Welcome!

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

June 27, 2020 9:00 AM • Zoom Online Training


EB CAMFT

Board of Directors Meeting

June 12, 2020

Via Zoom Meeting until further notice


9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Members welcome to attend.

Please call Sandy at 510-692-9936 for details.


                    


EBCAMFT is inviting you to a Zoom training

Topic:

"One is the loneliest number…

Two can be as bad as one."

Loneliness- From Theories to Therapy

Presented by Ronald Mah, M.S., PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Time: June 27, 2020 09:00-12:00 PM Pacific Time

3 CEU'S Offered.  RSVP required no later than June 26th

EB CAMFT Members:  FREE!  Guests: $20

Zoom Link Provided Upon Registration

Description:  Clients of any age often are existentially alone- sometimes suffering unbearably, although they may be surrounded by others in couples, families, and communities: school, church, work, and more… and with a caring compassionate therapist.  Life, community, and global circumstances can intensify the sense of being alone. This training is based on the premise that clinicians usually already hold an expansive repertoire of theoretical wisdom that they may not consciously draw upon in therapy.  As such, the trainer will prompt participants to identify and utilize- translate the theoretical wisdom they hold conceptually for practical therapeutic interventions and strategies to meet client needs for self-esteem, identity, connection, relationships, and meaning. 

Our Speaker:  Ronald Mah has been in education, human services, or therapy work since earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology & Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975; completed the teachers credential graduate program at the University of California, Berkeley in 1976; holds a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley. He sees individuals, children, couples, and families as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice in San Leandro.

He has been a presenter/trainer for the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists- CAMFT on working and therapy with difficult children, teenagers, couples, cross-cultural therapy, child abuse prevention, and elder therapy; was the mental health consultant for a private elementary and middle school in Oakland; and has provided ongoing mental health consultation and training for various Head Start programs including Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Wu Yee Children’s Services of San Francisco, Child Family Community Services, Fremont and San Joaquin County Head Start.


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Message from the President


Dear East Bay CAMFT Community,

I hope everyone is doing well and taking care of themselves amid the pandemic. As you all know, everyone in the Bay Area must “shelter in place” to curb the transmission of COVID-19, therefore all of our upcoming in-person events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes all Board of Directors meetings, which will be held by Zoom until it’s safe to have them in person again. If you would like to attend a meeting, let us know and we can give you instructions on how to join us. I am happy to see that some of the networking luncheons will continue as video conferences. I appreciate that our community is still making efforts to stay connected and I encourage everyone to reach out to colleagues for support and encouragement. The E-tree is always a great source of information and way to stay connected. Lately, there have been numerous helpful posts by chapter members discussing how to manage a myriad of concerns and complications that we are presently encountering as clinicians. If you haven’t had a chance to check the E-tree in a while, this would be an excellent time to do so. It’s a wonderful example of how our community comes together to support one another. Click this LINK for directions to subscribe to the E-tree.

CAMFT has also written a letter to members with a list of resources related to COVID-19, as well as a Q&A regarding use of Tele-health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read it HERE.

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Board of Directors had started working on multiple projects for our chapter. In January, we held our first member luncheon with guest speaker, Nabil El-Ghoroury, Executive Director of CAMFT. We also held the board’s Annual Retreat to welcome our new board members, conduct our first board meeting and initiate planning efforts for the year. During the retreat, I was voted in as the 2020 President, due to the previously elected President’s inability to continue with the board. In February, we attended the CAMFT Chapter Leadership Conference in Burlingame, where the East Bay CAMFT Chapter received the award for Best Chapter Management and Tu Hoang received an award for Outstanding Chapter Leader for going above and beyond the call of duty of her job. We left the conference with new ideas and inspiration for events, trainings and recruitment. We hope that some of these ideas will come to fruition by the end of the year. For now, in response to the pandemic, we are going to pivot and start working on plans to provide online resources, virtual meetings and webinars.

I’d like to introduce the 2020 Board Members:

Beth Hermosillo - President

Susan Kelsey Weissenborn - Past President

Tu Hoang - Treasurer

Aliss Wang - Program Director/ Speakers

Marie Whelan - Marketing/Social Media

John Kravitz - Member-at-Large

Jessica Brown - Member-at-Large

Nanci Finley - Member-at-large


We are still in need of a Hospitality Director, Pre-licensed Associate Director, Student Director and Membership Director. If you have any interest in serving the East Bay therapist community by serving on the Board of Directors, please let me know as soon as possible.

Let’s remember to be kind to ourselves and make time for self-care each day. Take good care and stay healthy!

Warm wishes,

Beth Hermosillo, LMFT

President, East Bay CAMFT

   


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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?

CAMFT is the professional organization for MFTs in the State of California, and East Bay CAMFT is a chapter that serves both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  It is the largest CAMFT chapter in Northern California (and possibly the entire state). 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!


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EBCAMFT 2020 Board of Directors

President:  Beth Hermosillo

President Elect:  Open

Past President: Susan Kelsey Weissenborn

Secretary: Jennifer Brookman

Treasurer: Tu Hoang

Membership Director:  (open)

Program Director:  Aliss Wang

Program Director/Venues:  Nanci Finley

Hospitality Director:  (open)

Marketing/Social Media Director: Marie Whelan

Prelicensed Director: Associate Representative:  (open)

Prelicensed Director: Student Representative:  (open)

Member-at-Large: Jessica Brown

Member-at-Large: John Kravitz

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East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94706 

www.eastbaytherapist.org  

 510-692-9936

 

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