Upcoming events

    • July 14, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Antioch University Santa Barbara (Rooftop) 602 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Join Us For SBCAMFT's 

     Annual Summer Psychotherapists' Networking Gala

    Friday July 14, 2017

    5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Sponsored by 

    Antioch University & Good Heart Recovery 

    Come socialize with your colleagues and take in sprawling views of Santa Barbara on the beautiful rooftop patio at Antioch University! 

    This fun-filled evening under the sun will include live music by Jaymee Carpenter, delicious appetizers and beverages catered by El Zarape, Pali Wines, and amazing connections with your peers! Bring your business cards, marketing materials, winning smile, and natural warmth. What better way to end the week?       

    This is one of SBCAMFT's most popular events of the year! You don't want to miss it! Advanced registration is highly recommended! Guests are welcome!

    Thank you to our generous sponsors Antioch University & Good Heart Recovery! 


    *You must register and pay online using the link below. Only registrants with fully paid and completed registration will be guaranteed admittance. Tickets will only be sold at the door at full price (no member discount) if space is available.

    * All sales are final. Unfortunately, due to catering minimums based on the number registrants SBCAMFT is not able to provide refunds.

    *Please remember, food provided are appetizers and snacks, not intended to be a meal. 

    • July 19, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    SBCAMFT & Antioch University Proudly Present: 

    with Stephanie Pawlowicz, MA, LMFT

    Metaphoric stories help children create cohesive narratives. These narratives play a fundamental role in helping children integrate big feelings they have from some experience in their life that has left them feeling very confused. Telling a story metaphorically helps the child process what they are feeling emotionally.

    21st century neuroscience is addressing the importance of giving words to our emotional life. What molds our brains is experience. Or, as Dan Siegel states, “What fires together, wires together”. If we have an experience that stresses the system, processing the experience becomes critical so that we can integrate what is happening in our bodies. Integration plays a vital role in mental well-being.

    So, how do we, as therapists, create cohesive narratives for our clients? This step-by-step process will be outlined, giving you the tools you need to start this very exciting process with your client. 

    Course Learning Objectives

    1. The neurological and psychological importance of creating a metaphoric story for the client.

    2. Basic understanding of creating a metaphoric story.

    3. Understanding how self regulation is achieved.


    Stephanie Pawlowicz, LMFT is a Certified Gestalt Therapist, Registered Play Therapist CAMFT Certified Supervisor, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

    Stephanie has 20 years of clinical experience in Santa Barbara, where she has a full time private practice. She serves as core faculty with the West Coast Institute of Gestalt Therapy, as well as adjunct faculty in the M.A. Counseling Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she currently teaches Human Growth and Development, Child Psychotherapy, and Community Mental Health. As a way of giving back, Stephanie works weekly with those members of the community who are dually diagnosed and learning new life skills.

    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
    • August 29, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Wine Therapy, 732 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    Join SBCAMFT for happy hour with fellow pre-licensed students and interns. Make new friends, or connect with familiar ones, as we support one another along the road to licensure.
    • Santa Barbara Wine Therapy - 732 State Street
    • Tuesday, August 29th
    • 5:30pm–7:00pm
    • Light snacks provided
    • Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase
    • FREE for all SBCAMFT members (Join now!)
    • $5 for Non-SBCAMFT Members

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