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Upcoming Local CAMFT Chapter Events

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Orange County

Attachment, Monogamy, and Creative Sexuality: Giving Clients Tools to Have a Passionate Relationship
w/Todd Creager, LMFT
Friday, February 26, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa

Los Angeles

February Networking Brunch
Saturday, February 27, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd. #204
Los Angeles
http://lacamft.org

Long Beach/South Bay

Next Meeting TBA
http://lbsb-camft.org

San Fernando Valley

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Reclaiming the Family Meal as a Way to Connect
w/Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CPT
Sunday, March 6, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
http://www.sfvcamft.org/

Don’t Miss the CAMFT 2015 Fall Symposium in Costa Mesa: November 14-15

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CAMFT’s fall symposium will be local to us — at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa this November! The theme for this two day event is “Taking Charge of Change” and, for prelicensed people, is just $69 for one day or $120 for both days. Download the prelicensed offer here — otherwise go here to register and check out the speakers and schedule below!

Taking Charge of Change!

  • Explore the L&Es of Supervising
  • Discover What Works in Therapy
  • Establish Your Own Identity
  • Empower Yourself with Expressive Arts
  • Employ Social Media Marketing

ALL-DAY WORKSHOP FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Elaine Brady, PhD, LMFT, CAS, CSAT-S
Barry L. Duncan, PsyD
Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW
Ernesto Segismundo, Jr., MS, LMFT

Featuring two days/two concurrent workshops (6 CE credits each), includes breakfasts, afternoon breaks, and resources room sponsored by the Fall Symposium Co-sponsors.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 CE Credits each)

“Marketing for Mental Health Professionals” (Level of Learning: Intermediate)
Presented by Ernesto Segismundo Jr., MS, LMFT

“Legal and Ethical Issues in Supervision” (Level of Learning: Intermediate)
Presented by Michael Griffin, JD, LCSW, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (6 CE Credits each)

“Integration of Poetry Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma” (Level of Learning: Intermediate)
Presented by Elaine Brady, PhD, LMFT, CAS, CSAT-S

“On Becoming Better at What We Do” (Level of Learning: Intermediate)
Presented by Barry L Duncan, PsyD

Fall Local CAMFT Chapter Events

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Orange County

A New Perspective on Health from a Mind, Body, Spirit Perspective
w/Bill Martin, Ph.D.
Friday, November 20, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa

Los Angeles

LA CAMFT 2015 Appreciation Dinner
Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd. #204
Los Angeles
http://lacamft.org

Long Beach/South Bay

Next Meeting TBA
http://lbsb-camft.org

San Fernando Valley

Grief Across the Ages
with Debi Frankle, LMFT and Mark Frankle, LMFT
Sunday, November 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
http://www.sfvcamft.org/

I Was Inspired By Another Great OC CAMFT Event!

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by Nicola Lippetti

As an MFT student, I had heard about the different professional associations I should join- from AAMFT to CAMFT to OC CAMFT. I thought it was great to have the opportunity to join a network of people who share the same interests and are working toward the same goals. I wondered though, what are these associations really about?

I was enthused when I found out that I had the opportunity to attend the OC CAMFT “Celebrate Everything MFT” Luncheon Gala with my supervisor Kathleen Wenger, MA LMFT, LPCC, Manager of Professional Development and Clinical Training and fellow Pepperdine Students. Kathleen raffled off 6 free spots at the Pepperdine table to students; and there was such great interest in the raffle that Kathleen purchased a second table for Pepperdine so more students could attend at a discounted rate.

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Many Orange County MFT schools and mental health agencies attended the Luncheon Gala at the beautiful Costa Mesa Country Club. Some of the agencies had tables set up, including Anaheim Lighthouse, Clearview Treatment Programs, and The Discovery House, which was a great resource for students who were still in need of a practicum site. It was helpful to see which agencies attended the Luncheon to gauge how active and involved they are with different events. It was also great to see the different schools that attended, from California State University, Fullerton to Argosy University, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Azusa Pacific University. The support from the students from different schools was great because we are all on the same team. The encouragement and support from the pre-licensed and licensed MFTs and the different agencies was palpable and I was so inspired to be pursuing a career with the caliber of professionals in attendance.

