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State of the Profession

  • 16 Apr 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online


State of the Profession

with Dr. Nabil El-Ghoroury

April 16, 10:00 - 11:30 am

10:00-11:30 Speaker Presentation


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.

Specific learning objectives include the following:

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

    About Dr. El-Gouroury:

    Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, is the Executive Director of the California Association of  Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In this role, he represents over 32,000 marriage and  family therapists and trainees in the state of California. 

    Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American  Psychological Association (APA), where he directed the American Psychological Association of  Graduate Students (APAGS), the graduate student group within APA. In this role, he functioned  as the CEO of a medium-sized association (approximately 28,000 members), providing  leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of all projects and activities for the  organization. 

    Dr. El-Ghoroury practiced as a pediatric psychologist for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center.  He was faculty in Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health  Disparities. He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve  University. Nabil saw patients with a variety of mental health and health conditions in the  Pediatrics Department, served as the consulting psychologist for a bilingual pediatric primary care  clinic. As his clinic’s only bilingual (Spanish-speaking) mental health provider at the time, Nabil  treated many monolingual Spanish-speaking and bilingual children and families. While he was working at MetroHealth, he received loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps  Loan Repayment Program. 

    Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He won the Student Research Prize from the  Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for  his master’s thesis examining how family members played with children with autism. He was  awarded the Achievement in Public Information Award by the Ohio Psychological Association in  recognition of providing media outreach in Spanish after the Virginia Tech shooting. Most  recently, he was accepted into American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Diversity  Executive Leadership Program for 2016-2018. 

    Dr. El-Ghoroury has been involved in associations as a leader. He was a founding board member  of the American Arab, North African, and Middle Easter Psychological Association. He served as  Chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for APA. He volunteered as Chair of the  Public Education Campaign for the Ohio Psychological Association. He was a student  representative to the APA Ethics Code Task, where he helped update the ethical standards that  are followed by all psychologists in the US. Currently he serves on the Ethics Committee for ASAE. 

    Nabil has presented at numerous national conferences on topics related to student and  professional development in psychology, leadership opportunities for graduate students, social  media, and health and educational disparities in autism. He has spoken frequently about how to  afford graduate school and has described the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to numerous  audiences of students and recent doctorate. 

    He was a keynote speaker for the 2012 Hawaii Psychological Association annual conference. Fully  fluent in Spanish, he has presented in Spanish at several conferences in Latin America, including  Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba. 

    Nabil received his Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his  Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University.

    1.5 CEs are included in the registration cost for this presentation

    ***For this event, we are NOT able to offer CEs to psychologists or nurses***

    COST for MC-CAMFT Member: $10

    Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


    Please contact Olivia Fae Stadler at


    Please Note: Certificates 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.

    MC-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Provider# 050097.

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