Utah Psychological Association


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    • June 08, 2018
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    • 11 sessions
    • The Children's Center, 350 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    This is the monthly meeting for the UPA Executive Board

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    • 13 sessions
    • The Children's Center, 350 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    The monthly UPA Board meeting.

    • September 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LDS Hospital: Huntsman Education Center, E 8th Ave & C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143


    The Utah Psychological Association Presents:

    Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

    Presented by: Kelly Davis Garrett, PhD

    Friday, September 28, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 A.M.

    Workshop:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours


    The Silver Tsunami is on shore; older adults are among the most prevalent consumers of health care resources.  While older adults represent a widely heterogeneous group, a common experience is the interpersonal and intrapersonal changes (often losses) in virtually every facet we can imagine.  Seniors’ responses to these challenges vary widely-- from resilience to morbidity and despair.  As psychologists, we are uniquely positioned to explore and understand the biopsychosocial phenomena of aging, as well as provide insight and support to seniors through clinical services, research, and advocacy.
    This intermediate level course will provide an overview of the silos of aging:  neurology, psychopathology, cognitive/neuropsychology, endocrine, substance use/misuse/abuse, decision-making/capacity, interpersonal (e.g., dependence/independence, caregiving, bereavement, loneliness), intrapersonal (self-efficacy, selective optimization/compensation, identity), and cultural contexts.  Treatment approaches will be highlighted, with a focus on local resources to enrich comprehensive treatment planning.  Participants will have opportunities to reflect on the didactic presentations-- and deepen their learning-- by collaboratively applying their knowledge to a series of cases in small groups.
    Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will:

    • Be able to cite the biopsychosocial approach to the older adult.
    • Be conversant in the typical and atypical aging trajectories of neurology, psychopathology, cognitive, endocrine systems.
    • Become aware of local resources to enhance treatment plans and opportunities for research and advocacy impacting older adults.
    • Improve case conceptualization and treatment planning skills with older adults by working in small groups with other participants.
    • Expand and deepen their professional network with “rubber hits the road” practice in applying biopsychosocial aging concepts in small groups of UPA members/friends.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Kelly Davis Garrett, PhD

    Neuropsychologist, Intermountain Healthcare and Rocky Mountain MS Clinic

    Kelly Davis Garrett is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College (1995), and Drexel University where she earned a Master of Science in 1999 and a PhD in 2002. She completed an internship in neuropsychology at Brown University and fellowship in neuropsychology at Utah State University at the Cache County Study on Memory, Health and Aging. Since 2004, she has worked at Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in neuropsychological assessment and cognitive care planning with older adults in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatrics, and internal medicine/integrated primary care settings. She was one of the architects of Intermountain’s care process model for Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia, as well as its Late Career Physician program, which supports the credentialing of medical staff who are in their 70s and beyond. In 2018, she joined the Rocky Mountain MS/Neurology clinic, located on the LDS Hospital campus. She is a co-developer of the Philadelphia repeatable verbal learning test - English, Mandarin, Czech, and Farsi versions - as well as the cognitive vital signs tracker on the MS Care Connect app. 


    Early Bird Registration:

    UPA Member Early Bird: $125
    Non Member Early Bird: $225
    Early Bird Registration expires on 9/22/2018, one week prior to the event.

    Regular Registration:

    UPA Member: $150
    Non Member: $250
    UPA Student Member: $15
    Student Non Member: $45


    LDS Hospital: Huntsman Education Center
    E 8th Ave & C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org
    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
    Mail: Mail check to UPA, 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117.
    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join.

    • November 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Huntsman Education Center, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143


    Eating Disorders: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

    Presented by: Dr. Lindsey Ricciardi

    November 2, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 A.M.

    Workshop:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours


    Eating disorders are often misunderstood and commonly go undetected by clinicians. These illnesses wreak havoc on quality of life and carry the highest mortality rate of all of the psychiatric illnesses. Primary and secondary prevention, and early detection and intervention are crucial, and yet most patients present for specialized treatment when the disorder is most severe, dangerous, and debilitating. Diet culture, health fads, social media, lack of clinician training and confidence, and prevention efforts aimed at obesity all may trigger and exacerbate disordered eating and eating disorders. This workshop will review the importance of assessing eating behavior, as well as why, when and how to do this in practice. We will review common red flags and risk factors so attendees will be better equipped to quickly identify those at risk.  This workshop will provide an overview of eating disorder treatment research and will cover basic tenets and practices in evidence supported interventions for eating disorders such as Family Based Treatment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to help attendees identify when eating concerns are budding or present and to build confidence to intervene as quickly and effectively as possible.

