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    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 15 Dec 2018
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    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Sudhouse DC, 1340 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    Students and ECP are encouraged to attend! This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other early career psychologists and students in the DC area and learn more about the opportunities available to you through DCPA. Bring your friends (even if they aren't members...yet).

    There will be light appetizers served, so get there early! 

    p.s. All DCPA members and their guests are welcome! 

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • Lincoln Memorial
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    The DC Psychological Association is sponsoring the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of Darkness community walk on October 20th at the Lincoln Memorial. 

    Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet suicide prevention doesn't receive anywhere near the funding as other leading causes of death. Please help us raise money to donate to the cause! Net proceeds from the Out of the Darkness Walks benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP uses the funds to:

    • Fund Research for Suicide Prevention
    • Create and Distribute Education Programs
    • Advocate for Public Policy
    • Support Survivors of Suicide Loss

    Your donation is deductible as a charitable contribution. All donors who give an email address will receive a receipt via email. 

    Please donate and come visit our booth at the Resource Fair!



    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, NW 4th Floor, Washington DC, 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents: 

     "Introducing Mindfulness in Therapy and Supervision"

    Presenter(s):  Christopher Wemple, Ph.D. and Jeff Rosenberg, Ph.D.

    November 9, 2018

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW, 4th floor, Washington, DC 20005

    3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered for Psychologists 

    “Mindfulness” refers to a variety of processes drawn from both western psychology, and eastern spiritual traditions which have been adapted for use in therapy, coaching or training. Neuroscience research and clinical studies have provided empirical support for the idea that these processes can promote changes in the brain and in behavior. Mindfulness processes, such as here-and-now focus, noticing thoughts and feelings as they arise, cultivating non-judgmental awareness of internal events, acceptance of difficult feelings all have obvious clinical relevance. The challenge, of course, is bringing these benefits to a particular client in a particular situation. So, if we want to cultivate mindfulness in those we help, it may be useful to consider how the seeds of that mindfulness can get planted. In some cases, formal practice of meditation is part of the treatment; yet introducing mindfulness can be useful even when a client [or therapist] is unlikely to engage in a regular practice of meditation. This workshop will emphasize “informal” ways to introduce such seeds of mindfulness to clients, as well as to ourselves.

    Learning Objectives: 


    Participants will : 

    1. Learn a working definition of mindfulness that is applicable in most clinical work. 
    2. Learn at least 3 benefits of promoting and cultivating a Mindful Presence in both clients and themselves as therapists. 
    3. Identify and understand purpose and benefits of working experientially 
    4. Identify 3 benefits that can result from cultivating and promoting present-moment awareness in clients and therapists.
    About the Presenter(s): 

    Jeff Rosenberg and Chris Wemple are two experienced clinicians with years of experience applying mindfulness. Dr. Rosenberg has given many Dharma talks, and works from a psychodynamic perspective, while Dr. Wemple has a background mainly in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Working from these distinct perspectives, they will discuss and demonstrate ways to introduce mindfulness processes to clients, as well as ways to engage in these processes as a therapist. In addition, they share an interest in exploring how their different perspectives bring them to consideration of the same phenomena in their work.

    Jeff Rosenberg, PhD (George Washington Univ.) is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia in full-time private practice since 1999, previously working as a Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach for the American University counseling center.  Prior career was as a management consultant with an MBA and MA in Public Policy Analysis (Univ. of Chicago).  Jeff is also: a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (centerformsc.org), teaching this program with Jennifer Stanley in the D.C. area; an Affiliate Teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (imcw.org) providing regular Dharma talks and guided meditations; and a former board and executive committee member of IMCW.  He completed the Integrated Study & Practice Program, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies along with several other courses and Vipassana retreats as well as a two-year Non-Dual [Contemplative] Training with Matthew Flickstein.  He wrote a chapter:  “Identity Flexibility and Buddhism,” in IDENTITY FLEXIBILITY DURING ADULTHOOD; Springer, 2017.  Hes a former board member and treasurer of Green Acres School, Rockville, MD, longstanding tennis player (former coach/teacher) and grandparent.

    Christopher Wemple, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has been involved for over a decade in learning and teaching Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He has worked in private practice, university counseling centers and for a number of years, providing counseling, consultation and training to sworn and civilian employees of a major police department. He is a founding board member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and serves on the Board of the DC Psychological Associatioin. In his training and supervision he emphasizes the ways the core processes of therapy unfold in the moment to moment experience of both the therapist and the client.

    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. 

    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.

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, NW 4th Floor, Washington DC, 20005
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    The DC Psychological Association presents: 

     "Mindful Self-Compassion: The ‘Yin & Yang’ of Compassion"

    Presenter(s):  Jeff Rosenberg, Ph.D. & Jennifer Stanley, M.A.

    November 9, 2018

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW, 4th floor, Washington, DC 20005

    3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered for Psychologists 

    Mindfulness provides a frame and a practice for tuning in and being with unfolding experience (phenomena arising and falling away). Mindful Self-Compassion provides a frame and a practice for tuning in and being with ourselves, the experiencers of experience. Compassion can be viewed as our response to suffering from a space of loving, connected presence. Sometimes, that response is predominantly one of soothing and comforting — a nurturing response that can be seen as the “yin” of compassion. And other times, that response is more one of advocating, protecting, and motivating — an assertive response that can be seen as the “yang” of compassion. In all cases, the common denominator is one of “caring for” coming from a stance of loving, connected presence.

