California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Dear Current and Potential Santa Clarita Valley CAMFT Members,
I want to report on a few things that are making our chapter stronger and creating community. Thanks to the efforts of Past Treasurer Tracie Tewksbury, we are now a Non-Profit organization! When I announced this two weeks ago at the CAMFT Chapters Leadership Training our chapter got a huge applause. I networked with other chapter leadership teams and have lots of new information and ideas to grow our chapter.
CEU’s: On April 10 we will have this year’s 1st CEU training: School Threat Assessment Response Teamwith Dr. Maria Luz Martinez, LCSW, PhD. More detailed information is available on our website. Please check it out at https://www.santaclaritavalleycamft.com/events.html and sign up ASAP so we can get an accurate head count. We are planning more CEU opportunities for 2020 and would love your input and involvement. Let us know your ideas for training events or speakers or even share your own skill sets with us that you’d be interested in presenting.
NETWORKING: On April 28 at 7 PM, we have scheduled our second networking event, “DRINKS WITH SHRINKS”. This time members of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), Santa Clarita Networking Group will be there. Hopefully we can include our local LCSW group in the future as well.
MEMBERSHIP: Postcards soliciting Membership will be going out today, March 2, to 400+ local MFTs, Pre-licensed Members, and Associate Members. If you do not get one, please let me know. This project could not have been done without the assistance and encouragement of my wife, Arlette Kassel, MFT.
I also want to thank Tracy Taris for her Presidential leadership last year and continuing help this year on planning and organizing CEU events. Founding member Bree Miller has also stepped in to continue managing the webpage and social media. I also would like to announce that we have a new Board member, Andrew Kevin Friend, LMFT.
In order for a non profit association to be solvent and viable, we need dues-paying members, an active membership as well as a full board of Directors. Spots are still open for the critical offices of Treasurer, Secretary, President elect and other positions such as Conference, Membership, Ethics and other chairs.
We hope you will join us in active participation! Only through an active membership can we fully work to support you, the local community of therapists in a culture of connection while also supporting the State CAMFT mission of leadership and public and private sector advocacy.
Steven C. Kassel, MFT