Continuing Education

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:


From Secrets to Dialogue:

Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders in Your Clinical Work

Presenter:

Vanessa Pawlowski, Psy.D.

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on the importance of addressing the issue of eating disorders in your clinical practice. Eating disorders can be a challenging experience for mental health practitioners. Developing awareness of — and the skills to communicate openly about — eating disorders can help to orient you when working with a client who may be severely compromising his or her physical health. Knowing how to confront the debilitating secret and what level of care a person may need are increasingly vital tools in today's clinical landscape.

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn:

  • Identify eating disorders and possible medical complications.
  • The etiologies of eating disorders.
  • To discuss body image and cultural influences.
  • To recommend the appropriate level of care for eating disorder patients.
  • The current treatment approaches to eating disorders.

Dr. Vanessa Pawlowski received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The George Washington University in 2010 after completing an internship at the Wright Institute Los Angeles, where she specialized in treating individuals with eating disorders and was actively involved in facilitating a short-term, government grant–funded program that subsidized therapy fees for people negatively impacted by the current economic downturn. Dr. Pawlowski is an active member in the Group Psychology Association of Los Angeles, attending and helping to plan conferences and other Continuing Education events. She currently is an adjunct faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at their downtown Los Angeles campus and has a private practice in Beverly Hills.

Date : Sunday July 22, 2012

at IPAA Monthly Meeting

Please, be there by 11:15 A.M.

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs: IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378




IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents:


Cultural Complexities in Divorce and

Family Law Matters

Presenters:

Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D. and Attorney Abbas Hadjian, Esq.

Please, join us for two hours of live presentation about the issues related to the treatment of people who are going through divorce. Mental health professionals and attorneys engaged in the dispute resolution process work with an increasingly diverse population and are often confronted with different world-views, beliefs regarding family and parenting styles. This program aims to provide a means of understanding these differences and examining their beliefs and values relative to the culturally diverse clients. Interactive exercises, mainstream movie clips and panel discussions will help participants examine their own values and beliefs. The program also helps provide useful tools for working with families going through separation and divorce and how to invite, educate and effectively work with divorcing families from diverse backgrounds with sensitivity and awareness.

By attending this class the participants will be able:

1. To recognize the diversity within the American culture and be able to identify similarities and differences in world-views and communication patterns.

2. To identify and empathize with the socio political aspects of racism, power and privilege and how these may impact issues of trust and mistrust and creating barriers to utilizing the mainstream services.

3. To utilize this awareness and learn tools to sensitively address these issues in the various forms of alternative dispute resolution processes and extend their services to a wider community.

4. To help their clients navigate the process of divorce with increased knowledge of the legal process and procedures.

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Dr. Gitu Bhatia, a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of California, has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. She provides psychotherapy, parent training, psychological assessments, mediation services and collaborative coaching. She co-chairs the Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee and is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Psychology at Pepperdine University. She was raised and educated in India. Dr. Bhatia also has a private practice in West Lost Angeles.

Abbas Hadjian, Esquire is a bilingual (English-Persian) attorney and a certified family law specialist. He is a well known attorney in the Iranian community and devotes a substantial part of his family law practice to educating the Farsi-speaking community on the comparisons between the American and Iranian legal system. He recently published “Divorce in California,” which is written in Farsi. He is an expert on Iranian culture and was raised and educated in Iran. Attorney Hadjian is a frequent lecturer on the cultural aspects of the family law and procedures and comparisons between American and Iranian jurisprudence.

Sunday May 20, 2012

Please, be there by 11:15 A.M.

    (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

 

 

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378       

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

Taming Your anger and Emotional Intelligence

 

A Strategy for Mindfulness, Insight, & Behavioral Changes

 

Presenter:

Steve Wolf, Ph.D.

 

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on Taming Your Anger. Dr. Wolf has developed Taming Your Anger model that is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology. He observed hard core two-strikers on Parole, women  in prison and At-Risk Teens on Probation, using this model, successfully learn to deal with anger expression.   Dr. Wolf will discuss the underlying principles of Taming Your Anger, the history of Emotional Intelligence and the value of teaching Emotional Intelligence for developing Mindfulness, Insight, improved Emotional Regulation and greater Self Control.

 

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn:

 

1)    the Four Tools of the Taming Your Anger  Method

2)    EQ Breathing: a Mindfulness method

3)    The four Dimensions of Emotional Intelligence

4)    The difference between Primary and Secondary Emotions

5)    The difference between Real and Imagined Emotions

 

 

Dr. Wolf is a clinical psychologist licensed by the State of California. He has been an innovator throughout his  professional career.  Taming Your Anger & Emotional Intelligence  is the most recent iteration of his  work. He has often taken on projects dealing with the crime on the streets. In 2010 he taught Taming Your anger as an adjunct professor at USC Ostrow School of Dentistry.  He directed NY City’s first Prison Therapeutic Community drug program.  He volunteered with LA’s Sherriff’s dept. to co-create Project Turn Around, a skid row acupuncture detox program.  He co-created a successful Topanga middle school, Co-authored “Romancing the Shadow, A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital Authentic Life, developed the Village Circle Project for Leaderless Groups and developed and Taught Taming Your Anger programs to violent men, women, teens, the Chicago Police Dept and in his West LA private Therapy Practice.  He currently offers training and certification for teaching the Taming Your Anger/Emotional Intelligence Program. Dr. Wolf has a private practice in West Los Angeles, California. He specializes in adult development, addiction management, anger awareness, aggression reduction, Emotional Intelligence with individuals and couples.

