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



Board of Directors


2nd Friday of the month

Next meeting: Friday, August 13, 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:

Racial Trauma:

Assessment and Treatment

Across the Lifespan

Presented By:

Maryam Jernigan-Noesi, PhD

Saturday, July 24, 2021  9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Licensed EB CAMFT Chapter Members: $50

Licensed Members of other CAMFT Chapters $50

All Pre-Licensed Therapists (Associate/Student): $30

Licensed Non-Members/Guests: $70

3 CEU's Offered

East Bay CAMFT Provider #052488

Last day to register:  Friday, July 23, 2021 at 12 noon, PST

This is a LIVE Zoom Workshop Only (No Recordings)



This presentation will provide an overview of the history of trauma

treatment in clinical settings and articulate the challenges of treating

racial discrimination and the traditional trauma framework. Finally,

strategies for effective assessment and treatment of racial

trauma and race-based traumatic stress are discussed.


After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define racial trauma in the context of mental health assessment and treatment.
  2. Identify at least three mental and physical health symptoms correlated with significant experiences of racial discrimination.
  3. Identify at least two clinical assessments that can facilitate recognition and treatment of racial trauma.


  • Introduction of topic and speaker
  • Overview of history of trauma treatment/Definition of trauma
  • Discuss challenges of treating racial discrimination and traditional trauma framework
  • Discuss strategies for effective assessment and treatment of racial trauma and race-based traumatic stress


Dr. Jernigan-Noesi is a licensed psychologist, professor, clinician-scientist,

and CEO of Jernigan and Associates Psychological and Educational

Consulting, LLC. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA, and serves as Assistant

Professor of Psychology at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. In addition, she

holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of

Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Her contributions as a

scholar & researcher have earned recognition for growing expertise in racial

stress and trauma and the investigation of experiences of racial discrimination

as a social determinant of mental and physical health outcomes. As such, 

she has served as a consultant to numerous organizations and educational

institutions around issues related to racial equity and inclusion.


This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

EB CAMFT (CEU provider #052488)

EAST Bay CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’S, LCSW’S, LPCC’S and LEP’S. EB CAMFT maintains responsibility for the program and all of its contents.


Please contact Aliss Wang and Susan Kelsey at programs@ebcamft.org

You will receive a response within 48 hours. Note: Deadline for requesting ADA accommodations is two weeks prior to the workshop so that we may have time to properly accommodate you.


Will be awarded after the completion of the workshop to those who attend the workshop in its entirety, complete the course evaluation form, and pass any required post test with a score of 70% or higher (if a test is required).


You may cancel for 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 events. 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**

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.


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!

Join Fellow East Bay CAMFT Members & Guests For:

From the Top: State of the Profession

Presented by Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, Ph.D.

CAMFT Executive Director

Date:  April 16, 2021  

Time:  10:00 am to 11:30 am 

Location:  ZOOM (Link directions will be sent April 15, one day before the webinar)

EB CAMFT Prelicensed (Student and Associate) Members - FREE

EB CAMFT Licensed Members - $15

Other Membership Categories and Guests - $20

1.5 CEU's

Registration closes on April 15th at 10 pm.

Click HERE to register.

Course Description:

Join CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members. 

Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-min presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will.  There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates.  Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills
  2. Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists
  3. Identify important components of a Professional Will


  • Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of 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.


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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