Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Legacy Award and Community Partnership Dinner

Please join us to celebrate the GPPA Legacy Award and Community Partnership Award Winners! The Legacy Award will celbrate the career and accomplishments of  Rex Gatto, Ph.D. and the Community Partnership Award will celebrate the work of Christine Heller, M.A., in the service of underserved populations.

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Thursday April 25th, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM EST

We will have a Cocktail Hour between 6:30 and 7:30, with a dinner to follow along with recognition ceremonies. Please join us for the entire evening, or the Cocktail Hour only!

The Summit 
200 Shiloh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211 


Costs:

Full Event: $60

Full Event + Sponsor a graduate student attending: $80

Cocktail Hour only: $20

Graduate Student- Full Event: $25

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Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

What's Next? A Workshop for Graduate Students and ECPs

  • 4037 Howley Street Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (map)
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Graduation and completion of Graduate-training programs are truly moments of celebration. But what happens next? This half-day workshop is divided into two parts: from 12:00-2:00 pm we will host speakers from a variety of locations (hospitals, private practice settings, community mental-health clinics, academics) to speak about their paths to finding work and to talk about options available to graduates in Western Pennsylvania or surrounding areas. We aim to gather psychologists who may be able to offer or support post-doc work in order to facilitate networking for those seeking placement opportunities. Between 2:00-5:00 pm, the workshop will move to a more individually-tailored format: attendees can speak individually with potential employers, have professionals review their resumes or CV’s, participate in mock-interviews or ask about employment skills, and have frank conversations about money and financial issues related to professional practice. This location is near several bus stops.

Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o9deynuab&oeidk=a07eg2agmgjfa5e9e1c

 

All Graduate Student and Early Career Professional Events listed here are FREE and open to all students and individuals not seeking CE Credits, whether or not you are a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association. W We ask that you RSVP for all events so that we have a sense of attendance food needs (although you may still attend and register last minute if pre-registration is not an option given your schedule).

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Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

GPPA March Social Event!

Please join us for our March social event/happy hour at The Union Project in Highland Park. GPPA will provide drinks and snacks! We look forward to catching up with you and discussing upcoming events and projects and hearing about your practice and work.

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Mar
29
3:30 PM15:30

Honoring Ethics and Social Justice: Social and Personal Values in Practice

In this era of managed health care plans, session-limitations, over-scheduled clinicians and facilities, and financial hardships, maintaining a focus on social justice and other personal ethics while also succeeding in a mental-health practice can feel daunting or even impossible. This panel of speakers represent mental-health professionals who have found ways to provide a variety of mental-health services with a strong focus on community mental health, inclusive practices, and financial strategies that allow individuals with financial hardships access services.

Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o9deynuab&oeidk=a07eg2afmvybc37a386

 

This event is also available to the greater mental health community for Continuing Education Credit (meets partial requirement for mandatory Ethics CE’s).

A social event will follow! (5:00-7:00 pm)

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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Broken Bonds: Healing the Wounds of Infidelity

  • WYNDHAM UNIVERSITY CENTER IN OAKLAND (map)
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This one day workshop is designed to teach therapists to address the emotional, sexual, system and legal factors associated with affairs using Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT). The morning will focus on a review of the research while the afternoon will focus on application, demonstration and practical exercises.

$225 fee and 7 CEUS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE

Presented by the Pittsburgh Community for EFT (www.pgheft.org) and Sponsored by Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association

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Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Graduate Student and Early Career Professional Series: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

  • Duquesne University- ROCKWELL HALL, 2nd Floor, 600 Forbes Avenue (map)
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Forensic Psychology, or the practice of Psychology that intersects with legal work (criminal risk-assessment, child custody evaluations, court-ordered psychotherapy, juvenile justice and restoration work, etc.) is a particularly interesting subfield within Psychological practice. This evening event will bring together a panel of forensic psychologists who work in a variety of specializations to answer your questions about their work, their training, areas of need within the field, the intersection of forensic work and social justice, and trends in future forensic work. The event will last from 7:00-8:30 pm, and we will have pizza and other snacks for a variety of food-preferences available between 6:30-7:00 if you want to join us early. Some street parking is available around Rockwell Hall, and Forbes Parking Garage also offers public parking.

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Nov
16
3:30 PM15:30

MORE AND LESS EXPECTED: A conversation about careers in Psychology that are in and outside the box

  • William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue (Oakland) (map)
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Historically, graduating with an advanced Psychology degree has suggested a specific set of professional opportunities: an academic teaching or research position or clinical psychotherapy in outpatient and inpatient settings. This event is designed to talk about the myriad of ways that Psychologists or those with an advance degree in Psychology have found meaningful career paths in both expected and unexpected ways. A panel of individuals has been invited that represent a wide variety of career paths and as always, plenty of time for questions and discussions is built into the program.  Snacks will be provided. We invite all attendees to join us afterwards for our November GPPA Social Event at Hidden Harbor in Squirrel Hill between 6-8 pm, where you will have the opportunity to network and meet with our board and other members.

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Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

PRE and POST-DOCTORAL INTERNSHIPS: A conversation about identifying, applying to, and completing the Psychology Internship processes

  • 4037 Howley Street Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (map)
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This gathering was conceived as a way to facilitate frank and useful discussion about the processes involved in finding and completing the mandatory predoctoral and post-doctoral internship experiences. Those available to speak include previous internship site-directors, current doctoral and post-doctoral interns, and early career professionals. Topics covered will include experiential accounts of these major events, tips and suggestions for navigating the application process, stories from individuals who have gone through APPIC and who have created their own internship experiences, and feedback from previous site-directors who can comment on applications and training from the training-site perspective. This will be a conversational and informal event. Dinner and refreshments (including vegan and gluten free options) will be provided.

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Sep
21
3:30 PM15:30

Graduate Student and Early Career Professionals Workshop Series: Private Practice

  • Duquesne University Psychology Department (map)
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Some of the most common questions we have received from graduate students and early career professionals are related to starting and maintaining a private practice. This forum aims to provide a comfortable and informal space to learn about experiences of local psychologists who have started individual or group practices, and for all attendees to ask any questions they may have about the process. Topics that will be covered include practical considerations (renting space, costs associated with a practice, malpractice insurance), insurance v. fee-for-service considerations, common challenges, building a clientele, and financial security. A panel of speakers with a variety of backgrounds will attend and plenty of time will be dedicated for question-and-answers. Snacks will be provided. We invite all attendees to join us afterwards for our first GPPA Social Event of the new board year at Sienna Mercato between 6-8 pm, where you will have the opportunity to spend time with our board and other GPPA members.

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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

7th Annual Conference on ADHD and Executive Function

The conference is designed to present the latest research and clinical knowledge regarding ADHD to a broad audience.  This includes professionals as well as individuals affected by or interested in ADHD outside of their professional responsibilities (e.g., adults with ADHD, family members and friends).  Professionals who may benefit from attendance include:  psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, nurses, social workers, educators/teachers, psychologists, service coordinators, researchers, and mental health policy administrators.

Information and Registration at: https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=175964

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