Welcome to the E-Tree

If you are new to the E-Tree system, please take a moment to read the information below before sending a message.

The E-Tree is a mailing list of Santa Barbara CAMFT members that appreciate sending and receiving e-mail messages on a wide variety of professional topics. It is available to all members.

Rules for Using the E-Tree

• Please send your message one time only.
Member may also post to our Community Announcements at sbtherapynews.org. 

• You must use the email that is associated with your SB CAMFT membership in order for your message to go through the E-Tree system.

• Please only post messages for yourself. If a non-member asks you to post for them, please direct them to our advertising information, or to our membership chair at membership@santabarbaratherapy.org if they would like to join the chapter.

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Tips and Considerations For Using the E-Tree

Message Subject Line

Be very specific in the subject line so that members can decide whether to open your message. Examples:

• Office to rent in Santa Barbara 
• Looking for consultant w/ expertise in gambling addiction 
• Seeking EMDR referral in Montecito 
• Opening new practice in Goleta 
• Announcing eating disorders group in Santa Barbara 
• Question regarding informed consent w/r client phone calls

Message Content 

The E-Tree is a great tool for networking, finding resources and referrals, and discussing issues such as office policies, insurance-related concerns and legislative issues. Please review the following guidelines regarding message content:

• Content is to be directly related to our work as mental health providers 
• Keep messages brief
• Refer members to relevant websites for additional information about trainings, etc
• No virus warnings, jokes, petitions, political endorsements or other mass mailings please
• Maintain a respectful tone towards your colleagues who may hold differing opinions.

Legal and Ethical Considerations 
In order to comply with CAMFTs ethical standards and the laws that govern our profession, it is important to consider the following when posting to the E-Tree.

Fees 
Any discussion of our professional fees is strictly prohibited per anti-trust laws. References to policies and practices regarding fees are allowable as long as no actual fees are disclosed.

Confidentiality and Privacy
Privacy is a fundamental right of every person who consults with a therapist. The protection and preservation of client confidentiality is one of the most important tenets of our profession. When making a referral or seeking resources for a client or potential client, be careful not to divulge too much identifying information. Ask yourself, If someone knew this person, could they possibly recognize him or her from these details? Less is best when it comes to discussing our cases online. In the context of the E-Tree, gender, approximate age, presenting issue and geographic location are usually enough to give a sense of the client.

Terms of Use 
Adherence to these rules and guidelines is required for members to participate in the E-Tree. 

How do I use the E-Tree?

You can send E-Tree messages by using your own e-mail program and addressing your message to

SB-CAMFT@listbox.com

Replying to a Message 
Replies will go only to the original sender, not to the entire list. 


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