 

 

Date : Sunday January 22, 2012

 

at IPAA Monthly Meeting

Please, be there by 11:15 A.M.

    (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

 

 

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378                                                         

 

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

 

Legal and Ethical Considerations

Therapist Self Disclosure and Risk Management

 

Presenter:

Pamela H. Harmell, Ph.D.

 

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on law and ethics for therapists. Dr. Harmell asserts that experts vary widely on the ethics and benefits of therapist self-disclosure in psychotherapy from it being exploitative to helpful.  It is likely to depend upon the content, rationale, and relationship between the two individuals.  Research suggests clients experience both positive and negative consequences depending upon a complex variety of factors.  This workshop will investigate risk-management regarding therapist self-disclosure, terminology, definitions and the pros and cons of self-disclosure with vulnerable patients, when it is more risky to self-disclose, along with recognizing counter-transference and therapist impairment.

 

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn how:

  1. To identify personal, as opposed to therapeutic, reasons for self-disclosure in a session.
  2. The completely “blank slate” approach can undermine the “relationship” in which the therapy takes place.
  3. To become aware of client “traits” that may make them vulnerable to inappropriate self-disclosure.
  4. To identify the role counter-transference and projective identification play in choosing to self-disclose.
  5. Research implies about client perceptions of the effects of therapist self-disclosure.
  6. To employ parameters for the use of intentional self-disclosure in the context of an ongoing therapy relationship.

 

Dr. Pamela Harmell is a clinical psychologist and national lecturer specializing in legal and ethical issues in clinical practice.  She is a Professor at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology and has written extensively in professional publications on ethical practice. She is the Past President of the California Board of Psychology and the Past President of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).  Dr. Harmell has completed one year of law school, is the former Chair of the California State Ethics Committee and is the current Co-Chair of the LACPA Ethics Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association and has a clinical psychology practice in West Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Date : Sunday September 25, 2011

 

at IPAA Monthly Meeting

Please, be there by 11:15 A.M.

    (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*


Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs: IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by theCalifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378         

 

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

 

How to Analyze Refereed Journal Articles for a Better Understanding of Psychological Research

 

Presenter:

Mahtash Esfandiari, Ph.D.

 

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on how to enhance your research skills. Dr. Esfandiari will first introduce interventions that are based on true experimental designs and allow the researcher to draw causal conclusions.  Then, she will talk about observational studies that shed light on relationship questions but do not lead to causal conclusions. This discussion will take place along with detailed analysis of two refereed journal articles. Finally, an “article bank”, a collection of refereed journal articles plus questions and answers, will be presented. This “article bank” can help psychologists develop a better picture of how “experts” use research design and statistics to answer “real world questions”.

 

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn how to:

 

§  Design interventions that are based on true experimental designs and lead to causal conclusions

§  Design observational studies based on association and prediction but do not lead to causal conclusion.

§  Analyze, interpret, and communicate the statistical findings that are reported in refereed journal articles to a psychological audience.

§  Update your knowledge of research design and statistical methods by referring to an “article bank” from refereed journal articles.

 

 

Dr. Esfandiari is a lively and witty presenter who brings with her extensive professional experience including teaching, research, and consulting in the areas of statistics, application of technology to statistics education, evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methodology, testing and measurement.

 

Dr.Esfandiari was a fulltime faculty professor at the UCLA Department of Statistics from 1998 to 2010. She has been the nominee and the winner of several prestigious awards including UCLA's Professional Development Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Teaching With Technology Award.  She has been ranked among the Top Ten Professors by the UCLA students.

 

She is also on the editorial Boards of UCLA Journal of Technology Innovations in Statistics Education and the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, the official publication of the Society of International Education and Research. Dr. Esfandiari is the author of many scientific articles and experimental research designs.

 

 

Date : Sunday July 24, 2011

at IPAA Monthly Meeting

Please, be there by 11:30 A.M.

                                         (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

 

 

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by theCalifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378                

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

Bullying in the Systemic Context

 

Presenter: photo

Stephanie Mihalas, Ph.D.

 

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on how to deal with the phenomena of bullying in schoolchildren.  Dr. Mihalas will present a systemic assessment and intervention program that can assist parents to take preventive measures as well as help their affected children to recover and heal.

