Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education (CE) credits for the 2020 Summit on Culture will be applied for through APA (for psychologists), NASW – GA Chapter (for social workers) and LPC-GA (for licensed counselors.) Attendees may receive up to 4.5 hours of CE credits.

These continuing education workshops are being offered at no cost.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Live  Continuinng Education Workshops via Web-Ex

Registration is required at 

https://counselingcenter.gsu.edu/2020-summit-on-culture/

Friday, October 9, 2020| Summit on Culture Continuing Education Schedule

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.| Best Practices with Individuals and Communities that are Economically Disadvantaged  

This workshop will discuss the research on the psychological impacts of poverty and explore structural vs individual explanations of poverty. Additionally, the impact of classism in clinical settings will be discussed along with ways that mental health professionals can counteract it.

Workshop Objectives:

Describe implicit biases related to poverty

Describe Best Practices when working with people living in poverty

Identify the impacts of bias on implementing Best Practices

 About our Speakers

Presented by Jennifer Smith, PsyD and Jennifer Dean, PhD.  Dr. Jennifer Smith is a licensed psychologists, and Geriatric Psychology Program Manager at the Atlanta VA Medical Centers; Georgia.  Dr. Jennifer Dean is palliative care psychologist working on an interdisciplinary healthcare team at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and has served as Liaison to the APA Deep Poverty Initiative and presents to psychologists about “seeing” people in poverty.

******

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Racial Healing: A Journey Beyond Ending Harm to Liberation

This interactive workshop features Anneliese Singh, author of the Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing.  Dr. Singh will describe the role of history in the experience of racism as well as the psychological impact of this.   Additionally, the impact of privilege and the ways it can interfere in self-awareness and therapeutic relationships will be explored. Finally, strategies to manage stress and trauma related to racism will be shared.

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to articulate the role of history in the experience of racism as well as the psychological impact of this.

Participants will be able to define privilege and articulate ways that it can interfere in self-awareness and therapeutic relationships.

Participants will be able to articulate strategies to manage stress and trauma related to racism.

About our Speaker

Anneliese Singh PhD, is Chief Diversity Office Tulane University.  Dr. Singh is  a Fellow and Past President, American Psychological Association.  She is the author of The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing and Georgia State University alumna

 

******

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Suicide Prevention in Transgender Individuals and Communities

Research findings conclude that suicide is considered 1 of the major health disparities in trans populations. Across several studies it has been found that 40% or more of trans people have attempted suicide at least once in their lifetime. There are a multitude of reasons why trans people experience suicidal ideation and attempt suicide, with minority stress being theorized as a primary cause. To address minority stress-focused suicide, a psychologically adapted public health model has been proposed which includes the following steps for preventing suicidal thoughts and behaviors: (a) defining the issue, (b) identifying causes and risk factors, (c) developing and testing psychological interventions, and (d) implementing psychological interventions. Key components that will be covered in this workshop include the evidence and practice for supporting trans people through their social and medical transition processes, which have been demonstrated to improve mental and physical health outcomes. Mental health professionals play a key role in supporting trans people, and in the prevention of suicide regardless of the clinical concerns that bring them to therapy.

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to delineate the suicide risk among transgender people.

Participants will learn of two suicide prevention resources for transgender people.

Participants will be able to describe three barriers to strong mental health for transgender people.

About our Speaker

lore.m.dickey, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist for North Country Healthcare, Flagstaff AZ; Co-chair for the American Psychological Association Task Force that wrote the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People; Co-author of A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

******

Contact
Anyone with questions may contact the conference committee by phone at 404-413-1658 or by email.