CONTINUING EDUCATION

Growing up digital – SGVPA October CE Event

SGVPA October CE Event

Friday, October 11, 2019

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Growing up digital – The role of technology in 

youth mental health and well-being

 Presenter:  Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.

Young people are growing up immersed in digital worlds. Often called digital natives, their technology use has been the source of much optimism but also concern, particularly with regard to their mental health and well-being.  It has become clear that technology presents both opportunities and risks for youth.  While early research focused on extent and amount of technology use, research increasingly suggests that the relation between youth technology use and well-being is complex and depends on the interaction of technology use and users’ strengths, resources, and challenges.  This presentation will describe different aspects of technology use (e.g., digital communication) and user characteristics (e.g., gender) that may be relevant for the mental health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. The presentation will also discuss the legal ramifications and ethical challenges surrounding youths’ problematic technology use.

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

  1. Describe current research regarding the relation of technology use and user characteristics to youth well-being.
  2. Describe the relation between technology use (e.g., digital communication) and internalizing symptoms, externalizing symptoms, and substance use among adolescents and young adults.
  3. Articulate the legal ramifications and ethical issues surrounding youths’ problematic technology use that clinicians may face. 

Presenter Biography
Kaveri Subrahmanyam 
is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Honors College at California State University, Los Angeles Subrahmanyam received her Ph.D. from UCLA.  In 2013, she was a recipient of the Cal State LA Outstanding Professor Award.  Her research has investigated the cognitive and social implications of interactive media use.  Recent research examined the relation between digital communication and well-being; using both daily diary, correlational survey, and experimental designs she has investigated the relation between face-to-face and digital interactions and well-being, sleep, and substance use among youth.  Dr. Subrahmanyam has published numerous research articles and book chapters on youth and digital media.  She has co-edited a special issue on social networking for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology(2008) and a special section on interactive media and human development for Developmental Psychology(2012). She is a co-author (with Dr. David Smahel) of Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development(Springer, 2010).  

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

Growing Up Digital – Registration Link

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.

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SGVPA September CE Event

SGVPA September CE Event

Friday, September 13, 2019

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Supporting Sleep, the Unsung Pillar of Mental Health: 

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

            Presenter:  Martin Hsia, Psy.D.

It’s no secret to any psychologist or mental health professional that adequate sleep is a cornerstone of how we thrive. Consistent with this awareness is how sleep problems, such as insomnia, can so starkly correlate with every other type of issue our clients may present, from trauma, to depression, to eating disorders, to addictions, and beyond. This brief presentation will share some significant statistics about the relationship between sleep and mental health, common challenges that arise relevant to the psychology of sleep, as well as how to address the most common sleep disorder, insomnia. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is increasingly supported by research to help individuals across diagnoses and life stages to put insomnia to rest and get themselves to sleep.

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

  1. Describe the impact of insufficient sleep on mental health. 
  2. List the psychological and behavioral mechanisms that can maintain sleep problems. 
  3. Describe the components of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

Presenter Biography
Dr. Martin Hsia 
practices in the Glendale office of the Clinical Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California (aka CBT SoCal), a group practice specializing in empowering individuals with OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and Insomnia with the support and tools to thrive.Dr. Hsia has been an SGVPA Board member for 8 years, has lectured and supervised as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and also hosts the podcast called Psych Rally, which addresses a range of issues related to psychotherapy and mental health.

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

Supporting sleep, the unsung pillar of mental health: An introduction to cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)

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 Supporting Sleep, the Unsung Pillar of Mental Health: 

An Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) – Martin Hsia, PsyD? 

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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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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