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, (and affiliate professionals such as LCSWs. LPCCs, Psychologists, etc.), Prelicensed Associates and Trainees, and Community Partners.  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, Networking Events, CE Presentations, Mentorships, socials, and our 3000 Hour Club.  We are here to support your professional growth. – EBCAMFT Board of Directors

Upcoming events

September 20, 2019 12:00 PM (EDT) • Thai Taste Kitchen, 3814 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
September 21, 2019 4:00 PM • Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
October 19, 2019 9:30 AM • Preservation Park, Nile Hall, 668 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
October 29, 2019 8:30 AM • Min's Kitchen, 3505 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519


Friday, September 13, 2019


Bay Street Mall, Emeryville

Then 10/11, and 11/8

Same time and location

Call 800-890-1962 for details



  End the summer with a BANG!

Oakland Athletics Baseball and Fireworks Social

Date: Saturday September 21, 2019

Time:  4:00 p.m. Tailgating / 6:07 p.m. Game Begins

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The deadline has been extended for one week to register for the A’s baseball social, because we have a few spots left! Come and enjoy tailgating and A’s baseball with 38+ fellow EB CAMFT members and guests.  So bring your family and friends for the last fireworks game of the season. See complete details below.

This year we have reserved tickets for the last fireworks night of the year. The A’s will be playing the Texas Rangers to close out the last of their home games for the 2019 regular season. 

In order to secure a special group ticket price we do need people to register and prepay for this event.

We will need to place our initial order with the Athletics on Thursday, September 5th at 10 a.m.


Through our group discount we are purchasing tickets for only $28 each.  

(Tickets are non-refundable)


Friends and family are welcome to join!


To reserve tickets for this event, please click HERE

Once you have reserved your tickets and paid,

your tickets will be emailed to you the first week of September



**If you purchase multiple tickets, you will be seated together. 

Note: Please contact Craig if you want to be seated with someone who registered separately 

Please keep in mind your registration is not complete until payment is secured.


The tailgate social will officially be held between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

                                    Of course, people are welcome to stay in the parking lot for as long as they like                                          or you can skip tailgating and attend just the game if you prefer

Please bring your own food, beverages and supplies to the tailgate party. 


The Oakland Coliseum is easily accessible by BART. Parking will be $20 at the gate. 


Craig Toonder is coordinating this event. 

Please email Craig Toonder directly at ctoondermft@gmail.com with any questions about the event.

For day of event issues or problems, please call Craig Toonder, MFT at 510-499-7137.


East Bay CAMFT's Law & Ethics Workshop 

"Staying on the Good Side of the BBS"

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


Date: Saturday, October 19th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Check-in begins at 9)

Location: Preservation Park, Nile Hall, 668 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

CEU's:  6 CEU's will be provided for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

David Jensen, J.D., will stress the importance of staying on the good side of the BBS. He will give attendees an overview of the licensing board process and educate licensees and associates about the statutory powers that the BBS has. This workshop meets the criteria to satisfy the BBS continuing requirements for 6 hours of law & ethics training.

Presenter Bio:  Now in private practice, Dave Jensen was a Staff Attorney with CAMFT from 2002-2019.  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 consulted with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas and obligations and was a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine.  

Learning Objectives:  

After the workshop, attendees will be able to:

1. Describe the complaint mechanism process for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

2. Discuss the twenty-five ways that licensees and associates can get into trouble with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

3. Explain the differences between a Citation and an Accusation/Statement of Issues.

4. Identify the "things" licensees and associates can do to stay on the good side of the BBS

Early Bird Prices (until 9/30) which includes lunch and snacks! :

$100 EB CAMFT Members ($125 starting October 1st)

$150 Non-Members and guests ($175 starting October 1st) 

$50 Prelicensed Members (Associates or Students) 

$75 Prelicensed Non-Members (Associates or Students)

Walk-ins (day of event)

$195 All Walk-ins except Prelicensed

$95 Prelicensed Walk-ins


Click HERE to register.  You can also register by going to www.eastbaytherapist.org and following the links to register for this event. You must be signed in to the website to get member prices.

6 CEU's will be provided (EB 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 REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY** You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days in advance of the event, or a 50% refund between 5 and 15 days in advance of the event. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of the event or for no-shows or failure to attend due to emergencies.  Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

**By registering for the event you agree to the terms of the Cancellation/Refund Policy**

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.

Please note: Certificates 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. 


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 requiredCEU 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 2019 Board of Directors

President:  Susan Kelsey

President Elect:  Open

Secretary: Heather Brostrand

Treasurer: Jason Ranieri

Membership Director:  Danielle Dekker

Program Director:  Tu Hoang

Hospitality Director:  Karen Yu

Prelicensed Director: Associate Representative:  Kaela Farrise

Prelicensed Director: Student Representative:  Audrey Majerczak

Member-at-Large/Social Media Director: Laura Friedeberg

Member-at-Large: Beth Hermosillo


East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94706 




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