Events & CEs

Upcoming events

    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 08 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sullivan Center for Children: 3443 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711

    The Self

    Evolutionary, Ontological, Experiential,

    and Psychodynamic Influences

    Presented by

    Shelley Stokes, Ph.D. and Errol Leifer, Ph.D., ABPP

    Subjectively, interpersonally, socially, clinically and therapeutically the concept, experience and perception of SELF forms a core aspect of how we are seen and see.

    This 2-day offering by Shelley Stokes and Errol Leifer is comprised of three time periods of presentation and one of interactional explorations of the many variables and processes comprising this foundational concept and experience of life; the SELF.

    During more formal presentations we will journey into contributions for the creation of the SELF from how our sensory, motor and central nervous systems historically and ontologically evolved and are evolving; genetic and epigenetic factors; early and ongoing interactional forces of brain structure and experience of environment; attachment phenomena; establishment and functioning of evolving self-boundaries in language, thought, feeling, perception and memory; the realms of explicit and implicit self-elements will be examined in the context of the role of consciousness; the variables and vagaries of self-experience and expression in the realms of fantasy and overt conduct, and the implications of these factors for mutual real-self expression in psychotherapy.

    Interweaved throughout, we explore the variables of real-self expression in contrast to alterations in the nature of that expression and the factors that facilitate or work against authenticity of self-expression.

    For the interactional exploration, we will engage at first in a dialogue exchange between the presenters that will be expanded to include the participants in this seminar.

    Continuing Education: 12 hours of continuing education credit provided by the Sullivan Center for Children, an authorized provider of continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA).  CE 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 SC4C CE program content, material, registration, or any related manners, please contact our Continuing Education Coordinator Rachel Canning, Psy.D., at (559) 271-1186, or email

    Important Notice: Those who attend the event for continuing education credit, pay the required fees, and complete the evaluation form will receive ( 12 ) hours of continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire event. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the event is completed will not receive CE credit. No partial credit is allowed.

Past events

20 Jan 2020 SJVPA General Meeting with Dr. Susan Napolitano Presenting
18 Nov 2019 SJVPA 2019 Annual Banquet
08 Nov 2019 Jungian Retreat in Honor of Ronald Teague, Ph.D., ABPP
09 Sep 2019 Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Individuals, and Families
08 Jul 2019 Malingering: How to Detect Faking in Offender Populations
13 May 2019 Ronald Teague, Ph.D., ABPP - A Celebration of Life
11 Mar 2019 SJVPA General Meeting--50 Years of Clinical Practice: Reflections, Lessons, & Projections by Dr. Allan Hedberg
14 Jan 2019 SJVPA General Meeting - Law and Ethics Update
03 Dec 2018 SJVPA Annual Banquet 2018
10 Nov 2018 The Neuroscience of the Unconscious: Images, Affect, and Self
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

© San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software