Services to Chapters
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Services to Chapters

Promotional Services

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

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 you think would be of interest to CAMFT members.

The story needs to be submitted to articles@camft.org, with no more than 250 words highlighting a project, activity, experience, benefit, accomplishment, breakthrough, pre-licensee fair or club, award, or recognition celebrated by your chapter.

In response to COVID-19 and until further notice, additional submissions are permitted. Chapter Leaders may refer to the Chapter Leadership Listserve for more information and the link to submit.

By the 1st of each month, CAMFT sends an email blast to the Chapter Leadership to notify us 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.

If your chapter would like it’s events included in the e-blast, please click HERE to add the information. 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.

All event submissions are due on the 3rd Monday of the month, and should include events taking place in the next 45 days. For example, by January 20 you would submit all your chapter events occurring in February and the 1st week of March. By February 17, you would submit all your chapter events occurring in March and the 1st week of April, and so forth.

2020 Submission Deadlines

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

CAMFT literature, such as the Code of Ethics, The Therapist magazine, CounselingCalifornia.com brochures, and other promotional give-away 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.

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-aways if the Chapter so chooses. CAMFT will request a “welcome letter” from the Chapter Host(s) to be included in the Conference attendee packets.

The intent of the Chapter Host table is to not sell Chapter or Chapter Member goods or services.

Membership Support

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).

A chapter may request and receive, at no charge, up to four (4) mailing 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. Click here to complete the Mailing List request online. Mailing lists will be provided via email only.

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

Chapters are encouraged to use these lists to target and recruit new members.

  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.

Leadership Development

CAMFT Leadership Conference

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 from an association management expert and various breakout sessions on issues pertaining to organizing and sustaining a successful chapter. Click here for the 2020 Leadership Conference Information.

The Chapter Excellence awards and stipends will be presented during the Conference 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. Click here for a list of 2020 Award Winners.

The 2021 Nomination packet will be available in June 2020. The Submission deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020.

Presentations

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: Best Practices” workshop.

2020 Presentations: If your chapter did not receive a presentation in 2019, you may request a presentation to take place between May 1, 2020 and December 13, 2020. Click HERE to complete the request form.

2021 Presentations: All Chapters will have an opportunity to request a presentation. Requests will open in September 2020.

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. Click HERE to complete the request form.

A CAMFT attorney will provide an instructional guide of the laws and regulations surrounding the process of trainee to intern to application to LMFT, including a review of the forms involved in the process and a discussion of the breakdown of hours. Click HERE to complete the request form.

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 Michele Champion. She can be reached at mchampion@camft.org.

If your chapter has developed a relationship with local universities and its MFT faculty, please reach out to CAMFT's outreach coordinator Michele Champion at 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.

Your enthusiastic Board of Directors at CAMFT is eager to connect with you and meet your fellow chapter board leaders and members. We encourage you to reach out to a CAMFT Board member in your region!