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