SDPA Committee Events

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

    • 08/18/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    CULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING

    The Cultural Diversity Committee serves the members of SDPA by providing consultations, continuing education training, professional development, and resources related to serving clients from diverse and underrepresented groups.  

    Meeting Dates 3rd Tuesday of the Month except December

    August 18th
    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Zoom

    If you would like more information or want to join please email Chair: Dr. Darlene Townes - dr.dtownes@gmail.com
    • 08/18/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • zoom
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    SDPA Graduate Committee Webinar

    Committee Chair: Kathleen Giarratano

    Navigating the Practicum Experience 

    August 18, 2020
    7:00 – 8:00 PM
    VIA ZOOM 

    Panel Members: Divya Kakaiya, Ph.D.,Kathleen Giarratano, M.A., and Mr. Bernard Chen, AMFT

    "Practicums are the first step in becoming a psychologist," says Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, previous Associative Executive Director of the American Psychological Association Graduate Students. A practicum typically takes place in the earlier years of a student’s graduate program. Students work under supervised professionals at psychological sites to implement the skills they’ve learned in their coursework and program. This webinar series will feature Q&A from panelists to convey how students can navigate the practicum process and get the most from their practicum experience. 


    • 08/27/2020
    • 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Google Meetings

    MINDFULNESS COMMITTEE MEETING

    August 27, 2020

    7:00 pm

    meet.google.com/zrx-pmmq-ofc

    Phone Numbers (US) ‪+1 224-432-0349
    PIN:
     ‪915 531 797#


    Dear SDPA Member,

    I am writing to introduce myself as the new Mindfulness Committee Chair. I am honored to have this opportunity to relaunch the committee. I would love to include you in creating a new direction for the committee. It is a challenging time for all of us amid a global pandemic and important social change and activism movements. These events provide fertile ground for deepening our own contemplation, reflection, and insight towards our role as psychologists supporting our communities and how we also take care of ourselves. Therefore I see as initial agenda items in our committee to include a monthly online gathering during COVID that would include:

    • Supportive community gathering to practice meditation,
    • A forum to discuss contemporary applications of mindfulness in various psychology practice areas
    • Plan committee activities that include community engagement and outreach to our colleagues and the public
    • Discuss the integration of mindfulness into our professional lives to prevent burn-out and promote self-care

    I am excited about this opportunity to connect with you and very much hope you will consider joining the relaunch of the mindfulness committee.

    Monthly meetings will be scheduled thereafter and will typically occur on the last Thursday of the month. To be included on the committee’s email list, please reach out to me at rettger@menexcel.com.  

    An event flyer is attached with the online meeting information.

    Warmly,

    Dr. John Rettger

    • 09/01/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • zoom
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    Information for SDPA Sport Psychology Committee Webinar

    Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Kimberly Wagner and Dr. Michael Saleh

    The Field of Sport Psychology: What's Trending and How to Get Involved

    September 1st, 2020
    7 – 8 pm
    Via Zoom

    FREE

    The goal of the webinar is to educate and spread awareness about the benefits of sport psychology by engaging mental health professionals and graduate students in a discussion about the principles of sport psychology, ways that sport psychologists and other mental health professionals can help athletes, and ways that those interested in the field can get involved and start to build experience. 

    Overview of Sport Psychology: Sport Psychology applies psychological principles to various aspects of the athletic experience such as performance enhancement, goal setting, and injury recovery. There is a growing breadth of research in this area that helps to inform the application of mental skills training. Skills taught include relaxation training/breathing practices, visualization, and stress and injury management as well the treatment of common clinical issues (depression/anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.). 

    Facilitator: Dr. Michael Saleh

    Panel Members: Dr. Kimberly Wagner, Dr. Shira Oretzky, and Mr. Brian Alexander 

    Kimberly Wagner, PsyD


    Dr. Kimberly Wagner is a licensed clinical psychologist and sport psychologist.  She has a private practice in Solana Beach, CA.  Dr. Wagner received her doctorate degree from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, in San Diego.
    While in graduate school, Dr. Wagner focused on clinical psychology as well as specializing in sport psychology. With a background as a competitive athlete and a passion for psychology, her doctoral dissertation research focused on sport psychology. She specifically studied the mental skills and characteristics which enhance performance in Major League Baseball players.  She has presented her research at multiple international and national conferences. 

    Dr. Wagner has experience working with high school, collegiate and professional level athletes on improving the mental component of their game as a way of facilitating peak performance. Dr. Wagner has worked with the student athlete population at San Diego State University (SDSU), University of San Diego (USD), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM).

