All SDPA Events

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


    “Live Streaming" San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

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

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

    Online registration opens July 2018!

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

    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

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

    San Diego Central Library
    Shiley Suite
    330 Park Blvd.
    San Diego, CA 92101

    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!

    The evening event schedule will include cocktail hour/
    formal dinner with music followed by awards and honors.

    Fellow Award
    Katherine Quinn, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award
    Rosa Grunhaus Belzer, Ph.D.
    Local Hero Award
    Bertha Loaiza
    Legislative Award
    Assembly Member Dr. Shirley Weber California District 79
    President's Award
    To Be Announced At Event

    A.W. Richard Sipe (Posthumously)
    Marianne Benkert Sipe

    2018 President, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs
    2019 President, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs

    Annual Awardees and Guests  FREE
    Honorees  FREE
           Honoree Guests/Other Attendees  $60

    Holiday Festive

    Hosted in Parking Structure Adjacent to Library

    We hope you will join us for this wonderful SDPA celebratory event!!

    Please RSVP/Register Before December 13, 2018!

    If questions, please contact:
    Tami Magaro, Office Manager
    (858) 277-1463

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


    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
    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

11/14/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
11/03/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
10/27/2018 SDPA CE Event - Fall Conference
10/26/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Law & Ethics 2018
10/26/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hold Me Tight For Polyamorous
10/19/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Transforming Interlocking Relational Trauma
10/12/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
10/10/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
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
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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