Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
— Alice Morse Earl

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Bay Area District

Orange County District


Bay Area District


  • Provide an opportunity to highlight notable work of our colleagues
  • Promote professional community and the exchange of expertise including but not limited to clinical skill, education, training, and business knowledge
  • Support the needs of our clinical, intern, and student colleagues within the parameters of professional association
  • Apply the science, art, and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy to the fundamental health and overall well being of society through education, training and promoting public policy


  • President: Phillip Evans, MS, MFT
  • President-elect: vacant
  • Secretary: Neil Howell, MS, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Treasurer: vacant
  • Member-at-Large: Karen Forsthoff, MA, MFT
  • Member-at-Large: Edwin Goei, MS, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Member-at-Large: Ashley Goldsmith, MA, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Member-at-Large: Alexandra “Ali” Haas, MS, MFT-Registered Intern
  • Member-at-Large: Kirsta Hurchens, MA candidate, MFT-Trainee
  • Member-at-Large: Norma Myers, MS, MFT

Contact your district board at aamftbayarea@gmail.com

Sample of Previous Bay Area Educational Forums

For more information on these forums contact the Board at the above email.

  • An Overview of The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE):An Interviewing Strategy for Suicide Assessment-
  • Understanding DSM 5: What You Need to Know

Orange County District

District Leaders:

  • Luisa Contreras
  • Naveen Jonathan

Naveen Jonathan - mftguy79@gmail.com

Sample of Previous Bay Area Educational Forums

For more information on these forums contact Naveen at the above email.

  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking
  • Plural Recovery: Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention for Couples
  • Entrepreneurship and the MFT – Creating New Career Paths
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: The Basics
  • Art Therapy: Exploring Feelings and Creating Communication Through Art
  • TF-CBT: The Basics of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy with LGBTQ Clientele
  • LGBTQ 101
  • An Overview of the Affordable Care Act
  • The Basics of Self-Injury
  • Exploring the Truth Through Dramatic Method
  • Overview of Psychiatric Disorders and Medical Management Options
  • Get to Know the DSM-5
  • ADHD and Overview of Diagnosis and Collaboration in Treatment