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SGVPA May 2019 CE Event

SGVPA May 2019 CE Event

Friday, May 10, 2019

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm

A Twin’s Dilemma: Being Noticed or Being Known

Joan A. Friedman, PhD

A twinship is a marriage that one does not choose.  Biological destiny determines the twin coupledom.   For many twin pairs, the course of their emotional lives is dictated by this singular event.  While all of us enter relationships with our particular history and “baggage”, twins have specific developmental experiences which require mindful recognition.

  • Living their formative years in a “twin bubble”, they have had very few opportunities to recognize or develop a sense of their individuality.
  • Having been treated as a dyad and unit for most of their young lives, they do not recognize a singularity.  Rather, being compared and competitive have been the primary variables that have shaped their identities. 
  • Healthy intimacy is stifled since most efforts are directed at getting along via compromise and tacit agreements in hopes of minimizing conflict, aggression, and betrayal.  
  • Without a healthy separate self, twins have a tendency to bring higher emotional stakes into a relationship.  Outside of their awareness, they demand excessive loyalty, unbridled attention, and unwavering possessiveness.

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

  1. Describe three characteristics unique to twin relationships and define three goals for the patient to help manage the twin connection
  1. Identify distinct childhood developmental differences that impact twin maturity
  1. Assess treatment strategies and interventions that resonate with twin patients

Presenter Biography
Dr. Joan A. Friedman is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist who has devoted many years of her professional career to educating twins and their families about twins’ emotional needs. Having worked through her own twinship challenges and parented her fraternal twin sons, she is a definitive expert on twin development. 

She is the author of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love, and Learn to Be Individuals. Her latest book,Twins in Session: Case Histories in Treating Twinship Issues, was published in June 2018. It is a book written for psychotherapists and educators who are seeking specialized knowledge and insight about twin psychology. She has spoken to and consulted with culturally diverse groups of twins around the world. Dr. Friedman’s work focuses on issues that adult twins confront as they adjust to life as singletons after having been raised as twins. 

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

A twin’s dilemma: Being noticed or being known

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 A Twin’s Dilemma: Being Noticed or Being Known – Joan A. Friedman, PhD

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SGVPA April 2019 CE Event

SGVPA April CE Event

Friday, April 12, 2019

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients: A clinical primer on working outside the gender binary

            Presenter:  Caroline Carter, Psy.D.

As western culture’s understanding and acceptance of gender diversity continues to actively expand, more and more individuals are embracing their authentic gender selves across the lifespan. In light of this, many clinicians, despite their specializations, may find themselves working with clients who hold a transgender or gender nonconforming identity and/or expression. This presentation will seek to introduce clinicians to foundational understandings and competencies necessary for clinical work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients. 

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

  1. Contextualize gender diverse experience both historically and culturally.
  1. Describe the difference between the spectrum of gender diversity and the gender binary.
  1. Identify three key clinical best practices for working with TGNC clients.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Carter is a Staff Psychologist with the Los Angeles Gender Center. Dr. Carter works predominantly in LAGC’s Child and Adolescent Program and sees transgender and gender nonconforming clients weekly in South Pasadena and Westwood. Dr. Carter is also a group facilitator with Transforming Family. Every month there is a playgroup for young gender diverse children, a tween group, a rap group for teenagers, a parent support group, and a sibling group which she facilities. Transforming family’s membership has grown in the last ten years from 7 families to over 200. Additionally, in 2014 Dr. Carter helped to develop LAGC’s Training Program and she is currently the Program Coordinator for LAGC’s continuing education development and implementation. Dr. Carter has trained clinicians and educators on gender diversity both locally and nationally. Dr. Carter earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and her masters in Women’s Studies in Religion from Claremont Graduate University.

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

Therapy with transgender and gender nonconforming: A clincal primer on working outside the gender binary

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 Therapy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients: A clinical primer on working outside the gender binary – Caroline Carter, PsyD? 

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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SGVPA March 2019 CE Event

Friday, March 8, 2019

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Mechanism of Action and Effects on the Brain

  Presenter:  Todd Hutton, MD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive form of neuromodulation that has been increasingly utilized since it was FDA approved for Major Depression 10 years ago.  Research in TMS is expanding rapidly, increasing our understanding of how the treatment and the brain work.  In 2018 a new TMS magnet was FDA-approved for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  

In this presentation, Dr Hutton will give a brief overview of the history of the development of TMS and the rationale for its use in psychiatric disorders.  The mechanism of action will be explained and how this leads to changes in neurons.  More specific information will be covered on the evidence for TMS in Major Depression and the state of the art in current clinical treatment. Information from recent research about how the brain is affected by TMS will be explained.  The new indication for OCD will be discussed as well.  

