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

September 24, 2020 7:30 AM • Recorded Version of July 10th Workshop Available Through September 24, 2020


Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, September 18, 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 or email her at admin@ebcamft.org for details





Resources and Information

for our Pre-Licensed Community


EB CAMFT is inviting you to a Zoom training:

Law and Ethics Online Series 2020

This is the second in a series of four L&E online workshops facilitated by CAMFT Attorneys this year. Each of the four workshops stands alone and provides 1.5 CEUs.  If you attend all 4 of them, you can earn all 6 Law and Ethics CEUs required for renewing your license.

**Below is the second in the series, and the additional two workshops are listed at the end of this page. 

We will notify you when registration opens for the other workshops**

An Overview of Progress Notes as They are

Utilized in Documenting Mental Health

Treatment Records

Friday, September 25, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented on Zoom by Michael Griffin, Esq 

1.5 CEUs Offered

Cost to join us on Friday:

EB CAMFT Members: $10,  Non-Members: $20

*Or register to watch a recorded presentation later:

Members $10/Guests $20

Pre-registration to view the live workshop required (no later than the end of the day Thursday Sept. 24th)

Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, Staff Attorney at CAMFT
Educational Goals

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the legal and ethical obligations surrounding attendance at a deposition. Participants will also learn what the deposition itself might be like.

Measurable Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • 1.      Describe 3 or more specific functions/purposes for progress notes.
  • 2.      Explain how progress notes are relevant to the requirements expressed in California Business and Professions Code, 4982. (v), which requires therapists to “keep records consistent with sound clinical judgment, the standards of the profession, and the nature of the services rendered.”
  • 3.      Explain how progress notes are relevant to the ethical standards concerning client/patient records, as expressed in §5.3 of the CAMFT Code of Ethics. 
  • 4.      Explain the difference between “progress notes” and “psychotherapy notes” as they are defined by HIPAA.About the presenter:

Michael Griffin, J.D., LCSW, is an attorney at law and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Griffin received his MSW degree from the USC School of Social Work in 1980, and obtained his LCSW in 1982. In 1998, Mr. Griffin was a member of the first graduating class at Chapman University School of Law and obtained his law license in 2002.

Mr. Griffin has a broad background of experience as a mental health professional and has worked as a therapist, clinical case manager, clinical supervisor and child/adolescent outpatient clinic director, and was the Director of Clinical Operations for Western Youth Services in Orange County, California. He also served as a BBS oral examiner for LCSW candidates.

For several years, Mr. Griffin was employed in the department of Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA., where he worked as a child-family therapist, clinical supervisor, and outpatient clinic director, and was the coordinator of school-based mental health programs. Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist in Orange County, CA., and is an attorney with CAMFT, where he consults with CAMFT’s members regarding legal and ethical issues.


Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of each course in exchange. Each course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


General information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances:  Please contact Aliss Wong at alissw@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.

NOTE: **IMPORTANT REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY** You may cancel for a full refund up to 15 days prior to September 25th, or a 50% refund between 5 and 15 days prior to September 25th. No refunds for cancellations within 5 days of September 25th, or if you are unable to join the live event on September 25th, or for failure to watch the recorded event prior to the viewing deadline.  Unused funds cannot be applied to future workshops. NO EXCEPTIONS!  If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Two Additional Upcoming Trainings in this Series:

Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bradley Muldrow, Esq
“Critical legal and ethical requirements for providing treatment to minors who are consenting on their own” (1.5 CEUs)

Friday, November 13, 2020

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Luke Martin, Esq
“A therapist’s mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act”  (1.5 CEUs)

We will notify you as each of these upcoming workshops are open for registration.

Two Additional Upcoming Trainings in this Series:

Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bradley Muldrow, Esq
“Critical legal and ethical requirements for providing treatment to minors who are consenting on their own” (1.5 CEUs)

Friday, November 13, 2020

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Luke Martin, Esq
“A therapist’s mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act”  (1.5 CEUs)

We will notify you as each of these upcoming workshops are open for registration.


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.


Beth Hermosillo, LMFT


Susan Weissenborn, LMFT

Past President

Jennifer Brookman, LMFT


Tu Hoang, LMFT


Aliss Wang, AMFT

Program Director


Nanci Finley, LMFT

Program Director/Venues

Nalini Calamur, AMFT

Pre-licensed Director

Jessica Brown, LMFT


John Kravitz, AMFT



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!


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: Jennifer Brookman

Prelicensed Director: Associate Representative:  Nalini Calamur

Prelicensed Director: Student Representative:  (open)

Member-at-Large: Jessica Brown

Member-at-Large: John Kravitz


East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94706 




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