Community Events

    • 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


    • 03/23/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Therapy Changes

    • 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 

    • 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
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    • Hilton Long Beach

    CPA-PAC Annual Dinner

    You are cordially invited to join fellow CPA leadership, fellow CPA members, and special legislative guests, at the CPA-PAC Annual Dinner. All proceeds will go to the CPA-PAC, the only organization in California looking out for your professional interests. 

    What: CPA-PAC Annual Dinner
    Ticket Price: $250
    Date: Friday, April 5th
    Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm



    Hilton Long Beach
    701 W. Ocean Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90831

    If you have any questions please contact Debra Chase, at (916) 286-7979 ext.117 or

    • 04/14/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley


    April 14, 2019
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
    7450 Hazard Center Drive 
    San Diego, CA 92108

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     The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry’s Community Psychiatry Program is proud to present the 3rd Annual Mental Health Career Fair and Educational Day! Come and learn about the various careers in the mental health field. During this conference, UCSD Community Psychiatry Program will facilitate a supportive experience for students of all backgrounds to gain a better understanding of mental health careers, the education paths required to pursue careers in mental health, and resources available to finance the necessary education paths.Join us for an exciting day of engaging presentations, networking, resource fair, and a complimentary breakfast with keynote speaker. Meet and network with organizations, professionals, distinguished industry and community leaders in the mental health career field!

    Each attendee will have the opportunity to network with professionals working in the field such as psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, drug and alcohol counselors, and many more!

    Additionally, each attendee will be provided with materials describing financial resources available to them such as current scholarship opportunities, grants, loan repayment programs and more.


    • 04/27/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • NTC Park at Liberty Station



    April 27, 2019
    7:30 AM - 11:30 PM


    NTC Park at Liberty Station
    2455 Cushing Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92106

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     In 2019, we are celebrating 17 years of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. We invite you to join us for any of our close to 100 community walks. NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register.

    There are multiple ways you can make a difference with NAMIWalks: as a sponsor, committee member, team captain, team member, individual walker, or volunteer!

    • 04/27/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    • Rady Children's Hospital



    April 27, 2019

    8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


    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
    • 8:00 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

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    $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.


    • 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

02/25/2019 Community Event - The Diversity of Trauma
02/16/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Let the Poets Speak: Redemptive Love
02/09/2019 Community Event - Making Music for Health and Happiness
01/26/2019 Community Event - Hepatic Issues In Psychotropic Prescribing
01/25/2019 Community Event - Clinical Work of Wilfred Bion
01/19/2019 Community Event - Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging
11/30/2018 SDPA Community - Freud's Last Session
11/30/2018 Community Event - Building Bridges: Science & Community Forum
11/21/2018 Community Event - Mirrors of the Mind 7: Psychotherapist as Artist
11/17/2018 Community Event - Special viewing of Toward a Black Psychology
10/27/2018 Community Event CE Event - LACPA Annual Convention
10/18/2018 Community CE Event - 2018 NLPA Conference
10/01/2018 Community Event - Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
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
09/09/2018 Community Event - Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
09/08/2018 Community CE Event - Seeking Safety
08/20/2018 Community Event - Summer Training Institute
08/11/2018 Community Event - Sixth Annual Stroke Conference
08/10/2018 Community CE Event - Motivational Interviewing
08/09/2018 Community Event - Walk to End Alzheimer's
07/11/2018 Community Event - Working with Interpreters/Translators
06/27/2018 Community CE Event - ABPsi International Convention
06/21/2018 Community CE Event - AACN
06/16/2018 Community Event -Juneteenth Celebration
05/22/2018 Community Event - Disarming the Suicidal Mind
05/20/2018 Community Event - Mental Health Career Fair & Education Day
05/14/2018 Community Event - Healing the Hidden Hurts
05/12/2018 Community Event - Human Trafficking Conference
05/12/2018 Community Event - Tech Addiction
05/06/2018 Community Event - Movie Night
04/28/2018 Community CE Event - #MeTooLGBTQ
04/28/2018 Community Event - NAMI Walks/Runs
04/04/2018 Community CE Event - Male Victims
03/30/2018 Community CE Event - Medical & Healthcare Privacy Breach Compliance
03/24/2018 Community Event - March for Our Lives
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
01/28/2018 Community Event - SDPC Movie Night
01/20/2018 Community Event - Technology in Psychiatry
01/20/2018 Community CE Event - Motivational Interviewing
01/13/2018 Community CE Event - Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
11/18/2017 Community Event - Mirrors of the Mind
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 Community Event - Walk in Remembrance with Hope
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
10/27/2017 Community Event - Connect, Consult & Brunch
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 Event - Nir Bergman
10/08/2017 Community CE Event - 4th Annual OCPA Convention
09/24/2017 Community CE Event - IVAT Summit
09/15/2017 Community Event - Living Well
08/27/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Summer Social
08/25/2017 Community Event - Technical Safeguards
08/23/2017 SDPA Member Event - CHILD
08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
08/04/2017 Community CE Event - Integrating Mind, Body & DBT
07/28/2017 Community Event - Camp Erin
07/26/2017 Community Event - Ongoing Assessment and Monitoring
06/28/2017 Community Event - Gender Odyssey

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

San Diego Psychological Association is a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization.
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