Dive into Summer & 

Self-Care with OC-CAMFT in it’s 12th Annual 

Celebrate Everything MFT!

Friday, June 16th, 2017


11 am – 2 pm

Costa Mesa Country Club

1701 Golf Course Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 

Guest Speaker, Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.

10 Ways to Boost Your Self Confidence (and Your Patient's Too)

Self-confidence is not difficult to acquire, but if you don’t have enough, it can make succeeding in life hard. All you need is desire and persistence. Here are ten tools to help you get there.


Upcoming Events

Fri, March 31, 2017 6:00 PM • Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 4199 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Fri, April 21, 2017 11:00 AM • Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Fri, May 19, 2017 11:00 AM • Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA
Fri, June 16, 2017 11:00 AM • Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Dr Costa Mesa, CA

Welcome from the President

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

We strive to provide CEU’s monthly with Exciting Speakers!  Make sure to check out our website monthly for updates. 

OC CAMFT members benefit from monthly discounts to luncheons and events, access to our Member to Member email blasts, our Find-A-Therapist site and creation of your own personalized web page if you're a Licensed Professional, or in a related field.  

If you would like to join,  then 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, our “3000 Hour Club” hosts informal networking gatherings for students and interns, to help encourage and support the journey to 3000 hours!!!

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
April Luncheon

Using EMDR Therapy With Complex Trauma by Elizabeth West

Date: April 21, 2017

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

This presentation will cover how EMDR Therapy was developed; what it is; and how it is used with Complex Trauma.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explaining how EMDR Therapy can be used to shift early encoded, negative, attachment trauma.
  2. Comparing the difference between "Experience Dependent" vs "Substance Dependent" addictions/obsessions when addressing complex targets.
  3. Discussing how professionals can help titrate patients "Protective Avoidance" needs in treatment.

OC CAMFT Luncheon Price:

OC-CAMFT Members - $32  

OC CAMFT Guests - $37 

Deadline to pre-register is April 19, 2017! 

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 April 15th.) 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.

Elizabeth West, M.A., L.M.F.T., L.P.C.C. established her private practice in 1991. For over three decades, she has worked in psychiatric hospitals, and chemical dependency and eating disorder treatment centers. Trained as a Facilitator and Certified Clinician in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and as a Consultant for EMDR International Association, she certifies clinicians around the world via teleconferencing.

She also works as an Employee Assisted Referral Source for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


If you have any questions, please contact OC CAMFT at admin@occamft.org or call 714-556-7129

Cancellation Policy 
 Cancellations are made by leaving a message at 714-556-7129 no later than 2 days prior to the event by 6 PM.  A refund less $5.00 processing fee will be returned to you.  There are no refunds for cancellations made past this time.


OC-CAMFT's 3000 Club

Getting to the Other Side of 3000

Robin Andersen and 

Shanda Karasek 

will be Discussing:  

Working with At-Risk Youth in the System:  A Therapist's Perspective

Please Join Us For
Networking, Information & Camaraderie

  Friday, March 31st
, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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 and LEARN 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!

Shanda Karasek and Robin Andersen will be presenting on “Working with At-Risk Youth in the System: A Therapist’s Perspective”.  Shanda will be covering treatment considerations, importance of self-care, and special skills needed to work with youth involved in the foster care system.  Robin will be discussing common barriers/obstacles to treating youth on probation, as well as strategies that can be effective in establishing rapport, increasing motivation, and keeping youth on probation accountable during their participation in therapy.  Issues around confidentiality and navigating the court system will also be addressed from both perspectives.

If you have any questions,contact our Intern Representatives Shanda Karasek at prelicenseddirector@occamft.org & Rachelle Marshall at internrep1@occamft.org

Looking forward to seeing you

Friday, March 31st!

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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