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    • 11:30 AM

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    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Gaylord Hospital, Brooker Lecture Hall

    CPA Retreat  with Special Guest, Dan Abrahamson, Ph.D.

    Dan Abrahamson is the Deputy Chief of Professional Practice at the American Psychological Association and serves on the Practice Management Team. In his role as Deputy Chief he works on association-wide initiatives and supports the work of the Chief of Professional Practice. Additionally, he oversees the State Advocacy Office where he and his staff coordinate the annual Practice Leadership Conference, manage the APA grant program for state associations, and provide consultation to APA’s 60 affiliated state, provincial and territorial psychological associations.

    April 26, 2019 

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm   - Free for all CPA Members 

    Gaylord Hospital, Brooker Lecture Hall

    Wallingford, CT

    Lunch at Laskara in Wallingford following the Retreat. Cost will be $30 for all attendees. 

    2 CEs will be offered  

    Presentation - The Reciprocal Nature of Psychology 

     This presentation will address the critical relationship between state psychological associations and the American Psychological Association in addressing a broad range of issues impacting the profession and discipline of psychology.  These topics include: clinical practice guidelines, psychology's clinical data registry, HIPAA, Medicaid coverage for psychology interns, the APA Practice Leadership Conference, mental health parity and getting involved in political advocacy.  This program is designed to stimulate thought and discussion about the critical roles of APA and CPA in addressing the needs of psychologists and the people we serve.


    Foster an understanding of the reciprocal relationship between APA and state psychological associations.

    Be able to integrate thinking about science, education, public interest and practice considerations into one’s work as a psychologist.

    Be prepared to take one specific step to improve the systematic nature of one’s work as a psychologist.


    • 2 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services (CNS) Conference Room

    Psychological Pain: Assessment and Treatment - Medical Protocols for the Worker's Compensation Commission  

    Presented by Stephen Sarfaty, Psy.D. ABPDC, FACPN, ABPP-CN

    & Brett A. Steinberg, Ph.D., ABPP 

    May 2, 2019

    5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services (CNS)

    Conference Room, 1095 South Main St., Chesire, CT 06410

    Please bring dinner to enjoy during the presentation!

    Free for CPA Members - $35 for Non-CPA Members

    3 CE Credits 

    Learning objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to identify the historical milestones of the development of the Connecticut Worker's Compensation Commission psychological pain assessment and treatment protocols.

    2. Participants will be able to identify the Commission's conception of pain, premium on the biopsychosocial approach and utility of psychological/neuropsychological procedures.

    3. Participants will be able to identify the diagnostic framework for all 4 levels of the protocols.

    Presentation Summary

    As a result of a 15 year effort the Connecticut Worker's Compensation Commission has formally adopted protocols for Psychological Pain Assessment and Treatment. These reflect a growing awareness on the part of the Commission and physicians on the Medical Advisory Panel regarding the critical importance of the application of a biopsychosocial model to injured workers in general and evaluation and treatment of chronic pain in particular. This workshop is designed to specifically prepare and empower Connecticut licensed psychologists to effectively take advantage of this opportunity to make a meaningful difference for injured Connecticut workers, the Commission, and participate in this rapidly growing practice opportunity. The workshop is primarily focused on specific and practical training to prepare psychologists to understand and apply the protocols at a practical level with extensive elaboration of the protocols published description. Participants are encouraged to bring case example for specific discussion and coaching. 

    • 3 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    CPA Webinar 

    Friday, May 3, 2019 

    12:00-1:00 pm 

    The Disruptive Psychologist: Leveraging Your Skills to Build an Innovative Career

    Presented by:

    Daryn H. David, Ph.D. & David C. Tate, Ph.D. 

    1 CE Credit for Psychologists 

    Free for CPA Members      $35 for non-CPA Members

    Program Description: This presentation will explore the myriad skills and techniques that psychologists and other mental health professional can leverage to enhance their career mission and options. Drawing on vignettes from the lives of psychologists who have carved out successful careers in wellness, tech, and social service, presenters Daryn David, Ph.D., and David Tate, Ph.D., will guide participants through the mindset and steps needed to thrive in alternative sectors of practice.

    Objectives: Participants in this webinar will:

    • Describe a vision for their career 5 years from now, and utilize this vision to deepen engagement with webinar material;
    • Leverage personal strengths and embracing a growth mindset while pursuing alternative career paths;
    • Apply strategies for networking and finding mentors outside of conventional mental health and academic venues

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