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SGVPA July 2019 CE Event

SGVPA July CE Event

Friday, July 12, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Accompanying Complexities

            Presenters: Bobbi Carlson, Ph.D., Richard LaBrie, Psy.D.

ADissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is often considered a difficult diagnosis to recognize and treat by clinicians.  Some practitioners question its existence.  And yet, a wide variety of studies place prevalence rates at an average of one to three percent of the population.  This would mean between three and nine million people may be afflicted in the United States alone.  International studies have successfully demonstrated DID’s prevalence outside of US media influence to address suspicions of fantasy and fallacy diagnostic trends.  Overlaps between PTSD and all dissociative disorders are common and accepted in our field, with combined prevalence of over 40%.  With these high numbers – and the significant impairments and misdiagnosis risks patients report – more training is needed in our field.  This presentation will provide clinical information, diagnostic and treatment guidelines, and case vignettes to meet the stated learning objectives.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

1.  Describe prevalence, diagnostic indicators, symptoms, and assessment tools for DID.

2.  List the three primary treatment phases for working with DID.    

3.  Identify risk factors for both patients and clinicians in working with DID.

Presenters’ Biographies


Bobbi Carlson, Ph.D.
– Dr. Carlson has been treating teen and adult patients for over 40 years in her private practice and hospital settings.  She specializes in psychological issues related to Trauma, Addiction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, as well as psychological issues related to adult stages of life.  She also provides consultation for Alternative Sentencing Treatment Planning and Expert Witness Testimony in Trauma Issues for legal proceedings. She serves as a business consultant, assisting in areas of communication, assertiveness training, conflict mediation, and executive coaching. Currently, she is on the Medical Staff at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, CA.  In 1976, she achieved her PhD in Professional Psychology from United States International University, now CSPP-LA at Alliant International University. Dr. Carlson has been Registered Nurse, Professor of Nursing, Director of various psychological service organizations, and has created a number of treatment programs.  She also trains early-career psychologists.  She formerly served on the Advocacy Committee for SGVPA and currently sits on the Program and Continuing Education Committee.

Richard LaBrie, Psy.D.– Dr. LaBrie is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Pasadena.  After 35 years in the film and television business, he entered graduate school and received his Clinical Psy.D. in 2015 from CSPP LA.  He works primarily with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, creative struggles, and he has a specialty area working with trauma and dissociation, including DID.  Aside from his private practice, he is Program and Continuing Education Chair for SGVPA, an Adjunct Professor in health psychology at CSPP LA, and a steering committee member for the Alliant Educational Foundation.  He also consults on mental health, security, and behavioral concepts in relation to active shooter/mass casualty planning and internal threats for federal agencies.   

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: 

Dissociative identity disorder: Diagnosis, treatment, and accompanying complexities

Lunch – TBD

*contact ellen@drmillerkwon.com with registration questions

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

Have questions about Dissociative Identity Disorder:  Diagnosis, Treatment, and Accompanying Complexities, Bobbi Carlson, Ph.D., Richard LaBrie, Psy.D.? 

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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CE Event Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders in Adolescents

LACPA’s Networking Committee/Pasadena Area and

SGVPA’s Networking and Professional Development SIG

Come Learn and Connect!

Friday, May 17, 12 – 1:30

Enjoy light refreshments and 1-minute elevator speeches.

And don’t forget to bring your business cards.

RSVP: mjohnson@IFGD.care

TOPIC

Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders

in Adolescents

Marissa Corona, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing evidence-based psychological treatments that have been scientifically supported in their effectiveness. Her training is from Stanford, University of Washington, and USC. Through the internationally renowned Stanford Eating Disorders Program, Dr. Corona gained unique expertise in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults.  She is one of the only certified FBT (Family-Based Treatment/Maudsley) therapist for eating disorders in the Los Angeles area.  In addition to eating disorders, Dr. Corona is well versed in treating anxiety and depressive disorders, and chronic pediatric conditions. Her panel presentation will discuss the foundations of FBT for eating disorders, and will include a brief case example of FBT.

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SGVPA June 2019 CE Event

SGVPA June CE Event

Friday, June 14, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

The psychological underpinning of addictions: A new model

Presented by Nazare Magaz, Psy.D., Ph.D., Psy.D.

Abstract:

