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10/15/2016 Convention

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D. At the DoubleTree Hotel in Culver City

10/15/2016
When: 10/15/2016
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles - Westside
6161 W. Centinela Ave.
Culver City 90230
United States
Presenter: Keynote: Jeffery Prager, Ph.D.
Contact: LACPA
818-905-0410


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PRE-REGISTRATION ENDED
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING AT 7:45 AM
FOR AN ADDITIONAL $35 FEE



2016 LACPA Convention - October 15th

Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City

 

Exhibiting Information

 

 

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D.

 

"The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma" 

LACPA's 28th Annual Convention on October 15th will feature 
Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D.


Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at UCLA and a practicing psychoanalyst.  He is a former Co-Dean of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and now serves as a member of the Senior Faculty.  He has published widely at the intersection of sociology and psychoanalysis, especially in the areas of intergenerational transmission of trauma, recovered memory, racial conflict, forgiveness and reconciliation.  He is the author of Presenting the Past, Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Misremembering (Harvard University Press, 1989) and several articles on how societies respond to their own traumatic pasts.  He currently participates in a working group focusing on the disruption of traumatic transmission in post-Apartheid South Africa.  In addition, Dr. Prager is the co-editor (with Anthony Elliott) of the forthcomingRoutledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

 

 


 

                                           Convention Registration Rates
                                  Pre-registration ended Sunday, October 9th.  
                       On site registration will be available for an additional $35 fee.

LACPA Member

$189

 


LACPA Student Member

$  89

Non-Member

$215

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

 

$105

 

 



 

 

 

LACPA will Honor the following at the 

Convention Awards Luncheon  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service to the Community, Diversity, or Social Justice

Stuart Perlman, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Legislator

Dr. Ed Hernandez

California State Senator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology

Shelly Harrell, Ph.D.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service to LACPA by a LACPA Member

David Laramie, Ph.D.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 


 




LACPA Thanks our 2016 Sponsors

The Trust     

Insight Treatment Programs
 
 
Paradigm Malibu

Karen Shore, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP
   
Newport Academy  

LACPA Foundation

Second Saturday Los Angeles Divorce Workshop

Evelyn Pechter, Psy.D.

Lynne Steinman, Ph.D.

Lisa Osborn, Psy.D.

Karin Meiselman, Ph.D.





2016 Exhibitors

Alternatives Behavioral Health

Center for Healthy Sex

Del Amo Behavioral Health System of Southern California
EEG Education & Research
Federal Bureau of Prisons

GRO Your Practice

Insight Treatment Programs

Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association

Newport Academy

Paradigm Treatment Centers

Reasons Eating Disorder Center

Sovereign Health Group

The Trust

Viva Excellence



             

 

2.0 CE Credits all courses

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

 

Why Can’t A Little Girl Have Two Mommies and a Daddy (or more)?                          Course Level: Advanced

In this interactive session, a psychologist and an attorney will examine the conscious and unconscious aspects of family formation and the law. How is a family created both legally and emotionally? This will examine how and why children may look to two or more adults in a parental role.

 

Linda Bortell, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in South Pasadena. She specializes in treating child trauma, co-parenting, families and high conflict divorce. She serves as a Parent Coordinator. She is chair of the CPA-PAC. She is a past president of LACPA and the Wright Institute Alumni Association and past co-president of San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. 

 

 

Diane Goodman, J.D, M.A., practice focuses on family law, including mediation, dissolution, paternity, adoption and guardianship. Ms. Goodman has handled many complex parentage issues including acting as co-counsel in a California Supreme Court decision regarding the rights of lesbian parents. She is the author of the parentage chapter of Practice Under the CA Family Code.

 

 

   

 


 

Client Welfare, Therapist Responsibility:                                                                    Course Level: Intermediate
When Diversity Ethics and Values Conflict        Click here for handouts

Recent court cases highlight conflicts faced by students, supervisors, and psychotherapists when personal values conflict with diversity ethics requirements.  Two legal cases involve student values related to client sexual orientation that were in conflict with diversity ethics codes.  This workshop reviews ethical issues involved, legal outcomes, and current standard of care. 

