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

Upcoming events

    • January 26, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • On-line, Zoom

    We are excited to host William Peters, MFT 

    as our first CE event speaker of 2022!

    Register now for the January 26th, 2022 CE Presentation 

    On Zoom 12 pm - 1.30 pm, PST. 

    William Peters, MFT


    Extraordinary End-of-Life Experiences


    The Clinical Methods to Harvest the Therapeutic Benefits

    End-of-life experiences (ELEs) are significant events that typically consist of dreams, visions, or a sensed presence of deceased family members and friends appearing around the time of a death.  Contemporary research on ELEs has demonstrated that: patients as well as their caregivers and loved ones may require specialized support in processing these experiences, there is a correlation between ELEs and posttraumatic growth, and there is a need for specialized training on ELEs for those working with individuals at end of life. Furthermore, many of these studies suggest that caregivers and loved ones of dying patients may also report first-hand ELEs, though these are rarely explored. This presentation introduces the Spectrum of End-of-Life Experiences which includes pre-death premonitions, pre and post-death visions, pre and post-death synchronicities, and the shared death experience.  The presentation includes video excerpts of case studies from around the world and findings from an analysis of over 500 accounts.

    This presentation highlights the remarkable benefits to experiencers and underscores the value of effective clinical work when assisting experiencers in processing their ELEs. The presentation will offer effective research based clinical methods for processing and integrating ELEs.  Special attention will be given to Continuing Bonds, a therapeutic approach for grief and bereavement most appropriate for working with ELEs.   Finally, the therapeutic imperative to integrate knowledge about ELEs into our mental health clinical practices will be asserted.

    Topics include:

    - Family therapists’ role in accessing and processing extraordinary end-of-life experiences (ELEs) with clients
    - User friendly typology of ELEs
    - Positive aftereffects of ELEs
    - Clinical methods to effectively integrate ELEs in clinical work
    - Continuing Bonds as beneficial bereavement therapy model

    Learning Objectives" 

     #1: Describe Spectrum of End-of-life Experiences

     #2: Identify four remarkable aftereffects of extraordinary end-of-life experiences

    #3: Explain the clinical methods that optimize the therapeutic benefit of the extraordinary end-of-life experiences


    William Peters, MFT is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about shared crossings and their healing benefits. As the director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), William and his team collect and study extraordinary end-of-life experiences (shared crossings).  William is a global leader in shared death studies and end-of-life phenomenon. He has developed methods to facilitate the shared death experience and to assist experiencers in meaningfully integrating their experiences. William is a psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara where he specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psycho-spiritual evolution. He served as a hospice worker with Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.  His work is informed by his two NDEs and a variety of end-of-life experiences. William has presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's Annual Conference. His research has been published in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is approved and awaiting publication in Omega - Journal of Death Studies. William’s book entitled At Heaven’s Door:  What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, will be published by Simon & Schuster this January 11, 2022. For more information on William go to or

    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

    4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email

    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 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,

    Silla Siebert, LMFT 

    CE Events Director, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT

Past events

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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