Welcome to Continuing Education at Alliant

For psychologists, marriage & family therapists,and licensed clinical social workers in six California locations

and over the Internet

For March


Daniel Taube, JD, PhD

Dr Taube is presenting a new class of CA Law and Ethics, Friday April 16 in San Francisco, 9am-4pm

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Small Doses
of Wisdom

Be Quiet


  . . . . . . . .

More Wisdom,
- from Dr Taube

Surprisingly Engaging Online CE

Available Forever!


From a recent email:

can I listen to the lectures as many times as I want? I have been folding the laundry while listening and realizing that I am going to want to listen several times to some parts of it so it really sinks in. Thanks -

  • The answer is, Yes
  • This is No-Limits CE
  • It will always be there for you to go back to and review until the last server bites the dust
There is neither a time limit nor an amount-of-times limit!
- Tom Nickel, PhD, CE Director

Buddha in Blue Jeans:
Origins and Principles of Buddhism
for the 21st Century


Louis Lancaster, PhD

lancaster This is the course for people who have always wanted to understand Buddhism beyond a superficial level -- but without the language, practice and doctrine of any one particular Buddhist school.

It is a full 3-unit academic-style online course with over 45 hours of highly stimulating spoken lecture material with slides -- plus substantial interaction and feedback from the instructor, facilitator, and peers.

Reading Emotions in Others:
Macro, Micro, and Subtle Expressions

David Matsumoto, PhD<br>
This class will be rescheduled on a date to be determined.
The Marriage Meeting Program: A Strengths Based Approach for Successful Relationships
Marcia Naomi Berger,LCSW ~ 4 Hrs

Friday, March 8, 2013 ~ San Francsico ~ 10:00am-2:00pm
An Instructional Design for Dying - No CE Credit
Cognitive Behavioral Therarpy (CBT) Workshop
Evolving Structural-Strategic Family Therapy (ESSFT) with Adolescent Adults
  CE Credit ESSFT  $15.00
  Regular Price  $75.00
  Student (No CE Credit)  $29.00
An Instructional Design for Dying-2
Uncovering Hidden Addictions: An Update on Alcohol, Gambling, Eating, and Shopping
Timothy Fong, M.D.,
Heidi Hartston, PhD.,
Nancy Piotrowski, PhD,
Susan Raeburn, PhD, ~ 5 Hrs

Understanding Psychopharmacology: Basics of Brain Functioning
Applied Psychopharmacology
Alicia Ruelaz, MD
PEP Review Course
John Bolter, PhD & Randall Tackett, PhD
  PEP Review Course  $395.00
  CE Credit ESSFT  $15.00
Introduction to the the Rorschach Performance Assessment System
Donald Viglione, PhD.
Philip Erdberg, PhD.
San Diego ~ May 1-2, 2015

Group Counseling Theories and Techniques: Registration Not Available
Sharon Bowles and Emma Borens
July 22-23, 2011
Advances in Cognitive Assessment
Dr Rachyll Dempsey ~ 7 Hrs
  Advances in Cognitive Assessment  $120.00
  Introduction to Neuropsychological Screening  $120.00
  Both Dempsey Workshops (April 14 & 21)  $180.00
Introduction to Neuropsychological Screening
Dr Rachyll Dempsey ~ 7 Hrs
  Introduction to Neuropsychological Screening  $120.00
  Advances in Cognitive Assessment  $120.00
  Both Dempsey Workshops (April 14 & 21)  $180.00
Assessment Workshops with Dr. Rachyll Dempsey
Master Product
  Advances in Cognitive Assessment  $120.00
  Introduction to Neuropsychological Screening  $120.00
  Both Dempsey Workshops (April 14 & 21)  $180.00
Both Dempsey Workshops (April 14 & 21)
sign up for both
Asking and Telling
Multiple Presenters
3 CE credit hours
Online Course

Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update
  Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update  $270.00
  Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update - Day 1 only  $150.00
  Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update - Day 2 only  $150.00
Medical Psychology/Psychopharmacology Update - Day 1 only
Registration is Closed
Dr. Stuart Ablon
San Diego, CA

January 24-26
Introduction to Forensic Assessment and Malingering Evaluation
Master Product
Presence Care Training: Learning Critical Skills to Guide Family Clients Through the End Stage of Dementia

Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, ATR

manteau-raoMarguerite Manteau-Rao is a licensed clinical social worker and registered art therapist with a mindfulness-based psychotherapy private practice in Palo Alto, CA.

Her introductory workshop covers the main aspects of Presence Care, a mindfulness-based model of dementia care that can be used throughout the various stages of dementia.

Death and Dying for Clinicians: Helping Individuals and Families Prepare for End of Life

Nate Hinerman, PhD

hinermanNate Hinerman, PhD teaches in the School of Nursing and Health Professions and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he received the University's Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2010.

He serves as Chair of the San Francisco Bay Area Network for End-of-Life Care, and he also volunteers on the Bereavement Service as a therapist at the San Francisco office of Pathways Home Health and Hospice.

