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COAP Fall Workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Friday, September 22, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: COAP

Creating Equitable and Inclusive Culture in Psychological Settings:
Moving Beyond Awareness to Sustained Practice

Presented by Jim Turner, Ph.D. and Miriam Abrams

DATE: Friday, September 22nd 2023

9:00 am until 1:00 pm PST

4 hours Continuing Education Credit 


Location: ONLINE
(registrants will be sent a Zoom link via the email address they register with.  The Zoom link will be sent out 1-3 days prior to the training and will come from "COAP Workshops.")


Workshop Overview:  This workshop will provide a conceptual framework to understand the requirements to become an equitable and inclusive psychological practice. We will share a set of behavioral agreements designed to create safety in cross cultural dialogues, as well as an opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion of difference. We will also provide a definition of oppression and its impact on and experience of groups that have been systematically excluded from full access to life chances and resources and groups have been historically included in life benefits and privileges. Participants in the workshop will explore new ways of thinking about diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as, engage in interactive small group discussions and exercises to their experience.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire a conceptual framework to support equitable and inclusive practice in psychological settings;
  • Learn tools to address oppression at four levels: Personal, Interpersonal, Institutional and Cultural;
  • Broaden an understanding of oneself as a cultural being in developing relationships across multiple forms of difference;
  • Understand critical success factors in determining next steps to create a welcoming and inclusive practice

About the Presenters:  Dr. Turner is a senior consultant who serves on the Ethics and Program Advisory Committees of VISIONS, Inc. He is a professor of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA, and the University of California, Berkeley Extension Program. He is experienced in community consultation and was voted one of the 50 most influential members of the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area for his support of community projects. He is a licensed psychologist who earned his doctorate from University of California-Berkeley Campus.

Miriam Abrams brings more than twenty-five years of senior level experience and consulting. She is a Senior Consultant with VISIONS, Inc. specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion for organizations across the country. Miriam’s consulting firm Miriam Abrams & Associates specializes in equity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, meeting and retreat facilitation, team coaching and board governance. Miriam has collaborated in developing strategic planning processes where equity and inclusion is the lens through which all organizational decisions are made. Her clients have included public health departments throughout the state of California as well as the University of California, Alameda County Office of Education, Cal Performances, Project Sanctuary and Oakland Asian Cultural Center, among many. For more information, please see her website: www.miriamabrams.com.

Costs:  COAP uses an online registration process that accepts credit and debit cards. The lowest registration rates are associated with early registration, we encourage you to sign up early to make sure you have a spot.  This workshop is limited to the first 95 participants who register.

Registered by 9/11/23

COAP Member:  $90

Non COAP Member:  $100

Registered after9/11/23

COAP Member: $100

Non COAP Member:  $110

Student Rate $50

*Membership in COAP is limited to Central Oregon based active and retired psychologists, residents, and psychologist associates. You must be current with COAP dues to register at the membership rate. Yearly COAP dues are $25 and are collected in September via Cheddar Up website (a small fee will be charged by cheddar up). Please use this link to pay dues: https://coap-membership-2022-23.cheddarup.com/

We welcome all allied mental health practitioners to our workshops (at non-member registration rates); receiving Continuing Education credits from various Licensing Boards has not been problematic, assuming the topic meets your Board’s criteria.

**A $15 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Registration fee will not be refunded for dissatisfaction with the training or for no-shows.  

Students are invited to attend for $50.  Please be prepared to submit a copy of your student identification card as proof of your student status.

Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Check out the COAP website for additional information  https://www.coapworkshops.org

Registration Details:  Registration will be handled online by the Central Oregon Association of Psychologists through Eventbrite.  Please visit the following website to sign up: