Upcoming Events

    • September 09, 2022
    • December 02, 2022
    • 4 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

    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 30, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • CAJE Coffee - 1316 State Street, Santa Barbara, Ca 93101
    • 23
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    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 05, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online


    Join CAMFT Executive Director, Joy Alafia, CAE for an understanding about events, legislation, and internal association processes that are currently impacting CAMFT members.



     State of the Profession

    October 5, 2022
    Online @ Noon
    1:30 pm

    CEU's = 1.5


    Educational Goals

    Designed for Mental Health Professionals, this presentation will discuss general CAMFT issues and the importance of a Professional Will. There will also be updates from BBS, as well as California and Federal legislative updates. Finally, discussion on why it is important to avail yourself of the Legal Consultation service CAMFT provides. There will be ample time for Q&A.


    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

     Recall at least 3 recent/pending legislations and how marriage and family therapists may be impacted by the bills

     Identify 1 resource for legal consultation for therapists

     Identify important components of a Professional Will


    Joy Alafia, CAE brings more than 17 years of association leadership experience to her new position. She begins her new role at CAMFT after her tenure as the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA), where she has advocated for renewable propane and equitable access for alternative sources of clean energy. Joy has spoken around the world about the importance of sustainable energy and is credited with transforming the propane industry’s focus and shifting its priorities to the commercialization of    net zero-carbon energy solutions.



    • October 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lucky Llama Coffee House, 5100 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
    • 25
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    Tea with J.T.

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

    Where: Lucky Llama Coffee House, 5100 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013

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

    Description: Tea with J.T. is a new offering that creates 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 the 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 as the first step is creating community.    

    Cost: FREE

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 



    • October 21, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    2022 Law & Ethics CE Presentation

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

    Where: Zoom (link will be provided with registration)

    When: Friday October 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a 60-minute lunch break (Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - Noon & Session 2: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

    Description: 

    Session 1:

    • You Are Ordered to Appear in Person: When a Therapist is Called to Testify

    Session 2:

    • Recommended Practices for School-Based Psychotherapists

    6 CE credit for 2 topics, 3 CE for 1 topic. See more details below.

    Cost: $25 for Student/Associate members, $35 for SBCAMFT members and $75 for Non-SBCAMFT members (Join now!)

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 


     SBCAMFT's Law & Ethics

     Presentation 2022

    October 21, 2022

    @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    2 Topics @ 3 hours each

    6 CEs


    “You Are Ordered to Appear in Person:

    When a Therapist is called to Testify”

    October 21, 2022

    9:00 am - Noon

    Attorneys use subpoenas to compel witnesses to appear to give testimony in litigation.Understandably, those few sheets of paper have the power to induce instant anxiety in the recipient. To combat that anxiety, in this three-hour presentation, CAMFT Staff Attorney Kristin Roscoe will go through the ins and outs of subpoenas and provide attendees with a greater understanding of what to look for and what to expect when called to provide testimony.


    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.



    Recommended Practices for

    School-Based Psychotherapists”

    October 21, 2022

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    This three-hour workshop provides an overview of key considerations for therapists who provide services in school settings. The presenters will discuss the importance of planning services, defining your role, and distinguishing whether services are subject to California law/HIPAA, or California law/“FERPA” (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Topics to be addressed include confidentiality, record-keeping, consent to treatment, and collaborating with school staff. A significant portion of the workshop will be devoted to the discussion of circumstances that therapists commonly encounter when working in school settings.



    Sara Jasper, Esq. 

    A member of the State Bar of California since 2008, Sara Jasper, Esq. joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2011. Before coming to CAMFT, she worked as the Legal Liaison and Administrative Officer for the Sacramento Police Department and as an Associate at Middleton, Young & Minney, LLP where she practiced education and employment law. During law school, Sara clerked for the California Judicial Council, Center for Children, Families and the Courts and for the National Center for Youth Law. Since joining CAMFT, Sara has become a Certified Association Executive and earned her certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management.


    Mike Griffin, Esq.

    Michael Griffin, Esq., LCSW has been a member of the CAMFT legal team since 2007. A graduate of the USC School of Social Work and Chapman University School of Law, Mr. Griffin earned his LCSW in 1982 and his California license as an Attorney in 2002. He has a broad professional background in various mental health settings (including Western Youth Services in Orange County, California, and Rady Children’s Psychiatry Department in San Diego) as a clinician, administrator, supervisor, clinical case manager, school program coordinator, and outpatient clinic director, and has served as an oral examiner for LCSW candidates. In addition to his work for CAMFT, Mr. Griffin is a practicing psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children in Laguna Niguel, California. 


    • November 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD
    Register

    Pre-Licensed Expert Panel

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

    Where: Zoom

    When: Friday, Nov 4th from 10-1130am

    Description: This virtual event for the pre-licensed community will host an expert panel to discuss pre-licensed topics such as; working in private practice as an associate, applying for your license and taking the exam, applying for your associate number, and more! 

    Cost: Free for members - $10 for non-members

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 


    • November 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lompoc, CA
    • 24
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    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: Tea with J.T. is a new offering that creates 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 the 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 as the first step is creating community.    

    Cost: FREE

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 



    • December 01, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 50
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     SBCAMFT Holiday Party

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

    Where: To be announced soon!

    When: Thursday, December 1st, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Annual membership meeting from 5pm-5:30pm

    Description: Come and connect with other clinicians in the community over food, drinks and fun!

    Our SBCAMFT Holiday Party tends to be our most well attended event of the year and is filled with networking opportunities and a vibrant evening of connection. 

    Our holiday party is from 5:30pm-8:30pm, but join us at 5pm for our annual membership meeting to learn details of what our board has been up to this past year and vision for the year to come.

    Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

    Cost: SBCAMFT Licensed Members: $30, SBCAMFT pre-licensed/associate members: $20, SBCAMFT student members: $15, Non-SBCAMFT members: $40

    Sponsored by Mission Harbor Behavioral Health 


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