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CE Workshop: Assessing Interpersonal & Racial Trauma in Ethnic Minority Adolescents
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/9/2020
When: Friday, October 9, 2020
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Isha W. Metzger, PhD and Emily Mouilso, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg

Online registration is available until: 10/9/2020
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Workshop Title: Culturally Sensitive Assessment of Interpersonal and Racial Trauma in Ethnic Minority Adolescents


Workshop Description:

Ethnic minority individuals are more likely than their counterparts to experience trauma, and they are less likely to complete and benefit from trauma informed mental health treatment that may reduce negative outcomes. This workshop will build competence in culturally sensitive assessment of trauma-related symptoms in diverse children. The interconnections among trauma exposure, including racial trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and culture will be a specific focus. Participants will have an opportunity to build practical skills and gain unique strategies for effectively developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships and conducting assessment through discussion, role-plays, and feedback.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the definition and frequency of trauma among youth.
  2. Describe ethical challenges and provide related strategies in the area of evidence-based assessment of trauma exposed youth.
  3. Explain and practice culturally sensitive strategies for building and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship with diverse youth.
  4. Explain and practice incorporating evidence-based assessment of trauma into clinical practice with diverse youth.


      CE Hours: 3 Ethics

      Level: Intermediate


      About the Presenters:


      Dr. Isha Metzger earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Metzger is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Metzger, is a licensed clinical psychologist (Georgia Psychology Board) with over a decade of experience delivering trauma-informed treatment with African American youth in a variety of settings, including the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Dr. Metzgerā€™s research focuses on understanding the impact of interpersonal and racial trauma and improving cultural sensitivity of evidence-based trauma treatment for African American families. Dr. Metzger also supervises graduate student therapists in the provision of trauma-informed culturally sensitive evidence based cognitive behavioral treatment. 


      Dr. Emily Mouilso is a clinical psychologist licensed in Georgia. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia and the Director of the UGA Psychology Clinic. Dr. Mouilso has experience conducting culturally-sensitive, evidence-based, trauma-informed assessment and treatment in a variety of settings, including the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center and VA medical centers. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and authored a book chapter related to adult sexual trauma with a specific focus on young adult populations and alcohol-involved sexual assault. Dr. Mouilso has also presented at several national conferences, including the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Psychological Association. 


      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 25, 2020 to receive this rate.)

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

      Registration (After September 25, 2020)

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

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      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 September 25, 2020. No refunds will be given after September 25, 2020.

      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.