Title: What does it mean to be a psychologist? Professional Identity
Presenter: Jorge Wong, PhD, CCEP, CHC
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 09:00 am – 12:30 pm
CE: 3 CE
Place: Asian Americans for Community Involvement
2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 210
San Jose, CA 95128
Psychologists are traditionally viewed as practitioners, researchers and academicians. In today’s ever changing realm of transparency “…healthcare reform and demands for accountability, psychology practitioners needs to reevaluate their skills and devise new ways of thriving… we need a roadmap to get there," were words echoed at a 2009 APA Presidential Summit focused on the Future of Psychology. A recent survey at a local major university showed that undergraduate students did not know what a psychologist was or did as a profession. Can anyone explain simply and clearly to a member of our culturally diverse public what a psychologist is or does? Afterwards, will the listener be as clear and able to differentiate a psychologist from a clinical social worker, marriage family therapist, life coach, nurse, dentist and auto mechanic? Come share your thoughts, learn, and discover of what a psychologist is in this new era of professional redefinitions and historic healthcare reforms. You will undoubtedly rethink your identity and responsibilities as a professional psychologist after this workshop.
- Attendees will better understand the complex and unique roles psychologists play in today’s healthcare service delivery systems.
- Attendees will learn about the non-traditional roles psychologists play in today’s healthcare, government, and advocacy sectors.
- Attendees will better understand psychologists’ professional responsibilities to the profession.