The Connecticut Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy

     A Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

CAMFT Policies and Procedures Manual

 

I.       MISSION STATEMENT

          The CAMFT mission statement is stated as follows:

          The Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc. seeks to promote the well-being of individuals, couples, families, and other systems through the advancement of the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy. 

II.     CHARACTERISTICS OF CONNECTICUT AS A MODEL DIVISION

  A.    Unified Board Actively Participating in Division Activities:  All Board members have a clear understanding of their role on the Board and how their role impacts Board and Division Goals.   It is imperative that all Board members are active participants in Division activities to signify the unity of the Board and to facilitate enthusiasm among Division members.

The function of the Board is to establish primary goals/objectives. 

B.    Contested Elections:  The Connecticut Division strives to have at least two members running for each open position on the Board to comply with the AAMFT bylaws.  Holding contested elections represents the Board’s communication to members of Division goals and objectives and the Board’s active marketing of the benefits of serving on the Board. The necessity to have strong leaders to maintain the Division’s strength is continually communicated.   

C.    Committees:  The Connecticut Division utilizes committees or task forces to fulfill division goals and objectives.  The committee structure fosters division growth, promotes leadership, and facilitates new member participation.  The role of the committees is to establish means to achieve ends which the Board establishes. 

D.    Annual Conference:  The Connecticut Division offers at least one annual conference to comply with AAMFT bylaws.  Holding a successful conference enables the division to raise non-dues revenue, advertise and promote division activities, provide networking opportunities and offer continuing education to members.   Non-CAMFT conference presenters are invited to be lunch guests and the cost will be paid out of the committee budget that invited them. 

E.     Newsletter:  The Connecticut Division has a quarterly newsletter. The Connecticut Connection is an effective communication tool that describes division activities and serves as a source of reference when a member asks, “What is my division doing for me and how can I get involved?” 

F.     Strategic Plan and/or Work plan:  The annual retreat provides an opportunity to create an annual work plan that serves to establish and prioritize goals and determine the focus for the following year.  

G.    Technologically Current:  Connecticut Division President, President-Elect, and Executive Director are on the list server (divlist) with other Division leaders.  The Connecticut Division operates a website that is linked with the AAMFT page.  

H.    Effective Communication with Central, Members and Public:  The Connecticut Division utilizes various means of communication to inform AAMFT, its membership, and the public of Division activities.  These means include but are not limited to: newsletter, list server, Website, and professional development programs.  It is recognized that effective communication is essential to the growth of the Association and to the profession.   

I.       Non-dues Revenue:  Connecticut intends to develop non-dues revenue streams through conference marketing strategies, newsletter advertising, fundraising activities and other low financial risk strategies. 

J.      Dues:  Dues for the CAMFT have been established by majority of the voting members.  All dues billings, collections and disbursements are performed by AAMFT.  Dues schedule is reported in Section VIII, A. 

K.   Division Staff:  Division Staff consists of three independent contractors: Executive Director, Editor and Lobbyist.  

1.  The Executive Director position was established in 1994 to assist the Division in implementing its goals and objectives.    

2.  The Editor is responsible for the planning, production, distribution and financial management of each quarterly newsletter.   

3.  The lobbyist monitors legislative action on issues of interest to CAMFT.     

Evaluations of performance are conducted annually.  Contracts are renewed annually. 

L.     Incorporated:  The original incorporation was filed 4/28/75; reinstated annually with the Connecticut Secretary of the State.  Name of Corporation:  The Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc.   Business ID# 0051519.   

M.     Tax Exempt:  CAMFT is 501(c) (6) for tax purposes.  This tax designation exempts the Division from tax on dues, interest, dividends, royalties, and other income not derived from the conduct of unrelated business.  501 (c) (6) also entitles CAMFT to a threshold deduction for unrelated business income.  Federal employer ID# 06-1047647.

§501 (c) (6) Divisions qualify for tax-exempt status under the following conditions: (1) the association is not organized for profit, (2) no part of its earnings shall benefit a private individual. Many associations protect themselves against a potential inurnment of benefits to members such as the routine distribution to members of earnings received from association-owned copyrights by stating in their governing documents that funds remaining on dissolution of the association shall be paid over to a charitable organization or other tax-exempt recipients not related to members, (3) the Association must have a common business interest which they seek to promote. The governing documents must expressly state these objectives. Specifically, AAMFT Divisions should state that they seek to publicize marriage and family therapy as a means for working with individuals, couples/partners, families, and wider social systems in our society (4) The association must not be engaged regularly in a business that is ordinarily carried on for profit; however, they may carry out limited commercial activities that are incidental to the association such as fundraising activities. (5) Providing services to individual members should be incidental to the purpose of the association. Associations have been denied 50l(c) (6) tax designation if they are formed to solely serve members. Failure to meet any of these requirements may place your Division's 501 (c) (6) designation in jeopardy.
 

N.    Maintains documents:

·        Incorporation papers (requiring annual renewal)

·        Division bylaws

·        Division Charter

·        Financial statements, canceled checks and receipts (at least past 3 years)

·        Minutes of all official board meetings and annual membership meetings

·        History of award recipients

·        Newsletters

III.    CAMFT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy has a governing board that governs the direction of the division and has ultimate corporate accountability.   The CAMFT Board also serves as a workgroup board; it therefore serves as a workforce as well as a governing body.

Members of the CAMFT Board of Directors have a legal duty of care, which requires that they carry out their duties in good faith, and with the best interest of the association in mind.  A board member has a legal duty of loyalty to the association and requires that directors exercise their powers towards the interest of the association and not their own personal interest.  This duty may be breached if a conflict of interest arises.  Conflicts of interest are not in themselves illegal; rather, the manner in which the director acts to resolve the conflict may be subject to law.   

A.   Board of Director Responsibilities

·   Approve, establish, prioritize and evaluate the programs and services of the Association to be sure they serve the mission of the organization. 

·   Help formulate and establish policies in the best interests of the Association’s members, based on up-to-date and thorough knowledge of their needs. 

·   Make decisions affecting the Association’s financial structure and resource allocations and approve an annual operating budget.

·   Accept specific assignments that result from action taken at board meetings and support the policies and programs adopted by the Board.

·   Come to Board meetings fully informed about the issues to be discussed.

·   Periodically review the Association’s bylaws, Board    policy, code of ethics, and other documents to be sure the objectives and responsibilities are understood and in keeping with changing social expectations and government regulations. 

