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Why Visibility Should Matter to Psychologists and Allied Professionals

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When: Monday, May 4, 2020
12:00 - 1:45 PM
Where: LACPA Conference Room
6345 Balboa Blvd., #126
Encino, California  91316
United States
Contact: LACPA Office

Online registration is available until: 3/12/2020
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Monday, May 4  


 Why Visibility Should Matter to Psychologists and Allied Professionals


 Presented by: Karen Wilson, Ph.D.


In 2019, the CEO of the American Psychological Association described the need to translate psychological science for the public and demonstrate how psychologists’ work benefits society. This presentation will address how visibility can help professionals use influence to create awareness, expand their reach, and establish themselves as thought leaders.


 Dr. Karen Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and founder of ChildNEXUS.com. She is Chair of the Department of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills and a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Wilson specializes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.



Outline- Why Visibility Should Matter to Psychologists and Allied Professionals


I. Introduction/Overview (3 minutes)


II. Revisiting Your Reason for Doing The Work You Do (5 minutes)


III. Why Visibility Should Matter to Psychologists and Allied Professionals (15 minutes)
a. Visibility: what it is and what it is not
b. Why increase visibility?
c. Barriers to increasing visibility


IV. Strategies for Increasing Visibility (Beyond Speaking at Conferences) (50 minutes)
a. Speaking
b. Articles/Blogs
c. Podcasts & radio
d. Attend/host networking events
e. Offering workshops and public events
f. Serve the community
g. Local media
h. Serving on Boards
i. Collaborations with colleagues
j. Writing a book
k. Branding coach/Mastermind


V. Questions and Answers (5 minutes)


VI. Evaluations (5 minutes)


Course Goals and Educational Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

• Explain why visibility is important for psychologists and allied professionals

• List specific ways to increase one’s visibility and get others excited about their work and ideas

• Describe several communication strategies to introduce into their writing and presentations



Parking info for Weekday/daytime programs:


The LACPA office address is THE ENCINO OFFICE PARK, 6345 Balboa Blvd, Building 2, Suite 126, Encino, CA 91316 - second building from Balboa Blvd., conveniently located near ample free daytime/weekday street parking on Balboa Blvd, south of Victory Blvd.  Both sides of Balboa have all day free parking.  There is also plenty of free parking at the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex on the west side of Balboa, south of Victory, 6201 Balboa Blvd. (2nd driveway past the Busway). A 3-4 minute walk to the office door.  Wherever you park, please check the signs. 


Parking at The Encino Office Park lot between the hours of 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. is restricted to building tenants only.  Please do not park in the lot at the building.



* Attention Brown Bag Attendees!


There is a café in our complex called Park Café and Grill located in building four. They carry a wonderful selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups and daily specials throughout the day.    


If you are interested, you may place an order the morning of the program 818-578-5606.  Walk-ins are fine.


For their menu and more details, you can view their website at www.parkcafeandgrill.com



This Brown Bag Event is available to all LACPA Members.  

This is a FREE LACPA MEMBER BENEFIT. Seating is limited.  


Certification of Attendance for Continuing Education Credit

Please note that the Brown Bag Programs are being offered as a LACPA Membership Benefit.  Attendance is limited to 50 LACPA members. Should you have a friend or colleague who would like to attend, please have them join LACPA before they send in this registration form. Programs subject to change.


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 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.



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 more than 5 minutes (for a 1.5 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.


Program and location are subject to change.



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