Immaculata University Announces Inaugural Diversity Conference

The Immaculata University Graduate Psychology Department Student Diversity Forum is offering its inaugural Diversity Conference on Tuesday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The keynote presenter is Dr. Jeffrey Sternlieb, of Metaworks, P.C. His topic is "Multicultural Competencies: Integrating Diversity in the Mental Health Profession." Dr. Sternlieb specializes in leadership development, team building strategies, violence prevention, diversity training, and sexual harassment awareness.
In addition to Dr. Sternlieb, several other professionals will be presenting including Dr. Dianne Salter, chief operating officer for Dimension Training Institute, who will discuss the "Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health Delivery;" Dr. Yuma I. Tomes, of PCOM, will present on "Cultural Competence: Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology;" and Dr. Doug Schoeninger, president of the Association of Christian Therapists, will lead a discussion on "The Integration of Christian Spirituality and Healing Prayer in Counseling Practice."
Francien Chenoweth Dorliae, Psy.D., an assistant professor of Psychology at Immaculata University, initiated the Student Diversity Forum and commented that, "The first annual diversity conference provides psychologists, mental health professionals, educators, and students an exciting opportunity to learn from distinguished presenters in the area of diversity pertaining to issues that span legal, spiritual, ethical, and educational domains."
The Diversity Forum was organized to assist graduate students to become familiar with the changing demographic of the U.S. and the increasing interconnectedness of the world. The Forum also promotes the study of issues that are of concern to culturally diverse individuals via research, conferences, and coursework.
Immaculata University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors and is an approved provider for Act 48 continuing Professional Education Requirements as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Six CE credits will be offered for participants. The cost is $15 for students and $75 for professionals; lunch is included.
For more information or to register, please contact the Graduate Psychology Department at Immaculata University at 610-647-4400, ext/ 3509 or email jrowe@immaculata.edu by March 1.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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2.10.2010

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