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DCPA Networking Social

Friday, June 23 from 5:30 to 8:00pm

Join us on the top floor of Sudhouse1340 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

**Free drinks and light appetizers will be served**

All members welcome, ECP and student members are strongly encouraged to come!

Please RSVP

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DCPA Early Career Psychologists

Peer Consultation Group

Join us for monthly meetings to: 

  • Improve therapeutic effectiveness
  • Beat isolation, get support, and prevent burnout
  • Gain other practitioners' perspectives to illuminate our own blind spots
  • Facilitate professional growth by sharing information and experiences


Conference Room, 1301 U St. NW


7-8pm on a designated evening based on interested members' availability


Email Kathryn:  kdelonga@gmail.com

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The DC Psychological Association presents a diversity workshop: 

"East-West and In Between"

Presenter(s):  Karen Shanor, PhD & 

Walter Hillabrant, PhD

April 28, 2017 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW,4th floor, Washington, DC

6.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

Social Work Continuing Education is Pending

Part 1 of the workshop will lay the foundation for understanding and appreciating cultural diversity.  Part 2 of the workshop will discuss mental disorders among cultures as well as therapeutic processes. 

For more information, and to register, click here!

The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Rethinking Sexual Addiction"


Charles Samenow, MD; Michael Vigoretti, LMFT; Jean Gearon, PhD and Suzan Stafford, EdD

May 12, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW,4th floor, Washington, DC

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

Social Work Continuing Education is Pending 

Out of control sexual behavior (OCSB), frequently labeled "sex addiction", "sexual compulsivity," and "hypersexual disorder," has been a source of controversy for over 30 years.  Often conceptionalized as a clinical disorder, these constructs are criticized for perpetuating socio-cultural sex negativity and lacking adequate scientific evidence to support the establishment of a new psychosexual or addictive disorder.  In the absence of a universally accepted diagnosis, this workshop proposes an integrative and evidence-based protocol to guide the assessment and treatment process with men concerned about sexual behavior problems. 

As opposed to a clinical disorder, OCSB is defined as a sexual health problem in which a man's consensual sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors feel out of control (Braun-Harvey and Vigorito, 2016).  This workshop reviews the various factors that contribute to OCSB and several components of the OCSB Clinical Pathway.  The presenters will discuss the clinician's ethical responsibility for providing the most effective care while honoring client sexual rights and autonomy.  Participants will also learn how to apply six fundamental sexual health principles when assessing and treating sexual behavior problems in mental health and substance use disorder treatment. 

For more information & to register, please click here

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Come walk with DCPA for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

at the Lace Up for RAINN 5k on May 20th

Each registrant will receive a T-shirt, a bracelet, and a race bib with a time chip

The annual event raises funds for critical services, like RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline, and activates communities to learn more about sexual violence

To join the DCPA team, go to:



DCPA Research Grants for Graduate Students


The intent of this grant is to fund innovative psychological science research projects. Students in all fields of psychology and neuroscience and are DCPA members are eligible to submit.
Funds for this $1,500 scholarship must be used to support the proposed research. This grant may be used for thesis, dissertation or other research. The second place award is for $1,000.


DCPA grants are available to Graduate student members of DCPA ($10.00 membership fee to become a member) who are enrolled at least half-time as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. Undergraduates are not eligible for these grants, nor are DCPA committee members ( with the exception of the student committee).  At least one faculty recommendation is required supporting the Graduate student Grant application.

For more information, click here

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Membership Renewal

Have you renewed your membership for 2017? 

The DC Psychological Association enjoyed continued growth in 2016 and was able to provide ten continuing education workshops and create new initiatives committed to training, advocacy and outreach efforts.

As we begin our dues renewal for 2017, we look forward to working with you in the upcoming year and thank you for your continued support and commitment to the profession of psychology!


Mail in Application

Read a letter from Linda Smith, Ph.D.- Vice-President for Membership

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DCPA Book Club

2017 will be a vibrant and fascinating year for DCPA's Book Club!  You do not have to read the book of the month to be a part of the discussion.  And bring friends!

We hope that you join us on April 27th  for our discussion on:

The Cyber Effect by Mary Aiken, Ph.D.

A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains how Human Behavior Changes Online


To see our complete list of book club readings, please click here

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DCPA Event Cancellation Policy

The DC Psychological Association is unable to provide refunds for events. However, we do allow up to one year to make up a CE session that may have been missed. 

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