·   Be acquainted with past Board business and policies by reading the minutes of previous Board meetings. 

·   Consider public statements carefully because remarks may be taken as official policy.

B.    Position Descriptions: 

1.           Position Description for Division President 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the President.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The President shall serve a term of two (2) years following a term of two (2) years as President-Elect.  The President will serve one (1) year as Past President.  The President shall be the Chief Officer of the Division and of the Board and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board.  The President also shall serve as a member ex-officio with right to vote on all committees except the Elections Committee.  

In the role of leader of the Division, the President:

·   Serves as presiding officer at all meetings of the organization.

·   Is responsible to the Division’s Board of Directors and its members for seeing that the organization’s programs and policies reflect the needs and aspirations of the membership.

·   Provides leadership by assuming responsibility, delegating authority, rendering guidance and counsel, conducting him or herself in a way that would add prestige, dignity and honor to the office and the organization.

·   Must be able to work with individuals and to motivate individuals to get things done.

·   Supports and defends the policies, procedures, rules and orders promulgated by the Division’s Board of Directors and the AAMFT Board of Directors.

·   Promotes interest and active participation in the association by the membership.

·   Takes steps necessary to implement planned goals and objectives with the approval of the Board of Directors.

 In the role of communication facilitator for the Division, the President:

·   Communicates on a regular basis with the organization’s members to keep them informed of the organization’s activities.

·   Maintains regular contact with the officers and members of the Board, committees and staff.

·   Serves as ex-officio member on all committees, except the Elections committee.

·   Ensures that the Division’s Board of Directors is kept fully informed of the conditions and operations of the organization.

·   Works with committee chairs and staff to develop and coordinate programs and activities.  In this capacity, the President may request written progress reports from committee chairs and staff prior to Board meetings.

·   Directs the preparation and distribution of annual reports that outline the organization‘s major undertakings, programs and activities and financial condition. 

In the role of organizational liaison for the Division, the President:

·   Serves as the official representative of the Division to the central organization and maintains regular contact with that organization.  The President also maintains regular contact with all affiliate organizations of the Division. 

In the role of manager for the Division, the President:

·   Recommends all appointments for standing and special committees and to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors or on committees as provided by the division’s bylaws.  Recommendations are accepted with majority approval of the Board.

·   Establishes the agenda, with the Executive Committee, for all Board of Directors’ meetings and coordinates the preparation and dissemination of those materials with staff and/or other responsible parties (such as the Secretary).

·   Works with staff to ensure that the organization is managed properly, and consults and advises staff on all matters of association policies, procedures, programs and finances.  

It is the function of the President to be in direct contact with any board member, Committee Chair, or staff member to report organizational concerns for which no formal policy or procedure exists.  The President shall function as liaison regarding such organizational concerns to the full Board.  Issues necessitating full board discussion shall follow standard procedure regarding the development of the agenda.  It shall further be the function of the President to communicate directly with any Board member, Committee Chair, or staff member prior to any full Board discussion.

2.  Position Description for President-Elect 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the President-elect.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The President-elect shall serve a term of two (2) years succeeding to the office of President upon completion of that term.  The President-elect shall serve in the presidential capacity of the Division and Board during the absence of the President. 

The President-elect shall perform the following duties and functions: 

In the role of leader of the Division, the President-elect:

·   Serves as presiding officer of the organization during absences of the Division President and remains prepared to assume the office of President, if and when vacated.

·   May serve as the organizational spokesperson during the absence or non-availability of the President. 

In the role of assistant to the President, the President-Elect:

·   Discusses other duties and responsibilities with the President. 

In the role of organizational planner for the Division, the President-Elect:

·   Begins to develop goals and plans for his/her presidency, including organizational objectives, inherited projects, budget, committee appointments, etc.  The President-elect also shall develop a working calendar to guide the implementation of his/her plan upon assuming the office of President.

·   Becomes familiar with all aspects of the organization by reviewing past Board minutes, meeting with the membership, becoming familiar with the duties and responsibilities of all officers and members of the Board, committees and staff. 

In the role of observer of the Division, the President-Elect:

·   Attends all annual and special meetings of the Division and all Board of Directors’ meetings.  The President-Elect may choose to attend committee meetings but shall not have a vote on those committees.

·   Discusses the organization’s direction with past officers, committee chairs and staff.

·   Identifies and evaluates any anticipated or uncovered problem areas and discusses with the President. 

3.  Position Description for Past President 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the Past President.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The Past President shall serve a term of one (1) year immediately following completion of a term of office as President.  

The Past President shall perform the following duties and functions: 

In the role of advisor for the Division, the Past President;

·   Serves as an advisor to the President to provide for a smooth and effective leadership transition.

·   Serves on the Board to provide expertise on issues affecting the organization.

·   Reviews and evaluates plans and objectives initiated during his/her term as President and reports findings and recommendations to the Board of Directors.

·   Remains available to consult with future Boards of Directors of the Division, if called upon.

·   Serves as an ex-officio member of the elections committee. 

In the role of advocate for the Division, the Past President:

                        ·   Encourages members to support the organization and to volunteer services to the Division.

                        ·   Remains an active participant within the Division upon completion of term of office as President.

·   At the discretion of the President, serves as liaison on various committee assignments. 

4.  Position Description for Secretary 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the Secretary.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The Secretary shall serve a term of two (2) years. The Secretary shall keep the records of all business meetings of the Division and meetings of the Board and Executive Committee and shall direct the distribution of minutes and reports as authorized by the bylaws and the Board. 

The Secretary shall perform the following duties and functions: 

In the role of manager of the Division, the Secretary:

·   Maintains minutes of Board and annual membership meetings.

·        Serves as parliamentarian for the Division. 

In the role of recorder and correspondent for the Division, the Secretary:

·   Records minutes of all Board and Executive Committee and membership meetings and distributes the minutes to the appropriate individuals.

·        Receives and maintains records of committee proceedings. 

5.  Position Description for Treasurer 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the Treasurer.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The Treasurer shall serve a term of two (2) years.  The Treasurer shall be the Chairperson of the Finance Committee, shall oversee the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the Division, shall prepare the annual budget, and shall present periodic financial reports to the Board and an annual report to the membership. 

In the role of chief financial officer for the Division, the Treasurer:

·   Manages organizational funds in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board and with all applicable legal requirements.

·        Offers plans for appropriate uses of organizational funds, such as investments and reserves, and raises concerns regarding possible uses of organizational funds which may be inappropriate, include significant risk or otherwise may cause harm to the Division.

·        Files all reports related to the organization's finances as required by law, the central organization and the Division's bylaws: Annual report to AAMFT, to IRS and to the State Ethics Commission, etc.

·        Presents periodic financial reports to the Board and reports on any and all important matters that could affect the organization's finances.

·        Presents an annual financial report and budget to the Board for their review and approval, and during an official meeting of the Division, to the organization's members for their review and approval.

·        Makes preparations for an external audit or review of the Division's finances at the end of each fiscal year and presents the findings of the audit to the Finance Committee and the Board.

·        Ensures a smooth and complete transition of the organization's finances and financial records to the duly elected Treasurer upon completion of term of office. 

In the role of manager for the Division, the Treasurer:

·   With the Finance Committee, directs the preparation of the annual budget with committee chairs and other individuals within the organization with budgetary responsibilities.

·        Works with the Finance Committee to develop fiscal policies and procedures, review proposed budgets, recommend a final budget to the Board and administer the organization's funds in accordance with the Board's direction. 

In the role of controller and auditor for the Division, the Treasurer:

·   On behalf of the Finance Committee, recommends appropriate policies, procedures and proposals related to the management of organizational funds to the Board.

·        Maintains all records related to the finances of the organization, past and present.

·        Works with the external auditor to ensure a proper view of the organization's finances.

·        Exercises reasonable judgment and care in managing the organization's finances.

·        Reports to the Board of Directors any inconsistencies and/or concerns related to expenses submitted for payment and recommends appropriate action by the Board. 

6.  Position Description for Directors 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the Board of Directors.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers, four (4) Directors, an Associate Representative and a Student Representative, all members of AAMFT who are in good standing. The directors shall serve two (2) year terms, staggered so that two (2) directors shall be replaced each year.   The Associate Representative shall serve a two (2) year term, and the Student Representative shall serve a one (1) year term.  The Student Representative, upon completion of his/her term, shall serve one (1) year as Student Consultant. 

The Board shall exercise all powers of the Division except as specifically prohibited by CAMFT bylaws and AAMFT bylaws. The Board shall be authorized to adopt and publish such policies, procedures, and rules as may be necessary and consistent with CAMFT bylaws and AAMFT bylaws, and to exercise authority over all Divisional business and funds. 

The Directors shall perform the following duties and functions: 

In the role of consultants to the Division, the Directors:

·   Provide counsel to the Board regarding all matters affecting the organization, including internal policies, procedures, rules, orders, programs, activities and services; external challenges to and opportunities for the organization.

·        Represent the interests of all members before the Board. 

In the role of manager of the Division, the Directors:

·   Accept specific assignments from the President and/or the Board that are needed to carry out the business of the Division, such as liaison to committees.

·        Perform necessary duties and responsibilities during times of crisis or difficulty within the Division. 

7.  Position Description for Associate and Student Representatives 

The Model Bylaws for Divisions state the following regarding the Student and Associate Representatives.  This description has been modified for the Connecticut Division. 

The Associate Representative shall serve a two (2) year term, and the Student Representative shall serve a one (1) year term.  The student representative needs to be in school at the time of election but can graduate during the term as student representative and continue to serve.  Upon completion of his/her term, the Board may  invite the Student Representative to serve one (1) year as Student Consultant. 

The Associate and Student Representatives shall perform the following duties and functions: 

In the role of consultant to the Division, the Student and Associate Representatives:

·   Provide counsel to the Board regarding all matters affecting the organization, including internal policies, procedures, rules, orders, programs, activities and services, external challenges to and opportunities for the organization, etc.

·        Represent the broad interests of the membership, but especially the interests of Student and Associate Members, respectively, before the Board.

·        Solicit input from the Division's Student and Associate Members, respectively, regarding important issues and concerns within the Division and report this information to the Board.

·        Maintain regular communication with the Student and Associate Members of the AAMFT Board of Directors to remain informed of Association issues, which may impact upon Student and Associate Members, and to provide feedback and information to the Student and Associate Members of the AAMFT Board of Directors regarding divisional issues, which may impact upon Student and Associate Members. 

In the role of manager of the Division, the Student and Associate Representatives:

·   Accept specific assignments from the President and/or the Board that are needed to carry out the business of the Division.

·        Perform necessary duties and responsibilities during times of crisis or difficulty within the Division.

·        Serves at the request of the President on various committees.

  C.  CAMFT Officer Training:  

1.    An orientation for new Board members is conducted at the September Board of Directors meeting.

2.    Board members are encouraged to become familiar with John Carver’s, “Basic Principles of Policy Governance”.

3.    CAMFT pays for the expenses of the President, President-elect and Executive Director to attend the Leadership Conference.

 D. Board Meetings:   

The CAMFT Board of Directors meet each January, February, March, May, June, September, October and November.   Meetings are traditionally scheduled the second Friday of the month.  The Board will determine the time and location of meetings for the coming year during the September meeting.  The chair of the meeting, the president, with input from the executive committee, will establish the agenda.  The agenda, previous meeting minutes, and supporting documents will be distributed prior to meeting.  The Executive Director sends agenda items prior to the scheduled meetings. Corrections to the minutes are to be located in the Approval of Minutes section.  Robert’s Rules of Order facilitate the meetings.  

Committee written reports are comprised of two items: 

1.  Items needing to be voted on.

2.  Items that are information for the Board.  

E. Communication Paths:

·        Information flow between central office of AAMFT and state divisions will be shared among the President, Executive Director, Past President, and President Elect.

·   Each Board member serves as a liaison to at least one Board Committee and/or coalition. The Board liaison works with the Chair and members of each committee.

·   Board Liaisons take all Committee business to Board meetings in writing in order to make items for discussion or vote well understood.

·   Committee Chair consultations with the President will involve the President, Committee Chair and Board Liaison.

·   Committees relate formally to other Committees through Board Liaisons at Board meetings, in order to coordinate and streamline CAMFT activities. 

·   All public statements and correspondence from the Board/Committees require proofreading by the Board assigned proofreader.

Reporting structure:  Committee Chairs report to Liaisons who report to President and/or Board.  If the report is detailed, it is to be in writing.  If the Chair wishes to talk to the President, it will be a conference call including the Liaison.

Executive phone tree is as follows:  President to Past President and/or President-Elect to Secretary to Treasurer. Executive Director will also be contacted.  The body will function to quickly make executive legislative decisions on behalf of CAMFT.  

  F. Evaluation of Board Performance:

Refer to Appendix F.

G. Board Privileges:

CAMFT Conference registration fees are waived for Board members.  The Board members traditionally pay for attendance at other CAMFT functions.  CAMFT pays for the expenses of the President, President-elect and Executive Director to attend the AAMFT National Conference.  

H. Officer Liability:

Board members are subject to the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997. This federal legislation protects volunteers from personal liability of any harm caused to third parties while the volunteer was acting in their capacity as a volunteer.  It requires that the Board member be properly licensed, that the harm was not caused by willful, criminal or grossly negligent misconduct, and that the harm was not caused by the volunteer operating a vehicle.  Through this law, members of the board of directors are protected from paying any punitive damages; however, they may be subject to pay non-economic damages such as payment for pain and suffering or mental anguish.  Specific examples of how this law works have yet to be determined by the courts because of the recent enactment of this law on June 18, 1997.  The AAMFT attorney can be called on to decipher under what circumstances this law may be relevant.  

IV.    CAMFT COMMITTEES

  Committee year-end expense reports are due December 15th.

  Any additional money to be spent by any committee beyond their respective budget needs to be presented as a written proposal to the Board for a vote.

  The function of the Board is to establish their primary goals/objectives and the role of the committees is to establish means to achieve ends.

  The Board adopted a two-year time frame for charges to committees. 

  Committees can include non-CAMFT members. 

  Committee reports are comprised of two items:  1) Those items needing to be voted on and 2) those items which are information for the Board.

  Funding projects in committees is as follows:  The Board authorizes the Treasurer to finance special projects from the operating budget whenever possible.  When not possible, committees will submit through the Liaison, requests for funding to the Board for prioritization and approval of funding.

A. Committee Descriptions and Charges:

1.  Advocacy 

Responsible for heightening the awareness of Marriage and Family Therapists as clinicians, supervisors, and consultants to agencies, schools, hospitals, corporations and other employers in order to increase jobs for MFTs.

2.    Diversity

Promotes and supports diversity in the field of marriage and family therapy, the educational and clinical setting, as well as in leadership positions.

3.  Elections 

Responsible for constructing the slate of persons who will run for office with CAMFT.  Consists of the Past President and three elected members.   See Appendix A, CAMFT By-laws for Election procedures.  Policy for Letters of Endorsement:  Any member may write letters of personal endorsement as long as they identify themselves as an individual.  Policy review:  When elected for a Board position while serving on the Election Committee, he/she may withdraw from the committee before the ballot is prepared.

4.  Ethics    

The Ethics Committee in Connecticut is currently inactive.  Three Connecticut MFT professionals assist in investigating and advising on a case-by-case basis regarding alleged ethical misconduct.  CAMFT refers matters concerning ethical violations by members to the AAMFT Ethics Committee.

5.  Executive Committee  

Consists of the Executive Officers and Executive Director and serves to support and expedite the work of the CAMFT Board of Directors.  The discussion and deliberation resulting in the recommendations of the Executive Committee is summarized and presented to the full Board in the form of oral discussion and minutes.  The function of Executive Committee is creating and expediting an agenda.

6.  Finance 

Oversees the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of the organization.  An accountant provides pro-bono services and is traditionally gifted $150 annually.

7.  Fund Raising   

Responsible for developing and implementing new strategies to increase income.

  8.  Managed Health Care 

Responsible for advocating for MFTs and mental health consumers in the managed health care environment in Connecticut. Monitors current trends in health care; identifies managed health care programs which include MFTs on their provider panels, and actively educates nonparticipating managed health programs regarding practice, effectiveness, benefits and accessibility of MFT, for greater inclusion of MFTs as providers. Educates MFTS regarding alternative options to managed care.

 9.  Marketing 

The ‘umbrella’ committee which is responsible for integrating all CAMFT committee work into a marketing plan which positions MFTs as ‘therapists, employees, and consultants of choice’ for the new millennium.  Specifically, the committee is responsible for the design, execution and analysis of market research to develop a CAMFT marketing plan to position appropriate MFT 'products' and convey the value of these products to the MFT consumer. The marketing committee also designs these 'products' and disseminates them to CAMFT members and the public.

 10.  Membership  

Welcomes new members, provides information regarding current objectives and activities, invites participation on committees, and strives to increase membership networking within CAMFT.

   11.  Professional Development

Responsible for planning, organizing, and executing CAMFT conferences.  Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors conference themes that promote the CAMFT mission.  Evaluate CEU regulations and offer

options to clinical members maintaining licensure.

              12.  Research Task Force (As Needed)

       A project was completed in 1997 researching data about practice patterns among family therapists and family physicians in Connecticut.   

B. Board Liaison Position Description:    

The Board Liaison is a non-voting, ex officio member of the committee to which he/she is assigned by the President. In this role he/she is to: 

·        Attend all meetings of the Committees to which he/she serves as liaison.

·       Participate in the discussions and the planning of the Committee as it constructs and implements its goals.

·    Provide support and open communication channels between the Board and the Committee. The Liaison brings to the Board any questions or requests originating within the Committee and communicates Board responses to the Committee. The Liaison takes Board raised questions to the Committee and brings information back to the Board.

·   The Chair of the Committee discusses issues to be brought before the Board on the Committee's behalf with the Board Liaison, who then takes the issue to the Board. Communication between Committees to the Board flows through the Liaisons.

·   Liaisons are encouraged to assume responsibility for Committee tasks.  

C.    Committee Member Description and Responsibilities:

 The members of divisional committees shall perform the following duties and functions:

 In the role of consultants to the Division, committee members:

 ·   Provide counsel to the committee regarding all matters affecting the program area for which the committee is responsible.

·   Represent the interests of all members on the committee.

 In the role of managers of the Division, committee members:  

·   Accept specific assignments from the committee chairperson and/or the committee, which are needed to carry out the charge of the committee.

·   Perform necessary duties and responsibilities during times of crisis or difficulty within the Division. 

