The Oregon Psychological Association sponsors many continuing education programs that have been developed to meet the needs of psychologists and other mental health professionals. The Continuing Education Committee works diligently to provide programs that are of interest to the wide variety of specialties in mental health.

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OPA 2024 Annual Conference

Thank you to all who registered and attended the Annual Conference!
CE certificates will be sent before May 31st, 2024.


OPA Webinar Schedule

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April 18, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
"Insomnia and CBT-I" presented by Don Prosner, PhD, CBSM, DBSM. To learn more, click here.

April 19 - 20, 2024 | Session Times Vary
OPA 2024 Annual Conference: Virtual registration available for those unable to attend in-person. To learn more, click here.

May 16, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
“Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) for the Practicing Psychologist/Therapist.” presented by Loren E Mallory, PhD, ABPP

June 4, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"Understanding the Divorce Process"

September 20, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"
Parent Counseling as an Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment for ADHD and Co-Occurring Disorders"


"Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) for the
Practicing Psychologist/Therapist"

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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Description:

This presentation is for the clinical psychologist or other therapist who may run into patients who complain of concussion or PCS and struggle with how to intervene. The hour-long presentation will describe PCS clinically, describe the difference between a neurocognitive disorder and PCS, discuss the causes and factors which are related to PCS (and those which are not), and describe iatrogenesis and what role that may play. A deeper understanding of how this issue may impact clients in significant and damaging ways will be sought. Emphasis will be placed on how to avoid iatrogenesis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the complex mental health condition referred to as PCS.
  • Understand the difficulties of diagnosis and identify appropriate diagnostic categories.
  • Understand when a specialist (neurologist, neuropsychologist) is needed.
  • Learn about iatrogenesis and how that impacts cases of PCS, and how it can be avoided.
  • Discuss therapeutic interventions that work.

Bio:

PhD clinical psychology. ABPP clinical neuropsychology. Over 30 years of experience in OR as a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist. Founder and director of Willamette Falls Neuropsychology LLC in Oregon City, OR.

 

 


 

"Understanding the Divorce Process"

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Description:
Even though the divorce rate as decreased over the past 20 years (along with the marriage rate), about half of all first marriages end in divorce, with second and third marriages ending in divorce at an even higher percentage (67% of second marriages and 73% of third). As a result, there is still a growing need for mental health professionals to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the divorce process and its impact on individuals and families. The proposed presentation would cover the following key aspects:1) Legal Framework: Providing an overview of the legal procedures involved in divorce, including filing for divorce, property division, child custody, and support issues. This section would highlight the role of psychologists in assisting clients during legal proceedings.2) Alternatives to Litigation, including Collaborative Divorce and Mediation: Highlighting alternative dispute resolution methods, such as collaborative divorce and mediation, and their benefits in reducing conflict and promoting healthier outcomes for all parties involved. I will also discuss discernment mediation, which is used to help couples decide whether they want to stay together.3) Case Studies and Practical Tools: Sharing real-life case studies and providing practical tools, such as checklists and resources, to assist psychologists in supporting their clients effectively during divorce proceedings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Insight into into the complexities surrounding the divorce process and the psychologist's role.
  • Discussion of the different types of custody and the development of parenting plans.
  • The alternatives to litigation and how the psychologist can help their clients decide the best path.
  • Identify available resources that psychologists can use for their clients before, during and after divorce.

Bio:
Mark is an attorney with over 30 years of experience. He has been a prosecutor, an assistant attorney general, a civil litigator, general counsel, and a witness preparation expert. He has attained an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence. He was a Florida Super Lawyer from 2013 through 2021. His Avvo rating is a perfect 10. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Florida, and Georgia. Mark became a mediator to address what he sees as a growing problem with conflict resolution. Too many attorneys and judges lack the awareness to understand that problems which appear to be driven by money are really driven by emotions. Resolving conflicts requires a mediator to have empathy, to recognize the emotions driving the conflict, and to get the parties to acknowledge and address them. Mark’s Family and Divorce Mediation practice is focused on divorces, parenting plans, marriages, and other family disputes.


