Chapter Events

Upcoming events

    • Fri, October 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Macaroni Grill, 7901 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
    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

    WHEN:    Friday, October 26th, 2018  |  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm          

    WHERE 7901 Edinger Ave |  Huntington Beach, CA 92647

                  (714) 901-4481

    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  All feedback and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

    Looking forward to seeing you
    Friday, October 26th!!
    • Fri, October 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Crowne Plaza, 3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    OC-CAMFT's Fall HOOPLA Celebration 

    for Pre-licensed and Licensed Clinical Members & Guests!

    Join Us for a Night of Fun and Networking!

    WHEN:  Friday, October 26th, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   

    WHERE:    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.

    We invite all licensed clinical members and MFT/LPCC/LCSW interns and students to join OC-CAMFT for a FUN event to NETWORK with other professionals. OC-CAMFT will be hosting this event with appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. We welcome non-members of the chapter to come out and join us in celebrating our profession and being part of a supportive community, so please forward this invitation to anyone who you think may be interested.  

    Come and bring a friend! 

    We're looking forward to seeing you there!

    • FREE food and Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided

    Members - FREE 

    Non-Members - $10.00

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

    Check Out Our Flyer and Pass it On.

    Click Here to Watch Our Video & Meet Our Pre-licensed Representatives!

    • Sat, November 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chapman University 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866

    Join OC-CAMFT for our

    November 17th Workshop

    The Many Applications of EMDR

    featuring special guest panelists


    EMDR Therapy: It’s not just for PTSD any more

    presented by Dr. Michelle​ ​Gottlieb,​ ​Psy.D,​ ​MFT,​ ​LPCC, and Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D.


    Adoption and Trauma: Using EMDR and Sensory-Based Interventions for Members of the Adoption Constellation

    presented by Patti Huber, LCSW and Leslie Maul, LCSW


    The Benefits of Equine Assisted EMDR in the Treatment of Trauma

    presented by Audrey Grider, LMFT, EMDR, EAGALA and Cherie M. Cassara, LMFT, EMDR, EAGALA

    WHEN:  Saturday, November 17th, 2018

    CHECK-IN: Begins at 9 am

    WORKSHOP: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    WHERE:   Chapman University 

                    1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866

                    (714) 997-6815 

    WHO:  Licensed and Pre-licensed MFT's & Guests

    Earn 3 CEU's (CAMFT CE #59405) 

    EMDR Therapy: It’s not just for PTSD any more

    Course Description

    Introduce the participants to many of the other empirically validated diagnoses and issues that EMDR Therapy is appropriate for.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Participants will be able to state at least three other diagnoses that EMDR therapy has research to support the use of this modality in treatment.
    2. Participants will become familiar with peak performance and EMDR therapy.
    3. Participants will become familiar with the latest research on EMDR Therapy

    Adoption and Trauma: Using EMDR and Sensory-Based Interventions for Members of the Adoption Constellation

    Course Description

    Adoption is a sensory experience which frequently has no language. The adoption community now understands that any early loss, including during infancy, is a trauma that has lifelong long implications for everyone involved.  Presenters will introduce a myriad of approaches to working with members of the adoption constellation, specifically how EMDR can help address preverbal and non-verbal trauma and loss.

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Identify three components of trauma for the adoption constellation.
    2. State two ways in which trauma may interfere with relationships held in the adoption constellation.
    3. Identify three specific interventions in managing trauma in the treatment process.

    The Benefits of Equine Assisted EMDR in the Treatment of Trauma               

    Course Description

    Horses are highly intuitive therapy partners that provide insights to clients through projection, reflection, and metaphor. Equine Assisted EMDR brings an additional dimension to trauma treatment by incorporating horses as part of primary or adjunct therapy. This presentation will describe how and why equine facilitated psychotherapy enhances the EMDR  protocol.

    Learning Objectives: 

      1. List at least three key elements of Equine Assisted EMDR
      2. Describe at least four ways that horses are beneficial in the therapeutic process
      3. Identify at least two ways in which Phase 4 bilateral reprocessing elements of EMDR are incorporated into equine assisted EMDR 

         OC CAMFT Workshop Prices:

      OC CAMFT Member - Pre-Licensed: $30

      Non Member - Pre-Licensed: $35

      OCCAMFT Member - Licensed: $55

      Non Member - Licensed: $65

      Deadline to pre-register is November 15th! 

