Utah Psychological Association

Events

Upcoming events

    • April 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Livestream event via Zoom
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    9:00 am to noon. 3 Continuing Education Hours

    Workshop Description:

    A second wave of significant brain development begins in late childhood and continues through adolescence into emerging adulthood. Neural circuits undergo extensive remodeling that may underlie changes in emotional development and emotion regulation. Brain development inherently involves plasticity, suggesting that the adolescent brain may be more significantly affected by environmental input than during later stages of development. Both human and animal research will be utilized to illustrate these neural changes and associated behaviors. In addition, we will discuss the potential contribution of such changes to the onset of difficulties in emotion regulation.

    Course Objectives:

    • Understand the role of puberty in brain development.
    • Describe changes in neural circuitry thought to underlie emotional responses.
    • Describe changes in neural circuitry thought to underlie emotion regulation and executive function.

    Presenter Biography: LESA K. ELLIS, PhD

    Dr. Lesa K. Ellis received her PhD from the University of Oregon in Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. She currently chairs the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Westminster College and teaches courses in Brain and Behavior, Social Neuroscience, Human Brain Development, and assorted other courses within the major. She has conducted research on the neural correlates of anxiety in young adults, the contribution of genes to differences in neural processing of emotional stimuli, the maturation of prefrontal areas of the brain and emotional reactivity and delinquency in adolescents, and the relationship between pubertal maturation and emotional reactivity. She frequently presents at local conferences and works with various groups in the community to facilitate their understanding of brain development and its role in various behaviors.

    Fees

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of ARPIL 16, 2021: $75
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $85

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of APRIL 16, 2021: $100
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

    Students:

    • Student members: $0
    • Non-member students: $25

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

    • May 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Livestream event via Zoom
    Register

    May 14, 2021 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT

    Livestream event via Zoom

    3 Continuing Education Hours

    Workshop Description:

    Research indicates psychotherapy clients who choose to disclose and meaningfully discuss experiences related to their marginalized identities with their therapists have better outcomes than clients who consciously conceal salient aspects of who they are. Therapists, however, sometimes miss opportunities to invite or engage in these types of cultural conversations. This workshop will begin with a basic assumption, “Every interaction is a cultural interaction," followed by a description of the three pillars of the Multicultural Orientation (MCO) framework -cultural humility, cultural comfort, and cultural opportunity - and conclude with specific recommendations for how to incorporate MCO into clinical practice. This workshop will also invite attendees to (re)consider the ways in which they can leverage cultural fortitude and create space for clients and therapists to bring their whole cultural selves into the therapy room.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe the three pillars of the Multicultural Orientation (MCO) framework
    • Identify specific ways to apply the MCO framework in clinical practice
    • Discuss how cultural conversations between a client and provider can positively influence clinical processes and outcomes

    Presenter Biography: Karen Tao, PhD

    Dr. Karen Tao is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah. She is a community engaged scholar who teaches, conducts, research and facilitates workshops with a commitment to reduce disparities in the access, service and quality of mental health and education for historically marginalized groups. She is especially interested in how people negotiate conversations about difference and culture as well as why multicultural competence matters.

    Karen has over a decade of experience providing diversity and social justice oriented training for public and private schools, non-profit and private sector organizations and universities. Most recently she collaborated with PBS Utah to produce a digital series “Let’s Talk”. As the host of the series, Karen met with parents to discuss how to talk with kids about race, racism, and cultural differences.

    Fees

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of May 7, 2021: $75
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $95

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of May 7, 2021: $100
    • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

    Students:

    • Student members: $0
    • Non-member students: $25

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

    Online Event Registration

    Mail payment to:

    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT 84117

    Phone: Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

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

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

Past events

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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