SVPA 2nd Annual Conference: Building Bridges and Bridging the Gap

  • Friday, October 06, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • Ends August 31st
  • Lunch/Breakfast table signage, Table, Half Page Program Ad, 6 tickets
  • Backdrop Logo, 5 Min Plenary Intro, Table, Full Page Ad, 10 tickets
  • Table, Quarter Page Program Ad, 2 tickets
  • Ends August 31st
  • Ends August 31st

Registration is closed


8 - 9: Registration and Breakfast

9 - 10:30: Welcome and Keynote

How Advocacy Impacts the Practice of Psychology

Keynote Speaker: Le Ondra Clark Harvey, Ph.D.

Dr. Clark Harvey has her Ph.D. in psychology and is the chief consultant to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. She will discuss her unique journey from psychology to policy and the importance of advocacy in the field of psychology.

10:30 - 11: Break and Exhibits

11 - 12:30: Special Presentations

The Temperament Trap: Helping Eating Disorder Patients Manage Traits & Engage In Valued Living

By: Lisa Petersen, Ph.D. & Jennifer Lombardi, LMFT

Building Mental Health Bridges with Undocumented College Students

By: M. Esmeralda Zamudio, Psy.D.

The Essentials of Treating Hoarding Disorder:  Developing a Toolbox to Set Your Clients Up for Success

By: Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 3: Special Presentations

Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group: Fighting Stigma, Promoting Connectedness, Saving Lives

By: Rick Grant-Coons, Psy.D.

An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Way of Living (Not Existing) With Chronic Pain

By: Steve McCormick, Psy.D.

The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Substance Abuse

By: Susan Landes, PsyD, LMFT

3 - 3:15: Break

3:15 - 4:45: Special Presentations

Growing Grit and Raising Resiliency Using Self-Directed Neuroplasticity

By: Christina Spragg, Ph.D.

Scuttling the Ship: The Hidden Link Between Narcissism and Suicide

By: Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D.

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

By: Malakai Coté, Ph.D.

4:45 - 5: Check out and CE certificates

**6 CE credits (no partial credit) available for those register under the Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and Board of Registered Nursing**

5 - 6:30: Networking Social (Co-Sponsored by Creative Legal Funding)

We are so grateful for our list of sponsors for the conference, all of whose information will be available at the conference:

Gold Sponsor:
Sutter Center for Psychiatry

Silver Sponsors:
Your Health and Financial Advocate
Kaiser Permanente Regional Mental Health Training Programs
Dreyer Babbich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
TMS Health Solutions
Eating Recovery Center

Constellation Behavioral Health

Bronze Sponsors:
The Camp Recovery Center
WellSpace Health
Treatment Placement Specialists (Acadia)

Print Sponsor: 
Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento

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