2013 Multicultural Conference
Multiple Marginalization and Intersections of Identity: Addressing Conflicts among Sexual Orientation, Gender Diversity, Religious/Spiritual and Ethno-Cultural Identities in Clinical Practice
Registration has now closed. Please contact Joan Bowman about possible onsite registration.
When: Friday, April 12 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 6 CE
Where: Quest Conference Center | 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, 43240
Presenter: Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP
Registration Cost: $150 OPA Member | $200 Non-Member | $75 Student
Description: Individuals who come from minority populations in the United States and who are also Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered face many challenges. They face misunderstanding and discrimination not only from the larger community, but also from communities that they identify themselves as a being a part of. For example, African Americans, Native Americans, and Americans of Asian background often face distrust, discrimination and misunderstanding from the larger culture that surrounds them. But, as people who also identify as LGBT, misunderstanding and discrimination come from their own minority communities in ways that are as unique as the communities themselves. This workshop will explore the many complicated facets of being a sexual minority within another minority population that includes ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities and people who often have what they may experience as conflicting religious or spiritual identities.
- Understand the experience of sexual minorities who are also a part of another marginalized population in the U.S. and the utility of intersectional paradigms for analyzing those experiences.
- Learn to identify the psychological effects of multiple minority status on a person’s career and occupation, residence, health status, and mental health and overall well-being.
- Learn to address issues that arise in psychotherapy for these clients as well as suggestions for addressing those issues with some particular focus on clients who are conflicted about some aspects of their multiple minority identities with particular attention to conflicts between sexual orientation and religious/spiritual identities.
Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP is a professor of psychology at St. John’s University, Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and a Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. She has made longstanding pioneering contributions to the development of greater understandings of the intersections of race, gender and sexual orientation and multiple identity paradigms. That work has also forcefully advocated for the greater integration of psychological practice and social justice. Her focus on the psychologies of socially marginalized group members includes African Americans, women, women of color, sexual minorities and LGBT people of color. She is recognized as an exemplary model and mentor in the practice, teaching and training of clinical psychologists and mental health professionals who seek to better understand and improve the delivery of psychological services to socially marginalized people. Twelve of her publications have received national awards for making significant contributions to the psychological literature.
Hosted by the OPA Diversity Committee and LGBT Subcommittee
Questions? Please contact Joan Bowman.
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The Ohio Psychological Association also is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board to provide continuing professional education. The approved provider number is #RCS070608.