Derald Wing Sue, PhD

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  • CAMFT's 2024 Annual Conference
    May 3 - 4, 2024 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott


Derald Wing Sue
Derald Wing Sue, PhD

Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was the Co-Founder and first President of the Asian American Psychological Association, past presidents of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race and the Society of Counseling Psychology. He is author of nearly 200 scholarly publications and 23 books. His book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE has been identified as the most frequently cited publication in the multicultural field; since its first edition, it has been considered a classic and used by nearly 70% of the graduate counseling psychology market. Another book, MICROAGGRESSIONS IN EVERYDAY LIFE: RACE, GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION won the National Diversity and Inclusion Book Prize. Derald Wing Sue can truly be described as a pioneer in the field of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, microaggression theory, psychology of racial dialogues, multicultural counseling and therapy, and psychology of racism/antiracism. As evidence of Dr. Sue's stature in the field, two studies of multicultural publications and scholars concluded, "Impressively, Derald Wing Sue is without doubt the most influential multicultural scholar in the United States".


Microaggressions: Manifestation, Dynamics and Impact  
Saturday | May 4, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
(1.5 CEs)

Workshop Description:

What are racial, gender, disability, sexual orientation and sexual identity microaggressions? How are they harmful to people of color, women and LGBT population? How do microaggressions impact behavioral health care, service providers, clients and their communities? Have I been guilty of committing microaggressions? What must I do to change the way I relate to different marginalized groups in our society? The most detrimental forms of microaggressions are usually delivered by well-intentioned individuals or service providers who are unaware that they have engaged in harmful conduct toward a socially marginalized group.

Derald Wing Sue, PhD will focus on the impact of microagressions, offer solutions of how to disarm them, preview recent research on microinterventions or the use of anti-bias strategies and tactics to disarm and overcome the expression of microaggressions.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to explain the role microaggressions play in assailing the group identities of target groups.
  • Participants will be able to name three examples of how microaggressions create disparities in employment, education, and health care.
  • Participants will be able to explain how behavioral health care may mask and hide behind biased legitimizing assumptions and practices that lead to microaggressions.
  • Participants will be able to name four strategies to disarm and neutralize microaggressions.

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