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Contra Costa Psychological Association hosts continuing education in the areas of mental health, psychology, and psychotherapy at quarterly dinner meetings and other events open to members and non-members (members receive a discount).

Meetings and events are centrally located in Contra Costa County, Dinner meetings include a wine and beverage reception, full course dinner and presentation.

Topics presented cover a wide range of issues relevant to the practice of psychology and in the past have included:

Personality Disorders, The DSM-V, The Neuroscience of Psychological Assessment
Brain Changes with Depression
Behavioral Alternatives to Medication
Clinical Approaches to High Conflict Couples
These meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and to remain informed of the broader issues important to psychology both regionally and nationally.

The CCPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. CCPA maintains responsibility for its program contents.

Speakers who are interested in presenting on their topic of expertise are encouraged to contact the programs chair.

CCPA Sponsored Workshops

September 10, 2017 - Annual CCPA End of Summer BBQ
CCPA will provide the main dish (Burgers - veggie and regular) and beverages (beer, wine, soda and waters) Guests are welcome, although there is no supervision for children. Attendees can bring a side dish or dessert.
Topic: End of Summer BBQ
Time: 4 -7 pm
Place: Private home in Lafayette.  See evite for details
Contact: Alissa Scanlin

April 27, 2017 - California’s End of Life Options Act – A Primer for Psychologists

Presenters: Rhoda Olkin, Ph.D.
Topic: California’s End of Life Options Act – A Primer for Psychologists
Cost: $65
CEU's: 2.0
Time: 6pm - 6:35 Social hour, 6:45 - 8:45 Presentation + Dinner
Place: Lafayette Park Hotel
Document: CEU April 27 2017
Contact: Alissa Scanlin, PsyD., (925) 283-3902,

January 27, 2017 - Gender Affirmative Model for Working with Youth
Presenters: Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
Topic: Gender Affirmative Model for Working with Youth
Cost: Before Jan 23: $25 - $135; After Jan 23: $50-$160
CEU's: 3.0
Time: 12 - 4 pm (lunch business meeting 12-1 pm)
Place: Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center 
3780 Mt Diablo Blvd Lafayette, CA 94549 
Document: Jan 27 2017 CEU Gender and Youth
Contact: Howard Friedman, Ph.D., 925-933-5594,

December 02, 2016 - The Spirit of Adventure Explorations in the Craft and Ethics of Narrative
Presenters: David Epston
Topic: The Spirit of Adventure Explorations in the Craft and Ethics of Narrative
Cost: $60 (CEU only) - event registration $225
CEU's: 12.0
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Dec 2nd & 3rd)
Place: Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707 
Document: CEU for The Spirit of Adventure Explorations in the Craft and Ethics of Narrative
Contact: Marc D. Komori Stager, Psy.D., (925) 325-5022,

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