Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

CE Event - "What heals?" by Dr. Cynthia Griffin


What Heals?

Presented by

Cynthia Griffin, Ph.D.

and

Central Coast Psychological Association

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

10:00am-1:00pm

(Registration opens at 9:30am)

 

Location: At the Office of Robert Clayton, Psy.D

1225 Pepper St

San Luis Obispo

 

 

Cost: $25 CCPA Members

$30 Non-members

Continuing Education Credits: 3

 

Click here to register online:

 

Course Description: What is it that facilitates “healing” in the context of psychotherapy? Elements such as the therapeutic alliance, the theoretical orientation of the therapist, the establishment of goals, and the assessment of client progress will be addressed. Information will be presented from the latest Special Edition of the APA Journal,  “Psychotherapy : Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Relationships III”, and from “The Heart and Soul of Change, Second Edition - Delivering What Works in Therapy”. Material from the most recent “Evolution of Psychotherapy” Conference will also be reviewed, including presentations by Donald Meichenbaum, Scott Miller, Bessel van der Kolk, Irv Yalom and others. Group discussion will be encouraged, and personal /professional experiences of both the presenter and the participants will be welcomed.

 

Educational Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to

·       name two important elements that contribute to the success of psychotherapy outcome

·       name multiple elements that contribute to the therapeutic alliance 

·       describe a short, empirically-validated measure of client progress in therapy

 

Course Outline:

Hour One

What IS healing?

Common denominators to treatment and healing

Effective elements of the therapeutic alliance

 

Hour Two

Research on therapist effectiveness

Qualities of “Supershrinks”

Treatment outcome monitoring

 

Hour Three

Impact of theoretical orientation

Impact of length of time in treatment

Other perspectives on the role/goals of the therapist

 

 

About the Presenter: Dr. Griffin has been in private practice in San Luis Obispo since her arrival on the Central Coast in 1992. She has also served as a staff psychologist on the In-patient Psychiatric Unit of French Hospital Medical Center, and she has been on the clinical staff at Cal Poly University Counseling Center and the UC Davis Counseling Center. Dr. Griffin served as Director of the Reno Vet Center (affiliated with the Reno VA Medical Center), and she was a lecturer at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Prior to earning her PhD, she held an MSW degree and worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker at a Community Mental Health Clinic in Bloomington, Indiana. She also worked in a residential treatment program for women drug addicts in New York City. Dr. Griffin has done volunteer work leading groups at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center and Hospice of San Luis Obispo. She has also volunteered with the Flying Samaritans in San Quentin, Mexico. She has published on the topics of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Group Psychotherapy.

 



CPA is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Board of Registered Nursing for their licensees.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

For more information, contact Continuing Education Co-Chair Elisabeth Ganiron, Psy.D. at eganiron@gmail.com

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Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Case Consultation for Members

Case Consultation for Members

Dr. Silva-Palacios will host another support meeting; from the email he sent to the CCPA email listserv on June 18:

Hello colleagues. There will be our monthly support group meeting this Friday, June 21, at 3 p.m. at my office. Please let me know if you will be attending. A link for directions to my office is below.

Thank you

Victor Silva-Palacios


http://www.drvsp.com/where-to-find-the-office/

Thank you, Dr. Silva-Palacios!

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Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Peer Support/Consultation Meeting

Peer Support and Consultation Group

The below information was sent our to the CCPA Listserv at 2:30 PM on Monday, 4/22/2019.

A big thanks to Dr. Quinn for hosting!

The CCPA Peer Consultation Group will be meeting this Friday, April 26th at 3:00pm at my office 1508 Mill St. San Luis Obispo (corner of California and Mill St.)

Please RSVP to tquinn@charter.net

so I know how many people to anticipate.

Thanks,

Terri Quinn, Ph.D

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Mar
29
3:00 PM15:00

Peer Support/Consultation Meeting

Peer Support/Consultation Meeting

From Dr. Victor Silva-Palacios, sent to the CCPA Listserv on March 14, 2019, 6:08 PM (links added)

Hello colleagues, the next meeting of the peer support group will be Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at my office. I am in the Walter Building, right next door to the DMV. Hope to see many of you there. Please let me know if you will be attending.


Thank you

Victor Silva-Palacios, Ph.D.

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

CCPA Board Meeting - 12/8/18

PLEASE NOTE THE LATE START TIME!

