Events & CEs

Upcoming events

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sullivan Center for Children, 3443 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93711

    The Neuroscience of the Unconscious:

    Images, Affect, and Self

    Errol Leifer, PhD, ABPP, ABN

    The Sullivan Center for Children is proud to sponsor a continuing education opportunity featuring Errol Leifer, PhD, ABPP, ABN.  Dr. Leifer is a well known, charismatic speaker with extensive expertise in areas of neuropsychology, attachment, psychoanalysis, and the psychotherapy process.  Please join us for what will be a fabulous educational opportunity.

    Detailed information regarding the content of the continuing education program will be posted here shortly.

    Unfortunately, as the administrators of the website are undergoing changes we cannot process credit card payments online at the present time.  We anticipate this will be resolved well before the event.  However, you can pay during check-in on the day of the event, or mail a check to:

    Sullivan Center for Children

    3443 W. Shaw Ave.

    Fresno, CA 93711

    This continuing education event is being organized and managed by the Sullivan Center for Children.  The San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association is providing resource assistance for registration and payment purposes only.

    Continuing Education: six (6) hours of continuing education credit is provided by the Sullivan Center for Children, an authorized provider of continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA). APA-sponsored continuing education credit is approved for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.

    The Sullivan Center for Children is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Sullivan Center for Children maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    For questions, comments, or concerns regarding Sullivan Center for Children CE program content, material, registration, or any related manners, please contact our Continuing Education Program Coordinator Kaitlyn Nichols, Psy.D., at (559) 271-1186 or email

    *Important Notice: Please note that APA guidelines require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time, or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. No partial credit will be awarded.

    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Old Spaghetti Factory - 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

    We are Pleased to Announce

    The San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association

    2018 Annual  Banquet


    Please join the Board of the San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association for the 2018 Annual Banquet, where we will be honoring this year's recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist award, Nancy Doi, Ph.D.

    We are also welcoming our incoming President Emon Abdolsalehi-Najafi, Ph.D. Come and join us for a wonderful evening as we celebrate the past year at SJVPA.

    We are continuing the low cost nature of this event, at $16, which will cover a complete classic pasta dinner and all of the festivities.  A limited number of scholarships are available for our students members. Contact the website coordinator, to inquire about a student scholarship, through his email address


    Calling all licensed professionals!  A challenge has been issued: consider donating the cost of attendance for one or more students, the future of our profession.  Donating is as simple as clicking a few extra buttons at the time of registration.  When you register for yourself, you can select to add guests to your registration.  Simply add as many guests (student scholarship donations) as you want.  If you are bringing a guest with you, make sure to include him/her in the number you indicate.  Then shoot an email to the website coordinator and let him know how many of your guests registrations are for student scholarships.


    Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6:00 pm for registration and networking, with the formal program immediately following.

    The event will be held at The Old Spaghetti Factory - 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710.

