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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



6.0 LIVE CE Credits 
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Psychology of Narcissism: Psychoanalytic Perspectives
 Presenter:  Peter Wolson, Ph.D.

Held at The New Center for Psychoanalysis
2014 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Program fees include light breakfast and afternoon snack

LACPA Members $160            LACPA Student Members $75
Non-Members $200               Student Non-Member $100*
*Must submit proof of current student status.

This program will be filmed for later on-demand viewing.

Pre-registration ends Monday, March 2nd

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

To Register Click Here 

Effective psychotherapy requires a deep understanding of the unconscious psychodynamics of a patient’s narcissism, i.e., “self.” This workshop explores the three most prominent theories of narcissism in the field of psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud’s  classical conceptions, Heinz Kohut’s “self-psychology” and Otto Kernberg’s object relations model of the “pathological grandiose self.” The diagnostic indications and treatment strategies for each of these theories will be elaborated, allowing us to compare and contrast them.

Peter Wolson, Ph.D. is a training and supervising analyst and faculty member of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. He has served as LAISPS’ President and Director of Training, is a co-founding member of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies, is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association and is a past-President of the Los Angeles Society of Clinical Psychologists. He is on the resident faculty of the Wright Institute Los Angeles and is in private practice in Beverly Hills.  

This workshop explores three of the major psychoanalytic theories of narcissism, Sigmund Freud's seminal concepts, Heinz Kohut's "self-psychology" and Otto Kernberg's "pathological narcissism."  We will focus on the most pivotal diagnostic and treatment issues for each theory, comparing and contrasting its clinical applicability as we proceed.  

We will start with Freud’s theory of psychological creation, his conception of how the internal world of self and object representations initially come into being. This involves his seminal constructs of primary and secondary narcissism, ego libido and object libido, anaclitic love and narcissistic love, and how his psychosexual theory of infantile development might lead to healthy or regressive narcissism. We will then explore Kohut’s “self-psychology,” its emphasis upon psychological deficit and developmental arrest, the grandiose, alter ego and idealizing selves and their associated self-object functions that are considered necessary for the development of a cohesive, integrated self-structure. Lastly, we will investigate Kernberg’s “pathological grandiose self,” how this aberrant mental structure is caused by severely frustrating external and internal object relations at the beginning of life.



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.


To Register Click Here 


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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