And please do join the last Board Meeting of 2018.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Board, this would be a great chance to come by and see what it’s all about. Coffee and snacks provided!

The meeting will be held at Dr. Rob Clayton’s office, per usual (1225 Pepper Street, Suite A; San Luis Obispo).

If you have any agenda items, please send them to David Rosenblatt.

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

CE Seminar - Jayanta Hedge, Ph.D.

Held at Dr. Robert Clayton's office:

1225 Pepper Street, Suite A; San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

CE Event - Gestalt Therapy training by Lynn Stadler, MA, LMFT

Hi Everyone,

Here is an opportunity for a gestalt training in SLO. Thought I’d get the word out. Anyone interested, please let me know well in advance.

Ken Hutchinson

A Gestalt Therapy Training in San Luis Obispo with Lynn Stadler, MA, LMFT

(Sponsored by Central Coast Gestalt Therapy [CCGT], the Central Coast Psychological Association [CCPA], and the California Psychological Association [CPA])

“The Oaklander Model Revisited: Gestalt Therapy for Children, Teens, and Other Special Populations Healing from Trauma” (Course submitted for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. It has been submitted for  authorized through the CPA for 6 hours of CEs for psychologists). CEs not offered for times that include breaks or lunch.

Lynn Stadler, MA, LMFC is a psychotherapist and licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFC Lic # 35268, Provider # 133907) in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is also a graduate of the Santa Barbara Gestalt Training Center, and she completed intensive training with the Violet Oaklander Institute. Lynn is a founding member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation (www.vsof.org), a non-profit corporation created to further the work of Dr. Oaklander, eminent child and adolescent psychotherapist and trainer, and author of Windows to Our Children, and Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self. Lynn is co-founder of the Oaklander.org training program. She provides workshops, seminars, and training for social service agencies, universities and other teaching organizations worldwide -- most recently in Santa Barbara, Malibu, San Francisco, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Slovenia and Russia.

This training is meant for Licensed Psychologists, Psychiatric Providers who provide therapy as well, LPCC and MFC therapists, Licensed Social Workers, or therapy trainees. Course completion certificates will be awarded upon full attendance of this training on that day.

Costs

$180 for 6 CEs

$150 for Students

The refund/cancellation policy in cases of non-attendance by an early registrant will be a full refund of prepaid registration fee.

Limited to 15 total participants. Please pre-register to assure your space.

Training Schedule

9:30-10:00 am

Introductions and the 40-year history of Violet Oaklander’s cross-cultural Gestalt model for treating behavioral and emotional difficulties resulting from trauma.

10:00-11:30 am

Establishing and I-Thou relationship, Making Contact, Defining Sense of Self, and Oaklander’s Developmental Perspective

11:30-11:45 am

Break

11:45 am-1:00 pm

Small Group Process with Creative Projection, follow by Demonstration

1:00-2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm

Creative Projective Process to Improve Contact and Strengthen Sense of Self (How to Use Drawings and Small Group Process)

3:00-3:30 pm

The Dissociative Continuum: How the Oaklander Model Paved the Way for Current Integrative Therapies for Treating Trauma

3:30-3:45 pm

Break

3:45-4:45 pm

Trauma 101: Creating Safety in the Therapeutic Relationship and Within the Client’s Relationship with Self

4:45-5:00 pm

Wrapping up, Quiz, Program Evaluation

Learning Goals:

1). Participants will be able to recognize how gestalt perspectives and the Oaklander Model in particular precede and influence contemporary therapeutic approaches of working with people who have experienced childhood or adult trauma.

2). Participants will be able to contrast I-Thou from I-It therapeutic relationships.

3). Participants will be able to discuss how difficulty in relationships, behavioral problems at home and/or at school, and emotional discomfort can result from lack of awareness and diffuse sense of self.

4). Participants will practice and learn new skills in creative projective process through experiences in the training and identify the emergence of the relationship triangle.

5). Participants will be able to recognize the frequency and severity of dissociative states that often correlate to frequency and severity of childhood trauma, and will practice how to use that information for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

6). Participants will have first-hand experience with the use several creative projective media (picture cards and drawings) learning to establish an I-Thou therapeutic relationship, assess the quality of contact (awareness) and the Pt’s sense of self in the moment, and delve into an integrative process of healing the maladaptive effects of trauma.

