Utah Psychological Association


Upcoming events

    • February 10, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom – Zoom link will be sent on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    6.0 Ethics Continuing Education Credits

    15% OFF YOUR Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy Premium

    (for two consecutive years at policy renewal)

    Course Overview:

    For close to 30 years, The Trust has been providing continuing education workshops and individual consultations with a focus on improving psychologists’ risk management skills and strategies. These workshops have evolved from basic concepts and strategies, to a more applied, integrated, and strategic approach to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions and to support competent practice.

    For this newest workshop, The Trust Risk Management Consultants have continued to review data from nearly 90,000 consultations provided to date, along with relevant research, to determine the problems practitioners often confront, and potential strategies for addressing them. The topics in this new workshop will include an updated review

    of decision science and its implications for bias and vulnerability in clinical, ethical and risk management decision making, strategies for reducing the impact of these vulnerabilities, issues arising in remote services (during and beyond the pandemic), addressing boundaries in advocacy by professionals on behalf of their clients/patients, and the risk- management implications of self-care (or its absence) for psychologists.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe three general challenges to unbiased decision-making
    • Identify three vulnerabilities that can affect clinician decision- making, in particular
    • List four strategies to address decision-making bias and improve ethical and risk management choices
    • Summarize three risk-related aspects to remote service provision
    • Describe three general challenges to unbiased decision-making
    • Identify three vulnerabilities that can affect clinician decision- making, in particular
    • List four strategies to address decision-making bias and improve ethical and risk management choices
    • Summarize three risk-related aspects to remote service provision
    • Differentiate general areas in which professional advocacy is and is not appropriate
    • Identify two issues when psychotherapy patients make quasi- forensic requests
    • Evaluate three methods of engaging in self-care to support better practice and risk-management


    Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987,

    as a member of the Hahnemann/ Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child.

    His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, and addictions. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice since 1990, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for over 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for over 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.


       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     On or before February 3, 2023  $125  $225
     After February 3, 2023 $150   $250

     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15


    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

    • March 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom
    Demystifying Functional Neurological Disorders

    3.0 CE Hours

    Friday, March 17, 2023. 12:00 pm (noon) - 3:00 pm

    Live Via Zoom

    Email links for this Zoom meeting will be sent by the Pennsylvania State Psychological Association

    Course Overview:

    Functional neurological disorders (FND) are the second most common cause of complaints of patients seeking neurological care. Functional neurological symptoms can mimic any neurological symptoms, and the most common subtypes are Functional Seizures or Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) and Functional Movement Disorders (FMD). For decades, these conditions have puzzled medical providers and effective diagnosis and treatment has been hard to achieve. Recent research has brought more clarity to the conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment of FND, providing hope for patients and providers. Psychotherapeutic intervention remains the most effective treatment approach for these conditions. In this workshop, Dr. VanderVeen will review the latest research into FND, including how psychologists and mental health professionals can use evidence-based practices for diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with FND.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand current and historical conceptualizations of functional neurological disorders
    2. Understand the role of mental health professionals in the diagnosis of functional neurological disorders
    3. Improve knowledge of evidence-based psychological treatments for functional neurological disorders


    J. Davis VanderVeen, Ph.D.

    Davis VanderVeen earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). He completed his predoctoral internship at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, and completed one year of post-doctoral training in Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. VanderVeen is a health psychologist in private practice with Anchored Health Psychology, and works in the Pain Management Center at the University of Utah. He sees patients for all health-related presentations, and specializes in working with patients with functional neurological disorders, chronic pain, and sleep issues.  

    Workshop Location:

    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.


    Registration: FIRM DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 22, 2023
    Register on the UPA website: www.utpsych.org

       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     On or before March17, 2023 $75  $100
     After March 17, 2023 $125   $150

     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15

    • March 24, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom – Zoom link will be sent on Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    6.0 Ethics Continuing Education Credits (Including 0.5 hours in ethics)

    This CE Event is offered in cooperation with the Nevada Psychological Association

    10 A.M - 5:30 P.M. Please note the deviation from our typical times for CE workshops

    Course Overview:

    An empirical body of empirical research has emerged over the last couple of decades suggesting that the 5-HT2A receptor agonist classic psychedelic compound psilocybin results in positive long-term outcomes in both healthy participants and in individuals with psychiatric disorders. This research has been conducted under conditions of substantial preparation, and interpersonal support. Findings have suggested that under such conditions psilocybin leads to increased personality openness in healthy participants, decreased depression and anxiety in cancer patients, and increased biologically confirmed quit rates in treatment-resistant tobacco cigarette smokers. These findings are consistent with the notion that psychedelic therapy is best thought of as medication-assisted behavioral or psychological therapy, wherein the drug increases behavioral plasticity, providing an experience that can influence future behavior. A vision will be presented suggesting that psychedelics may be leveraged in the treatment of a variety of nominally distinct psychiatric disorders.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Identify two psychiatric disorders for which psilocybin is being studied as a potential therapeutic.

    2. Identify two risk factors that require mitigation in clinical research with high doses of psilocybin or other classic psychedelic compounds.

    3. Identify two "classic psychedelic" compounds

    4. Identify two non-classic psychedelic compounds

    5. Identify two environmental factors that are involved in “psychedelic therapy”

    6. Identify two areas of potential future research for psychedelic therapy.


    Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., is The Susan Hill Ward Endowed Professor of Psychedelics and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins. Working with psychedelics for 17 years, he is one of the world’s most widely published experts on psychedelics. Matt published psychedelic safety guidelines in 2008, helping to resurrect psychedelic research. He developed the first research on psychedelic treatment of tobacco addiction and published initial result in 2014, and with colleagues he conducted the largest study of psilocybin in cancer distress (2016). His 2018 psilocybin review recommended Schedule IV upon medical approval. Matt also conducts behavioral economic research on addiction and sexual risk. He’s been Interviewed by Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC and was featured in Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind.


