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The Non-Facilitating Environment – A Historical View

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


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 “The Non-facilitating Environment – A Historical View,” 

CE continuing education - 3 credit hours

The second in a three-part series, this conference will explore the history of how theory and practice are influenced by the vicissitudes of the socio-cultural milieu.


10:00 a.m. Welcome & Presentations by Dr. Ron Hopson and Dr. Cherian Verghese

11:15 a.m. BREAK

11:30 a.m. Small Group Discussion

12:30 a.m.  BREAK

12:45 - 1:30 Wrap up and Closing

About the PresenterDr. Ron Hopson, PhD

Dr. Hopson teaches courses in psychotherapy, psychopathology, addiction, the sexuality and the Black church and holds a joint appointment at Howard University as Associate Professor of Psychology in the psychology of religion and pastoral care. His most recent work is on the psychological dimensions of atonement theology.

He is an ordained clergy in the United Church of Christ, and licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia. Hopson was the first African-American male awarded Teacher of the Year at the University of Tennessee, and has been co-principal investigator on a grant from the National Human Genome Center.

About the Presenter: Cherian Verghese, Ph.D.,

Dr. Verhese is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Washington and is on the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He founded SAMHA (South Asian Mental Health Association), an informal networking and clinical discussion group for mental health professionals. He is a founding member of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture (CSREC).

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