Grief, Death and Dying in Other Cultures
Sean O'Riordan, PhD

seanSean O'Riordan, PhD. is a staff psychologist for the Faculty and Staff Help Center and teaches the Principle Practice in Care of the Dying in the Stanford School of Medicine.   Dr. O'Riordan is a native of Ireland who has worked all over the world and is a specialist in cultural expressions of grieving.

The set of edited videos that make up this workshop consider the dying, death and grieving processes from the perspective of immigrants to this country from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  The information andperspectives are both general to all newcomers and  highly specific to certain Celtic and Asian  traditions.

Friday, April 20, 2012 ~ 9:30am-4:30pm

Networks of Care: Care Management and Fiduciary Services for Clients and Families
Certificate Program in End of Life Planning and Preparation
Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT Dr. Becky Newman
MOOC Madness
MOOC Madness

Monday,March 25 ~ Noon - 2pm
Assessment and Treatment of People Living with HIV and AIDS
Laura Petracek, PhD, LCSW
7 CE credit hours
Online Course

Pain Management Workshop
One-Day Workshop
  Pain Management Workshop: NCAPP Members  $125.00
  Pain Management Workshop: Non-Members  $150.00
  Pain Management Workshop: Students  $100.00
PEP Review - Online
$0.00 $32.00 On Sale!
Posttraumatic Growth
Robert Grant,PhD ~ 6 Hrs Grant ~ San Francisco ~ April 12, 2014 ~ 6 Hrs
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Elderly Populations: Techniques to Assess and Treat Older Adults Exposed to Earlier-Life Trauma
Sage Schuitevoerder,PhD ~ 6 Hrs Schuitevoerder ~ San Diego ~ March 7, 2014 ~ 6 Hrs
The Depressed Brain: Psychobiology of Depression and Implications for Treatment

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in America and  worldwide, with at least half of those affected suffering from recurrent or chronic forms of the disorder.  This presentation describes the genetic, epigenetic and neurobiological factors, coupled with the role of environmental stressors, that guide our understanding and treatment of major depression.  It identifies key stress-related changes in the brain that accompany depression in which the stress response systems are malfunctioning and approaches to repair these malfunctioning systems.  In addition, it describes the involvement of attachment dynamics in these stress-related changes. 


Surprisingly, much of this information has yet to make its way into clinical practice and approaches to treatment.  And yet, several non-pharmacological treatment modalities emerge from this level of understanding.  Dr. Graves provides participants with enough of the basics of neuroscience to understand relevant concepts from the contemporary literature, and participants will leave not only with a better understanding of MDD but also with a set of interventions to better treat depressed individuals that can be used the next day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to update your understanding of major depression and how to treat it more effectively!


Learning Objectives

  •         Describe the relationship between the genetics of the serotonin transporter and external stressors in the development of major depression.
  •          Describe the developmental impairment of the brain that plays a critical role in the dysregulation of the neuroendocrine stress response system.
  •          Identify treatment interventions that may repair the genetically driven developmental impairment that leads to major depression.
  •          Describe the involvement of the neuroendocrine stress response system in the development of a recurrent or chronic course of major depression.
  •          Describe the role of early attachment pattern and its interaction with serotonin transporter genetics as a risk factor for major depression.
  •          Identify at least four novel approaches to treating major depression without the use of medications by addressing a malfunctioning neuroendocrine stress response system.
  •         Describe the antidepressant role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and how it can be manipulated with and without drugs in the treatment of depression.

James S. Graves, PhD, PsyD
is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Pasadena, CA.  Dr. Graves holds degrees from Duke University (PhD, Human Physiology) and California Graduate Institute (Doctor of Psychology). In an earlier 15-year career he worked as an acedmic physiologist & professor in a medical school environmnet.  Dr. Graves currenlty provides psychotherapy for adults, adolscents and couples in a general practice.  Dr. Graves also specializes in severe trauma-related disordrers, depressive disorders and relationship issues.

Seeking Safety
  CE Credit Seeking Safety  $15.00
  Regular Price Seeking Safety  $45.00
  Student Price Seeking Safety  $25.00
Treating Trauma with Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  CE Credit ACT  $15.00
  Regular Price ACT  $150.00
  Student Price ACT  $75.00
Pain Management Workshop Online
Pain Management Workshop Online
R-PAS Intermediate Level Workshop: Sharpening Coding, Administration, and Interpretation Skills
LGBT Issues in the Psychology of Immigrants
Workshop is canceled April 7, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Understanding and Treating Death Anxiety: Good News for Baby Boomers and Other Mortals
California Cultures, and the Social and Psychological Implications of Socioeconomic Status
Project E.A.T.
Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Poverty Simulation
Poverty Simulation
November 1, 2014
Irvine, CA

  Alliant & Non-Alliant Participants with CE credit hours  $35.00
  Alliant & Non-Alliant Participants without CE credit hours  $15.00

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