Addiction, such as alcohol dependency, is a disabling disorder with potentially significant negative outcomes for patients and their families, leading to physical and psychological pathology that impacts the health of the individual as well as family members.  It is also a significant public health cost, as alcohol, drugs and tobacco create a financial burden estimated at 820 billion dollars a year.  As has been widely established, addiction is a family illness with a high recidivism rate.  Where there is alcohol abuse or addiction, divorce rates skyrocket to 48.3 percent.  According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 American people 12 and older battled a substance disorder in 2014. The treatment of choice has long been Alcoholics Anonymous.  There have been few limited models for addiction treatment beyond Alcoholics Anonymous.  Dr. Lance Dodes offers an alternative paradigm for understanding addictions, which is not based on the disease model, but rather as a purely psychological problem.  This model outlines a form of treatment that follows a new paradigm for discerning and treating all addictions.  The following course is designed to help comprehend the basics of Dr. Dodes model and become cognizant of this alternative view and treatment modality for addictions.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain current hypotheses utilizing the Lance Dodes new model of the etiology and maintenance of addiction.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of clinical features, assessment and diagnosis of addictive behaviors that can benefit from utilizing the model presented.
  3. Describe current available treatment options as well as have a general understanding of the way in which the new treatment model can help in the clinical implementation with addictive clinical populations.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Nazare Magaz is a psychoanalyst, a psychologist, and an artist and poet.  She emigrated from Spain in 1978 and while building a family she began her studies in psychology.  With two daughters and a newborn infant, Dr. Magaz started her college journey by taking classes in the community college, state college, followed by an MS in psychology and licensure as an MFT professional.  She then continued her studies and received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology and licensure as a clinical psychologist.  Dr. Magaz continued her love for learning and completed her graduate work, receiving a Psy.D. and Ph.D. from The Institute For Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.  Dr. Magaz speaks three languages and holds the honor of being a training analyst at ICPLA.  Presently, Dr. Magaz divides her time between art, private practice, supervising clinicians and teaching advanced psychological concepts to clinicians and doctoral student.  Her post-graduate works include the study of temperament at Harvard Medical School and training and certification on the Adult Attachment Interview associated with Mary Main at Berkeley University.  Lastly, Dr. Magaz is also certified in Reflective Functioning from The New School in NYC, where she received accreditation as a reliable rater of the Reflective Functioning Scale as determined by The Adult Attachment Interview.

This is a Lunch Event (optional).   

click here to register

Lunch – TBD

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

Have questions about The psychological underpinning of addictions: A new model  

 – Nazare Magaz, Psy.D., Ph.D., Psy.D.? 

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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SGVPA May 2019 CE Event

SGVPA May 2019 CE Event

Friday, May 10, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

A Twin’s Dilemma: Being Noticed or Being Known

Joan A. Friedman, PhD

A twinship is a marriage that one does not choose.  Biological destiny determines the twin coupledom.   For many twin pairs, the course of their emotional lives is dictated by this singular event.  While all of us enter relationships with our particular history and “baggage”, twins have specific developmental experiences which require mindful recognition.

  • Living their formative years in a “twin bubble”, they have had very few opportunities to recognize or develop a sense of their individuality.
  • Having been treated as a dyad and unit for most of their young lives, they do not recognize a singularity.  Rather, being compared and competitive have been the primary variables that have shaped their identities. 
  • Healthy intimacy is stifled since most efforts are directed at getting along via compromise and tacit agreements in hopes of minimizing conflict, aggression, and betrayal.  
  • Without a healthy separate self, twins have a tendency to bring higher emotional stakes into a relationship.  Outside of their awareness, they demand excessive loyalty, unbridled attention, and unwavering possessiveness.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three characteristics unique to twin relationships and define three goals for the patient to help manage the twin connection
  1. Identify distinct childhood developmental differences that impact twin maturity
  1. Assess treatment strategies and interventions that resonate with twin patients

Presenter Biography
Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist who has devoted many years of her professional career to educating twins and their families about twins’ emotional needs. Having worked through her own twinship challenges and parented her fraternal twin sons, she is a definitive expert on twin development. 

She is the author of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love, and Learn to Be Individuals. Her latest book,Twins in Session: Case Histories in Treating Twinship Issues, was published in June 2018. It is a book written for psychotherapists and educators who are seeking specialized knowledge and insight about twin psychology. She has spoken to and consulted with culturally diverse groups of twins around the world. Dr. Friedman’s work focuses on issues that adult twins confront as they adjust to life as singletons after having been raised as twins. 

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: 

A twin’s dilemma: Being noticed or being known

Lunch – TBD

*contact ellen@drmillerkwon.com with registration questions

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

Have questions about A Twin’s Dilemma: Being Noticed or Being Known – Joan A. Friedman, PhD

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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SGVPA April 2019 CE Event

SGVPA April CE Event

Friday, April 12, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients: A clinical primer on working outside the gender binary

            Presenter:  Caroline Carter, Psy.D.

As western culture’s understanding and acceptance of gender diversity continues to actively expand, more and more individuals are embracing their authentic gender selves across the lifespan. In light of this, many clinicians, despite their specializations, may find themselves working with clients who hold a transgender or gender nonconforming identity and/or expression. This presentation will seek to introduce clinicians to foundational understandings and competencies necessary for clinical work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. 

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Contextualize gender diverse experience both historically and culturally.
  1. Describe the difference between the spectrum of gender diversity and the gender binary.
  1. Identify three key clinical best practices for working with TGNC clients.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Carter is a Staff Psychologist with the Los Angeles Gender Center. Dr. Carter works predominantly in LAGC’s Child and Adolescent Program and sees transgender and gender nonconforming clients weekly in South Pasadena and Westwood. Dr. Carter is also a group facilitator with Transforming Family. Every month there is a playgroup for young gender diverse children, a tween group, a rap group for teenagers, a parent support group, and a sibling group which she facilities. Transforming family’s membership has grown in the last ten years from 7 families to over 200. Additionally, in 2014 Dr. Carter helped to develop LAGC’s Training Program and she is currently the Program Coordinator for LAGC’s continuing education development and implementation. Dr. Carter has trained clinicians and educators on gender diversity both locally and nationally. Dr. Carter earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her masters in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: 

Therapy with transgender and gender nonconforming: A clincal primer on working outside the gender binary

Lunch – TBD

*contact ellen@drmillerkwon.com with registration questions

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

Have questions about Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients: A clinical primer on working outside the gender binary – Caroline Carter, PsyD? 

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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