Welcome to the Santa Cruz Chapter of the
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

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.

This website is for the Santa Cruz County community...

We are a professional organization of psychotherapists who are relationship specialists. We help individuals, couples, and families--of all types, backgrounds, and sexual orientations--work through difficulties and enhance their well-being. If you are seeking therapeutic help, please read our guidelines for choosing a qualified psychotherapist, for access to a directory of members, and for a list of clinical groups offered locally. Also, as many of our regular events and trainings are open to the public, you may link to our chapter for sponsored events and trainings as well as for opportunities to earn required CEU units. You can also find articles on special topics in the area of relationships and mental health.

and for members and professionals.

We are dedicated to supporting one another's professional lives through opportunities for continuing education, networking, consultation, social connection, increasing public awareness of who we are and what we offer, and participating in legislative efforts to advance our profession.

For members, we hope this website will give you one more way to stay abreast of meetings, trainings, and events and that it will give you another way to access the quality services offered by your membership. There is also information on our newsletter, email service, phone tree, and resource directory.

For professionals considering membership in our chapter, we invite you to join now! Come and take part. Scroll through our site to find see what we have to offer, for answers to frequently asked questions, for a membership application, and for links to other useful sites.

NOTE: Throughout our website, in order to avoid awkward sentence structuring, we refer only to MFTs. Please be aware that there are many non-MFT CAMFT members who belong to allied psychotherapy professions (for example, clinical social workers and clinical psychologists). These members are also fully licensed, accredited, and affiliated mental health practitioners in the state of California.