Conversations about Psychotherapy & Race:
Hearing the Voices of Others

a program of

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture

at the

Washington School of Psychiatry



Saturday, July 25, 2015



6 Continuing Education credit hours available, if you
 are in need of a few more this month.

Founding Members of the Center will lead this program: 


Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP is a psychologist in independent practice, a faculty member of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute of the WSP, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.


Janice Berry Edwards, PhD

is a professor of Social Work at Howard University, a practicing psychotherapist, and a member of the Board of WSP.



Venus Masselam, PhD is therapist in private practice and is member of the WSP faculty of the Psychotherapy with Older Adults program.







Registration, check-in 9-9:15.


9:15 to 10:00 Welcome, Lenore Shapiro, Director Washington School of Psychiatry
Introduction to Key Concepts, Reginald Nettles, PhD 


10:00 to 11:15 Beyond Cultural Competence: Cultural Intelligence in Cross-Cultural Clinical Encounters, Janice Berry Edwards, PhD
Moderated Discussion, Michael J. Stiers, PhD


11:15 to 11:30 Break


11:30 to 12:30 Facilitated small group discussion


12:30 to 1:45  Brown Bag Lunch


1:45 to 3:00 Black Psychoanalysts Speak
Introduction by Janice Berry Edwards, PhD


3:00 to 3:15 Break


3:15 to 4:15 Facilitated small group discussion


4:15 to 4:45 Plenary and close



This program will provide didactic and experiential approaches to understanding the concepts of race, ethnicity and culture; introduce the concept of cultural intelligence as defined by Janice Berry Edwards, PhD in her most recent paper, Cultural Intelligence for Clinical Social Work Practice; and include a viewing of Black Psychoanalysts Speak, the documentary directed by Basia Winograd and based on interviews during the 2012 Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research conference. Morning and afternoon facilitated small group discussions will provide opportunities to delve more deeply into the complex issues and ideas offered to the whole group during the featured presentations.




Participants will be able to: 

  1. Define race, ethnicity and culture.
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and cultural intelligence.
  3. Apply the concept of cultural intelligence to clinical practice.
  4. Describe what is meant by the term "micro aggressions".






The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


6 CE/CME credit hours


Washington School of Psychiatry,
5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #400, 
Washington DC 20016

Saturday July 25, 9AM-4:45PM



$180 Regular

$144 Current WSP Members

$60 Current WSP Students 


To Register Online


If you have questions about registration, call the School at 202-237-2700 or email 


Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.


Continuing Education


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.


The School is a National Board for Certified Counselors-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6388, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The School solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.


The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The School designates each session for 6 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™ stated above. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is an independent non-profit organization. It is not affiliated with the government of the District of Columbia or the government of the United States.