Central Coast Therapists

To strengthen the Marriage & Family therapy profession & better serve our 
Central Coast community.

About Central Coast CAMFT

The Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT currently has members located throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. We have a fun and collaborative board which begins each year with a day-long retreat for goal-setting, budget planning, and the essential time to connect with one another to co-create a common vision for the year ahead.

Our objectives as a Chapter are:

  • To advance marriage and family therapy as an art, a science and a mental health profession, and to assist the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) in furthering its objectives on a local level.
  • To serve and represent the common professional and business interests of marriage and family therapists.
  • To set and maintain professional standards for marriage and family therapists.
  • To advocate and work to achieve public and private policies for the advancement of family life.
  • To engage in such other lawful activities as is allowed by law and/or as is set forth in the Articles of Incorporation of this corporation, and that are not in conflict with CAMFT’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws or ethical standards for marriage and family therapists.

Our January meeting is a networking meeting during which members introduce themselves by giving a brief summary of their areas of interest and specialization, as well as describing their practice.  Food and beverages are provided.  This is a great way to learn about possible referrals. 

During the rest of the year, our meetings are structured with speakers on a variety of topics ranging from practice-building to integrative therapies.  Our two-hour bi-monthly presentations are offered free of charge.  Chapter members may earn two CEUs for $25 if they choose; non-Chapter members pay $30 for two CEUs.

Chapter Policies

Events

Arrival time for events is usually 8:30a.m.-8:55a.m. -- we will help people join our chapter on the spot before workshop, at the break, or after the workshop.

If you choose not to pay online for events, please BRING THE CHECK WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  We no longer accept checks for event by mail.

Unless otherwise specified, our courses meet the qualifications for 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.

The Central Coast 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.           

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to receive CEUs for ANY Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT events, please plan to:

  • Arrive no later than 5 minutes from the beginning of the workshop,
  • Sign in at the registration desk,
  • Attend the full workshop,
  • Complete an evaluation and
  • Sign out at the end of the event

If you know you will be late or you need to leave early, you may still attend for free!  Thank you for respecting our presenters.

Grievance

While the Central Coast Chapter of CAMFT makes every effort to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues with regard to presentations/workshops which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the board. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

When a participant files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

  1. The participant(s) will be asked to put concerns in writing (this can be in electronic form, such as an email).
  2. If the grievance concerns a presenter, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The Board will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
  3. If the grievance concerns a presentation/workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the Board will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the Board will:
  • provide a credit for a subsequent presentation/workshop or
  • provide a partial or full refund of the presentation/workshop fee

Refund Policy

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.  Ths only exception witll be for registrants who are unable to attend due to family emergency.  If you need to cancel, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at (805) 458-8063 or richardskimlmft@gmail.com.

Special Accommodations

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of our events, please contact Chapter President Kim Richards within 10 days of the upcoming event at (805) 458-8063 or richardskimlmft@gmail.com.


photo by Tara Storke

Central Coast CAMFT 2020
Board of Directors

President
Kim Richards

President Elect
Laara Israhel

Treasurer
TBD

Secretary
Laudon Rowen

Membership Administrator
Jyll Maxwell

CEU Administrator
Elizabeth Karsh

Pre-licensed Representative
Serena Ames

Pre-licensed Mentor
Jamie Dunn

Communications Liaison
Eddie Palmer

Member-at-large
Karen Rogers

 


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