All SDPA Events

    • 10/10/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SDPA Office

    Socialization and dinner at 6:30 P.M.
    Meeting 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 
    Dr. Collins is responsible for dinner.

    • 10/12/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus

    SUICIDE THERAPIES THAT WORK - 6 CEs

    Facilitator: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
    Produced by: The Relationship Training Institute (RTI)
                             David Wexler, Ph.D. (SDPA Member)

       DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
               October 12, 2018 
               Registration: 8:00 AM
               Workshop: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!
    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123

    For more information: www.RTIprojects.org

    Suicide is on the rise in the United States, having gone up 24% between 1994 and 2014. It is the most common psychiatric emergency that therapists will encounter. Recent research has identified suicide-specific therapies that are effective in treating both suicidal ideation and behavior. The problem is that most therapists are not aware of them nor have they been trained in them, so most suicidal clients do not receive these potentially lifesaving treatments. For therapists with an active clinical practice, suicide is an occupational hazard that can be both emotionally and practically devastating—and 25% of family members of suicidal patients take legal actions against the patient’s mental health treatment team.

    This workshop will provide an invaluable opportunity for therapists to implement these empirically validated, evidence-based treatments for suicide that are fast becoming the standard of care.

    In this workshop you will learn to:

    • Identify the most important techniques/tools for assessing suicidal risk
    • Recognize innovative and effective suicide therapies which will allow clinicians in practicing to the standard of care
    • Activate strategies to minimize the risk of successful lawsuits or sanctions
    • Find effective coping strategies for the emotional impact of working with clients who attempt suicide or actually commit suicide
    • Implement effective state-of-the-art crisis interventions for suicidal patients
    • 10/19/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/20/2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus

    AEDP FOR COUPLES: TRANSFORMING INTERLOCKING RELATIONAL TRAUMA IN COUPLES' TREATMENT & FALLING FRESHLY IN LOVE - 14 CEs

    Facilitator: David Mars, Ph.D.
    Produced by: The Relationship Training Institute (RTI)
                             David Wexler, Ph.D. (SDPA Member)

       DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
               October 19-20, 2018 
               Registration: 8:00 AM
               Workshop: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!
    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

    Join us October 19-20, 2018 for this unique two-day intensive in
    Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP, developed
    by Dr. Diana Fosha). AEDP For Couples is a comprehensive,
    integrative, theoretical, and clinical model offering new skills to
    heal multi-generational patterns of rage, anxiety, dissociation,
    and infidelity. Through clinical videos, lecture, and demonstration,
    Dr. Mars will focus on healing attachment trauma in the
    couple dynamic as well as within each individual and illustrate
    how the “felt experience” of love can be a key change agent in
    couples treatment.

    You will learn to:

    • Generate the secure base required for transformative couple
    • treatment
    • Develop more somatic attunement with your couples and
    • clients
    • Discover an Early Warning System to affectively regulate challenging
    • couple members
    • Expand your own window of affect tolerance when dealing
    • with Dorsal Vagal Response
    • Resolve shame about what each couple member has done
    • and what each was helpless to prevent being done to them

    historically and within the relationship

    FEES

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!

    • $305 (paid registration by October 1)
    • $345 (paid after October 1)
    • $275 Allied Agency staff/Full-time Student (paid by October 1)
    • $305 Allied Agency staff/Full-time Student (paid after October 1)

    Registration Options:

    On-line: www.RTIprojects.org

    Fax: 619.296.5027

    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10

    • 10/26/2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/27/2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • TBA

    HOLD ME TIGHT FOR POLYAMOROUS RELATIONSHIPS, OPEN RELATIONSHIPS, AND OTHER CONSENTING NON-MONOGAMY


       DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
               October 26-27 2018 and November 2-3, 2018
     

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER


    • 10/26/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus

    LAW & ETHICS 2018 - 6 CEs

    Dilemmas in Clinical Work with Adolescents and Children: A Practical Workshop on Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Factors

    Facilitator: Ellen Stein, Ph.D.