Past events

10 Sep 2018 Christina A. Roup - Executive Director, NAMI Fresno
04 Aug 2018 The Art and Science of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - A Ronald Teague Workshop
09 Jul 2018 SJVPA General Meeting--Psychological Transformations of Concussion
09 Jun 2018 Love Madness in Clinical Practice: A Dr. Teague Workshop
14 May 2018 SJVPA General Meeting - Assessing Suicide Risk: A New Conceptual Model
09 Apr 2018 SJVPA Board Meeting
12 Mar 2018 SJVPA General Meeting--Evolution of Evidence-based Mental Health Practices in Modern Educational Settings
08 Jan 2018 SJVPA General Meeting
13 Nov 2017 SJVPA Annual Banquet 2017
28 Oct 2017 The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy: Featuring Allan N. Schore
11 Sep 2017 Jump into SJVPA!
19 Aug 2017 Into the Darkness: Exploring Death Imagery in Clinical Practice
17 Jul 2017 SJVPA General Meeting - Neuroscience Discovers the Unconscious
24 Jun 2017 The Problem of the Unconscious in Clinical Practice: Accessing, Assessing, Interpreting and Treating by Ronald Teague, Ph.D., ABPP
04 Jun 2017 EMDR: Clinical Applications for Traumatized Adopted Children, Veterans with PTSD, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims
08 May 2017 SJVPA General Meeting - Mindfulness for Mental Health Providers
20 Mar 2017 SJVPA General Meeting - Cultural Competency in the Transgender Community
09 Jan 2017 SJVPA General Meeting - EMDR: Basic Tenets, Recent Developments, Applications
12 Dec 2016 SJVPA Board Meeting
14 Nov 2016 SJVPA Annual Banquet 2016
10 Oct 2016 SJVPA Board Meeting
24 Sep 2016 Interpersonal Neurobiology of Morality and Empathy
12 Sep 2016 SJVPA General Meeting - Kyle Coleman Award Presentations
20 Aug 2016 To Hell and Back: The Katabasis or Night Sea Journey in Clinical Practice
08 Aug 2016 SJVPA Board Meeting
11 Jul 2016 SJVPA General Meeting: Brain Development over the Life Span
26 Jun 2016 The Wrath of the Ancestors: Morality, Conscience and the Superego in Clinical Pathology by Ronald Teague, Ph.D., ABPP
25 Jun 2016 Using a Multi-Axial Developmental Evaluation in Dealing with Difficult Clinical Cases by Dr. Ronald Teague
13 Jun 2016 SJVPA Board Meeting
09 May 2016 SJVPA General Meeting
11 Apr 2016 SJVPA Board Meeting
14 Mar 2016 SJVPA General Meeting: Cutting Edge Integrative Treatments for Mental Health
08 Feb 2016 SJVPA Board Meeting
11 Jan 2016 SJVPA General Meeting - Politics of Psychology
14 Dec 2015 SJVPA Board Meeting
21 Nov 2015 How to Reach the Avoidantly Attached With EFT Couple, Family & Individual Therapy: Withdrawer Reengagement
09 Nov 2015 SJVPA Annual Awards Banquet 2015
14 Sep 2015 SJVPA General Meeting: Kyle Coleman Award Presentations
22 Aug 2015 Mythic Mind Part II
03 Aug 2015 Legislative Meet & Greet
13 Jul 2015 SJVPA General Meeting: Using Imagery Rescripting Techniques in the Treatment of Nightmares and Trauma
20 Jun 2015 The Use of Transference and Counter-Transference in Clinical Practice: An Integrated Psychodynamic Model
11 May 2015 SJVPA General Meeting: Suicide and Suicide Attempts of Clients; Therapists Reaction and Self-Care
02 May 2015 Paul and Nancy Aikin Present: Getting to the Root of Couple and Family Distress
09 Mar 2015 SJVPA General Meeting
06 Feb 2015 Winning The Battle
12 Jan 2015 SJVPA General Meeting
10 Nov 2014 SJVPA Annual Awards Banquet 2014
20 Sep 2014 Sex as Fantasy-Sex as Behavior: A Spectrum of Research in Psychopathology
08 Sep 2014 SJVPA General Meeting
23 Aug 2014 Basic Introduction to Psychodynamic Interventions
14 Jul 2014 SJVPA General Meeting
12 Jul 2014 The Mythic Mind in Clinical Practice - Part 1: Basic Mythic Ideations in Disturbed Patients
07 Jun 2014 The Impact of ACA on Psychological Practice
12 May 2014 SJVPA General Meeting
14 Apr 2014 SJVPA Board Meeting
17 Mar 2014 California Psychological Association - Leadership and Advocacy Conference
10 Mar 2014 SJVPA General Meeting
10 Feb 2014 SJVPA Board Meeting
13 Jan 2014 SJVPA General Meeting
09 Dec 2013 SJVPA Board Meeting
11 Nov 2013 SJVPA Annual Awards Banquet 2013
14 Oct 2013 SJVPA Board Meeting
12 Aug 2013 SJVPA Board Meeting
26 Jul 2013 Dr. Teague Presents: Treating Difficult Patients Part 3: OTher Psychotherapists
08 Jul 2013 SJVPA General Meeting

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