California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

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P.O. Box 990003 Redding, CA 96001

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Redding Regional Chapter

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (RRC-CAMFT)

$500 Scholarship Available


Redding Regional Chapter

of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Invites you to apply for the

2020 Advanced Degree Scholarship

  • ·       Open to MFT Graduate Students                                                       who are active state CAMFT members
  • ·       Deadline to submit application is: Friday, October 23, 2020
  • ·       Scholarship announced at our end of year ZOOM meeting                                             Thursday, November 12, 2020

For more information and/or to obtain an application that will be emailed to you, please contact:

Julie Boswell, LMFT

Scholarship Committee Chair

RRC-CAMFT President (2019-2020)

(530) 604-1312

Redding Regional Chapter

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

PO Box 990003

Redding, CA  96099-0003

Click here for more information

CAMFT IS GIVING AWAY FREE MONEY !                                                                                                                                                 

(*Must apply for a Scholarship or Grant) 

Now that we have your attention, let’s talk about your future…. The CAMFT Educational Foundation gives away nearly $15,000 every year by offering three scholarships and one grant to deserving candidates. Each scholarship award is in the amount of $4,000, and the grant award is up to $2,500.

The Online Application process for each Scholarship and Grant makes it SUPER EASY! To apply for one of these opportunities—or to nominate someone else—click here.


Support Group for Therapists

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm PDT

All licensed, associates and trainees are welcome



for Zoom Access Credentials

These are intensely stressful times. Many of us and many of our clients experience symptoms that Irvin Yalom describes as fueled by "death anxiety." Our country, our families and our psyches are in the midst of existential crises. Social connection becomes that which we crave yet must avoid.

This ongoing drop-in support group is not a therapy group. It offers a safe, calm, supportive environment to share feelings, make connection with others and share hope for the future. Join us for all or part of any group session.

Michael Shiffman, PhD, is a relational body therapist at the Insight Center in West Los Angeles. He founded LA Dharma in 1999 and co-founded the Insight Center in 2006. Michael has studied with numerous Western Buddhist teachers and currently studies with Rev. Hye Wol Sunim. He has been meditating since 1994 and teaching mindfulness and insight meditation since 2002.

Michael is a certified practitioner of the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with substantial training in the use of touch for nervous system regulation and the repair of attachment ruptures. He is trained in EMDR and is a PACT Level 2 couple therapist.

Michael has an extensive background working with anxiety, panic, traumatic stress, substance abuse and recovery, relapse prevention, and somatic oriented therapeutic practices. He teaches meditation and somatic therapy. Michael has a private practice in Los Angeles. You can find more details on his website at

The Insight Center brings together traditional Buddhist teachings, mindfulness practices and relational psychotherapy to enhance the capacity of our students and clients to lead fulfilling lives. We teach traditional meditation practice, workshops for the general public and clinical trainings for psychotherapists, and provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.


Julie Boswell, LMFT 

RRC-CAMFT Presentation on 8/13/2020 

Available under the resources tab




A Message from CAMFT 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and current social distancing mandates, CAMFT members and mental health professionals everywhere are using Telehealth services to safely provide continuity of care for their clients. Government officials and health care entities are establishing emergency policies regarding the use of Telehealth during this unprecedented time. Below are the most prominent considerations for therapists who want to utilize Telehealth platforms throughout this crisis. (If you work in a hospital or clinic setting, be sure to follow your organization’s protocols for safety and readiness, including their protocols for Telehealth.)

These FAQs as well as additional information and resources can be found on the home page of the CAMFT website and by clicking here.

Please see our Resources page for helpful links during the CODIV-19 pandemic. 

We are working on updating this site with helpful information regarding this time in our society.  Please reference the state CAMFT and BBS websites for further information on the impact of and/or important legal changes to providing therapy sessions.


A Message from your RRC-CAMFT President

March 20, 2020

RRC-CAMFT Chapter Members,

Thank you in advance for your continued patience and willingness to navigate and work with the regulations and mandates of the COVID-19 pandemic that are changing by the hour.  We've waited for direction from State CAMFT before prematurely posting information that could easily be outdated by the end of the day.  

Each one of us in Private Practice has questions on telehealth, insurance billing codes, etc.  At this time, we suggest you continue to update yourselves regularly with the State CAMFT website - and refer to the RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS DURING COVID-19.  This Resource page has current information regarding Telehealth and Private Practice. Additionally, the State site features a Telehealth FAQ's for Therapists during COVID-19 that was just published today.

CAMFT's Facebook page also has some wonderful articles shared from business associates that cover Coronavirus-related topics.

State CAMFT continues to update Chapter Leaders regularly and please be assured I will pass along any new information to Chapter Members as soon as its received, so we can continue to provide a community in need with our safe, peaceful and assuring presence.

As always, please continue to prioritize your own holistic health and well-being, as we have so much more to give away when we've nurtured and replenished it within.  Please reach out to one another for additional support as needed.    

Kind regards on behalf of the 2020 RRC-CAMFT Board of Directors, 

Julie Boswell, LMFT                                                                                                                                                                                               2020 RRC-CAMFT President  

There are no limitations.  I can do what I want to do. I am imaginative and energized.  I am strong, able and focused.  I can do all that is mine to do today.  My mind is alert, my body vital and healthy, and my way be strewn with golden opportunities.  No matter what this day will bring me, there is that in me that is great enough to meet it, achieve it, and be blessed by it.  I will do that which brings me joy!

Adapted from 'Discover the Power Within You'                                                                                                                                                       by Eric Butterworth

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The Redding Regional Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (RRC-CAMFT) is a professional organization that serves the interests of Marriage and Family Therapists throughout Shasta, Tehama, Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, and Lassen Counties. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to all members of the Chico-Regional CAMFT to attend any of our events. 

Our chapter strives to provide clinicians and affiliates with professional networking, continuing education, and social opportunities.  RRC-CAMFT also endeavors to increase public awareness of the important role Marriage and Family Therapists hold in the field of psychotherapy and mental health.

All board meetings are open to the public and occur on the 4th Thursday of every

month from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

Board meetings are currently held remotely via Zoom. 

Please email us at for Zoom link. 

These pages are updated regularly with information and events of interest to

MFTs, MFT interns, and consumers of MFT services. 

If you are seeking a therapist, please visit our therapist directory.

Learn more about our parent organization 

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 

If you are interested in presenting at our monthly meetings contact our 2020 Program Chairperson:

Caty Cundy LMFT @ (530) 515-7946  

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Chapter Events

    • October 08, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    RRC-CAMFT October Monthly Meeting Via Zoom

    Treating the “fully involved” First Responder

    Melissa Freitas, LMFT & Jeremy Hord, Sacramento Metro Fire Dept.

     (full bio below zoom link)


    1. Understand the culture of first responders and its impact on their relationships, themselves and treatment. 

    2. Know resources for first responders and their family members to refer to for support. 

    3. Determine if first responders are a good fit for you by examining your own bias and beliefs. 

    4. Increase knowledge of slang, terms and acronyms used by first responders. 

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    Photo of Melissa Freitas, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rocklin

    Melissa Freitas, LMFT

    Melissa Freitas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Northern California who works in private practice in Rocklin. She’s a Clinical Supervisor for the after hours crisis teams that provide crisis response service to Sutter Roseville and Auburn Faith’s emergency room. She served as a crisis therapist for Cal-Fire during the Camp Fire and the Kincade Fire in (2018-2019.)  When not working, she likes to volunteer her time at First Responder Support Network in Angwin, CA.

    Melissa specialization in working with first responders after critical incidents, and treating those with symptoms of a Post Trauma Stress Injury.  Her work helps first responders  take control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, or transition their lives in a  more appropriate direction.  She collaborates with various local fire and police departments to provide critical incident stress debriefings, and defusing’s. 

    Melissa has a MA in Counseling Psychology (2012), and a BS in Criminal Justice (2008). Melissa is certified in EMDR and Brainspotting. She is also trained in the Mitchell Model for CISDs. She travels to most work assignments with her  7-year-old Standard Poodle, Russell, who works to support those in and outside of the office to feel safe and supported in times of crisis. 

    Jeremy Hord,  Sacramento Metro Fire Dept.

    Jeremy Hord is a Captain with Sacramento Metro Fire Department. He has worked for Metro Fire for 19 years. Jeremy has served in a wide variety of positions ranging from firefighter, engineer, and captain. He has additional experience in working with hazardous materials, large scale wildland fires and supporting new recruits in the academy.  Jeremy holds an AS in Mathematics (1999), AS in Fire Science (2015), BS in Fire Administration (2018).  During his time with Metro, Jeremy found a passion in teaching and advocating for the mental health of his colleague’s. In 2019, Jeremy began a Master’s Counseling Program at USF to better support his brothers and sisters in the fire service. He plans to bring his personal experiences, understanding of the culture, and therapeutic knowledge to his future therapy practice.  

    Jeremy spends his personal time training his service dog Cash at 4Paws2Freedom. Jeremy believes that service animals can be an important tool in helping others with PTSI regain control of their lives. He currently works with National Institute of Canine Service and Training (NICST) to bring deeper awareness and understanding to how service dogs can meet the on-going needs of first responders

    1 CE Provided for Members

    *AEI (Advanced Education Institute) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6657. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program(s).

    **Zoom meetings may be recorded for CAMFT training and meeting purposes. By logging in to Zoom for monthly meetings you are agreeing to the recording of all content.** 

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