Events


SBCAMFT hosts four quarterly CE luncheons (currently due to COVID they are held on zoom) that take place throughout the year to provide educational opportunities for licensed members and networking opportunities for the greater membership. 

In a normal pre-COVID times, SBCAMFT hosts a summer mixer as an opportunity for SBCAMFT members and the community to meet, network and connect. In addition to our summer mixer a yearly holiday party is hosted in early December is also a SBCAMFT memberships favorite event. 

The pre-licensed community also holds bi-monthly meet ups (typically in the format of a rotation of either mid week happy hour or a weekend morning coffee and pastries get together). The Director of Pre-Licensing also hosts our yearly Road to Licensure event where a State CAMT attorney will come and present a lecture on any updated rules, guidelines or resources for students, trainees and associates pursuing licensure. 

In addition to SBCAMFT’s quarterly CEU opportunities, SBCAMFT also hosts a free to SBCAMFT members yearly Law and Ethics training. This 6 hour training is a mandatory requirement for renewal of the LMFT license and is a benefit that many members have expressed gratitude and appreciation for. The Law and Ethics training typically is held in the fall of each year.

Alongside our current offerings, our Director of Community Events is always looking for ways to engage our membership in community opportunities, whether hosting fireside chats, networking opportunities, tabling events or connecting with local agencies and companies that will enhance our memberships visibility and enrichment in our community.

Our Diversity Director role which was founded in 2021 also seeks out opportunities to amplify voices in our community, cultivating resources, conversations and impact to better serve our membership.

Sponsorship opportunities are available if you are interested in partnering with SBCAMFT in hosting an event, providing resources for our membership or being a part of the impact we are making in our community. For more information contact sponsorship@sbcamft.org.


Upcoming Events

    • August 05, 2022
    • December 02, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register

    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

    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 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 

    • September 08, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mission Rose Garden
    • 34
    Register

    SBCAMFT Summer Mixer

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

    Where: Mission Rose Garden

    When: Thursday, September 8th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Description: Come and connect with other clinicians in the community over food, drinks and fun! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

    Cost: $25 for SBCAMFT Members, $30 for Non-Members and $15 for students/associates

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 

    Questions? Reach out to Vanessa Chin our Director of Community Events events@sbcamft.org

    • September 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online, Zoom
    Register

    A Single Session Therapy Approach

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

    Where: Online, Zoom

    When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

    What: This presentation will provide background information about the Single Session Therapy approach. Included will be a description of specific strategies to implement single session services. Additionally, research will be provided on the efficacy in reducing clients reported symptom severity level as well as increasing overall wellness. 

    Included in the presentation is:

    • An overview of Single Session Therapy research
    • Single Session Therapy: structure, interventions, and applications
    • Interactive Case example, Debriefing & Questions 

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

    1. Explain the benefits and specific interventions of the Single Session Therapy approach. 
    2. Identify strategies to implement Single Session services. 
    3. Identify the types of clients and presenting concerns for which this approach would be most effective. 
    4. Integrate multiple strategies from this approach into their work with clients. 

    Cost: $10 for Student/Associate members, $20 for SBCAMFT members and $25 for all State CAMFT members and $30 for Non-SBCAMFT members (Join now!)

    About the Presenters: 


    Grace Harvey, MA, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has specialized training in Single Session Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Primary Care Behavioral Health and has past experience working at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and San Diego Hospice, as well as with children and families in school settings and outpatient clinics, college students on multiple campuses, and adults within county mental health crisis services. She has experience successfully implementing new programs in outpatient and county mental health clinics, as well as experience in program development and training in hospital, county and law enforcement settings. Grace is excited to be a part of the growth of our community of mental health professionals!



    Dr. Robinson is the founder and Executive Director of California Counseling Clinics and a staff psychologist at UCSB. As a psychologist she is passionate about helping people of all ages find solutions to the challenges of life. Dr. Robinson also has multiple publications exploring the effects of psychosocial stressors on pregnancy and birth outcomes, epigenetic challenges due to stress in pregnancy, early development as well as student mental health and brief therapy interventions. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and her research interests include psychosocial stress factors, primary support formation in pregnancy, multicultural counseling, acculturation research and single session therapy training and interventions.


    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 

    Click here to register


    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 1.5 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.


    For more information and online registration, click on the following link.  

