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          2017 LACPA CE PROGRAMS

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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.



Saturday, January 21, 2017 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CE Credits: 6.0



 Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence VII: 

Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues presented by Retirement



Presenter: Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton in Culver City


15% premium discount on your Trust liability insurance for the next two years and provides a simple way to fulfill the legal and ethical requirement needed for each relicensure period (BOP & BBS)  

This workshop will focus on three specific topic areas: working with couples and families, working with potentially suicidal clients, and the ethical and legal challenges of developing a professionally and personally appropriate retirement



Program fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and parking:

2016-2017 LACPA Members $175

Non-Members $225



Pre-registration ended 1/17/17 at 9:00 PM

On-site registration is available starting at 8:15 AM at an

additional $20.00 fee.


Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987, as a member of the Hahnemann/Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is a Full Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child Track and member of the Child/Family Track. His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, addictions, and disability and parenting. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice for 23 years, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for the past 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.

This course is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) and The Trust. LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. LACPA is grateful to The Trust for providing this program and its outstanding presenter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation will receive six continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credits and will not be eligible for the 15% premium discount.


Saturday, March 11, 2017 

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CE Credits: 6.0


The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ In Developmental Trauma


Presenters:  Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D. and Joanne Barron, Psy.D.

Location:  LACPA Office, Encino


To Register Click Here  


Pre-registration ends Wednesday, March 8th at 9:00 PM

On-site registration will be available at an additional $20.00 if space permits


The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM™) is a theoretical and skills-based model that is used in working with developmental, relational, and attachment trauma.  It integrates psychodynamic and somatic based approaches working with the integration between psychological and nervous system regulation. In this way, NARM™ targets both unconscious and conscious trauma.


Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D., NMP, is a clinical psychologist and trauma specialist practicing in Studio City and Sherman Oaks.  She works extensively with adults and adolescents on issues of addiction, developmental and shock trauma, anxiety disorders and dual diagnosis. Lynne is certified as a practitioner of the NeuroAffective Relational Model of Psychology (NARM™), part of the NARM™ teaching team, trained in EMDR, has completed Level 1 and 2 in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and is training in psychobiological relational psychotherapy.





Joanne Barron, Psy.D., NMP, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Sherman Oaks and Westwood.  Her specialties include treating developmental and shock trauma as well as addictions.  Additionally, she is co-owner of Insight Treatment Program, along with her husband.  Dr. Barron earned her Doctorate at Ryokan College and later completed levels one and two of the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), she is a certified NARM™ Practitioner (Neuro Affective Relational Model™) and currently is one of the teaching staff for NARM™ and is a trained EMDR therapist.










What is a Brown Bag Lunch (BBL)?  
BBLs are a FREE LACPA member benefit.  

LACPA opens its doors in Encino six times a year 
for a 1.5 CE BBL program. 


Members bring a lunch, network before the program, and then 
learn and earn free CE.

Members may register online below or Click here to download form    


Monday, January 30, 2017 - Brown Bag Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 PM

Differentiation/ Treatment of ASD and ADHD in Children


Presented by: Esther B. Hess, Ph.D.

Location: LACPA Office, Encino

To register for Dr. Hess - 1/30/17  Click here


DSM 5’s diagnostic classification of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD recognize the similarities of these two neurodevelopmental disorders. This presentation will focus in on the question of whether these disorders are on the same spectrum. Clinical vignettes will be examined to create practical solutions to complex developmental and regulatory problems.


Esther B. Hess, Ph.D., (PSY16090) is a developmental psychologist and executive director of a multidisciplinary treatment facility in West Los Angeles, Center for the Developing Mind.  Additionally, Dr. Hess is an author and national and international speaker on the subject of differentiations between ASD and ADHD and DIR/Floor Time as a best practice model of treatment. 




Friday, February 24, 2017 - Brown Bag Lunch
12:15 -1:45 PM

The Neurobiology of Traumatically Encoded Events -

How it Alters the Course of Your Clients' Lives


Presented by: Kate Truitt, Ph.D., B.A.

Location: LACPA Office, Encino 

To register for Dr. Truitt 2/24/17 Click here


New research highlights how living with traumatically encoded events impact brain functioning often without resulting in the development of a Trauma or Stress-Related Disorder. This talk advances understanding of the neurobiology of traumatically encoded events, explores the impact on symptom presentation, and discusses methodologies for reducing the impact of traumatically encoded events.


Kate Truitt. Ph.D., M.B.A., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY26309) in private practice in Pasadena, CA. She is the Founder of Viva Excellence, a Trauma Training Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a M.A. in Psychology, emphasis Psychophysiology, and a M.B.A. in Health Care Administration. Dr. Truitt specializes in the treatment of psychological trauma and stress-related disorders.




