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March 10-11, 2022

Location: Online Via Zoom held live  

Workshop Schedule

3/10/2022: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm Gender Exploration: Treating Transitioning Youth and Their Families

3/10/2022: 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm Parallel Transitions: Understanding Complexities in Treating Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth and Their Families

3/11/2022: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm A Clear View of Ethical Issues in our Work as Psychologists

311/2022 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm The Power of Supervision: Exploring Dynamics, Roles, and Responsibilities of the Supervisor from an Intersectional Lens

 

 

Thursday's Workshops 

Gender Exploration: Treating Transitioning Youth and Their Families

 

3/10/2022: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm

 This workshop meets the MD Licensing Requirement for Cultural Diversity

Ray Stirba Moneypenny, LCSW-C and Jessica R. Rothstein, Psy.D.

 Workshop Instructional Level: Intermediate

 

Do you feel prepared to answer the question, “my kid is transitioning--what does that even mean?” This workshop will guide clinicians through different aspects of transition and language around gender identity. Upon completion of this course, clinicians will have the information necessary to explore the process, and provide appropriate resources to clients and their families. Therapists treating this population need to have an awareness as to their own aspects of identity, and how that might influence treatment outcomes. Using themselves as examples, the workshop presenters will discuss these complex dynamics that often lead to challenges in the therapy environment. Modalities of both individual and family therapy will be covered.

 At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to 

  • Discuss and understand gender dysphoria and gender euphoria and how these might influence gender transition
  • Identify different aspects of transition (social, legal, medical, educational) and how to assist youth and family in timing and appropriateness of each step
  • Explore clinicians identity and how it might impact the therapy process
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Parallel Transitions: Understanding Complexities in Treating Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth and Their Families

 3/10/2022 - 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm

This workshop meets the MD Licensing Requirement for Cultural Diversity.

 Jessica R. Rothstein, Psy.D., and Ray Stirba Moneypenny, LCSW-C 

 

 Workshop Instructional Level: Intermediate/Advanced

 It is highly recommended that prior to attending this workshop, participants have read the following:

When a youth undergoes a gender transition the family goes through transition as well. Working with these families requires patience, timing, and empathy. Frequent assessment of the youth and family’s functioning is needed to: proactively manage crises, celebrate successes, and help keep families together. Case examples and discussion-based learning will be used. After completing this course, clinicians will be better equipped to navigate challenging family dynamics that might hinder a youth from receiving medically necessary treatment. In addition, the presenters will discuss aspects of their own identity and the influence of these factors on the work. Guided examples will be provided to encourage participants in doing this necessary reflection.

 At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to 

  • When working with parents, learn how to foster an awareness of cisgender privilege in order to develop empathy for their youth's experiences. 
  • When working with youth, help them be vulnerable with their family about their experiences of gender ("coming in") 
  • Examine countertransference, internalize transphobia and a clinician's own gender identity which might influence effectiveness. 
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Friday's Workshops

A Clear View of Ethical Issues in our Work as Psychologists

 3/11/2022: 9:00 am - 12:20 pm

This workshop meets the MD Licensing Requirement for Ethics

MPA Ethics Committee

 Workshop Instructional Level: Advanced

Members of the MPA Ethics Committee and the Diversity Committee will present an ethical decision-making model, vignettes and lead discussions applying ethical principles and APA guidelines to situations relevant to the practicing psychologist. The attendees will break into small groups led by committee members to examine situations similar to inquiries received by the Committee but with details changed to protect confidentiality. The small groups will focus on utilizing ethical principles and decision-making to address and anticipate potential dilemmas and conflicts. The content of the vignettes will include ethical dilemmas in providing services to diverse populations, transitioning between practices/termination, parent conflicts, and privacy/confidentiality.

  At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to  

  • Identify the 5 main components of the CLEAR lens model
  • Apply ethical reasoning to situations frequently encountered in a psychologist's professional life
  • Appreciate the overlap and integration of ethical, legal, clinical, administrative, and risk management
  • Understand the need for revising informed-consent documents. 

 

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The Power of Supervision: Exploring Dynamics, Roles, and Responsibilities of the Supervisor from an Intersectional Lens

  

3/11/2022 - 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm

 This workshop meets the MD Licensing Requirement for supervision

 

Cara Jacobson, Psy.D. and Harriette E. Wimms, Ph.D., H.S.P.

 

Participants will examine their supervision relationships using a multicultural intersectional lens. 

 

  At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to  

 

  • Explain how cultural factors affect the dynamics of the supervisory relationship related to individual supervision
  • Develop increased awareness of how one's own intersectional identities may impact supervisees and their clients
  • Approach the supervisory rupture-repair process as applied to microaggressions
  • Identify aspects of group supervision that highlights interpersonal intersectional Identies
  • Consider the responsibility of supervisors to actively promote social justice in the context of the supervisor's position of power. 

 

 

 

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 Registration Fees

 

MPA/MSPA Member Price

 Non Member Price

1 Workshop

 $90

$135

2 Workshops

 $160

$260

3 Workshops

$220

$370

All 4 Workshops

$270

$470

 

For information regarding group rates for organizations, please contact the MPA office.