Community CE Events

The events listed below are not produced by SDPA.  They are CE events produced and accredited by other professionals/associations (including individual SDPA members) that may be of interest to SDPA members and the community.  

    • 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.​
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    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).

    • 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
11/04/2022 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
03/11/2022 Community CE Event - Working with Asian International Immigrants in Psychotherapy
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
10/23/2020 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
10/16/2020 Community Event - Suicide Therapies That Work
09/17/2020 Community CE Event - Integrating Social Ecological Approaches to Adolescent Substance Use in Systems of Care
07/17/2020 Community Event - CICAMH
05/06/2020 Community CE Event - Avoid Post-COVID-19 Trouble: Comply with CMS Copay Waivers
05/01/2020 Community CE Event - Helping Trauma Patients Develop Resilience
04/23/2020 Community CE Event - Psychology in Action
03/06/2020 Community CE Event - Law, Ethics, & Risk Management in Clinical Practice
03/06/2020 SDPA Member CE Event - EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training
12/06/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - The Neurobiology of Trauma: What To Do When You Are Stuck
11/22/2019 Community CE Event - Suicide Prevention & Treatment Workshop
11/13/2019 Community CE Event - Neuropsychology in Transition Conference
11/01/2019 Community CE Event - Living, Loving, and Hating Well: Ralph R. Greenson in His Time and Ours
11/01/2019 Community CE Event - Restorative Retelling Victims of Violent Loss
10/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
10/21/2019 Community CE Event - Domestic Violence Counselor Training
09/30/2019 Community CE Event - Navy SEAL Foundation Impact Forum
08/25/2019 Community Event - Through the Practice Lens
08/15/2019 Community CE Event - Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference
08/10/2019 Community Event - 7th Annual HRC San Diego Gala
08/06/2019 Community CE Event -Mind-Body Bridging for Domestic Violence Offender Treatment
08/01/2019 Community CE Event - Gender Odyssey Conference 2019
07/21/2019 Community Event - Is Suicide Ever Rational?
06/17/2019 Community Event - APsaA Annual Meeting
06/17/2019 Community CE Event - Summer Training Institute 2019
06/14/2019 Community CE Event -Desire to Help in Trying Times: Ethically Responding to Disasters
06/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - This is the Talking Cure
05/17/2019 Community Event - 2019 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
05/11/2019 Community Event - Equity In Action: Advancing Change Together
05/10/2019 Community CE Event - The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-Based Meditation
05/08/2019 Community Event - The Real Word
05/08/2019 Community Event - Social Trends and Addiction Treatment
03/29/2019 Community Event - Update of Laws Affecting the Practice of Psychology
10/27/2018 Community Event CE Event - LACPA Annual Convention
10/18/2018 Community CE Event - 2018 NLPA Conference
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
06/27/2018 Community CE Event - ABPsi International Convention
06/21/2018 Community CE Event - AACN
04/28/2018 Community CE Event - #MeTooLGBTQ
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
03/02/2018 Community CE Event - Brain Injury Rehabilitation
02/10/2018 Community CE Event - The Power of Specificity Theory
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
11/06/2017 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 Community CE Event - Chronic Adolescent Sexual Abuse
10/28/2017 Community CE Event - The Hidden Life of Families
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
10/08/2017 Community CE Event - 4th Annual OCPA Convention
09/24/2017 Community CE Event - IVAT Summit
08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
08/04/2017 Community CE Event - Integrating Mind, Body & DBT


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