 

Pamela Harmell, Ph.D., is a national lecturer specializing in legal and ethical issues.  She is Senior Lecturer at Pepperdine University Graduate Psychology Programs.  She is Past President of the Board of Psychology, former Chair of the State Ethics Committee, and Chair of LACPA Ethics Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of the CPA and is Past President of LACPA.

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation                                                                          Course Level: Advanced

Affective neuroscience shows that most of our psychological, intellectual, and even physical growth depends on attachment patterns we learn during infancy. With hobbled capacities for interaction, and therefore self-regulation, sex addicts can’t tolerate long-term intimacy. A holistic model for healing that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and affect regulation therapy (ART) will be presented.

 

 

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, is Founder/Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Senior Fellow at The Meadows, recipient of the 2012 Carnes Award, author of Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment and co-author of the award-winning, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence.

 

  

  

 


 


Individual Therapy for Relationship Problems:  Help or Hindrance?                                                                  Course Level: Advanced

Click here for handouts 1    
Click here for handout 2  added 10/12/16
Click here for handout 3  added 10/12/16
Click here for handout 4  added 10/12/16

Individual therapists have the potential to foster couple healing or to make couple healing impossible.  A couple therapist might find they and the individual therapist are working in opposition to each other.  Dr. Shore will discuss what the individual therapist can do to maximize their patients’ work in their relationships. 

 

Karen Shore, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist with specialties in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Group Therapy. She is Certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Therapist and Supervisor. Dr. Shore is a Past-President of LACPA and is on the Board of the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Her practice is in Santa Monica.  

                                         This program was moved to Session I as of 8/12/16.

 

 

 

 

 


  


Coping with Jealousy: Tools for Individuals & Relationships                                         Course Level: Advanced

Most people in intimate relationships experience jealousy. Many clients have few tools for coping besides wishing, requesting, or mandating that jealousy-provoking situations not occur. Learning to cope with jealousy can help individuals build resilience and partnerships function better. This presentation covers psychological and cultural conceptualizations of jealousy and tools for coping.

 

 

Erica Marchand, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Los Angeles specializing in sex therapy and relationship concerns. She writes and speaks on creating satisfying intimate relationships, and most recently co-authored a manuscript on sexuality and intimacy after breast cancer.

 


  

 


 

Practical Process and Support for LGBT Teens                                                          Course Level: Intermediate

Professionals will gain an understanding of the developmental stages of the coming out process and learn techniques to support their adolescent LGBT clients. Topics include sexuality, gender, clinical skills, developmental milestones and much more.  In depth discussion, therapeutic awareness and practical tools will assist professionals in addressing this challenging issue.

 

 

John Sovec, M.A., LMFT, in private practice in Pasadena specializes in working with LGBT teens and their families during the coming out process. John is a nationally recognized expert on LGBT teens and has been seen on the Ricki Lake Show, YHTV, The Advocate, Good Therapy, Huffington Post, Living By Design, Broad Topics, and at national conferences. He is an adjunct faculty member at Phillips Graduate University.

 

 


 

 


 

 

Session II

2.0 CE Credits all courses

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Interviewing Children Who Disclose Sexual Abuse                                                                                Course Level: Intermediate

Click here for handouts 1                       

Click here for handout 2    added 10/14/16

Interviewing children who disclose sexual abuse is a delicate and complex task that can have wide-reaching effects both therapeutically and forensically. This presentation will illuminate the dangers and pitfalls of improper interviewing techniques as well as provide an interviewing framework to competently handle such cases.

 

Joanna Edwards, Psy.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist with a private practice in Rolling Hills Estates. In addition to seeing children and adults in her clinical practice, she serves as an expert witness in criminal, family, and civil courts on cases involving memory processes, childhood sexual abuse, suggestibility and false confession.

   

 

 


 

Engaging Children in CBT                                                                                                Course Level: Advanced

This presentation will focus on applying evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions to common disorders of childhood in a developmentally-sensitive and play-based way. Specific interventions for affective dysregulation, exposure and response prevention, and social skills training for children will be taught.

