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WSPA 2017 Fall Convention
 

Saturday Nov. 4th CE Workshops



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Saturday's Schedule

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8:00 - 9:00 am : Registration
9:00 am - 12:30 pm (20 minute break at 10:30 am) Choose one 3 CE workshop.
Practice Check-Up Part 2, 3CE, by Lucy Homans, Ed.D.
Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Therapies for Children and Their Parents, 3CE, by Chris McCurry, Ph.D.
Brief Introduction: Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender Clients, 3CE, by Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm : Lunch on your own
2:00 - 5:20 pm (20 minute break at 3:30 pm) Choose one 3 CE workshop.
What Every Psychologist Should Know About Washington's Death With Dignity Law, 3CE (Ethics), by Judith Gordon, Ph.D. and Dwight Moore, Ph.D.
Cannabis Use & Mental Health: Existing Evidence and Clinical Consideration, 3CE, by Kendall Browne, Ph.D.
What You Should Know: Psychopharmacology for Psychologists, 3CE, by David S. Shearer, Ph.D., M.S.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm : Stakeholders meeting/DPA update. All WSPA members invited. No CE available for this meeting.






Practice Check-Up Part 2

CE credits: 3.0

Time: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm
Room: Kirkland

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Write effective treatment records to reduce risk of insurance audits
  2. Utilize the ICD-10 code system
  3. Use both the Medicare "opt out" and PQRS systems
  4. Know what to expect about changes to the clinical practice environment in the next 3 years
  5. Understand Duty to Warn and various legislative issues
Program Description:

Designed to provide you with knowledge and tools to bring your practice “up to code,” Dr. Lucy Homans will discuss practice issues to look for in the next five years. Dr. Homans will answer all of those practice related questions that you have been meaning to ask, but haven’t found the time to do so. Practice Checkup Part 1 attendees will receive a post-convention rebate for 10% of the cost of the Practice Checkup portion of the day's registration.


About the Presenter, Lucy Homans, Ed.D.:

Lucy Homans, Ed.D.

Lucy Homans, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist in Washington State. She is currently the Director of Professional Affairs (DPA) and Legislative Consultant for the Washington State Psychological Association. She has served as DPA since 1992. Dr. Homans received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1982. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University in 1970. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Homans served on the staffs of Boston mayor Kevin H. White and U.S. Representative Paul N. McCloskey, Jr. She maintained a private clinical practice in Seattle, Washington from 1983 through 1999.

Dr. Homans is the recipient of the 1993 Washington State Psychological Association Distinguished Psychologist award, the 1998 American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser award for excellence in advocacy on behalf of psychology, the 2005 advocacy leadership award from the Washington State Community Mental Health Council for her work in passing comprehensive mental health parity legislation, and the 2006 Washington State Psychological Association Sustained Service award.



Mindfulness and Acceptance-based Therapies for Children and Their Parents

CE credits: 3.0

Time: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm
Room: King County III

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Following this workshop, participants will be able to describe the origins of common child presenting problems in terms of transactions involving temperament traits, cognitive development, and the social environment, especially the parent-child relationship.
  2. Participants will assess and critique the literature on mindfulness-based and acceptance-based treatments for common child and adolescent emotional and behavioral issues.
  3. Participants will engage in discussion and demonstration of mindfulness and acceptance-based treatment strategies and techniques applicable to children with an emphasis on the parent-child relationship.
Program Description:

This workshop presents theory, research and technique from the growing field of mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments as applied to children and their parents. Anchoring the origins of child emotional and behavioral dysregulation in early biology and interpersonal experiences, I will describe Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Children, and similar therapy models as they pertain to working with children and parents. Case examples will demonstrate therapy techniques covering a range of typical presenting problems; e.g., anxiety, ADHD, oppositional and aggressive behaviors, and depression. Handouts and a bibliography with suggested readings and resources will be provided.


About the Presenter, Chris McCurry Ph.D.:

Chris McCurry, PH.D.

Chris McCurry, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, with over 20 years of experience working with children and their parents. He is the author of Parenting Your Anxious Child With Mindfulness and Acceptance (2009, New Harbinger) and Working With Parents of Anxious Children (2015, Norton).










Brief Introduction: Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender Clients

CE credits: 3.0

Time: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm
Room: Redmond

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Become familiar with basic terminology and appropriate application of transgender inclusive language
  2. Learn evidence-based approaches for effective work with families of gender nonconforming children
  3. Understand the role transphobia plays in the lives of gender nonconforming individuals and their families
Program Description:

This training is designed to increase the ability of mental health professionals to provide culturally relevant care to their transgender and gender nonconforming patients. This interactive learning experience is focused on gender identity, gender roles, and evidence-based care for transgender individuals. No prior experience with transgender patients is required for successful completion of this program.


About the Presenter, Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.:

Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.

Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in gender affirmative care. Matt has a private practice in Olympia where he works with adolescents and adults. He is an adjunct Professor at SPSCC where he teaches diversity courses within the Psychology department. Matt also owns Relearn, LLC; learn more at www.relearnllc.com.









