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Archives for: January 21st, 2021

Psychological Practice With Individuals of Latin American Descent (Archived)

Written by Terry Bardagjy on January 21, 2021

This webinar reviews clinical considerations that psychotherapists may want to integrate in their practice when working individuals who identify as Latinx/Hispanic. The webinar discusses the sometimes-subtle distinctions between cultural differences and cultural assumptions when working with Latinx/Hispanic clients by examining individual and group differences.

Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ Populations (Archived)

Written by Terry Bardagjy on December 10, 2020

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) people have unique risk and resilience factors that influence their mental health and response to psychotherapy. This webinar draws upon the growing body of psychological research with this population to provide a framework for clinical psychologists to adapt their approach and provide affirmative, […]

Talking Racial Stress: Assessing & Treatment Planning for Experiences of Racial Discrimination (Archived)

Written by Terry Bardagjy on November 19, 2020

Dr. DeLapp will review the potential mental health impacts of both overt and covert forms of racial discrimination and introduce assessment materials for evaluating the emotional impact of discrimination. This course also provides a CBT-based framework for incorporating experiences of discrimination into one’s case conceptualization and provide options for creating space for patients to discuss […]

Using Social Class and Classism Theory to Strengthen Our Understanding of Clients (Archived)

Written by Terry Bardagjy on October 28, 2020

Social class and classism represent core aspects of our identities, yet most psychologists struggle to interpret them into psychotherapy. Using social class and classism theories, the webinar provides psychologists with clinical examples to understand client experiences. The webinar also guides psychologists in understanding their own biases and how to work with clients from various social […]

Treating Active Duty Service Members Outside of the Military Health System

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Mr. Smith is a 26-year-old, Caucasian, male client who has self-referred.  He is in the U.S. Army infantry, having enlisted at 18.  His presenting concern is depressed mood.  He reports a recent promotion to sergeant.  The promotion has added more stress for him because he is now responsible for more soldiers and important decisions that […]

Challenges and Opportunities for African-American Male Psychologists

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The transition from clinical training to private practice small business entrepreneur is fraught with challenges, setbacks, and opportunities. The skills acquired in graduate and post-doctoral education generally do not prepare most psychologists for the world of private practice (El-Ghoroury, 2011). This journey is particularly challenging for black male psychologists, as African-American role models are few […]

An African-American Male’s Journey through Graduate Education in Psychology

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Pre-Graduate School Barriers Financial strain One of my first barriers to higher education involved making the financial commitment. I was raised by a single mother who instilled in me a strong value for higher education. My mother worked two full-time jobs and a part-time job to ensure that our family had financial stability. She devoted […]

Diversity in the Psychology Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities to Increase the Presence of African-American Males in Psychology Graduate Programs

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Psychology is the science of behavior and its underlying processes (American Psychological Association, 2015). For some time APA has worked to promote psychology as a STEM discipline – which includes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (APA, 2015). Many sub-disciplines of psychology can be viewed as having an “engineering” relationship to basic psychological science, such as […]

Dream a Little DREAM

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

“Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one.” – Thomas Perez According to the Pew Research Center (2013), the United States is ranked as the number one destination for immigrants. […]

Recruiting Black Males into Psychology Doctoral Programs

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

The lack of African-American males graduating with doctorates from psychology programs continues to be both alarming and disappointing. The most recent data as reported in Doctorate Recipients from U.S. universities indicated that while European-Americans (whites) earned 76% of psychology PhDs, only 5.8% of psychology PhDs were awarded to black students, and of that 5.8%, 68% percent […]

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