SERD to Present Skills-Building Workshop at the National Multicultural Conference

Dr. Gargi Roysircar, professor of clinical psychology; and PsyD students Melissa Boudreau, Nicole Shewey, Bola Afolayan, and Marie Macedonia, members of AUNE’s Support Group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD), will present a two-hour workshop at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) on January 17-18, 2013, in Houston, Texas. The workshop is titled “Adjective Collections: Therapist Biases and Increasing Awareness of Asian Parenting.”

More than 265 proposals were submitted to the conference, the highest number received since the biennial NMCS conference started in 1998. SERD is pleased that its proposal was selected from among so many submissions through a peer-review process, Roysircar said. She is encouraging AUNE PsyD students to attend the conference to provide support during the skills-building workshop.

The NMCS brings together multicultural psychologists across the United States to discuss multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice through two days of workshops, symposia, round tables, and posters. The biennial summit is hosted collaboratively by Divisions 17, 35, 44, and 45 of the American Psychological Association (APA). APA committees and the APA training directors committee will hold their January meetings at this conference. “There will be an impressive turnout of psychologists and psychology trainees, so it will be a great opportunity for professional networking for all attendees,” Roysircar said.

Register for the conference here.