of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
                   serving the Coachella Valley since 2001.
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2019 Membership Drive

The Desert Chapter 2019 Membership Drive is Under Way.  

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 Associates and Trainees (tax deductible of course). Click here to see the benefits of membership.

Board of Director Positions Open



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.

The following Board of Director positions are open for the year 2019:

Vice President


Director of Finance

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.

Call for Peer Presentation


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.

Click here for more info.

Help For Individuals

Affected by California Wildfires

Get Care and Support

Click here for more information

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.

Consultation Groups are happening in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta

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 an additional group in 

Palm Springs or Palm Desert

                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.

New Membership for Retirees

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

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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