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    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents:

    "The Truth About Public Speaking:  An Essential Skill for Clinicians"

    Presenter(s):

    Ed Barks and Chris Wemple, PhD

    October 20, 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 encouraged build a practice niche by developing formal presentations in their specialty area for the general public and other health professionals, to work as “consultants” in a variety of settings, and at times to speak on social justice issues. What all these activities have in common is that they 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 strategy and training consultant who has devoted his career to doing just that.

    Ed Barks has guided thousands of today’s business, association, scientific and entertainment leaders to more dynamic presentations. A veteran of the Washington, DC communications and government relations scene, he perfected his own talents during a decade long tenure as a radio broadcaster. He is the author of the book, The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations, as well as numerous guides and research reports.                                                                                                  

    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.


    About the Speakers:

    Edward Barks has guided thousands of today’s business, association, scientific and entertainment leaders to more dynamic presentations.  A veteran of the Washington, DC public relations scene, he perfected his own talents during a decade long tenure as a radio broadcaster.  He is the author of a comprehensive guide, “The Truth About Public Speaking: Three Keys to Great Presentations,” as well as numerous other training materials.

    Christopher Wemple, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who worked for a number of years with the Montgomery County, MD Police Department, providing counseling and consultation to department employees (sworn and civilian), and their family members. He has presented several trainings for DCPA on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT) and is also a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science.


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

    1. Learn 3 key principles to apply in a lifelong process of improving your skills as a speaker and presenter.
    2. Learn 3 specific ways to address your resistance and cope with your anxiety in public speaking and presenting.
    3. Learn 4 ways that developing public speaking and presentation skills can enhance your career; whether in academia, private practice, or other settings.
    4. Understand at least 2 specific aspects of the APA Ethics Code that apply to your public presentations.

    "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."

    "This course has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, DC Metro Chapter for 3.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. Approval Code: 2017015"

     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. 

    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents:

    "Mediation: A Valuable Skill for Mental Health Professionals"

    Presenters:

    David Gage, Ph.D., Melinda Ostermeyer, M.S. & Donna Gage, Ph.D.

    October 20, 2017

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor

    Washington, DC 20005

    3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered for Psychologists 

    3.0 Hours of Continuing Education for Social Workers Pending

    This engaging 3-hour workshop will introduce mental health professionals to the practice of mediation, highlighting the many established areas of mediation that are particularly salient to professionals with mental health expertise.  These areas include the most familiar (i.e., divorce mediation), and many other areas as well, such as families, family businesses, business partners, workplace mediation (e.g., between co-workers) and elder mediation (related to aging parents, their care and their estates, homes and cottages).

    What is common among these areas and what makes them perfect for mental health professionals is their relational and emotional aspects. The workshop will include case studies, a mediation demonstration by the co-presenters and participant role plays.

    While not mediation training, which is typically 4-5 days long, this workshop will give participants a clear understanding of what mediation is and how it can beneficially be added to one’s practice.  It will also cover the finances of mediation, marketing, co-mediation, psychological tools commonly employed, where and how to get training, and the challenges and advantages of adding this skill to one’s repertoire.

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

    • Understand the many applications of mediation that are related to the expertise of mental health professionals
    • Clarify exactly what mediation is and how it is related to the broad spectrum of approaches patients may take to resolving conflicts.
    • Articulate both the challenges and advantages of adding mediation to a mental health professional’s skillset.
    • Describe the marketing and finances of this service, as well as training opportunities, co-mediation, and the psychological tools commonly used in mediation.

    "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. 


    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents:

    "Affirmative Therapy with LGBTQ Clients"

    Presenter(s):

    Dr. Douglas Favero & Dr. Suzan Stafford

    October 27, 2017

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

    3.0 Hours of Diversity Continuing Education is Offered 

    3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Pending

    LGBTQ people utilize therapy at higher rates than the general population.  However, we therapists are sometimes not aware enough of the unique challenges and issues LGBTQ clients bring into therapy.  This workshop is designed to offer a look at how historical and current misunderstandings and biases can (and have) negatively affected work with this population.  We will review guidelines for this work, along with reviewing the issues of most concern to many LGBTQ people and how to help our clients move through them.

