Benefits of Membership

Professional Development

Chapter Meetings with Programs/Speakers:

Monthly meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month (with one or two exceptions) throughout the year. The meeting format includes a presentation by a master clinician on topics such as psychotherapeutic methods and theory, substance abuse counseling, marketing your private practice, dealing with managed care, family therapy, effective couples communication, use of dreams in therapy, art and drama therapy, etc. Programs are free to members and anyone who wants to attend. CEUs are available for a nominal fee. Click on the "chapter events" section for meeting and program information.

The SFCAMFT Newsletter:

The Newsletter contains Chapter news and views, professional articles, a calendar of Chapter events, and updates on current professional concerns. Members are eligible for reduced fee classified advertising and may submit articles of interest for publication in the Newsletter. The Newsletter is delivered electronically every two months to the entire membership.

The SFCAMFT Website and Listserv:

The SFCAMFT website provides an Internet link to the Chapter and to the professional community. Members can join and renew their membership online, as well as have a listing in the online directory of chapter members. The website also includes listings for Chapter events and our Referral Service. It provides information about obtaining mailing labels and advertising in our newsletter. There are also links to other websites relevant to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. See below for further information about all these services.

SFCAMFT also has a listserv so members can communicate with each other by posting messages to the list that are then visible to all participants on the list. The types of information circulated on the list include announcements of groups and workshops, office space available or needed, referrals for therapists in other areas, and other non-clinical, practical information. Please note there are restrictions on the type of messages that can be posted to the list.

Pre-Licensed Member Services:

Support is available for pre-licensed members. The Chapter will provide help in finding qualified internships, mentors, and supervisors. An Intern Support meeting is held prior to the regular Chapter meeting. Click on "Chapter Events" for meeting and contact information.

Mentoring Program:

SFCAMFT offers a mentoring program to members who are transitioning from one phase of their professional development to another. If you are an intern approaching licensure, a newly-licensed clinician, or someone who is moving from an agency or school setting into private practice, it can be very helpful to have a mentor--an experienced clinician who "knows the ropes"--to provide practical advice and encouragement. To find out more about the mentoring program send an email to

Consultation/Study Groups:

Peer consultation/study groups may be organized around specific populations, problems, or clinical orientations.


Chapter Meetings:

The monthly meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network with peers, introduce yourself and describe your practice, trade business cards, distribute flyers, and expand your professional referral base. Some meetings are specifically designed as networking functions, such as the Annual Dinner and the annual Intern Meeting, which focuses specifically on issues related to pre-licensed members.

"Hi! Tea" and Other Casual Events:

Monthly luncheons at local restaurants, a bimonthly Happy Hour, and other social events provide an opportunity to network personally and professionally.

Mailing Labels, Advertising, and Classified Ads:

Members of the Chapter and other professionals in the community are able to buy chapter member mailing lists/labels and advertise in the Newsletter. Click on the "advertising & mailing list labels" for further information.

Practice Building

Therapist Directory - Online Database:

The SFCAMFT Therapist Directory includes listings of members' clinical specialties, theoretical orientations, office location, and groups. 

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Renewal Instructions

Our Membership year runs from
January to December

If you join on or after October 1 of any given
year, your membership will include
the last three months of that year
plus the entire following year.
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