Join OC-CAMFT for our
January Luncheon & Annual Meeting

From the Top: State of the Profession CAMFT in 2017

with Jill Epstein, JD, CAMFT ED 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pre-register Today!

Upcoming events

Fri, December 09, 2016 11:00 AM • Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Fri, January 20, 2017 11:00 AM • Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Fri, January 27, 2017 6:00 PM • 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
December Luncheon


Children Who Survive & Thrive in Adversity: The Emerging Science of Resilience 

Presented by Susan Kelsey, LMFT, RPT

Date: December 9, 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

How is it that, when exposed to a traumatic event or tragic circumstance, some children use the experience to drive themselves to growth while others collapse? In this presentation we will explore the current research citing characteristics that are present in resilient children, as well as things therapists can include in their practice that can promote resilience in their clients.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe 5 characteristics that are present in resilient children
  2. Explore several techniques therapists can include in their practice that promote resilience in their clients
  3. Examine examples of client's work that indicate the presence of resilience

OC CAMFT Luncheon Price:

OC-CAMFT Members - $32  

OC CAMFT Guests - $37 

Deadline to register is Dec 7th! 

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 Dec 7th) 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.


Susan Kelsey is an MFT in Orange County who had dedicated her practice to the treatment of children and adolescents only for 18 years. Susan has had the honor of working with hundreds of children of all ages who have risen above their difficult circumstances and grown up to be functional adults. Susan gives numerous workshops locally and nationally on quality treatment for children and adolescents and is the author of "Therapy Has Gone to the Dogs: A Therapist's Guide to Animal Assisted Therapy"



Networking Event 

for Pre-licensed and 

Licensed Clinical Members 

Please Join Us For
Networking, Information & Camaraderie

  Friday, January 27th
, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


The Fireside Tavern 

(Located at the Crowne Plaza)

3131 Bristol St, 

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Off I-405 in north Costa Mesa, this modern hotel is 1.7 miles from OC Fair & Event Center, 2.5 miles from John Wayne Airport and 6 miles from Newport Beach.

 This is your opportunity to meet and NETWORK with others who share your professional challenges, and have some FUN!

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!

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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