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    • 17 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 21 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 10


    Description

    This customized course on Anti-racism and Advocacy is rooted in empirical research and common psychological practices. This program of instruction is useful for participants and helpful in the overall development of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of psychology and beyond. 

    Both presenters have utilized the course content to present in a variety of academic, research, governmental and private organizational settings.

    *Participants must commit to attending both sessions.  4 CE hours are available at the end of the second session.* There is a limit of 30 participants for this webinar.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to identify the everyday value of establishing rhythms of anti-racism and advocacy.

    2. Participants will be able to identify distinct differences between anti-racist perspectives and advocacy.

    3. Participants will be able to identify individual choices that will co-create positive change within their sphere of influence regarding anti-racism

    Presenters: Cedric Williams, Ph.D. and Ryan Warner, Ph.D. 

    Cedric Williams, Ph. D.


    Dr. Williams is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Consulting & Research Group. Dr. Williams is an enthusiastic leader who enjoys helping individuals and organizations thrive.  

    Dr. Williams has experience in assessment, consulting, speaking, and social-scientific research. His research interests include multicultural competence, psychological well-being, occupational thriving, positive interpersonal relationships, resilience, and DE&I. At Legacy, Dr. Williams works directly with delivering coaching and consulting services to clients. Dr. Williams serves as the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Chairperson for the American Psychological Association, Division 13 Society of Consulting Psychology. In addition to his experience in Consulting Psychology, Dr. Williams has served in the United States Army and Reserve Components for over 18 years. He is an Airborne and Ranger qualified Infantry Officer, who has provided leadership to soldiers in a variety of operational and training positions.

    Ryan Warner, Ph. D.


    Ryan C. Warner, Ph.D., CRC is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RC Warner Consulting, LLC. He is a sought after speaker, consultant, researcher, and psychologist. He specializes in providing consultation services to enhance organizational commitment and effectiveness by delivering educational trainings on diversity, inclusivity, mental health, and leadership development.  Dr. Warner has conducted talks and trainings at both national and international levels. His research interests involve PTSD and substance use, clinical health psychology, and the analysis of social forces affecting racial/ethnic minorities. Additionally, Dr. Warner has held leadership positions across the nation, has been published in various peer review journals, and has served as a graduate-level instructor.

    • 15 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    DCPA wants to give our members an opportunity to connect and network in spite of COVID limitations.

    This event will be held on Zoom, where members can get to know each other in smaller break out rooms.

    This event is free and open to all DCPA members.


    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Event Description:  

    This 90-minute workshop on LGBTQIA+ psychology hosted by Dr. Laurie Paul will begin with a 30-minute presentation by Dr. Matthew Schottland. Then, Dr. Schottland will present a TBD case and engage the workshop participants in analyzing the case.

    *1.5 Continuing Education Credits are available**

    Learning Objectives:

    1) Learn about key research findings on LGBTQIA+ psychology;

    2) Deepen clinician's understanding of how intersectional variables such as race, ethnicity, religion and immigration status impact the psychology of LGBTQIA+ clients;

    3) Evaluate clinical dilemmas in case studies of LGBTQIA+ clients and how to address them.

    Presenter : Dr. Matthew Schottland


    Dr. Matthew Schottland is a licensed clinical psychologist in DC who provides individual, group, and couples psychotherapy to adults in Private Practice. He specializes in working with the LGBTQ community, and was the LGBTQ specialist at Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) from 2013-2017.

    He is originally from New Jersey and completed his bachelors at the American University. Dr. Schottland received his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA and completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

    Dr. Schottland was trained as a generalist, and works from an integrative theoretical orientation. He tends to conceptualize clients from a psychodynamic lens, but will often use techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Mindfulness, Existential/Humanistic, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy. Dr. Schottland particularly enjoys working with couples, and is currently being trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. He also co-facilitates a group for young adult gay men struggling with emotional expression and communication.

