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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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Monday, March 25, 2019   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please note program time changed as of 1/10/19.

4.0 CE Credits

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


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


Presenter: Maelisa Hall, Psy.D.




Held at The California Endowment 

The Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles


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 Program fee includes continental breakfast and parking.



This event has very limited seating, register early to avoid disappointment.


This presentation will be recorded and all in attendance will need to sign a recording release form as they enter.  

Please note that the camera will be trained only on the speaker during the presentation, but there is a possibility that audience members' voice, image, or likeness may be recorded on audio or videotape. The Q and A part of the event will not be recorded.


This program is currently fully subscribed.



Case notes are commonly written in private and hidden away, making the experience confusing and anxiety-provoking for even seasoned psychologists. Due to the necessary limits to confidentiality, psychologists rarely read one another’s notes as a matter of practice. Instead, notes tend to be available only at the request of the client or during situations commonly viewed as negative, such as during a board investigation or court proceedings.

Saturday, April 13, 2019   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

6.0 CE Credits

The Art Behind the Science of Treating OCD: Overcoming Obstacles

Presenter: Jonathan Grayson, Ph.D. 


Held at The Olympic Collection, Los Angeles


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Pre-registration ends Monday, April, 8th at 9:00 PM

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

Designing a treatment of exposure/response prevention is relatively simple, but obtaining compliance is an art.  For many sufferers, complying with treatment feels impossible.  Far too often professionals have focused on ‘resistance' to ERP as a reason to try a different and less effective treatment. In this workshop, Dr. Grayson will discuss these treatment issues and solutions.  Topics will include proper treatment preparation, co-morbidity, difficult OCD manifestations and Strategic Pressure for treatment refusal.



Next 2019 Brown Bag Event

Free 1.5 CE for LACPA Members

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

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Monday, April 29, 2019

12:00 - 1:45 PM  1.5 CE Credits 


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.




Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., is a psychologist with a practice in Los Angeles. She is a past co-chair of the Social Media Committee of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She is a current board member of LACPA and a current member of LACPA’s Ethics Committee. She enjoys using social media professionally.






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An Evidence-Based Approach to Cannabis: 
Cannabis Science in the 21st Century

Presenter: Michael Backes



Recent changes in legislation are dramatically changing the perception, availability, and utilization of cannabis. Currently, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 adults under 30 are consuming medical and recreational cannabis. These changes affect your clients and your work with them and highlight the need for clear, clinical information based on the latest findings and evidence-based research.


Michael Backes, world-renowned expert in the cannabis science and author of Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana, will outline the state of the science in a sophisticated, nuanced way that is sadly lacking in the typical discourse. He will deepen your understanding of how cannabis interacts with the mind and body, thus allowing you to address cannabis use (and abuse) with innovative approaches – including the latest harm reduction strategies.


All of our online CEs are 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 online learning 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.


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Power Dynamics in Intimate & Sexual Relationships

Presenter: Marty Klein, Ph.D.


This program examines how adults use power in relationships—and how we can make these dynamics and their consequences more visible to clients. We’ll examine how to assess power dynamics and their effects, looking at meta-issues such as narratives, existential issues, and relationship contracts. We’ll look at how to shape couples’ conflicts so they’re more effective (and less scary to the conflict- avoidant). And we’ll see how power can be consciously used to invigorate sexual relationships.


Marty Klein, Ph.D., has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for 34 years. Each year he trains thousands of psychologists and physicians across America and internationally. Honored by many professional societies such as CAMFT, he recently gave two Congressional briefings on evidence-based school sex education. The author of seven books, often quoted by national media such as the New York Times and the New Yorker, he is a former adjunct instructor at Stanford University Medical School.


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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.


These courses may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.


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



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