The Utah Chapter of the Association for Women in Psychology is committed to promoting equity and justice throughout the systems of mental health in our state. Along with our parent organization, the national Association for Women in Psychology, we enthusiastically support the Movement for Black Lives.
The Utah AWP chapter has chosen to explore the theme “Dismantling White Supremacy from Within” for our 2020-2021 programming year in an effort to address the systemic issues of racism and white supremacy within our community and ourselves. Learn more about this programming here.
To access the full statement of support for the Movement for Black Lives from our parent organization, click here.
We’re beginning the new program year with our Anti-discrimination Response Training (ART), which we believe is an extremely valuable training for not just mental health professionals, but everyone who is navigating how to respond when they see or hear discriminatory comments or actions.
Here is the description of the event: “Most people would like to be able to effectively address discriminatory words and acts. However, some people don’t know what to say when they witness discriminatory acts or hear discriminatory words. This group-based social skills workshop is designed to train and empower bystanders to take an active role in witnessing offensive and discriminating situations, instead of remaining passive or silenced. Participants will learn and practice phrases they can use in response to a wide variety of prejudicial and discriminating situations, which include homophobia, sexism, racism, classism, etc.”
We have a very limited number of spots available for this training, so please register as soon as possible. Also, if you are in a position where you are able to, please consider donating money to help cover the costs for those who are students or have limited means.
Most of our memberships need to be renewed in the fall, so you may not qualify for the discounted rate unless you sign up for a new membership. You can renew your membership by clicking here.
To register for the Anti-Discrimination Response Training, click here.
If you have already registered and wish to give us information about your preferred boxed lunch or dietary restrictions, please fill out the following form: