Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Therapist of Color Mentorship Program

Program Overview

Welcome to our ground-breaking LA-CAMFT TOC Mentorship Program. We are excited to offer this program and invite you to participate in our community of mentorship for Therapists of Color by Therapists of Color. Once you have reviewed the Program Overview, click on the link below to review Guidelines for Mentors and Mentees

MatchingTOC Mentorship Program Committee will use the information from the TOC Mentorship Program Interest Form to best match mentors and mentees.

Interest Form Due Dates and Mentorship Start Dates: 

6-month mentorship TBA.
Next Interest Form Due Date and Mentorship Start Date are TBA.

Purpose Statement:

The LA-CAMFT mentorship program exists to help address inequities experienced by professional mental health therapists of color and intersections with other historically marginalized groups. The first of its kind amongst CAMFT chapters, LA-CAMFT is committed to ensuring quality mentorship for therapists of color by therapists of color. The mentorship program is intended to help bridge the gap by identifying and creating opportunities for growth and advancement in the field, guide clinicians across various stages of professional development, increase accessibility and sustainability in the field, and assist therapists of color to confidently provide services from their culturally authentic self.

Program Structure:

Participant Description: Therapists of color on all levels: students, associates, licensed, and retired.

Types of Mentorship Relationships: Individual 1-on-1 mentorship provided to mentees who are LA-CAMFT members. Group mentorship provided to mentees who are non-LA-CAMFT members.  

Frequency: 1x/month or mutually agreed-upon schedule of meetings, which may occur via phone, virtual platform, email exchanges, or face-to-face meetings.

Commitment: 6 to 12 months with the option to continue independently.

Mentor Qualifications: 

  • Identify as a Therapist of Color (TOC)
  • Licensed in the State of CA (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PSYD, PHD, etc)
  • Mentors do not need to be LA-CAMFT Members.

Mentee Qualifications:

  • Identify as a Therapist of Color (TOC)
  • Live in LA County or be a LA-CAMFT Member

Mentor Benefits:

  • Free access to 3 LA-CAMFT CEU networking events within the initial 6 month period of mentorship, or 1 Free Year of LA-CAMFT Membership. (mentor’s choice)
  • 3 free months of promotion in LA-CAMFT eBlast advertising.

Guidelines for Mentors and Mentees

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