    Dr. Wagner is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at National University in San Diego.  She teaches in the Sport and Performance Psychology Master’s Program.  

    Lastly, Dr. Wagner is Co-Chair for the San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) Sport Psychology Committee.

    Shira Oretzky, PhD, CMPC


    Shira A. Oretzky, Ph.D., CMPC is a clinical and sport psychologist, who has dedicated her career to helping top-tier athletes develop a high-performance mindset and well-being strategies to reach their full potential. She has a private practice in Del Mar, where she works with athletes from high school through elite levels. Dr. Oretzky is a consultant to the University of San Diego’s Athletic Department and athletic programs throughout San Diego. During her faculty appointment at San Diego State University, Dr. Oretzky developed the Student-Athlete Mental Health and Wellness program with the Athletics Department. This program now serves 19 Division I teams. She is a member of the Auxiliary Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Rugby and is listed in the Referral Directory of Mental Health Service Providers for the National Basketball Association. Dr. Oretzky has served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Psychological Association and chaired the SDPA Sport Psychology Committee. She has presented at various national conferences including the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Association Annual Medical Conference, and the American Psychological Association and her work has been featured in publication.

    Brian Alexander, MA, CMPC


    Brian Alexander is a certified mental performance consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He is also the co-founder of the WellU Mental Training app and podcast. Prior to pursuing a career as a mental performance coach, Brian competed with Team USA in the sport of water polo for eight years through four FINA world championships as well as an Olympic alternate for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams. His experience as an elite level athlete paired with his educational training in the psychology of human performance has shaped his desire to help athletes and other performers.

    Brian has coached and served the psychological performance needs of athletes at the Olympic, national, professional, collegiate, high school and junior/youth levels of sport and performance. His experiences as an Olympic level athlete paired with education in sport psychology and vocational training in business leadership development have shaped his ability to advise and consult with clients of all ages and at all levels. One of his primary roles currently is supporting the USA Men’s National water polo team in their pursuit toward the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021.

    Brian’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He has also studied organizational leadership under the mentorship of well-known leadership guru, Dr. Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager and co-creator of Situational Leadership, as well as a number of other professionals at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Brian is an adjunct faculty member in the John. F. Kennedy University Sport Psychology graduate program and the National University Performance Psychology programs.

    • 09/12/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • zoom
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    "SAVE THE DATE"

    The Racial Pandemic: An Experiential Exercise

    September 12, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Via Zoom

    FREE
    SDPA MEMBERS ONLY

    Experience what racial inequality and inequity means in America and then join us to discuss your experience.

    SDPA Membership ONLY! We want to give you an opportunity to express your voice on these informative works with the Cultural Diversity Committee.

    Two requirements to participate:

    ·  Read the very brief but powerful "Willie Lynch Letter", describing the treatment of slaves in America (PDF found free on Internet or purchase from Amazon)

    ·  Watch the Netflix documentary "Thirteenth"

    Virtual-link will be provided

    Cost:  Free

    • 09/15/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    CULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING

    The Cultural Diversity Committee serves the members of SDPA by providing consultations, continuing education training, professional development, and resources related to serving clients from diverse and underrepresented groups.  

    Meeting Dates 3rd Tuesday of the Month except December

    September 15th
    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Zoom

    If you would like more information or want to join please email Chair: Dr. Darlene Townes - dr.dtownes@gmail.com
    • 09/22/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • zoom
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    SDPA Early Career Professionals Committee Webinar

    Committee Chairs: Dr. Melissa Lanza

    Marketing for the Modern Psychologist

    September 22, 2020
    7 – 8:30 pm
    Via Zoom

    FREE

    Facilitator: Dr. Melissa Lanza
    Speaker: Alyssa Bambrick

    Alyssa will be covering easy, free online tips to increase your awareness on Psychology Today, Google and Social Media. In addition to helping your organic online presence, she will be covering a few paid advertising tactics to expand your reach online.

    Speaker Bio:


    Alyssa Bambrick has been working in digital marketing across multiple industries for over eight years. After studying Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina, she moved to NYC for many years for her career in marketing with finance and startup companies.  Her experience ranges from e-commerce to law firms and many local businesses in between. Recently, she has focused on helping small local San Diego businesses find their niche market and use social media, paid search, web development and more to tap into local markets.

