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Diversity Workshop II

  • 04 Dec 2015
  • 2 sessions
  • 04 Dec 2015, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • 04 Dec 2015, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 1015 15th Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005


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December 4, 2015

9:00 - 12:00 

"A Systematic Understanding of Cultural Diversity & Lifestyles"

Dr. Edwin Nichols, Ph.D.

Registration begins at 8:30 am

Meets requirements for Diversity

3 CE Hours (for psychologists only)

The psychotherapist of today must be culturally competence to address the needs of a multiethnic, pluralistic and linguistically diverse client population.  Philosophy is the mother science; we shall examine the essence of ethnic difference in the disciplines of Axiology, Epistemology and Logic. 

Learning Objectives:

A.    The Philosophical Aspects of Cultural Difference (PACD)

Goal:  to familiarize the participant with the PACD paradigm, which expresses human difference in philosophical constructs. All ethnic groups are viewed neutrally.

Learning Objectives:  At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

·       Understand socialization and how it influences one’s worldview.

·       Understand the impact of cultural bias on decision-making.

·       Understand how your ethnic group develops its value system

·       Understand how your ethnic group does problem solving.

·       Understand how your ethnic group reasons to an answer.

B.    Cultural Competence in Assessment of Client’s Workplace Experiences

Goal: an examination of interpersonal conflicts in the workplace that arises from cross-cultural misunderstanding. Examine the culturally based bias in the transference and counter transference experience.                                   

Learning Objectives:  At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

·       Understand conflict based upon ethnic axiological differences.

·       Understand counter transference when axiological ethics differ.

·       Demonstrate the mis-use of dichotomous to form “isms.”

·       Demonstrate how “isms” give privilege. 

·       Appreciate difference in the concept of time via appointments.

C.  Cultural Competence with the Demands of the 21st Century Client

Goal:  to move from viewing cultural difference as negative to an appreciation of cultural difference as a positive and facilitate psychological adjustment to the new social norms.

Learning Objectives:  At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

·       Explore the Existentialistic views of X and Millennial Generation.

·       Examine the Over Sexualized Experiences of children/youth.

·       LGBT community’s response to Micro/Macro-aggressions.

·       African American coping skills via institutional racism. 


"Attachment Theory, Trauma, & the Transmission of Trauma Across Generations

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jean Gearon, Ph.D.

Registration begins at 12:30 pm

3 CE Hours (for psychologists only)

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • 1.      Identify the different types of attachment styles.
  • 2.      Describe the both the psychological and biological impact of trauma and how they influence each other.
  • 3.      Identify at least three psychological theories for understanding how trauma is transmitted.
  • 4.      Understand the potential role epigenetics plays in the biological transmission of trauma.
  • 5.      Identify and describe two treatment interventions based on current neuroscience research and attachment theory for healing trauma and preventing its transmission.


This seminar examines how attachment theory informs our understanding of trauma and how to effectively treat it. Psychological and biological theories attempting to explain how trauma is transmitted across generations are outlined, including a discussion of evolutionary biology and how epigenetics potentially contributes to the transmission of trauma.  Pulling from neuroscience research and attachment theory, therapeutic interventions for working with trauma and preventing its transmission are outlined in detail. Finally, the curative nature of therapeutic relationship is discussed. Clinical cases will be used to help illustrate information discussed and interventions will be demonstrated.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (North Campus)

1015 15th Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

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