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    • 02/11/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/12/2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Rancho Santa Fe, CA

    Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples
    A Relationship Enrichment Program - 12 CEs

    PRESENTED BY:    Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D. and
                                    other Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists

    DATE/TIME:    Saturday/Sunday   November 5/6, 2022  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    LOCATION:    The Cottage Clinic
                            A peaceful, private, nature retreat in 
                            Coastal North County of San Diego


    TARGET AUDIENCE:    
    Lay couples and professionals, too.


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Space is very limited.

    PROGRAM:

    What to Expect during the Program: 

    Throughout the two days, the format will involve presentations made by Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom on attachment theory and the neuroscience of love.  There will be a slide presentation intermingled with video demonstrations, short and longer that help drive home the point that the program is making.  

    Couples will have the opportunity to do seven structured exercises throughout the Hold Me Tight® Workshop. Therapists will be available to assist you with the exercises if needed.

    The exercises (conversations with your partner) all build on one another; essentially, they are the building blocks of the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Love Map, that has been shown through research to help reduce marital distress and increase satisfaction in many couples over the long term.  

    It's not just a dry program; some of the videos are fun as they demonstrate what we are teaching. We have some group discussion but no one is "called on" and group participation is completely voluntary.

    Workbook Materials:  Every attendee will receive their own workbook that has the exercise conversations in it.  

    This is a positive, research-based program for all couples that want to strengthen and deepen their relationship.

    Imagine being able to understand each other better and build an even more loving relationship that just gets stronger over a lifetime.

    In our workshop, you will learn what is at the root of most conflicts between you and your partner, and how to change those moments through a proven method that all couples can do.

    Our Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples is based on Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and the international best-selling book "Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love" by Dr. Sue Johnson.

    Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy has been shown through research to be the most effective approach to helping couples:
    • Change the negative cycle of repetitive arguments and distancing that can cause alienation, frustration, and pain;
    • Understand emotions and needs in romantic relationships and how to tend to each other in a way that creates positive, bonding moments;
    • Begin to repair old relationship injuries and how to build more trust moving forward;
    • Learn and practice a new way of communicating with each other that promotes a closer connection, more effective problem solving skills, and can help you have more fun and freedom together in your life.​
    ---------------------------

    This is an educational and experiential program; the format and schedule include: Educational talks, video presentations, and couple's exercises (in private, not in front of the group). This program can be helpful to couples that are doing well and wanting relationship enrichment, couples who are struggling to understand and change negative patterns, as well as professionals who want to learn more about the new science of love based on about 40 years of research.

    12 CE's are available for mental health professionals
    through the link below.   

    Learning Objectives:
    • List two major tenants of attachment theory.
    • Explain how neuroscience and attachment theory effect romantic relationships. 
    • Demonstrate the negative cycle of repetitive arguments and distancing that can cause alienation, frustration, and pain and explain how to change it.
    • List two major factors in positive, safe, adult romantic relationships.  
    • Demonstrate the research-based method for repairing relationship injuries and how to build a more trusting bond moving forward. 
    • Practice a new way of communicating that promotes a closer connection, more effective problem-solving skills, more interpersonal freedom, and independence.


    • 02/18/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center

    The Abnormalizing of Normal Childhood Maturational Challenges - 2 CEs

    PRODUCED BY:   The San Diego Psychoanalytic Center's Extension Division

    PRESENTED BY:    Enrico Gnaulati, Ph.D. 

    DATE/TIME:    Saturday   February 18, 2023  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    LOCATION:    SDPC
                           4455 Morena Blvd., Ste. 202
                           San Diego, CA 92117


    TO REGISTER:   Please contact SDPC Administrator
                                Michelle Spencer
                                sdpa.michelle@gmail.com

    FEE:  $50 Clinicians
             $25 SDPC Members, Candidates and Students

             Checks (made payable to SDPC) and cash will be accepted at the door.


    PROGRAM:

    The training of mental health clinicians may predispose them to assign diagnoses to children when the behavior in question falls within the broad scope of normal. It can be exceedingly difficult to differentiate between transitory disturbing reactions to stressful life events; lags in socio-emotional maturation; struggles related to mismatches in where a child is at developmentally and the cognitive and behavioral expectations placed on him or her at school; the outcome of patterns of emotional reactivity in the parent-child relationship; the manifestation of difficult personality traits; a perfect storm of all of these—and clear-cut evidence of a mental health diagnosis.

    Remarkably high rates of ADHD might be due to how symptoms of this disorder mimic normal childhood narcissism. When assessing ADHD common-sense questions need to be asked: hyperactivity or overdramatic attention-seeking behavior? Failing to finish tasks or trouble persisting in the face of overconfident expectations? Disorganization or magical thinking? Forgetfulness or what’s-the-point-of-practicing?

    To accurately diagnose high functioning autism spectrum disorder, particular rule outs need to be considered: Is this a child whose presentation is better explained by delayed, but not impaired, language development? Tantrumming and picky eating rooted to ineffectual parenting methods? The combination of incipient mental giftedness, introversion, and autonomy-seeking in boys? Or, the interplay of several, or all of these?

    This presentation will address all these issues and expand clinicians’ procedural knowledge using non-pathologizing, developmentally normative ways of understanding and altering the struggling behavior of children.


    Enrico Gnaulati Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist based in Pasadena, California, and Affiliate Professor of Psychology at Seattle University. A frequent contributor to national publications like The Atlantic, Salon, and The Huffington Post, Gnaulati is also a sought-after public speaker and radio guest. He is a nationally-recognized reformer of mental health practice and policy, has published numerous articles in both academic journals and popular magazines, and is the author of several acclaimed books, including Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care (Beacon Press, 2018), Peacemaking with Preschoolers: Conflict Resolution to Promote Emotional Mastery and Harmonious Classrooms (GoodMedia Press, 2013), and Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Beacon Press, Sept. 2013).

    • 02/23/2023
    • 02/24/2023
    • ZOOM/Encinitas

    Ethics and Popcorn:
    Stutz: A Critique
    - CPDs


    PRODUCED BY:   Ethics and Standards Committee

    FACILITATED BY:    Rochelle Perper, Ph.D./Debra Halliday, Psy.D.

    DATE/TIME:   OPTION 1 Thursday, February 23, 2023  7:00 PM

    LOCATION:    ZOOM

    DATE/TIME:   OPTION 2  Friday, February 24, 2023  6:30 PM

    LOCATION:   Home of Debra Halliday, Psy.D.                       


    RSVP OPTION 1 Rochelle Perper, Ph.D.  
                                 rochelle@therapychanges.com

    RSVP OPTION 2:  Debra Hallliday, Psy.D.  
                                   drhalliday@psychotherapyand wellness.com

    SDPA Members Only!

    FEE:  Free
               

    DESCRIPTION:  The Ethics and Standards Committee is hosting dual evening critiques of the film "Stutz" which is a patient's documentary of the therapist/psychiatrist relationship, followed by a critique.  Themes of ethical boundaries and violations will be discussed by the attendees afterwards (e.g. limits of confidentiality).

    The first evening option is a Zoom session where participants will have watched the movie prior to attending.

    The second evening option is a live screening at the home of Dr. Halliday in Encinitas preceded by a hosted dinner, followed by dessert and critique.

    The movie Stutz is described as follows on imdb.com.  Phil Stutz is one of the world's leading psychiatrists.  He's helped countless patients over 40 years, including world-class creatives and business leaders, and among them many therapy-skeptics. Directed by friend and patient Jonah Hill, the film explores Stutz's life and walks the viewer through his signature visualization exercises, The Tools.  As Hill sits down with Stutz for an unorthodox session that flips their typical doctor-patient dynamic, they bring The Tools to life in a humorous, vulnerable and ultimately therapeutic experience.  Featuring candid discussion of both Stutz's and Hill's personal mental health journeys, alongside the lighthearted banter of two friends from different generations, the film beautifully frames The Tools and the journey toward mental health in a manner that's accessible to anyone whether or not they are actively seeking help.      

    CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD):  This activity qualifies for CPD under the California Board of Psychology Continuing Professional Development effective January 1, 2023, under the heading of "Peer Consultation", one hour of activity equals one hour credited.  Licensee shall maintain a record of hours.  The record shall include the date, type of activity, and total number of hours.

    • 04/29/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 04/30/2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Rancho Santa Fe, CA

    Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples
    A Relationship Enrichment Program - 12 CEs

    PRESENTED BY:    Diana Weiss-Wisdom, Ph.D. and
                                    other Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists

    DATE/TIME:    Saturday/Sunday   November 5/6, 2022  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    LOCATION:    The Cottage Clinic
                            A peaceful, private, nature retreat in 
                            Coastal North County of San Diego


    TARGET AUDIENCE:    
    Lay couples and professionals, too.


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Space is very limited.

    PROGRAM:

    What to Expect during the Program: 

    Throughout the two days, the format will involve presentations made by Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom on attachment theory and the neuroscience of love.  There will be a slide presentation intermingled with video demonstrations, short and longer that help drive home the point that the program is making.  

    Couples will have the opportunity to do seven structured exercises throughout the Hold Me Tight® Workshop. Therapists will be available to assist you with the exercises if needed.

    The exercises (conversations with your partner) all build on one another; essentially, they are the building blocks of the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Love Map, that has been shown through research to help reduce marital distress and increase satisfaction in many couples over the long term.  

    It's not just a dry program; some of the videos are fun as they demonstrate what we are teaching. We have some group discussion but no one is "called on" and group participation is completely voluntary.

    Workbook Materials:  Every attendee will receive their own workbook that has the exercise conversations in it.  

    This is a positive, research-based program for all couples that want to strengthen and deepen their relationship.

    Imagine being able to understand each other better and build an even more loving relationship that just gets stronger over a lifetime.

    In our workshop, you will learn what is at the root of most conflicts between you and your partner, and how to change those moments through a proven method that all couples can do.

    Our Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples is based on Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and the international best-selling book "Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love" by Dr. Sue Johnson.

    Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy has been shown through research to be the most effective approach to helping couples:
    • Change the negative cycle of repetitive arguments and distancing that can cause alienation, frustration, and pain;
    • Understand emotions and needs in romantic relationships and how to tend to each other in a way that creates positive, bonding moments;
    • Begin to repair old relationship injuries and how to build more trust moving forward;
    • Learn and practice a new way of communicating with each other that promotes a closer connection, more effective problem solving skills, and can help you have more fun and freedom together in your life.​
    ---------------------------

    This is an educational and experiential program; the format and schedule include: Educational talks, video presentations, and couple's exercises (in private, not in front of the group). This program can be helpful to couples that are doing well and wanting relationship enrichment, couples who are struggling to understand and change negative patterns, as well as professionals who want to learn more about the new science of love based on about 40 years of research.

    12 CE's are available for mental health professionals
    through the link below.   

    Learning Objectives:
    • List two major tenants of attachment theory.
    • Explain how neuroscience and attachment theory effect romantic relationships. 
    • Demonstrate the negative cycle of repetitive arguments and distancing that can cause alienation, frustration, and pain and explain how to change it.
    • List two major factors in positive, safe, adult romantic relationships.  
    • Demonstrate the research-based method for repairing relationship injuries and how to build a more trusting bond moving forward. 
    • Practice a new way of communicating that promotes a closer connection, more effective problem-solving skills, more interpersonal freedom, and independence.


