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Maintaining Cultural Competence in a Divisive Political Climate
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:45 PM EST
Category: NJPA Programs

NJPA Ethics Grand Round - Live Webinar
Maintaining Cultural Competence in a Divisive Political Climate 1.0 CE Credit
Susan C. McGroarty, PhD, ABPP and Rhonda Allen, PhD

January 19, 2021
9:30AM – 10:45AM
15 min. Q&A Session

Program Cost: NJPA Member: $20 | NJPA Sustaining Member: $17 | NJPA ECP Member: $15 | NJPA Student Member: $10 | Non-NJPA Member: $40

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Program Description:
Cultural competence is a core aspect of our identity as psychologists and an ethical mandate (APA, 2017).  The current divisive political environment can create ethical dilemmas that challenge this competence when we work with patients who hold different political beliefs than our own.  Sue & Torino (2006) describe knowledge, awareness, and skills as three pillars of multicultural competence.  Expanding on this, Davis, Owen, Worthington and Utsey (2013) conceptualize cultural humility as the “ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the [person]” (p. 2).  Using a case-based pedagogy, this presentation will explore how intersecting the pillars of cultural competence and cultural humility can help psychologists maintain cultural competence when working with clients in a divisive political climate.  In addition, we will also discuss skills for emotion regulation in maintaining professional competence in these clinical situations.

Learning Objectives
1  Identify and list roles of cultural humility in clinical work with patients with different political views/ideologies
2. Discuss the concept of intersectionality and its contribution to cultural competency
3. Identify skills for psychologist emotion regulation when working with clients with differing viewpoints/ ideologies
Target Audience: Psychologists
Program Sophistication: Intermediate-Some basic knowledge of the specific content is required
Registration Policies:  No refunds after January 5, 2021. Registration ends January 18,2021.

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ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Ana DeMeo at [email protected] for more details.                                        
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