       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     On or before March 17, 2023  $125  $225
     After March 17, 2023 $150   $250

     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15


    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

Past events

January 27, 2023 The Minds, Lives, and Motivations of Mass Attackers
October 14, 2022 Looking Through a Multidimensional Lens When Providing Telepsychology
October 14, 2022 Save the date: PsyPact Update
August 26, 2022 Don't Let the DSM-5-TR Fool You: The DSM-5-TR is Far More Than a Text Revision
April 22, 2022 The Private Practice Journey: Running, Marketing and Increasing Revenue
April 08, 2022 Bariatric Surgery: The Role of Psychologists on the Interdisciplinary Surgery Team
March 25, 2022 Suicide Risk/Assessment. Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D.
March 04, 2022 Tackling the Topic of Eating Disorders: Risks, Prevention, Early Detection, and Evidence Based Interventions. Presented by Lindsey Ricciardi, Ph.D.
January 21, 2022 Just Ethics: Professional Ethics, Decision-making, & the New Science of Morality
January 12, 2022 Social Justice, Civility and Dialogue
November 19, 2021 Medical Health Coding, Documenting, and Billing
October 22, 2021 Multiple Sclerosis: 9 Things Every Psychologist (and Neuropsychologist) Needs to Know
September 17, 2021 Understanding and Treating OCD
July 30, 2021 Cultural Considerations for Neuropsych
June 25, 2021 Suicide Assessment and Empirically Supported Treatment Options
May 14, 2021 Cultivating Cultural Fortitude in Clinical Practice: A Multicultural Orientation Framework Approach
April 23, 2021 Adolescent Brain Development
April 09, 2021 Telepsychology and PSYPACT (Registration Full)
February 26, 2021 Sequence IX: Ethics and Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums. Daniel O. Taube, JD, PhD
February 20, 2021 Self Care as an Ethical Imperative: Maintaining Competence and Flourishing During Challenging Times. Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
January 29, 2021 What keeps us up at night: An ethics discussion for 2021 (Registration Full)
November 13, 2020 Psychological Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain
October 02, 2020 CBT for Insomnia
August 07, 2020 A Practical Guide to the Ethics and Practice of Telepsychology and Teleneuropsychology During COVID-19
July 17, 2020 PTSD Treatment, and Related Ethical Dilemmas, in the Time of COVID-19
June 26, 2020 Trauma, Loss, and Traumatic Growth: Applying Conservation of Resources Theory through Social-Environmental and Behavioral Intervention
April 17, 2020 How to Rise Above the Ethical Demands of Utah Psychologists: Frank Rees, PhD
March 20, 2020 Pragmatics of Telepsychology Practice in the Age of COVID-19
February 21, 2020 Best Practices in Forensic Psychology: Testifying in Court/Related Case Law
January 24, 2020 Suicide Prevention Training: An Update on Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention
December 13, 2019 UPA Holiday Party
October 23, 2019 Creating & Getting the Most out of Clinical Supervision
June 15, 2019 Early Career Psychology Hike
June 07, 2019 The Trust Risk Management Workshop
April 12, 2019 Motivational Interviewing. Presented by Denise Lash, PhD
April 12, 2019 Non-pharmacological Interventions in Pain Management: Psychology's Answer to the Opioid Crisis
February 22, 2019 Don't Be Afraid of the Lawyer: A Clinician's Guide to Divorce, Subpoenas, Court, and All of the Those Things that Keep You Up at Night.
January 25, 2019 Concussion: From the CDC to CTE: Presented by Dr. Anne Russo and special guest Dallas Davis, former football linebacker
December 07, 2018 UPA Member and Guest Holiday Party
November 02, 2018 Eating Disorders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know by Eating Disorders presented by Dr. Lindsey Riccardi
September 28, 2018 UPA CE Presents: Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives
May 04, 2018 Ethics by Dr. Michael Donner
April 20, 2018 The Management of Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression and Pain with Electrons: A Brief Primer on Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET)
February 23, 2018 Cross Cultural Mental Healthcare of Non-Binary and Transgender Adults
January 26, 2018 Psychopharmacology Update for Clinicians: What’s new in 2018
September 29, 2017 Psychological Practice Sequence VII: Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues presented by Retirement
May 12, 2017 HIPAA Compliance 2017
April 10, 2017 Don’t forget about sleep: Incorporating assessment and treatment of sleep into busy practices
March 24, 2017 Moving Through Swamps: Didactics and Experiences in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
March 10, 2017 Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome – Overview and Management by Dr. Angela Eastvold
February 17, 2017 Eating Disorders. Presented by Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi
February 13, 2017 Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy
January 09, 2017 Professional Wills
October 14, 2016 Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the ADOS-2
October 10, 2016 Basics of Telepsychology Practice
September 16, 2016 Ethics Update
September 12, 2016 Effects of Stress on the Brain
June 03, 2016 Prolonged Exposure for the Treatment of PTSD
May 06, 2016 Surviving & Thriving as Psychologists: Empathic Distress and Wellbeing
April 15, 2016 Causes and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
March 18, 2016 Psychopharmacology Update
January 22, 2016 Resilience & Executive Functioning: Are They Evidence Based Concepts?
September 25, 2015 Ethics and Risk Management in the Age of the Affordable Care Act: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask!
May 15, 2015 ICD Diagnosis and DSM Changes: The New Horizon
March 13, 2015 Behavioral Sleep Medicine
January 23, 2015 Continuing Education: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicidality
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UPA CE events are typically held on Fridays and are fully refundable until noon on the Wednesday preceding them. 

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