Upcoming events

    • September 22, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Marriott Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta 401 Storke Road Goleta, CA 92117
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    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 
    • You are welcome to park in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces

Past events

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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