    • 10/02/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Kings Fish House in Mission Valley

    Community Mental Health Committee Meeting

    Next meeting:

    October 2nd
    1:30-3:00 pm

    Kings Fish House in Mission Valley
    825 Camino De La Reina
    San Diego, CA 92108

    If you would like to learn more about this committee, want to attend or have questions please contact the Chair: Dr. Karen Zappone - 619-291-6126

    The purpose of the Community Mental Health Committee shall be to monitor developments in the area of community mental health, establishing liaisons with community mental health agencies and organizations, and helping to facilitate the delivery of services by practicing psychologists to the underserved in the public mental health system in San Diego County.

    • 10/13/2020
    • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (PDT)
    • By Video

    The Addictive Disorders committee is offering peer consultation. We welcome case consultation questions from any member of SDPA about client addiction issues.

    Please join us by video on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm By Video

    Please email tom.horvath@practicalrecovery.com for the link.


    • 10/20/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    CULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING

    The Cultural Diversity Committee serves the members of SDPA by providing consultations, continuing education training, professional development, and resources related to serving clients from diverse and underrepresented groups.  

    Meeting Dates 3rd Tuesday of the Month except December

    October 20th
    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Zoom

    If you would like more information or want to join please email Chair: Dr. Darlene Townes - dr.dtownes@gmail.com
    • 11/10/2020
    • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • Humphreys, Sheraton La Jolla

    ADDICTIVE DISORDERS - LUNCH MEETING

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

    Humphreys, Sheraton La Jolla
    3299 Holiday Ct.
    La Jolla, CA 92037


    The Addictivie Disorders committee welcomes new members. Please RSVP to email tom.horvath@practicalrecovery.com 

    Please join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month. In odd numbered months we meet for lunch. In even numbered months we meet by video conference call. On these calls we offer case consultation for any SDPA member, about any addictive problem (you don't need to stay for the whole meeting).  All attendees pay for their own lunch.

    • 11/17/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • 12636 High Bluff Dr. Suite 400 , Del Mar

    CULTURAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEETING

    The Cultural Diversity Committee serves the members of SDPA by providing consultations, continuing education training, professional development, and resources related to serving clients from diverse and underrepresented groups.  

    Meeting Dates 3rd Tuesday of the Month except December

    November 17th
    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    12636 High Bluff Dr. Suite 400
    Del Mar, CA

    If you would like more information or want to join please email Chair: Dr. Darlene Townes - dr.dtownes@gmail.com
    • 12/04/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Kings Fish House in Mission Valley

    Community Mental Health Committee Meeting

    Next meeting:

    December 4th
    1:30-3:00 pm

    Kings Fish House in Mission Valley
    825 Camino De La Reina
    San Diego, CA 92108

    If you would like to learn more about this committee, want to attend or have questions please contact the Chair: Dr. Karen Zappone - 619-291-6126

    The purpose of the Community Mental Health Committee shall be to monitor developments in the area of community mental health, establishing liaisons with community mental health agencies and organizations, and helping to facilitate the delivery of services by practicing psychologists to the underserved in the public mental health system in San Diego County.

    • 12/08/2020
    • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (PST)
    • By Video

    The Addictive Disorders committee is offering peer consultation. We welcome case consultation questions from any member of SDPA about client addiction issues.

    Please join us by video on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm By Video

    Please email tom.horvath@practicalrecovery.com for the link.


Past events

08/11/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation
08/07/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Community Mental Health Committee Meeting
07/21/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting
07/18/2020 SDPA Member Event - Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients
07/09/2020 SDPA Committee Events Meeting
06/30/2020 SDPA Graduate Student Committee: Thinking about getting Your Doctorate Degree?
06/20/2020 SDPA Addictive Disorder Committee - Learn more about CBT for Addictive Behaviors
06/16/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting
06/09/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation
06/02/2020 SDPA Committee Event - A Consult Hour on Addictive Issues in Telehealth Sessions
05/06/2020 SDPA Committee Event - ECP Virtual Networking Forum
04/21/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting
04/14/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation
03/24/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Disaster Psychology Committee
03/21/2020 SDPA CE Event - CANCELED Transgender 101: An Introduction to Treatment and Evaluation of Transgender Clients
03/17/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting
03/14/2020 SDPA Event - State of the Association Annual Meeting
03/11/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Science Fair Judging
03/10/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Addictive Disorders Lunch
03/10/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
02/24/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Forensic Committee Meeting
02/18/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Cultural Diversity Committee Meeting
02/12/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Events Committee Meeting
02/11/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Disaster Psychology Committee Meeting
02/11/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Peer Consultation
02/11/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Men's Issues Committee Meeting
02/08/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Supervision Committee Meeting
02/07/2020 SDPA Committee Event - Community Mental Health Committee Meeting
01/23/2020 SDPA Committee Event - TAX TIME Q&A
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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