DPA's 21st Annual Convention
In Person Workshop (No Virtual Option)
Presented by Dr. Sarah Burgamy
Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th, 2023
Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach, DE
View Program Brochure Here
Book your discounted room here. You may also call to make a reservation at 1-855-429-9565 and ask for the Delaware Psychological Association rate. The group code is G-DSA1.
The group rate is $129/night for a standard king or queen/queen room type. The cut-off date to book rooms is October 19th, 2023. After that date, the group rate is not guaranteed at the hotel.
Thursday's Program will run from 1PM-4:15PM
(3 EDI credits)
Day 1 Title: LGBTQ++… “Alphabet Soup" and Beyond: Shifting Identity Landscapes, Identity Development and “Navigating Genderland”
This program will focus on the current psycho-social landscape of sexual orientation and gender diverse identities, evolving nomenclature, developmental considerations, as well as the implications for mental/behavioral healthcare navigating culturally competent care in a non-binary gender system.
1. Conceptualize gender identity development through a developmental lens. (1 EDI credit)
2. Identify and assess for unique challenges and considerations of gender diverse individuals, as well as conceptualize gender identity within a non-binary system. (1 EDI credit)
3. Exhibit a working knowledge of the various identities covered by the acronym LGBTIQQ+, as well as additional identity categories and labels germane to sexual orientation and gender identity. (1 EDI credit)
DPA's Annual Business Meeting from 4:15-5PM.
Happy hour is 5PM-8PM at the Hyatt Thursday evening.
Psychology Bingo to follow happy hour at the Starboard.
Friday's Program will run from 8:30AM-4PM
(3 EDI credits and 3 Ethics credits)
Day 2 Title: What's New in Genderland: Evolving Professional Guidelines, Clinical Implications and Culturally Competent Therapeutic Practice
This program will focus on the broader context of how gender diversity may present in family systems, communities, and parenting. It will also address assessment, treatment, support, advocacy, ethics, professional standards and multidisciplinary care with gender diverse children, adolescents, adults, family systems, and communities. We will identify and describe clinician role, responsibilities, evidence based best practice models and applied practice guidelines in gender competent care.
1. Identify and assess for unique challenges and considerations of gender diverse children, adolescents, and adults. (EDI credit)
2. Explain the role of the behavioral health provider in multidisciplinary care (e.g. collaborating with medical providers), as indicated, in support of gender diverse people and family/support systems. (EDI credit)
3. Discuss how APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, 2017 applies to clinical psychological practice with transgender and gender diverse people. (Ethics credit)
4. Apply prevailing practice guidelines and standards of care for gender diverse individuals. (Ethics credit)
5. Describe at least two significant changes to gender related diagnoses in major diagnostic manuals - DSM and ICD. (EDI credit)
6. Utilize the APA Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity, and Intersectionality, 2017 in providing gender competent behavioral healthcare. (Ethics credit)