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Upcoming NVCP CEU Event: 3-Part Diversity Program Series (4CEs)

Upcoming NVCP CEU Event: Diversity Program Series in 3 Parts

October 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

$40 for NVCP members for the full series

($60 for nonmembers; $20 for students)

IMPORTANT:  This is a new on-line format. Registration is for the full 3-part program for the fee of $40 ($60 non-members; $20 students). Registration allows you to attend one, two or all 3 segments online. 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. For example, if you choose to attend only the 1st of the three segments, your cost is $40, and you will receive a certificate for 1.5 CEUs. If you join the 1st and 3rd segments, your cost if $40 and you receive 3 CEUs. (Please note the middle segment is shorter, and therefore earns 1 CEU.)

Dates/Times: Friday, 10/16/20, 11/20/20, & 2/12/21
Zoom; You will receive a Zoom invite for each 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 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 will include be a presentation on implicit bias and the Latinx community. All presentations will offer a brief opportunity for participant questions.

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October 16, 2020: 2-3:30pm
Affirmative Psychotherapy with LGBTQ+ Individuals. Presenter: Scott Krysztofiak, PsyD

November 20, 2020: 2-3pm
Mental Health in the Black Community. Presenter: Sandra Barnes, PhD

February 12, 2020: 1-2pm
Implicit Bias and the Latinx Community. Presented: Dr. Milton Fuentes

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn to –
1.Identify and describe four elements relevant to culturally competent assessments.
2.Evaluate and select approaches and techniques particularly relevant to treating those within Black, LGBTQ+, and
other minority communities.
3.Identify ethical and socio-political concerns when working with identified populations.
4.Identify personal prejudices and at least two ways prejudices may influence the treatment process.

10/16/20: Dr. Scott Krysztofiak, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works at a group practice in Alexandria, VA. He obtained his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Towson University and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC in 2011. He works primarily with adults, providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments. Dr. Krysztofiak uses cognitive-behavioral therapy to help clients experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, relationship issues, and grief. While he has worked with various populations, a significant part of his clinical work has focused on the LGBTQ+ community. He presently serves as the Diversity Chair for Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP).

11/20/20: Dr. Sandra Barnes, PhD is a licensed psychologist in Southern Maryland, where she operates the Center for Assessment and Therapy as the corporation’s CEO. She received her undergraduate degree in Industrial Management with an emphasis in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and her Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Dr. Barnes obtained her Doctorate in Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Barnes specializes in conducting comprehensive evaluations of court-involved juveniles and other individuals within the community who may be experiencing a wide range of cognitive, developmental, social and emotional issues. In addition to providing consultation services, Dr. Barnes maintains an adjunct faculty position at The College of Southern Maryland, is a member of the Maryland Psychological Association, and regularly engages in volunteer work aimed at advocating for social justice in the area of mental health.

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:
Registration for this 3-part series 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. The fee for the CE series includes the option to participate in one, two, or all 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