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Thursday Educational Sessions

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (2 CE Credits)

Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Communities using Affirmative Therapy

Rick Grant-Coons, PsyD, Owner, Empowered Living Therapy, Sacramento, CA

Research has shown specific suicide risk factors for the LGBTQ+ communities. Affirmative Therapy is an approach to counseling that is based in the principle that LGBTQ+ people are celebrated for their value in any culture. Affirmative Therapy can improve clinical effectiveness for helping LGBTQ+ people stay safe from suicide.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Link LGBTQ+ clients to appropriate suicide prevention resources in the community
  2. Explain the risk factors and warning signs for suicide that are specific to the LGBTQ+ communities
  3. Identify LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy interventions effective in reducing suicide risk

Competency-based Clinical Supervision Through the Lens of Possibility

Olga Belik, PhD, Director of Psychology Training and Chief Psychologist, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
Carol Falender, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University and Clinical Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Tonya Wood, PhD, Director of Clinical Training, Pepperdine University

Supervision is a distinct professional practice with specific competency standards. In this workshop essential standards for supervisory competence will be discussed. This workshop will present interactive problem-solving exercises allowing attendees to brainstorm as a group ways to provide difficult feedback around areas of interns’ growth. New possible ways to practice competence-based supervision will be discussed and modeled.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 aspects of providing Competency-Based Supervision in Health Service Psychology
  • Increase their knowledge in using strengths based approach in addressing competency concerns and problems in supervision
  • Identify new ways to have a difficult conversation around areas of growth and provide difficult feedback to supervisees based on live observation or review of recorded sessions.
   

What's Your Impossible? Inviting Dialogue on How CPA Can Better Serve Diversity and Social Justice.

2019 Diversity Town Hall- Sponsored by CPA and our Division of Diversity and Social Justice (Div VII)
Facilitated discussion with invited guests by Amy J. Ahlfeld, Psy.D., 2019 Convention Chair

How do we leverage our individual and collective experiences to create a more representative, diverse membership base so we can more effectively serve the diverse population that resides in California? The evening is designed around having authentic intimate small and larger group discussions to address both the historical achievements, as well as any disparities and shortcomings, within our association and profession as a whole. This night is about recognizing the value of engaging in tough conversations as a means of moving us forward as an association. All are welcome!

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the historical achievements of CPA in relation to diversity and social justice initiatives.
  • To identify any disparities and/or shortcomings in relation to CPA’s work in the area of diversity and social justice and within our profession as a whole.
  • Identify different perspectives around diversity and social justice using the Difficult Dialogues model. 
  • Articulate ideas about how issues of diversity and social justice may become better integrated into the association's strategic planning, programming, training, advocacy, and membership outreach moving forward. 
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