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.”
2018 President's Welcome
from Erica Thomas, LMFT
Welcome to the Redwood Empire Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists! We meet on the first Friday of each month (except July and August), and hope you will join us.
I am so very proud of our chapter, as it has risen to the challenges created by the 2017 NorCal fires. The fires created serious problems for both our members and the community. Our chapter has taken on a greater role within the community at large, offering disaster mental health training, community support groups and free counseling, providing volunteer counselors for schools, interacting with various groups county-wide to help create mental health support to keep #SonomaCountyStrong.
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,
Erica Thomas, LMFT
Have you, or someone you love, been impacted by the fires?
Many of our licensed member therapists have volunteered to give 3-5 FREE sessions of counseling to anyone affected by the fires. Click here to see a webpage with listings by city.
Trauma informed yoga and iRest Meditation classes throughout Sonoma County are listed here.
Find resources on RECAMFT's resource page.
The Best CEU Bargain! You can earn ALL your CEUs for renewal, simply by attending the monthly RECAMFT meetings and taking our Law & Ethics six-hour seminar in the spring. It's the best CEU 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 CEUs for professionals who are licensed with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. There is no charge to members for 1.5 CEUs at the general monthly meetings. Non-members who desire CEUs can pay $15 to purchase a CEU certificate.
Next General Meeting: Sept. 7th
Presented by: Sherry Shockey-Pope, LMFT, owner of Central Counseling Services, serving 625 clients/month, in Riverside, CA.
Fri., Sept 7th, 11-1, networking starts at 10:30 am.
All are welcome. Event: no charge. 1.5 free CEUs for RECAMFT members; $15 CEU Certificate for non-members.
"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.
Save the date!
Once again, Law & Ethics with the ever popular and dynamic....
Click here to see a list of therapists willing to donate 3-5 free sessions to those affected by the fires.
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."
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.
Note: RECAMFT has a new address below. We've moved our PO Box to Santa Rosa.