What You Should Know: Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

CE credits: 3.0

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:20 pm
Room: Redmond

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Participants will be able to identify three reasons describing how a basic understanding of psychopharmacology can enhance psychology practice.
  2. Participants will be able to name the principle organ of drug metabolism.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least three common side effects of SSRIs.
  4. Participants will be able to identify what percentage of patient with depression reach remission on antidepressant medication.
Program Description:

This program will address why psychologists should have a general and applicable understanding of psychopharmacology. In pursuit of this goal the presentation will cover topics including: basic psychopharmacology; a review of common psychotropic medications for disorders including mood disorders, anxiety, and insomnia; understanding medical culture and terminology; strategies for communicating effectively with prescribing providers; and other must-know tips and pearls about the medications our patients are taking.


About the Presenter, David S. Shearer, Ph.D., M.S.:

David S. Shearer, Ph.D., M.S. is a clinical and prescribing psychologist working as a civilian at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) in Tacoma, Washington. He is embedded in a large family practice clinic and has been actively prescribing for the past nine years. Dr. Shearer is the Director of Behavioral Sciences and a faculty member for the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program at MAMC. He is a faculty member of the Army Psychology Internship Program also at Madigan. Research interests include psychopharmacology education and the combination of psychological and psychopharmacological treatments.




Cannabis Use & Mental Health: Existing Evidence and Clinical Consideration

CE credits: 3.0

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:20 pm
Room: King County III

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Learners will develop basic knowledge regarding the prevalence of and Psychoeducation topics and resources that can be used in clinical practice consequences related to cannabis use in individuals with common mental health disorders.
  2. Learners will gain basic knowledge of psychoeducation topics and assessment tools that can be used during clinical practice when working with patients considering using or currently using cannabis.
  3. Learners will gain basic knowledge of intervention options for individuals with cannabis use disorder.
Program Description:

This session will include a brief overview of what is known about cannabis use in individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, major depression, and severe mental illness (i.e., prevalence rates, consequences of use.) This workshop will cover psychoeducation topics and resources that can be used in clinical practice, including available screening and assessment tools, and evidence-based treatments for cannabis use disorder. This session will also review basic information regarding cannabis use and the cannabis plant that may be relevant to psychologists providing clinical (e.g., varying effects, routes of administration).


About the Presenter, Kendall Browne, Ph.D.:

Kendall Browne, PH.D.

Kendall Browne, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist with the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and a core investigator within the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education. Dr. Browne has research and clinical expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring PTSD in Veteran populations.









What Every Psychologist Should Know About Washington's Death With Dignity Law

CE credits: 3.0 (Ethics)

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:20 pm
Room: Kirkland

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain how the Washington Death With Dignity law works, including eligibility and safeguards
  2. Discuss the distinction between suicide and physician aid in dying, and discuss demographics and characteristics of people using the law
  3. Explain the role psychologists can play, the purpose of the psychological evaluation, and the guidelines for evaluations
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the APA ethical principles relevant to end of life care and decision making, including awareness of personal attitudes and beliefs about facing death.
Program Description:

Whether or not psychologists specialize in health psychology and palliative care, most clinicians will inevitably encounter people who are facing progressive chronic illness, their own death, or that of loved ones. Psychologists are undereducated in the arena of death and dying though we are in many ways uniquely suited to helping dying people with psychosocial, existential, and practical concerns. The most recent APA Resolution on Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues and Resolution on Assisted Dying adopted by APA Council of Representatives August 2017 each promote and encourage psychology’s involvement in palliative care and end of life issues including physician aid in dying. (http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/programs/eol/index.aspx) Clinicians should be better prepared to work with the end of life, including understanding how the Washington DWD law works, eligibility and safeguards, the role psychologists can play if there is a question of decision-making competence or impaired judgment, the data about the demographics and characteristics of Washingtonians wanting this choice, and developing ongoing awareness of their own personal beliefs and values regarding this universal experience. Several APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct are applicable to working with this population. Included are beneficence and nonmaleficence (EPPCC, APA, 2010, Principle A); avoiding harm (EPPCC Standard 3.04); dual roles (EPPC Standard 3.06); consultation (EPPCC Standard 4.06, 10.4); interprofessional collaboration (EPPCC Standards 3.07, 3.09); the awareness of our own biases and the principle of nonabandonment (Principle E, EPPCC Standard 10.10); and competence (EPPCC Standard 2.01, 2.10(c)). This workshop will address both the specifics of understanding how the law works and the ethics involved with working with end of life issues.


About the Presenters, Judith Gordon, Ph.D. and Dwight Moore, Ph.D.:

Judith R. Gordon, PH.D.

Judith Gordon, Ph.D. received her PhD in counseling psychology at UW and is clinical professor in the UW psychology department. She has worked with both APA and WSPA starting in 1996 developing policies on the role of psychology in end of life care, and conducted research with dying individuals choosing physician aid in dying. She is in private practice and is on the End of Life Washington Board of Directors.








Dwight Moore, PH.D.

Dwight Moore received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in counseling psychology. He worked as an industrial psychologist for 43 years focusing on leadership training, and worked on the passage of the California End of Life Options Law. He is in private practice and volunteers with End of Life Washington helping people die with dignity.










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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

Cancellation policies

  • 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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