SVPA Fall Conference: History in the Making

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Arden-West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA 95815


  • 1/2 Table, Quarter Page Program Ad
  • 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


8 - 9

Registration and Breakfast

9 - 10:30

Welcome and Keynote

Historical Oppression in the Field of Psychology and How We 

Move Forward

10:30 - 11

Break: Networking & Exhibits

11 – 12:30

Mental Health and Legal Services within Immigrant Communities: 

A Panel Discussion with Psychologists and Immigration Attorneys

By: Sharon P. Howard, Ph.D., M. Esmeralda Zamudio, Psy.D.

Kishwer Vikaas Barrica, Esq., Bianca M. Dueñas & Marcus Tang

Gestalt Therapy in Group Context: Mindfulness-Based Treatment 

Before It Was Cool!

By: Nathaniel Mills, Ph.D.

What Every Psychologist Should Know About Working with Older 


By: Irving Hellman, Ph.D.

12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 3

Psychology of the Black Experience: Understanding Racial 

Trauma and Healing

By: Kristee Haggins, Ph.D.

How to Facilitate a Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go ‘Families with 

Teens’ Workshop

By: Paul A. Aikin, PH.D. & Nancy T. Aikin, Ph.D.     

A Client-Centered Approach to Psychological Testing Feedback 

with Youth

By: Elizabeth Solomon, Psy.D. ,Carlina R. Wheeler, Ph.D., 

Stacey Peerson, Ph.D.  & Richelle Long, Ph.D.

3 - 3:15


3:15 – 4:45

A Therapist’s Guide to Consensual Nonmonogamy: Polyamory, 

Swinging, and Open Marriage

By: Rhea Orion, PhD, LMFT, CST

Acid versus Gun as a Weapon of Assault: Understanding the 

Cultural and Psychological Implications for Dealing with the 

Aftermath of Assault

By: Baljit Atwal, Ph.D.

The Evolution of Eating Disorder Diagnoses and The 

Implications for Treatment

By: Chassity Angeny-Showalter, Psy.D.

4:45 - 5

CE Certificate Pick Up & Sign Out

5 - 6:30

Social Hour!

6 CE credits will be available pending approval from the California 

Psychological Association. No partial credit. 


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