Community Other Events

Events included in the list below are events other than CE or networking 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

    • 03/06/2020
    • 03/29/2020
    • The Boathouse at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

    EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training offered by EMDR Readiness Academy 

    Training offers 52 CE Credits


    March 6-8 2020 and March 27-29 2020
    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    The Boathouse at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort   
    1025 La Bonita Dr. 
    San Marcos, CA 92078

    Cost $1500 (visit website for discount options)

    For more information and to register visit

    Why train with the EMDR Readiness Academy?
    We are a boutique training agency dedicated to excellence in preparing clinicians to provide safe and effective EMDR therapy.

    In order to provide personalized support in integrating EMDR therapy into clinical practice, we strictly limit Basic Training Consultation to groups of 4 (versus the standard of 10 per group permitted by EMDRIA).

    Each member of our team of facilitators/consultants has advanced skills in applying EMDR therapy to developmental/attachment trauma and dissociation, which is essential for navigating the real-world complexity of using EMDR therapy with clients.

    Our team is comprised of specialists with expertise in treating specific populations with EMDR therapy, allowing you the opportunity to choose a consultant experienced in a treatment area of interest to you.
    Come in your comfy clothes!  We have chosen a warm, restorative setting that is ideal for learning and practicing EMDR therapy skills for the first time – or as a refresher course.

    Why become an EMDR therapist?
    Trauma-informed treatment is increasingly recognized as essential for addressing the underlying vulnerability caused by Adverse Childhood Events (ACE).  Higher ACE scores have been associated with a markedly increased incidence of mental health disorders, addictions, and medical conditions.

    Advances in the EMDR therapy field have created an understanding of how “second generation” EMDR therapy can be used to treat the effects of insecure attachment, unmet developmental needs, and the “small t” traumas of adverse life events that can underlie and drive anxiety, depression, and other emotional, behavioral, and relationship difficulties.

    EMDR therapy was initially developed to treat trauma in the late 1980’s and has been been researched extensively in the decades since. Over 24 randomized controlled trials – the gold standard of study in the field – have provided empirical validation of its efficacy.

    EMDR therapy has been assigned to Category A as “strongly recommended” for the treatment of trauma by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2004, 2010).  EMDR Therapy has been included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (2011) for the reductions of trauma-related stress, anxiety, and depression.  Most recently in 2013, the WHO (World Health Organization) has formally approved the recommendation of EMDR Therapy for adults and children with PTSD.

    Completing a Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) provides the foundation for learning to safely and effectively use EMDR therapy in clinical practice.  EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainings undergo rigorous review to ensure quality standards and are required to provide a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, 20 hours of supervised practicum, and 10 hours of consultation.

    • 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:
    • 04/23/2020
    • 04/26/2020
    • Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

    2020 CPA Convention


    • 06/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/13/2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • University of San Diego



    JUNE 11 - JUNE 13, 2020

    5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110 
    Website Link:
    Contact Email: 

    It is our pleasure to invite you to an international conference co-sponsored by the World Dignity Project, University of San Diego, and University of California San Diego, which will take place in San Diego, California USA from Thursday, 11 June to Saturday 13 June 2020.

    The World Dignity Project has a mission to advocate for mental health and well-being for all, with equality of treatment and dignity in experience as a basic human right.

    We aim to mobilize the public to ensure dignity in mental health is a reality by improving mental health and health literacy, changing the public mindset about mental health, encouraging people to talk about mental health and providing hope for people with mental illness.

    • 06/18/2020
    • 06/21/2020
    • San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    Gender Odyssey International Conference




    June 18-21, 2020 

    San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    Gender Odyssey is open to all. Anyone may attend regardless of gender identity or gender expression. We embrace the presence and participation of our families, spouses and partners, organizations, and allies. We encourage the attendance of those who serve this community to expand their knowledge and understanding of gender diversity and transgender issues.

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
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
11/19/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
11/19/2019 SDPA Committee Event - SDPA Disaster Psychology Committee Meeting
11/16/2019 Community Event - Ritual and Ceremony for Welbeing
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
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
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
08/25/2019 Community Event - Through the Practice Lens
08/15/2019 Community CE Event - Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference
08/13/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation
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
07/31/2019 SDPA Member Event - The San Diego GSRD Forum’s Summer Cocktail Mixer!
07/25/2019 SDPA Member Event - The Transformative Power of Disconnection
07/21/2019 Community Event - Is Suicide Ever Rational?
07/20/2019 SDPA Member Event - Hold Me Tight© Couples Workshop
06/29/2019 SDPA Member Event - Documentary Discussions
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
05/18/2019 Community Event - Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals
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
04/27/2019 Community Event - TIME OUT a Day of Creativity and Mindfulness
04/27/2019 Community Event - Integrated Care Across the Lifespan
04/27/2019 Community Event - NAMI Walks/Run
04/20/2019 SDPA MEMBER EVENT A Social Group for GSRD-Affirmative Therapists
04/14/2019 Community Event - UCSD Community Psychiatry Program Mental Health Career Fair
04/05/2019 Community Event - CPA-PAC Annual Dinner
03/23/2019 SDPA Member - Yoga for Stress Reduction
03/22/2019 Community Event - Advances in the Science of Psychotherapy
02/25/2019 Community Event - The Diversity of Trauma
02/09/2019 Community Event - Making Music for Health and Happiness
01/26/2019 Community Event - Hepatic Issues In Psychotropic Prescribing
01/25/2019 Community Event - Clinical Work of Wilfred Bion
01/23/2019 SDPA Committee Event - TAX TIME Q&A
01/19/2019 Community Event - Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging
11/30/2018 Community Event - Building Bridges: Science & Community Forum
11/21/2018 Community Event - Mirrors of the Mind 7: Psychotherapist as Artist
10/27/2018 Community Event CE Event - LACPA Annual Convention
10/01/2018 Community Event - Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
09/09/2018 Community Event - Engagement Skills for Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
08/20/2018 Community Event - Summer Training Institute
08/11/2018 Community Event - Sixth Annual Stroke Conference
08/09/2018 Community Event - Walk to End Alzheimer's
07/11/2018 Community Event - Working with Interpreters/Translators
06/16/2018 Community Event -Juneteenth Celebration
05/22/2018 Community Event - Disarming the Suicidal Mind
05/20/2018 Community Event - Mental Health Career Fair & Education Day
05/14/2018 Community Event - Healing the Hidden Hurts
05/12/2018 Community Event - Human Trafficking Conference
05/12/2018 Community Event - Tech Addiction
05/06/2018 Community Event - Movie Night
04/28/2018 Community Event - NAMI Walks/Runs
01/28/2018 Community Event - SDPC Movie Night
01/20/2018 Community Event - Technology in Psychiatry
11/18/2017 Community Event - Mirrors of the Mind
11/12/2017 Community Event - Walk in Remembrance with Hope
10/27/2017 Community Event - Connect, Consult & Brunch
10/08/2017 Community Event - Nir Bergman
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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