Utah Psychological Association


Upcoming events

    • June 08, 2018
    • April 12, 2019
    • 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

    • June 08, 2018
    • June 08, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • The Children's Center, 350 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    The monthly UPA Board meeting.

    • April 12, 2019
    • April 13, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Huntsman Education Center – LDS Hospital



    The Utah Psychological Association
    The National Association of Social Workers, Utah Chapter

    Motivational Interviewing

    Presented by Denise Lash, PhD
    Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    12.0 CE Hours


    Psychologists, Social Workers and those in the mental health field will learn basic MI skills and supporting research for Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a therapy modality and treatment, and is the second most researched treatment modality in the field of psychology.

    Any patient examples will be de-identified. The participants will be asked to di-identify any examples they provider. At the outset of the training, the participants will be asked to keep all examples confidential. Session will be part lecture, part practice, part demonstration. Lecture component will educate participants on basic MI skills, MI research, and background. The practice component will be for participants to work in dyads and triads to use what they have learned. The trainer will demonstrate MI skills with volunteers. Risks would be that participants will be asked to talk about issues about which they are ambivalent which could cause distress, however, participants will be given a list of possible topics from which to choose and these topics are ones that are relatively inane in nature (i.e., gossip, getting to bed on time).

    Learning Objectives:

    In this course, attendees will be able to describe two primary components of Motivational Interviewing. The use of OARS will be discussed. The use of change talk will be taught, and also how to respond effectively to sustain change talk.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Denise Lash, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who works primarily with adults at McKay-Dee Behavioral Health. She specializes in the treatment of health behaviors, including weight loss, nicotine dependence, alcohol abuse, insomnia and disease management. She has extensive training in Motivational Interviewing and has been a member of the MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) since 2012. Dr. Lash also provides treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, cultural concerns, relationship issues, and PTSD. Dr. Lash earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico, with an emphasis on health behavior change. Her internship and post-doctoral training were completed in New Mexico, with an emphasis on health behavior change. Her internship and post-doctoral training were completed at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other evidence based approaches to treatment. 


    UPA or NASW Member: $200
    Non Member of NASW or UPA: $300


    UPA/NASW Student: $40
    Non Member of UPA/NASW Student: $60


    Huntsman Education Center – LDS Hospital 

    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 hour parking on the street. The parking police are very vigilant about the 2 hour parking limit.

    Lunch is on your own.

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Mail: Mail check to Utah Psychological Association, 5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512, SLC, UT  84117.

    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Cancelations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    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. 

    • June 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Three Fountains Club House

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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
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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