Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 33rd Street Bistro, 3301 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

    Getting Connected with Integrated Primary Care: A Developmental Discussion 

    by: Alex L. Andrade Jr., Ph.D. and Marcella Kreysa, Psy.D., M.A.


    Integrated primary care is considered the future direction of psychological treatment. Clinicians who practice in more traditional settings or who do not have direct clinical experience in these settings might feel disconnected or, at worse, at a professional disadvantage in the near future. This presentation will provide clinicians with an overview of primary care and the experience of two psychologists at different developmental points in their primary care experience. The focus will be to educate clinicians about the basics of primary care along with ways to develop a connection with primary care providers and patients. The audience will have opportunities to participate in a discussion about their own knowledge, experiences, and interactions with primary care providers and patients.


    As a result of the presentation participants will have a better understanding of the following: 

    1) what an integrated primary care approach entails; 2) how primary care benefits patients and some common interventions used; 3) how traditional clinicians can explore their own developmental level with primary care; 4) how treatment clinicians can develop collaborative treatment interactions and communications.  

    This is a 2-hour presentation, including time for discussion and questions. Two hours of CEU credit being offered for those registered with the Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and Board of Registered Nursing.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento

    Empowering Women by Targeting Oppressive Factors 

    By: Christina Spragg, Ph.D.

    Course Description:

    In order to understand the process of empowerment, we must first understand that power can take many different forms and operates in multiple dimensions. This presentation will provide an exploration of both the various forms of power: power over, power to, power with, and power from within as well as the dimensions of empowerment: the personal, the relational, and the collective. The primary focus will be examining interventions that address oppression in each dimension of empowerment. For example, developing a sense of self and undoing the effects of internalized oppression (personal dimension); developing the ability to negotiate and influence the nature of decisions made within relationships (relational dimension), and working together to achieve political impact (collective dimension).

    Presenter Bio:

    Dr. Christina Spragg is a licensed psychologist and private practice owner providing therapy as well as corporate mindfulness consultation/training. Dr. Spragg utilizes mindfulness-based interventions and self-directed neuroplasticity (using the power of the mind to produce changes in brain functioning) to empower clients to take ownership of their lives. An Existentialist at heart, she supports clients in creating ever more meaning.

    2 CE credits will be offered for those licensed through the Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and Board of Registered Nurses upon approval from the California Psychological Association.

    • Friday, April 13, 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Hall, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA

    Application for Poster Presentation Submission: SVPA SRC 2018 Application.docx


    9:45am - 10am: Check-in and Registration

    10am - 12pm: Creating a Culture of Advocacy

    12:30pm - 1pm: Lunch and Poster Set up

    1pm - 2pm: Poster Presentations

    2pm - 3pm: Special Presentations

    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    By: Malakai Coté, Ph.D.

    • Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Cultural Damage: Abusive Treatment on a Cultural Level and Impact on Marginalized Communities 

    By: Rick Grant-Coons, Psy.D.

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