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OPA Welcomes Dr. Amber Hewitt to Legislative Day

Wednesday, August 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Karen Hardin
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Event: OPA 2019 Legislative Day
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Riffe Center (Studio 2 Theater) | Ohio Statehouse Museum Gallery

As part of OPA's completely updated 2019 Legislative Day, we are proud to welcome Dr. Amber Hewitt as our guest speaker! Dr. Hewitt's workshop will kick-off our all new event with the following 2-hour workshop.

Integrating Advocacy and Social Justice into Your Professional Identity (2CE)
Presented by: Amber Hewitt, PhD | Manager of Policy and Advocacy, Nemours Children's Health System

This workshop will aim to elevate the recognition of advocacy and public engagement as an important professional activity and as a core component of a psychologist's professional identity. Influencing policy will be discussed in the context of social justice, professional ethics, and diversity. The presenter will share her insights from working on Capitol Hill, in a federal research agency and currently as a child health care lobbyist. Strategies for communicating with policy makers, advocates, and the public will be presented. In addition, the complexities of translating psychological science to public policy and the role of stakeholders will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: Because of this workshop, I will be able to...

  1. Describe accelerators and barriers to integrating advocacy and social justice into your professional identities;
  2. Identify methods to effectively communicate psychological science to policy makers, and 
  3. Discuss strategies to leverage research and clinical expertise to influence policy.

About Our Speaker:
Amber Hewitt is a Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Nemours Children’s Health System where she directly lobbies Congress and the Administration and oversees a portfolio of issues including mental health and children’s health care coverage. She previously served as an APA Congressional Fellow in the Office of Senator Cory Booker. Hewitt began her career as a tenure track assistant professor at the University of Akron in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. Dr. Hewitt was one of the inaugural Fellows of the Ohio Psychological Association's Leadership Development Academy. Hewitt received her BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California; MA in Psychology from Boston University; and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

For complete information about OPA's all-new Legislative Day, click here.

Questions? Call OPA at 614.224.0034

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