Networking Events

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

Long Beach/South Bay

Next Meeting TBA

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


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

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

2016 AAMFT-CA 6th Annual Division Conference Call for Presentation Proposals

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San Francisco State University
February 26 & 27, 2016

Dimensions of Cultural Diversity in Couples and Families:
Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Submission deadline November 22, 2015. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to
  • Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and scored based on their fit with the conference theme, overall quality, and presenter qualifications.
  • Bonus points will be given to presentations led by current students and recent graduates/new professionals (you may include faculty/clinical co-presenters).
  • Individuals may not be listed on more than two abstract submissions.
  • No more than 6 presenters per submission (workshop or poster).
  • Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed, nor will notifications be provided.
  • The lead presenter will be notified of acceptance/rejection and is responsible for notifying other presenters.
  • You do not need to be an AAMFT member to submit an abstract.
  • All workshop co-presenters are expected to pay for and be in attendance at the conference on the day of your workshop or poster presentation; poster presentations may be given by one co-author attending the conference.
  • Workshops and posters previously presented at other conferences may also be submitted for consideration here. In such cases, please provide a statement explaining how your current submission is the same or different than previous presentations made on the same or similar topic.
  • Presentations that include any form of commercial solicitation will not be accepted.

Definitions of presentation formats

Interactive Workshop: A 50-minute long session that should involve audience participation in some way. The presenters may show a video of their work and have a discussion with the audience (strongly encouraged), put together a panel of professionals who discuss a specific topic, or have a conversation hour that focuses on a particular topic with an experiential component. Abstracts for each of these types of interactive sessions should specify a clear topic, the type of interactive session, and one person who will be facilitating or organizing the panel or session. A one-page handout should be provided at your presentation.

Poster Session: A visual presentation (4′x 4′ poster) of research, treatment, advocacy, or other MFT issues. The AAMFT-CA Division Conference encourages poster submissions for the purpose of disseminating and sharing of research findings, new ideas, innovations, and advances in the profession with as many individuals as possible. Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in discussions about the author’s presentation that is in illustrated format on a poster board. Presenters are asked to be at their assigned poster board during the entire length of the poster session. A one-page handout should be provided during the poster session.

Proposal Formatting Instructions

Please complete the following information and e-mail it as a Word document to:

Provide all information as you would want it to appear in the conference program.

Page 1: Cover Sheet to Include All of the Following
Title: Should convey the scope of the presentation
Presentation Type (Circle one) a) 50-minute interactive workshop or b) Poster
Presenter(s) 1-6 – Name, Agency or Practice Affiliation, and/or School

Page 2: To Include Each of the Following
Presentation Type (Indicate one) a) 50-minute interactive workshop or b) Poster
Brief summary:

  • 250-words or less summary of the proposed workshop or poster. Be as specific as possible about the content of your presentation and what the participants will learn.
  • Discuss as specifically as possible the usefulness of your content for the clinician, the community agency, community member, student, and/or educator.
  • Research abstracts should include a statement of the research, results, and implications.
  • Research Poster proposals must mention methodology, sample size, and findings, and must report completed data collection.

Learning objectives:
List at least three (3) specific learning objectives for your workshop or poster. Objectives should be phrased as “Participants will…”

Presenter background (all proposals):
Without providing identifying information, describe the qualifications of the presenters, including prior experience with conference presentations.

Has this presentation been submitted or presented to other conferences?
Yes or No
If “yes,” please explain.

Abstracts will be reviewed and scored anonymously. The conference committee will make all final decisions on the conference program, and will review evaluations, program balance, conference theme, and any other factors they deem relevant in selecting workshops and posters for the conference program. All presenters accepted to for the conference program will be notified by January 5, 2016.

Disclaimer: AAMFT, AAMFT-CA, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, or erroneously submitted proposals, and are similarly not responsible for any data processing errors.

For more information about the conference and registration, visit:

Any questions regarding abstracts or submission may be directed to
Dana Stone, Ph.D.
AAMFT-CA Division Conference Committee member

November 14: CPAGS 2015 Student Leadership and Advocacy Conference

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The California Psychological Association’s student organization, CPAGS, is holding its annual Student Leadership and Advocacy Conference at Alliant University in San Diego on Saturday, November 14 beginning at 8 a.m. Online registration is available until November 8, so go here to do so!

The SLAC introduces students to the importance of advocacy for clinical psychology, avenues for becoming leaders in their field, and role models for other students. The SLAC also offers networking and training opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity to learn how to incorporate advocacy into our work as psychologists-in-training, connect with like-minded students and professionals, or just come see a new opportunity for involvement in the psychological community. There will be ample opportunities to network with students and professionals, including a happy hour social immediately following the conference. Please join us for this incredible day!

Subscribe to the CPAGS listserv for updates on the event.  For non-members, consider joining CPAGS before registering for the event. The fee to this event will be lowered and you will become eligible to apply for travel reimbursement!

Registration fee is non-refundable.

Fall Local Psychological Association Events

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Orange County Psychological Association

Happy Hour in Irvine
Monday, November 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Taps Fish House and Brewery
13390 Jamboree Rd., Irvine

Los Angeles County Psychological Association

Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychologists (CE Event)
with Keely Kolmes, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

CPA 2016 Convention

April 14-17, 2016
Irvine, CA

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

Long Beach/South Bay

Next Meeting TBA

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

The Next Local Psychological Association Events

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Orange County Psychological Association

Psychology, The Arts, and Cinematherapy
With Patricia Moulton, Ph.D.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Argosy University
601 Lewis St., Orange

Los Angeles County Psychological Association

Existential-Integrative Therapy for the Polarized Mind: Theory and Practice (Morning Session)
The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing Us and What We Can Do About It (Afternoon Session)
with Kirk Schneider, Ph.D.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
LACPA Office
17277 Ventura Blvd., #202, Encino