Honoring Diverse Feminist Perspectives: Journeying Together to Build Relationships and Enhance Professional Practice

Honoring Diverse Feminist Perspectives: Journeying Together to Build Relationships and Enhance Professional Practice

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The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is delighted to invite you to a groundbreaking event in honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with other initiatives for International Women’s Day. On Saturday, March 15, please join us at the CSPP-LA campus in Alhambra for “Honoring Diverse Feminist Perspectives: Journeying Together to Build Relationships and Enhance Professional Practice.” Both women and men are encouraged to attend!

This very special event from 9am – 2pm features:

  • A keynote speech by Dr. Natalie Porter entitled: “Feminist Therapy: Contexts and Cultural Intersections” (see far below for more about Dr. Porter).
  • An alumni panel with Q & A
  • Small group lunch roundtables on specific topics
  • 3 units of Continuing Education credit for faculty and alumni who are licensed mental health professionals
  • You will also have time for networking with CSPP alumni, students and faculty from various programs on breaks and at our Networking Reception at 2pm sponsored by Division 42 of APA

The lunch roundtable discussions will focus on a variety of issues relevant to women today and you will share a table with CSPP alumni and faculty who are interested in the same topic. When you register, you will be asked to rank your top 5 choices of topics.

In order to make this first-of-its kind CSPP community event affordable for ALL, there is no cost for this event for students and faculty thanks to generous underwriting by two CSPP-LA alumnae, and the cost is just $25 including 3 Continuing Education units for alumni (that is the early bird alumni registration rate, good through February 27). However, space is limited, and registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. When the event is full, you will have the opportunity to get on a waitlist.

If you are free on Saturday March 15, we encourage you to register as soon as possible; those who register first will have a better chance of getting one of their top choices of their lunch table topic session.

Current CSPP Students and Faculty: Click here to register online now
CSPP Alumni: Click here to lock-in your early registration discount now (good through 2/27).

Your Event Planning Committee

Alumni:  Dr. Susann Bauman, CSPP-LA class of ’83;  Dr. Clara Farah, CSPP-LA class of ‘80

Alumni & Faculty: Dr. Michi Fu, CSPP-LA class of ‘03

Faculty: Dr. Linda Beckman, Dr. Elaine Burke, Dr. Tina Houston, Dr. Cristina Magalhaes, Dr. Lekeisha Sumner

Rebecca Lee, Kaitlyn Masai, Lena Magardechian, Lindsey Slosberg

  Stephanie Byers-Bell, Jenna Cruz, Michael Newman

 Natalie Porter

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Natalie Porter

Dr. Natalie Porter has been recognized for her outstanding contributions as a leader, scholar, teacher, mentor, and administrator committed to the study of women and psychology. Dr. Porter’s pioneering work in feminist psychology was instrumental in the foundation of the Feminist Therapy Institute and APA’s Division of Psychology of Women Her numerous scholarly contributions have had a significant and remarkable impact on the field of Psychology of Women. She has substantially advanced our understanding of feminist theory and practice, including feminist ethics. She co-edited the first book on feminist ethics, which continues to have a major impact within feminist psychology, as well as in related areas of mainstream practice. Her work on the topic of feminist supervision has provided a supervision model based on feminism, antiracism, and multiculturalism. Dr. Porter’s work has enhanced the welfare of underrepresented subpopulations of women in psychology and society in multiple contexts.