 

 

Lauren Maltby, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified child psychologist who specializes in early childhood, parent behavioral training, and child trauma. She works at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and maintains a small private practice at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California.

 

  

 

 

 

Myan Le, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health and private practice. Her areas of specialty include anxiety and mood disorders, child maltreatment, family therapy, and psychological assessment. She currently maintains a private practice with the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of Southern California.

 

  

 

  

 

Yesenia Marroquin, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral psychology fellow specializing in working with children and adolescents with extensive exposure to adverse events and adolescents with severe emotional dysregulation and suicidal ideation. She is currently a postdoctoral psychology fellow at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and maintains a small private practice as a registered psychological assistant at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California. 

  

   

 

 

 

 

Binge Eating: Current Science and Practice                Click here for handouts                                         Course Level: Intermediate

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the US, affecting nearly 3% of the population. This presentation will describe the most recent findings related to the factors that cause binge eating disorder and hands-on skills for intervention, drawing from a wide range of theoretical orientations.

 

 

Gia Marson, Ed.D., is in private practice, specializing in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders. She recently presented at St. John's Hospital. She was founder, then director of the UCLA CAPS Eating Disorders Program until 2014, on the UCLA Athletic Department's Athletic Care Committee and has been on staff at the Monte Nido Treatment Center and The Renfrew Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle Keenan-Miller, Ph.D., is the Director of the UCLA Psychology Clinic, where she teaches, supervises graduate students, and conducts research. She is on the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist, and regularly publishes on topics related to graduate training and mood disorders. She is also in private practice.

 

   

 

 

Enhancing the Use of Intuition in Psychotherapy                                                          Course Level: Advanced

Contrary to popular beliefs, it is possible to build a robust theory of care based not on statistical studies of a variety of “outcomes” for specifiable intervention sequences but instead on the therapist’s use of intuition as the most effective source of inspiration about how best to undertake the work.

 

Arthur L. Kovacs, Ph.D., has been in independent practice for 58 years. He is Founding Campus Dean and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, CSPP Los Angeles. He has taught or supervised over 1500 members of the profession during the years of his career now scattered everywhere in this country and in many nations abroad. He has served APA in a variety of leadership positions.

                          This program was moved to Session II as of 8/12/16.

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

The Paradigm of Neuropsychiatric Illness and Efficacy of Herbal Medication       Course Level: Intermediate

Neuropsychiatric illness has far-reaching biologic underpinnings. Beyond monoamine neurotransmitters are inflammation, cellular-metabolic changes and neuroplasticity. A brief introduction of this paradigm will aid you in current treatment rationale. Recently accepted interventions are Western herbs and nutritional supplements. Learn about the more proven options, safety issues, and liability.

 

Lance Steinberg, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI). Dr. Steinberg is also affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He teaches advanced psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis to child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists at Cedars. In addition, he serves as Senior Consultant to the Cedars’ ADHD Clinic for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Steinberg has offices in Calabasas, Encino, and Valencia.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Surmounting Shame and Penetrating Defenses: Video Analysis              Click here for handouts                       Course Level: Advanced

Opening a path towards integrating intense, unconscious feelings is one of the greatest therapeutic challenges. What skills and ways of being catalyze compassion for self, surmount shame states and create enough relational safety to overcome the protective barriers of toxic forms of shame, anxiety, guilt and defense? This video analysis will demonstrate.

 

Susan Warren Warshow, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomate, LMFT, is the founder of the Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy Institute (DEFT). She is an international presenter and has published several professional journal articles. A faculty member of the ISTDP Institute and a Certified IEDTA Teacher/Supervisor, she also offers clinical supervision and has a private practice in Woodland Hills, CA, for individuals and couples, including online psychotherapy.

 

 





2016 Poster Session

  

Level of stress as a mediator in the relationship between emotional intelligence and
emotional awareness in high-tech field

Presenter/First Author: Ping-Fang Tsai, B.A.

Pepperdine University

Advisor: Judy Ho, Ph.D.

 

 

The Effect of Social Media on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in Adolescents

Presenter/First Author: Harriet Stares, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) - Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Jessie Lowell, Psy.D.

