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    • 10/21/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 5665 Oberlin Dr., SD, CA 92120

    WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VIDEO GAMERS?

    Speaker: Boontarika Sripom

    Presented By: SDPA Cultural Diversity Committee

    RSVP: rebeccakgill2@gmail.com

    SPEAKER BIO

    My name is Boonie Sripom and I'm an artist who fell into psychology. I earned my MA in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, am currently a life coach for artists, geeks, and gamers and the Personal Counselor at FIDM Orange County. Through my 15 years working with children, I noticed how important play and video games were, yet highly misunderstood by adults who didn't participate. There is increasing acceptance with playing video games, however, stigmas permeate the foreground. There are tropes of violent gamers as people who lack social skills or obsessively play until their health suffers. There are lingering threats of taking games away, leaving gamers alone to work through their potential losses. 

    Video games are a sensitive topic, especially for families trying to connect, but don't know how. I enjoy reframing and translating what games can offer players, as well as facilitating insights into how to use games to level up individually and as a family. 

    My favorite game is World of Warcraft, and Minecraft has a special place in my heart. I am part of the Geek Therapy Community online and consult with fellow geeks in mental health to share information and offer support. My YouTube channel has a series related to thoughts on video games. This summer, I lectured on online harassment at UC Irvine's eSports Arena girl's summer camp. There are countless topics to discuss on gaming. This general talk will discuss common stereotypes associated with video games and alternative perspectives.

    website: www.organizedmesses.com

    youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrganizedMesses

    Coaching for artists, geeks, and gamers. 

    www.organizedmesses.com

    (949) 381-1894 | organizedmesses@gmail.com

    • 10/27/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Center for Discovery

    Connect, Consult & Brunch

    4th Friday of every month!

    9:30-11:00 am
    Next Meeting: October 27th

    Center for Discovery 
    5414 Oberlin Dr., Ste 100
    San Diego, CA





    (no meeting in November and December)

    Monthly Case Consultation Group 
    for Mental Health Providers Facilitated by 

    Davida Price, MS, LMFT, MT-BC       

    Davida Price, MS, LMFT, MT-BC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Music Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, and a previous President of the San Diego Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Davida is the Program Director of Center For Discovery's Resilience Mental Health Teen Outpatient Program in San Diego. Davida has worked both in an agency and private practice setting and has experience working with a wide range of ages and individuals experiencing a variety of diagnoses. Davida's work using "Rock Therapy" with teens has been written about in the San Diego Reader, San Diego Women's Magazine, and has been featured on About.com.

    • 10/28/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza San Diego-Mission Valley
    Register

    INNOVATIONS IN TRAUMA TREATMENT:
    WHAT'S OUTSIDE THE BOX? - 6 CEs







    Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley
    2270 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDED SEPTEMBER 30!

    ASL Translation Available

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    HOTEL ROOM DISCOUNT LINK

     Registration Fees  Early-Bird 9/30/17  Regular   On-Site 10/28/17 
     Member  $150  $200  $210
     Member Student/Post-Doc  $75  $100  $110
     Non-Member  $180  $230  $240
     Non-Member Student/Post-Doc  $95  $120  $130
     Special Rate  $150  $150 $150 
     Special Rate Student/Post-Doc $75   $75 $75 































    • 10/28/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Brandman University SD Campus

    THE HIDDEN LIFE OF FAMILIES - 6.5 CEs

    Michael Kerr, M.D.
    Director of Bowen Theory Academy

    Annual San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

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

    Conference Approved By CPA-OPD (SOU042)

    Contact:
    Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D.
    (619) 525-7747
    www.socialbowentheory.com
    scbt@cox.net


    • 11/03/2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center

    CHRONIC ADOLESCENT SEXUAL ABUSE: THE EFFECT OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND OBJECT CHOICE - A CASE REPORT AND TREATMENT - 2 CEs

    Presenter: Calvin Colarusso, M.D.
    Hosted by San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (SDPC) 

    Location:
    San Diego Psychoanalytic Center
    4455 Morena Blvd., Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92117


    Drs. Colarusso and Epstein will present material from a forensic evaluation and psychotherapy of a fifty-year-old man who was sexually abused for four years during adolescence.  Differences between what can be learned—and understood—from conflicting information gathered during a thorough evaluation as opposed to ongoing therapy will be presented. 

