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Learn why CAMFT is prohibited from engaging in such activity and how the Sherman Antitrust Act is applicable.

Members often ask this question or ask for a resource to guide them in understanding what is insurance fraud and what is not insurance fraud.  The information you need is in this article.

This article will review the section of law that requires there to be a written agreement between schools and work settings for the hours of experience gained by trainees outside of their practicum assignments.

There are many advantages to being in private practice, but there are also many disadvantages. This article will be the first of a series  of articles that will address issues to consider when contemplating or planning to open a private practice.

There are many things to consider when planning to open a private practice. This article will offer you a few basic issues to consider as well as references that you will find quite useful.

The Typical California MFT
2010 CAMFT Member Practice and Demographic Survey

For all but a very select few, marketing is a necessary component of any business, and of course, your practice is a business. Learn more about how you can market your practice by creating a successful marketing strategy that includes a wide range of activities.

This article will address some of the financial aspects of sustaining your burgeoning private practice.

Scope of Practice. Questions often arise regarding the breadth of the scope of practice of the marriage and family therapist professional, or with regard to any profession or professional . What is a scope of practice? And, how does it differ from a scope of competence? If challenged, can you articulate your scope of practice?