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Understanding and Working with Microagressions and Macroagressions in Diverse Settings
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When: Sunday, April 30, 2017
8 am - 5 pm
Where: Columbia University Teachers College
177-179 Grace Dodge Hall
525 West 120th Street
New York, New York  10027
United States
Contact: NYSPA Central Office

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The New York State Psychological Association's Diversity Task Force, in conjunction with the Division of Culture, Race & Ethnicity (DCRE) is pleased to announce an all-day conference on Microaggressions and Macroaggressions. There will be a series of panels, scholarly presentations, and breakout sessions focused on understanding and addressing microaggressions across age, disability status, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, national status, and sexual orientation.

Co-sponsored by:
Columbia University Teachers College
Office of Post Graduate Professional Development - St. John's University
CUNY College of Staten Island - Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
NYSPA's Academic Division
NYSPA's Division on Addictions
NYSPA's Adult Development & Aging Division
NYSPA's Clinical Division
NYSPA's Group Psychology Division
NYSPA's Independent Practice Division
NYSPA's Neuropsychology Division
NYSPA's Organizational, Consulting & Work Psychology Division
NYSPA's Psychoanalysis Division
NYSPA's Division of Women's Issues
Brooklyn Psychological Association
Manhattan Psychological Association
Queens Psychological Association
Suffolk County Psychological Association


Keynote Speaker

Kenneth Hardy, PhD
nternationally recognized scholar, clinician, trainer and supervisor; director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships




Guest Speaker with Q&A via Remote Video

Pamela Hays, PhD
Psychologist and author of the ADDRESSING model of diversity




Afternoon Presentations:

Session 1: 1:45 - 2:30 pm

Ageism in Action: Easy to Spot Microaggressions Against the Elderly
Julie Shaw, EdD, Lynn Goldberg, LCSW, Mark Chaffin, MDiv

Cultural Neuroscience, Identity, and Aggression
Vernon Smith, PhD


Session 2: 2:35-3:20 pm

Addressing Microaggressions in Religious Minorities
Daniel Kaplin, PhD, Herb Gingold, PhD

Working with Racially and Ethnically Heterogeneous Patients
Mildred Antonelli, PhD 

Session 3: 3:25-4:10 pm

Impacts of Gender and Racial Microaggressions on Career and Health
Carolyn Springer, PhD, Sharon Brennan, PhD, Vivi Hua, PsyD, Jean Lau Chin, PhD (Discussant)

LGBT and Gender-Based Microaggressions (Skills Session)
Shara Sand, PsyD, Rachel Egbert, JD

Session 4: 4:15-5:10 pm

"The Disabled" and Microaggressions: Verbalizing the Unthinkable
Rochelle Balter, PhD, JD 

Our Experience with Microaggressions Surrounding Immigration (Panel Discussion)
Roy Aranda PsyD JD, Dawson Dufort PhD, Charu Sood, MS, Gabriella Portas, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT (Moderator)

Coffee, light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  CE Credits will be applied for.


$120 Non NYSPA Members
$95 Non‐DCRE NYSPA Members*
$75 DCRE and Co-­Sponsor Member
$65 Early Career Psychologist
$30 Any Student with Student ID

*Free DCRE membership with registration (must be a NYSPA member)