Monterey County Chapter 


POSTPONED: Date TBD Fall/Winter 2020

March Breakfast

Dr. Talal H. Alsaleem

Introduction to Systemic Affair Recovery

Join us to expand your understanding of the process of healing and introduce you to the clinical tools you need to help your clients recover from the trauma of infidelity.

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  • I am honored to step in as the 2020 MC-CAMFT President.  It was wonderful to start off the events for this year with such a well attended beginning at our new venue, The Hilton Garden Inn.  I’m inspired by the active engagement of our Chapter Members who attend our events, and I intend to support the Chapter in its continued growth.

    With this intention in mind, I am calling for more people to volunteer their time by taking a role on the Chapter Board.  I began my involvement by stepping into the role of Hospitality Chair.  I found that I had a lot of support in understanding my role, and the time commitment was really manageable.  I had fun connecting with my fellow board members, getting to know the Chapter community more easily, and it felt great to contribute to the events that happen throughout the year.  It was this experience that led me to take on further leadership for the Chapter through my current role as president. 

    As I come to understand more and more of what it takes to keep things going for our Chapter, my gratitude grows for all of the people that have chosen to dedicate their time and energy to our offerings.  Specifically, I’d like to thank Kristine Jensen for her willingness to lead the Chapter as president these past years.  Kristine made me feel very welcome when I joined the board, and she has been an ongoing support to me every step of the way.  She has even been willing to take on other roles on the board that have remained vacant because she cares so much about the Chapter!  My goal is to get more people volunteering because I see clearly that when we have a group of people who are all willing to dedicate smaller amounts of time, it spreads things around and makes it possible for more things to happen. 

  • For inspiration, here are some of the benefits to volunteering your time as a board member:

        • Ability to have an active voice in the Chapter community, contributing to the development of the organization and our offerings as a Chapter
        • Chapter dues paid for by the Board
        • Opportunity to attend annual weekend CAMFT Leadership Conference that includes hotel stay and informative workshops related to leadership and promoting the enhancement of the Chapter
        • Deepened connection to the MC-CAMFT community through enhanced interaction and familiarity with Chapter Members
        • Opportunity to form relationships with dedicated and passionate colleagues as fellow Board Members

Please reach out to me when you’re ready to be on the board and bring your unique ideas to our Chapter offerings!

With that being said, I am happy to welcome our new Newsletter Chair, Ross Farley, to the MC-CAMFT board.  Our previous Newsletter Chair, Elizabeth Ramirez, decided to step out of this role after years of dedicating her time and energy to the MC-CAMFT board in various roles including president.  Again, I’m sure I can speak for all of us in sharing immense gratitude for Elizabeth’s contributions to the Chapter.  She has been a vital part in creating the thriving Chapter that exists today, and her presence on the board will be missed!  Ross has created the first newsletter of 2020, and I’m looking forward to seeing how he brings his creativity to this offering.

Of course, please be sure to check out all of the upcoming events we are offering this year.  We have some really dynamic topics lined up, and we also have creative ideas for events that we are hoping to launch, so stay tuned!

Wishing you all well as we get into the groove of 2020!


Jennifer Farley


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. 

P.O. Box 3092, Monterey, CA 93942

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