 

Citations

1). Oaklander, Violet., Ph.D. (2006) Hidden Treasure:  A Map to the Child’s Inner Self. London: Karnac. Pp , pp 5-68.

2). Elsbree, Christiane, Ph. D. Interview with Violet Oaklander.  International Gestalt Journal, Vol 32, No 2, 2009. Pp 183-213.

3). Mortola, Peter., Ph.D. “You, Me, and the Parts of Myself I’m Still Getting to Know: An Interview with Violet Oaklander on the Role of the Relationship Triangle in Her Approach to Therapeutic Work with Children and Adolescents” In Relational Child, Relational Brain: Development and Therapy in Childhood and Adolescents, Lee, Robert G., & Harris, Neil. (2011), Gestalt Press. Pp 339-348.

4). Mortola, P., Ph.D & Molchan, M. (2016) The Bear Inside. Portland: 19th Avenue Press. 

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Supervision / Support Group for CCPA Members

  • Office of Dr. Victor Silva-Palacios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Victor Silva-Palacios

will host another Supervision/Support Group for CCPA Members

at

his office

It is a drop-in meeting, so feel free to join the conversation and seek out support or feedback without any obligation.

Many thanks to Dr. Silva-Palacios for opening up his office for this meeting.

Look for more Supervision/Support Groups in the future!

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELED: CE Seminar - Clinical Seminar on Youth Violence - Tammy Dobson, Psy.D.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this CE event had to be canceled. So sorry for any inconvenience.

 

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

CANCELED - CE Seminar- Erin Elfant, Ph.D.

CANCELED - "Eating Disorders: Part 2"

CCPA regrets to inform its membership and the public that this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your interest and please check out the other CE events.

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Fixed Relational Styles and New Thinking about Transference in Gestalt Therapy - Lynn Jacobs, Ph.D.

Fees

$180 for 6 CEs

$150 Students and those who will not receive CEs

Reading materials

Provided to those who RSVP.

Location

This presentation will take place in Santa Maria.

Contact

Please contact the webmaster to find out more information about reading materials and the location.

Schedule

10:00-10:30 am. Introductions and traditional views of transference from both psychoanalytic and gestalt perspectives.

10:30-11:30 am. Exploring old and new concepts of transference operationally in group process.

11:30-11:45 am. Break

11:45 am-1:00 pm. Group process exploring bridging old and new perspectives.

1:00-1:45 pm. Lunch

1:45-3:15 pm. Expanding on new concepts of enduring relational themes.

3:15-3:30 pm. Break

3:30-5:00  pm. Group process exploring using new perspectives clinically.

5:00- 5:15 pm. Wrapping up, Quiz, Program Evaluation

Learning Goals

1). Participants will differentiate traditional and historic psychoanalytic and gestalt perspectives on transference.

2). Participants will contrast historic psychoanalytic and gestalt approaches to transference with a current model of “enduring relational themes.”

3). Participants will be able to discuss how psychopathology is a field process, not an individual patient-oriented process.

4). Participants will have the opportunity to practice new skills in identifying and approaching enduring relational themes.

5). Participants will be able to recognize how their personal reactions to their patients are a valuable part of the relational field.

6). Participants will practice new strategies for interacting with patients when enduring relational themes emerge in therapy.

Citations

1). Franscesetti, Gianni. From individual symptoms to psychopathological fields. Toward a field perspective on clinical human suffering. British Gestalt Journal, Vol 24, No 1, 2015, pp 5-19.

2). Jacobs, Lynne, Ph.D. Relationality: Foundational Assumptions. Published as “Pathways to a relational worldview” In How Therapists Change, Goldfriend, M (Ed), 2001. American Psychological Association Press. Washington DC.

3). Jacobs, Lynne, Ph.D. Hopes, Fears, and Enduring Relational Themes. British Gestalt Journal, Vol 26, No 1, 2017. Pp 7-16.


California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

CE Seminar- Laurie Ferguson, Ph.D.

"Autism"

Place: TBD

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

CANCELED - CE Seminar- Ed Bischof, Ph.D.

CCPA regrets to announce that the "Treating Sociopaths" CE Seminar was canceled.

 

 

Please note there is an alternative event on the same day that offers CEs, though it does cost more ($80 for 3 CEs, $60 for no CEs, and $30 for students). The event is offered by Dr. Ken Hutchinson and is titled Gestalt Therapy CE - Module 8: Self in Process. Find out more information here.

