2018 Fall Conference
A Conference on Integrating Psychodynamic  and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies in Clinical Practice


401 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ 08830 (GPS Address)
Exit 130 Garden State Parkway


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Friday Night: November 2, 2018 - (1CE)
Pricing:  NJPA member $75; NJPA Sustaining member $63.75; NJPA ECP $52.50; NJPA Student member $37.50; Non-member $150
Rolling Evening Registration4:00pm - 7:30pm
Open Business Meeting - a Discussion between membership and the NJPA executive board.  Come talk to the board about the current state of the association, hot topics in psychology, and the experience of psychologists in this day and age.  All are welcome!  4:30pm - 5:30pm

Cocktail Social Hour:  5:30pm - 6:30pm
Awards Dinner:  6:45pm - 7:45pm
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion CE Program 2018 (1 CE):  Engaging Clients Across Cultural Divides: Using the New APA Multicultural Guidelines  8:00pm - 9:30pm
Join your peers in the hotel bar area:  10:00pm

Saturday:  All Day Conference - Morning and Afternoon Sessions  including breakfast and lunch buffets (6 CE)
Pricing  NJPA member $250; NJPA Sustaining member $212.50; NJPA ECP $175; NJPA Student member $85; Non-member $500
Registration & Breakfast Buffet:  7:30 am – 9:00 am

Vendors & Exhibits:  7:30 am - 3:00 pm
NJPAGS Poster Session:  8:00 am – 11:00am

Morning Session (3CE):
Welcome:  9:00 am – 9:15 am

General Session with Featured Speaker, Paul L. Wachtel, PhD - Attachment, Anxiety, and the Synergistic Impact of a Psychodynamic/ Cognitive-Behavioral Integration    9:15 am - 12:30 pm (with 15 minute break)

Social Luncheon:  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Sessions (3CE) - Select one of the following three sessions: 
Afternoon Workshops  1:30 pm – 4:45 pm (with 15 minute break)
The Gentle Path to Insight -- Discussion and Video Demonstration
Paul L. Wachtel, PhD

Integrating the Physiological into a Relationally-Focused Psychotherapy:  Theory and Methods
Joshua Zavin, PhD with panel discussions by Drs. Jeannette DeVaris, Maureen Gallagher, and Daniel Watter

Developments in Relational Psychotherapy Integration
Kenneth Frank, PhD

Special Student Option:  Can-U-Script:  An Insider's guide to Manuscript Writing and Getting Published
Peter Economou, PhD, ABPP (moderator) with panelists Denise Hien, PhD, ABPP (panelist), Chris King, PhD, JD (panelist), Aaron A. Gubi, PhD (panelist)
1:30pm - 4:45pm  $15.  Networking social to follow!  Register Here

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Sponsorships & Exhibiting
With the newly implemented mandatory continuing education requirements in NJ, attendance at our programs has increased significantly.  Leverage our events to your advantage!  Stand out by becoming a sponsor or choose to exhibit and promote your products or services face-to-face with an attentive and interested audience!  Can't attend in-person?  We can customize a unique sponsorship package just for you!  Contact:  Christine Gurriere [email protected] for more information.  Click here for more information!

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Each year, NJPA and the NJPA Foundation are delighted to see hard working students attending the Fall Conference to improve their knowledge of the profession of psychology.  To assist them with the costs of the conference, the NJPA Foundation has made it a tradition to host a “Take a Student to Lunch” program to cover their conference lunch. Whether or not you are able to attend the NJPA Fall Conference, please consider donating a lunch for a student who is attending the conference. Donations can also be made at the conference.


Conference Policies

Attendance at any Saturday workshop qualifies for 3 hours of CE credit for psychologists. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

All programs are geared to mental health professionals with an interest in the topic unless otherwise noted. No prior knowledge of the specific topic is required.

ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact [email protected] for more details.

Intended Target Audience
Psychologists, post-docs, and other mental health practitioners, as well as academicians, researchers and students.

NJPA ensures that any permission for proprietary information utilized in NJPA programs and the safeguarding of these materials is discussed with the presenter. NJPA program attendees are not permitted to share the programs materials received either in hard copy form or electronically.

Photos of individuals and groups will be taken at this event. NJPA reserves the right to use photos for marketing, recruiting, and other business.  Photos may appear in future publications, on the NJPA website, and on NJPA and/or NJPAF social media accounts including, but not limited to, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.  If you would like to be removed from photos, please contact [email protected]

All complaints following the completion of the conference should be made in writing and submitted within 7 days. All complaints will be reviewed by the Executive Director and the Committee on Continuing Educational Affairs. A response will be issued within 7 business days. The grievance policy can be found on here.

In the event a participant wishes to rescind their enrollment, refunds may be requested until October 15, 2018. Requests for refunds will be acknowledged within 1 business day. Refunds will be provided in the manner in which the participant paid. Money will be refunded less a $25.00 administration fee. No workshop materials will be provided. No refunds after October 15, 2018.