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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 these programs and their content.




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LACPA's Online CE Programs:


Bi+ Affirmative Psychotherapy: Unique Psychosocial Issues for 
Bisexual, Pansexual, and Sexually Fluid Women

Presenter: Mimi Hoang, Ph.D.     4.0 CE Credits


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Record Keeping & Documentation: Best Practices to Keep You Safe, 
in Compliance, and With Peace of Mind

Presenter: Maelisa Hall, Psy.D.     4.0 CE Credits


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


Live Continuing Education Programs



Friday, January 17, 2020     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


6.0 CE Credits


Law and Ethics Update: What You Need to Know


Presenter:  Pamela H. Harmell, Ph.D.




Held at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles

This course fulfills the ethics requirement mandated every two years for license renewal and 2.5 hours of the 6.0 hour required suicide training for both the BOP & BBS licensees. 


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Program fees include a light breakfast and lunch


LACPA Members $175            LACPA Student Members $100

Non-Members $185                Student Non-Member $110*

*Must submit proof of current student status.



Pre-registration ends Monday, January 13th at 9:00 PM

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


This workshop addresses therapist responsibility to ensure patient welfare in all aspects of practice. Participants will learn  to  deal with  ethical dilemmas such as (1) the relationship between suicide, social media and substance abuse, (fulfills 2.5 hours of suicide training required by BOP and BBS) (2) Therapist self-care due to counter-transference and burnout; (3) working with diverse children and families and updates to child abuse; (4) handling subpoenas (5) working with multiclient situations and confidentiality and; (6) death with dignity ethical and legal issuesThis  program reviews  the current research  findings and  knowledge that  inform the practice of ethical and legal practice.



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


Dates, presenters, and locations are all subject to change.


Friday, February 14, 2020


12:00 - 1:45 PM 1.5 CE Credits
Hoarding 101: Practical Interventions for Clients
Presented by: Danielle Schlichter, Psy.D.


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Hoarding Disorder is the second most prevalent mental illness after depression and yet few service professionals feel equipped to provide treatment. This presentation aims to provide a basic understanding of its symptoms and neurology followed by practical tools mental health professionals can use to both assess and treat HD. 


Danielle Schlichter, Psy.D., specializes in Hoarding Disorder. Dr. Schlichter regularly trains service professionals about working with clients who hoard and is the Clinical Director for a practicum program for graduate psychology students at Skid Row Housing Trust that provides mental health services to formerly homeless clients on Skid Row. Dr. Schlichter also has a private practice in Glendale.




I.      Talking with audience about their experience with hoarding (5 min)
a.     TV shows?
b.     Clients?
c.      Neighbors/family/friends?
II.      Pictures of different hoarding situations (3 min)
a.     Discuss how every situation is unique
III.    What is Hoarding Disorder? (4 min)
a.     Shame
b.     Diagnostic criteria
IV.    Aspects of HD (18 min)
a.     Saving
b.     Acquisition
c.      Comorbidity
d.     Neurological and genetic components of HD
                                                             i.     Salience network
e.     Prevalence
f.       Avoidance
g.      Feelings around hoarding
h.     Information processing deficits
i.       Daily functioning
j.       Interpersonal aspects
V.     Assessments (3 min)
a.     Clutter Image Rating
VI.    Interventions for the client that wants change (30 min)
a.     Psychoeducation
b.     Vision plan
c.      5 box technique
d.     Downward arrow
e.     Homework
f.      Daily schedules
g.     Only Handle It Once (OHIO)
h.     Hula hoop
i.       Non-shopping trips
j.       Making rules
VII.   Special concerns for senior or disabled persons (3 min)
a.     Safety of movement
b.     Medication management
c.      Additional help for decluttering
VIII.  Working with resistant client (12 min)
a.     Harm Reduction
b.     Ally with the client
c.     LA Fire Code Safety & Evacuation Standards
d.     Modified Cleanout
IX.   Questions (12 min)




Attendees will be able to:
1.Explain how the cognitive and emotional characteristics of Hoarding Disorder impact the physical presence of clutter and effect an individual’s ability to declutter.
2.Utilize hoarding assessments to gauge the severity of the disorder, determine clients’ insight, and monitor progress in treatment.
3.List at least 5 intervention tools that therapists can begin using immediately to treat Hoarding Disorder.


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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