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This is your local branch of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, an association of licensed and prelicensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs) and affiliated mental health practitioners in the state of California.

Mental Health Resources

Local resources including support groups, hotlines, drug and alcohol rehab, mental health support, etc.


For Therapists

Our purpose is to create an environment in which therapists, interns, and allied professionals can grow personally and professionally. The chapter actively provides training to local professionals and to the public at large.

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Upcoming Events

September Café : “Brainspotting – A Brain Based Trauma Therapy” by Lisa Larson, LMFT

Brainspotting – Voted the Most Effective Trauma Therapy By Sandy Hook Parents and Survivors, is a cutting-edge, brain-based therapy to heal trauma in a powerful way. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma, which include chronic anxiety, insomnia, numbing, and disassociation, are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy, since the overwhelmed brain is unable to process verbal information…

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October Café: Can Empathy Change Negative Thinking? by Rick Longinotti, MFT

(Note: This event has been rescheduled from July to October in order that we may offer CEUs under the new CAMFT regulations.)   When we listen to clients we often hear thinking that leads to self-sabotage and destructive relationships. How can we practice the kind of empathy that transforms rather than reinforces judgmental or negative…

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A Message from the Co-Presidents

A Message from your Presidents:

As Co-Presidents of the Santa Cruz Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SC-CAMFT), we are honored to welcome new, current and potential members, as we lead this community into a year filled with opportunity, personal development and professional growth.

Our goal is to build the Chapter into a valuable resource, a professional platform to help navigate the world of psychotherapy. Whether it’s finding the right internship or supervisor, locating office space, staying up to date with relevant research and trainings, or simply obtaining yearly CEU’s – we’ve got you covered.

Together with the Chapter’s ongoing networking and training events, it is our hope that membership provides ease in developing clinical connections and creating professional collaborations with like-minded therapists. We’re excited to be part of this developing network and eager to host and join in this worthwhile benefit.

By assuming the Co-Presidency, it has become our commitment to offer professional connection, clinical engagement and fresh perspectives. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your needs, wants, interests and expectations for the Chapter.  We welcome suggestions and feedback as we support and grow this vibrant community.


All the best,

Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT and Jeni Woodfin, MFT Intern