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Our Discomfort with Difference
2250 NW Flanders Street, Suite 312
Portland, OR 97210

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Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Category: CE

Our Discomfort with Difference: Dialogues on Diversity in the Clinical Setting

2 Thursdays 
March 15, 22, 2018
7:00-9:00pm at OPC           
4.0 cmes*
$150 regular price / $135 for members / $75 Residents-Interns


This 2- part course will focus on the issue of diversity in the clinical setting through looking at the role of “differences” between the patient and the clinician, e.g. difference in race, culture of origin, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, age, etc.  We will read several papers that examine the idea of difference and illustrate potential treatment impasses that can develop from the denial of difference.  Our aim is to engage participants in a process of examining what we avoid thinking or talking about with our clients due to discomfort with differences, and to consider how to bridge these impasses through open thinking and dialogue.  This course is designed to meet requirements of the Oregon Board of Psychologists Examiners for four hours of Cultural Competency CE.


 Educational Objectives:  At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
1. To start a dialogue on discomfort around issues of patient-clinician  difference (race, a class, culture, age, gender, sexuality, etc.) and its effects on the treatment relationship.
2. To engage in a process for examining one’s own implicit assumptions and biases in the clinical setting
3. To discuss the potential treatment impasses that arise from denial of difference and explore treatment approaches that foster a stance of curiosity and openness to the unfamiliar and unacknowledged in our patients and ourselves.

 Instructor: Richard Alden, MD & Alice Huang, MD, MS

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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