SDPA Committee Events

Events included in the list below are events officially produced by SDPA committees.

    • 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.                                                       

    • 03/21/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • SDPA Office

    Transgender 101: An Introduction to Treatment and Evaluation of Transgender Clients - 3 CEs

    Presenter: Christine Calix, PhD

    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:15 pm

    SDPA Office
    4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
    San Diego, California 92123
    (In the United Way Building)

    Missteps by the clinician can easily occur in evaluation/treatment with transgender clients.  As research, clinical experience, and client feedback in this area have cumulated, “best practices” are being established, such as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care (2011) and the APA Practice Guidelines for Transgender Clients (2015).

    This course is designed to give the clinician presented with evaluation and/or treatment of a transgender client the preparation to understand the client’s clinical needs, to create a safe environment for exploration of gender identity, and to be able to assist with making decisions regarding the transition process. Basic competence for providing care will be highlighted, along with some tips and general guidelines for understanding and providing competent care to this population.

    This course will cover:

    • Performing a gender assessment
    • Adapting the informed consent process for transgender clients
    • Exploring treatment options and determine readiness for medical referrals
    • Designing an affirmative treatment plan, which also takes into account family, work, and social factors
    • Understanding the unique challenges facing the transgender client in today’s society
    • Demonstrating different modalities and treatment approaches to treating transgender clients


    Licensed psychologists, graduate students, and allied mental health professionals


    Dr. Christine Calix has had extensive experience with treatment and evaluation of the transgender population which has included treatment and evaluation of these clients in several clinical settings, including the military, correctional, and private practice settings. She has been a practicing clinical psychologist in San Diego for 39 years, since obtaining her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in 1980. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in the US Navy; the County of San Diego Mental Health, Forensic Division; California Department of Corrections;  and for the last 17 years, with Psychiatric Centers at San Diego. She has taught at the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego State University, Alliant University, and National University. She has done numerous workshops on gender identity, the treatment and evaluation of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, and the transitioning process in transgender clients. Dr. Calix transitioned in 2019.

    To be eligible for CE credits you must sign in and out of the course.

    Conflicts of Interest:  As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, San Diego Psychological Association is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Please review the conflict of interest guideline below.

    APA Guidelines Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest:
    Consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair his or her objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

    The SDPA CE Committee has reviewed and approved this presentation proposal. The speaker(s) have stated there is no commercial support or conflict of interest related to this program.

    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.                                                                

    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, LFMT, 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. 

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
11/12/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Addictive Disorders Lunch November
11/12/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
11/06/2019 SDPA Committee Event - Fall Fusion Mixer with ECP
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
09/07/2019 SDPA Committee - Panel Discussion on Private Practice
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
06/20/2019 SDPA CE Event - Global and Diverse Leadership
05/29/2019 SDPA Committee - Informed Consent Forms: Updating and Best Practices
05/04/2019 SDPA CE Event - Multiple Pathways in Addiction Recovery: How to Respond to Common Challenges
04/23/2019 SDPA ECP Networking Event - Banter, Business and Beer
01/23/2019 SDPA Committee Event - TAX TIME Q&A
11/28/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Cyber Security For Your Practice
09/26/2018 SDPA Committee - Complementary Colleagues Shindig
09/22/2018 SDPA Committee - Internet Safety for Kids and Adults
08/18/2018 SDPA Committee - Mindfulness Meeting
08/09/2018 SDPA Committee - More Than Meets the Eye: The Psychology of Twins
07/14/2018 SDPA Walking in Pride Parade
07/10/2018 SDPA Committee Addictions Meeting
06/20/2018 SDPA Committee (ECP) Mental Health Billing
06/16/2018 SDPA Committee - Mindfulness Committee Meeting
05/18/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Tour of JFS
04/22/2018 SDPA Committee (ECP) Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist Mixer
04/15/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Mindfulness Walk
04/12/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Suds, Students, and Speakers!
04/06/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Family Therapy
03/25/2018 SDPA Committee (PEM) Event - Dinner Case Conference in Del Mar
03/20/2018 SDPA Committee (Addiction) Meeting
03/19/2018 SDPA Committee (Forensic) Dinner Meeting
03/14/2018 SDPA Committee (Science Fair) Event - GSDSEF
03/01/2018 SDPA Committee Event (Children and Adolescents) - Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
02/25/2018 SDPA Committee Event - Mindfulness
02/24/2018 SDPA Committee Event (Cultural Diversity & LGBT) Cultural/Gender Identity
02/09/2018 SDPA Committee Event (Children Youth Family) - Dyslexia
02/07/2018 SDPA Committee Event (ECP) - Cocktails, Colleagues, and Catharsis
01/20/2018 SDPA CE Event - Media Training
11/18/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Support for Military
10/21/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Gamers
10/11/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Empathy and the Entrepreneur
10/07/2017 SDPA Committee Event - Group Therapy Training Workshop

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

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(858) 277-1463
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