Past events

11/05/2022 Community CE Event: Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples
11/05/2022 SDPA CE Event: Fall Conference
11/04/2022 Community CE Event: Developing Secure Attachment
10/15/2022 Community CE Event: Ethical Considerations in Working with Disabled Clients and Colleagues
10/07/2022 Community CE Event: Black Folx and Burnout
10/07/2022 Community CE Event: Suicide Therapies That Work
08/20/2022 Community CE Event: Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples
06/25/2022 Conference on The Practice of Addiction Psychology
05/14/2022 SDPA Science Fair Awards Ceremony
05/07/2022 SDPA - Intersectionality Matters: Supporting Trans and Nonbinary People of Color
04/25/2022 Do you want to know more about having a 401K Plan
03/21/2022 SDPA State of Association Annual Meeting for the Members
01/29/2022 SDPA CE Event - Disability Health Disparities
12/28/2021 SDPA CE Event - Enhancing Your Psychotherapy Skills with Insights from Cognitive Science
12/13/2021 SDPA Committee - A Team USA Mental Performance Coach's Experience During the 2020 Summer Olympics
11/06/2021 SDPA Fall Conference - Coming to Terms: The Art and Science of Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation and Civility
09/28/2021 SDPA CE Event - Integration of Mobile Mental Health Apps Along the Continuum of Care
06/26/2021 Community Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
11/06/2020 Community CE Event - Why am I doing this? A Fundamental Mindset to Help You Build a Meaningful Helping Career and Avoid Burnout
11/06/2020 Community Event - Immigration Evaluations Training: Evaluating Hardship for Waivers of Inadmissibility
10/24/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - Culture Specific Models of Service Delivery & Practice
10/24/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - Racial Trauma and African-American Men
10/24/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
10/23/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - The Ethnohistoric Legacy of Slavery in America as a Root Cause of Health Inequities for African Americans and Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder (PTSD)
10/23/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - A Crisis of Access to Service: A New Specialty and the Advancement of Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists
10/23/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - Understanding Mechanisms that are Associated with Increased Health Risks for African Americans
10/23/2020 Community CE Event - Reconnection: The Sexual Health Needs of Pre-Menopausal Breast Cancer Survivors
10/23/2020 Community CE Event - Assessing Psychological Impact of Trauma in Victims of Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, or Human Trafficking
10/23/2020 SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - ¡Que Padre! An Intersectional, Strengths-Based Lens on Research and Practice with New Latino Fathers
10/23/2020 SDPA FALL CONFERENCE FULL EVENT - Systemic Racism's Bitter Pill: A Closer Look at Health Disparities
10/16/2020 Community Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
09/18/2020 SDPA CE Course Webinar - The Emerging Role of Psychologists in the Immigration Field
09/17/2020 Community CE Event - Integrating Social Ecological Approaches to Adolescent Substance Use in Systems of Care
07/17/2020 Community Event - CICAMH
06/26/2020 SDPA CE Event - Leaning Into Masculinity: Applying the New APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men
06/20/2020 SDPA Addictive Disorder Committee - Learn more about CBT for Addictive Behaviors
06/06/2020 SDPA Member CE Event - Transforming Resistance: Working with the Challenges of Defense & Anxiety to Promote Rapid Therapeutic Change
04/25/2020 SDPA Member CE Event - Ethical and Practical Considerations for Private Practice
04/03/2020 SDPA Member Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
03/21/2020 SDPA CE Event - CANCELED Transgender 101: An Introduction to Treatment and Evaluation of Transgender Clients
03/14/2020 SDPA Member Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
02/20/2020 SDPA Member Event - DBT and Substance Use Disorders
12/16/2019 SDPA Member Event - Integrating Measurement Into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A Review of Best Practices
12/06/2019 SDPA Event - Many Voices/One Heart Celebration
12/06/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
11/14/2019 Community Event - Serving Our Military and Veteran Clients
11/13/2019 Community CE Event - Neuropsychology in Transition Conference
11/08/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Relationships in Conflict
11/08/2019 Community Event - Tour of SD County Office of Emergency Operations
10/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
10/26/2019 SDPA CE Event - FC Integrating Sexual Health into Clinical Practice
10/11/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
09/30/2019 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
09/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - AToN Center CE Event
09/13/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Diversity in Parenting Conference
08/09/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