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

  1. Describe the mechanism of action of magnetic stimulation of the brain.  
  1. Identify patients with depression for whom TMS is an appropriate treatment.
  1. Explain the changes in the brain induced by TMS.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Todd Hutton has been a practicing psychiatrist in Pasadena for the last 25 years.   He did his undergraduate and medical training at UC Irvine followed by residency in psychiatry at LA County/USC Medical Center.  He began adding TMS to his practice in 2009 and is now the Medical Director of Southern California TMS Center, one of the largest TMS practices in the country with 24 TMS machines in eight locations.  He is very active in the field of TMS and speaks on the topic worldwide.  He is currently President-elect of the international Clinical TMS Society.

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

TMS event

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 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Mechanism of Action and Effects on the Brain – Todd Hutton, MD?  

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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SGVPA February 2019 CE Event

Professional wills are documents that define how a psychologist’s professional practice will be managed in the event of the psychologist’s sudden death or incapacity. Professional wills enable psychologists to designate a colleague to manage the complex clinical and record maintenance issues that arise in these circumstances. Professional wills may also address how to handle business issues relating to closing a psychologist’s practice. When there is no professional will in place, these responsibilities typically fall on the psychologist’s grieving family members, who are unlikely to be familiar with the relevant clinical, ethical, legal and business issues. In this presentation, we will discuss in detail why and how to prepare a professional will. Topics to be addressed include: clinical care transitions, ethical considerations, record maintenance requirements, confidentiality, and steps to take in closing a psychology practice

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

  1. List three advantages of having a professional will.
  1. Identify and describe an ethical standard that addresses continuity of care in the event of a psychologist’s illness, death, or unavailability.
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for the maintenance of client records.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Winkelman is the Director of Professional Affairs at the California Psychological Association. In this role, she provides consultations and resources to CPA members on issues relating to recordkeeping, confidentiality, telepsychology, mandated reporting, and other standards of professional conduct. She also provides research and advocacy on laws and regulations that affect mental health professionals. Prior to joining the CPA staff, Dr. Winkelman worked at the American Psychological Association for many years, where she most recently served as Director of Legal and Professional Affairs.

Dr. Winkelman earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The New School for Social Research and a JD from Columbia University School of Law. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City and an APA Congressional Fellowship in Washington, DC.

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

Professional wills: Why and how to plan for the unexpected

Lunch – TBDP

*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 Professional Wills: Why and How to Plan for the Unexpected – Elizabeth Winkelman, JD, PhD? 

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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SGVPA January 2019 CE Event!

Older Clients: Strengths-based approaches to teaming up with an Aging Life Care Professional™

Friday, January 11, 2019

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Presenter:  Brenda Shorkend, M.A.

Working with older people has its rewards and its challenges.  Especially when a therapist has been working with a client for many years it can be difficult to differentiate between so-called “normal” aspects of aging and other neurological or physiological changes that might require additional clinical team members and services.  In addition, the client may ask for help with both the practical and emotional aspects of their role as informal caregiver (or carepartner) for their spouse or parent.  This presentation will assist clinicians in raising their awareness of the opportunities to build support and treatment teams in the face of clients’ psychological, neurological, and physiological symptom changes.  It will emphasize the importance of being aware of ageism, and shifting from a deficit-based approach to a strength-based approach.  Older people can continue to age successfully despite a myriad of challenges if they develop a strong support network early on.  Collaboration between professionals is crucial in creating and maintaining this network.  Case examples will highlight how psychologists and Aging Life Care Professionals can work together to benefit our aging clients.

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

  1. Identify client strengths during normal aging while attending to the deficits of cognitive and physical decline.
  1. Identify possible treatment-team additions to address client age-related changes, including side effects of prescription medications, deficits in minerals or vitamins, illegal drugs, marijuana or alcohol; vision, gait and hearing impairments.
  1. Describe the role of an Aging Life Care Professional in building a team to enhance the welfare of clients and their families.

Presenter Biography
Brenda Shorkend, M.A., is an independent Aging Life Care Manager™/Geriatric Care Manager with over 25 years of experience working with seniors and people with disabilities and their families.  She has a background in Rehabilitation Psychology and is a member of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers).  She has worked in a wide variety of hospital and community settings, including Huntington Hospital’s Senior Care Network.  Brenda has broad knowledge of local resources and services.  Brenda is a strong advocate for her clients. She works with seniors and people with disabilities and their families to tailor unique solutions for each individual that maximize their independence and autonomy while ensuring their safety and well-being. 

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

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 Older Clients: Strengths-based approaches to teaming up with an Aging Life Care Professional™Brenda Shorkend, M.A.?

Visit the Continuing Education Tab at www.sgvpa.org

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