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May 22, 2017, 16:23 ET Golden State Crisis: Half of Californians Who Need Mental Health Services Are Not Getting Treatment

Nearly 1 in 6 adults in California has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental illness. The rate among...


Mar 02, 2017, 17:21 ET In Recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Presents Treatment Strategies and Warning Signs

Too often, the California dream has a dark side. Sadly, those seeking the perfect body often find themselves struggling with an eating disorder...


Nov 11, 2015, 07:00 ET Californians Are Encouraged To Explore Mental Health Coverage Offered By Insurance Plans During Open Enrollment Period

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2015 As consumers begin exploring health plan options for themselves as well as their partners and dependents during the...


Oct 22, 2015, 08:00 ET Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist And Breast Cancer Survivor Offers Perspective On How Individuals And Families Can Cope With A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Erin Ambrose, a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor of psychology at William Jessup...


Sep 14, 2015, 22:01 ET Therapists Offer Perspectives On The Trauma Associated With Wildfires And Large Scale Disasters

 The wildfires raging throughout California shine a tragic light on the importance of both disaster preparedness and the need for mental health...


Jun 10, 2014, 13:10 ET California Association Of Marriage And Family Therapists Examines How Therapy Can Miss Patients Who Pose A Threat

With last week's graphic news of another gunman killing one and wounding at least two others at Seattle Pacific University, and this Sunday's news...


Sep 23, 2013, 09:00 ET Five Surefire Ways Empty Nesters Can Survive and Thrive

 Parents often look forward to the day their children assert their independence and leave home, but for many parents, that anticipation is met...


Dec 14, 2012, 21:00 ET Statement from California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

 We are deeply saddened by today's school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims...


Nov 15, 2012, 14:40 ET Don't Forget to Pack Your Toothbrush, Your Children...and Your Patience

 For many families this holiday season, traveling is a must. As families hit the road or the skies with their children, stress levels can sky...


Oct 01, 2012, 07:00 ET Your Partner Is Your Political Polar Opposite. Now What?

 As Election Day nears, many people find themselves engaging in serious and often heated political conversations. Politics can highlight core...


Sep 21, 2012, 07:00 ET "Psychological First Aid" Public Service Announcement Video Released for National Preparedness Month

Emergencies and natural disasters can have profound psychological effects on people – whether personally impacted or emotionally moved by...


Feb 01, 2012, 06:00 ET Restoring The Love You Once Had

Relationships are hard work! As many couples reflect this Valentine's Day on their relationship, CAMFT offers simple tips to keep love...


Nov 01, 2011, 06:00 ET Tips for Caring for Yourself When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's Disease

The Alzheimer's Association recently reported that every 69 seconds one person develops Alzheimer's disease, leaving more than 4.9 million family...


May 16, 2011, 06:00 ET Mental Health Mobile Rolls Across California for Mental Health Awareness Month

The "Mental Health Mobile" is hitting the road to spread the word about the need for mental wellness and provide an opportunity for people across...


Mar 17, 2011, 06:00 ET California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Announces Jill Epstein, J.D. as Incoming Executive Director

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) named Jill Epstein, J.D. as executive director, effective May 2, 2011....


Oct 14, 2010, 06:00 ET Attention Lovebirds! C-H-I-R-P to Keep Your Relationship Alive

In honor of Emotional Wellness Month this October, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has released a podcast to...


Aug 12, 2010, 08:00 ET Turning Back to School Stress Into Success

While most parents think of back-to-school as an exciting time marked by new backpacks, school supplies and outfits, it can also mean stress and...


Jun 21, 2010, 07:00 ET CAMFT Launches Mental Health Video Podcast Series

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has launched a video podcast series to give consumers an easy way to learn...


Jun 16, 2010, 07:00 ET California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Named to 2010 Associations Advance America Honor Roll

The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) has been named to the 2010 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national...


May 05, 2010, 07:00 ET Moms: Stress Less This Mother's Day

Expecting a Mother's Day complete with breakfast in bed and angelic children? It may be wise to think again! With Mother's Day around the corner,...


Dec 28, 2009, 08:00 ET Rethinking Resolutions: Making Your Emotional and Mental Health Top Priority in 2010

While most New Year's resolutions revolve around changing your outward appearance by losing weight or hitting the gym, the California...


Nov 11, 2009, 08:00 ET Veteran Mental Health Problems on the Rise

Recent survey results reveal that the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has increased( )4 to 7 times following the...


Nov 09, 2009, 08:00 ET Survey Says: Fewer Americans Using Mental Health Professionals to Manage Stress

Results of a recent survey reveal that, despite an increase in stress, fewer Americans use therapy as a way to manage it. The results...


Nov 10, 2008, 16:24 ET I'll Be Home (Alone) for Christmas: How to Make the Best Out of Being Alone for the Holidays

You're new to town, your ex took the kids for the weekend, or you're snowed in -- whatever the case may be, you've somehow found yourself spending...


Nov 03, 2008, 15:29 ET Holiday Survival Tips: Mitigate Loneliness by Becoming Your Own Holiday Date

The holiday season is a time of tradition, which comes with expectations of happiness. The perception that families and friends get together to...