Are We Unconsciously Complicit: The Unspoken Experience of Our BIPOC Clients and Colleagues

Are We Unconsciously Complicit: The Unspoken Experience of Our BIPOC Clients and Colleagues

 

Three (3) Hour Diversity Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs

Virtual Event

Friday, December 10, 2021  - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Workshop Description

On October 29, 2021, the American Psychological Association finally formally apologized for its role in perpetuating systemic racism and for contributing to the systemic harm of people of color for decades. The impact of harmful psychological practices on individuals that identify as BIPOC is insidious, often subtle, and always destructive. The field of psychology has trained clinicians to view White culture as a global standard and utilizes methodologies, assessments, and scientific models that contribute to the significant health disparities BIPOC communities face. Addressing race-based mental health inequities has finally taken its rightful position at the forefront of recent calls to action. Every person has the right to reach their full wellness potential.

As part of this workshop, Dr. Mathew will strive to raise awareness about the subtle and unconscious clinical practices that impact treatment of the BIPOC community. Attendees will listen to members of the BIPOC community give short testimonials about the challenges they face while seeking mental healthcare. Dr. Mathew will provide practical solutions to cope with racial battle fatigue and identify methods to engage in diversity dialogues from a wellness perspective. Attendees will participate in experiential exercises to help learn how to provide culturally responsive mental healthcare. Opportunities for self-assessment and the sharing of practical solutions will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify subtle and unconscious clinical practices that impair treatment of the BIPOC community
  • Develop strategies to incorporate cultural humility into clinical practice
  • Identify and utilize outcome measures that promote culturally responsive mental healthcare
  • Facilitate self-exploration and awareness of racial battle fatigue
  • Increase understanding of how and when to engage in difficult diversity dialogues

Presenter

Dr. Jaya Mathew is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Wellness 360, a group practice in Dallas. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University and Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Mathew trained with leaders in the field of multiculturalism throughout her graduate career and focused her doctoral research on the exploration of multicultural self-awareness development. She co-authored a chapter focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion training in the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Mathew facilitated anti-oppression workshops and training for mental health professionals and teachers at local schools, professional organizations, agencies, and universities across the US including Fordham University, City College of New York, Adelphi University, University of Wisconsin, Texas Woman’s University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern. She recently began working as a DEI consultant for healthcare companies as well.

Prior to founding Wellness 360, Dr. Mathew was a Clinical Associate Professor and director of the community mental health clinic at the University of Wisconsin. She maintains a specialty in supervision and teaching by providing postdoctoral fellowships in her practice and training doctoral level psychology students at a local medical center.

Clinically she works with patients in treating depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma/abuse, and negative self-image. Her specialties include working with racial trauma, mindfulness, and women’s issues, and she has a special interest in working with issues related to social justice.

Dr. Mathew is passionate about giving back to the community. During her 7 years on the board of the Collin County Psychological Association, she held multiple roles including President and Treasurer. Since 2017, she facilitated quarterly diversity consultations for the organization and is a frequent presenter for their annual diversity workshops.

Registration Fees

Please ensure DPA membership is current before registering at the discounted member rate. Your registration will be cancelled if you register for the wrong category. Join DPA Now or Renew Membership to receive the discount!

Early Registration (by 12/07/21): DPA Member Professional $75; Non-Member Professional - $105; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $25; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $55

Delayed Registration (after 12/07/21): DPA Member Professional - $95; Non-Member Professional - $125; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $45; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $75

Additional Info

Workshop starts promptly at 9:00 am. Registrants will receive a link to the online workshop once registrations are processed. Professional development/CEUs will be provided at the time of the event.

Accreditation Statement

Psychologists - This activity qualifies for 3.0 hours of professional development credit in Diversity for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. (DPA) maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(c)(2)(A). Counselors - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. Social Workers - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers rules 781.509 and 781.511(a)-(c). Marriage and Family Therapists - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists rule 801.264. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Please retain the certificate of completion and use as proof of completion when required.

Event Properties

Event Date 12/10/2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 12/10/2021 12:00 pm
Speaker Jaya Mathew, PhD, MSW
Number Hours 3.0 Hours in Diversity
Location Virtual Workshop

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