Log in
 Advancing Psychology as a 
Science and as a Profession
Since 1949


Upcoming events

    • May 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2520 Muddy Creek Lane, Coralville, IA (home of Laura Fuller & Greg Barton)
    • 8

    IPA Academic Salon - David Moser, Ph.D., ABPP-CN 

    Assessing Capacity for Informed Consent in Clinical Settings

    Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    2520 Muddy Creek Lake, Coralville, IA (home of Laura Fuller and Greg Barton) 

    Learning objectives:

    • Gain awareness of how and when decisional capacity assessments should be conducted.
    • Understand the four basic abilities underlying decisional capacity and how to assess them.
    • Understand how to remediate impaired decisional capacity when possible and practical.
    • Understand the pros and cons of using a sliding threshold for capacity in various situations.

    Biographical information:

    David Moser, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a neuropsychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Originally from Massachusetts, he trained at the University of Florida and Brown University before joining the faculty at Iowa in 1999. His wife Becky is a Speech-Language Pathologist and they live in Iowa City along with their three kids and a pack of dogs.

    Information about the Salon: (Flyer)

    ·       May 10th, 2018, 6-8 pm

    ·       2520 Muddy Creek Lane, Coralville, IA (home of Laura Fuller & Greg Barton)

    ·       Cost: IPA Members $25, Early Career psychologists $15, Nonmembers $35, students are free. Registration capped at 16, maximum of 4 students

    ·       Proceeds go to IPA

    ·       Continuing education available: 1.5 CEs

    ·       The goals are for participants to learn and earn ethics CE credit in a fun, informal environment, with a chance to meet other psychologists (and students) in the region. IPA will be providing some refreshments.

    ·       Because this is being held in Dr. Fuller’s home, registration will be capped at 16, with a maximum of 4 students.

    ·       Register and pay via IPA website.

    • May 20, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • N116 Lindquist Center, University of Iowa

    The New Psychology of White Privilege and White Supremacy

    William Liu, Ph.D.

    Come join us for an Academic Salon worth 2 CEUS sponsored by the IPA Diversity and Social Justice Committee.   See brochure for more information! 

    When: Sunday, May 20, 2018 

    Where: N116 Lindquist Center, University of Iowa.  Distance attendees may register and attend via Zoom Conference. 

    Cost: $40 IPA Members/$60 Non-IPA Members (Students Free!)

    Learning Objectives: 

    • To better understand the relationship of White supremacy, White privilege, and White fragility
    • To incorporate these concepts into clinical practice
    • To understand how psychologists can better understand their own biases and worldviews

    Description:  Despite seeming changes in race-relations in the United States, White supremacist ideology and White privilege continue to pervade our values, practices and identities of “privileges.” Often when we describe our individual privileges, for instance, we resort to listing things we get to do because of our race, gender and/or social class. Rarely do we think about the ways in which these individual privileges are contingent on systemic and structural powers grounded in White supremacy that could either grant and/or forbid the exercises of these benefits. Rarely do we consider the implications and fragilities attached to it in our pursuit toward an anti-racist and socially just world. Indeed, White privilege has a history, a context and a purpose, and if we are to advocate for social justice and equity, we must acknowledge the ways in which it functions in our lives and community, and what it means for people of color, White allies, and social action and justice. How do we have conversations and collective actions when White fragility distracts us? Dr. Liu describes the purposes of White privilege, and discusses how consequences and fragilities often frustrate collective social action and what we may do differently.


    William Ming Liu, PhD., is Professor of Counseling Psychology at The University of Iowa.  His doctorate is from the University of Maryland.  He served as program coordinator for the counseling psychology program from 2005-2015, 2016-2017. His research interests are in critical race theory and application, social class and classism, men and masculinity, and multicultural competencies. He has been identified as one of the most frequent producers of research in the Psychology of Men and Masculinity and most cited in multicultural competency research. He received the Emerging Leader award from the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (APA), Emerging Young Professional Award (Division 45, APA), and the Researcher of the Year Award (Division 51, APA). He is an editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology (Sage, 2003), an editor of Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men (2010, Routledge), the author of Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice (2011, Sage), the editor of the Handbook of Social Class in Counseling (2013, Oxford University Press), and author of the forthcoming book The Psychology of Privilege, White Supremacy, and Power  (Oxford University Press).  He currently serves as the editor for the Psychology of Men and Masculinity.  He is a fellow of Division 17 and 51.  He also recently received the Iowa Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award (2017). 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software