Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Los Angeles Chapter — CAMFT
I asked a member of LA-CAMFT, who is also our recording secretary, to speak to all of you about her experience with our chapter. I will occasionally be reaching out to our members to write about their experiences in our chapter.
As membership chair, I can write all day about being involved in our chapter. I feel hearing from other members is more authentic and genuine for all of you.
Enjoy reading the text below from our wonderful recording secretary and LA-CAMFT member, Tina Setteducate.
As a newly licensed therapist working in private practice full time, I feel I have finally broken out of the hectic nature of working two jobs, collecting my hours, and studying for the licensing exam. Last May, after I passed the exam and enjoyed some much-needed self-care time, I found myself eager to invest further in my career. I had been attending LA-CAMFT meetings for years and have always loved the community within this organization. Working in private practice full time can be isolating, and I knew I wanted to be around other therapists as much as time could allow. As I was contemplating all of this, I was at a networking event when I heard that the board was looking to fill the secretary position. With the timing feeling just right for me, I was eager to inquire and learn more, which ultimately led to me becoming a member of the board.
This involvement on the LA-CAMFT Board has been important for me as a therapist. Not only am I surrounded by a large support system of other therapists who understand the nature of the day to day of this work, but I am continuing to grow my practice, network with new therapists on a monthly basis, and learn more about this important community that we are a part of. The number of connections and relationships that I have made during my short time on the Board are invaluable, and I am continuing to learn and grow both as a leader and a clinician. As a new therapist, I think that support from others in the community is of upmost importance, and I have found this through my involvement with LA-CAMFT. Being on the board has been a way that I have been able to serve my community and invest in my career. I encourage any and all who are interested to get involved where you can. Invest in the community and yourself! Inquire to learn more about LA-CAMFT and how you can get involved.
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