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Guidelines for Multicultural Proficiency for Psychologists

Societies and Professional Organizations

Educational and Research Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority

Interests (CNPAAEMI) Observers to APA Council of Representatives—2006


Therapist's Guide For Preparing a Professional Will


Microtraining Tapes

MIT's OpenCourseWare

March 2006 OEMA Communiqué News Journal

Grants from the APA Office of Ethnic Minority AffairsCommittee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) Interdivisional Grant Projects

National Symposium on Homelessness Research—Call for Proposals

Understanding Prejudice

Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique to Reduce Racial Conflict

Social Psychology Network Mentorship Program

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Guidelines for Multicultural Proficiency for Psychologists

Click here for an Adobe PDF of the Guidelines

Societies and Professional Associations

Educational and Research Resources

Job Opportunities

Counseling Psychologist Position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The SIUC Counseling Center is seeking a psychologist for a 12-month, continuing, entry-level position, beginning August 1, 2007.  The Counseling Center maintains an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship and provides comprehensive mental health services to students of a large state university. Staff provides individual, group and crisis counseling; outreach and consultation services; and supervises practicum students and interns. 

Requirements : Earned doctorate in an APA-accredited program in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (ABD applications accepted; degree must be completed by start date), completion of APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, and eligibility for registration as a licensed psychologist in Illinois; or current licensure as a psychologist in Illinois.  A successful candidate must have strong clinical skills and two of the following areas of focus: trauma survivors, eating disorders, DBT, group therapy, supervision of trainees.

Application Procedures: Submit letter of interest, current vita, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Dr.  Donald Mullison, Chair, Screening Committee, Counseling Center, Mail Code 4715, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 374 East Grand, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Application Deadline : Review of applications will begin April 2, 2007, and continue until position is filled. 

For more information about SIUC Counseling Center, visit us at www.siu.edu/offices/ counsel/.

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population.  All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration. 

Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI) Observers to APA Council of Representatives—2006

Click here to see the listing.

Therapist's Guide For Preparing a Professional Will

Now available is the book, the "Therapist's Guide For Preparing a Professional Will," a description of 17 steps.

This is from chapter 8 in the book APA published a few months ago:  *How To Survive & Thrive as a Therapist: Information, Ideas, & Resources.*

The book presents practical steps for the diverse areas of starting, growing, and, if necessary, re-directing a practice.  The areas include creating a business plan, developing strategies for self-care, finding an office, finding an attorney, finding professional liability coverage, thinking through policies & procedures, finding clients & referral sources, using computers & the internet, responding to formal complaints (licensing, malpractice, ethics), avoiding pitfalls in psychological assessment, and so on.

The book also pulls together 15 documents as appendices (e.g., APA Record Keeping Guidelines and 9 other sets of APA guidelines; contact info for psychology licensing boards in Canada & the U.S.; Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists; APA Ethical Principles; Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists; APA Strategies for Private Practitioners Coping with Subpoenas or Compelled Testimony for Client Records or Test Data).

The "Therapist's Guide for Preparing a Professional Will" is on the following web page:  http://kspope.com/therapistas/will.php.

Multicultural Videotapes Available

The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) of the American Psychological Association, with the support of Microtraining Associates, is pleased to present:

  • Five videotape demonstrations with top professionals actively engaging in the specifics of multicultural counseling and therapy (MCT). The tapings are hosted by Patricia Arredondo and Allen Ivey. Succinct and clear explanations of practices to ensure that students and professionals can use these ideas appropriately in their own practice.
  • Videos that are essential not only in multicultural courses, but also in introductory and advanced courses throughout the curriculum, and in field-site supervision and in-service workshops.

    Part I: Innovative Approaches to Counseling African Descent People.
    Thomas A. Parham and Adisa Ajamu (Video 501)

    The culture of African descent people provides a design for discovering one's spiritual destiny in relationship to the collective. Therapists and counselors work as healers to help rediscover one's personal energy and global unity. The interview illustrates these principles in three interview segments helping a student deal with concerns in a graduate counseling program: 1) connecting the client to self, others, and history; 2) facilitating awareness of how energy flow can be increased through these connections; and 3) setting goals, finding a healing space, and developing a support network leading toward harmony. Debriefing and explanations of key concepts is an important part of this presentation.

    Part II: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Asian-American People.
    Fred Leong, Gayle Iwamasa, and Derald Wing Sue (Video 502)

    Conventional approaches to counseling and psychotherapy are often antagonistic to Asian cultural values and worldview. Dr. Fred Leong demonstrates a culturally-specific approach in working with a Korean-American client (played by Dr. Gayle Iwamasa). The approach reveals important Asian-American differences related to: 1) manner of symptom expression; 2) communication style differences; 3) potential barriers to effective helping; and 4) use of therapeutic strategies/techniques which are traditionally taboo in the Euro-American approach. Dr. Derald Wing Sue leads the viewers through an analysis of the clinical encounter.

    Part III: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Latina People.
    Luiz Vasquez, Azara Santiago-Rivera, and Elsa Orjuela (Video 503)

    The concerns of a first generation community college student caught between two cultures Mexican and U.S. are presented The client is sad and overwhelmed as she ponders the problems she confronts from her more acculturated children and her mother's relatives. Particularly important in this demonstration is working with women caught between promoting their own personal goals and being responsible, as expected, for family-centered priorities. The counselor uses proverbs and sayings as therapeutic tools. The movement between Spanish and English as a way to facilitate emotional understanding of conflict is shown. Elsa Orjuela leads a theoretical/practical discussion of the video.

