“Disarming the Narcissist:  How to Set Limits and Hold Them Accountable”
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (
6 CE Hours)
Level of Learning:  All Levels
Presented by Wendy Behary, LCSW

Course Description
Peeking into the complexities of the narcissistic client can arouse our curiosity. Treating them individually or in the context of couple’s work can activate a sense of inadequacy and frustration. Maintaining a firm and flexible posture, understanding our own personal triggers – along with the narcissist’s makeup – helps us to bypass obstacles when dealing with them, promoting a sturdy stance for (empathically) holding the narcissist accountable. In so doing, we are able to sustain the necessary leverage for healing, for enduring change. How can we summon up the courage, maintain an empathically attuned state of mind, and effectively engage these clients when they’re more likely to defend, deny, demean, devalue, attack, distract, and charm us rather than cooperate with us and comply with treatment?  Read more.

“Fun with Subpoenas!” 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(6 CE Hours)
Level of Learning:  Intermediate
Presenter by David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Course Description
The psychotherapist-patient privilege is one of the most important laws in the profession, and therapists need to understand the parameters of it so that they can help their patients be vigilant in protecting the integrity of this important privilege. In this six-hour workshop, Dave Jensen, JD will help participants learn about: how privilege is created and how it can be destroyed; the laws regarding holding, asserting, and waiving such privilege; the various types of witnesses psychotherapists could be during legal proceedings; and, the laws regarding the lawful preparation and service of subpoenas, two areas in which unwitting therapists have been routinely victimized over the years.  Read more.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples:  A Somatically-Based Couples Treatment Method
9:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 CE Hours) 
Level of Learning:  All Levels
Presented by: David Mars, LMFT

Course Description
AEDP for Couples uses moment-to-moment tracking of bodily experience to treat the underlying trauma and deprivation that underlie stuckness and reactivity in couple relating. The model has been in existence since 2008 and has its basis in AEDP, Process Oriented Psychology, Authentic Movement, attachment studies, effective neuroscience and trauma treatment studies.  Read more.

“Your Dream Private Practice:  How to Have More Ease, More Time Off, and More Profit
(Without Burning Out)” 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(No CE Hours Available)
Level of Learning:  All Levels
Presented by: Casey Truffo. LMFT

Course Description
Many private practitioners think the only answer to increasing income is more clients. But it takes more than marketing and good clinical work to have a financially viable practice. This workshop will offer a model for approaching your practice as a small business and you are the CEO.   Read more.

Event Information
By attending both days of the Symposium, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs can achieve 12 hours of continuing education, and the 6 Legal and Ethical CE hours required for license renewals by attending Friday's Legal and Ethical Workshop. 

There is a $50 price increase after October 20, 2017, so don't delay

Register at door.

Registration Fees*

until 10/20/17
after 10/20/17
until 10/20/17 
after 10/20/17 
Pre-license Member  $99 $149 $178  $228
 Clinical/Associate Member $149 $199 $278 $378
 Non-Member  $179  $229  $338 $388 

*The registration fee includes light continental breakfast, afternoon refreshment/snack break, CE certificate, access to the exhibitor resources room, and session handouts.  LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.

Meeting Room Floorplan

Lunch Options
Lunch is on your own from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  The Hilton offers lunch at its MIX Restaurant and MIX Lounge , as well as in their fantastic Food Court, which offers burgers, sub sandwiches, pizza, Mexican food, snacks and refreshments.  Other lunch options are available within walking distance.

Hotel Reservations
For your convenience, the Hilton has arranged a special group rate of $149 single or double plus taxes. To make sleeping room reservations at the special discounted group rate visit  Hilton Group Reservations. The special group rate will be offered, based on availability 3 days before and 3 days after the group meeting dates. In order to receive the special group rate, reservations must be made no later than Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Once the group room block is filled, prevailing hotel rates will apply.  An early departure fee of one nights room and tax will be charge if hotel is notified after check-in.  Reservation Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of arrival date.  If cancellation occurs after this time frame, one nights room and tax fee will be charged. 

Hotel Parking
Self-parking $16.00 
Garage Parking 
Valet parking $22.00 
Valet Parking 
Secured Available
Covered Available
In/Out Privileges for Overnight Guests Only Available 
Other Parking Information Garage is located behind the hotel, Height 6 ft 8"

Map your own 
Driving Directions

Directions from the Hotel Staff
The friendly Hilton staff looks forward to welcoming Guests to this Anaheim, CA hotel near Disneyland.

From the North: Take the I-5 South, exit Harbor Blvd., turn right onto Harbor, and then turn right onto Convention Way to the hotel. 
From the South: Take the I-5 North, exit Katella/Disney Way, turn left onto Katella, drive about a mile to Harbor Blvd., turn left on onto Harbor, then turn right onto Convention Way to the hotel.

Directions from the Airports
John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Go North on Newport Freeway (55) to 5 Freeway North
Exit Katella Ave. and turn left
Go one mile to Harbor Blvd. and turn left
Turn right onto Convention Way to the Hotel

Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.
Drive Time: 20 min.

Estimated Shuttle to Hotel $13
Estimated Taxi to Hotel $35

Los Angeles International Airport
Go South on the San Diego Freeway (405) to Garden Grove Freeway (22 East)
Exit Harbor Blvd. North to Convention Way
Turn left to the Hotel

Distance from Hotel:  35 mi.
Drive Time: 40-50 min.

Estimated Shuttle Service to Hotel $16
Estimated Taxi to Hotel $95

Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field)
Go South on the San Diego Freeway (405) to Garden Grove Freeway (22 East)
Exit on Harbor Blvd. North to Convention Way
Turn left to the Hotel

Distance from Hotel: 14 mi.
Drive Time: 25 min.

Estimated Shuttle Service from the Airport $33
Estimated Taxi from the Airport $50