Utah Psychological Association


Upcoming events

    • July 13, 2017
    • May 10, 2018
    • 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

    • July 13, 2017
    • May 10, 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • The Children's Center, 350 South 400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    The monthly UPA Board meeting.

    • January 26, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LDS Hospital Huntsman Auditorium, E 8th Ave & C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143


    Psychopharmacology Update for Clinicians: What’s new in 2018

    Presented by: Morgan Sammons, Ph.D. ABPP 

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
    REGISTRATION:  8:30 A.M.
    WORKSHOP:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    LDS Hospital Huntsman Auditorium, Salt Lake City, Utah.


    This 6 hour continuing education program will provide a clinically pertinent update on psychopharmacological agents in common use.  Evidence supporting their use, data regarding efficacy on unimodal and combined interventions, and drug specific interventions for common mental disorders will be presented.  Changes in the legal and regulatory environment affecting psychologist’s involvement with psychotropic agents will be covered.  The evolving role of psychopharmaceutical agents in the management of mental disorders will be covered.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will understand changes in the healthcare delivery system that affect psychologists and psychotropic medications.
    2. Participants will understand novel theoretical approaches to the use of psychopharmacological agents that may affect their clinical utilization.
    3. Participants will gain an appreciation of the research supporting combined use of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for common mental disorders.
    4. Participants will understand clinical theories of mechanism of action of common classes of psychotropic drugs.
    5. Participants will gain detailed knowledge of specific classes of psychotropic drugs, to include antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, psychostimulants, mood stabilizers and cognitive enhancers.
    6. Participants will understand clinical issues surrounding the use of the above classes of medication, to include doses, side effects, and interactions with other prescribed and unprescribed substances. 

    Biography: Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP

    Morgan Sammons, PhD, ABPPMorgan T. Sammons is Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is a retired US Navy Captain, and one of the first prescribing psychologists in the country.  Dr. Sammons is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, past- president of APA’s Division 55, past Chair of the California Psychological Association’s Division 5 (Psychopharmacology) and a past president of the Maryland Psychological Association.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology 



    Before January 19, 2018: $125
    After January 19, 2018: $150


    Before January 19. 2018: $225
    After January 19, 2018,   $250

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

    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

    Event starts at 9:00 AM

    • February 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LDS Hospital Huntsman Auditorium, E 8th Ave & C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84143


    Cross Cultural Mental Healthcare of Non-Binary and Transgender Adults

    Presented by: Jordan Rullo, Ph.D. ABPP

    February 23, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Workshop:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours


    This workshop includes an in-depth discussion on best practices for transgender mental healthcare in adults, with an emphasis on cross cultural care. Key topics will include diagnosis and assessment of gender dysphoria, a model for guiding an individual during their gender journey, the utilization of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care and the core components of writing a letter for support for medically necessary surgical intervention (e.g., genital reconstructive surgery).

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List and explain the current nomenclature for the spectrum of gender diversity

    2. Describe best practices for transgender mental healthcare

    3. Recall the core components of a diagnostic assessment for gender dysphoria 

    4. Define a model for guiding an individual through their gender journey
    5. Describe the WPATH Standards of Care and how to use them in practice
    6. Recall the information needed to write a strong letter for support of medically necessary surgical intervention

    Presenter Biography: 

    Jordan Rullo, PhD, ABPP is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry and the Division of General Internal Medicine. She has trained in multidisciplinary transgender health programs in Toronto, ON and Minneapolis, MN, and helped develop the Mayo Clinic Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic in Rochester, MN. 



    Before February 16, 2018: $125
    After February 16, 2018: $150


    Before February 16, 2018: $225
    After February 16, 2018:  $250

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


    LDS Hospital Huntsman Auditorium
    E 8th Ave & C Street
    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 hr 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

    • February 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

    Sexual Addiction – Assessment and Treatment


    This training will enable professionals to identify 10 criteria for addiction. They will understand the addiction cycle. They will recognize how early trauma and other components enable an addiction to develop. Providers will be able to identify 10 types of compulsive behavior revealed through research.

    Who Should Attend

    Therapists who work with individuals and couples who are having personal and relationship problems. In some cases, the individual’s and couple’s struggles might be due to underlying sexual addiction issues.

    Date: February 28, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am until 12:00 noon
    Location: Salt Lake City Public Library

    210 East 400 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111



    Single Registrant: $45
    Group Rate (4 or more): $35 each

    Continuing Education Credit: 3 hours

    The following organizations have approved CE credit for this course:

    The Utah Psychological Association
    Utah Association of Social Workers

    The course relates to Marriage and Family Therapy work. The training will help MFT providers identify sexual addictive behavior when applicable.

    Course Director: Steven J. Chen, Ph.D.

    Steven was trained in Clinical Psychology and obtained his Ph.D. in 1992. He has worked at a variety of settings and has more than 25 years’ experience in psychology. Steven has worked with numerous individuals suffering from addiction, including alcohol, sex, and drug dependence. He utilizes a unique intensive outpatient approach, which is highly effective in helping those with addiction as well as spouses and family members. He is a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT).

    Register for this event at: http://www.stevenjchen.com/workshops/

Past events

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
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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UPA CE events are typically held on Fridays and are fully refundable until noon on the Wednesday preceding them. 

UPA Address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512 | Salt Lake City, UT 84117 |(801) 410-0337
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