Orange County

District Leaders:

  • Luisa Contreras
  • Naveen Jonathan

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

The Orange County District of the California Division for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Division of AAMFT Presents:

Working with Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Friday, November 4, 2016

Domestic sex trafficking occurs within a larger context of a thriving supply and demand sex economy and culturally-sanctioned violence against women and children. Understanding the sex work industry as well as individual vulnerabilities that traffickers exploit can help practitioners identify risk factors and promote resiliency factors in clients. Furthermore, the issue of therapist compassion fatigue will be addressed. Strategies will be discussed to encourage longevity and vitality for practitioners working with sex trafficking survivors. This presentation will cover the use of survivor-informed approaches and trauma-informed interventions with this population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe therapeutic approaches using a survivor-informed and trauma-informed framework.
  2. To explain the systemic importance of advocacy, case management and community collaboration in working with survivors.
  3. To discuss a plan for therapist resiliency in working with survivors of complex trauma.

gia-hamilitonDr. Gia Hamilton is the Program Chair, MAMFT for California Southern University in Irvine, CA. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing curriculum development, the clinical training program, and the maintenance of the program’s quality. In addition to her role at California Southern University, Dr. Hamilton, is a supervisor, where she supervises MFT Trainees from various schools including CSUF, Pepperdine, National University, and Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Hamilton has presented on numerous occasions about sex trafficking, with her most recent for the Center of the Pacific Asian Family. She is a member of professional associations, including AAMFT & CAMFT.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: Pepperdine University-Irvine Campus. Room 324
    18111 Von Karman Ave, 3rd Floor
    Irvine, CA 92612
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 AAMFT Non-Members
  • To download the flyer click here

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, luisa.mft@gmail.com
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 3hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

Plural Recovery: Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention for Couples

Friday, September 9, 2016

Attachment injuries (relationship trauma) cannot typically be worked on effectively during active addiction or during the post-acute-withdrawal phase (often 6 months to 1 year after literal abstinence). Recent advances in neuroscience make this clear. Even after having established a solid foundation in recovery, one of the primary stressors leading to relapse in the recovering addict is relational conflict. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples provides an evidence-based treatment approach for healing relationship wounds. Applied here to longer- term addiction treatment and relapse prevention, EFT provides a roadmap to plural recovery by engaging both the recovering addict and his/her significant other. This presentation draws on active audience participation, and features a thorough grounding of clinical theory and research in practical role-plays of what needs to happen in effective addiction treatment interventions within the context of couples work.

Colleen-KellyColleen Kelly provides supervision to interns in private practice setting. She is the Co-Director of Family Program at PCH Treatment Center, Santa Monica, CA. Colleen oversees hiring of family therapists, coordinate treatment, run family weekend once/monthly weekend-intensive for clients of PCH treatment center and their families. She provides interactive education and presentations for families and couples in addition to family therapy and couples therapy. Run multi-family groups monthly during Family Weekend. In private practice Colleen provides therapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including addiction, relational problems, mood disorders, as well as work-related matters, and spiritual concerns. Specialize in couple and family work using Emotionally Focused Therapy (“EFT”). Teach Focusing and offer individual sessions centered on Focusing and mindfulness/meditation.

Bob-WeathersDr. Bob Weathers is a Consultant for Curriculum, Research, & Program Development (including new course development, online dissertation advisement, online seminar presentation, staff training and consultation, and participation in university policy-making), School of Behavioral Sciences, California Southern University. Dr. Weathers is a Recovery Coach (clientele presenting with primary presenting problem of substance abuse; professional consultation; seminar presentations), private practice offices in Encino & Irvine. He has been Adjunct Instructor in Counseling Master’s Degree Program (including course development, class-room and online instruction, supervision of skills-building exercises, grading students’ level of performance, consultation with students and faculty), Argosy University, Orange County campus. He is a Member of Board of Governors (including participation in curriculum and new program development, university policy-making), Perelandra College in La Mesa, CA.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, July 8, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: Hope University-Anaheim Campus, 9th Floor, Room 4
    2400 E. Katella Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non AAMFT Members
  • To download the flyer click here

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, luisa.mft@gmail.com
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 3hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

The Orange County District of the California Division for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Division of AAMFT Presents:

Entrepreneurship and the MFT – Creating New Career Paths

Friday, July 8, 2016

This interactive workshop will examine how MFT’s are combining their clinical training and entrepreneurship in non- traditional ways and in the process impacting various communities, and creating exciting new opportunities for themselves and the field. In this workshop we will discuss how MFT’s might create their own opportunities, what pitfalls exist, and what strategies can lead to success.

