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RHMCPA: 6th Annual Conferenc

October 29, 2022 @ 7:45 am 4:00 pm PDT

Sacred Rage: The New Humanistic Uprising Against Dehumanization
Location: Online/Zoom
Date: October 29, 2022

RMHCPA is beginning plans for the Sixth Annual RMHCPA Conference for October 29, 2022. More information on our presenters and schedule will be available here as speakers for the conference are confirmed. The conference will be exploring themes of dehumanization in contemporary society, politics, mental health, and psychotherapy as well as humanistic psychology’s response to these trends. 

Conference Schedule

Live Schedule (All Times are listed in Mountain Standard Time (Add 2-hours for EST; add 1-hour for CST; subtract 1 hour for PST)

Saturday, October 29

8:45-9:00Conference Opening
9:00-9:55Transforming Trauma into Beauty: Community Healing and Solidarity-Building through the Phenomenological ArtsNisha Gupta
10:00-10:55Addressing Student Trauma with Restorative Practices in K-12 SchoolsKevin Barrett
11:00-12:30Sacred Uprisings Against Hate Incidents: Poetry Experiential Exercise to Facilitate Therapeutic ProcessingSociety for Humanistic Psychology’s Standing Committee Against Hate Incidents Members (Nathaniel Granger, Roxanne Christensen, Gina Belton, Elliot Benjamin, Theopia Jackson, Randi Johnson, Sarah Kamens)
12:30-1:00Lunch Break
1:00-2:00Keynote: Naming and Addressing Racialized ViolenceApryl Alexander
2:00-3:00The Possibility of Humanistic DiagnosisAnthony J. Pavlo
3:00-4:00A Humanistic Existential Conceptualization of Professional Values in Multicultural CounselingAlfredo F. Palacios, Aaron Smith, and Matthew A. Gonzales
4:00-5:00Awards Celebration

Asynchronous Presentations (Available Online)

  1. The Lack of Love Increases Dehumanization  Brittney Blanchard
  2. Challenges to Humanistic Education – Louis Hoffman, PhD
  3. In Support of a Humanistic Framework for the Field of Social Work – Stephen Oby, PhD

Poster Presentations (Available Online)

  1. Mapping Aesthetic Chills on the Body: Preliminary Data – Britny Forbes
  2. Stigma & Dehumanization: Addressing Barriers to Treating Cluster B Personality Disorders – Morgan G Fenn Jamison
  3. Personal Growth Through the I Ching: A 5 Year Autoethnography – Miranda Johnson
  4. Guideline Adherence During COVID-19: Changes in Individual Willingness to Adhere or Vaccinate After Exposure to Falsified Data – Scout Dusty Rhodes
  5. An Existential Conflict: Terror Management Theory and Russian-Ukrainian War – Jonathan Sundby
  6. The Shade is Queer, the Shadow is Vers: Humanizing the Perverse, the Weak, the Addicted, and the Wicked – Jack Thomas
  7. Female Eco-Martyrs Experiences of Violence When Defending Their Eco-Movements – Shannon Roberson, BS, Kari Allen, Richard Bargdill, PhD, Cloey Bibbs, Julia Germano, Carley Harrison, Tejas Henry, & Christopher Latourrette, BS
  8. Differences in Gender Violence in Eco-Martyr Assassinations: A Mixed Methods Study  Shannon Roberson, BS & Richard Bargdill, PhD

Registration is through Eventbrite: 

$15 – $50