Chapter events

Upcoming events

    • Fri, September 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar

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

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

    Informal Opportunity for Networking, Information & Camaraderie

    WHEN Friday,  September 25th, 2020
                 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    WHERE:  The Comfort of Your Home!


    The webinar link will be sent via email to registrants on Wednesday July 29th.

    This is a No-Host event

    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  All feedback and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

    Looking forward to seeing you
    Friday, September 25th
    • Fri, September 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar | The comfort of your home or office

    OC-CAMFT's 3000 Club

    Social Hour

    Getting to the Other Side of 3000

    Please Join Us For a Social Hour of 

    Networking, Information & Camaraderie

    WHEN:   Friday,  September 25th, 2020  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    WHERE:      Webinar | The comfort of your home or office 
    For pre-licensed MFT/LPCC/LCSWs, this is your opportunity to meet new people, share your experiences, and even make a new friend!  Our meetings area a great opportunity to NETWORK and get support 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!

    • Members of OC CAMFT - FREE!
    • Guests - $5.00
    •  Proof of Attendance provided if requested.

    If you have any questions, contact  us

    Looking forward to seeing you
    Friday, September 25th

    • Sat, October 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • 6-Hour Webinar
    OC CAMFT Presents 

    an Exclusive 6-Hour Webinar

    The Call of Darkness:

    A Relational Listening Approach to Suicide Intervention

    Presented by Lawrence Hedges, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP

    WHEN:  Saturday, October 17th, 2020  9:00 am - 4:00 pm (PDT)

    6 CEU's


    • OC CAMFT Members:  $125
    • OC-CAMFT Guests:  $150
    • OC-CAMFT Students and Pre-licensed (Associate) Members: $75

    Webinar Description:   

    This intermediate to advanced course for mental health professionals begins with the awareness that our ability to predict suicide is little better than chance and that at present there are no consistently reliable empirically validated treatment techniques to prevent suicide. However, Dr. Hedges will demonstrate that in the past three decades much has been learned about the dynamics of suicide and many promising treatment approaches have been advanced that are slowly yielding clinical as well as empirical results.

    Dr. Hedges will present the groundbreaking work on suicidality of Freud, Jung, Menninger and Shneidman as well as the more recent work of Linehan, Kernberg, Joiner and the attachment theorists along with the features in common that these treatment approaches seem to share. He will put forth a Relational Listening approach regarding the origins of suicidality in a relational/developmental context and will consider their implications for treating, and managing suicidality.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Define what is meant by “psychache”.
    • Describe Joiner’s interpersonal approach to understanding and managing suicide.
    • State how the attachment-abandonment dynamic can lead to instrumental suicidality.
    • State how the connection-withdrawal dynamic can lead to lethal suicidality.
    • Explain why suicide is thought to be always dyadic despite the appearance of isolation and loneliness.
    • Define “suicidal career”
    • State the difference between “a cry for help” and “a cry of pain”.

    Presenter's Bio: 

    LAWRENCE E. HEDGES, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice in Orange, California, specializing in the training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. He is director of the Listening Perspectives Study Center and the founding director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, California where he is a supervising and training psychoanalyst. He has been awarded honorary membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Hedges is author of numerous papers and books including Cross- cultural Encounters: Bridging Worlds of Difference (2013), Listening Perspectives in Psychotherapy (1983 & 2003), Interpreting the Countertransference (1992), Strategic Emotional Involvement (1996), and Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy: Practicing Defensively (2000 & 2007). To learn more about Dr. Hedges and his work, go to

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