Dear Fellow Mental Health Professional:

Becoming a member of the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT often is a significant community connection and opportunity for local clinicians, mental health providers and agencies. SBCAMFT provides a community of colleagues who are supportive, provide resources and referrals, collaboration on community events and offers continuing education classes and events to further your clinical practice.

Although the majority of our members are trainees, associates or licensed marriage and family therapists, it is not a requirement to be in that tenure to join our community. We also serve many psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, local mental health agencies, graduate schools and other community partners.

Our membership is comprised of over 400 local students, trainees, associates, clinicians, mental health providers and agencies throughout Santa Barbara County. State CAMFT membership is required for all membership types.

One of the many perks of becoming a member is access to our e-tree -- an online email forum that members can access to hear about local events, office vacancies, referrals for clients and other support from clinicians. 

Members also receive discounted rates on all SBCAMFT CE events, alongside the opportunity to attend discounted Law and Ethics trainings through State CAMFT. A new offering to members includes access to discount codes for CEU courses through Therapist Development Center (TDC).

Questions about membership? Contact our Director of Membership: 

To submit your
membership application:
Online Member Application (pay by credit card)

Mail in Member Application (pay by check)


Board of Directors
Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT

Benefits of Membership

Do you want to have a place to network with fellow Marriage and Family Therapists and and other mental health professionals to improve your professional skills? Do you want a place where you can learn the skills needed to grow your practice? Would you like a place where you have access to the tools to help fill spaces in your upcoming group, find an internship, find office space or advertise the services that you and your colleagues offer?

Below are some of the ways that the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT can help answer these questions.

Access to the E-Tree

Members have free and unlimited e-mail access to hundreds of colleagues for referrals, announcements of workshops and classes, office space inquiries, job openings, and active discussions relevant to our profession.

Listing in the Santa Barbara Chapter Therapist Finder

Potential clients have immediate on line access to your professional listing. You can include a link to your personal website where you can provide expanded information about your practice, your training, your specializations and other information which will attract new clients. All listings can be searched by name, location, specialization, insurance, and group offerings.


Members can visit the SBCAMFT website to review back issues of the chapter newsletter for articles, updates on upcoming events, internship and job listings and articles of professional interest.

Professional Development

Attend monthly luncheons (except July and August) and hear informative presentations which provide CEUs. Attend a low cost Law & Ethics workshop presented by a CAMFT staff attorney. Members have the opportunity themselves to present a luncheon talk to their colleagues on a topic in your area of expertise. Join the SBCAMFT Board of Directors or serve on a working board committee.

We also partner with Therapist Development Center (TDC) and can offer discounted CEU course codes to SBCAMFT members.

Social Activities

The chapter provides several annual informal social mixers to meet and get to know your professional colleagues.

Click here for the Online Application

       Membership Categories

Clinical Membership - $75.00
-  Shall hold a license as a marriage and family therapist issued by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for the State of California.
-  Shall be a member in good standing of CAMFT.
Associate Membership- $35.00
-  Shall have completed all educational requirements for licensure and shall be engaged in the process of gaining hours of experience either as a registered associate.
-  Shall be a member in good standing of CAMFT.
Student Membership - $25.00
- Shall be enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program satisfying the educational requirements for eligibility to sit for the licensed marriage and family therapist examination.
-  Shall no longer be eligible for Student membership upon the expiration of 90 days from graduation.
-  Shall be a member in good standing of CAMFT.
Affiliate Membership  - $75.00
-Annual membership for a licensed professional or student in a related field (not working towards or holding a LMFT license). 

- Shall be a member in good standing of CAMFT.

Chapter Dues
Chapter membership payments are due on or before January 1 of each calendar year.

Click here for the Online Application

Alternative mail-in application

If you do not wish to apply online a PDF version of the Membership Application (156KB) can be downloaded here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file. It can be downloaded free. Print out the membership application, fill it out, sign it, and mail it in with your check.

Important Note:

The Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT and state CAMFT are two related, but separate organizations. Before you can join the Santa Barbara Chapter, you must become a member of state CAMFT. A separate application and fee is required for each organization.

Click HERE for the Statewide CAMFT Website.

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