    The effect of early developmental experiences and traumas vs. adolescent sexual abuse will both be presented in an effort to address the central question of what were the major determinants to the sexual orientation that eventually solidified in this man. Each of the presenters will speak for 20-25 minutes, followed by a brief informal discussion between the presenters of areas of agreement and disagreement. 

    CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS – www.sdpsychoanalyticcenter.org

    858-454-3102 or sdpc.michelle@gmail.com

    Most Events at SDPC - Refreshments served 1/2 hour before
    • 11/03/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus, San Diego

    MINDFULNESS AND RELATIONSHIPS: ENHANCING THERAPIST-CLIENT CONNECTION AND TREATMENT OF COUPLES - 6 CEs

    Facilitated by: Steven Alper, LCSW
    Hosted by: Relationship Training Institute (RTI)

    Join internationally-recognized mindfulness trainer Steven Alper, LCSW for this ground-breaking workshop.  Learn a bold, intersubjective, relational and trans-theoretical approach to incorporating mindfulness in psychotherapy that will enhance the therapeutic relationship and couples therapy outcomes-but is equally applicable to all primary practice modalities and theoretical orientations.

    Steven Alper, LCSW has been an ardent mindfulness meditation practitioner for over 35 years.  Steve is author of the book, Mindfulness Meditation in Psychotherapy: An Integrated Model for Clinicians.

    Special Rates Apply for SDPA Members

    For More Information

    • 11/03/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH:
    Integrative Perspectives


    ~ Wine & Cheese reception begins at 6pm ~
    $10 General Admission / $5 Students / CEs available*
    Register


    An evening with a panel of professionals from different
    treatment orientations, on HOW and WHY growth
    happens after trauma. The evening will include personal
    stories of growth, so bring yours to share.


    • 11/04/2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 11/05/2017
    • SDPC - 4455 Morena Blvd., Ste 202 San Diego, CA 92117

    Western Regional Conference on Child Psycho-analysis

    Register here

    (light breakfast and lunch included) (optional dinner [additional fee], Saturday, November 4, 2017)

    Registration $150, candidates/students/residents $75; CEU credits offered




    This conference is a collaboration of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. The conference is for clinicians and students interested in child psychoanalysis and child psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Clinicians from the western institutes affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association will discuss issues related to child and adolescent psychoanalysis using clinical material from several different cases.

    For additional information on registration, or to register, please contact the administrator at SDPC, Michelle Spencer, at 619 454 3102(sdpc.michelle@gmail.com).

    • 11/06/2017
    • 11/07/2017
    • Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

    NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION IMPACT FORUM 2017

    We would be honored to have you in attendance at the Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum 2017.  

    Please note space is limited, so we encourage you to register today and join us in this important endeavor.  Together we can make a difference. 

    Please visit the registration site for detailed information regarding the Forum

    We look forward to seeing you.

    Dr. Mia Bartoletti
    Collective Impact Project Manager

    CLICK TO REGISTER

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    • 11/08/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SDPA Office

    Socializing and dinner at 6:30 P.M.  
    Ms. Bookwalter responsible for dinner.

    • 11/09/2017
    • 11/10/2017
    • National University-Spectrum Campus, San Diego, CA

    SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM TWO OF THE LEADING EXPERTS IN THE FIELD - 13 CEs

    Hosted by: Relationship Training Institute (RTI)

    Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP is a nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness.  Her first book, After the Affair, has sold more than a half-million copies.

    Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, CST is an internationally-recognized sexual health author, trainer and psychotherapist.  He has co-authored a new book Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction.


    Special Rates Apply for SDPA Members

    For More Information




    • 11/11/2017
    • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • SDPA Office
    Register

    RIDING THE WAVE: USING MENTAL IMAGERY TO HEAL TRAUMA - 4 CEs


    Michelle Warfield, Ph.D. Creative Imagination Specialist

    Trauma research shows us that traumatic experience affects the mind, brain, and body. Further, Affective Neuroscience research indicates the relationship between the brain, thoughts, and emotion. This research highlights the need for trauma treatment interventions to be integrative, holistic, and flexible, and uniquely tailored to each individual’s presented needs on the continuum of trauma treatment. It also underscores the need to include trauma treatment interventions that will serve to heal the mind, emotions, and body; and contribute to brain functioning which supports emotional regulation. The use of Mental Imagery is a mindful, cognitive technique that when practiced with safety and relaxation and a few other prerequisites, can transform depression, anxiety, physical pain, and relationship difficulties; and contributes to integrated emotional, mental, physical, social balance and psychological health. 

