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Marin CAMFT Members: Have you filled out the Annual Member Survey yet? 

Peter SadlerPresident's Message

Peter Sadler, LMFT

2023 Marin CAMFT President

As the rush of the holidays and New Year are upon us, I wanted to take a minute and reflect on the past year as an organization. In 2022, Marin CAMFT offered members 38 hours of continuing education across 16 different events and workshops. Over 900 people attended our CE events and workshops with over half of them as members of Marin CAMFT. If you were unable to attend, don’t forget: As a member, you have access to the Marin CAMFT members-only podcast library offering audio recordings of many of these workshops and events.

This year also included the re-launch of the 3000-Hour Club, a social, professional, networking and consulting group for all students, trainees and associates interested in meeting and connecting with others working toward licensure. The Marin CAMFT chapter also facilitated introductions and opportunities for interested members -- across the full range of experience, from pre-licensed to many years working in the profession -- to establish peer-to-peer consultation groups. Members had asked for these in our previous annual membership survey, and we were happy to be able to support our community in this way (if you haven't yet filled out this year's survey, please take a moment to do so now). We were also excited to welcome members to our first in-person event since the start of the pandemic, and we updated our mission statement… And these are only a few of the highlights from 2022.

None of this would be possible without the amazing dedication and passion of our board and committee members. We want to extend a special thank you to two long-time serving board members who will be stepping down from their active roles on the board after many years of service:  Meri Hayos, LMFT, and Laurie Buntain, LMFT. Without their leadership and dedication to the organization, our membership and finances would certainly be in distress. We cannot thank them enough for everything they have given.  Thank you, Meri and Laurie!

Gratefully, our organization will have the continued service and dedication of returning board members, Adam Cohen, LMFT, now stepping into the role of Past President; Norman Hering, PhD, LMFT, our Director of Programs, Rachel Barr, LMFT, our Director of Marketing, Bonnie Kaufman, LPCC, our Secretary,  and Katharine Spencer, AMFT, as our Pre-Licensed Director. They serve alongside our newest board members, Lauren Ogren, PsyD, LMFT, as President-Elect, Nicole Lako, LMFT, as Treasurer, and Jennifer Agostinelli, LMFT, as Membership Director. You can see them on our Board of Directors page here.

Marin CAMFT continues to serve our community and membership thanks to the engagement and acts of service from so many of you. The Trauma Response Team, the Diversity Committee, heck even the Board exist only because of you, our members. So, thank you to all the members both past and present who make this Chapter possible, and an advance thank you to all of you considering throwing your hat into the ring for greater participation in the New Year.  

We look forward to seeing each of you at our upcoming Annual Membership and Planning Meeting, being held virtually on Friday, January 27th from 10am-noon (invite, registration and more details to follow), and hearing from each of you in our Annual Member Survey.

We hope you've had a happy holidays, and now a happy New Year, and we look forward to learning, growing and engaging with all of you in 2023!!

Peter Sadler, LMFT

President of Marin CAMFT.

Next in Marin CAMFT's Friday CE Series

Nancy McWilliams, PhD

Psychotherapy Supervision: Old Controversies and New Dilemmas

January 13, 2023

noon - 2:00pm PT

2 CEs available

Free for Marin CAMFT members

$20 for non-members

We're in membership renewal season!

The Marin CAMFT membership cycle runs on a calendar year basis, so you probably have gotten emails asking you to renew, or for many of you on auto-renew, your credit card payment was process automatically or will be soon. Log onto your Marin CAMFT account here to check the status or submit payment. Note that even our free membership levels of Student, Registered Associate, and Emeritus still need to be "renewed" each year, so please click through your account page to do so. If you were under the free Registered Associate level and you're now licensed, first, congrats, and second, we hope you'll consider joining Marin CAMFT as a licensed member now.

If you have questions about your renewal or membership, please reach out to us at

We hope you're finding value in the Marin CAMFT membership! Please note that members who choose not to renew will be unsubscribed from the Marin CAMFT listserv.

Are you a member who's not currently on the listserv? Please find out more about this valuable networking community in the Members Only section of the Marin CAMFT website.




More events to be announced soon.

Questions on our Continuing Education programs? Contact Norman Hering, our Director of Programs, at


Attention Marin CAMFT pre-licensed MFT Trainees and MFT Associates:

This is the 26th year that Marin CAMFT is offering the Kristina M. Carey Scholarships to pre-licensed clinicians.

Marin CAMFT will grant 3 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. One scholarship goes  to a trainee, one to an associate, and one to a pre-licensed trainee or associate who is underrepresented in the mental health field.

Eligibility for scholarships:
  1. Be a current member of the local Marin chapter of CAMFT (trainee/associate membership in Marin CAMFT is free).
  2. Be a current member of state CAMFT (apply for state CAMFT pre-licensed membership at
  3. Live in Marin, attend graduate school in Marin County, and/or be accruing hours in a Marin program.

This application involves writing an essay and obtaining recommendation letters, followed by an interview.

Scholarship Applications are available on the Marin CAMFT website by November 1, 2022, and receipt of applications closes on January 31, 2023. Interviews for scholarships will be held in March 2023, with winners announced thereafter.

A special THANK YOUto all of you who support our pre-licensed community through your donations to the Kristina M. Carey Scholarship Fund throughout the year!
Interested in donating? You can do so when paying your membership renewal, or submit a donation here.

3,000-Hour Club

The pre-licensed community of students, trainees & Associates has been meeting regularly on Zoom since April 2022.  We are building a community of connection as we join together to gain insight into each other's licensure journeys and share resources.  A number of our members have provided short presentations to the group including topics as diverse as Eco Anxiety, Psychedelic Assisted therapy and an introduction to Polyvagal theory.  On a wet Saturday in early December we came together in person to chat over coffee - it was wonderful to see so many people willing to brave the weather to gather, and we will be looking to arrange more in-person gatherings in 2023.

The first Zoom meeting of 2023 will be on January 7th at 10am. Look out for an email with the details and registration. We look forward to meeting with all our pre-licensed members and hearing what you would like Marin CAMFT to provide in the year ahead.

Membership in Marin CAMFT is free for all pre-licensed associates and students.

Contact Katharine Spencer, Pre-Licensed Director-At-Large, to learn more about events and opportunities for the pre-licensed community:

3000 Hour Club Coffee in December


Interested in supporting the local Marin community in the event of disaster or crisis? Come join the Marin CAMFT Trauma Response Team.

The Trauma Response Team meets on the third Friday of most months on Zoom. For more information and to RSVP to attend,
please contact TRT Co-Chair Beth Leib at


Be on the lookout for details of our
Annual Members Meeting,
being held on Friday, January 27th
from 10am to noon.

Questions, comments, feedback on this new newsletter format?

Please email Lisa, our Newsletter Editor, at or just hit "reply" on this message and let us know what you think!


This is a reproduction of the main content from our newsletter that was emailed to all MCAMFT members on January  1, 2023.

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