DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

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    • January 29, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Webinar
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    Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

    Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive (TGGE) Youth:

    Ethical and Practical Considerations

    Friday, January 29th, 2020, 9AM-12:15PM (one 15 minute break)

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

    Presented by Dr. Anthony Alioto, Ph.D., ABPP

    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 

    Workshop Description:

    With increased research and visibility around transgender (TG) youth, the number of pediatric TG health clinics as well as the number of TG youth presenting to mental health clinics has grown considerably. While many providers feel secure in their ability to provide general psychological services to youth, many feel ill-equipped to provide care to TG and gender expansive (GE) youth. This may be due to few training opportunities available, a lack of "context" around TG/GE issues, and concern with the many ethical issues that arise when providing care. The current workshop is designed to provide background and context for mental health practitioners who may not feel especially confident in their ability to help their TGGE clients. The workshop will review terminology, common presenting issues, best supportive practices, and ethical challenges for consideration. 

    •   About the Presenter:

    Anthony Alioto, Ph.D., ABPP


    Dr. Anthony Alioto has been a pediatric psychologist for 20 years and is the Clinical Director for Pediatric Psychology Specialty Care at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. He also serves as the Clinical Director and is one of the founding members of the Gender Wellness Program. Dr. Alioto works with transgender and gender expansive (TGGE) youth in his clinical practice where he works in collaboration with program physicians.  He is a board certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist and a Fellow of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Alioto has been involved in teaching throughout his career serving as the training director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital before joining Nemours. Currently, he teaches and supervises post-doctoral fellows and residents new to working with TGGE patients. Dr. Alioto has a passion for working with clinicians who are new to the field of TGGE healthcare, and provides educational seminars for trainees and professionals in a variety of disciplines.

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


    Workshop Objectives:

    At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the differences between gender expression, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 

    2. Explain the main presenting issues for transgender youth and their families. 

    3. Discuss common ethical challenges faced by clinicians when working with transgender youth and their families, particularly with the principles of do no harm and respecting the rights and dignities of people with whom we work.

    Please Take Note:

    “Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive (TGGE) Youth: Ethical and Practical Considerations is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 3 CE credits.  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.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE THREE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received by January 27, 2021 will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after January 28, 2021.

      • February 19, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
      • Webinar

      Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

      Ethical & Clinical Assessment and Intervention with Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

      Friday, February 19th, 2020, 9AM-12:15PM (one 15 minute break)

      Three (3) Continuing Education Credits

      Presented by Steve Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP, CST, & Joe Zingaro, Ph.D.

      Program Outline

      1.   Introductions

      2.   Taking care of online business

      3.   Part I: Trying to define the difficult to define.

      a.   A difficult but not-so-uncommon case: was it Inappropriate Sexual Behavior (ISB), a sexual offense (e.g., 2ndor 3rddegree rape), or nothing to really get worked up about.

      b.   Myth-busting: What science tells us.

      c.    Understanding comorbidity in ISB.

      d.   Constructing a valid and ethical sex offender evaluation.

      4.   Part II: Case Histories: Allegations of Abuse During Issues Related to Custody.   

      a.   Presentation of cases

      b.   Ethical considerations

      c.    Constructing a valid and ethical custody evaluation when ISB/SO is suspected

      d.   Q & A

      Part I: Trying to Define the Difficult to Define.

      In these days of with rapidly changing sexual mores and challenges, it is highly likely that psychologists will encounter clients who accuse others and/or are themselves accused of inappropriate sexual behaviors (ISB). How should psychologists handle these situations? How do we reconcile our desire to treat in situations where some would say our duty first and foremost is to society (therefore we should report the abuse)? Some situations, like child sexual abuse, are fairly straight-forward; others can be nuanced and more challenging to classify. In this workshop, we will present some of the known science behind ISB, treatment of ISB, and ethnic/racial disparities in assessment, conviction rates, sentences/length of incarceration, and treatment availability. We will also cover how to handle accusations of abuse made in a forensic context (e.g., custody evaluations).

      At the completion of Part 1 of this workshop, you will be able to:

      1.  Explain the possible differences between inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) and sexual offending.

      2.  Describe at least two findings in sexual/forensic science that the general population (including most courts) are unaware of.

      3.  Discuss the ethnic/racial disparities in assessment, incarceration, and treatment.

      Part II: Case Histories: Allegations of Abuse During Issues Related to Custody.

      Issues surrounding custody can be complicated by strong emotions which have a significant impact on a parents’ perception of their former partner, at times leading to accusations of abuse.  This workshop will review some case histories (of males and females) where a parent was referred for a forensic evaluation because of allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse and, in one case, when the parent was referred because he falsely confessed to sexual abuse of a child.

      At the completion of Part 2 of this workshop, you will be able to:

      1.  Identify the alleged frequency of false allegations made by a parent during a custodial process.

      2.  List the suggested process to examine an adult accused of inappropriate contact with a child.

      3.  Identify differences in the examination of males vs females who have been accused of abuse of a child during a custody procedure.

      About the Presenters

      Steve K.D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP, CST, is a licensed and board certified psychologist practicing in Newark, DE.  He has had broad experience in forensic psychology including several high profile cases.

      Joseph Zingaro, Ph.D., has performed over 600 forensic evaluations and testified in court over 400 times. He has testified as an expert in Family and Superior Court in Delaware. A former President of the Delaware Psychological Association, he is a member of the American Psychology-Law Society Division of the APA and the Psychology-Law Committee of the Delaware Psychological Association. Dr. Zingaro has authored over a dozen articles on such topics as confidentiality, hypnosis and victims of domestic violence.

      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 

      Please Take Note:

      “Ethical & Clinical Assessment & Intervention with Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Adults is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 3 CE credits (1 ethics credit).  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.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE:
      THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE THREE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (ONE ETHICS).  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

      Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations received by Feb. 17, 2021 will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after Feb. 18, 2021.

        • April 23, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
        • Webinar

        Please join us at our upcoming webinar:

        Principles of Forensic Psychology

        Friday, April 23rd, 2020, 9AM-12:00PM

        Two (2) Continuing Education Credits

        Presented by Robin Timme, Psy.D.

        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 

        Please Take Note:

        “Principles of Forensic Psychology is sponsored by the Delaware Psychological Association, has been approved for 2 CE credits.  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.

        IMPORTANT NOTICE:
        THOSE WHO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP AND COMPLETE THE APA EVALUATION WILL RECEIVE TWO CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT APA CE RULES REQUIRE THAT WE ONLY GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.  THOSE SIGNING IN TO THIS WEBINAR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED START TIME OR SIGNING OFF BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IS COMPLETED WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CE CREDITS.

        Cancellation Policy

        Cancellations received by April 21, 2021 will be refunded in full, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after April 22, 2021.

        Past events

        November 06, 2020 DPA Annual Convention: All Psychologists Should Strive to be Anti-Racists: Using the Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT) to Reduce Bias, Prejudice & Racism
        November 06, 2020 DPA Annual Meeting for Members
        October 23, 2020 Diabetes and Mental Health
        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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