SGVPA February CE Event
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Online Live CE 
9:00am – 12:00 noon
Diversity Series: COVID-19 and the Asian Community-Psychological Implications
Presenters:  Wayne Kao, PsyD., Glenn Masuda, PhD., Alex Wong, PsyD.
This moderated presentation will seek to elucidate and describe the various barriers that prevent and discourage frank discussion of countertransference in regard to race, politics and culture among clients, trainees and colleagues in psychology. The impacts of inhibited discourse about racial and ethnic issues on clinical practice and psychology education will be explored as well.
Furthermore, strategies for overcoming these barriers and facilitating therapeutic, honest, and fruitful discussion of race among clients, professionals and students alike will be examined.
This program will identify and provide insight upon elements of professional, academic, and social culture that often interfere with or prevent addressing issues of countertransference towards clients, and how suppressing discussion can negatively impact the therapeutic alliance.
These elements may include the fear of offending others, internalized guilt about personal beliefs, “political correctness,” fear of expressing a minority opinion, disempowerment, and marginalization of certain groups, and so forth.
Additional discussion will provide insight and psychoeducation regarding triggers for personal and professional conflicts, angry outbursts. These phenomena can lead to inadequate education in psychology graduate programs regarding issues of diversity, and they can impair therapeutic discourse with patients struggling with issues of acculturation and identity development.
The panelists will discuss potential remedies to these problems and facilitate an audience discussion.
Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:
1. Describe implementation of strategies for facilitating authentic discussion of race among patients, peers and students.
2. Assess the impacts of such inhibition on professional development, education, clinical work, clinical training and supervision, and the culture of the profession.
3. Demonstrate sociocultural and intrapsychic barriers that inhibit honest
dialogue about race among psychologists
Glenn Masuda Biography:
Dr. Glenn I. Masuda is currently the Associate Divisional Director at the Asian Pacific Family Center in Rosemead, California, a division of the Pacific Clinics where he has been working since it’s opening in 1986. The Asian Pacific Family Center provides culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health services to low-income, monolingual non-English speaking Asian Pacific Islanders residing in the San Gabriel Valley. He was formerly the Program Director of the Child, Youth and Family Services. His specialty areas are in adolescent psychology, family therapy, community interventions, as well as diversity competency training. He frequently presents and provides training seminars to mental health, education, law enforcement, medical and journalism professionals. Topics of his presentations and training have been on: Adolescent Mental Health, Asian Pacific Islander Mental Heath, Community Mental Health, Gang Violence Prevention, Bullying and Cyber Bullying, Diversity Competency Development in Professionals, Diversity Issues in Clinical Supervision.
Wayne Kao Biography: 
Dr. Wayne Kao earned his Clinical PsyD. in 2008 at CSPP-LA and has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 2011. He currently holds multiple positions in the field of psychology. He is co-creator and President of Healing Rhythms Psychological Services, a community practice providing mental health services, outreach and psychoeducation.  He created a treatment and training program working with geriatric and chronic/severely mentally ill patients, is an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, maintains a private practice in Monrovia, and serves as Diversity Chair on the Board of SGVPA. He completed his Post Doctoral Training at Enki Health and Family Services, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of California at Santa Cruz.
Alex Wong Biography: 
Alex Wong, PsyD is currently a registered psychological assistant. He graduated from California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant- Los Angeles) in 2018 after completing his predoctoral internship working in Phoenix, Arizona with populations experiencing addiction and serious mental illness. His areas of interest include forensic psychology, Asian-American psychology and intersectionality. 
This is a live online CE Event.  The Embracing Diversity Series is 3 parts and a package deal is available in the 2nd link below:
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Presentations will be held virtually via Zoom
For a total of 3.0 LIVE CE Credits Each for Psychologists, LCSWs, and LMFTs.
Licensed SGVPA members           $75     Licensed SGVPA non-members $100
Unlicensed Post-grad members    $20      Unlicensed Post-grad members      $30 
Student members                          $10      Student non-members                     $20
Affiliate members                         $15      Affiliate non-members                    $25
CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 3 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.