Spokane Spring Workshops


WSPA Spring CE Workshops

April 1st CE schedule and venue location has been updated as of 3/29/17

Click here to download a PDF of detailed Spring Workshop Series information

Registration is now open for our Spokane Workshops on April 1 and May 6.
View pricing chart at bottom of article. Upon Registration for April 1st’s Event, you will receive a promo code that allows you to purchase a ticket for the May 6th CE event at the Early Bird rate until the day of the event

April 1, 2017
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Jepson Center, Hogan Classroom 120. Registration opens at 8:40

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Making Ethical Decisions in Complex Clinical Cases 9 AM – 1 PM, 4CE (Ethics)
David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D., F.T. (San Francisco, CA)
Offered through SAMHSA and APA Office of Health Disparities HIV Professional  Development

A curriculum entitled the Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Services Curricula on Ethical Issues & HIV/AIDS, addresses ethical considerations of HIV-related health services and
teaches a model for ethical decision making. The systematic decision-making process on which the curricula are based offers several advantages over less structured methods of

Learning Objectives
• Increase awareness of legal and ethical issues in providing mental health services
• Identify the complexity of those issues and decisions
• Use a model for making ethical decisions and apply it to ethical dilemmas

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Psychologists and Palliative Care 2 PM – 5 PM, 3CE

David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D., F.T. (San Francisco, CA)

Palliative care is a health care specialty that is often misunderstood by the public; psychologists are generally not members of palliative care teams, which can lead to
our unfamiliarity with this approach as well. Additionally, many of us occupy caregiving roles for members of our own families who face end of life issues. In this workshop you’ll
learn ways to increase the quality of care you can give your patients who are dealing with serious illness. You’ll also have a chance to consider how your own familial caregiving
roles, whether currently occurring or likely to happen in the future, can benefit from your increased knowledge. With this information about palliative care basics, you may find
an increased sense of efficacy in both your professional and personal caregiving responsibilities.

Learning Objectives
• Delineate the roles psychologists can fill with their patients to help them consider accessing palliative care services
• Identify factors that contribute to effective decision making at the end of life
• Collaborate with your peers to create interactions that support patients with life-threatening diseases

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David Jull-Patterson, Ph.D., F.T. a clinical professor in Medical Psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, and adjunct professor at Alliant International University, where he teaches one of the first graduate-level courses offered in the U.S. that trains psychologists to work in the palliative care setting. David also maintains an independent practice in clinical health psychology, working with adults diagnosed with life threatening diseases. Previous work includes being on staff in a pediatric palliative care service. Currently, he is an appointed member of the Ethics Committee of the California Psychological Association, and a member of a CPA task forcewriting a document providing  guidance for psychologists involved with the state’s recently enacted End of Life Option Act.

May 6, 2017
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Hemmingson Center. Registration opens at 8:40

Transgender Care 101: Psychological, Medical, and Pharmacological Perspectives, 3CE
Presenters:Dr. Laura Asbell, Ph.D., Dr. Sasha Carey, M.D., Dr. Debra Gore, M.D., Dr. Cheyenne Newsome, Pharm.D., and Dr. Darrelle Volwiler, Ph.D.

Dr. Asbell, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in independent practice in Post Falls, Idaho and her practice includes transgender clients. Dr. Sasha Carey, M.D., is a doctor at Rockwood who is board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Dr. Debra Gore, M.D. is a doctor at Group Health who is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Cheyenne Newsome, Pharm.D. is a clinical assistant professor at Washington State University in Pharmaceuticals and a pharmacist at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. Dr. Darrelle Volwiler, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist also at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.

This expert panel will provide a comprehensive overview of competent care for transgender individuals. Our two psychologists will review basics of transgender identities
and the psychological disorder of gender dysphoria, reasons transgender individuals commonly seek psychological services and what forms of psychotherapy may be useful for them, and the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for competent transgender care. Our two doctors will describe common medical concerns transgender individuals confront across the lifespan and related medical interventions. Our pharmacist will describe the effects, timeline, and some concerns of pharmacologic agents used in gender dysphoria, and the unique role a pharmacist can play in the coordinated care team. All presenters will describe how psychologists can best facilitate coordinated care for transgender individuals at different ages and points of transition.

Learning Objectives
• Participants will be able to describe common reasons transgender individuals seek psychological services, and the American Psychological Association’s guidelines for working with transgender individuals.
• Participants will state common medical concerns transgender individuals face, and identify strategies for working effectively with doctors in coordinated care.
• Participants will be able to state common pharmacological issues transgender individuals face, and identify strategies for working effectively with pharmacists in
coordinated care.

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Note: Idaho Psychological Assoc. and Oregon Psychological Assoc. members are welcome and extended WSPA member pricing when membership is confirmed with your state association.

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