 

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will Learn to:

 

 

·         Provide assistance to children and their parents to prevent, deter or recover from bullying and/or refer when appropriate.

 

·         Recognize the signs of a child who may bully and potential targets of bullying.

 

·         understand short and long term ramifications of bullying.

 

 

Dr. Mihalas is a clinical and school psychologist and founder of the Center for Well-Being, providing evidenced-based psychological interventions for children, adolescents, and families in Los Angeles, California. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine and is an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University. 

 

Dr. Mihalas has co-authored and authored many peer-reviewed research and journal articles. Two of her most recent works include "Assessment and treatment of Self Esteem in Adolescents with ADHD" and "Development of Aggression and Violence in Children and Adolescents." Her research focus is on relational and physical aggression and she is a frequent presenter on the topic of Bullying.  

 

 

Date : Sunday June 26, 2011

at IPAA Monthly Meeting

Please, be there by 11:15 A.M.

                                    2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

 

 

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by theCalifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378  

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

PHARMACOTHERAPY OF ADDICTIONS

AN OVERVIEW

Presenter:

Mark Herbst, M.D.

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on addiction disorders, consequences of addiction, phases of recovery. Psychiatrist, Dr. Herbst will illustrate the mechanism of and the pathophysiology of addiction, withdrawal process, and strategies to motivate the patient to quit.

The educational objectives of this class would be:

· Understanding Basic Concepts including Treatment with agonists and antagonists.

· To become familiar with pharmacotherapy of substance abuse and dependence.

· Have a working understanding of pharmacotherapy of Nicotine, Opiate, and Alcohol Dependence.

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Dr. Herbst is a Graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his residency at the UCLA neuropsychiatric institute in 1989. He is board certified in Psychiatry with a sub-specialization in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Herbst has been a member of the faculty at several medical schools, including UC San Francisco, UCLA and the University of Hawaii. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Keck –USC School of Medicine and is the director of adult inpatient services at Gateways Hospital in Los Angeles.  

Sunday April 10, 2011

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit


Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

Conflict is a Necessary Ingredient in Love Relationships

 

Presenter:

Susan Regas, Ph.D.

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on how to resolve conflicts in couples therapy. Dr. Regas will present a class on how to do conflicts with understanding the important role of conflict in a relationship. She states "Many stalemated conflicts regarding sex, children, money, and in-laws are not resolvable by communication, compromise and negotiation, or agreeing to disagree. These conflicts are not inherent weaknesses in relationships but are normal and natural developments in the evolution of relationships. Often what is necessary to deal with these conflicts is differentiation or ability to hold onto you while maintaining relationships with others.  This workshop will discuss interventions that psychologist use that can inhibit differentiation and strategies that harness the differentiation process in therapy."

 The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will be Able to:

 1. Define differentiation.

 2. Describe two ways couples get to impasse in relationships

 3. Articulate one undifferentiated intervention that will inhibit clients’ growth

 4.Articulate one differentiated intervention that will facilitate clients’ growth.

 Dr. Regas is a clinical psychologist practicing in Pasadena California. She is a professor at California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Regas is the clinical director of Family, couple, child clinical psychology internship at Ronald McDonald House and Camp at Ronald McDonald/CSPP Internship. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association Division 43: Society for Family Psychology. Dr. Regas has been the recipient of several awards and honors including outstanding teacher award and CSPP's distinguished faculty contribution and Outstanding Core Faculty Awards.

 

Dr. Regas is a dynamic presenter and a prolific writer. Her most recent publications include: (in press) For Better or Worse: On the Road to Evergreen [Review of the book The road to Evergreen: Adoption, attachment therapy and the promise of  family by R. Stryker].  PsycCRITIQUES. Beyond the Erotic. The Los Angeles Psychologist, September/October 2010,  Crucible® Differentiation Scale (CDS): Reliability and validity. Manuscript submitted for publication; and Crucible® Sexual Relationship Inventory (CSRI): Reliability and validity. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sunday February 20, 2011

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit


Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

Laws and Regulations Relating to the Supervisory Process and Recent Updates Regarding the practice of Psychology

 

Presenter:

CA Board of Psychology Executive Leadership

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on the laws and regulations relating to the supervision and the supervisory process plus an update on the latest changes in the California laws regarding the practice of psychology. This year's presenters will also include the president of the Board who is joining the executive team that presented for us last year.  The main focus of this year's lectures will be on helping the supervisees and the supervisors better understand the process of supervision and the supervisory procedures. The most recent changes in the laws relating to the psychology practice will also be discussed. The class will provide the students as well as the seasoned clinicians an opportunity to meet with the Board's leadership in person, ask questions, and discuss their issues or concerns.

