Barbara S. Sheffield, MA, MFT, CEAP

Adjunct Faculty

Barbara S. Sheffield, MA, MFT, CEAP, has been a member of the Antioch Santa Barbara faculty since 1991.   She has also taught at Antioch Seattle.  She received her B.A. from Duke University and her M.A. in Education, Counseling Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Washington.  She is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, and has three years post-graduate training from the Santa Barbara Gestalt Training Center.  

Her theoretical orientation integrates Gestalt, solution focused and psychodynamic theories. Currently, Barbara teaches Professional Ethics and the Law, Domestic Violence, Clinical Skills I, and Process of Group Psychotherapy. She is a past instructor at Santa Barbara City College’s Drug/Alcohol Certification Program. She is past Clinical Coordinator of Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, and Clinical Director of Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara. Barbara had a private practice for 16 years,  which included a great deal of group experience.  She has worked with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse, clients in drug/alcohol residential treatment programs, Employee Assistance programs, and has 18 years of  experience supervising trainees, interns and clinicians.  She is a long time member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and served on the board of the local chapter.