Annual Conference

We invite you to attend the SDPA Annual Conference:
September 15 & 16, 2017
Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, Pierre, South Dakota

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8:00-8:30 AM:  Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 AM:  Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D.
End the Insomnia Struggle: Individualized Approach to Treating Insomnia Using CBT-I & ACT”
10:00-10:15 AM:  Break
10:15-11:45 AM:  Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D., continued
11:45-1:30 PM:  Lunch
12:00-1:30 PM:  SDPA Annual Meeting
1:30-2:45 PM:  Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D., continued
2:45-3:00 PM:  Break
3:00-4:45 PM:  Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D., continued
5:00-6:00 PM:  Poster Presentations; Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres
7:00-8:00 PM:  Division One Meeting  


8:00-8:30 AM:  Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 AM:  Alex Siegel, J.D., Ph.D.
“Telepsych and PSYPACT”

10:00-10:15 AM:  Break
10:15-11:45 AM:  Alex Siegel, J.D., Ph.D., continued
11:45 AM:  Poster Awards
The conference will conclude after the awards


Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
‘End the Insomnia Struggle: Individualized Approach to Treating Insomnia Using CBT-I & ACT’

End the Insomnia Struggle

Alisha is a licensed clinical psychologist, committed to practicing and disseminating evidence-based psychotherapy for a wide range of presenting problems, especially sleep, mood, and anxiety disorders. She operates a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Brosse is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she directs a bipolar specialty clinic.

Presentation overview:
Cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a highly effective, multi-component treatment that is widely accepted as the gold-standard treatment for insomnia. Yet, many clients struggle to implement it. In this full-day workshop, participants will learn how to treat insomnia using the core components of traditional CBT-I (i.e., psychoeducation; stimulus control; sleep restriction; cognitive therapy). They further will learn how to enhance client outcomes with the addition of strategies from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), such as willingness, cognitive defusion, and mindfulness. Instruction will include lecture, role play, case examples, and practice. Client worksheets will be provided.


Alex-SiegelAlex. M. Siegel, J.D., Ph.D., Director of Professional Affairs, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
‘Telepsych and PSYPACT’

Presentation overview:
The presentation will cover the need and rationale for allowing psychologists to use electronic communications interjurisdictionally to provide telepsychological services ethically and legally to patients. It will examine the APA Guidelines on Telepsychology with particular focus on competency, informed consent and confidentiality and security of the data as well as the ASPPB Standards on Telepsychology. The presentation will explore the obstacles for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice and offer solutions for the ethical and legal interjurisdictional practice and provide a discussion of ASPPB’s E.Passport and the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, PSYPACT.


Reserve a room at the ClubHouse Hotel & Suites for a special rate by August 25, 2017. Call (605) 494-2582 and mention South Dakota Psychological Association to receive rooms at $132.50/night. 


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