Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento

    Join the Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychology (BMN) Section 

    in our first presentation of the year:

    "Traumatic Brain Injury: Mental Health Considerations"

    Joel W. Solomon, Psy.D.

    Clinical Neuropsychologist

    Mercy Outpatient Rehabilitation Center


    More than 2.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and more than 5.3 million people live with the long-term effects of TBI. Brain injury can impact functioning across many domains, including cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, occupational, and interpersonal functioning. Psychiatric symptoms are very common in this population, yet mental health providers are often uncomfortable with or not knowledgeable about TBI and its role in these symptoms. This presentation will provide a general overview of TBI, including definition, prevalence, neuropathology, symptoms, and recovery, and highlight important clinical considerations for working with this population as a mental health provider.

    Objectives: As a results of this presentation, participants will have a better understanding of

    the following: 

    1) Definition of TBI

    2) Common signs and symptoms of TBI

    3) Expected recovery following TBI

    4) Management of concussion

    5) Mental health considerations for working with individuals with TBI.

    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 33rd Street Bistro, 3301 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

    Getting Connected with Integrated Primary Care: A Developmental Discussion 

    by: Alex L. Andrade Jr., Ph.D. and Marcella Kreysa, Psy.D., M.A.


    Integrated primary care is considered the future direction of psychological treatment. Clinicians who practice in more traditional settings or who do not have direct clinical experience in these settings might feel disconnected or, at worse, at a professional disadvantage in the near future. This presentation will provide clinicians with an overview of primary care and the experience of two psychologists at different developmental points in their primary care experience. The focus will be to educate clinicians about the basics of primary care along with ways to develop a connection with primary care providers and patients. The audience will have opportunities to participate in a discussion about their own knowledge, experiences, and interactions with primary care providers and patients.


    As a result of the presentation participants will have a better understanding of the following: 

    1) what an integrated primary care approach entails; 2) how primary care benefits patients and some common interventions used; 3) how traditional clinicians can explore their own developmental level with primary care; 4) how treatment clinicians can develop collaborative treatment interactions and communications.  

    This is a 2-hour presentation, including time for discussion and questions. Two hours of CEU credit being offered for those registered with the Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and Board of Registered Nursing.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Empowering Women by Targeting Oppressive Factors 

    By: Christina Spragg, Ph.D.

    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Providing Compassionate, Effective, and Collaborative Gender Transition Support Services for Adults 

    By: Malakai Coté, Ph.D.

    • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Cultural Damage: Abusive Treatment on a Cultural Level and Impact on Marginalized Communities 

    By: Rick Grant-Coons, Psy.D.

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