Upcoming events

    • September 22, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marriott Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta 401 Storke Road Goleta, CA 92117
    • 1

    SBCAMFT's Annual Law & Ethics Workshop

    *FREE for SBCAMFT Members with valid Pre-Registration while space is available!

    Sponsored by

    Acadia Healthcare 


    Antioch University Santa Barbara 

    "Fun with Subpoenas and the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege!"



    David Jenson, JD, CAMFT Attorney

    (6 CE Hours)

    Friday September 22, 2017

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

    Course Description:

    David Jensen, J.D., will review the four fundamentals of the psychotherapy profession and he will also address the laws pertaining to the creation and destruction of the psychotherapist-patient privilege; the laws regarding holding, asserting, and waiving such privilege;  the types of witnesses a psychotherapist could be during a legal proceedings; and, dealing with and responding to subpoenas.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the four fundamentals of practicing legally, ethically, safely and confidently.
    2. Identify the core components of the psychotherapist-patient privilege.
    3. Recite the basic rule of the psychotherapist-patient privilege.
    4. Discuss the fundamental concepts of holding, asserting, and waiving the privilege.
    5. Distinguish a percipient witness from a treating-expert witness and a retained expert witness. 
    6. Discuss the rules regarding lawful preparation and service of subpoenas.
    About David Jenson

    Dave Jensen has been a Staff Attorney with CAMFT since April 2002. He was born in Flint, Michigan, but was raised in Tustin, California. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, and he received his law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. Dave passed the California bar examination in February 1999, and he did it on his first try! Before joining CAMFT, Dave worked for Foley & Lardner, a large national law firm, where he regularly established and advised nonprofit organizations. As an attorney with CAMFT, he consults with its members regarding their legal and ethical dilemmas, and he is a regular contributor to The Therapist magazine.  Dave gives numerous law and ethics presentations to chapters, schools, and agencies, and his popular What Does the Law Expect of Me? series, which includes Parts I, II, III, and IV, have helped therapists to better understand their legal and ethical obligations.&

    *Registration on day of event begins at 8:30 am. Workshop starts promptly at 9:00 am. 

    **Upon completion of workshop, participants will earn 6 CE Credits.

    ***All registrants must pre-register in order to receive discounted rate. Registration will be $125.00 at-the-door for both members and non-members.

    **** Lunch Break 12 pm - 1pm (on your own)

    • October 18, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    SBCAMFT & Antioch University Proudly Present:

    The Evolution of Countertransference: A Revolution in the Practice of Psychotherapy, presented by Dr. Michael Geis

    Freud coined the term "countertransference" to cover therapists' feelings arising both out of (1) their strong personal reactions to how they were being perceived and responded to by their patients, and (2) from therapists' own erotic or negative transferences coming toward their patients. For over fifty years such feelings were viewed only as problematic disturbances in the way of good therapy, and therefore needed to be clarified and cleaned out by a therapist returning to their own analysis.

    Beginning in the 1950's a wholly different understanding of countertransference began to emerge. A therapist's feelings and images began to be viewed as often containing essential insights into their patient's inner world. But since Freud and Jung diverged as to what such inner worlds contain, there remained radically different views both as to what exactly a therapist is tuning into via his or her own emerging feelings during therapy and, even more problematic, how to work with these emotional realities in the moment.

    During this lecture, Dr. Geis will give clinical examples of senior therapists risking bringing forward their own emotional and imaginative responses evoked in the intersubjective fields they share with their patients. In any vitally important psychotherapy a patient's self is evolving into a more authentic version of who they really are.

    We will examine how a therapist's understanding and use of his or her countertransference can further this evolution in their patient and in themselves.

    Dr. Michael Geis

    Please Note:

    • Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs 
    • Attendees must register in advance in order to attend
    • Your registration includes a delicious lunch buffet. Please contact the Events Director if you have special dietary needs at events@santabarbaratherapy.org 
    • You are welcome to park in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces

Featured SB CAMFT Board Member

Featured SB CAMFT Member

© Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software