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 15, 2017 6:00 PM Las Casuelas 700-50 CA-111, Rancho Mirage CA

2018 Membership Drive

The Desert Chapter is now in the middle of our 2018 Membership Drive.  

If you are a member of state CAMFT, you are eligible to join our local chapter. Annual membership in Desert CAMFT is only $50\ for Clinical, Associate and Affiliate members and $25 for Interns and Trainees (tax deductible of course).  Benefits of membership include:

  • Regularly scheduled, low cost CEU programs right here in town with your local colleagues.
  • Advertise/Find jobs, office space, internships and classified ads for FREE on our Desert CAMFT website :
  • Be included in our online Member Directory where prospective clients can find you by practice location and specialties.
  • Be included in our Desert CAMFT booklet directory that is distributed to local agencies, businesses, school districts, hospitals and other locations throughout the Coachella Valley.
  • Enjoy mixers and social events  with other local mental health professionals

So why wait?  JOIN NOW!

We look forward to seeing old friends, and making new friends, in 2017/2018!


Desert CAMFT Board of Directors:

Carol Tietelbaum, LMFT, President

Linda Shestock, LMFT, Secretary

Larry Goodman. LMFT, Treasurer

Jilska Chandrasena, LMFTI, Community Outreach

Jane Gaunt, LMFT, Events

Sherry Reyes, LMFTI, Membership

Shaundra Prehara, LMFT, 3000 Club

Andrea Loera, LMFTI, 3000 Club

Albert Boykin, LCSW, LMFT, SAP, Director-at-Large

If you have any questions, email:  carolteitelbaum@yahoo.com

3000 Club

for Students and Interns

Networking, Information, & Camaraderie

Focusing on the needs and interests of Students and Interns

For more information about the 3000 Club, 

contact desertcamftprelicensedrep@gmail.com 

Special Notice for Students

 ** If you are looking for Intern Supervisors **

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.


Upcoming Events!

***  We're planning our future events  ***

New Workshop Ideas

The Board is exploring future workshops on clinical situations that our members see in their practices including Bi-Polar, DID, psychotic breaks as well as addiction in its many forms.  

Let us know if you are interested in being part of a panel to discuss these clinical issues or additional topics, or are interested in attending  a workshop that explores greater understanding of these diagnoses and ways to work with them.

You can contact Carol Teitelbaum at carolteitelbaum@yahoo.com.

New Membership for Retirees

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

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.

Board of Director Positions Open

Increase your own professional networking by joining the board or a committee and help our chapter provide value.  We have fun in what we do! 

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

Current open positions:

  • Vice President, Executive Board
  • Director-at-Large
  • Director of Finance
  • Website Chair

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


2017 Desert CAMFT Directories 

have been distributed in the Spring to school districts, agencies, and medical offices. 

Copies are available from Carol Teitelbaum 760-346-4606 or carolteitelbaum@yahoo.com  

If you know of a group or office that would like to have a copy, please let us know.



Clinical Consultation Groups are forming ! 

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

These groups offer an ongoing forum for case consultation with a variety of other experienced therapists in your area.  

Plans are under way to have groups in 

Palm Springs

Palm Desert

Rancho Mirage

and La Quinta

We envision each group with a limit of eight therapists, with the "host" at each site setting the schedules.  

The Rancho Mirage group meets every Wednesday Noon to 1:00pm.  

Bring your lunch!  

If you would like to participate, you must call Litsa to confirm 

at 760-218-5905.

Litsa Bradford, LMFT

Desert Counseling Center

71777 San Jacinto Drive

Suite 204

Rancho Mirage 92270


If you would like to host a consultation group, please let us know!

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