Community CE Events

Events included in the list below are CE events produced and accredited by other professionals/associations that may be of interest to SDPA members.

    • 03/06/2020
    • 03/29/2020
    • The Boathouse at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

    EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training offered by EMDR Readiness Academy 

    Training offers 52 CE Credits


    March 6-8 2020 and March 27-29 2020
    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Boathouse at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort   
    1025 La Bonita Dr. 
    San Marcos, CA 92078

    Cost $1500 (visit website for discount options)

    For more information and to register visit

    Why train with the EMDR Readiness Academy?
    We are a boutique training agency dedicated to excellence in preparing clinicians to provide safe and effective EMDR therapy.

    In order to provide personalized support in integrating EMDR therapy into clinical practice, we strictly limit Basic Training Consultation to groups of 4 (versus the standard of 10 per group permitted by EMDRIA).

    Each member of our team of facilitators/consultants has advanced skills in applying EMDR therapy to developmental/attachment trauma and dissociation, which is essential for navigating the real-world complexity of using EMDR therapy with clients.

    Our team is comprised of specialists with expertise in treating specific populations with EMDR therapy, allowing you the opportunity to choose a consultant experienced in a treatment area of interest to you.
    Come in your comfy clothes!  We have chosen a warm, restorative setting that is ideal for learning and practicing EMDR therapy skills for the first time – or as a refresher course.

    Why become an EMDR therapist?
    Trauma-informed treatment is increasingly recognized as essential for addressing the underlying vulnerability caused by Adverse Childhood Events (ACE).  Higher ACE scores have been associated with a markedly increased incidence of mental health disorders, addictions, and medical conditions.

    Advances in the EMDR therapy field have created an understanding of how “second generation” EMDR therapy can be used to treat the effects of insecure attachment, unmet developmental needs, and the “small t” traumas of adverse life events that can underlie and drive anxiety, depression, and other emotional, behavioral, and relationship difficulties.

    EMDR therapy was initially developed to treat trauma in the late 1980’s and has been been researched extensively in the decades since. Over 24 randomized controlled trials – the gold standard of study in the field – have provided empirical validation of its efficacy.

    EMDR therapy has been assigned to Category A as “strongly recommended” for the treatment of trauma by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2004, 2010).  EMDR Therapy has been included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (2011) for the reductions of trauma-related stress, anxiety, and depression.  Most recently in 2013, the WHO (World Health Organization) has formally approved the recommendation of EMDR Therapy for adults and children with PTSD.

    Completing a Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) provides the foundation for learning to safely and effectively use EMDR therapy in clinical practice.  EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainings undergo rigorous review to ensure quality standards and are required to provide a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, 20 hours of supervised practicum, and 10 hours of consultation.

    • 04/23/2020
    • 04/26/2020
    • Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

    2020 CPA Convention


    • 06/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/13/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • University of San Diego



    JUNE 11 - JUNE 13, 2020

    5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110 
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    It is our pleasure to invite you to an international conference co-sponsored by the World Dignity Project, University of San Diego, and University of California San Diego, which will take place in San Diego, California USA from Thursday, 11 June to Saturday 13 June 2020.

    The World Dignity Project has a mission to advocate for mental health and well-being for all, with equality of treatment and dignity in experience as a basic human right.

    We aim to mobilize the public to ensure dignity in mental health is a reality by improving mental health and health literacy, changing the public mindset about mental health, encouraging people to talk about mental health and providing hope for people with mental illness.

Past events

12/06/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Neurobiology of Trauma: What To Do When You Are Stuck
11/22/2019 Community CE Event - Suicide Prevention & Treatment Workshop
11/13/2019 Community CE Event - Neuropsychology in Transition Conference
11/01/2019 Community CE Event - Living, Loving, and Hating Well: Ralph R. Greenson in His Time and Ours
11/01/2019 Community CE Event - Restorative Retelling Victims of Violent Loss
10/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
10/21/2019 Community CE Event - Domestic Violence Counselor Training
09/30/2019 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
08/25/2019 Community Event - Through the Practice Lens
08/15/2019 Community CE Event - Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference
08/10/2019 Community Event - 7th Annual HRC San Diego Gala
08/06/2019 Community CE Event -Mind-Body Bridging for Domestic Violence Offender Treatment
08/01/2019 Community CE Event - Gender Odyssey Conference 2019
07/21/2019 Community Event - Is Suicide Ever Rational?
06/17/2019 Community Event - APsaA Annual Meeting
06/17/2019 Community CE Event - Summer Training Institute 2019
06/14/2019 Community CE Event -Desire to Help in Trying Times: Ethically Responding to Disasters
06/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - This is the Talking Cure
05/17/2019 Community Event - 2019 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
05/11/2019 Community Event - Equity In Action: Advancing Change Together
05/10/2019 Community CE Event - The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation
05/08/2019 Community Event - The Real Word
05/08/2019 Community Event - Social Trends and Addiction Treatment
03/29/2019 Community Event - Update of Laws Affecting the Practice of Psychology
10/27/2018 Community Event CE Event - LACPA Annual Convention
10/18/2018 Community CE Event - 2018 NLPA Conference
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
06/27/2018 Community CE Event - ABPsi International Convention
06/21/2018 Community CE Event - AACN
04/28/2018 Community CE Event - #MeTooLGBTQ
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
03/02/2018 Community CE Event - Brain Injury Rehabilitation
02/10/2018 Community CE Event - The Power of Specificity Theory
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
11/06/2017 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 Community CE Event - Chronic Adolescent Sexual Abuse
10/28/2017 Community CE Event - The Hidden Life of Families
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
10/08/2017 Community CE Event - 4th Annual OCPA Convention
09/24/2017 Community CE Event - IVAT Summit
08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
08/04/2017 Community CE Event - Integrating Mind, Body & DBT

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