Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

State of the Profession (In-Person)

  • 02/17/2024
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • City of Beverly Hills Roxbury Community Center (Roxbury Park) 471 S. Roxbury Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212
  • 24


  • LA-CAMFT Members
  • Associates and Students of LA-CAMFT
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members
  • Associates and Students of LA-CAMFT
  • Non-Members
  • Prelicensed Non-Members
  • No charge for presenters, board or committee chairs

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LA-CAMFT February 2024
Special In-Person Event
State of the Profession
Networking and CE Event

Saturday, February 17, 2024
9:30 am-11:30 am

1 CE Credit

Sponsored by

State of the Profession

Joy Alafia, MBA, CAE

Join LA-CAMFT for the State of the Profession, Networking and CE Event with Continental Breakfast, where CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE, will provide an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.

Educational Goal
Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-minute presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and priorities. There will also be updates on Medicare, the BBS, license portability, as well as California legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn about at least 3 recently passed / pending legislation that impact MFTs.
  2. Identify one resource for legal consultation for therapists. 
  3. Identify one change on the horizon on how MFTs work in today’s world.

Joy Alafia joined the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as Executive Director in June 2022. She brings over 17 years of association experience, specializing in transformational leadership, organizational management, governance, marketing, and partnership development. In her first 6 months, CAMFT developed a two-year strategic plan and deployed the organization’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement. Recent efforts include building the public’s awareness of MFTs as Medicare providers, sharing the role of MFTs via media outlets including NPR. Her employment history includes serving as the CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), where she led the organization to a new chapter focused on renewable propane as part of California’s clean energy economy. Joy previously served as an advisory member for the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program which supports the accelerated development and deployment of advanced transportation fuels and technologies. Prior to that, Joy served as a business director for the California Association of REALTORS®, an organization with over 185,000 members where she focused on developing innovative and enterprising business partnerships.

Joy presently serves on the Board for the United Way Bay Area and previously held a Board position for the non-profit Building Diversity in Science. Joy has a BS in Physics from Spelman College and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a Certified Association Executive. 

For more information, contact Susan Herbert, LMFT.

Event Details

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 9:30am-11:30am
9:30am-10:00am: Sign-In, Networking and Continental Breakfast 
10:00am-11:30am: Presentation and Q & A

City of Beverly Hills
Roxbury Community Center, Room Magnolia 130
471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Metered parking is available around the park Monday-Saturday 8-6pm
for 75 cents per hour. Sundays are free. There is also a small parking lot located south of the Community Center with metered parking spots and electric vehicle charging stations.

$25 for LA-CAMFT Members and Other CAMFT Chapter Members
$25 for CSCSW Members
$15 Prelicensed Member of LA-CAMFT/Other CAMFT Chapter
$35 for Non-Members
$25 for Prelicensed Non-Members
1 CE credit provided

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 1 continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Jenni J.V. Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Jenni J.V. Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Di Wilson, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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