SCV-CAMFT is committed to creating a community of therapists and a culture of connection.
Congratulation to Brandon Hoshiko, Director of Technology and Communications, for Winning Outstanding Chapter Leader Award at the CAMFT Leadership Conference.
As the director of Technology and Communications, Brandon has gone above and beyond to facilitate hybrid programs that allowed our members and non-members to attend presentations in-person while livestreaming to others who preferred the online option. Brandon has spent many hours of his free time to educate himself in various recording technologies, invested in new equipment to make the process as smooth as possible, and enthusiastically engaged others in dialogue to create recordings that would be as good as the live option for others to watch. The board is grateful for Brandon’s engagement and active participation in making our chapter a successful educational organization.
With the guidance of our Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Moitreyee Chowdhury, SCV-CAMFT established a DEI statement. The action plan for 2022 was to increase diversity oriented programs and start to think about how to refine such programs for 2023, In an effort to connect various groups through the understanding of and exposure to diverse celebrations, Moitreyee has been offering email blasts recognizing the contributions and celebrations of the various communities our chapter is made of. SEE DETAIL HERE
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
The psychotherapy profession is based on the premise of trust and acceptance of all. In this spirit, SCV-CAMFT embraces and celebrates the dynamic diversity of our region. The Santa Clara valley provides us with the incredible privilege of being part of a global community. We experience working alongside colleagues from different parts of the world and clients who bring new learning opportunities and scope for professional growth. We acknowledge the richness of identities and expressions at the intersection of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, socioeconomic status, religion, and immigration status. SCV-CAMFT stands in solidarity with our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members whose lives are impacted by systemic and historical racism and discrimination. Our organization is committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity by providing ongoing professional learning opportunities and intra-community programs that help us promote cultural humility, social advocacy, and justice as we walk hand in hand towards a more accepting community.
Welcome to the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT!
We are delighted that you found your way to our website. If you are a mental health professional, as president of this chapter, I invite you to join our dynamic and growing community of therapists in solo or group practice—prelicensed and licensed. Our chapter, which covers a wide geographical area that overlays Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, is also the home of mental health-related organizations and community-based agencies. We strive to open our ranks to and count within our membership culturally and ethnically diverse therapists who practice their craft within a multitude of theoretical orientations.
Dominique Yarritu, PhD, MFT