Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Black Women and 2020: The Effects of Covid19 and Social Injustice on Physical and Mental Health (Bowman, Davis, Gaillard, orig. 11.18.2021)
12/20/2021 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

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Originally offered as:
IPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference Presentation #1
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 8:10 - 9:40 a.m. ET

Black Women and 2020: The Effects of Covid19 and Social Injustice on Physical and Mental Health 

The events of 2020 and 2021 have taken their toll. For some, Covid19 and responses to it have been the primary stressor in their lives. For others, the stress stems from social injustice and the subsequent disruption in the fabric of America. Black women may worry about the ability of their male relatives to survive an incident with law enforcement. Black men were 2.5 times more likely than white men, and Black women 1.4 times more likely than white women, to be killed by police (Edwards et al., 2019). African American women also worry about their own health, and distrust the medical community, for good reason - although more men than women have died from Covid19, significantly more Black women have died than have White men (Rushovich et al., 2021). Thus, all things considered, it is not surprising that structural and systemic racism are THE biggest health issue for Black women.  The combined stressors of the- ongoing pandemic and the renewed attacks on social justice work under the guise of movements to ban critical race theory present another unnecessary burden on the health and well-being of Black women in their personal and professional lives.

The goal of this presentation is to discuss the data on Black women and stress related to Covid and social injustice, followed by steps psychologists might use to address these stressors for their clients, colleagues and students.

Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.  list at least three factors affecting Black women's health during the 2020 syndemic.
2.  identify at least two therapeutic techniques that address Black women's health-related stress.
3.  describe at least two techniques to assist Black women colleagues experiencing syndemic-related stress.

Presenter:  Sharon L. Bowman, PhD, HSPP, ABPP, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling at Ball State University
I am Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling at Ball State University. I have been on the faculty since 1989, and been Department Chair since 1996. I am licensed as a psychologist and as a mental health counselor in Indiana, and am board certified in Counseling Psychology. On a professional level, I am a past President of Division 17 (D17), the Society of Counseling Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA). I am a Fellow of APA through Divisions 17 and 45 (Society for the Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race). I am a lifetime member of the Association of Black Psychologists. I am a past President for the American Board of Counseling Psychology, the accreditation board for ABPPs in Counseling Psychology; I currently serve on the ABPP Board of Trustees. You will find that I have served in a wide variety of capacities for various professional organizations, especially with APA and D17. In addition, I served as a member of the Indiana State Psychology board (the state licensure board) for 20 years. I have published and presented nationally and internationally.

Dr. Sharon Bowman

Presenter:  Rosalyn Davis, PhD, HSPP, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Kokomo 
I am a clinical associate professor of psychology at Indiana University Kokomo.  I direct the MA in Mental Health Counseling program and is the Faculty Diversity Liaison in Academic Affairs.  I also serve as the Affirmative Action Liaison for Faculty Senate.  I am a graduate of an HBCU, HSI and PWI so I have seen diversity initiatives play out in various academic settings.  I focus my teaching, research, service, and clinical work on areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.  I speak on these topics often both internally and externally to the University.  Over the last year I spoken to the stressors on Black psychologists during the pandemic, inclusive teaching in higher education, training and supervision with DEI as a central focus, social justice and advocacy in the wake of George Floyd’s (and Botham Jean, Ahmaud Arbery, Atatiana Jefferson and Breonna Taylor) murder My service external to the University addresses these topics as a member of the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist and her recent election to the Midwestern Psychological Association Council.

Dr. Rosalyn Davis

Presenter:  Shantel D. Gaillard, MA, MPH, Doctoral Student in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling, Ball State University
I hold a Master of Clinical Mental Health degree from Ball State University where I am a doctoral student in the department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling. I am also the President of the Black Graduate Student Association at Ball State University. I gained unique insights into racial dynamics affecting Black women’s often unacknowledged labor when I matriculated through a Historically Black University and then multiple Predominantly White Universities. My journey to psychology began during my service in the U.S. Peace Corps. After completing an undergraduate degree in Biology at Tuskegee University and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University I served as an HIV/AIDS public education Peace Corp volunteer in Jamaica. My academic career has focused on relationship dynamics of racial and ethnic minorities and research that relates to historically underserved populations with a goal to support these communities in practice. I am a graduate student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Indiana Association of Black Psychologists.  Additionally, I have presented at the APA and Association of Women in Psychology conferences.

Shantel D. Gaillard

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 

Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who complete the entire workshop.  We ask that all participants watch the entire recording, then complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Bowman, Dr. Davis, Shantel D. Gaillard, and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, & Emeritus-Practicing - $10
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $30