The Connecticut Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy

     A Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy


CAMFT Committees
Descriptions and Updates 


Advocacy Committee
: Heightens awareness of Marriage and Family Therapists as clinicians, supervisors, and consultants to agencies, schools, hospitals, corporations and other employers for inclusion in hiring policy and practices.

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Diversity Committee: Goals include: implementing strategies to recruit, retain and promote at all levels of the CAMFT diverse staff and leadership; ensuring that CAMFT members at all levels have access to and receive ongoing diversity education and training; and  developing participatory and collaborative partnerships with diverse community agencies, groups and organizations.

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Elections Committee: Constructs the slate of persons who will run for CAMFT office. This committee consists of the Past President, in an advisory capacity, and three elected members. Committee Meetings: once briefly (30 min.) in May or June and once in November (2 hrs.) to count ballots. In between, solicits nominations for office from members. Meeting place: Traditionally, the ballot counting takes place at Holiday Inn in North Haven on a Friday. Other meetings are as needed. 

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Executive Committee: : Consists of the President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director. This committee supports and expedites the meeting agendas and work of the CAMFT Board. : Consists of the President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director. This committee supports and expedites the meeting agendas and work of the CAMFT Board. : Consists of the President, Past President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director. This committee supports and expedites the meeting agendas and work of the CAMFT Board.


Finance Committee: Oversees the management of funds for duly authorized purposes of CAMFT; expands the Boardís understanding and implementation of the organizationís financial resources and develops new strategies to increase income and expand financial services. Committee Meetings:  The Finance Committee has six members. We meet two or three times during the year to propose the annual budget. We also correspond by email about financial issues. Meeting place:  North Haven..


Fund Raising Committee: Develops and implements new strategies to increase non-dues revenue. 


Managed Health Care Committee: Advocates 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. Meeting place:  Shelton area.


Marketing Committee: The 'umbrella' committee which  integrates all CAMFT committee work into a marketing plan that 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. Meetings held six times per year at Friendly's in Milford, just off exit 39 of Rt. 95.

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Membership Committee: Welcomes new members and tracks status changes; provides information regarding current CAMFT objectives and activities; invites participation on committees and strives to increase membership networking within CAMFT.Meetings:  One Friday a month from September through June from 8:45 to 10AM. Meeting place:  West Hartford.

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Professional Development Committee: Develops training and education opportunities for CAMFT members. The Program Committee is a sub-committee of the Professional Development Committee.


Program Committee: Plans, organizes and executes CAMFT Conferences. The Program Steering Committee is a supervisory group responsible for developing and recommending conference themes that promote the CAMFT mission.
Meetings: Infrequent-waiting on the regulations or working on the conference issues. We need to schedule monthly meetings.  Meeting Place: Newtown or on conference calls.


Board and Committee members can be contacted via the divisional office:

Executive Office:203-254-1748
CAMFT, PO Box 96, Newtown, CT 06470
camftnews@sbcglobal.net

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current Committee Chairs

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