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ZOOM Gatherings:

On October 8, from 7-8 pm and on October 22, from 1-2 pm, we will be hosting zoom meetings for those around Oregon. We hope to meet each other, share what OAMFT is doing, what is taking place on the lobbying front (there is a lot), and here what you need from us. I hope you can join us.

Link for the meeting on the 8th:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86056815155?pwd=YXFZcFpYclBCMWw3WDllNHJQci9NQT09
Link for October 22:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85410346523?pwd=Wm00VXZiSzZWOWs3N0VUeUxGL200UT09




ATTENTION!!!!! MEDICARE BILL MOVES TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

AAMFT and various other organizations have been working on allowing LMFT's to access funding from Medicare. HB 945 is the closest we have come. PLEASE, call your Representative and ask what their position is. If they are supportive, give thanks, if they are not, encourage them to do so. Remind them of the mental health crisis in America and what adding a few hundred thousand trained therapists across the country could do to help with that situation.  This vote will be happening soon. Currently, Bonamici and Blumenauer are the only cosponsors. Please call today!!
Here is a link if you'd like further information.
https://blog.aamft.org/2020/09/mfts-in-medicare-bill-passes-house-committee.html

About Oregon AAMFT

OAMFT is a network of Oregon Marriage and Family Therapists working together to advance the profession through:

  • Advocacy
  • Continuing Education
  • Networking

Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

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Please check copactoregon.com's homepage, lower left, for the latest on telemental health and returning to the office questions.

A 2 CE Event: Ethical Integration --October 22nd, 5pm- 7 pm-- David Manock, PhD. will be the speaker. He has been training supervisors for many years and is a gifted speaker. More information will be posted on the link under events soon. 
 This will be as interactive as we can make it in a zoom meeting. You need to register at AAMFT, a link should be posted shortly.  To get CE's you have to register even though on the site it may look like you don't. All LPC's and LMFT's can receive supervision CE's for this event. This zoom meeting will count towards  the 6 CE's for Ethics you need every two years.

News & Updates

Mid-term Legislative Session
As you probably heard, the legislative session ended with a significant number of bills left on the table because the Republicans refused to show up due to the cap and trade bill which they opposed. There were several bills around mental health issues. It remains to be seen what will happen to those. They may be tabled until the next legislative session in 2021. We will keep you posted.

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We continue to work with WAMFT and with the state of Washington to grant permission for therapists in Oregon to communicate with their clients in Washington via telehealth. WAMFT is supportive of this and have asked their lobbyist to help with the situation. Rules and laws are structured differently in Washington, but we continue to work on this for the benefit of all therapists.