Upcoming Events

    • March 01, 2024
    • November 01, 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom

    Pre-Licensed Support Group

    Who: Pre-licensed SBCAMFT members and Non-SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

    Where: Zoom (link will be provided with registration)

    When: First Friday of every month from 10am-11am (with exceptions)

    Description: This virtual event for pre-licensed clinicians is a great place to come together to support one another during your pre-licensed journey. We will have a guest speaker at each meeting who is a licensed clinician who can share their journey and answer questions the group has for them. Peer support groups do not include case consultations.

    Cost: FREE

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 

    • March 08, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Paradise Springs Tasting Room

    Connect and Grow Gathering: Celebrating our SBCAMFT Community

    Who: SBCAMFT members and Non-SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

    Where: Paradise Springs Tasting Room (In the Funk Zone), 210 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    When: Friday, March 8 at 5:00 pm

    Description: We are thrilled to create a space where we can connect, not just as colleagues, but as a family of professionals passionate about our work. This meet-up is more than a casual gathering; it's an opportunity to share experiences, enjoy each other’s company, and foster an atmosphere of warmth and inclusivity.

    Your experience, whether you are seasoned in group practice and supervision or just embarking on this journey, adds immense value to our community. We cherish the diversity and collective strength of SBCAMFT and believe in the power of community to enrich both our professional and personal lives.

    Envision a relaxed, informal environment where we can forge new friendships, exchange valuable insights, and share moments of laughter. This is an opportunity for us to strengthen our connections, seek mentorship, and offer guidance to one another.

    We warmly invite you to be part of this special occasion. Your participation is not only appreciated but also instrumental in fostering the growth and unity of our SBCAMFT community.

    Cost: FREE

    Register here!

    • April 12, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Navigating the Road to Licensure

    Who: SBCAMFT members and Non-SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

    Where: Zoom

    When: April 12, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    Description: This expanded three-hour presentation will provide attendees with an overview of the laws and regulations applicable to pre-licensees as they work towards licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include the marriage and family therapy licensing process, supervised experience requirements for applicants, supervisor qualifications, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees may encounter with their employers. 

    About the presenter: Kristin W. Roscoe, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, takes CAMFT member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to The Therapist. Before joining CAMFT’s legal team, Kristin represented healthcare systems and professionals in professional negligence litigation.

    Cost: Free to SBCAMFT members and $15.00 for non-members

    Register here!

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 

    • April 13, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Earl Warren Pickleball Courts
    • 16

    SBCAMFT Pickleball

    Who: SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

    Where: Earl Warren Pickleball Courts, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

    When: April 13 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    Join us for a day of fun, laughter, and friendly competition at our FREE Pickleball Event! Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow therapists, enjoy some light-hearted play, and take a well-deserved break.

    What to Expect:

    • Fun Matches: We'll have courts available for players of all skill levels. Don't worry if you've never played before; we'll guide you through the basics!

    • Networking & Socializing: This is a wonderful chance to meet and mingle with your peers in a relaxed, joyful setting.

    • BYO Water: Please remember to bring your own water to stay hydrated throughout the event!

    Don’t Have Equipment? No Problem! We'll provide all the necessary equipment.

    This event is completely free for SBCAMFT members only and spots are limited, first come first serve basis. To be eligible for the event, please fill out the questionnaire along with the liability waiver provided and make sure your membership is ACTIVE.  Please email membership@sbcamft.org if you have questions about your membership.

    Securing your place is crucial, and doing so today ensures you're part of an unforgettable experience that combines wellness, fun, and community. RSVP NOW by emailing Nancy Marden at ncmarden.mft@gmail.comand complete the necessary forms to let us know you’re coming. Please print out the liability waiver (see attachment), sign it, and bring it with you or email it to Nancy Marden. Thank you!

    Let's make this a day to remember!

    Cost: FREE

    • April 17, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Law and Ethics: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    Who: SBCAMFT members and Non-SBCAMFT members  (Join now!)

    Where: Zoom

    When: April 17, 2024 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description: Although mandated child abuse reporting is one of the most common legal issues therapists encounter in practice, it can be one of the trickiest to navigate. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the mandated reporting procedures outlined in California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), including the different types of reportable child abuse, the types of California agencies that receive mandated child abuse reports, and how much time mandated reporters have to make these reports.

    The workshop will also address some of the most complex reporting issues therapists face, including: distinguishing between lawful vs. unlawful corporal punishment, when / whether to report consensual sexual activity with and between minors, and how CANRA’s mandated reporting rules apply to sexting between minors.

    Cost: $60 for SBCAMFT members, $65 for non-members

    About the Presenter: As a CAMFT staff attorney, Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq. takes member phone calls regarding law and ethics issues and contributes articles on those subjects to CAMFT's publication, the Therapist. Prior to joining CAMFT’s legal team, Brad worked on litigation and regulatory matters as an attorney for San Diego Gas & Electric Company.  

    Since becoming an attorney, Brad has given law and ethics presentations to attorneys and judges as a member of the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court. He has also served as a board member for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit.

    Register here!

    Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

    1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

    2) Refund/Cancellation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

    3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at events@sbcamft.org.

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email events@sbcamft.org.

    5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

    6) Course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    7) SB CAMFT provider number (57942).

    8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

    9) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    Additional Information:

    *This webinar will be available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the webinar. The webinar will be a mixture of lecture and also Q&A.

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