Winner! 2018 CAMFT Chapter Excellence Award for Best Community Involvement and Outreach
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.”
Our President's Welcome
from Tara D'Orazio, LMFT
Welcome to the Redwood Empire California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. We’re glad you’re here. Though our in-person events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice we are working hard to continue to provide support and resources for our members and our community.
The Board of Directors meetings will continue to be held on the second Friday of each month from 9 am to 11 am, now through an online format. If you would like to attend a meeting please let me know by emailing RECAMFTPresident@gmail.com and I will provide instructions on how to join us.
Keep up to date with upcoming event details by following our Facebook page or become a member to join our mailing list to receive notifications straight to your inbox and receive our monthly Newsletter. We also have a wonderful new Library page with great reads authored by our members.
Stay connected with colleagues and share valuable information on our Members Listserv. There are already many ongoing discussions on adapting to our rapidly changing world, including updates and tips on providing telehealth services. For access to this dynamic resource and up to date information please email email@example.com with your request to join.
If you have arrived here seeking therapy services, please visit our Therapist Directory for a listing of local clinicians. Teletherapy is available. For additional information, please direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be good to yourself, be kind to others. We are all in this together.
Tara D'Orazio, 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! CAMFT 2017-18 President, and RECAMFT member Dr. Bob Casanova was quoted in his role as an LMFT as he prepared to evacuate during the Kincade fire, in "Evacuation orders create agonizing decision for Sonoma County residents" by Julie Johnson.
Pulitzer prize-winning staff published an article about how our community was coping approximately 10 months after the 2017 fires. Our own 2019 President and disaster mental health expert, Doreen Van Leeuwen, was interviewed for this wonderful article.
"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.
Please check out some pictures from
RECAMFT's 2019 Law & Ethics Day-long Conference!
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RECAMFT Response to COVID-19
Due to mounting concerns and in support of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, RECAMFT has made the decision to cancel all in-person chapter events through April 7th. This includes the Ethics Round Table (3/20/20), the Pre-Licensed Walk and Talk (3/21/20), and the workshop featuring Barbara Griswold (4/03/20). "The Changing World of Insurance" will be offered later in the year when it can be rescheduled. We will refund all payments that were made for this event and announce when a new date is chosen.
News from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the country and the state of California. In making this decision, RECAMFT has resolved to be abundantly cautious and prioritize the health and safety of its members, speakers, and volunteer staff.
RECAMFT remains committed to providing support and resources for our members. We are carefully monitoring information about COVID-19 and hope to resume our regular program as soon as possible. We promise to keep you informed as developments unfold. We encourage you to stay connected via the ListServ and continue to share helpful information with our community.
Wishing everyone health and wellness.
RECAMFT Board of Directors
RECAMFT events between March 14th thru April 7th are cancelled or will be held later in the year.