Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

LA-CAMFT 2023 TOC Grant Award

LA-CAMFT 2023 Grant Award
for Pre-Licensed  Members Who are Therapists of Color

Below are the details of LA-CAMFT's new Grant Award for Pre-Licensed Members who are Therapists of Color, how to apply for the grant and the official application.

Description of LA-CAMFT Grant Award

Every 4 months (3x per year), a grant award will be offered to two applicants who meet the following three criteria:

  1. Must be a current LA-CAMFT and CAMFT member
  2. Identify as a Therapist of Color
  3. Must be either an Associate, Trainee, or Student still in graduate school.

Grant winners will receive

  • $500 to be spent at the winner’s discretion
  • Free year of LA-CAMFT membership
  • Free admission to 3 LA-CAMFT workshops or networking events of the winner’s choosing.

The $500 award can be used at the recipient’s discretion based on their own individual needs (whether it be for BBS fees, testing materials, memberships, living expenses, etc.).

Confirmation for what money is used for will not be required.

Application and Selection Process

Interested Pre-Licensed LA-CAMFT members who are Therapists of Color can complete the 2023 Grant Award Application on the LA-CAMFT website.

The selection process entails using a Randomized Generator of the applicants who meet the full criteria and complete the application online, in order to take out human bias and decrease activation of one's trauma history.

The drawing will be recorded via Zoom and posted on social media along with an announcement naming the grant winners, who will also be contacted directly via email.

Registration for the LA-CAMFT 2023 Grant Award for Pre-Licensed Members who are Therapists of Color opens on September 5, 2023 and closes at 11:59 pm on November 4, 2023.

The drawing for the LA-CAMFT 2023 Grant Award for Pre-Licensed Members who are Therapists of Color will take place on November 5, 2023.

For more information, email tocgrantaward@lacamft.org

Questions? Contact the Committee Chair! 

Akiah T. Robinson Selwa, LMFT
Diversity Committee Chair

Akiah Robinson Selwa, LMFT, President of Sunrise Therapy Center, specializes in biblical counseling, trauma-informed therapy, anxiety management, family therapy, grief & loss, and lifespan transitions. With 24 years of collective experience as a domestic violence prevention advocate, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and mentor, Akiah is skilled in working with families, individuals, children, the BIPOC population, abuse survivors, and members of adoption/foster care constellations. She approaches therapy with cultural humility that promotes acceptance, safety, empowerment, and creativity. Website: sunrisetherapycenter.org.

Contact Information
Phone: 626.788.2024 
LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee Email: DiversityCommittee@lacamft.org                      Work/Private Practice Email: stc@sunrisetherapycenter.org

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