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.

Interested in hosting your own CE Event? Please fill out this application to apply to present at an SBCAMFT CE Luncheon (or Zoom event) to provide SBCAMFT membership with continuing education learning and professional development.


Upcoming Events

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

    Description: 

    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
    Register

    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.




Past Events

February 21, 2024 POSTPONED - SBCAMFT CE Event: The Early Trauma Protocol: Healing Trauma from the Roots Up
February 16, 2024 Coffee with SBCAMFT
December 19, 2023 SBCAMFT Holiday Party
November 03, 2023 Coffee with SBCAMFT
October 27, 2023 2023 Law & Ethics Webinar
October 11, 2023 State of the Profession (SOP) Webinar
October 06, 2023 Coffee with SBCAMFT
September 22, 2023 Navigating the Road to Licensure
September 20, 2023 SBCAMFT CE Event: Anti-Racism in Clinical Practice and Supervision
August 11, 2023 Tea with J.T.
August 10, 2023 SBCAMFT Summer Mixer
June 23, 2023 Coffee with SBCAMFT
June 21, 2023 SBCAMFT CE Event: Introduction to Medical Trauma
April 21, 2023 Tea with J.T.
April 12, 2023 SBCAMFT CE Event: Making Sense of the Neurodiverse Child
March 24, 2023 Navigating the Road to Licensure
March 24, 2023 Coffee with SBCAMFT
February 15, 2023 SBCAMFT CE Event: Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. An Overview
December 01, 2022 SBCAMFT Holiday Party
November 12, 2022 Tea With J.T.
October 28, 2022 Free Online CEUs: 2022 Law & Ethics CE Presentation
October 21, 2022 2022 Law & Ethics CE Presentation
October 15, 2022 Tea With J.T.
October 10, 2022 Free Virtual CEU Event: CAMFT State of the Profession
October 05, 2022 CAMFT State of the Profession October 5, 2022 Noon – 1:30 pm
September 30, 2022 Coffee with SBCAMFT
September 17, 2022 Tea With J.T.
September 16, 2022 Navigating the Road to Licensure
September 14, 2022 SBCAMFT CE Event: A Single Session Therapy Approach
September 08, 2022 SBCAMFT Summer Mixer
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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