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03.11.16
The American Experience: Promoting Well-Being of Arab and Muslim Patients

Dr. AbuHamda will give us background about the religious beliefs and cultural norms of Arab-American and immigrant Arab patient. She will discuss how cultural traditions and worldviews as well as religious beliefs can impact therapy, and discuss ways to foster the therapeutic relationship and work through psychological issues while respecting the client’s religious beliefs and cultural norms

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05.06.16
Using Research to Inform Clinical Practice In the Treatment of Eating Disorders

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Date/Time:   Friday, May 06, 2016, 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy at Tyson’s II Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102.

Cost: $55.00 for NVACP Members / $100.00 for non-NVACP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students

Menu: Family style luncheon to include vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections

Program Schedule:      

10:45 am to 11:30 am         Registration, Meet & Greet

11:30 am to   1:00 pm         Lunch, Networking, Announcements

1:00 pm to   4:00 pm          CE Program with Dr. Fischer

Program Overview:

Many adults and adolescents with eating disorders (EDs) often first seek treatment for another problem before targeting ED symptoms. However, it is important to understand and target these symptoms in treatment because of the significant psychological and physiological damage that untreated EDs can have on an individuals’ health and well-being. The goal of this presentation is to provide clinicians a research-informed update on diagnosis, maintenance factors, and best clinical practices relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in adolescents and adults. This presentation will review current diagnostic categories for eating disorders, common co-occurring conditions that often lead individuals to treatment, updated research on neurobiological and psychological factors that maintain ED symptoms, and practical approaches to evidence based treatment of EDs. This presentation will utilize several clinical examples in order to facilitate participant understanding and practical application.

Learning Objectives:

Understand common co-occurring conditions that often lead individuals with eating disorders to seek treatment

Learn how to conceptualize the maintenance of eating disorder symptoms within an individual

Learn how to adapt evidence based practice in the treatment of eating disorders to a private practice setting

Identify when a client may need to be referred to specialist treatment

Speaker Bibliograhpy:

Dr. Sarah Fischer is a licensed clinical psychologist and a faculty member of the psychology department at George Mason University. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry with a specialization in eating disorders treatment and research. Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on the role of impulsivity in eating disorder symptoms and co-occurring behaviors, such as substance abuse and self-injury. She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Behavior Therapy, and has been a co-investigator on two NIH funded treatment outcome studies. Dr. Fischer’s clinical expertise is in the treatment of adolescent and adult eating disorders and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

 

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06.10.16
CE Event: VA Board of Psychology

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Date/Time:   Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:45 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy at Tyson’s II Galleria

2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102     (Phone 703-356-9000)

Cost: $55.00 for NVACP Members / $100.00 for non-NVACP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students

 

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09.23.16
CE Event: iParent 101: Working With Families in the Digital Age

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Program Overview: This workshop is for licensed psychologists who want to be aware of the clinical implications and practical applications of working with families in the digital age. It will serve as a primer for clinicians to increase their awareness of and possible use of technology in working with their patients. The course will provide an overview of popular apps, smartphone use, and utilization of parental controls in clinical practice. The many benefits and concerns for children and adolescents being raised in this wired and wireless world will be introduced and explored. The program will include research findings and practical advice based on a behavior modification parenting program.

 

Learning objectives: Particpants will learn to:

  • Address a variety of issues based on the understanding that many clinicians and parents are digital immigrants while child, adolescent, and young adult patients are digital natives.
  • Recognize and increase clinicians’ awareness of common applications and understanding of benefits and concerns inherent to treating patients in the digital age.
  • Receive practical advice for using technology in clinical practice to engage your patients and enhance specific coping skills training.
  • Review a sample of research trends and findings regarding child development and screen time use.
  • Learn about implementation of a behavior modification protocol using digital access levels as incentives.

Speaker: Dr. Adam Pletter is a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland in his 15th year of private practice. He received his doctoral degree from the George Washington University Professional Psychology Program and specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Pletter has developed and runs iParent 101, LLC, a digital parenting workshop, and has written on the topic for the Washington Post and other media outlets.

