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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Master Lecture: Wise Minded Parenting

Therapists often provide guidance on parenting, whether to adult clients who raise concerns about their teens or adolescents who need psycho-education in order to enhance functioning and meet treatment goals. There is a benefit to understanding developmental norms and exploring effective parenting approaches that can lead to optimal outcomes for adolescents including secure attachment, school success and social and emotional competence.  You will leave this session knowing more about evidence-based research on adolescent development, family systems, neuroscience, emotional regulation, and parenting, which can augment the psycho-education provided by therapists. The DBT “wise mind” concept will be utilized to show how parents can be encouraged to learn parenting curriculum but ultimately develop their own intuition about what is right for them, which helps the therapist avoid judgmental or pedantic tendencies harmful to the therapist-client relationship. Complications arising from providing parental guidance in the context of the 21st century digital world will also be discussed. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the social, emotional and cognitive developmental changes among adolescents which increase the likelihood of parent-child conflict and the need for both parents and teens to learn emotional-regulation skills.
  • Learn the merits of authoritative parenting, behavioral management, and strategies for averting power struggles with teens.
  •  Use principles from family systems theory and dialectical behavioral therapy for improving parenting and family relationships in clinical practice.

Laura Kastner, PhD is a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the department of psychology at the University of Washington. Her five books written for parents are based on evidence based research, attachment theory, family systems, and developmental science.

Friday April 7, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Master Lecture: Professional Ethics and Diversity: Toward Cultural Humility and Communitarian Values

Healthcare psychologists provide clinical services in communities that are increasingly multicultural and remarkably diverse. Professionals might feel overwhelmed when considering their own multicultural competence in light of the rich diversity among those they serve. The Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Psychologists require psychologists to develop, maintain, and consistently self-assess their own competence for service delivery to specific groups, but there are problems with framing cultural competence as a static and achievable milestone, or an individual endeavor. This session will emphasize cultural humility and deliberately communitarian relationships with colleagues as strategies for enhancing cultural competence and practicing in concert with foundational ethical principles. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the weaknesses inherent in framing competence as an individual ethical responsibility.
  • Describe some key components of a communitarian healthcare culture.
  • Articulate the construct of Cultural Humility as a salient and overlooked element of competence.
  • Describe your own Competence constellation.

     Brad Johnson, PhD, is Professor of psychology in the Department  of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval  Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of  Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and  former Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics  Committee, Dr. Johnson is the author of 13 books in the areas of  mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling.

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Master Lecture: From the Blatant to the Concealed to the Deliberate: Power, Privilege, and Race in the 21st Century

    As our nation demographically represents a multitude of cultures, our ability to engage in thoughtful and meaningful discussions on cultural issues remains ever present. Nowhere is this more salient than in our work as psychologists, whether it means understanding our own insecurities when discussing cultural issues or when facilitating these dialogues when helping others. Dr. Gallardo will address the current
    literature on color-blind racial ideology and the major themes that surfaced when 20 psychologists examined their own cultural influences and explored how this examination affected their personal and professional lives. The results provide insight into the importance of understanding our own cultural background as a way to enhance our multicultural dialogues, both personally and professionally

     Miguel Gallardo, PsyD is an Associate Professor of  Psychology and Director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o  Communities at Pepperdine  University. Dr. Gallardo has  published refereed journal articles, books and book chapters  in the areas of multicultural psychology, Latina/o psychology,  and ethics and evidence-based  practices.He is the editor of  Developing Cultural Humility: Embracing Race, Privilege and  Power, published in 2013.
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