06/20/2019 SDPA CE Event - Global and Diverse Leadership
06/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - This is the Talking Cure
05/17/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Law & Ethics 2019
05/10/2019 SDPA Member Event - Superhero Therapy
05/10/2019 Community CE Event - The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation
05/06/2019 SDPA Event - An Emerging Framework for Healthcare
05/05/2019 SDPA CE Event - Reducing Health Disparities in Our Communities
05/04/2019 SDPA CE Event - Multiple Pathways in Addiction Recovery: How to Respond to Common Challenges
04/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop
04/05/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - You Said What? Becoming a Better Supervisor 2019
03/29/2019 Community Event - Update of Laws Affecting the Practice of Psychology
03/23/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - "...something deep...": Emotion, Perception, and Bias in Bowen Theory
03/22/2019 SDPA Collaborative CE Event - 4th Annual CICAMH
03/01/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Shamanic Perspectives on Healing
02/16/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
02/08/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Healing Power of Symbolic Memory
02/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - Pesso-Boyden System Training
02/01/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Predicted Stages of Growth in Couples
11/30/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hidden Life of Families
11/03/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
10/27/2018 SDPA CE Event - Fall Conference
10/26/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Law & Ethics 2018
10/26/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Hold Me Tight For Polyamorous
10/19/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Transforming Interlocking Relational Trauma
10/18/2018 Community CE Event - 2018 NLPA Conference
10/12/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
10/01/2018 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
09/28/2018 Community CE Event - California Sleep Society Educational
09/22/2018 Community CE Event - Walk to End Alzheimer
09/14/2018 CPA CE Event - Essentials in Clinical Psychopharmacology for Aging Adults
09/13/2018 Community CE Event - Early Childhood Mental Health Conference
09/08/2018 Community CE Event - Seeking Safety
08/10/2018 Community CE Event - Motivational Interviewing
08/04/2018 SDPA CE Event - Gender Identity, Culture and Language
07/28/2018 SDPA CE Event - Integral Marital Therapy
07/14/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
06/27/2018 Community CE Event - ABPsi International Convention
06/21/2018 Community CE Event - AACN
04/28/2018 Community CE Event - #MeTooLGBTQ
04/25/2018 CPA Convention in San Diego - Looking Forward
04/04/2018 Community CE Event - Male Victims
03/30/2018 Community CE Event - Medical & Healthcare Privacy Breach Compliance
03/24/2018 Community CE Event - Systems Thinking in a Troubled World
03/23/2018 SDPA CE Event - CICAMH Conference
03/16/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - Suicide
03/03/2018 SDPA CE Event - When Gambling Becomes a Problem
03/02/2018 Community CE Event - Brain Injury Rehabilitation
02/17/2018 SDPA CE Event - Therapy Quest
02/10/2018 Community CE Event - The Power of Specificity Theory
02/10/2018 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop
01/20/2018 SDPA CE Event - Media Training
01/20/2018 Community CE Event - Motivational Interviewing
01/13/2018 Community CE Event - Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
11/16/2017 Community CE Event - Applying CBT
11/15/2017 Community CE Event - ABCT Eating Disorders
11/14/2017 Community CE Event - Blocks in Addiction
11/12/2017 SDPA CE Event - Value and Efficacy of Equine Assisted Experiential Modalities
11/11/2017 SDPA CE Event - Using Mental Imagery
11/09/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Sex & Relationships
11/06/2017 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
11/04/2017 Community CE Event - Child Psychoanalysis
11/03/2017 Community CE Event - Post Traumatic Growth
11/03/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Mindfulness and Relationships
11/03/2017 Community CE Event - Chronic Adolescent Sexual Abuse
10/28/2017 Community CE Event - The Hidden Life of Families
10/28/2017 SDPA Fall Conference - Innovations in Trauma Treatment
10/14/2017 Community CE Event - Ethics and Risk Management
10/13/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - MMPI-2
10/13/2017 Community CE Event - Eating Disorders
10/13/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - Superhero Therapy
10/08/2017 Community CE Event - 4th Annual OCPA Convention
10/07/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
09/24/2017 Community CE Event - IVAT Summit
09/17/2017 SDPA CE Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
09/14/2017 SDPA CE Event - Being Prepared for the Unexpected
08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
08/05/2017 SDPA CE Event - Superhero Therapy
08/04/2017 Community CE Event - Integrating Mind, Body & DBT
07/29/2017 SDPA Member CE Event - The Hold Me Tight Workshop


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