Lunch & Learn






Present for us in 2024!
LACPA is now taking applications
for our 2024 Lunch and Learn CE/CPD Series

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Los Angeles County Psychological Association
2023 Lunch & Learn Series
A Free LACPA Membership Benefit 
1.5 CE/CPD Credits 

The following programs may be recorded for future on-demand viewing.
Programs will be virtual on Zoom or Hybrid/In-Person at the LACPA Office.
Dates, Recording, and Virtual/Hybrid Status are subject to change. 

*Click on the links below for complete program and presenter information and to register for each program individually      

Evidence-Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Presented by Rubin Khoddam, Ph.D.

Friday, March 10th, 2023 12-1:30 PM PT

This event will be virtual via Zoom Webinar & recorded for future On-Demand Viewing


This presentation will focus on practical clinical applications of CBT for Substance Use Disorders. Participants will gain knowledge of the various levels of treatment for Substance Use Disorders and associated interventions. The presentation will highlight the application of CBT and specific skills that can be implemented in various settings.   

On-Demand Replay Available!

Rubin Khoddam, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of addiction, trauma, and mood disorders. He also founded COPE Psychological Center, an outpatient general mental health treatment center. Prior to COPE, he managed a 30-bed drug rehab program at the VA and published 20 articles in addiction-related journals. 


VA Mental Health Apps: Resources for Everyone

Presented by Andrea L. Jamison, Ph.D. 

Friday, April 14th, 12-1:30 PM PT

In-Person/Hybrid at LACPA Office


Mobile mental health apps can provide users access to resources anytime and anywhere. VA’s National Center for PTSD offers free, evidence-informed apps that can be used by anyone for self-care or to enhance clinical care. This presentation includes available resources, integrating apps into care, ethical considerations, and a live demonstration. 

On-Demand Replay Available

Andrea L. Jamison is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Tech into Care program at VA’s National Center for PTSD, which facilitates the implementation of mental health digital resources. She produces the VA podcast, "PTSD Bytes," about how technology can support those with mental health concerns. Dr. Jamison is also experienced in the research and treatment of insomnia across diverse populations.  

Parental Fostering of Early Childhood Affect Integration

Presented by Claudia Kohner, Ph..D. & Faye Weinstein, Ph.D. 

Friday, May 12th, 12-1:30 PM PT

On Demand Replay Available


This workshop will address how thinking in terms of “Affect Integration” rather than Affect Regulation” can lay a foundation for adult and child treatments that are more grounded in clinical data and theory and may provide more enduring clinical success and potential for the prevention of psychopathology, emotional dysregulation, and chronic health conditions 

Claudia Kohner, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego in 1998. She did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center, followed by an internship at the Early Childhood Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has taught graduate courses at the Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy and at the Eisner Institute. She is in private practice in Encino, CA. 

Faye Weinstein received her Ph.D. in Education, Counseling Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles.  She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and works with patients with chronic pain conditions.  Her publications focus on biopsychosocial variables of the chronic pain experience. 

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Introduction to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

Presented by Silvina Irwin, Ph.D.

Friday, June 9th, 12- 1:30 PM PT

This event will be Virtual Via Zoom & Recorded for Future On-Demand Viewing


Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a powerful approach to helping distressed couples. EFT hones in on key emotions that shape experience and intimate bonds and has been acknowledged by APA as meeting the gold standard for research demonstrating its effectiveness.  This presentation offers didactics, discussion, and video of EFT in action. 

Dr. Silvina Irwin is a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, and a Certified Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson, Silvina offers basic and advanced training in EFT in Spanish and in English, as well as specialized courses on Trauma, Sexuality, and EFT. She is the co-founder and President of the EFT Center of Los Angeles. 

The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
LACPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 
These courses may be taken to satisfy the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) continuing education requirements.