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Save the Date - Registration opens March 16.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/2/2020
When: Saturday, April 4, 2020
9:00 AM
Where: Holiday Inn Express Midtown
2500 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107
United States
Contact: Kevin Kinzie

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New Mexico Psychological Association
Saturday Seminar Series

Registration opens March 16
Two Live Cultural Diversity Workshops!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Midtown
2500 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107


Workshop #1:  9:00 a.m. to Noon
Presenters: Alicia Justus, PhD, Los Alamos National Lab; Ben Klein, PhD, Sandia National Lab; Kristina Rynes, PhD, Sandia National Lab


This workshop will address the stereotypes that exist regarding scientists and engineers and it will explore how these stereotypes are supported only in part by research.  Participants will be asked to examine their own negative stereotypes about working with scientists and engineers, and they will be challenged to question these assumptions.  The workshop will outline current demographics of Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and will describe changing demographics and associated help-seeking patterns.  Unique issues faced by National Laboratory employees will be discussed, including security clearances, treatment of substance abuse, and dealing with the stress of working in very competitive and high-impact settings.  Finally, a description will be provided of the top psychological services needed in the community to address the concerns of this population.  


Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to describe 3 personality traits more common in scientists than other professionals and how these do and do not agree with cultural stereotypes of scientists

2.  Participants will be able to describe 2 facts about how demographics and personal characteristics of employees at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories are evolving in recent years

3.  Participants will be able to list 3 unique issues faced by National Labs employees including:  Security clearance issues, drug and alcohol abuse and treatment, and stresses of working in these competitive and high-impact settings.

4.  Participants will be able to list the top 3 types of psychological services that are most needed in the community to meet the needs of these employees.


Workshop #2: 1:00 p.m.  to 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Rebecca Ezechukwu, PhD


Check back for details soon!!




 These workshops will not be offered as webinars.

This program is sponsored by the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA).
NMPA is approved by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners to sponsor continuing education for New Mexico psychologists. 
NMPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Registration includes morning coffee, and refreshments.  Lunch not provided.

*Continuing Education credits approval is pending.
You must attend the full seminar to receive CE credits.  Participants arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled starting time or leaving more than 15 minutes prior to the end will not receive CE credits.   No partial credit will be awarded for this presentation.

All cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Room temperatures vary - bring a light jacket or sweater

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