Upcoming events

    • October 21, 2015
    • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Legislative Impact
    LMFTS in 2015: 

    What Every Therapist Should Know

    with CAMFT Executive Director
    Jill Epstein, JD

    After listening with rapt attention to Jill Epstein's presentation at CAMFT's Annual Conference in May, it was clear that our members needed to learn about important legislation that impacts LMFTs and what they can do to have a greater political influence.

    Ms. Epstein will present an update on the current status of state and federal legislation affecting LMFTs based on her regular visits to Sacramento and Washington, DC.  Topics will include regulatory issues from the BBS, and CAMFT initiatives, including a summary of the recent demographic study of CAMFT members.  The meeting will conclude with Q+A, so this is your chance to ask questions like: How do we sign up for Medi-Cal? Are we ever going to be approved to work with the VA? What's going on in Texas? What's the status of AB 1775? And other burning issues you have been wondering about! 

    Attendees will:

    • Learn about pending legislation and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills
    • Gain insight into CAMFT’s strategic priorities
    • Connect with the Executive Director of CAMFT

    About Jill:

    Jill Epstein became the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) in May, 2011. 

    Prior to joining CAMFT, Ms. Epstein was the Chief Operating Officer of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), an organization created by the California Legislature to develop and implement statewide voluntary certification for massage therapists. 

    While living in Chicago, Ms. Epstein spent 7 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of Chicago, the country’s oldest financial analysts’ society and the world’s 6th largest financial analysts’ society.    She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Physicians for Responsible Negotiation (PRN), a physicians-only labor organization created by the American Medical Association.  

    During Ms. Epstein’s 11 years in Washington, DC, she worked for the American Medical Association, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and AARP.

    Ms. Epstein received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.  She received her Juris Doctorate from the American University – Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.   

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