Fostering Multicultural Competency 2022 Fall Conference Event Follow-up Meeting Friday, February 10th, 2023 at Noon
Registrants will receive further information for participating via Zoom MEETING. Attendees' webcams and microphones will be enabled.
Please note: this event is NOT eligible for Category I CEs. However, it does count towards the Category II CEs as an informal professional development opportunity. We are happy to answer any questions about this distinction and its implications for licensure renewal.
2022 Fall Conference Follow-up Session: Practical Application of the APA Practice Guidelines
Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with peers and gain practice with incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion issues into your clinical work?
The entire IPA community is invited to join the Diversity Committee for a FREE upcoming event focused on practical application of several of the American Psychological Association’s practice guidelines. Building on content addressed during the 2022 Fall Conference, four members of the Diversity Committee will be hosting a "case conference" session in which we will briefly review several of the APA's practice guidelines for psychologists' work with diverse populations and demonstrate their application to a clinical case. Instead of the lecture format typically featured in IPA professional development programs, this event will emphasize discussion and provide participants with the opportunity to engage with fellow IPA members on the practical utility of the practice guidelines.
This event is open to everyone, regardless of whether they attended the 2022 Fall Conference. If you were unable to join us for the Fall Conference session, here is the summary of what you missed:
The American Psychological Association creates and promulgates professional guidelines to support psychologists with their work in different specialty areas and in serving diverse populations. The guidelines provide state of the art information on best practices for these aspects of applied psychology, developed by psychologists with domain-specific expertise and drawing upon the most current relevant research. As such, these guidelines are the most streamlined way to attain a foundational idea of the knowledge and skills needed to engage competently in a particular aspect of psychological practice. Multicultural competency is one such core aspect of our work as psychologists, but without a clear framework for application it can feel daunting to translate the concept of cultural humility into practice or feel assured that a sufficient level of competency is present. The APA practice guidelines are an excellent way to quickly "get up to speed" with working with populations that have been identified as having unique clinical needs or areas for attention in providing culturally-competent care, or to otherwise ensure that principles of cultural humility are effectively incorporated into other aspects of practice. In this presentation, members of the IPA Diversity Committee will provide information on the APA professional practice guidelines, including what they are, how to access them, how to apply them to clinical work, and brief introduction to the content. The presentation will review examples of these resources, address their particular utility for fostering multicultural competency in clinical work, and offer opportunity for practical application of the guidelines.
A brief review of the practice guidelines addressed in the original presentation will be provided in this session, so attendance at the Fall Conference session is helpful but not necessary for being able to participate in this follow-up session.
Presenter Bio: Stephanie J. Cunningham, PhD, HSPP Dr. Stephanie J. Cunningham serves as a psychologist in the Department of Mental Health Services in the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her work focuses on providing direct clinical care to the School of Medicine’s wide range of medical learners, from first year medical students to physicians completing their fellowship training. Prior to joining the IU School of Medicine, she served as Staff Psychologist in the Counseling Center at the University of Southern Indiana, where she provided psychotherapy services, consultation, supervision, administration of the Counseling Center's outreach and programming initiatives, and coordination of the Center's clinical training program for master's-level graduate students. She earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Morehead State University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Women's Studies at the University of Akron. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Counseling Center at Ball State University.
Dr. Stephanie J. Cunningham
Presenter Bio: Danielle Henderson, PhD, HSPP Dr. Danielle Henderson earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville. She completed both her pre-doctoral clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology emphasized Cardiac-Pulmonary Behavioral Medicine. She is a clinical-track faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, and in December 2021, she was appointed Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs in IU School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity.
Dr. Henderson works as a clinician and supervisor in a variety of clinical settings at IU School of Medicine and IU Health, including the Advanced Pain Therapies Clinic, integrated care, and the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for two studies supported by the Racial Justice Research Fund at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Dr. Henderson is committed to diversity work. She brings this passion to her role as a member of the IU School of Medicine Psychology Internship Program’s Executive Committee, spearheading diversity efforts. Additionally, she co-chairs the Department of Psychiatry’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Indiana Psychological Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Dr. Danielle Henderson
Presenter Bio: Patrick Murphy, MSEd Patrick K. Murphy is a 5th-year PhD candidate in the Counseling Psychology (CPSY) program at Purdue University. At Purdue, he serves as a graduate researcher, clinician, instructor, and consultant. His developing research program aims to decrease social class inequities by investigating the strengths of low-income and economically marginalized (LIEM) groups and exploring how social mobility across the lifespan affects mental health. Clinically, he has completed practicum training in settings including schools, college counseling centers, community mental health centers, and inpatient and forensic units. As an instructor at Purdue, he has taught numerous courses including Elementary Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Group Counseling. Additionally, he has served as an organizational consultant for YMCA's Camp Tecumseh and Benton Community School Corporation. Prior to attending Purdue's CPSY program, he earned his BA in Psychology from Purdue—Fort Wayne and is originally from Rensselaer, IN.
Presenter Bio: Michelle K. Williams, MS Michelle K. Williams is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her program of research explores the psychosocial factors that contribute to cardiometabolic disease, with an emphasis on health disparities. In addition to conducting research, she currently provides clinical care under supervision through IU Health. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Educational Studies at the University of Florida. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at IUPUI.
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