Winner! 2018 CAMFT Chapter Excellence Award for Best Community Involvement and Outreach
Are you a fire survivor looking for help? Please check out MySonomaStrong.com. Visit the NAMI Warmline. Find therapists offering free sessions here. Take a trauma-informed yoga class. Go on a forest bathing walk. Download these helpful Healthcare Foundation flyers in English and Spanish. Find out how to help the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative. We will recover together!
RECAMFT is an organization dedicated to maintaining the professional standards and ethics as defined by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT.org). We provide the local Sonoma County community with information about the services and expertise of Marriage and Family Therapists and offer professional networking, educational activities and events for the membership.
Our Mission: "The purpose of RECAMFT is to promote and maintain professional competence and integrity with knowledge, innovation, compassion, humor and respect for human dignity and diversity. We do this by providing opportunities for networking, education and community outreach.”
from Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT
Welcome to the Redwood Empire Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists! We provide stimulating presentations the first Friday of every month (except July and August), along with time to network and the chance to win a raffle prize, all while you nosh on yummy selections from our brunch. You will be warmly welcomed at the door and receive CEUs for listening to engaging speakers. Uhhh, why wouldn’t you join us??
I’m honored and humbled to serve such a dedicated association. Our Leadership Circle and committee volunteers work so hard to make our mission statement a living reality. We want you to attend and discover just how valuable a resource RECAMFT could be for you!
Along with the excellent programs for our clinical community, RECAMFT continues to stand by the colleagues in our chapter who lost homes and businesses in the 2017 NorCal Wildfires. We have played an active role in community-wide outreach and care for our disaster-stricken community throughout 2018.
While recovery continues as a predominant theme in Sonoma County, as incoming President I want to underscore the significance of maintaining resilience and being ready. Disasters, whether personal or national, are unpredictable! But, readiness and steadiness in the face of the unimaginable, are entirely doable and achievable. I invite you to join us onto that important journey (and if you are already there, BRAVO!).
Please explore our website, come to our meetings, or contact us to find out more about this dynamic group of the best colleagues you could ever have. Direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to RECAMFT!
With gratitude for our important work together,
Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT
The Best CE Bargain! You can earn ALL your CEs for renewal, simply by attending the monthly RECAMFT meetings and taking our Law & Ethics six-hour seminar in the spring. It's the best CE bargain anywhere and includes fun networking with your colleagues, a wide variety of interesting speakers and topics, a chance to get known in the community for what you do, and great snacks!
Monthly meetings are open to the public and no charge. RECAMFT provides CEs for professionals who are licensed with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. There is no charge to members for 1.5 CEs at the general monthly meetings. Non-members who desire CEs can pay $15 to purchase a CE certificate.
RECAMFT is in the news - again! Pulitzer prize-winning staff reporter Martin Espinoza has just published an article about how our community is coping approximately 10 months after the fires. Our own President Elect and disaster mental health expert, Doreen Van Leeuwen, was interviewed for this wonderful article.
Thank you to Ashly Thompson (415-688-0240) and Treatment Placement Specialists for being the 2018 & 2019 Grand Sponsor of our annual Law & Ethics!
We are grateful to you for helping us as we work to recover from the Oct. 2017 wildfires which devastated our community. Find out more about sponsorship here.
Thank you to our 2019 Platinum Sponsor of our Law & Ethics!
"Brief Disaster Response Training for Helping Professionals, a video presentation"
This 2 hr presentation features Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder, Disaster Mental Health Specialist. The video, handouts, slides and other resources are available to the general public at no charge. Click here to start watching.
Are you looking for a therapy group?
Our members offer a wide array of groups for the public. Please click the image below for a PDF list of groups available currently.
Pics from RECAMFT's 2018 Law & Ethics day-long training. RECAMFT set a new CAMFT record for number of attendees at a chapter L&E event!
Above L to R: CAMFT President Bob Casanova, RECAMFT President Erica Thomas, CAMFT Executive Director Nabil El-Ghoroury.
Dave Jensen is always a favorite presenter at RECAMFT. He makes a dry topic, fascinating, and amusing. This was the first chapter event our new CAMFT Executive Director attended. RECAMFT set a high bar for other chapters to follow!
Above L to R: CAMFT President Bob Casanova, RECAMFT President Erica Thomas, CAMFT Staff Attorney Dave Jensen.
Below: Nabil took a selfie including both the CAMFT and RECAMFT Presidents, and past president of CAMFT and RECAMFT, Laura Strom.