Utah Psychological Association

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Upcoming events

    • April 21, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom – Zoom link will be sent 2 days prior to the event

    The event offers 6 CE credits 

    Course Overview:

    This course will include: DSM5 Criteria, Assessment tools (interviews, rating scales, observations), Assessment Overview for child, teen, and adults, female presenting autism in girls and women, co-morbidity versus rule out (anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders), and traditional and contemporary treatment overview.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Develop an understanding of historical and current perspectives on autism spectrum disorder.

    2. Develop a basic understanding of different assessment approaches and measures and their pros and cons.

    3. Be able to understand and describe the different presentation of autism in girls and women compared to traditional symptoms present in “male autism”.

    4. Develop awareness of co-existing diagnoses and how to distinguish autism from similarly presenting disorders.

    5. Develop an understanding of historical and current perspectives on the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

    Presenter: Dr. Julia Connelly

    Dr. Julia Connelly was born in Leipzig, Germany and moved to Utah as a young adult. She graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and German, and later received her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Utah. Her interest in Autism started when she worked with young children with autism during her undergraduate career and became involved in autism research. Dr. Connelly’s graduate research focused on better understanding effective treatments for difficult behaviors in autism. She completed an internship and post-doc at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) where she gained more clinical experience beyond autism. She also worked as a school psychologist for three years in Jordan School District. After working at UNI as a staff psychologist in the department of psychiatry, she became the clinical director of the University’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, which she expanded from a one-psychologist-clinic to a clinic with 4 full-time clinicians and an early intervention and behavior support program serving children, adolescents, and adults with autism. In January of 2018, she founded The Autism Clinic to build a community clinic that emphasizes individuals’ strengths and gifts while providing therapeutic support for everyone to reach their full potential in life. In the summer of 2020, she helped create the non-profit organization Spectropolis, which serves individuals and families affected by autism by offering social connections, activities, and events.


       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     On or before April 14, 2023  $125  $225
     After April 14, 2023 $150   $250

     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15

    • April 28, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom – Link will be sent 2 days prior to the event

    3.0 CE Hours


    This workshop is for clinicians interested in providing evidence-based psychotherapy for adult ADHD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults with ADHD is an effective evidence-based treatment. Even though stimulant medications are considered first-line treatment, many stimulant-treated patients continue to experience functional impairments. Multiple randomized controlled clinical trials have shown that CBT provides meaningful and enduring ADHD symptom improvements (Huang et al., 2019; Safren et al., 2010; Solanto et al., 2018; Young et al., 2020). Secondarily, it helps alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety and improves quality of life (Young et al., 2015). There are additive benefits of combining CBT for ADHD with medications (Cherkasova et al., 2020). The goal of CBT for adult ADHD is to help clients learn and use the organizational and problem-solving skills to tackle their day-to-day problems associated with procrastination, distractibility, and difficulty with time management. This approach also emphasizes addressing maladaptive thinking patterns that perpetuate ADHD symptoms.

    Presenter: Dr. Joseph Kim

    Dr. Joseph Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) at the University of Utah, with a joint appointment at the Salt Lake City VA. He has an active individual and group therapy practice at the University of Utah HMHI Downtown Clinic where he sees adults with ADHD and other disorders with executive function problems. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, completed pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center, and a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine.


    1. Learn the basic principles of CBT for ADHD to effectively treat clients.
    2. Learn how to identify and problem-solve common pitfalls encountered in CBT for ADHD.
    3. Acquire working knowledge of day-to-day running of individual and group CBT for ADHD.

    Core components CBT for adult ADHD:

    1. Intake interview and providing an introduction to adult ADHD and goal setting with clients.
    2. Teaching clients the core skills to more effective including prioritizing and managing time; reducing distractibility and procrastination; and controlling external environments/stimulus.
    3. Problem-solving and troubleshooting clients’ challenges to using the core skills, including identifying and modifying dysfunctional beliefs associated with ADHD symptoms.
    4. Identification of personal values, goal and activity planning, and monitoring progress.
    5. Incorporating mindfulness approaches and looking beyond therapy termination by helping clients set up a system of continued engagement, growth, and self-accountability.

    Program Content:

    This CE focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature.

    This presentation is relevant to psychological practice, education, and science. It also reflects the relevant benefits, limitations, and most common/severe risks found in the literature.

    Program content is designed at an intermediate level which assumes participants have equivalent of doctoral education in psychology, but no specialized knowledge in this area.

    Registration Fees

       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     Early bird registration active through April 21, 2023  $75  $125
     After early bird registration $100  $150

     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15

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UPA CE events are typically held on Fridays and are fully refundable until noon on the Wednesday preceding them. 

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