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

    1. Give 3 guidelines supporting use of Affirmative Therapy
    2. Name 3 stages of identity formation in their LGBTQ clients.
    3. Identify 3 types of therapeutic misunderstandings and/or biases and how to counter them.
    4. Identify 3 issues therapists need to be familiar with when working with LGBTQ clients.

    "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. 

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents a diversity workshop:

    "Psychology in Policing"

    Presenter(s):  Oliver Stone, PhD

    Psychologist, Police Stress Management Team

    &

    Scott Davis

    Coordinator, Crisis Intervention Team, Montgomery County Department of Police

    November 17, 2017

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

    3.0 Hours of Diversity Continuing Education is Offered 

    3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Pending

    Within the discipline of clinical psychology, Police and Public Safety Psychology has been a recognized area of specialization since October 2011.  The knowledge base generated from scientific inquiry into topics that are relevant to this specialty has led to the development of recommendations, best practices, and guidelines that are evidence-based. 

    This presentation will focus on the application of police psychology in general and within a local jurisdiction.  To ensure the identified learning objectives are met, the presentation will highlight the operation and efforts of the Police Stress Management and Crisis Intervention Teams.

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

    1. Understand how psychology is applied when working with the police, and the challenges that are often encountered
    2. Understand the clinical conditions and biopsychosocial problems typically encountered, and the mental health resources to which police employees have access
    3. Understand the Crisis Intervention Team model and how it is applied

    "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. 

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents:

    "Beyond Compliance:  The New Ethical Environment"

    Presenters:  Mark Haas and Dr. Mallory Starr

    November 17, 2017

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    3.0 Hours of Ethics Continuing Education is Offered 

    3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Pending

    Ethics is more than something you have to do, and more than being a moral thing to do. It is actually something to be actively used and leveraged to make you a better psychologist and to maximize the trust your client places in you in an age where trust in institutions is declining.

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

    1. Identify six factors that have changed the nature of professional services and client relationships and understand how these affect their ethical environment as practitioners.
    2. Develop customized and flexible responses to changing perceptions of trust and ethics between advisors and their clients.
    3. Alter their ethical standards and practices to address impacts of technology and, especially, big data on the psychologist's practice and relationships with clients to improve effectiveness and trust.

    "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. 

