Upcoming events

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Marjorie Luke Theatre

    Greeting SBCPA Members,

    I am pleased to announce that SBCPA will be at the Marjorie Luke Theatre on March 22 for Five Invitations: What the Dying Teach the Living, an evening with Frank Ostaseski,presented by the Hospice of Santa Barbara Community Education and Engagement Series.

    This event is free and open to the community, however attendees must register in advance.

    For more information and to register visit:


    Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical-School, the Mayo Clinic, and Wisdom 2.0 and teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. His ground breaking work has been highlighted on The Oprah Winfrey Show and honored by the Dalai Lama.

    Hope to see you there.

    • 30 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Jeannine's Downtown

    15 E Figueroa St

    Santa Barbara, CA

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara, California

    The Santa Barbara County Psychological Association presents the following 

    6 CE's for Psychologists, LCSW’s, LPCC's, LEP's and LMFT’s

    Digital Ethics

    With Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.

    on Saturday, June 9, 2018

    9am - 5pm 

     Santa Barbara  

    The Internet and social networking are offering a number of new clinical and ethical challenges for those who provide face-to-face mental health services. These challenges include extra-therapeutic contacts between therapists and their clients, questions about what distinguishes personal and professional activities online, and a lack of clearly developed policies related to our online behaviors and interactions.

    This course offers an introduction to digital ethics and to various social networking sites and activities and provides guidelines for how to manage the concerns that may arise for practitioners who are using these sites. Applicable ethical standards will be addressed. In addition to use of social media, we will also explore online storage, text messaging/SMS, email, and provision of teletherapy. Attendees will also participate in an exercise to help you develop language for your own social media policies for your practice, your agency, or your training site. 

    By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe social media and summarize several popular social media sites and services.

    2. Distinguish between one's personal and professional activities on the Internet.

    3. Identify the ethical challenges that may arise from engaging in activities on the Internet.

    4. Understand some of the legal issues that are relevant to clinicians using social media and other technology in their practices. 

    5. Appraise their use of e-mail, record-keeping, and mobile computing devices to prevent confidentiality breaches.

    6. Construct a social media policy for one's office to address potential boundary issues 

    with clients.

    7. Review the different approaches and attitudes towards social networking between therapists and clients.

    8. Discuss the relevant ethical issues as they pertain to therapists' web sites and social networking profiles.

    9. Discuss various clinical issues that can arise due to online visibility of both clients and clinicians. 


    8:30 - 9am

    • Registration

    9 - 10am 

    • Introduction
    • Personal vs. Professional Activities on the Internet. Web visibility & Google Alerts
    • Challenges we have all faced

    10 - 11am

    • Research on client and therapist extratherapuetic encounters online
    • Introduction to Social Media sites
    • Social Media tips & tricks & balancing personal and professional use 

    11 - 12 Noon

    • Teletherapy, texting, Faxing
    • Creating an ethical web presence
    • Part 1 of Ethics Codes & their Intersection w/social media

    12 - 1:30pm 

    Lunch on you own in Downtown Santa Barbara!

    1:30 - 2:30pm

    • Part 2 of Ethics Codes & their intersection with social media
    • Vignettes/discussion (possible groups or pairs depending upon size of group)

    2:30 - 3:30pm 

    • Social Media Policy Exercise (free handout of my policy)

    3:30 - 4:30pm

    • Discussion and Questions
    • Conclusion & Evaluation/Feedback forms.

    4: 30 - 5pm 

    • Q&A and Evaluations

    6 CE hours available for California-licensed Psychologists, LCSW’s, LPCC's, LEP's, LMFT’s.

    CPA is co-sponsoring with the Santa Barbara Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

    Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.


