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SBCAMFT proudly presents:

Navigating the Road to Licensure

With Cathy Atkins, J.D., CAMFT Deputy Executive Director

Course Description:
Participants will learn the latest information on the licensing process; rules on obtaining supervised hours, appropriate work settings, requirements for supervisors, dealing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the licensing exams, finding the “right” jobs, marketing yourself, preparing for an interview, signing employment agreements, and protecting yourself should the employment relationship sour.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the laws and regulations as they pertain to the MFT licensing process;
  2. Describe the breakdown of experience hours for MFT applicants;
  3. Discuss the BBS forms to be completed during the MFT licensing process; and
  4. Summarize the important employment issues related to MFT interns and trainees.

About Cathy:
Cathy Atkins has been with CAMFT since July, 2006.  She started with CAMFT as a Staff Attorney, but was promoted to Deputy Executive Director in 2009.  Cathy was born in Seal Beach, California and has spent most of her life along the California coast, except for some time spent in Washington, D.C.   Cathy received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994, and graduated from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 2000.  Cathy passed the California bar examination in July, 2000 on her first try.  Before joining CAMFT, Cathy was a litigator in both civil and criminal litigation.  Cathy’s main role at CAMFT is to represent the organization in the Executive Director’s absence.  While Cathy’s focus is on legislative and regulatory matters, she also provides road-to-licensure, L&E, and legislative update presentations to schools and chapters.  Like all the attorneys, Cathy also provides legal, ethical and business guidance to CAMFT members.   Cathy’s favorite thing to do outside of work is to spend the day at the beach with her husband and children, or go wine tasting with her girlfriends.

Where: The Barrett Center at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
When: Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Price: Free for Santa Barbara CAMFT members, $15 for non-members
Pre-Registration Required: go to

A huge thank you to our sponsor, Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA), for making it possible to offer this important event free to all our members!

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