 

"Parent Counseling as an Effective, Evidence-Based Treatment
for ADHD and Co-Occurring Disorders"

September 20, 2024 | 9:00 - 12:00 PM

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Description:
ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses of childhood and adolescence. Raising a child with ADHD is a daunting challenge. Parent Counseling, coupled with targeted personal counseling, is an essential ingredient in the treatment of every child or adolescent who suffers from ADHD and for their parents, as many such parents are profoundly stressed and confused. In this workshop, Dr. Formica will outline the core parenting roadmap and parenting principles he has developed; will discuss what ADHD is and what it is not; and will address what makes life so difficult for both the ADHD child and their parents. Data on the effectiveness of parent counseling for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD will be addressed. Finally, Dr. Formica will outline methods and procedures for parent counseling and will emphasize the adaptations practitioners should make when working with parents of ADHD children.

Learning Outcomes:
This workshop is designed to help participants:

  1. Become familiar with the parenting roadmap and core parenting skills Dr. Formica has identified and developed after decades of research and treatment with parents
  2. Identify research which has validated the use of parent counseling as an effective treatment modality for parents of children with ADHD, as well as related clinical comorbidities
  3. Understand the nature of ADHD and identify the common myths and misinformation which parents of ADHD children are exposed to by the popular media
  4. Learn about the clinical adaptations needed when working with parents of ADHD.

Richard Formica, PhD
Dr. Formica has been in private practice in Bergen County, NJ, offering both intensive psychotherapy and parent counseling to adults in Bergen County, for the past 40+ years. He is the co-founder of the Fairfield/Formica Parenting Program, an experiential workshop program comprising 40 hours of experiential training and coaching. Dr. Formica is also the co-founder of the Interpersonal Skills Institute, a non-profit institute for the advancement and training and personal growth of parent group leaders, and of the Center for ADHD Children and Their Parents. Dr. Formica has authored a manual and a paperback book tohelp parents apply his strategies and principles to the everyday challenges they face.

 


 OPA Continuing Education Programs & Policies

The Oregon Psychological Association sponsors many continuing education programs that have been developed to meet the needs of psychologists and other mental health professionals. The Continuing Education Committee works diligently to provide programs that are of interest to the wide variety of specialties in mental health.

  • APA Approval
    • The Oregon Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Letters of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop.  No partial credits are given.
  • OBOP Approval
    • For an overview of OBOP CE information, please click here.  For full information from OBOP regarding CE and licensure please click here.
  • Other Mental Health Agency Approvals
    • OPA workshops should be satisfactory for Oregon Licensed Social Workers' and LPC's continuing education requirements. Approval for any other licensing or regulatory bodies must be completed by the individual attendee.

Each OPA workshop is classified according to the following system:

Level 1: general or introductory content aimed at a diverse audience.

Level 2: psychologically sophisticated content, at either introductory or more advanced levels, aimed at general professional audiences.

Level 3: highly advanced theoretical or technical content, aimed at expert audiences.

Level 2 and 3 presentations will typically warrant CE credit for a licensed psychologist. Both level and number of hours for each workshop are indicated for each workshop and official letters of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop. APA guidelines specify that no letter of attendance will be awarded for partial workshop attendance.

Level 2 and 3 offerings are typically accepted by the Oregon Board of Psychologists (OBOP). However, Oregon licensed psychologists should consult with the Oregon Board of Psychologists regarding the state laws and rules regarding continuing education in Oregon, and note that there is no pre-certification of continuing education credit by the Oregon Board of Psychologists. If you have questions about whether or not OBOP may accept a class for CE credit you can contact them at 503.378.4154.

Diversity CE Offerings

Cultural Competence Homestudy courses are offered by the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA) to OPA members for a fee. Questions should be directed to the NMPA. Courses include: Cultural Competency Assessment (1 CE), Multicultural Counseling Competencies/Research (2 CEs), Awareness-based articles (3 CE), Knowledge based articles (3 CE), Skills-based articles on counseling (3 CE) and Skills-based articles on assessment (3 CE).  Click on the link above to get started.

Webinar Policies & Information

In order to register for OPA webinars on-line you will need a credit card for payment to complete your order.  Please review the cancellation policy for each event carefully. 

All OPA educational events are provided in a virtual format only. If you are unable to attend virtually the day of the webinar, you can now register for the recorded only version and a link to the recording of the webinar will be emailed to you approximately one week after the webinar concludes.