Continuing Education

For mental health professionals in the Los Angeles community, Vista’s Reiss-Davis Child Study Center and Institute offers continuing education presentations through half-day and all-day conferences.

Our Saturdays at the Center Program is a series of continuing education presentations for mental health professionals that stimulates thought and suggests different methods and techniques to augment working with children, adolescents, and their parents. The three-hour morning seminars offer an opportunity to learn and discuss recent psychodynamic thinking, adjunctive psychotherapeutic and other services.


Saturdays at the Center: Childhood Innocence, Racial Prejudice and Shaping of Complexes

Presented by Fanny Brewster, PhD, MFA, a Jungian Analyst, professor and author with expertise in culture, dreams, and creativity.
3 CE Credits
March 23, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Saturdays at the Center: Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Traumatized Adolescents

Presented by John Briere, PhD, an internationally recognized educator, researcher and clinician in child-adolescent traumatic stress disorders.
3 CE Credits
April 27, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Saturdays at the Center: Clinical Adolescent Suicide Assessment and Prevention (Part Two)

Presented by Patricia S. Speelman, MA, LMFT and Shawn Silverstein, PhD, expert Clinicians from Didi Hirsch’s well-respected Suicide Prevention Center.
3 CE Credits
May 17, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
NOTE: This is a Friday presentation.
(Part 2 will count toward AB89s mandated 6 hours of training in Suicide Prevention. Part 1 was presented in 2018. Both fulfill your mandated California requirement.)

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Please download our brochure for more information.

Mail registration form and payment to:

Attn: Mila Jovicic
Reiss-Davis/Saturdays at the Center
Vista del Mar Child and Family Services
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034

or contact Conference Coordinator
Email Mila

(310) 204-1666, ext. 328

Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations received at least ten working days before the workshop are refundable less a $20 administrative fee per registrant. No refunds will be made thereafter. Please note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for full payment. A colleague may be substituted for no extra charge as long as written notification is received by us at least two business days before the conference. The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, may be tax deductible.

CE Credits for Psychologists, LCSWs, and LMFTs:

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services is an approved provider (VIS-002) by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Vista del Mar Child and Family Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Target audience: Licensed mental health professionals

Post-licensure instructional level of activity: Intermediate/Advanced

Important notice to psychologists, LCSWs and LMFTs:

Due to the new CE regulations out of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, all psychologists, LCSWs and LMFTs who attend a scheduled event in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.