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Kind regards,

    SBCAMFT


    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 






    • September 16, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Live Virtual Presentation Via ZOOM
    Register

    Navigating the Road to Licensure

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

    Where: Zoom (link will be provided with registration)

    When: September 16, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Description: This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of the laws and regulations applicable to pre-licensees as they work toward 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 and the new supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.

    Cost: FREE for SBCAMFT members, $15 for non-members





    Navigating the Road to Licensure

    September 16, 2022

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    2 CEU's

    Register here




    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 at La Follette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames. Since entering the legal profession, Kristin has worked in various capacities presenting to and advocating on behalf of her clients both in and outside of the courtroom. Kristin received her B.A. from The College of Wooster in 2006 and graduated from The American University Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 2012. 

    C. General information/Description

    Level of Learning: Introductory

    This two-hour presentation will provide an overview of the laws and regulations applicable to pre-licensees as they work toward 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 and the new supervision requirements, licensing examinations, and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.

    Login: The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the event. Please check your email and spam prior to the event. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today.  Please make sure you have updated your Zoom account to the latest release. 

    CEUs: 2.0 hours of continuing education credit. To receive CE’s credit, you must attend the whole webinar and fill out the CE survey.


    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 prelicensed@sbcamft.org.

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email prelicensed@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 2.0 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 Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

    This event is 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 event. 


    • September 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Maria, CA
    • 25
    Register

    Tea with J.T.

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

    Where: Santa Maria, CA (exact location TBD)

    When: September 17, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon

    Description: SBCAMFT is committed to working in practical and substantive ways to take action in both our organization and our community, in order to learn about and remain aware of longstanding patterns of historical and systemic discrimination and biases, and to take action towards breaking these patterns. SBCAMFT is providing a new offering for  members and the soon to be members an opportunity to engage in building trust, practicing active listening, and working to have a place to create action both personally and professionally. The purpose of this group is to provide space for those who desire to better understand longstanding patterns that impact our community. This will allow for dialogue as often the question is posed "Where do I start?". This an opportunity to start important community conversations.  

    Cost: FREE

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 



    • September 30, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • CAJE Coffee - 1316 State Street, Santa Barbara, Ca 93101
    • 30
    Register

    Coffee with SBCAMFT

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

    Where: CAJE Coffee - 1316 State Street, Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

    When: Friday, September 30th from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Description: Connect with other clinicians over a cup of coffee or tea. Stop in on your way to work or stay for a while. We can’t wait to see you!

    Cost: FREE! Includes complimentary drip coffee*


    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 


    • October 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara City Area
    • 25
    Register

    Tea with J.T.

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

    Where: Santa Barbara, CA (exact location TBD)

    When: October 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon

    Description: SBCAMFT is committed to working in practical and substantive ways to take action in both our organization and our community, in order to learn about and remain aware of longstanding patterns of historical and systemic discrimination and biases, and to take action towards breaking these patterns. SBCAMFT is providing a new offering for  members and the soon to be members an opportunity to engage in building trust, practicing active listening, and working to have a place to create action both personally and professionally. The purpose of this group is to provide space for those who desire to better understand longstanding patterns that impact our community. This will allow for dialogue as often the question is posed "Where do I start?". This an opportunity to start important community conversations.  

    Cost: FREE

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 



    • October 21, 2022
    • TBD

    Pre-Licensed Fall Mixer

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

    Where: TBD

    When: TBD

    Description: This in person event is for pre-licensed therapists who want to connect with one another on a personal level. Stay tuned for more event details and mark your calendars!

    Cost: TBD

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 


    • November 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lompoc, CA
    • 25
    Register

    Tea with J.T.

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

    Where: Lompoc, CA (exact location TBD)

    When: November 12, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon

    Description: SBCAMFT is committed to working in practical and substantive ways to take action in both our organization and our community, in order to learn about and remain aware of longstanding patterns of historical and systemic discrimination and biases, and to take action towards breaking these patterns. SBCAMFT is providing a new offering for  members and the soon to be members an opportunity to engage in building trust, practicing active listening, and working to have a place to create action both personally and professionally. The purpose of this group is to provide space for those who desire to better understand longstanding patterns that impact our community. This will allow for dialogue as often the question is posed "Where do I start?". This an opportunity to start important community conversations.  

    Cost: FREE

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 



    • December 02, 2022
    • TBD

    Pre-Licensed Winter Mixer

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

    Where: TBD

    When: TBD

    Description: This in person event is for pre-licensed therapists who want to connect with one another on a personal level. Stay tuned for more event details and mark your calendars!

