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State of the Profession

  • Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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Presented by CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE

Join CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

1 CE credit included. This is a CAMFT sponsored live streaming event. A recording will be available for viewing for 21 days.

Educational Goals

Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to:
  • 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 1 change on the horizon on how MFTs work in today’s world

About the Presenter

Joy Alafia, CAE brings more than 17 years of association leadership experience to her new position. She begins her new role at CAMFT after her tenure as the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), where she has advocated for renewable propane and equitable access for alternative sources of clean energy. Joy has spoken around the world about the importance of sustainable energy and is credited with transforming the propane industry’s focus and shifting its priorities to the commercialization of net zero-carbon energy solutions. Prior to her work at WPGA, she served as the Director of Business Products for the California Association of Realtors®, where she created innovative partnerships and business solutions for industry practitioners.


    CAMFT Updates (20 minutes – no CEUs given)

    • Executive Director BackgroundOn Demand Learning Library
    • Volunteering with CAMFT
    • PAC
    • 23/24 Strategic Goal
      • Marketing
      • Tech

    Advocacy and Legal Updates (cont.) (60 minutes—CEs) 23/24 Strategic Goal

    • License Portability
    • Medicare BBS Update
    • General 2023 Legislation CAMFT Legal Line and Articles Veterans Affairs

    Questions? (10 min)

    Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. RRC CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. RRC CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

    Event Policy Information

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