“Take It From The Top” Yearly CAMFT Update Summary - 2012
Speaker: Jill Epstein, JD
Ms. Epstein updated attendees on the priorities of CAMFT for the upcoming year and legislative changes that pertain to the field of family therapy.
1. Gain an overview of efforts currently receiving focus and energies of CAMFT
2. Gain an understanding of how you might participate directly in CAMFT.
3. Use this event as an opportunity to directly tell the management of CAMFT your concerns as an LMFT.
4. Take this excellent opportunity to listen to and interface directly with Jill Epstein, the Executive Director of CAMFT.
Jill Epstein, J.D., Executive Director of CAMFT, is characterized as creative, adaptable, and enthusiastic in her role as CEO of CAMFT. She has a unique background working with members from the medical, finance, senior citizen, and healing arts communities. Jill and her family relocated to San Diego in 2010 and she is happy to trade the brutal Chicago winters for the wonderful all-round fantastic weather of Southern CA. More info about her appears on the CAMFT.ORG website. As CAMFT CEO, Jill leads this professional, statewide organization representing the interests of 30,000 licensed and pre-licensed marriage and family therapists--almost one therapist for every ten, or so, CA families in distress. As CAMFT CEO, Jill Epstein oversees daily operations for a $4 million budget, coordinates and implements industry advocacy efforts, including representing CAMFT before state and federal regulatory agencies and legislators, cultivates and manages state and federal PACs, fosters alliances with other mental health organizations, and serves as editor of "The Therapist", which entails writing, editing, and approving articles for publication.