Culturally-Relevant Supervision Webinar Series 2023

This novel program consists of three webinar presentations planned in collaboration among the Asian Neuropsychological Association (ANA), Society for Black Neuropsychology (SBN), Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS), Queer Neuropsychological Society (QNS), Women in Neuropsychology (WIN), and Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST).

The three presentations that this program covers include: (1) introduction to competency-based models in clinical supervision; (2) the role of supervisors in the practice of culturally expressive and responsive supervision in neuropsychology; and (3) considerations for trainees and early career professionals for navigating and co-creating culturally responsive supervisory spaces.

Our events will be on September 18, 2023, October 13, 2023, and November 8, 2023.

1.5 CE credits are offered for the webinars scheduled on September 18, 2023, and October 13, 2023.

Competency-Based Clinical Supervision:
Basics and Managing Ethical Risks for Neuropsychology

Michael V. Ellis, Ph.D., ABPP, ACS

Date & Time: Monday, September 18, at 5 PM ET | 4 PM CT | 3 PM MT | 2 PM PT

Abstract: As an experiential workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice and apply a series of innovative skills and methods for the ethical practice of competency based clinical supervisors. The workshop will address the potential ethical and legal risks associated with clinical supervision by attending to the supervisory relationship and ethics in two specific ways: (1) by providing the foundation for an effective clinical supervisory relationship with ethnoculturally diverse supervisees in neuropsychology by negotiating a written supervision informed consent and contract for supervision, and (2) learning the criteria for inadequate and/or harmful clinical supervision and strategies to minimize the risks thereof.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Apply the paradigm shift to ethical practice of competency based supervision.
2. Learn about both inadequate and harmful clinical supervision.
3. Create specific strategies to incorporate the information learned in the workshop to one’s supervision back home.

Format: The program is 1.5 hours (1.5 credit hours – no break).

Cultivating a Relevant Supervisory Space - Supervisors Get Ready!

Jennifer Stinson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
Adriana Macias Strutt,
Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
Beatriz (Tish) MacDonald Wer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center Dallas

Date & Time: Friday, October 13 at 1 PM ET | 12 PM CT | 11 PM MT | 10 PM PT

Abstract: The provision of supervision by a supervisor is an integral component of training in psychology. Current supervisory standards require several components before a relationship is considered supervisory. Among these are assumptions that the supervisory relationship is respectful and collaborative, that feedback is bi-directional, and that it focuses on the development of competency and professional identity of the supervisee. There is a limited number of supervision models in neuropsychology and formal training for supervisors. Therefore, this webinar will focus on a new model for supervision in neuropsychology coined the Culturally Expressive and Responsive (CER) Model for Supervision in Neuropsychology. Learners will have the opportunity to discuss different case scenarios in supervision and how supervisors can strategize ways to address these in a culturally informed and respectful manner. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Describe the Culturally Expressive and Responsive (CER) Model for Supervision in Neuropsychology.
2. Discuss different situations that may arise in a supervisory relationship during training and how a supervisor can intervene.
3. Integrate strategies to engage in culturally expressive and responsive supervision and training in neuropsychology.

Format: The program is 1.5 hours (1.5 credit hours – no break).

Navigating and Co-Creating Culturally Responsive Supervisory Spaces:
Considerations for Trainees and Early Career Professionals

Anny Reyes, Ph.D.
Ambar Perez Lao, M.S.
Ashley Nguyen-Martinez, Psy.D.
Matthew Calamia, Ph.D.

Date & Time:  Wednesday, November 8 at 7 PM ET |  6 PM CT | 5 PM MT | 4 PM PT

Abstract: The third and final webinar in the series will focus on strategies that trainees and early career professionals can use to effectively navigate and co-create culturally responsive supervisory spaces through collaboration. The panel of speakers will share experiences relevant to clinical, research, and academic supervision, as well as provide an opportunity for discussion with attendees.

Format: The program is 1.5 hours (no break).

Continuing Education Information

  1. Target Audience: All presentations are geared toward an audience with an intermediate/advanced background in neuropsychology. The target audience includes students, trainees, academic faculty, clinicians, and professionals interested in the field of psychology.

  2. Membership Policy: HNS members and non-members are welcome to register for and attend these events.

  3. Conflict of Interest: Unless specifically noted to the contrary, no presenter has a conflict of interest to disclose.

  4. Refund Policy: Purchases of admission tickets to CE events are non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued in the event of program changes or a membership status change. HNS strives to create an atmosphere that promotes a satisfactory attendee experience; however, HNS is unable to guarantee attendees a specific outcome as a result of participation.

  5. Attendance and Decorum Policy: By registering for CE events, attendees consent (1) to allow HNS to record them during participation in the live event, (2) to grant HNS the right to edit or reuse such recordings for purposes that HNS deems appropriate, and (3) to release any and all present or future rights, claims, or interests in recorded media.

    To receive continuing education (CE) credit for a session, attendees must attest that they attended the workshop in its entirety and complete a post-workshop evaluation form based on the content. Additionally, attendees who view the event asynchronously must pass a quiz based on the content. These steps are mandated by APA.

    All attendees are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate, professional, and respectful manner at all times during CE events. If an individual is unable to meet these expectations, HNS reserves the right to revoke their registration and access to content without reimbursement.

  6. APA Approval: The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.