2022 Fall NW Psychological Convention - Workshops


Join us at the Fall 2022 Northwest Psychological Convention.
Join us at the 2021 Northwest Psychological Fall Convention

Workshops

Friday, Nov. 4th CE Workshops

Friday Keynote: Clarity in Complexity: Liberatory Practice

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

CE credits: 1

Learning Objectives:

  1. The presentation will provide participants with 3 levels for social analysis.
  2. The presentation will provide participants with a model to analyze 9 dimensions of social membership and the impacts in the therapy process.
  3. The presentation will provide participants with a framework to self-evaluate skillfulness in working with social advantage and social marginalization.

Program Description:

The intent of the presentation is to provide clinicians and supervisors with awareness and competencies to work with issues of equity.

This presentation in liberatory practice may help psychologists better understand how to operate with clarity while holding the complexity of social memberships of privilege and marginalization more effectively.

About the Presenter, Leticia Nieto, Psy.D., LMFT, TEPA :

Leticia Nieto, Psy.D., LMFT, TEPA, a leadership coach, psychotherapist, and educator specializing in liberation and equity, cultural responsiveness, motivational patterning, and evolutionary creativity. Her 2010 book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone, is an accessible analysis of the dynamics of oppression and supremacy that offers readers ways to develop skills to promote liberation.

Friday Morning Track 1: Psychopharmacology for Psychologists: What You Need to Know

CE credits: 3

Time: 9:15 AM - 12:30PM

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify three reasons describing how a basic understanding of psychopharmacology can enhance psychology practice.
  2. Participants will be able to name the principle organ of drug metabolism.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least three common side effects of SSRIs.

Program Description:

This program will address why psychologists should have a general and applicable understanding of psychopharmacology. In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, integrated care teams and collaboration amongst providers from different specialties has become an expectation. Psychologists can only participate meaningfully as part of a healthcare team if they have the prerequisite knowledge e to communicate effectively with other providers. Meaningful collaboration with medical professionals will require at least a basic understanding of psychopharmacological principles. In pursuit of this goal the presentation will cover topics that include: basic psychopharmacology; a review of common psychotropic medications for disorders including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis and insomnia; understanding medical culture and terminology; strategies for communicating effectively with prescribing providers; and other must-know tips and pearls about the medications our patients are taking.

About the PresentersDavid Shearer, Ph.D., MSCP:

Dr. Shearer is a clinical and prescribing psychologist working as a civilian at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) in Tacoma, Washington. He is embedded in a large family practice clinic and has been actively prescribing for the past fourteen years. Dr. Shearer is the Director of Behavioral Sciences and a faculty member for the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program at MAMC. He is also a faculty member of the Army Psychology Internship Program at Madigan. Research interests include psychopharmacology education and the combination of psychological and psychopharmacological treatments

Friday Afternoon Track 1: Military Sexual Trauma

CE credits: 3.0

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

Program Description:


About the Presenters, Dawn Gray:


Friday Afternoon Track 2: Introduction to and Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

CE credits: 3

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess sleep concerns and describe common differential diagnoses.
  2. List 3 important components of CBT-I psychoeducation and explain underlying rationale for CBT-I intervention.
  3. Compile and use mobile app resources for patients when administering CBT-I.

Program Description:

Insomnia is a common but often overlooked complaint. It is a risk factor for various medical and psychiatric diagnoses and is associated with substantial health care costs. While cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for insomnia disorder (American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the European Sleep Research Society) access to CBT-I is limited. This workshop will train providers in the foundational components of CBT-I, intervention skills, and group therapy options. Additionally, the presenter will highlight the potential utility of technology in improving access to insomnia care.

About the Presenters, Mari Yamamoto, Ph.D.:

Mari Yamamoto (she/her) has BA in psychology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She has training and experience working in integrated primary care settings, including working with Veterans, immigrant/refugee populations, and older adults. She practices in the primary care setting, and teaches medical residents. She enjoys working with patients to improve things like sleep, pain management, and support chronic disease management.

Friday Afternoon Track 3: Looking at Retirement Through a Practical and Ethical Lens

CE credits: 3

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess sleep concerns and describe common differential diagnoses.
  2. List 3 important components of CBT-I psychoeducation and explain underlying rationale for CBT-I intervention.
  3. Compile and use mobile app resources for patients when administering CBT-I.

Program Description:

Insomnia is a common but often overlooked complaint. It is a risk factor for various medical and psychiatric diagnoses and is associated with substantial health care costs. While cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for insomnia disorder (American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the European Sleep Research Society) access to CBT-I is limited. This workshop will train providers in the foundational components of CBT-I, intervention skills, and group therapy options. Additionally, the presenter will highlight the potential utility of technology in improving access to insomnia care.

