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Oct Nov Dec 2023

Peter SadlerPresident's Message

Peter Sadler, LMFT

2023 Marin CAMFT President

I hope each of you found the Summer months to be full of a mix of play, rest, and connection. Speaking of connection, we are looking forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Annual Fall Membership Celebration on Sunday, October 8th from 4-7pm. Be sure to register today!

We will be holding our chapter elections in November and we need volunteers for a few open positions on the Board of Directors. Positions currently open and in need of nominations include:

  • President Elect
  • Community Director-at-Large
  • Pre-Licensed Director-at-Large
Any board position may be held as a co-director. For example, if you and a colleague were interested, or you wanted to join the board even though the position is not vacant, you can still submit your nomination as a co-director. Joining the board has several benefits such as free registration for CE trainings including Law & Ethics, and a chance to work alongside a group of amazing people, to name a few! 

If you are considering a nomination to run for a spot on the Marin CAMFT Board of Directors, here are suggested next steps:

  1. Read more about these positions and the requirements on our Call for Candidates 2024 page at the Marin CAMFT website

  2. Reach out to if you want more information, or would like to discuss expectations and responsibilities before submitting yourself as a nominee. We can also connect you with the current/past board members who’ve held the position you're considering, to get all your questions answered. 

  3. Nominate yourself! We will need a brief Candidate Statement explaining your interest and any relevant experience, along with a brief professional bio. We will also need a photograph, preferably in color. The Candidate Statement, Bio, and photo will be distributed to the membership with the ballot. 
We request all nominees submit their candidate information to us by Wednesday, November 1st. Please email if you have any questions at all.

I look forward to seeing each of you at the Annual Fall Membership Celebration.

Peter Sadler

President, Marin CAMFT

Coming soon with Marin CAMFT

Two 3-CE Law & Ethics trainings

Affirmative Counseling with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clientsas an Ethical Issue

Writing Ethical Affirmative Letters for Gender Transition

Saturday, October 21, 2023

9:00am - 12:30pm and  1:00pm - 4:30pm PT

Register for one or both.

Learn more and register here.

Be on the lookout for your ballot in November

Member participation in chapter elections is important to maintain the organization

Ballots will go out by email in early November. Voting is conducted electronically - it will only take a few clicks to submit your ballot. Please take the time to click through and vote when you see the emailed announcement arrive in your inbox. Marin CAMFT is a membership association and we need participation of members in our voting process - your vote counts!

Ballots will go out by email in early November. Voting is conducted electronically - it will only take a few clicks to submit your ballot. Please take the time to click through and vote when you see the emailed announcement arrive in your inbox. Marin CAMFT is a membership association and we need participation of members in our voting process - your vote counts!

Marin CAMFT 2023 Fall Celebration

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Megan McGrath

Marin CAMFT would like to recognize the loss to the community of Megan McGrath, an Associate MFT who passed away on September 11th. Megan pursued her master's at JFK University. In 2019, she started training at Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, and had continued on as an associate accruing hours towards licensure. Megan was skilled and knowledgeable in working with clients experiencing the effects of trauma and substance use, and she particularly enjoyed working with couples. She was funny       and kind, a talented artist and baker, and she loved her cats. She will be missed.

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Membership Renewals Coming Up

Renewals are set to be processed automatically on January 1

You will start to see reminder emails  for the membership renewal process in late November. Marin CAMFT memberships renew on January 1st. Many of our members are on auto-renewal, which is the default membership setting in member accounts upon sign-up. If you prefer not to have your credit card charged automatically, please take a moment to log into your account and turn off the auto-renewal setting now. You'll then be asked to submit your credit card payment manually before January 1st if you intend to stay a member for another year (we hope you do!). 

Log on to check your auto-renew settings now

Step-by-step instructions for turning off auto-renew are in our Help FAQ.

Questions about membership in Marin CAMFT can be directed to our Membership Director at Large Jennifer Agostinelli at

Thank you for being a member of Marin CAMFT!

3,000-Hour Club

Students, Trainees, and Associates, look for more events in the Fall.

The Marin CAMFT 3000 Hour Club continues to welcome all pre-licensed members to our regular meetings, either online or in person.  We are a supportive, peer-led group who comes together to share knowledge and build community.

We gathered at the end of August to share updates on placements, graduation & exam successes, and to share helpful resources when starting out in private practice.  Please look out for future invitations to join us.

Remember: Membership in Marin CAMFT is free for all pre-licensed associates, trainees and students.

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

Marin CAMFT Continuing Education Programs for Fall

Full details on our website:

Our online Events Calendar always has the latest information.

Did you miss a recent training? Many of our events are available as audio programs in the Marin CAMFT Podcast Library. Recent additions include:
  • EFT Tapping

  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

  • Dissociative Disorders and Plural Communities

  • Long COVID

  • Nancy McWilliams on Psychotherapy Supervision

If you are a Marin CAMFT member, you can log on at and go to the Members Only section, then choose Podcast Library. Not a member? We would love to have you join!

Want to get more involved with your Marin CAMFT chapter?

Nominations are accepted for the following positions for the 2024 leadership year:
  • President-Elect: Supports the current leadership for a year, then steps into the President role the following year. Marin CAMFT is actively seeking candidates for this position.
  • Secretary: Our current Secretary Bonnie Kaufman is interested in continuing on (thanks Bonnie!), however technically the election is open for other candidates too. Takes care of minutes and agendas for monthly Board meetings. Two-year position.
  • Director of Programs: Our current Programs Director Norman Hering has volunteered to continue in this role (thanks Norman!) and other candidates are also welcome. Handles our Continuing Education calendar by working with the CE Committee and Board to recruit speakers for our monthly CE events and trainings. Two-year position.
  • Director of Marketing: Our current Marketing Director Rachel Barr is interested in continuing on (thanks Rachel!) and other candidates may also volunteer to go up for election. Supports the chapter with outreach, promotion, and special initiatives. Two-year position.
  • Director of Community: Works with the different committees and teams, such as the Trauma Response team, the Scholarship Committee, and the Diversity Committee. Not currently filled. Two-year position.
  • Director of Pre-Licensed: Our current Pre-Licensed Director Katharine Spencer is stepping down after 2 years (thanks for your service, Katharine!), so this position is open for other candidates to run. One-year term, position open to pre-licensed members.

If you'd like more information on any of these, please reach out to and our current Board Members would be happy to speak with you further. Candidate statements will be collected starting in September, to prepare for our annual election to be held in November. The new term starts on January 1st. We are so grateful for the service of Marin CAMFT's existing Board members and can't wait to hear the new ideas that the next Board brings in!

Invitation to the Marin CAMFT listserv

The listserv is our chapter's email community. It's a great resource for getting and giving referrals, making connections, learning about office space for rent, and more!

If you are a Marin CAMFT member and want to join the listserv, please send a message to and our listserv moderator will confirm Marin CAMFT membership and subscribe you.

Want to participate in the Continuing Education Committee, to help your chapter to identify speakers and plan our programming? Please reach out to for information on the next CE Committee Meeting. This is an important function of Marin CAMFT and the CE Committee is always in need of additional support.


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


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

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