Friday, April 13, 2018

Professional and Personal Experiences of Microaggressions in a Therapy Room

Anu Raj, Ph.D.

Presentation followed by Question & Answer Period as Time Allows

Sign in will begin at 6:45 PM - Workshop - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 4/9/18.

Location: Adelphi University's Hauppauge Education and Conference Center
55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge (Facilities are handicapped accessible)


SCPA Members: No Fee
Current Adelphi Faculty & Students: No Fee
$15 fee if payment received by 4/9/18

$20.00 fee from 4/10/18 - 4/13/18 strictly subject to seating availability.

2 CE credits are available for a $30.00 additional fee

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

This presentation will address how to identify and address cultural and other biases that impinge upon a therapeutic setting. It will address the covert nature of the biases and subtle forms of aggression that persons from minority groups experience. There will be an experiential aspect to this training that will help participants identify and address personal biases that can affect the therapeutic process. There will be discussion of various experiences of prejudgment. The presentation will explore ways to engage in a corrective process.

At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Articulate their understanding of the detrimental impact of prejudgment;
  2. Describe the ways in which biases can undermine the therapeutic experience for members of a minority group;
  3. Identify and engage in a critical analysis of their own personal biases;
  4. Propose ways of improving their self-monitoring skills in this regard and engaging in corrective action as necessary.

Dr. Raj is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Syosset, NY. She completed her doctorate at Long Island University - C.W. Post campus where she focused on developmental disabilities and CBT work with children. Throughout the course of her internship, post-doctoral training and private practice, she has sought to address the gap in mental health services for under-privileged and minority populations. Dr. Raj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her capacity as a psychologist of Asian descent, not only does she provide clinical services, she teaches medical school students and is a representative on NYIT's Diversity Task Force.

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email or call 631-423-2409 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this and all of our other workshops via our website using the form within this listing or by mailing in your payment by April 9, 2018 (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725

Register for this Workshop

NOTE: If you are making a payment using this form, you will register on this page then be automatically forwarded to PayPal to enter your payment information.  Both forms are secure connections.

Fill out my online form.

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

Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by NYSED State Board for Social Work to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State

Contact SCPA

Follow Us