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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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 drjocelynlevitan@gmail.com or mjohnson@instituteforgirlsdevelopment.com

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CPA Lobby Day!

The California Psychological Association (CPA)
Annual Lobby Day in Sacramento

When: Tuesday, March 14th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

What: CPA’s Lobby Day is an exciting opportunity for psychologists and graduate students to learn hands-on techniques for promoting positions on legislation in the Capitol that affect the practice of psychology in our state. CPA then provides an opportunity for participants to talk to directly to their legislators about issues that affect them and their clients.

Who: Every CPA member is encouraged to attend, free of charge. There is no fee for attending and participating.

Where: The Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento—just blocks away from the
Capitol Building!

Food: CPA will provide a light continental breakfast and lunch to all attendees.

Lodging: Anyone wishing to spend Monday night in Sacramento will be responsible for finding their own hotel arrangements. CPA suggests staying at the Citizen Hotel located in Downtown Sacramento. The hotel is conveniently located at 926 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814 and their phone number is (916) 447-2700. Parking is available at The Citizen Hotel or City of Sacramento lots within blocks of the hotel for $20-28 per day. Unfortunately, CPA is unable to reimburse for any travel or ancillary costs incurred to attend Leadership and Advocacy Day.

What to expect: The day starts at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and registration at the Citizen Hotel. Beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m., we will be briefed on current issues regarding psychology, provided lobbying training, and then go on to meet, in groups, with legislators and their staffs in the Capitol. For your convenience, all of your appointments will be scheduled by CPA staff. Please dress in business attire, and bring business cards and a camera.

Registration? Registration for Lobby Day lasts until February 28. Please go to

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