SVPA Fall Conference: History in the Making

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Arden-West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA 95815


  • 1/2 Table, Quarter Page Program Ad
  • Lunch/Breakfast table signage, Table, Half Page Program Ad, 6 tickets
  • Backdrop Logo, 5 Min Plenary Intro, Table, Full Page Ad, 10 tickets
  • Table, Quarter Page Program Ad, 2 tickets
  • Attendee tickets included in sponsorship packets
  • For already selected student volunteers

Registration is closed

Conference Program

8 - 9

Registration and Breakfast

9 - 10:30

Welcome and Keynote

Historical Oppression in the Field of Psychology and How We 

Move Forward

Panelists: Kristee Haggins, Ph.D., Gregory Desierto, Psy.D., 

Sheetal Shah, Ph.D., & Martha Trigueros, MSW 

Discussant: Marcella Kreysa, Psy.D.

10:30 - 11

Break: Networking & Exhibits

11 – 12:30

Mental Health and Legal Services within Immigrant Communities: 

A Panel Discussion with Psychologists and Immigration Attorneys

By: Sharon P. Howard, Ph.D., M. Esmeralda Zamudio, Psy.D.

Kishwer Vikaas Barrica, Esq., Bianca M. Dueñas & Marcus Tang

Gestalt Therapy in Group Context: Mindfulness-Based Treatment 

Before It Was Cool!

By: Nathaniel Mills, Ph.D.

What Every Psychologist Should Know About Working with Older 


By: Irving Hellman, Ph.D.

12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 3

Psychology of the Black Experience: Understanding Racial 

Trauma and Healing

By: Kristee Haggins, Ph.D.

How to Facilitate a Hold Me Tight/Let Me Go ‘Families with 

Teens’ Workshop

By: Paul A. Aikin, PH.D. & Nancy T. Aikin, Ph.D.     

A Client-Centered Approach to Psychological Testing Feedback 

with Youth

By: Elizabeth Solomon, Psy.D. ,Carlina R. Wheeler, Ph.D., 

Stacey Peerson, Ph.D.  & Richelle Long, Ph.D.

3 - 3:15


3:15 – 4:45

A Therapist’s Guide to Consensual Nonmonogamy: Polyamory, 

Swinging, and Open Marriage

By: Rhea Orion, Ph.D., LMFT, CST

Acid versus Gun as a Weapon of Assault: Understanding the 

Cultural and Psychological Implications for Dealing with the 

Aftermath of Assault

By: Baljit Atwal, Ph.D.

The Evolution of Eating Disorder Diagnoses and The 

Implications for Treatment

By: Chassity Angeny-Showalter, Psy.D.

4:45 - 5

CE Certificate Pick Up & Sign Out

5 - 6:30

Social Hour!

CPA is co-sponsoring with the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

** CE credits currently under review. For more information about CE credits, please contact Dr. Ryan Cheperka at

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