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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Master Lecture: Using White Racial Identity Theory to Avoid Re-Victimizing Survivors of Racial Trauma

White people in the United States are reluctant to talk about the effects of race and racism even when the racial climate appears placid. Yet in the volatile current climate, systemic racial violence against mostly Black boys and men, and Black girls and women, as well as other people of Color or impoverished status is occurring on at least a weekly basis. Effective mental health service providers must be able to acknowledge racial trauma and ethnoviolence as real and overcome their own reluctance to talk about race so that they can treat racial trauma symptoms. In their formal training, most therapists were not exposed to a language for understanding their own interpretations of racial experiences across racial groups. Yet without self-understanding there can be no empathy toward "the other." Consequently, there can be no successful treatment of racism engendered mental health problem problems. In this address, racial identity theory will be used to assist clinicians in understanding their own reactions to clients' races and race-related concerns.

Participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate race from culture
  • Recognize the dimensions of White racial identity
  • Discuss the experience of racial trauma
Janet Helms, PhD, Boston College, Augustus Long Professor of Measurement, Counseling Psychology; Director, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, has written over sixty empirical and theoretical articles and four books on topics of racial identity and cultural influences on assessment and counseling practice.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9 am - 10:30 am

Practice in the Age of Telepsychology

This program looks at the increasingly dynamic field of telepsychological practice.  Panelists will provide an overview of the key principles identified in the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology -- developed jointly by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards (ASPPB) and the Trust.  Presenters will outline risk management considerations for telepractice, examine the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) to facilitate telepractice across state lines and highlight relevant laws, regulations and other policies relating to issues of informed consent, insurance coverage mandates, and privacy and security considerations.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify critical professional, legal and ethical issues in providing telepsychological services as outlined in the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
  • Discuss and consider potential regulatory mechanisms considered by licensing boards for overseeing telepsychology practice, including interjurisdictional practice, to ensure patient access and safety
  • Evaluate patient confidentiality, privacy and security concerns, and  payer policy issues specific to telehealth care practice

    Deborah C. Baker, JD is the Director, Legal & Regulatory Policy at the Office of Legal & Regulatory Affairs, APA Practice Directorate - American Psychological Association
        Jana Martin, PhD, is the CEO of the The Trust. She is a Past-President of the California Psychological Association and for many years maintained a private psychology practice in Long Beach.
    Alex Siegel, JD, PhD, is a Past-President of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) and is the current ASPPB Director of Professional Affairs.

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11 am - Noon

    Psychologists Expanding Role in the Affordable Care Act Era: Public Payers, Health Care Delivery Programs, and Ethnic Minority Populations

    With passage of the Affordable Care Act comes Medicaid (Medi-cal) expansion to all low income people and subsidies for purchase of private insurance on exchanges for persons with incomes below 400 of the Federal Poverty Line. Mental health and substance abuse coverage are included as an essential benefit, and must be provided at "parity" with general health care coverage. Furthermore, incentives favor case-finding and screening in primary care and management of mental health conditions in  team-based approaches. These trends are well under way, and they present special opportunities for provision of care to ethnic minority populations. Psychologists, because of their training, are already well prepared to benefit as professionals, and can benefit even more by learning more about organization and financing of delivery systems.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Interpret mental health and substance abuse treatment insurance benefits under the the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    • Interpret psychologist's roles in an evolving healthcare system as the ACA is implemented, accelerating ongoing trends in behavioral healthcare delivery.
    • Apply new treatment opportunities for poor and ethnic minority persons.
    Lonnie Snowden, PhD, is Professor of the Graduate School in the Health Policy and Management Program in the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Snowden also holds appointments in Berkeley’s Psychology Department, in Berkeley’s Institute for Personality and Social Research, in the Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis, and at RAND. Snowden’s research focuses on mental health and other health services disparities in access and quality of care, and on understanding disparities from treatment systems and mental health policy perspectives. Snowden has published more than 160 papers in the peer-reviewed research literature and has been recipient of 6 research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health as well as numerous awards from other sources. Snowden contributed to “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General” and was co-scientific editor of “Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General”. His awards for outstanding achievement include The American Psychological Association” Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, The Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award, the Berkeley Citation, and the American Public Health Association’s Steve Banks Mentoring Award.

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 2 am - 3:30 pm

    Master Lecture: Using Massive Open Online Interventions to (MOOIs) to Serve a Multicultural World

    Massive Open Online Interventions combine psychology and technology to provide free evidence-based interventions in multiple languages.  They reach places where there are no providers, people with no access to services, and can be used as adjuncts to live services.  We will discuss how they can help reduce health disparities worldwide.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Define and describe Massive Open Online Interventions (MOOIs), which are Internet and other digital interventions available at no charge to anyone in the world.
    • Explore the evidence for the effectiveness of digital interventions across languages and cultures, with a major focus in the areas of smoking and depression.
    • Discuss the difference between consumable and non-consumable health interventions, and why the health system's reliance on consumable interventions makes it hard to reduce health disparities and enlarge our offerings beyond treatment into prevention.
    Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD, earned his B.A. from Stanford and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He is professor and founding director of i4Health, the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health at Palo Alto University, and has faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University.
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