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn:

1.       The Requirements and Prohibitions of the Supervisory Process

2.       Details of Supervision Agreement

3.       The Record Keeping Practices and Annual Reports

4.       The Recent Changes In the Laws Relating to the Practice of Psychology in CA

 

This exceptional team of presenters include:

          Robert Kahane, J.D.: Executive Officer of the California Board of Psychology

          Mr. Jeffrey Thomas:  Deputy Executive Officer

                    and for the first time:

          Dr. Richard Sherman, Ph.D. the current Board's President.

 

This Class satisfies two hours of the Law and Ethics requirements by the BOP and the BBS.

Sunday January 23, 2011

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 

 Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

 

Presents:

Working with Gifted Children and Adults:

Common Characteristics and Treatment Considerations

 Presenter:

Vula Baliotis, Ph.D.

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on working with the gifted and the issues related to giftedness. Dr. Baliotis will address the issues of the gifted individuals in terms of the challenges they face and ways of helping them to adapt to and prosper in their environment. She emphasizes that youths and adults who are gifted often have unique intellectual and emotional characteristics to contend with.  They may feel alone with their giftedness, uncomfortable with themselves and unable to connect with others.  Come and learn about the key issues gifted youths and adults often have to address—and how you can help—so that they can have a more compassionate and fulfilling relationship with themselves and others.

                       

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will:

 

1.       Learn what the term “giftedness” refers to.

2.       Learn about the key intellectual and emotional characteristics of children who are gifted.

3.       Understand key issues in treating children who are gifted.

4.       Learn about the key intellectual and emotional characteristics of adults who are gifted.

5.       Understand key issues in treating adults who are gifted.

6.       Understand why considering the impact of giftedness is important when treating a gifted client.

7.       Obtain valuable resources, as a clinician, regarding the gifted population.

 

Dr. Vula Baliotis is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Westwood and Torrance, California. She is an Adjunct Professor at Alliant International University and Ryokan College, teaching graduate psychology courses in Psychodiagnostic Assessment, Human Diversity, Psychopathology, Clinical Interviewing and Techniques, and Human Development.   Dr. Baliotis has extensive training and experience working with children, parents, and families who are seeking treatment for issues related to giftedness, attachment difficulties, anxiety and depression, divorce and loss, mindfulness, and acculturation.  Dr. Baliotis works from psychodynamic and family systems approaches to understand youths’ and adults’ internal psychological world. She helps clients learn to understand, cope with, and appreciate their areas of difference (such as, being gifted).  She has conducted psychoeducational and psychological testing for gifted individuals.  Dr. Baliotis is also a frequent presenter on the above topics.

Sunday December 5, 2010

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 


 

 

Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

USE OF CONCEPTUAL MODELS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY:

MAKING THERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE 

 Presenter:

Harry J. Stark, Ph.D.

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on how to use conceptual models in order to make our therapeutic interventions more effective. Dr. Stark describes:

"In my clinical supervisory experience, I have found that a great many recently graduated clinicians, as well as those who have been licensed for some time, have a difficulty providing a fluid and comprehensive approach in their treatment.  Alternating perspectives are used depending on the problems presented, as well as shifts in primary diagnoses.  By example, a 35 year old male can present with marital difficulties and the work focuses on that, but when excessive use of alcohol comes into the picture, an AA based approach is employed.  However, when career problems emerge, yet another approach is utilized.  This leaves the clinician off balance and unsatisfied in the process.  This also has a negative impact on the part of the client who tends to feel the clinician is "making it up as they go along."

"Utilizing a cohesive conceptual framework that allows for seemingly unrelated problems to emerge will give the clinician a steady guide in the work and offer the client more confidence in the direction of the therapy.  Moreover, being able to utilize a conceptual approach with ease, allows clinicians to make better first impressions on those first moments of a phone contact, even with little information provided.  My goal is to emphasize how the employment of a comprehensive conceptual approach with a theory that demands a clear understanding of "how people should look compared to how they do look" will enable better alliance with the client and better treatment overall."

The educational objectives of this class would be:

1- to identify the clinical benefits of using a structured conceptual model at intake

2- to improve development of clear goals for treatment

3-To learn how to develop and implement a conceptual model of psychotherapy

Dr. Stark is the Assistant Administrative Director of Gateways Hospital in Echo Park, California. He is also the Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for Medical students at the same place. He has conducted several research studies and his latest design was on Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as an augmentation treatment for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. This research was published in Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, volume 1, 2008. Dr. Stark is a clinical psychologist in private practice and is on the faculty of the California State University at Northridge. He is also a Clinical Proficiency Exam Assessor for Alliant International University at Los Angeles. 

Sunday October 17, 2010

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 




Iranian Psychological Association of America (IPAA)

Presents:

TREATING VIOLENT PATIENTS: PRESERVING CONFIDENTIALITY WHILE PROTECTING SOCIETY

Presenter:

Donald N. Bersoff, Ph.D., J.D.

