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10/24/2015 Convention

Keynote Speaker: David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP At the DoubleTree Hotel in Culver City 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

10/24/2015
When: 10/24/15
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: DoubleTree Hotel
6161 W. Centinela Ave.
Culver City, California  90230
United States
Presenter: Keynote: David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP
Contact: LACPA
818-905-0410


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Advertising/Exhibiting, Registration FeesConvention Schedule,
Session I, Session II, Poster Presentations, Session III

Continuing Education Information

Up to 6.0 CEs for the day 

LACPA's 27th Annual Convention on October 24th will feature
David Barlow, Ph.D., an internationally known expert
on anxiety disorders.  

Click here to see Dr. Barlow discussing his experiences with his mentor, Joseph Wolpe. 

 

 

 

Dr. Barlow is Professor and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 575 articles and chapters and over 75 books and his research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 40 years. 

 

 




 

 


2015 LACPA Awards

 

 

Distinguished Service to the
Community, Diversity, or Social Justice
  

Caron Post, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service to LACPA by a

Graduate Student 

Ahoo Karimian, M.A.

 

 

   

 

  



 

 

 

Distinguished Legislator

Holly J. Mitchell

California State Senator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service to LACPA

by a LACPA Member

 Colleen Warnesky, Psy.D.

   


 

 

  


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                                           Convention Registration Rates
                                        Pre-registration ended 9:00 PM, MONDAY, October 19th.  
                       On site registration is available for an additional $35.00

                             Morning Walk-ins registration opens at 7:45 AM.  
                                       Park across the street from the hotel.

                  Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, luncheon, and parking.

                        


 

LACPA Member

$189


LACPA Early Career Psychologist (ECP)
           (LACPA ECP Members within 7 years of receipt of doctorate)

 

$139

LACPA Student Member

$  89


Non-Member

$215


Student Non-Member (Pre-Doctoral)  must send proof of student status

 

$105

 


The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

This course may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY: TO RECEIVE A REFUND, A REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15, 2015. A $35 PROCESSING FEE IS DEDUCTED FROM ALL REFUNDS.


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Convention Schedule

Saturday, October 24, 2015

 

DoubleTree Los Angeles Westside

6161 West Centinela Avenue • Culver City, CA 90230 • 310-469-1776

 

Registration, Continental Breakfast,

and Exhibits Open 7:45 a.m.

Click here to download the Convention Brochure
(this is a large file and will take a minute or two to download)

 

Pre-registration for individual sessions is not required.  

Up to 6.0 CEs available.


Six presenters have their handouts available here,
click on the number to download.  


Session I

2.0 CE Credits all courses

8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

 

 

The Epidemic of Obesity: Psychological Sequela          

Course Level: Intermediate

 

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Given the strong cognitive, behavioral, and affective dynamics often associated with a morbidly obese lifestyle, treatment interventions should be planned with adequate knowledge of the intricate psychology of obesity.

 

  


Michael G. Wetter, Psy.D., is the Director of Psychology for the Center for Weight Loss at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. There, he also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery. Dr. Wetter has lectured internationally on topics such as the psychological impact of obesity, dialectical behavior therapy, and entitlement. Dr. Wetter maintains a private clinical practice in the Los Angeles area.


 


 

   


Lara Tucci, M.A., is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Pepperdine University who has trained in a variety of settings and is currently an extern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles and at Children’s Hospital Orange County. Her professional and clinical interests include neuropsychology, developmental disorders, parenting, creativity, and well-being.

          


 

 

 

 

Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy

Course Level: Intermediate                                                 Handouts 1, 2, 3

 

In this workshop, I will briefly describe the theoretical foundation, assessment methods, clinical formulation, and treatment strategies of Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), an evidence-based treatment for couples. I will illustrate treatment strategies with video clips of a couple in therapy.

 

 

 

Andrew Christensen, Ph.D., is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He studies couple conflict and couple therapy and has

published over 150 articles, chapters, and books. With the late Neil Jacobson, he developed and researched Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for couples that is now being implemented throughout the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

Men in Therapy: From Challenges to Connection

Course Level: Intermediate

 

Today, more men are seeking therapy to learn tools for managing stress, to improve their relationships, and to find ways to enhance success and well-being. This course provides pertinent information and resources to create a more engaging and relevant experience for men in both individual and couples therapy.

 

 

Evelyn Kohan, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and LACPA member who specializes in working with men in individual and couples therapy. In private practice for 30+ years in Sherman Oaks and Calabasas, she has a straightforward approach to therapy that is collaborative and strength-based. She is actively involved in promoting greater understanding of men’s issues and how to work more effectively with men in the therapeutic relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

Complexities of Culture: Opportunities and Ethical Challenges

Course Level: Intermediate                             Handouts: 1 & 2

 

Psychologists perform services across multiple settings including medical, primary care, private practice, and teaching. Diversity and multiculturalism and worldviews of clients and psychologists have received lesser attention in ethical problem solving. Through vignettes, this program addresses ethical approaches to intersections of culture, technology, and ethics.

