Bylaws Process CAMFT Bylaws Process


The CAMFT Bylaws are a set of regulations and standards enacted at CAMFT’s inception, over 50 years ago, that provide a framework for our operation and management. As is common for all associations and organizations, Bylaws should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis in order to keep up with the needs of the association and its members, as well as changes in law.

The Bylaws Committee has spent many hours over several years reviewing the Bylaws document, and they have identified hundreds of revisions to be addressed, both small and substantial. Because it would be a difficult and timely process to address all of these revisions at one time, the Bylaws Committee and CAMFT Board prioritized seven (7) amendments to present to the membership now so that membership may address the most vital amendments in a timely fashion. With this initial Bylaws revision roll-out, CAMFT is also encouraging the passage of electronic voting, which would allow future Bylaws amendments to be sent in a greener, more efficient method.

Listed below are the seven (7) proposed amendments that will be put up for a vote in the spring of 2020, as well as a red-lined version of the affected Bylaws sections. Note that the remaining revisions mentioned above will be addressed at a future time. To view the entire Bylaws document with the proposed red-lined changes listed below, click here.

We welcome and encourage member comment throughout this process! Please feel free to email your feedback to

CAMFT Bylaws 2020 LIVE Webinar

This Bylaws Webinar, hosted by Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, Executive Director of CAMFT, Katie Vernoy, LMFT, CAMFT President, and Cathryn Leff, LMFT, CAMFT President-Elect, showcases the proposed revisions to the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT) Bylaws that will be voted on by the membership in the spring of 2020. Originally aired on Facebook Live on January 27.2020.

CAMFT Bylaws 2020 LIVE In-Person Events

CAMFT Connects

Bylaws, AB5, Medicare, and More!
Friday, February 21, 2020,  2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Westin San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Milbrae, CA 94030

Click here to attend this event!


Northern California

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

Waterfront Hotel, 10 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607


Southern California

Friday, January 10, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, 900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660


The following seven revisions were identified by the Bylaws Committee and the Board of Directors as prioritized amendments to be voted on by CAMFT members.

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Proposed Revisions


This is the red-lined version of the affected Bylaws sections. Note that the remaining revisions mentioned will be addressed at a future time.

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Full Redline Revisions