Intersectionality Town Hall

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This novel program, which will consist of four webinar presentations, is the first collaboration among the Asian Neuropsychological Association (ANA), Society for Black Neuropsychology (SBN), Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS), and Queer Neuropsychological Society (QNS). The four presentations that this program will cover include: (1) introduction of intersectional approach to social change, policy, and practice; (2) relevance of intersectionality in supervision and training experience; (3) integrating intersectionality into clinical practice (development of interventions, recommended treatments, diagnostic considerations); and (4) applications of intersectional approach in research. Our first two events were held on January 27, 2022 and March 31, 2022 (see below for details). The next event will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. We anticipate that a subsequent event will be held in July 2022. Each will provide 1 hour of CE.

The Importance of Intersectionality In the Practice of Psychology

Martinque K. Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Date & Time: May 3, 2022 (2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EDT)

Abstract: Participants will be introduced to the concept of intersectionality and how this framework may be used in the practice of psychology. The presenter will first define intersectionality, and then discuss how mental health professionals may incorporate intersectionality into three aspects of their clinical practice: therapy, assessment, and supervision. The presentation will end by discussing ways may enact intersectionality to promote social justice and equity.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Participants will describe the historical roots and meaning of intersectionality.
2. Participants will identify ways to incorporate intersectionality into their clinical practice (therapy, assessment, and supervision).
3. Participants will explain how intersectionality may be used to address systemic inequities influencing mental health service utilization.

Format: 1 CE for 60 minutes presentation attendance (required), 30 minutes of Q&A to follow (optional). To earn 1 CE credit, attendees must register for the CE track and complete the evaluation form below that will be available after the event ends.

Integrating Intersectionality into the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology

Daryl Fujii, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Neuropsychologist

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Date & Time: March 31, 2022 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT)

Abstract: This talk will describe the interface between intersectionality and the practice of clinical neuropsychology with emphasis of the following issues: 1) enriching the neuropsychologist’s appreciation of cognitive functioning in minoritized individuals, 2) describing weaknesses in current assessment practices for these individuals, and 3) identifying tangible interventions to infuse intersectionality into the discipline of clinical neuropsychology.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Participants will describe how intersectionality interfaces with neuropsychological assessment.
2. Participations will explain how the ECLECTIC Framework facets impact cognitive functioning and the neuropsychological assessment process.
3. Participants will identify tangible ways to reduce discrimination in neuropsychology.

Format: 1 CE for 60 minutes presentation attendance (required), 30 minutes of Q&A to follow (optional). To earn 1 CE credit, attendees must register for the CE track and complete the evaluation form below that will be available after the event ends.

Developing Critical Consciousness: Transforming Psychology
by Resisting Complacency and Leading with Integrity

Jasmine A. Mena, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

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Date & Time: January 27, 2022 (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST)

Abstract: Participants will be introduced to the concept of critical consciousness by reviewing recent conceptual and empirically-based literature in psychology and allied fields. The presenter will define, identify barriers, and explain steps to cultivating personal critical consciousness. The presenter will use autoethnography to demonstrate the challenges and development of critical consciousness and how it can facilitate personal and collective wellness.

Learning Objectives: 
1. Participants will learn why cultivating one’s critical consciousness is essential to personal, professional, and collective growth and liberation.
2. Participants will learn how to identify and address barriers to critical consciousness.
3. Participants will learn steps to advance critical consciousness toward collective liberation from oppression.

Format: 1 CE for 60 minutes presentation attendance (required), 30 minutes of Q&A to follow (optional). To earn 1 CE credit, attendees must register for the CE track and complete the evaluation form below that will be available after the event ends.

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.