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CMTP Identity Dialogues

 

Dr. Leon T. Nicks Identity Dialogue Conferences

Moderator: David Trimble, Ph.D.,
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, BU School of Medicine;
Founding Member, Boston Institute for Culturally Affirming Practices

The Identity Dialogue is an annual event at which the public, particularly students and professionals interested in culturally responsive practice, are invited to witness and participate in a conversation between senior professionals (“Elders”) and CMTP interns on a question of personal and professional identity.  Interns serve as a reflecting team responding to the Elders’ remarks, demonstrating the reflective skills that they have developed through the year in the Multicultural Family Therapy Seminar.


2019 – 16th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question: “What is the relationship between your professional training and your experience of your own family?”
Elders: Patrick Latham, Ph.D., Elaine Pinderhughes, LICSW, Marcos Rosenbaum, LICSW, Catherine Vuky, Ph.D.
CMTP Interns: Neha Agrawal, M.A., Elizabeth Louis, M.A., Adriana Peña, M.A., James Scholl, M.A., Chantal Sowemimo-Coker, M.A., MSC, Jenny Zhen-Duan, M.A.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Location: BMC, Menino Pavilion, 2nd floor, Conf Room 2A


2018 – 15th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question: “What were the effects of your professional training on your position in your family?”
Elders: Lara Guzman-Hosta, Psy.D., Kim Nghiem, Psy.D., Susan Powell, Ph.D., Dennis Tyrell, Ph.D.
CMTP Interns: Cortney Beasley, M.S., Beatriz Bello, M.A., Lindsay Emery, M.S., Shin Ock George, M.A., Viola Valcin, M.A., Thomas Vance, Jr., M.A., LPC
Date and Time: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Location: BMC, East Newton Pavilion, 88 East Newton Street, 2nd floor, Conf Room C/D


2017 – 14th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question: “How Did You Make Sense of the Relationship Between Gender and Power Over the Course of Your Career?”
Elders: Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., ABPP, Michael Melendez, MSW, Ph.D., Shyamala Venkatamaran, Ph.D., Martha Vibbert, Ph.D.
CMTP Interns: Daniel Camacho, M.S., Ed., Kevin Foster, M.A., Ashley Parker, M.A., Hiram Rivera-Mercado, M.S., Hazel Rosette, M.A., Seth Young, B.A.
Date and Time: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: BMC, East Newton Pavilion, 88 East Newton Street, 2nd floor, Conf Room C/D


2016 – 13th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question: “In the course of your professional training, how did your understanding of legacy shape        
your experience?”
Elders: David Haddad, Ed.D., Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Ph.D., Lionel Joseph, Ph.D., Psy.D., Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, Ph.D., Ester Shapiro, Ph.D.
CMTP Interns: April Brooks, M.A., Alexandra DeGrange, M.S., David Farnsworth, M.A., LPC, NCC, Chakira Haddock-Lazala, M.A., Erika Noriega-Pigg, M.A., Jessica Pierre, M.A., Ed.M.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Location: BMC, East Newton Pavilion, 88 East Newton Street, 2nd floor, Conf Room C/D


2015 - 12th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question:  “As you prepared for a career in psychology, did you find safe havens in
which to sort out difficult questions of identity?”
Elders: Janet Anderson, Ed.D., Mari Bennasar, Psy.D., Linda Daniels, Psy.D., Kim Nghiem, Ph.D.
CMTP Interns: Natasha Holmes, M.S., Oswaldo Moreno, M.A., Viviana Padilla-Martinez, M.S., Nirmeen Rajani, M.A., LPC, Le’Keldric Thomas, M.Ed., Elizabeth Trent, M.S., Twyla Wolfe, M.A.
Date and Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Location: BMC, East Newton Pavilion, 88 East Newton Street, 2nd floor, Conf Room C/D


2014 - 11th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question: “How did you come to experience yourself as an effective professional?”
Elders: Alice LoCicero, Ph.D., ABPP, MBA , Shani Dowd, B.A., LCSW, Modesto Jesus Hevia, Psy.D.
CMTP Interns: Vasudev Dixit, M.A., Maria Espinola, M.S., Melvin Hampton, M.Div., Michelle Parisot, M.A., Avy Skolnik, M.Phil., Kip Thompson, M.A.
Date and Time: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location: BMC, Menino Pavilion, 850 Harrison Avenue, Conf Room B/C


2013 - 10th Annual Conference

Dialogue Question: “In your training, how did you learn to manage the unspoken or invisible aspects of your identity?”
Elders: Khawla Abu-Baker, Ph.D., LMFT, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Ed.D., MPH, Ferdinand Jones, Ph.D., Jodie Kliman, Ph.D.
CMTP Interns: Devin Atallah-Gutierrez, M.A., Amber Hewitt, M.A., Shavonne Moore, M.A., Hannah Richardson, M.A., Michaela Smith, M.A., Crystal Taylor, M.S., Vincenzo Teran, M.A., Sucheta Thekkedam, M.S.(R)
Date and Time: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Location: BMC, Menino Pavilion, 850 Harrison Avenue, Conf Room B/C