• State of CAMFT/ Profession

State of CAMFT/ Profession

  • 11/13/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • ZOOM


Join CAMFT Executive Director, Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members. D. Educational Goals Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this 90-min presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.

Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:

Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills

Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists

Identify important components of a Professional Will


CAMFT Updates (15 minutes – no CEUs given)


Executive Director’s Background

Live Education Events

On Demand Learning Library

CAMFT Leadership Conference

Ethics Revision 2019

Pre-licensee Information


Secrets to CAMFT’s Success

Volunteer with CAMFT

Demographic Survey

Professional Will (5 min)

BBS Updates (15 min)

Topics of Interest-2020

Federal Level (10 min)


Veterans Affairs

State Level (15 min)

2019 California Advocacy

2020 California Advocacy

Health Care Plans

Legal Resources (10 min)

Why call CAMFT for legal consultation

Questions? (5 min)


Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, is the Executive Director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). In this role he represents over 32,000 marriage and family therapists and trainees in the state of California. 

Prior to going to CAMFT, Nabil served as Associate Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he directed the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), the graduate student group within APA. In this role he functioned as the CEO of a medium-sized association (approximately 28,000 members), providing leadership, management, coordination and evaluation of all projects and activities for the organization. 

Dr. El-Ghoroury practiced as a pediatric psychologist for 7 years at MetroHealth Medical Center. He was faculty in Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He was also adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Nabil saw patients with a variety of mental health and health conditions in the Pediatrics Department, served as the consulting psychologist for a bilingual pediatric primary care clinic. As his clinic’s only bilingual (Spanish-speaking) mental health provider at the time, Nabil treated many monolingual Spanish-speaking and bilingual children and families. While he was working at MetroHealth, he received loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. 

Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He won the Student Research Prize from the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his master’s thesis examining how family members played with children with autism. He was awarded the Achievement in Public Information Award by the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of providing media outreach in Spanish after the Virginia Tech shooting. Most recently, he was accepted into American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Diversity Executive Leadership Program for 2016-2018.

Dr. El-Ghoroury has been involved in associations as a leader. He was a founding board member of the American Arab, North African, and Middle Easter Psychological Association. He served as Chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists for APA. He volunteered as Chair of the Public Education Campaign for the Ohio Psychological Association. He was a student representative to the APA Ethics Code Task, where he helped update the ethical standards that are followed by all psychologists in the US. Currently he serves on the Ethics Committee for ASAE. 

Nabil has presented at numerous national conferences on topics related to student and professional development in psychology, leadership opportunities for graduate students, social media, and health and educational disparities in autism. He has spoken frequently about how to afford graduate school and has described the NHSC Loan Repayment Program to numerous audiences of students and recent doctorate.

He was a keynote speaker for the 2012 Hawaii Psychological Association annual conference. Fully fluent in Spanish, he has presented in Spanish at several conferences in Latin America, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba.

Nabil received his Bachelor’s in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Binghamton University.

It is the Refund Policy of Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists is as follows: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the current pandemic issues facing our country, refunds will be considered by the Continuing Education committee and Board of Directors.

Should you have a grievance, question or concerns regarding this course, the instructor, or any other aspects of our Continuing Education Program, please contact the Continuing Education Program Administrator or Chapter President. Contact information can be found on our website at www.camft-csjvchapter.org. Our Program Administrator will work diligently to rectify your concerns to your satisfactory as quickly as possible.

Facilities in which Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists have agreed to utilize are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact Michael Crile, at (559) 931-5618 or Michael.crile.amft@gmail.com. Please allow as much advanced notice as is possible to ensure that we have ample time to meet your required needs.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs ,LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (CEP #62276)

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