Upcoming events

    • April 15, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.


    Whether you're licensed or soon-to-be-licensed, working in private practice or an organization, or taking insurance or working with private pay clients, you don't want to miss this event! 

    Register now for the April 15th luncheon. Shane Bruce, LMFT - Luncheon on Clinical Conceptualization: How to Navigate the Maddening World of “Behavioral Health” Insurance Billing from Intake to Discharge

    Topics Covered: 

    • Behavioral Health Insurance Billing
    • How To Assess Diagnostics for Billing Claims 
    • Insurance Terms and Concepts
    • Phases of Treatment and Insurance Protocols

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify clinical diagnostics required for insurance authorization using the Bx=Sx=Dx Formula
    • Develop effective treatment plans including the presenting problem, documenting progress and regression, and generating a treatment and discharge summary justifying transition and termination of services
    • Identify and justify medical necessity criteria for frequency and intensity of various clinical services for third party payors
    • Describe the legal and ethical parameters of clinical conceptualization
    • Identify the most common clinician mistakes that lead to treatment disruption and claim denials for clients

    Shane Bruce, LMFT, earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2006. He spent 13 years in community mental health, including four years in leadership. He supervised clinicians using Medi-Cal and Department of Mental Health billing. For five years, Shane was Adjunct Faculty for Pacifica and Mt. St. Mary’s Counseling Psychology programs, and has presented on clinical conceptualization at CHADD’s International conference. In 2018, he published his first book, ADHD: A Heartful Approach. Shane has been on insurance panels since 2016, justifying medical necessity for his clients which requiring strong clinical conceptualization. 

    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/Cancelation 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) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

    7) SBCAMFT 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 America with Disabilites Act (ADA accomodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    For more information and online registration, click on the following link: April 15th Luncheon: Shane Bruce, LMFT - Luncheon on Clinical Conceptualization: How to Navigate the Maddening World of “Behavioral Health” Insurance Billing from Intake to Discharge


    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Warm regards,

    Dr. Courtney Tracy, LCSW, PsyD

    Events Director
    Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT

    • April 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The Barrett Center at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

    Santa Barbara CAMFT Proudly Presents

    Navigating the Road to Licensure 

    Sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association

    Sara Jasper, J.D., Staff Attorney with CAMFT 

    When: Friday April 17th, 2020 10am-12:30pm. 

    Where: The presentation will be held in the Barrett Center at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Check-in will be in the lobby near the bookstore. 

    Price: Free for Santa Barbara CAMFT members, $15 for non-members. To join SBCAMFT ($25/year for students, $35/year for associates). Click Here to become a member. 

    *Pre-registration is mandatory for free admission. Registration closes Wednesday April 15th. 

    Road to Licensure (2.5 hours)

    Presented by Sara M. Jasper, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney

    Workshop Description:

    Sara M. Jasper will provide an overview of the MFT licensing process, including the laws and regulations pertaining to gaining hours of supervised experience, the requirements and qualifications of supervisors, the licensing exams, advertising guidelines, and employment-related issues.  This course will also discuss the most recent changes to the MFT licensing laws as set forth in AB93.

    The information provided in this presentation, and in any accompanying handouts and related materials is intended for educational purposes only. It should not be considered to be legal advice or a substitute for independent legal advice.

    Learning Objectives:

    This workshop is designed to help you:

    1. Explain the laws and regulations as they pertain to the MFT licensing process;
    2. Describe the required experience hours for MFT applicants;
    3. List the Board of Behavioral Sciences’ forms to be completed during the MFT licensing process; and 
    4. Describe the major changes in the MFT licensing laws as set forth in AB93.

    Presenter Bio: Sara M. Jasper, Esq., CAMFT Staff Attorney, grew up in the Sacramento area. She graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in Journalism. While attending CSUC, Sara interned for Scripps Howard Wire News Service in Washington, D.C. and served as an editor for the award-winning weekly student newspaper, The Orion. Sara attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she served as a library research assistant to professors on campus. During law school, she also clerked for the California Judicial Council, Center for Children, Families and the Courts and for the National Center for Youth Law. Upon graduating from law school, Sara served on the Board of Directors for Sacramento Court Appointed Advocates (C.A.S.A.) and has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2008. Prior to joining CAMFT in 2011, Sara worked at the private firm of Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP where she specialized in education and employment law. Sara also worked as the Legal Liaison and Administrative Officer in the Office of the Chief of Police for the City of Sacramento for three years. Since joining CAMFT, Sara has become a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Institute of Management. 

    A huge thank you to our generous sponsor, Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA), for making it possible to offer this important event free to all our members!

    Navigating the Road to Licensure

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