Benefits of Membership

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. We offer personal support to one another and social networking to create opportunities for community in our profession. We work to inspire our membership to the highest ideals of professionalism. Additionally, we strive to provide outreach and educational resources to the surrounding community, to support community agencies, and to expand the awareness of the profession. We welcome your participation.

Chapter membership is open to all licensed MFTs, prelicensed MFT interns and trainees, and associates in a related field who are members of CAMFT, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. To join CAMFT, please go to

  • List Serve – Santa Cruz Chapter currently  maintains the chapter list serve on the community forum of the State CAMFT website and is only open to members of the Chapter. Go to > go to community (which you can bookmark) > login to the community (you will see lots of groups available to join) > Santa Cruz Chapter group is here and the moderator will approve all members of Chapter.
  • Networking with other MFTs and professionals from allied professions
  • Online Newsletter with opportunities for marketing and advertising your practice, workshops and events
  • New and Improved website
  • Opportunity to submit articles and gain professional recognition while making a contribution
  • Receiving updated information and news relevant to MFTs via emails and on our website
  • Interesting and informative training programs at reduced rates, with CEUs
  • Monthly Café CAMFT Meetings, opportunity to learn, present and network.
  • Opportunities for leadership involvement on the board or as a committee chairperson.
  • Marketing and speaking opportunities
  •  Online Therapist Finder listings to build and maintain your referral base
  • Support and encouragement for interns and trainees, especially the free Prelicensed Support Group
  • Encouragement and opportunities for self-care
  • Opportunity to support your local community through chapter activities and scholarships given to Cabrillo students

The bylaws were changed so we could move from a calendar year membership to an annual membership; meaning that the date you join and have been approved becomes your renewal date.
If you have any questions please contact our membership chair at
The current membership fees are:
$60 per year for licensed MFTs
$50 per year for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, Psychologist or licensed in a related field
$25 per year for Registered Associates – MFT/ASW/LPCC/LEP
$25.00 per year for Students – in graduate school, graduated but not registered Intern

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