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Working with Biases from an Acceptance and Commitment Framework
Jones Commons, Lindquist Center
250 S. Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Event Description

This salon will address the nature of implicit biases by identifying difficulties people face when confronting their prejudices. Underlying theory and experiential exercises will be taught and used as part of this salon. 1.5 CE will be offered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of implicit bias and privilege, including barriers to confronting these issues.
  • Learn about the underlying philosophy, theory, and application of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) and how it can be used to address prejudice.
  • Engage in and apply ACT experiential exercises to prejudicial thinking.

About the Presenter

Teresa Young, PhD completed her undergraduate and master's degree from Illinois State University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she evaluated patients for hospitalization as a crisis intervention specialist. Dr. Young then earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Tennessee State University, an HBCU (Historically Black College & University). Her doctoral program had a strong emphasis on multiculturalism and social justice. She completed an internship with the Vanderbilt University Tennessee Valley VA Consortium and acquired additional training through a health psychology postdoctoral fellowship with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork. Dr. Young is an Iowa Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider. She currently works for UnityPoint Health-St Luke's Hospital, offering psychological services in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is co-chair of the Diversity and Social Justice Committee and is on the Early Career Psychologist Committee for the Iowa Psychological Association. Areas of emphasis in professional work include: psychotherapy, diversity and inclusion, adjustment to health-related stressors and disability, suicide prevention, and caregiver and peer support.

Registration deadline is Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM. No refunds will be offered after that time.

The Iowa Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Iowa Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.