    Produced by: The Relationship Training Institute (RTI)
                             David Wexler, Ph.D. (SDPA Member)

       DATE, TIME & LOCATION:
               October 26, 2018 
               Registration: 8:00 AM
               Workshop: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    DISCOUNTED FEES AVAILABLE TO SDPA MEMBERS!
    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

    On-line: www.RTIprojects.org

    You can also contact Suzanne Smyth-Cohen at: 619-296-8103 x10  or  rtiworkshops@gmail.com

    Mail: 4036 Third Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92103
    Call: 619.296.8103 ext.10

    • 10/27/2018
    • 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
    Register

    ENCOUNTERING SUBSTANCE USE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE:
    EMERGING ISSUES & DIVERGENT PERSPECTIVES - 6 CEs/6 CMEs



    VIEW CONFERENCE AGENDA
    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

    The 2018 SDPA Fall Conference focuses on the very timely topic of problematic substance use encountered in clinical practice.  There has been a rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs in the U.S. over the last two decades.  Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death of Americans under the age of 50 with two-thirds of those deaths from opioids. Behaviors related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism in the U.S. have also become more problematic.  

    Over 90% of psychologists report encountering problematic substance use in their practices. Practitioners often feel inadequately trained to assess, conceptualize, and treat these clients.  Our 2018 Fall Conference aims to provide the mental health provider with the emerging issues in the problem of substance use and the divergent perspectives in conceptualizing and treating clients with these very compelling and complex issues.    

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    George F. Koob, Ph.D.  
    Director
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

    Author:
    Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain (2014)






    SPEAKER

    Beth Darnall, Ph.D.  
    Clinical Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    Stanford University Medical Center

    Author:  Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain (2018)



    SPEAKER

    Sam Quinones
    Investigative Journalist

    Author:
    Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (2016)


    SPEAKER

    Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., ABPP
    Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry
    University of Kansas

    Clinical Director
    Cofrin-Logan Center for 
    Addiction Research & Treatment
    University of Kansas




    ACCREDITATION 6 CEs/6 CMEs

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION WILL END SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

     Registration Fees  Early-Bird
    9/30/18
     Regular   On-Site
    10/27/18
     
     Member $150  $215 $225
     Member Student/Post-Doc $75 $100  $110
     Non-Member $195 $245 $255
     Non-Member Student/Post-Doc $95 $120 $130
     Special Rate $150  $215 $225
     Special Rate Student/Post-Doc $75 $100 $110

    Conflicts of Interest: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, San Diego Psychological Association is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Please review the conflict of interest guideline below.

    APA Guidelines Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest
    Consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair his or her objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

    CE Grievance Procedure
    SDPA is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the APAs Ethical Principles of Psychologists.  SDPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  
    See CE Grievance Procedure.

    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 strictly 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 refunded 50% of the course fee.
               
                                                         

    American Psychological Association
    The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    LCSW, LFMT, LEP & LPCC
    In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LFMT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 

    CAADAC & RN (6 CEs)
    Aurora Behavioral Health Care is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15298, for 6 contact hours - the licensee shall be responsible for retaining this document for a period of 4 years after the course concludes; and 6 hours of CE credits for CAADAC Counselors as required by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Provider # 1S-05-675-0819.  Certificates will be issued at the end of the presentation upon completion of the Evaluation.

    CME, MFT (6 Credits)

    California Medical Association AccreditedCME approval is provided by San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (SDPC).  SDPC is a CMA-accredited provider. Physicians attending our programs may report the listed number of hours of Category I credit toward the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education and the AMA's Physician Recognition Award.

    SDPC is also approved as a Continuing Education Provider by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Provider Number 050121, to offer Category 1 credit for LCSWs and MFTs.

    The California Board of Psychology accepts the Category 1 CE credits from the CMA. Psychologists are responsible for reporting your individual attendance to the Board of Psychology.

    All attendees are responsible for keeping their certificates of attendance for their own personal records; SDPC does not keep individual copies of attendance.


