Upcoming Meetings

The Central Coast Region of the California MFT Consortium will be meeting on the following dates:

Mondays 9:00 A.M – Noon

  • March 11, 2013
  • June 17, 2013
  • September 23, 2013
  • December 9, 2013

Past Consortium Events

Monday, September 20 10:00AM-2:00PM

Our next meeting will focus on the implementation of the recovery model.

Santa Barbara County’s Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services Department Consumer Empowerment Manager, Ms. Tina Wooton, and Division Chief for Special Projects, Mr. John Truman, will present on “Implementing Recovery Concepts”. Tina and John have been at the forefront of the recovery vision for mental health services for decades. They are true pioneers in the area of providing optimal services for people living with serious mental health challenges and their presentation will provide a wonderful transition from last quarter’s meeting with Chad Costello, Director of Public Policy for Mental Health America of Los Angeles, who provided us with an overview of the Recovery Paradigm.

In addition, David Jensen, CAMFT General Counsel and Christy Berger, Manager/MHSA Coordinator for the BBS, will provide us with professional updates. And, as is customary, we will break for a networking lunch and allow some time to receive updates from our members and colleagues at the MFT Consortium of Greater Los Angeles. Four CEUs will be provided for MFTs and LCSWs.

Not a member of the Central Coast Consortium?

The Central Coast Consortium is a newly formed group of educational institutions and community agency training sites interested in improving the quality of training to Marriage and Family Therapy Trainees. The consortium meets quarterly and is a great way to network and keep up-to-date on changes and activities related to the MFT profession. The Central Coast Consortium also offers training that educators and supervisors will find useful, for example, in meeting some of the new BBS mandates.

The meeting will take place from 10:00am until 2:00pm on Monday, September 20th at Antioch University Santa Barbara, 801 Garden Street in Santa Barbara. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Chrystie Lewis, Student Coordinator for the MFT Central Coast Region Consortium at mftconsortium.ausb@antioch.edu or 805.962.8179 ext. 319. Our representation in the statewide MFT Consortium is crucial and we need your input and support to make it work.

Please also feel free to call with any questions at 805-962-8179 ext. 319 or email ewolfson[at]antioch.edu. We look forward to seeing you all there!

MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region Forum on Practicum Training and Plenary Session Agenda (March 22, 2010, 10AM-2PM. 4 CEU’s)

MFT CONSORTIUM OVERVIEW – Dominique Eugene

DEFINING THE CENTRAL COAST CONSORTIUM – Members and Attendees to have a general discussion about the format and structure of our quarterly meetings.

BBS CHANGES TO MFT CURRICULUM – Christy Berger

NETWORKING LUNCH

AAMFT REPORTMFT Leadership Collaborative Report – Federal Lobbying by California MFT’s

MFT CONSORTIUM OF GREATER LA REPORT – MHSA/ Stipend Programs Status

MEMBER AND ATTENDEES’ ITEMS & REPORTS

Professional Updates: An overview of the MFT Consortium; BBS Changes to Supervisory and Educational Requirements; the LPCC License; and AAMFT and CAMFT Working Together for MFTs Inaugural Meeting Agenda (December 7, 2009, 10AM-2PM, 4 CEU’s)

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

MFT CONSORTIUM AND STIPEND PROGRAM OVERVIEW – Jose Luis Flores – Dominique Eugene – Lisa Wolfe

AAMFT AND CAMFT PROFESSIONAL UPDATES – Olivia Loewy – Cathy Atkins

NETWORKING LUNCH

BBS CHANGES TO MFT SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS – Ian Russ

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR (LPCC) LICENSE OVERVIEW – Ben Caldwell