Candidate for APA President

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on how to manage and deal with the violent patients in clinical practice. While in their clinical practice many clinicians try to avoid violent population, however, chances are that at some point in their career they may come across such situations and when they do they would like to be prepared. In those situations the clinician must walk a thin line between protecting potential victims without unduly violating the patient’s entitlement to confidentiality.  This workshop should help clinicians deal with this knotty issue from a legal, ethical, and clinical perspective.

 The educational objectives of this class would be that:

 At the conclusion of this presentation the participants will:

             1.            Understand the facts and decision in Tarasoff v. Board of Regents.

             2.            Learn of the decisions in subsequent relevant cases.

             3.            Understand the legal and ethical issues in assessing and treating potentially violent patients.

             4.            Learn how to protect the public without violating confidentiality.

             5.                       Learn how to insulate oneself from potential legal liability.

 

*This class also fulfills two hours of Law and Ethics requirements for the Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

 

For over 45 years, Dr. Bersoff has had a gratifying career as practitioner, researcher and educator. He is on the faculties of Drexel University’s psychology department and Law School, where I direct the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. He also consult with attorneys and psychologists on ethico-legal issues, have represented colleagues regarding ethical issues and have served as an expert witness in such cases.

Dr. Bersoff was born and raised in New York and has received his  BS, MA and PhD (in 1965). From NYU. After graduation : 1.) From 1965-68 he served as an Air Force clinical psychologist (1965–68), including two years in Southeast Asia; 2.) Taught psychology at Ohio State and University of Georgia; 3.) Maintained private practices in Pennsylvania and Ohio; and 4.) directed a college counseling center.

In 1976, Dr. Bersoff received his JD from Yale Law School and joined the faculties of the University of Maryland Law School and the Johns Hopkins psychology department, where I developed the nation’s second law and psychology program.

In 1979, became APA’s first general counsel. In 10 years in that position, he authored 50 briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal and state courts, informing these courts of social science evidence relevant to such issues as sex stereotyping, women’s and adolescents’ reproductive rights, hospital privileges for psychologists, admissibility of psychological expertise, jury decision-making, privacy rights of the LGBT community, children’s testimony, and rights of the severely mentally disabled, among others.

Dr. Bersoff has authored over 100 chapters, articles (eight in AP; others in JCCP, JEP, PP:R&P, PPP&L) and papers on ethics and the interaction of law, psychology and public policy. His book, “Ethical Conflicts in Psychology” (APA, 2008), now in its fourth edition and a perennial best seller, is used as the basic text in graduate professional psychology courses. He is an APA fellow and an ABPP diplomate. He has served three terms on the APA Council of Representatives, to the Board of Directors (1994–97) and as chair of the Policy and Planning Committee. Dr. Bersoff served as president of the American Psychology-Law Society (now Div. 41) and as the Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) program chair. He has worked to promote psychology with organizations outside of APA, including Oxford, the American Bar Association, NAS, AAAS, SRCD and the U.S. Department of Education, as a social science consultant/commission member studying gender and racial discrimination in the federal court, and as consultant to the National Commission on the Protection of Human Subjects.

Dr. Bersoff received an APA Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to APA (2000), Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science and Profession (Pennsylvania Psychological Association), Ethics Educator of the Year Award from PPA, the Arthur Furst Ethics Award from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology and the Lifetime Contribution Award from Div. 41. Interested parties can find more information on Dr. Bersoff and his views as an APA candidate on the internet.

Sunday September 19, 2010

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 

 

 

IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents: 

DREAM WORK IN CLINICAL PRACTICE 


Presenter:

Richard G. Dunn, Ph.D., MFT

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on the process of dream analysis in clinical practice. Dr. Dunn will pick up after last month’s Dr. Moradi’s notable single-case introduction of dream work. This presentation will address the origin and the purposeful quality of dreams. Dr. Dunn will present a detailed case-by-case study of dreams as creative expressions arising from the depth of the individual’s inner world.  He will show how the exploration of dreams in psychotherapeutic work can provide the clinician with an added tool to significantly enhance the growing awareness of both the patient and the therapist.

The educational objectives of this class would be that:

At the conclusion of this presentation the participants will:

1.      Have the understanding of the dream as a purposeful expression of the unconscious.

2.      Develop the capacity to view the dream from several different perspectives.

3.      Assist therapists in dealing with their own anxiety of ‘not knowing’ what their patients’ dreams mean, thus freeing their natural sense of curiosity.

Dr. Richard Dunn is a clinical supervisor at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills.  He received his postdoctoral analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  He is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Dr. Dunn is a frequent lecturer on this subject and he has a private practice in Beverly Hills, working with individuals and couples.

 

Sunday July 25, 2010

At IPAA Annual Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)
2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*


Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811  

 


IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)


Presents:

TREASURES & PERILS OF THE FIRST LOVE

A CASE REPORT, JUNGIAN PERSPECTIVE
 

 

Presenter:

Robert Moradi, M.D.

