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    • 04/05/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus


     “YOU SAID WHAT?”: Becoming a Better Supervisor 2019 - 6 CEs

    Fri April 5 2019
    8:30am – 3:30pm

    National University-Spectrum Campus
    9388 Lightwave Ave.
    San Diego CA 92123

    Fees: $145-$175

    FACULTY: Carol Falender, Ph.D. is co-author of four books on clinical supervision. a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology. 

    PROGRAM:Competency-based clinical supervision has become an essential component that requires a transformation of practice. In this workshop, participants will learn contemporary models to assess the competence of the supervisee—AND the supervisor. 

    For information and registration info, go to www.RTIprojects.orgor call 619.296.8103 x10 

    Earn 6.0 Professional CE Hours for psychologists, LCSWs*, and MFTs.
    * LCSWs may need additional training to meet full requirements.

    • 04/26/2019
    • 04/28/2019
    • WindanSea Beach - La Jolla

    The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop

    A Cozy, Intimate Workshop that will transform your relationship!

    Please call us at (858) 456-7040 or register here

    A very special and private workshop limited to seven couples and held in a peaceful retreat-style setting in the WindanSea Beach area of scenic La Jolla, California. The brand new Art & Science of Love toolkit will be provided that includes a workbook, playful card decks and more.


    April 26th – 28th, 2019


    Friday Evening 3:30pm – 7:00pm

    Saturday 9:00am – 5:30pm

    Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm 


    Location A private retreat location in the WindanSea Beach area of beautiful La Jolla, California. Address and directions will be sent to confirmed attendees

    *Note: Once registration is complete, staff will be in contact to ask a few questions prior to the Workshop to gather a little more information.  The call will take 5-10 minutes. 


    What You’ll Learn: 

    At the workshop, couples learn how to:

    • Foster respect, affection, and closeness
    • Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world
    • Keep conflict discussions calm
    • Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
    • Strengthen and maintain the successes in your relationship

    The Workshop Program:

    When hearing information, we will be seated together in a comfortable living area. When it comes time to do exercises, you may move to special outdoor spots on the patios or garden areas, one of which has an ocean view.

    Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the challenges in their relationship.  Dr. Stanley is available to support couples one-on-one during exercises. There is no group work, sharing, or public disclosure. 


    Workshop Topics:

    • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage.
    • Learn how Love Maps provide a solid foundation for your marital intimacy.
    • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another.
    • Learn small, easy steps that increase romance in your relationship.
    • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress.
    • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution.
    • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for conflict resolution.
    • Discover how you can make your and your partners life dreams come true.


    Intensive Couples Therapy: Intensive Couples Therapy sessions will be available before and after the workshop. Please contact Trish Stanley directly at 858-775-9388 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

    CEUs: This course meets the qualification for 12 hours of continuing education credit through R. Cassidy Seminars for qualified professionals. The fee is $40.00 and is completed separately after the workshop.

    Cancellation policy: If cancellation is made three weeks, or 21 days, before workshop date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. After the cut-off date, your registration will be converted to a credit, good for a full year, that you can use to attend future workshops.


    For more Workshop Information:

    Call (858) 456-7040 or email

        • 05/10/2019
        • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
        • National University-Spectrum Campus


        SUPERHERO THERAPY: Building Emotional Resilience Skills by Becoming a Superhero In Real Life!

        Earn 6.5 Professional CE Hours.

        Fri May 10 2019
        8:30am – 4:00pm 

        National University-Spectrum Campus
        9388 Lightwave Ave.
        San Diego CA 92123

        Fees: $145-$175

        FACULTY: Janina Scarlet, Ph.D.,is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, an author, and a full-time geek. 

        PROGRAM: Popular culture, including superheroes and characters from fantasy and science fiction, has become an important part of American culture. Superhero Therapyincorporates pop culture examples as metaphors for teens and young adult clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, addiction disorders, (as well as clients on the autism spectrum) into evidence-based treatments--including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).

        For information and registration info, go to www.RTIprojects.orgor call 619.296.8103 x10 

        • 05/17/2019
        • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
        • National University-Spectrum Campus


        Law & Ethics 2019: Risk Management in Clinical Practice - 6 CEs

        Fri May 17 2019 
        8:30am - 3:30pm

        National University-Spectrum Campus
        9388 Lightwave Ave.
        San Diego CA 92123

        Fees: $145-$175 


        • What exactly is “malpractice”?
        • Have the laws and regulations changed since I was licensed? • What exactly is the Tarasoff Warning?
        • How do I comply with HIPAA’s new security standards?
        • What constitutes “boundary violations”, and what are the risks?
        • How should my policies change because of The Patriot Act? • How do I deal with the death of my patient?
        • And how does a “Professional Will” help prepare for my own? 

        FACULTY: Ellen G. Stein, Ph.D., is a forensic and clinical psychologist in practice in San Diego. Dr. Stein is a former Adjunct Professor of Law and Ethics with Alliant International University and Vice Chair of the California Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee .

        For information and registration info, go to www.RTIprojects.orgor call 619.296.8103 x10 

        Earn 6.0 Professional CE Hours. Meets requirements for ethics training for psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, drug and alcohol counselors (NAADAC), and certified counselors (NBCC).

        • 09/13/2019
        • 09/14/2019
        • Anaheim, CA



        Keynote Speaker Dr. Abi Weissman: A Guide to Queer and Trans Parenting: Learn, Support, See, and Refer and the conference is the Diversity in Parenting Conference.

        Conference info:

             It’s aimed at mental health and parenting professionals who work with parents and their families!

             There are over 40 speakers of diverse backgrounds and identities (including me!) presenting on topics that families in today’s world are dealing with!

             The conference will be held September 13-14th, 2019 in sunny Southern California (Anaheim, CA to be exact)!

             Over 200 professionals are scheduled to attend this revolutionary conference to grow, learn, network, and embrace diversity in their professional lives!

             Chances to network with local and national companies who work with mental health and parenting professionals in the exhibit hall will be available during the whole event!

        Finally, a conference for mental health and parenting professionals that focuses on the diverse ways parents raise children in today’s world.

        As professionals who work with families, you know how important it is to provide effective service that is both emotionally supportive and clinically sound. But, how about culturally competent?

        For too long you’ve looked for support on how to develop the skills needed to address the various ways that we create families. From the ways we create families to the different ways mental health affects families, you’ve wondered if the professional conference world has just forgotten that professionals want trainings and workshops the see families as uniquely as you do.

        Well, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve found the right conference. The Diversity in Parenting Conference was designed to not only address the unique families that you see and help on a daily basis, but it’s giving you this information from the diverse voices that make up the mental health and parenting professional world.

        If you’re ready for a revolutionary conference that will help you be the best professional that you can be, then this is the conference you must attend. 

        Past events

        03/23/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - "...something deep...": Emotion, Perception, and Bias in Bowen Theory
        03/22/2019 SDPA Collaborative CE Event - 4th Annual CICAMH
        03/17/2019 SDPA Member Event - Dinner Discussion
        03/01/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Shamanic Perspectives on Healing
        02/16/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Let the Poets Speak: Redemptive Love
        02/16/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
        02/12/2019 SDPA Member Event - The Art of Insight 16-week group
        02/08/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Healing Power of Symbolic Memory
        02/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Pesso-Boyden System Training
        02/01/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Predicted Stages of Growth in Couples
        12/15/2018 SDPA Event - Starry, Starry Night
        12/12/2018 SDPA Board Meeting
        11/30/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hidden Life of Families
        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 Youth Family) - 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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