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, Trainees, and Students as well as 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

October 17, 2021 12:30 PM • Buon Appetito, 917 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541
November 06, 2021 10:00 AM • Zoom Online Training



Board of Directors


2nd Friday of the month

Next meeting:

Friday, October 8, 2021

9:30 - 11:30am

To join the Zoom Meeting as a guest, please contact president@ebcamft.org for the Zoom ID





Resources and Information

for our Pre-Licensed Community


East Bay CAMFT is inviting you to a Zoom training:


  • Saturday, November 6, 2021 

  • 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Location: Zoom


  • East Bay CAMFT Chapter Members: FREE

  • NON-MEMBERS: $30

  • CEU's Offered

  • Click HERE to register.

Last day to register:  

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12 noon

This course is designed to help therapists identify their biases and their effects and learn how to address them so they can create more egalitarian and authentic interactions with clients. 

Registered participants will receive a Zoom invitation shortly before the workshop.

This is a LIVE Zoom Workshop (No Recordings)

Presented by:

Julie A. Garcia, Ph.D.,
Professor, Psychology and Child Development Department      California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo

Dr. Julie Garcia is a social psychologist that has been researching, teaching, and doing service related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for over 20 years. She has published over 20 research articles and book chapters, as well has received prestigious research grant funding to do research on these topics. She has also given over 50 presentations on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics both nationally and internationally.  In 2017, she did a TEDx talk on implicit bias.   

She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan and did a postdoctoral training at Stanford University.  She has been on the faculty at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo in the Department of Psychology and Child Development for over 13 years and has also served as the university's Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion.

Contact information:
Email: jgarci31@calpoly.edu
Website: https://psycd.calpoly.edu/faculty-staff/julie-garcia

East Bay CAMFT Provider #052488

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Completion of this course earns a discount on liability insurance. 

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop if you miss no more than 15 minutes of the workshop and complete the evaluation.

The East Bay Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, Associates and students, MSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.           

To ensure you receive credit for the workshop and have a stress-free experience, please:

Sign into the workshop at least 5 minutes before the start time

Be certain your FULL NAME (as you have registered for the event) appears onscreen so that we may properly take attendance,

Miss no more than 15 minutes of the workshop

Leave your camera on throughout the entire workshop (except for break)

Complete an evaluation (which will be emailed to all participants after the workshop) 

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration seven days prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee.  The only exception will be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please reply to this email within seven days of the upcoming event.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please reply to this email no less than one week prior to the event.


Call For Presentations

2021 East Bay CAMFT Member

Peer Presentations

East Bay CAMFT Members are invited to present peer trainings with up to 2 CEUs sponsored by EB CAMFTZoom facilitation, evaluations and certificates will be provided by EB CAMFT. These trainings will be a free offering for EB CAMFT Members.

Apply Here

  • Course must meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • East Bay Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #52488) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  East Bay Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 
  • Applications will be screened and Presenters will be notified for next steps.

East Bay CAMFT 

Therapist Networking Luncheon

Sunday, October 17th, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Get to know fellow SF Bay Area therapists and other mental health professionals in a casual, fun environment.  We host these networking meetings monthly.

This will be a 1 hour long lunch during which we will take turns introducing ourselves & talking about our professional endeavors.  We will ask for a “fun fact” that you can share with the group (hobbies, pets/kids, travel, etc.).


Buon Appetito

917 A St, Hayward, CA 94541

(Look for us on the outdoor patio)

Please bring CASH for your meal.  We don’t pay the restaurant for hosting, so guests are expected to order something from the menu (you can take it to go).  If you have business cards, flyers, or other marketing materials, feel free to bring them.

This is an OUTDOOR event.  We don’t keep track of anyone’s vaccination status. By attending you acknowledge the risk of potential exposure to Covid-19.

Please RSVP to Annia at Annia.Raysberg@gmail.com so we can tell the restaurant the exact number of people.  For same-day questions or changes, please text Annia at 415-244-6647.


EB CAMFT Solidarity Statement

June 23, 2020

Dear EBCAMFT Members,

As a local Chapter of CAMFT, your Board of Directors is in support of state CAMFT’s message disavowing racial injustice as an organization. We also felt compelled to speak out as a Chapter. Your Board of Directors supports and stands in solidarity with all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and deplores systemic racism in our local community and our country. We feel the anger, the grief, and the urgency that you do. We understand that words are not enough, and we want to be thoughtful about what steps we can take now and moving forward as a Chapter in our commitment to combating racism. 

First, as mental health clinicians, our community has a unique perspective on, and a responsibility to address, the mental health impacts of racial injustice and discrimination. As such, we have begun to compile a list of Resources to Combat Racial Injustice for Mental Health Professionals for our members, with the intention of making this list an evolving community resource for learning. With the creation of this living Google document, we invite our EBCAMFT members to contribute their own suggestions and share resources. We hope this list will help our local CAMFT Community remain engaged and educated about racial injustice and mental health.

Next, the Board has changed the focus of the remainder of this year’s workshops and trainings to topics that can bring a deeper understanding of how we can use our profession to address and facilitate systemic change to dismantle racism. In addition, we recognize ongoing self-inquiry to confront implicit biases and racism within ourselves is required to provide better services for BIPOC clients and to create a community in which our BIPOC clinicians feel included and supported. We are open to your recommendations for potential speakers, who can share relevant and powerful messages with us. Please send your ideas for speakers to ebcamftpresident@gmail.com.





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. 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?

The California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) is the professional organization for Marriage & Family Therapists and allied professionals in the State of California.  East Bay CAMFT (the largest CAMFT chapter in California at this time) serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  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 2021 Board of Directors

Beth Hermosillo, LMFT, President

John Kravitz, LMFT, President-Elect

Jennifer Brookman, LMFT, Secretary

Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT-S, Treasurer

Aliss Ching Chieh Wang, AMFT & Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT-S, Program Co-Directors

Nanci Finley, LMFT, Membership Director

Jennifer Brookman, LMFT, Marketing/Social Media Director

Tanya Jacobs, Pre-licensed Director-Student

Khea Gumbs, LMFT, Member-at-Large 


East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94706 





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