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CE Workshop: Beyond Cultural Competency: Psychologists as Agents of Social Change
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/28/2016
When: 9:00am-12:00pm
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GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Suzann Lawry, PhD
Contact: Amy Han Dietrich, Director of Continuing Education and Communications
404-634-6272, ext. 208

Online registration is available until: 10/28/2016
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Ironically, multicultural training can heighten anxiety as we stumble to prove we are “competent” and to hide our inescapable bias/privilege/and lack of knowledge about various groups. “Cultural Humility”, a concept introduced by Tervalon and Murray-Garcia in the healthcare field, has begun to cross-fertilize and bring new life to multicultural training efforts in psychology. This program, through video clips, exercises/discussions and a Multi-Cultural Case Formulation using DSM5, will provide opportunity to see how the concept of Cultural Humility can enhance your personal growth, your effectiveness in clinical practice, and your agency in making systemic change.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Through didactics and specific exercises, participants will be able to examine their own multiple diverse identities and their respective privilege/social locations; life-long learning through self-reflection is this first tenant of Cultural Humility.
  2. Through didactics and guided discussion, participants will be able to brainstorm and apply collaborative therapy strategies that honor the client as expert on their lived experience; minimize abuse of power by orienting to clients with humility and openness to learn with/from them is the second tenant of Cultural Humility.
  3. Participants will hear an example of a Cultural Case Formulation and will have an opportunity to add this dimension to a case of their choosing to enhance diagnosis and/or treatment. Discussion about specific ways to integrate Cultural Formulations into diagnosis and treatment in the systems in which we work will follow. Making commitments to systemic change is the third tenant of Cultural Humility.

    CE Hours: 3 

    Level: Intermediate

    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Suzann Lawry is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice in Atlanta for over 15 years.  In her practice she sees individuals and couples, supervises post-docs, and consults with businesses.  In addition, she teaches at Georgia State University’s Clinical Psychology Department on topics of Diversity and Clinical Skills where she also supervises students in the Psychology Clinic which provides low-cost services to the Atlanta community.   


    Registration Costs (per workshop):

    Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 14, 2016 to receive this rate.)

    • $70: GPA Members
    • $105: Non-members
    • $20: GPA Student Members

    Registration (After October 14, 2016)

    • $80: GPA Members
    • $115: Non-members
    • $30: GPA Student Members

    Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.


    Cancellation Policy:
    All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 21, 2016. No refunds will be given after October 21, 2016.

    The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.