    This workshop is designed to help you:

    1.     Summarize Affective Neuroscience research findings that show the relationship between thoughts, brain, and emotion.
    2.     Identify what the trauma literature tells us about the effect of traumatic experience on the mind, brain, and body
    3.     Discuss the benefits of Mental Imagery in the process of healing from trauma.
    4.     Identify technique for the application of Mental Imagery in the treatment of trauma, including the use of guided and discovered images, and the altering of distressing images.
    5.     Demonstrate through participation in a guided imagery group exercise where you will discover, see, and sense your own images, to be followed by group discussion of your individual experience of images.  

    MICHELLE WARFIELD, PH.D.

    Dr. Warfield is a Clinical and Forensic Ph.D. Psychologist, licensed in the States of California, New York, and Colorado. She is an expert in the field of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and trauma with research in Perceived Control and Dissociation, Anxiety, and Depression; and has provided many years of trauma treatment and assessment in private practice, and state and federal institutions. She is also an expert in the area of Mental Imagery for mind-body health and healing. She provides Mental Imagery psychoeducational seminars, trainings, and workshops throughout the United States. Dr. Warfield is currently publishing a book in this area of expertise.

    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.

    • 11/12/2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • Balboa Park (6th and Laurel)

    WALK IN REMEMBRANCE WITH HOPE


    Check in: 7:00 am
    Walk starts at 8:45 am

    REGISTER HERE or call: Survivors of Suicide Loss: 619.752.4055






    • 11/12/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Reins of Change in Rancho Santa Fe
    Register

    THE VALUE AND EFFICACY OF EQUINE ASSISTED EXPERIENTIAL MODALITIES FOR CLIENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS - 2 CEs 

    Presented by Renee Sievert, RN, MFT, Master Equus Facilitator

       

        VIEW VIDEO



    The goals of this workshop are to provide a deeper understanding of the value and the variety of equine assisted activities for clients, identify local equine assisted activity resources, and explore ways to collaborate with equine facilitators to assist clients with trauma, substance abuse, and assist health professionals suffering burnout and compassion fatigue.

    The bond between humans and horses dates back thousands of years. Horses are highly intuitive animals, keenly aware of the slightest energetic or emotional shift. Unlike most adults, who have been socially trained to relate to life through stories, judgments, or an inner dialogue, horses only reflect the truth of the present moment. Therefore, they consistently mirror back the energetic and behavioral patterns that humans communicate. Horses give instant and honest feedback about the positive and negative communication and behavioral patterns around them. 

    Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the value and variety of equine assisted activities available for application to mental health conditions, the equine-assisted activity resources available locally, how to identify a qualified practitioner of equine facilitation and ways to collaborate with equine facilitators to increase supportive, experiential activities for their clients to augment their mental health treatment/therapy.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Describe the evidence-based value of interactions with horses as a therapeutic modality for treatment of mental health disorders, particularly trauma
    • Describe the variety of equine assisted activities available for use with clients & families and identify equine activities appropriate for use in trauma, family conflict, addiction and burnout
    • Observe how the presence of the horse enables a client to interact with the world around them in a way that may not be possible with traditional talk therapy.
    • Describe how equine assisted activities may improve a client’s observation skills and capacity for mindfulness
    • Identify local resources where equine activities are available. Identify differences in training and certification for different types of equine facilitators
    • Describe three ways to collaborate with equine facilitators in mental health treatment

    Course Level: introductory 

    Target Audience:  therapists interested in how equine assisted activities may contribute to mental health treatment



    RENEE SIEVERT, RN, MFT, Master Equus Facilitator









    With over 30 years in the healthcare field, Renee specializes in consulting, teaching, and coaching in the areas of leadership and team development. She travels nationwide to design and facilitate Equus team-building workshops where participants are introduced to a unique way of assessing self-awareness, leadership presence, communication skills, and team dynamics as they interact with horses.  Renee also provides equine-assisted activities for adults, adolescents, couples, and families in the San Diego area.  Renee holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Registered Nurse, with advanced certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and HIV/AIDS.  She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California and provides clinical education on a variety of topics including Motivational Interviewing, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Co-Occurring Disorders, Crisis Intervention and Ethics. Renee is a Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong Facilitator, a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and the International Coach Federation (ICF).

