Thank you for your interest in the series of seminars that we are hosting at Westminster College in conjunction with I Am Psyched!, a national exhibit created by the American Psychological Association. We invite you to attend a 1.5 hour panel that includes local advocates and practitioners who are women of color, followed by an hour of opening remarks for the exhibit. CEUs with UPA and the Utah Chapter of NASW are pending.
From Margin to Center: A Panel Discussion Honoring the Experiences of Women of Color Practitioners and Advocates
Date and Time: October 25, 2017 at 4:30–6 p.m.
Presenters: Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, Dr. Karen Tao, Dr. Alicia Hoerner, and Dr. Le Ngu
Cost: Suggested $10 contribution (payment welcome now or at the time of the event)
Join Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, senior director of the Women’s Programs Office at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC, as she leads conversation with local psychologists who are women of color. Through this dialogue, we will cultivate the wisdom of these community leaders in order to (a) challenge ourselves to better understand how to center on the experiences of women of color in the therapy room, (b) disrupt the impact of privilege on clinical practice, and (c) recognize how structural oppression pushes women of color to the margins.
- Increase ability to support the unique needs of clients who are women of color
- Increase appreciation for the need for diverse providers in the mental health community
- Increase self-recognition of privilege and how this relates to clinical practice
- Increase acknowledgment of the implications of structural marginalization in the lives of women of color
Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives, and Opening Remarks by Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen
Date and Time: October 25, 2017 at 6–7 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen
Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, senior director of the Women’s Programs Office at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC, will provide opening remarks for the exhibit entitled I Am Psyched! at Westminster College. Remarks will highlight the need for visibility of psychologists and practitioners who are women of color, and will highlight the valuable history of women of color in the discipline. In addition to addressed past and present, Dr. Miles-Cohen will discuss the need to challenge systemic barriers in order to inspire girls of color to pursue a future in STEM-related fields.
- Increase knowledge of the diverse history of psychology
- Increase understanding of why accurate visibility and representation matter for clients from systematically marginalized communities
- Increase recognition of advocacy as an imperative for mental health professionals
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