Upcoming Events:

October 19, 2017Virginia Picchi, PhD. December 01, 2017Holiday Party

Upcoming Events are listed in this column as they are scheduled. To see a list of past events, visit the Events page.

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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:

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

December 01, 2017 - Holiday party
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Oasis Center

 
October 19, 2017 -
Presenters: Virginia Picchi, PhD.
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Lafayette Park hotel

 
September 10, 2017 - Annual CCPA End of Summer BBQ. CCPA will provide the main dish (Burgers - veggie and regular) and beverages (beer, wine, soda and waters) Guests are welcome, although there is no supervision for children. Attendees can bring a side dish or dessert.
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  Topic: End of Summer BBQ
  Cost:
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  Time: 4 -7 pm
  Place:

Private home in Lafayette.  See evite for details

  Contact: Alissa Scanlin
 
April 27, 2017 - California’s End of Life Options Act – A Primer for Psychologists
Presenters: Rhoda Olkin, Ph.D.
  Topic: California’s End of Life Options Act – A Primer for Psychologists
  Cost: $65
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6pm - 6:35 Social hour, 6:45 - 8:45 Presentation + Dinner
  Place:

Lafayette Park Hotel

  Document: CEU April 27 2017
  Contact: Alissa Scanlin, PsyD., (925) 283-3902, drscanlin@gmail.com
 
January 27, 2017 - Gender Affirmative Model for Working with Youth
Presenters: Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.
  Topic: Gender Affirmative Model for Working with Youth
  Cost: Before Jan 23: $25 - $135; After Jan 23: $50-$160
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12 - 4 pm (lunch business meeting 12-1 pm)
  Place:

Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center
3780 Mt Diablo Blvd Lafayette, CA 94549 

  Document: Jan 27 2017 CEU Gender and Youth
  Contact: Howard Friedman, Ph.D., 925-933-5594, hjfphd@jps.net
 
December 02, 2016 - The Spirit of Adventure Explorations in the Craft and Ethics of Narrative
Presenters: David Epston
  Topic: The Spirit of Adventure Explorations in the Craft and Ethics of Narrative
  Cost: $60 (CEU only) - event registration $225
  CEU's: 12.0
  Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Dec 2nd & 3rd)
  Place:

Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707 

  Document: CEU for The Spirit of Adventure Explorations in the Craft and Ethics of Narrative
  Contact: Marc D. Komori Stager, Psy.D., (925) 325-5022, dr.marc@eastbayfamilytherapy.com
 
December 02, 2016 - 2016 Holiday Party
Presenters: 2016 Holiday Party
  Topic: 2016 Holiday Party
  Cost: free
  CEU's:
  Time: 6 - 9 pm
  Place:

Oasis Center

1844 San Miguel Dr # 311

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

  Contact: Alissa Scanlon, 925-283-3902, drscanlin@gmail.com
 
October 27, 2016 - Ethics and Self-Care
Presenters: Charlotte J. Ferrin, Ph.D. & Susan J. O’Grady, Ph.D.
  Topic: Ethics and Self-Care
  Cost: $25 - $95
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6-9 pm
  Place:

Lafayette Park Hotel
3287 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549

  Document: CEU Oct 27 2016 Ethics and Self Care
  Contact: Howard Friedman, Ph.D.
 
September 11, 2016 - Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share.
Presenters: Contra Costa Psychological Association and the Scanlins
  Topic: End of Summer BBQ
  Cost: 0
  CEU's: 0.0
  Time: 4 - 7:30 pm
  Place:

The Scanlins:

 

  Contact: Alissa Scanlin: 925-283-3902
 
August 05, 2016 - CCPA will provide appetizers
Presenters:
  Topic: First Friday Happy Hour
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  Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
  Place:

Meet at the outdoor bar area of Scott's in Walnut Creek

1333 N. California Blvd Walnut Creek, California 94596

 
July 21, 2016 - Notes From Paris: A Psychologist Reports From the Front Lines of Terrorism
Presenters: Virginia Picchi, Ph.D.
  Topic: Notes From Paris: A Psychologist Reports From the Front Lines of Terrorism
  Cost: Early Bird (ends Jul 17): $25 - $80, After Jul 17: $40 - $95
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  Place:

6 Lois Lane
Lafayette, CA 94549

Limited street parking. If possible - Please use free parking at Lafayette BART near the corner of Happy Valley and Deer Hill, 1 block away. Evening shuttle to your car

  Document: Summer Event 2016
  Contact: Howard Friedman, Ph.D., 925-933-5594, hjfphd@jps.net
 
July 01, 2016 - First Friday Happy Hour at Scotts
Presenters: CCPA
  Topic: First Friday
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  Time: 5:30 - 8:30
  Place:

Meet at the outdoor bar area of Scott's in Walnut Creek

1333 N. California Blvd Walnut Creek, California 94596

 
April 21, 2016 - Embracing the Disappointments of Intimacy: Helping Couples, Family, and Friends have Deeper Conversations
Presenters: David Bullard, Ph.D.
  Topic: Embracing the Disappointments of Intimacy
  Cost: Early Registration (until 4/17): $25 - $80, After 4/17: $40 - $95
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  Place:

Lafayette Park Hotel: 3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549

Click here to register

  Document: CCPA April 2016 CEU Program and Dinner
  Contact: Howard J. Friedman, Ph.D., ABPP, 925-933-5594, hjfphd@jps.net
 
