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Register here for the SGVPA June Event, Dr. Enrico Gnaulati presents on Disciplined Compassion. (3.0 CE hours for Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs.)

Dear Members,

Click below to register for the upcoming SGVPA 3 hour CE Event in June with featured speaker Dr. Enrico Gnaulati.

Register Here

If you have any question about registration please contact Dr. Ellen Miller Kwon here.

The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association is thrilled to announce an opportunity to learn, network with colleagues, enjoy a continental breakfast, and earn 3 CE’s (Psychologists, LCSWs, and MFTs) towards relicensure! And, all for a very resonalble rate, without having to fight traffic driving across town–since the event will be held locally, at the beautiful Altadena Country Club.

Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, an internationally recognized practitioneand writer in the field of psychology, will present Disciplined Compassion: Reaching Beyond Mere Empathy and Therapeutic Neutrality to Optimize Client Improvement.

Dr. Gnaulati is a popular speaker, both for the quality of his scholarship and for his engaging and invigorating style of presenting.  He is a past president of SGVPA, and the past recipient of our Distinguished Member of the Year award.

Dr. Gnaulati has published numerous journal and magazine articles, and has been featured on major media platforms.  He is a nationally recognized reformer of mental health practice and policy, by means of such works as Back to Normal:  Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Saving Talk Therapy:  How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care.

Event Details

Date:  Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time:  9:00 – Noon

Place:  Altadena Country Club

Cost:  SGVPA members:  $55

           Non-members:        $65

           Students:                 $30  

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January Jubilee 2018!

You Are Cordially Invited

to SGVPA’s Twelfth Annual

January Jubilee!!

Friday evening January 26, 2018

Returning to


Boutique Events Venue

Paseo Pasadena (Second Floor)

Validated Parking

(Parking Structure at Marengo and Green Street)

6:30 – 9:30 pm

The January Jubilee is our premier merriment,

membership, and networking event.

We invite you to come—

join or renew your membership at a discount—

connect with colleagues, and—

relish delicious food and wine.

On behalf of the SGVPA Board of Directors

We look forward to seeing you there!

Suzanne Lake, PsyD
January Jubilee Committee Chair

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January CE Luncheon

January CE Luncheon
Date: January 12, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30pm, and optional networking from 1:30pm-2pm
Location: Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave Pasadena, CA 91101
Topic – Lacanian Clinical Technique
Speaker – John Wayne, PhD

Lunch – Tomato Basil Pasta with Chicken or Caesar Salad with Chicken
**Deadline to reserve lunch is noon, Wednesday, January 10**

CE – 1.5 hours credit for psychologists, LCSWs and MFTs by CPA.

CPA is approved by APA to sponsor CE. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. BBS provider #PCE564.

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Diversity CEU Event

The Multicultural Psychologist: Moving Beyond Theory and Into Engagement

Where: Women’s Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
When: Saturday, November 18, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Why: Two (2) Diversity Continuing Education Units

Wayne Kao, PsyD.
Kenneth Skale, PsyD.
Glenn Masuda, PhD.
Gitu Bhatia, PsyD.

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Collaborative Holiday Event: GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

co-hosted by
SGVPA’s Child and Adolescent SIG
SGVPA’s Networking and Professional Development SIG
& LACPA’s Networking Committee/Pasadena Area


When: Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30p

Where: Institute for Girls’ Development, 95 N. Marengo Ave., Suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91101

Connect with your colleagues and learn about psychotherapy groups being offered locally. Join us for a brief discussion about core group components and inform your colleagues about the groups you currently lead.

Don’t offer groups? Don’t Worry! Please come and learn about other groups in the area, share your experience, or suggest an area of need for group psychotherapy.

Enjoy light holiday refreshments and don’t forget to bring your business cards.

RSVP to or

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