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    • 03/02/2018
    • 03/03/2018
    • San Diego Marriott Del Mar


    San Diego Marriott Del Mar
    11966 El Camino Real
    San Diego, California 92130
    Make a reservation at the Marriott
    Reserve by 2/8/18 for $189/night

    Additional conference information: www.scripps.org/BrainInjuryCME


    • 03/03/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • SDPA Office
    Register

    WHEN GAMBLING BECOMES A PROBLEM - 4 CEs


    Gambling Disorder is now included in the DSM-V as the only behavior in the Addictive Disorders diagnostic category. The growing knowledge base of the neurological basis of problem gambling has been shown to have commonalities with substance addiction. Comparisons between gambling and substance use will be discussed using videos and brain maps to illustrate their similar effects on the brain. Risk factors to becoming a problem gambler, including medical issues and mental health disorders that tend to co-occur with gambling disorder will be outlined. A gambler will share his personal story of addiction and recovery.

    A treatment model which is tailored for this unique clinical issue will be discussed, and its application illustrated with the first person presentation, and several other detailed case examples, featuring use of CBT, the most well documented therapy for problem gambling. Both outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient program treatment and self-treatment will be featured, with attention to clinical criterion which might be used to appropriately target the level of treatment intensity.

    The training will include the introduction of four of the commonly used brief screening measures, practical for therapists to employ to assess need for more specialized treatment, and often used by clients for self-assessment. These are the Lie/Bet Questionnaire (1997), the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS, 2011), the classic 20 questions from Gamblers Anonymous, and the widely used South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS). These are the most common and widely used screening tools in practice at present to screen for problem gambling.

    Conflict of Interest - Yes.  This presentation is funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Office of Problem Gambling (OPG), through a contract with the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)

    Presenters:

    Debbie Rull, LPCC, CCGC-I, NCGC-I

    Debbie Rull is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in private practice and Supervisor of Problem Gambling Services at the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) Addiction Treatment and Recovery Division.  Ms. Rull is a California Gambling Education and Treatment Services (CalGETS) State Authorized Provider.  Ms. Rull is a California and National Certified Gambling Counselor who does problem gambling prevention and treatment in San Diego County.  Ms. Rull has been doing problem gambling workshops for the community and for behavioral health professionals for 10 years, and has taught doctoral level mental health practitioners (including psychiatrists and psychologists) the past 6 years.

    Edgar Capacio, CATC-II, CCGC-I, NCGC-I

    Edgar Capacio is the program supervisor of the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) New Leaf Recovery Center and a Technical Assistance Specialist in UPAC Problem Gambling Services.  Edgar is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and a California Certified Gambling Counselor.  He has been in the field for over 20 years and is very much involved in educating the community about substance and gambling addiction.  He is one of the few Asian Alcohol and Drug Counselors from San Diego.  He also has written some articles in leading Filipino newspapers about alcohol and drug addiction among the Filipino community.  Edgar has received awards and recognition because of his involvement with the community.

    Malcolm Blake

    Malcolm Blake is a Peer Support Specialist in the CalGETS Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for problem gamblers at UPAC in San Diego.  Malcolm also does prevention in the community through the UPAC’s Problem Gambling Technical Assistance and Training Project.  Malcolm has helped thousands of people who have been affected by gambling.  Having been an active member of Gambler’s Anonymous for 50 years, Malcolm has been involved in many aspects of GA, including organizing their international conferences and heading their public relations in San Diego.  He currently answers the GA hotline for gamblers and family members in crisis, and provides never-ending support to new and continuing GA members.  Malcolm shares his story of gambling addiction and recovery at numerous conferences, conventions, and workshops for clinicians, students, and the recovery community.

    Sunnyo Pak, LMFT, CCGC-II, NCGC-II

    Sunnyo Pak is the Director of Union of Pan Asian Communities, Addiction Treatment and Recovery Division.  Ms. Pak is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a CalGETS approved provider, a California Certified Gambling Counselor II, and is in private practice in San Diego.  Ms. Pak currently serves on the advisory board of California Council on Problem Gambling and the executive committee of the San Diego Alcohol and Drug Services Providers Association.  Ms. Pak has given numerous presentations and participated in the training of other providers in the area of gambling disorder, mental illness, and substance abuse.  Ms. Pak is a long term advocate for the need of gambling prevention and treatment services for San Diego residents.

