Utah Psychological Association

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    • January 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Huntsman Education Center, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    Suicide Prevention Training:  An Update on Assessment, Intervention, & Postvention

    Presented by Nancy A. Piotrowski, PhD

    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    Suicide is a preventable public health problem and psychologists and other mental health professionals have a role in prevention.  This training will familiarize attendees with important terms, screening and assessment methods, and prevention approaches.  Emphasis will be placed on identifying practical tools for use in different settings and circumstances, as well as with different populations. Models for prevention, as well as postvention strategies and professional self-care will be addressed through lecture, video, case presentation, and small group discussion.  A suggested reading list will be provided, along with other resource material.

    Learning Objectives:

    By attending this educational event, participants will be able to:

    1. Differentiate among key terms related to suicidal behavior;
    2. Identify suicide risk screening/assessment methods by setting, circumstance, population;
    3. Formulate strategies for intervening upon suicidal behavior;
    4. Plan valuable postvention strategies;
    5. Describe self-care strategies for professionals working with populations at risk for suicide.

    Schedule:

    9:00-10:30     Introduction to self-knowledge on suicide, terms, theories of risk, statistics, and screening in varied settings and circumstances

    10:30-10:45     Break

    10:45-12:00     Screening and assessment with varied populations; formulating intervention – intervention theories

    12:00-1:00       Lunch

    1:00-2:15          Intervention strategies, methods and data

    2:15-2:30          Break

    2:30-4:00          Postvention strategies – methods and data; self-care for professionals; evaluations; additional Q &A

    Presenter Biography: 

    Nancy A. Piotrowski, Ph.D., MAC is a psychologist licensed in California (PSY14524) and a master addiction counselor.  She has worked in the area of suicide prevention and postvention for over 25 years in varied roles such as community hotline volunteer, clinician, researcher, and expert evaluator.  She is certified as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator by the American Association of Suicidology and serves as Lead Faculty in Addiction Psychology at Capella University.  She also teaches for University of California, Berkeley Extension, as well as other San Francisco Bay Area universities.  Dr. Piotrowski is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and named 2016 Advocate of the Year by the APA Practice Organization as a Federal Advocate working to mental health care access and addiction parity, among other community contributions.  She maintains a private consultation practice in addition to teaching and research on clinical and prevention topics in psychology.  She has over 150 published items in the areas of psychology, advocacy, and public health.

    Registration Rates:

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $125

    • After Early Bird Deadline of January 17, 2020: $150

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225

    • After Early Bird Deadline of January 17, 2020: $250

    Social Workers: 

    We will honor member pricing of $125 Early Bird or $150 after early bird if you are a member of NASW. 

    • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225
    • After Early Bird Deadline of January 17, 2020: $250

    Students:

    • Student members: $15

    • Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    Huntsman Education Center, LDS Hospital, 8th Avenue, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Mail:

    Mail check to
    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT  84117

    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

          
    • February 14, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, 170 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102


    The Latest on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Marsha’s Memoir

    Cost: FREE

    1.0 CE Hours 

    Register (required. This is a non-UPA website registration):

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W58JXXS 

    When:

    Friday, February 14, 2020
    11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided) 

    Where: 

    Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment
    170 South 1000 East
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 

    About: 

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence based treatment designed to reduce self-injurious behaviors, decrease suicide risk, and enhance skillful behavior. This lecture will present the latest thinking of DBT experts, brought back to Utah by Dr. Crowell following the November 2019 National ISITDBT conference. Dr. Crowell will also present select segments from Dr. Linehan’s recent memoir, with an emphasis on how Marsha’s personal journey can be used to enhance client motivation and improve treatment outcomes.  

    About the presenter:  

    Sheila E. Crowell, Ph.D. is the director of the dialectical behavior therapy program at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Crowell was previously a doctoral student at the University of Washington and she received training and supervision directly from Dr. Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT. Dr. Crowell now specializes in dialectical behavior therapy, suicide prevention, and psychopathology. 

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

    Thank you so much!