This presentation is designed to introduce psychotherapists to: 

  • Participants will learn about the variety of non-traditional ways that MFTs can and are working.
  • Participants will be introduced the many opportunities that can be created in an MFT career path.
  • Participants will learn the importance of integrating entrepreneurship/management issues into the teaching, training, and supervision of MFT Students, Trainees & Interns.
  • Participants will learn about and identify steps involved in developing entrepreneurship.

Chelsea-DerossiChris Hoff, PhD, LMFT is the Director of California Family Institute. A nonprofit community counseling center he founded in 2015. He also is the founder of Hoff Consulting Group, a management consulting firm and leading advisor on leadership development and conflict resolution within organizations and teams. Chris also is a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year/Orange County Finalist and has received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award from the Orange County Business Journal in 2004 and 2008. Chris also serves as a California state board member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and has presented across the country on the topics of conflict resolution, conflict coaching, and social entrepreneurship. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University where he teaches career development theory and career counseling among other classes..

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, July 8, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: 18111 Von Karman Ave #209
    Irvine, CA 92612
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To download the flyer click here
  • To register click here

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, luisa.mft@gmail.com
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 3hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

The Orange County District of the California Division for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Division of AAMFT Presents:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: The Basics

Friday, April 15, 2016

This presentation is designed to introduce psychotherapists to:

  • An overview of Eye Movement Desensi za on and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
  • The Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model and the types of targets accessed during EMDR therapy.
  • The Eight-Phase Protocol of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy will be described and discussed.
  • To the three-pronged approach, past, present and future, used to assist the client in reaching adaptive resolution of the trauma.

Chelsea-DerossiSusan Hastings, PsyD is Chair/Program Director of the Marriage & Family Therapy Program and Director of Hope Counseling Center at Hope International University. Susan holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University, and a Doctor of Psychology in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Interna onal Association (EMDRIA).

Dr. Hastings is an EMDR Certified Therapist (since 2013) and Consultant (since 2015). Dr. Hastings completed EMDR Basic Training in 2004. She enjoys working with clients with trauma as well as supervising and consuling with trainees, interns, and licensed professionals for their work using EMDR with their clients.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, April 15, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: location change
    Alliant International University, Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To download the flyer click here

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, luisa.mft@gmail.com
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 3hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

The Orange County District of the California Division for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Division of AAMFT Presents:

Art Therapy: Exploring Feelings
and Creating Communication Through Art

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Art has historically been an avenue for artists to portray beauty, comment on trends and popular culture, address societal laments and express personal awareness and emotions. By using art in therapy the client becomes the artist, using the art to further explore and ex-press their thoughts and emotions. Art therapists identify visual themes and metaphors to enrich the therapeutic process and relation-ship. The presentation will offer an overview of art therapy and address the benefits of the art as a tool to deepen the therapeutic process. This presentation will also explore specific art materials and interventions to assist the clinician in a practical application of using art in therapy.

This presentation is designed to provide psychotherapists with: Identify the difference between Art In Therapy and Art Therapy. Understand the implication of using different art materials and different art directives with various populations. Learn basic strategies to identify themes and symbols within client art work.

Chelsea-DerossiChelsea Derossi M.A., LMFT, ATR is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. Cur-rently the Clinical Coordinator for Adult Programs at OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center in Los Angeles, Chelsea also sees clients in private practice at One Heart Counseling Center in Manhattan Beach. She is a child specialist who has dedicated her career to helping families cope with trauma and grief. Chelsea has additional training and expertise in grief counseling, family systems theory and has her proficiency in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). Through several national conferences for the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and Southern Cali-fornia chapters of AATA, Chelsea has presented case studies and workshops integrating various art modalities into clinical interventions. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with an Emphasis in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Two-Dimensional Art from University of Arizona.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Wherelocation change
    Pepperdine University Irvine Graduate Campus–Room 234
    18111 Von Karman Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92612
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To download the flyer click here

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 2hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event
The Orange County District of the California Division for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Division of AAMFT Presents:

TF-CBT: The Basics of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Friday, September 12, 2014

This presentation will offer an overview of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) that includes an explanation of the different components of the evidenced based model and the implementation of the model with children and teens. Specific interventions will be presented within the context of the model including techniques to assess for the effects of trauma in children and techniques to assist children with handling trauma specific symptoms. This presentation will also explore how PTSD is diagnosed in children and teens based on recent changes to the PTSD criteria in the DSM-5.

