The workshop will introduce attendees to intersectionality as a framework for understanding diverse identity and identity-related experiences. In addition, a review of current terminology and conceptualizations related to diverse identities will be discussed. The most recent APA guidelines for working with diverse groups (e.g., women and girls, racial/ethnic minority people, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals) will be presented, discussed, and integrated. Utilizing these foundations, as well as the APA Ethics Code, attendees will interpret and critically analyze a series of case studies focused on individuals with multiple minority identities. The training will conclude with a review of key concepts.
CE Hours: 3 (Ethics)
- List and describe current, appropriate, and multiculturally competent terminology related to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and their relevant intersections.
- Define and implement intersectionality frameworks in ethical decision-making processes with diverse clients/patients.
- Effectively apply current APA Ethics Code and guidelines to interpret and critically analyze a series of case studies focused on individuals with multiple minority or marginalized identities.
About the Presenter:
Cirleen DeBlaere is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University. Prior to this position, she served as an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University. Dr. DeBlaere’s research and clinical interests focus on the experiences of individuals with multiple marginalized identities, specifically the experiences of women of color and sexual minority people of color. To date, much of her research has investigated the mechanisms through which minority stressors, such as discrimination experiences, impact mental health outcomes. Her work has been published in top journals in her field and been recognized with several national awards, including the 2012 Psychotherapy with Women Award from APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Women, the 2012 Women of Color Psychologies Award from the Association of Women in Psychology, and the 2010 TCP Major Contribution Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology.
Franco Dispenza is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education at Georgia State University. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor and a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. Dr. Dispenza’s primary research and clinical interests focus on the psychosocial, vocational, and health-related experiences of diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) populations. He also has secondary interests in counseling practice, supervision and training issues with LGBTQ persons.
Early Bird Registration
(Must be postmarked on or before November 7, 2014 to receive this rate.)
(After November 7, 2014)
- $70: GPA Members
- $20: Student GPA Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $130: Non-members
Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate. Pre-registration will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 19.
- $80: GPA Members
- $30: Student Members (Will not receive a CE certificate)
- $140: Non-members
Registrants must cancel through Amy Dietrich only via email or phone (contacting other staff members/leadership does not guarantee your cancellation.) No faxes or mail cancellations will be accepted.
Cancellation Fee: $35
Refunds will not be given for cancellations within five (5) business days prior to the workshop date.
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