What CAMFT Offers
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What CAMFT Offers

II. What CAMFT Offers

The CAMFT Executive Director and staff present programs for chapters as requested. These are available at no charge to any chapter that requests a presentation. CAMFT pays costs for transportation and lodging. These presentations may be as brief as an hour or a full day’s “Legal and Ethical Issues” workshop.

How to request a presentation on www.camft.org: <a data-cke-saved-href=" />Click here, and complete the required form/s.

 

Law & Ethics presentations

For information and advice on how to navigate the extensive legal, ethical, and licensure regulations that govern the profession, you can request a live presentation at your chapter meeting or event by one of CAMFT's knowledgeable legal staff. One presentation is offered free of charge to each chapter once every calendar year.

 

State of the Profession/ State of CAMFT presentation

For information on the State of CAMFT, legislative updates, BBS updates, and general governance issues, you can request a member of CAMFT staff to speak at your next chapter meeting or event.

 

Road to Licensure presentations

To assist pre-licensees in your chapter, you can request this an instructional guide of the laws and regulations surrounding the process of trainee to associate to applicant to LMFT, including a review of the forms involved in the process and a discussion of the breakdown of hours.

 

School presentation

If your chapter has developed a relationship with local universities and its MFT faculty, please reach out to CAMFT’s outreach coordinator (mchampion@camft.org) to receive membership materials to bring along on your next visit. For those chapters who would like to build relationships with neighboring schools, CAMFT is happy to help build those bridges and even join you on your visit. If the Outreach Coordinator will be in your area for a school visit, we will reach out to the chapter to coordinate.

 

Board of Directors visit

Your enthusiastic Board of Directors at CAMFT is eager to connect with you and meet your fellow chapter board leaders and members. Before each Board meeting, there is a meet-and-greet reception with local chapter leaders. All CAMFT members are welcome to attend Board meetings as an observer. Additionally, you can request a chapter visit from a Board member in your area.

 

A visit from CAMFT’s Outreach Coordinator

CAMFT wants to learn more about how we can best support our chapters! If you would like to voice your chapter's specific concerns to CAMFT, or simply give CAMFT a better sense of specific projects your chapter is working on, you can request a chapter visit from CAMFT’s outreach coordinator.

Be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities CAMFT offers to publicize the important benefits your chapter offers.

The Therapist Chapter Spotlight Spread

Chapter membership and activities are promoted in each issue of The Therapist. If you would like your chapter highlighted in the upcoming issue of The Therapist, please submit a story that highlights an experience, benefit, breakthrough, pre-licensee fair or club, award, or recognition celebrated by your chapter.

If you have an interest in participating, please submit no more than 250 words highlighting a project, activity, accomplishment, program, etc. that you would like to see noted in the magazine and that you think would be of interest to CAMFT members. Please feel free to also include a picture.

Submissions Calendar

  Issue   Deadline      Chapter Spotlight
  January/February   December 1
  March/April   February 1
  May/June   April 1
  July/August   June 1
  September/October   August 1
  November/December   October 1

Monthly Chapter Events E-Blast

By the 1st of each month CAMFT send an email blast to the entire membership of all chapter events taking place that month and also the next month, to urge those CAMFT members in each region who are not members of a chapter to attend and join.

All chapter members will receive a reminder email through the Chapter Leadership Group email listserv as the submission deadline approaches. Please designate ONE leader per chapter to submit chapter events each month.

If your chapter would like its events included in the e-blast: submit through the link provided in eth email mentioned above. See below for the calendar of deadlines for 2018. Note that events in the first week of the following month can be included in the previous month’s e-blast.

Monthly Chapter Email Blast Deadline  
January 2020 December 19, 2019      Chapter Events E-blast
February 2020 January 20, 2020
March 2020 February 17, 2020
April 2020 March 16, 2020
May 2020 April 20, 2020
June 2020 May 18, 2020
July 2020 June 15, 2020
August 2020 July 20, 2020
September 2020 August 17, 2020
October 2020 September 21, 2020
November 2020 October 19, 2020
December 2020 November 16, 2020

Ad materialsAdvertising Materials

CAMFT literature, such as the membership magazine, The Therapist magazine, CounselingCalifornia.com brochures, flyers on CAMFT benefits, and other promotional giveaway materials are made available to chapters at no charge when utilized for a chapter function. To request CAMFT literature or other promotional items for your next chapter event, please send your request to mchampion@camft.org.

Annual Conference Host Chapter Display

The local chapter(s) in or near the location of the Annual Conference are encouraged to be Chapter Hosts. As such, the chapter would receive a resource table adjacent to the Conference Registration Desk. The intent of the Chapter Host(s) is to greet Conference attendees and to have available pertinent local information, e.g., information about the chapter, the community, local restaurants, local entertainment, etc. The Chapter Host(s) are also encouraged to engage Conference attendees in conversation, offer refreshments or give-away, and recruit chapter members.

Each CAMFT application package (given to prospective members) contains information about chapter affiliation. In addition, each process package (initial package sent to applicants upon receipt of member application) contains chapter information, as does each acceptance package (notification of acceptance by CAMFT Board).

Mailing Lists

A chapter can request and receive, at no charge, up to four mailing/e-mail lists per year comprised of members of CAMFT located within the region represented by the chapter. These can be used for special chapter promotions or membership drives. The request form is available on CAMFT’s website in the “Forms” area of the “Chapter Information” section. Please include your current member roster, so CAMFT can ensure an accurate list.

