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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"What Would Gandhi Do?"


Srimati  Karuna,,Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center; 

David Freeman, Psy.D.; Karen Shanor, Ph.D. 

September 15, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gandhi Memorial Center , 4748 Western Avenue Northwest, Bethesda, MD 20816

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

Social Work Continuing Education is pending

This training will provide an overview of Gandhi’s contributions to society as a humble individual prepared to experiment with the very foundation of his consciousness. His message is timeless and just as appropriate to the difficulties we face today as it was in his own time.

Srimati Karuna, the Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington DC, will speak about Gandhi’s life, the challenges he faced and the contributions he made in the face of those challenges. Dr. Karen Shanor will discuss the neurology of relevant aspects of our program, such as: awe, emotional regulation, judgment, resilience, spirituality and meditation. Dr. David Freeman will then lead a series of discussions on how psychologists, as reflective change agents, might learn from Gandhi’s example. As small groups we will discuss how each of us can best use what we learned in the workshop in our personal and professional lives.

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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation"


Dr. Geoffrey Grammer, PhD 

September 29, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, 

Washington, DC 20005

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

Social Work Continuing Education is pending

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS Therapy) is a safe and effective treatment for individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have not experienced satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medication. TMS Therapy can be used in conjunction with medication or as a stand-alone treatment.

TMS Therapy works by delivering magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain involved in mood regulation – areas known to be underactive in those diagnosed with MDD. The magnetic pulses stimulate brain cells, thereby improving the brain’s ability to regulate mood.

Come and learn more about TMS on September 29, 2017 at 1pm when DCPA presents this interesting, informative workshop.  Learn clinical application, biological effects, predictors of response, and other issues of this approach.

Workshop Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to :

  • Discuss the history of TMS clinical application of treatment
  • Identify the appropriate patient for TMS Therapy.

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The Center for Learning and Professional Development and the Early Career Psychologists divisions present:

An Integrated Approach to Mind-Body Principles and Techniques to Improve Your Clinical Work

This four-week training opportunity is designed for students, beginning practitioners, and those new to direct clinical practice.  The course will introduce an integrative model of treatment focusing on relational psychotherapy, neuroscience, and mind-body work.  A didactic and experiential format will be employed.  Through the use of readings, discussion of clinical cases, and in-vivo demonstrations, we will:

1.     Identify the structure and goals of treatment;

2.     Describe central concepts in attachment theory, object relations theory, and self-psychology that can be employed to inform mind-body approaches and strengthen the therapeutic relationship;

3.     Teach mind-body techniques to deepen the therapeutic process, focusing on the scientific bases and current empirical research for these practices;

4.     Practice the acquired skills in the training session and learn to apply them using an integrated model

5.     Learn to co-create a healing narrative using hypnotic inductions and bi-hemispheric communication;

6.     Discuss central concepts in affective and social neuroscience that promote positive outcomes in treatment, such as empathic attunement, limbic resonance and revision, engaged equanimity, and neural integration; and

7.     Review the ethical considerations and issues of competency when using mind-body techniques

This workshop will run from Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The facilitators will be Dr. Stephen Stein and Dr. Erin Gelzer. The workshop will be held at 3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 327. This training will be free of charge and open to any interested participants with the limit of 8 participants.  This training experience is offered as a service by DCPA’s Center for Learning and Professional Development and Early Career Psychologists divisions to facilitate the professional development of the mental health community. 

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Stephen Stein at 202-745-2556 or 

Erin Gelzer at 202-538-0080.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the DCPA Summer Social! 

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Thank you to all DCPA members who participated int he RAINN 5K event! 

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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