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    • 29 Sep 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    • You are invited!

      SBCPA Presents Antisemitism: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

      Presenter: Liya Levanda, PsyD

      Dr. Levanda is a dynamic psychologist and speaker who brings a modern perspective on Jewish issues, particularly antisemitism, as they pertain to clinical psychology. With a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Levanda is an active social justice advocate within the field, seeking a future in psychology that can address all forms of discrimination and hatred, antisemitism included. She has served in leadership roles in institutional Jewish employee resource groups, and has collaborated with a number of organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Zur Institute. She currently works with Kaiser Permanente and the Association of Jewish Psychologists.

        Course Outline


        1:00 - 1:10 pm                Introduction of Speaker and Opening Remarks

        1:10 - 4:00 pm                 Didactic Presentation

        4:00-4:15 pm                    Q&A/evaluations


        Antisemitism, or discrimination towards Jewish people, is considered one of the world’s oldest forms of hatred. Despite Jewish people only representing 2% of the U.S. population, antisemitic incidents accounted for more than half of religion-based hate crimes in 2022 (FBI, 2022). The insidious nature of antisemitism can be difficult to identify, resulting in an adverse impact on the mental health of Jewish patients. Yet, many clinicians report a lack of knowledge in addressing issues around antisemitism. The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with a background and understanding of antisemitism and provide trauma-informed guidelines for addressing it in clients. 

        Learning Objectives:

        1. Identify three ways antisemitism can manifest in society, media, and politics.

        2. Name five potential impacts of antisemitism on mental health, particularly through the lens of community and generational trauma.

        3. Identify three effective responses and tools to address antisemitism in professional and clinical contexts.

          Continuing Education:

          CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association (SBCPA). The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

            Important Notice:

            Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive three (3.0) continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

            Please note: This event is offered at a rate of $25 for SBCPA and VCPA members. Non-members are welcome to join this event at a rate of $50. Students, or participants who are not applying for CE credit are welcome to join this event at a rate of $25. 


            Please Note: This salon will be held via Zoom.

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