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CE Workshop: Promoting Resilience to Address Deep Poverty
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When: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Jennifer Dean, PhD and Jennifer L. Smith, PsyD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg
(404) 634-6272

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Promoting Resilience to Address Deep Poverty 



Hosted in conjunction with World Poverty Day, this workshop will provide an explanation of Deep Poverty and discuss the APA Presidential Initiative related to Deep Poverty. Programs in GA involved in reducing poverty or mitigating the effects will be explored. We will focus on the actions we can take as mental health providers.  Experiential exercises will assist in exploring understanding of this concept.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to explain structural versus individual explanations for Deep Poverty. 
  2. Participants will be able to define deep poverty and discuss research on its psychological impacts. 
  3. Attendees will be able to discuss classism in clinical settings and ways to counteract it.
  4. Participants will be describe possible interventions to help lift people out of deep poverty


      CE Hours:

      Level: Intermediate



       Jennifer Dean earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State in 2008. She has trained and worked in several college counseling centers until she “converted” to working with veterans three years ago. She is currently at the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she works in General Mental Health on the Depression track primarily using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and also serves on the psychology training committee.  She is concerned about social justice issues in psychology.

      Jennifer Smith currently works at the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she works on an interdisciplinary team in a medical setting as a geropsychologist. She trains psychologists and other professionals in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is a recent graduate of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. She believes being a psychologist is the best job in the world.



      Sponsored by the Georgia Psychological Foundation


      Registration Cost: $50 (To benefit the Georgia Psychological Foundation)

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 3, 2019. No refunds will be given after October 3, 2019.

      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.