This presentation is designed to provide psychotherapists with:

  • Understand the basic components and implementation of TF-CBT.
  • Learn specific interventions for children and teens affected by trauma.
  • Recognize the changes in the PTSD diagnosis criteria for children based on the latest DSM-5.

Maureen Muir, MFT, LPCC is currently a clinical supervisor at ChildNet Youth and Family Services in Long Beach, CA. She is one of the few clinicians in California who holds a national certification as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Her main clinical specialties focus on children and teens affected by trauma and grief, in addition to training and supervising interns working towards TF-CBT Proficiency. Maureen’s diverse experience includes a multitude of outpatient settings including an alcohol/drug treat- ment center, a county contracted Department of Mental Health clinic, along with several community-based mental health facilities. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University.

 

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, September 12, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 2hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event
AAMFT Orange County Networking District Presents:

Couples Therapy with LGBTQ Clientele

Friday, April 18, 2014

Presented by The Center Long Beach, this training will provide therapists with the basic skills needed to incorporate LGBTQ Affirmative principles into their work with couples and families. Regardless of theoretical orientation or approach, application of these principles can lead to improved therapeutic relationships and increased effectiveness when working with LGBTQ clients. Clinical issues including gender roles, sexuality, parenting, blended families and coming out will be explored within the context of couples treatment. Potential problems related to therapist counter-transference also will be addressed with the goal of increasing cultural competence and confidence in working with the LGBTQ population.

This presentation is designed to provide psychotherapists with:

  • Appropriate terminology for working affirmative- ly with LGBTQ clients
  • An overview of the differences and unique chal- lenges of LGBTQ relationships
  • An understanding of how homophobia impacts relationships between couples, families and children

Kristen Farish, LMFT is a Clinical Supervisor at The Center Long Beach. She has worked in diverse clini- cal settings, including inpatient hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient clinics. In addition to LGBT specific issues, her clinical specialties in- clude addiction, trauma, grief, and veteran’s issues. Kristen conducts regular trainings for interns and stu- dents regarding the unique needs of LGBT clientele. She is currently in private practice in Los Alamitos, CA.

 

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

Enhance Professional Connections ▪ Embrace Diversity ▪ Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skills

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 2hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event
AAMFT Orange County Networking District Presents:

An Overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sara Lee will present an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and compare the health care landscape before and after major provisions of the ACA went into effect. The presentation will focus on Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered Califor- nia (the new health care marketplace).

  • Enhance Professional Connections
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skill

singhSara Lee is currently an attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC). She has been an attorney at LASOC since December of 2003. She has joined Legal Aid’s Health Consumer Action Center (HCAC) unit, a partner of the statewide Health Consumer Alliance last year. The HCAC as- sists clients with health related cases including Medi- Cal eligibility, Healthy Families, Medicare, County health coverage under the Medical Services Initiative (MSI) program, medical billing issues and assists clients navigate the new health rights and coverage options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She is a member of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA) and a former board member of OCKABA. She has received her Juris Doctorate from the Southwestern University of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFTCA PCE91. Course meets qualifications for 2hrs of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as re- quired by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event
AAMFT Orange County Networking District Presents:

ADHD: An Overview of Diagnosis and Collaboration in Treatment

Friday, November 1, 2013

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. Children with ADHD may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school. Dr. Singh will discuss the diagnostic process, including changes in DSM-5 with respect to ADHD and how early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in outcome. Presentation will include examination of treatment modalities (medication and behavioral) and the role of the clinician in diagnosis and treatment.

  • Enhance Professional Connections
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Enrich Clinical knowledge and Skill

singhDr. Singh completed her undergraduate studies at The University of California Davis from which she graduated with honors (Bachelor of Science in Physiology, and Bachelor of Sci- ence in Psychology). She next earned her medical degree at the University of California Irvine – College of Medicine, where she went on to complete her residency in General Psy- chiatry, followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Since graduating from fellowship in 2005, Dr. Singh has held a pri- vate practice, currently located in Irvine, Cali- fornia and works at various clinics in Los An- geles and Orange Counties.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFT-CA PCE 91 Courses meet requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s, LPCCs and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event
OC-CAMFT in collaboration with OC-AAMFT

Get to Know the DSM-5

Two outstanding clinicians will answer your questions about the DSM-5.
And, they’ll include up-to-date information about those pesky CPT Codes at no additional charge!

