This area of the site has a two-fold purpose: (1) to consider the broad issues pertinent to the under representation of diverse groups (e.g., ethnicity, race, disability status, age, sexual orientation, religion, and gender), and (2) to ensure that diversity considerations are addressed in all issues relevant to the Society of Clinical Psychology.
9th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference
On Friday, October 6, 2017, the Minnesota Psychological Association, in partnership with the APA Committee on Rural Health and several other conference partners, will host the 9th Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference. This year’s theme “Clinical Resources for Rural Practice” will address how rural practitioners continually adapt their work, practice models, and research to meet the needs of rural communities. A keynote presentation by Jean Chagnon, PhD, LP will explore the ethical and practice demands of rural care, while other conference programming will share a rural focus within a wide range of topics, such as telehealth, LGBT health disparities, and chronic diseasemanagement. The conference originates from the University of Minnesota-Morris and is available for offsite participation via live webcast of both groups and individuals and provides APA-approved Continuing Education credit opportunities. Registration is open now, fees increase after October 1, 2017. Conference organizers are seeking hosts for additional group webcast sites throughout the U.S. and will help facilitate site logistics, please see the attached flyer for more details, contact Kay Slama, PhD, conference coordinator, at 320-905-6051 firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here for full conference information.
LGBT Veteran Care for the Clinical Psychologist
Presenters: Jillian C. Shipherd, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist at the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. She is one of two Directors for the LGBT Health Program for the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Patient Care Services in Washington DC. Her area of expertise is the interface of mental and physical health subsequent to trauma, with a focus on gender comparisons. The intersection of these interests brought her to working with transgender veterans over a dozen years ago. She is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications, many of which are on LGBT issues. She cannot imagine doing this work without her favorite collaborator, Michael Kauth and together they are editing a book on transgender health for mental health professionals.
Michael R. Kauth, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. He is one of the two Directors for the LGBT Health Program for the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Patient Care Services in Washington DC. Dr. Kauth is also Co-Director of the VA South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), a regional research and clinical education center encompassing 10 VA medical centers. In addition, Dr. Kauth is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where he teaches a course on LGBT Health to second year medical students. He has published more than 50 journal articles, 2 books, and 14 book chapters on topics that include health psychology, LGBT veteran health disparities, sexual health, implementation of educational interventions, and the evolution of human sexual attraction. He loves working with Jillian. Overview: This session will provide an overview of the literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veteran mental health and review changes in veteran healthcare in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Affirming policies, procedures, and educational programs will be reviewed. Objectives: (1) Describe LGBT veteran health disparities and challenges to accessing care; (2) Locate trainings and resources on LGBT veteran care, including mental health treatment; (3) Describe the current policies and programs VHA has for addressing LGBT veteran health needs; (4)Describe key roles for VHA psychologists in providing care to LGBT veterans. CE Credits Available: 1
Cost: $15 for members and $50 for Non-Members (NOTE: Members must be signed in to get the discounted rate. If you have trouble signing in, contact us.
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Student Diversity Award
J. Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP
Mikhail (Misha) Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P.
Anu Asnaani, Ph.D.
Anu Asnaani, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania and Associate Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). Dr. Asnaani received her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Brown University and her Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University. Dr. Asnaani's current research interests include understanding what mechanisms underlie better treatment outcomes, examining the impact of emotion regulation and diversity issues on evidence-based treatments, and effectively increasing dissemination of empirically-supported treatments for PTSD, OCD and other anxiety disorders. To date, Dr. Asnaani has published extensively in these areas, and has given a number of educational lectures, seminars and workshops to a range of providers on how to competently deliver evidence-based treatments for anxiety-based disorders in both national and international settings. In 2015, Dr. Asnaani was recognized for her significant contributions in the promotion of ethnic minority issues by being awarded the Emerging Researcher Award by APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race). Dr. Asnaani specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, substance use disorders, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, and in Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD.
The Diversity Committee of APA Division 12 presents as a great opportunity to allow me to further delve into important issues concerning diversity in the field of Psychology, and provides an important academic forum in which I can learn from my colleagues about how we can meaningfully emphasize diversity within the APA. As a long-standing member of APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), participation in the Diversity Committee of Division 12 allows me to share my own research and clinical perspectives in the realm of diversity issues in order to contribute to the important initiatives the Diversity Committee undertakes annually. I am excited for this chance to work in such a committee!
Elizabeth A. Yeater, Ph.D.
Sheehan Fisher, Ph.D.
Tahirah Abdullah, Ph.D.
Priscilla Lui, Ph.D.
links to clinical psychology diversity-related resources
Diversity-related position statements from Div 12.