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"THE BEST PRESENTATIONS I HAVE ATTENDED" -DAPA MEMBER

WE ARE SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR PRESENTATIONS IN 2024

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FEBRUARY 17: EATING DISORDERS: DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND INTEGRATING CARE

Leah Maselli, Psy.D., HSP

Eating disorder clinical presentations are often quite complex and treatment providers do not feel confident in providing psychotherapy in this population. This three-hour webinar will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of working with individuals presenting with eating disorder and disordered eating symptomology. In this workshop, participants will learn about ED diagnosis and various treatment models. The workshop will explore how to best integrate treatment within a team and how to refer to various higher level of care treatment.

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APRIL 21: ADHD ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION WITH ADULTS IN THE (MIS)INFORMATION AGE

Jessica I. Williams, Psy.D

This presentation will review general guidelines and common practices for assessment and intervention of ADHD in adults while exploring innovations and challenges present in the current landscape with the advent of newer resources, technology, and social media platforms.

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JUNE 23: INTRODUCTION TO SEX AND RELATIONSHIP THERAPY: AN INCLUSIVE AND AFFIRMING APPROACH

Rebecca Brown, Psy.D.

Sex therapy has relevance to all disorders clinicians treat, yet many providers do not feel comfortable broaching the topic. This 3-hour workshop aims to provide a foundational understanding of sex and gender; sexual orientations; the intersectionality of mental health, sex, gender, and intimacy; sexual dysfunctions; and relationship counseling.

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AUGUST 4: IDENTIFYING AUTISM IN MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS: FOCUS ON BLACK AUTISTIC AND FEMALE AUTISTIC ASSESSMENT

Jess Hasson, Ph.D.

This 3 hour interactive webinar will focus on identifying Autism in populations that have been typically underdiagnosed or whose autistic behaviors have been incorrectly identified as being the result of something else, such as social anxiety disorder, borderline personality, or oppositional defiant disorder. During this webinar, I will review the DSM-5-TR criteria for autism, and will also review a more neurodivergent affirming view of the criteria. We will then review barriers to identification of autism in Black Individuals and those AFAB, including discussing stereotypes, implicit biases, heuristics, and masking. Cases will be reviewed that demonstrate how implicit bias and the labeling effect impact accurate identification of autism. The webinar will end with a review of ways to assess for autism in multiple populations that works to minimize bias in diagnosing while affirming the client’s experience as someone who is neurodivergent.

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OCTOBER 20: BLACK GIRL SPACE: PRIORITIZING THE NEEDS OF BLACK GIRLS IN THERAPY

Ebony Speakes-Hall, DSW, MSSA, LISW-S

Join us via zoom!

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