Friday, March 31, 2017 - Brown Bag Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 PM

Working with "Failure to Launch" Young Adults  


Presented by: Crystal Lee, Psy.D.  

Location: LACPA Office, Encino

To register for Dr. Lee 3/31/17 Click here


Recent research suggests there is a new developmental period called “emerging adulthood”, which is distinctly different from adolescence and adulthood. Learn about the unique characteristics of emerging adulthood and how they may affect successfully “launching” towards independence. Finally, learn what interventions may assist these emerging adults transition into adulthood.


Crystal Lee, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist that specializes in “failure to launch” and related issues in adolescents and emerging adults. She’s currently transitioning into starting her own private practice on the Westside of Los Angeles specializing in these issues, called Thrive Westside.





Friday, April 28, 2017 - Brown Bag Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 PM

Behavioral Medicine: Understanding Pain Psychology


Presented by: Jennifer L. Huggins, Psy.D.

Location: LACPA Office, Encino

Tor register for Dr. Huggins 4/28/17 Click here


Chronic pain is a widely misunderstood phenomenon; a mystery when looked at solely from a medical perspective. Research is now providing a number of advances in how chronic pain is understood. These advances create opportunities for psychologists to be key players in the treatment of persons suffering from chronic pain.

Jennifer L. Huggins, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in chronic pain. She completed her Health Psychology fellowship in the Bay Area and has been working in multidisciplinary pain programs for the last six years. She currently works at Kaiser Permanente in the pain management department and has a private practice where she works with a variety of presenting problems.







Friday, May 12, 2017 - Brown Bag Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 PM

Roadmap to Meaning: The Existential Perspective in Psychotherapy 


Presented by: Donald Schultz, Ph.D.   

South Bay Location: To Be Determined

To register for Dr. Schultz 5/12/17 Click here


Dr. Schultz will present on psychotherapeutic considerations utilizing an existential perspective.   This approach sees patient issues and symptoms as primarily stemming from the individual’s confrontation with “Existence Pain”, encompassing the struggle to achieve meaning and manage death anxiety, while being mindful of choices and their consequences.  The concepts, theories and interventions of Existential Psychotherapy will be presented, as will the primary contributors to this field, including Irvin Yalom, Rollo May, Viktor Frankl, and others.  


Donald Schultz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Applied Clinical Psychology Department.  He teaches courses in gerontology, family systems, cognitive-behavioral psychology, and existential-humanistic psychology.  Dr. Schultz maintains a private practice with an existential/interpersonal focus, emphasizing successful aging and life meaning as ultimate goals.  He holds a Certificate in Gerontology, and is certified by the AATBS as an Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Treatment Specialist (ADODTS).  He is the co-facilitator of LACPA's Philosophy for Psychotherapist Special Interest Group.





Monday, June 5, 2017 - Brown Bag Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 PM

Embracing Borderline


Presented by: Aimee Martinez, Psy.D.
                         and Claudia Feldman, Ph.D.

Location: LACPA Office, Encino

To register for Drs. Martinez & Feldman 6/5/17 Click here


Often clinicians shy away from working with patients who exhibit symptoms of a borderline personality organization. The stigma associated with the population can leave few options for those who need treatment the most. This presentation provides an alternative diagnostic conceptualization for BPD as well as treatment considerations from a Regulation Theory perspective.  


Aimee Martinez, Psy.D., is the Director of Clinical Relations for Wright Institute Los Angeles where she facilitates institutional and trainee development in professional marketing. Through her research, she developed a protocol implementing analytic work groups as a supervisory component in Substance Use Disorder treatment centers to aid in decreasing counselor burnout. Aimee's training at the Tavistock Clinic in London inspired her research.







Claudia Feldman, Ph.D., is Clinical Director and a core faculty member at Wright Institute Los Angeles. In addition to her roles at WILA, she maintains a private practice in Los Angeles and has presented research on gender identity, testosterone, and memory expressions across North America. Currently, Dr. Feldman is a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, where she continues to deepen her knowledge of psychoanalysis. She has a special interest in family dynamics, individual differences, intimacy, and relatedness.









Wish you could receive high quality continuing education credits (CEs) from the comfort and convenience of your home or office?

Sad that you couldn't make it in person to see the recent talk by the noted sexpert, Marty Klein? 


If so, then LACPA has you covered!  Come partake in our first ever online CE. It is professionally recorded in a user-friendly format that allows you to see both the video and the slides simultaneously. You will be able to pause, walk away, and pick it up later. Enjoy the convenience of learning online without complications, as we have simplified and refined the technology to make it easy to learn from home. Anyone can do it—and so can you. And of course, LACPA members always receive a discounted price. Increase your learning and get high quality CEs from your home or office. You will be glad you did.

Please click below for a preview of the talk and the opportunity to sign up.





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