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.”

Erica Thomas, LMFT2018 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 therapy@recamft.org. Welcome to RECAMFT!

With gratitude for our important work together,

Erica Thomas, LMFT

Have you, or someone you love, been impacted by the recent 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

Community Support Groups for fire survivors, Saturdays in January 2018, 3 pm to 4:30 pm here.

Find resources on RECAMFT's resource page.

View "Brief Disaster Response Training for Helping Professionals"(2 hr video) here

Make a donation to help colleagues who have lost a home or office. Click here

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.

Featured member

Thank you to Ashly Thompson and Treatment Placement Specialists for being the Grand Sponsor of this year's Law & Ethics! 

Next General Meeting: Feb. 2nd 

"Life After 50, with or without adult children"

Register here!

Presented by Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, PhD.

Fri., Feb. 2nd, 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 by Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT, Advanced Critical Incident Responder, Disaster Mental Health Specialist, was given on Oct. 19, 2017. The video, handouts, slides and other resources are available to the general public at no charge. 

Click here to start watching. 

Chapter Events

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

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. 

The use of insurance for reimbursement of Mental Health services

"The Affordable Care Act provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use disorder coverage in a generation."*  Ask your therapist if they belong to an insurance panel, including Medi-Cal. 

*"Health Insurance and Mental Health Services".  HHS.gov/HealthCare.  December 8,  2014.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  February 10, 2015. http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/index.html

Save the date!  

Law & Ethics: 

What does the phrase "Standard of Care" mean to you? 

  • Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • 6 CEUs
  • Agatha Furth Center, Windsor
  • Lunch included
  • CAMFT Staff Attorney 
  • Dave Jensen, JD
  • Always a favorite! 
  • Best way to get your L&E CEUs, enjoy lunch and networking! 
  • Register here!

Featured member

CAMFT President (2015-2016) Laura Strom, Rick Hanson (center) and CAMFT President (2017-2018) Bob Casanova at RECAMFT's workshop with Dr. Hanson. RECAMFT is very fortunate to boast two CAMFT Presidents among our members! 

Down arrowNote: RECAMFT has a new address below. We've moved our PO Box to Santa Rosa. 

Access our SITE MAP to easily find the page you want on your mobile device.

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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