Beyond the Symptom: Treating the Whole Person in
Era of Evidence-Based Practice
Presenter: Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
PARKING IS $7.00 CASH ONLY, YOU'LL PAY AS YOU ENTER
CE Credits: 6.0
Course No: LA050314
LACPA MEMBER: $160 LACPA STUDENT MEMBER: $80
NON-MEMBER: $210 STUDENT NON-MEMBER: $100*
PRE-REGISTRATION ENDED MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
ON SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IF SPACE PERMITS.
ADDITIONAL $20 FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION.
The difficulties that bring people to treatment are often
woven into the fabric of their lives and rooted in recurring patterns of
thinking, feeling, motivation, attachment, coping, defending, and relating to others.
Treatments that lead to meaningful change focus on these recurring
psychological patterns, not just diagnoses and symptoms.
The morning lecture—based on Dr. Shedler’s internationally
acclaimed American Psychologist article, "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic
Psychotherapy”—will examine the seven core psychodynamic principles that
underlie all effective therapies (regardless of therapy "brand”), such as
enhancing self-knowledge, recognizing recurring life and relational patterns,
and addressing problematic relational patterns as they arise in the therapy
relationship. These principles form the foundation for evidence-based
treatments that preserve the richness and complexity of meaningful
The afternoon clinical workshop will build on concepts from
the morning lecture, focusing on clinical case formulation and intervention.
Workshop participants will develop clinical skills in working with challenging
patients through clinical case presentations by workshop participants, with
case discussion, live supervision, and role playing to demonstrate effective
intervention. The workshop will focus on the use of therapists’ and clients’
emotional reactions to one another (transference and countertransference) as a
crucial source of psychological information that can provide a roadmap to
effective intervention. This practical, hands-on clinical workshop will
emphasizes psychodynamic concepts but will enhance the therapy skills of
clinical practitioners of all theoretical orientations.
Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., is known internationally as a
psychologist, consultant, researcher, and author. He is best known for his
article "The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy," which won
worldwide acclaim for establishing psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based
treatment. His research and writing are shaping contemporary views of
personality patterns and disorders. He is author of the Shedler-Westen
Assessment Procedure (SWAP) and numerous scholarly and scientific articles.
Dr. Shedler lectures and leads workshops for professional
audiences nationally and internationally, consults on psychological issues to U.S. and
foreign government agencies, and offers clinical consultation and study groups
by videoconference to mental health professionals worldwide. Dr. Shedler is a
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School
of Medicine and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of
Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. He is also a certified
professional ski instructor in Vail, Colorado.
Stephanie Law, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist with a
private practice in Pasadena.
Dr. Law received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Rosemead School
of Psychology, an APA-accredited program located in La Mirada and specializes in PTSD, trauma,
mood disorders, grief and bereavement, reverse culture shock, and issues of
spirituality. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Law assists with Agreed
Medical Examinations (AME) for Worker’s Compensation evaluations. In addition
to public speaking engagements, Dr. Law is currently the President of the San
Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (SGVPA) and a past Board Member of the
Los Angeles Psychological Association (LACPA), as well as the California
Psychological Association. She also serves as a Trustee on the CPA PAC Board.
Eran Solomon, M.A., RDT, Wright Institute Postgraduate
Fellow, Registered Drama Therapist, and Marriage and Family Therapy Intern,
began his career as a drama therapist in Israel where he worked extensively
with children, adolescents, and their parents treating a broad range of
psychopathology. Eran received his Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies
(with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy) from Lesley University
in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Solomon also holds certificates
specializing in group psychotherapy and eating disorders. He currently works
with individuals and couples, and leads the Drama Therapy group as well as the
adolescent program for the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Clinic at The Wright
Institute Los Angeles (WILA).
Certification of Attendance for Continuing Education Credit
These workshops are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. LACPA also is approved by the Board of Behavioral Science as a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for MFTs and LCSWs: Provider No. PCE 276. The licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completed continuing education coursework. LACPA supplies a document that certifies the licensee was present for the entire program and earned the continuing education credits.
It is important to note that APA and BBS continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes for a six hour program, 10 minutes for a four or three hour program, 5 minutes for a two or one and one half hour program; after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.
Programs and locations subject to change.