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Join OC-CAMFT for our
March Workshop
Co-Sponsored by the 
Listening Perspectives Study Center

The Basis of Well-Being - Integration in Relationships and the Brain, presented by Dan Siegel, M.D.

Date:           Sunday March 4th, 2018

                   10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Check-in:    Begins at 9:30 am

Location:    Cal State Fullerton

                   800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831

                   The event will be held in the Titan Student Union, in Pavilion BC

                   Click here for campus map

Earn 3 CEU's (CAMFT CE #59405)

Course Description
In this presentation, an Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) view of mental health will serve as the foundation for discussing the central role of the therapist-client relationship in cultivating the integrative growth of the brain in psychotherapy. IPNB weaves a wide array of scientific disciplines into one framework to provide professionals with a comprehensive view of the mind and mental health. By viewing the mind, in part, as an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information, we can see how the linking of differentiated parts of a system—integration—may be the source of optimal self-organization. 

Integration creates harmony as energy and information flow between the extremes of chaos and rigidity. Symptoms of human suffering have a pattern of falling into these chaotic and rigid states; psychotherapy may lead to healing by promoting integration within the body and its brain, and within relationships of the client. Relationships which honor differences and promote compassionate linkages are integrative connections that likely promote the growth of integration in the brain itself. 

This presentation will review the empirical research supporting the proposal that as therapists we are integrationists and use our integrative relationships to stimulate the activity and growth of integration in our clients’ brains for lasting change as they move beyond merely reduction of symptoms to the cultivation of well-being in their lives.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Summarize how the mind emerges from both the brain and relationships.
  2. Apply basic concepts of integration to the practice of psychotherapy.
  3. Recognize the limitations and advantages of science in illuminating the nature of subjective mental experience.
  4. Summarize basic findings of the social brain.
  5. Recognize how the self is more than just an individual entity.
  6. Observe how the mind is both an embodied and a relational process.

OC CAMFT Workshop Price:

Preferred Seating - OC CAMFT Members (First 3 rows) -  $159

OC CAMFT Clinical Member -   $129

OC CAMFT Pre-Licensed Member  - $99

Non-Member Licensed  - $149

Non-Member Pre-Licensed  - $129

Psychologists - $119

Affiliates - Non-Member Licensed $119

Affiliates - Non-Member Pre-Licensed $103

Deadline to Register is March 2nd, 2018

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If you prefer to pay by check, check must reach us by March 2nd, two days prior to the event.  

Please review our ADA Policy HERE.

Join OC-CAMFT for our 

February Luncheon 

Addiction, Shame, Relationships, & Recovery, presented by Robert Weathers, Ph.D.

Date: February 23rd, 2018

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
Relational stressors, particularly shame, are the #1 trigger for relapse in recovery from addiction. Hence, recovery, to be effective, needs to be situated both relationally (with "un-shaming" as goal) and objectively (neuroscience) for the former addict and his/her loved ones, both seeking healing.

Learning Objectives: 

1) List three primary brain changes across all addictions.

2) Describe the relational impact of each of the above brain changes.

3) Explain PAWS, applying it to relational considerations.

OC CAMFT Luncheon Price:

OC-CAMFT Members - $32  

OC CAMFT Guests - $37 

Deadline to pre-register is Feb 21st! 

Walk-ins - $45

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

Facilitated by OC-CAMFT's Past President, Terry Heptinstall, LMFT

Informal Opportunity for Networking, Information & Camaraderie

Friday, March 30th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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.

No membership is required & 

registration is FREE!

Feel free to invite colleagues

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 marketing@occamft.org.  All feedback and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Looking forward to seeing you
Friday, March 30th!

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