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 CollaborativeWe will recover together! 

Welcome!

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.”

2019 President's Welcome

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 therapy@recamft.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

Read Martin Espinoza's Press Democrat article about the Wildfire Mental Health Collaboration here. President Doreen Van Leeuwen was featured in this article

RECAMFT has taken a major role in providing free therapy for the public. Found out more on our Resources page


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! 


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SAVE the DATE! 9/27

Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention: New Research, New Approaches

With respected author and presenter

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT

  • 6 newly required CEs
  • State mandated course
  • Fri., Sept. 27th
  • Furth Center, Windsor
  • Lunch/snacks included

Next General Meeting: Fri., May  3rd, 2019, 10:30 - 1

"Introduction to the Hakomi Method" 


Presented by: Wally Phillips, LMFT

Register hereAll are welcome. Event: no charge. 1.5 free CEs for RECAMFT members; $15 CE Certificate for non-members. 

Would you like a video of yourself giving a professional presentation to your colleagues? 

RECAMFT is accepting presentation applications for Sept. 2019 - June 2020, and will video tape our speakers. Application due date is 4/30/19. To find out more, click here

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. 


Chapter Events


Are you looking for a Medi-Cal provider?

We are constantly updating our Therapist Directory to reflect providers who take Medi-Cal. 

You can search for a provider on the Beacon website here. When prompted for "Plan name/Code" enter "partnership."

"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. 




Do you have a Professional Will? 

Find everything you need to create one on the Members' Only page.  Not a RECAMFT member? This is just one more good reason to join today

Featured member

Please check out some pictures from

RECAMFT's 2019 Law & Ethics Day-long Conference!

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Timothy Fitzgerald and Clare Brown from Azure Acres attended our 2019 Law & Ethics as RECAMFT sponsors - thank you!

Thank you to Ed Aiona and the Sonoma County Water Agency for giving us permission to display

the photo of the Russian River. Pictures of redwood trees and leaves by RECAMFT member Laura Strom are used with permission. 

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