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    • 01/19/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center

    1st International Conference on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging

    San Diego Psychoanalytic Center - 6 CEUs


    January 19, 2019
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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

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    Questions and registration Contact: 

    Contact Michelle Spencer -
    • 01/25/2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center

    The Clinical Work of Wilfred Bion: the ‘Here and Now’ and the Present Unconscious

    In a short, iconic and occasionally baffling paper, Wilfred Bion (1967) in ‘Notes on Memory and Desire’ epitomized what contemporary London Kleinian work began to become most well-known for, namely working with the ‘here and now’ states of mind evinced by analytic patients. While Melanie Klein’s work with young children had long been conducted with a focus on the present moment, Bion accelerated this emphasis by a radical revision vis-à-vis the patient’s early remembered history. While he listened to patient’s accounts of their early life, he emphasized more what he could directly observe in the session. Dr. Aguayo maintains that Bion’s emphasis on the present unconscious can be integrated with Freud’s notion of the past unconscious, all of which leads to a multi-dimensional understanding of what our patients tell us.


    January 25, 2019
    7:30 - 9:30 PM


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

    Questions and registration Contact: 

    Contact Michelle Spencer -
    • 02/07/2019
    • 02/10/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • TBA
    • 02/08/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Azusa Pacific University

      • 02/09/2019
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • 10455 Sorrento Valley Rd




      February 9, 2019
      10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


      10455 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste 208
      San Diego, CA 
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      This event is part of Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies with administrative support provided by Americans for the Arts. Creative Forces® is a registered trademark of the National Endowment for the Arts.

      • 02/12/2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • 511 Saxony Drive, Encinitas

        • 02/16/2019
        • 9:00 AM
        • 02/17/2019
        • 5:00 PM
        • The Cottage Clinic


        Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D.

        The Cottage Clinic
        Rancho Santa Fe

        Space is limited and the workshop sells out so reserve your space now!

        Based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Attachment Theory

        Join us for this positive, research-based psycho-educational program for all couples that want to strengthen and deepen their relationship. Pre-marital couples that want to prepare and learn how to make love last for a lifetime will benefit from this program. 

        $785 per couple Includes: healthy, tasty catered lunches, snacks, beverages and workbook. (dietary preferences of attendees are always taken into consideration).

        Early Bird Rate Until January 1st is $765 per couple.

        The format and schedule include: 

        • Educational talk intermingled with video presentations
        • Couples exercises (in private, not in front of the group)
        • Some Group Discussion (Entirely Voluntary)
        During this relationship enrichment workshop you will have the opportunity to:
        • Discover the key moments that shape a love relationship
        • Affirm strengths in your relationship
        • Address negative interaction patterns
        • Understand what is really underlying your conflicts
        • Learn how to repair and forgive
        • Enhance your emotional and physical closeness
        • Become more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged with each other.
        • Experience engaging, fun, and interactive presentations.
        • Practice as a couple in private setting (Not required to share in front of the group)

        Research shows that 7 out of 10 couples that go through Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy move from marital distress to marital satisfaction. 

        A team of EFT Trained Therapists will be available for guidance throughout the weekend 

        Reasons to attend this weekend retreat:

        • If you want to feel more connected to your partner;
        • If you want to iron out some kinks;
        • If you want to deepen your understanding of each other;
        • If you have drifted apart or are in distress;
        • If you are considering marriage and want to know what a healthy marriage looks like and how to have one;
        • If you want to spend the weekend bonding with your partner;
        • If you are a therapist wanting to learn more about Emotionally Focused Therapy (12 CEU's are available for Psychologists, MFT's, LCSW's, Educational Psychologists and Licensed Counselors).

          • 02/16/2019
          • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
          • San Diego State University, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

          Let the Poets Speak: Redemptive Love

          Special Guest:

          Best Selling Author Bertice Berry, Ph.D.

          "When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny.”

          February 16, 2019
          6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


          San Diego State University, Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center
          5250 55th Street
          San Diego, CA 92182-1690

          Tickets are $25 per person (Buffet Style Dinner Included)

          The Poetry Open Mic Night is your opportunity to showcase your artistry and speak your truth in front of a welcoming audience. Established and novice poets, lyricists, and writers of all genres we invite you to come out and share your work

          and mingle with other artists. Each participant will have 5 minutes to share their original piece as it relates to the theme.

          To sign up as a participant for the Open Mic portion of the program please see Dr. Ricky Pope or designee at the ABPsi table.

          Note: Parking is available in Parking Structure 7 at the corner of Montezuma Road and 55th Street. Pre-Paid parking is available for $8.50 on the website and general parking purchased on the date of the event will be $20.00.

          For questions and additional information please go to

            • 03/22/2019
            • 8:00 AM
            • 03/24/2019
            • 5:30 PM
            • Hilton San Diego/Del Mar


            Diagnosis, Technique and Outcome


            March 22-24, 2019
            8:00 AM - 5:30 PM


            Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
            15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd
            Del Mar, CA 

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            A three day “winter school” in beautiful San Diego, California

            This conference is designed to show the latest advances in psychologic diagnosis and state of the art psychotherapy technique of treating common conditions presenting in the office and clinic practice.

            Presenters include: Nancy McWilliams (Rutgers), Michael Garrett (SUNY Downstate), Josette ten Have de Labije (Germany, ISTDP), Kristin Osborn (Harvard Medical School), Alana Iglewicz (UCSD) and Robert Neborsky (UCSD)

            Topics include: Spectrum of illness/schizoid treatment; advanced CBT for psychosis; application of AB ISTDP with anxiety; working with affect-techniques and resistances; short term therapy of complex bereavement and application of AB ISTDP with personality disorders


            • 03/29/2019
            • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
            • National University-Spectrum Campus


            Suicide Therapies That Work 

            Earn 6.0 Professional CE Hours.

            Fri March 29 2019 
            8:30am - 3:30pm

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

            Fees: $145-$175 

            PROGRAM:ALL CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGISTS, LCSW'S, AND MFT'S WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A TRAINING IN SUICIDE THERAPIES BY 2020 OR 2021—THIS OUTSTANDING COURSE MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND RE-LICENSURE! Join internationally-recognized author Dr. Lisa Firestone 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, and activate strategies to minimize the risk of successful lawsuits or sanctions.

            FACULTY: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Santa Barbara and the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. She is the author of Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and The Self under Siege. Dr. Firestone is a national and international presenter on the topics of suicide and violence as well as couple relationships and parenting.

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

            • 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.

            • 04/27/2019
            • Rady Children's Hospital



            April 27, 2019


            Rady Children’s Hospital
            Education Office Building
            7960 Birmingham Drive
            San Diego, CA 92123

            Registration Questions:

            Phone: (858) 534-3940


            This program will examine and promote evidence-based practices for the integration of behavioral health care service competencies into primary care settings across the lifespan. Model national and local programs fostering collaborative care by primary care and behavioral health providers will be described. Strategies to optimize behavioral health care connections and capacities within the primary health care setting will be explored. The program will discuss a number of innovative San Diego based efforts that integrate behavioral health. Special focus will be paid to clinical rationale and outcomes of behavioral integrated model of care.

            This program is designed for primary care practitioners, psychiatrists, behavioral health providers, administrators, advocates and others seeking to enhance behavioral health capacity at primary health care settings in their community work settings. The program will also specifically invite medical students, residents and fellows to introduce them to these concepts to adequately prepare them for their future careers.

            • 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).

            • 09/30/2019
            • 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


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