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    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC

    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 

    901 15th St NW, Washington DC, 20005

    6 Hours Continuing Education Provided for Psychologists 

     Cost: $75 for members, $85 nonmembers, $10 students, free for active duty

    **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. An introduction of military psychology will be provided by Dr. Jerry Krueger to start the conference.

     “Military Suicide Prevention and the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk" Dr. David Jobes, PhD

    Attendees will receive an overview of the problem of suicide in the military, examples of clinical assessment of suicidal risk with service members and examples of clinical treatments of suicidal risk with service members.

    "Neuropsychology in the Military" CAPT Carrie Kennedy, PhD

    Participants will be able to identify the unique challenges and requirements associated with neuropsychological conditions in military members.

     “Resilience in the Military Community” Paul Bartone, PhD, COL John Via, MAJ Karl Unbrasas, PhD

    Attendees will be able to identify various strategies for building and maintaining resilience in grief peer supporters. Additionally, attendees will be able to define general and unit (team) resilience and understand potential unit (team) resilience phases and both individual and team resilience factors. They will learn performance optimization approaches for leaders and operational personnel that may enhance their resilience. They will also learn how decreased resilience leads to forensic issues.

    “A Functional Approach to Conceptualizing Cases of PTSD with Comorbid Problems” Dr. Dave Riggs

    Participants will be able to identify different PTSD co-morbid conditions and treatment.

     “Working with Service Members Who Are Transitioning to the Civilian Work Force” Nathan Ainspan, PhD, Tony Jiminez, PhD, CAPT Carrie Kennedy, COL John Via, Lt Col Cordry

    Attendees will be able describe important concepts of the military culture, recommend resources for the military members/family transitioning from the military and steps to get licensed as a psychologist in DC.

    "Charting the course: challenges and success stories for women in the military” CDR Arlene Saitzyk, PhD, Colanda Cato, PhD, Jessica Gallus, PhD, Allison Abbe, PhD, LTC Ingrid Lim, PhD, Maj Catherine War, 1Lt Hannah Martinez.

    Attendees will learn about current challenges and accomplishments of Military women.

    Lunch is Included. Reception to follow at 5:00pm.

    Register Today at www.dcpsychology.org!


    "The District of Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The District of Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content."

     There is no corporate support/payment for this workshop.

    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. 



    • 04 May 2018
    • The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW,4th floor, Washington, DC
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    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.  

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

    • Describe the Adult Aging stage and its tasks.
    • Define biological/physical changes of aging.
    • Identify the interaction of physical and psychological aspects of aging and its implication for working with aging adults.
    • Describe Kubler-Ross’s Five Stages of Mourning and J. William Worden’s Task-Based Model of Bereavement.
    • Discuss Bob Knight’s Contextual, Cohort-Based, Maturity, Specific-Challenge Model for the evaluation of aging adults.
    • Describe Neugarten's major personality types that explain an individual's adaptation to the aging process.
    • Explain why personality is the pivotal dimension in describing and predicting patterns of aging.
    • Discuss the importance of relationships for the aging adult.


    "The District of Columbia Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The District of Columbia Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content."

     There is no corporate support/payment for this workshop.

    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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