3 Ethics CE Dr. Melba Vasquez is a Former President of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2011), and is the first Latina and woman of color of 120 presidencies of APA to serve in that role. Dr. Vasquez has served in other leadership roles, including a term on the APA Board of Directors, as president of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA), and of Divisions 35 (society of Psychology of Women) and 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the APA. She is a co-founder of APA Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. She has published over 70 books, book chapters and journal articles in the areas of ethics, ethnic minority psychology, psychology of women, counseling and psychotherapy and supervision and training. She is a Fellow of ten Divisions of the APA, holds the Diplomate of the American Board of Professional psychology (ABPP) and has received numerous awards for distinguished professional contributions, career service, leadership, advocacy, and mentorship.
This presentation will include key concepts from the “Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologist,” (APA, 2003) which were developed because racial and ethnic diversity among clients/patients presents challenges for all of us. We tend to relate most easily, in our lives, as well as in our practices, to those most similar to us, including in regard to the major variables of gender, ethnicity, and social class. This presentation will include the ethical imperatives that underlie the importance of multicultural competence in psychotherapy with members of racial/ethnic minority groups including immigrant and international groups. Unique challenges, potential obstacles as well as positive strategies will be identified, especially those relevant for all practitioners wishing to provide competent ethnical services to ethnic minority populations. For example, decision making regarding boundary issues such as giving and receiving gifts, self-disclosure, touch, and bartering require special consideration in the context of working in small communities and with multicultural clients. Case vignettes from the presenter’s own experience will be discussed.
1) Recognize APA Ethics Code standards relevant to diverse populations.
2) Be able to list two potential obstacles to providing competent services for members of diverse populations.
3) Identify two strategies based on multicultural & feminist ethics to increase service delivery competency.
4) Identify two decision making guidelines relative to boundary issues, such as self-disclosure, gifts, & touch.
The workshop fee is $70.00; $30.00 for students & interns; no other discounts extended. Please complete the Registration Form at www.wright.edu/sopp. Cash and check payments can be made at the door. Registration is required for all workshop participants. Space is limited, so register early. The workshop will be held at the WSU Student Union, 156 Endeavor Room, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435. For additional information, call 937\\775-4308. Make checks payable to Wright State University. Fax 937\\775-4323. No refunds after July 10th.
Three (3) CE credits for Psychologists. CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. WSU-SOPP is approved by the American Psychological Association and by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE (Approved Provider #310732831) to offer CE for psychologists and maintains responsibility for the program. **This workshop fulfills the Ohio CE Ethics requirement for psychologists. **