    Suzanne Koch Eckenrode, MFT, CCGC-II, NCGC-II

    Suzanne Koch Eckenrode has a private practice specializing in treating clients with gambling, other addictions and mental health issues as well as their family members in San Diego and Orange Counties. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a National and California Certified Gambling Counselor II. Suzanne has treated hundreds of gamblers and their families, has been involved in outreach and prevention and led trainings and forums on problem gambling, in California and Oregon. Suzanne is currently a Consultant for UPAC and NAPAFASA on the State of California’s Problem Gambling Prevention Technical Assistant & Training Project. She is also a trainer and supervisor for the California Gambling Education and Treatment Services Program. While at the nation’s most expansive outpatient gambling treatment program, Cascadia BHC, she developed and implemented a successful gender specific track and curriculum for the unique needs of the female gambler. Suzanne was the lead clinician for a Partial Hospital Mood Disorder Program and has experience in inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, a University counseling center and community clinics. She holds two master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Communication Studies. Suzanne has served on the Board of Directors for the California Council on Problem Gambling.

    Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is highly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

    Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be charged 50% of the course fee.                                                               

    American Psychological Association

    The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LFMT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board  to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 


    Gambling Disorder is now included in the DSM-V as the only behavior in the Addictive Disorders diagnostic category. The growing knowledge base of the neurological basis of problem gambling has been shown to have commonalities with substance addiction. Comparisons between gambling and substance use will be discussed using videos and brain maps to illustrate their similar effects on the brain. Risk factors to becoming a problem gambler, including medical issues and mental health disorders that tend to co-occur with gambling disorder will be outlined. A gambler will share his personal story of addiction and recovery.

    A treatment model which is tailored for this unique clinical issue will be discussed, and its application illustrated with the first person presentation, and several other detailed case examples, featuring use of CBT, the most well documented therapy for problem gambling. Both outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient program treatment and self-treatment will be featured, with attention to clinical criterion which might be used to appropriately target the level of treatment intensity.

    The training will include the introduction of four of the commonly used brief screening measures, practical for therapists to employ to assess need for more specialized treatment, and often used by clients for self-assessment. These are the Lie/Bet Questionnaire (1997), the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS, 2011), the classic 20 questions from Gamblers Anonymous, and the widely used South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS). These are the most common and widely used screening tools in practice at present to screen for problem gambling.

    Conflict of Interest - Yes.  This presentation is funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – Office of Problem Gambling (OPG), through a contract with the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)

    Presenters:

    Debbie Rull, LPCC, CCGC-I, NCGC-I

    • 03/16/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus

    SUICIDE THERAPIES THAT WORK - 6 CEs

    Facilitator: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
    Produced by: The Relationship Training Institute (RTI)
                             David Wexler, Ph.D. (SDPA Member)

       DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
               March 16, 2018 (Friday)
               Registration: 8:00 AM
               Workshop: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!
    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123


    Suicide is on the rise in the United States, having gone up 24% between 1994 and 2014. It is the most common psychiatric emergency that therapists will encounter. Recent research has identified suicide-specific therapies that are effective in treating both suicidal ideation and behavior. The problem is that most therapists are not aware of them nor have they been trained in them, so most suicidal clients do not receive these potentially lifesaving treatments. For therapists with an active clinical practice, suicide is an occupational hazard that can be both emotionally and practically devastating—and 25% of family members of suicidal patients take legal actions against the patient’s mental health treatment team.

    This workshop will provide an invaluable opportunity for therapists to implement these empirically validated, evidence-based treatments for suicide that are fast becoming the standard of care.

    In this workshop you will learn to...

    • Identify the most important techniques/tools for assessing suicidal risk
    • Recognize innovative and effective suicide therapies which will assist clinicians in practicing to the standard of care
    • Activate strategies to minimize the risk of successful lawsuits or sanctions

    • Find effective coping strategies for the emotional impact of working with clients who attempt suicide or actually commit suicide

    • Implement effective state-of-the-art crisis interventions for suicidal patients

    FEES

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!

    • $160 (paid registration by February 25)
    • $175 (paid after February 25)
    • $145 Full-time Student/Allied Agency staff (paid by February 25)
    • $160 Full-time Student/Allied Agency staff (paid after February 25)

    Registration Options:

    On-line: www.RTIprojects.org

    Fax: 619.296.5027

    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10

    • 03/23/2018
    • 03/24/2018
    • Town and Country San Diego

    CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE (CICAMH)


    REGISTER HERE
    • 03/24/2018
    • Brandman University - SD Campus

    SYSTEMS THINKING IN A TROUBLED WORLD - 6.5 CEs

    Facilitated by: Daniel Papero, Ph.D.
    San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

    Register online!
    Contact: Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. (PSY15774) 
    Director, Southern CA Education & Training in Bowen Theory
    sctbt@cox.net
    (619) 525-7747.

