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Inclusive Practices in Psychology: Shifting the Conversation to Critical Action and Well-being for All
Friday, September 17, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: Kentucky Psychological Foundation


Kentucky Psychological Foundation & Kentucky Psychological Association presents

September 17, 2021 – Virtual (Zoom)


Conference Agenda
8:15 AM
    Virtual Registration Desk Opens
8:45 AM-
10:15 AM
    AM Workshop in session
10:15 AM-
10:30 AM
10:30  AM-
12:00 PM
    Featured Workshop in session
12:05 PM-
1:25 PM
    Networking, Reconnecting and Continuing the Conversation
1:30 PM     Workshops begin
3:00 PM     Break
3:15 PM     Workshops begin
4:45 PM     Conference ends
*All times are in Eastern Standard Time


Attention registrants: an email including information on how to access the conference, will be sent on Thursday, September 16, 2021. 


Join KPA virtually as we spend a day advancing our understanding of working in a culturally responsive way with diverse populations in the consulting room and classroom. Learn from experts across Kentucky as we learn to critically examine our practices and how psychologists can best engage in diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts.

8:45 AM

Featured Presentation: Implementing Cultural Sensitivity into Practice, Supervision and Collegial Relationships, 3 CE

Presented by Adrianna Fisher-Willis, Psy.D., Joel Goodrich, Psy.D., Walter Malone, Ph.D.

Panelists will present empirically-supported, culturally sensitive practices in therapy, supervision, and collegial relationships, and will engage with participants in a thoughtful, intentional discussion about these practices, Presented material will include the importance of understanding our own intersecting identities and the ways in which privilege and discrimination impact intersectionality of our clients and the communities that we serve. Material will also include best practices for racial trauma healing for Black individuals, honoring emotion and mental health restoration and resilience. Lastly, material will cover culturally-sensitive practices when engaging in therapy and supervision with LGBTQIA+ individuals, specifically when working with rural, as well as trans-expansive clients and supervisees.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify at least two types of initiatives to address the enhancement of accountability and effectiveness of white professionals in racial equity work with clients and supervisees.
  • Discuss components of racial trauma healing for Black-identified individuals, and ways to implement these components into therapy, supervision, and collegial relationships.
  • Discuss empirically-supported, ethical practices when engaging in therapy and supervision with LGBTQIA+ individuals, as well as LGBTQIA+ individuals from rural backgrounds.
  • Identify at least one strategy to address personal internal barriers in creating and implementing initiatives that promote learning/growth opportunities for white professionals in racial equity work.

12:05 PM

Networking, Reconnecting and Continuing the Conversation Luncheon

Grab your lunch and chat with colleagues!

1:30 PM


Considerations for Ethical Practice with Trans-Expansive Adolescents and Emerging Adults, 1.5 CE

Presented by Joel Goodrich, Psy.D. and Tristan Barney, M.A.

This presentation will focus on the care of trans-expansive individuals with a particular emphasis on ethics. As mental health professionals, it is imperative to know and be aware of the use of language within the trans community, as well as how to navigate the therapeutic relationship and provide adequate, yet affirming care. Our presentation will highlight the guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the WPATH Standards of Care. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify strengths, challenges, and systemic forces that impact the trans-expansive experience.
  • Participants will gain knowledge about the impact of intersectional identities (race, sexual orientation, SES, etc.) on the lived experience of trans-expansive folks.
  • Participants will gain familiarity with the ethical guidelines and recommendations of the American Psychological Association and WPATH Standards of Care related to work with trans-expansive people.
  • Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own internal experience, identities, privileges, and how these may interact with trans-expansive individuals in the therapy room.



COVID 19 - Shining a light on emotional well-being in minority communities, 1.5 CE

Presented by Vicki Hines-Martin, Ph.D.

This presentation will discuss the impact of COVID -19 and underlying Social Determinants of Health factors on the emotional well-being among minority populations. The cumulative nature of multiple stressors and implications for mental health promotion and care will be discussed.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that disproportionately impact vulnerable populations
  • Identify the impact of COVID 19 on vulnerable populations including racial/ethnic minorities and women.
  • Describe the cumulative effect of inequitable SDoH and COVID 19 on minority populations and women.
  • Explore extant literature on mental well being among the identified populations and implications for mental health promotion and care.

3:15 PM


Racial Based Stress and Trauma Assessment: Making a differential diagnosis between PTSD and Racial Trauma, 1.5 CE

Presented by Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP

The current literature has noted significant distinctions between racial trauma and traditional PTSD. However, our trauma assessment tools and therapy approaches do not account for these differences (potentially leading to ineffective treatment for BIPOC clients). This presentation will explore the symptomology differences between racial trauma and PTSD as well as meaningful assessment tools to provide an accurate diagnosis and relevant treatment for BIPOC individuals. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will develop a better understanding of the difference between race-based trauma and traditional PTSD
  • Participants will increase skill in regards to the assessment of race-based stress and trauma
  • Participants will increase their knowledge of racial trauma assessment measures



Creating Inclusive Spaces in Psychology: Decolonizing, Indigenizing, and Liberating Pedagogy, 1.5 CE

Presented by Tammy Hatfield, Psy.D. and Laurie “Lali” D. McCubbin, Ph.D.

This workshop will focus on the presentation of several inclusive pedagogical approaches and related application strategies for use in the classroom. Additionally, the presenters will discuss the connection between inclusive approaches to training in psychology to thoughts about how healing and wellbeing in clinical spaces is developed. It is hoped that participants will leave with specific goals for making training and clinical spaces more inclusive. 

Workshop Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to name at least three inclusive approaches to pedagogy.
  • Participants will be able to define terminology related to inclusive pedagogy including decolonization, indigeneity and liberation psychology
  • Participants will be able to describe the connection between inclusive pedagogy and culturally responsive clinical practice.
  • Participants will be able to implement at least two strategies related to the development of critical consciousness that can be applied in the classroom and clinical spaces.


5:30 PM

KPA presents: A seat at the table- a conversation about the mental health needs in our community

The Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) Graduate committee invites you to join psychologists and community leaders to discuss the mental health needs in our community. This event will be held virtually via Zoom and streamed through Facebook live on Friday, September 17th from 5:30pm-7pm. Join the conversation to help bridge the gap of mental health needs and accessibility! (Non-credit)


Click here to register for this community event

 This event is being held in conjunction with the conference, however, you must register separately for each. 

Registration Details

  Registration Fees
(ends 9/16/21)
    KPA Members $150
    Non-KPA Members $199
    KPA Student Members* $35
    Non-CE KPA Member* $100

 *These registrations do not include Continuing Education credit.

Note, if you registered for this workshop prior to 8/16/2021, please check your email for details related to price changes. If you have not received an email from the KPA Central Office, please contact us at [email protected].

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