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Two-Part Diversity and Inclusion Event
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Two-Part Diversity and Inclusion Event


When: Friday, 9/20/19
9am to12pm and 1pm to 4pm
Where: Courtyard Marriott Marlborough
75 Felton Street
Malborough, Massachusetts  01752
United States
Charmain Jackman, Ph.D. and Allyson Livingstone, Ph.D.
Lynne Casey

Phone: 781-263-0080 ext 10

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Each 3-Hour Workshop is:

$75 for MPA Members - $55 for Life Members - $35 for Student Members
$100 for Non-Members - $50 for Non-Member Students*

(*Non-Member Students must register using this form to get accurate pricing)



During this conference experience, participants will be offered opportunities to reflect on and dialogue about relevant conceptual frameworks, such as diversity, equity, inclusion, socialization, multi-systemic privilege and oppression, intersectionality, implicit bias, and cognitive empathy.  Participants will be encouraged to make connections between their social identities, experiences with privilege and oppression, and their professional practices.  Examine these linkages, both conscious and unconscious, between our beliefs and practices serve as effective tools for supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity in dynamic communities.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

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1 - Discuss group dialogue agreements and their application;

2 - Explore and discuss theoretical frameworks;

3 - Deepen understanding of the frameworks using facilitator provided professional narratives;

4 - Describe and analyze current cross-cultural facilitation skills, and;

5 - Engage with and practice using a cross-cultural dialogic feedback framework. 
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Allyson Livingstone, Ph.D. is the Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education Training and Development at Brandeis University.  Dr. Livingstone brings nearly 15 years of experience in social justice education and programming, diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development, and mental health counseling to her role. Livingstone is responsible for carrying out the educational and training strategy for the office. She works with faculty, staff and students to develop and carry out their equity goals.

Prior to arriving at Brandeis in 2018, Livingstone was a member of the social work faculty at Salem State University. Prior to that, she was the director of the Bachelor of Social Work Field Education Program at Simmons College. Her teaching, research, and social work practice areas are the analysis and eradication of multisystemic privilege and oppression, intersectional social identity equity in education, and student mental health.

Livingstone has a Ph.D. in social work from Simmons College. She also holds a master’s degree in social work from New York University and a bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College.



During this workshop, participants will use the theoretical frameworks such as diversity, equity, inclusion to examine historical and current policies and practices that contribute to marginalized voices. Participants will use then use conceptual frameworks of allies and allyship to develop strategies for engaging in crucial conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will examine best practices for creating space for voices that have been silenced or marginalized in clinical practice, supervision, teaching, and research. Through interactive activities, case studies, discussion, participants will identify and practice strategies for starting the journey to becoming an effective ally.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

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1 - Identify three (3) current and/or historical practices or policies that contribute to marginalized voices;

2 - Identify three (3) actions they can take to include marginalized voices in discussions related to clinical practice, supervision, teaching, and research;

3 - Practice two (2) techniques that demonstrate their understanding of allyship.

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Charmain Jackman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist of Barbadian heritage, who trained at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jackman is the CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization geared to addressing disparities in mental health. Dr. Jackman leads professional trainings and consultations on many topics including diversity, equity, & inclusion and is actively engaged in shaping the conversation about social justice and mental health.



This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Please note that this event must be attended in its entirety in order to receive credit.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge if cancelled 5 or more business days prior to event.  No refund if cancelled less than 5 business days before event. 

This continuing education event is appropriate for psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, though credit is only available to psychologists.  Please contact MPA if you have questions.






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