D.    Guidelines for Committee Reimbursement:  

1.  Whenever possible, a CAMFT check should be used to pay bills and expenses incurred by committees.  A bill, invoice, or written estimate should be submitted to the CAMFT treasurer.  Checks can also be requested by phone. 

2.  Expenses incurred directly by committee members may be reimbursed by sending the receipt marked paid to the CAMFT treasurer along with the name and address of the person to be reimbursed.  A form is available on request. 

3.  Committees may expect to provide refreshments, breakfast, etc. for members that attend.  The amount spent may be left to the reasonable discretion of the committee chairs within the limits of the committee budget (Board approved). 

4.  Committee chairs are responsible for committee budgets and expenses. 

5.  Each committee is pre-approved for a $500 budget per year for meeting expenses and miscellaneous operating expenses.  Spending over $500 must be submitted by the CAMFT Board Liaison during the annual budget process beginning in September (Board approved). 

6.  Spending over the annual budget must be approved by the CAMFT Board.  

V.     CAMFT STAFF  

A. Policy for Hiring CAMFT Staff Positions:

 Action Steps:  

1.  Identify staffing need.
2.  Create comprehensive job description.

3.  Determine pay scale and range.

4.  Advertise through appropriate vehicles.

5.  Executive Director pre-screens for applicable skills and experience.

6.  Executive Committee interviews and provides proposal to Board.

7.  Board discusses and approves choice(s).

Legal guidelines about employees/contracted consultants can be found online in the "Division Leaders Handbook" in the AAMFT Division restricted pages.

B. Executive Director Job Description and Evaluation Form:

 Replaced by Association Manager

C. Association Manager

CAMFT 
Association Manager Position
Job Description
The Connecticut Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, CAMFT, will contract with an independent contractor to serve as Association Manager.  The Association Manager is responsible directly to the President of CAMFT in conjunction with the Board of Directors.  Duties and responsibilities include the following: 

I.                    General Administration

A.     Oversee administrative relations and communication with AAMFT

·        Ensure receipt of required quarterly information by AAMFT

·        Including annual dues list, Board self assessment, Division Contribution Award nominee, Board and Committee lists, financial reports, legislative reports

·        Make plans and arrangements for President and President Elect to attend Leadership Conferences and Annual Conferences

·        Make arrangements for President and President Elect to meet with Connecticut Senators and Representatives on the Hill during the annual Leadership Conferences.

·        Monitor the AAMFT DivList list serve 

B.     Record Keeping

·        Maintain filing system for all contracts and legal documents; update annually with Secretary of State

·        Maintain current membership database and update as needed

·        Maintain Board and Committee minutes and reports

·        Maintain legislative activity reports

·        Maintain CAMFT list serve, send out announcements, monitor appropriate use of list serve

·        Maintain records of attendance, evaluations, summaries of CAMFT conferences and workshop events

·        Maintain correspondence records, both email and hard copy records

·        Maintain Continuing Education applications and approval certificate process

·        Maintain archives, historical records and data as needed 

C.     Phone, List Server and Email

·        Check and respond to CAMFT phone messages daily

·        Check and respond to CAMFT list serve requests and email inquiries daily

·        Monitor usage and efficacy of Telephone Referral System

·        Be a general resource and contact person for general membership 

D.    Mailings

·        Fill membership requests, membership applications, PR packets

·        Membership directories

·        Provide and manage sale of membership labels from data base when requested – be current with members who do not want their information disseminated

·        Respond to correspondence and alerts as requested

·        Ensure public documents are proof read by proof reader 

E.     Board Meetings

·        Required to attend all Board Meetings and make reservations for these meetings as requested

·        Bring any handouts, copies, materials to meetings as requested

·        Maintain a log of Association Manager duties that result from requests made at the Board Meetings

·        Field inquiries to appropriate Committees as requested by Board

·        Attend Executive Committee meetings upon request

·        Attend Committee meetings upon an approved request by President or President Elect 

F.      Office Management

·        Update and purchase stationery as needed

·        Maintain adequate computer and copier as needed

·        Maintain necessary supplies

·        Get the mail from PO Box and respond to needs

·        Maintain and update all detailed information in CAMFT orientation notebooks, including calendar of events, Board members and positions with expiration of term dates, and all domains as needed

·        Keep current all Committee membership lists and be point person for Committee Chairs to make requests to Board

·        Maintain a time line for all deadline dates, including reports to AAMFT, CAMFT Awards, CAMFT Annual Meeting etc.

·        Compile and monitor a master calendar of these events and deadlines and distribute to Executive Committee 

G.    Specific CAMFT Project Management

·        CEU Application and approval process, as well as monitor the evaluation portion of same

·        Monitor the financial portion of the CEU application process, report monthly on same

·        Awards Presentation process

·        Policy and Procedure Manuals and updates

·        Telephone Referral Service

·        Membership Directory 

II.                Compensation

      For services rendered, the Association Manager will be compensated at the rate of $1300 per month for 15 hours per week.  A statement will be submitted monthly to the Treasurer, including all itemized expenses and receipts. 

III.             Job Requirements

A.     Excellent organizational skills

B.     Excellent interpersonal skills

C.     Excellent computer skills

D.     Self disciplined as job is working from own environment

E.      CAMFT is looking for a person with a business type background as the job description mandate business skills. 

F.      Clinical skills are NOT requested nor required

G.     Person must work well with the President and President Elect 

C. Newsletter Editor Job Description and Evaluation Form:

 Refer to Appendix E.

D. Lobbyist Job Description and Evaluation Form:

       Refer to Appendix E.  

E.      Administrative Assistant Job Description and Evaluation Form:

      Refer to Appendix E.  

VI.        SERVICE TO MEMBERS  

A.   Newsletter:  

The Connecticut Connection is the official newsletter of CAMFT and is published quarterly.  It is the primary source of information for the membership.

News items, articles of interest to MFTs, notices of future meetings and workshops, notices of activities of CAMFT members, responses to published articles, and Letters to the Editor are invited.  Information must be typed, double spaced, on 8 ½ by 11inch paper and submitted to the Editor.  Photographs must be black and white prints on glossy surface. 

The following rates apply:

$25 ($20 member) Classified listing (5 lines)

$55 ($44 member) per business card size

$90 ($72 member) per quarter page

$175 ($140 member) per half page

$300 ($240 member) per full page  

B. Annual Conferences and Professional Development:   

A Conference Planning Guide is available under separate cover.   

