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SDPA FC INDIVIDUAL COURSE - Culture Specific Models of Service Delivery & Practice

  • 10/24/2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


  • Speakers are fully comped.

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SDPA Fall Conference

Systemic Racism's Bitter Pill: A closer look at Health Disparities

Culture Specific Models of Service Delivery & Practice

Presented by
Joy DeGruy, Ph.D.

2 CEs

October 24, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Live Webinar


(Note: if you want to get 20% off sign up for the full conference go back to events and look for full conference registration.)

The presentation will provide tools and evidence based methods for engaging the African American community at three levels of service, (Individual, Family and Community).

While the salient symptoms of disease and distress in individuals are for the most part applicable across cultures, this is not always the case. Additionally, many people of color particularly African Americans, do not seek out health assistance. National trends in health revealed that many ethnic groups lacked knowledge about many health issues and were generally distrustful of European American health providers.  Many were reluctant to reveal health issues fearing that they would be negatively stigmatized or harmed by those from whom they were seeking help. This course/presentation provides evidence based methods and approaches for engaging African American children, youth and adults. 

Learning Objectives

1. Select and apply strategies to enhance empowerment for African American populations at risk, and to promote economic and social justice.

2. Analyze relevant concepts of the Relationship Approach and the Philosophical Aspect of cultural difference as a basis for understanding the reasons African American individuals and families behave the way they do within their social/cultural environments.

3. Describe how to involve community residents, professionals, and family members in change strategies aimed at policy and organizational change.

4. Apply trauma theory and literature for relevance in working with people of color.

5. Assess the role that social learning theory and learned helplessness has played in the adaptive behaviors of African Americans.

Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Target Audience:  

Licensed Psychologists, Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology & Social Work Students and Allied Mental Health Professionals, Community Members, Community Based Organizations that provide mental health or, other social services to African American children, Youth and Adults.

Conflict of interest or commercial support:

There is no commercial support related to this program and she is not getting paid by your company for this course. There is no conflict of interest related to this program.


Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy for over two decades, served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc.


Individual course if you want to get 20% discount sign up for the FULL conference on another link.

 Registration Fees

Per course

 Member $15  $25
 Member Student  FREE  $14
$25  $35
 Non-Member Student
$12  $17

Conflicts of Interest: As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, San Diego Psychological Association is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education. Please review the conflict of interest guideline below.

APA Guidelines Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest
Consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, potential conflicts of interest occur when an individual assumes a professional role in the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of continuing education where personal, professional, legal, financial, or other interests could reasonably be expected to impair his or her objectivity, competence, or effectiveness.

CE Grievance Procedure
SDPA is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the APAs Ethical Principles of Psychologists.  SDPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  
See CE Grievance Procedure.

Attendance Policy:
 CE Credit and Certificates will not be issued to those who arrive later than 10 minutes or leave early from any course scheduled time. This policy is strictly enforced to ensure compliance with APA Guidelines.

Cancellation Policy:  No refund will be given to any registered individual who is a no-show to a course. Any individual canceling within 72 hours of a course will be refunded 50% of the course fee.

ADA Compliant venue for accessibility accommodations contact Tami Magaro - sdpa@sdpsych.org.


American Psychological Association
The San Diego Psychological Association (SDPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SDPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

In California, APA approved CE’s are valid for licensed psychologists, licensed school psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LEP & LPCC licensees. Though APA is a national organization, the out of state licensee should check with their state governing board to make sure that APA approved CE'’s are valid in their state for their license. 

See SDPA Website Continuing Education Policies.


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