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    • 06/25/2022
    • 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

    This is a conference you won’t want to miss!

    This one-day conference, designed for both addiction specialists and mental health generalists, is co-sponsored by APA Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) and the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA). Participants can earn up to 7 APA CE credits for their attendance.

    Topics include:

    • The impact of substance use prohibition and criminalization on marginalized community members
    • Everything you need to know about cannabis (regarding use, misuse, causes, consequences, co-occurring disorders, impact of legalization, and more)
    • Medication-assisted therapies for addiction
    • Mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement: A new neuroscience-based therapy for addiction, stress, and pain
    • The role of mutual help groups (e.g., SMART Recovery, A.A., N.A., etc.) in treating addictive disorders
    • Ethical issues in the treatment of addictive disorders
    • Psychological treatment of addictive disorders: An experiential workshop

    Speakers are experts and leaders in their fields from all over the United States. All are committed to applying addiction science to clinical practice in ways that are meaningful to clinicians and trainees.

    This conference will take place (in-person) at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, CA. Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee.

    For more information about the conference, contact:

       Registration Fees  Early-Bird
       REGULAR   On-Site
       Member $125  $150 $200
       Member Student $60  $85 $125
       Non-Member $180 $205 $255
       Non-Member Student $85 $110 $160

      Click here to read our Conflict of Interest

      CE Grievance Procedure
      SDPA is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the APAs Ethical Principles of Psychologists.  SDPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  
      See CE Grievance Procedure.

      Attendance Policy:
       CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 10 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is strictly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

      Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be refunded 50% of the course fee.

      ADA Compliant venue for accessibility accommodations contact Tami Magaro -


      American Psychological Association
      The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

      In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 

      See SDPA Website Continuing Education Policies.

      Thank you to all our exhibitors


      • 11/05/2022
      • 9:00 AM
      • 11/06/2022
      • 5:00 PM
      • Rancho Santa Fe, CA

      A Relationship Enrichment Program
      Presented by Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom
       Assisted by several trained Emotionally Focused ​Couples Therapists​

      12 CEs

      Hold Me Tight® Workshop for Couples
      in San Diego:  A Relationship Enrichment Program
      held at The Cottage Clinic
      A peaceful, private, nature retreat in Coastal North County of San Diego)

      ​Based on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Space is very limited 


      For Lay Couples and Professionals too.

      November 5-6, 2022
      Saturday and Sunday
      9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PST


      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.

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    San Diego, CA 92123

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    (858) 277-1463
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