CAMFT annual conferences provide training and continuing education opportunities, networking, and opportunities to become involved in the organization.  The conferences have also provided a forum for the annual meeting and awards presentations.  Invited guests will include the representatives of the other mental health professional organizations.  It is expected that the conferences will also be income producing.   

CAMFT holds an annual Networking Luncheon sponsored by the membership committee, traditionally in the fall. 

The conference and networking luncheon provide opportunities to increase the recognition of MFTs as qualified mental health care providers.  They also provide a context to collaborate and participate with other licensed mental health professions through inviting members to present and to attend these functions.   

Continuing Education Credits were previously available to MFTs in Connecticut and surrounding states since 1995 through Family Development Associates in Framingham, MA. The Department of Public Health in the state of Connecticut is currently in the process of developing regulations of continuing education credits for those who hold licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy.  To renew a marriage and family therapy license,

MFTs will be required to acquire 15 continuing education units per year.  Agencies and individuals providing continuing education can apply for CEUs through CAMFT. 

See Appendix I. 

CAMFT will not allow the release of conference attendee's information to marketers.

CAMFT members may promote themselves and/or endeavors that involve direct MFT clinical services.  A Networking Table will be provided for this purpose.  CAMFT members will be charged the standard vendor booth fee for marketing business enterprises which are indirect to clinical provision and that provide personal monetary gain. 

Past Presidents may attend all CAMFT Conferences for half of the CAMFT Member registration fee.  

C. Legislative Activity: 

Refer to section VII. A. for Legislative history. 

Legislative activity which affects the practice of marriage and family therapy and which supports the families of Connecticut is a priority in this Division. 

With the accomplishment of the credentialing objective, health care legislation, which is in the best interest of both consumers and providers, has become a primary legislative activity.

CAMFT Members are: 

1.  Informed: 

a.  Through the utilization of electronic mail and list serve.

b.  Through The Connecticut Connection.

    c.  Through the CAMFT Website.

2.  Educated: 

     a.  Legislative training is conducted yearly at the Connecticut State Capitol.  Members are trained to contact legislators by telephone and in writing.

b.  The CAMFT subscribes to the Advocate, a Publication of the Mental Health Association of Connecticut.         

3.  Represented: 

a.  A lobbyist represents the interests of Marriage and Family Therapy.

b.  The Board of Directors recommends and monitors legislative efforts.

c.  CAMFT Representatives are identified and trained to write and deliver testimony and to write legislative alerts. 

The CAMFT participates in Coalitions as determined by the Board of Directors to support the mission of the organization.     

CAMFT has a Political Action Committee (PAC) fund.  The link to State contacts for PAC information is:  http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/cfsdd.htm.   

D.      Referral Services:  

1.  Toll-Free Referral Service.

2.  Implementation of CAMFT Website Referral Service.

3.  Referral Directory.  

A letter with a disclaimer is sent to each client requesting a referral.  Clinical member information for referral purposes is obtained through AAMFT and through application.  Licensure status is obtained from the Department of Public Health.    

             Students requesting referral information for obtaining therapy will be referred back to their Program Director when appropriate.  

E.     Financial Viability - Income Sources: 

1. Mailing label income:

$75.00 charge for full member data to non-member (labels).

$50.00 charge for partial member data.

$25.00 charge for CAMFT member.  

2.  Membership Directory Income: 

     $25.00 Three-ring binder and inserts.

$20.00 Inserts only.

$5.00 Binder only.  

3.  CEU applications:

          One application for one activity only:            $50.00

          Two applications per year:                    $90.00

          Three applications per year:                 $120.00

          Four applications per year:                             $150.00

          Five or more applications per year:               $180.00

          If CAMFT is to provide certificates:     $25.00  

     4.  Advertising in CT Connections and on Website: 

     $25 ($20 member) Classified listing (5 lines)

$55 ($44 member) per business card size

$90 ($72 member) per quarter page

$175 ($140 member) per half page

$300 ($240 member) per full page  

F. Networking: 

1.  Conference held each spring to provide networking opportunities.

2.  A Networking Luncheon is sponsored by the Membership Committee and is traditionally held in the fall.

3.  CAMFT Directory and Handbook was created in 1994.  Updates are made available to the membership regularly. 

4.  Public Relations Packet provides fact sheets that are sent to new student members by the Executive Director. 

G. Professional Support:

1.  Marketing campaign to raise awareness of MFT and MFTs in CT.

2.  Consumer referral services. 

3.  Training and CEUs provided at conferences.

4.  School endorsement efforts.

5.  Special Masters Collaboration with Regional Family Trial Docket, Connecticut’s statewide custody court.

6.  Job opportunities posted on Website.

H. Recognition Programs

CAMFT presents the following awards annually, traditionally at the Spring Conference: 

1.  Service to Families, Distinguished Professional Service. 

2.  Student Award and Service to Organization Award are optional.   

See Section VII, C for specific information. 

 CAMFT recognizes extraordinary volunteer service by creating “Service to the Organization” awards that include complimentary attendance to a conference in recognition of their work.  These awards are made available to up to four members annually and could be used for attendance at any CAMFT conference. 

I.  Web Site    

CAMFT Website address is www.ctamft.com

Requests to put information on the Website will be received by the Webmaster, part of the Marketing Committee.  The information will be reviewed by the CAMFT proofreader and then approved by the Webmaster.  There will be consistency among procedures regarding media and public communication from CAMFT. 

Refer to section VI, E, 4 for advertising prices.  

J. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: 

CAMFT formalized an interdisciplinary relationship in 1994 with the other five (then four) state regulated mental health providers through the formation of The Council for Connecticut Mental Health Providers (CCMHP).  CAMFT provides a representative and an alternate to meetings that are held monthly.  Each of the member organizations contributes $100.00 annually to CCMHP, which was approved by CAMFT 10/7/94.  CAMFT serves as the treasurer for the CCMHP.  

K.      Pamela N. Griffin Scholarship Fund: 

In the fall of 1996, Pamela N. Griffin, M.A., asked CAMFT to set up a scholarship fund for marriage and family therapy students to be aided to attend MFT related conferences.     

Deadlines are twice per year, January 31 and July 31. 

