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The San Mateo County Psychological Association operates a Speakers Bureau, which provides access to SMCPA psychologists to speak to any community group as a free public service.  A list of possible topics are provided below.  In addition, you may request any topic of related interest to your group, and our Chair will attempt to find a psychologist prepared to speak on that topic. 



    • Coping With Depression
    • Helping Loved Ones Cope With Depression
    • Relapse Prevention in Depression
    • Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression
    • Managing Anxiety and Stress
    • Am I Really Anxious or Depressed?
    • What is Therapy Anyway?
    • How to Choose A Therapist
    • What Is Pre-Marital Counseling and Should I Try It With My Partner?
    • Alternative Holistic Mental Health Therapies
    • Severe Psychopathology
    • Social Deficits in PDD Children
    • Managing Anger
    • Eating Disorders
    • Emotional Eating and Issues that Sabotage Weight Loss
    • What is Bipolar Disorder? (Causes, Treatment, How to Support a Loved One Who Has It)
    • Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • What is Borderline Personality Disorder? (Symptoms, Diagnosis and Best Practices for Treatment)
    • Chronic Pain
    • Healthy Sleep


Family & Relationships


    • Building Relationships
    • Communication Differences Between Genders
    • Open Door Communication
    • The Meaning of Poor Boundaries
    • Caring for Aging Parents
    • Peers, Popularity, and Power
    • Deepening Marital Satisfaction
    • Mixed Marriages of Various Types
    • Navigating Family and Marital Challenges When An Older Parent (Or In-Law) Moves In
    • Adult Recovery for Children of Imperfect Parents




    • Beyond the Nest: Building Better Relationships With Adult Children
    • Child Custody
    • Parenting Skills: The Essentials of Love and Limits
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Parenting Difficult-to-Parent Children
    • Parenting a Teenager
    • Teens & Stress
    • How to Be a Parent and a Friend to Your Child
    • Mothers and Daughters: Seeking Forgiveness and Acceptance
    • Attachment and Small Children
    • Parent Education-Academic Stress
    • Parent Empowerment-Positive Parenting
    • Parent Training-Setting Limits
    • Positive Parenting-F.A.M.I.L.Y. Rules
    • Family Transitions
    • Family Health
    • Divorce, Remarriage, Blended Families, Effects of Divorce on Children


Health & Wellness


    • Self-Regulation Approaches: The Mind Body Connection
    • Nutritional Psychology, How Food Affects Mood and Behavior
    • Self-Acceptance
    • Meditation and Wellbeing
    • Integration of Psychology with Spirituality and Religion
    • A Recipe for taking your Spiritual Values into Action
    • Lifespan Development and Aging
    • Beyond Superwoman: Living Balanced and Meaningful Lives
    • Coping with Holiday Blues
    • Goal Setting
    • Making Healthy Choices
    • Motivation
    • Professional Development-Empowerment




    • What Parents Need to Know About Psycho Educational Evaluations
    • ADHD Info for Parents and Teachers
    • Welcome to Middle School




    • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
    • Important Facts About Physical and Sexual Abuse
    • How Abuse Can Impact Your Life
    • Child Abuse
    • CPS Reporting for Schools


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Topics


    • Gender Roles
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues
    • Coming out as a youth in a Metrosexual Age
    • Coming out in Middle Age and beyond


Other Interesting Topics…


    • Women's Issues
    • Workplace Issues
    • Criminal Forensics
    • Hoarding Behavior and Treatment
    • Workplace Bullies
    • Adolescent Substance Abuse
Please note: is designed for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional psychological care. If you require psychological services, please consult a licensed psychologist in your area.

San Mateo County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 1835
Burlingame, CA 94011-1486