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, 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 26, 2021 10:00 AM • Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill, 1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland (on Lake Merritt)
October 02, 2021 10:00 AM • Zoom


EBCAMFT's

Monthly

Board of Directors

Meeting


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



**NEW**

3000 HOUR CLUB

"5 MINUTE CORNER"

CLICK HERE FOR

Resources and Information

for our Pre-Licensed Community



                    




EB-CAMFT THERAPISTS NETWORKING BRUNCH

Sunday, September 26th

10 a.m. to noon


Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, CA (on Lake Merritt)

 

Get to know your fellow East Bay CAMFT members in a casual, fun environment, and feel free to invite colleagues who would like more information about our chapter.  To help ensure everyone's safety, we are encouraging participants to be vaccinated and we will meet outside on the lawn near the restaurant.  You will be ordering food to eat outside from the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill. 

 

Format: Please bring with you some business cards to share, a lawn chair, a mask to wear when we're not eating, and please plan on practicing social distancing guidelines. We will allow time for participants to share about their practice and pass out business cards or flyers advertising their groups or workshops.  


Where: Outside of the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill (1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland) on the lawn to the right as you are facing the restaurant.  We will have a sign on the grass to help you to find us.


When:  Sunday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to noon

  

This event is open to East Bay CAMFT members.  Feel free to invite colleagues who would like to know more about our chapter 

Please RSVP under "Upcoming Events" on the left side of this page

by Saturday, September 25th so we know how many are coming.


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Join Fellow East Bay CAMFT Members & Guests For:

Road To Licensure


Presented by Luke Matthew Martin, Esq.

CAMFT Attorney

Date:  October 2, 2021  

Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Location:  ZOOM (Link directions will be sent Oct 1, one day before the webinar)



EB CAMFT Prelicensed (Student and Associate) Members - FREE

EB CAMFT Licensed Members - FREE

Other Membership Categories and Guests - $20

2.0 CEU's

Registration closes on October 1st at 9 pm.


Click HERE to register.


Course Description:

Level of Learning: Introductory

This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the licensing process for pre-licensees as they work toward licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include: the marriage and family therapy licensing process; supervised experience requirements for applicants; supervisor qualifications and supervision requirements; licensing examinations; and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.

Educational Goals:

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the many challenges facing pre-licensees working toward licensure.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Record the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience required
  2. Identify the “options” for counting hours currently available to pre-licensees
  3. Apply how the 90-day rules impacts their ability to count hours 
  4. Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing
  5. Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms
  6. Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies to take to complete their 3000 hours

CEU's

  • Course meets the qualifications for 2.0 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.

About the Presenter:

Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors.

Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.

**IMPORTANT REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY**  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**

For general information, special needs, ADA accommodations, or grievances: Please contact Sandy at admin@ebcamft.org.  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 noteCertificates 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. 


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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.



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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.

Respectfully,

THE EAST BAY CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  

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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?

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!


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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 

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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

admin@ebcamft.org

 

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