    LOCATION:

    Brandman University
    San Diego Campus
    7460 Mission Valle Road
    San Diego, CA 92108

    • 04/25/2018
    • 04/29/2018
    • Hyatt Regency La Jolla

    LOOKING FORWARD:
    INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICE
    (Including a featured track on Psychology in the Digital Age)


    CALL FOR POSTERS

    • 05/11/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus

    EVERYTHING I HATE ABOUT THE PSYCH EPPP LICENSING EXAM - 7 CEs

    Facilitator: Ellen Stein, Ph.D.
    Produced By: The Relationship Training Institute (RTI)
                              David Wexler, Ph.D. (SDPA Member)

    DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
               May 11, 2018 (Friday)
               Registration: 8:00 AM
               Workshop: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!
    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123

    After twenty years of preparing candidates, Dr. Stein has taken the essential elements of EPPP preparation and honed them into a succinct one day seminar, focusing exclusively on the three topics everyone loves to hate: Statistics, Research Design, and Test Construction.

    While all of the EPPP content can be self-studied, these three content areas are the source of much anxiety and confusion for Psy. D. and Ph.D. candidates alike, and many candidates feel intimidated and ill-equipped to master these crucial content areas. Dr. Stein takes the key terms, concepts and formulas you will need to pass the EPPP, and makes them approachable, understandable and even interesting!

    In this workshop, you will put the finishing touches on your firm grasp of these anxiety-provoking sections of the EPPP exam:

    • Statistics
    • Research Design
    • Test Construction

    And you will be able to move forward with confidence!


    FEES

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!

    • $175 (paid registration by April 20)
    • $195 (paid after April 20)
    • $160 Allied Agency staff (paid by April 20)
    • $175 Allied Agency staff (after April 20)


    Registration Options:

    On-line: www.RTIprojects.org

    Fax: 619.296.5027

    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10



    • 06/21/2018
    • 06/23/2018
    • Marriott Marquis in San Diego

    AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE




    The 2018 AACN conference program is finalized and includes a number of exciting new workshop topics. Stay tuned for details to follow over the coming months.

    READ MORE

    • 10/01/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/02/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

    NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION IMPACT FORUM 2018


    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    • 10/19/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/20/2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus

    AEDP FOR COUPLES: TRANSFORMING INTERLOCKING RELATIONAL TRAUMA IN COUPLES' TREATMENT & FALLING FRESHLY IN LOVE - 14 CEs

    Facilitator: David Mars, Ph.D.
    Produced by: The Relationship Training Institute (RTI)
                             David Wexler, Ph.D. (SDPA Member)

       DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
                October 19-20, 2018 
               Registration: 8:00 AM
               Workshop: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!
    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

    Join us October 19-20, 2018 for this unique two-day intensive in
    Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP, developed
    by Dr. Diana Fosha). AEDP For Couples is a comprehensive,
    integrative, theoretical, and clinical model offering new skills to
    heal multi-generational patterns of rage, anxiety, dissociation,
    and infidelity. Through clinical videos, lecture, and demonstration,
    Dr. Mars will focus on healing attachment trauma in the
    couple dynamic as well as within each individual and illustrate
    how the “felt experience” of love can be a key change agent in
    couples treatment.

    You will learn to:

    • Generate the secure base required for transformative couple
    • treatment
    • Develop more somatic attunement with your couples and
    • clients
    • Discover an Early Warning System to affectively regulate challenging
    • couple members
    • Expand your own window of affect tolerance when dealing
    • with Dorsal Vagal Response
    • Resolve shame about what each couple member has done
    • and what each was helpless to prevent being done to them

    historically and within the relationship

    FEES

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!

    • $305 (paid registration by October 1)
    • $345 (paid after October 1)
    • $275 Allied Agency staff/Full-time Student (paid by October 1)
    • $305 Allied Agency staff/Full-time Student (paid after October 1)

    Registration Options:

    On-line: www.RTIprojects.org

    Fax: 619.296.5027

    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10

    • 10/27/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • TBA

    ENCOUNTERING SUBSTANCE ISSUES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE - 6 CEs


    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    George F. Koob, Ph.D.
    Director
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    (NIAAA)









    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 30!

    ASL Interpretation Available

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    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    VIEW SPEAKERS


     Registration Fees  Early-Bird 9/30/18  Regular   On-Site 10/27/18 
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    Attendance Policy: CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 15 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is highly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

    Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be charged 50% of the course fee.


































Past events

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


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