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July 2017 Networking Event

July 21, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am



LA-CAMFT July Networking Event

Friday, June 21, 2017
8:30 am-11:30 am

Networking, Brunch, MFT Community Update,
Literature Table, 45-Minute Featured Presentation, Round Table Discussion,
Participant Announcements, Business Card Drawing, Participant Contact List

2 CEUs

45-Minute Presentation
The Violet Oaklander Model of Therapy with Children:
How to Quickly and Effectively Engage Kids in Therapy


Karen Fried, Psy.D., LMFT

The Purpose of a First Session with Children…is for them to Want to have a Second Session.
When Violet Oaklander wrote her first book, Windows to Our Children, she contemplated using the title “What to do With the Kid in the Room.” By integrating Gestalt theory and Play Therapy techniques, The Oaklander Model gives therapists many tools. Using projection and metaphor to strengthen a child’s sense of self, this approach is effective with a variety of behaviors and symptoms, particularly those related to anger, abuse, and trauma affecting healthy growth in children. Presentation will include a brief overview of the Oaklander model, providing a hands-on experiential exercise with a live demonstration.

After this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain a general understanding of the theory and practice of the Oaklander model.
  2. Utilize an experiential exercise with a child client.
  3. Demonstrate to colleagues how to work with the model

Karen Fried
Karen Fried, PsyD, LMFT is a founding member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation. She has a private practice in Santa Monica and is Co-Director of the K&M Center, Inc., a learning center providing educational and remedial services to students ranging from 4 years old to college age. Practicing educational therapy and psychotherapy for over 15 years, Karen trains therapists in the Oaklander model worldwide (

For more information, contact Darlene Basch or Shelley Pearce.


Event Details:Friday, July 21, 8:30-11:30 am
8:30-9:15: Speed Check-In
Informal Networking, Literature Table and Exhibits
Brunch is available from 8:30 am on—and throughout the meeting
9:15: Meeting begins

Where:The Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Parking:Complimentary Underground Self-Parking
Turn into the building’s lot and proceed to the ramp leading underground.

Cost:$30 for LA-CAMFT & Other CAMFT chapter members
$40 for non-members
2 CEUs provided

Registration price increases $5 after July 16th.

Seating is Limited. Register Online for a Quick & Easy Check-In


CAMFT Approved Continuation Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

LA-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs. LA-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and it’s content.

Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

To receive CE certificate: Participants must sign in/sign out, and must complete an evaluation form upon course completion. *For a Course Schedule, or for anyone requiring accommodations for special needs, please contact Course Organizer.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Darlene Basch, Course Organizer, at

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie “Billie” Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at


July 21, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am


Darlene Basch


The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States
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(310) 575-4585