 

Cross-Cultural Psychology and Critical Thinking: Contemporary Clinical Applications
Presenter/First Author: Shabnam Shahram, B.S.
Pepperdine University
Advisor: David A. Levy, Ph.D.

 

 

Identifying Interventions within Existing Parenting Programs that
Increase Resilience in Children

Presenter/First Author: Natalia Olarte, M.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) - Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor:  Lisa Liu, Psy.D.

 

 

 

The Consequences of Weightism

Presenter/First Author: Supatra Hanna, M.S., RD.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) - Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Cristina Magalhaes, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Combining Risk Factors and Preventative Measures to Help At-Risk Youth

Presenter/First Author: Naeri Hakopian, B.A.

Pepperdine University

Advisor: Judy Ho, Ph.D.

 

 

 

The One Truly Serious Philosophical Problem: A Proposed Model For the Treatment of Suicidality
Using Existential Psychology

Presenter/First Author: Daniel Gautreau, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) - Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Victor Cohen, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice

Joshua Cohen, Ph.D.

Early Career Psychologist - Pacifica Graduate Institute 5/2013

 

 

 

Ten of the Most Frequent Ethical Dilemmas Received by the
LACPA Ethics Committee

Presenter/First Author: Marcos Briano, Ph.D.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) - Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: N/A

 

 

Diagnosing Anxiety in Early Childhood

Presenter/First Author: Rachel Berton-Sniderman, B.A.

California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) - Los Angeles

at Alliant International University

Advisor: Erin O’Callaghan, Ph.D.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Luncheon and

Presentation of Poster Awards

1:00 p.m.

 

Presentation of

2016 LACPA Awards

1:45 p.m.

 

 

Distinguished Service to the Community, Diversity, or Social Justice

Stuart Perlman, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Legislator

Dr. Ed Hernandez

California State Senator

 

Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology

Shelly Harrell, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Service to LACPA by a LACPA Member

David Laramie, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Dessert and Networking

2:15 p.m.


Be sure to visit our Exhibitors

 


 


 

  

Session III

2.0 CE Credits

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma                                                               Course Level: Intermediate

It is well documented, though not well understood, that those who have suffered physical or psychological abuse have a greater likelihood of being subsequently abusive to others.  Today, I address oftentimes hidden sources of traumatic repetition both by individuals and among large groups, both later in life and by subsequent generations.  What are the psychological effects of untreated trauma transmitted through time?  What measures might be taken to promote the disruption of this transmission? Case material will be presented from post-Apartheid South Africa, from post-Cultural Revolution China, and the presentation also addresses the transmission of American racism across generations.

 

Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at UCLA and a practicing psychoanalyst.  He is a former Co-Dean of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and now serves as a member of the Senior Faculty.  He has published widely at the intersection of sociology and psychoanalysis, especially in the areas of intergenerational transmission of trauma, recovered memory, racial conflict, forgiveness and reconciliation.  He is the author of Presenting the Past, Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Misremembering (Harvard University Press, 1989) and several articles on how societies respond to their own traumatic pasts.  He currently participates in a working group focusing on the disruption of traumatic transmission in post-Apartheid South Africa.  In addition, Dr. Prager is the co-editor (with Anthony Elliott) of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To take advantage of this opportunity, sign up for the Convention by October 9thand save $35 at www.lapsych.org

 

 




 

Reception & No-Host Happy Three-Quarter Hour

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 



 All programs, presenters, and locations are subject to change.




LACPA’s 2016 Convention Committee

Karin C. Meiselman, Ph.D., Co-Chair

Sarah Haider, Psy.D., Co-Chair

 

                                                                             Ilene Bell, Ph.D.                            Lisa Osborn, Psy.D.   

                                                                              Kathleen Fitzgerald, Ph.D.           Barbara Racy, Ph.D. 

                                                                            James Kalivas, Psy.D.                    Richard Sherman, Ph.D.       

                                                                            Noah Laracy, M.A.                        Lynne Steinman, Ph.D.         

                                                                            David Laramie, Ph.D.                    Jeff Tirengel, Psy.D., MPH

                                                                              Beth Leedham, Ph.D.                    Carol Torcello





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.





 

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