All CE Events

    • 03/22/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Double Tree Hotel - Hazard Center




    Thursday March 21st  5:00 PM- 9:00 PM Dinner Conference

    Managing Behavioral Health Problems Across Disciplines:  How Can Pediatricians, Therapists and Child Psychiatrists Work Together:

    A Multidisciplinary Round Table Discussion of 2 Complex Clinical Cases Exploring Opportunities and Challenges in Providing Collaborative Care

    Thursday evening’s dinner conference will focus on the clinical and pragmatic opportunities of integrating and coordinating care across discipline boundary lines, with a specific focus on engaging the primary care providers including the pediatricians and family practitioners in collaborative care discussion with behavioral health providers, including  child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and behavioral health therapists.   Presentations by academic and clinical leaders in the local community will describe the opportunities and challenges in working jointly in the delivery of behavioral health care of youth and families in California, especially the San Diego region.  Following discussion of the models currently in development in the community, the program will engage attendees in small and large group multidisciplinary case-focused dialogues exploring treatment approaches relevant to the care of youth with mood and behavior disorders.  The event will be an exceptional opportunity for learning about community resources, for meeting and networking with professionals in other disciplines, and for skill building in support of more effective care for children and youth with behavioral health difficulties.  Special focus will be given to the topics of collaborative care, when and who to refer, and optimal utilization of local and regional resources. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn, network and improve quality of care by your active involvement in the discussion of mental health care in a small group setting.

    Friday March 22nd 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM All Day Conference

    Managing Change in a Changing World

    A full day conference of keynotes and break out presentations addressing the stresses and difficulties faced by children and youth and their families in today’s changing and challenging world.

    In recognition of the extraordinary changes and challenges faced by youth and families in our rapidly changing world, this year’s Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will offer attendees informed and valuable information to enhance their ability to understand and intervene effectively to address problems within the context of their unique life circumstances.   Rooted in a multidisciplinary context and focused on the resources and strategies that can address today’s unique issues, this daylong event will offer keynote and breakout sessions by distinguished local and national experts, to include:

    • 03/23/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Brandman University
    "...something deep...": Emotion, Perception, and Bias in Bowen Theory

    March 23, 2019 
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Brandman University – San Diego Campus

    7460 Mission Valley Road

    San Diego, CA. 92108

    Speaker: Daniel Papero, Ph.D. – Senior faculty from the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (Washington, D.C.)

    6.5 CE Credits
    Course approved by CPA-OPD (#SOU042) for CA PSY/LCSW/LMFT

    Sponsor: Southern CA Education & Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory

    Contact: Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. (PSY15774)



    P: (619) 525-7747

    This conference will explore Bowen Theory’s concept of the “emotional system” in the light of current research on emotion and its relevance to family systems theory and psychotherapy.

    Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

    • Define the contrast between “fast” and “slow” thinking (Kahneman).
    • Describe the knowledge of the non-conscious initiation of action before the awareness of a decision to act (Libet).
    • Contrast the constructionist theory of emotion (Barrett) with the classical theory of emotion. 
    • Define “emotion” and how it affects behavior.
    • Define “thought” and its relationship to emotion.
    • Distinguish well-constructed theory from poorly constructed theory.
    • Describe “systems thinking” and why it matters.
    • Describe how a family system works psychologically, behaviorally, and interactively within its surrounding context.
    • Identify how a more “differentiated” family systems differs in behavior from a less “differentiated” family systems.
    • Describe the difference between anxiety, stress, fear, and tension and how they each affect behavior.
    • Identify the components and developmental processes that result in the variability among individuals.
    • Define the problem of “naïve realism” and how it plays a role in bias and influences cognition and behavior.
    • Identify your own bias (psychological reactiveness) and the problem it presents for maintaining contact with objective reality in research, work settings,
    • interpersonal relationships, and family.
    • Describe how Bowen theory fits within science, particularly within the developing science of the human.
      • 03/29/2019
      • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • 4455 Morena Blvd, Ste 202



      Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
      Time: 7:30 PM

      San Diego Psychoanalytic Center
      4455 Morena Blvd., Ste 202
      San Diego, CA 92117

      SDPC Graduate Members & Fellows: No Charge
      Non-Members/Clinicians: $30
      Students: $20

      CEUs:  2

      REGISTER: • 858.454.3102

      This presentation will cover recent cases and cautionary tales from the preceding year, risk management trends, and an update on changes and developments in state and federal law, including the laws of privacy.

