Friday, April 27, 2018


6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Linda Crossley, #-RTY 500 FMA "Yoga for Anxiety"
1CE Hour
Level of Learning: All Levels
Presented by: Linda Crossley, E-RYT 500

In this experiential workshop, participants will be guided through several yoga practices, including breath, sound, cueing to direct sensation, and yoga Nidra, that are not often practiced in regular yoga classes.  Research has shown that these practices cultivate compassionate equanimity and self-awareness, two goals of psychotherapy.  Practicing yoga helps establish a safe therapeutic environment and supports movement toward the energy of homeostasis, or a sense of balance.  To come to this sense of balance, it is vital to first meet the energy that is present.  Specific practices presented will support a comfortable transition in the anxious mood and energy of clients and practitioners.  No previous yoga experience is necessary.  Please bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothing for gentle movement.

CAMFT's Dinner Junction6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
CAMFT’s Dinner Junction (New this Year!)

Traveling alone? Looking to connect with colleagues on issues of shared interest? Want to make long-lasting relationships, share challenges, and opportunities? Or just get to know your therapist colleagues over a great meal? Attend a Dinner Meet-up at CAMFT’s 2018 Annual Conference, April 26-29, 2018, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA.

What is a Dinner Meet-up?
Dinner Meet-ups are a new feature at CAMFT’s Annual Conference. They are informal dinners at local restaurants that provide an opportunity for networking, stimulating conversation, and peer learning.

When and where will the Dinner Meet-ups take place?
Dinner Meet-ups will take place on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at restaurants in the nearby area. Click here to view nearby restaurants. Dinner Meet-up participants will meet in the hotel lobby near the CAMFT Dinner Meet-up sign 10 minutes prior to the set start time. The coordinator will call your group’s names, and send you off to make your way to the selected restaurant.

How will conference participants learn about and sign-up for dinners?
Dinner Meet-ups will be publicized in CAMFT’s Annual Conference materials, e-mails, as well as on the Conference website. Participants will sign up at the hotel. Sign-up sheets will be available at the conference registration desk. Participants will be able to see which dinners still have space available and sign-up on the spot. If you know other conference attendees who would be interested in participating, please feel free to spread the word.

How many participants should I expect?
To facilitate conversation, we suggest having between four and six guests in your group. On-site sign-up sheets will allow a maximum of six slots.

Who pays for what?
Dinners will be individually paid. At individually paid dinners, attendees will pay for their own meal. So that everyone knows what to expect, CAMFT will provide the list of restaurants with links to their menus on located under the “Attendee” tab.

What is CAMFT responsible for?
CAMFT will be responsible for:

  • selecting the restaurants within walking distance to the hotel
  • making a dinner reservation for each group  
  • coordinating the meet-up in the hotel lobby (look for CAMFT’s Coordinator near the CAMFT Dinner Meet-up sign)

Who do I contact with any Dinner Meet-up questions?
Please e-mail Nancy Milazzo at to learn more about this new meeting feature.