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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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The Trust Risk Management Program


LACPA is proud to offer this six-credit course qualifying you for a 15% premium discount on your
Trust liability insurance for the next two years and provides a simple way to
fulfill the legal and ethical requirement needed each relicensure period 
for both BOP and BBS license holders.


Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence VIII:

Ethics and Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0


                                                     Saturday, January 26, 2019

                                                           9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                                 Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Culver City

                                                               6.0 CE Credits




                                     Presenter:          Daniel O. Taube, J.D., Ph.D.


Program fee includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Parking


For Complete Information and to Register Click Here


Pre-registration ends Monday, January 21st at 9:00 PM

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


Saturday, February 23, 2019   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

4.0 CE Credits

Good Enough Fathering and the Paternal Function: 

Developmental and Clinical Implications

Presenter:  Michael J. Diamond, Ph.D., ABPP



Held at the LACPA Conference Room, Encino


For Complete Information and to Register Click Here

Pre-registration ends Wednesday, February 20th at 9:00 PM

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

This presentation aims to restore the father and paternal function to their rightful place alongside the mother and maternity. The actual father, ever present in the mother’s unconscious mind, serves both as a separating agent and an attracting object; moreover, the paternal function is necessary to open up symbolic space.  Clinical material will illustrate how the balanced interplay between the paternal, investigative and the maternal, maximally receptive modes serves as the separating element within more collusive therapeutic dyads. 


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


For Complete Information and to Register Click Here

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

 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.







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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