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HPA Diversity Workshops with Dr. Pamela Hays

May 04, 2019 8:45 AM | J. Gregory Turnbull (Administrator)

HPA Special Event
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
6 CEs

HPA Diversity Workshops
Dr. Pamela Hays

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Shidler College of Business
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

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8:45AM - 11:45AM

Addressing Cultural Complexities in a Multicultural World 
(general audience workshop)

1:00PM - 4:00PM

CBT Outside the Box: Tips and Tools for Multicultural Practice
(workshop for therapists)


Morning Workshop:

Addressing Cultural Complexities in a Multicultural World (
general audience workshop)

In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Pamela Hays offers tips and tools for resolving value conflicts, communicating effectively, and building respectful relationships. You'll learn how to avoid defensive interactions and address hot button issues. And you'll gain a new way of understanding yourself, coworkers, clients and customers with an emphasis on strategies for enhancing success.

Learning Objectives
This workshop will help you to:

  1. Increase awareness of personal biases and knowledge gaps related to your own cultural identity, context, and experiences.
  2. Gain an understanding of specific ways to demonstrate respect and increase rapport with people of diverse cultures.
  3. Learn strategies for facilitating communication, reframing value conflicts, and building relationships.


Afternoon Workshop:

CBT Outside the Box: Tips and Tools for Multicultural Practice
(workshop for therapists) 

In this workshop, Dr. Pamela Hays describes 10 practical steps for integrating cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with multicultural considerations. You'll learn how to inspire clients with the Personal Strengths Inventory, explain the complexities of CBT in a comprehensible way, and avoid the most dangerous CBT mistake. You'll gain culturally responsive cognitive strategies including Compassion Voice, Attitude of Gratitude, Wise Elder, Most Generous Interpretation, and the Magic 3-Step Technique with kids. And you'll learn how to create culturally responsive homework that works.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this workshop, I will be able to:

  1. Create a Personal Strengths Inventory that recognizes cultural strengths and supports.
  2. Avoid the biggest CBT mistake of premature cognitive restructuring.
  3. Describe at least 3 strategies for making cognitive restructuring more culturally responsive.
  4. Use the Smallest Step Question to create culturally responsive homework.

Pamela A. Hays, PhD

Pam obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii followed by an NIMH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. After 11 years teaching in the graduate psychology program at Antioch University in Seattle, in 2000, she returned to her home town of Soldotna, Alaska, where she has worked in community and tribal mental health and in private practice. She loves to write and is the author/coauthor of several books including Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice; Culturally Responsive CBT; Creating Well-Being: Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Life; and Connecting across Cultures: the Helper's Toolkit.  Her therapeutic work is featured in numerous training videos produced by the American Psychological Association. For more information, see

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Can't attend in person? 

You can participate in this program from the comfort
of your office or home via live webinar.

HPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  

HPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Hawaii Psychological Association
P.O. Box 833
Honolulu, Hawaii 96808

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