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Friday, July 17th, 2020: Maria Espinola, Psy.D. “Diversity, Trauma, & Ethical Issues in Psychology” LIVE WEBINAR

July 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm

$100 – $125

With the many unknowns regarding the current situation/COVID-19 virus, CAPP has made the difficult decision to move the August 14th workshop to a webinar format and to move up the date to July 17, 2020.

This webinar will be held LIVE July 17, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  We are currently researching platforms to determine which platform is most user-friendly, interactive, and best suited for this event. While this may take us a few days to pin down, we wanted to get the word out to you as soon as possible for planning purposes. As an added bonus, our speaker, Dr. Maria Espinola, is quite skilled with LIVE formats and we promise you will enjoy the presentation. If you’d like to see some of her other live presentations, you can see many of her videos on YouTube. Here’s one of many examples:

https://youtu.be/KfANJ1Jy9kI .

We realize that one of the many benefits of CAPP is networking with colleagues and peers. Therefore, we are saddened that we won’t be able to get together in person. Obviously, the health and welfare of attendees is our utmost concern; however, we look forward to the day that we can once again meet in person.

Thank you for your understanding and support. As soon as we have details regarding a platform and sign on procedures for July 17th, we will be in touch

FRIDAY, July 17th 2020:  Diversity, Trauma, & Ethical Issues in Psychology LIVE WEBINAR

 Speaker: Dr. Maria Espinola

Program Description:

In this program, attendees will explore trauma-informed techniques, culturally sensitive strategies, and ethical issues relevant to the treatment of diverse clients. The presenter will provide a framework to understand the ways in which trauma and culture intersect and impact clients’ behaviors. Attendees will be introduced to the use of trauma-informed, culturally sensitive techniques to increase clients’ engagement and response to treatment.

The presenter will discuss case studies of clients from diverse backgrounds who experienced different types of traumas (e.g. sexual violence, childhood abuse). Multiple clinical issues will be reviewed, including case conceptualization, treatment planning, risk assessment, and safety planning.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, share cases with the group, and receive feedback.

Program Objectives:

  1. Discuss therapeutic skills to target trauma symptomatology.
  2. Practice techniques to increase attendees’ awareness of the multiple factors that shape their own and their clients’ cultural identities.
  3. Review trauma-informed and culturally appropriate tools to decrease problematic behaviors.
  4. Discuss ethical issues relevant to the treatment of diverse populations.

Maria Espinola, Psy.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her work focuses on the intersection of multicultural issues, gender, and trauma. She was born and raised in Argentina, South America. She studied psychology at the University of Buenos Aires before immigrating to the U.S. in 2001. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University, her pre-doctoral internship in multicultural psychology at Boston University School of Medicine, and her post-doctoral fellowship in DBT, women’s psychology, and trauma psychology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In addition, she completed trainings led by Marsha Linehan. Dr. Espinola received over 20 honors and awards for leadership, diversity initiatives, community impact, academic achievements, and outstanding performance. Dr. Espinola currently serves as Chair of the Ohio Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee, as a member of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio Board of Directors, and as Liaison for the American Psychological Association Presidential Initiative on Deep Poverty.



July 17, 2020
8:30 am - 12:45 pm
$100 – $125


Lindner Center of Hope
513-536-HOPE (4673)


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