    Cost: TBD

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 


Past Events

June 25, 2022 Tea With J.T.
June 24, 2022 Coffee with SBCAMFT
June 15, 2022 SB CAMFT and Jenn Kennedy, PhD, LMFT Present How Sexuality Influences The Clinical Picture For Female Clients
May 20, 2022 Tea With J.T.
April 22, 2022 Tea With J.T.
April 13, 2022 SBCAMFT and Dr. Andrea Kulberg presents Doubt & Uncertainty? Clinical Methods to Help Clients Find Greater Freedom From Anxiety
March 09, 2022 SB CAMFT Presents TAXES IN PRIVATE PRACTICE EXPLAINED
January 26, 2022 SB CAMFT Presents William Peters, MFT: Extraordinary End-of-Life Experiences & The Clinical Methods to Harvest the Therapeutic Benefits
December 13, 2021 SBCAMFT 2021 Holiday Party
November 13, 2021 CAMFT's 2021 State of the Profession/SBCAMFT's Annual Meeting
November 12, 2021 November Pre-Licensed Mixer
October 30, 2021 *RECORDING* SBCAMFT's Annual *Virtual *Law and Ethics Workshop!
October 22, 2021 SBCAMFT's Annual *Virtual *Law and Ethics Workshop!
October 06, 2021 RECORDING of Navigating the Road to Licensure
October 02, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
September 22, 2021 SBCAMFT Summer Mixer
September 15, 2021 SBCAMFT Presents Dr. Anna Krasno : Assessment and Treatment of Children with Autism in the context of Family and Community.
June 16, 2021 SBCAMFT Presents Max Rorty: Transgender Affirming Practices for Therapists
June 05, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
March 22, 2021 Recording - Navigating the Road to Licensure (limited time recording)
March 20, 2021 Navigating the Road to Licensure
March 17, 2021 SB CAMFT CE zoom event with Angelique Poisson, LMFT, ATR : "Antiracism in Clinical Work: A Mindfulness Practice".
January 21, 2021 Pre-Licensed Event: Traineeships and Practicum Sites: What to Know, What to Ask.
January 20, 2021 SB CAMFT CE zoom event with Vicky Stevens, PhD - "Expressive Arts in Trauma Treatment". Jan 20, 2021
November 13, 2020 *RECORDING* of A Therapist’s Mandatory Reporting Obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
November 13, 2020 A Therapist’s Mandatory Reporting Obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
October 21, 2020 Michael Bolton, MD - Oct 21st CE Zoom Event on The Symbiotic Relationship Between Psychiatry & Therapy
October 13, 2020 *RECORDING* of Critical Legal and Ethical Requirements for Providing Treatment to Minors Who Are Consenting on Their Own
October 09, 2020 Critical Legal and Ethical Requirements for Providing Treatment to Minors Who Are Consenting on Their Own
September 29, 2020 *RECORDING* of What Are Progress Notes?
September 25, 2020 What Are Progress Notes?
September 10, 2020 Pre-Licensed Event: Exploring Private Practice Part 2
July 15, 2020 Shane Bruce, LMFT - July 15th CE Zoom Event on Clinical Conceptualization: How to Navigate the Maddening World of “Behavioral Health” Insurance Billing from Intake to Discharge
July 10, 2020 Deposition Do's and Don'ts
July 10, 2020 RECORDING of Deposition Do's and Don'ts
June 24, 2020 Pre-Licensed Event: Exploring Private Practice
May 30, 2020 ONE TIME VIRTUAL EVENT - Navigating the Road to Licensure
April 17, 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Navigating the Road to Licensure
April 15, 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Shane Bruce, LMFT - Luncheon on Clinical Conceptualization: How to Navigate the Maddening World of “Behavioral Health” Insurance Billing from Intake to Discharge
February 10, 2020 February Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
January 15, 2020 Dr. Talal H. Alsaleem - January 15th Luncheon on Introduction to Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy (SART) ™
December 03, 2019 SBCAMFT 2019 Holiday Party
November 06, 2019 November Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
October 16, 2019 Don MacMannis, Ph.D. - October 16th Luncheon on "Keys to Treating Kids with Behavior Problems"
October 11, 2019 Staying on the Good Side of the BBS
September 07, 2019 Fall Pre-Licensed Meet Up at the Mission
July 28, 2019 Summer Beach Walk
July 19, 2019 Building a Successful Private Practice
July 17, 2019 Tracy Thomas - July 17th Luncheon on "Food and Mood: How the Gut Influences the Brain"
