DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

Upcoming events

    • October 23, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:10 AM (EDT)
    • GoToWebinar

    Please join us at our upcoming webinar...

    Diabetes and Mental Health

    Friday, October 23rd from 9AM-11:10AM. 2 CE Credits.

    Please see the Program Brochure for full details.

    Presented by Dr. Doug Tynan

    Target Audience: The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community.  

    Program Description: With the spread of the COVID19 virus, people with diabetes are at high risk for serious illness, and subject to the highest levels of stress. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects over 30 million people in the United States and people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression or anxiety.   Successful treatment of diabetes involves adherence to a regimen involving food, activity, sleep, blood testing, and medication. This workshop reviews the underlying physiology and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and describes common behavioral issues including health care management, stress, and mental health concerns associated with diabetes, particularly at this time of additional health and mental health sequellae of COVID19.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define the two major types of diabetes.

    2. Delineate the roles of exercise, food, glucose monitoring, and medication in the treatment of diabetes.

    3. Define the most common types of mental health disorders that occur more frequently in people with diabetes.

    Presenter: W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., American Diabetes Association. Dr. Tynan established one of the first comprehensive psycho-social programs for children with diabetes at Childrens National Health System and went on to develop programs in integrated primary care with Nemours Ai duPont system.  He is a founding co-editor of Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, and currently coordinates mental health education for the ADA. 

    • November 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
    • GoToWebinar

    DPA members are invited to join us virtually at our Annual Meeting.

    • November 06, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM (EST)
    • GoToWebinar

    Please join us at our Annual Convention...

    All Psychologists Should Strive to be Anti-Racists:

    Using the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT) to Reduce Bias, Prejudice & Racism

    November, 6th, 2020, 2PM-5:15PM (one 15 minute break)

    Three (3) Continuing Education Credits (1 Ethics Credit)

    Please see Program Brochure for details.

    Presented by Dr. Dana Crawford

    Workshop Description:

    Everyone has (a) biases related to their culturally held assumptions and values; (b) attitudes related to cultural identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc.,); and (c) worldviews, which include their political, health, religious, financial, and moral values. The reactions individuals have when bias, prejudice and racism are activated manifests internally through thoughts, feelings, and/or externally through various behaviors; therefore, unprocessed, and poorly managed bias, prejudice and racism reactions can be detrimental to clients/customers as well as individual functioning.  

    Workshop Objectives:

    1.   Understand the ethical obligation for all mental health providers to strive to become anti-racists

    2.   Identify how bias, prejudice and racismare activated and manifest 

    3.   Apply the LET-UP framework to reduce bias and respond effectively to challenging interactions

    Free Admission to the Annual DPA Convention

    The Delaware Psychological Association (DPA) recognizes the ethical imperative of fostering a psychologist community that reflects and represents those we serve. As such, DPA is committed to supporting students and professionals historically and currently underrepresented in the study and practice of psychology. Specifically, we are looking to reduce barriers for students who identify as Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) who do not reap the unearned benefits afforded students with white identity. Students who identify as BIPOC who wish to attend the 2020 Annual DPA Convention featuring Dr. Dana Crawford and the consequences of racism, prejudice, and bias, are welcome to attend at no charge. Student admission will instead be funded by membership donations. 

    If you would like to include a $25 donation to fund student admission, please include your donation upon online registration in the noted field.

    If you are unable to donate $25, but would like to be included in future DPA initiatives to foster inclusion and dismantle the consequences of racism, please include this information upon online registration in the noted field.

    Target Audience:

    The DPA plans and promotes programs serving the continuing educational needs of psychologists and professionals across a variety of disciplines. Through the provision of high quality programming, the DPA hopes to support psychologists and other mental health professionals in their commitment to provide ethical, culturally sensitive and competent services to our community 

    •   About the Presenter:

    Dr. Dana E. Crawford is a pediatric and clinical psychologist. She is currently the Director of Professional Development for the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program and the Director of Trauma-Informed Care Program at Montefiore Medical Group.  Dr. Crawford is also a Clinical Instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Finally, she has a private practice in Manhattan, New York.   Her areas of clinical expertise include trauma, somatic symptoms, disruptive behaviors, and anxiety.  Her research focuses on trauma, culture competency and the development of culturally relevant interventions.  She has certifications in medical hypnosis and biofeedback.  She has treated patients with high incidences of trauma in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  She has received a plethora of awards for her work on trauma and culture-informed treatments and has appeared on local, national, and international media platforms.  Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Howard, Temple, and Miami Universities and has degrees in the areas of nursing, counseling, African-American studies, psychology, and the arts.  Finally, she completed her pediatric psychology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, a two –year clinical fellowship with the United States Department of Defense, and a two-year fellowship with the Center for Early Connections at Tulane University. 