About the Presenters, G. Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, Ph.D., ABPP and Stephen Feldman, JD, Ph.D. Ph.D.:
G. Andrew H. Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Benjamin works with families engaged in high-conflict litigation and lawyers suffering from various mental health and drug abuse problems, in various governance positions, and as director of the Parenting Evaluation Training Program at the University of Washington. A Clinical Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Law at the University of Washington, Dr. Benjamin has published 72 peer-reviewed articles in Psychology, Law, and Psychiatry journals. He is the author of five books published by APA, and one book published by Sage. He has received multiple awards from such groups as the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Psychological Association, and the APA.

Stephen Feldman, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Feldman has practiced and taught law for over 30 years. He has served on the law faculties of Harvard, Georgetown, Nebraska, and Seattle Universities. He is a consultant to the Washington State Bar Association as a clinician with legal expertise, and, reversing hats, as a consultant to the Washington State Psychological Association as an attorney with clinical expertise. He also consults with counseling services and private practitioners throughout the state.


Saturday, Nov. 5th CE Workshops

Saturday Morning: Track 1: ECP panel on Sustaining Ourselves Throughout the Lifespan of our Careers

CE credits: 3

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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About the Presenters, Tien Liang & Wren Hudgins :

Saturday Morning: Track 2: Intersections: Gender Affirmative Care and Race

CE credits: 3

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define commonly used terminology
  2. Participants will be able to articulate how psychologists’ attitudes and biases may impact gender diverse people and gender diverse people of color
  3. Participants will be able to define and identify the impact minority stress on client presentation and client well-being

Program Description:

Discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-binary individuals creates serious psychosocial consequences. The recent national trend in anti-trans affirmative care bills has increased the risk of such consequences multi-fold. This foundational level workshop is an attempt to address this risk. There has been mounting evidence that receiving trans-affirmative care and social support leads to positive health outcomes. Similarly, there has been evidence of the positive impact of culturally grounded clinical practice and improvement in quality of care for racial and ethnic minorities. This workshop encourages psychologists to think about and creative inclusive and affirming environments within their therapy practices to better serve individuals with these intersecting identities.

About the Presenters, Dr. Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D. and Dr. Kiranmayi Neelarambam, Ph.D.:


Dr. Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D.

Dr. Goldenberg is a Licensed Psychologist who serves the Gender clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital. A long-time activist, his work has integrated professional advocacy, training and direct care for clients across the age spectrum. Dr. Goldenberg utilizes a feminist approach with an emphasis on ACT

 



Dr. Kiranmayi Neelarambam, Ph.D.

Dr. Neelarambam is a Licensed Psychologist with a private practice in Kirkland, WA. Raised in India, her work focuses on serving marginalized clients including addressing concerns of racial identity, sexuality and gender, women’s issues, and life transitions. Dr. Neelarambam is a ACT and CBT specialist.

Saturday Afternoon: Track 1: FASD: Evidence Based Interventions and Common Secondary Disabilities

CE credits: 2

Time: 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list at least three evidence-based interventions for use with a pediatric FASD population.

Program Description:

This live webinar will provide an overview of evidence-based practices specifically designed for FASD populations. Limitations to the current body of knowledge with regards to diversity will also be discussed.

About the Presenters, Erin Johnson, Ph.D. & Erika L. Stannard, Psy.D.:

Erin Johnson, Ph.D.

Erin Johnson, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist providing neurodevelopmental diagnostics at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Born and raised in Anchorage, Dr. Johnson received her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural Indigenous Emphasis at the University of Alaska. She spent six years in Nome and its 14 surrounding villages serving as Director of Child and Youth Services and developing a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic team for the region. Dr. Johnson’s work in the area of FASDs continues in Anchorage through serving on a FASD diagnostic team, providing community trainings, and educating future diagnosticians and clinicians. 


Erika L. Stannard, Psy.D.

Erika Stannard, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, chemical dependency clinical supervisor, and supervisor for licensed professional counselors in the state of Alaska. She received her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Rochester, as well as a master of science degree in counseling psychology and a doctor of psychology degree from Alaska Pacific University. Additionally, she has a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts and a postdoctoral certificate in neuropsychology.

Saturday Afternoon: Track 2: Implicit Biases in Practice

CE credits: 3

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

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About the Presenter, Lori Woehler, Psy.D.:




Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Alaska Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alaska Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Northwest Psychological Fall Convention is a continuing educational event restricted to WSPA and AK-PA members and invited behavioral health professionals.