      Educational Objective(s)

      • Attain knowledge of recent development in the laws and regulations affecting the practice of psychology;
      • Increase understanding of current trends potentially affecting professional liability including expanding awareness of current privacy practices and enforcement trends;
      • Learn current trends in safeguarding electronic patient information.
      • 04/05/2019
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • National University-Spectrum Campus


       “YOU SAID WHAT?”: Becoming a Better Supervisor 2019 - 6 CEs

      Fri April 5 2019
      8:30am – 3:30pm

      National University-Spectrum Campus
      9388 Lightwave Ave.
      San Diego CA 92123

      Fees: $145-$175

      FACULTY: Carol Falender, Ph.D. is co-author of four books on clinical supervision. a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology. 

      PROGRAM:Competency-based clinical supervision has become an essential component that requires a transformation of practice. In this workshop, participants will learn contemporary models to assess the competence of the supervisee—AND the supervisor. 

      For information and registration info, go to www.RTIprojects.orgor call 619.296.8103 x10 

      Earn 6.0 Professional CE Hours for psychologists, LCSWs*, and MFTs.
      * LCSWs may need additional training to meet full requirements.

      • 04/26/2019
      • 04/28/2019
      • WindanSea Beach - La Jolla

      The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop

      A Cozy, Intimate Workshop that will transform your relationship!

      Please call us at (858) 456-7040 or register here

      A very special and private workshop limited to seven couples and held in a peaceful retreat-style setting in the WindanSea Beach area of scenic La Jolla, California. The brand new Art & Science of Love toolkit will be provided that includes a workbook, playful card decks and more.


      April 26th – 28th, 2019


      Friday Evening 3:30pm – 7:00pm

      Saturday 9:00am – 5:30pm

      Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm 


      Location A private retreat location in the WindanSea Beach area of beautiful La Jolla, California. Address and directions will be sent to confirmed attendees

      *Note: Once registration is complete, staff will be in contact to ask a few questions prior to the Workshop to gather a little more information.  The call will take 5-10 minutes. 


      What You’ll Learn: 

      At the workshop, couples learn how to:

      • Foster respect, affection, and closeness
      • Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world
      • Keep conflict discussions calm
      • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
      • Strengthen and maintain the successes in your relationship

      The Workshop Program:

      When hearing information, we will be seated together in a comfortable living area. When it comes time to do exercises, you may move to special outdoor spots on the patios or garden areas, one of which has an ocean view.

      Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the challenges in their relationship.  Dr. Stanley is available to support couples one-on-one during exercises. There is no group work, sharing, or public disclosure. 


      Workshop Topics:

      • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage.
      • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for your marital intimacy.
      • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another.
      • Learn small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship.
      • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress.
      • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution.
      • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for conflict resolution.
      • Discover how you can make your and your partners life dreams come true.


      Intensive Couples Therapy: Intensive Couples Therapy sessions will be available before and after the workshop. Please contact Trish Stanley directly at 858-775-9388 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

      CEUs: This course meets the qualification for 12 hours of continuing education credit through R. Cassidy Seminars for qualified professionals. The fee is $40.00 and is completed separately after the workshop.

      Cancellation policy: If cancellation is made three weeks, or 21 days, before workshop date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit, good for a full year, that you can use to attend future workshops.


      For more Workshop Information:

      Call (858) 456-7040 or email

          • 05/10/2019
          • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          • UCSD Medical Education - Telemedicine



          5.5 CEs

          Dr. Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D.


          May 10, 2019
          9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


          UC San Diego Medical Education - Telemedicine

          Click here for more information


          $25 discount for SDPA member

          The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation workshop is an all day workshop conducted by Dr. Fadel Zeidan and mindfulness-certified teachers at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Dr. Zeidan will provide a easily understandable delineation of the neural, physiological and psychological processes supporting mindfulness-based pain relief and health promotion. He will delve into research demonstrating how mindfulness changes the brain, is different from placebo and other meditative practices, and involved processes that are unique and distinct from other mind-body approaches. There will also be section focused on the role of compassion meditation and the corresponding health benefits. We will also teach participants how to practice a spectrum of mindfulness techniques, including breath awareness, vipassana, eating and walking mindfulness, and mindfulness-based compassion. Importantly, these techniques are the same as the ones validated in Dr. Zeidan’s research. Further, participants will learn how to share mindfulness with their patients, clients, and loved ones.


