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Plaza Arboleda Conference Center

2502 North Dodge Boulevard


Tucson, AZ 85716

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The Southern Arizona Psychological Association (SAPA) is sponsoring two presentations during the Ethics and Domestic Violence Continuing Education Conference.

A total of 5 continuing education credits will be available for psychologists.

Licensing Board Updates And Discussion of Ethical/Legal Issues (Morning Session) 3 CE credits

This program presented by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners’ Executive Director and Assistant Attorney General will address:

  • Transitioning from the current license renewal process to the new process required by Arizona Revised Statutes,

  • Recent rule revisions for continuing education, temporary licensure, and provision of psychological services through telepractice in Arizona,

  • The process for providing psychological services through PSYPACT—an interstate compact passed by the Arizona Legislature in 2016, and

  • Legal and ethical implications of previous disciplinary actions imposed by the Board.

While the content of this session is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirement for Ethics, the Board of Psychologist Examiners makes the final determination whether a course satisfies requirements.

This intermediate presentation will help psychologists to:

1. Better understand the disciplinary and regulatory functions of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners and corresponding ethical obligations of the licensee. This will be accomplished through the use of vignettes of previous disciplinary actions imposed by the Board.

2. Better understand the process for provision of psychological services via telepractice within Arizona as well as across State lines.

3. Better understand the mission and operations of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners

About the Speakers

Dr. Cindy Olvey is the Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. She earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology and is licensed as a psychologist in Arizona. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Olvey held various administrative and managerial positions within Arizona State government such as serving as Chief of Staff for the Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Regents, Chief of Staff for the Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, she also served in the Office of the Governor. Dr. Olvey is currently a member of various international committees of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards including the Mobility Committee, Task Force on Licensure of Consulting & Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, and Board Administrators and Registrars’ Committee.

Jeanne Galvin is an Assistant Attorney General with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the Licensing and Enforcement Section. She received her Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1989 and her Juris Doctor in 1993. She joined the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in April of 1994. Her current client agencies include the Arizona Board of Pharmacy, Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, and Arizona Board of Osteopathic Physicians in Medicine and Surgery. Ms. Galvin is also Rules Attorney for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Domestic Violence and the Justice System: How Psychologists Can Help (Afternoon Session) 2 CE credits

This presentation on Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System will begin with an overview of the legal system and domestic violence, distinguishing private civil legal matters (orders of protection, orders against harassment, and custody arrangements) from public/private civil legal matters (court-ordered mental health evaluations and treatment) and from criminal matters (juvenile delinquency, misdemeanor crimes, and felony crimes). Then, there will be an explanation of the various types of criminal matters and how they are handled, including the process from arrest through diversion or prosecution. There will be a particular focus upon the way in which law enforcement agencies and victim advocates are administering a new Lethality Assessment and how the results of that Lethality Assessment are being used by community-based service providers and the courts. Finally there will be a discussion of firearms safety, including the ways in which perpetrators of domestic violence may be legally prohibited from possessing weapons and how to obtain free gunlocks.

Following the overview, there will be a series of questions posed to a panel of experts, including representatives from a community-based service provider, law enforcement, victim services, and prosecution. The panel will answer such questions as when to call the Mental Health Crisis Line versus Law Enforcement (911); what should be done if a Family Court Order regarding shared custody arrangements conflicts with a Criminal Court Order prohibiting all contact; and how psychologists can obtain assistance for their patients who are struggling to survive after being victimized through domestic violence.

This introductory presentation will help psychologists:

1. Identify relevant and appropriate information to provide to domestic violence victims about how they can best access emergency and other services, including: law enforcement assistance; legal assistance to obtain restraining orders and to address parenting and custody arrangements; emergency housing; and other services;

2. Identify the process by which a domestic violence perpetrator suffering from mental illness may be transported and court-ordered to receive an emergency evaluation and court-ordered treatment;

3. Identify the steps of the criminal justice process associated with domestic violence cases and the assistance available to domestic violence victims in navigating this process; and

4. Apply an evidence-based tool that has been statistically validated to assess whether a domestic violence victim may be at risk or at high risk for serious injury or lethality.

About the Panelist

Amelia Craig Cramer (Moderator) is the Chief Deputy Pima County Attorney, a position she has held since 2006. In addition to assisting the County Attorney with day-to-day management of the office of more than 100 attorneys, Ms. Cramer also assists the County Attorney in overseeing a number of special programs such as the 88-CRIME anonymous tip line, adult and juvenile diversion programs, and the Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Program. She also serves as the County Attorney’s representative on multiple committees, task forces, and special projects, including the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety + Justice Challenge and the Domestic Violence Task Force, which she has chaired. Ms. Cramer currently serves as co-chair of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council’s Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Work Group. She is a 1986 graduate of Stanford Law School and a member of the American Law Institute. She also is past president of the State Bar of Arizona and of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court, as well as a former co-general counsel of the Arizona Civil Liberties Union. Ms. Cramer has received numerous awards for her legal work.