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The most rewarding part of the Luncheon was speaker Su Abhyankar. She spoke with such passion, and I was truly moved by her message. Su emphasized the gift of empathy and the role of burnout for therapists. I gained more self-awareness through a mindful breathing exercise that she led; afterwords I felt that I had a greater sense of myself. I learned that self-awareness is a valuable skill to have as a therapist. Therapists should be aware of their own needs and have a connection with themselves so that they do not get lost in their clients, which can lead to burn out or compassion fatigue. I think that this was an important lesson to learn, even as a student because if you do not take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others. Su’s talk inspired me to do more acts of kindness for others as well as myself. Part of taking care of myself will be to seek personal psychotherapy because I know now that you cannot give what you do not receive.

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Missed this event? Don’t worry — we’re planning a Private Practice Visit to Su’s practice in Tustin for September!

What other Pepperdine attendees are saying:

“I had a great time at the OC CAMFT Luncheon. I enjoyed networking with the other MFT students, interns, professionals, and agency representatives from all over Southern California. I learned about new trainee, volunteer, and intern opportunities in Orange County. The keynote speaker gave a memorable talk about how to avoid burnout, guided the audience through a mindfulness exercise and discussed the importance of self-compassion. Overall the event was a fun and engaging way to meet new colleagues and represent Pepperdine’s MFT students.” -Patrick Murray

“I really enjoyed the OC CAMFT Luncheon Gala. I felt fortunate to be a part of such an excellent event. The Luncheon Gala was a great opportunity to meet professionals in the field and also students from Pepperdine as well as from other schools. Everybody involved with the event was incredibly warm and inviting and I felt at ease for the whole Luncheon. All of the speakers were great. The final speaker, Su Abhyankar was excellent. I really enjoyed her talk about Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Traumatization and Role of burnout. The whole afternoon was filled with information regarding not only CAMFT, but also future workshops and even potential training and job opportunities. The food was pretty good too! This was definitely a top notch event and I look forward to attending another.” -Johnathan Morales

Membership Info

CAMFT: Pre-licensed membership is $70 annually http://www.camft.org/COS/Membership/Membership_Application/COS/Join_CAMFT/Join_Now.aspx?hkey=aca0776b-1203-479b-9370-235dae353553

OC CAMFT: Must be a CAMFT member in good standing. Annual fees for Pre-Licensed members are $30.00 ($40.00 after January 31st).

http://www.occamft.org/member-application

The Next Local CAMFT Chapter Events

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Orange County

July Networking Lunch
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 PM
Macaroni Grill
7901 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach

August Networking Lunch
Fri, August 28, 2015 12:00 PM
Chili’s
27407 Bellogente
Mission Viejo

Help Me, Help Her: A Presentation Supporting Providers Working With Survivors of Domestic Violence
with Jessica Yaffa, Founder and Leader of H.E.A.L.I.N.G.
Friday, September 18, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
http://occamft.org/

Los Angeles

8th Annual Summer Bash!
Sunday, August 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cheviot Hills Park
2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles
http://lacamft.org

Long Beach/South Bay

Next Meeting TBA
http://lbsb-camft.org

San Fernando Valley

The Healing Music of Afro-Latino Music
with Melissa Shepherd and Dr. David McCann
Sunday, September 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
http://www.sfvcamft.org/

The Latest Local CAMFT Chapter Events

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Orange County

Become a Disaster Mental Health Worker
with Janice McInally, MS, LMFT
Saturday, March 21, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
National University
3390 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa
http://occamft.org/

Los Angeles

Law and Ethics Workshop
with Cathy Atkins, JD
Friday, March 27, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Ave., Los Angeles
http://lacamft.org

Long Beach/South Bay

Next Meeting TBA
http://lbsb-camft.org

San Fernando Valley

Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy
with Dr. Janis McCann and Dr. David McCann
Sunday, April 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
http://www.sfvcamft.org/

Upcoming CAMFT Chapter Events

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Orange County

CAMFT in 2015: An Update
with Jill Epstein, J.D., CAMFT Executive Director
Friday, January 23, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
http://occamft.org/

Los Angeles

January Topic & Speaker TBA
Friday, January 23, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Ave., Los Angeles
http://lacamft.org

Long Beach/South Bay

When the Therapist Gets Triggered: The Comprehensive Resource Model
with Avis Cole Attaway, M.S., LMFT
Friday, January 9, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thelma McMillen Center
3333 Skypark Drive, Suite 200, Torrance
http://lbsb-camft.org

San Fernando Valley

New Beginnings: Annual Experiential Event — Experience the Healing Practices of Qigong
with Edward Sullivan, M.A.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
http://www.sfvcamft.org/