SDPA Member Events

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

    • 07/20/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/21/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Cottage Clinic in Rancho Santa Fe, California
    Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop 
    Relationship Enrichment Retreat in San Diego

    For All Committed Couples


    Facilitated by: Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom
    Licensed Psychologist #12476 
    Assisted by: EFT Therapists


    The Cottage Clinic in Rancho Santa Fe, California
    July 20-21, 2019

    Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    For more information, call (858) 259-0146,
    Email: drdiana@cottageclinic.net 
    Please join us for this positive, research-based workshop for all couples that want to strengthen and deepen their relationship.

    Would you like to stop feeling lonely and start feeling safe, secure, and loved?

    Are you getting married and want a proven pre-marital preparation program?

    Do you want to feel even closer and more connected to your partner?
     
    $765 per couple, early bird rate ends June 1st.  After June 1st, the price per couple is $795. Includes yummy, healthy lunches, engaging, informative, fun presentations, private time for structured exercises with your partner, and support when needed from assisting therapists.

    CE's are available for all mental health professionals who attend with their partner.

    Over the weekend you will:
    • Identify strengths in your relationships;
    • Discover what is at the root of most conflicts;
    • Learn to be more accessible, responsive, and emotionally engaged with each other;
    • Discover the key moments that shape romantic, loving relationships;
    • Have structured skill building exercises to work on with your partner in private.


    This workshop is based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and the best selling book, "Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love" by Dr. Sue Johnson. EFT focuses on creating and strengthening the emotional bond between partners by identifying and transforming the key moments that foster an adult loving relationship. Research shows that at least 7 out of 10 couples who go through EFT move from relationship distress to relationship satisfaction.

    Hold Me Tight© is a trademark of Sue Johnson




    • 07/25/2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Searsucker





    • 07/27/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Green Flash Brewing
    Register

    Come and Join the SDPA Community at this summers can’t miss event!

    Brew Ha Ha 2019!!!!

    FOR SDPA MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY!

    The first 40 members to register will get
    a private tour and tasting at the brewery!

    Brewery Tour begins at 4:00 pm


    DATE/TIME:
    Saturday July 27, 2019
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    LOCATION:

    Green Flash Brewing
    6550 Mira Mesa Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92121

    Cost: Free for our student members!

    $15 for members and $25 for non-member and student guests 

    You must register to attend (even for student members attending for free)

    A SDPA meet and greet PARTY with good food, beer, and goodie bags! Come and hang out with our new members, student members, learn about our committees, have fun!

    To get together with fellow members, make new friends, celebrate SDPA and HAVE FUN!

    Taco bar, guacamole, veggies, sweets, beer and nonalcoholic beverages served (2 drink tickets per ticket)

    • 07/31/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

    The San Diego GSRD Forum’s Summer Cocktail Mixer!

    Your Hosts: Jennifer Rehor, LMFT and John McConnell, PhD 

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    6:30pm – 9:00pm

    94thAero Squadron Restaurant
    8885 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123

    Look for us in the Back Patio area

    Please Bring
    Your partner(s)
     

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 30th to Sandra Koellmann at: Sandra@AffirmingTherapyCenter.com

    Who Is Invited?

    Mental Health Providers (Licensed or Certified by the State), Academics at a College or University, and Students, in an advanced program working toward licensure or certification, 
    whose professional work is dedicated to affirming Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)

    GSRD is more expansive than LGBTQ. 
    For example, GSRD affirms the following, and more:

    - Persons who are Agender, Gender-Queer and Gender Fluid,  
    - “Spicy Sex” such as Kink, Bondage, Pain-Play, Fetish, Role-Play
    - Open, Poly, Swinging and Power Exchange Relationships.
     

    Our Goals

    To share food, drink, and conversation.  We want to build community, offer referral resources/networks, socialize, provide each other peer-to-peer support, and create synergy to generate projects. Please support the venue by ordering from their delicious beverage and food menus 



    • 08/09/2019
    • 08/11/2019
    • 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.

    Dates:

    August 9-11, 2019

    Times:

    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 info@thecenterforcouplestherapy.com

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

        DIVERSITY IN PARENTING CONFERENCE

        CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

        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. 

          • 10/11/2019
          • 10/13/2019
          • 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.

          Dates:

          October 11-13, 2019

          Times:

          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 info@thecenterforcouplestherapy.com

              • 10/26/2019
              • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Brandman University Campus

              San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference

              Register Online: www.socalbowentheory.com

              Saturday, October 26, 2019
              9 AM to 5:00 PM


              Location

              Brandman University Campus
              7460 Mission Valley Road
              San Diego. CA. 91910 

              • Conference Presenter: Michael Kerr, M.D., Director Bowen Theory Academy, Director Emeritus Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in D.C.

                 Conference Topic: “Applying Natural Systems Thinking at the Cellular, Family, and Societal Levels.”

                Registration Fee: Licensed professionals/others - $200.00; Students/Trainees/Interns - $125.00 (Registration fully refundable by September 27, 2019).

                6.5 CE Credits – Conference approved by CPA – Office of Professional Development to sponsor continuing professional education to California licensed PSY/LMFT/LCSW. (#SOU042) 

                This conference includes four distinct presentations (two theoretical and two clinical) to illustrate the necessity of using natural systems thinking to understand biological and psychological complexity at multiple levels; cellular, family and society.

                This conference is designed to help you:

              •       
                1.    Assess a new theory about how cancers develop; TOFT Tissue Organization Field Theory; Relevance to Cancer and Bowen Theory
                2.    Explain how chronic anxiety plays a critical role in the development of all clinical symptoms.
                3.    Apply Bowen’s concept of basic self to assess the level of differentiation in an emotionally challenged individual.
                4.    Contrast Murray Bowen’s concept of emotional fusion in the parent/child relationship with John Bowlby’s description for attachment maladjustment between mother and child.
                5.    Discuss Bowen’s earliest research that led to the development of his concepts of fusion and unresolved emotional attachment.
                6.    Examine a clinical case and discuss the emotional process that can foster the development of psychopathy.
                7.    Explain how the variables in a family emotional process can lead to regression in the individual or the family as well a manifest at the broader level, resulting in Bowen’s concept of societal regression.

                Conference focus influenced in part by the title of Michael Kerr’s new book,Bowen Theory’s Secrets: Revealing the Hidden Life of Families 2019, W.W. Norton (www.bowentheoryacademy.org).

                Contact Name: Carolyn Jacobs, Psy.D. (PSY15774), Director -  Southern CA Education & Training in Bowen Family Systems Theory

                Contact Phone: 619 525-7747

                Contact Email: info@socalbowentheory.com;sctbt@cox.net


                 



              • 12/06/2019
              • 12/08/2019
              • 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.

              Dates:

              December 6-8, 2019

              Times:

              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 info@thecenterforcouplestherapy.com

                Past events

                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


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