Katie Lawler attended the University of Arizona and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She was initially hired by the Pima County Attorney’s Office Victim Services Division in 2006 to work under a grant position that focused on children and adolescents exposed to trauma. She is a nationally credentialed advocate through the National Organization for Victim Assistance and by 2008 she was a full-time member of the crisis team responsible for providing 24/7 crisis response to victims of violent crime. In this capacity, she often encountered domestic violence situations, which comprise nearly 40% of VSD’s crisis calls. In 2010 she became the designated advocate for DV victims in the specialty Domestic Violence Court in Pima County Justice Court. By 2011, she had been named as a Lead Advocate with the Victim Services Division and oversaw the advocates in DV court and those who carried felony DV cases. She was a part of Pima County’s response to the January 8th shooting and she currently sits on the Pima County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and assists with the implementation and training of the Lethality Assessment Protocol throughout Pima County

Michelle Chamblee recently became the supervisor for the Pima County Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit. Michelle’s career began in the County Attorney’s Office in 1995 as a legal processing support clerk and then a secretary, both in the Civil Division. In 1997 she became a paralegal in the Child Support Unit and then the Criminal Unit. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. Following completion of her education at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas she was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and became a Deputy County Attorney in January 2006. Prior to transferring to the Domestic Violence Unit, she worked in the Vehicular Unit, Narcotics Unit, and most recently for the past six years, in the Special Victims Unit.

Anna Harper-Guerrero, LMSW, is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse in Tucson and has served as a Faculty Associate at the Arizona State University School of Social Work and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in Tucson. Prior to joining the Emerge! team, Anna was a Special Staff Assistant to Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elías. She has been in the field of social work for 18 years and has extensive clinical and program development experience in domestic abuse and sexual assault services. Anna is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Arizona State University and received her licensure from the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners in 2004 and was named Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Woman of the Year in 2009.

Detective Renee Petersen - I started my career with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department in July of 2000. After completing the 16 week basic academy, I completed a 4 week advanced basic training and then a 12 week field training program. I spent 7 years in patrol and in May of 2007 I was assigned to my current position in the Domestic Violence unit as a detective. Over the last 14 years I have attended and completed numerous trainings related to my job. I have attended several domestic violence trainings to include strangulation specific training. I am also a general instructor for the department and have instructed the new recruits in domestic violence multiple times over the years.

I have attended the following trainings. Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program for First Responders, Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, and Impact hosted by Pima County Attorney’s Office, Witness intimidation in DV cases. I have attended other DV specific trainings as well.


8:15 - 9:00 Deluxe Continental Breakfast

9:00 - Noon Morning Session: Licensing Board Updates And Discussion of Ethical/Legal Issues

Noon - 1:30 Italian Buffet Lunch (beef or vegetarian option available)

1:30 - 3:30 Afternoon Session: Domestic Violence and the Justice System: How Psychologists Can Help


Participants have the option to register for either the morning or afternoon session OR can register for the entire conference.

Three hour morning presentation -Licensing Board Updates And Discussion of Ethical/Legal Issues, $75 for SAPA members, $90 for non-members. This will include the presentation for 3 CE credits and a morning deluxe continental breakfast.

Two hour afternoon presentation - Domestic Violence and the Justice System: How Psychologists Can Help, the cost will be $50 for SAPA members, $60 for non-members. This includes the presentation for 2 CE and an Italian lunch buffet (beef, gluten free, or vegetarian option available).

Full Day Conference (both presentations, breakfast and lunch), $125 for SAPA members, $150 for non-members.

Walk-in space is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Lunch choice cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.

Walk in - SAPA Member - Full Day Conference $145
Walk in - SAPA Member Morning Session $85
Walk in - SAPA Member Afternoon Session $60
Walk in - Non Member - Full Day Conference $170
Walk in - Non Member Morning Session $100
Walk in - Non Member Afternoon Session $70

Registration deadline is 1/12/17. For questions about this event, contact Nancy Eldredge, Ph.D., SAPA CE Committee Chair. Cancellation/refund deadline is 1/12/17.

Continuation Education Credits


These events are offered for a total of five(5) Category 1 CE Credit. Participants must sign in, be present for the entire presentation, and complete the Evaluation Questionnaire in order to obtain a CE Certificate. Participants may also register for one session each if desired. The morning session is worth three (3) Category 1 CE credits. The afternoon is two (2) Category 1 CE Credits.

The Southern Arizona Psychological Association (SAPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SAPA maintains responsibility for all of its programs and content. Southern Arizona Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Southern Arizona Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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2502 North Dodge Boulevard


Tucson, AZ 85716

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