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Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration

Event: Film Screening, “Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration” The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is hosting a free screening of the film, “Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration” on Friday, July 13, from 3-5 pm in the Ron Robinson Theater on the Central Arkansas Library campus in the River Market area, Little Rock. The film addresses…

APA PRESIDENT CONNECTS BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO PSYCHOLOGY Press release from the American Psychological Association (APA), February 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — Following is the statement of Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, to mark Black History Month: “During Black History Month, I am particularly proud to celebrate some of the many African-American…

Gender Identity and Non-Conforming Individuals

Report from the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Fall Conference: Resources on Gender Identity and Non-Conforming Individuals October 13, 2017 Pat Griffen, PhD “Gender Identity” was one of the featured workshops for the 2017 ArPA Fall Conference. The workshop was designed to provide a comprehensive overview of gender identity for psychologists and mental health professionals to…

Black History Month Celebration

Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) Celebrates Black History Month Patricia L. Griffen, PhD, Former President of ArPA The initial national recognition of the history of black people in America was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 as “Negro History Week.” Carter G. Woodson was the son of a slave, born in New Canton, Virginia…

MLK’s Challenge to Psychology

Fifty years ago and six months before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the American Psychological Association. In September, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr., was only 38-years-old but already president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when he took the podium at APA’s Annual Convention in…

Kudos to the ArPA Diversity Committee

On yesterday, July 14th, 2016, under the leadership of Drs. Khiela Holmes and Nick Rios, the ArPA Diversity Committee convened a community gathering at Christ Church in Little Rock. The topic of discussion was, “Affirming The Transgender Community – A Discussion with Local Leaders.”   Panelists included: Dr. Janet Cathey – OB/GYN with the UAMS Gender…