 

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03.17.17
CE Event: Mindfulness and Ethics (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

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Program Overview

This workshop is about using mindfulness skills to integrate your personal and professional ethics into your work – every day, moment to moment.  It is about approaching ethics in a way that is personally and professionally meaningful. Specifically, this 3-hour training is designed to provide a mindful perspective to the ethical guidelines for mental health professionals. Dr. Martin will use the basic tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to explore how ethical dilemmas can be considered from a stance of mindful awareness, acceptance, and psychological flexibility.  She will provide examples of challenging situations and discuss how processes such as experiential avoidance may contribute to negative outcomes.  We will also consider how approaching these situations from a mindful stance may increase the likelihood of actions that are consistent with ethical standards.  Finally, experiential exercises will be conducted to encourage participants to connect with their values surrounding ethical work and their identities as ethical scientists and practitioners.  Attendees will participate in large group didactic instruction and will also have the opportunity to discuss ethical dilemmas in small groups.

Learning objectives: Particpants will learn to:

  • Explain how approaching ethical challenges from a mindful, accepting, and psychologically flexible stance can increase the likelihood of actions that are consistent with ethical standards.
  • Identify at least 3 personal values that pertain to ethical practice in your work as a mental health professional.
  • Describe at least one way in which paying mindful attention to your values as a mental health professional can improve your clinical effectiveness.

Speaker:

Staci Martin, PhD is a licensed psychologist who specializes in using ACT in treating adolescents and adults with chronic pain at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She is currently the President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (MAC-ACBS). She has conducted numerous introductory and mid-level trainings on ACT, as well as focused trainings on using ACT for chronic pain and ethics. She is on the board of the Pain and Contextual Medicine SIGs of ACBS, and co-chairs the Pain SIG of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and two children.

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05.19.17
CE Event: Beyond Trans 101

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Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists presents a 3-CEU Program on Friday, May 19, 2017

Beyond Trans 101:Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) clients

Presenter: Michael L. Hendricks, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Overview: In this presentation, Dr. Hendricks discusses mental health practice with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients beyond a Trans 101 introductory perspective. He discusses the typical issues TGNC clients present with, in addition to the accompanying challenges and opportunities in mental health practice with TGNC people. Special emphasis on case examples and strategies clinicians may use to advocate on behalf of their patients/clients are also included. Assessment of internalized transprejudice and lifespan concerns, as well as participants’ own construct of gender are also addressed.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the professional standards, competencies, and guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients
  • Describe 3 frameworks that support TGNC-affirmative care.
  • Articulate 3 challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and 2 opportunities for advocacy for TGNC clients.
  • Explain reasons and processes for engaging in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care with TGNC patients/clients.

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Hendricks is a clinical psychologist in private practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C., in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past president of APA’s Division 44 (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), and of Section VII (Clinical Emergencies and Crises) of APA’s Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology). He served on the APA Task Force that developed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. He has conducted research with TGNC people and is the lead author on the seminal paper on the minority stress model for transgender individuals. In 2015, he was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his work on minority stress and suicide risk among TGNC individuals. He currently represents Division 44 on the APA Council of Representatives. A primary focus of his clinical practice involves work with TGNC adolescents and adults.

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Maggiano's Little Italy

06.02.17
Happy Hour

Join your fellow Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP) members for happy hour and enjoy the view from the rooftop – appetizers are on us and so is your first drink!  Come on your own or bring a friend to introduce to NVCP.
Please RSVP to annamlucca@gmail.com so I can get a good headcount.  Hope to see you there!

