Chapter Events

Upcoming events

    • Fri, September 29, 2017
    • 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 Membership Director, Joshua Soto and President, Terry Heptinstall, MFT

    Informal Opportunity for Networking, Information & Camaraderie

    Friday, September 29th, 2017
    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    7901 Edinger

    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, September 29th!!
    • Fri, September 29, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Fireside Tavern Restaurant | Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa  3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    OC-CAMFT's 3000 Club
    Getting to the Other Side of 3000

    Panel Discussion: What it takes to work in a School Setting

    Please Join Us For
    a Happy Hour of Networking, Information & Camaraderie

      Friday, September 29th
    , 2017
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Location:       *Note:  Change in Location

    Fireside Tavern Restaurant | Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa 

    3131 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626                       (714) 557-3000  

    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. This month OC-CAMFT's 3000 Hour Club will be hosting a panel discussion about what it's really like to be a school counselor. Hear from a licensed clinician, a clinical supervisor, and an intern about their various perspectives on working with children and teens in the school system. Whether you're an intern, trainee, or a student about to start practicum, this panel may help bring clarity or better prepare you for working with this specific population!

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

    Looking forward to seeing you
    Friday, September 29th, 2017

    Here is a Flier to share!!

    • Sat, October 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Vanguard University 55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    October Workshop

    Practical Ways of Distributing Mental Health Resources to Diverse Populations through Media and Social Media, and Other Digital Platforms

    Presented by Ernesto Segismundo , LMFT, MFC

    Date:  Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Check-in:  Begins at 8:30 am

    Workshop:  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Location:   Vanguard University

                      55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (map)

                     (714) 556-3610

    Earn:  4 CEUs (CEPA #59405)

    Included:  Continental Breakfast

    ***It is difficult to control the temperature in the classrooms - please bring layers to manage your personal comfort - thank you***

    This course will explore practical ways of distributing mental health resources to diverse populations which are typically underserved and often marginalized.

     These populations of interest include youth, the LGBTQ and Trans community, veterans, the homeless, victims of violence and of domestic and sexual abuse, recent and culturally isolated immigrants, individuals and families with both limited resources and access to mental health services, cultural groups within which utilization of mental health services is highly stigmatized, Native Americans and other people of color with limited access to services, non-English speakers, prison and jail populations, rural residents, and other populations and individuals who are "otherized" and may not feel safe or comfortable accessing mental health services through traditional channels. 

    Cutting across these groups is a trending, equalizing phenomenon of digital access by these populations; this self-empowered access will be investigated with respect to utilization of social media platforms and other means of online access for locating and connecting with providers, resources, and specialized services offering mental, emotional and relational support

    This workshop is designed to help you:

    1) Understand the pervasiveness and influence that social media and the internet have on tweens’ and teens’ emotional, psychological, and social development.

    2) Be equipped and knowledgeable in utilizing video and social media for delivering psycho-educational resources in this preferred, online medium, for the purpose of promoting emotional, psychological and relational wellness to tweens and teens, as well as to families and other diverse groups that increasingly turn to the internet for meaningful contact, information, and entertainment.

    3) Identify the ethics relating to clinical use of digital materials, and to online communication and therapeutic interaction with client populations.

    Registration Info:

    OC-CAMFT Clinical Members:  $80  

    Licensed Non-Members:  $100

    OC-CAMFT Pre-licensed Members:  $50

    Pre-licensed Non-Members:  $65

    Deadline to Preregister is October 12th, 2017

    Share our Flier

    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 October 7th.) 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 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.

    About the Speaker

    Ernesto Segismundo is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Ernesto received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Biola University and received his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University. Ernesto has over 10 years of clinical counseling experience working in settings such as group homes, domestic violence shelters, churches, and outpatient programs. Ernesto treats marriage and family relationship problems. Ernesto also treats individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and addiction.

    Along with Ernesto’s counseling experience, he has conducted various classes and seminars concerning relationships and mental health related topics such as parenting, substance abuse, maintaining healthy marriages, private practice social media and video marketing and managed care practices.

    Ernesto is currently an adjunct professor at Hope International University and has a group practice called California Altura Vista Counseling with offices located in Huntington Beach and Fullerton California.


    If you have any questions, please contact OC CAMFT at 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.

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