    The presenter does not have any commercial support and/or conflict for interest for this program.

    Please Take Note:

    This workshop is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 3 CE credits (1 Ethics).  The Delaware Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received by November 4, 2020 will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after November 4, 2020.

      • January 01, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
      • Webinar

      DPA recently held a Town Hall to discuss reopening your practice. Many questions and concerns were addressed, as well as important resources shared. This audio recording is available for purchase for $10 to non-DPA members. Once purchased, you will receive an email with a link to the recording.

      If you are a member of the DPA, this recording is available in the members only section of the website, under Committee Town Halls. 

    Past events

    September 25, 2020 Transitioning from the War on Childhood Obesity to the Battle for Body Diversity: Strategies for Reducing Weight Stigma in Pediatrics
    July 14, 2020 Talking with Children about Race and Identity: Considerations for Providers and Caregivers
    June 05, 2020 Telehealth-based CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Challenges and Opportunities
    April 17, 2020 Practice and Ethics for Using Animals in Therapy
    March 19, 2020 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Workshop - CANCELLED
    November 08, 2019 DPA Annual Convention
    June 07, 2019 The Trust presents: Ethics and Risk Management in Complex Clinical Conundrums
    April 12, 2019 Evidence-Based Assessment of Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Older Adolescents and Adults
    March 08, 2019 HB 302: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Delaware's New Gun Law, A Legal and Ethical Discussion
    November 09, 2018 DPA Annual Convention - Using Emotionally Focused Therapy with Difficult Clients: Application to Individual and Couples Therapy
    June 01, 2018 CE Workshop - Awareness, Identification & Management of Culture-based Countertransference
    May 04, 2018 CE Workshop - Theaters of the Mind; The Psychodynamics of Dream Process
    March 16, 2018 Mindfulness for Clients and Ourselves: Concepts, Benefits, and Practices
    November 10, 2017 DPA Annual Convention: Treating Complex Trauma and Paying Attention to Your Own Self-Care
    September 08, 2017 Developing and REsearching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC Conference)
    August 25, 2017 Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)
    June 16, 2017 CE Workshop - Beyond the Basics of Sleep
    May 12, 2017 CE Workshop - The Trust presents: Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence VII: Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues
    April 28, 2017 CE Workshop - Minimizing Health Disparities
    April 07, 2017 Issues Arising in Cases of Parental Alienation
    March 17, 2017 CE Workshop - What Every Psychologist Needs to Know About Law
    February 23, 2017 Mentor Mentee Mixer
    December 02, 2016 The Trust's Ethics and Risk Management Webinar: "The Affordable Care Act and Professional Psychology: Everything You Didn't Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask"
    October 21, 2016 DPA Annual Convention - Interpersonal Treatment of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image Issues: Integrating Neurobiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation and Clinical Conundrums
    September 09, 2016 Down State Social
    June 10, 2016 Psychopharmacology Update Children, Teens & Adults
    March 11, 2016 "Reporting Child Abuse: The Legal Mandate"
    October 23, 2015 DPA Annual Convention - Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: The Business Case, the Skills Needed, and the Future
    June 12, 2015 Ethics and Risk Management in the Age of The Affordable Care Act: Everything You Didn't Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask
    May 02, 2015 13th Annual NAMI Delaware Walk
    April 30, 2015 Interdisciplinary Integrated Care Forum
    April 17, 2015 Introduction to WISC-V
    February 27, 2015 CBT for Pediatric Anxiety and Related Conditions
    December 05, 2014 Executive Council Annual Planning Meeting
    October 24, 2014 DPA Annual Convention - Developmental Milestones and Clinical Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Sexually-Fluid Individuals
    October 03, 2014 Executive Council Meeting
    October 02, 2014 DPA Members Downstate Social
    September 05, 2014 Executive Council Meeting
    August 01, 2014 Executive Council Meeting
    July 11, 2014 Executive Council Meeting
    June 13, 2014 Sussex County - Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy: Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists
    June 13, 2014 New Castle County - Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy: Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists
    May 16, 2014 CE Workshop - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Strategies to Enhance Distress Tolerance
    May 03, 2014 12th Annual NAMI Delaware Walk
    March 14, 2014 Executive Council Meeting
    March 07, 2014 Continuing Education Workshop: "Treating Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
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