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WSPA 2017 Fall Convention


 

Friday, Nov. 3rd CE Workshops

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Friday's Schedule

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7:30 - 9:00 am: ECP/NLP Welcome Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am : Registration
9:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker, Dr. Russell Kolts

10:30am - 10:50 am: Break and Exhibitors/Poster Session

10:50 am - 12:20 pm Choose one 1.5 CE workshop.
Risk Factors and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder, 1.5CE, by Jennifer Rough, Ph.D.
The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations, 1.5CE, by G. Andrew H. Benjamin J.D., Ph.D., ABPP
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch on your own
2:00 - 3:30 pm Choose one 1.5 CE workshop.
Technology in Clinical Practice, 1.5CE, by Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.
Helping Parents Manage Child ADHD, 1.5CE, by Erin N. Schoenfelder Gonzalez, Ph.D.

3:30 - 3:50 pm: Break and Exhibitors/Poster Session

3:50 - 5:20 pm Choose one 1.5 CE workshop.
The Basics of Opening a Private Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Management Considerations, 1.5CE, by Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.
The Forensic Psychological Evaluation as a Tool for Social Justice, 1.5CE, by Claudette Antuña, Psy.D, MHSA, MSW
More than Al-Anon and Nar-Anon: Therapeutic Approaches and Techniques to Help Families of Loved Ones with Addictions, 1.5CE, by Christeine Terry, Ph.D.
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm : Awards Reception

 




Keynote Speaker: Dr. Russell Kolts presenting "Compassionate Connection: Creating a Context for Healing"

Russell Kolts, PH.D.

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Room: Grand Ballroom C

Russell L. Kolts, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past eighteen years and has received numerous awards, including twice being named the Associated Student Body's Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). Kolts has authored or coauthored numerous books and scholarly articles, including CFT Made Simple and The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger, and has pioneered the application of compassion-focused therapy (CFT) to the treatment of problematic anger. An internationally recognized expert in CFT, he regularly conducts trainings and workshops on compassion and CFT, and has appeared in his own TEDx Talk entitled "Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong."











The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 10:50 am - 12:20 pm
Room: King County III

Learning Objectives:

In light of the judicial activism that changed to duty to protect in Washington, participants will be able to meet the new standard by:

  1. engaging in sufficient assessment of the threats of violence, even vague threats, and its documentation;
  2. implementing appropriate interventions based upon the assessment and creating sufficient ongoing documentation of the interventions.
Program Description:

Volk v. Washington changed how psychologists in Washington must work with a client who threatens any type of physical violence, even a vague threat of violence. During this two hour workshop participants will learn how to assess the risk of violence, even a vague threat. The workshop will focus on what type of data should be obtained and how to document the assessment adequately. Based upon the assessment, appropriate steps must be delineated for addressing the risk of violence. Further documentation of these steps as well as a justification for the steps taken must also occur.


About the Presenter, G. Andrew H. Benjamin J.D., Ph.D., ABPP:

Andy Benjamin, PH.D.

G. Andrew H. Benjamin J.D., Ph.D., ABPP was elected to serve as President of the Washington State Psychological Association and later his colleagues there created an Association award named after him for "outstanding and tireless contributions." He was honored by the Puyallup Indian Nation's Health Authority for serving as a "modern day warrior fighting the mental illnesses, drug-alcohol addictions" of the people served by the Nation's program. After being elected representative of Washington to the APA’s Council for two terms, he was appointed the Council’s Parliamentarian, and served in that capacity during four terms. He has served as a member and a Chair of the APA’s Committee on Legal Issues, and the APA’s Policy and Planning Board. He also served as a member of the APA Board of Educational Affairs. He is the Past-President of APA’s Division for States, Provinces and Territories. Dr. Benjamin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 18, 31, 41, 42, 43, 45, 49, and 55). The APA conferred the Karl F. Heiser Award in recognition of his record of public service and advocacy in numerous areas of professional activity.

Dr. Benjamin has published 63 peer reviewed articles in Psychology, Law, and Psychiatry journals. He is the author of six books published by APA- Law and Mental Health Professionals; Family Evaluation in Custody Litigation: Reducing Risks of Ethical Infractions and Malpractice (editions I & II); Educational Evaluations of Children With Special Needs: Clinical and Forensic Considerations; and The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations for Mental Health Professionals; and one book published by Sage- Ethics for Psychologists: A Casebook Approach. One of his lectures about issues related to child custody is posted: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFoundation1020?feature=mhee.




