The Future of Therapy — What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

  • Fri, February 18, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • A Zoom Presentation


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The Future of Therapy:
What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt


Chaundra Prehara, LMFT 
Director of Education and Events

A Zoom Presentation

Friday, February 18, 2022
12:00 to 1:00 PM

1.0 CEUs

Presentation Description

Some positive products of the pandemic have been: an increased demand for therapy services, expanded flexibility in how services can be delivered, and the reinforcement of a strong median wage for therapists. However, against the backdrop of these positive changes, two other energies have grown that will change and potentially destabilize the psychotherapy profession; the industrialization of psychotherapy as private-equity and public-traded companies continue to grow in our sector and the continued medicalization of our field (as seen in part in the way that our profession was included in the No Surprises Act). You may not be feeling the impact of these changes yet, and perhaps you will not due to the way that you organize your practice/career, but the changes will impact our profession and now is the time to inform yourself so that you have the maximum opportunities of choice and voice.

NOTE: This presentation is an invitation to empower oneself through knowledge, by understanding current trends in our industry. Desert CAMFT will not be offering judgment of these trends, but feel it is a duty to our membership to alert you to the trends.

Measurable Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. List eight corporations that have a presence in the workspace of therapists.
  2. Understand who two of the most popular of these companies are, how they operate and how they are growing.
  3. Understand why private equity is targeting the therapy market.
  4. Understand the challenges that may arise for us as therapists and for our clients if private equity continues to grow market share in our profession.
  5. Understand the ways that psychological treatment is fragmenting and colluding in its own demise, how the No Surprise Act is evidence of our collusion.

Presenter Bio

Chaundra Prehara, LMFT, Desert-CAMFT Director of Education and Events, Desert CAMFT, member PsiAN (Psychotherapy Action Network) has been in private practice for 20+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area and for the past five years in the desert. For the past four years she has been the Director of Education and Events for Desert CAMFT. She is passionate about people receiving excellent therapy that allows them to live more meaningful and authentic lives and therapists having a satisfying career personally and financially.


$25 Desert-CAMFT Members
$35 for Non-members
$10 for Prelicensed


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