Title: “The State of the MFT Profession: Legislation, Regulation and CAMFT Strategic Priorities”
Date: March 15, 2013
Presenter: Jill Epstein
Description: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be briefed on the most critical legislative and regulatory issues impacting marriage and family therapists both nationally and in the state of California—from perhaps the foremost authority on the topic: Jill Epstein, executive director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Attendees will be updated on all the front-burner issues and pending legislation/regulation in Washington D.C. and in Sacramento. You’ll also learn CAMFT’s current strategy for advocating on the profession’s behalf regarding these issues—and how you can get involved.
Bio: Jill Epstein became the CAMFT’s executive director in May, 2011. CAMFT is an independent professional organization representing the interests of licensed marriage and family therapists. It has more than 30,000 members, 19 employees and a budget of nearly $5 million.
Prior to joining CAMFT, Ms. Epstein was the chief operating officer of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), an organization created by the California legislature to develop and implement statewide voluntary certification for massage therapists.
While living in Chicago, Ms. Epstein spent seven years as the chief executive officer of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of Chicago, the country’s oldest financial analysts’ society and the world’s sixth largest financial analysts’ society. She also served as chief operating officer of Physicians for Responsible Negotiation (PRN), a physicians-only labor organization created by the American Medical Association. Ms. Epstein received her bachelor’s degree (political science) from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctorate from American University.