Friday, October 26, 2013

Presented by Katheryn Whittaker, LMFT, LPCC & Naveen Jonathan, Ph.D., LMFT

katheryn-naveenKatheryn Whittaker, LMFT, LPCC, is Director of Clinical Services for Matrix Institute on Addictions, where she provides clinical supervision and training throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, and trains medical and mental health professionals in VA Hospitals throughout California. In addition, Katheryn has a private practice in West Los Angeles, and she has worked with the Department of Mental Health in San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange counties. Katheryn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanguard University, and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She is completing her Psy.D. at California Southern University, and serves as an adjunct professor at Alliant International, Chapman and Pepperdine universities.

Naveen Jonathan, Ph.D., LMFT, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chapman University and Director of the school’s Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy. He also sees families, couples, children and groups in his private practice at Santa Ana Community Counseling. Naveen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia Union College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. Currently President-Elect of AAMFT’s California Division, Naveen is also an active member of CAMFT, the National Council on Family Relations and the International Family Therapy Association.

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
  • Check-in: Begins at 8:30 am
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Where: Crown Plaza Hotel, (at the 405)
    3131 S. Bristol
    Costa Mesa, CA
    *It is difficult to control the temperature at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, please bring layers to manage your personal comfort.
  • Cost $10 off until Friday, September 27, ($105 & $125), Discount code: DSM5AAMFT
    OCCAMFT/AAMFT Members: $115 (Deadline is October 24th)
    Non Members: $135 (Deadline is October 24th)
    Walk-ins: $150 (on the day of the event)
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 6 CEUs (PCE #4120)

Please note when registering for this event:

Make a separate transaction for each and every reservation requested. If you are paying by credit card, you will receive an email receipt for payment and another confirming you registration.  If paying by check (which must be received on or before October 23rd), you will receive these emails once your check is received.

Please note our cancellation policy below. If you have a special need or need special accommodations, please contact us at admin@occamft.org or call 714-556-7129. Please advise us of your needs no later than 7 days prior to the event so that we may be able to accommodate you.

Course meets the qualifications for six (6) hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Questions:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made by calling 714-556-7129, ext 2, no later than 2 days prior to the event by 6 PM. Please note that our cancellation policy requests that you cancel your reservation by this date and time so that you may receive a full refund minus $5.00 for processing. All cancellations made past this time will not receive a refund.

Thank You to our Sponsors

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Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

LGBTQ 101/Clinical Perspectives

The Center Long Beach will be offering a presentation on LGBTQ 101 /Clinical Per-spectives. The Center’s Clinical Supervisor and Youth Program Manager will be dis-cussing details about LGBTQ 101, working with LGBTQ youth, and LGBTQ mental health. Participants will leave with an increased knowledge of the LGBTQ community and best practices for mental health clinicians.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Special thank you to our generous co-sponsor Alliant International University, Irvine
for providing room accommodations and parking

Presented by The Center Long Beach

Kristen Farish, LMFT Clinical Supervisor and Kyle Bullock, Youth Program Manager

Kristen Farish, LMFT is a Clinical Supervisor at The Center Long Beach. She has worked in diverse clini-cal settings, including inpatient hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient clinics. In addition to LGBT specific issues, her clinical specialties in-clude addiction, trauma, grief, and veteran’s issues. Kristen conducts regular trainings for interns and stu-dents regarding the unique needs of LGBT clientele. She is currently in private practice in Los Alamitos, CA.

