Log in

Log in

July Luncheon: Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) with Dr. Anna McCarthy, MA, PhD

  • Fri, July 19, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Capital Grille, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • 29


  • If you are not a member of OC-CAMFT, please consider joining. If you join before or at our next event, we will credit you the pre-registration payment difference.



Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy

Presentation by Dr. Anna McCarthy, MA, PhD

Date: Friday, July 19, 2024

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Check-in/Networking from 11:30am-12:00pm. Presentation begins at Noon.

Note: The two networking opportunities at 30 minutes each do not count toward continuing education requirements.


The Capital Grille (3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 - Directions)

(714) 432-1140

Target Audience:

This course is designed for mental health professionals at an intermediate level.


Earn1 CE (CAMFT CE #59405 )


Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) is an empirically supported treatment for relationship distress. It integrates the twin goals of acceptance and change as positive outcomes for couples in therapy. IBCT has been adopted by the Veterans Administration Healthcare System nationally and has been shown to be efficacious in numerous clinical trials. The techniques used in IBCT are easily digested, and applied, by clients in their daily interactions. Dr. McCarthy will explain each of the components of IBCT, including how to complete the "DEEP formulation". She will also provide real world examples of how to use each intervention. Dr. McCarthy will recommend books and websites for audience members who would like a deeper delve into IBCT.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to name three rule outs for couples therapy and how to address these with potential clients.
  • Participants will be able to name the two of the four components of the DEEP formulation.
  • Participants will be able to describe the two key features of unified detachment.



Dr Anna McCarthy holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She completed a post-doctoral certification in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) while working at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. She has also completed training in Gottman Method couples therapy. Dr McCarthy has worked with couples and families at the VA and in private practice for nearly twenty years.  She also has designed “family week” programming for a national healthcare organization and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for families at She has trained clinical teams nationally to deliver this programming.



Includes lunch provided at The Capital Grille.

OC-CAMFT Members - $40  
OC CAMFT Guests - $50

Walk-ins - $60



Field Greens Salad
Choice of Entrée:

  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto
  • Seared Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes in White Wine Butter with Lemon Basil Mosto
  • Mini Tenderloin Sandwiches with Parmesan Truffle Fries
  • Vegetarian Option available upon request.

Chef’s Selection Dessert Platters



Please review our 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. Any payments not received by deadline are not reserved and will be considered walk-in status. 

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. Need to update the phone number.

For grievances, please leave a message at 714-556-7129 or email 



  • 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.
  • Course completion certificates will be award at the end of the program to those attendees who sign-in within 10 minutes of the commencement of the program, sign-out after the program is concluded, and complete and return an evaluation form.



    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software