Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall, Room 210; October 5 (8:50AM – 5:30PM, Registration at 8:15); October 6 (9AM-5PM, Registration at 8:30). Early Bird fee until September 15: $200; Full fee September 16: $250. Student and Senior Early Bird fee until September 15: $100; Student and Senior full fee September 16: $150. Single Day fee: $150; Single Day Student/Senior Fee: $100; WPFC Basic Seminar students: No fee; Social Work CEUs: 1 Day $20, 2 Day $30.00; Psychology CEs: $35. Other presenters include:
WE HOPE YOU CAN ATTEND IN PERSON. If you can’t, please consider attending by Zoom in the comfort of your own home. Fees are the same as attending in person. AND, Social Work CEUS are available for Pennsylvania Zoom registrants. If you are interested in the Zoom option, register below and then contact Rebecca Keller ([email protected]) after registering. If you continue to be CURIOUS ABOUT THE CAT stay tuned!
Day One, Friday, October 5, 2018
9:00 Introduction Jim Smith
9:15 “…something deep…”: Emotion, Perception, and Bias in Bowen Theory Dan Papero
11:30 Can I Be Less Biased about Bias? Conceptualizing the Phenomenon More Neutrally Mick Landaiche
11:45 The Emotional Process of Implicit Bias Ashley North-Cook
1:30 ACT’ing with Psychological Flexibility: Distinguishing Our Selves from Our Implicit Biases Stuart Libman
2:45 Towards Awareness of Bias in Self Connie Hutchinson
3:00 Ridding Self of Implicit Bias: A Case Study of One’s Own Functioning over Decades Pat Comella
4:45 End of day
5:00 Wine and Cheese @ Western Pennsylvania Family Center
Day Two, Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 Social Bias in Emotional Process Walter Smith
11:15 Bias from an Historical Perspective within the Context of the African American Family Mignonette Keller
1:15 Racialization of America: Implicit Bias in Family and Society Harvey Holtz
2:30 Bowen Theory and The Other Peter Titelman
3:00 Older and Why$er: Thinking Systems in the World of Finance Allison Whitney
4:15 End of Conference/Symposium
Measured by the amount of research and the number of articles in the popular press racism, sexism, ageism, obesity and a host of other isms are more proliferate and intense in society now than in the recent past. In a recent article in Scientific American (“How to Think About ‘Implicit Bias’” March 27, 2018), Keith Payne, Laura Niemi and John M. Doris affirm that “stereotype-confirming thoughts pass spontaneously through (the) minds” of most people, while also saying that ‘this doesn’t make you a racist, sexist, or what-ever-ist’. It just means your brain is working properly, noticing patterns, and making generalizations”. Also acknowledging that this can lead to over-generalization and discrimination, they observe that some studies have drawn criticism from those who think that studies of implicit bias see injustice under every unturned rock while others think that studies on implicit bias diverts attention from explicit bigotry and other forms of bias. Elsewhere, in the cover story of the February, 2018 issue of Association for Psychological Science magazine, Observer, entitled “The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations”, Scott Sleek reports on how the Implicit Association Test (IAT) has “inspired a wealth of research on implicit biases related to age, weight, political leanings, disability, and much more”. What does Bowen theory add to the understanding and research of implicit bias? That is the focus of this meeting.
After graduate training in social work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Daniel Papero entered postgraduate training in family systems theory and psychotherapy at the Georgetown University Family Center. In 1982, Dr. Bowen invited him to join the faculty of the Georgetown University Family Center. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of family systems theory and family and presents nationally and internationally.
Dr. Walter Smith has a primary interest in applying Bowen theory to family violence, child abuse and organizational functioning. He is a licensed psychologist and a graduate of the Georgetown Family Center’s Post Graduate Program in Family Theory and Family Psychotherapy. Dr. Smith is a founder of WPFC. He maintains a small private practice. He is former executive director of Family Resources, a child abuse treatment and prevention organization in Pittsburgh, and is a frequent national and international lecturer.
Associated with the Bowen Center since 1971, Dr. Mignonette Keller was appointed to its’ faculty in 2001. She completed three years in the Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Family Psychotherapy at the Georgetown University Family Center from 1976-1979. At the Family Center she coordinates the Bowen Clinical Conference Series, teaches in the Postgraduate Program, and organizes and presents at conferences and serves on several faculty committees.
CE for Psychologists
Allegheny General Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny General Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CE for Social Workers
Social Workers may claim credits for attending educational courses and programs delivered by pre-approved providers, such as the American Psychological Association )refer to CE for Psychologists above). For verification, please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.35 #(6) found at www.dos.state.pa.us/social. Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the conference provided a completed evaluation form is submitted.
Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors: “This program is offered for 6 hours of continuing education each day through co-sponsorship of the University of Piitsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call 412-624-3711.” This applies as well to Pennsylvania Zoom registrants Only. Fee is $20.
6 CEs each day-Fee is $35 for one or two days.The information presented in this CE offering reflects the opinion of the presenter. Open to all, it is especially intended for those newer to Bowen theory. As with all science, there may be multiple explanations for the data and multiple reasonable conclusions. Program content has obtained credibility, as demonstrated by the involvement of the broader psychological practice, education, and science communities in studying or applying the findings, procedures, practices, or theoretical concepts.
The goals for this event are that participants will be able to: 1) Detail how Bowen theory adds to an understanding of the concept of “implicit bias”; and, 2) Articulate additional areas of “implicit Bias” research.
IMPLICIT BIAS CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM