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TWU To Host Seminar For Psychologists, Therapists


DENTON — Psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and social workers will learn about the American Psychological Association’s multicultural guidelines and how they can be applied in clinical situations during an Ethics and Enactment of Diversity seminar Feb. 11 at Texas Woman’s University. The seminar will be held on TWU’s Denton campus and will feature Dr. Melba J.T. Vasquez, ABPP, and Dr. William Cross.

Participants who complete the program will receive six continuing education clock hours, including three in ethics, from TWU. The continuing education credits will be accepted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board for Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Cost of the seminar is $10 for Federation of North Texas Area Universities’ students, $35 for federation faculty, $85 before Jan. 31 for persons not affiliated with the federation and $95 after Jan. 31 for non-federation registrants. For information or to register, call (800) 250-7808 or (940) 898-3408, or visit www.twu.edu/lifelong.

Vasquez has been in full-time independent practice in Austin since 1991. For 13 years, she served as a psychologist at Colorado State University and at the University of Texas-Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center. She is a past president of the American Psychological Association Division 35 and Division 17, and has been elected president of the Texas Psychological Association for 2006.

Cross is a professor and head of the doctoral program in social/personality psychology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He serves on the editorial board for both the Sage series on Race and Ethnic Minority Psychology and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

The seminar is sponsored by the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning, TWU psychology program and Federation of North Texas Area Universities, which includes TWU, Texas A&M University-Commerce and University of North Texas.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu



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