PSCSW’s Fall Educational Conference “Ethical Considerations for Clinicians: Identifying, Eliminating and Healing from Privilege, Bias and Racism”

The PSCSW Education Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming conference featuring

Dr. Ayo Maria Gooden, PhD. ABPBC, who is a well-known speaker who specializes in Black, multi-cultural/bi-racial issues and countering/eliminating racism. Program and registration details below and at: www.pscsw.org.

Dr. Ayo Maria Gooden, PhD, ABPBC 

Ethical Considerations for Clinicians: Identifying, Eliminating and Healing from Privilege, Bias and Racism

Saturday, October 2, 2021 

9am-12pm 

ZOOM: Virtual Platform

3 Ethics CEUs

Workshop Summary 

This training’s focus will be on the need for a collective understanding of the necessity for social workers, marriage and family therapists and others to be culturally responsive to Blacks and other Melanics (People of Color). The role that self-awareness plays in cultural competence will be addressed. The racial scripts learned at an early age will be discussed. Training will include the use of African-Centered and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to identify and counter psychosocial issues that foster and maintain dysfunctional behaviors related to Melanics. Therapists will learn how to utilize self-assessments and assessments of their clients to provide optimal, culturally appropriate treatment strategies. 

Terminology will be examined such as Maafa, Melanic Survivor’s Identity Syndrome, Melanic Identity Rape, Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, colorblind, privilege, bias, microaggression, racism, and Ma’at and how these terms relate to culturally competent therapy. The importance of movies such as Black Panther to the effective treatment of all racial/ethnic/cultural groups will be discussed. Racial differences in health care and the impact of health care on behaviors will be presented. Participants will explore the concept of “when something good is really bad and when something bad is really good.” Training will examine how ethics applies to clinical work and how to celebrate the intersectionality of clients, colleagues, and the world around us. Participants are encouraged to present questions, examples of their racial scripts, scenarios with clients, and colleagues, and other related information. 

Invited Presenter 

Ayo Maria Gooden, Ph.D., ABPBC is a Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified African Centered/Black Psychologist, Fellow in full-time private practice in West Chester, PA.  “Ayo” means “joy” in the West African Yoruba language. She specializes in Black, multi-cultural/bi-racial issues and countering/eliminating racism.  She works with all ethnic groups using cognitive behavioral therapy and African-Centered Psychology with individuals, couples, and families (children, teens, adults). She is a consultant, public speaker and a Lincoln University, PA graduate class of 1974.   

Dr. Ayo (pronounced Ah-yo) is the first in her family to earn a college degree.   In 2008, she was honored as one of 33 Blacks to ever earn a doctorate in psychology from the University of Cincinnati since 1819.  She earned her MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a former university professor and administrator and has worked in the mental health field for over 47 years.  

As the Director of the Act101/T.I.M.E. Program and the Learning Resource Center at Lincoln University, Dr. Ayo assisted students with low high school grade point averages and low SAT scores to succeed and excel academically.  She is the host on the weekly Facebook talk show, Don’t Get It Twisted/Hot101.net, Wednesdays from 3 pm until 5 pm EST addressing Melanic (People of Color) issues.  Dr. Ayo is the President of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists and the Co-Founder/First President of the Kentuckiana Chapter of Black Psychologists.

Dr. Ayo is the author of the book, A Single Bracelet Does Not Jingle: Finding Your Ideal Love Partner, Making Love Last and Ending Unhealthy Relationships: A Multi-Racial Examination of Love Relationships. Dr. Ayo is also the co-author of African Americans, European Americans, and Pathological Stereotypes: An African-Centered Perspective. Williams, M. T., Gooden, A. M., & Davis, D. (2012). In Psychology of Culture, G. R. Hayes & M. H. Bryant, eds., Nova Science Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1-62257-274-8.

Schedule 

8:30am - 9:00am Sign on & test sound, get settled

9:00am - 9:05am Welcome, Introduction of Dr. Ayo Maria Gooden

9:05am - 9:45am Origin and effects of racism, institutional racism, violence, bias, privilege, 

microaggressions, and discrimination

9:45am - 10:00am Questions/Comments

10:00am - 10:45pm Thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that contribute to successful outcomes with Blacks and other Melanics (People of Color)

10:45pm - 11:00pm Break 

11:00pm - 11:45pm How to provide ethical, culturally appropriate services using African-Centered 

information to assist in understanding how Blacks and other Melanics may react to personal and societal challenges

11:45pm - 12:00pm Q & A, Wrap Up 

Objectives 

By the end of this presentation:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the origin and effects of racism, institutional racism, violence, bias, privilege, microaggressions, discrimination, racial scripts, Melanic Survivor’s Identity Syndrome, Post-traumatic Slave Syndrome, Maafa, Ma’at and other concepts.
  2. Participants will discuss how to identify and eliminate thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that contribute to successful therapy outcomes with Blacks and other Melanics (People of Color).
  3. Participants will compile information for social workers and others to provide ethical, culturally appropriate services using African-Centered information to assist in understanding how Blacks and other Melanics may react to personal and societal challenges.
  4. Participants will list African-Centered resources to enhance culturally specific services and to provide healing from privilege, bias, and racism.

Registration Information 

You may register for this conference by completing the registration form and mailing it with a check or credit card information to the PSCSW office; or you may register online with a credit card at www.pscsw.org. Participation may be limited due to space constraints, so we encourage early registration, for which there is a discount. All conference fees include a CE certificate. If you need to cancel after you have registered, refunds (minus a $15 administrative fee) will be issued prior to the program date. 

Continuing Education 

FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 3 Ethics CE credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 3 Ethics CE credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36). 

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for ethics credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4). 

FOR DELAWARE SOCIAL WORKERS: Presenter(s) have a minimum of 2 (two) years of practical application and/or research experience pertaining to the subject matter of this presentation. Please consult section 7.2.5 of the rules of the Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners to determine if this course is in conformance with state regulations. 

PSCSW is authorized to provide CE Credits to participants who attend programs in their entirety, in this case from 9:00AM until 12:00PM. Time will be strictly enforced.

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  • October 2, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Details Price Qty
The Members ($70.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Transitional ($40.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
The Student Member ($20.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
Non-Member $85.00 (USD)  
Non-Member Student $30.00 (USD)