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4/6/2017 to 4/9/2017
When: April 6 - 9, 2017
Where: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, California  94010
United States
Contact: 916-286-7979

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Inspiration You Can Use
Connecting Practice, Community, and Culture

April 6-9, 2017

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November 17, 2016 - March 27, 2017

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Friday Opening Keynote - April 7, 2017 - 8:30 am - 10:30 am (1.5 CE Credits)
When Referral is Not an Option - What Then?

Michael Donner, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and clinical and forensic psychologist in Oakland. He is the President of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and member of the faculty. He is a past Chair of CPA’s Division of Clinical and Professional Practice and the CPA Ethics Committee. He teaches and consults on law and ethics in California and across the country.

Laura S. Brown, PhD, ABPP is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Seattle Washington. She is the author of 13 books, over 160 book chapters and articles, and has taught workshops throughout the English-speaking world. Her work is featured in three APA psychotherapy DVDs, and in the new Psychotherapy Supervision Series. Her latest book, for general audiences, isNot the Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships after Childhood Trauma
Jei Africa, PsyD, currently serves as Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity within the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division of the San Mateo County Health System where he leads delivery system transformation efforts that promote effective and culturally responsive services throughout the County and beyond. Dr. Africa is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified addiction treatment counselor.
Alette Coble-Temple PhD, Ms. Wheelchair America 2016, is a licensed psychologist and professor at JFK University. It is her philosophy that cultivating leadership skills for the disability community breaks down barriers, increases the frequency of people with disabilities in the workforce, and ultimately results in healthier living and financial stability.
Michi Fu, PhD is a licensed psychologist in Pasadena, California. She is an early adopter of tele-mental health in her private practice, which allows her to help clients in need of her culturally responsive therapy throughout the state. She provides therapy in Mandarin and Taiwanese, which oftentimes means that referral is oftentimes not an option in her private practice.

Saturday Plenary - April 8, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am (2 CE Credits)
Effecting Change in Your Communities - the Hard Work of Making a Difference






The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the Episcopal Bishop of California. His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, notably climate change. Bishop Andrus works on issues in the Bay Area such as affordable housing for essential workers (teachers, healthcare workers, those employed with emergency services, etc.), gun violence,and LGBTQ equality. He actively participates in the San Francisco Interfaith Council’s efforts to build strong, accepting communities.

Greg Herek, PhD is an internationally recognized
authority on stigma, prejudice, and violence based on sexual orientation. He has also conducted pioneering research on
HIV-related stigma. He has published more than 100 scholarly papers and seven edited volumes on these and related topics, and has worked extensively to communicate social science
research to legislators, policy makers, and the courts.

Tania Israel, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her scholarship focuses on
interventions to support the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and communities. She delivered a TED Talk on “Bisexuality and Beyond,” and is the Director of Project RISE, a research team at UCSB that develops and studies interventions to support the psychological health of LGBTQ individuals and communities.

Sunday Closing Keynote - April 9, 2017 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2 CE credits)
Strengthening Compassion

Kelly McGonigal, PhD is a health psychologist and lecturer at
Stanford University. She is the author of The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress. Through the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, she co-authored the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training and studies how compassion can promote health, happiness, and resilience.


San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010, US

A mile from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel offers a stylish introduction to the Bay with the Greatroom, a space to connect and unwind with free Wi-Fi and the exclusive M Club Lounge, where guests can work, dine and recharge 24/7. At Hangar Steak, fine meats and seafood are complemented by locally sourced produce. Transformed guest rooms feature picture windows, locally inspired art and intuitive designs including a spa-like bathroom with a walk-in waterfall shower. 

Hotel Reservations

Book your room now and enjoy the CPA discounted room rate of $174 plus tax. This rate is half the rate listed on the hotel website for the same dates. Parking is discounted to $20/night. The hotel offers 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle to pick you up from SFO. Click here to book online or call the hotel at 1-800-228-9290 and request the California Psychological Association Annual Convention by March 15, 2017 to secure the discounted rate. 



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