April 2020

Newsletter Editor: Heather Blessing, MA, LMFT 

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Newsletter Highlights & Important Information

Looking for info for therapists during this pandemic - check out our  COVID-19 Resource Page  

Don't forget to check out - Listings of paid internships in the Sacramento Area

Currently all in person workshops through April and May are canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A special thanks to our Gold Sponsor 

Letter from SVC-CAMFT

April 1, 2020

Dear {Contact_FullName},

It is my hope you are taking time to care for yourself during these unprecedented times. Self-care is not merely an elusive concept but a vital necessity to help us be our best while supporting others. Please take the deliberate steps to ensure you are safe and well. 

Although our workshops and meetings have been cancelled, we are finding ways to stay connected and support one another through virtual meetings. On March 19, 2020, SVC-CAMFT hosted our first virtual Community Huddle where we checked-in with one another amidst Covid-19. We discussed transitioning to telehealth. We took time to connect by acknowledging our own concerns and sharing our gratitude. Our next Free Community Huddle is Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  We also have a COVID-19 Resource Page for mental health professionals.

Our MeetUps have now moved to online.  The first virtual MeetUp for LGBTQ+ Mental Health Professionals is Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:00pm. The virtual MeetUp for Mental Health Professionals of Color is Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Next month is Mental Health Awareness Month. Please plan to walk with SVC-CAMFT on Saturday, May 30, 2020 for the first Virtual NAMI Walk. You chose the location whether on a treadmill, in your neighborhood or a nearby park. You can register and join our team here.

Be well,

Linita Morris, LMFT

SVC-CAMFT President

This issue: 

· Letter From the Board

· News from the BBS

· Upcoming Event Information

 Upcoming Board Meetings

· Paid MFT Internships

· Advertising and Announcements

Advertising Policy for the Newsletter


  Linita Morris, LMFT

  Dr. La Tanya Takla, EdD, LMFT 

  Past President:
  Ann Leber, LMFT

  Secretary:              Marianna Jakucska, LMFT


  Program Co-Chairs: 
  Amita Khare, LMFT
  Aya Rasheed, LMFT

  3000 Club Chair:          Alicia Pharis, LMFT

  Volunteer Chair:

  Membership Chair:

  Sponsorship Chair: 

News from the BBS

From the BBS: 

BBS Statement on COVID–19 and Telehealth
BBS statement for licensees
BBS statement on HHS Telehealth Announcement

Due to recommendations and guidance from local and state health officials to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our building is closed to the public, effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5pm, until further notice. However, our office remains open for employees during this pandemic. During this time you may experience some delays in reaching staff and we appreciate your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please email us with any questions at bbs.info@dca.ca.gov

If you need to renew your existing license, would like to apply for a new license, or make changes to your information, we strongly encourage you to log onto your BreEZe account at www.breeze.ca.gov. If you would like to file a complaint, we strongly encourage you to do so by visiting https://www.dca.ca.gov/consumers/complaints/consumer.shtml

BBS statement about registrant renewals

During this COVID-19 Pandemic, if you have a registration that expires on or before June 30, 2020 and have not yet passed or attempted the CA Law & Ethics exam, your registration will be renewed after paying the required fees and answering the required questions. If you have previously submitted the required fee, your registration will be renewed soon.

If you wish to help during this pandemic and need to reactivate your license, please click here.


We currently have canceled the upcoming April and May workshops. 

This is a rapidly evolving situation so we will continue to monitor updates and respond accordingly. 

We will continue to provide updates on our events through email, our website and social media.

We are working to provide some virtual meetings via Zoom video conferencing.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter. Be safe and be well. 


Our next MeetUp for Mental Health Professionals of Color will be Wednesday, April 15th 6:00 - 7:30 pm via Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/185583088

No need to be a member of any organization. This is a safe space for people of color. Any mental health professional of color - any race, culture, nationality or religion is welcome.

Our next MeetUp for LGBTQ Mental Health Professionals is Monday April 13th from 6-8pm

ZOOM.  https://zoom.us/j/559929369

No need to be a member of any organization. This is a safe space for LGBTQ+ Mental Health Professionals- any race, culture, nationality or religion is welcome.

Our 3rd Annual Mental Health Professionals Job Fair was a sucess!

We had 25 Employers and 120+ Open Job Positions 

We hope to see you next year!

Sponsor Employers: 

  *     *  Capital Star Community Services *   *    *     *   * 

Auburn Davis Center for DBT * CBEM LLC * Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento * Eating Recovery Center * Harbor Counseling Services  * Heritage Oaks Hospital  Family of  Services * Insights Counseling Group * New Morning Youth and Family Services *  River Oak Center for Children * Pacific Home Care Services *  Sacramento Children's Home *  Sierra Vista Hospital *Sutter County * Telacare * Telecare Corporation * The Anxiety Treatment Center *  Three Figs Counseling * White House Counseling Center * Yolo Community Care Continuum

2020 Upcoming

Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meetings are FREE for anyone to attend BUT you MUST register so we have an accurate headcount.

To Register click on the board meeting(s) you wish to attend.

Fri, April 03, 2020 12:30 PM • Zoom


Fri, June 05, 2020 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall


Fri, September 04, 2020 12:30 PM • Rancho Cordova City Hall


Fri, November 06, 2020 8:00 AM • Rancho Cordova City Hall

Prelicensed is a free resource for MFT registered associates, trainees, and students in California. We offer numerous services that are designed to help you prepare and prevail over the course of your journey to licensure

For more job listings and other free resources, visit Prelicensed

Advertising and Announcements

None at this time

Advertising Policy for the Newsletter

All ads and reviews are not to exceed 1000 key strokes. Chapter members advertise at no cost. Non-members can advertise about employment opportunities at no cost. Non-members, non employment-related ads follow these rates:


$10 for 200 key strokes

$20 for 201-600 key strokes

$30 for 601-1000 key strokes

Full page and ½ page ads are not accepted.


All ads contain text only; no graphics will be included.

Ads submitted that are longer than 1000 characters will be returned for editing. It is best to type your ad in a Microsoft Word document to note how many characters, how big your ad is, and for your own record keeping. Please visit our site to find more information on how to use Microsoft word for editing. You can then copy and paste it on our online submission form located here (http://www.svccamft.org/Newsletter.html)

It is your responsibility to check for spelling and grammar errors.


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