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NVCP CEU Event: Diversity Program Series (Part 3): Understanding and Addressing Implicit Biases in Psychological Practice with Latinx Clients

Upcoming NVCP CEU Event: Diversity Program Series in 3 Parts

Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

$40 for NVCP members for the full series

($60 for nonmembers; $20 for students)

IMPORTANT:  This is a new on-line format. Registration allows you to attend the third segment online. If you already registered for all 3 segments, you will be able to attend this third segment. Your attendance at the program will be automatically logged when you click the link online and sign off on the day of the program. CEU certificates will be sent according to your attendance.

Dates/Times: Friday, 2/12/21
Zoom; You will receive a Zoom invite for the virtual meeting after your Paypal payment is received
 $40.00 for NVCP Members / $60.00 for non-NVCP Members / $20.00 for Clinical Students

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Program Overview: This training is part of a 3 part series designed to provide participants with a breadth of knowledge surrounding areas relevant to diversity within the psychology practice setting. Presenters will introduce and review socio-political challenges, assessment models, as well as strategies and techniques for treating different populations. Ethical considerations, to include cultural competencies, will be integrated into each session. The last session includes a case study presentation. All presentations will offer a brief opportunity for participant questions.

February 12, 2021: 1-2:15pm
Understanding and Addressing Implicit Biases in Psychological Practice with Latinx Clients Presenter: Dr. Milton Fuentes, PhD

As noted in the American Psychological Association’s ethical code, “Psychologists try to eliminate the effect on their work of biases based on those factors, and they do not knowingly participate in or condone activities of others based upon such prejudices.” While these are critical endeavors that can be fostered and maintained by intercultural competence; regretfully, implicit biases may compromise these efforts. Implicit biases are cognitive traces that are informed by past experiences and inform our current performance (Grenwald and Banaji, 1995). These biases may lead to problematic attitudes, discriminatory practices, and maladaptive dynamics in our clinical work; hence, psychologists need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to adequately address these biases and promote intercultural competence. To this end, this session will highlight best practices informed by social psychology research for understanding and monitoring implicit biases and promoting a diversity-centered practice with Latinx cleints.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn to –
– Define implicit bias
– Explain at least one strategy to assess implicit bias
– Describe at least three awareness-raising and prejudice-reduction exercises that can lead to the lessening
of implicit biases

2/12/21: Dr. Milton Fuentes, PhD. Dr. Milton A. Fuentes received his MA in Psychology with a Latinx Psychology focus from Montclair State University and his Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in clinical and community psychology at Yale University and secured post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Columbia University. He is the 2012 President of the National Latinx Psychological Association. Dr. Fuentes has served as an ethnic minority delegate to APA’s Council of Representatives and as a member of APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, APA’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, and the APA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative. Dr. Fuentes’ research and clinical interests are in the areas of Latinx, multicultural, and family psychology, program development, pedagogy, and motivational enhancement. He serves as a consultant to several organizations, including the former Violence Prevention Office of the American Psychological Association as well as numerous institutions of higher education, community-based agencies, and corporate clients. After engaging in an extensive and competitive application process and completing the relevant forum training, he secured membership in the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Dr. Fuentes is currently a professor in the psychology department at Montclair State University as well as a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York.

Registration Information:
The first two parts of this series have already occurred. This registration is for the third part of the series. Registration for this event will be processed through the NVCP website, using Paypal as the only payment method. Individuals are not required to have a Paypal account to use this option. If you registered for previous parts of this series, the fee paid for the CE series includes the option to participate in one, two, or all three of the presentations for the same cost. Participants will be offered a pro-rated CE credit for the number of presentations (in their entirety) they attend. For example, if someone attends the first two presentations, they will receive 2.5 credits. If they attend all of them, they will receive a certificate with 4 CE credits. At the beginning of each presentation, attendees will be asked to complete a quick survey (with a provided
link) that will document their arrival and help NVCP track who attends. All certificates will be sent early February, after the completion of the series.

In order to register, please go to the bottom of the page and select the appropriate ticket category, which will bring you to “Paypal.” Please ensure your name and appropriate email are listed. Once you have paid with Paypal, you are registered. An email will be sent to the email listed on Paypal with the link to the Zoom meetings. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or may require technical assistance, please login 15 minutes early. Once the presentation has started, no technical assistance will be available. Participants will be muted when they arrive and are asked to remain muted until the question/answer session. For your awareness, presentations may be recorded. Questions and concerns may be directed to the NVCP Chair, Tiffany Duffing, PhD, at DrDuffing@ThrivingLifeServices.com. Please be aware that replies may take up to 48 hours.

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologist (NVCP) is a regional organization of the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists whose goal is to develop a collegial support network for Northern Virginia-based clinical psychologists and those studying to be licensed. NVCP hosts at discounted cost ($55.00 for members) CE events, quarterly newsletters, message board forum, and a website (www.nv-cp.org). It is the largest regional academy of psychologists and provides many networking opportunities for its members. For more information about NVCP, please contact Laurentia Ruby at laurentia.ruby@verizon.net, or call 703-839-2523, or visit website at www.nv-cp.org. Be sure to join soon, as membership is based on a calendar year.


NVCP Members – $40

Non-NVCP Members – $60

Clinical Students – $20