 

 

Carol Falender, Ph.D., is Co-Chair of the LACPA Ethics Committee. She is co-author with Edward Shafranske of Clinical Supervision: A Competency-based Approach, co-editor of Casebook for Clinical Supervision, and Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision, and co-author of Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision

published by APA.


 

 

 

 

Mudita Bahadur, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Santa Monica. She has worked at the Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center supervising interns and specializing in early childhood treatment and assessment for the past 17 years and has been in private practice for 14 years. Dr. Bahadur is a member of the LACPA Ethics Committee.

 

  


 

 

 

 

Anthony Zamudio, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the USC Family Medicine Residency Program at California Hospital with over 25 years teaching residents, medical students, and psychology graduate students the psychosocial and cultural aspects of primary care. He has multiple journal publications on patient encounters in primary care. He’s a member of the LACPA Ethics Committee.

 

 

 

This workshop may be counted toward the ethical requirement mandated every two years for license renewal.

 

 

How Do You Feel About Medical Marijuana?

Course Level: Advanced                                               Handouts:  1 

 

This session will provide an overview of medical marijuana, its use among individuals with co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders, and strategies for working with clients who use medical marijuana. Participants will develop a better understanding of medical marijuana and be able to more effectively interact with patients who are using or considering this treatment.

 

 

Joy Chudzynski, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Research Psychologist at UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior. Dr. Chudzynski works with the ISAP Training Department to provide training on evidence-based practices with substance users to mental health and substance abuse treatment agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Areas of specialty include motivational interviewing, co-occurring disorders, and healthcare integration.

 

 

 

 

 

Extending Psychological Intervention from Office to School

Course Level: Intermediate                                  Handouts:  http://bit.ly/GALE-LACPA-2015

 

Psychologists possess the expertise to positively impact the lives of their clients at school. However, this requires an understanding of basic school regulations and policies, along with interventions that are “school-friendly.” This practical overview will cover methods of assessment, strategies for school consultation, and ways to integrate outpatient therapy with school-based intervention.

 

 

Bruce Gale, Ph.D., graduated from UCLA and Florida State University and trained at Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as an Independent Educational Evaluator for over 60 school districts, is one of the trainers for the DOE PENT program, and directs LUNCH Groups ®, a transdiagnostic social skills program. Technology & Delivery of Psychological Services (Wiley, 2015) is his recent publication.

 

 

  


 

Pre-registration for individual sessions is not required.

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Session II

2.0 CE Credits all courses

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Adolescent Sexuality in the Age of Social Media

Course Level: Advanced                                          Handouts: 12, 3

 

Social media increases the potential for adolescent risky sexual behavior and negative long-term consequences. Online platforms, lingo, uses, and sex education teens receive IRL (“in real life”) will be explored. Clinicians will participate in experiential and didactic learning to inform treatment issues with adolescents and their parents from

diverse backgrounds.

 

 

Michi Fu, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist. She previously served as the Statewide Prevention Projects Director at Pacific Clinics for the California Reducing Disparities Project. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. She has a private practice dedicated to working with those who can benefit from her trilingual skills (English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese).

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay O’Shea, M.A., is currently a fourth year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Her passion includes public education through social media. Ms. O’Shea specializes in Millennials, the hook up culture, sex education, technology, and personal self-growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaitlyn Masai, M.A., is a fourth year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Her experience includes working with trauma, chronic pain management, and gender stereotypes in the military. She is passionate about women’s studies and sexual health.

 

 

 

 

 

Treating Women Who are Childless by Circumstance

Course Level: Advanced

 

Involuntarily childless women experience disruptions to their self-concept, stigma in a pro child bearing society, ambiguous loss, and disenfranchised grief. Themes that commonly emerge in treatment and ways in which therapists can help these women evolve from grief toward transformation will be discussed. Therapists’ socialization, biases, and countertransference reactions will be emphasized.

 

 

 

Vula Baliotis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist working with adults and youths in private practice in Santa Monica and Torrance. She works with involuntarily childless individuals; highachieving professionals/executives; people who have experienced early trauma, loss, and attachment difficulties; and adopted individuals/families. She also is

certified through Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and specializes in working with gifted and creative individuals.

 

 

 

 

 

Treatment in an Era of the Brain

Course Level: Advanced

 

This talk highlights the brain science of ADHD, ASD, and anxiety and uses this lens to inform treatment in an era of the brain. Brain science offers a more nuanced and dimensional characterization of functioning than our categorical diagnostic system. This science enables us to better understand clients and tailor treatment.

 

 

 

Lev Gottlieb, Ph.D., is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist. He assesses children, adolescents, and young adults and coordinates their care. Dr. Gottlieb earned his B.A. in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. He completed specialty training in Neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital of Chicago, NYU, Johns Hopkins, and UCLA.

 

 

 

 

  


 

CBT Strategies that Conquer Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Anxiety

Course Level: Intermediate                         Handouts: 1 & 2

 

There is a myth that people who procrastinate are lazy. This label often leads to guilt, shame, and low selfesteem. Yet many procrastinators are, instead, driven by perfectionism, anxiety, and fear of failure. This interactive workshop will address the true culprits in procrastination and demonstrate specific strategies to conquer these challenges.

