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Continuing Education

Program Chair: Alissa Scanlin, Psy.D.

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

April 01, 2014 - Effective self-care tools to help with compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.
Presenters: Pearl Werfel, Ph.D., & E. Janie Pinterits, Ph.D.
  Topic: Seeking a New Definition of Psychologist Self-Care
  Cost: $60 for CCPA Members, $70 for non-members, $85 for non-members who after March 20
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30-9:00
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549
  Document: CCPA Spring 2014 CE
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin, 925-283-3902
 
January 31, 2014 -
Presenters: Mark Kamena, Ph.D.
  Topic: The Impact of Critical Incidents & Natural Disasters on First Responders
  Cost: $100.00
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12:00
  Place: Lafayette Library & Learning Center 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayetter, 94549
  Document: 2014 Annual Meeting & CE
 
December 06, 2013 - CCPA Annual Holiday Party
Presenters:
  Topic:
  Cost:
  CEU's:
  Time:
  Place: Location TBA
 
October 24, 2013 -
Presenters: Dr. Rut Gubkin
  Topic: Trauma and Culture: Working with the Latino population in the US
  Cost: $60 for CCPA Members
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, 94549
  Document: October CE: Psychological Issues and Diversity
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin, 925-283-3902
 
June 05, 2013 - Ethics in the 21st Century with Bram Fridhandler, Ph.D.
Presenters: Bram Fridhandler, Ph.D.
  Topic: Ethics in the 21st Century--A Selection of Current Issues
  Cost: $60 for Members, $65 for non-members
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00-8:45
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549
  Document: June 2013 CE
  Contact: Alissa Scanlin, Ph.D.
 
March 14, 2013 -
Presenters: Shawn Giammatti, Ph.D.
  Topic: Working with Gender Creative/Transgender Children, Adolescents and Their Families
  Cost: $55 for CCPA members who register on or before 3/10/2013; $75 after that date
$65 for non-members on or before 3/10/2013; $75 for non-members after that date
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6 to 9pm
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549
  Document: CCPA 03 14 13 Giammatti dinner Meeting
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin (925) 283-3902 drscanlin@gmail.com
 
January 25, 2013 - 2013 Annual Meeting and CE
Presenters: Phillip Erdberg, Ph.D.
  Topic: Personality Disorders, The DSM-V and the Neuroscience of Psychological Assessment
  Cost: $100.
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12:00-4:00
  Place: Lafayette Veteran's Memorial Hall
  Document: Personality Disorders
  Contact: Alissa Scanlin, Ph.D.
 
October 10, 2012 - Psychosis Risk and Attenuated Psychosis Syndromes: Current Understanding
Presenters: Dale G. Watson, Ph.D.
  Topic: Psychosis Risk and Attenuated Psychosis Syndromes: Current Understanding
  Cost: $55. Members/ $65. Non-Members until 10/5; $75 after 10/5
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, 94549
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin, PHONE: (925) 283-3902 EMAIL: drscanlin@gmail.com
 
June 07, 2012 - Dinner Meeting: What Every Psychologist Should Know About Infertility, Egg and Sperm Donation and Surrogacy
Presenters: Dr. Madeline Feingold, Ph.D.
  Topic: What every psychologist should know about infertility, egg and sperm donation and surrogacy
  Cost: $50. Members/ $60. Non-Members
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6 - 9 PM
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, 94549
  Document: June 2012 CE Event
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin, PHONE: (925) 283-3902 EMAIL: drscanlin@pacbell.net
 
April 18, 2012 - Dinner Meeting: What Every Psychologist Should Know About Weight, Eating, and Exercise
Presenters: Edward Abramson, Ph.D.
  Topic: What Every Psychologist Should Know About Weight, Eating, and Exercise
  Cost: $50. Members/ $60. Non-Members by 4/10, $75 after that date
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6 - 9 PM
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, 94549
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin, PHONE: (925) 283-3902 EMAIL: drscanlin@pacbell.net
 
January 27, 2012 - Annual Business Meeting & Meet & Greet with Assembly Member Joan Buchanan
Presenters: Nancy Piotrowski, Ph.D.
  Topic: Annual Meeting & Special Presentation: Addictions Update
  Cost: Members: $90. before 1/18, $100. after; Non-Members: $100/ $115
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12:00 - 4:00
  Place: Walnut Creek Public Library
  Document: 2012 Annual Meeting and Presentation
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlon or Dr. Susan O'Grady
 
October 07, 2011 - Collaborative Assessment
Presenters: Caroline Purves, Ph.D.
  Topic: Collaborative Assessment
  Cost: $90.00
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12:00 - 4:00
  Place: Walnut Creek Library
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlon
 
June 02, 2011 - Publishing in Psychology: Moderated by Dr. Susan O'Grady
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Pojman, Dr. Rhonda Olkin, Dr. Ed Abramson, Dr. Ann Stiener, Moderated by Dr. Susan O'Grady
  Topic: Authors in Conversation: Publishing in Psychology
  Cost: $25.00
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  Place: Home of Drs. O'Grady. Call for more Information
  Contact: Programs Chair, Dr. Alissa Scanlon
 
March 29, 2011 - Failure to Launch
Presenters: John Rochios, Ph.D., Connie Concannon Ph.D.
  Topic: Failure to Launch
  Cost: $40.00
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30-8:30
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlon
 
January 29, 2011 - Understanding and Managing Resistances inPsychotherapy
Presenters: John Preston, Psy.D.
  Topic: Annual Business Meeting & Understanding and Managing Resistances inPsychotherapy
  Cost: $90.00
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12 Noon to 4:00 pm
  Place: Lafayette Veteran's Hall
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlon
 
November 04, 2010 - Applications of Mindfulness to Addiction Treatment
Presenters: Fran DiDomenicis, Ph.D.
  Topic: Applications of Mindfulness to Addiction Treatment
  Cost: $55 for CCPA members. $65 for non-members
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
 
June 10, 2010 - Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practicalities for Practitioners
Presenters: Ellin Sadur, Psy.D
  Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practicalities for Practitioners
  Cost: $40/members; $50 non-members
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30 - 9:00
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
 
March 18, 2010 - Dementias and Implications for Clinical Practice
Presenters: Howard J. Friedman, Ph.D.,ABPP
  Topic: Dementias and Implications for Clinical Practice
  Cost: $40/members; $50 non-members
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30 - 9:00
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
 
October 29, 2009 - Best Interest of the Child: Divorce American Style
Presenters: Shendl Tuckman, Psy.D., Chandler Hoffman, Psy.D.
  Topic: Best Interest of the Child: Divorce American Style
  Cost: $40/members; $50 non-members
  CEU's: 1.5
  Time: 6:30 - 9:00
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette
 
September 24, 2009 - The Homework Battle
Presenters: Richard Pollack, Ph.D., Susan O'Grady, Ph.D., and Sarah Wood, Ph.D.
  Topic: The Homework Battle
  Cost: $40/members
  CEU's: 1.5
  Time: 6:30 - 9:00
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette
 
March 25, 2009 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness: The Third Wave
Presenters: Robin Yagenah, Ph.D.
  Topic: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness: The Third Wave
  Cost: $40/members
  CEU's: 1.5
  Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel 3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard
 
January 30, 2009 - Raging Adolescent: Containment, Confrontation, and Compassion
Presenters: Andy Pojman, Ed.D., CGP
  Topic: CCPA Annual Meeting
  Cost: $90/members
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: Noon - 4:00 pm
  Place: Lafayette Veteran's Hall
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlon