Legal & Ethical Workshop

“Using the Language of the Law to “Salt & Pepper” Your Treatment Records”

Presented by David Jensen, JD

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Register Today Here!

Upcoming events

Fri, September 16, 2016 11:00 AM (PDT) • Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Fri, September 30, 2016 5:30 PM (PDT) • The Crowne Plaza 3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Fri, September 30, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • The Crowne Plaza, 3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Welcome from the the President

We, the Board of Directors, look forward to serving you.

We strive to provide CEU’s monthly with Exciting Speakers!  Please be sure to check out our website monthly to find out how and when to register for our monthly Luncheon or Workshop.  While at any of our events, you will have networking and advertising opportunities.

As an OC CAMFT member you benefit from monthly discounts to luncheons and events, as well as access to our Member to Member email blasts, participation in on our Find-A-Therapist site and creation of your own personalized web page if you are a Licensed Professional, or in a related field.  If you would like to join, please click on the Membership tab to access the OC CAMFT membership application. You can also register online for all our events.  In order to be an OC member you will first need to be an active member with State CAMFT.

Additionally, we are very proud to continue the “3000 Hour Club” which hosts informal networking gatherings that are designed for students and interns, to help encourage and support the process of obtaining those 3000 hours !!!

We are very proud of the programs we have designed and put together. We hope you will take advantage of many of these great opportunities. Our goal is to provide you, our members, with the best association we can.

We are always open to feedback and new ideas. Please contact us at any one of our email addresses, so that we may answer any and all questions you may have.

Thank you,

Terry Heptinstall, LMFT, LPCC

Join OC-CAMFT for our
September Luncheon

Mental Illness & Addiction -Helping Families and Loved Ones: A Lawyer's Perspective with Lee Blumen, J.D., Esq. 

Date: September, 16th 2016

Check-in: Begins at 11 am

Luncheon: 11:00 to 1:30

Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA

Earn 1 CEU (CAMFT CE #59405) 

Course Description

A presentation by prominent Orange County attorney, Lee Blumen, Esq., whose practice exclusively focuses providing legal representation and mental health advocacy where there is on-going conflict, family safety concerns or criminal charges as a result of someone suffering from an untreated mental illness, substance abuse disorder, and/or co-occurring disorders.

The presentation will include concrete examples of how the legal justice system works (and sometimes doesn’t work), ranging from police encounters, CAT/PERT Team evaluations, involuntary detention evaluations and decisions, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Laura’s Law), LPS and Probate conservatorships, criminal matters, and Community Court alternatives (mental health, drug & DUI programs).

The cases range from clients and families who have never been in the legal system (but are struggling with family conflicts), to those families entrenched within a flawed system and seeking expert advice.

There will be many opportunities for questions and answers and a dialogue with those in attendance.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Educate mental health professionals on the role of the legal justice system with respect to individuals suffering from mental health issues, addictive disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders, including explaining the role of specialty courts and the availability of community resources to assist this population.
  2. Educate mental health professionals on how best to assist and provide guidance to clientswho are involved in the legal system, ranging law enforcement encounters, involuntary detentions and commitments, proposed conservatorships, allegations of elder abuse, and court-ordered DUI, Drug and/or Mental Health treatment programs.
  3. Examine and Discuss identifying and addressing stigma and bias both in the legal justice system and community at large as to individuals suffering from mental illness, addictive disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders.
  4. Create a dialogue and better understanding as to the role of legal professionals and mental health professionals in the legal justice system.
  5. Encourage participation in the legal justice system by members of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

OC CAMFT Luncheon Price:

OC-CAMFT Members - $32  

OC CAMFT Guests - $37 

Deadline to pre-register is Sept 14th! 

Walk-ins - $45

Click HERE to pre-register!

If you prefer to pay by check, please click HERE for payment info and to submit a reservation form so that we have your email contact information. (check must be postmarked by Sept 14th) Please include your email address so that we can send you a confirmation email 2 days prior to the event.

Please review our ADA Policy HERE.

If you have a special need or need special accommodations, please click HERE. Please advise us of your needs no later than 7 days prior to the event so that we may be able to accommodate you.

Please make a separate transaction for each and every reservation requested. If you are paying by credit card, the receipt you receive at the end of your payment is your confirmation reservation. Those reserving by check and are reserving for 2 or more may combine payment. ONLY check payments received by deadline will receive an email confirmation 2 days prior to event. Any payments not received by deadline are not reserved and will be considered walk-in status. Please note our cancellation policy on our registration page.

  • Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Orange County Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #59405) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  Orange County Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Orange County attorney, Lee Blumen, Esq., exclusively focuses on providing legal representation and mental health advocacy where there is on-going conflict, family safety concerns or criminal charges as a result of someone suffering from an untreated mental illness, substance abuse disorder, and/or co-occurring disorders. Mr. Blumen represents individuals in need of treatment in lieu of incarceration, and also families who need advice and guidance on what legally can be done regarding on-going conflicts and family safety concerns, when a family member or friend is unwilling or unable to help him or herself.

Mr. Blumen has tried more than 50 jury trials, successfully defending life cases, other serious felonies, and clients with severe mental illnesses. He was an Orange County public defender for 26 years, where he supervised and trained attorneys in representing clients suffering from mental illness, addiction, and other disabilities. He is an instructor at the University of California, Irvine – Extension, and holds memberships in the California Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, South Orange County Bar Association, and California Public Defenders Association. He is a certified mediator, and admitted to practice law in California and Tennessee.


OC-CAMFT's Networking Lunch
for Licensed Clinical Members
& Licensed Guests

Facilitated by OC-CAMFT's Membership Director, Joshua Soto and President, Terry Heptinstall, MFT

Informal Opportunity for Networking, Information & Camaraderie

Friday, August 26th, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Chili's in Mission Viejo

27407 Bellogenete off of
Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA  92691
(949) 364-2207

This is a No-Host event

Parking: There is plenty of parking outside of the restaurant.

Membership is NOT required & 

registration is FREE!

Feel free to invite colleagues

Register Here

OC CAMFT’s General Networking Mixer is a gathering of Licensed MFTs and colleagues for networking, information & camaraderie!  The goal is to provide a meet and greet alternating monthly in North and South Orange County.

If you have any questions, contact our Marketing Director, Joshua Soto, at  All feedback and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Looking forward to seeing you
Friday, August 26th!!

OC-CAMFT's 3000 Club

Getting to the Other Side of 3000

with Special Guest Liz Dube, M.A., M.S., AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, LMFT


Using the PLISSIT model to treat clients with sexual problems

Please Join Us For
Networking, Information & Camaraderie

  Friday, August 26th, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Register Here


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

 4199 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

4th floor - Room 417/418

(949) 769-7700

For pre-licensed MFT/LPCC/LCSWs, this is your opportunity to meet and NETWORK with others who share your professional challenges, have some FUN andLEARN something new....

Come and bring a friend! 

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

  • FREE food and Non-alcoholic beverages  will be provided
  • FREE One workshop hour is also offered, pending supervisor approval
  • No membership is required & it is FREE!

This presentation will empower participants in the working with couples for issues in intimacy and sex. 

OC CAMFT’s 3000 Club is a gathering of pre-licensed MFT/LPCC/LCSWs (students, trainees and interns) for networking, information & Fun!

If you have any questions,
contact our Intern Representatives
Shanda Karasek at & Rachelle Marshall at

Looking forward to seeing you
Friday, August 26th!

Here is a FLIER to share!!

Orange County Chapter of CAMFT, PO Box 12825, Newport Beach, CA 92658   (714) 556-7129
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