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Thursday Educational Sessions

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (2 CE Credits)

Expand Your Practice By Conducting IEE Assessments in School

Bruce M. Gale, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Encino, CA

Psychologists are uniquely qualified to conduct psychoeducational and functional behavioral IEE's under federal law paid for by school districts. However, there are several areas of required competence. This presentation will review the ethical, procedural, and clinical requirements for conducting an IEE and will address strategies for completing valid and useful assessments.

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the ethics involved in serving as an IEE examiner.
  2. Identify the essential components of the IEE assessment process.
  3. Discuss how to effectively serve as a member of a student's IEP team.

Dialogue on Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Environment in CPA

Miguel Gallardo, PsyD, Private Practice, Professor of Psychology and Director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities at Pepperdine University; Shelly P. Harrell, PhD, Professor, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA

Join CPA board members and two national experts in the field of cultural diversity and cultural humility for an honest, supportive, and transparent discussion about how power and privilege can serve as a catalyst for change, or stifle progress and inclusion in CPA. In this session we will explore the current challenges and successes of creating an inclusive environment in CPA as well as strategies and tips to engaging in meaningful and constructive dialogues on diversity.

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify two effective strategies for engaging in dialogues around issues of diversity in systems and organizations.
  2. Name two organizational strategies to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment in CPA.
  3. Name and identify two personal strategies to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment in CPA.

Difficult Conversations in Supervision: Integrating Culture, Art and Science to Maximize Training

Olga Belik, PhD, 2019 Chair of CPA Division II, Education and Training, Private Practice, Santa Monica, CA; Carol Falender, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University, Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology; Melodie R. Schaefer, PsyD, CPA’s Division II Board Member and Continuing Education Committee, Private Practice, Calabasas, CA; Nancy Crawford, PsyD, Consultant to the CPA Division II Board, La Mirada, CA; Lauren Shapiro, PhD, CPA Division II Board Member, Clinic Director, Psychology Services Center and Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Shannon O’Flinn, PhD, 2020 Chair of CPA Division II, Education and Training, Private Practice, Pasadena, CA

Supervision is at its heart a complex interpersonal dialogue between supervisor and supervisee. Inherent in supervisory practice are difficult conversations about competency, culture, and professional behavior. In this workshop, themes of difficult conversations that can arise with supervisees will be discussed. This workshop will present interactive role play exercises allowing attendees to observe and to brainstorm as a group, ways to provide difficult feedback around areas of growth.

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify common areas of difficult feedback and discussion that are likely to arise in Supervision of Health Service Psychologists in training.
  2. Link these difficult conversations to competency areas for trainees.
  3. 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.


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