Pre-licensed Support & Events

Message from Pre-licensed Committee Chair, Josh Manney

Hello Pre-licensed community! I am Josh Manney, your Director or Pre-licensing at SBCAMFT and I am excited to share with you some upcoming opportunities for the community. 

First up, we have an ongoing monthly Pre-Licensed Peer Support Group that meets over Zoom on a monthly basis. This is a great way to connect, ask questions, and hear from special guest speakers on all things Pre-licensed.

Next, we have a very special Pre-licensed Panel event where we will feature experts in areas like; private practice as an associate, applying for licensure, becoming an associate, and more!

Lastly, we are always looking for members to join our Pre-licensed Committee who will help with planning and hosting events, bringing new ideas to the SB CAMFT Board, and anything else that would be helpful for this community. You can email me at with a quick blurb about why you want to join and your resume.

Check out below and our SBCAMFT website to for more information and to register for these events!

Hope to see you all out there,

Josh Manney

Josh Manney (he/his), MS, AMFT, APCC

Pre-Licensed Director, SBCAMFT

Monthly Peer Support Group

Where: Zoom (link will be provided with registration)

When: First Friday of every month from 10am-11am

What: This virtual event for pre-licensed clinicians is a great place to come together to support one another during your pre-licensed journey. We will have a guest speaker each meeting who is a licensed clinician who can share their journey and answer questions the group has for them. Peer support groups do not include case consultations.

Cost: FREE for all SBCAMFT and Non-SBCAMFT members (Join now!) Click here to view events.

Prelicensed Expert Panel 

Where: Zoom

When: Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

What: This virtual event for the pre-licensed community will host an expert panel to discuss pre-licensed topics such as; working in private practice as an associate, applying for your license and taking the exam, applying for your associate number, and more! 

Cost: FREE for all SBCAMFT and $10 for Non-SBCAMFT members (Join now!). Click here to view events.

Scholarship for pre-licensed clinicians who identify as BIPOC

SBCAMFT is pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be offering two scholarship awards for Pre-Licensed Associates, Trainees, and Students who are Therapists of Color. Applicants must be Santa Barbara County Residents to be eligible for award.

The 2023 BIPOC Pre-Licensed Scholarship will be awarded $1,000 to two recipients who will also receive a free year of membership to State CAMFT and SBCAMFT. The application period opens on August 1st, 2023 and the last day to apply is September 1st, 2023. Recipients will be selected at random to minimize selection bias and ensure fairness and equity. 

The $1,000 award can be used at the recipient’s discretion based on their own individual needs (whether it be for BBS fees, testing materials, memberships, living expenses, etc.). Confirmation for what the award money is used for will not be required.

Scholarship recipients will be selected through random selection and will be announced at the SBCAMFT Holiday Party on December 7, 2023, and then notified via email the following day.


Please direct all scholarship questions via email to

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