Upcoming events

    • Friday, May 19, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Hilton Arden-West, 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento, CA 95815

    Register NOW at 

    to take advantage of EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING!  

    SVPA Member Registration: $200 Early Registration (March 9-April 9); $225 after April 9

    SVPA Student Member Registration: $100 Early Registration (March 9-April 9); $125 after April 9

    Non-SVPA Member Registration: $250 Early Registration (March 9-April 9); $275 after April 9

    * All Registrations include Continental Breakfast and Lunch, Swag Bag, Raffle Ticket, Entrance to Networking/Social Hour Reception, and 6 Continuing Education Credits for attending all 4 conference presentation sessions, plus 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour under CPD Learning Category #1 – Professional Activity


    We are excited to bring together the Sacramento Valley psychological community and highlight local expertise and resources. We aspire to bring learning and information to our members' different areas of practice and interests,

    while providing a space to build community.

    From Recovery To Triumph: Healing In The Pandemic Era” will be SVPA’s 1st in-person conference since 2019 and as such, its theme is on the many faces that the field of psychology has had - and currently has - due to the psychological happenings of the past few years:

    • There has been an increased awareness and need for psychologists to serve as leaders in their various communities through prolonged engagement in significant activities to contribute to improving the lives of all. Examples include public service, volunteerism, board membership and other strategic roles often not directly associated with the day-to-day work of psychologists. This is highlighted in APA’s Citizen Psychologist initiative.
    • ‘988’ went into effect as the universal 3-digit mental health crisis service number to that people experiencing suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress can access the support and care they need.
    • Due to the pandemic elevating disparities in marginalized communities, a focus on Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has never been more in-demand. Psychologists have played active roles in helping to dismantle barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full & dignified life.
    • We have had to embrace and cradle the suffering of others for an extended period of time, all the while holding on to hope ourselves that a lotus would bloom from the mud. Psychologists have found intriguing and diverse ways to tend to themselves in order to mitigate burn-out and compassion fatigue.

    We will have a continental breakfast hour while attendees complete their registration. To begin our conference, we will have a keynote speaker address our entire audience and we intend for this speaker to be a dynamic leader in the Sacramento psychology community that can speak to the theme and focus of our conference. The remainder of the conference will consist of breakout sessions that attendees are able to select based on their preference. There will also be a scheduled lunch hour and poster session hour where local psychology students will be able to showcase their research. We will offer a closing reception for attendees at the end of the day.

    We invite you to be a part of this healing.

    Come learn, connect, and be inspired to transform recovery to triumph!

    Conference Schedule, including Course Description and Learning Objectives, Can Be Found On Conference Webpage HERE


    CPA is co-sponsoring with Sacramento Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

    Important Notice: Those who attend the conference and complete the CPA evaluation forms for each presentation will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.


    CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund of tuition, based on the following schedule, will be allowed if requested in writing by the associated date. No refunds will be provided after the final date. By April 21, 2023: 80% refund; By May 5, 2023: 60% refund; By May 16, 2019: 40% refund. No refunds will be given with less than 72 hours notice.


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