February 16th, 2019

The Call of Darkness Managing Suicidality in Clinical Practice

Saturday, February 16th:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This intermediate to advanced course for mental health professionals begins with the awareness that our ability to predict suicide is little better than chance and that at present there are no consistently reliable empirically validated treatment techniques to prevent suicide. However, Dr. Hedges will demonstrate that in the past three decades much has been learned about the dynamics of suicide and many promising treatment approaches have been advanced that are slowly yielding clinical as well as empirical results.

This single class satisfies both the California Licensing board’s mandated suicide prevention class as well as the law and ethics requirements.


March 22nd – March 23rd, 2019

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 2019,  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Providing disaster-recovery care is very different than on-going therapeutic care. Attend this evidence-based training to learn how to provide the care our wildfire survivors need. 

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatment that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed fire survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions. 

*CPA is co-sponsoring this event with the Redwood Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The BBS also recognizes CPA CE credit for their licenses.Button

The Redwood Psychological Association, a chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA)*, is an organization for psychologists. We are located in Sonoma County, serving Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties and the Redwood Empire.

We stand with the American Psychological Association (APA).  Read their response to recent news here: https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2018/10/erase-transgender-definition.aspx