California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)

CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) is an independent professional organization of approximately 32,000 members representing the interests of licensed marriage and family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing the profession as an art and a science, to maintaining high standards of professional ethics, to upholding the qualifications for the profession and to expanding the recognition and awareness of the profession.

CAMFT is an independent, state professional organization and is not affiliated with any other organization (such as AAMFT) other than its chartered chapters in various locations throughout California.

CAMFT activities revolve around two interrelated themes: the advancement of marriage and family therapy as an art, a science and a mental health profession, and the advancement of the common business interests of its members.

CAMFT is your organizational advocate and representative. We monitor and work cooperatively with your regulatory board (BBS), the state legislature and others. We sponsor bills and get laws passed to benefit you and the public.

CAMFT like other professional or trade associations, is a special interest group. We believe that our special interests are good, both for us and for the public, and we are committed to actively and effectively pursuing those interests.

Take this opportunity to contribute to your profession. Show your commitment and invest in your future! Join with over 32,000 CAMFT members and help us carry on the work that strengthens the profession. If we are to continue to realize such benefits as insurance reimbursement, we must remain united. Joining CAMFT is truly a wise investment.




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Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

AGLP (Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists):

 

  • Publish a quarterly newsletter (free to members)
  • Publish the quarterly Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, the official journal of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, and provide a free subscription for all full, associate, early career, and medical student members;
  • Conduct a full schedule of seminars and discussion groups concurrent with the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA);
  • Sponsor several awards honoring the accomplishments of people and organizations that contribute to the well-being of the LGBT community;
  • Sponsor social gatherings and a hospitality suite at the annual meeting of the APA and other psychiatric meetings;
  • Work within the APA to influence policies relevant to the lesbian and gay community;
  • Collaborate with other organizations of gay and lesbian physicians and mental health professionals;
  • Provide referral services for lesbian and gay patients;
  • Assist medical students and residents in their professional development;
  • Encourage and facilitate the presentation of programs and publications relevant to gay and lesbian concerns at professional meetings; and
  • Serve as liaison with other minority and advocacy groups within the psychiatric community.



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Beyond OCD

Beyond OCD

Beyond OCD,  the leading provider of consumer-friendly resources to help sufferers cope with and conquer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), works to increase public and professional awareness of OCD, educate and support people with OCD and their families, and to encourage research into new treatments and a cure.

We are a small organization with a big heart. A resource for individuals, families, mental health professionals, educators, clergy and the media across the country, we are dedicated to improving the lives of people who suffer with OCD.




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Creating Your Beyond

Hi! My name is Brenda Bomgardner. I am the founder of Creating Your Beyond, LLC  and your blog host. I started this blog, Creating Your Beyond, because I want to chat with you about moving beyond surviving towards thriving. I want to share my knowledge with you. Together we can discover a life you will love to live.

Do some of these statement sound familiar?

  • I have done the work!
  • When is it my turn?
  • I deserve and want more
  • What now?
  • Why me?
  • I am so done with this!
  • I am ready to get on with my life!
  • Where’s the joy?
  • It never changes
  • It’s always hard

Are you ready to find the answers to your questions? They are within you!

As far back as I can remember I have been curious about how people shaped their lives, or to put it another way, how people’s lives were shaped. I noticed some people had the answers and knew where they were going and how to get there. While others, seemed to be carried along by the currents of events outside their control not knowing how, when, where or why. Me, I was a mixture of both. I knew I wanted a successful career, a satisfying relationship and to be a loving parent. However, I did not know how to create the reality of my dreams.

My Journey

As a young adult I landed a job at a large retail company, began moving up the corporate ladder and started a family. I devoted myself to both my passions of family and career. Along the way I discovered my voice and learned about my personal power. In turn my life became mine to create and design.

With that revelation, I set out to create a life based on my personal values. I loved learning, so, I entered college in my mid-thirties. It was a  juicy endeavor of knowledge and books. Meanwhile, I was promoted from a retail management position to a recruiter in human resources. I worked as a recruiter for over 15 years. I  flourished and I felt satisfied.

At the same time I finished raising my two children and two step children. At this point I had an empty nest. Several years ago I decided it was time for me create another path. I desired a career where I could be of service to people in helping them design and create a life of their choosing. I decided to return to school. I earned a masters degree in counseling.

Today:
I am honored to work with adult survivors who are ready to create a life beyond loss. Creating Your Beyond is about you moving towards emotional wellness and personal growth. It is about you defining your values and finding a meaningful life. I will support you in discovering what opportunities exist for reconnecting with your inner wisdom and strengthening your human spirit. Together we can team up to collaborate at designing a life beyond loss. I will gently yet firmly support you.

Final Note:
Having created my path I continue to design my own destiny. Life for me is a spicy adventure filled with fresh experiences. Now I invite you to spice up your life. Come and connect with your creative vitality by realizing your own gifts




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Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. Over the years SAMHSA has demonstrated that – prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation’s health.




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The Violent Death Bereavement Society

The VDBS helps survivors of those who have died a violent death in different ways.  They give and sponsor lectures for those who survive, give clinical intervention support to help those survivors, and they keep a list of counselors, therapists, and other trained staff who can help in this time of need.

They are also adept at keeping literature and resources for those who survive for grief and bereavement.




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Gay Lesbian International Therapist Search Engine

Free resources and information for GLBT communities.

GLITSE works to educate the public in order to fight the fear and hatred that are often the results of ignorance and misinformation. We offer a wealth of resources to help.

Through support, education and advocacy GLITSE promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends.

GLITSE envisions a society that embraces everyone and celebrates diversity, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.




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Something Fishy…

Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones… since 1995.  A pro-recovery site with help for those who suffer from Eating Disorders, with treatment centers, treatment locators, and support from those who have been there already, and are going through it now.




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