          

            

              

                                 

                

                 

    • 11/03/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11/04/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 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

    Based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

    • Do you want to feel closer and more connected to your partner?
    • Are you in a good marriage but want a tune up?
    • Are you tired of arguing? Do you want to start enjoying your relationship again?
    • Would you like to stop feeling lonely and start feeling safe, secure and loved?
    • Are you looking for a research based, fun, and interesting pre-marital education program?​

    Sign up today
    Join us for this positive, research-based 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. You will take home tools that you can keep using in your relationship.

    $765 per couple
    ​Includes: 
    healthy, tasty catered lunches, snacks, beverages and workbook. (dietary preferences of attendees are always taken into consideration).

    The format and schedule include: 

    • Educational talks
    • 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)

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the leading approach to helping couples both resolve relationship distress and nurture effective interpersonal functioning and strong, lasting bonds.  Feelings are often hidden, unexpressed or misunderstood.  In EFT, we help couples learn how to deal with their feelings together, reach towards each other, and be responsive in more loving and positive ways.The format involves informative lectures sprinkled with videos, which include watching couples learning the same methods that we are covering in the workshop.  There is time to do exercises in private with your partner drawn from EFT.  We teach couples how to move out of isolation and frustration towards security, emotional safety, and long lasting relationship satisfaction. 

    Research shows that 7 out of 10 couples that go through EFT 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 (CEU's are available for MFT's, LCSW's, Educational Psychologists and Licensed Counselors)
    • 11/14/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SDPA Office

    Socialization and dinner at 6:30 P.M.
    Meeting 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 
    Dr. Zilberman is responsible for dinner.

    • 11/30/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Brandman University – San Diego Campus

    THE HIDDEN LIFE OF FAMILIES: RELATIONSHIPS, STRESS AND SYMPTOM DEVELOPMENT - 6.5 CEs

    “Live Streaming" San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

    DATE/TIME:
    November 30, 2018
    Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm PST

    LOCATION:
    Brandman University – San Diego Campus
    7460 Mission Valley Road
    San Diego, CA. 92108

    Online registration opens July 2018!
    www.socalbowentheory.com

    Contact: Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. (PSY15774); 619 525-7747; sctbt@cox.net

    Conference Speakers: 

    • Michael Kerr, M.D., (Bowen Theory Academy, Director)
    • Michael Lumpkin, Ph.D., (Professor, Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University)
    • Kathleen Kerr, MSN, MA, CNS, (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
    • Margaret Otto, LSCSW (Kansas City Center for Family & Organizational Systems, Director)

    6.5 CE Credits – approved by CPA-OPD (#SOU042) to sponsor continuing professional education for Licensed PSY/LCSW/LMFT in CA.

    • 12/12/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SDPA Office
    Socialization and dinner at 6:30 P.M.
    Meeting 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 
    Dr. Conway is responsible for dinner.


    • 12/15/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • San Diego Central Library - Shiley Suite


    SAVE THE DATE!

    Saturday, December 15, 2018
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    San Diego Central Library
    Shiley Suite

    Please join us to celebrate the outgoing SDPA Stars of 2018
    and the incoming SDPA Stars for 2019 atop the beautiful new
    San Diego Central Library overlooking the starry San Diego sky!

    Registration will open November 1, 2018.


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

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


    Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D.

    The Cottage Clinic
    Rancho Santa Fe


    For More Information

    Based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

    • Do you want to feel closer and more connected to your partner?
    • Are you in a good marriage but want a tune up?
    • Are you tired of arguing? Do you want to start enjoying your relationship again?
    • Would you like to stop feeling lonely and start feeling safe, secure and loved?
    • Are you looking for a research based, fun, and interesting pre-marital education program?​

    Sign up today
    Join us for this positive, research-based 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. You will take home tools that you can keep using in your relationship.

    $765 per couple
    ​Includes: 
    healthy, tasty catered lunches, snacks, beverages and workbook. (dietary preferences of attendees are always taken into consideration).

    The format and schedule include: 

    • Educational talks
    • 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)

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the leading approach to helping couples both resolve relationship distress and nurture effective interpersonal functioning and strong, lasting bonds.  Feelings are often hidden, unexpressed or misunderstood.  In EFT, we help couples learn how to deal with their feelings together, reach towards each other, and be responsive in more loving and positive ways.The format involves informative lectures sprinkled with videos, which include watching couples learning the same methods that we are covering in the workshop.  There is time to do exercises in private with your partner drawn from EFT.  We teach couples how to move out of isolation and frustration towards security, emotional safety, and long lasting relationship satisfaction. 

    Research shows that 7 out of 10 couples that go through EFT 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 (CEU's are available for MFT's, LCSW's, Educational Psychologists and Licensed Counselors)

Past events

09/22/2018 SDPA Committee - Internet Safety for Kids and Adults
09/12/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
08/22/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
08/18/2018 SDPA Committee - Mindfulness Meeting
08/09/2018 SDPA Committee - More Than Meets the Eye: The Psychology of Twins
08/05/2018 SDPA Member - The Practice of Mental Imagery for Mind/Body Health and Healing
08/04/2018 SDPA CE Event - Gender Identity, Culture and Language
07/28/2018 SDPA CE Event - Integral Marital Therapy
07/14/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
07/10/2018 SDPA Committee Addictions Meeting
06/23/2018 SDPA Marches! Families Belong Together
06/20/2018 SDPA Committee (ECP) Mental Health Billing
06/16/2018 SDPA Committee - Mindfulness Committee Meeting
06/03/2018 SDPA Event - Sing-Along!
06/03/2018 SDPA Board Retreat
05/19/2018 SDPA CE Event - Spring Workshop
05/18/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Tour of JFS
05/09/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
04/25/2018 CPA Convention in San Diego - Looking Forward
04/22/2018 SDPA Committee (ECP) Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist Mixer
04/15/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Mindfulness Walk
04/12/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Suds, Students, and Speakers!
04/11/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
04/08/2018 SDPA Networking Event - Brew Ha Ha!
04/06/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Family Therapy
03/25/2018 SDPA Committee (PEM) Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
03/23/2018 SDPA CE Event - CICAMH Conference
03/20/2018 SDPA Committee (Addiction) Meeting
03/19/2018 SDPA Committee (Forensic) Dinner Meeting
03/19/2018 CPA Leadership and Advocacy Conference
03/16/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide
03/14/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
03/14/2018 SDPA Committee (Science Fair) Event - GSDSEF
03/11/2018 SDPA Member Event - The Practice of Mental Imagery
03/03/2018 SDPA CE Event - When Gambling Becomes a Problem
03/01/2018 SDPA Member Event - Ins and Outs of ADHD for Parents
03/01/2018 SDPA Committee Event (Children and Adolescents) - Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
02/25/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Mindfulness
02/24/2018 SDPA Committee Event (Cultural Diversity & LGBT) Cultural/Gender Identity
02/21/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
02/17/2018 SDPA CE Event - Therapy Quest
02/10/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
02/09/2018 SDPA Committee Event (Children and Adolescents) - Dyslexia
01/20/2018 SDPA CE Event - Media Training
01/14/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
12/10/2017 SDPA Awards & Holiday Soiree!
12/06/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
11/18/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Support for Military
11/12/2017 SDPA CE Event - Value and Efficacy of Equine Assisted Experiential Modalities
11/11/2017 SDPA CE Event - Using Mental Imagery
11/09/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Sex & Relationships
11/08/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
11/03/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Mindfulness and Relationships
10/28/2017 SDPA Fall Conference - Innovations in Trauma Treatment
10/21/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Gamers
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
10/07/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
10/07/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Group Therapy Training Workshop
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
09/14/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
09/13/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
08/27/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Summer Social
08/09/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
08/05/2017 SDPA CE Event - Superhero Therapy
07/29/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
07/12/2017 SDPA Board Meeting
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


Contact Us:
San Diego Psychological Association
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San Diego, CA 92123

Tami Magaro (Office Manager)
Office
(858) 277-1463
Fax (858) 277-1402
E-Mail
sdpa@sdpsych.org

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