Monterey County Chapter 


December 8, Sunday 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Holiday Party!

at Rio Grill at The Crossroads

Join us for appetizers,


and laughter!

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President’s Message We have a lot going on in the coming months, so get your calendars ready and write these down in ink.

First off, are you registered for the Oct 4 all day conference on facilitating forgiveness conversations for ALL relationships? We all need forgiveness and we need to learn how to ask and accept forgiveness in the most healing ways possible. Sign up today!

A salon (members only) is scheduled on November 1st. “Serving Those Who Serve,” will address the unique ethical concerns and common stressors of military service members and their families. We are lucky to have Cindy Kao, PsyD, a professor at CSUMB and frequent conference presenter spend 3 hours (3 CEs) talking to us about this unique population. If you work with military members or families, you owe it to them and yourself to attend. If you don’t currently work with the military, join this discussion anyway because we need more therapists who are trained to understand and help these folks who have an incredibly stressful life.

On December 8th, we are hosting our HOLIDAY PARTY. Join us on a late Sunday afternoon! Rio Grill will again provide those incredible appetizers. Your collegial friends will all be there, and we are making this so affordable that you’d be nuts not to attend! Members $20, Guests $10.

Prepare to join us January 10th, at our NEW MEETING LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn on Aguajito Road in Monterey. Susan Swick, MD, will let us know the latest plans and update us on the upcoming child and adolescent treatment center known as Ohana. Dr Swick will also speak on current psychiatric issues and treatment concerns for children and adolescents. Please join us.

On July 11th we will host a day-long conference on suicide prevention and legal ethical concerns: “The Call of Darkness” presented by Lawrence Hedges, PhD. This course meets the licensure requirements for psychologists, LMFTs and LCSWs. A number of our members have been to various presentations with Dr Hedges and report that he is a fabulously creative presenter. Join your colleagues for this required training -- it’s a lot more fun than taking it online, ugh. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Monterey.

Congratulations to Brian Boles, an equine therapist and our currently website-featured member.

Lastly, thank you to all who attended our Sept 13th luncheon on The Hidden Epidemic of Shame. We had a sold-out venue and understand that a few of you shamelessly snuck in after we had said registration was closed! I personally appreciated your moxie.

See you at our upcoming events. Our new location at the Hilton Garden Inn will allow us more room to grow, delicious food prepared by chefs, and no room fee. We are grateful to the Monterey Pines venue—it was a good home for several years.

All the best to each of you



The Monterey Chapter CAMFT is a great way to start your professional connections in your new career! Join us and be a part of a group of peers supported by your professional community as you journey through your 3000 hours to licensure. First, become a member of CAMFT. Then become one of our valued chapter members by going to our membership application pageYou'll be supported by:

  • Training presentations, bi-monthly meetings, mentoring, skill building, information about local resources and networking and collaboration.
  • Email updates on available job openings with pertinent contact information.
  • Meetings and/or workshops that will provide 1.5 hours toward licensing.
  • The availability of the Chair to answer your questions and provide guidance.


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The Monterey County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (MC-CAMFT)  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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