of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
                   serving the Coachella Valley since 2001.
Welcome to the Desert Chapter

"Promoting Excellence in Mental Health Care through Education and Community"                     

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  • Fri, December 20, 2019 11:30 AM Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Building


One of our long-time CAMFT members and

Past President,

Edie Keller, LMFT

has sadly passed away.

She will always be in our hearts.

Services will be held on

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Forest Lawn

69855 E. Ramon Rd.

Cathedral City, CA 92234

(760) 328-3140

Our Monthly Meetings Are Back!

Register above for the monthly networking & CEU events

Renew Your Membership Early!

Nominations for the 2020

Board of Directors

Starting in September



It’s that time again for Board of Director nominations and we need your participation. Being a member of the Desert CAMFT Board is a rewarding way to serve your colleagues and community. By becoming involved in the goings-on of the chapter, you get to have your voice heard, have the opportunity to network, and to feel part of something bigger than yourself.

Only with participation from our members can we have a thriving chapter, so we are requesting that you step-up and join us in this endeavor. You do not need to be nominated by someone else. Feel free to nominate yourself or just let us know that you are interested in serving. If you are nominated by someone else, we will confirm with you that you are willing and able to accept the nomination.

The following Board of Director positions are open for the year 2020:

Vice President



Membership Chair

Events Chair

Marketing & Community Outreach


3000 Club Chair

Social Media Chair


We can also always use and appreciate the support of other board and committee members to help out with events or other miscellaneous tasks. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out.

Click here or email carolteitelbaum@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Check out the BOD page in About Us for a list of current members and more info.

Dear Members,

We need your help to make our chapter thrive.  We have great workshops coming up at our monthly meetings, as well as special longer workshops. We have a talented Board of Directors and we are doing everything possible to provide interesting, educational workshops with opportunities to network.

However, we need your help to keep this chapter thriving. We need more subcommittees, committee directors and teams, some new officers and support.  Help us to help you have the most rewarding experience as a member of Desert CAMFT.

Please contact Carol Teitelbaum with any questions at 760-219- 2465.

Our Mission

The Desert Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) is dedicated to the advancement of marriage, family, child and individual therapy as an art, a science, and a mental health profession.

The Chapter accomplishes this by:

  • Serving the community-at-large
  • Enhancing continuing education
  • Promoting & Upholding high legal & ethical standards
  • Sponsoring networking events
  • Providing legislative advocacy
  • Encouraging Trainees and Associates
  • Promoting members’ self-care
  • Supporting the goals and objectives of CAMFT, our parent Organization

Call for Peer Presentations &

Workshop Proposals

Desert CAMFT is pleased to announce a call for workshop and presentation proposals for our 2019 events calendar.

The Education and Events Committee is seeking introductory, intermediate, and advanced workshop proposals that offer training, share current research and case studies, provide therapeutic tools and techniques as they relate to various topics.

New Online Resource - CVHIP.com

Check out this terrific new online resource listing everything from Mental Health to Medical to Housing or sports and recreation to transportation, youth, seniors, education, financial/legal, nutrition, etc. Click on CVHIP.com above.

Professional Consultation Groups

Click here for more information

Desert CAMFT is excited to announce this wonderful benefit for our Clinical Members.

We often practice in isolation and need the opportunity to consult with others and gain support. These groups offer an ongoing forum for case consultation with a variety of other experienced therapists in your area.  We envision each group with a limit of eight therapists, with the "host" at each site setting the schedules. 

If you would like to host a group in the desert, please

                contact Carol Teitelbaum or Larry Goodman

Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation is currently seeking Mental Health/Behavioral Health Professionals to serve as Reviewers. 

If you would like more information, click here.

Membership for Retirees

Retirees can join the Desert CAMFT Chapter without having to join state CAMFT - go to JOIN NOW! to apply.

Monthly Article

Brave Beautiful Men Shedding Toxic Masculinity & Sharing Truthful Messages

by Holli Kenley 

Article Archives

Coming Events

We organize multiple events throughout the year, including CE workshops, by both local members and outside presenters, as well as social networking events. These are important occasions for our professionals to participate in, to stay up-to-date on the latest information in our field and maintain an interactive referral network. So, take a look at our upcoming and past events here. We also welcome any new ideas for possible future events.


If you are a member of state CAMFT, you are eligible to join our local Desert chapter. Annual membership in Desert CAMFT is only $50 for Clinical, Associate and Affiliate members, and $25 for Associates and Trainees (tax deductible of course).  There are multiple benefits of membership, so check out our Membership page here. We look forward to seeing old friends, and making new friends, in 2017/2018! So, why wait?                                    JOIN NOW!

About Us

Desert CAMFT is a local chapter of the larger state organization, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)*. Like many local chapters, Desert CAMFT was formed to create a more intimate, localized, and accessible community of Marriage and Family Therapists for the purposes of networking, professional development, and career support. Find out more about who we are, what we do, and our Board of Directors.

The 3000 Club

for Students and Associates

Networking, Information, & Camaraderie

Focusing on the needs and interests of Students and  Associates. For more info about the 3000 Club, contact


 If you are looking for Associate Supervisors, go to this page or follow these steps:

  1. Go to the horizontal menu list above
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines to the right 
  3. Scroll down and click on Intern Supervisors.

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