January 22, 2016 - Details and online registration: http://bit.ly/1ZewOB4
Presenters: Danielle E. Ramo-Larios, Ph.D.
  Topic: Marijuana Use and Medical Marijuana: Clinical and Legal Issues
  Cost: Early Registration (by Jan 15): $110 Members, $135 Non-Members $15 Student Members
  CEU's: 3.0
  Time: 12 - 1 pm annual meeting, 1- 4 pm presentation
  Place:
Lafayette Veterans Center
3780 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA

  Document: Marijuana Use and Medical Marijuana Jan 22 2016 CE
  Contact: Howard Friedman, Ph.D., 925-933-5594, hjfphd@jps.net
 
December 04, 2015 -
Presenters: Hosts: Andy Pojman, John Rochios & Connie Concannon
  Topic: 2015 Holiday Party
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  Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  Place:

Oasis office:

1844 San Miguel Dr.

Walnut Creek

 
December 04, 2015 - This workshop will consider the power of stories in our day-to-day lives. Stories provide the framework by which we make the experiences of our lives meaningful. The stories that we tell ourselves, tell others about ourselves, and that are told about us a
Presenters: David Epston, CQSW
  Topic: Exploring the Craft of Narrative Therapy
  Cost: $225 (option $10 CEU)
  CEU's: 12.0
  Time: 9 am - 5 pm Dec 4-5
  Place:

Northbrae Community Church

941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707 

  Document: David Epston December 2015
  Contact: Dr. Marc D. Komori Stager, (925) 325-5022, Dr.Marc@eastbayfamilytherapy.com
 
October 08, 2015 - A focus will be for therapists to maintain an ethical position in dealing with families going through divorce and child custody process. There will be a discussion of how to handle these high conflict situations, interface with different professionals, s
Presenters: Betsy Braunstein, Psy.D. & Lindsay Patton, Ph.D.
  Topic: Psychologists' Role In The Treatment Of Divorcing Families: The Ethics, Roles & Challenges
  Cost: Early registration (by Oct. 4) $65 for members, $25 for students, $90 for non-members; late registration (Oct. 5-8) $90, $40, $105, respectively
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  Place:

Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

  Document: CCPA Fall 2015 CE Event
  Contact: Howard Friedman: hjfphd@jps.net, 925-933-5594
 
September 27, 2015 - Please join us for some end of summer family friendly fun with colleagues and friends.
Presenters: CCPA Board of Directors
  Topic: CCPA Annual End Of Summer Party
  Cost: free
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  Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  Place:

Please contact Alissa Scanlin, Psy.D., for directions: 925-283-3902, drscanlin@gmail.com

  Contact: Alissa Scanlin, Psy.D., 925-283-3902, drscanlin@gmail.com
 
May 06, 2015 - Chronic Suicidality in Outpatient Populations
Presenters: Theresa Schuman, Ph.D.; Bruce Feingold, Ph.D.; Sarah Wood, Ph.D.
  Topic: Chronic Suicidality in Outpatient Populations
  Cost:
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00 pm
  Place:

Lafayette Park Hotel. As usual, a dinner meeting, with our hosted social hour beginning at 6pm and dinner/presentation beginning at 7pm. The registration form will be sent out shortly and registration can be done on-line.  Meal options will b

  Document: Dinner Meeting 06May2015
  Contact: Howard J. Friedman, Ph.D., ABPP 925-933-5594
 
January 23, 2015 - This program offers an orientation to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD); an introduction to the ICD-10-CM set of diagnostic codes that will be required for billing and health information in the U.S. on 10/1/2
Presenters: Carol D. Goodheart, Ed.D.
  Topic: ICD Diagnosis and DSM Changes: A New Horizon
  Cost: $100 (prior to 1/15/15) $125 (thereafter, space permitting)
  CEU's: 4.0
  Time: 12:00-5:00 pm
  Place:

Renaissance Hotel
2805 Jones Rd.
Walnut Creek
(across from Pleasant Hill BART)

  Document: CCPA January CE Workshop
  Contact: Dr. Friedman
 
October 23, 2014 - Ethical principles in dealing with advertising and public statements.
Presenters: Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.
  Topic: Psychologists, Ethics and the Web: How to Ethically Get Noticed Online
  Cost: $60.00
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00-9:00pm
  Place:
  Document: CCPA Oct 23 2014 Dinner Meeting
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin, 925-283-3902
 
September 07, 2014 - Barbecue
Presenters: Senator DeSaulnier
  Topic: Mental Health and Affordable Care
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  Time: 4:00 pm
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This event will be held at a private home. Please log in to the Member's Corner for directions.

  Contact: Dr. Friedman
 
June 11, 2014 - DSM 5, its key changes, several new diagnoses, and the elevation of suicidality and substance abuse information.
Presenters: Rhoda Olkin, Ph.D.
  Topic: Everything You Need to Know About the New DSM V and the ICD 10!
  Cost: $60 for CCPA members who register on or before 06/03/2014; $75 after that date, $70 for non-members on or before 06/03/2014; $85 for non-members after that date
  CEU's: 2.0
  Time: 6:00 pm
  Place: Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, 94549
  Document: Dinner Meeting 11Jun2014
  Contact: Dr. Alissa Scanlin (925) 283-3902 drscanlin@gmail.com
 
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
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  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
 
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