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09.24.17
Fall Social - Paradise Springs Winery

NVCP is organizing a fall get together at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA (https://www.paradisespringswinery.com/Visit-Us/Visit-Us).  Please join us on Sunday, September 24th from 1 to 4:00pm.  We’ll secure a few picnic tables outside and provide wine and appetizers to share.  Please feel free to bring picnic food if you like.  In addition, if you are interested in doing a tasting of Paradise Springs wines, NVCP will pick up the tab!  This is a family friendly event – significant others and children are welcome!  The kids can run around the grounds and there will be live music as well.  Please also bring a friend to introduce to NVCP.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to annamlucca@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Paradise Springs Winery

11.10.17
CE Event: CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists Presents a 3-CEU Program on Friday, November 10, 2017

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Presenter: Susan Cook Maytorena, Ph.D., PLC

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Program Overview: Insomnia is a mental health condition with enormous prevalence and psychosocial consequences. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a structured, highly effective, non-medication reliant treatment for insomnia. Empirically validated, it combines cognitive and behavioral interventions to target the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that affect sleep regulation. This presentation will discuss the characteristics of insomnia, the structure of sleep and etiology of insomnia with implications for treatment, and provide an overview of the application of CBT-I in the treatment setting. Ample time will be permitted for a case presentation and questions.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn to:

1) Describe the characteristics of insomnia.

2) Describe the three factors necessary to the production of efficient sleep.

3) Describe the three primary components of CBT-I and have a basic understanding of their application in the treatment setting.

4) List the sleep and non-sleep related conditions that, when present, contra-indicate the use of CBT-I.

Speaker: Dr. Susan Maytorena is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Alexandria, VA. She has served as a Vice-President and a Continuing Education Chairman of the Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists, and served as a member of the Virginia Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Committee. In her private practice, her clinical interests include working with people with anxiety, pregnancy and post-partum issues, and insomnia. She has a special interest in the application of CBT-I to the treatment of sleep difficulties.

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03.02.18
CE Event: Sensorimotor Therapy

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists Presents a 3-CEU Program on Friday, March 2, 2018

When Words Are Not Enough: Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™ and Other Body-based Techniques in Trauma Treatment

Presenter: Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT-S

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Program Overview:

Clinicians often find clinical progress stymied by the persistent affect regulation difficulties experienced by clients who have a history of complex trauma. Experiential activities which support our current understanding of the neurobiology of trauma united with the emergent field of body-based therapies will be introduced for more integrative healing. Through lecture and experiential exercises, this workshop will teach participants how to disrupt maladaptive behavioral patterns by using techniques from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™, mindfulness and trauma sensitive yoga. Clinicians will be able to model and teach clients mind/body techniques and practices to help them break the habitual, reactive, and dissociative responses they often rely on for managing intense emotions. Even the most dysregulated client will be able to incorporate some of these new patterns and increase their “window of tolerance” for modulating unpleasant affect.

* No experience in yoga is necessary to participate in these activities. Yoga mats are not required as all movements will be in standing or sitting postures. Please wear clothing that allows you to be comfortable for the experiential part of this program.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn to:

  1. install somatic anchors and resources in trauma clients to increase their regulatory capacities.
  2. conduct simple Sensorimotor™ experiments to assist clients in identification of embodied resource ego states in order to modulate unpleasant affect.
  3. utilize embedded relational mindfulness ™ to help clients alter their relationship to self and enhance emotional resilience.
  4. be able to guide clients in developing greater body awareness and enhance regulatory capacities through “trauma sensitive” yoga techniques. *

Speaker:  Jan Beauregard, Ph.D., CSAC, CSAT-S is the clinical director of the Integrative Psychotherapy Institute in Fairfax, VA which specializes in outpatient treatment for complex trauma, sexual compulsivity and chemical dependency. She maintains a private practice serving adolescents, adults and couples. She is an EMDR Certified Consultant, a Certified Imago Therapist, a LifeForce™ Yoga Treatment Practitioner and Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™. Dr. Beauregard is a national workshop presenter and received the designation of ISSTD Fellow in 2016. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Caron Foundation DC Metro Addiction Therapist of the Year Award and in 2009 was recognized by her peers in the Washingtonian Magazine as a “top therapist” in PTSD and addiction.

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