The Basics of Opening a Private Practice: Clinical, Ethical, and Management Considerations

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 3:50 pm - 5:20 pm
Room: Redmond

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic steps to create a solo or group practice
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the current models of integrated care
  3. Increase their knowledge of the ethical considerations of starting a private practice
Program Description:

This presentation will cover the important facets of a private practice, including the basic steps for start-up or growth, individual versus group practice, the current models of integrated care, and ethical considerations. The intent is for the presentation to be relevant to anyone new to private practice or considering how to move from institutional work to private practice as much of the process and ethical considerations of starting a private practice are not discussed in graduate school. By fully understanding the personal and professional aspects of starting a private practice, psychologists will provider better psychological care to their clients.


About the Presenter, Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.:

Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.

Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D. is a business consultant, licensed psychologist, and CEO of Integrative Psychological Services of Seattle, a group practice integrating physical health with psychological work. She serves as the APA Federal Advocacy Coordinator for Washington State and Chair for WSPA's Advisory Committee. She was honored by WSPA most recently in 2015, receiving the G. Andrew H. Benjamin Award in recognition of her contributions to WSPA.









Helping Parents Manage Child ADHD

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: King County III

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Know which behavioral interventions are evidence-based and how they improve outcomes for children and families.
  2. Conceptualize and teach the rationale and conceptual framework for parent behavior management training.
  3. Implement parent behavior management skills training with parents of children with ADHD and disruptive behaviors.
Program Description:

ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders are commonly treated with medication, and evidence-based behavioral treatments are often hard to access in the community. Parent Behavior Management Training is an intervention with strong empirical support that can be implemented by clinicians in a variety of settings to improve child and family functioning. This training will teach skills to help parents of children with ADHD improve relationships, increase child independence and task-completion, and manage challenging behaviors.


About the Presenter, Erin N. Schoenfelder Gonzalez, Ph.D.:

Erin Schoenfelder Gonzalez, PH.D.

Erin Schoenfelder Gonzalez, Ph.D., is an Attending Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Treatments in the Program to Enhance Attention, Regulation, and Learning (PEARL Clinic) at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine. Her clinical work focuses on assessment of ADHD and implementing behavioral treatments.











More than Al-Anon and Nar-Anon: Therapeutic Approaches and Techniques to Help Families of Loved Ones with Addictions

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 3:50 pm - 5:20 pm
Room: King County III

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 treatment options for clients with loved ones with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and the research support on the effectiveness of each treatment option.
  2. Assess which treatment option to pursue with a client based on the benefits and difficulties of each treatment option, as well as the client’s goals regarding their loved one with SUD.
  3. Use and teach clients effective strategies for coping with a loved one with SUD.
  4. Access and provide resources to clients with loved ones with SUDs.
Program Description:

This 1.5 hour workshop will introduce providers to effective strategies for helping family members and spouses of loved ones with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Three treatment options for working with family members: peer self-help groups, interventions, and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) will be presented. The research evidence on the effectiveness of each option will be reviewed and the benefits and difficulties of pursuing each treatment option will be examined. Participants will receive resources about each treatment option that they can offer and discuss with their clients. Additionally, participants will learn strategies to better support their clients who have loved ones with SUDs, as well as communication strategies their clients can use to address their loved ones with SUDs.


About the Presenter, Christeine Terry, Ph.D.:

Christeine Terry, PH.D.

Christeine Terry, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in evidence based treatments for substance use disorders for adults and families in private practice and Northwest Hospital. She received her degree from the University of Washington where she received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for SUDs, mood, and anxiety disorders.









Technology in Clinical Practice

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: Redmond

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how psychologists employ technology in clinical practice.
  2. Identify popular methods for using technology to augment clinical interventions within a psychological practice.
  3. Recognize key legal and ethical issues to consider when using technology in clinical practice.
  4. Identify common threats to information security, privacy and confidentiality when using technology in clinical practice.
Program Description:

This 90-minute workshop provides guidance to psychologists interested in delivering psychological services through technology. This workshop is appropriate for individuals incorporating existing technology (e.g., telephones, fax machines) in their practice, those seeking to augment their practice with new technologies (e.g., mobile applications, videoconferencing), and those seeking to cultivate a technology-based practice. Participants will receive an overview of the use of technology in practice, popular types of technologies in practice, key ethical and legal considerations, risk assessment strategies, and considerations for appropriateness of technology-based services. The session will include demonstrations of proper technology use.


About the Presenter, Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.:

Sara Smucker Barnwell, PH.D.

Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in telehealth and the ethical use of technology. She oversees telemental health education for mental education at Seattle VA, and also delivers evidence-based telehealth interventions in private practice. She is the former director of Telemental Health Services for VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the prior associate director of evaluation for a Seattle-based telehealth company, and has worked with several privately held telehealth companies dedicated to mental health research and services. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.

Dr. Smucker Barnwell received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California. She also holds degrees from Harvard University and Wellesley College. She completed her predoctoral internship at the West Los Angeles VA, and went on to complete her postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at Seattle VA. She has served on several national committees addressing guidelines for ethical telepsychology, and has research interests in the intersection of technology and mental health.