 

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on the Jungian view of the traumatic experiences of the first love. In order to address the specific aspects of this universal injury that he calls “The Trauma of Love,” Dr. Moradi presents a case report on this psychological phenomenon and the process of its treatment guided by the dreams of the patient. He states:

 “In the fortunate but rare situation in which the wound is viewed psychologically, i.e. the goddess humanized, we might begin to extract consciousness from our own pain. It is only then that the pathos of love experience can become a cornerstone for the lover’s movement towards wholeness. Unfortunately the more common consequence of the first love, and its almost universal failure, is a psychological trauma with a variety of neurotic reactions over one’s life span. “

 The educational objectives of this class would be that:

 At the conclusion of this presentation the participants will have gained the following understandings:

 1. Interpretation of dreams in the process of treatment.

2. An approach to the treatment of a suicidal patient following failure of the first love.

3. Differentiation of romantic love from other forms of human love relationships.

Dr. Robert Moradi is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Santa Monica. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the former director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He teaches the Interpretation of Dreams at Reiss-Davis Child Study Center and at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles . Dr. Moradi has published and presented extensively on the treatment of adults, children and their families.

 

Sunday June 27, 2010
  At IPAA Monthly Meeting
(Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)
2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

 Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378

 


IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents: 

Therapy and the Gay Male Patient

 

 Presenter:

Stephen C. Phillips, J.D., Psy.D.

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education workshop on issues related to male homosexuality in a clinical setting. Dr. Phillips will provide a model for understanding the common psychological experiences and the therapeutic factors important in male gay therapy.   

                       

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn:

1-   To provide an understanding of common psychological experiences and phenomena among gay men.

2-   To provide a model for understanding gay male patients/clients.

3-   To help the clinician in addressing conflicts between cultural values and the respectful treatment of the gay male patient/client.

 Dr. Phillips is a clinical and forensic psychologist and the president elect of the Los Angeles Psychological association (LACPA). He received his J.D. in 1981 from the University of Chicago Law School. In 1999 he earned his Psy.D. from the Alliant International University at Los Angeles. Dr. Phillips is an alumnus, a past president, and a present member of the Board of Directors of the Write Institute of Los Angeles. From 1995 to 2004 he practiced law at the law Offices of Stephen C. Philips in Los Angeles California. Presently, he is an adjunct professor at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and has a private clinical psychology practice in Beverly Hills, California.

Sunday May 23, 2010

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 

 


IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents: 

 

Recognizing and Understanding Manic Defenses

 

 Presenter:

Harold Young, LCSW

Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on dealing with manic defenses in a clinical setting. Mr. Young will address the issue of the manic states as attempts by the patients to control their underlying emotional despair. Mr. young will also cover ways of identifying various kinds of such defenses and will elaborate on relevant therapeutic approaches in treatment.   

                       

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn:

 An overview of the etiology and role of manic defenses

  1. Defining and outlining the different types of manic defenses.
  2. The consequences of the failure to address manic defenses. 
  3. Treatment “postures” for the therapist

 Harold Young, LCSW, received his MSW from UCLA in 1982 and has over 30 years experience in the mental health field.  He has worked in psychiatric settings with severely disturbed patients and has been with the Maple Counseling Center for 25 year.  He has been their Clinical Director for the past 13 years where he supervises and teaches interns in the theory and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy.   He is also in private practice in Beverly Hills. Several student as well as clinician members of IPAA have been or still are supervised by him.

 Sunday April 25, 2010

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

  (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3378 

 


IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents: 

LAW AND ETHICS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS
ETHICAL STANDARDS OF CONFIDENTIALITY, MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIPS, AND COUPLES THERAPY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Presenter:
ALAN A. MODARRESSI, Ph.D., M.S.


Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class covering the second part of the Law and Ethics for Psychologists.. This will complete our two-part series that together fulfill the requirements of the Law & Ethics CE for psychology license renewal and four hours of Law & Ethics requirements for the BBS.  Part one was presented last month by the California Board of Psychology.


The Educational objectparticipants will learn about:

        

The educational objectives of this class would be that by attending this presentation you will learn:

1-     To discuss which situations trigger legal waivers to break confidentiality.

2-      To explain your obligations regarding confidential information when a client poses a danger to self or others.

3-      The essential requirements governing release of records to third parties.

4-      About the unique ethical dilemmas involved with couples therapy

5-      The definition of and the difficulties in the concept of multiple relationships and how the APA Ethics Code addresses those dilemmas.            

