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  • Annual Distinguished Lecture on Multicultural Psychology (April 2019)

    Dates:

    Friday, April 19, 2019.  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  Reception: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

    Location:

    Room 118 Psychology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  Reception in Room 325.

    Description:

    Shinobu Kitayama is Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Kyoto University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and taught at Oregon, Chicago, and Kyoto before joining Michigan faculty in 2003. He studies psychological diversity across cultures with multiple methods. Over the last decade, he has pioneered the field of cultural neuroscience and investigated how “nature” may be “nurtured.” He served as the chief editor of Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin and is currently the editor-in-chief of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition.

  • APA Advanced Training Institute on Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 3 - 7, 2019

    Location:

    MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The purpose of this ATI is to introduce participants to a variety of research approaches that have been used with diverse racial and ethnic groups to produce significant and useful knowledge about these populations. Participation in this ATI will help investigators to conduct psychological research that is culturally appropriate and relevant for the groups being studied. There are no prerequisites, but participants should come to the course with an idea for a specific research project.

  • Clinical Strategies for Treating Trauma in Transgender Youth: Webinar (May 2019)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Location:

    Synchronous, interactive, online live webinar

    Description:

    This webinar will include an overview of terms and definitions that are both current and respectful with regard to working with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth. This will be followed by a review of risk factors that contribute to trauma in TGNC youth. Strategies to reduce the incidence of trauma by decreasing the prevalence or intensity of risk factors will be reviewed. Gender affirming care will be presented as a best practice model for preventing and treating trauma in TGNC youth.

    Skill Level: Beginning and Intermediate
    *Clinical Practice
    Trauma Certificate Elective Course
    Available SW CECHs:
    1.0

  • Raines Colloquium of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) (Fall and Sping)

    Dates:

    Thursday, March 29, 2018.  1:30 pm

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The purpose of the Raines Colloquium is to foster intellectual, professional and personal growth and collegiality among the students, faculty, and alumni of the Department of Educational Administration, College of Education at Michigan State University.

    The Spring 2018 speaker is Dr. Robert Brown, Director of Social Justice Education at Northwestern University. He is speaking on: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Interrupting Systems of Oppression in Higher Education.

  • World View Lecture Series (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    • October 1, 2018: Ron Suskind
    • November 5, 2018: Nontombi Naomi Tutu
    • March 18, 2019: Joy-Ann Reid

    Location:

    Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU Wharton Center's World View Lecture Series allows participants to immerse themselves in today’s leading issues, with viewpoints presented by world-renowned experts, at amazingly low prices.​ 

    The 2018-2019 schedule includes:

    • Ron Suskind: ​Ron Suskind’s book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, examines his family’s twenty-year adventure of the heart with his son, Owen.
    • Nontombi Naomi Tutu: The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of Nontombi Naomi Tutu’s life as an activist, consultant, and educator.
    • Joy-Ann Reid: ​Known for her insightful news analysis, Joy-Ann Reid hosts AM JOY on MSNBC, and serves as a national correspondent appearing on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
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