    Learning Objectives:

    Attendees will:

    1. gain a better understanding of nutrition on behavioral health, including impact of dieting and malnutrition.
    2. gain confidence in their understanding of various DSM-IV eating disorders symptoms and common comorbid conditions.
    3. be able to identify risk factors and red flags that may increase vulnerability to, or suggest the presence of, an eating disorder.
    4. have a clear sense of what to do and what not to do, based on the data, when it comes to eating, weight and shape concerns for clients, family members, and themselves.
    5. have a strong understanding of the most important goals in eating disorder treatment and how to move towards these goals using evidence based practices.
    6. learn when it is necessary to refer out to specialized clinicians and/or higher levels of care for treatment.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Lindsey RicciardiDr. Lindsey Ricciardi has been involved in eating disorder research, clinical practice, and education for 18 years. She completed her internship and fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals Department of Psychiatry Eating and Weight Disorders Program and has been the clinical director of two multidisciplinary outpatient eating disorder programs during her career. She is certified in Family Based Treatment for eating disorders and has been comprehensively trained in the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to eating disorders. Dr. Ricciardi has worked with hundreds of clients with various types of eating disorders across the age, gender, weight, ethnic, and socioeconomic spectrum. She is currently in private practice specializing in providing evidence based treatment for eating disorders. She loves teaching and training and serves as adjunct faculty at UNLV in the Department of Clinical Psychology.   



    Before October 27, 2018: $125
    After October 27, 2018: $150


    Before October 27, 2018: $225
    After October 27, 2018:  $250

    Student members:  $15
    Non-member students: $45


    Huntsman Education Center
    LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue C St E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84143

    Come in the far north door on C street, which is the door to the Huntsman Education Center. The auditorium is just right of the door. The room is the LD auditorium in the Huntsman Education Center.
    There are two parking garages across the street (west side on C St) and the building on the east side. There is also 2 a hour parking on the street. The parking police are very vigilant about the 2 hour parking limit. 

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org
    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337
    Mail: Mail check to UPA, 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117.
    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

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September 08, 2018 Take a Hike with UPA Early Career Psychologist Committee (ECP)
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 28, 2018 Sexual Addiction – Assessment and Treatment
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
July 13, 2017 UPA Board Meeting
July 13, 2017 UPA Executive Meeting
June 23, 2017 UPA Retreat
May 12, 2017 Utah Psychological Association Annual Meeting
May 12, 2017 HIPAA Compliance 2017
May 08, 2017 EPPP Overview and Panel
April 14, 2017 UPA Board Meeting
April 14, 2017 UPA Executive Meeting
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 13, 2017 Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs
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
February 10, 2017 UPA Board Meeting
February 10, 2017 UPA Executive Meeting
January 13, 2017 UPA Board Meeting
January 13, 2017 UPA Executive Meeting
January 09, 2017 Professional Wills
December 12, 2016 How the Legislative Session Affects You
December 09, 2016 UPA Member and Guest Holiday Party
December 09, 2016 UPA Board Meeting
November 14, 2016 PSYPACT
November 11, 2016 UPA Board Meeting
November 11, 2016 UPA Executive Meeting
November 04, 2016 Brain Injury Alliance of Utah Annual Family & Professionals Conference 2016
October 14, 2016 Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the ADOS-2
October 10, 2016 Basics of Telepsychology Practice
October 07, 2016 UPA Board Meeting
October 07, 2016 UPA Executive Meeting
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?
November 13, 2015 Telepsychology: Use of Technology in Supervision and Service Delivery
October 16, 2015 Webinar: EPPP Overview
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!
August 22, 2015 Webinar: Culturally Competent Supervision
July 10, 2015 Webinar: Informed Consent and Confidentiality & its Exceptions: An Overview for Utah Psychologists
June 13, 2015 Webinar: Understanding the Impact of Microaggressions in Different Psychological Settings
June 01, 2015 Consultation Group Social
May 28, 2015 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards
May 15, 2015 ICD Diagnosis and DSM Changes: The New Horizon
May 06, 2015 Consultation Group Social
April 10, 2015 Early Career Psychologist Event: Painting with a Twist
March 13, 2015 Behavioral Sleep Medicine
February 13, 2015 Webinar on Insurance Panels and Billing
January 23, 2015 Continuing Education: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicidality
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