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2018 KPF Diversity Conference
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: Kentucky Psychological Foundation


Kentucky Psychological Foundation presents:
Courageous Conversations:
The State of Diversity in 2018
April 24, 2018 – Hilton Garden Inn - Louisville, KY 



Pre-registrants will receive an email message by Friday, April 20th with onsite details.
Please contact [email protected] in the meantime if you have questions. 

Conference Agenda
8:00 AM
Registration Desk Opens
8:45 AM-
10:15 AM
Featured Workshop in session
10:15 AM-
10:30 AM
10:30  AM-
12:00 PM
Featured Workshop in session
12:05 PM-
1:25 PM
Onsite Lunch & Keynote
1:30 PM Workshops begin
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Workshops begin
4:45 PM Conference ends
*All times are in Eastern Standard Time

8:45 AM

Featured Presentation: Courageous Conversations: The State of Diversity in 2018, 3 CE

Presenter by Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D., 2017 President, American Psychological Association

With the current state of our nation, the question of what is diversity and how it plays a role in our life has become more critical than ever. We will review the current state of diversity both within our nation and within APA, and include specific recommendations of how to make diversity core to everything that we do, as an ethical imperative, and as a means to make psychology applicable to all of those we seek to understand and serve. The workshop will also include discussion of Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity and Intersectionality, a comprehensive resource for multicultural training and practice issues approved by APA Council in 2017. This workshop is appropriate for psychology professionals and fulfills the KRS 319 requirement for Ethics/Risk Management.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the state of diversity in our nation.
  • Attendees will be able to address diversity issues within APA.
  • Attendees will understand what needs to be done to achieve diversity as a core for individual psychologists and the organizations that represent them.
  • Attendees will understand cultural competence as an ethical imperative for psychologists.

12:05 PM

Luncheon Keynote: The State of Health Equity in Jefferson County, KY, 1 CE

Presented by Brandy Kelly Pryor, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Health Equity at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

In Louisville - and across Kentucky - health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy and reach their full human potential. A person's identities, whatever they may be, should not predict how long or how well one will live. In this talk, Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor will highlight findings from the Louisville Metro 2017 Health Equity Report with an emphasis on behavioral health. She will explore root causes for disparities in health outcomes, and describe the ways root causes have different impacts at every stage of life, as well as cumulative effects over time.

Workshop Objective:

  • Participants will be able to describe the critical relationship between root causes and disparate behavioral health outcomes, and apply this new knowledge and understanding to their clinical work with diverse clients.

1:30 PM

Working with transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary adolescents., 1.5 CE

Presenter by Warren Lambert, Ph.D.

This workshop will focus on appropriate and sensitive language to use when working with gender diverse adolescents and will highlight psychotherapy techniques and approaches that are most effective with this population.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify appropriate and sensitive language when talking with gender diverse adolescents in a psychotherapy relationship.
  • Participants will learn to utilize psychotherapy techniques and approaches consistent with best practices for gender diverse adolescents.

Multiracial and Multiethnic Identities: Challenges, Family Processes and Resilience, 1.5 CE

Presented by Lali McCubbin, Ph.D.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide practitioners and researchers an understanding of the experiences of multiracial and multi-ethnic individuals through identity models,, stressors, family processes and resilience. We will provide an overview of multi-ethnic identity models and unique challenges including microaggressions at the familial, school/work and community levels multiracial/ethnic individuals and families encounter. We will discuss cultural resources and familial coping processes that can promote the health and well-being of multiracial/ethnic individuals. We will also present the potential unique skills that can be acquired and resilience among multiracial/ethnic individuals and their respective families.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Provide new knowledge and research on multiracial and multethnic identity models, microaggressions and their impact on psychological well-being.
  • Identify, implement and maintain family processes and individual coping mechanisms among multiracial and multiethnic individuals to enhance resilience and well-being.

3:15 PM

Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset, 1.5 CE

Presented by Candice Hargons, PhD

Psychologists can take a leading role in dismantling racism, White supremacy, and oppression, but it starts with cultivating an anti-racist mindset. This beginner’s level workshop introduces participants to the psychological research on identity development for People of Color and White people, and it guides participants in the process of moving toward anti-racism as a clinician, educator, supervisor, and advocate.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the stages and phases of identity development for White people and People of Color.
  • Apply knowledge of identity development to training, practice, and/or advocacy.

Addressing mental health needs within Kentucky's refugee population, 1.5 CE

Presented by Mary Beth Diener McGavran, Ph.D.

This workshop will help psychologists and other mental health providers better understand the mental health needs of people who are refugees in Kentucky, and will identify culturally appropriate strategies for addressing those needs.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify and explain common experiences and obstacles to well-being faced by people who are refugees.
  • Participants will be able to identify culturally appropriate strategies for working with people who are refugees.
  • Participants will be able to address mental health concerns and improve the well-being of people who are refugees.

Registration Details

  Early Bird
(ends 3/16/18)
(3/17/18 - 4/13/18)

KPA Members $160  $185  $225
Non-KPA Members NA  $225  $275
KPA Student Members* $60 $70  $85 
Community Attendee* NA $75 $110

 *These registrations do not include Continuing Education credit.

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