Diverse Identities: Intersectionality and the Therapeutic Relationship

  • 28 Jan 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wynnewood, PA (location to be e-mailed to registrants prior to event)
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Diverse Identities: Intersectionality and the Therapeutic Relationship

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Leilani Salvo Crane, Psy.D. 

Wynnewood, PA

In this workshop we will explore the concept of intersectionality as it applies to the relationship in the treatment room. Using the ADDRESSING framework and other identity analysis tools, we will practice identifying ourselves. Next we will compare identities with fellow attendees and with patients. Please bring case material to the workshop so that we may examine how an intersectional understanding of identities—therapist's and patient’s--may interact to create impasses, enactments, and therapeutic progress.

Learning Objectives: After attending this program in full, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of intersectionality as it pertains to psychological practice and theory.
  2. Utilize intersectional identity tools to self-identify.
  3. Compare identities with diverse others, including colleagues and patients.
  4. Apply identity skills to clinical case materials.

Reference: Hays, P. A. (2009). Addressing cultural complexities in practicesecond edition: Assessmentdiagnosisand therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Leilani Salvo Crane earned her Psy.D. from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. She holds a master’s degree in religion from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and an MBA in international finance from the Thunderbird School of International Management. Leilani has focused her writing and presentations on multicultural and multiracial identity, with a focus on Asian Americans. A member of Division 39 since student days, she served as co-chair of the Multicultural Concerns Committee of Division 39 and is a member of Section IX, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility. She is active in Section V (Asian Pacific American Women) of Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) and is incoming delegate from the Asian American Psychological Association to APA Council. Leilani identifies as a multiracial Asian American, born before Loving v Virginia (to quote Trevor Noah, “born a crime”).  She is in full-time private practice with offices in Philadelphia and Swarthmore.

PSPP Brunch Series Registration

PSPP members and non-members alike may register online at the PSPP website, www.PSPP.org, by locating the brunch you would like to attend, clicking on ‘register’, and following the instructions.  Seating is limited and reservations will take place on a first come, first served basis. 

Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend so that your space may become available to another participant. To cancel a registration, please contact Katy Cording, Psy.D. at kathryn.cording@gmail.com or 908-403-4956.

Registration is open to PSPP members and other interested mental health professionals, school employees, or scholars from related fields that are not members. These programs are intended for those with an intermediate and above level of knowledge and experience.

Brunch Times and Locations

All brunches will be held as follows:

11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.       Brunch

11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.          Presentation and Discussion


Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing specific directions to the location of the brunch for which they are registered. All brunches will be held in Philadelphia proper or the surrounding suburban areas.


PSPP Members:          Free

Non-Members:           $40 per brunch

Registration fees cover attendance to the workshop, 2 CEUs, and brunch.  Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. For paying non-members, refunds in full, less a $10 administrative fee, will be made with written request up to 24 hours before the program.

Continuing Education Credits

PSYCHOLOGISTS: This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 2 continuing education credits. Participants must attend 100% of the program. Upon completion of a conference evaluation form, a certificate will be issued. This serves as documentation of attendance for all participants. 

SOCIAL WORKERS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania can receive CEs from CE providers approved by the APA. Since Division 39 is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education, these professionals will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirements by attending PSPP/Division 39 approved programs.

Responsibility for Program Content

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Accessibility, Non-discrimination, and Ethics

PSPP and Division 39 are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and strive to conduct all activities in strict conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. Participants with special needs will be accommodated as possible.

If you believe that a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as accessibility for persons with disabilities, distress with regard to program content, or other complaints, please contact Kelly Bassett, MEd at 646-510-1593. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be reasonably construed as conflict of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content. 

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