 

Kyle Bullock is the Youth Program Manager at The Center Long Beach since 2011. Kyle runs a free after school drop in program called Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) for LGBTQ and Ally youth, ages 13-17. Kyle also provides outreach and education to the Long Beach community. Since becoming a staff member of The Center, Kyle has educated hundreds of mental health clinicians, students, teachers, and community members on LGBTQ 101. He is also working with GLSEN Orange County to provide presentations to the Long Beach Unified School District on the importance of being allies to LGBTQ Students.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFT-CA PCE 91 Courses meet requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s, LPCCs and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

Overview of Psychiatric Disorders & Medical Management Options

Psychiatric Disorders in the acute setting are very challenging and rewarding to treat. With great advances in science and so many medication options our patients are able to return to the community quicker and have a better quality of life.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Special thank you to our generous co-sponsor Alliant International University, Irvine
for providing room accommodations and parking

Presented by, Dr. Richard Granese, M.D., M.B.A

Dr. Richard Granese, M.D., M.B.A is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He is a former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at West Virginia Uni- versity. Dr. Granese is the Chairman and Med- ical Director of Mission Hospital Department of Behavioral Health and Medical Director of A Mission For Michael. Dr. Granese has a pri- vate medical practice treating those diagnosed with severe psychiatric disorders. Dr. Granese has also been a consultant for many drug and alcohol treatment programs and saw the need for a full-time Psychiatrist to treat the patients suffering from mental illness, including Bi- polar disease, Schizophrenia and/or Schizo- affective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder coupled with chemical dependency.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University Irvine
    2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFT-CA PCE 91 Courses meet requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s, LPCCs and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

Exploring the Truth through Dramatic Method

Psychodrama is an experiential therapeutic tool that provides a method for group members to move quickly and effectively into the pain of their core issues while aiding them in redirecting their experiences.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Special thank you to our generous co-sponsor Alliant International University, Irvine
for providing room accommodations and parking

Presented by, Gina H Tabrizy, LMFT

Gina H. Tabrizy, LMFT has a private practice, and supervises interns and therapists at Harmony Heals Inc. in Laguna Woods, Ca. She is the Clinical Director for the Pat Moore Foundation, and holds consulting positions for several other treatment and residential recovery programs. Some of Gina’s specialties include E.M.D.R., Certified Hypnotherapist, Director of Psychodrama, Inner Child Work, and P.I.T. She has appeared on Local and National Television Programs, such as Montell Williams. Gina has been a guest on several talk radio programs, including KEZY, and moderated programs on the Internet. She has presented at the National Conference on Codependency and given hundreds of lectures at Agencies, Corporations, Schools, Colleges and Universities.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University
    Irvine 2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com 
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFT-CA PCE 91 Courses meet requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s, LPCCs and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

Thank you for attending another great Orange County District Event

The Basics of Self Injury

Friday, September 7, 2012

Special thank you to our generous co-sponsor Alliant International University, Irvine
for providing room accommodations and parking

Presented by, Angela Kahn, LMFT

Angela Kahn, LMFT, has a private practice in West Hollywood specializing in self-injury. She is a traveling speaker on the topic, and has trained students, interns, and licensed professionals of all levels. Angela presented at the 2010 CAMFT Annual Conference as well as the 2011 NAMI Annual Conference to address families and loved ones of self-injurers, as well as cross-cultural considerations with this population. She has also been selected to present at the AAMFT Annual Conference this year in Charlotte, North Carolina. Angela is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University where she teaches Neuroscience, Psychological Testing, and Law & Ethics for Therapists. More information can be found on her website at www.angelakahn.com

Self-injury is a special area of suffering, deserving of its own careful treatment. In this presentation, you will learn the basic nature and etiology of self-injury, categories and qualifications of self-injury, as well as how to determine the severity of the behavior. You will be able to distinguish stereotypic self-injury from suicidal gestures and borderline personality impulses. Through exposure to different treatment plans, you learn what works and why, how to apply an appropriate treatment plan, and when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist.

  • For: Licensed MFTs, Interns, Trainees, Students, and Mental Health Professionals*
  • When: Friday, September 7th 2012
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Alliant International University
    Irvine 2855 Michelle Drive
    Irvine, CA 92606
  • Cost: $25 AAMFT Members, $35 Non Members
  • To register click here
  • To download the flyer click here
  • 2 hours of CEUs

For further information, contact:

Luisa Contreras, lkcont@yahoo.com
Olivia Loewy, Ph.D., AAMFT—CA Division olivialoewy@aamftca.org

*AAMFT-CA PCE 91 Courses meet requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s, LPCCs and/or LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Refund Policy for all events: Registrants who do not attend or fail to cancel registration one week prior to scheduled event will be charged full fee. A $20 charge will be applied to denied credit card charges.

View a slide show of Orange County members at the recent Super Shrinks event.

View Slide Show

Click here to see 2012 meeting schedule

Download the presenter application by clicking here