Live Webinar Schedule

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June 12, 2019 12-1 PM ET
The Inclusion of Disability in the Diversity Curriculum in the Age of Reparative Justice and Liberation Psychology

Presenter:  Dr. Julie L. Williams is a Board-Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist and Professor at the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. She has expertise in disability justice work and reparative intervention strategies for the disability community.  Dr. Williams identifies as a clinician, activist and liberation psychologist.

Webinar Summary: The American Psychological Association (2017) continues to mandate the profession to promote cultural humility and awareness and to apply concepts of intersectionality and reparative justice in teaching and practice. This webinar will highlight disability as a socially constructed experience that parallels encounters of oppression and discrimination of minority groups and will discuss sociopolitical forces of oppression and discrimination that are specific to those with disabilities. The webinar will highlight the importance of intersectionality, treating the person as a whole, and bringing visibility to those who have not been visible in the disability community (e.g., LGBTQ, Black, ethnically diverse). Finally, this webinar will offer teaching and practice strategies to address ways by which the presence of disability has been absent. This will be accomplished by drawing on contemporary disability justice movements, as well as reparative justice and liberation psychology. Finally, this webinar will provide strategies by which to reduce discrimination and promote cultural awareness.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the predominant historical disability models and describe the impact of these models on the exclusion of disability from diversity curriculum in psychology.
  • Recognize the intersectionality of ableism and other oppressed identities.
  • Recite 3 corrective teaching strategies utilizing liberation theory and reparative justice concepts that can be taken to include disability in diversity curriculum.

CE Credits Available: 1

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To Be Rescheduled
Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, A Case Example: Alcohol as a Vital Sign

Panelists:  Drs. Andrew Bertagnolli, Thekla Ross and Stacey Sterling

Overview: The content of this webinar was derived from a published review of studies focusing on behavioral health integration in primary care and a large-scale alcohol screening and brief intervention study at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. This webinar will describe the pillars and pearls of primary care behavioral health integration as well as implementation strategies to effectively embed an evidence-based practice like alcohol screening and intervention in primary care.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the primary care behavioral health model
  2. Summarize the pillars and pearls of behavioral health integration
  3. Provide evidenced based background for alcohol screening and intervention in primary care
  4. Describe real world implementation tips and tools from published Alcohol as a Vital Sign study

CE Credits Available: 1

To Be Rescheduled
Memory Processes, Therapy, and You: Transdiagnostic Perspectives on Maximizing Therapeutic Learning

Presenter:  Michael W. Otto, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Senior Fellow in the Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy Director at Boston University. He has had a major career focus on developing and validating new psychosocial treatments, with a focus on treatment refractory populations including those with bipolar, anxiety, and substance use disorders. His work includes a translational research agenda investigating brain-behavior relationships in therapeutic learning, including the use of novel strategies (e.g., d-cycloserine, yohimbine) to improve the consolidation of therapeutic learning. Dr. Otto’s focus on hard-to-treat conditions and principles underlying behavior-change failures led him to an additional focus on health-behavior promotion, including investigations of addictive behaviors, medication adherence, sleep, and exercise. Across these behaviors, he has been concerned with cognitive, attention, and affective factors that derail adaptive behaviors. Dr. Otto has published over 400 articles and over 20 books spanning his research interests, and he was identified as a “top producer” in the clinical empirical literature as well as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher. His leadership positions include serving as Past President of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and immediate Past President of Division 12 of the American Psychological Association.

Overview: The way in which new learning is integrated into existing memory structures has rich clinical relevance because, regardless of theoretical orientation, psychotherapy is concerned with modification of the influence of an individual’s personal history on his or her current functioning. In short, frequently a goal of therapy is to modify the degree to which individuals are emotionally or behaviorally shackled by their own learning histories.  Accordingly, this talk provides a clinically-rich perspective on the nature of memory adaptation and accommodation in relation to therapeutic interventions, with the goal of enhancing clinical attention to helping patients better retain and use the valuable moments of change in psychotherapy.  Elements of this presentation will include an update on pharmacologic and behavioral strategies for enhancing extinction learning from exposure, as well as focused reminders to task other memory enhancing strategies—e.g., cues, exercise, sleep—for enhancing learning in therapy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know concepts associated with memory reconsolidation.
  • Know the strength and reliability of post-reconsolidation extinction effects in human de novo fear conditioning studies.
  • Be aware of common strategies for enhancing memory for session material, including the influence of sleep and exercise.
  • Be able to select and apply strategies to enhance therapeutic learning in psychotherapy.

CE Credits Available: 1