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2019 Brown Bag Events



2019 Brown Bag Events

are a FREE LACPA member benefit  

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


Programs are 1.5 hours long, one program per month January – June. 

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Monday, January 7, 2019     12:15 - 1:45 PM   1.5 CE Credits

Location: Encino

 The Interplay Between PTSD and OCD

 Presented by:  Eda Gorbis, Ph.D., LMFT


This lecture will discuss how to address and treat comorbid issues of OCD and PTSD, with specialized attention to how symptoms of the disorders can become intertwined. Due to the lack of an integrated treatment approach for patients suffering from OCD and PTSD, a clear understanding of each disorder is necessary to treat the interplay between OCD and PTSD.




Monday, February 25, 2019      12:00 - 1:45 PM  1.5 CE Credits

Location: Encino

 Alzheimer’s Dementia: Approaches for Prevention and Reversal

 Presented by:  Jim Graves, Ph.D., Psy.D.


Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) has been considered to be a terminal neurodegenerative disease. However, recent research has demonstrated that AD is both preventable and reversible, at least in early stages. This presentation will address the causes of AD and the lifestyle interventions needed to prevent or reverse the degenerative process. 





Friday, March 8, 2019     12:00 - 1:45 PM  1.5 CE Credits

Location: Encino

 Bullying and the Special Needs Child

 Presented by:  Esther Hess, Ph.D.


The Center for Disease Control estimates that 90% of special needs children will be bullied sometime in their lives.  This presentation will focus on the consequences of bullying at different developmental impasses, and what parents, teachers/professionals, and peers can do to stop these intimidations. Clinical vignettes will be examined to create practical solutions to this complex problem.





Monday, April 29, 2019    12:00 - 1:45 PM  1.5 CE Credits 

Location: Encino

 Safe and Ethical Social Media Use

 Presented by: Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D. 


Social media platforms provide opportunities to market our business, build our brand, engage with colleagues, and advocate for our community. But they bring unique challenges and risks. I will guide you through the use of different social media platforms. I will highlight relevant ethical considerations and discuss safeguards.





Friday, May 31, 2019   12:00 - 1:45 PM  1.5 CE Credits

Location: Encino

 Psychological Traumas in Adoption & Facilitating Healthy Adaptation 

 Presented by:  Tracy L. Carlis, Ph.D. 


70% of all inmates have spent time in foster care or have been adopted. While most adoptees manage fairly well despite the attachment disruption following separation from birthmother, there is a subset of adoptees that develop malignant clinical dissociative identity disorders that culminate in adoptee parricide, mass murdering or serial killing.





Friday, June 7, 2019     9:00 - 11:00 AM  1.5 CE Credits   

Location: Manhattan Beach

 Treating Chronic Pain in Disability 

 Presented by: Stacy Reger, Ph.D. 


The “Treating Chronic Pain in Disability” training is designed to educate clinicians about psychological and behavioral management of chronic pain.  In addition, the training will address work with individuals with disabilities, and ways that traditional psychological chronic pain treatments can be modified to accommodate functional limitations.

818-905-0410    lacpa1@gmail.com



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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