Upcoming events

    • April 18, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    SBCAMFT & Antioch University Proudly Present:

    Buddhist Psychology and Trauma Focused Treatment for Addictions Presented by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

    Dr. Steve is Clinical Director of Refuge Recovery Centers, the premiere
    Buddhist Mindfulness based addictions treatment center. He is also an
    EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified EMDR Therapist, and provides
    training in EMDR with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

    This presentation will make clear the theory and research behind the
    development and implementation of mindfulness and EMDR therapy in
    particular as central to addictions treatment, how the 8-phase protocol and AIP
    model of EMDR can be the theoretical orientation for addictions treatment, and
    through case studies and anecdotal evidence thus far how this model is
    progressing, with recommendations for further research and practice. The links
    between Buddhist mindfulness and trauma informed addictions treatment are
    also explored.

    Presentation learning objectives:
    1. Understand and describe the history of addictions treatment and the
    increasing need for trauma focused care.
    2. Understand and describe how EMDR therapy and the 8-phase protocol
    can be used as a theoretical orientation for addictions treatment.
    3. Understand and describe the Buddhist psychology approach to the
    trauma resilience and trauma resolution.
    4. Understand and describe the impact of the Buddhist trauma focused
    approach on relapse prevention and success after discharge from treatment.

    Dr. Stephen Dansiger

    Dr. Dansiger is the author of Clinical Dharma, a book about improving clinician self care using Buddhist psychology. His new book (coauthored with Dr. Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care, is coming out in 2017
    with Springer Publications.
    He is reachable online at

    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

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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