MPA Minnesota Multicultural Conference:
Difficult Dialogues and Healing Conversations

Friday, September 21, 2018

6 CE Credits Full Day Conference

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN  55441
763-559-6600
Rooms are available on Thursday, September 20 at the rate of $119

About the Conference:


This event is designed to immerse the participant in an experience that will invite thinking deeply and broadly about the issues that behavioral health providers and clients who access behavioral health services are struggling with on a daily basis. Experts from diverse multicultural communities, many of whom also provide behavioral health services to members of these communities, will lead important conversations about current multicultural issues that integrate the daily experience in different cultural communities with the evidence base. While research in psychology serves as the backbone of this conference, participants will be challenged to integrate that research with lived experiences as they move toward greater multicultural competence.

Target Audience:

This program is designed for psychologists and other behavioral health professionals in related fields.

The conference has been approved for Continuing Education credits by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy.

Schedule:

Registration: 8:00 AM
Opening Session: 8:30 AM
Difficult Dialogues: 10:30 AM
Lunch: 12:00 PM
Difficult Dialogues: 1:30 PM
Closing Plenary Session: 3:00 PM
Conference Adjourns: 4:30 PM

Click here to view the Schedule at a Glance

Learning Objectives – Upon completion of these sessions, participants should be better able to:

  1. List what psychology as a profession has to offer to help ameliorate poverty.
  2. State what each audience member can do to impact poverty.
  3. Identify multiple challenges faced by members of multicultural communities that impact behavioral health.
  4. Identify multiple challenges faced by members of multicultural communities when they seek professional assistance for behavioral health concerns.
  5. Identify multiple biases that they bring into their clinical interactions when providing psychological services to members of various multicultural communities.
  6. Identify concrete strategies they can use to become strong advocates for multicultural communities both within clinical settings and the world at large.
  7. Articulate a deeper understanding of the purpose of healing rituals from multicultural communities.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Rosie Phillips Davis (formerly Bingham), Ph.D., ABPP; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University
Dr. Rosie Phillips Davis, currently serving the American Psychological Association (APA) as President-Elect, has served on the APA Finance Committee, APA Board of Directors, the American Psychological Foundation Board, and as past President of the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17). She served on several editorial boards, including currently on the Journal of Career Assessment; has authored numerous articles and book chapters and co-edited two books. Her awards include the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship, Elder by the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (of which she is a Co-Founder) and Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice for APA Award. She had two funds named in her honor at the University of Memphis; The Rosie Phillips Bingham Book Scholarship and the Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham Emergency Student Fund. Dr. Davis currently serves on the Board of Trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College, a Historically Black College in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Davis is the daughter of Savanah and Jake Phillips, a former sanitation worker who participated in the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike, is married to John Davis, and is mother to Akil “Apollo” Davis who is an adjunct professor and entertainer living in New York City.

About the Facilitators:

Jean Chagnon, Ph.D., LP; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Founder and Owner, Anamaura

Macarena Corral, Psy.D., LP; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Co-Founder, Center for Collaborative Health

Willie Garrett, Ed.D., M.S., LP, CEAP; Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: President, Minnesota Association of Black Psychologists

BraVada Garrett Akinsanya, Ph.D., LP; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: President and CEO, Brakins Consulting & Psychological Services

Maggie George, M.B.A, CPCC; M.B.A in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Consultant, Fresh Perspectives Consulting, LLC

Devon Gilchrist, M.S.W; M.S.W. in Social Work from the University of Minnesota
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Social Services Program Consultant, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Harriett Haynes, Ph.D., LP; Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Chair, Minnesota Psychological Association Women’s Division

Tera Jansen, Psy.D., LP, CST; Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Clinical Director, Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions White Bear Lake

Lisa Johnson, Psy.D., LP, LMFT; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer, Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions

Anesh Patel, Psy.D., LP; Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Psychologist, Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic

Alyssa Vang, Psy.D., LP; Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Owner, AKV Psychological & Consulting Services, LLC

PaHoua Yang, Ph.D., LICSW, LP; Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Vice President of Wilder Community Mental Health and Wellness

Sierra Yazzie Asamoa-Tutu, M.S.W, LICSW; M.S.W in Social Work from St. Catherine University
Current Professional or Work Affiliation: Healing Generations Therapist, American Indian Family Center


Registration:

Click here to register online.

Click here for a PDF registration form and flyer.

Pricing MPA Member Non-Member Student
Early Bird Registration - Register by August 21 $149 $169 $80
Regular Registration - Register after August 21 $175 $195 $80

Online registration closes Tuesday, September 18 at 11:59 PM.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $10 handling fee, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least five working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted is written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

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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.