Committee Chairs Luncheon
PRODUCED BY: SDPA
DATE/TIME: Sunday February 5, 2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Home of Ruth Samad
(Address to be Provided)
DATE/TIME: February 9, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
Lay couples and professionals, too.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Space is very limited.
What to Expect during the Program:
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
4455 Morena Blvd., Ste. 202
San Diego, CA 92117
TO REGISTER: Please contact SDPC Administrator
FEE: $50 Clinicians
$25 SDPC Members, Candidates and Students
Checks (made payable to SDPC) and cash will be accepted at the door.
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).
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
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.
RSVP OPTION 2: Debra Hallliday, Psy.D.
SDPA Members Only!
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.
DATE/TIME: March 9, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: April 13, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: May 11, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: June 8, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: July 13, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: September 14, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: October 12, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: November 9, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DATE/TIME: December 14, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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