SVPA Fall Conference: Realizing Psychology's Purpose: Embracing Your Role

  • Friday, October 04, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Arden-West, 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815


  • Discounted rate to attend the entire conference
  • Attending only for presentation. Does not include CE credits.
  • Lunch/Breakfast Signage, Table, Half Page Program Ad, 6 Conference Tickets
  • Backdrop Logo, 5 Min Plenary Intro, Full Page Ad, Table, 10 Conference Tickets
  • Table, Quarter Page Program Ad, 2 Conference Tickets
  • Conference attendee using ticket from Sponsor



8 - 9 AM: Registration and Breakfast

9 - 10:30 AM: Welcome and Keynote Plenary Session

Helping the Helpers: Preventing Burnout by Prioritizing Purpose and Presence

By: Christina Spragg, Ph.D.

10:30 - 11 AM: Break for Group Photo, Networking, Exhibits

11 - 12:30 PM: Break out sessions

The Eye of the Storm: Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

By: Marjon Fariba, M.D., Lynn Wilcox, Ph.D., Mohammad Sadoghi, Ph.D., & Nasim Bahadorani, DrPh, MBS, CHES

ADHD Across the Lifespan: Considerations for Outcomes and Treatment

By: J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D., Samantha Blair, Ph.D., Agnieszka Mlodnicka, Ph.D., & Tici Silba, MEd

Psychophysiologic Disorders: Integrated Approaches to Understanding and Treating Somatic Symptoms

By: Les Aria, Ph.D. & Stacie Lloyd, M.A.

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch, Exhibits

1:30 - 3 PM: Break out sessions

Navigating Neurocognitive Disorders for the Mental Health Practitioner

By: Carol Chambers, Psy.D. & Linda Trettin, Ph.D.

Psychotherapy Related Research and CBT Treatment of Children and Adolescents in Private Practice

By: Lothar Mader, Ph.D.

Identifying and Effectively Using Your Competence Constellation: A Workshop for Practicing Psychologists

By: David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D.

3 - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 - 4:45 PM: Break out sessions

Incorporating Fathers in Behavioral Health Treatment of Children and Adolescents

By: Olivia Briceño Contreras, Psy.D. & Jennifer Bob, Psy.D.

Systematic Affair Recovery Therapy

By: Talal H. Alsaleem, Psy.D., LMFT

Injury, Fitness for Duty, and the Law

By: Amir Ramezani, Ph.D.

4:45 - 5 PM: Checkout/ Pick up CE certificates

5 - 6:30 PM: Social Hour

For information about CE credits, email Dr. Ryan Cheperka at

Refund Schedule for Cancellations:

By September 6, 2019: 80% refund

By September 27, 2019: 60% refund

By October 3, 2019: 40% refund 

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