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OPA Convention Offers Conversations on Civil Discourse

Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hardin
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According to the Harvard Business Review, workplace incivility is estimated to cost American businesses more than $10 million per year. 

Did you know…

  • 80% of workers report lost time spent worrying about workplace conflict due to uncivil co-workers
  • 48% of workers reduced time spent at work due to an uncivil work environment

The impact of incivility hasn’t stopped at a company’s bottom line; it has manifested itself into the workforce through various physical and behavioral health problems and may be a factor in the recent increase in reported cases of insomnia, depression and eating disorders. 

Through legislative initiatives, community outreach and continuing education programming, OPA strives to address issues of diversity and inclusion; so that, psychologists may be better equipped to positively impact their communities and those they serve. We encourage you to join our efforts by attending OPA’s 2019 Convention: Working Together to Build a Culture of Understanding which includes seven workshops focused on civil discourse including:

  • Microaggression Awareness with LGBTQ Clients (Wednesday Lunch Program)
  • Promoting Civil Discourse and Conflict Resolution (Workshop 4)
  • Navigating Power Dynamics Outside the Therapy Room: A Conversation for Trainees and Early Career Mental Health Professionals (Workshop 9)
  • Understanding the Intersection between Black Masculinity, Psychopathology, and Mental Health Treatment (Workshop 12)
  • LGBT Strengths: Developing Resilience in Practice (Workshop 15)
  • Ultimate Concerns: Engaging Clients' Faith as a Framework for Meaning Making in Therapy (Thursday Evening Workshop)
  • Building a Culture of Understanding: What Your Female Minority Colleagues Want You to Know (Workshop 21)



Event: OPA 2019 Convention: Working Together to Build a Culture of Understanding

Date: April 24-26, 2019
Location: Quest Conference Center | 8405 Pulsar Place | Columbus, Ohio 43282

For complete convention details including speaker biographies, learning objectives and hotel accommodations, click here.