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

CE Seminar - Ken Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Gestalt Therapy - Module 8: (3 CEs) Self in Process

This CE seminar will be held in Santa Maria - please send an email to the webmaster for more specific location information.

Schedule:

10-10:30 am. Understanding the gestalt model of self; self functions; self as process.

10:30- 11:30 am. Gestalt group process focusing on identifying emerging self functions in therapy.

11:30- 11:45 am. Break.

11:45 am-1 pm. Gestalt group process focusing on self integration processes.

Learning Goals:

1). Participants will be able to differentiate the gestalt understanding of self from more traditional psychological understandings.

2). Participants will begin to identify “self functions” as they emerge in sessions.

3). Participants will use their own awareness processes to recognizing the roles and meaningfulness of self functions in a patient's life.

4). Participants will practice their growing awareness of self functions to facilitate the therapeutic process in the moment.

5). Participants will comprehend how “self” and “functional integration” in the therapeutic moment lead to healthy process sequencing.

Citations:

1). Perls, Fredrick; Hefferline, Ralph; and Goodman, Paul. Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality. Gestalt Journal Press 1994. Pp 24-27.

2). Crocker, Sylvia. Boundary Processes, States, and the Self. The Gestalt Journal. Fall, 1988.

Pp 100-115.

3). Philippson, Peter. The Emergent Self. Karnac Books Ltd. 2009. Pp 19-26.

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California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

CE Seminar - Henry Ahlström, Ph.D.

"Sensorimotor Psychotherapy"

Held at Dr. Robert Clayton's office:

1225 Pepper Street, Suite A; San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Nov
7
to Nov 8

Strategic Response to Crisis- 2 Day Training

There are two prerequisite courses, "Assisting Individuals in Crisis" and "Group Crisis Intervention", which would have been taught by ICISF-approved instructors.

Father's House

Four Square Church

2100 Ramona Road

Atascadero, CA  93422

Approved for 14 CE's
 

DAY 1

General Registration

8am – 8:30am

Welcome, intro remarks, course overview

8:30am – 9:40am

Section 1: Core Concepts: Strategic Planning

9:50am – 10:40am

Section 2: Strategic Planning in CISM

10:50am –  11:40pm

LUNCH

11:40 pm – 1:10pm

Section 3:  Key Steps in Planning

1:10 pm –  2pm

Section 4:  Assessments

2:10pm –  3pm

Section 4:  Assessment Exercises

3:50 pm –  4pm

Section 5:  Incident Command System

4:10pm-5pm

Day 2

Section 6:  Planning the Crisis Intervention

8:30am – 9:40am

Section 6:  Exercise: Refining the Targets

9:50am – 10:40am

Section 7:  Applying Tactical Components

10:50am – 11:40am

LUNCH

11:40am – 1:10pm

Section 7:  Exercise: Timing and Theme Components

1:10pm -2pm

Section 7:  Exercise: Teams & Resource

2:10pm –  3pm

Section 8:  Final Integrative Course Exercises

3pm – 4pm

Post Deployment Evaluation

4pm –5pm

Q & A

Evaluations

Certificates

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 14 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

CCPA Fall Potluck

Come join in the Fall food fun! Good conversation, tasty treats, and (maybe) colorful leaves will make this a not-to-be-missed event. Bring your favorite treat or a new recipe you have wanted to try.

Hope to see boo there!

Location: near Costco in San Luis Obispo.

For more details (including specific address) please email Dr.RobClayton@gmail.com

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Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

CE Seminar - Eric Goodman, Ph.D.

This event is currently closed to enrollment.  Please contact Dr. Aylor @ the following address if you would like to be added to the waiting list:  dr.aylor@feelingdoctor.com

"Social Courage: Helping Our Clients Cope and Thrive with the Reality of Social Anxiety Disorder"

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Registration:

  • 9:30 a.m.  (coffee, tea, juice & munchies will be served)
  • 1985 Johnson Ave, SLO, CA

3 CE's Approved

$20.00 for CCPA Members, $25.00 for non-CCPA members

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to space limitations, this CE event will be limited to 20 participants.  Please register early!

Link to registration

California Psychological Association (CPA) is co-sponsoring with Central Coast Psychological Association (CCPA). CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Directions to 1985 Johnson Ave

Directions to 1985 Johnson Ave

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