          • 05/10/2019
          • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
          • National University-Spectrum Campus


          SUPERHERO THERAPY: Building Emotional Resilience Skills by Becoming a Superhero In Real Life!

          Earn 6.5 Professional CE Hours.

          Fri May 10 2019
          8:30am – 4:00pm 

          National University-Spectrum Campus
          9388 Lightwave Ave.
          San Diego CA 92123

          Fees: $145-$175

          FACULTY: Janina Scarlet, Ph.D.,is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, an author, and a full-time geek. 

          PROGRAM: Popular culture, including superheroes and characters from fantasy and science fiction, has become an important part of American culture. Superhero Therapyincorporates pop culture examples as metaphors for teens and young adult clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, addiction disorders, (as well as clients on the autism spectrum) into evidence-based treatments--including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).

          For information and registration info, go to www.RTIprojects.orgor call 619.296.8103 x10 

          • 05/17/2019
          • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
          • National University-Spectrum Campus


          Law & Ethics 2019: Risk Management in Clinical Practice - 6 CEs

          Fri May 17 2019 
          8:30am - 3:30pm

          National University-Spectrum Campus
          9388 Lightwave Ave.
          San Diego CA 92123

          Fees: $145-$175 


          • What exactly is “malpractice”?
          • Have the laws and regulations changed since I was licensed? • What exactly is the Tarasoff Warning?
          • How do I comply with HIPAA’s new security standards?
          • What constitutes “boundary violations”, and what are the risks?
          • How should my policies change because of The Patriot Act? • How do I deal with the death of my patient?
          • And how does a “Professional Will” help prepare for my own? 

          FACULTY: Ellen G. Stein, Ph.D., is a forensic and clinical psychologist in practice in San Diego. Dr. Stein is a former Adjunct Professor of Law and Ethics with Alliant International University and Vice Chair of the California Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee .

          For information and registration info, go to www.RTIprojects.orgor call 619.296.8103 x10 

          Earn 6.0 Professional CE Hours. Meets requirements for ethics training for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, drug and alcohol counselors (NAADAC), and certified counselors (NBCC).

          • 09/13/2019
          • 09/14/2019
          • Anaheim, CA



          Keynote Speaker Dr. Abi Weissman: A Guide to Queer and Trans Parenting: Learn, Support, See, and Refer and the conference is the Diversity in Parenting Conference.

          Conference info:

               It’s aimed at mental health and parenting professionals who work with parents and their families!

               There are over 40 speakers of diverse backgrounds and identities (including me!) presenting on topics that families in today’s world are dealing with!

               The conference will be held September 13-14th, 2019 in sunny Southern California (Anaheim, CA to be exact)!

               Over 200 professionals are scheduled to attend this revolutionary conference to grow, learn, network, and embrace diversity in their professional lives!

               Chances to network with local and national companies who work with mental health and parenting professionals in the exhibit hall will be available during the whole event!

          Finally, a conference for mental health and parenting professionals that focuses on the diverse ways parents raise children in today’s world.

          As professionals who work with families, you know how important it is to provide effective service that is both emotionally supportive and clinically sound. But, how about culturally competent?

          For too long you’ve looked for support on how to develop the skills needed to address the various ways that we create families. From the ways we create families to the different ways mental health affects families, you’ve wondered if the professional conference world has just forgotten that professionals want trainings and workshops the see families as uniquely as you do.

          Well, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve found the right conference. The Diversity in Parenting Conference was designed to not only address the unique families that you see and help on a daily basis, but it’s giving you this information from the diverse voices that make up the mental health and parenting professional world.

          If you’re ready for a revolutionary conference that will help you be the best professional that you can be, then this is the conference you must attend. 