    SBCPA Continuing Education Committee

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    Location TBA

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    Location TBA

Past events

15 Mar 2018 Membership Networking Breakfast @ Finch & Fork
09 Mar 2018 Integrating the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual 2 with the DSM 5 and ICD-10 in Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning
01 Mar 2018 SBCPA Board Meeting
24 Jan 2018 2018 SBCPA Installation Dinner
17 Nov 2017 Practicing Psychotherapy In Constructed Reality with Stephen Bacon, Ph.D.
07 Oct 2017 POST-PONED- Digital Ethics with Dr. Keely Kolmes (6 CE Hours)
08 Sep 2017 Record Keeping: Charting New Courses with Dean Given, Ph.D.
09 Jun 2017 Mindfulness in Psychotherapy: The Role of Self-Reflective Function with Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.
05 May 2017 Promoting Engagement in Parenting Programs with Miya L. Barnett, Ph.D.
07 Apr 2017 Constructivism, Reality, and Psychotherapy with Kjell Rudestan, Ph.D.
10 Mar 2017 2017 SBCPA Spring Social Gala
03 Mar 2017 On Nurturing The Negative In The Age Of Positive Psychology: Psychoanalytic, Feminist, And Multicultural Considerations For Practice with Oksana Yakushko, PhD
28 Jan 2017 Beyond Words: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Experience (3 CE hours)
17 Dec 2016 SBCPA HOLIDAY PARTY 2016
02 Dec 2016 In Search of Meaning: Using Self-Compassion and Values Clarification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Diana Hill, PhD
17 Nov 2016 SBCPA Harvest Wine Tasting Event and Membership Drive
05 Nov 2016 Patient Welfare, Therapist Responsibility: Legal and Ethical Considerations (6 CE Hours)
07 Oct 2016 Horses Never Lie: An Introduction to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy with Mary Ann Evans, Ph.D.
09 Sep 2016 In Search of Meaning: Using Self-Compassion and Values Clarification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Diana Hill, PhD
20 Aug 2016 Sunset Cruise Hawaiian Style on the Condor Express
10 Jun 2016 Transgender Client Care with Max Rorty, LCSW (1.5 CE hours)
20 May 2016 Bridges And Barriers In Mental Health Care Access By Mexican/Mexican-Americans with Andres Consoli, PhD
06 May 2016 5th Mental Wellness Walk- Join or Donate to SBCPA Team!
29 Apr 2016 SBCPA Spring Social Gala
08 Apr 2016 Inquiring Deeply: Finding the Opportunities Within Problems with Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.
18 Mar 2016 Liberation Psychology and Psychosocial Accompaniment with Mary Watkins, PhD
26 Feb 2016 Increasing Children’s Resilience through The Healing Power of Story with Deborah Schiller, PhD
11 Dec 2015 Psychodynamic Taxonomies of Anxiety with Matthew Bennett, PhD
20 Nov 2015 (copy) SBCPA Membership Mingle Wine Tasting Event
20 Nov 2015 SBCPA Membership Mingle Wine Tasting Event
14 Nov 2015 Facilitating Behavior Change: Energizing Healthier Living for the Long Term with Jennifer La Guardia, Ph.D.
06 Nov 2015 SBCPA Salon Series: "Healing Into Wholeness: Liberation From the Stories that Bring Suffering to Our Lives", Presented by: Gail Brenner, Ph.D.
23 Oct 2015 Meet and Greet with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
10 Apr 2015 SBCPA Salon Series: "A Theatre of the Mind: Psychodrama and Role Theory", Presented by: Elizabeth Plummer, Ph.D.
06 Feb 2015 SBCPA Salon Series: In Sickness as in Health; Psychology's Role in Medical Illness, Presented by: Betsy Bates Freed, Psy.D.
23 Jan 2015 2015 SBCPA Board Installation Dinner
09 Jan 2015 SBCPA Salon Series: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: What it is and how to use it, Presented by: Suzanne Johnson, Ph.D.
13 Dec 2014 SBCPA Holiday Party
07 Nov 2014 SBCPA Salon Series: Being a Gender Competent Clinician, Presented by: Max Rorty, LCSW
23 Oct 2014 SBCPA Harvest Wine Tasting Event
10 Oct 2014 SBCPA Salon Series: Supporting Families in Developing Balance in their Digital Use—The Clinician’s Role and Tools for Use, presented by Winifred Lloyds Lender, Ph.D.
12 Sep 2014 SBCPA Salon Series: A Clinician's Primer on Violence and Mental Illness, presented by John Lewis, Ph.D.
17 May 2014 Join Our Walk for Mental Wellness
03 May 2014 C.G. Jung's Red Book Art Exhibition
02 May 2014 SBCPA Salon Series: Creating a Professional Will - The Why, The What, and The How, presented by Joan Sandberg, Ph.D. and Sari H. Dworkin, Ph.D.
26 Apr 2014 Anxiety Toolbox: 4 Experts Discuss how they Understand and Treat Anxiety from their Distinct Theoretical Perspectives
03 Apr 2014 SBCPA April Board Meeting
14 Mar 2014 SBCPA Salon Series: Embodied Attentiveness: Recognizing the Language of Nonverbal Behavior -- taught by Katya Bloom, PhD, BC-DMT, CMA
06 Mar 2014 SBCPA March Board Meeting
07 Feb 2014 SBCPA February Salon: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Behavioral Issues and Phenotype, presented by Elisa Gottheil, Ph.D.
06 Feb 2014 SBCPA February Board Meeting
24 Jan 2014 2014 Installation Dinner
10 Jan 2014 SBCPA Salon Series: Therapeutic Assessment as Psychotherapy Consultation, presented by Steve Smith, Ph.D. and Deborah Schiller, Ph.D.
09 Jan 2014 SBCPA January 2014 Board Meeting
06 Dec 2013 Holiday Potluck
01 Nov 2013 SBCPA November Salon: Mindful Aging presented by Christine Fredericks, Ph.D.
19 Oct 2013 Hot Topics in Ethics and Risk Management In Psychological Practice
08 Oct 2013 Psychotherapist Mixer
04 Oct 2013 Salon: Healthcare Reform
12 Sep 2013 Carr Winery
07 Jun 2013 Trauma Conference
06 Jun 2013 Board Meeting
14 Dec 2012 Board Meeting
07 Dec 2012 Holiday Party
02 Nov 2012 Salon
01 Nov 2012 Board Meeting

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