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Friends Meeting House of Washington DC, 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
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29 Sep 2017 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
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28 Jul 2017 DCPA Summer Social
23 Jun 2017 DCPA Networking Social
16 Jun 2017 Mindful Self-Compassion
09 Jun 2017 The Truth About Public Speaking" What Every Clinician Should Know
12 May 2017 Rethinking Sexual Addiction
28 Apr 2017 East-West and In Between
27 Apr 2017 April Book Club
24 Mar 2017 Annual Membership Cocktail Reception
23 Mar 2017 March Book Club
23 Feb 2017 February Book Club
26 Jan 2017 January Book Club
20 Nov 2016 Safe Space
19 Nov 2016 Monthly Student Support Meeting
18 Nov 2016 I DON’T TRUST YOU BUT YOU ARE MY LAST HOPE: ASSESSING AND TREATING COMPLEX TRAUMA
10 Nov 2016 DCPA Book Club
07 Nov 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
21 Oct 2016 ECP and Student Committees Joint Fall Social @ Buckeye + Bear
03 Oct 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
30 Sep 2016 Diversity III - You are the Instrument: The Role of Conscious Travel in Deepening Awareness of Self, Other, and the Collective
16 Sep 2016 The Dynamic Nature of Sexuality AND An Acceptance-Based Approach to Working with Anxious Clients
12 Sep 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
09 Sep 2016 NATS vs PHILLIES!
01 Aug 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
22 Jul 2016 The Art, Science, and Application of Supervision and Consultation
19 Jul 2016 An Integrated Approach to Mind-Body Principles and Techniques to Improve Your Clinical Work
15 Jul 2016 Early Career Psychologists Committee Summer Social
11 Jul 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
23 Jun 2016 DCPA Book Club
06 Jun 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
27 May 2016 Ethics II: Clinical Ethics & Risk Management
26 May 2016 DCPA Book Club
20 May 2016 Healthcare Summit on Alternative Practice Models and Integrated Care (6 CE credits)
13 May 2016 Ethics I: Death With Dignity: Understanding the Legislation & Clinician's Role
06 May 2016 Diversity II: LGBTQ THERAPY 101: Understanding and Conducting Therapy with LGBTQ Clients
02 May 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
15 Apr 2016 Diversity I: Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health: Towards Cultural Competence in 2016
04 Apr 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
01 Apr 2016 MMPI & Rorschach: Focus on Interpretation
25 Mar 2016 Spring Student Committee Social
07 Mar 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
25 Feb 2016 DCPA Monthly Book Club
05 Feb 2016 Annual DCPA Membership Meeting & Social
01 Feb 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
28 Jan 2016 DCPA Monthly Book Club
04 Jan 2016 Meeting of the Board of Directors
10 Dec 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
07 Dec 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
04 Dec 2015 Membership Social
04 Dec 2015 Diversity Workshop II
25 Nov 2015 DCPA Advertising
06 Nov 2015 Diversity Workshop I and Ethics Workshop II
02 Nov 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
29 Oct 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
23 Oct 2015 FALL SOCIAL @ MASA 14
23 Oct 2015 Ethics Workshop I
08 Oct 2015 From the Heart: Celebrating Mind/Body/Spirit
05 Oct 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
05 Oct 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
24 Sep 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
18 Sep 2015 WISC-V Workshop
14 Sep 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
31 Aug 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
27 Aug 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
03 Aug 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
03 Aug 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
24 Jul 2015 The BioPsychoSocioEnviroSpiritual Model: A Practical and Common Sense Approach to Conducting Therapy with Clients
23 Jul 2015 DCPA Email Blast- Advertising
13 Jul 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
06 Jul 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
08 Jun 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
01 Jun 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
21 May 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
19 May 2015 An Introduction to Clinical Practice through the Lens of Relational Psychotherapy and Mind-Body Principles
15 May 2015 Basic Psychological Research Grant
04 May 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
04 May 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
01 May 2015 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy AND Hijacking the Emotional Brain
30 Apr 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
17 Apr 2015 DCPA Special Event with Dr. Michael Maccoby
15 Apr 2015 Psychologist Get-Away: Christmas Markets Along the Danube
10 Apr 2015 Early Career Psychologists Committee Spring Social
06 Apr 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
26 Mar 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
16 Mar 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
02 Mar 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
26 Feb 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
06 Feb 2015 Annual Student Committee Social
02 Feb 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
02 Feb 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
29 Jan 2015 DCPA Monthly Book Club
23 Jan 2015 Annual DCPA Membership Meeting & Social (Meet & Greet)
05 Jan 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
05 Jan 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
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20 Nov 2014 DCPA Monthly Book Club
03 Nov 2014 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
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21 Oct 2014 Advertising
06 Oct 2014 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
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18 Sep 2014 Early Career Psychologists Happy Hour #2
08 Sep 2014 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
20 Aug 2014 DCPA Book Club
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29 Mar 2014 Challenging But Possible: The Evidence-based Diagnosis, Ethical issues and Treatment of Clients with Complex Dissociative Disorders
19 Mar 2014 Society for Personality Assessment Annual Convention
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25 Oct 2013 DCPA Graduate Student Research Forum
18 Oct 2013 Healing the Wounds of Refugees and Immigrants AND Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Integrative Approach
20 Sep 2013 Contemporary Suicidology: Effective Assessment and Management of Suicidal Risk
18 Jul 2013 2013 Costa Rican DCPA-Get-Away
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28 Jun 2013 The Transmission of Trauma Across Generations AND Military Psychology Today
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31 Jan 2013 2013 Mental Health Professionals Appointment Calendar
08 Dec 2012 Ethics, Diversity, and Multi-cultural Competence in the Clinical Encounter
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