      Walk-ins - $80

      If you prefer to pay by check, check must reach us by November 15th, two 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 3 hours 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.
      Presenter Bios:

      Michelle​ ​Gottlieb,​ ​Psy.D,​ ​MFT,​ ​LPCC​ ​is​ ​co-president of EMDR Professional Training and is an​ ​experienced​ ​clinician​ with over 30 years of clinical experience. ​Her ​private​ ​practice​ is ​in Fullerton,​ ​CA​, and she ​specializes ​ ​in​ ​complex​ ​trauma​ ​and​ ​chronic​ ​pain/illness.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​also​ ​adjunct​ ​faculty at​ ​Cal​ ​State,​ ​Fullerton​ ​in​ ​the​ ​counseling​ ​department,​ ​graduate​ ​division​ ​for​ ​over​ ​ten​ ​years​ ​with exemplary​ ​reviews.​ ​She​ ​has ​facilitated ​and​ ​handled ​logistics​ ​for​ ​EMDR​ ​HAP/Trauma Recovery​ ​and​ ​the​ ​EMDR​ ​Institute.​ She is a Part One trainer for EMDR HAP/Trauma Recovery. Dr.Gottlieb is an international presenter on various aspects of EMDR Therapy, including at the EMDRIA conference. She has been doing EMDR Therapy since 2000. She is passionate about EMDR Therapy and passionate about teaching it to others. Participants who have been trained by Dr. Gottlieb often comment that she makes complex material easy to understand and apply, while also creating a great deal of laughter.

      Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D. is co-president of EMDR Professional Training and was trained by Francine Shapiro in EMDR in 1991-1992. He worked with the EMDR Institute as a Facilitator and then Senior Trainer until 2017. Throughout the years, he has worked to develop the highest quality Basic and Advanced trainings in EMDR. Dr. Rouanzoin was the second President of EMDRIA and helped develop the Standards and Training Committee in 1995. Dr. Rouanzoin has trained fellow professionals internationally in Columbia with Dr. Shapiro and in Japan with Dr. Andrew Leeds. He is Certified in EMDR, an Approved Consultant, and an Approved Instructor in EMDR. Dr. Rouanzoin has trained mental health practitioners in EMDR both nationally and internationally. Dr. Rouanzoin has conducted more than 45,000 hours of EMDR therapy sessions.

      Patti Huber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Seal Beach, is an adoptive mom in a trans-racial adoption. For over 20 years, she has had the privilege of working with individuals and families as they create changes they want for themselves. Her personal experience in adoption led her to shift focus of her clinical practice to work with all members of the adoption constellation and to provide consultation, support groups, workshops, and trainings for professionals and families. She is passionate about supporting individuals and families touched by donor conception, foster care, or adoption, and the complex issues which can unfold. 

      Lesli Maul is a licensed clinical social worker whose career spans
      two and a half decades. The past 15 have been in private practice where she has had the privilege of working with many adoptees. She is credited with developing the workshops for adoptees, The Daring Way™ for Adult Adoptees: Our Strength is in Our Stories, Exploring Identity: A Healing Journey Towards Compassion, and Healing Bridges: A Late Discovery Adoptee Experience. She has also authored a chapter in the anthology, Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues, entitled “Late Discovery Adoptees: The Original Victims of Identity Theft.” Lesli, herself, was adopted as an infant through the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

      Audrey Grider completed her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University, and her Master of Science in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. As a graduate student, she conducted award-winning research into the integration of art and mind-body treatments for female sexual trauma survivors.  Audrey is EAGALA certified for equine facilitated psychotherapy, and I completed several courses in the therapeutic uses of art at UC San Diego

      Cherie Cassara is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapisttrained in both Gottman and Emotionally focused for couples. I am a trauma specialist. Trained in EMDR.received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Vanguard University of Southern California in Clinical Psychology and went on to earn a Masters of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy.

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