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CE Workshop: Poverty and Classism: An Ethical Approach
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Get 6 hours of Ethics in ONE DAY!

When: Friday, January 11, 2019
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Bld. Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Jennifer Smith, PsyD and Jennifer Dean, PhD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Title: Poverty and Classism: An Ethical Approach 

9:00am-12:00pm: Workshop (Part 1)
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break (On Your Own) 
1:00pm-4:00pm: Workshop (Part 2)

Workshop Description: 

This workshop for clinicians will address ethical considerations when working with people living in poverty. It will include an examination of biases, current research, demographic data, and treatment considerations, including the use of evidence-based practices. We will pay specific attention to the intersection of poverty with others marginalized identities.  We will also address the impact of bias on ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe implicit biases related to poverty.
  2. Explain Ethical guidelines relevant to working with people living in poverty
  3. Describe how EBPs can be used specifically with people living in poverty
  4. Recognize biases that result from the intersection of poverty with other marginalized identities.
  5. Apply ethical guidelines to inform an equitable approach to access and treatment.
  6. Discuss the impact of bias on ethical decision-making. 

      CE Hours: 6 (Ethics)


      About the Presenters:

      Jennifer Dean earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State in 2008. She has trained and worked in several college counseling centers until she “converted” to working with veterans three years ago. She is currently at the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she works in General Mental Health on the Depression track primarily using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and also serves on the psychology training committee.  She is concerned about social justice issues in psychology. 

      Jennifer Smith currently works at the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she works on an interdisciplinary team in a medical setting as a geropsychologist. She trains psychologists and other professionals in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is a recent graduate of the APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. She believes being a psychologist is the best job in the world.


      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before December 28, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $140: GPA Members
      • $170: Non-members
      • $50: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After December 28, 2018)

      • $150: GPA Members
      • $180: Non-members
      • $60: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Please keep in mind there is only one hour allotted for the Lunch Break. 

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to December 28, 2018. No refunds will be given after December 28, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.