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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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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"The Truth About Public Speaking:  What Every Clinician Should Know"


Ed Barks and Chris Wemple, PhD

June 9, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education is offered

Psychologists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals, are often told to   “give psychology away” to the general public, build a practice niche by developing expert presentations on your specialty area, to speak out on social justice issues, to “outreach” to other health professionals, to work as “consultants” in a variety of settings.  What is not usually included in this advice is that all these activities involve one essential skill – public speaking.  The key to taking advantage of all these career and practice building opportunities is to build your skill in public speaking; Ed Barks is a communications training consultant who has devoted his career to doing just that.

This workshop will be an introduction to a systematic approach to developing public speaking skills, and will feature a mix of talk, video clips, small group practice and Q & A opportunities.

Register Today!

The DC Psychological Association presents: 

"Mindful Self-Compassion"

Presenter(s):  Jeff Rosenberg, PhD and Jennifer Stanley

June 16, 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 

6.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education is Offered

Imagine if our clients could build the capacity to be compassionate towards themselves! Rather than being overwhelmed by their suffering, they could “be with” themselves and maybe gain insight into the unmet needs that lie behind their anxiety, depression, anger, or shame.  What if they could see that their self-critical voices are perhaps an attempt, albeit misguided, to protect themselves 

and/or adapt to unresponsive environments?  And what if they could appreciate that their meeting the present with acceptance could, paradoxically, open the door to past experiences that are in need of attention and healing?  Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was created by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff.  What “mindfulness” does for our relationship to experience; “mindful self-compassion” does for our relationship to ourselves, the experiencers of experience. In our workshop, we’ll take a look at some of the conceptual underpinnings of the program and, as time permits, experience one or more of the twenty-plus meditations and practices used over the course of the program which is now offered across the world.  We hope you’ll treat yourself with kindness and will be able to join us!

Register Today! 

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Thank you to all who participated with DCPA at the

Lace Up for RAINN 5K.

We appreciate your support!


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 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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