Live Webinar

Do You Really Know Me? Effectively Addressing Cultural Diversity and Social Justice in Clinical Practice -September 10


  • Describe how people are taught affective, behavioral and cognitive responses to cultural diversity and differences
  • Explain how individuals, families and communities suffer adverse psychological impacts from social injustice
  • State two mechanisms that train societal members to be triggered with automatic responses to cultural diversity and differences
  • Explain how dialogue, self-observation, brief motivational interviewing, and non-hierarchical communication can transform old automatic responses and establish new patterns


Upcoming Dates For This Webinar


This webinar runs from 9am to 4pm.

This webinar runs from 9am to 5pm.


Course Description

This webinar provides training in cultural diversity and social justice for effective work with diverse clients. Based on Dr. Wallace’s forthcoming book, this training addresses how people are taught affective, behavioral, and cognitive responses that inadvertently, yet effectively, result in non-dominant group members being viewed as inferior and oppressed. Transformation occurs via a process that practitioners both personally negotiate and assist clients in accomplishing. This process addresses often unconscious conditioned patterns triggered in response to differences. These differences span age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, physical appearance, skin color, race, ethnicity, nationality, immigration status, socioeconomic status, and religion/spirituality. Transformation relies upon dialogue, self-observation, brief motivational interviewing, and non-hierarchical communication to establish new patterns for responding to cultural diversity and differences. Practitioners will emerge more effective in treating diverse clients, attracting and retaining clients into care, and improving overall access to quality care.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits


Barbara C. Wallace Ph.D.

is a New York state licensed psychologist and professor at Teachers College, Columbia University with three decades of experience treating diverse clients, and teaching cultural diversity, social justice, and multicultural competence to graduate-level professionals in-training and varied practitioners via advanced seminars. Dr. Wallace provides vital leadership within the Department of Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University as a: Director of the Programs in Health Education and Community Health Education and tenured Professor; Director of Fieldwork for the Program in Community Health Education; Founding Director of the Research Group on Disparities in Health (RGDH) and the 2021 offshoot known as the ACTION Group on Racism and Oppression as a Public Health Crisis; and, Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education (CHEUSE), while serving as the Director of Health Equity for CHEUSE.

As a renowned scholar and researcher, Dr. Wallace has been honored for her outstanding and unusual contributions to the field of psychology with the status of Fellow by the American Psychological Association within both Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology). Her body of work is distinct for her original approach to cultural diversity, social justice, and multicultural competence training. Her expertise in this area has allowed her to provide regional, national, and global training to audiences for three decades. In support of this work, she has published 9 academic books, while her current training with Professional Psych Seminars on Transformational Training in Cultural Diversity and Social Justice shares content from a forthcoming book in progress. From among her more than 100 other print publications, there are chapters in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journal articles, including many lauded for their focus on: cultural diversity, cultural humility, cultural competence, multicultural competence, cultural sensitivity, multicultural sensitivity, cultural appropriateness, social justice, systemic racism and oppression, and equity for all; understanding intersectionality; the need for a practical coping skills approach for racial-cultural skill acquisition; and culturally tailored approaches to working with varied populations—including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ populations. In addition, Dr. Wallace has published to date 39 e-health products online (e.g. YouTube) with fellows of her Research Group on Disparities Health (RGDH) at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has pioneered an original RGDH brand of e-health interventions and products. The RGDH brand is distinguished by involving the design, dissemination and evaluation of culturally tailored websites and avatar/cartoon videos reflecting her public health informatics mission; and, using e-health to address topics as varied as HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections, healthy eating behavior, dental health, HPV vaccination, reproductive health, prostate cancer, asthma, and COVID-19 prevention. In the process, the RGDH has advanced a new paradigm for e-health design, being rooted in a body of collaborative quantitative and qualitative research with her RGDH fellows, as well as her own health equity scholarship.

Dr. Wallace was the first African American woman to move through the ranks and gain tenure in the 100-year history of Teachers College, Columbia University in Morningside Heights, doing so in 1994. Further, she has made history at the college for graduating the largest cohorts of diverse doctoral students from underrepresented groups and around the globe; and, in general, has graduated more doctoral students, overall, than any other faculty primary sponsor of doctoral dissertations at the college in the past 20 years.

Finally, Dr. Wallace is also a visual artist and poet. As a graduate of Princeton University, her oil paintings of landscape scenes from Central Park, New York City, and other metaphysical imagery were featured at the Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton, NJ in October 2019.


About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You can take the post-test as many times as you need to, should you not pass. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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