    Part IV: Innovative Approaches to Counseling Native-American Indian People.
    Art Martinez and Nora Martinez (Video 504)

    Aligning the client with destiny is the goal of this demonstration. The client and her family have left the Red Road through paying insufficient attention to traditional values. The therapist draws out alcohol and family concerns, but always in a cultural context and with considerable personal support. Particularly helpful to the client (and to viewers) are the connections constantly drawn between the client, her family, the community, and the broader cultural context. The client is engaged as a representative of her family as well as an individual. A debriefing session follows.

    Part V: Innovative Approaches from a White American Perspective.
    Michael D'Andrea, Bryan Kim, and Judy Daniels (Video 505)

    This demonstration focuses on how a White counselor might work with cultural difference. A mixed race couple is referred by a physician because the husband has headaches, fatigue, and no physical basis can be found. The session begins with an innovative approach to dealing with cultural differences between the therapist and client. Many White European-American counselors are puzzled as to whether or not to discuss these differences, and this tape provides one innovative example. The debriefing discussion addresses gender-related issues and the similarities and differences between two cultural world views.

    500 Culturally-Competent Counseling and Therapy. All five demonstrations on two videotapes $325. (Approx. 2 hours). Single tapes (501, 502, 503, 504, 505 are available at $95. (Approx. 30 min. each)

    Order from
    Microtraining Associates, Inc.
    25 Burdette Ave.
    Framingham, MA 01072
    888-505-5576 (phone/fax)

    A complete catalogue will be sent on request.

    Tapes from the National Multicultural Summit I and II may be ordered from Microtaining and Multicultural Development. The address is http://www.emicrotraining.com

    Keynote Presentations from the First Multicultural Conference and Summit, Newport Beach, CA, January, 1999.

    Divisions 17, 35, and 45 of the American Psychological Association have joined together with Microtraining Associates to present the four keynote presentations of the recent Multicultural Summit. They will make a difference to you and your students.

    Science, Ethnicity, and Bias: Where Have We Gone Wrong?
    Stanley Sue, Ph.D. The science of psychology has been a major contributor to bias over the years. Stanley Sue provides a summary of issues and suggestions for a stronger, more vital science in the future. This video will be especially useful for both practice and research courses. 506 (48 min.) $95.

    The Evolution of Multiculturalism: Past, Present, and Future. Lillian Comas-Diaz, Ph.D. This video will bring home to your students where the movement has come from and where it is headed. Comas-Diaz speaks eloquently of the need for change. But, more, she tells us how to do it. 507 (42 min.) $95

    Beyond Intolerance: Bridging the Gap Between Imposition and Acceptance.
    Thomas Parham, Ph.D Responses from faculty members who viewed the tape at a multicultural retreat say: "It touched me deeply…dynamic…spiritual… and…I plan to require using it in all our first year Intercultural Development courses." 508 (62 min.) $95

    A Social Justice Agenda for Multiculturalism: Societal Implications.
    Gail Wyatt, Ph.D. From her personal experience with racism to philosophical and practical implications for a renewed social justice psychology and counseling, this video will be inspiring to students as they start their work in the helping field. 509 (48 min. ) $95

    510 All four videotapes $295. (Indicate tape numbers) Three of the above videotapes $245. (Indicate tape numbers) Two of the above videotapes $170.

    MIT's OpenCourseWare

    http://web.mit.edu/catalogue/overv.chap2-ocw.shtml

    March 2006 OEMA Communiqué News Journal

    the March 2006 OEMA Communiqué News journal is now available. This issue includes a special section titled 'Psychological Perspectives: Hurricane Katrina - A Multicultural Disaster". The issue also includes updates on various APA activities that affect minority psychologists and communities. It provides updates on the research efforts of 5 of the 2005 Prodigy (health disparities research) awardees. And as usual, this Communiqué includes a small encyclopedia of information regarding research and training opportunities, calls for nominations and awards, new books, and web resources.

    The links to the March Communiqué are:

    http://www2.apa.org/pi/oema/march_2006_communiqe.pdf

    http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/special_section_on_katrina_march%202006.pdf

    Grants from the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

    CEMRRAT Implementation Grants

    These are small grants to individuals, departments, SPAs, Divisions, and other organized entities in psychology for innovative activities that support minority recruitment, retention, and training in psychology at all levels.
    http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/programs/cemrrat2_grant_fund_announcement.pdf

    Health Disparity (ProDIGS) Grants

    These are small grants to early career psychologists at minority-serving institutions, for the conduct of research or other efforts that are necessary and preliminary to the preparation of a major research or training grant on health disparities issues.
    http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/programs/pemsi_prodigs_request_for_proposal.pdf

    Committee on APA/Division Relations (CODAPAR) Interdivisional Grant Project

    Click here to see the CODAPAR Interdivisional Grant Project Call for Proposals.

    Click here to download the Interdivisional Grant Project sponsorship form.

    Click here to read the progress report for a 2004 Interdivisional Grant Project involving Divs. 31 and 45. Click here to see a Call for Materials for this project.

    Click here to see a proposal for a CODAPAR Interdivisional Grant Project.

    National Symposium on Homelessness Research—Call for Proposals

    Click here to download the National Symposium on Homelessness Research Call for Proposals.

    Understanding Prejudice

    http://www.understandingprejudice.org/teach/
    http://www.understandingprejudice.org/readroom/kidsbib.htm
    http://www.understandingprejudice.org/readroom/articles/affirm.htm

    Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique to Reduce Racial Conflict

    http://www.jigsaw.org/overview.htm

    Social Psychology Network Mentorship Program

    Div. 45 enthusiastically endorses Social Psychology Network (SPN), a pioneering organization that has worked tirelessly to increase diversity within psychology, promote social justice, and advance psychological research and education to promote psychology as an inclusive science.

    http://www.socialpsychology.org/mentor.htm

    Society for Personality and Social Psychology

    http://www.spsp.org/divfund.htm


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