Utah Psychological Association

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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
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    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

    Presenter: 

    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.

    Fees

       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

    Location

    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
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    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

    Presenter:

    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:

    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
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    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.

    Presenter: 

    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.

    Fees

       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

    Location

    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.

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

address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512, Salt Lake City, UT 84117 | phone: (801) 410-0337 | emailutahpsych@gmail.com
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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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