Add/Drop Reports

CAMFT sends a monthly add/drop report to chapter presidents and membership chairs at the beginning of each month. These reports show:

  1. All newly added CAMFT members residing in chapter’s zip code range, and
  2. All former, dropped CAMFT members from the chapter’s zip code range who as of that month, are no longer members.

* If the “drop” list shows the names of people who are still active chapter members (despite no longer being CAMFT members), chapters must: Notify the person that their chapter membership status is dependent upon their status as a CAMFT member. CAMFT policy regarding membership is that a person cannot be a chapter member if they are not also a member of State CAMFT.

**Chapters are encouraged to use these lists to target and recruit new members and ensure that their chapter members are current members of state CAMFT.

Click here to view the latest resources available to chapter leaders.

If you have suggestions for resources to add, please email mchampion@camft.org.

Feel free to reach out to the Chapter Liaison Michele Champion at 858-292-2638 x 308, or mchampion@camft.org, with any questions or concerns regarding your Chapter.

One of the many benefits of a CAMFT membership is access to the CAMFT Community, your one-stop online VIP portal. A private networking tool, the CAMFT Community allows you to connect and communicate with other members in new, more personalized and more user-friendly ways.

On the CAMFT Community, you can create a personalized profile, similar to a Facebook profile, and build trusted networks with other CAMFT members around topics of common interest. Through features like forums, libraries, and groups, CAMFT members can collaborate and share knowledge and ideas with each other quickly and easily. In addition, you can streamline your CAMFT Community experience to receive only focused information that’s most relevant to your interests.

The Community has a separate group page for Chapter leaders currently serving on the board of any one of the 28 chapters. You are automatically added to this page and the corresponding email listserv after your chapter’s Board roster is sent to CAMFT (see page 34).

To confirm that you have indeed been added to the group, please email mchampion@camft.org.

This is your one-stop to communicate, share ideas, ask questions, and connect to help each other leader the membership to new heights. Logging in is quick and easy and only requires your CAMFT username and password. New to the CAMFT Community? No Problem! Read the step-by-step tutorial below to get started or watch this short tutorial video to familiarize yourself with the many useful tools and tricks at your disposal.

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How to Access the Chapter Leadership Group Page on the CAMFT Community

STEP #1 Log in to the CAMFT Community

CAMFT members can join the community anytime and start the login process by using this link: http://community.camft.org

Your user name and password for CAMFT Community is the same as your username and password for the Members Only section of the CAMFT Web site.

If you forget your user name and password, click the “forgot my password” link on the login page just below the login data fields. It will then send you an e-mail with instructions. Be patient – the login may take 30 seconds or so.

Step #2 Locate the "Groups" Section

On the horizontal tool bar in the middle top of your screen, locate the “Groups” tab and hover your mouse cursor over it to reveal a drop-down menu. Click “My Groups.”

Step #3 Access the "Chapter Leadership Group" Page

Click on the Chapter Leadership Group link to access the group’s page.

Use the menu on the left hand side of the page to navigate your way through the Chapter Leadership Page. The “Library” will lead you the online library of documents uploaded and shared by both chapter leaders and CAMFT staff, the “email archive” will allow you to browse all communications sent between chapter leaders, and the “participants” link will allow you to peruse the profiles of all of your fellow chapter leaders from across the state. This is a fantastic networking tool, so be sure to make the most of it!

You can also send messages to the entire leadership or to select leaders. Your CAMFT Community profile is automatically linked to the email address you provided when you first became a CAMFT member. All communications from the Chapter Leadership group will be forwarded to this email address. To change this email address or to add a secondary address, use the “edit profile” link in the top right corner of the page under your name. Please make sure the email address provided is one you check regularly, as CAMFT staff often send important email updates to the chapter leaders via this Chapter Leadership group listserv.

***As a courtesy to your fellow chapter leader colleagues, please only use the email listserv to discuss matter pertinent to chapter leadership. Questions, calls for advice, and discussion on a broad range of leadership and chapter management topics are welcome and highly encouraged. We hope you’ll enjoy, and benefit from CAMFT Community. We’re excited to provide a richer, more robust online experience for CAMFT members and believe it will empower members and CAMFT as an organization. Please e-mail us any time with suggestions or questions at community@camft.org

Chapter Leadership Conference

Training

CAMFT hosts a weekend-long meeting each year for chapter representatives to promote networking and information exchange among chapter leaders. A typical program includes an informative keynote address and various breakout sessions on issues pertaining to organizing and sustaining a successful chapter.

Chapter Excellence awards and stipends are presented to chapters who have shown exemplary achievement in various fields. Chapters are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for the chapter excellence award.

The award nomination forms, as well as all information pertaining to the conference, can be found in the “Chapter Leadership Conference” area of the “Chapter Info” section of the website.

Webinars

i. Live
ii. CAMFT's On-Demand Learning Library

CAMFT records workshops to offer online as continuing education workshops in CAMFT’s On-Demand Learning Library. You can purchase and watch at your convenience in the comfort of your home, and some of them are free!

There are over 40 workshop videos available on a wide range of subjects so anyone can find a workshop of interest to help them in their practice, their road to licensure or to complete required 36 CE hours for 2-year license renewal for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCCs and LCSWs.

Once you have purchased the video, you can start and stop as needed, so there is no pressure worrying about your access expiring.

Included in the library are The Therapist L & E and Professional Exchange articles and tests; Compendium purchase, and test purchase; tutorial and continuing education videos, offering from no CE hours to 7 CE hours each, 12 videos offer L & E training, and this includes the CAMFT Supervision Workshop Series.

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