DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming events

    • June 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

    is pleased to announce...

    June 1, 2018 at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont

    Presented by Dr. Dana Crawford

    Please see the Workshop Brochure for more details!

    6 Continuing Education Credits (1 of which is an Ethics Credit)


    • Are you tired of the same old multi-cultural training style?
    • Do you have a systematic way of identifying your personal biases?
    • What do you do when your patient uses racial slurs? Homophobic statements? Sexist language?
    • What do you do if your colleague or co-worker uses language that you find offensive?
    • How do you manage your personal values and beliefs in a highly politically charged culture?
    • How do you navigate issues of culture and bias in supervision?

    Even for the most seasoned, well-intentioned practitioner, cultural factors (i.e., political views, gender identity, nationality, etc.) are likely to elicit reactivity. Culture is fluid and is constantly changing; therefore we as practitioners need a systematic approach to mitigating our biases and identifying our blind spots.  In other words, a sophisticated, concise, and action-oriented approach to cultural competency is vital.  This training is geared toward practitioners who strive to provide optimal and meaningful care to patients.  This training moves beyond traditional cultural competency approaches by providing a concrete, easy to access approach to identifying and managing cultural reactivity while working in a fast-paced setting. 


    Dr. Dana E. Crawford is a pediatric and clinical psychologist. She is currently the Director of Professional Development for the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program and the Director of Trauma-Informed Care Program at Montefiore Medical Group.  Dr. Crawford is also a Clinical Instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Finally, she has a private practice in Manhattan, New York.   Her areas of clinical expertise include trauma, somatic symptoms, disruptive behaviors, and anxiety.  Her research focuses on trauma, culture competency and the development of culturally relevant interventions.  She has certifications in medical hypnosis and biofeedback.  She has treated patients with high incidences of trauma in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  She has received a plethora of awards for her work on trauma and culture-informed treatments and has appeared on local, national, and international media platforms.  Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Howard, Temple, and Miami Universities and has degrees in the areas of nursing, counseling, African-American studies, psychology, and the arts.  Finally, she completed her pediatric psychology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, a two –year clinical fellowship with the United States Department of Defense, and a two-year fellowship with the Center for Early Connections at Tulane University. 


    At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

    1. Articulate the role of prejudice, bias, and racism in providing clinical care
    2. Describe the 5 components of the culture-based countertransference model
    3. Identify personal reactivity responses based on specific cultural trigger
    4. Explain how the affective, behavioral, and cognitive space is adjusted when experiencing culture-based countertransference reactivity
    5. Employ a 5 step systematic approach to identifying and managing culture-based reactivity
    6. Identify the role of cultural bias in clinical formation and ethical standards for culturally competent practice  
    • November 09, 2018
    • November 10, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

    Save the Dates!

    November 9th and 10th

    DPA's 16th Annual Convention!

    Using Emotionally Focused Therapy with Difficult Clients: Application to Individual and Couples Therapy

    Presented by:

    Ting Liu, Ph.D.

    Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

    More Details to Follow!

Past events

May 04, 2018 CE Workshop - Theaters of the Mind; The Psychodynamics of Dream Process
March 16, 2018 Mindfulness for Clients and Ourselves: Concepts, Benefits, and Practices
November 10, 2017 DPA Annual Convention: Treating Complex Trauma and Paying Attention to Your Own Self-Care
September 08, 2017 Developing and REsearching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care (DREAM IPC Conference)
August 25, 2017 Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR)
June 16, 2017 CE Workshop - Beyond the Basics of Sleep
May 12, 2017 CE Workshop - The Trust presents: Legal and Ethical Risks and Risk Management in Professional Psychological Practice Sequence VII: Working with Couples and Families, Risk Management with the Suicidal Patient, and Legal and Ethical Issues
April 28, 2017 CE Workshop - Minimizing Health Disparities
April 07, 2017 Issues Arising in Cases of Parental Alienation
March 17, 2017 CE Workshop - What Every Psychologist Needs to Know About Law
December 02, 2016 The Trust's Ethics and Risk Management Webinar: "The Affordable Care Act and Professional Psychology: Everything You Didn't Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask"
October 21, 2016 DPA Annual Convention - Interpersonal Treatment of Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Body Image Issues: Integrating Neurobiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation and Clinical Conundrums
June 10, 2016 Psychopharmacology Update Children, Teens & Adults
March 11, 2016 "Reporting Child Abuse: The Legal Mandate"
October 23, 2015 DPA Annual Convention - Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: The Business Case, the Skills Needed, and the Future
June 12, 2015 Ethics and Risk Management in the Age of The Affordable Care Act: Everything You Didn't Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask
April 30, 2015 Interdisciplinary Integrated Care Forum
April 17, 2015 Introduction to WISC-V
February 27, 2015 CBT for Pediatric Anxiety and Related Conditions
October 24, 2014 DPA Annual Convention - Developmental Milestones and Clinical Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Sexually-Fluid Individuals
June 13, 2014 Sussex County - Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy: Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists
June 13, 2014 New Castle County - Boundaries, Borders, and Multiplicities in Psychotherapy: Ethics and Professionalism for Psychologists
May 16, 2014 CE Workshop - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Practice, and Strategies to Enhance Distress Tolerance
March 07, 2014 Continuing Education Workshop: "Treating Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
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