    Host : Dr. Laurie Paul


    Dr Laurie Paul is a licensed psychologist in DC, Virginia and Maryland. Dr. Paul graduated with her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014 from The New School, an APA-accredited PhD program in New York City. While in graduate school, she spent 6 years as part of a research team studying how clients and therapists negotiate racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in psychotherapy. She also spent 5 years as part of a research team examining the psychological impact of breast cancer on lesbian and bisexual women and on Latina women, with a focus on social support, family support, and doctor-patient relationship. During her clinical training, she worked within a variety of settings, including: community mental health centers; the psychiatric emergency room; inpatient and outpatient hospital settings; a university counseling center; substance abuse clinics; and a drug/alcohol detoxification unit.

    Dr. Paul completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Karen Horney Clinic in New York City. The training program is accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

    Dr. Paul has specialized training in cognitive behavior therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness techniques. She completed the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Training Level 2. She currently works in her private practice in Chevy Chase, MD, specializing in anxiety, OCD, and couples therapy, and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at American University.  She has given professional education workshops for the DC Psychological Association, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The American Academy of Psychotherapists, Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research, on the LGBTQ community and on working with culturally-different clients. She is also a volunteer speaker for Rainbow Families.


    • 16 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Event Description:  

    This interactive workshop will review the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Gender Dysphoria, including vivid examples of each criterion. The examples will come from Dr. Joy Ladin's memoir Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, which earned the distinction of National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Memoir. The vignettes will be read aloud by the author. The workshop will also explore intersectional factors that impact the experience of gender dysphoria and coming out as transgender, such as gender expression, race, religion, and age. Additionally, the presenters will provide an overview of recent psychological research on gender dysphoria and working with transgender clients.

    Participants will discuss their reactions to the material presented in small discussion groups, and will be guided through a reflection of their personal experiences of establishing their own gender identity. Participants will also explore examples of clinical dilemmas that could arise with transgender clients. The workshop is designed for psychologists, therapists and medical personnel of all credentials, and graduate students in mental health and medical fields.

    *3 Continuing Education Credits are available**

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1) Describe at least three of the DSM-5 criteria for Gender Dysphoria; 

    2) Acquire a knowledge of recent psychological research on gender dysphoria and working with transgender clients;

    3) Analyze clinical dilemmas with transgender clients; 

    4) Evaluate the challenges related to multiple and often conflicting norms, values, and beliefs faced by transgender members of racial, cultural, or religious minority groups.

    Presenter : Dr. Joy Ladin


    Joy Ladin, Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, is a nationally recognized writer and speaker. She has published eleven books, including a memoir of gender transition, National Jewish Book Award finalist Through the Door of Life; Lambda Literary and Triangle Award finalist, The Soul of the Stranger; and nine books of poetry. She has been named to LGBTQ Nation's Top 50 Transgender Americans list, featured on NPR's “On Being” with Krista Tippett and other NPR programs, and her TEDx talk, “Ain't I a Woman?”, has been viewed over ten thousand times. Her work has been recognized with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, among other honors. Episodes of her online conversation series, “Containing Multitudes,” are available at JewishLive.org/multitudes; her writing is available at joyladin.wordpress.com.

    Presenter: Dr. Laurie Paul


    Dr Laurie Paul is a licensed psychologist in DC, Virginia and Maryland. Dr. Paul graduated with her doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014 from The New School, an APA-accredited PhD program in New York City. While in graduate school, she spent 6 years as part of a research team studying how clients and therapists negotiate racial, ethnic, and cultural differences in psychotherapy. She also spent 5 years as part of a research team examining the psychological impact of breast cancer on lesbian and bisexual women and on Latina women, with a focus on social support, family support, and doctor-patient relationship. During her clinical training, she worked within a variety of settings, including: community mental health centers; the psychiatric emergency room; inpatient and outpatient hospital settings; a university counseling center; substance abuse clinics; and a drug/alcohol detoxification unit.

    Dr. Paul completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Karen Horney Clinic in New York City. The training program is accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

    Dr. Paul has specialized training in cognitive behavior therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy, and mindfulness techniques. She completed the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy Training Level 2. She currently works in her private practice in Chevy Chase, MD, specializing in anxiety, OCD, and couples therapy, and is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at American University.  She has given professional education workshops for the DC Psychological Association, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The American Academy of Psychotherapists, Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, and the Society for Psychotherapy Research, on the LGBTQ community and on working with culturally-different clients. She is also a volunteer speaker for Rainbow Families.


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