    Due to our conditioning, we can be wary and skeptical of compassion especially when it comes to ourselves. Our “inner critic” can lead us to doubt that compassion can lead to achievement or success. When viewed from this perspective, the research supporting the “yang” of compassion may seem paradoxical. How can compassion and acceptance lead to less procrastination and enhanced outcomes? Compassion is not “coddling.” Rather, it can challenge, motivate and support us to ‘be all that we can be’.

    Our workshop will blend a mixture of guided meditation, exercises and a look at some of the relevant research.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to: 

    1. Examine and appreciate the distinction between "mindfulness practice" and "mindful self-compassion" practice.
    2. Examine and appreciate the term “compassion” including what is meant by, and the relationships between, the “yin” and “yang” of compassion.
    3. Identify and understand the three components of mindful self-compassion, in terms of their positive and negative aspects.
    4. Understand the notion of “acceptance” as a call to fully-informed engagement and responsiveness rather than one of compliance and resignation.
    About the Presenter(s): 

    Jennifer Stanley began her meditation practice in 1986 while living in Michigan. Her graduate training was in ecological-community psychology, and she spent many years as a public health systems researcher. In 2000, she became a member of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC. She has attended many residential retreats with IMCW, the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She is a graduate of the two-year Meditation Teacher Training Institute with Tara Brach. She teaches weekly for IMCW (http://imcw.org/Teachers/TeacherDetail/TeacherID/77), and is a Mindful Self-Compassion trained teacher (http://www.centerformsc.org/user/398).

    Jeff Rosenberg, PhD (George Washington Univ.) is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia in full-time private practice since 1999, previously working as a Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach for the American University counseling center.  Prior career was as a management consultant with an MBA and MA in Public Policy Analysis (Univ. of Chicago).  Jeff is also: a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (centerformsc.org), teaching this program with Jennifer Stanley in the D.C. area; an Affiliate Teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (imcw.org) providing regular Dharma talks and guided meditations; and a former board and executive committee member of IMCW.  He completed the Integrated Study & Practice Program, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies along with several other courses and Vipassana retreats as well as a two-year Non-Dual [Contemplative] Training with Matthew Flickstein.  He wrote a chapter:  “Identity Flexibility and Buddhism,” in IDENTITY FLEXIBILITY DURING ADULTHOOD; Springer, 2017.  Hes a former board member and treasurer of Green Acres School, Rockville, MD, longstanding tennis player (former coach/teacher) and grandparent.

    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. 

    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.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 901 15th Street, NW, Washington DC, 20005
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12 Oct 2018 Mindfulness and Ethics: A Mindful Approach to Ethics for Mental Health Professionals
12 Oct 2018 Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Clients
14 Sep 2018 Private Practice Essentials: Demystifying the Process
01 Aug 2018 DCPA Newsletter Advertisement
09 Jun 2018 Capital Pride Parade: Join DCPA!
27 Apr 2018 DCPA Military Psychology Conference
06 Apr 2018 Annual Membership Party
02 Mar 2018 Annual Membership Party
08 Dec 2017 DCPA Holiday Party
18 Nov 2017 Student Social: Mocktails and Mock Interviews
17 Nov 2017 Beyond Compliance: The New Ethical Environment
17 Nov 2017 Psychology in Policing
27 Oct 2017 Affirmative Therapy with LGBTQ Clients
20 Oct 2017 "Mediation: A Valuable Skill for Mental Health Professionals"
20 Oct 2017 The Truth About Public Speaking: An Essential Skill for Clinicians
29 Sep 2017 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
15 Sep 2017 What Would Gandhi Do?
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
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
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08 Oct 2015 From the Heart: Celebrating Mind/Body/Spirit
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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
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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
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04 May 2015 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
04 May 2015 Meeting of the Board of Directors
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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
12 Dec 2014 DCPA Social Hour
12 Dec 2014 Legal, Clinical, and Ethical Aspects of Immigrant Mental Health (with Social Hour immediately after workshop)
20 Nov 2014 DCPA Monthly Book Club
03 Nov 2014 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
23 Oct 2014 DCPA Monthly Book Club
21 Oct 2014 Advertising
06 Oct 2014 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
26 Sep 2014 Theories, Models, and Practices for Evaluating and Treating Latinos
25 Sep 2014 DCPA Book Club
18 Sep 2014 Early Career Psychologists Happy Hour #2
08 Sep 2014 Mindfulness & Psychotherapy Study Group
20 Aug 2014 DCPA Book Club
13 Jun 2014 Etiology, Progression, Assessment and Treatment of Alcohol / Drug Abuse and Dependency
02 May 2014 An Overview of the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders AND Cultural Neuropsychology
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
14 Feb 2014 An Overview of the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders AND Obesity Treatment - A Medical Psychology Approach
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
12 Jul 2013 DSM-5: What Clinicians Need to Know and Practical Applications AND Mind/Body Approaches and Life Enhancement
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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25 Oct 2012 DCPA 2nd Annual Student Mixer
20 Oct 2012 Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
20 Oct 2012 Using Video Teleconferencing in Your Psychotherapy Practice: Clinical Opportunities and Ethical Challenges
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09 Jun 2012 Applications in Military Psychology
02 Jun 2012 DCPA Ethics Committee Workshop
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