June 08, 2019 Summer Pre-Licensed Meet Up
April 13, 2019 Navigating the Road to Licensure
April 10, 2019 Angela Wurtzel - 4/10 Luncheon: Envy & Emptiness: The Psychodynamics of Cosmetic Surgery and Eating Disorders
January 28, 2019 January Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
December 04, 2018 SBCAMFT 2018 Holiday Soiree
November 13, 2018 Fall Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
October 17, 2018 Let’s Talk About Sex: Issues of Desire and Dysfunction in Clinical Practice by Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., LMFT
October 05, 2018 “What Does the Phrase ‘Standard of Care’ Mean to You?” Law & Ethics with David Jensen
August 24, 2018 SBCAMFT's Psychotherapists 2018 Summer Mixer
July 18, 2018 Treating ADHD: Using Positive Psychology & The Coaching Model with Shane Bruce, LMFT
April 18, 2018 Buddhist Psychology and Trauma Focused Treatment for Addictions Presented by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT
January 17, 2018 Developing Secure Attachment: Making Sense of Your Past to Empower Your Future
December 05, 2017 SBCAMFT's 2017 Holiday Soiree: Sponsored by Simple Practice
November 17, 2017 Winter Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
October 18, 2017 The Evolution of Countertransference: A Revolution in the Practice of Psychotherapy, with Dr. Michael Geis
September 22, 2017 "Fun with Subpoenas and the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege!" presented by CAMFT Attorney, David Jenson
August 29, 2017 Summer Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
July 19, 2017 Creating Metaphoric Stories for Children
July 14, 2017 SBCAMFT's Psychotherapists' Summer Networking Mixer
May 20, 2017 Navigating the Road to Licensure
April 19, 2017 The Five Longings: What We've Always Wanted and Already Have
March 21, 2017 Pre-Licensed Happy Hour
January 18, 2017 In Search of Meaning: Using Self-Compassion and Values Clarification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
December 07, 2016 Santa Barbara CAMFT's 2016 Psychotherapists Holiday Soiree
November 12, 2016 "Using the Language of the Law to ‘Salt & Pepper’ Your Treatment Records" presented by CAMFT Attorney, David Jenson
October 19, 2016 Using a Nutritarian Diet Style & Mindfulness to Overcome Food Addictions and Emotional Eating
July 20, 2016 An Integrated Approach to Couples Therapy and Treating Relational Trauma
July 09, 2016 Pre-Licensed Picnic in the Park
April 20, 2016 Empowering Teens with PeaceQ: How to use the teen brain to do great things
April 09, 2016 Pre-Licensed Spring Gathering
January 20, 2016 Raw, Well-Cooked, and Burnt to a Crisp: Recovering from Burnout
January 09, 2016 Pre-Licensed New Year's Gathering
December 08, 2015 Santa Barbara CAMFT's 2015 Holiday Soiree
October 21, 2015 Legislative Impact on LMFTs in 2015 featuring CAMFT Executive Director, Jill Epstein, J.D.
September 19, 2015 Law & Ethics: Unprofessional Conduct & Other Trouble Spots for Psychotherapists with CAMFT Attorney David Jenson
July 27, 2015 SB CAMFT Printed Directory Advertising Insertion Payment
June 19, 2015 Psychotherapists Networking Gala hosted by Santa Barbara CAMFT & Antioch University
April 15, 2015 " T Comes Before LGB: Clinical Care for Transgender and Gender Queer Clients," with Max Rorty, LCSW
January 21, 2015 "Current Trends and Treatment Strategies in Addiction, Alcoholism and Recovery: What Every Clinician Should Know," with Peter McGoey, M.A., LMFT
December 08, 2014 Santa Barbara CAMFT's 2014 Holiday Soiree
October 15, 2014 SB CAMFT Presents: "Mindfulness When Working With Children and Trauma" with Dr. Deborah Smilovitz Foster
July 16, 2014 SB CAMFT CEU Luncheon: Treating Addiction, PTSD & Chronic Pain in Clients with. Dr. Joseph Frawley
May 23, 2014 Free SB CAMFT Member Appreciation Event: Happy Hour & Networking
April 16, 2014 Understanding and Working with Relationship Distress Through an Attachment Lens in Emotionally Focused Therapy
May 11, 2012 Legal & Ethical Issues, Part III - David Jensen, JD
April 20, 2012 Networking Brunch & Presentation: Healing the Brain and Body with Food
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