Refer to Appendix G for:  

1.  The Criteria for the Administration of Pamela N. Griffin Scholarship Fund.  

2.  The Application for the Pamela N. Griffin Scholarship. 

L. Past Presidents’ Council: 

In March 1999 the CAMFT Past Presidents’ Council was established.  Past Presidents will: 

1.  Be invited to consult with CAMFT Board and committees.

2.  Attend all CAMFT Conferences for half of the CAMFT Member registration fee. 

3.  Receive CAMFT Board minutes. 

VII.      DIVISION HISTORY 

A.      Legislative Activity

1983 Certification Bill signed into law.

1992 Vendor ship Bill signed into law.

1992 Privileged Communication Bill signed into law.

1995 Licensure Bill signed into law, Public Act 95-289.

1996 Multidisciplinary PC/LLC Bill signed into law, Public Act 96-254.  

1997 Amendments to the original bill were passed which:   

1.  Changed the title protection law into a practice law. 

2.  Recognized the two year accredited post degree program as equivalent to a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy for purposes of licensure.

3.  Increased the number of consecutive months a student may have to complete their practicum experience from 18 to 24 months.

2000      CE Bill passed.  The Department of Public Health has been working on the regulations since.

2001      Senate passed bill for mental health providers ensuring rapid payment of insurance claims. 

 Refer to Appendix B:  CAMFT Licensure Law  

B. Past Presidents/Officers: 

Fred Humphrey, Ed.D.    1970 - 1971

Dr. Humphrey was the first CAMFT leader / informal President and was instrumental in developing the founding structure of the organization. 

John Elmore, M.Div.    1973-1976

John Elmore was the first elected CAMFT President and served for four years. 

Michael Terezakis, Ed.D. LMFT   1977-1978

Dr. Terezakis laid the foundation for the MFT certification bill and also initiated multidisciplinary collaboration.  He also served on the CAMFT Board as Secretary. 

Carolyn  (Lynn) Wabrek, M.Ed.    1979-1980

Lynn Wabrek began the tradition of sponsoring large annual meetings with major speakers.  She remains active on the current CAMFT Program Steering Committee. 

Gerald Arndt, Ed.D.   1981-1982

Dr. Arndt initiated MFT certification legislation and also developed organization infrastructure during his term. 

Ingeborg Haug, D. Min.   1983-1985

MFT certification was achieved during Dr. Haug’s term.  She began regional meetings under CAMFT Division auspices and also started Insurance and Public Relations Committees. 

Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D.   1986-1987

MFT Certification was upgraded during Dr. Hepworth’s term.   She promoted the recognition of MFTs and championed multidisciplinary collaboration. 

Barbara Lynch, MS. LMFT   1988-1989

Barbara Lynch began changes in the election process, upgraded the newsletter and began the process of upgrading MFT certification to MFT licensure. 

Leslie Strong, Ph.D.   1990-1991 & 1994-1995

During Dr. Strong’s first term, the committee structure was further developed and efforts toward Vendor ship and Privileged Communication were initiated.   During Dr. Strong’s second term, MFT Licensure was achieved and Policy Governance was implemented. 

Sandra Rigazio-DiGilio, Ph.D.   1992-1993

 MFTs received Vendor ship and Privileged Communication in 1992 and Licensure legislation was initiated.  The Council of Connecticut Mental Health Providers was implemented during Dr. Rigazio-DiGilio’s term and the preservation of UCONN School of Family Studies was supported. Dr. Rigazio-DiGilio went on to serve three years with the AAMFT Board of Directors. 

Kathleen Laundy, Psy.D., LMFT.  1996-1997

Professional Corporation and Limited Liability Company (PC and LLC) legislation was supported and passed during Dr. Laundy’s term.  The infrastructure of CAMFT was strengthened by initiating Executive Committee meetings, completing the implementation of Policy Governance and conducting the first Board Retreat. Dr. Laundy went on to serve on the AAMFT Elections Committee.  Dr. Laundy currently chairs the Advocacy committee, working on the MFTs in schools initiative. 

      Melissa Thornton, MBA, LMFT.  1998 - 1999

Melissa Thornton spearheaded the AAMFT Interdivisional and CAMFT Marketing Campaigns during her term as President. The Toll-free Telephone Referral Service, the Internet Web-site Referral Service and The Referral Directory along with the Interdivisional Marketing Brochure, were products initiated.  The CAMFT By-laws were updated and the Policy and Procedure Manual was created. The State legislative process towards CEU legislation was begun. Melissa designed and built the CAMFT website and went on to serve CAMFT as Webmaster of the CAMFT Website and to consult with AAMFT regarding broad-based marketing. 

     Lorraine LaVigne, MA, LMFT 2000-2001

During Lorraine LaVigne’s term, the 1996 Strategic Plan was updated and disseminated to committees.  With her guidance, a bill requiring continuing education credits (CEUs) for MFT licensure was passed, and we began to pursue the legislation to establish an MFT certification track in the school systems with the State Dept. of Education  

    Rona Preli, LMFT 2002-2003

     During Rona Preli's term, the CEU regulations for MFTs were finalized by the State government, CAMFT began legislative efforts to establish a joint Regulatory Board with the Professional Counselors, job classification legislation which establishes job classification and therefore jobs with the State was passed, and we continued to pursue the legislation to establish a certification track for MFTs in the school systems with the State Dept. of Education.

    Wendy Davensen, LMFT 2004-2005

     During Wendy Davensen's  term, the focus returned again to supporting the needs of the membership through supporting the efforts of the CAMFT committees.

C. Award Recipients

Distinguished Professional Service Award (gift)    

The purpose of this award is to recognize contributions to the advancement of the field of marriage and family therapy and to the division and the organization.  Persons eligible for this award are: CAMFT members who have made significant contributions in the areas of service to the division or organization, to practice, to theory and/or research, to training and supervision, to teaching, or to legislative efforts. 

1988               Fred Humphrey         

1989               Ingeborg Haug, D. Min

1990               Gail Bushnell

1991               Gerald Arndt, Ed.D

1992               Leo Berman, M.D.

1993               Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D.

1994               Sandra Rigazio-DiGilio, Ph.D. and Les Strong, Ph.D.

1995               Steven Anderson, Ph.D.

1996               Daniel Geller, Ph.D.

1997               Doris LaPlante, LMFT

1998               Rona Preli, Ph.D., LMFT

1999               Kathleen Laundy, Psy.D. LMFT

2000               William Boylin, PhD, LMFT  

2003               Melissa L. Thornton, MBA, LMFT 

Service to Families Award

($500.00 contribution to charity) 

The purpose of this award is to recognize innovative service to families and to recognize unique individuals and/or community programs designed to help strengthen and/or support families.  Persons or organizations eligible for this award are:  Connecticut based private profit and nonprofit corporations, state legislators and governmental bodies and employees, media representatives, members of other professional groups, private citizens, educational programs and community programs and groups.  

