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The District of Columbia Psychological Association Presents: 

DCPA Military Psychology Conference 

Friday, April 27, 2018 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC 

6 Hours of Continuing Education Provided for Psychologists

(75.00 for members; $85.00 for nonmembers)

**Registration for this event is currently full.  Please email 

amber@reisman-white.com if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. **

Lunch and Reception Sponsored by: 

This workshop is designed for Mental Health Professionals interested in learning more about military psychology and providing psychological services to members of the military (both active duty and veterans).  Workshop participants will acquire knowledge in topics related to neuropsychology, women, resilience, suicide, PTSD in the military, as well as transitioning into jobs out of the military to include the DC licensure process.  They will also learn about the prevalence of PTSD, Depression, TBI, and other psychological issues among veterans.  

The DC Psychological Association presents: 

"Working with the Aging Adult: Preparing for the Surge of the Silver Tsunami" 

Presenter(s):  Kathryn J. Chefetz, LCSW; Tybe Diamond, LCSW; Anya Purpura, MD, Ph.D.; Chair  Venus Masselam, Ph.D,LCMFT,CGP 

May 4, 2018

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 for Psychologists 

Social Work Continuing Education Pending

Presentations will define the Aging Adult Stage as a separate and unique developmental stage characterized by specific characteristics including physiology of aging and modified approaches to medical care, societal and family system challenges, and psychotherapy treatment, all of which draw on findings from scientific gerontology and current life-span developmental psychology research. Included will be a discussion of personality and its meaning for the aging Knowledge, and guidelines for assessment, treatment techniques, and skills specific to working with the aging adult are emphasized in addition to the need for sensitivity  to and use of transference and counter transference phenomena  characteristic of relational dynamics with the aging adult.  

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Congratulations to DCPA's Early Career Committee Chair

DCPA is proud that our Early Career Committee Chair, Victoria Sylos-Labini, received an APA Practice Organization award for innovation and achievements in supporting the role of early career psychologists in the practice of psychology in DC. Among her achievements is the organization of networking social events that have brought together new professionals to support each other and interact with senior professionals. The award ceremony was part of the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC), the annual conference of APA PO. The theme of this year’s PLC was “Advancing Practice Together,” which was very fitting to their new model of membership which proposes a new way of expanding the advocacy and other resources of importance to practitioners. PLC is a source of support and empowerment for early career and diverse psychologists who take positions of leadership, and we are happy that Dr. Sylos-Labini received the recognition that she deserves.  


Stephen Bowles, DCPA Council Representative to APA, Victoria Sylos-Labini, DCPA Chair of Early Career Committee, Suzan Stafford, DCPA President-Elect.

Membership Renewal

The DC Psychological Association enjoyed continued growth in 2017. 

As we begin our dues renewal for 2018, 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!'

2018 Membership Letter 


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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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