Membership in SGVPA not only gives you the opportunity for professional
development but will serve as an entrée into a warm, engaging community of other
mental health professionals in the wider San Gabriel Valley area.
Regular monthly luncheons feature engaging speakers on topics that are relevant to
mental health and provide the opportunity for continuing education units if you choose.
The only CPA chapter that provides monthly gatherings like this, SGVPA wants to give
its members consistent opportunities for CE’s and networking, all in an atmosphere of
Our award winning newsletter, “Analyze This,” is published bi-monthly and
provides pertinent articles and topics from local professionals on a variety of topics.
The newsletter also updates our membership on upcoming activities and highlights
Mentoring is a feature of our organization! If they choose, students and early career
psychologists are given the opportunity to meet with seasoned clinicians on a regular
basis to ask questions, develop friendships, and feel supported.
SGVPA cares about the community around us! Various community projects attempt to
interface with the local community, providing important mental health resources to those
SGVPA cares about advocacy! Each year, important and vital legislation that impact
mental health is being monitored by the California Psychological Association and we
want to keep our members informed! SGVPA also regularly meets with local legislators
to discuss these issues and invites them to various organizational meetings.
Networking events are abundant at SGVPA. Throughout the year, SGVPA sponsors a
plethora of lunches, happy hours, and evening events, allowing our members plenty of
opportunities to network their services, develop friendships, and feel connected to the
family that is SGVPA!
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are something that SGVPA also offers its members. With meetings typically occurring on a bimonthly basis, members can attend any SIG of their choice! Our current Special Interest Groups include Clinical Psychopharmacology; Children and Adolescence; Community Mental Health; Diversity Issues: Group Therapy; Addictions and Recovery; Psychotherapy and Spirituality; and Professional Networking.