From the Top: Legislative Update

  • 25 Apr 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute, 1686 Barton Rd., Redlands, CA 92373


  • State CAMFT Member and IE-CAMFT member
  • Non IE-CAMFT member, Guest; IE-CAMFT members are free

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 Friday, April 25, 2014:  Chapter Meeting

Topic:  From the Top by Jill Epstein, JD, CAMFT Executive Director

Jill Epstein will present an update on the current status of state and federal legislation affecting MFTs based on her regular visits to Sacramento and Washington, DC. and will also address regulatory issues from the BBS.

Ms. Epstein will then review the 2014 CAMFT priorities and discuss her vision for working with CAMFT chapters and answer questions regarding the recent bylaw controversy.  The meeting will conclude with a Q+A.

Attendees will:

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/get answers regarding the bylaws issue, direction of the organization, and related questions.

Bio:  Jill Epstein became the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) in May, 2011. CAMFT is an independent professional organization representing the interests of licensed marriage and family therapists. CAMFT has more than 30,000 members, 19 employees and a budget of nearly $5 million. Prior to joining CAMFT, Ms. Epstein was the Chief Operating Officer of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), an organization created by the California Legislature to develop and implement statewide voluntary certification for massage therapists. While living in Chicago, Ms. Epstein spent 7 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of Chicago, the country’s oldest financial analysts’ society and the world’s 6th largest financial analysts’society. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Physicians for Responsible Negotiation (PRN), a physicians-only labor organization created by the American Medical Association. During Ms. Epstein’s 11 years in Washington, DC, she worked for the American Medical Association, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and AARP. Ms. Epstein received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. She received her Juris Doctorate from the American University – Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.

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