            • 09/30/2019
            • 8:00 AM
            • 10/01/2019
            • 5:00 PM
            • Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines


            This year’s Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum will include presentations from leading experts on how to put scientific facts into practical, everyday use to boost performance and emotional health. We are very excited to share this important forum with members of our Naval Special Warfare community, attending doctors, continuing education professionals and the community at large and we look forward to the positive outcomes it will create for those we serve.

            Registration coming soon


          Past events

          03/01/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Shamanic Perspectives on Healing
          02/16/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
          02/08/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Healing Power of Symbolic Memory
          02/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Pesso-Boyden System Training
          02/01/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Predicted Stages of Growth in Couples
          11/30/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hidden Life of Families
          11/03/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
          10/27/2018 SDPA CE Event - Fall Conference
          10/26/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Law & Ethics 2018
          10/26/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hold Me Tight For Polyamorous
          10/19/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Transforming Interlocking Relational Trauma
          10/18/2018 Community CE Event - 2018 NLPA Conference
          10/12/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
          10/01/2018 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
          09/28/2018 Community CE Event - California Sleep Society Educational
          09/22/2018 Community CE Event - Walk to End Alzheimer
          09/14/2018 CPA CE Event - Essentials in Clinical Psychopharmacology for Aging Adults
          09/13/2018 Community CE Event - Early Childhood Mental Health Conference
          09/08/2018 Community CE Event - Seeking Safety
          08/10/2018 Community CE Event - Motivational Interviewing
          08/04/2018 SDPA CE Event - Gender Identity, Culture and Language
          07/28/2018 SDPA CE Event - Integral Marital Therapy
          07/14/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
          06/27/2018 Community CE Event - ABPsi International Convention
          06/21/2018 Community CE Event - AACN
          04/28/2018 Community CE Event - #MeTooLGBTQ
          04/25/2018 CPA Convention in San Diego - Looking Forward
          04/04/2018 Community CE Event - Male Victims
          03/30/2018 Community CE Event - Medical & Healthcare Privacy Breach Compliance
          03/24/2018 Community CE Event - Systems Thinking in a Troubled World
          03/23/2018 SDPA CE Event - CICAMH Conference
          03/16/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide
          03/03/2018 SDPA CE Event - When Gambling Becomes a Problem
          03/02/2018 Community CE Event - Brain Injury Rehabilitation
          02/17/2018 SDPA CE Event - Therapy Quest
          02/10/2018 Community CE Event - The Power of Specificity Theory
          02/10/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
          01/20/2018 SDPA CE Event - Media Training
          01/20/2018 Community CE Event - Motivational Interviewing
          01/13/2018 Community CE Event - Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
          11/16/2017 Community CE Event - Applying CBT
          11/15/2017 Community CE Event - ABCT Eating Disorders
          11/14/2017 Community CE Event - Blocks in Addiction
          11/12/2017 SDPA CE Event - Value and Efficacy of Equine Assisted Experiential Modalities
          11/11/2017 SDPA CE Event - Using Mental Imagery
          11/09/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Sex & Relationships
          11/06/2017 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
          11/04/2017 Community CE Event - Child Psychoanalysis
          11/03/2017 Community CE Event - Post Traumatic Growth
          11/03/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Mindfulness and Relationships
          11/03/2017 Community CE Event - Chronic Adolescent Sexual Abuse
          10/28/2017 Community CE Event - The Hidden Life of Families
          10/28/2017 SDPA Fall Conference - Innovations in Trauma Treatment
          10/14/2017 Community CE Event - Ethics and Risk Management
          10/13/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - MMPI-2
          10/13/2017 Community CE Event - Eating Disorders
          10/13/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Superhero Therapy
          10/08/2017 Community CE Event - 4th Annual OCPA Convention
          10/07/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
          09/24/2017 Community CE Event - IVAT Summit
          09/17/2017 SDPA CE Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
          09/14/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
          08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
          08/05/2017 SDPA CE Event - Superhero Therapy
          08/04/2017 Community CE Event - Integrating Mind, Body & DBT
          07/29/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop

          Contact Us:
          San Diego Psychological Association
          4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.  Suite 105
          San Diego, CA 92123

          Tami Magaro (Office Manager)
          (858) 277-1463
          Fax (858) 277-1402

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