the phillips mft
Consortium of California
The MFT Consortium of California unites the eight regional consortia of MFT academic programs throughout California with the mission of enhancing the quality of clinical training to MFT students. MFT educators of each regional consortia examine the various protocols schools use in preparing students for practicum training and collaborate with the community clinical sites that provide the direct clinical experience and supervision to the students. Many of the regional consortia include as members clinical directors of agencies that provide practicum training (traineeships) to MFT students.
Each regional consortium has a host school that organizes and facilitates it quarterly meetings. Thus, the MFT Consortium has been effective in promoting the quality of practicum training for students pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy.
The MFT Leadership Collaborative
The regional hosts have regular phone conferences to engage all the regions in a collective effort. The Leadership Collaborative includes representatives of CAMFT and AAMFT and is facilitated by Phillips Graduate University. This collaboration has advanced the integrity of the profession and the participation of its members in local and state governance.
In 2008 the MFT Leadership Collaborative was successful in obtaining a grant from the California Mental Health Department in awarding educational stipends to MFT students. Through this grant the MFT educators united to recruit students who were committed to public mental health practice and who were able to provide linguistic and culturally appropriate services to “difficult to hire” areas of the state.
Because the MFT Consortium is not a legal entity, Phillips Graduate University was chosen as its legal entity and administrator of the stipend program. The MFT Leadership Collaborative provided leadership and guidance in the effective delivery of the State Stipend Program for MFT students. The statewide educational stipend program was in effect from FY 2008-09 to FY 2017-18 when the state discontinued these stipend programs. Overall, 812 stipends were awarded and these stipend recipients were employed throughout 40 counties in California.
Members of the MFT Leadership ColLaborative
José Luis Flores, M.A., Phillips Graduate University firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Atkins, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, email@example.com
Nicole A. Botaitis, MS, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara C. Burt, Psy.D., University of Phoenix, Barbara.email@example.com
Lis De La Rue, Ph.D., University of San Francisco, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Herweck, Psy.D. University of Phoenix, email@example.com
Julie Hayden, Psy.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Jenkins, Ph.D., National University, Sacramento, Pjenkins@nu.edu
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., Olivia Loewy & Associates, email@example.com
Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., San Francisco State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Read, Ph.D., CSU, Fullerton email@example.com
Michele Shepherd, M.A., San Fernando Valley CMH, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Wenger, M.A., Pepperdine University, Irvine email@example.com
Regional MFT COnsortia
There are eight regional MFT Consortia each with a host school that provides administrative leadership. Each regional MFT Consortium represents the MFT academic programs in their area and has regular meetings facilitated by the host school. Please contact the regional host for more information on an MFT Consortium.
MFT Consortium of Orange County
Hosts: Kathleen Wenger, M.A. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Read, Ph.D. email@example.com
Susan Read-Weil, M.A. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pepperdine University, Irvine Campus
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2019 meetings will be held at Pepperdine University, Irvine Campus on January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17, September 18, November 20
MFT Consortium of the Inland Empire
Hosts: Diana Herweck, Psy.D email@example.com
University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus
Counties: Riverside and San Bernardino
2019 meetings will be held at University of Phoenix, Ontario Campus on March 14, May 16, September 12, November 21
MFT Consortium of Greater Los Angeles
MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region
Host: Nicole A. Botaitis, MS, LMFT, LPCC, PPS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Antioch University, Santa Barbara
Counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo
2019 meetings will be held at Antioch University, Santa Barbara Campus on March 11, June 10, September 9, December 9
MFT Consortium of the Central Valley
Host: DeAnna Henderson, Ph.D. DeAnna.Henderson@phoenix.edu
University of Phoenix, Fresno CA
Counties: Kern, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne
MFT Consortium of the Bay Area
Hosts: Lis De La Rue, Ph.D., email@example.com
Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D.,firstname.lastname@example.org
California Institute of Integral Studies
Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and San Benito
Meetings will be held at The Wright Institute, Berkeley on September 13, 2019, December 13, 2019, March 13, 2020, May 8, 2020
MFT Consortium of Greater Sacramento
Host: Paul Jenkins, Ph.D., Pjenkins@nu.edu
National University, Sacramento
Counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San
Joaquin, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba
The next meeting will be held at National University on August 2.