Post Conference Event

Filipino American Psychology Forum

co sponsored by CSPP at Alliant International University

August 3, 2014
12 to 5pm
Kona Kai Hotel, San Diego

This unique forum provides an opportunity for clinicians, educators, and other social service providers to be introduced and explore various themes that influence the mental health and well being of Filipino American clients. Participants will acquire an overview of the history of research and clinical practice issues, as well as updates on colonial mentality, body image, and transnational parenting. Experts will discuss the role of colonial mentality, a form of internalized oppression, and microaggressions (e.g., everyday insults, slights, put downs, demeaning messages, and indignities) in shaping personality and behavior among Filipino Americans. Participants will learn about different types of racial and sexual orientation microaggressions and attain skills to deal effectively with them.


  • Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. an award winning professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City.
  • E.J.R. David, Ph.D., Assistant Professor University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Felicisima C. Serafica, Ph.D., Filipina American pioneer in research and education.
  • Dixie Galapon, Ph.D., Mental Health Director for the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC).
  • Luis Clement, Psy.D., Rhoda Carino, Psy.D., Jacqueline Jimenez, M.A.

12pm -Registration and Networking. 4 CE units (pending).

Registration: No cost if FANHS conference attendee. For CE: $20.
Non-registered guests $40 / $60 with CE / at door or return this form with check payable to:

FANHS SD, P.O. Box 502394 SD CA 92150.
Address envelope: Attention Dr. Judy Patacsil.

Coordinators for Forum: Debra Kawahara, Ph.D. & Patricia Heras, Ph.D..

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Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University is a private nonprofit university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Alliant International University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.