MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region

The Consortium unites the regional consortia of MFT academic programs throughout California with the mission of enhancing the quality of clinical training to MFT students. MFT educators 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. These regional consortia have been “effective in promoting the quality of practicum training for students pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy [and] in advancing the integrity of the profession and the participation of its members in local and state governance” according to an analysis reported in Phillips’ Progress Journal, 2006.

The MFT Leadership Collaborative
The MFT Consortium has partnered with CAMFT, AAMFT-CA and Phillips Graduate Institute to implement the California Department of Mental Health’s educational stipend program for MFTs throughout the state. They have formed the MFT Leadership Collaborative and they guide and monitor the State Stipend Program for MFT students.

Members of the MFT Leadership Collaborative include:
Anne Adamson, MA anne.adamson@phoenix.edu University of Phoenix, Central Valley Campus
Barbara Burt, Psy.D., Barbara.Burt@phoenix.edu University of Phoenix, San Diego Campus
Cori Bussolari, Psy.D. bussolari@usfca.edu University of San Francisco, San Francisco
Christopher Deulen, Ph.D. deulen@brandman.edu Brandman University, Ontario Campus
Jill Epstein, J.D. jill@camft.org CAMFT
José Luis Flores, MA jlflores@pgi.edu Phillips Graduate Institute
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D. olivialoewy@aamftca.org AAMFT California Division
Al Muñoz-Flores, Psy.D. amunoz@antioch.edu Antioch University, Santa Barbara
Steven Pomerantz, Ed.D. pomerantz@usfca.edu University of San Francisco – Sacramento
Mary Read, Ph.D. mread@fullerton.edu CSU, Fullerton
Susan Read-Weil, MA susanreadweil.mft@gmail.com
Michele Shepherd, MA mshepherd@sfvcmhc.org San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
Steven Tierney, Ed.D. stierney@ciis.edu California Institute of Integral Studies
Linna Wang, Ph.D. lwang@alliant.edu Alliant International University, San Diego
Kathleen Wenger, MA kathleen.wenger@pepperdine.edu Pepperdine University, Irvine

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. Click here for a list of schools of each regional consortium. For more information on any Consortia, contact the host of the regional consortium.

MFT Consortium of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Hosts: Barbara Burt, Psy.D. Barbara.Burt@phoenix.edu
Linna Wang, Ph.D. lwang@alliant.edu
San Diego State University
Counties: San Diego, Imperial
Website: http://www.alliant.edu/wps/wcm/connect/website/Landing+Pages/San+Diego+MFT+Consortium
2011 Meeting Dates: January 21, April 1, June 24, August 5, September 30

MFT Consortium of Orange
Hosts: Kathleen Wenger, MA kathleen.wenger@pepperdine.edu
Mary Read, Ph.D. mread@fullerton.edu
Susan Read-Weil, MA susanreadweil.mft@gmail.com
Pepperdine University, Irvine Campus
County: Orange
Website: http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/mft-consortium-orange-county/
2011 meetings will be held at Pepperdine University – Irvine Campus on:
January 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, September 21 and November 16

MFT Consortium of the Inland Empire
Hosts: Christopher Robin Deulen, Ph.D. deulen@brandman.edu
Brandman University, Ontario Campus
Counties: Riverside and San Bernardino
2011 meetings will be held at Brandman University, Ontario Campus on June 23, September 15

MFT Consortium of Greater Los Angeles
Hosts: José Luis Flores, MA jlflores@pgi.edu
Michele Shepherd, MA mshepherd@sfvcmhc.org
Phillips Graduate Institute – Chatsworth
Counties: Los Angeles
2011 meetings will be held at Phillips Graduate Institute on: March 11, June 10, September 9 and December 2

MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region
Host: Al Muñoz-Flores, Psy.D. amunoz@antioch.edu
Antioch University, Santa Barbara
Counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo
Website: http://www.antiochsb.edu/courses-and-programs/m-a-in-clinical-psychology/mft-consortium
2011 meetings will be held at Antioch University on March 14, June 13, September 19 and December 12

MFT Consortium of the Central Valley
Host: Anne Adamson, anneadamson@phoenix.edu
University of Phoenix, Fresno CA
Counties: Kern, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
2011 meetings will be held Fresno Family Counseling Center on April 8, June 10, August 19 and September 30

MFT Consortium of the Bay Area
Hosts: Steven Tierney, Ed.D. stierney@ciis.edu
Cori Bussolari, Psy.D. bussolari@usfca.edu
California Institute of Integral Studies
Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, San Benito, Monterey
Meetings held via telephone conference

MFT Consortium of Greater Sacramento
Host: Steven Pomerantz, Ed.D. pomerantz@usfca.edu
University of San Francisco – Sacramento
Counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
2011 meetings will be held on February 4, July 15 and November 4
For more information contact:
Darlene Davis at (916) 248-2436, Carlos Flores at (916) 286-2853 or Steven Pomerantz at (916) 774-6112

Updated 9/13/11