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KPA Winter Conference

  • January 12, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • Online/Zoom


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Bridging the Gap in Psychology:Working with Diverse Clients from Rural to Urban Populations and all things in Between

 Time  Presenter

8:30am - 9:30am 

9:30am - 9:45am        

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD- CEO of the American Psychological Association- A Vision for the Future of APA and Psychology
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how APA’s strategic priorities can shape the future of psychology.
  • Identify two ways psychological science and practice can contribute to a population health approach.
  • Describe how a population-based framework enables behavioral health professionals to reach diverse, underserved populations.


10:30am - 11:30am

Lynette Sparkman-Barnes,PsyDPsychologists Role in Understanding and Addressing Racism and Systemic Oppression
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the Ethical Guidelines and Expectations for increasing awareness and integration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three systemic factors within the field of psychology that perpetuate racism historically and currently
  • Participants will be able to identify three strategies to help address and mitigate systemic oppression within the field of Psychology
11:30am - 12:30pm  BREAK
12:30pm - 2:00pm Shawna Wright, PhDBehavioral Health in the Frontier: Exploring the unique needs of rural populations
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the relevance of the concepts of behavioral health acceptability, availability and accessibility, availability in rural populations.
  • Consider the potential benefits and barriers of utilizing telehealth with rural communities in the context of lifespan, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic and other characteristics related to diversity
  • Discuss the importance of cultural humility when establishing therapeutic relationships through telehealth
2:15pm - 3:45pm

Kara Nishimuta, PhDLGBTQIA2S+ Psychology: Introduction, History, and Clinical Considerations
Learning Objectives:

  • To gain understanding of important aspects of LGBTQIA+ identities and history
  • To learn ways to create more LGBTQIA+ affirming clinical spaces
  • To gain a deeper understanding of the ways that health disparities affect LGBTQIA+ populations

5.5 hrs continuing education offered

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