Upcoming Professional Development Group Meetings:

Our next Professional Development Presentation will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, 6 -7.30 pm at NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Presentation Title: – Mental Health Professionals and Self Care: An Introduction to Mindfulness Approaches

– Stresses and challenges facing Asian American clinicians (exploration and sharing)

– Research on mindfulness and its effects (didactic)

– Experiential exercises using mindfulness and other contemplative approaches to enhance wellness and positive coping (practice)

Presenter’s Bio: Doris F. Chang is Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, and a research scientist at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research seeks to improve the well-being of racial and ethnic minorities by developing inclusive, culturally-grounded interventions for clinical and educational contexts. In recent years Dr. Chang has begun applying mindfulness approaches and other contemplative practices to social justice teaching, anti-bias education, and clinical studies of Taoist Cognitive Therapy, an acceptance-based approach to the treatment of anxiety. In 2018, Dr. Chang was awarded a grant from the Mind and Life Institute to develop and pilot a mindfulness-based critical consciousness training program for K-5 teachers in New York City. She is on several editorial boards including the Asian American Journal of Psychology. Dr. Chang is a recipient of The New School Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Social Justice Teaching and is a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Chang also maintains a private practice in New York City.

Peer supervision will follow after the meeting.  All are welcome!




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