SDPA Member Events

Events included in the list below are events produced independently by SDPA members.

    • 04/25/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • USD

    Ethical and Practical Considerations for Private Practice

    by Coastal Continuing Education


    April 25, 2020
    Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm PST

    (this is NOT and SDPA Event)


    Earn 6 CE credits to satisfy your Law & Ethics requirement for licensure renewal while participating in this engaging & interactive course!

    About this Event

    Join us on the beautiful campus at the University of San Diego for an engaging and interactive 6 hour course on legal and ethical issues in mental health. Licensed Mental Health Professionals can earn 6 continuing education credits to satisfy the Law & Ethics requirement for licensure renewal.

    Course Description:

    Ethical and legal obligations are frequently taught to therapists as a set of rigid rules that must be applied unequivocally. However, the realities of clinical practice are that we are often faced with situations that do not allow for a clear identification and application of relevant laws and ethical guidelines. Broadening our knowledge of law and ethics through a deeper understanding of the standard of care in the clinical practice of psychotherapy can help us feel less anxious and make more informed legal, ethical and clinical decisions. This course will address relevant ethical and legal considerations and the practical application of the following principles: risk management, mandated reporting, limits of confidentiality, informed consent, key issues in treating children and adolescents, record keeping guidelines, telehealth practice, HIPAA guidelines, marketing, responding to requests for records and subpoenas, and establishing a professional will.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the law and ethical principles related to limits of confidentiality including mandated reporting and responding to danger to others

    2. Apply legal and ethical responsibilities around informed consent in clinical practice

    3. Identify suicide risk assessment methods and empirically supported suicide prevention interventions

    4. Practice implementing professional will procedures and practice

    5. Summarize the current legal and ethical status of child abuse reporting mandates

    6. List requirements for the ethical and legal practice of telehealth mental health services

    Coastal Continuing Education is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs,LPCCs, LEPs and RNs in CA. Coastal Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    **We will take an hour break for lunch which can be ordered in advance (see "add-on" when registering for this course), or you can drive off-campus to a number of cafes nearby.

    For groups of 3 or more, use Discount Code "GROUP3" for a 10% discount. Be sure to enter & apply the discount code when registering before you enter your personal details in order for the discount to be applied.

    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to be eligible for a refund.

    • 05/30/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/31/2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Cottage Clinic in Rancho Santa Fe, California

    Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop:

    A Relationship Enrichment Program

    At the Cottage Clinic

    May 30-30, 2020

    Space is limited. Sign up early, this program sells out.

    Based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (and sprinkled with AEDP ~ Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)

    For all Committed Couples

    Facilitated by Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom; Assisted by a team of EFT Trained Therapists

    • 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?​

    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.
    The workshop is two days from
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Cottage Clinic 14249 Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road, Rancho Santa Fe, California, 92067.

    The Cottage Clinic is located in a nature retreat on private property. Our setting provides a relaxing and secluded experience that is conducive to letting down one's guard and focusing on your relationship.
    We bring in a healthy catered lunch so that couples can stay on the property and enjoy some quality time together.

    12 CE’s area available for psychologists attending with their partner as well as other mental health professionals.

    To register and for more information, please go to


Past events

04/03/2020 SDPA Member Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
03/22/2020 SDPA Member Event - Aging With Resilience- Combating Loneliness & Enhancing Mental Health
03/14/2020 SDPA Member Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
03/07/2020 SDPA Member Event - Getting the Love you Want Couples workshop
03/06/2020 SDPA Member CE Event - EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training
02/20/2020 SDPA Member Event - DBT and Substance Use Disorders
02/15/2020 SDPA Member Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
12/16/2019 SDPA Member Event - Integrating Measurement Into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A Review of Best Practices
12/06/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Neurobiology of Trauma: What To Do When You Are Stuck
12/06/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
11/08/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Relationships in Conflict
11/02/2019 SDPA Member Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
10/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
10/11/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
09/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - AToN Center CE Event
09/13/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Diversity in Parenting Conference
08/09/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
07/31/2019 SDPA Member Event - The San Diego GSRD Forum’s Summer Cocktail Mixer!
07/27/2019 SDPA Event - Brew Ha Ha 2019
07/25/2019 SDPA Member Event - The Transformative Power of Disconnection
07/20/2019 SDPA Member Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
06/29/2019 SDPA Member Event - Documentary Discussions
06/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - This is the Talking Cure
05/17/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Law & Ethics 2019
05/10/2019 SDPA Member Event - Superhero Therapy
05/06/2019 SDPA Event - An Emerging Framework for Healthcare
04/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
04/20/2019 SDPA MEMBER EVENT A Social Group for GSRD-Affirmative Therapists
04/05/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - You Said What? Becoming a Better Supervisor 2019
03/29/2019 SDPA Member Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
03/23/2019 SDPA Member - Yoga for Stress Reduction
03/23/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - "...something deep...": Emotion, Perception, and Bias in Bowen Theory
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
11/30/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hidden Life of Families
11/03/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
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
08/05/2018 SDPA Member - The Practice of Mental Imagery for Mind/Body Health and Healing
07/14/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
03/16/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide
03/11/2018 SDPA Member Event - The Practice of Mental Imagery
03/01/2018 SDPA Member Event - Ins and Outs of ADHD for Parents
02/10/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
11/09/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Sex & Relationships
11/03/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Mindfulness and Relationships
10/13/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Superhero Therapy
09/19/2017 SDPA Member Event - Executive Functioning

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

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