality, and tangible deliverables, and to assist CAMFT in its intent to increase diversity, equity and inclusion for all racial, ethnic and cultural voices and populations. The focus is on institutionalizing DEI culture and practice in CAMFT, through ensuring accountability of best DEI practices across the association.

Committee members are appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the CAMFT Board of Directors. The Committee should strive to have diversity within the committee.

The composition of the Committee will include:

  • Two pre- licensed members,
  • Two clinical members,
  • President-Elect,
  • One Board representative,
  • One local chapter leadership liaison,
  • And up to five additional members as appointed by the Board

A staff liaison shall also be assigned to attend as an ex-officio member.

The committee will meet monthly, or as often as necessary, in order to fulfill the responsibilities described herein. The Committee is encouraged to use tele/video-conference for meetings.

Committee members are appointed and serve with the approval of the Board for a two-year term. President-Elect is only a one-year term. Terms for the initial Committee members may be staggered as determined by the Board, to help ensure continuity of knowledge on the Committee. Committee members may be removed by the Board at any time.


  • Propose CAMFT-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through recommendations to the Board of written statements or policies, including identifying activities and procedures
  • Identify and make recommendations for incorporating DEI best practices throughout all levels of the association, including but not limited to the Board, committees, staff, membership and members of the public
  • Address CAMFT activities that affect historically and currently marginalized and disenfranchised peoples, and barriers that impede the CAMFT association and membership’s ability to reach and serve these communities.This includes assessing our own positions of privilege and power within the organization and society
  • Make recommendations for establishing and maintaining accountability on DEI issues throughout all parts of the association, including identifying deficiencies and remediations, and ensuring steps are taken to address potential issues
  • Recommend targets and goals for the implementation of DEI values to the Board, including Board composition
  • Develop and ensure implementation of an effective process for members to raise DEI issues and concerns within the association

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