 

 

 

Jenny Yip, Psy.D., ABPP, is an author, speaker, and a nationally recognized OCD and anxiety expert. She developed the Family Systems-Based Strategic CBT, and has been featured in various media venues. She founded the Renewed Freedom Center – LA, is Board Certified in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology by ABPP, and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at USC Keck School of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

  


Expensive Thrills and the Therapeutic Holding of Icarus

Course Level: Advanced

 

Drawing from the Icarus myth, Dr. Lear offers a perspective that illuminates the dynamic workings of the extreme athlete and others attracted to physical risk. Through discussion, video clips, and clinical vignettes, Dr. Lear will present the relational underpinnings of risk-taking behavior. This will inform the clinician to respond more effectively to the patient’s provocative and impassioned endeavors.

 

 

W. Preston Lear, Psy.D., received his degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley and his MSW from NYU. He is currently a senior candidate at LAISPS (Los Angeles Institute and Society of Psychoanalytic Studies). He has a private practice in Beverly Hills and is on clinical staff at PCH Treatment Center.

 

 

 

 

  


When Clients Won’t Stop Drinking

Course Level: Intermediate

 

Every clinician encounters clients whose drinking interferes with the therapeutic process. Clients often report not wanting to completely quit drinking and begin to withdraw when approached with abstinence options. Specific approaches for these clients will be discussed along with the history, basis, and current empirical support.

 

 

 

Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2010. His views on addiction and his research on the topic have been published in dozens of journals and online publications, and he has appeared on several television shows and documentaries. Dr. Jaffe currently teaches at UCLA and California State University, Long Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc F. Kern, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from CSPP (Alliant) in 1982. In 1983 he founded Addiction Alternatives to provide clients with a non-12-step treatment alternative. He has been on the Board of Directors of SMART Recovery as well as a part of the original board for Rational Recovery. Currently he is on the Board of Directors for the self-help program, Moderation Management.

 

 

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LACPA 2015 Poster Session Presenters:   

 

Multi-Systemic Stigma Experienced by Middle Eastern Immigrant Children: Clinician Considerations and Barriers

Presenter/First Author: Liliyan Avansian Adegani, B.A.
 California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Randy Noblitt, Ph.D.

 

Factors Influencing Attitudes toward Utilization of Mental Health Services Among Mexican Americans

Presenter/First Author: Cenyasen De Herrera, M.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Richard Mendoza, Ph.D.

 

Sexual Assault and Trauma among Incarcerated Males

Presenter/First Author: Rebecca Dunn, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Lekeisha A. Sumner, Ph.D., ABPP

 

Parental Affect’s Influence on Childhood Behavior

Presenter/First Author: Roxanne Prilutsky, Ph.D.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University Graduate 2011

 

The necessity of Nutrition in Integrated Care: Proscessed Foods
as Fuel for the Growth of Childhood Disorders

Presenter/First Author: Katie Rosenberry, M.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Lekeisha A. Sumner, Ph.D., ABPP

 

Grief Experiences of Lesbian Widows

Presenter/First Author: Hannah Singer, Psy.D.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisors: Ronda L. Doonan, Psy.D. and Judith A. Holloway, Ph.D.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Oxytocin

Presenter/First Author: Marissa Swain, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Rumiko Okada, Ph.D.

 

Clinicians as Sport Psychology Consultants to a Community Sport Performance Center

Presenter/First Author: Jason von Stietz, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: R.E. Franco Duran, Ph.D.

 

 

Beyond PTSD: Moral Injury in Military Personnel

Presenter/First Author: Nina Yamini, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Rumiko Okada, Ph.D.

 

Emotional Abuse and Postpartum Depression among Immigrant Women

Presenter/First Author: Annie Zadori, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) – Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Lekeisha A. Sumner, Ph.D., ABPP


 


Session III

2.0 CE Credits

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

The Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Back to the Future

Course Level: Intermediate

 

Research has delineated common dimensions shared by all anxiety, mood, and related emotional disorders, including higher order temperaments such as neuroticism. In this presentation Dr. Barlow will discuss the origins of neuroticism, suggest a new integrated diagnostic scheme

for disorders of emotion, and describe transdiagnostic psychological treatment principles addressing temperamental factors such as neuroticism directly.

 

 

David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 575 articles and chapters and over 75 books and his research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 40 years. He is Past-President of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and was Chair of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines, as well as a member of the DSM-IV Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association. He is currently interested in creating transdiagnostic treatments for emotional disorders.


 

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Continuing Education Information

The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

These courses may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.

 

LACPA’s 27th Annual Convention will operate under the guidelines of an APA-Approved sponsor of continuing education. All licensees are responsible for maintaining records of completed continuing education courses. LACPA supplies a Document of Attendance that certifies the licensee was present for the entire program and earned the continuing education credits.

 

It is important to note that APA 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 five minutes or more after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial

credit may not be given.


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Geropsychology Special Interest Group

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