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.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Master Lecture: Who Cares for the Caregiver?
There are more caregiving youth in the U.S. than in the foster care and juvenile justice systems combined – more than 1.3 million, many of whom are from ethnic minority groups and from single-parent, low resource families. These youth exhibit more anxious or depressed behavior than non-caregivers. They are at risk for school drop-out, trauma, physical injury, loss of normal developmental and social activities, and grief. We need to understand the needs of this largely invisible population of child and teen caregivers. Psychologists have an important role to play in advocacy, research, identification of this vulnerable undeserved population, intervention programs for skill- and resilience-building and support, and psychological treatment for those young caregivers who are faltering or traumatized by their experiences. Young caregivers with support and respite services cope better and progress to meaningful adult lives.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify three major responsibilities that young caregivers between the ages of 8-18 years assume for a family member.
- Identify two major risks for caregiving youth.
- Identify at least one effective intervention or public policy with a positive impact on caregiving youth.
|Carol Goodheart, PhD is a practicing psychologist and a Past President of APA whose 2010 presidential initiative resource, the Caregiver Briefcase, consistently remains among the top ten public interest web pages accessed annually. Currently, she serves as Chair of the National Advisory Council for the American Association of Caregiving Youth.