Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), a diverse local community of professionals who seek to further the profession. We are an active membership of Licensed MFTs, LPCCs, Interns, Trainees and Associates.
East Bay CAMFT serves our community by providing resources to fit the broad 
range of needs that comprise our membership. From our
E-tree Google Group Forum, CEU Presentations, Mentorship Group,
newsletter, and socials, to our 3000 Hour Club, we are here to support
professional growth. 
–EBCAMFT Board of Directors

Legal & Ethical Workshop: 

"The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes!"

Presenter: David Jensen, J.D., CAMFT Staff Attorney


Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM (Check-in begins at 8:30)

Location: Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton, CA (925) 847-6000

David Jensen, J.D., will stress the importance of the psychotherapist's role as a creator of legal and ethical outcomes, whether for good or for ill. In particular, he will instruct attendees on the four fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely, and confidently. This course will also cover the important subjects of patients who are dangerous to third parties, and provide attendees with an overview of the BBS administrative hearing process.

Learning Objectives:  

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Recognize the importance of the psychotherapist's role and their effect on good or bad legal and ethical outcomes.
  2. Identify the four fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely and confidently.
  3. Recognize the differences between the duty to warn, the duty to protect, and the duty to report.
  4. Summarize the BBS administrative hearing process as it applies to therapy.

Cost: FREE for all EB CAMFT Members (except E-tree only members) who are current with dues and concurrently members of CAMFT.  This event may be opened to others in the future for a fee if space becomes available 


Click HERE to register.  You can also register by going to www.eastbaytherapist.org, signing into the website, and following the links to registration for this event.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!  THIS EVENT WILL LIKELY REACH CAPACITY!

6 CEU's will be providedEB CAMFT Provider #052488

EB CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

**IMPORTANT CANCELLATION POLICY**  We are trying to accommodate as many members as possible, but we will likely have a waiting list of members who aren't able to get in.  Please be kind and notify us ASAP (at susankelseymft@gmail.com or (800) 890-1962) if you are registered and you are subsequently unable to attend.  That way someone on the waiting list can take your place.  Thank you in advance!

For general information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances: Please contact Susan Kelsey at susankelseymft@gmail.com.  You will receive a response within 24 hours.  Note: Deadline for requesting ADA accommodations is two weeks prior to the workshop so that we may have time to properly accommodate you

Hotel Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms for our members who wish to spend the night at the hotel at a low price of $119/night. Please click here to reserve a room: Book your group rate for East Bay Chapter of CAMFT.  Offer good through 5/2/18

Please noteCertificates of Completion will be awarded at the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, sign in and out, and complete the course evaluation form. 

Presenter Bio:  Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April, 2002.  He was born in Flint, Michigan, “Go Tigers!,” but was raised in Tustin, California.  Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.  Thereafter, Dave passed the California bar examination in February, 1999, and he did it on his first try!  In 2016, Dave was awarded a Master of Liberal Studies degree (English concentration) from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.  As an attorney with CAMFT, Dave consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and obligations, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine.  


3000 Hour Support

April 27, 2018

3-5 PM

The Wright Institute

1000 Dwight Way,

Berkeley, CA 94710



Board Meeting


For Psychotherapists

We are an association of licensed and pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and mental-health professionals with related licenses. We are dedicated to supporting one another's professional lives through opportunities for continuing education, networking, consultation, social connection, increasing public awareness of who we are and what we offer, and participating in legislative efforts to advance our profession.

East Bay CAMFT serves its members as a comprehensive source of quality information and training for best practices that include the most current clinical, marketing and business practices; and a compelling on-line presence for professionals and the public. It is our aim to be known for extensive community building and networking.

East Bay CAMFT is an efficient and transparent organization that uses its financial resources for maximum benefit to its members. The East Bay CAMFT Board encourages its members to be involved and contribute to their profession through participation in its working committees, its on- line newsletter, and its programs for the membership and the public. And finally, because of the way we conduct our chapter, East Bay CAMFT is a model that provides leadership to our parent organization, CAMFT, and to other state and national organizations."

  - East Bay CAMFT Vision Statement
    Adopted June, 2011

Not Yet a Member?

Clinicians who are not members of East Bay CAMFT are invited to peruse almost all of the reading material available here on the Website. On our site you will find opportunities to earn required
CEU units, information on our organizational activities, and many other valuable services.

East Bay CAMFT, which serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, is the largest CAMFT chapter in Northern California. CAMFT is the professional organization for MFTs in the State of California. We began as a network in 1980, and received our charter from CAMFT in 1985. The Chapter is active in providing training, social and networking events, and public services to the community. We welcome your participation!


EBCAMFT 2018 Board of Directors

President:  Merrie Sennett

President Elect:  Ian Vianu

Secretary: Toni Maita

Treasurer: Rebecca Olmstead

Member-at-Large: Ronald Mah

Member-at-Large: Susan Kelsey

Member-at-Large: George Vassiliades

Member-at-Large: Open


East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278

Albany , CA 94704
eastbaytherapist.org   510-692-9936


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