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Friday Forum Encore: Different Faces of Racism
Metropolitan State University, Midway Campus (Lower Level, Room P)
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Friday, November 08, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Friday Forum Encores

Different Faces of Racism

Friday, November 8, 2019

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program

Blatant racism is easy to recognize by most people, but what about more subtle forms of racism and discrimination? In this presentation, Drs. Lee and Pituc will describe different forms of racism and discrimination with a specific focus on its impact on Asian American and Latinx populations. Relevant theory and research on racism and discrimination will be reviewed to ground the second half of the program's focus on case studies and clinical examples. The program will invite participants to engage in self-reflection and small group discussion to examine how they can increase their agency to facilitate change and their multicultural competence in clinical scenarios involving racism and discrimination.

This session is at the introductory level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

This session qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 3-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe different forms of racism and discrimination.
  2. Identify how racism and discrimination varies by racial groups.
  3. Apply understanding of racism and discrimination to clinical practice, including how to intervene in at least two scenarios.

About the Presenters:

Richard M. Lee, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University (Counseling Psychology, 1996), Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Research expertise in psychological study of ethnicity, race, and culture in immigrant and racial minority populations with specific interest in Asian immigrant, adopted, and US-born subgroups.

Stephanie Pituc, Ph.D., LP, University of Minnesota (Counseling Psychology, 2013), Licensed Psychologist-North Memorial Health; Training Director-North Memorial Health & University of St. Thomas Doctoral Internship Program; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Research, clinical, and training experience related to racial identity, racism/discrimination, and multicultural psychology. 

The speakers have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations, including parking, to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]

To Register:

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome onsite.

Click here to view/download a PDF registration from and flyer.

Walk-up registrations are welcome the day of, but pre-registration is preferred.

Pricing MPA Member Non-Member Student
Early Bird Registration - Register by November 1 $45 $65 $15
Regular Registration - Register after November 1 $55 $75 $25


Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling free, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.