Continuing Education

Professional Development Programs is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists in California. Professional Development Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. CPA OPD Provider #: PROO23.

Current Workshops

On Becoming A Competent Psychoanalytically Oriented Supervisor

July 16, 2016

Through lecture, exercises, shared clinical vignettes, and discussion, this course examines the supervisory process. By looking at what we actually do in psychoanalytically oriented therapy that is helpful we can determine what is important to teach in supervision. The workshop will delineate competencies that represent effective psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy and effective supervision. Participants will evaluate themselves using this model. Through small group role-play, they will practice and receive feedback about their supervision.

Becoming a competent therapist and supervisor is a learning process combining cognitive and emotional factors. Participants will learn about the stages in the development of a psychotherapist and how to adapt their supervision to the developmental level of the supervisee. Participants will be exposed to different contemporary psychoanalytic constructs and see how they apply to clinical experience. Participants will have a chance to discuss dilemmas that arise in supervision.

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Sleep, Dreaming & Waking: Understanding and Working with Dreams

TBA Winter 2017

Dreams shroud the waking world, dazzling and disturbing it with mystery, perplexity, novelty, inspiration, anxiety, terror, hope, and possibility. Dreams have a protean vitality that resists, defies, and eludes fixed structures of interpretation. Anthony Blake, an English intellectual, has described dreams as something unbidden that come out of darkness with an intelligence beyond our waking intelligence to grasp. 

This statement captures the mystery and challenge of the dream, suggestive of an otherworldly interface between the sleeping mind and the world, an indeterminate interface that holds unrealized potential.

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Past Conferences

November 7, 2009

Psychology & Technology: How Technology Is Changing the Way We Practice

April 5, 2008

Breaking the Frame Expanding the Vision: Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, and the Arts

February, 2, 2007

Diagnostic Dilemma’s: Diagnosing ADHD & Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adults

Mental Health Agencies & Small Groups

I work with mental health agencies and small groups to provide continuing education programs tailored to their specific needs while fulfilling the requirements for continuing education. I also work with individual therapists who are interested in developing workshops.

Small Reading Groups:

  • Voices in Contemporary Archetypal Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
  • The Understanding and Clinical Use of Dreams

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

  • Law and Ethics
  • Clinical Supervision

drlarrybrooks

Larry Brooks, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License # PSY 8161

138 N. Brand #300
Glendale, CA 91203

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Upcoming Events

  • On Becoming A Competent Psychoanalytically Oriented Supervisor
    July 16, 2016
  • Sleeping, Dreaming & Waking: Understanding and Working with Dreams
    Winter 2017

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