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From Margin to Center: A Panel Discussion Honoring the Experiences of Women of Color Practitioners and Advocates

  • 25 Oct 2017
  • Westminster College

From Margin to Center: A Panel Discussion Honoring the Experiences of Women of Color Practitioners and Advocates

 Agenda

 4:30-6:00: Panel Discussion

Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, Senior Director of the Women’s Programs Office at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC, joins a panel conversation with local mental health clinicians who are Women of Color. Through this dialogue, we will cultivate the wisdom of these community leaders in order to 

(a) challenge ourselves to better understand how to center on the experiences of Women of Color in the therapy room,

(b) disrupt the impact of privilege on clinical practice, and

(c) recognize how structural oppression pushes Women of Color to the margins. 

6:15-7:15: Presentation

Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, Senior Director of the Women’s Programs Office at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC, will provide opening remarks for the exhibit entitled I Am Psyched!  Which will be on display at Westminster College.  The exhibit celebrates Women of Color who forged new frontiers in Psychology, which served to build the mental health knowledge base and professions. 

Remarks will highlight the need for visibility of practitioners who are Women of Color, and will highlight the valuable history of Women of Color in the mental health disciplines/professions. In addition, Dr. Miles-Cohen will discuss the need to challenge systemic barriers in order to inspire Girls of Color to pursue a future in STEM-related fields.

Attendance is free; suggested donation is $10.  

Register online at https://westminstercollege.edu/about/academic-schools/undergraduate-schools/school-of-arts-and-sciences/psychology-department/i-am-psyched

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