    For more information about Equus Coaching and Equine Facilitated Activities, watch this 3 minute video:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/fOnQI7zZEXA

    For information about Equus Leadership and Team Building, watch this video https://vimeo.com/132615722

    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.

    • 11/14/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Center Club 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

    UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL & COGNITIVE BLOCKS IN ADDICTION  3 CECs

    With Judy Ho, PhD & Gina H. Tabrizy, LMFT

    There is no cost to attend!:           

    Complimentary valet parking and breakfast will be provided!

    Register Today

    • 11/16/2017
    • 11/19/2017
    • San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel

    APPLYING CBT IN DIVERSE CONTEXTS

    The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 
    51st Annual Convention 
    San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel
    Thursday, November 16 – November 19, 2017

    The theme this year is “Applying CBT in Diverse Contexts” and it is intended to showcase research, clinical practice and training that increases our understanding of mental health problems and mechanisms, improves the efficacy and effectiveness of CBT for diverse groups, and enables us to disseminate these evidence-based treatments across professions.

    Highlights of this year’s program include:

    •  Three Invited Addresses:
      • Stanley Sue, Ph.D., Palo Alto University and UC Davis - "Cultural Competency: Political Correctness or Necessity?"
      •  Steven A. Safren, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Miami – “Applying evidence-based CBT principles to disease prevention and self-care in diverse, sexual minority and global populations: lessons learned from HIV/AIDS”
      • Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles – “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Low-income and Minority Communities”
    •  Presidential Address by Gail Steketee, Ph.D. from Boston University
    •  Lifetime Achievement Award Address by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP from University of Washington
    •  Clinical Grand Round hosted by Katharina Kircanski, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Mental Health, 2016 Annual Convention Program Chair
    • 145 Symposia, 34 Panel Discussions, 14 Clinical Roundtables, 1 Spotlight Research
    •  Over 1,400 Poster presentations
    •  Over 52 Clinical Intervention Trainings, Institutes, Master Clinician Seminars, AMASS, Traditional Workshops, and Mini Workshops
    • 11/18/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Art Share LA

    MIRRORS OF THE MIND 6: THE PSYCHOTHERAPIST AS ARTIST

    Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)


    ART GALLERY RECEPTION
    11/18/17  6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    For More Information

    ART EXHIBITION DATES

    11/15/17 - 11/26/17  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Art Share LA
    801 E. 4th Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90013


    • 12/10/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA


    • 12/13/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SDPA Office

    Socialization and dinner at 6:30 P.M.  
    Dr. Colangelo responsible for dinner.

    • 02/10/2018
    • 02/11/2018
    • The Cottage Clinic

    THE HOLD ME TIGHT WORKSHOP FOR COUPLES IN SAN DIEGO: A RELATIONSHIP ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - 12 CEs


    Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D.

    The Cottage Clinic
    Rancho Santa Fe

    For More Information
    • 04/25/2018
    • 04/29/2018
    • Hyatt Regency La Jolla

    PSYCHOLOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE - INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS AND THEIR PRACTICES

    SDPA Host Association

    • 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

Past events

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
10/11/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
10/11/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Empathy and the Entrepreneur
10/08/2017 Community Event - Nir Bergman
10/08/2017 Community CE Event - 4th Annual OCPA Convention
10/07/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
10/07/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Group Therapy Training Workshop
09/24/2017 Community CE Event - IVAT Summit
09/19/2017 SDPA Member Event - Executive Functioning
09/17/2017 SDPA CE Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
09/16/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Using Mindfulness with Children
09/16/2017 SDPA Member Event - LGBT
09/15/2017 Community Event - Living Well
09/14/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
09/13/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
08/27/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Summer Social
08/27/2017 Community Event - Screenagers Film and Q&A
08/25/2017 Community Event - Technical Safeguards
08/23/2017 SDPA Member Event - CHILD
08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
08/09/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
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
07/28/2017 Community Event - Camp Erin
07/26/2017 Community Event - Ongoing Assessment and Monitoring
07/12/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
06/28/2017 Community Event - Gender Odyssey
06/25/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
06/25/2017 SDPA/OCPA Meet and Greet
06/10/2017 SDPA June Board Retreat


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