Monterey County Chapter
If you are considering joining MC-CAMFT we invite you to read over the many benefits that chapter membership provides. We are proud of the very active chapter we have in Monterey County and of the generous spirit of its members. Being a therapist can be a lonely and isolating profession. If you want a sense of community, camaraderie and support for the important work you are doing, this is place to meet other therapists in our area.
We also provide a chance to have fun and socialize with like-minded people. Becoming a Board Member is also an excellent way to jump-start your involvement in the local therapist community.
MC-CAMFT benefits include:
Various Events throughout the Year
Our chapter meetings are held six times a year. For upcoming events, schedule, and details see Events. At each of the luncheon meetings we feature a guest speaker sharing expertise on topics of interest to therapists. MC-CAMFT members receive a discounted luncheon fee, and CEUs are also free to members. Meetings are an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues, trade business cards, distribute flyers, announce events, expand your professional referral base and meet new clinicians in the area.
The MC-CAMFT newsletter offers:
Members are encouraged to submit articles or book reviews. The newsletter is published every other month. Members may choose to receive it by mail or via email (the "green" option). Members can also access current and previous issues of the newsletter on this website.
Access to Forums
Our email forums provide an easy way to reach a broad network to stay in touch about referrals, events, groups, office space available/wanted, supervision wanted/offered, trainings, etc.
Member Directory & Referral Guide
The directory includes professional listings of all MC-CAMFT members including contact information, areas of focus, languages spoken, clinical orientation, populations served, and groups offered. This information is available on our website in a searchable format using Find a Therapist.
Our website provides you with an Internet link to your chapter and professional community. The Find a Therapist feature enables prospective clients to locate a therapist by name, areas of focus, languages spoken, office locations, population served, clinical orientation and groups offered. Other features include:
Pre-Licensed Member Services
You are warmly invited to join our Monterey Chapter. The first step is to become a member of CAMFT. The next step is to become one of our valued chapter members by going to our membership application page. 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. The Monterey Chapter CAMFT is a great way to start your professional connections in your new career!
Pre-licensed members receive the following benefits:
MC-CAMFT is proud to offer a Mentorship Program. The purpose of this program is to pair licensed MFTs/LCSWs with late term interns and newly licensed MFTs and LCSWs in order to assist with general questions concerning the profession and relevant issues.
Every other year we host an all-day workshop and bring in outstanding speakers.
Mailing Labels, Advertising & Classified Ads
Members of the chapter and other professionals in the community are able to buy chapter mailing labels. The price for members is significantly less than for non-members. Members may also advertise in the newsletter via ads or flyers. Advertising is available for other organizations, individuals and agencies who are interested in publicizing information, services, events relevant to psychotherapy.
Host a Salon
Take advantage of a great opportunity to shine in front of our membership by hosting a casual 2-3 hour presentation and/or Q&A on a topic of your choice. Gain exposure to your expertise and earn CEUs while doing so.
Other Programs and Events
From time to time, special events and programs are hosted by our chapter. We have hosted a panel of family law attorneys and therapists, and more recently an evening member speaker series to accommodate those members unable to attend the Friday luncheon meetings. Each year we host a chapter party, alternating between a holiday party and a fall mixer. This offers an opportunity for members to socialize in a more casual and celebratory atmosphere.