Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA

    This workshop will review the pain and opioid use epidemic and discuss possible solutions from the medical and behavioral providers’ perspective. This will be an open panel discussion that starts a dialogue between physicians and behavioral health providers about problems faced by all parties in the pain management arena both in the public and private practice sectors. Providers will learn about non-opioid pharmacological and non-opioid non-pharmacological interventions as well as how to manage chronic pain patients. The learner will also gain a foundational level of knowledge of how behavioral health plays a role in medical assessment and treatment.


    Amir Ramezani, PhD (Moderator)

    Charles DeMesa, DO, MPH

    Ryan Carver, MD

    Raheel A. Khan, DO

    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    8 - 9: Registration and Breakfast

    9 - 10:30: Welcome and Keynote

    How Advocacy Impacts the Practice of Psychology

    Keynote Speaker: Le Ondra Clark Harvey, Ph.D.

    Dr. Clark Harvey has her Ph.D. in psychology and is the chief consultant to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. She will discuss her unique journey from psychology to policy and the importance of advocacy in the field of psychology.

    10:30 - 11: Break and Exhibits

    11 - 12:30: Special Presentations

    The Temperament Trap: Helping Eating Disorder Patients Manage Traits & Engage In Valued Living

    By: Lisa Petersen, Ph.D. & Jennifer Lombardi, LMFT

    Building Mental Health Bridges with Undocumented College Students

    By: M. Esmeralda Zamudio, Psy.D.

    The Essentials of Treating Hoarding Disorder:  Developing a Toolbox to Set Your Clients Up for Success

    By: Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW

    12:30 - 1:30: Lunch (provided)

    1:30 - 3: Special Presentations

    Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group: Fighting Stigma, Promoting Connectedness, Saving Lives

    By: Rick Grant-Coons, Psy.D.

    An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Way of Living (Not Existing) With Chronic Pain

    By: Steve McCormick, Psy.D.

    The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Substance Abuse

    By: Susan Landes, PsyD, LMFT

    3 - 3:15: Break

    3:15 - 4:45: Special Presentations

    Growing Grit and Raising Resiliency Using Self-Directed Neuroplasticity

    By: Christina Spragg, Ph.D.

    Scuttling the Ship: The Hidden Link Between Narcissism and Suicide

    By: Mark Ettensohn, Psy.D.

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

    By: Malakai Coté, Ph.D.

    4:45 - 5: Check out and CE certificates

    5 - 6:30: Networking Social (sponsored by Creative Legal Funding)

    We are so grateful for our list of sponsors for the conference, all of whose information will be available at the conference:

    Gold Sponsor:
    Sutter Center for Psychiatry

    Silver Sponsors:
    Your Health and Financial Advocate
    Kaiser Permanente Regional Mental Health Training Programs
    Dreyer Babbich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
    TMS Health Solutions
    Eating Recovery Center

    Constellation Behavioral Health

    Bronze Sponsors:
    The Camp Recovery Center
    WellSpace Health
    Treatment Placement Specialists (Acadia)

    Postcard Print Sponsor: 
    Anxiety Treatment Center of Sacramento

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