The Southwestern Psychological Association is pleased to offer the following CE credit presentations at the 2020 SWPA Convention, free with your registration for the conference.

2020 SWPA Convention

April 3-5, 2020

Omni Frisco

Frisco, Texas

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

By Dr. Cindy Turk

 Learn the essentials of evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety disorders in a workshop that will include video segments to demonstrate aspects of the treatment.  You will first learn about the diagnosis of social anxiety disorder and factors involved in its etiology and maintenance.  You will then learn to help socially anxious clients to build a fear and avoidance hierarchy, identify anxious thoughts and beliefs, restructure maladaptive cognitions, design effective exposure exercises both in the office and for homework, and eliminate safety behaviors.

Ethical Considerations of Psychotherapist Deception

By Dr. Drew Curtis, Dr. Leslie Kelley, and Dr. Laura Hart

One of the five core principles of the American Psychological Association is integrity. Much of the code of ethics covers various aspects of honesty with regard to accuracy of the presentation of training and experience, degrees held, credentials, and other areas. Specific coverage over deception in psychotherapy, in regard to the therapeutic relationship, may be needed and warrants discussion. The current workshop will present research findings about the ethics of therapist deception, facilitate discussions of ethical considerations for the practice of psychology, and recommendations for future areas of research, practice, and policy.

Addressing the Complex Issue of Suicide with a Nascent Community-Based Model

By Dr. Kevin Yaudes, Dr. Dena Matzenbacher, Caitlyn Kudrecki, Michael Perrone, and Logan Guillory

Care for the behavioral health of clients/patients falls under the purview of many allied health professionals.  When the issue at hand is suicidal intensity, the responsibility expands beyond those in allied health.  When professionals are questioned about suicide, the questions commonly involve concerns about warning signs and client/patient safety.  It is not uncommon for the focus to be prevention.  A conceptual understanding of the suicidal client/patient must involve knowledge that spans suicide prevention to postvention.  In addition, this understanding must include knowledge of community and school resources, requirements, and procedures.  The panel will share their insight in working with suicidal intensity in a community in which the suicide rate is 42% higher than the national rate.   

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