1988               Fred Adams, Commissioner of Health         

1991               Anne Manard, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1992               Robert Greenstein, M.D., Dept of Pediatrics, UCONN

1993               Rosa DeLauro

1994               Elaine Zimmerman, Conn Coalition for Children

1995               Anne Steele, MHAC

1996               Valley Shore YMCA, Robley Fortune, CEO

1997               James Bingham, Superior Court Judge

1998               Ramon Rojano, M.D.  Director of Human Services

1999               Community Mental Health Affiliates:  Gary Steck & Michael Allison

2000               Nancy DiMauro, MA, LMFT, The Institute of Professional Practice  

Student Award  ($100.00 scholarship)   

1994               Kara Kunkler

1995               Karen Ethier-Waring

1996               Katurah Abdul-Salaam

1997               Margaret Cochran, M.A. (Doctoral Student at UCONN)

  1997               Judge Joseph Steinberg received a special award  

      Memorial Award for Service to Profession 

Pamela N. Griffin, received by Peter Griffin, 1999

Service to the Organization  

Established by the Board in 1997 for service above and beyond.    

1997               Bob Sharp, Al Guillorn, Rick Starbuck, and Les Strong

  1999               Bonny Slim, Valerie Cordiano, John Suchocki

  2000               Tom Fernandes, Al Guillorn, Richard Starbuck, John Suchocki, Julia Tucker, Maria Cerniauskas Upton

  2001               Ava Kordanski, Theresa Cohen

   Pamela Griffin Scholarship 

  2000               Heather McNeil  

D. Annual Conferences: 

May 1993: Luigi Boscolo at the Waterbury Sheraton 

January 1994:  AnnaBeth Benningfield at UCONN

CCMHP Panel, Workshops 

May 1994: Joanne Bepko and Claudia at the Waterbury Sheraton 

“Too Good for Your Own Good” 

January 1995:  Fairfield University 

“Telling the World We’re Here”, Workshops 

May 1995:  Matthew Selekman at the Waterbury Sheraton

“Brief Therapy with Adolescents” 

January 1996:  CSCU

“Drama of Family Therapy in Three Acts”, Workshops   

May 1996:  Harry Aponte at Waters Edge in Westbrook

“Healthy Therapist, Healthy Client” 

January 1997:  Fairfield University

“Connecting with Alternative Families” 

May 1997:  Richard Schwartz at the Radisson in Cromwell  

“Internal Family Systems Therapy” 

January 1998:  St. Joseph College

“The Business of MFT”    

CANCELLED DUE TO ICE STORM     

May 1998: Melissa Thornton and David Treadway at the Trumbull Marriott

“The Business of MFT” (Thornton), Friday

“Pathways to Intimacy” (Treadway), Saturday 

 January 1999: Andrea Obsten and John Ambrose at SCSU

 “Getting the Word Out” 

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION 

February 1999: John Ambrose at SCSU

“Getting the Word Out”   

May 1999:  William Doherty at the Waterbury Sheraton

“Moral Crucible of Psychotherapy”

SALUTING EXPERIENCE:  Honoring Past Presidents and Long Time Members

  May 2000:  Dr. Leslie Strong and Dr. Daniel Wiener at CCSU

“Facing the Challenges of the New Millennium with Live Therapy Demos”, plus seven afternoon workshops 

September 2000:  William O’Hanlon at Keller Auditorium, UCONN Health Center

“Discovering Possibilities for Professional and Personal Renewal” 

June 2001:  Sixteen presenters at Saint Joseph College

“Spring into Growth: Enhancing Professional Skills”  

VIII.     AAMFT PARTNERSHIP 

A. Dues

The AAMFT collects dues for divisions.  When an increase will be greater than 10%, CAMFT dues are set by a majority of votes cast by voting members within the Division, voting by mail ballot under procedures established by the Board.   Dues payments are deposited quarterly into the Division bank account.  

2002

CAMFT Dues

AAMFT Dues

Total

Clinical Membership

$95.00

$137.00

$226.00

Associate Membership

47.00

113.00

157.00

Student Membership

-0-

38.00

38.00

Affiliate Membership

20.00

82.00

102.00

Supervisors/Members

-0-

50.00

50.00

Supervisors/Nonmembers

-0-

100.00

100.00

Medical Status

-0-

12.00

12.00

Retired Status

-0-

29.00

29.00

 

CAMFT annual dues were increased 7/93 by 10%.

CAMFT annual dues were increased 9/94 by 5%.

CAMFT annual dues were increased 10/98 by 6%. 

B. Financial Statements: 

Annual financial statements are due to AAMFT in March each year.

   C. Board of Directors Self-Assessment: 

CAMFT Board of Directors Self-Assessment is submitted annually in November. 

D. Strategic Plan: 

Board and Committee lists and strategic plans are submitted annually. 

  E. Division Contribution Award: 

Divisional Contribution Award nominee is requested annually each spring.  This award is announced at the annual AAMFT conference.      

  F. Division Leaders Handbook:

       The Members Only, Division Leader Handbook section of the  
       AAMFT Website provide valuable legal guidelines and model
       documents
regarding the following:

 ·   Hiring Staff

·   Fundraising

·   Avoiding Copyright Infringement

·   Chapters

·   Articles of Incorporation

·   Conferences

·   Guide to Referral Services

·   Internet Linking and ListServ Disclaimers

·   Division Charter Agreement

·   Model Division Bylaws           

Appendix A.      CAMFT By-Laws

Appendix B.      Connecticut Licensure

Vendor ship

Privileged Communication

Multidisciplinary PC/LLC

Continuing Education

Rapid Payment of Insurance Claims

Appendix C.      CAMFT Work Plan

Appendix D.     AAMFT Charter Agreement

Appendix E.      Staff Job Descriptions

Appendix F.      Evaluation forms

Appendix G.      Pamela N. Griffin Scholarship Fund:  Criteria and Application

Appendix H.     Conference Procedures and Guidelines

Appendix I.       CEU Process and Application

 

 

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