    Jennifer Van Gorp | Marketing and Outreach | 801-419-0139
    www.ucebt.com

    • February 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • LDS Hospital Huntsman Education Center, C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    Best Practices in Forensic Psychology

    Presented by Christina A. Pietz, PhD, ABPP

    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the impact of psychological testimony.
    • Be familiar with caselaw relevant to conducting forensic evaluations and testifying in court. 
    • Understand the competency standard used in Utah. 
    • Identify special challenges regarding forensic report writing when assessing persons alleging mental health issues in the criminal context. 
    • Identify strength and weakness of tests (FAIs) that are frequently used to assess competency and responsibility evaluations. 
    • Identify best practice when conducting forensic evaluations.    
    • Identify special challenges of assessing competency to proceed and responsibility evaluations.
    • Understand response style and its implication in forensic evaluations.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Christina A. Pietz, PhD, ABPP earned her Bachelor’s degree from Creighton University, Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and Doctoral degree from Texas A&M University.  She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.  Following, she accepted employment as a Forensic Psychologist at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, and she worked for the federal government for almost twenty-five years.  In January 2015, she retired from the United States Medical Center, and she now works in private practice.  She is board certified in forensic psychology.

    For the past thirty years, Dr. Pietz has worked as a forensic psychologist.  She has testified and/or consulted in almost all 50 states.  She has qualified as an expert witness in federal court, state court, military court, and juvenile court.  In this capacity, she has conducted competency, insanity, death penalty, IME, child custody, fitness for duty, disability, and parenting capacity evaluations.  Some notable cases include Jared Loughner (attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), Auburn Calloway (federal express pilot that assaulted flight crew members in an attempt to hijack the plane), and William Merriweather (charged with three counts of murder while robbing a bank).

    She is a past President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and she served on the faculty for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.  Currently, she is the President for the Board of Trustees, American Board of Professional Psychology.         

    Dr. Pietz has authored several papers and recently published a book entitled Violent Offenders: Understanding and Assessment.  For several years, she was an adhoc reviewer for the Criminal Justice and Behavior Journal, and has reviewed book proposals for Oxford Press.

    Throughout her career, Dr. Pietz has conducted several workshops on testifying in court, DSM-5, and other forensic topics.  She presents to the local law enforcement community, i.e., sheriff’s department, police department, and local county jail on topics such as recognizing mental illness, substance abuse issues, and prevention of suicide in law enforcement.

    For the past thirty years, Dr. Pietz has worked as a forensic psychologist.  She has testified and/or consulted in almost all 50 states.  She has qualified as an expert witness in federal court, state court, military court, and juvenile court.  In this capacity, she has conducted competency, insanity, death penalty, IME, child custody, fitness for duty, disability, and parenting capacity evaluations.  Some notable cases include Jared Loughner (attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords), Auburn Calloway (federal express pilot that assaulted flight crew members in an attempt to hijack the plane), and William Merriweather (charged with three counts of murder while robbing a bank).

    She is a past President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and she served on the faculty for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.  Currently, she is the President for the Board of Trustees, American Board of Professional Psychology.         

    Dr. Pietz has authored several papers and recently published a book entitled Violent Offenders: Understanding and Assessment.  For several years, she was an adhoc reviewer for the Criminal Justice and Behavior Journal, and has reviewed book proposals for Oxford Press.

    Throughout her career, Dr. Pietz has conducted several workshops on testifying in court, DSM-5, and other forensic topics.  She presents to the local law enforcement community, i.e., sheriff’s department, police department, and local county jail on topics such as recognizing mental illness, substance abuse issues, and prevention of suicide in law enforcement. 

    Registration Rates:

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $125

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $150

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $250

    Students:

    • Student members: $15

    • Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    LDS Hospital Huntsman Education Center
    C St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84143

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Mail:

    Mail check to
    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT  84117

    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

          
    • April 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA


    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    Practicing Psychology Ethically

    Presented by Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP

    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    TBA

    Learning Objectives:

    TBA

    Presenter Biography: 

    Andrew H. Benjamin, JD, PhD, ABPP

    Registration Rates:

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $125

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $150

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $250

    Students:

    • Student members: $15

    • Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    TBA

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Mail:

    Mail check to
    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT  84117

    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

      
    • June 19, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA


    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    Helping Your Clients Sleep: CBT for Insomnia

    Presented by Lori Neeleman, PhD, DBSM

    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    TBA

    Learning Objectives:

    TBA

    Presenter Biography: 

    Lori Neeleman, PhD, DBSM

    Registration Rates:

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $125

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $150

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $250

    Students:

    • Student members: $15

    • Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    TBA

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Mail:

    Mail check to
    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT  84117

    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

     

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