As president of the Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT, I invite you to become part of a growing and vibrant community of therapists. Living and practicing therapy in Los Angeles County has a unique set of assets and challenges. We are rich in resources; home to outstanding universities and training centers offering the broadest spectrum of psychotherapy’s many theoretic orientations. We are culturally and ethnically diverse and have an abundance of research hospitals, treatment centers, community agencies and individual and group practices. That said, we are spread far and wide across a daunting urban landscape, and separated by prohibitively jammed freeways that make it difficult to associate with colleagues unless they practice nearby. And though Los Angeles may offer us unparalleled opportunities, the massive quantity of information and abundance of resources that surround us can be overwhelming.
This is where LA-CAMFT comes in. LA-CAMFT provides a regular gathering place for networking opportunities; a place to meet colleagues who can help you navigate the distance and manage the overload, find a supervisor, an internship, or an office. LA-CAMFT is a forum for continuing education via speakers at our monthly events and special workshops. LA-CAMFT provides the infrastructure and support to special interest groups that reflect the rich diversity of our membership. Whether you are a licensed MFT, pre-licensed student or intern, or associate psychotherapist, I wholeheartedly welcome you to our community of compassionate professionals and sincerely hope you will make it yours.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us, we hope to see you soon!
Christina Castorena, LMFT