WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VIDEO GAMERS?
Speaker: Boontarika Sripom
Presented By: SDPA Cultural Diversity Committee
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.
Coaching for artists, geeks, and gamers.
(949) 381-1894 | email@example.com
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
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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
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Socializing and dinner at 6:30 P.M.
Ms. Bookwalter responsible for dinner.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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
Socialization and dinner at 6:30 P.M.
Dr. Colangelo responsible for dinner.
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
PSYCHOLOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE - INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS AND THEIR PRACTICES
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