Community Networking Events

Events included in the list below are networking events produced by other professionals/associations that may be of interest to SDPA members.

    • 01/23/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM



    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    6:30-8:00 pm


    San Diego Psychological Association
    4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92123

    Join us for a presentation and Q&A with a tax preparer who specializes in small businesses. Get your tax questions answered! We request questions to be emailed to Erin and Melissa before the event to give our presenter time to prepare and to make sure your questions get answered. The presentation will start at 7 PM, with 6:30-7 being left open for eating, drinking, and mingling. We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Note: Event is geared towards early career professionals and those newly starting private practice. This is not for office staff.  

    Please email Erin Cisneros, PsyD at or Melissa Lanza, PhD at for more information or to be added to this event.                                                       

    • 02/15/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 02/16/2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Cottage Clinic in Rancho Santa Fe, California
    Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop 
    Relationship Enrichment Retreat in San Diego

    For All Committed Couples in San Diego

    Facilitated by: Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom
    Licensed Psychologist #12476 
    Assisted by: EFT Therapists

    The Cottage Clinic in Rancho Santa Fe, California
    February 15-16, 2020

    Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    For more information, call (858) 259-0146,

    Or Register at

    $795 per couple

    Join us for this 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 for couples given in an intimate, warm, indoor/outdoor setting; the format and schedule include: Educational talks, video presentations, and couple's exercises (in private, not in front of the group), with a catered lunch brought in each day (dietary preferences of attendees are always taken into consideration).
    *Hold Me Tight© Workshops are given all over the world. Since 2010, Dr. Diana Weiss-Wisdom has been facilitating these transformative weekend retreats for couples at her charming Cottage Clinic in Rancho Santa Fe, California. She offers 3-4 weekend retreats a year.
    The weekend takes place in a nature retreat on private property in Rancho Santa Fe, California (North Coastal San Diego, California). It is a relaxing and peaceful setting that promotes relaxation and enjoying quality time with your partner in nature.
    Price is all inclusive: includes Workbook, Lunch, beverages, and snacks on both days but does not include lodging.

    * Hold Me Tight®" is a registered trademark to Dr. Sue Johnson

    • 03/07/2020
    • 03/08/2020




    Please contact Maria Monroe at 760-632-9699 or via email at


    IMAGO COUPLES WORKSHOP SAN DIEGO invites you to experience the intimate adventure of a lifetime in one transformational, educational weekend.

    IMAGine that you can:

    • GET TO the root of your problems and dissolve them
    • SUCCESSFULLY communicate your frustrations and desires, getting your needs met
    • CREATE fun, romance, passion, and intimacy

    The 2 Day Imago Couples Workshop is for You if...

    • You and your partner SEEM TO BE DRIFTING APART
    • You are just starting a new relationship and WANT IT TO BE THE BEST it can be
    • You seem to keep having the SAME ARGUMENTS over and over
    • You are CONSIDERING ENDING your relationship because it feels hopeless
    • You are in a GOOD RELATIONSHIP and want to deepen your connection.

    This 20 hour IMAGO couples workshop, developed by Harville Hendrix (video of Oprah's favorite therapist), has been offered worldwide to over 100,000 couples. It is open to all couples of all sexual orientations, whether you are in a solid relationship, navigating a shaky one or in distress.

    Watch Alanis Morissette discuss Imago and view other Imago videos.

    • 04/03/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National University-Spectrum Campus, San Diego CA

    The relationship training institute presents…

    Suicide Therapies That Work
    Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

    Apr 3 2020 (Fri)
    8:30am-3:30pm/6.0 CE hours

    National University-Spectrum Campus, San Diego CA

    $150-$190 (Early-bird/Allied Agencies/Student discounts apply)

    Discounted rates for SDPA/SD Psychoanalytic/SD-CAMFT/SDNC-CAMFT

    PROGRAM: ALL CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGISTS NOW REQUIRED TO ATTEND TRAINING IN SUICIDE THERAPIES (STARTING 2020), AND ALL MFTS/LCSWS ALSO REQUIRED (STARTING 2021) —THIS OUTSTANDING COURSE MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND RE-LICENSURE! Join internationally-recognized author Dr. Lisa Firestone to identify the most important techniques/tools for assessing suicidal risk, recognize innovative and effective suicide therapies which will assist clinicians in practicing to the standard of care, and activate strategies to minimize the risk of successful lawsuits or sanctions.

    FACULTY: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Santa Barbara and the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. She is the author of Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and The Self under Siege. Dr. Firestone is a national and international presenter on the topics of suicide and violence as well as couple relationships and parenting.

    For more information…

    • Visit our website at
    • Contact Suzanne Smyth-Cohen at 619.296.8103, ext. 10
    • E-mail:

Past events

12/10/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation December
12/10/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
12/07/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Supervision Committee Meeting
11/19/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
11/19/2019 SDPA Committee Event - SDPA Disaster Psychology Committee Meeting
11/16/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Events Meeting
11/14/2019 Community Event - Serving Our Military and Veteran Clients
11/12/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Addictive Disorders Lunch November
11/12/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
11/08/2019 Community Event - Tour of SD County Office of Emergency Operations
11/06/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Fall Fusion Mixer with ECP
11/02/2019 SDPA Member Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
10/26/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - San Diego Bowen Family Systems Theory Conference
10/15/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
10/08/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation October
10/08/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
09/24/2019 SDPA Committee - Disaster Psychology Committee Meeting
09/21/2019 SDPA Committee Event -Winter Party Meeting
09/21/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Group Psychotherapy Workshop
09/12/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Addictive Discorders Networking Event
09/10/2019 SDPA Committee Event -Lunch September
09/10/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
09/06/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Tour of SD County Office of Emergency Operations
08/26/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Forensic Committee Meeting
08/13/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation
07/31/2019 SDPA Member Event - The San Diego GSRD Forum’s Summer Cocktail Mixer!
07/25/2019 SDPA Member Event - The Transformative Power of Disconnection
07/20/2019 SDPA Member Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
06/29/2019 SDPA Member Event - Documentary Discussions
06/07/2019 SDPA Member CE Event - This is the Talking Cure
04/20/2019 SDPA MEMBER EVENT A Social Group for GSRD-Affirmative Therapists
03/23/2019 SDPA Member - Yoga for Stress Reduction
01/23/2019 SDPA Committee Event - TAX TIME Q&A
09/16/2017 SDPA Member Event - LGBT
09/15/2017 Community Event - Living Well
08/27/2017 SDPA Networking Event - Summer Social
08/23/2017 SDPA Member Event - CHILD
08/18/2017 Community CE Event - Networking, Presentation, Tour
06/28/2017 Community Event - Gender Odyssey

Contact Us:
San Diego Psychological Association
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.  Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92123

Tami Magaro (Office Manager)
(858) 277-1463
Fax (858) 277-1402

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