   

Dr. Modarressi is a clinical and neuro-psychologist and a psychopharmacologist in private practice in Downey and  Encino, California.  He completed his clinical training at the Los Angeles County Medical Center.  He has a doctoral degree in  Human Behavior and another doctoral degree in clinical psychology and post-doctoral masters in clinical psychopharmacology. Dr. Modarressi has also been the Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the California Society of Clinical Psychopharmacologists (CSCP) and is a frequent lecturer on this topic. He also perform forensic works and has been an expert witness and provided court testimonies for several cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

           

Sunday February 21, 2010

At IPAA Annual Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)
2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*


Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents: 

   UPDATES ON THE LAWS AND REGULATION RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGY

Presenters:

California Board of Psycholoy
Robert Kahane, J.D.  Executive Officer

Mr. Jeffrey Thomas, Deputy Executive Officer


Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on Updates on Laws and Regulations relating to the Practice of Psychology. This is the first of a two part series that together fulfill the requirements of the Law & Ethics CE for psychology license renewal and four hours of Law & Ethics requirements for the BBS.  Part two will be presented in our February meeting.

The Educational objectives of this class would be that:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  By attending this course participants will learn about:

1. Updates on laws and regulations regarding the practice of Psychology                                   

2. Laws regarding Continuing Education Requirements

3. Laws regarding the supervision of psychological assistant.

4. Lawful definition of psychology and the qualifications of the providers of psychology

5. What constitutes false advertising in practice of psychology?

6. Updates on mandatory reporting requirements including abuse and Tarasoff Laws

Mr. Robert Kahane received his bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Sacramento, in 1994, and his Jurisprudence Doctorate from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento in 2004. Mr. Kahane has been the executive officer of BOP since 2006. His background includes leadership positions in healthcare and music industries. the Executive Officer manages enforcement, licensing and consumer-protection operations.

Mr. Jeffrey Thomas is the assistant executive Officer of the board of Psychology. In 2005, prior to the recruitment of Mr. Kahane, Mr. Thomas was appointed as the Interim Executive Officer. He has been a staff member of the Board for the last twenty three years.

 

 

Sunday Jan 17, 2010

At IPAA Annual Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)
2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811 




IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)


Presents: 

WHEN CHILDREN ARE BULLIED AT SCHOOL: HOW THERAPISTS AND PARENTS CAN HELP 


Presenter:

Richard S. Newman, Ph.D. 


Please, join us for two hours of live continuing education class on When children are bullied at school: How therapists and parents can help. Research shows that victims of bullying can suffer serious psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression.  Dr. Newman will address these issues from evaluation to treatment to parent education. The Educational objectives of this class would be that:


By attending this course participants will:

1. understand basic concepts of bullying

2. become aware of issues involving coping strategies

3. understand how  emotions are associated with bullying

4. consider ways to help children and parents

Dr. Richard Newman an emeritus professor of education and developmental psychology at the University of California at Riverside. He is a researcher and author of many scientific articles and books including  Students’ adaptive and non-adaptive help seeking in the classroom” in the 2006 book: S. A. Karabenick & R. S. Newman (Eds.), Help- seeking in academic settings: Goals, groups, and contexts. (pp. 225-258). Mahwah, NJ.  Dr. Newman also has a private practice in Woodland Hills California. His clinical interests are psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and parents with special focus on mood, anxiety, adjustment, attention deficit, and disruptive-behavior disorders; victims of chronic teasing and bullying.

 

Sunday October 18, 2009

At IPAA Annual Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)
2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*


Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811  



IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents: 
Multicultural Family and Individual Therapy Understanding Non-Verbal Communications

Presenter:

Miriam Hamideh, Ph.D. 

Please, join us for two hours of live presentation on how to communicate effectively with clients that come from diverse cultural backgrounds, addressing the importance of non-verbal behavior and the implications of communication styles. Clinical examples are going to be discussed to illustrate effective communication in contrast with misinterpretation in our assessment and treatment of clients from different cultures.

By attending this course participants will:
 
1) Understand how variations in culture and ethnic background might raise the need to developed more appropriate communication styles for effective psychotherapy.
 
2) Identify at least 4 key components of Non-verbal communication.
 
3) Manage the potential challenges faced by therapists during the initial session when working with clients from diverse cultural background.
 
4) Develop knowledge of High-low context communication.
 
5) Increase their understanding of multicultural family and individual psychotherapy by discussing clinical examples.

Dr. Hamideh is a clinical psychologist practicing in Malibu and Camarillo California. She is the co-chairperson of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee and the Clinical Director of the Malibu Beach Recovery Center. Dr. Hamideh is also the adjunct faculty of the Cultural Diversity and Developmental Psychology at Cal Lutheran University. 

 

 

Sunday September 13, 2009

At IPAA Annual Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)
2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents:
How to Develop and Manage a Successful Practice in Psychology


Presenter:

Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor Ph.D. 



Pease, join us for two hours of live presentation about the ins and outs of how to go about starting your own business of private practice in psychology. Dr. Vaisman will show you, step by step how to begin your business plan and carry it out from pre to post-licensure. He will also explore all other options available to you depending on one’s interests and abilities.

By attending this course participants will:                                                                   

 

 

1)      Be able to set a business plan for a private practice.

2) Understand Policies & Procedures of running a private practice

3) Demonstrate a working knowledge of the current health care regulations and trends.


