CPA-PAC Fundraiser!

Political Action Committee (CPA-PAC)


Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Psychological Turf: Advancing and Protecting Our Scope of Practice in California

Come be inspired by stories about turning professional passions into public policies that protect and advance psychology.  Learn what you may be able to do about the issues you care about.

Panelists Include:

Doug Haldeman, Ph.D., Psychologist and Activist

Caron Post, Ph.D., Executive Director, LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force

Amanda Levy, Director of Government Affairs, California Psychological Association

Hotel Figueroa-Downtown Los Angeles

 939 South Figueroa Street

 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Organized by LACPA, SGVPA and OCPA

Proceeds benefit the CPA-PAC

Admission: $40 Psychologists; $20 Graduate Students

To register online go to

For questions contact Debra Chase

dchase@cpapsych.org or (916) 286-7979 x117

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SGVPA Future of Psychology Scholarship

The SGVPA Future of Psychology Scholarship is now accepting applications from students and early career professionals. This $750 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant and will be used to finance attendance for a conference, workshop or other professional event of the applicant’s choosing.  Applications can be submitted starting September 1st.

For those interested in applying, here is the scoop:

  • Any SGVPA member early career psychologist (3rd year graduate student through five years post licensure) may apply.
  • Please submit a 750 word (maximum) essay by December 31, 2015 in which you describe your hopes for the future of psychology and your aspirations for your own career.
  • Please submit a separate, brief description of the event that you are proposing participating in with the funds available in the scholarship.
  • You must express your commitment to submitting a follow-up article for the SGVPA newsletter, AnalyzeThis!, in which you will share your experience of the event, and what you learned as a result of attending it.
  • Please submit two brief letters of recommendation from psychologists and one letter from your school’s Director of Clinical Training (if you are a student) to verify your standing and enrollment in school. Or, if you are already licensed, please submit a copy of your license instead.
  • Your submission should be sent to the SGVPA President, Dr. Ellen Miller Kwon at Ellen@DrEllenMillerKwon.com
  • Your application will be considered by a Scholarship Committee composed of Board members and other psychologist members of SGVPA.


For more information about the Scholarship, please review the article in the July/August Newsletter at: http://www.sgvpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-July-Aug-.pdf


Please note: the Newsletter article stated that the scholarship was $500, but it is actually $750!


Please contact Dr. Miller Kwon with questions. Good luck!

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The Fact Sheet on the BOP’s proposed changes to Continuing Education

Here is a PDF Fact Sheet on current proposed BOP changes to CE’s.

BOP CE Fact Sheet 2015


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January Jubilee!

Come join us at our annual January Jubilee held at the Altadena Country Club on  January 23rd at 6:30 PM.

Appetizers, no host bar, and live entertainment.

An opportunity to join SGVPA at a 10% discount.

Honor Dr. Enrico Gnaulati as Distinguished Member of the Year. 

2290 Country Club Dr.

Altadena, CA 91001

RSVP to Dr. Laurie Nouguier at drnouguier@yahoo.com

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Moments of Meaning

What actually happens in psychotherapy? What do therapists think about in session? How do they find hope in hopeless situations?

Psychotherapy is a mysterious art, and this mystery scares some people away. One in four Americans are afflicted with mental illness, but many avoid seeking help because of the shame and stigma about having and treating these problems. We’d like to present one entertaining, educational, and meaningful solution.

On September 19, a group of Pasadena therapists will demystify psychological treatment by giving a glimpse behind the doors of their own practice through a spoken-word performance. In the tradition of TED Talks or the Moth Radio Hour, these are funny, moving, engaging ten-minute stories from six real clinicians — client information appropriately disguised to protect confidentiality, of course.

This event is presented by the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (SGVPA) to raise awareness and funds for the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-SGV), in honor of National Psychotherapy Day. There will be wine, light appetizers and live music during intermissions to promote a festive, meaningful evening for all in attendance.

Please join us for “Moments of Meaning” at the Senior Center in Old Pasadena (85 E Holly) on Friday, September 19th from 7 to 9pm. The cost is $15, and seats are limited. Call to RSVP: (626) 354-5559


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