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2011 Annual Diversity Conference

(Past Conference)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department of Psychology
Culturally Aware Psychology Students (CAPS)


The Changing Faces of America
2nd Annual Diversity Conference

Friday, April 8, 2011


Conference Schedule:

8:00 AM – Registration
8:30-9:15 AM– Keynote Address: Ethnic Changes in America: How do we make it work? - Dianne Salter, PhD, Esq
9:30-11:30 AM- Breakout Session #1

  1. Changing Faces of American Families: Modern Family - Takako Suzuki, PhD
  2. The Forensic Population as a Unique Sub-culture with Challenging Treatment Needs - Gail Vant Zelfde, PhD
  3. Applying Evidence-based and Promising Models in the Latino Community - Claudia Garcia-Leeds, PhD & Arturo Zinny, MA

11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Lunch
12:45–2:15 PM – Breakout Session #2

  1. Can Attitudes Toward Individuals with a Physical Disability Be Changed in a Single Workshop? - Jyh-Hann (John) Chang, PhD
  2. The Role of Psychologists in Documenting Trauma in Political Asylum-Seekers - Judy Iwens Eidelson, PhD

12:45-4:00 PM – Extended Breakout

   3.  Toward a Better Understanding of Youth Gangs: Their Signs, Symptoms, and Motivations
        - Cliff Akiyama, MA, MPH

2:30-4:00 PM– Breakout Session #3

  1. When it Doesn’t Get Better: Suicide Risk Among GLBT Adolescents - Maureen Osborne, PhD
  2. Neuropsychological Perspectives on Assessment Practices with Older Adult Population - Donald Masey, PhD
  3. Using Our “Journey” To Serve - Nicole Pleasant-Immanuel, PhD

    Keynote Address: Diane S. Salter, PhD, Esquire

Diane S. Salter, PhD, Esquire, is a clinical psychologist and attorney, with private practices in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Adelphi University-Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She later earned a JD from Rutgers School of Law-Camden.  In addition to maintaining a private practice in psychology and law, Dr. Salter is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Salter served as the National Director of Behavioral Health and Chief Psychologist for VisionQuest National, with programs in eight states.  Dr. Salter has extensive experience in training, lecturing and publishing on a wide range of topics involving psychology and/or legal issues, ethics and diversity. Dr. Salter has served as president of the
Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and was the Pennsylvania representative to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives. She has consulted with numerous agencies concerning ethical, clinical, bioethical and legal issues.


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