Risk Factors and Treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 10:50 am - 12:20 pm
Room: Redmond

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess SAD symptom severity for referral and/or treatment
  2. Understand treatment options: CBT-SAD and light therapy with overview of treatment outcome research
  3. Identify SAD-specific cognitive-behavioral factors and CBT treatment considerations
Program Description:

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of Major Depressive Disorder with depressive episodes exclusive to the winter season. SAD affects an estimated 10% of the Seattle population. Historically, SAD has been considered a syndrome of biological rhythms with light therapy as the gold standard treatment. Recent evidence has documented cognitive-behavioral risk factors, and found Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy tailored to SAD to be comparably effective as light therapy for acute treatment, and more effective at 2-yr follow-up. This presentation will review SAD symptoms, SAD assessment measures, SAD risk factors, treatment options with an emphasis on CBT for SAD, discussing unique CBT considerations for SAD.


About the Presenter, Jennifer Rough, Ph.D.:

Jennifer Rough, PH.D.

Jennifer Rough, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State. She has extensive clinical and research training in seasonal affective disorder and circadian rhythms, collaborating with SAD experts at Oregon Health & Science University and at the University of Vermont. Dr. Rough conducted an NIH-funded fellowship for her dissertation research on SAD, and has run numerous CBT-SAD therapy groups as part of an NIH-funded clinical trial. She currently currently has a private practice in Seattle, WA.









The Forensic Psychological Evaluation as a Tool for Social Justice

CE credits: 1.5

Time: 3:50 pm - 5:20 pm
Room: Kirkland

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the elements of a successful forensic psychological evaluations for Asylum. Competency, UVISA, VA WA
  2. Illustrate the best practices in understanding and using a language interpreter
  3. Demonstrate critical skills needed in preparing the clinician to testify in Immigration Court
Program Description:

This presentation will address the need that immigration attorneys have for culturally competent forensic evaluations from Psychologists and other mental health practitioners. These individuals qualify and are seeking legal relief with their claims for asylum, withholding of removal, convention against torture, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, hardship, unaccompanied minors, violence against women, competency, human trafficking, victims of a crime, disability waivers, etc.


About the Presenter, Claudette Antuña, Psy.D, MHSA , MSW:

Dr. Antuña

Dr. Antuña is a bilingual and bi-cultural (Spanish-English) clinician. She is considered an expert by Immigration Court and has provided over 700 forensic psychological evaluations and testimony in at least one third of those cases. In 2015 she received an APA Division 52 (International) award for outstanding dedication and services to undocumented immigrants and later that year Washington State Psychological Association Awarded her with the Social Issues Award for services provided to the community. She is currently the Professional Development Coordinator for the National Latina/o Psychological Association, Immigration Chair for Division 52 (International) and APA Diversity Delegate for the State of Washington. She is also a member of APA’s Immigration work group.









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One Day
(Prices good for attending any single day)
Early Bird
10% discount
ends Sept. 30
Regular Pricing
starts Oct. 1
Late Pricing
starts Oct. 30
Non-Member 295.20 328.00 377.20
Basic Member 265.50 295.00 339.25
Premium Member 238.50 265.00 304.75
Platinum Member 119.25 132.50 152.38
Post Doc/Retired/Emeritus Member 157.50 175.00 201.25
Member Student 90.00 100.00 115.00
Non-Member Student 112.50 125.00 143.75


Two Days - 10% discount
(Prices good for attending any two days)
Early Bird
10% discount
ends Sept. 30
Regular Pricing
starts Oct. 1
Late Pricing
starts Oct. 30
Non-Member
526.50 585.00 672.75
Basic Member
473.40 562.00 604.90
Premium Member 429.30 477.00 548.55
Platinum Member 214.65 238.50 274.28
Post Doc/Retired/Emeritus Member 283.50 315.00 362.25
Member Student 162.00 180.00 207.00
Non-Member Student 202.50 225.00 258.75


Three Day - 15% discount Early Bird
10% discount
ends Sept. 30
Regular Pricing
starts Oct. 1
Late Pricing
starts Oct. 30
Non-Member 746.10 829.00 953.35
Basic Member
670.50 745.00 856.75
Premium Member 608.40 676.00 777.40
Platinum Member 304.20 338.00 388.70
Post Doc/Retired/Emeritus Member 402.30 447.00 514.05
Member Student 229.50 255.00 293.25
Non-Member Student 287.10 319.00 366.85

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  • WSPA now offers event cancellation insurance at the time of CE ticket purchase.  You can view more information about this policy and what qualifies for a refund here.

  • During early bird registration period 100% refund of registration

  • During regular registration period a $50 cancellation fee will be assessed for full day pricing, $25 cancellation fee for half day pricing

  • During late registration period no fees will be refunded. Circumstances will be evaluated on a case by case basis if a refund is possible during this time


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Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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