conducted a special membership drive this year. This included a drawing
for two members to receive a Free Training to Level 1 Systematic Affair
Recovery Therapy (SART Training)—a $699 value! A special thanks to Dr.
Talal Alsaleem for sponsoring these scholarships. And now we are excited to announce the 2022 SVC-CAMFT winning members:
Chris Tickner, PhD, MFTwww.bodymindpsych.comCalifornia Integrative TherapyOffices in Pasadena and Sacramento, CA
Lynn Baker-NaumanRegistered Drama TherapistMA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapisthttps://www.dramatherapylynn.com/
Each year the chapter's treasurer and board of directors create a proposed budget for the following year. This is available to all members to view, and we need a certain percentage of the members to vote. So please do your part and vote! You will need to log in to view the poll and vote.
Order Extending May 6, 2020, Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers
Download the full announcement using the link below
The Director hereby further extends the Order Waiving Face-to-Face Training and Supervision Requirements for Marriage Family Therapists, Professional Clinical Counselors, and Clinical Social Workers. The order now terminates March 31, 2022, unless further extended.
This order is effective immediately but may be amended as circumstances require.
Dated Jan. 11, 2022
For a limited time, SVC-CAMFT is running a membership special that includes two scholarships for Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART)
training part 1 valued at $699.00. In order to qualify, you must work
with couples. Two names will be drawn. This opportunity is being
generously sponsored by Dr. Talal Alsaleem.
was developed to provide counselors of all levels with a strategic and
adaptive treatment method for helping couples heal from the trauma of
sexual and emotional affairs.
Beginning January 1, 2022, the No Surprises
Act (H.R. 133) will go into effect. The law includes new requirements
for health care providers, facilities, health plans and insurers which
are intended to prevent consumers (a.k.a. patients) from receiving
unanticipated medical bills. The No Surprises Act resulted in changes to
the Public Health Service Act1 that also apply to health care providers
and facilities. In anticipation of the new laws, the federal
government recently published the accompanying regulations or rules for
compliance. Part 1 of the subsequent regulations protects consumers
with health plan coverage from surprise bills from out-of-network MFT
providers under limited circumstances related to emergency and
non-emergency services at in-network facilities. This portion of the no
surprise billing regulations published in July of 2021 will have only
minimal impacts on MFTs and is discussed in the last half of this
View CAMFT Article
HHS/CMS templates are linked here:
Free On Demand CAMFT Webinar
BOARD PRESIDENT (one open position)
Amita Khare is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the owner of Zenith Counseling. Amita has extensive experience of working with a diverse community in the Sacramento area. Amita has a passion to help women, children, and families. Amita has shown commitment to bringing mental health to the people by hosting mindfulness workshops and women empowerment events.
Amita is passionate about serving the rich anddiverse community of mental health professionals inthe Sacramento area. She has been volunteering forSVC-CAMFT for 10 years, serving in variouspositions. During the pandemic, Amita along withthe current president initiated and facilitated Zoommeetups to reach out to the mental healthprofessionals in the area to provide much-neededsupport. Amita's vision for the SVC-CAMFT includesbuilding a well-connected, resourceful and caring community of mental health professionals. Amita would like the local chapter to be instrumental in providing professional development resources to its members along with a strong sense of community.
Amita Khare, LMFT
BOARD PRESIDENT-ELECT (ONE OPEN POSITION)
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BOARD SECRETARY (one open position)
I am Marianna Jakucska, LMFT, licensed since December 8, 2014. I was born and raised in Hungary in the heart of Europe. I moved to the U.S. in 1993, lived in New York, then moved to the East Bay, California in 2003. I received my BA at San Francisco State University in Psychology in 2008 and MA in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA in 2011. I have been a Sacramento resident since 2015.
I counseled on the crisis hotline at Alameda County Crisis Support Services in Oakland. I acted as a milieu counselor for substances-using adults at New Bridge Foundation in Berkeley. In Sacramento, I provided trauma counseling to children, young adults, and their caregivers as well as to parents who were mandated to counseling by CPS at WellSpace Health. I provided therapy at Lions Heart Counseling. Since February 2019, I am in my private practice full time.
My greatest pride is my website that I created fromscratch and have been regularly updating with blogarticles. I first resented having to learn the process of building a website since I could not afford to pay a professional to do it for me. But I have not regretted the price.
I have been in the Secretary position with SVC-CAMFT for 2 years and I really enjoy the opportunity to serve with such devoted, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic bunch of people. I am hoping to continue serving the Sacramento Valley with them.
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Marianna Jakucska, LMFT
BOARD TREASURER (one open position)
Cassandra Flagg is a newly licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Davis. Cassandra has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, and adults. She is extremely passionate in empowering individuals who may be struggling with a learning disability or with neurodivergence and strives to emphasize on everyone’s strengths and resilience.
Cassandra is excited and motivated to volunteerand serve on the SVC-CAMFT board. She believesconnecting with the community is vital and ispassionate about building relationships with SVC-CAMFT members. As Treasurer, Cassandra is drivento ensure SVC-CAMFT is financially secure andsustainable for many years to come. She had aprevious career with extensive experience in theareas of accounting, business, and management.Cassandra brings multiple perspectives into this roleand is honored with the opportunity to serve in the community.
Cassandra Flagg, LMFT
Marianna Jakucska has been a licensed marriage and family
therapist since December 2014. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree at San
Francisco State University in Psychology and her two minor focus-of-interest in
Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies. She received her Master of Arts
degree in Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA.
She is originally from Hungary and she finished her high school education
there. She moved to the U.S. in 1993, lived in New York, then moved to the East
Bay, California in 2003. She has been a Sacramento resident since 2015.
Marianna worked at Alameda County Crisis Support Services in
Oakland and counseled many people who called the crisis hotline. She acted as a
milieu counselor for adults using substances at New Bridge Foundation in
Berkeley. In Sacramento, she was employed by WellSpace Health and provided
much-needed trauma counseling to children, young adults and their caregivers as
well as to parents who were mandated to counseling by CPS. She also provided
therapy at Lions Heart Counseling. Since February of this year, she is in her
private practice full time.
Next year? Marianna is aiming for the Secretary position at
SVC-CAMFT to give back to the Community that has provided so much support to
her. While developing her private practice with a focus on coaxing creative
thinking from her clients, that integrates the intuitive and symbolic language
of emotions and the critical, questioning language of reason, she hopes she has
gained enough wit to fulfill this position to benefit the Sacramento therapist
have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 20 years. I
believe that clients come to counseling not only to gain a better
understanding of themselves, but with a desire to leave with new skills
and tools to apply to their lives. I work with individuals, couples, families and adolescents.
serve as an adjunct instructor at California State University,
Sacramento. I served as President of SVC-CAMFT in 2015 and
Past-President in 2016 and then again President in 2019 and Past
President in 2020. I look forward to serving as Treasurer. I am
committed to advancing the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. I
enjoy teaching and mentoring new therapists in the field.
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