4) Develop knowledge of the ethical and legal issues involved in the private practice


5) Understand business structure and marketing strategies to attract appropriate referrals.

6) Learn to increase referral retention and minimize attritions: Serving the needs of the clients and the community

 
7) Understand the pros and cons of  Specialization vs. Comprehensiveness

 
8) How to hire interns and manage supervision

 
9) Market their practice effectively to other professionals

10) Manage a successful private practice.

 

 

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Dr. Vaisman is a clinical and forensic psychologist. He is a fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners International and the American College of Forensic Examiners. Dr. Vaisman is a full adjunct professor at Alliant International University and associate adjunct professor at both the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Argosy University. Dr. Vaisman is the author of many scientific articles including Psychological assessment protocol in federal immigration courts, The influence of physical activities and team membership on delinquent behavior during high school, and Adaptability and aging: A pilot study; just to name a few.  As a former naval instructor and ship commanding officer with the Israel Defense Force, Dr. Vaisman also brings with him a rich history of leadership experience. He is also consult to many governmental and international agencies.

Moreover, Dr. Vaisman, a very successful clinician in his own private practice, has also given several long seminars on how to build a successful private practice in psychology.


 Sunday July 26, 2009, @ 11:30 A.M.

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

2.00 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811  






IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents:
Psychological Evaluation of Child Sexual Offenders

 Presenter:

David Jimenez, Ed.D.  

Please, join us for one and a half hours of live presentation about the issues related to the "Psychological evaluation of persons charged with sexual crimes with a child under the age of 14 in California."  This class was scheduled due to several requests by the attendees of Dr. Jimenex’s class on Child Custody Evaluation in February.

By attending this course participants will:                                                                   

1.  Be exposed to the most common California Penal Code sections under which defendants are charged.

2.  Be exposed to the methodology employed and standard utilized in California Superior Courts for 'first time' defendants charged under these penal codes.

3.  Be exposed to the various relationships which allow access between the victim and the perpetrator.

4.  Be exposed to how perpetrators elicit victim cooperation.

5.  Gain an appreciation for the various means by which a victim discloses victimization.

6.  Gain an appreciation for the specific acts of victimization that occur.

7.  Gain an appreciation for the perpetrator's 'state of mind' at the time that the victim is sexually molested and their explanations for their conduct.

8.  By means of a case presentation which integrates the information presented, participants will increase their understanding of the topic beyond the published psychological    literature.                                                                      _____________________________________________________________________________________
Dr. Jimenez is a clinical and forensic psychologist and a frequent superior court-appointed psychiatric/psychological expert in Los Angeles, Riverside, and Ventura Counties.  He has provided consultation services to many major organizations including the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Univision Spanish Speaking television network, JPMorgan Corporation, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, ABC “Headstart” Corporation. Dr. Jimenez was the past supervisor of El Centro Mental Health Center, clinical director of Mid-valley Youth Center, and Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center. He also, maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, California.

 Sunday May 31, 2009, @ 11:30 A.M.

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

 (Please, See Schedule Page for Address and Directions)

1.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

 Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811                                                       






IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (IPAA)

Presents:

Understanding the Clinical Issues Specific to the Treatment of the Older Adults

 Presenter:

Amy Rosett, Ph.D.

Please, join us for one and a half hours of live presentation about the issues related to the treatment of the older adult population. Dr. Rosett will explore the concept of aging from psychophysiological and psychosocial perspectives and their clinical implications for the mental health therapist. Physical, mental, and emotional changes will be discussed and their effects on the psychological state of the older adult will be examined. Dr. Rosett will also look into impact of aging on the family roles and dynamics. Healthy aging and ways to make the life journey a more positive and joyous experience for the aged will be discussed. 
By attending this course participants will be able to:                                                                   

A. Describe at least four clinical issues specific to working with older adults.                                                            
B. Describe at least two issues related to the family dynamic changes common for many older adults.    
C. to name at least three physical and cognitive changes in older adults.                                                
D. to name at least three psychotherapy treatment considerations specific to working with older
adults.

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Dr. Amy Rosett, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Encino, CA, working with adults and adolescents, with a specialization in clinical geropsychology.  She is the president elect and Membership Committee Chairperson of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).  She has worked in skilled nursing facilities, assisted livings, and other long term care facilities since 1996. She provides individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy for older adults and their families.  This includes a weekly, ongoing support group for more than 4 years for women in their 80s and 90s.  Her work in facilities includes providing in-service staff training, case consultation with physicians and other professionals, and participation in behavioral management meetings.  From September 2006 to June, 2008 she was a Clinical Instructor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, at UCLA.  She is currently the Membership Coordinator for the national group Psychologists in Long Term Care.

 

Sunday April 26, 2009, @ 11:30 A.M.

At IPAA Monthly Meeting 

 1.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit*

Psychologists: IPAA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. IPAA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

MFTs and LCSWs:  IPAA is an approved provider of the continuing education programs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE 3811       

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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